If you’re a Halloween procrastinator, right about now you’re probably considering rummaging through your closet to put together a last-minute costume for that party you have to go to on Friday night. Lucky for you, that’s exactly what we’re doing too, and we’ve happened to come up with a pretty good idea if we don’t say so ourselves:
We can’t believe we hadn’t thought of this sooner, but one of fall’s most popular prints (houndstooth!) also doubles as a fabulously chic detective costume when it’s done in a dress. Pair it with a trench, a wide-brimmed hat and some wedge booties to pull together the look. Find yourself a magnifying glass and if you really feel like going all out, a quirky tie-necklace. And it looks like you’re set, Nancy Drew!
We’ve already decided that store bought costumes are out of the question this year for Halloween. So here at the London Times office, we’ve been flexing our creative muscles to come up with costumes whose pieces can be worn on the 31st and beyond. This week we’re channeling the glitz and glamour of stars like Bette Davis, Greta Garbo and Jean Harlow by putting together an ensemble straight from the Old Hollywood silver screen itself:
All it takes is a classic dress (like the LT Satin and Jersey) and a few key 1920’s-inspired accessories. Grab a fur stole, a vintage hat, some beaded baubles and an Art Deco embellished heel (all of which are going to be widely on trend thanks to the much anticipated release of The Great Gatsby, by the way). If you really feel like going all-out with DIY aspect of this costume, take a look at this makeup tutorial which will have you literally looking like you’re in a black and white film all night.
It’s DIY Friday! (Everyone jump up and down in excitement) And this time, we’ve gone with a little inspiration from one of our favorite fall styles, the LT Lace Print One Shoulder. Roll up your sleeves and grab a pair of latex gloves for this one, because believe us, it gets messy (in a totally fun way though). We swear, everyone thought we were trying to vandalize the office when they saw us running around with cans of spray paint yesterday. But much to their surprise, we ended up making these gorgeous lace printed vases and candle holders. So perfect for fall decorating! Click to read more for all of the instructions…
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