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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Winter Style: Winter Mood Board


Hey guys! I’ve been so excited for the winter, so I took to Pinterest to find some new looks. This season, I’m aiming for a more classy look. Check out this mood board and my Pinterest account to see what’s inspiring me this Winter!

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1. Tribal Print: Tribal print with dark colors is great for the winter. It’s so stylish and you can find it on so many different things, like sweaters, dresses, even scarves and hats. It’s the perfect way to stay warm and stylish.

Where You Can Get It:

tribal sweater

Out West Raglan Sweater in Red/black, $16.99 at Forever 21

tribal coat

American Rag Tribal-Print Shawl-Collar Coat in Black Aztec  Print, $69.99 at Macy’s

2. Dresses: If I’m going for a classy look, dresses are a must. Something that nips in at the waist is perfect for the hourglass figure needed for the classy look. I love dresses that can be good for school, church and parties.

Where You Can Get It:

sangria lace dress

Best in Sangria Dress, $54.99 at Modcloth

purple surplice dress

Long Sleeve Surplice Dress, $24.90 at Wet Seal

3. Classy Heels: I’m only 5’1, so I love heels. For this classy look, I’m looking for shoes with delicate details, as well as versatility. Something with a lower, thicker heel can make its way into my outfits for school, church and parties.

Where You Can Get It:

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Kelly & Katie Dolly Platform Pump in Burgundy, $39.95 at DSW

federica red

Federica in Red, $31.96 at JustFab

4. Ripped Jeans: Even though ripped jeans may not be part of the classic look, but I am totally obsessed. Super ripped jeans are so cool and trendy right now, and they can totally be made to look classy. Paired with a pair of pumps and a delicate top, they’re perfect!

Where You Can Get It:

moto ripped skinny jeans

Moto Salt and Pepper Ripped Jamie Jeans, $85.00 at Topshop

nyc ripped jeans

Soho Jeans New York Boyfriend in Tidal Blue Wash, $34.97 at New York & Company

5. Leather Gloves: I hate gloves, but I love this style. They’re classy and vintage-y, but also high fashion-y and edgy. I’ve been eying pairs like this for years, so maybe this will finally be the year of the leather gloves!

Where You Can Get It:

sears leather gloves

Luxury Lane Women’s Cashmere Lined Lambskin Leather Gloves in Black, Tobacco, and Red, $19.99 at Sears

perforated bow gloves

Bloomingdale’s Perforated Bow Cuff Leather Gloves in Black/Cobalt, Black/Pink, and Black/Ivory, $96.00 at Bloomingdale’s

6. Velvet: One of the last things I’m loving is velvet. It’s soooo soft and classy, plus you can find so many different pieces in this awesome winter material. Something in a rich color is absolutely perfect for the holidays. Find cool ways to add velvet to your wardrobe, like a pair of chic pants or a cute dress!

Where You Can Get It:

velvet pants

Joe Fresh Velvet Pants, $28.99 at J.C. Penney

velvet dress

Crushed Velvet X-Back Skater Dress, $26.90 at Wet Seal

If anyone has any other winter pieces they love or decides to try a style I have on this list, 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, my Pinterest @TTasteful, my (new!) Lookbook account, http://lookbook.nu/tonirose08 (posts to come soon!) and my Instagram, @tonirose08! Love you guys xx

In This Article:

Women’s Button Up Collar Contrast Colo Intersia Embroidery Long Sleeve Wide Pine Casual Sweaters, $76.91 at lightinthebox.com (via Pinterest)

Imogen De Souza dress Bichon <3, lookbook.nu (via Pinterest)

Women’s Shoes Round Toe Stiletto Heel Heels with Bowknot Shoes in Black, $28.49 at lightinthebox.com (via Pinterest)

Ripped jeans, http://favim.com/image/663913/

Red leather gloves, http://www.popsugar.com/fashion/London-Fashion-Week-Street-Style-Shoes-Bags-28138423#photo-28138433 (via Pinterest)

Cranberry velvet pants, via Pinterest

 

Summer Style: My Summer Must Haves


Hey guys, sorry I’ve been missing for a while, but here’s some good news: School’s officially over for me, which means more blog posts! *cue the applause* Since today is my first real day of summer, I thought I’d share some of my summer essentials with you guys, like some trends that I absolutely love and some classics that I can’t do without. Let’s get started!

Maxi Dress

If you read my Back to School Style articles from the beginning of the 2013/2014 school year, you know that I looooooooove a good maxi dress. They’re cute, fun and flattering, but also comfy and easy to throw on if you’ve only got a few minutes to get ready. Maxi dresses can take you from running errands to a froyo date with a quick switch of accessories and ‘do update. I personally like maxi dresses better than skirts because dresses can easily be transformed into skirts with a quick fold and a belt (like I did here). I like my maxis to hit the middle of the top of my foot so that I’m not tripping on them but they still appear long. I love how they don’t swallow up my tiny body (I’m only five foot!), but make me look taller instead. If yours is too long, take the time to get it hemmed. Believe me, it’s worth it! Just a little tip: Get your maxi hemmed in the shoes that you’re most likely to wear it with, so that it’s the right length for that type of shoe!

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Ruffled Bathing Suits
What’s summer without a couple of cute bathing suits? Strategically placed ruffles on a bathing suit can help you play up your assets and keep things fun. As a curvy girl, I use flirty and fun ruffles to accentuate my waist and bust and to hide trouble spots like my belly. In a summery hue like bright orange or a floral pattern, they’re just perfect for a beach outing or a pool party! Don’t forget the floppy hat and the chic sunglasses!
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ruffle bathing suit bottom
ruffle monokini

Pineapple Prints
This trend is probably one of my favorites right now. I’m a fan of the tropics and clothes in this fruity pattern bring me (almost) the same feeling as a trip to the Mediterranean for a fraction of the cost. Pineapples are cute, fun and eye catching, but can be worked in with neutrals so they become the center piece. The best thing about the pattern? You can find just about anything in it: shorts, bikini, crop top, dress, you name it! Find something that fits into the wardrobe you already have so you’re bringing a piece of vacation and the beach home with you!

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pineapple bikini
pineapple skirt

Patterned Pants
I’ve finally done it guys! Today, I bought two pairs of patterned pants. Although the two are completely different styles, I’m excited to be adding them to my neutral tops. They’re easy to throw on and cute with a crop top, and often inexpensive. They’re comfortable and perfect for throwing over a bathing suit or for a night out with the girls. I’ll be wearing them next week at a four day workshop at F.I.T. in Manhattan!

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patterned pants 2
patterned pants 3

So there are my summer must haves (so far)! Hopefully you’ll be seeing plenty of #OOTD with these trends in them, as well as my haul from today. And now it’s time for your feedback! Tell me about your favorite summer trends for this year or send me a pic of you rocking one of mine! 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 and my Instagram @tonirose08! Love you guys xx

In This Article:

Tie-Dye Flounce Maxi Dress, $32.99 at Charlotte Russe (online only)

Tropical Floral Maxi Dress, $27.80 at Forever 21

Belted Tube Maxi Dress in Burgundy, $29.90 at Wet Seal

Junior’s Ruffle Bandeau Swim Top -Floral Print, $17.99, and Junior’s Hipster Swim Bottom -Floral Print, $14.99 at Target

SO Bandeaukini Top in Blue Violet, $15.99, and SO Solid Ruffle Skirtini Bottom in Hot Fuchsia, $15.99 (online only) at Kohl’s

Rampage Floral Monokini, $19.99 at Wet Seal

Pineapple Crop Tank, $9.75 at Aeropostale

Pineapple Swim Top, $18.90, and Pineapple Swim Bottom, $15.90 at Wet Seal

Pineapple In Paradise Skirt in White, $30.00 at Go Jane

Pants Loose Fit in Black/Patterned, $17.95 at H&M

Reflections Lounge Pants, $22.99 at Pink Ice

Pleat Flower Cigarette Trousers, $40.00 at Topshop