Halloween at the Office: Everyday Minnie Mouse

Rescuers-save-Minnie-Mouse-seaHalloween at Work | Sugared Rush

Halloween at Work | Sugared Rush

Halloween at Work | Sugared Rush

Halloween at Work

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Halloween at Work | Sugared Rush

 

Again this year I spent the day working but I wasn’t going to let that stop the fun! For tonight’s party I am dressing up with my boyfriend as Aladdin and Abu. Like last year, when I went as an Angel this year I also made a special Halloween costume for work, that was a little easier to pull together. The main parts of this outfit I already had in my closet and adding the headpiece turned it into a recognizable costume! That’s the trick to wearing a costume in a typical work environment, I can change back to “work wear” in one quick motion.So it’s all in the headbands!

Two years ago I was Minnie Mouse for a different work costume and still had the ears around in my costume box. They were quite simple to create:

Supplies: felt, dotted ribbon, thread, & a plastic headband.

  • I chose to cut the ears along a folded piece of black felt so that the circles were connected and would fold over the headband.
  • I used an extra piece of felt, a bit smaller than the ear outlines and glued it inside the black edges.
  • I hand stitched around the edges to make sure they wouldn’t come apart, and to had a little detail.
  • The dotted ribbon has a build in wire along the red edges, which I just tied into a bow across the headband as well. The wire keeps the bow in shape, and the bow masks the ear attachments.

Durable and adorable.

Halloween at Work | Sugared Rush

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How To: Turn Heels Into Booties

Sometimes I’m a little weird, and this outfit tip falls into that category. Nearly all the time, I cannot stand wearing shoes without some form of sock. Feet in general just kinda creep me out, and I’ve found that socks are the perfect cover, transforming them into cute cottony appendages. Normally high heels were exempt from this weirdness, but ever since I worked at DSW, I have learned the value of wearing a sock with a pair of high heels. outfit wearing moto jeans, lace blazer, socks and heels as fake booties

The most inconspicuous option for this would be no-show socks, like these. I’ve found no-show socks popping up at most major clothing or shoe retails, and most recently I ran into some awesome ones at my local Target. If you don’t want anyone seeing your socks while in heels they should just barely cover your toes and hold on at the back of your heel. You’ll usually still see a bit of the sock band just outside the shoe edge so try looking for lace edged versions so they look a bit cuter.

Advantages for Wearing Socks with High Heels:

  • Feet don’t slip around nearly as much
  • Can add extra cushion on ball of foot or heel
  • Prevents excessively sweaty feet (perfect for cheap plastic high heels)
  • Added warmth

That final pro is what brings me to today’s outfit tip:

OUTFIT TIP: To fake the look of a cute pair of booties, choose a pair of heels and wear them with low cut socks in the same color.

The heels in this picture are my classic black pumps from Target and I’m wearing them with a pair of All-Star low-cut socks make for converse. These socks are  pretty thick, so it helped cushion my foot snugly into the heels and kept the top of my feet warm when the weather really wasn’t. For this look you want the low-cut, NOT the no-show. outfit wearing moto jeans, lace blazer, socks and heels as fake bootiesoutfit wearing moto jeans, lace blazer, socks and heels as fake bootiesoutfit wearing moto jeans, lace blazer, socks and heels as fake booties

Blazer: Plato’s Closet

Blouse: Target

Moto Jeans: H&M

Heels: Target

Socks: Converse All Star low cut from DSW

H&M moto jeans, lace blazer over a blouse, black cat

Had to include the cat squishing photo. Cozmo can’t handle not being constantly pet. Silly kitty.

xx Amy