My All-Time Favorite Halloween Costumes

My All-Time Favorite Halloween Costumes
Halloween happens to be my favorite time of year. C’mon, an entire day revolving around horror movies and candy? What’s not to love? But the problem is, I tend to wait last minute to do almost everything which includes picking out a Halloween costume. This leaves me with a limited selection of costumes choices to choose from, causing me to go as something idiotic. But if you’re anything like me, and tend to wait last minute to pick out a costume; fret no more. Alas, there’s a solution that slight predicament.
Believe or not, you can actually create a totally chic Halloween costume with items you already have in your closet. Above are three examples of costumes I’ve worn in the past. My all-time favorite is going as a flapper. I’m totally obsessed with the 20’s, (hence, the title for my blog), and going as a flapper is my most favorite disguise. The first rule to pulling off this look is the dress. Everyone always chooses a dress with fringe detailing but I like to go with something a little more sexy such as a slip. I feel that it makes the look that more original and authentic.
If you don’t have a slip, then opt for a dress with sequins instead. Finish off the look with stockings, Mary-Janes (I prefer silver or gold), pearls and a chic headband.
My second favorite costume is a sexy witch. Not only is this costume super easy to pull off, but it’s more practical as well. Literally anything black will do but opt for a dress instead. I like to choose one with lace detailing to give the look a spooky feel but if you don’t own anything of the sort, a simplistic LBD will do. Finish off the look with oxford heels, a trendy statement necklace and of course, a witch’s hat and broom. You’ll probably have to head over to Party City for both the broom and hat but if you go last minute, they should be marked down.
My final favorite costume is 80’s chic.Sadly, I was born in the 90’s and therefore wasn’t able to experience one of the chicest decades of all time. Thankfully we have Halloween to make up for that lost. This costume is probably the most fun to immolate. It involves bright colors, (preferably neon), and loads of jewelry, (preferably baubles and beads). Start off with a crop top, if you don’t own a crop top, simply opt for a bright-colored t-shirt. A crinoline if a must if you’re going to pull this look off. Either that or a tutu to make it more authentic. If you don’t own either, opt for bright-colored leggings instead. Think Jane Fonda during her work-out video days. Finish off the look with loads of beaded jewelry, high-tops, and a Scrunchie. If  you don’t own any of these items, you can easily find them online for cheap.
I hope this info helped with you Halloween dilemma. If you choose to go as any of the above, please feel free to send me pics using #DIYHalloween. Also, if you have any other costume ideas, please feel free to share!
Happy Halloween!

Taylor Swift Lands Her 1st British Vogue Cover!

It’s hard not to be interested in celebrities. After all, their lives are so utterly fascinating. Whether they’re purchasing some ultra extravagant penthouse on the Upper East Side, or dancing on bar tables at the hottest clubs;  it’s never a dull moment in the life of a celebrity. That much is the same for Ms. Taylor Swift, the country songstress turned pop star. It seems every magazine you open, there’s the blonde beauty, strutting the streets of New York as if it’s her very own catwalk. To be quite honest, I’m totally obsessed with Swift.

I find her to be very interesting. So, you can understand my excitement when I glimpsed at the October issue of British Vogue, and saw the “Shake it Off” singer, looking ever so chic. In the issue, Taylor discusses her relationships, music, and living in New York, but it’s her ensembles I was more drawn to. On the cover, Swift rocks a pastel pink Miu Miu coat, paired with a blue, cable knit tank. Her hair is slicked back to resemble a slight Mohawk, which is as edgy as I’ve ever seen her look.

I love this look on Taylor. I feel it goes hand in hand with how the musicians, current state of mind. Strong and empowered. What are your thoughts on Taylor’s look? Feel free to tweet me at @TheGaietyGirl using #SwiftUKVogue!

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Feminism Meets Fashion at Chanel SS15

I’m a huge believer in equality. I think everyone should be treated fairly, and that undoubtedly includes woman. Woman are such important players in the game of life, and therefore should be treated as such. With that being said, I very much consider my self a feminist. It seems that the topic of feminism, or even considering yourself a feminist, is such a delicate topic to discuss for certain individuals. Even though that might be the case for some, it seems a vast majority of individuals are speaking out regardless. Supporters of the #HeforShe campaign, (a campaign centering around gender rights) include Russell Crowe, Tom Hiddleston, Harry Styles, Chris Colfer, and Emma Watson; who courageously stood in front of the UN, and delivered a breathtaking speech on the matter recently. Another name to add to the ever populating list, is one Mr. Karl Largerfeld.

You know, the Creative Director of Chanel.

Earlier today, the legendary designer unveiled his SS15 collection, and the theme appeared to be centered around important discussions which are overtaking our country; feminism being one of the topics. Largerfeld is famous for his unique and creative fashion shows, but his SS15 show appears to be the most interesting, if not ingenious. Models strode down, what appeared to be a street-like runway, donning colorful, tweed pantsuits, cleverly paired with purses which resembled briefcases. The entire collection reminded me of how woman dressed in the 80’s, powerful and successful. It is certainly a collection infused with notes of strength and power. Two characteristics which define the women of today. Once again, Largerfeld has created a collection fit for the woman of today’s society.

Fashion Friday Roundup

As we say farewell to NYFW, we say goodbye to the amazing ensembles along with it. This week was packed with fashion-forward outfits and I’m here to bring you my favorites. From Alexa Chung in Topshop to Cara Delevinge in Burberry, I’m breaking down which looks made the fashion cut this week. So sit back, relax, and enjoy!

1. Alexa Chung in Topshop

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2. Cara Delevinge in Burberry 

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3. Olivia Palermo in Tibi

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4. Poppy Delevinge in Matthew Williamson

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5. Harley Viera Newton in Topshop 

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7 Items Every Fashionista Needs in Her Closet for Fall

7 Items Every Fashionista Needs in Her Closet for Fall
Autumn happens to be my favorite season of all the four. Whether it’s the change in weather or the bountiful unveiling of Spring/Summer collections.I’m not exactly sure. But there’s just something about Autumn which tends to melt my heart every time it rolls into town. With that being said, it’s time to introduce you seven items which I feel every fashionista should have in their closet for fall. Let’s start with número uno!

1. White Midi Dress-Phillip Lim $965

I’m a huge advocate for midi dresses. They’re the perfect length and ooze with sophistication. For summer, it was all about tropical patterns but for fall, white is all the rage. I know what you’re thinking, “Who wears white after Labor Day”? The answer my friend is anyone with a fashionable bone in their body. I love this version from Phillip Lim because it has slight asymmetrical detailing, along with a graphic print, (which is also a huge trend for fall 2014).

2. Overalls-Topshop $96

These were my go-to item in the summer and they;re my go-to item for fall. I love a boyfriend fit because they look better that way. You can choose any version you want, but if you’re looking for an androgynous vibe, boyfriend fit is your best

3. Oxford-Uniqlo $30

There’s nothing, in my opinion, more classic than an oxford shirt. They’re completely versatile and add a large amount of elegance to any ensemble. For work, I love wearing mine with a leather pencil skirt and snakeskin sneakers or if I’m playing it causal, I’ll simply tuck it into a pair of skinny jeans and flats. Whichever way you choose you wear yours, this piece is a must for fall.

4. Caramel Coat-Mulberry $2,800

Another reason why I love autumn so much is because I get to dust off all my pretty coats. I’m a sucker for coats. Peacoats, trenchcoats, parkas, bombers, you name it; I love em’! My overall favorite peice of outerwear for autumn, comes in the form of an oversized, caramel-colored version. I love oversize coats in general because you can layer, layer, layer, and layer some more! The caramel color merely adds a nice, classic finish, and pretty much goes well with everything you already own.

5. Gold Rings- Sole Society $20

I recently purchased a set of eight rings, similar to these on Jewelmint two nights ago. There’s nothing I find more chic than fingers covered entirely in gold. Unlike silver, I find that gold pretty much compliments any outfit and adds a quick touch of style. If you’re going to invest in one item for fall, invest in a gorgeous set of gold rings. You won’t regret it.

6. Leather Backpack- Alexander McQueen $1,975

If you’re looking to obtain that “cool girl chic” look this fall, than a leather backpack is your go-to piece. This version from Alexander McQueen is utterly beautiful and adds the right amount of edge to any outfit.

7. Leather Loafers- Lanvin $965

I hate heels! There, I’ve said it. Whenever I’m going out, I always opt for ankle booties or a chic pair of loafers. Truth of the matter is, I only wear heels when it’s required, and thankfully, that’s not very often. Don’t get me wrong, I admire the look of heels and the intricacy most of them acquire. I just hate wearing them. To me, there’s nothing more sexier than a woman donning a pair of loafers or oxfords. This pair from Lanvin are GORGEOUS! If you’re going to splurge on one item this fall, this is the item yo should go for. I know I would!

A Touch of Inspiration: Minimalist Edition

In life, I prefer things to be clean and have an immense form of structure. It’s the exact same way when it comes to fashion. I’m drawn to pieces which look fresh and have a strong sense of tailoring. The go-to items in my closet are a crisp, white men’s shirt, dark washed skinny jeans, and leather loafers. I’ve always loved the appeal of menswear and perhaps it’s the reason why I enjoy incorporating the look into my wardrobe on occasion. So, with that being said, I thought I would share with you small forms of inspiration which I turn to for clarity.

The images are a mixture of minimal pieces paired with masculine. I hope you enjoy!A Touch of Inspiration: Minimalist Edition

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