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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Sleepy Cottage Giveaway!

Announcing December’s first GIVEAWAY! Much thanks goes to Sabrina from The Sleepy Cottage for sponsoring this lovely giveaway and generously doubling the prize! That’s right, my loves! The winner of this giveaway will receive TWO prizes — one for you and one to give to a friend! 
A few weeks ago when I posted THIS gift guide round-up I included my favourite mask from Sabrina’s Etsy shop… a few days later I received the sweetest e-mail from Sabrina asking if I would like to have the mask I had featured and a few masks to give away on my blog! Of course I said yes and now here it is!
Watch the video below for my review of my favourite Sleepy Cottage mask and then scroll through my (hopefully gorgeously?!) styled photographs to the Rafflecopter widget and enter for your chance to win TWO Sleepy Cottage Holly Golightly Sleep masks!
 Sleepy Cottage sleep masks styled by Rachel at

Enter for your chance to win TWO Holly Golightly inspired sleep masks from!
The 'Workaholic' sleep mask by Sleepy Cottage styled by Glitter & Bow blog
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Click through and enter for your chance to win TWO Holly Golightly inspired sleep masks! (made by Sleepy Cottage, styled by Glitter&Bow)Audrey approves #giveaway #sleepycottage #glitterandbow #tiffanyblue
Enter for your chance to win TWO Holly Golightly inspired sleep masks by Sleepy Cottage hosted and styled by GlitterAndBow blog
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Gift Guide / Edgy Holly Golightly Edition

I know it’s not even Halloween yet, but this week as I checked off a few more items from my Holiday shopping list, I realized others might be shopping earlier this year too! So with that in mind I am publishing my first of weekly ‘Gift Guides’ for the different personalities on your shopping list!
Today’s gift guide is for the edgy, yet girly-girl, fashion conscience individual on your list. She loves the classics but equally loves forging her own style. She’s different yet familiar in all the right ways.
The best thing about this gift guide? Everything is $50 and under!

After Midnight Sleep Mask via the Sleepy Cottage $14, Lady Face slippers via Helen Hill $50, Caviar Stud Pearl earrings via Fl(h)air Accessories $15, Powder Blue Bow tie duster via One-Two-Two $49, Rock Stud vegan leather handbag via ILB $31

Formal Fall Color Palette

Almost every season I go through phases where I lean toward specific color combos… So far this year for casual outfits I’ve done a lot of neutral, nature inspired patterns and textures like navy, leopard and black, furs, wools and knits. However, my formal wear palette is leaning a little towards what I call Upper East Side. I can totally see Blair Waldorf wearing both of these combinations to a gallery opening for Dan’s Dad or scheming a double cross with Chuck. What do you think?

fall fashion edit palette no. 1
What to wear