I’m quite partial to a spot of fancy dress, but sometimes the effort, cost and time gets in the way. I totally take my hat off to those who have been doing amazing Halloween inspired make up looks (check out Hayley from Tea Party Beauty’s Instagram) but it’s just not me. Call me boring but I much prefer to still look like myself when I’m heading out to a party. The last time I got dressed up for Halloween was two years ago. Rocking an orange and black tutu, I was the Pumpkin witch and we celebrated Halloween whilst in Las Vegas with some of my closest friends. This year, I m may possibly be going to party so I need something that I can grab from my wardrobe at short notice, but I can still tweak to make it look occasion appropriate.
Luckily, I have in my possession the most amazing red wig which can transform any outfit in a second. From the minute I put it on, I was swishing my new red locks around like I was Cheryl Cole in a L’Oreal commercial. I am so worth it. The Hot Hair Vixen wig in Deep Cherry is a synthetic haired wig with a lace cap for a secure fit. I often struggle with wigs as the top of my head is quite small, however this fits pretty well, and doesn’t slip when being worn. If you needed to, you can secure the cap to your head using pins. A detailed guide was included for care of the wig, and it can also be washed if needed. With synthetic hair, as there is usually quite a shine on the hair shaft, I like to spray the hair with dry shampoo to take the sheen off and make it look more natural, but with the intensity of the red and for the purpose, I have saved this step until another time.
A classic LBD should be present in every girls wardrobe, and although my colour palette of choice is white, I do have a few classics that I can rely on for short notice nights out. Quiz Clothing have been around for such a long time but to be honest, I’ve not really paid much attention to them, as I’ve been struggling with sizing. After a drop in weight and a couple of dress sizes, I’ve been able to slide into a smaller dress with ease. I adore this cute crepe laser cut out dress which was only £22.99. I’m really tempted to get the berry coloured dress to wear in the winter with thick tights and chunky boots.
With a dress that runs quite short on my 5ft10 frame, I have found the most perfect pair of boots which make the short dress issue non existent. I have a bit of love for long boots and once again, Ego Official have pulled it out of the bag. A pair of sexy, long, thigh high suede and leather boots with a slim heel and rounded toe, the Beatrice Boot is everything that I wanted. At the moment, I’m finding that Ego Official are nailing each and every trend with their new releases. It’s not often that I go on the website and can’t find a pair of shoes or boots to fit a certain occasion. With long boots, I sometimes have an issue with a high instep but with a zip on the back of the boot, it makes light work of manipulating your foot into the shoe. I also love how there is a seam inside the boot that sits tight against your leg to make the boot stay in it’s rightful position. Helpful if you have slender legs.
It’s actually pretty easy to make up a quick and easy Halloween inspired outfit when you have some wardrobe staples to hand. And, if all else fails, I have a makeup bag of dreams to help transform me into a creepy broken doll, a vicious cat, or a bruised, decaying zombie. What are you planning on going as this Halloween? I’d love to know.
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