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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…

A Cozy Country Christmas


A cozy country look is such a warm and inviting look for the holidays. In my single, one-bedroom-apartment days, I gravitated towards sleek modern Christmas decor. Though in the last few years I've gotten more and more traditional with my Christmas decorations. I always struggle between glamorous vs. rustic, and while there are ways to incorporate both, I definitely love to decorate with more vintage-inspired pieces as well as items made with natural materials. It creates a comforting and cozy look for the holidays. My husband and I both like a mix between cozy and classic...so pretty much everything in Pottery Barn!





Pictured Above: Pottery Barn Chunky Cable Handknit Pillow Cover  /  Pottery Barn Chunky Knit Stocking  /  Set of 3 Rusty Primitive Star Christmas Ornaments by The Urban Barn  /  Pottery Barn Red Stripe Burlap Ribbon  /  Pier 1 LED Lantern Ornament

Quick Tips for Creating a County Christmas Look
  • Include natural elements like twine, pine cones, wood, and burlap.
  • Use vintage-inspired pieces like a primitive barn star and tin lanterns. *Turn a mission-style lantern into a beautiful Christmas centerpiece by adding red ribbon and greenery (see photo below).
  • Stick with muted tones. For example if you go with a blue and white color palette, pick a dusk blue rather than a sapphire or navy blue.
  • Incorporate plaid patterns and cozy cable knit items.
  • Stick with bronze or tin as opposed to gold and silver, but don't be afraid to add a little sparkle. I like to pair red glittery ball ornaments with my country ornaments. That paired with twinkling white lights really helps to showcase the rustic elements.
  • When shopping for Christmas Country items online, look for products under "Vintage", "Primitive", "Rustic", and of course "Country Christmas"


Pictured: 1. Christmas Wooden Lantern  2. White christmas tree with red ornament  3. National Tree 24-Inch Crestwood Spruce Wreath with Silver Bristle/Cones/Red Berries/Glitter  4. Wooden home decor  5. Laura Ashley mini candle  6. Metal home decor  7. Pottery Barn fall home decor   8. Department 56 Christmas in the City Village Atwater's Coffee House Lit House  9. Lenox Winter Greetings Cocoa Mugs with Spoons, Set of 2


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