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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Work Appropriate Halloween Costumes 2012

It's been quite a while since I've blogged so I thought I'd make a few styleboards for you ladies who may be in need of some costume ideas this Halloween.

I recently started working as a medical secretary at a prison (it's much less scary than it sounds, I promise!) and while we're allowed to dress fairly casual most days, full-on costumes are not allowed. Being the festive, holiday loving girl I am however, I will be sneaking in some elements of costume while still staying within the confines of our dress code.

Here's what I came up with:

Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz
This was my first choice but I wasn't able to get all the pieces in time. The dress is from Old Navy, the shoes are Toms and the necklace is from Etsy. I was planning on styling my hair in curled pigtails like she does in the movie and wearing the bows on the ends. The gold glitter polish is of course a nod to the yellow brick road.

"Rosie the Riveter"
After watching last week's Parks and Recreation, I was inspired to dress as a modern day Rosie the Riveter a la Councilwoman Leslie Knope, but I think I'll save that one for next year when my arms are (hopefully) more flex-worthy than they are now...

Minnie Mouse
I finally settled on an updated version of everyone's favorite mouse, Minnie. I already had the top from Forever 21 and the ears from a trip to Disney World a few years back. I plan on clipping some yellow bows to a pair of black flats and picking up some white gloves and frilly socks to make it a bit more cartoonish. 

What will you be going as this year??


Cassy Workette said...

I want to be a travel writer also! We should link up follow my blog!