Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween 2016 - DIY

I LOVE Halloween time! I'm such a creative at heart and I live for getting to express my ideas in my costumes. This year I made my entir costume myself and was a MERMAID!

Crown is made of a dollar store tiara. I wrapped it in glitter pipe cleaners so that my sells could stick, then hot glued shells and pearls until I was satisfied with design.

Top is a lacy bra that I added beads in a shell design and embellished with pearls, rhinestones and glitter.

Skirt is a sequin fabric that I wrapped around myself, pinned then sewed and added tulle at bottom for tail effect.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Ghosts of Zulus Past

Everyone knows New Orleans for Mardi Gras. What most don't know is that it's not just one day, but an entire season of fun, parades and balls. My absolute favorite of them all is ZULU BALL. It's best described as an adult prom. You get all dressed up, everyone has assigned tables, there's live celebrity performances, and just an all around good time.

Let's take a look at some of my previous Zulu looks as I try to figure out what look I want to go for Zulu 2017.

This year I went with an old Hollywood vibe. Red dress, Side swept hair and a bold lip. Can't forget my fur collar - I always have to do a little extra.

Business in the front, party in the back!

The year before that - 2015, things were a little more interesting. As the dress I originally ordered did not come in time and I had to get one last minute. I was furious!

 I was rushed out the door, so my curls were still wet and I wasn't satisfied on my makeup, but I got so many compliments on my whole look so I really thought it was funny. I had such a great tme that night though it didn't even matter.

I have an idea of the style of dress I want for next year, but I haven't seen it in person yet. Any recommendations of some good dress shops or sites?

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Denim Down

Double denim - a trend we all love. I'm sure I'll be rocking it a lot this Fall, as denim shirts are my fave. I teamed up with photographer @theoptimistdreamer for this shoot at a laundromat in New Orleans.

These are my favorite pair of jeans - high waisted skinny from H&M

What's your favorite way to pair denim?