Today was a self proclaimed mental health day. That's right...classes were skipped in an attempt to calm down, give myself a little break (that comes but once a semester!) and work on an essay due tomorrow (any good time management techniques out there?) Anyway, two pages into the essay I decided to take a bus down to South Side Works and hunt out the components for my Halloween costume this year. That's right, I have finally committed to dressing as the lovely and hilarious Holly Golightly! That's Audrey Hepburn's iconic character from the film Breakfast at Tiffany's.
I loved the fact that I did not have to step one foot inside of the Halloween store and drop $50 for something that I will only wear once! I had the shoes (black pumps are essential anyway!) the jewelry, and would you believe that I already had the cigarette holder from a stage role a few years ago?! All I needed to buy the gloves and hairpiece which were a combined $25 at Claire's and the dress. The dress caused me the biggest headache. What does it say about society that I the only place I could find at full length black dress at BCBGMAXAZRIA which was 110% out of my budget. In one last, desperate attempt I wandered into H&M not expecting much. Then there it was! A black dress that came at least to my knees and was priced at $15! Not one to test fate, I snatched it up right away. It may not look exactly like the iconic dress that Audrey wore, but it is tasteful and looks great with all of the accessories!
What are you doing for a Halloween costume this year?