Birthday Cheers!!

Oct 17, 2014 | 18 Comments

Today’s costume post is coming a bit later on in the day, because it was just my birthday (!!), so stay tuned because it comes from one of my favorite 90s TV shows.

I had an Italian feast to celebrate and wore a dinosaur-covered Betsey Johnson dress (those are pterodactyls all over it!) like you do…

Birthday - New Dress A Day

Birthday sips!

“Like a fine wine, we get better with age…” couldn’t be truer! Just wanted to say how thankful I am for this lovely community of friends that NDAD has gathered. I’m a lucky girl to have you all in my life and I’m birthday cheersing to each and every one of you! xo

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Halloween Location Looks: Day 8 of 31 – Swingers

Oct 16, 2014 | 6 Comments

My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Day 8 has arrived and it’s money, baby.

Today’s costume comes from:

Swingers - Title Card

Swingers (c/o Miramax’s “Swingers”)

Cafe 101 in Hollywood could be another cast member in Swingers. It’s the bottom floor of a Best Western and virtually looks the same as it did when the movie came out almost 20 years ago!

Swingers - Cafe 101 Hollywood

The best diner on the first floor of a Best Western! Then vs. now!

I think this is where my obsession with Los Angeles really began…

Swingers - Cafe 101 Hollywood

Vince & Jon (c/o Miramax’s “Swingers”)

Vince Vaughn + Jon Favreau = get me out to LA, ASAP!!

Swingers - Cafe 101 Hollywood - Vince Vaughn

Vince & Jon (c/o Miramax’s “Swingers”)

The key Trent (Vince Vaughn) costume pieces that you’ll need, include:

Swingers - vince vaughn costume

Trent costume staples

1. Light Yellow Button Down Blouse (Perfect piece to source at the thrift store – my long sleeved version is courtesy of a garage sale!)

2. Brown Wig (c/o Party City)

3. Tank Top (If you don’t have a stash of 10 at your fingertips (ahem, fingers pointing at this girl), you can grab a some on Amazon! I live in these, workout in these, sleep in these…you name it.)

4. Martini Glass (The perfect accoutrement to the Trent costume!)

The teaser quote I posted on Instagram yesterday is probably the most iconic phrase from the movie.

 Swingers - You're so money

So money, baby.

I was going to use “Hi, this is Nikki, leave a message” but the pain felt during that scene is insane. In. Sane.

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Halloween Location Looks: Day 7 of 31 – Cruel Intentions

Oct 14, 2014 | 7 Comments

My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Day 7 is here and it’s from one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies.

Today’s costume comes from:

Cruel Intentions - Title

Cruel Intentions (c/o Columbia Pictures “Cruel Intentions”)

The final scene from this film was shot at the All Saints Church in Pasadena…

Cruel Intentions - Title

The final scene takes place here!

…so it had to be one of this month’s remakes! Sarah Michelle Gellar as Kathryn is my costume inspiration.

Cruel Intentions - movie clip

Reese & SMG (c/o Columbia Pictures “Cruel Intentions”)

The key Sarah Michelle Gellar costume pieces that you’ll need, include:

Cruel Intentions - Costume Elements

Kathryn’s costume staples

1. White Blouse (Straight from my closet leftover from my serving days!)

2. Cross (I used one from my collection but there are lots of Cruel Intentions fan sites that sell her exact one. Mine doesn’t carry anything inside it though…)

3. Brown Wig (c/o Party City)

4. Plaid Skirt (This was a Goodwill, vintage Express find! Check out uniform supply stores too!)

5. Black Cardigan (From my collection, but this is another easy find, whether you hit H&M or Salvation Army.)

I featured one of my favorite quotes from the movie to tease today’s post on Instagram

Cruel Intentions - quote

True. That.

Oh Sebastian…

Cruel Intentions - Halloween Costume - Sarah Michelle Gellar Ryan Phillippe

Hey Sebastian!

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Halloween Location Looks: Day 6 of 31 – Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

Oct 12, 2014 | 15 Comments

My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Hello Day 6!

Today’s costume comes from:

Pee Wee's Big Adventure - Opening Credits

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (c/o Warner Bros. “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure”)

I was totally obsessed with this movie and Pee-wee’s Playhouse when I was a kid. I loved that he ate Mr. T cereal and used jumbo silverware. I think the use of a big knife to get butter for his pancakes sealed the deal.

Pee Wee's Big Adventure - Big Knife

Jumbo utensils! (c/o Warner Bros. “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure”)

One of my favorite scenes from Pee-wee’s Big Adventure included these giant dinos.

Pee Wee's Big Adventure - Cabazon Dinos

Satchel in hand!

When I found out that they existed in real life, weren’t just film props, and were located right outside of Palm Springs, I had to make a visit.

I mean, hello…

Pee Wee's Big Adventure - Cabazon Dinos

Hello, T Rex!

Kind of the coolest thing ever, right?? Time to get the costume prepped!

The key Pee-wee costume pieces that you’ll need, include:

Pee Wee's Big Adventure - DIY Costume Pieces

Pee-wee’s Costume Staples

1. A grey suit! (Grab one while thrifting, borrow from your brother, or wear the one in your closet!)

2. Bow Tie (I made mine with felt (!!!) but Amazon has cheap ones if you don’t have time.)

3. White Loafers (These are from KMart (under $15) but go with a pair of canvas shoes if you’ve already got them in your collection!)

4. White Blouse (Straight from my closet leftover from my serving days!)

I featured one of my favorite quotes from the movie to tease today’s post on Instagram, yesterday…

Pee Wee's Big Adventure - Quote

Infinity?

Wanna see the new costumed Pee-wee look??

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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…

GOLDEN GIRLS - SHOOTING LOCATION - COSTUME

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.

GOLDEN GIRLS - SHOOTING LOCATION - COSTUME

Ma gurls.

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

GOLDEN GIRLS - SHOOTING LOCATION - COSTUME

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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