a do-it-yourself halloween

It’s that time of year — when people go out and buy elaborate costumes to wear around town in celebration of Halloween. Boutique stores pop up in malls and otherwise empty buildings, and become overrun with people of all ages looking for the perfect ghostly garb.

If you’re like me, you don’t really see the point in spending almost $100 (or more!) on a fancy costume that will most likely be used once, only to sit in the back of your closet for the rest of eternity (or at least until enough time has passed to wear it again without anyone noticing). So this year, I’ve decided that I’m going to save money and put together my own costume — made out of clothing that can be used in outfits for every other day of the year!

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fall into fashion

Today is officially the last day of summer. Fall starts tomorrow. Okay. I get it. Ever since Labor Day, many of my friends have been geeking out over all things fall. Pumpkin Spice Lattes, sweatshirts, jackets, etc. No offense to you guys (I’m lookin’ at you, S!), but it’s still summer! I’m a summer girl, myself. Fall is nice and everything, but nothing beats laying poolside with a cocktail on a hot, sunny day.

However, now that fall is actually here, I’m all for it. Bring on the PSLs and cozy, warm clothes! Bring on the scarves, the jackets, the knee-high boots and the thick socks. I’m ready for you, autumn!

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