Creepin it Real

 I absolutely love Halloween ..I went all out this year !👻 So I figured I would share some of my looks with you .. Most of the stuff I wore I found around my house!

I threw this together on Halloween Spider Webb stickers from the 99cent store .. Faux feline Leather corset..Red lipstick(yves St Laurent) and fangs.

Faux Leather ripped leggings and Faux leather corset from Windsor  store.. Along with a burgundy tutu that has been rotting in my closet.
    
I got this peacock dress $10 on clearance in party city in the summer ! 

 

I was Going for a ripped off face masquerade look .. You can achieve this look with liquid latex, fake blood and makeup 😈
   
I knitted this yellow hat myself using a loom. Goggles were made using mason jar lids and black elastic.. Yellow ribbed croptop from TopShop.(last season)

  

This Halloween look was inspired by WindsorStore

 

Hello October

One of my Fav Months! This is what I’m planning on doing this October:

1. Haunted houses, hayrides, and trails: Since I live close to Sleepy Hollow I will prob return to the Horseman’s Hollow. Also there is Headless Horseman out in Ulster Park, NY they have a hayride, corn maze, and house to go thru(bundle up it get’s cold out there and lines are long!) I’m also thinking of checking out Terror Behind The Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary. They have six attractions and you have a choice to interact with the actors (they can grab you, and take you into hidden passageways.)

2. Apple/Pumpkin Picking : We try to head out to pick our own apples and pumpkins. But all the apples are usually gone by mid October so we check out the pumpkin patch. There are plenty of places in Hudson Valley to do this like  Barton Orchard. Also, Wilkens Fruit Farm in Yorktown Heights. There is always Stew Leonard’s and they have a hayride for the kiddies with a great selection of pumpkins and their Apple Cider Donut holes are pretty awesome!

3. Pumpkin Carving: Every year we carve pumpkins. We each pick a pumpkin and find a free stencil on the internet to use. We try to do it a few days before Halloween so we can put them out on display for the trick or and they won’t be rotten.

4. Halloween costumes: I have been trying to get more creative the past few years and I try to put together my own costume. This year I will be a Flapper..so I’m on the hunt for  sequined headbands, pearls, and a fringe dress.

5. Halloween party: Any reason to dress up and try to win a Halloween costume I am there! This year I will be attending the Brotherhood Vineyard for a Halloween ball!

DIY Minnie Mouse Costume

Ok so last year we had just purchased a sewing machine and I was eager to try it out. So, I decided to make my own Halloween Costume. The fabric (red with white polka dots) was super easy to find in JoAnne’s fabric. I also purchased a few yards of Tulle to make the skirt pouf. The sequined Minnie Mouse ears I had from my recent trip to Disney World (great way to get another wear out of them)I had some elastic for the waistband that I got from the Stormville Flea market. We sewed the tulle to the elastic and just cut a hole in the shape of a circle in the polka dot fabric after measuring it. With excess fabric I made a collar. I paired it with a black T-shirt and a black elastic belt that I took from another skirt. I tried to find cheap taxi cab yellow heels to complete my outfit but I had no such luck. So I bought a pair of cheap heels from forever 21 and spray painted them yellow. It took a few coats but they came out really cute! I used black eye liner to fill in my nose and put my fav red lipstick on.

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Me as Minnie Mouse

Bedazzled Coat

Summer is ending and Autumn is right around the corner. With the chilly weather coming I figured I would blog about my Bedazzled coat. I saw this gorgeous coat in J Crew but it was a ridiculous amount of money.(my opinion) and I thought hey I can do that. I love jewels, rhinestones, and sparkles on things. Cuz I’m girly like that. I grabbed one of my pea coats in pink (I love pink) and I had random stones that I bought from Michael’s and others that had fallen off other items of clothing. I was a little picky when picking out stones since I wanted the stones to stay on the color theme of my coat and I didn’t want it to look tacky or cheap. I glued the stones on the collar using a glue called Mighty Gemite. I came across this glue in my house I didn’t even know I had it. It came with Mighty Mend it. (as seen on TV product). Next, I made sure that the stones were even and that it matched on both sides of the collar and BOOM a bedazzled coat. I’m sure you can use a glue gun(I’m messy with those) or an actual bedazzler ( I could not find any )to fasten the stones but I was just working with what I had. I have worn the coat several times and luckily all of the stones are still there! I love it and it looks fancy!

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DIY Necklace Accessory Holder

Another DIY project..my jewelry/accessory holder. I noticed the idea on Etsy and thought it was so cute and I was contemplating purchasing it. However, I decided I would just make my own. The hardest part of this project is finding cute knobs. A lot of people who make this item collect them from flea markets and tag sales. I really didn’t have much luck with that. I bought most of mine from Anthropologie(they have really nice fancy ones). They have the cutest knobs however they are pretty pricey, I tried to get most of mine on sale or clearance. I also purchased knobs or drawer pulls from random hardware stores, Lowe’s, and Home Depot, etc. I purchased wood from Home Depot,(my hubby is very handy so he was able to cut the wood for me in the size I wanted). They have wood already cut and ready to go but it is a bit more expensive. You can buy spray paint or wood stain depending on how you want yours to look. I used Martha Stewart crackle paint on my first one. It came out pretty cool and vintage looking. I chose a few knobs to attach to the wood using a hand drill and that was about it. Currently it’s hanging up on my wall and I throw headbands, necklaces, and hats on it.

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My Necklace/Accessory Holder

Since I ended up covering all my knobs with coats and scarves this frigid winter, I made a new necklace holder in my attempt to get organized this Spring! 

  

I’m Thoughtful (when I want to be)

I have been with my hubby for almost eight years…WOW. Everyone knows gift giving could be tough. I ask my husband what he wants and I never ever get an answer from him. So what is a girl to do.. I have to get him something..RIGHT?! The year before last I had a boudoir shoot with my best friend who is an amazing photographer. (Gracie Blue Photography)I knew that I wouldn’t be able to beat that gift, but I had to try.

Ok so for my 5th wedding Anniversary (last summer) I told my hubby lets just do thoughtful gifts. There are only so many purses and watches we can buy each other. I figure I would give him a break money wise since he gets hit pretty hard in the summer. (my birthday being July 28th, Alyssa’s birthday August 12th and our wedding Anniversary Aug 13th..BAM) So I was cruising Pinterest for some inspiration since I am not the greatest at coming out with original ideas. I saw a great idea on a DIY frame with google map images of different locations that were special to us.. (first kiss, first date, etc.) So I bought a frame from JoAnne’s Fabric and cardstock and got busy on my DIY. With the help of my coworker and friend Eva the gift came out great. We used the computer to print out the text and chose a nice font. We printed google map images of locations(then cut them into a shape of heart, of course). We put cardboard backing on the hearts to make it pop out more. Then I used dry cement to attach the hearts and text onto the cardstock. I got a lot of compliments on this gift from my friends. My hubby said he liked it but you know how guys are usually they really don’t appreciate sentimental things like this. My daughter cried when he opened it (not just cried, bawled her eyes out LOL). He now has it hung up on his wall beside his bed after I harassed him to hang it up.(Keeping it Real)

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Wine Craft

Ok I must admit I’m kind of obsessed with Pinterest. This past year I got a lot of inspiration from the website along with Etsy on doing DIY projects and just being crafty(Arts and Crafts was my fav back in my summer camp days). Crafting is a great thing to do if you are bored or just need a rainy day project. My daughter is also into doing crafty things so I try to get her involved when I can.

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Wine Craft
My first project that I have to share has to be my wine craft. I like my wine …red..white..whatever I don’t discriminate. I had tons of wine bottles and corks going to no good use. My friend Gracie was visiting me from Atlanta and she said why don’t you save the corks and put them in a vase(DUH why didn’t I think of that ? So the easiest thing is to just get a cute vase ( I have tons from hubby sending me flowers along with a vase) and every time you finish off a bottle of vino you just throw the cork in the vase until its semi full throw in some faux flowers and VOILA you have a wine craft..super easy and cute. I get so many compliments on it but now people are aware of how much alcohol I consume. It’s the laziest craft ever and requires no effort really. Now with the wine bottles you can spray paint them any color your heart desires. I sprayed mine white, very basic. I also purchased chalkboard spray paint and I used that on a few bottles. I write on the bottles (using chalk or chalk markers) cute sayings depending on the holiday (EX: Christmas= Eat, Drink, and Be Merry). You can throw in some faux flowers or just leave them empty depending on what kind of look your going for.

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