Wednesday, October 29, 2014

closet costume: leslie knope

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blazer and shirt: hand-me-up from brother // jeans: Gap // shoes: thrifted Converse

Photos by Briley Noel

If pop culture is more your Halloween style, today's costume is for you. Today I'm bringing you NBC's sweetheart, Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation. She's your favorite Pawnee Councilwoman, and she's also a snappy dresser. Leslie frequently wears blazers, jeans, and sneakers, and generally sticks to a patriotic color scheme.

Bonus additions: Councilwoman pin, Pawnee Goddesses vest, and a cutie dressed as Ben Wyatt.

See previous closet costume ideas: Funny Face, pineapple

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

closet costume: pineapple

As promised, I'm back with more Halloween costume inspiration! Today's might be even easier than yesterday's.

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dress: handmade by Dago's mom (similar) // shoes: Old Navy

Photos by Briley Noel

Today I'm showing you how to dress as the trendiest fruit of 2014: the pineapple! This costume really only requires two pieces: a yellow dress and some green stuff in your hair. I pulled out my favorite yellow dress one more time before it gets too cold to wear it. Then I wrapped some clear green wrapping I'd bought for a DIY project around a headband I already had to make a cute green fascinator-style headpiece. After seeing it in these photos, I realized that I should have maybe made it spikier, so spike to your heart's content!

Also, if pineapple isn't your fruit of choice, you could wear a red dress and be a strawberry!

The costume really is that easy! What's the easiest costume you've ever worn for Halloween?

Monday, October 27, 2014

closet costume: funny face

Halloween has always been one of my most favorite holidays (accompanied by Valentine's and Christmas, of course). However, I have a history of getting really excited for it at the beginning of the month and then not having any solid plans on Hallow's Eve. 

One of the ways you can make sure to have an awesome Halloween is by choosing a costume from your own closet so you don't have to buy a bunch of things to put together your dream costume. This week I'm bringing you four closet costume ideas in case you need some last minute inspiration before the big day!

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shirt: Old Navy // pants: Gap // shoes: LuLu*s (similar)

Photos by Briley Noel

My first costume is from an iconic Audrey Hepburn flick--no, not Breakfast at Tiffany's--Funny Face! The fashionably inclined love costumes that call back to some of their favorite dressers from movies, especially Hepburn looks. Funny Face is great option because it uses the same pieces you used for last year's cat costume: cropped black pants, long-sleeved black shirt, black flats. Add a ponytail and some fun dance moves and you've got yourself a Halloween costume without spending a buck!

Stay tuned for more Halloween costume inspiration from your own closet!

Monday, October 20, 2014

hocus pocus

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dress: Cotton On (similar) // boots: Chinese Laundry // long necklace: The Land of Salt // short necklace: Apricot Lane Boutique // purse: random shop in Thailand

Photos by Briley Noel

If this outfit looks familiar, it's because I wore it to day three of ACL Fest. As I walked home that night, Pearl Jam playing in the distance, the wind whipping my dress and hair around, I felt awfully witchy. For a moment, I was imagining myself in a Stevie Nicks music video. It was one of those moments of being alone that felt all romantic, like I was in a movie. I spent so much time searching for those moments in high school and college. Now I spend more of my time based in reality, but this was a nice, fleeting moment.

This abandoned church is actually less than a block away from my new office. I pass it every day going to and from work, and I told Briley we had to shoot there. The light in the marquee that hasn't been turned off, but has no inspirational psalm to offer; the out-of-place palm trees; the contrasting dark and light elements. With Halloween coming up, I thought it would be fun to photograph my witchy outfit in an ominous setting.

We had so much fun shooting these photos, and I'm in love with how they came out. As a little almost-Halloween treat, I give you this:


For more of this little guy, follow #salvadorshalloween14 on Instagram. Briley really is the Halloween master.