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25 Halloween Costumes w/Your LBD

The easiest way to create a last-minute or inexpensive Halloween costume is to start with things you already have. I do it every year, because I get so frustrated with how expensive yet poorly-made most Halloween costumes are. I'd rather use what is already in my closet, or spend a little extra on accessories or a new dress that I can wear anytime of the year. A little black dress is the easiest way to use what you have to create a Halloween costume with a few inexpensive accessories and other accessories you probably already have in your closet.Pictured Above: Halloween Black Mesh Dress


1. Black Cat - This is the easiest way to use your little black dress on Halloween. I know it's pretty much the most generic costume in history, but for good reason - it's just so easy and affordable. It's the perfect last-minute costume for women, because you could really use any black outfit even if you don't have a little black dress. Pair it with your black flats or heels and a…

Back 2 School: Helping Children In Need

We're all excited filling up our children's school supplies and buying them new clothes, but let's take a moment to think about kids and parents who are in need. Here are some simple ways you can help this school year.

1. The Backpack Program with Feed America. A lot of children rely on reduced or free lunch programs for some of their meals. But what about whenever school is out for the summer, weekends and vacations? Click here to see how you can help.

2. Backpack 4 Kids. Families who are struggling financially might not be able to afford supplies and backpacks. At CVS pharmacy, you can purchase a filled backpack to donate, or you can make a monetary donation online. Click here for more info.

3. Donate Classroom Supplies. Did you know that most teachers have to buy their own classroom supplies like dry erase markers, antibacterial wipes and art supplies? This just baffles me! Almost anyone can afford to donate. Whenever you're at the store, spend just a few extra dollars on things like tissue, crayons, etc. and send it to school with your child. There should be a website for your child's school where you can find a more specific list of things they might need.

4. Coats for Kids. As the weather turns cold and children have to be outside at the bus stop and during recess, some children desparately need coats. The National Cleaners Association is teaming up with local dry cleaners to collect and distribute donated coats. Click here for more info.

5. Kids In Need Foundation. The Kids In Need Foundation is another place where you can donate supplies or financial support online. Click here to help.

Some of these events are local, but they all have their own version in your own community, just look around, and you can always give financial donations online. Not everyone can afford to give a lot, but most of us can afford to give at least a little.

**SHOP at Save the Children's ZAZZLE store.

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