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Flashback Friday | Halloween Edition

Ahhh it’s Halloween weekend! I LOVE dressing up, but I have to admit, it gets harder + harder every single year! I’m a big DIY-er when it comes to costumes. In college, I had SO much time to bedazzle and create the craziest outfits – these days…that luxury seems long gone. 🙁

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Halloween 2013 Recap!

As promised in my previous post, I mentioned that I would share my Halloween costumes! This year I made two 🙂 I celebrated at a fun, low-key, house party last Friday night then went out on Saturday with some friends for a late bar night. I’ve gathered a few of the dozens of pictures I had taken over Halloween weekend to share here. Take a peek below & enjoy!

NIGHT 1: Saved By the Bell – Kelly Kapowski

Disclaimer: there was NO way that I was ever going to figure out how to do that bang LOL
Disclaimer: there was NO way that I was ever going to figure out how to do that bang LOL
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Failed attempt #1 at printing iron ons. I didn’t realize I had the wrong kind of printer. Whoops!
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Ironing time!
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My, I mean, Kelly’s shirt!
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Obviously my boyfriend was forced to participate.
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LOVE IT!
Quick break in costuming to grab some dinner. Bloomin onion FTW.
Quick break in costuming to grab some dinner. Bloomin onion FTW.
Time to get ready! Extensions for DAYS!
Time to get ready! Extensions for DAYS!
Crazy kids are ready to go :)
Crazy kids are ready to go :). Tried to create a mullet out of that fro for AC, but it didn’t want to happen lol
Fun decorations
Fun decorations!
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My college roommate hosted the party at her new house! I love getting to see her 🙂
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Festive bar!
Cheers!
Cheers!
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My Slater! <3
Couldn't get over how sexy my shoes were.
Couldn’t get over how sexy my shoes were.
Mike is terrible. Took plenty of candy for his ride home.
Mike is terrible. Took plenty of candy for his ride home.
Time to go home & ask my boyfriend to riptake out my fake hair lol
I got home aaaaand that was that lol.

NIGHT 2: Rihanna. This costume was a tricky one! I really wanted to make it last year, but ran out of time. I still had some of the material so I decided to go for it this year! This is SOOOO not me, which is why it was so much fun 🙂

I always thought this outfit was so fun!
I always thought this outfit was amaze! Recreating it however…a little tricky.
I got two denim button downs from Walmart & ended up only using 1 to make the entire thing!
I got two denim button downs from Walmart & ended up only using 1 to make the entire thing!
Trip to Target to nab some costume sneaks - $7!!
Picked up a pair of sneakers for under $7!
HA! I NEVEEEERRRR wear sneakers!! I honestly don't even own sneakers. Well, now I do :)
HA! I NEVEEEERRRR wear sneakers!! I honestly don’t even own sneakers. Well, now I do 🙂
Had to fill up before going out.
Had to fill up before going out.
The girls ready to go!
The girls ready to go!
We all took turns playing with the creepy doll lol
We all took turns playing with the creepy doll lol
Like my tats? I bet my Dad doesn't!
Costume was complete with tats!
Got to wear sneakers both nights! Definitely a treat vs. the usual heels
Love that I got to wear sneakers both nights! Definitely a treat vs. the usual heels
My little inmate. Not to be confused with Breezy.
My little inmate. Not to be confused with Breezy.
Roomie!
Roomie!

It was a really fun Halloween weekend! I got to be creative, dress up, spend time with my boyfriend and some of my favorite people, have a few drinks & dance :).

Wondering how I was feeling on Sunday?

That's how.
That’s how.

I’m getting to old for this. Until next year, Halloween! For now, it’s back to my comfort zone of being a little homebody, baking, watching movies & laying low 🙂

What were you for Halloween? I want to know! 🙂

Best Dressed: Grammys 2013

Let me start by acknowledging my little announcement last night that I was going to boycott the Grammys …

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…myself, and the rest of New England have literally been snowed in for 3 days now. I cannot tell you how many movies, re-runs, and mindless television I’ve watched – talk about stir crazy/cabin fever.

Mid-blizzard
Mid-blizzard
Post-blizzard. So much snow!
Post-blizzard. So much snow!

However, I couldn’t help but watch the live red carpet on E! It’s not that easy to opt out of all that fashion! I had so much fun blogging about the stars’ outfits last year … and who could forget that Louboutin Manicure?!

So, without further ado – let’s get to it. Here are my picks for the best dressed at the 2013 Grammy Awards:

Shaun Robinson: (waiting for confirmation on designer) Looking fabulous in purple!

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Taylor Swift: J. Mendel. Wasn’t too crazy about her hair, but I loved the dress – she always kills it in JM!

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Nazanin Mandi (Miguels’ Girlfriend): (waiting for confirmation on designer) I love when the stars have a significant other who is a red carpet star in their own right! Last year at the ACM’s it was Lacey Buchanan, Jake Owens then girlfriend, this year it was Miguels lady! Cute LBD & fun hair. She makes her man look good – hot hot hot!

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J.Lo: Anthony Vaccarello. The woman is rock solid & looked amazing in this black gown!

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Faith Hill: J. Mendel. There’s a lot of chatter about this dress, but I think she looked great! It fits her like a glove and the beading was so fun! Side note: did anyone else see the serious rock on her pinky finger!?

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Kelly Rowland: Georges Chakra. More often than not I find Kelly Rowland on my list of best dressed. This black geometric, cutout number looks incredible on her!

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Rihanna: Custom Azzedine Alaia. Rihanna is usually a total hit or a total miss – I have to say, what a pleasant surprise to see her so cute & cleaned up tonight! LOVE!

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Those were some of my red carpet highlights! Unfortunately, I was disappointed with Carrie Underwood & Beyonce – they both looked great, but I think that they could of done something a little more fun! Maybe next year.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve loved the addition of the mani-cam to these awards shows. It might be more exciting to me than the red carpet itself! My Mom is too funny – I think that being the person who gets to man the mani-cam may be on my list of dream jobs. 😉
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Who were some of your favorites on the 2013 Grammy Red Carpet?

2012 Grammy Recap

Another awards show has come and gone, and boy was it an interesting one.

We watched at our apartment and filled up on far too many finger foods! (I was on a roll in the kitchen yesterday!)

Rice crispies, fresh mozz, bruschetta, pigs in a blanket, nachos and peanut butter cookies 🙂

We all got our tweeting fingers ready and settled in for the pre-show (obviously the best part ;))

Let’s start with the red carpet- the good, the bad, and the ugly! We’ll get the bad out of the way…and let me be clear…it was quite difficult to narrow it down.

1) I love Nicki Minaj- it’s hard not to love her. But between this sac-religious mockery, and her on stage exorcism…I just don’t get. But I guess that’s what makes her Nicki! *Sigh*

2) Who even is this? Her ploy to get me to google her didn’t work.

3) Fergie deemed this dress the “safe” choice. Honestly, if she had cute little black underwear on as opposed to the control top spanx, it would have saved the dress.

On to my faves!

4) I’ve got to give props to Giuliana, she’s not even an artist, but she might as well have been! This skinny mini always looks adorable, but I LOVED her LBD and gold belt last night- a nice little ode to the Grammys 😉 She’s so cute!

5) Kelly Rowland looked STUNNING. She’s so talented, classy, and professional- this completely exudes that.

I couldn’t help but notice her hair was very Jessica Simpson-esque circa 2005 (@ the MTV Movie Awards).

Ugh, I died for J. Simps- she was such a babe.

6) And then there was Carrie Underwood- this woman is so perfectly beautiful, talented, and absolutely phenomenal that she can do no wrong. Out of all the high neck-long sleeved dresses last night, she is the only one that I think was able to pull it off flawlessly!

As for the show, I think that Jennifer Hudson did such an amazing job with her Whitney Tribute! However, I couldn’t help waiting for her double, wearing white, to come out and sing next to her. I’ve been brainwashed by weight watchers!

Taylor Swift is my girl, she did her thing with Mean!

And of course Adele was the big winner, every time she got to the mic she reminded me of Bridget Jones lol- she was cute, she deserved all that she got! (AND she had a Louboutin mani! LOVEEE!)

Rihanna’s performance was fun, but I officially prefer my boyfriends version of “We Found Love” over the original! Check it out 🙂

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What were your Grammy highlights?

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