Today's Everyday Fashion: Happy Halloween

Mime costume or French painter costume
Mime costume or French painter costume
Mime costume or French painter costume

Truth be told, I'm a bit of a scrooge when it comes to Halloween. I'm completely lazy about getting dressed up and never want to do it! Today's costume was the perfect storm: it was quick, easy and inexpensive to put together, and the cherry on top - I'm able to reuse most of the items again. It's basically this exact outfit post from March, I just added a beret, scarf and suspenders for $27 total. With some white gloves and face paint I could be a mime, or I could go as French painter (the two seem to be closely related; if you Google search costume ideas for each, many of the same images come up). I can even see some prisoner vibes, or the start to a pirate outfit. (In other words, stripes will take you far this Halloween!) I put together more quick and easy costume ideas below. What are your Halloween plans? I'd love to hear/see more easy costume ideas!

Beret: H&M, $10
Scarf: H&M, $5 (similar, similar)
Suspenders: H&M, 12
Shirt: Forever 21, $20
Pants: JCPenney c/o (similar, similar)
Shoes: Charles David c/o (same)
Approx. dates: Shoes are 2 years ago. Top and shirt are 1 year ago. Beret, scarf and suspenders are new.

Halloween finds on a budget

H&M  /  Aerie  /  Nordstrom  /  H&M
Charlotte Russe  /  Nordstrom  /  Amazon /   H&M     
H&M   /  Kohl's  /  H&M  /  H&M

Fall Fashion Slay with JCPenney

Floral top, corduroy skirt, fringe purse
Floral top, corduroy skirt, fringe purse

Top  /  Skirt  /  Boots

Floral top, corduroy skirt, fringe purse

JCPenney is absolutely killin’ it with their fall fashion this year! I had a hard time selecting two head-to-toe looks from their website for today's post because there was so much cute stuff to choose from. I managed to narrow it down to this merlot corduroy skirt and floral blouse, paired with brown peep-toe booties. And for my second outfit (below), I chose a black cape blazer with tuxedo trim, faux leather leggings and black pumps. The looks are very different but I love them both equally. It’s a well-balanced style meal of a casual look for daytime and a glammed-up outfit for night!

Which look is more your style?

Head to for more fall fashion and check out more of my top picks below!

Tuxedo cape blazer, faux fur leggings
Tuxedo cape blazer, faux fur leggings

Blazer  /  Leggings  /  Shoes

Tuxedo cape blazer, faux fur leggings
JCPenney fall fashion

Top  /  Dress  /  Skirt  /  Skirt
Shoes  /  Top  /  Skirt  /  Top
Top  /  Dress  /  Shoes  /  Top

Today’s post is brought to you by JCPenney and ShopStyle. All images, editorial decisions, and opinions are solely my own.

Today's Everyday Fashion: Casual Pencil Skirt

Inspiration: J.Crew

Inspiration: J.Crew


Today's post is for all you ladies with pencil skirts that only get worn to work. The right pencil skirt can be great for casual occasions, giving you even more options without buying a thing. The inspiration photo pulls off this concept brilliantly with a leopard skirt. I gave it a try by pairing my floral pencil skirt in the same way, with flats and a denim jacket. I also rounded up some plaid shirt dresses on a budget below. I'm in the market and wanted to share my shopping research. I'm leaning towards #3!

Jacket: J.Crew Factory, $51 (similar)
Tee: Forever 21, $11 (similarsimilar)
Skirt: J.Crew Factory, $51
Shoes: J.Crew Factory, $49
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (similar)
Necklace: Stella & Dot, old (similarsimilarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Tee, necklace and purse are 3 years ago. Jacket, skirt and shoes are recent.

Plaid shirt dress on a budget