Those Limited Too Days Keep Coming Back To Haunt Me

Plaid skort with knee high boots

I’ll try not to talk about my Limited Too days again for a whole post like I did last week, but this skirt reminds me of it. It reminds me of the first day of 5th grade pulling up to school in my plaid skort…man I was the coolest kid ever. Actually, I really wasn’t. I was the new kid in school and I was a big nerd to be totally honest. I might have looked amazing that first day of school, but don’t let my plaid skirt fool you. I owned lime green shorts that made it down to my knees and a penguin shirt I let my Mom make me wear. I also had these awesome London themed Doc Martins I wore with shorts and a LTD2 shirt. I won’t even make you imagine it, I’ll go right ahead and show you how it was….Floppy hat with a skort and blouse Plaid skort with a floppy hat Fall Fashion Inspiration- Plaid and a floppy hat Blue skort with knee high suede boots Gold accessories for fall Navy Charming Charlie Handbag with cognac boots Navy plaid skort with Navy satchel

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Forever 21 Skort  // Charming Charlie Shirt & Handbag  //  DSW Boots  //  White Plum Hat  //  Aldo Sunglasses  //  Charming Charlie Bracelets
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Yeah, I know. Let’s not talk about it any longer….let’s talk about today’s outfit! I wore this one a few weekends ago to get a little shopping in. It was comfy, cute, and functional since it was a sunny day and this hat kept it out of my eyes:) I can’t bring myself to wear a skirt/shorts this short to work by themselves (even though I can wear whatever I want), but I plan to put on some brown leggings or some thick tights with boots once it gets a little chillier out and rock this look to work as well. I might even throw on my fur vest and a statement necklace with it. You know, get those men at work looking at me like I have 3 heads. They don’t understand me and they never will, but I’m really okay with that:)
Are there any styles out right now that remind you of your child hood?
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Patience Is A Virtue…That I Don’t Have

Navy shirt dress with floppy hat and boots
When spring first comes you can often hear me talking about how I wish I didn’t have to work inside and what I wouldn’t give to sit outside on my computer when I need to be doing indoor things. Come fall, I am SO glad I do work inside if only because of my lack of patience in waiting for fall to come. It has been much cooler here in Austin in the mornings, but other than that it has been 80+ degrees pretty consistently for the past few weeks. We have had a day or two here and there of cooler weather, but for the most part it has been warm. The reason I am so glad I work inside during the fall is because then I get to wear all of my pretty fall clothes and layers and it doesn’t bother me:) I have to dress for the real weather on Mondays because Monday is errand day, but other than that I am in full fall force! Looking at me while I’m at work, you would think it was 60 degrees outside daily. I’m sure my boss and the men at work all think I am crazy, but I just love fall fashion too much to miss out on any of it! When I get home from work I always have to “Texify” my fall outfits if we are going anywhere or eating out that night…but for the daytime I get to dream that it really is 60 outside. Don’t worry, I still love my hot Texas weather, I’ll be over fall by November and back to bragging that it’s 80 when it’s 40 everywhere else:)
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Target Shirt Dress  //  Charming Charlie Boots & Handbag  //  White Plum Hat  //  Aldo Sunglasses  //  Charming Charlie Bracelets
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In my defense it is chilly in the office sometimes. I work with a bunch of men so the air is turned pretty low most of the time. This outfit is a example of that “Texifican” technique I was talking about earlier. The cardigan and tights have come off and I am ready to venture out into the real world where I would die of heat stroke otherwise. Do you live in a hot climate? If so, do you like to pretend its cold out too?:)
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The Queen of Hearts DIY Costume

It’s finally here! My Halloween costume reveal! I worked on this all last week and am SO excited to show it to you! I’m all about do it yourself costumes! Nothing makes me more mad than going to a Halloween store and paying an arm and a leg for something I will wear only once or something that makes me look like a baby prostitute. I’m just going to be honest, I once liked those skimpy little costumes they sell…but really? A sexy Crayon….really? No thanks, I will stick with my DIY kind that I can make, reuse parts of, and be proud of when it’s all said and done! So here you have her…..the Queen of Hearts!
DIY Queen of Hearts Costume
I owned almost everything for this costume, which left it at a mere $5! I’m pretty sure that is an all time low! The tutu skirt is reused from last year’s Minnie Mouse costume, I just added a little bit more red tulle to it and cut out the hearts and spades from felt I got from Joann’s (30 cents per sheet). I wore black spandex shorts that I owned underneath though you could wear any black shorts, or just black leggings. The glittery dot tights were from Target last year and you can still get them here. The red heels are from Aldo about 5 years ago, but you could wear black or silver/gold if you don’t have red.
Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume
The card collar was probably the most intense part of the costume. I used photo squares that I have for scrapbooking to hold the cards together initially just to get the shape correct. I placed them where they wouldn’t be seen and then once they were all in place I taped the cards together more permanently with clear packing tape, once again, where you couldn’t see it. I then put a layer of modge podge on the cards to make them a little more stiff and heavy duty. If you cut out a piece of paper in the shape and size of your neck and follow along with the shape of it, it should fit and stay perfectly around your neck without help!  DIY Queen of hearts collar Queen of hearts card collar
The crown was made out of yellow craft foam I got from the children’s section of Joann’s. I cut the shape of the crown and then stapled it together in the back. The glittery foam hearts on it are also from the same section. They have sticky stuff on them already and I used them all around the crown AND to cover the staples on the back. Then, I attached it to a black headband.
Make Your Own Queen of Hearts Costume
My favorite detail is the playing card bracelet. I saw one of Etsy for $10 and I knew it would be easy to make. I made a few folds in the center of the card and then tied a red ribbon around it to make the bow shape. Then I cut a piece of black ribbon and tied it around my wrist with that! Oh, and who could forget the flamingos! The Queen of Hearts played croquet with flamingos, so I plan to use my summery flamingo cups from Party City when we have friends over on Halloween. DIY Card bracelet Queen of Hearts Playing Card Bracelet
DIY Tulle Tutu for Queen of Hearts Costume
This tutu was from under my Minnie Mouse costume last year. I bought it on clearance at Joann’s for pretty cheap because I didn’t want to stand in monstrous fabric cutting line. This year I moved the tulle pieces on it around so that there were chunks of colors instead of every other strand being different. I also added a little bit of extra red tulle. If you are not sure how to make a tulle tutu it’s super easy. You take a piece of elastic the size of your waist and tie or sew it into a circle. You then cute pieces of tulle twice the length you want the skirt to be and loop tie them around the elastic like shown in the photos below!
Making a tulle tutu DIY Tulle tutu
There you have it! My Queen of Hearts costume for Halloween 2014! Have fun making your own! If you have an awesome Halloween costume post, shoot me an email at allthatglitters810 (at) gmail.com with the link and I might feature it here on the blog this week!
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Kate Spade 2015 Agenda Giveaway

Kate Spade Gold Dots Agenda Giveaway 2015Happy Friday, Loves! To celebrate there being only one more week until Halloween I have an AWESOME giveaway for you all! I am giving away a Kate Spade 2015 Gold Dots Agenda! This is my absolute favorite way to keep track of my life and my blog. I had one all last year and just bought my new one for 2015! It even has the last months of 2014, so you can start using it right when you get it! Woohoo! Enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter below! Open to US and Canada. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!

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DIY Boo Wreath

DIY Boo Wreath for HalloweenFirst thing is first, this post should really be named, “I Hate Glitter”.  It’s hard to tell in the photos, but I sprinkled glitter on my Boo sign and it is now all over my entire house. It’s ridiculous. Now, onto the real point of the post: I love to craft. Finding time to craft is a whole different story, but when I get in crafting mode it’s on. Just you wait until Christmas time and the 12 days of Christmas Crafts…it gets crazy around these parts! Today’s craft is one that I have actually had the supplies for for about 3 years. Yes, I know…thats a long time but it’s true. I bought these cardboard cut out letters that say BOO at Hobby Lobby 3 years ago. I found them in a box when I was going through my craft room supplies and I kept them out specifically with the intention of making them into a pretty sign this year. It HAD to happen. Well, luckily it did and it was super easy to make too. I think my sign turned out amazingly!
Boo Halloween Craft

Supplies:

  • BOO Cardboard Letters
  • Halloween scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Polyurethane Spray or Modpodge
  • Sparkles and other Halloween accents
DIY Boo Cardboard Letters

Directions:

  1. Lay your scrapbook paper down on the table and trace your letters on it with a pencil.
  2. Cut out the letters and glue them on to the cardboard letters.
  3. Decorate with any fun Halloween-y scrapbook items you have lying around.
  4. Spray with Polyurethane spray or brush on your modpodge.
  5. Tie the letters together with your ribbon, tying the ribbon together in the back so that you can’t see the knot. (You can use a stapler too.)
  6. Tie a big bow at the top of the B leaving a little room to use as a hanger.
  7. Hang on your door or wall as the cutest Halloween decoration you could ever want!
Boo Wreath
I hope you all enjoy making this sign/wreath! Have fun!All That Glitters Blog Signature