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Halloween

Life Lately

Lifestyle, Holiday, Style, interior designCrystal JacksonComment

Antique Dish with Nail polish collection

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Casper Pumpkins on Ikea Lack side table

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White Tea from The Republic of Tea

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Mason jar, ikea lamp and vintage tea cup

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Casper pumpkins

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Corn Maze at Texas A&M University

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Vintage Rose Gold Sunglasses

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Blush sweater, bedding and clutch

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Ballerina Halloween costume 

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Espresso from Catalina Coffee, Houston, TX

How to: Pick a Halloween Costume

Holiday, StyleCrystal JacksonComment
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I love this time of year! I've done several fun costumes over the years and found that the best ones are the costumes I Dont find premade. I've done Tinkerbell and sprinkled glitter all over the place. I've been a nurse from the 50s. I've even attended beautiful Gatsby themed parties for work. I've found a few guidelines are helpful when selecting your costume and thought I would share in today's post.

 

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Use real clothing - When I went as Tinkerbell I bought a sweet green satin strapless dress and added wings. As a flapper, I found I owned a tiered gold dress, but gave it a twist by putting on layers of jewelry. When you wear your own clothing or buy it from a store you like, you'll end up wearing the pieces again. Plus, no scratchy fabric. The other thing is that the pieces fit better. I posted a board for "Little Red Riding Hood" inspired items a few days ago that fall in line with this theme. 

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Accesorize - Sounds simple, but accessories, hair and makeup can transform an outfit. Think about how you can  morph into your character. A good example is to find pieces from the era you are pulling from. Or if you are a character, add small touches. When I was Tinkerbell, I sprayed my hair really blonde and put it up in a bun. Here as little red riding hood I had a picnic basket, cape and wore my hair in soft curls to give it a youthful look. As a flapper, I wore strands of pearls, fishnet tights, captoe shoes and a feather boa. Get into your costume and go decked out!

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Don't let DIY make you crazy - I've seen many sewing projects go a rye at the last second. If you are making something start early and buy extra supplies. Do not wait till the last second. It will just stress you out and takes away from the fun. Also, look for things that have a video for the tutorial. Whether it's a hairstyle or a cape, keep it simple and practice in advance.

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Remember to have fun and draw inspiration from friends, Pinterest, pop culture and movies. I hope you have a fun Halloween and check out my Instagram (threeheelclicks) for more ideas on Fall, costumes and festive decor! I'd love to hear your ideas too - please email or leave a comment!!!

Little Red Riding Hood

Holiday, DIY, fashion, Style, Inspiration, interior designCrystal JacksonComment
After much contemplating, I've decided to join in the costume festivities and go to a festival dressed as little red riding hood. I am a big believer of putting your own costume together and love to use real items I'd wear again and again. This year I decided to take my red midi skirt, mix it with a shirt I made a while back and add tall brown boots. I thought it would be really fun to put together an inspiration board of "little red riding hood" themed items.  I am taking a picnic basket and made a red felt cape to go with the ensemble to top off the look, but you could easily mix some of the items I featured on this round up board to get your own look. One of the other things that is getting pretty popular is to add a few accessories to your outfit on the day of Halloween. Not everyone wants to go head-to-toe for their holiday inspired outfit. I found cute owl earrings and a plaid tote that add a woodsy feel. You could also invest in a new picnic basket and drape the wool blanket as a cape for costume inspired looks.  I plan on topping off my look with a red lip and soft curls to give it a more youthful feel. Stayed tuned and make sure you follow me on Snapchat (heelclicksblog) and Instagram (threeheelclicks) to see the final product. I'll be headed to a Fall festival this weekend with my daughter and can't wait to get dolled up for the evening. I want to hear more ideas for Halloween costumes - feel free to send over some of your costumes! I love receiving emails from you guys! Also, stay tuned for an upcoming special newsletter. I am going to start releasing a newsletter a couple times a month - so make sure you sign up in the box on the right hand side!

After much contemplating, I've decided to join in the costume festivities and go to a festival dressed as little red riding hood. I am a big believer of putting your own costume together and love to use real items I'd wear again and again. This year I decided to take my red midi skirt, mix it with a shirt I made a while back and add tall brown boots. I thought it would be really fun to put together an inspiration board of "little red riding hood" themed items.

I am taking a picnic basket and made a red felt cape to go with the ensemble to top off the look, but you could easily mix some of the items I featured on this round up board to get your own look. One of the other things that is getting pretty popular is to add a few accessories to your outfit on the day of Halloween. Not everyone wants to go head-to-toe for their holiday inspired outfit. I found cute owl earrings and a plaid tote that add a woodsy feel. You could also invest in a new picnic basket and drape the wool blanket as a cape for costume inspired looks.

I plan on topping off my look with a red lip and soft curls to give it a more youthful feel. Stayed tuned and make sure you follow me on Snapchat (heelclicksblog) and Instagram (threeheelclicks) to see the final product. I'll be headed to a Fall festival this weekend with my daughter and can't wait to get dolled up for the evening. I want to hear more ideas for Halloween costumes - feel free to send over some of your costumes! I love receiving emails from you guys! Also, stay tuned for an upcoming special newsletter. I am going to start releasing a newsletter a couple times a month - so make sure you sign up in the box on the right hand side!