3 Customizable Glitter Based Costumes!

As we are in the midst of October, living out best fall lives one special occasion approaches for the glitter-loving, sparkle-eyed girl: HALLOWEEN.  The perfect excuse (speaking form personal experience) to stand in a tub and dump glitter all over yourself that comes but once a year.

So I don’t want to break the bank for my costumes and I like to find real clothing items  that can be easily transformed into a costume rather than go to one of those overwhelming super Halloween stores and try on synthetic fabric until I can’t breathe.

So let’s get into this:  Here are just a few costume ideas to style yourself that will allow you to AMP UP your glitter factor!  The overall key to these outfits is find your “base” layer and build it up from there.

  1. Okay, obvious but true: THE UNICORN.

I know, it seems like a given but if there is one thing we all know about unicorns, they are a rare and unique creature.  That means you can basically customize your outfit to be the truest inner unicorn you can be.  From rainbow, to one color your options are endless. The key elements are to start with the base, which I show as a simple body-con dress, a majestic horn, a tutu, because when else can you wear a tutu….and add some GLITTER.

& yes, I’m wearing freaking flats on Halloween because let’s face it, no one handles the entire night well in heels & if you do……you’re lying but O.K.

unicorn outfit

Silver Unicorn Snot Body Gel, 1.7 oz.

(tutu: party city, Body Con dress is Forever 21, Shoes are Keds, ears literally ANY spirit Halloween, unicorn snot at Hallmark online or Tilly’s in store)

Once you have the base for this outfit down, you can start to go crazy with your body glitter!  You can use the Unicorn Snot for ALL of these costumes FYI and why wouldn’t you….Channel the inner child that used to love the Limited Too!! (comment if you loved that store because it was LIFE as a child for me)

2. THE GLITTERING ALIEN.

TBH very similar base as the unicorn.  The goal is to find something already shinny and embellish yourself into something brand new.

alien outfit

(Leggins on amazon, Top from Forever 21, and shoes Keds.  Add Antennas from any Halloween store or DIY some yourself with tin foil! )

Again, USE THE UNICORN SNOT!! The alien is super easy and comfy and warm for any outdoor activities too since you’ll be covered head to toe in shinning metallic clothing.

 

3.  SHINNY MERMAID

A classic go-to.  The mermaid is mystical and so are you when you wear scales and sequins.  So go for it.  You can mix up this outfit in various colors, and styles also if you check out amazon’s options for a legging style as well! Get creative!

mermaid outfit

Blue Unicorn Snot Body Gel, 1.7 oz.

(Skirt & top on Amazon, shell clip is ASOS but let’s be real you could def find this at you’re local A.C. Moore/Michael’s, shoes are vans) 

So one more time, unicorn snot.  I am sure you can find body glitter gel at your local beauty shop or drug store, so grab it and COAT IT ON.  Literally this is the one night of the year where you will be allowed to leave a trail of glitter everywhere you go, so go big before you go home.

 

So I hope you guys enjoyed how I would style each of these outfits for Halloween & hope they were *~iNsPirIng~*  if you have yet to find your costume!

Comment if you like these ideas & share what other glitter-filled costumes you’ll be rocking this year!!

-Amanda

 

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WTT Why is Everyone Almost Naked?

Hello Everyone! Happy Summer! It is finally hot and steamy, just how I like it around here. With the heat comes new summer styles, so it’s time for another What The Trend!

Okay so, I totally understand when that humid sticky weather rolls in it can be tempting to walk around with little to the imagination when it comes to clothing.  However, it seems as though nowadays we are taking this to a new level—enter the sheer clothing trend.

kendall jenner met gala 2017

Here.  This is the dress that really got me thinking about this trend.  Although extreme, the sheer looks have been represented on many red carpets lately by the “naked dress”.  (See Kendall Jenner and her peachy bottom above at this years MET Gala)

So, thing #1: ….How the F is this trend going to translate to us normal people who don’t have time to double stick tape the shit out of themselves every day to keep things in place?

Thing #2: I kind of miss the element of surprise of what lies beneath it all.  Sure, this is 2017 and we are all here to back up body positive vibes.  You do you, ladies.  However, in day to day street wear how is this trend going to hold up to the public eye without looking like we forgot to wear an undergarment?

Let’s take a further look!

Embroidered Black Sheer Maxi Dress By Dallastyle Blog

Above, DallasStyle Blog strategically placed a pair of cropped jeans under her lacy and sheer dress.  TBH, I love this look. I know wearing jeans in the summer is not ideal, however I do think the basics of the outfit work perfectly bringing in the trend without having anything else pop out.  The essential layering gives you opportunities to express yourself with what you already own in your style closet.

How to Be Naked in Summer CNDirect Sheer Top|Missguided Bralet(similar)|Vintage Gap Shorts(similar)|Missguided Heels(similar)Forever21 Cuff(similar)Vintage Backpack Neon Fox

Also, to bring this look into the warm summer months that we are currently hitting, swap out jeans for cut-offs and you are good to go! Here,  Neon Fox brought a similar concept, that you don’t really think twice as she crosses you on the street wearing a see-through top.  I think that really is the key to this trend, balancing the eye catching element with casual chic vibes.

Okay so, feeling a little inspired? Let’s do some shopping!

For a trend like this, I think it’s wise not to dump your hard earned paychecks on one item, so you can snag these looks for less at your average Forever 21 and jazz them up with what you already own.  Explore the discount stores.  They are perfect for fleeting trends that you want to wear ASAP but not for long term commitment.

You can get this ballet-inspired version with this super cute skirt from Charlotte Ruse, and it won’t break your bank account or your heart when you need to look the part for that perfect date night outfit.

Overall, I think this trend is totally doable!  We don’t need to be a Kardashian to rock the naked to the eye sheer trend, and you can bring your own style twist with all the layering possibilities! Imagine.  Get out there and show the streets what you got. (Literally.)

xxo,

Amanda

Calling Lisa Frank!

Hello Everyone!! I literally have been SWAMPED with design work for classes and life these days, so my outfits have been lets just say less than my usual self, but I promise an outfit post will be on the way!!

In the mean time, here are some things I’ve been working on just for you all!

I don’t know about you, but I am a die hard Lisa Frank defender.  Growing up there was nothing more exciting than sitting in elementary school on the first day of school with a brand spanking new notebook covering in NEON bright animal prints and colors!! (the obsession started early, and clearly never left me!)

So here I present some of my latest designs fully inspired by Lisa Frank herself combined with my hand-drawn prints!!

Please let me know what you think and head over to my Print All Over Me shop to purchase any of these!! These are just a few samples, there’s literally SO MUCH MORE on there to shop!!

Have an idea that you want to come to life?? EMAIL or COMMENT!! We can 100% make your glittery colorful fun dreams come true!!

xxo,

Amanda