I LOVE Halloween but what I don’t love is things that scare me and noodles that are supposed to be worms, so needless to say my version of a Halloween party is gore free and full of Happy Halloween pretty. Quickly back away from the frightening props and run towards a soft palette of grey, black, peach and metallics. Instead of a red punch full of eye ball ice cubes (ugh I want to cry), how about a cocktail rimmed in cinnamon with a DIY metallic gold spider??? You can totally class up this holiday and still have a Boo-riffic time.
There is NOTHING I don’t love about fall but something I especially love about it is pumpkins. I am THAT girl, I adore everything and anything pumpkin. The minute SBUCKS releases pumpkin spice lattes my car literally makes a bee line for the closest sbucks, I order one and quickly take an instagram of it, letting everyone I know they are here! It’s a similar routine the second anywhere around me starts carrying these orange beauties but in this instance I have to kick it up a notch. They can’t just stay orange, they way nature intended, I have to paint, bedazzle, carve and foil them. One year, I sat at my dining room table pinning sequins on the ENTIRE pumpkin…one by one (I have to have some sort of DIY mental illness) the next year I painted my pumpkins different shades/patterns of rose gold, grey and added metallic studs on one. Everyone was impressed but everyone also wondered what was wrong with me. I haven’t planned out my pumpkin DIY game for this year yet but I sure have started out with some top notch inspiration.
Like anything else, I look to my favorite celebrities for inspiration for a great halloween costume. And I don’t mean I look at the characters they play on TV or in movies, I literally find what they wore for October 31 and take inspiration from it, because let’s be honest they have access to the best make up artists and designers, which means their costumes are going to be top notch. I rounded up a few of my favorite celebrity costumes of halloweens past. FYI Lauren Conrad’s Tooth Fairy is a DIY and I think it’s genius and, am I crazy, almost looks couture?!?!? Swoon alert, her husband dressed up as a dentist.