You know when you wait until the last minute and then realize you forgot all about Halloween? Well, as a blogger, that definitely doesn’t happen to me anymore, but it used to. I was the queen of the last minute costume almost every year in college, yet somehow I always managed to pull something off. Typically that involved spending a good while at the local thrift store looking for one piece to make a costume out of, which is exactly what I opted to do for my last Halloween costume ideas post of the season! I arrived at my local Value Village with a few 90s costume ideas in mind and let the availability of what I wanted guide me to the final looks.
Disclosure: Thanks so much to Value Village who provided me with a gift certificate to purchase some of my costume pieces. All thoughts are my own!
90s Costume Ideas
The good news? My Value Village had a ton of options for each piece (though admittedly some were better than others) so I’m confident that if you need a costume in a hurry, you’ll be able to find these pieces too. With all the 90s trends back in full force this year (hello chokers, velvet, combat boots, and mom jeans), you know I had to embrace the style of my youth. For this last Halloween costume post, we’re doing it 90s girl power style with three ladies who were fashion icons in their own way. Who am I talking about? Well, you’ll have to read on to find out the three last minute costume ideas I came up with! ;)
Do you ever feel completely frustrated when you see complicated beauty tutorials and can never quite get the same look as some of your favorite big beauty stars? Trust me; you’re not alone. While I love watching beauty tutorials on YouTube and following along to some of my favorite bloggers, sometimes the looks are just downright complicated.
Disclosure: Thanks so much to Sephora Inside JCPenney for sponsoring today’s post! All thoughts and opinions about the products mentioned in this post are my own.
That’s why I’ve always focused on looks that are not only wearable but easy to achieve. When you have a full-time job and a thousand other commitments, spending hours on makeup is unfortunately just not possible. That’s why I love the ease and affordability of Sephora Collection products that can be found at Sephora Inside JCPenney. Creating a beautiful look doesn’t have to take hours, it just has to start with the right products! (And best of all, Sephora Collection products start at $10!)
Recently, Sephora Collection has created a series of videos as part of the #SephoraInJCP campaign that have inspired me to uncomplicate my beauty routine and focus on highlighting one feature in my look. In today’s tutorial, I’m going to be focusing on building a solid foundation using the Matte Perfection Foundation.
A couple of weeks ago I ventured out in the pouring rain to Bartell Drugs in University Village for their Fall Beauty event. If you’re not a native Seattlite, then Bartell Drugs may not be familiar to you. It’s essentially a neighborhood drugstore that carries nearly everything you need, and also boasts a huge cosmetics selection. Think Pacifica, NYX, e.l.f. Cosmetics, plus all of your other drugstore favorites, and now a new European brand called BeYu Cosmetics.
BeYu is dermatologist friendly and is considered a “mestige” brand. They have prestige products at a middle of the road price. While a bit pricier than some of its competitors, I’ve found BeYu focuses on quality and durability over having an enormous amount of different products and shades.
Disclosure: Bartell Drugs provided me with a gift card to purchase some of the products reviewed here. All thoughts and opinions are my own!
Today I thought I’d share a fun get ready with me video so you can see the products in action and share my thoughts about each one and how it performs.
Transitional times between seasons is rough. One day it’s sunny, the next you’re shivering all day long. At least that’s how the weather has been in Seattle lately, which means trying to dress adequately for any weather in between has been rough. Last weekend we even were threatened with the “worst storm to hit in 50 years” that fortunately never materialized. When it comes to transitional dressing, I always love to find ways to wear some of my favorites from different seasons all year long. For me, summer brought a culotte obsession, so now it’s all about figuring out how to wear cropped pants all year long.
Disclosure: Some of the items in this outfit have been provided courtesy of (c/o) the brand. No further compensation was received, and all thoughts are my own. Some links in this post may be affiliate links, and I may earn a small commission if you make a purchase.
Today I thought I’d share the easiest trick ever to wearing your cropped pants, be it culottes or otherwise, all throughout the cool months. Sure, you could pack them away and opt to wear full-length pants, but why not give yourself even more options? And even better, you already have this item in your closet.
As the storm clouds roll in, it feels kind of funny to be sharing an outfit with bare legs and no sleeves. It won’t be long before an outfit like this is only a distant memory from summer. However, this outfit is one of my favorites that I’ve worn recently, and it just so happened to be what I wore to the final day of Bellevue Fashion Week for the Front Row Fashion Show presented by Vogue.
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission. Some of the items in this post were gifted by the brand and are denoted as “c/o.” All thoughts and opinions are my own!