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Thrift stores have perfect costumes October 10, 2009

Yesterday I would have to say was the most successful day I’ve had in a really long time. A friend and I were on a mission to find out Halloween costumes, with out getting a cliche costume from the store. I have decided to go as a 60’s flight attendant, with a mod almost Jackie Kennedy look. My friend, after going through every costume we could think of that is awesome, we stumbled upon the Willy Wonka idea. Anywho, we began our search at some thrift stores and came out VERY successful! Then we decided to top our outfits off by going to some of our favorite, inexpensive stores. Check out what we found!

DSC02912 This dress was so perfect that we had to get it! We found it at a thrift store for only $10, it still had the original tags on it and was purchased for $130! What a steal! Oh- and you can’t tell me that this dress doesn’t scream flight attendant!


DSC02913 We found these shoes at Charolette Rousse and luckily they were having a buy one pair, get the second for $10 deal, so of course we immediately jumped on that! These shoes are so cute, but also perfect for the dress!




 These earings have a classic look to them and the bracelet has a retro feel. Both of them go with the dress and the theme very well! All that’s left is the perfect hair style and of course, the flight attendant hat! This outfit was a total of $32, the most expensive part being the shoes. But of course, they can be worn again!



Willy Wonka was a lot of fun to shop for. We mixed the colors that he wore in the movie, and made it cute for a girl.

DSC02923 First we started with the awesome Wonka hat

DSC02921(1) Then we headed to Plato’s Closet where she found this perfect dark green jacket, that instead of being long like Wonka’s was, it is a waist coat that is perfect for the girly version.  Also, if you’ll notice the sparkley scarf inside of the coat- instead of a bow tie like he wore, we went to Hobby Lobby and purchased some fabric to make a flashy scarf.



 Then we went to Forever 21 where we found the perfect pair of purple pants, that match the Wonka Hat! Now all she has to do is play with her make up, do some funky curls under her hat and get some pointed boots. Oh- and she will wear a button down white shirt with long sleeves that way they stick out under the coat. Some fun add-ons include lollipops with cool designs sticking out of her coat pockets.

This entire outfit was under $30, most of which can be found in your own closet!


So, instead of going out and getting a costume doesn’t have to be a trip to your halloween shop, start digging around in your local consignment or thrift stores. You can find some amazing things!


Vampires making their comeback October 6, 2009

With all the movie and TV buzz that surrounds Vampires and all their mystery, it’s no wonder that one of the top costumes of 2009. So how do you complete the Vampire costume for this year with out traveling to your local costume shop? Well it depends, are we being sexy or scary? Let’s go with sexy first.

What you need: white corset A white corset or a tight white tank top.





A black vest that can be found at Target or even WalMart for less thank $15




skirtA black skirt that is fitting, such as this black tweed skirt from Forever 21 is only 8.50!




Next you need to find a great pair of shoes! Forever 21 also has a bunch of great finds from knee high boots to ankly boots for under $35

bootsboot2 Great thing about all of these items is they are in style and can be worn again and again!



Now it’s time to think accessories!

leggings2Leggings with patterns are perfect for giving off that mysterious and sexy look- especially paired with your boots! Or get crazy and get tights with a dark red pattern!






scarfBunch a scarf around your neck and tuck into your vest- if you find one to that matches your tights that’s even better!




Now with your hair and makeup- that is how you tie the entire outfit together! Consider these hairstyles:







Also- doing a quick smoky eye with a nice red lip is not only stylish but very Vampirish







Now you have a complete Vampire outfit as well as a complete closet full of cute night life options!

What are you going to be for Halloween?


Halloween Costumes channeling the 50’s October 5, 2009

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Halloween is soon here and the big question for all those adults out there is “what to be for Halloween?” A big costume that has been popular in the past- but even more so this year, is the sexy 50’s pin-up girl costume. And it’s easy to achieve with out spending a lot of money! Here are some classic looks that you can achieve with using what’s already in your closet or with a good find at the DAV!








Channel some of these looks before going to your regular costume shop. You can be your own Pin up doll with out having to spend a ton of money to look like everyone else! All you have to do is be creative. It’s as simple as finding a pencil skirt or short shorts that go over your belly button and a corset or top that you can accent with a big belt! Make sure you get your heels out, because that ties the outfit all together and of course the hair! Curl and pin up and you’re good to go! Over the next few days we are going to be showing you how you can achieve these hair styles using the Semplfi Hair System!

Let us know what you’re going to be for Halloween and your hair questions for that outfit! We’re here to help!