Halloween Location Looks: Day 5 of 31 – Pretty in Pink

Oct 10, 2014 | 8 Comments

My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continue!! Day 5 has arrived!

Today’s costume comes from:

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Pretty in Pink (c/o Paramount’s “Pretty in PInk”)

This is one of my FAVORITE John Hughes movies. Such an 80s classic!

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Let the DIY games begin! (c/o Paramount Pictures “Pretty in Pink”)

The exterior of Andie’s (Molly Ringwald) dad’s (Harry Dean Stanton) house was actually shot in Pasadena, and it actually looks the same still!

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1986 / 2014

The key Andie  costume pieces that you’ll need include:

 

PRETTY IN PINK - SHOOTING LOCATION - COSTUME

Pretty in Pink Costume Staples

1. Prom Corsage!! (Grab some flowers from the garden or snag a few stems and DIY one yourself!)

2. Wig (I used my own red hair, but this curly one does the trick!)

3. The dress!! (I upcycled two dresses and crafted them into my “Pretty in Pink” ensemble that I featured in my book!! Check it out for the full tutorial, or look for something pink and polka-dotted to match Andie’s as much as possible.)

I featured my favorite quote from the movie to tease today’s post on Instagram yesterday…

What. About. Prom. Blaine?

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Halloween Location Looks: Day 4 of 31 – Golden Girls

Oct 8, 2014 | 5 Comments

Costume month continues! Which shooting location did I hit today???

I took a little trip to “Miami” to visit…

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Golden Girls (c/o NBC)

This show makes me smile. Obsessed that you can sporadically find it on TV at 3am (been there, done that) and honestly, I get lots of outfit inspiration when watching.

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Ma gurls.

I decided to put on my best Rose Nylund and get to set!

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Golden Betty (c/o NBC)

The key Rose costume pieces that you’ll need include:

GOLDEN GIRLS - SHOOTING LOCATION - COSTUME

Costume accoutrements!

1. Wig (Marilyn Wig c/o Party City)

2. Sequins!! (I wore a vintage sequined top with a muumuu underneath!)

Time to get GOLDEN!!

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Remake: Yellow Floral Chiffon Robe

Oct 7, 2014 | 6 Comments

I hope you’re enjoying the costume series that just started! I still want to get a few upcycled remakes posted in-between all of the Halloweening, so today you get a housecoat!

I bought this YEARS ago with the intention of doing something cool with it, however I just never seemed to be inspired enough to tweak it.

New Dress A Day - vintage floral housecoat

BEFORE

The print was killer and I loved the chiffon, however at the end of the day, it was a buttoned robe. I finally got inspired with a trip to Palm Springs planned. Kinda seems like something that should be worn in the desert, n’est-ce pas?

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Halloween Location Looks: Day 3 of 31 – Legally Blonde

Oct 6, 2014 | 10 Comments

My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continue!!

Today’s costume comes from:

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Legally Blonde (c/o MGM’s Legally Blonde)

I love this movie :)

They actually shot the Harvard Square scenes at the All Saints Church in Pasadena…

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All Saints Church

…so I knew I had to recreate an Elle Woods costume!

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Reese! (c/o MGM’s “Legally Blonde”)

The key Elle Woods costume pieces that you’ll need include:

LEGALLY BLONDE - SHOOTING LOCATION - COSTUME

Costume Elements!

1. Pink!! (The cardi and dress are H&M – sweater thrifted from Goodwill, dress hanging in my closet for 4 years!)

2. Stuffed Chihuahua (If I only had a real chihuahua to tote with me. This stuffed one will do in the interim.)

3. Wig (Divine Light Blonde Wig c/o Party City)

Time to “bend and snap”!

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Halloween Location Looks: Day 2 of 31 – 500 Days of Summer

Oct 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

One month of costume inspiration from our favorite movies and TV shows continues!

Today’s costume comes from:

500 Days of Summer Opening Credits

500 Days of Summer (c/o Fox Searchlight’s “500 Days of Summer’)

One of my favorite scenes from 500 Days of Summer was shot at downtown LA’s Bradbury Building and I couldn’t wait to go inside!

500 Days of Summer - Bradbury Building

One of the coolest buildings in LA!

Zooey Deschanel played Summer to Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Tom and the city of LA played the third lead!

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Zooey! (c/ Fox Searchlight’s “500 Days of Summer”)

I went with Zooey Deschanel’s look from the end of the film, so the key Summer costume pieces that you’ll need include:

500 Days of Summer Costume Supplies

Costume Supplies

1. Beige Trench Coat (Mine is old Anthropologie, but this H&M one is perfect at $25!)

2. Black skirt (I wore my vintage Escada skirt, but any black skirt works! Target has fab ones.)

3. Dark Hair (I didn’t go with a wig this time, but this one is perfect for a Zooey lookalike!)

4. Black Briefcase or Purse (mine is thrifted from Goodwill – this is something easily grabable from your accessory pile!)

5. Thick Framed Glasses (super Zooey-esque cheap frames from Amazon)

“I think it’s official. I’m in love with Summer.”

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