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Monday, October 31, 2011
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thrifted Talbots blazer ($4), faux pearl necklaces, Calvin Klein dress ($22), Fitzwell flats ($75), thrifted bag ($4)

I don't like to dress up because I'm not a fun person. But for those who dressed up at work got to leave two hours early today and you know I'm all over that!!! But then I had to find a costume... I scoured the internet for days to find something that I had without having to buy anything new...because let's face it -- I'm a cheapskate. After lots of crying and Googling and digging through my closet, I finally found it. I gave you guys a little clue on my Twitter and Facebook page. Only three people got it right! Go Sacha, Berni, and Myly!!! I was Coco Chanel. (If you didn't get it, it's okay... A lot of people at work didn't either -- I got Hilary Clintons, Condoleezza Rice, and Liz Claiborne. But Diana got it right!!)

It was easy after I figured it out. I had an LBD, lots of pearls, and a quilted chain-strap bag -- but what about the short(er) hair? I got the hair idea from The Beauty Department. I braided the lower half of my hair and pinned it up, then I quickly waved and teased the top half and tucked it underneath in a low pony. I'll be doing this hairstyle more often! I loved having a short bob again!

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What did you dress up as for Halloween?

36 comments :

  1. I want to work where you work.

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  2. Such a sophisticated reference. I'm impressed.

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  3. I didn't dress up because we don't really celebrate Halloween in Australia, which is kind of a bummer :( But I love your work's costume policy ...
    Kelly xo

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  4. Oh yay! Hehe. You make a great Coco Chanel, Elaine :) That's a very stylish costume/outfit!

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  5. I love it! I don't know if you've ever seen that documentary on Coco Chanel, but it's really good!

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  6. so classy!

    xo
    rachelsayumi.blogspot.com

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  7. Such a great  idea! :) So chic.

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  8. The faux bob suits you, Elaine!... and such a classy outfit, too!

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  9. cool :)

    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  10. shoot! i needed to figure out a way to bob my hair last night and all my attempts were failures. next time i'm going to try this method. it looks really nice! i also pulled a costume out of my closet last minute. i was audrey hepburn in roman holiday, but it sort of just looked like i put together a retro 50s outfit, since no one i know is as obsessed with her as i am.

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  11. Ooh this is awesome!! I love how you did your hair, I have too much hair to be able to do that XD
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  12. love the updo! - was it hard to do?
    this is a really great overall look, elaine! very pretty :)

    xo jeanette
    www.simplychicforcheap.wordpress.com

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  13. this is a fabulous non costume outfit. go you! and nothing. didn't dress up for the second year in a row. is this a sign i'm getting old or more jaded?
    ps, http://amandamantes.blogspot.com !

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  14. CrinklephotographyNovember 1, 2011 at 6:30 AM

    Too Great!

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  15. The hair is great!  I can't wait to try that look.  Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I love it! You could totally wear this to a cocktail party and not look dressed up!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  17. Love this look on you! Sometimes there's nothing better than all black with bold jewelry. You look so classy and elegant (not that you don't usually, of course).

    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  18. You look beautiful, i love this Coco-style!

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  19. You look beautiful in all black. Love the pearls with it. And your hair is awesome!

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  20. AWESOME costume Elaine! It's so creative and I immediately think Chanel when I look at it. :) And what better costume for you to do, considering you run a fashion blog :D

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  21. Aw, yay! I'm so glad you saw it! Not a lot of people did.. Haha

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  22. Seriously! That's the only way I know how to wear black.. Haha

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  23. Let me know when you do! I'd love to see!

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  24. Nah, I don't like dressing up either... We'll grow old and jaded together.

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  25. Not really. It was pretty easy! The hardest part is waving it because my hair is stick straight!

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  26. Wow Elaine! Your hair looks wonderful! So classy and Chanel-like :) x

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  27. I love this! You really pulled it off so well! I also love The Beauty Department's hair tutorials, so I'll have to check out this one--thanks for linking.
    I was a V.C. Andrews novel for Halloween!
    http://abcdformichelle.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-2011.html
    I didn't get to leave work early, but everybody spent most of the day giggling and taking each other's pictures, so it was still a low-key day.

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  28. Hey! I have a facebook page called Modern Modest Fashion, and I was
    wondering if I could feature your first photo on an album dedicated
    specifically for photos from fashion blogs on the internet. Your blog
    will be listed as source and also as a must read blog. Is that ok?

    That girl from - Papaisapreacher.blogspot.com

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  29. Sure, as long as you link back. Thanks for asking!

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