Fall Fashion: Last Minute Halloween DIYs


Halloween is literally right around the corner (and if you’re in college, Halloweekend starts tonight), and even though I’m pretty sure I have no plans for Halloweekend whatsoever, I can’t stop perusing Pinterest, looking for the cutest (and easiest) costume DIYs.

DIY costumes are great because they’re unique and work double time as a conversation starter. A few years ago, I made myself a cupcake costume out of cardboard and I totally loved it. Granted, I think I was in the eighth grade and have not done anything nearly as creative for Halloween in the years since, but I can still dream.

 

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Here’s a throwback to my favorite DIY Halloween costume, featuring my mom (left) and my Aunt Niki (right). All I did to make my costume was cut two cupcake shapes out of cardboard (there’s one behind me, too), cover the bottom with tin foil where the cupcake liner would be and paint on pink frosting with leftover paint I found in my garage. Then, I cut out little cardboard sprinkles and two cherries and colored them with markers, attaching them to the cardboard with velcro (though, in retrospect, I should’ve used hot glue). I used twine to attack the two cupcake sides and put it over my shoulders.

 

For those of you who have also procrastinated your costume making, take a look at some of my favorite cheap and easy DIYs!

Wednesday Addams

This costume is not only super simple to make, but also totally cool to portray. The look is really all in the makeup and hair: sullen face, dark lips, black braids. Check out this awesome makeup tutorial by YouTube user Madeyewlook Twice, and browse her channel for even more Halloween inspo! The outfit is also simple enough that you probably have all your necessities (black dress or shirt/skirt combo and black shoes) right in your closet. Just pick up some black tights and a white collar and you’re good to go! Honestly, I think the DIY options I’ve seen online are much cuter than the store-bought ones.

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Makeup: one of my fave Wednesday looks via Pinterest

Dress: Black Peter Pan Collar Short Sleeve Shift Dress – $20.99 at SheIn

Flats: Women’s Gigi Point Flats in Black by Christian Siriano for Payless -$24.99 at Payless

Tights: Pack of Two 50 Denier Tights – $10.00 at Topshop

Gumball Machine

I am totally obsessed with this idea. I saw this in a couple of places online and it’s so fun and colorful. Basically, you attach a bunch of different colored pom poms to a tank top and pair it with a red skirt. Then, make a construction paper sign that says 25 cents and a little coin slot and voila! Super simple. Keep your makeup sweet and colorful just like your ensemble! Check out this awesome Youtube tutorial by MissRemiAshton to see how to do this (starting at 1:40) and 14 other adorable and easy costumes!

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Outfit: via Pinterest

Tank: St. John’s Bay Essential Tank Top in White – $5.99 at J.C. Penney

Skirt: Plus Size Structured Maxi Tulle Skirt in Red – $39.50 at Soho Girl

Pom Poms: Bright Multicolored Craft Pop Poms in Multi (Pack of 100) – $4.99 at Factory Direct Craft

Sneakers: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi in Red – $54.99 at Zappos

Emoji:

Show off your personality by dressing up as your fave emoji! Even if you don’t have a shirt with heart eyes on it, you can easily get a yellow tee and use fabric markers to draw a face on it. Pair it with a yellow tutu (just like LaurDIY in this video) and you’ve got a fun and flirty outfit! Keep the look casual and simple with comfy white sneakers and easy makeup.

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Outfit: via Pinterest and YouTube

Tee: Next Level 330L Ladies’ Perfect Tee in Vibrant Yellow – $4.29 at Shirt Space

Fabric Markers: Fine Line Fabric Markers, 10 Count – $4.99 at Crayola

Sneakers: Adidas NEO Advantage Clean VS Sneaker – Womens – $54.95 at DSW

Tutu: Adult’s Yellow Tulle Tutu – $14.97 at Oriental Trading Co.

Popcorn

Here’s another look I’m totally obsessed with. I love that it’s quirky and fun, but also classy and sort of old fashioned. All you really need is a red and white skirt/dress (or a red or white skirt you can paint the opposite color on), some computer paper, a yellow marker and a hot glue gun. Take a look at Studio DIY’s cool and easy step-by-step tutorial for this costume, and don’t forget to rock a classic red lip!

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Outfit: via Delish and Studio DIY

Crop Top: Express One Eleven Abbreviated V-Neck Halter – $5.99 at Express

Flats: Candy Color Patent Leather Pointed Toe Slip On Flat Ballet Shoe in Yellow – $8.43 at New Chic

Glue Gun: Craft Smart Mini Glue Gun, High Temp – $2.99 at Michael’s

Dress: Modern Twirl Dress – $34.99 at Modcloth

I hope that these DIY ideas have inspired you to make your own last minute costume this weekend! Let me know if you test out one of the ideas, and Tweet me pictures of your costumes! Have a happy and safe Halloweekend, everyone!

xx,

Toni

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#OOTN December 29, 2014


Hey, everyone, Happy New Year! Here’s an outfit that I wore a few nights ago to a holiday party at a club! Hope you guys like!

My Outfit

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Black Faux Leather Peplum Top, Forever 21 +

Ripped Black Jeggings (cuffed), American Eagle Outfitters

Audrey Brooke Ivy Platform Pump, DSW

Thin Gold Hoop Earrings, Target

Where You Can Get It

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Seychelles Bewitching Hour Platform Pump, $39.94 at DSW

Levi’s Juniors’ 535 Cutout Denim Leggings, $39.99 at Macy’s

Trio Thin Hoop Earring Set in Gold, $4.99 at Target (I’m wearing the medium ones in my outfit!)

Worthington Colorblock Peplum Top, $17.99 at JCPenney

Now I’d like your feedback! I hope this post gave to a little bit of a peek into my life! What did you think of my outfit and this post? Do you have any ideas about how you’d execute an outfit like this? Would you like to see more posts like this in the future? Talk to me in the comments below, or send an email to tantilizinglytasteful@gmail.com! Also don’t forget to follow my Tumblr, tantalizingly-tasteful.tumblr.com, my Pinterest @TTasteful, my Lookbook account, http://lookbook.nu/tonirose08 and my Instagram, @tonirose08! Love you guys xx

Winter Style: Holiday Look #4: Shaggy Faux Fur Vest


Hey guys, welcome back! With New Years’ Eve right around the corner, I’m going to try to squeeze in some last minute outfit ideas! Hope you guys enjoy, and don’t forget to check out my first three ideas for more inspiration!

Shaggy Faux Fur Vest

I love faux fur vests because they look luxe and posh but are definitely affordable and guilt-free. They can keep you warm and score you major style points. For this look, I would look for one that has fur that is more hairy and flowy than clumpy, just because it makes it stick out more. I would also choose a lighter white or off-white to add an ethereal look to the ensemble.

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Long Sleeve Crop Top

To keep this ensemble winter-appropriate but still cute and fresh, I would pair the vest with a long sleeved crop top in a dark color like maroon or black. This will create contrast with the vest but not steal any attention away from it.

red long sleeve crop top american apparel

black long sleeve crop top lulu's

Patchwork Skinny Jeans

To add to the cool, urban vibe of the outfit, I would pair this outfit with a pair of skinny jeans with patches and rips. It definitely adds some cool factor and street cred to your outfit, and keeps your outfit sleek and perfect for the season.

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patchwork jeans urban outfitters

Shoes

To add some glam elements to this outfit, I would pair it with high heeled booties in a taupe or beige color. They add some height and high fashion to your outfit, and the neutral color ties the whole outfit together.

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kelly and katie taupe booties dsw

Accessories

To further add to the glam look, I would pair the outfit with a snakeskin clutch and a multilayer necklace. This will add some shine to your outfit, as well as some eye-catching details.

style and co snakeskin clutch macys

black snakeskin clutch target

silver multistrand necklace go jane

gold mutlistrand necklace claire's

Thanks for reading! If anyone has any ideas for this outfit or decides to try something like it, let me know in the comments below or send a picture to my email: tantilizinglytasteful@gmail.com! Also don’t forget to follow my Tumblr, tantalizingly-tasteful.tumblr.com, and my Instagram, @tonirose08! Love you guys, happy holidays! xx

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Hot From Hollywood Womens Casual Oversize Faux White Fur Knit Open Front Sleeveless Jacket Vest, $39.99 at Sears
I ‘Heart’ Ronson Faux-Fur Vest, $85.00 at J.C. Penney
Cotton Spandex Jersey Long Sleeve Crop Top in Truffle, $32.00 at American Apparel
Double Scoop Black Long Sleeve Crop Top, $27.00 at Lulu’s
Jegging in Medium Repair, $29.99 at American Eagle Outfitters
Urban Renewal Vintage Patched Destroyed Jeans, $175.00 at Urban Outfitters
Steve Madden Dace Bootie in Taupe, $99.95 at DSW
Kelly & Katie April Bootie in Taupe, $49.95 at DSW
Style & Co. Lily Snake Envelope Clutch, $29.98 at Macy’s
Limited Edition Snake Skin Clutch with Crossbody Strap in Black, $22.99 at Target
Bar Hopper Saturn Chain Necklace in Silver, $8.98 at GoJane
Multi-Strand Chain Statement Necklace, $5.00 at Claire’s

Back to School: Look #3: High-Waisted Jeans


When it’s time for school to start, I try to give my summer wardrobe an update by pairing items with pieces for fall. In this outfit, I’ll do just that to make an ensemble that is fun, cool and school appropriate! Hope you like it!

High-Waisted Jeans

I love high-waisted jeans so much. They flatter my small waist and are just comfortable. I just got an awesome new pair from Annie Sez (that I couldn’t find online) that hit my tiniest point. They’ve got four buttons and have a very classic silhouette, but they’re acid wash, so they’re super fun and flattering. If you don’t feel comfortable with a cool acid wash print, look for something with a dark rinse.

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Crop Top

The awesome part about wearing high-waisted jeans? You can wear ultra cute crop tops without worrying about showing too much midriff. Crop tops draw attention to a small waist and show a little bit of skin without being too scandalous. Just make sure they’re not against your school dress code before wearing one! If you’re wearing a pair of acid wash jeans, I would stick to something solid but not boring, like this cute cutout crop top from Aéropostale. If you’re feeling brave, pair your jeans with a patterned crop top. Just make sure the tops have at least one similar color so they don’t clash, but avoid being matchy-matchy (unless it’s intentional!) If you’re going with a simple pair of plain blue jeans, pair them with a cute floral crop top to bring a bit of summer to the hallways!

(Tip: Let your crop tops air dry so they don’t shrink and become so small that you can’t wear them! That’s unattractive and a waste of money!)

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floral organza crop top

floral crop top

Shoes

For this outfit, I would go with something effortless and simple to keep your outfit grounded and urban. I’d pair this with a pair of slip on shoes or a pair of Converse high tops. That way I’ll be cute and comfortable!

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Accessories

For this outfit, I’d want to include some super cute and glam accessories. I’d wear a stack of homemade friendship bracelets on one wrist, and a watch and a few bangles and thin bracelets on the other. I would stick with stud earrings to keep attention on your outfit, as well as a few thin rings and one short and one medium length necklace or a layered necklace. This combination will make you look cool, but not like you’re trying too hard.

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rhinestone and floral bangel set ws

beaded stretch bracelet f21

bejeweled stud set f21

zig zag rings

rhinestone charm necklace f21

If anyone has any ideas for this outfit or decides to try something like it, let me know in the comments below or send a picture to my email: tantilizinglytasteful@gmail.com! Also don’t forget to follow my Tumblr, tantalizingly-tasteful.tumblr.com, and my Instagram, @tonirose08! Love you guys xx

In This Article:

Levi’s Juniors’ High Rise Skinny Jeans in Jewel, $29.99 at Macy’s

Blue Spice 5-Pocket Triple Button High-Waist Skinny Jeans, $32.99 at J.C. Penney

Dittos Jennifer Dark Blue High Rise Skinny Jeans, $89.00 at Lulu’s

Solid Sleeveless Cross-Back Crop Top in Black, $3.99 at Aéropostale

Sheer Play Floral Organza Cropped Top in Pink, $16.92 at Go Jane

Girls Belleflower Crop Top, $24.95 at Hollister

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi in Classic Black, $55.00 at Zappos

Roxy Women’s Minnow in Sea White Crochet, $39.99 at Famous Footwear

Leopard Rhinestone Watch in Black, $14.50 at Wet Seal

Rhinestone & Floral Bangle Set, $12.90 at Wet Seal

Beaded Stretch Bracelet in Black/gold, $3.00 at Forever 21

Bejeweled Stud Set, $4.80 at Forever 21

Tribal Rhinestone & Epoxy Stackable Rings in Ivory, $7.90 at Wet Seal

Rhinestone Charm Necklace in Gold/clear, $4.80 at Forever 21

 

 

Back to School: What Backpack Will You Be Rocking This Year?


Everyone knows that when it comes to school, a backpack is absolutely necessary. You use it to carry around everything from your binders to gym clothes to makeup. Sure, it should be functional, but who said your backpack doesn’t have to be cute, too? Here are some ideas for awesome backpacks that will bring you some attention- the good kind, of course!

Spray Paint

Anyone who’s gone to school knows that JanSport is the backpack brand. Since their founding in 1967, their backpacks have been viewed as some of the roomiest and best functioning bags. Last year, I carried a teal JanSport bag around school, and it successfully held four binders, a few notebooks, a textbook and more. This year, however, why not mix up the classic JanSport look with a cool, colorful print? It’s trendier and more eye-catching, but still functional and school appropriate, not to mention inexpensive. Plus, they offer two different sizes- both of which have easily accessible pockets and comfy arm straps. What’s not to love about that?

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spray paint backpack
Comic Strip

Make a statement with a backpack covered in stand-out expressions and comic-like art. For those of you with a sense of humor or a hip-hop kind of style, this back pack will add more punch to your outfits. The vibrant reds, oranges and yellows will draw someone’s eye in a good way! It’s easily accessible with an outer and inner pocket and adjustable straps, so it’s just as functional as it is eye-catching. My only complaint? The white background. I wouldn’t recommend this style to someone who throws their backpack everywhere or is likely to get it dirty. If you’re not one of those people, go for it! And carry around a Tide to Go stick just to be safe!

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Stripes

My favorite pattern is by far stripes. So, when I saw this Betseyville backpack online, I fell in love. (Unfortunately I already have a backpack that I’m in love with, which you can see here.) Not only is it striped, but it’s also sparkly and studded. It comes in two different color choices- black or grey- but both are eye-catching and super functional. It has a cell phone pocket on either side of the face and a zipped one on the inside. I personally prefer the black bag because the studs stand out more against the black, orange, purple and green stripes, but the choice is entirely yours.

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grey striped backpack
Spots

Polka dots are the epitome of sweet and ladylike looks, but this bag puts a twist on the polished pattern. The shape and fake leather plaque on the front make this bag resemble those of Diamond Supply Co., which are about four times the price of this bag at Zumiez. In the Zumiez catalog, the Diamond Supply Co. bags are featured in the guy’s section, but this backpack from Forever 21 is a more feminine take on the style. The black and white polka dots are classic, but the tan pleather accents provide some contrast. What a great way to keep school classy and fresh!

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Messenger Bag

The last backpack I’d like to show you doesn’t actually go on your back. I generally find these bags more comfortable, but they can get pretty heavy if you carry too many books. Messenger bags are great if you don’t want to carry a humongous bag on your back, and they’re even better when they’re fashionable! I like this one a lot because it’s a bright color and has buttons on the front. Even though the buttons aren’t functional, they remind me of a double-breasted coat, which I think is really preppy and classic. I also like that there are five different color options. The mix of bright color and classic style makes it really trendy and fresh for school, not to mention the fact that it’s big enough to double as a laptop case!

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So, now I’d like to hear your feedback. Which bag would you like to rock this year?

If anyone has any ideas for other back to school articles or decides to try one of these cool bags, let me know in the comments below or send a picture to my email: tantilizinglytasteful@gmail.com! Also don’t forget to follow my Tumblr: tantalizingly-tasteful.tumblr.com! Love you guys xx

In This Article:

JanSport Big Student Spray Can Backpack, $44.99 at Kohl’s

JanSport SuperBreak Spray Can Backpack, $34.99 at Kohl’s

Cool Comic Graphic Backpack, $24.80 at Forever 21

Betseyville Mixed-Media Striped Backpack in Black or Grey, $49.00 at J.C. Penney

Classic Polka Dot Backpack, $24.80 at Forever 21

OGIO Midtown 15-in. Laptop Messenger Bag in Emerald or Tide, $66.49 at Kohl’s