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Halloween - Sex & the City Style

Continuing with costume ideas, grab your girlfriends and go as the ladies from Sex & the City. Channel your fashionista and dress over the top like Carrie. Or find that perfect power suit to go as Miranda. Feeling more preppy and conservative? Channel your inner Charlotte. Really want to spice things up? Samantha’s your gal. I think it’s safe to say we all relate to each of the characters at some point in our lives and feel a certain kinship with them. That’s what made the show a can’t miss each Sunday night (and gave us something to look forward to). We could see ourselves in the same situations. We’ve all been there, done that before.

One of my favorite episodes is when they go to the Yankees game. They’re clearly not dressed for for, but that's what makes it so great. A few of my favorite bloggers recreated some looks from SATC a few weeks back that are also some great inspiration. You can see Krystal, Helena, Karen, and Sai rock some fabulous Carolina Herrera dresses on the streets of NYC. They also recreated the baseball scene here.

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Playing Dress Up - Costume Style

October is here and with that comes cool, crisp nights, leaves in stunning reds, oranges, and yellows that only nature can produce, candy corn and harvest mix in abundance, and halloween party planning in full swing. This will by my 5th Annual Halloween Party (#TajHalloween on Instagram to see more). I love a good theme party. Add costumes and fun food and I’m in. Past themes have included Masks, Death, and Fairy Tales. This years theme is TV Characters. It’s a wide category and open to interpretation. Do movies count? if they’ve been shown on TV, yes! What about News and Talk shows? Yes ( grab your gang and come as the Today Show cast). I like to keep it broad to see how creative my friends can get. And let me tell, there have been some STELLAR costumes.

I’m going to post a costume idea each day - no particular theme, just fun ideas that you can create at home. Join me as we play dress up this month! Let’s start with Holly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s . This isn’t the typical little black dress or sleep shirt and sleep mask costume. This one is from the scene in the five and dime store where Holly and Paul steal masks.

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Clog Girl + No. 6 Clogs

I love me a good clog.  Always have. True story - in college I had navy and black suede clogs and wore them All. The. Time.  I was running late for class one day and left the apartment with one of each on!  I didn't realize until an hour later, the horror.  I frantically found a phone (we didn't have cell phones back then) and called my girlfriend, pleading her to bring me the other one to match. Thankfully she did and all was made right in the world.  We still laugh about the incident - mostly because while we were on the phone we were arguing over which one I needed because she couldn't find both of them,  when it really didn't matter - i just needed one to complete the pair. 

Then, when I was backpacking through Europe after college, I bought myself a pair of Swedish white leather clogs to wear and they were the BEST. Come to think of it, I don't know if they ever made it back stateside.  Hmmm. I'm pretty sure I had clogs as far back as grade school, but I'll have to confirm that one with my mom. HA!

Which brings me to these babies below.  I'm obsessed with these No. 6 Clogs. I already own one pair from them, and am currently debating pulling the trigger on these. What do you think? Do I need them in my closet?

 

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The end of summer

Soaking up all those last bits of summer today.  I know, I know.  It can still get hot in September. And Fall doesn't *technically* start until September 22.  I don't care! I've got my mind on fall dressing and I'm not looking back.  So I'm getting out that cute summer outfit for one last hurrah. Because after today, it's time to break out the boots, let those pedicures lapse, and put some layers on (in case I need to peel them off because it gets too hot!)

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Rosé All Day
It might be national donut day, but I got rosé on the brain. It’s going to be sunny and 90 today. Which means a chilled rosé sounds perfect. What’s your favorite rosé? Do tell! 
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It might be national donut day, but I got rosé on the brain. It’s going to be sunny and 90 today. Which means a chilled rosé sounds perfect. What’s your favorite rosé? Do tell!
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#denimandinkdesign #flashesofdelight #illustration #fashionillustration #copic #copicmarkers #sketchbook #sketchaday #thatsdarling #drawing #fashion #fashionsketch #fashioninspiration #fashionista #style #styleinspo #rosé #roséallday #yeswayrosé

Lilacs
The blooming lilacs right now are incredible. 
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The blooming lilacs right now are incredible.
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#denimandinkdesign #flashesofdelight #illustration #fashionillustration #copic #copicmarkers #sketchbook #sketchaday #thatsdarling #drawing #fashion #fashionsketch #fashioninspiration #fashionista #style #styleinspo #blooms #lilac #flowers #instaflower

Balloons
Halfway to the weekend calls for a midweek celebration. Open some wine, sit on the patio, enjoy the sun. At least that’s what I did! 😉Then I went back to work on my website (but stayed outside on the patio). I’m sooooo close to being done. Hope to have it live next week.  
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#denimandinkdesign #flashesofdelight #illustration #fashionillustration  #copic #copicmarkers #sketchbook #sketchaday #thatsdarling #drawing #fashion #fashionsketch #fashioninspiration #fashionista #style #styleinspo #balloons #celebrate

Halfway to the weekend calls for a midweek celebration. Open some wine, sit on the patio, enjoy the sun. At least that’s what I did! 😉Then I went back to work on my website (but stayed outside on the patio). I’m sooooo close to being done. Hope to have it live next week.
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#denimandinkdesign #flashesofdelight #illustration #fashionillustration #copic #copicmarkers #sketchbook #sketchaday #thatsdarling #drawing #fashion #fashionsketch #fashioninspiration #fashionista #style #styleinspo #balloons #celebrate