Costume "cat" walk

October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween to my readers!

It's a total bummer that Halloween is on a Monday this year. If you're like me, you're stuck at work on this particularly fun holiday. But whether you're working, in the classroom, getting your kids ready for trick or treating, or just plain doing nada, I hope you make the best of this Monday.

To celebrate Halloween, I hit the town Saturday night, costume and all. 

Today I'm sharing with you my budget-friendly costume I put together in a pinch, and the reasons why you should embrace being a total goofball for one night. (Unless you're me and are ALWAYS an awkward goofball.) 

I decided to be a black cat for Halloween! Here's how I put the look together with fashionable (and re-wearable) pieces at a low cost. 

The pieces: 

Shinestar black velvet jumpsuit 

I was still trying to make up my mind as to what I wanted to be for Halloween this year when I came across this black velvet jumpsuit at Discovery. I fell in love with the deep plunging neckline, choker style collar and delicate lace back. It's sexy and scandalous, and I thought it would make a great cat costume. 

Discovery clothing: $19.99 

Awesome part about this piece is I could totally rock it with an oversized denim jacket for a fun date night. It's definitely a piece I'll be wearing again!

Target lace and velvet cat ear headband 

I was going to order my cat ears online, but I stopped in Target and found this adorable velvet and lace pair in the Halloween shop. They were the perfect match to my jumpsuit, and the perfect price. Meeee-ow! 

Black fur crossbody handbag 

I debated finding a tail I could pin to the back of my jumpsuit, but instead I opted for this black fur crossbody from Discovery for that extra cat touch. PLUS, it stored my stuff for the night, which worked out perfectly. 

Fur is a huge trend again this fall and winter, so I can definitely rock this unique bag again to spice up any outfit. 

Style and Company wedge sandals 

I already had these comfy wedges in my closet, and they are one of my favorites. They are very simple and lightweight, so they didn't take away from the rest of my look. 

Goodwill: $4.99 

The makeup:

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my "get ready with me" Instagram story where I attempted a cat eye for the first time. I surprisingly did pretty well! Here are the products I used for my full makeup look: 

Wet n Wild eyeshadow primer, The Rock nudes eye shadow palette by Maybelline, The Falsies Push Up Angel mascara by Maybelline in very black, L'Oréal Infallible The Super Slim liquid eyeliner in black (used for cat eye), Elf lip primer, Elf baked highlighter in moonlight pearls, Neutrogena Mineral Sheers power foundation in natural ivory, Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain in crush, Covergirl Tru Blend blush in medium, Essence gel eye pencil in black blaze (used for nose and whiskers).

I also curled my hair using the Beachwaver S1 and my fav John Frieda sea salt spray. 

The finished product: 

I loved this look because it was simple and fun, but still very fashionable. I also loved that I put everything together for a very low price with pieces that can be used for more than a costume. 

Putting a costume on can be incredibly intimidating, but for one day a year, it's important to let loose and have a little fun. If you feel like dressing unusual, then YOU DO YOU. Embrace the crazy in yourself and the people you're surrounding yourself with. After all, if you try dressing this way any other time of year, there's no prize for best costume. And who doesn't love a good prize. 

Go get em',

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