2 gorgeous GATSBY hairstyles for Halloween… or a wedding

Look Number 1: Vintage 1920′s Curls

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The Great Gatsby Headband I’m wearing is from What a Betty.  This was the most fabulous headband of all time.  What a Betty creates couture headbands that are perfect for weddings, special occasions and even everyday looks.  Go over and checkout their website!  Quite literally, you’ll die with inspiration!  The amazing headband I’m wearing is from the “Gretchen” collection.

Shirt: c/o Chic Wish | Lipstick: Sephora Truth or Dare | Nailpolish: Essie Velvet Voyeur


Look Number 2: Easy Gatsby Updo

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Shirt: c/o Lulu*s | Bag: c/o Lulu*s | Watch: c/o Arvo | Bracelets: similar here and here | Caged Sandals: Vince Camuto (clearance!) | Hat: c/o Sole Society (sold out) similar here and here | Lipstick: Mac Russian Red

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I can’t believe it’s already the 17th of October. Do any of you feel like you’ve missed full on days?! Pretty soon my favorite time of year will be over and I’ll be living inside dreaming of Spring. I am not okay with this. Tonight we took the kids to a Halloween Party and 1) I couldn’t believe how grown up they were both looking and 2) I couldn’t believe how grown up they were both looking. I can’t believe I’m 27. I can’t believe I have a 4 and 2 year old. I can’t believe I’ve been married 7 years. I can’t believe we’re building a house. In Ohio. I can’t believe October is almost over and pretty soon I’m going to be an old lady wearing a pink jogging suit everywhere and going to water yoga every morning. Where has my life gone?!

Yeah, just think about that for a minute! Tomorrow I’ll be filming a couple flapper girl hairstyle tutorials. If I can get it all done I’ll have it out to you tomorrow. If not it’ll be Monday. Love you tons and sure hope you’re October is going much slower than mine.

Easy Kitty Cat or Leopard Makeup Tutorial

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Last year I was a Leopard for Halloween.  I wore a black outfit, furry vest and my makeup was pretty much awesome.  What I loved most about the costume was that it was basically free and it took me maybe half an hour to pull together.  I wrote a step by step post for Babble last year but in lieu of the new YouTube channel, I thought I’d share a more in depth tutorial.  If you’re looking for an easy kitty cat or leopard makeup tutorial for Halloween that’s pretty and very do able make sure to follow the jump for the tutorial!

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Skirt: c/o Preciously Paired | Plaid Top: c/o Abercrombie and Fitch old, wanting this one | Heels: Similar here | Bracelet: c/o Stella and Dot | Necklace1: c/o Delicate and Layered| Necklace2: c/o Kendra Scott | Hair Extensions: c/o Laced Hair  || Savy’s outfit – Skirt: c/o Preciously Paired | Bike shirt: Gap | Pink Button Up: Boys Section at Children’s Place | Cheetah Cardi: Target (old) | Floral Leggings: Target | Rain Boots: Similar here

And then sometimes Savy and I wear matching skirts to church!  This little girl is THE sassiest little thing.  She is opinionated and mischievous.  She likes to color on everything except paper.  She won’t wear anything but her new Hello Kitty boots and I’m not even kidding.  I cannot make her wear anything else.  She’s very particular with what she wears and her outfits have to be her idea.  She loves preschool and she’s slightly obsessed with painting.  Which obviously implies there’s currently paint all over the toilet seats.  She is a diaper ninja.  She think’s she’s potty trained and whenever we go somewhere  she rips her diaper off without me knowing it.  It’s led to many accidents at Walmart, the kids club and church.  Behind that strong willed personality though, is a little girl who absolutely adores me.  She is THE BEST snuggler.  In the world.  Period.  I’ll be yelling at the kids for something and she’ll quietly come up to me and say, “mommy… are you happy”?  I can’t help but calm down, smile and say yes.  She’ll wrap her arms around my neck and give me the tightest squeeze and it makes everything better.  I don’t know what it is about her, but despite how insane she makes me, she gives me incredible joy and her and her brother have taught me more about love than I ever thought possible.  Now hopefully I can just survive them!

These adorable skirts are from Preciously Paired and they’ve just launched their new children’s skirts.  I’m in love with how flattering they are – go check out their other colors and see how they’ve styled them!

Sugar Skull Makeup Tutorial for Beginners


A few weeks ago on instagram I asked what Halloween makeup tutorials you’d like to see me create.  The most requested tutorial was the Sugar Skull.  I wasn’t familiar with sugar skulls and I’d never heard of Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.  It was really fun to read up on the Mexican holiday that’s observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures.  The holiday focuses on gathering family and friends to pray for and remember family members who have died.  Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars and honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.  It’s supposed to be a very beautiful ritual where those celebrating happily and lovingly remember their loved ones who have passed on.  This is not supposed to be demonic or gruesome but rather beautiful and symbolic which is the only reason I chose to do it.

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