Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas


Goodwills are everywhere and they have all sorts of things. For guys there are sport jerseys, military uniforms, western shirts, etc. For girls there are 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, clothes. I think it would be fun to have all your friends dress 80s plus you can wear leggings which just happen to be in style now.

Your Mom's Closet

You never know what you'll find in there. I am sure everyone's moms have some dated clothes. I've even seen some people go as their mom (wear their mom's work uniform).

Wiggin' Out

You don't need some super coordinated costume to have fun. Wear some random outfit and top it off with a hot pink wig. Those party wigs aren't too expensive and when else can you have hot pink hair?

Gift Wrapped

You could be "a gift from God!" Wrap yourself up with some fun paper, top yourself off with a bow and a tag saying from God and there you go. Easy and creative.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Lacoste Half Off

Polo style shirts are classic. My favorite brands are Lacoste, Ralph Lauren, and Vineyard Vines. Fortunately for you, Nordstrom has Lacoste shirts in select colors 50% off. You can't resist them at this price! These would make great Christmas presents too. Note that Lacostes run a little small, so you might want to get one size larger than you normally wear.

Lacoste Short Sleeve Pique Polo
Originally $79.50, Now $39.90

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Alert

Nordstrom's Half Yearly Sale began today. Save up to 40% in stores and online. Do you have a Nordstrom credit card? If so, earn twice the reward points the first five days of the sale.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Halloween On A Budget

Here are a few inexpensive ideas I have for Halloween costumes...

1) Kim Kardashian
Let's face it... baby got back! In fact she got more back than the average girl. The tip is stuffing, stuffing, and more stuffing. You don't want to leave the house without enough junk in your trunk. I think it would be funnier if you really exaggerated the booty.

Also, if you have a boyfriend, have him wear a Reggie Bush jersey. Without a boyfriend? Go as Dancing With The Stars Kim. Wear a dancer costume and flaunt the booty.

2) Paris Hilton
Ok I admit, this is getting a little played out, but it's easy. Wear a track suit, or a cute dress, long blonde hair, and carry a little doggy (the stuffed kind if you don't have a real one) in a purse.

If you have a boyfriend, he can be Benji Madden. Benji usually wears black jeans, white tshirt, a black hat, and lots of tattoos.

3) Nicole Ritchie
Nicole has been wearing a lot of bandannas around her forehead. Pair it with some gladiators and skinny jeans. You could also carry a baby.

4) Lindsay Lohan
This girl loves her leggings. She lives for leggings! Sport some leggings and a cute top with gladiators and a designer bag. You could have a girl friend dress as Lohan's girlfriend Samantha Ronson. Key to looking like Ronson -- sport the butch look. Short hair, hat, slim jeans, tshirt. She is a DJ so she could have big headphones around her neck.

OK so do you see a theme here? Go as a group of these best friends. You could also have some friends dress up as paparazzi.

Here are some non-celebrity ideas...

5) School girl
This is an oldie but goodie.

6) Grecian Princess
After this summer most of you have a pair of gladiators. I would pair it with an empire waist white dress and get some gold string from the craft store to tie around the waist. Also get some fake leaves from the craft store that you can fashion into a headband to wear around your head.

7) Olympian
The olympics were kind of a big deal this summer. If you're petite and blonde, go as Nastia Liukin. All you need a leotard and then make fake medals to put around your neck. If you have a boyfriend, he can go as Michael Phelps. Put a bunch of medals around his neck... eight to be exact and pair it with some swim trunks. You could also go as an olympic swimmer. Wear a one-piece and once again pair it with medals.

8) Sarah Palin
Ok I know I said no more celebrities, but I couldn't resist including her. There are different variations on the Palin look.

First there is the Tina Fey Palin: wear the suit, do your hair like Sarah and the glasses.

Then there's family Palin: She could dress as a hockey mom (hockey t and jeans), once again the hair and glasses. Then she would be accompanied by Bristol (have a friend dress all skanky carrying a liquor bottle and looking pregnant), and someone as her husband. The husband would dress like a hunter. If friends want to get in on it they can be Bristol (pregnant, skanky, liquor in hand), and the son (army) and young daughter (have her carry Palin's baby). Oh ya and don't forget Bristol's baby's daddy!

Hunter Palin: Camo gear and shot gun. Your boyfriend could dress as a moose!

Miss Alaska Palin: Prom dress, sash, and tiara.

9) Derby Girl
A lot of you probably already have a pair of short shorts, pair it with a cute tee and knee socks. If you have skates wear those too!

10) 80s Aerobics Instructor
We posted about colored tights and how hot they are. Pair some brightly colored tights with a leotard and a sweat band for a totally 80s look. Make sure you have big hair and lots of crazy makeup.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Victoria's Secret $10 Off Code

Receive $10 off any bra at Victoria's Secret valid through Sunday October 26th. Enter coupon code 10BRA. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Premium Denim - The Right Fit For You

I've mentioned that there are certain wardrobe items worth splurging on and premium denim is one of them. These jeans will last for years without tearing or stretching out. They come in a variety of styles and washes, so you are bound to find something flattering. A lot of cities have jean boutiques with jean bars. You know how sometimes you ask the bartender to make you a drink based on what you like? That is how the jean bar operates. You go in and tell the salesperson what you're looking for and she recommends various jeans. It's that simple.

No jean bar in your area? Too shy to tell the salesperson about all the flaws you're trying to hide in your jeans? Check out the Paige Premium Denim Fit Guide. You answer a few questions online and voila - Paige recommends styles for your body type. Paige is a pretty popular brand worn by celebs like Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Haircuts On A Budget

I have a friend who has the most beautiful hair ever and people always admire it and ask her where she gets it done. They are always shocked when they find out she gets her hair cut and colored at a beauty school. Since then I've asked around and a few of my other friends go to beauty schools too. And don't be too afraid, the students are supervised by a licensed professional when they cut your hair.

To find a list of beauty schools in your are you can search online or the old school way by looking in the yellow pages.

In fact, you can get a $5 this Saturday, which will raise money for a domestic abuse nonprofit organization. How awesome is that? You save tons of money and you're able to donate to a good cause. Click here to see if there is a location near you.

If you're curious, the beauty school my friend goes to is the Ogle school in Dallas.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Tweed Under Ten

Two things are classic - tweed for fall and pencil skirts. Pair the two and add in the fact that it is under $10 and you've got a fabulous thrifty/trendy find! Check out the two styles from Forever 21 below.

Forever 21
Fab Tweed Skirt

Forever 21
Fab Belted Tweed Skirt

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Keep Your Legs Warm And Colorful This Fall

I posted awhile back on We Love Colors, a website that sells an array of colored tights starting at $12.50. Well, I just went to Target a couple days ago and bought some grey and plum tights. Each were only $5.99. At such a low price you can afford to buy tights of every color! They even have textured tights, footless tights, and leopard print tights. Check them out online or at your local Target.

Merona Opaque Tights
Also available in black, navy, purple, leopard print, footless, etc.