Thrift Store Halloween Costume Ideas

If you know me even a little it’s probably surprising to hear that I have never been any version of Holly Golightly for Halloween! One of those reasons for this is because I can never find a costume that feels authentic. It occurred to me recently that Holly is too real a person to me to be condensed into a big-box-store costume. The best way to duplicate someone as fabulous as Holly is to comprise a costume using real clothes. Surprisingly, you can create an authentic looking Holly outfit for far less at a thrift store than you can picking one up from Target or Amazon.

I’ve rounded up items from my favorite online thrift store, ThredUp, to show you how easy and simple it is to create a Holly costume on the cheap!

1960s Socialite Halloween Costume

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The ONE Item I Never Travel Without + 3 Travel Hacks!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ThinkOutsideTheWipe #CollectiveBias

Travel Hacks With Huggies One & Done Wipes

Traveling is its own special kind of stressful mess. After 10 years of experience traveling solo, and navigated dozens of airports and modes of public transportation all over the world, I’ve learned to embrace the mess! Yes, embrace it, and even find a way to laugh at it! The memories I make while traveling shouldn’t be defined by the messes that inevitably must be dealt with on the journey! Ideally, travel is always glamorous, but with the amount of traveling most people engage in, it’s simply not feasible to expect everything to go smoothly! The one thing I can rely on though, no matter the mess, or the occasion, are Huggies® One & Done® Refreshing wipes! My mother used to say, “you can clean your whole house with a Huggies if you have to!” And she was right! Huggies One & Done wipes are a necessary part of my life (and I don’t even have kids – yet!) The amount of times I’ve used a Huggies wipe to clean something is probably in the thousands by now!

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DIY Marble Top Desk Tutorial & A Peek at R.K.C. Southern HQ!

DIY Marble Desk Top Tutorial

You’re probably thinking, “I’ve already seen this! EVERYONE is doing it!” 💁 That may be so, but *I* haven’t done it yet, and not all of you read the same blogs and see all the same Pins, so maybe this blog post will have some helpful, new information, even if it’s only new to one of you!😂

A few years ago I showed y’all how I “marbleized” my office magnetic boards and updated an old CD rack to live a new life as a shoe rack using marble contact paper. Since then, the contact paper I loved so much has been discontinued, so this “marblizing” DIY does contain a new project, as well as a link to some currently available marble contact paper!

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DIY Music Festival Boots + CMA Nashville Outfit

DIY Country Music Festival Boots #gunsandcrosses

As someone who has now lived in Nashville for three CMA fests I’m almost ashamed to admit I’ve never been to the actual festival! It’s hot, crowded, humid and expensive, even for someone who lives here and is used to those sorts of conditions in the downtown area! Instead of going to the fest each year, I enjoy attending the free concerts, events and parties in the bars and hotels all over town (as a blogger I typically have invites to at least one CMA related event every night for the week! #perks)! I get the effect, energy and enjoyment of CMA fest without dealing with the insanity! Also, tell me honestly, can you see me in cut-off denim shorts, cow girl boots and an “I Believe in Nashville” tee, holding a beer and shouting out song lyrics in a crowd of 10,000 people? I can’t either. Hence my very glamorized “fest” look, and DIY that I’ll be sharing with you today! Even if you’re not attending any actual fest concerts you can totally rock this outfit during Fest Week, just for fun! Wear it on a dinner date, for brunch, to attend an event, out to a bar, anywhere you want!

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