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Monthly Archives: October 2012

The World’s Largest Jack-O-Lantern

What are you doing today? Are you dressing up?

I can’t wait to break into my childrens’ Halloween candy stash.

Chocolate candy bar coma…here I come.

Arteesta Clutch Giveaway

Krista owns the awesome etsy store, Arteesta, and has graciously agreed to giveaway one of her beautiful clutches.

Aren’t they gorgeous?

I seriously can’t decide which one I like best!

To enter to win, visit Arteesta – then come back here and leave a comment telling me one of your favorite items.

For another chance to win, share a link to this giveaway on Facebook and come back here leaving another comment telling me you’ve done so.

Good luck!

PRIZE: One Arteesta clutch, winner chooses either the rainbow chevron or the turquoise & yellow.

Giveaway ends Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11:30pm Pacific Standard Time.

Only up to two entries per person, one winner chosen at random.

Enjoy 10% off your order from October 29th to November 14th by entering “smileysmiles” upon checkout.

These would make great Christmas presents!

Rocker Witch

We took our kids to a Halloween Carnival last night and I felt bad not wearing a costume (why do I do this to myself?!). So…literally as we are running out the door (talk about last minute, right?!) I threw this costume together out of things that I had in my costume box. And I’m not ashamed to say, I’m pretty stoked with how it turned out!

So what if a “rocker witch” isn’t a thing?! Whatever you decide to be, believe in it, work it (or as Tim Gunn would say “Make it work!”) and others will believe it too. 😉

Fashion Friday

Is it just me or was it the 4th of July last week?!

How the heck is Halloween less than a week away!?!

Halloween Collage

In case you have a party to go to this weekend and haven’t thought of a costume yet, I’ve come up with some last-minute costume ideas that might work for you.

Don’t feel like you have to go naked for this one! Any natural looking color outfit would work like green, light brown or tan. Put a couple leaves in your hair and you could even staple or glue some to your “special places” to look like you’re “covering up”. Pick up an apple and you’re ready. If you have a pet or stuffed snake, that’s an added bonus.

I bought this dress at a garage sale and used our beer stein (you don’t have one of these laying around your house? Weird.). Pretty simple outfit, but pretty effective. Your hair could also be put in ponytails.

I also bought this outfit at a garage sale, but the same effect could be done with a long brown t-shirt you cut up and fray on the edges. I put my hair up messily and stuck sticks into it. Pick up your “club” and you’re ready.

So…this outfit is super easy if you are the mother of small boys and happen to have a lot of pirate accessories lying around your house. Otherwise, it’s easy to attach some “facial hair” to a stick and make a hook out of aluminum foil and walk around yelling “ARH!” at people as they pass.

This angelic look is easy to achieve if you have an all-white dress. If you don’t have wings like these, you could glue feathers to some cardboard and then take golden thread and loop into a halo and bobby pin to your hair.

For this maid costume, I put on an all-black outfit with heels and added a doily “apron”. I put my hair up and added a bow finishing it off with some cleaning accessories (a broom or duster would also work).

With all of these outfits, don’t forget that your hairstyle and accessories can really finish off an outfit.
For two more ideas, consider dressing up as a robber, a Mad Men character, Mary Poppins or a biker as seen here and here. So cute.

Lastly, how old is too old to go trick-or-treating? 😉


Happy Friday! 🙂

On The Street

I crossed paths with Julie up at Bates Nut Farm and was immediately enamored with her outfit.

I loved her flowy dress (especially the sheer sleeves) and short boots!

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

And the winner of the Big Rad Giveaway is…

(drumroll please)

Sarah Peters!!!!

Congratulations, Sarah! I can’t wait to get together with you to figure out what you’re going to wear!

To everyone who entered, thanks for “liking” my Facebook page and stay tuned for more details on Sarah’s style consultation with me and photo shoot with HeyJonny!

Have a great week!

On The Street

I am IN LOVE with this outfit! It is super fun with bright colors and cowboy boots, but then it all gets pulled together with the blue blazer. Perfect.

Thanks for sharing, Cheryl!!