Haute and Home-Made Halloween!

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays! Who doesn't like to get dressed up and eat candy?! The only thing I struggle with is finding the right costume for not only me, but my kids! I find that a lot of the costumes out there for women and for girls look trashy and cheap and are EXPENSIVE! So, this year I decided to partner with Blowout Morristown and create 3 fun, "home-made" costumes for me and my girls! And boy, did we have fun!! AND, I found most of our costumes in our closets! I only had to buy a few things to complete each look.

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For Cooper, who is 13, I thought Audrey Hepburn was a perfect costume for her and she agreed! Jackie from Blowout brought this look to life with a gorgeous updo and beautiful makeup! What teenage girl doesn't want to get glammed up and be transformed into a Hollywood icon?! The black dress is ZARA (something similar linked), shoes are Sam Edelman, and accessories are from Claire's (earrings, tiara, gloves) and Francesca's (necklace)! 

Since my 9 year old is so spunky and animated, I wanted her costume to be super fun...so we chose a cat! Jackie used her hair to make the cat ears and did a spectacular job on the makeup! Cam truly looked like a cat and she was super happy with her look! This costume was beyond easy. I grabbed black leggings from Jcrew, a black tee shirt, patent leather shoes from Nordstrom, and cat accessories from Claires. 

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And last, but not least...there was me! There are few options for adults that aren't inappropriate, and I knew I didn't want to dress up as "slutty" Cookie Monster...yup, there is such a thing! So, I dug through my closet and found a dress (similar style linked) and heels (similar style linked) that I wore to a Great Gatsby themed birthday party a couple of years ago. It was perfect! All I needed was my grandmother's beaded handbag (similar style linked) and a few great accessories (pearls, earrings, head band - all similar styles). Jackie's hair and makeup was gorgeous and perfect for this 1920's look. Happy Halloween everyone!!

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All blog photography by Monika de Myer Photography

Hair & Makeup by Blowout Morristown