Tomorrow is Halloween! Do you have all your ghoulish goodies? Is your house haunted with holiday decor? How about your costume? I’ve got everything you need for a last minute haute Halloween!
Only five components make your perfect Halloween goodies from The Girl Who Ate Everything. You’ll need:
1. Chocolate Chip Cookies
2. Butter-cream Frosting
3. Red Food Coloring
4. Mini Marshmallows
5. Slivered Almonds
No hunch punch needed for your cauldron this Halloween. Try this Spiced Amaretto Apple Cider from How Sweet It Is for your brew of choice. You’ll need:
1. Apple Cider
2. Amaretto Liqueur
3. Spiced Rum
5. Optional Garnishes:
Cinnamon’sugar mix for rims
Apple slices for garnish
Cinnamon sticks for serving
Cushy Black Cats
Run to your nearest Nordstrom for last minute Halloween decor, like this black cat pillow. P.S. Much of this is on sale for a great deal!
Carving pumpkin is a serious undertaking, particularly when there are other ways to find some yummy pumpkin seeds to munch on. Here is an easy and awesome way to make your pumpkin festive from Young House Love. P.S. Since you won’t be carving, your pumpkin will keep til Thanksgiving. You’ll get the most bang for your buck!
Why not spook up your car, fridge, or magnetic board? This skull magnet will add a little sugar and spice and everything nice to your wheels, kitchen, or office. P.S. Live in Roswell, GA? You can snag this magnet tomorrow just in time for Halloween at The Pie Hole Roswell!
The Ultimate Guide to Your Best Halloween Costume Ever!
Ladies, this is by far the most extensive collection of Halloween costumes I’ve discovered yet! Check out this guide from Rent the Runway. You will win the costume contest with one of these looks!
Get Ready for This Flagship Store
If you’re a die-hard Mary Kate and Ashley fan like I am, you better have a seat. The Row is set to open it’s flagship store in Los Angeles this Spring. The fashion forward twins will be designing the interior of the space on Melrose Place with their impeccable style. If you live in the LA area or plan to visit there next Spring, you must add this to your shopping itinerary!
Cashmere You Can Afford This Season
If you’ve invested in a classic cashmere sweater you remember what an essential it has become to your winter wardrobe. However, you also remember how you couldn’t eat for a week after you purchased it. What if I said you could buy a cashmere sweater this season without breaking the bank? A new e-commerce site, Ivory Row, is making this cold weather must-have accessible to those fashionistas on a budget. So, when we say these sweaters are reasonable, how reasonable are we actually talking here? The sweaters will range from approximately $175-$275, which is about half the price of your typical piece of cashmere. Regardless, this is definitely still an investment piece, but believe me, it’s well worth the money!
This Online Retailer Has Gone Brick and Mortar
We saw Rent the Runway making major changes last month with the launch of its plus size line. Well, the brand has got even more in store for us. They are opening their first brick and mortar showroom in the Henri Bendel Fifth Avenue store in New York City. The boutique will offer personal stylists and of course the option to try on the dresses before renting. The company’s plans don’t stop there. They’ve set their sites into turning this showroom into a full out runway experience with talk of complementary nail, makeup, and other beauty services. I cannot wait to check this out on my next trip to NYC!
The Perfect Collaboration for the Perfect Stocking-Stuffer
One of the ultimate brands of basics is teaming up with a popular LA-based hair accessories brand for a holiday collection. Splendid has released a sneak peek of their collaboration with Emi-Jay Inc., and I cannot wait to stock up on these adorable hair ties for the holiday season! What a perfect stocking-stuffer or present-topper!
The Next Designer Breaking into Beauty
You may remember Tory Burch as the most recent designer to launch a beauty line just last month. Come January 2014, clothing designer Derek Lam will join with long line of designers that have crossed over into the cosmetic line. The initial collection will include a five-piece makeup set of “after-five essentials” that will be enclosed in a clutch designed by Lam himself. The whole package will retail for $85, which I personally think is pretty darn reasonable!
This Iconic Lingerie Company is Getting Sporty
Ladies, just when you thought Victoria’s Secret couldn’t get any better, it is! They’re launching an athletic line this month! I cannot wait to check out this collection, if for no other reason than for the promise of sports bras that are likely to actually support a larger chest! With this highly anticipated line, expect functionality and classic Victoria’s Secret style. Check with your local store to inquire about the debut date for Victoria’s Secret Sport and The World’s Best Sports Bras.
“Something New” for New Brides
Recently, one of my best friends got engaged and invited me to be her maid of honor, so I’ve got bridal on the brain! I became obsessed with designer Erin Fetherston after seeing her Spring 2014 presentation at New York Fashion Week, and now she’s releasing a bridal lingerie line to launch this Spring! The designer teamed up with lingerie verterans, Cosabella, to create the collection, which will include bras, panties, and lacey frocks. Prices will range from $20-$240, so no matter what your wedding budget you can snatch up one of these feminine, sexy undergarments!
P.S. Not a new bride? Like me and part of the wedding party? Just got a good friend getting married? Have a lingerie shower to go to? These little numbers would make the perfect gift for any bride!
Be the First to Buy This Up and Comer’s Designs at H&M
H&M’s most recent collaboration is with 27-year old up and coming designer Minju Kim. Kim is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Belgium. She scored the coveted honor of creating an H&M collection after winning the academy’s annual design competition this year. Just think, you could be one of the first to own this designer’s original work, a bonus for when she makes it big!
This Luxury Brand is Adding Shoes to Its Collection
Thai-American fashion designer Thakoon will be adding shoes to his Spring 2014 line. The collection will start with three styles for Spring and is set to expand into a full shoe line in Fall 2014. Expect to add these shoes to your holiday wish list next year. They’re going to be pricey for a girl on a budget!
And This Shoe Company is Launching a Clothing Line
Vans is known for their iconic sneakers. Now the shoe company is venturing back into the apparel world. The brand is set to launch a clothing and accessories line for Spring 2014. The collection will remain true to the company’s laid back, punk image with a fashion flare. Prepare for this line to be reasonably priced and accessible for the every-girl!
Melissa McCarthy’s ELLE Magazine Cover
Melissa McCarthy is one of our favorite plus size celebrities, and she’s featured on the cover of ELLE’s November 2013 issue. The cover photo has caused a lot of controversy as to whether the over-sized trench coat and big bold hair covers up the comedian’s signature curves. The rise of plus size couture is a recent development in the fashion world as the fashion community rethinks the idea of beauty and the ideal model. While the ELLE cover has created quite a stir, the photo does demonstrate some encouraging steps in the new direction of the fashion world’s increasingly progressive thinking. For example, the image is a full-body photo as opposed to other iconic plus size girls who have been cropped on covers. In my opinion, Melissa McCarthy looks stunning as ever on the cover, and I can’t wait to check out this issue!
Kate Moss is Teaming Up with Vogue
Here’s another reason to hit up your best-stocked Barnes and Noble or your local specialty magazine store to grab the British edition of Vogue. Supermodel Kate Moss has added another venture to her resume: she has signed on to be a contributing fashion editor to the British magazine. You’ve got time to locate the store that carries British Vogue. Kate Moss is expected to make her debut with the magazine in Spring 2014.
The Newest Cover Girl
You won’t believe who is the next Cover Girl! Katy Perry has snagged the coveted title for the brand’s Spring 2014 campaign. Katy Perry is known for her ever changing, over the top looks, so it will be interesting to see the full campaign come Spring. The first shot from the campaign features Perry easy, breezy, and beautiful with a bright clean face, a bold lip, and edgy accessories. I think it’s the perfect combination of the classic Cover Girl aesthetic and the pop-signer’s signature style.
It’s One Spooky Collaboration
Two of my all time favorites are collaborating for one of my all time favorite holidays! Every year, I’m obsessed with finding the best Halloween costume. This year, my go-to DIY site, P.S. I Made This…, is working with the best site to borrow a designer outfit, Rent the Runway, for Halloween! So, what’s the concept? Erica Domesek, the brains behind P.S. I Made This…, has chosen some select frocks from Rent the Runway and styled them with DIY accessories to transform them into the coolest Halloween costumes. How do you achieve the looks? First, rent the dress from Rent the Runway, then make a few special touches courtesy of P.S. I Made This…
Kate Hudson Launches Another Line
You may remember that Kate Hudson worked on a line with Ann Taylor earlier this year. Now, the actress has partnered with the e-commerce site JustFab to design an activewear line called Fabletics, which launched this month. New to the JustFab community? Interested in Kate Hudson’s collection? When you visit the site, you start by clicking on the tab over to Fabletics to begin your personalized experience. Then, you’re prompted to answer questions about how you exercise, colors you love, and your body type to create suggestions for the best products for you. And, it gets better! If you’re a first-time buyer you get 50% off your first outfit after joining!