Halloween: Everyday Angel

Angel in Everyday

Today was a lovely and wonderfully relaxing day. Halloween is one of my favorite holiday so I made sure to enjoy everything I could. I still had to go to work as usual, bright and early in the morning, but there is no way I was gonna miss dressing up. Every year I want to spend hours upon hours making super intricate and amazing costumes, but rarely do I have even the time to think up the intricate idea to then spend forever creating. This year I had a slightly more intricate goddess costume for our Halloween party but for work I wanted to still keep it appropriate. I just happen to have ended up collecting blazers and I thought that with this white one (not pictured) I could easily put together this costume.

I think it is so simple to create fun costumes out of just the regular clothes in your closet. Like with this one, I thought of a theme, angelic white, and quickly I could just pull out a collection of white clothes and see what worked. This idea could be done for so many other themes as well. In the simple colors I could imagine a devil, cat, hunter just off the top of my head. But you’re costume isn’t complete with out the unusual accessory. I made this halo out of some simple gold wire from Joanne’s and a little bit of fluffy white yarn. The wire was a size 20 so I didn’t even need any special tools to bend it into its shape, and it’s been perfect all day. As I write i’m still wearing it, though I’ve changed out of my angelic whites.

Halloween Timelapse 

As the sun started to go down I sat myself up on our front steps with a bowl of candy, a magazine, and my camera. I kept taking photos to keep my remote active, but didn’t manage to capture any wonderful pictures of the few trick-or-treater’s we got. I did snag this awesome one of the boyfriend, though he is much too tall to fit into my camera frame.

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[Cardigan: Plato’s] [Top: Thrifted] [Skirt: Estate Sale] [Tights: Target] [Pumps: Target]

What was your Halloween costume this year?

This post was submitted as part of IFB Project #119

xxAmy

Silver Pumps and Midi Skirt 

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Tie Me Up Right

Purple strapless forever 21 dress and chambray tie shirt Purple strapless forever 21 dress and chambray tie shirtI wore this for an evening of extreme drinking games with my friends. We have a great customized table under the car port at our house, and this was a comfy and warmer option for spending the night out there. Even though you can’t tell, Boise is in a desert, so it really cools off once the sun goes down. I loved how this top was still light for the warmer daytime hours, but it’s 3/4 sleeves really helped me stay warm once the sun dropped.

I’ve spent most of the year in what I see as an epic search to find the perfect Chambray top. I can’t keep track of how many I’ve tried on, but I’ve certainly tried  all of my go-to store’s versions. Most of my complaints with the ones I’ve tried on is that they aren’t fitted enough along my waist, and I’ve tried on a good few that were just way to long for my small torso. I am only 5’2. While I love this shirt, I don’t really see it as the perfect Chambray. The tie is darling, but not practical for every outfit. It also has a barely cropped fit which makes tucking the top in a bit of a problem. It’s saving grace is the snap up. I’m not sure what I love so much about snaps, but maybe it’s just the fun of popping them open and closed. Either way, I’ll keep searching for my ideal Chambray and this top will remain a great layering piece till then.

OUTFIT TIP: Chambray is really having it’s heyday right now, so go ahead and pair it with any and everything. The dress here is an old F21 one, and is very light, short, and strapless. Using the chambray to cover my shoulders helped balance out the skin being shown and added some extra warmth for the evening.

Nude colored strappy kitten wedges3/4 sleeve button and tie chambray top over purple strapless dress

[Top: Ross] [Dress: F21 via Plato’s Closet] [Shoes: DSW]

Overalls Are A Girls Best Friend

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I must admit that I have been enthralled with overalls ever since I saw Matilda. I still think on that final montage,  with Ms. Honey (Embeth Davidtz) rollerblading around the living room. I thought her shortalls there were the epitome of cool. I wanted to be like her when I grew up. Confident, happy, and in overalls.

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I was so excited when I found this pair, but since that fateful day I have discovered exercise, and now they are a good bit too loose. That worked for me just fine today, since I am currently in the clutches of a terribly annoying cold. Who gets sick in the summer anyways! Most of my time lately has been pretending i’m a zombie, shuffling around the house, moaning for brains. My sinuses are so stuffed up, it feels like I could be zombified.

I can’t wrap my head around how many different names there are for overalls. I need to start keeping a list so effectively search for more, because my wardrobe certainly needs a few more of these. So my hunt continues to find the perfect pair of overalls to replace these lovelies. Maybe I’ll pick up some pinafores along the way. Same idea and just as lovely.

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[Top: Forever21(in blue)] [Overalls: Thrifted (Mossimo)]

So here’s my list so far:

Overalls

Dungarees

Jumper

Do you know any names to add to my list? How would you wear overalls?