Saturday, October 24, 2015

'i walked with you once upon a dream'

^^^ my DIY sleeping beauty costume! ^^^
dress and crown: thrifted (c/o value village), necklace: aldo, 
lipstick: kat von d everlasting liquid lipstick in 'bachelorette'

halloween is just under a week away, 
and can i tell you how excited i am? perhaps it is the preschool 
teacher with me, but i love dressing up!
as a little girl, i enjoyed all of the disney princess movies.
the little mermaid was my favorite, but sleeping beauty
and cinderella were close seconds.
^^^ this dress was made for twirling! ^^^

when i began brainstorming costume ideas for this year,
i immediately thought 'a princess!'
i went shopping at my local seattle value village and was fortunate to have 
found the perfect princess dress, pictured above. 
i added a crown, a statement necklace from my own collection, 
and a few dainty rings. to finish the look, 
i loosely curled my hair and applied my favorite
pink lipstick; voila, princess! 
while i feel incredibly lucky to have found this dress,
as i believe it completed my costume (!!!), 
i think the princess theme can easily be replicated -
tulle, lace, fluffy skirts, right?
when looking for a costume, be open minded; clothing and other pieces 
can easily be repurposed or altered in a way that
aligns with your vision. i hoped to find a feminine, 
floor-length dress when out shopping. 
i knew i would also need a crown and any other princess-like accessories. 

the best part about this costume? it didn't come in a bag,
but was put together using pieces i currently own (such as the 
earrings, necklace, and lipstick) with thrifted items
i purchased at value village. i love how everything came together! 

i have another halloween look to share with you later this week -
it was also put together using thrifted items. 
hint: it is a couples costume from a hilarious movie 
(the movie came out in 2004).

have you checked out your local value village for costume inspiration?
what are you planning to dress up as? let me know in the comments!
xoxo.

**value village was kind enough to provide me with a 
gift certificate to purchase my costumes. i had a wonderful time
creating this look and am grateful for the opportunity to collaborate
with them.