Halloween Costumes in Your Closet: Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson movies have been part of my family culture for years so when the Moonrise Kingdom movie came out, the wheels started turning for how it could be incorporated into my Halloween Costumes In Your Closet series. Last weekend we hatched the plan with my quirky brothers to go as the cast as Moonrise Kingdom and it’s safe to say that we rocked it!

Joe and Felicia as Sam Shakusky and Suzy Bishop

Steven, Joe, and Tim as Scout Master Ward, Sam Shakusky and Cousin Ben

Steven and Kathleen as Scout Master Ward and Social Services

Tim and Sarah as Cousin Ben and Raven

Costume Components:

  • Scouts: Scout uniforms, Troop 55 badges, yellow neckerchiefs, Mounty hat, coonskin hat, and garrison cap and high socks with glasses and aviator sunglasses
  • Suzy Bishop: Pink dress, white socks, Sunday school shoes, binoculars, blue eye shadow, and picnic basket
  • Social Services: royal blue coat, blue blouse, blue pants, blue cap and shoes
  • Raven: Black beak, feather chocker and cuffs, black outfit components, fishnet stockings and dramatic makeup

Costume Inspiration 

Happy Halloween!

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Short Hair Sunday – Jenna Yankun

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is artistic director and stylist Jenna Yankun, hailing from New York City!

Having short hair makes me feel:
Powerful! and Sexy!

What made you decide to cut your hair?
I got to a point where I felt really strong and powerful within myself and felt I needed to reflect that on the outside. I’ve always felt like cutting my hair off would be freeing and really show people my true self. Plus all the hot ladies in my family have short hair and have been rocking it for decades!

Jenna has a great fruit series that she does on Instagram -- check it out! Photo: Flutter Studios

My short hair icon is:
Grandma! & Tilda Swinton!

Photo: Style.com

My favorite hair product is:
Lotion, wax, sweat – or anything that makes it a little dirty when it’s not – no ‘fros please!

Another from Jenna's fruit series. Photo: Richard Darbonne

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be?
Absolutely just do it! It’s just hair – it grows back! And you would be surprised at the way people respond differently to you. I’ve done this a few times and the last time I did it because I wanted to move up in my career and to be taken seriously – I literally got approached by my manager to become a supervisor the NEXT DAY! Crazy right? It shows a certain type of courage to be a lady with short hair!

Check out Jenna on Instagram and Pinterest.

If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

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Halloween Costumes In Your Closet: Easy Black Halloween Costumes

Halloween is fast approaching and if you don’t want to spend a lot of time or money on your costume, get inspired by these three easy black Halloween costumes. Chances are you even have something in your closet that can come together for these simple costumes.

  1. Sandy from Grease. One of the best on-screen makeovers of our time, Sandy from Grease has sex appeal and spice. All you need is a blonde wig, dramatic makeup, a black top, a black belt, black leather leggings, and red shoes.
  2. Charlie Chaplain. This renown silent film star is a costume that can be worn by either men or women. To pull it together, simply pair a hat, a faux mustache, a black suit and tie, and black shoes. Easy as pie!
  3. Morticia Addams. As brilliant as she is beautiful, Morticia Addams is one of the most popular matriarchs Halloween has to offer. For this costume, simply acquire a black wig, dramatic makeup, a black dress, and heels and you’re done!

Click here for more easy Halloween costumes that you can pull from your closet!

What is your favorite go-to Halloween costume?

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Personal Shopping in Utah

This week I’m excited to be leaving on a jetplane from Seattle to Salt Lake City, Utah for a few days. Having lived in Utah before, I’m looking forward to being back!

For anyone who would like some help putting together their wardrobe for the fall, I have two slots available for Personal Shopping services in Salt Lake and Utah County from Wednesday, October 9th to Friday, October 11th. If you’re interested, just let me know in the comments and we can chat and work something out! You can also email sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com or call 801-851-0055.

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Short Hair Sunday: Sophia Simone

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is hairstylist Sophia Simone, hailing from Kent, CA!

Having short hair makes me feel: 
Fierce, sassy and fashion forward.

What made you decide to cut your hair?
I was tired of having hair like everybody else. I cut my hair short and at age of 16. In high school, all the girls had long hair. I wasn’t like the other girls. Cutting my hair short felt liberating and allowed me to express myself.

My short hair icon is:
Charlize Theron

My favorite hair product is:
L’Oreal Professionnel true grip

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be? 
It’ll keep getting shorter. And with every cut, you feel even more sassy.

Check out Sophia on Pinterest. Also, Sophia has been my hairstylist for the last few years, so if you live between Seattle and Tacoma, visit Sophia at The Hair Lounge at 1626 S 310th St  Federal Way, WA 98003, (253) 941-3680.

If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

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Daily Outfit: Grey Cloud Morning [Pinspiration]

As the weather starts to cool here in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve been shopping my fall closet and pulling out my knits and sweaters for the cooler weather to come. On Pinterest this week I saw a darling outfit and thought I could recreate it with what I had in my closet. As a PS, the photo was taken on a cell phone and isn’t wonderful! But you get the idea.

Glasses: Tortoise & Blonde | Necklace: [somewhere] | Cardigan: Nordstrom | Blouse: Nordstrom | Harem pants: Target | Purse: Momentum Handbag | Shoes: Timberland

The Pinspiration:

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Short Hair Sunday: Jaana

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is Jaana, hailing from Los Angeles, CA!

Having short hair makes me feel: 
sassy

What made you decide to cut your hair? 
I was sick of wearing it in a ponytail every single day.

My short hair icon is:
Michelle Williams

My favorite hair product is: 
Redken Powder Grip 03

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be? 
Do it! My thought process was that you only live once and short hair will always grow back if it doesn’t work out. No harm in trying!

Check out Jaana’s blog | Instagram

If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

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Short Hair Sunday: Quincy Murphy

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is Quincy Murphy, hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Having short hair makes me feel: 
like I am actually presenting myself accurately: free and adventurous.

What made you decide to cut your hair? 
It was time for change. I hadn’t seen many curly short hair cuts and upon realizing it would actually look really good, I just went for it. Call me silly, but I found a piece of my identity through cutting my hair short. Finally, my hair matched my personality.

My short hair icon is:
Tegan Quin

My favorite hair product is: 
Garnier Fructis: Surf Hair

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be? 
Your hair will always grow back. In other words: go for it! Short hair is in and often brings out a beauty you never knew you had. If it just doesn’t work for you, you can at least check short hair off your list and let it grow back.

Check out Quincy’s blog | Pinterest | Instagram | Twitter

If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

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Daily Outfit – On the Street Where You Live

Bloggosphere, it has been forever. You know how when life happens your blog suffers? My darling cat needed a medical procedure recently so he required more love and nurturing, plus I’ve been freelance Editorial Styling at zulily so have been juggling the demands.

This weekend I found myself on the street I grew up and with all the memories that can be found in this place, it made me think of the jazz song, On the Street Where You Live.

Glasses: Tortoise and Blonde | Earrings: catbird NYC | Moto jacket: Nordstrom | T-shirt: Shade Clothing [sadly out of business] | Necklace: LOFT | Watch: Fossil | Skirt: Soel Boutique | Shoes: Born
 

Where did you grow up? What memories come flooding back when you step foot in your old neighborhoods?

Linking up: Fashionably Employed | Friday’s Fab Favorites | Friday Style | What I Wore Wednesday

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Short Hair Sunday: Alexandra

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. First up is Alexandra from Denver, Colorado!

Having short hair makes me feel:
like a total bad a**!

What made you decide to cut your hair?
I had never been someone who was super attached to my hair style. I have dyed my hair probably a million times (and possibly just as many colors), and chopped it from long flowing locks into chin length bobs (sometimes by myself, yikes!) on several occasions. I first fell in love with the idea of a pixie cut when Natalie Portman graced the cover of Vogue in March of 2006. But didn’t have the courage to make the cut until several years later, in August of 2011, when I decided that I was ready for a drastic change. I don’t remember exactly what spurred on my desire for this change (quarter life crisis maybe?), but I can say that I don’t plan on going back to long hair any time soon (much to my husband’s dismay, I’m sure), because I love the feeling that my cropped coif invokes!

My short hair icon is:
My original cut was modeled after Ginnifer Goodwin, but I am increasingly inspired by street looks.

My favorite hair product is:
Paul Mitchell Flexible Style, Elastic Shaping Paste (this shaiza even works on my daughter’s long hair!)

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be?
People always comment that “short hair must be so easy to maintain”, but they don’t realize that rocking a pixie (especially my little faux hawk) is actually more work than having long hair. With a pixie you cannot just roll out of bed and go, unless you’re okay with looking like a peacock. And you have to make much more frequent trips to the salon in order for the cut to maintain its shape. If you’re considering a chop, be sure that you think long and hard about how much time you’re willing to put into maintenance.

Check out Alexandra’s blog Rhymes with Fashion

If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

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