Friday, November 7, 2014

Changing the Picture: A Miniature Disaster on Halloween

     You know those years when you actually decide to dress up for Halloween? You know those times when you don't pinpoint exactly what you want to be until 10 days before the actual day? And then those times when you decided to purchase everything from your costume online to make you get it on time? And then of course, that phone call you make, the day before, to the vendor that, ever so gently, tells you the heart-crushing news that your items will not be arriving on time for the festive Halloween after all? Yeah, that was my turn this year.
     It was going to be great! I had the best gypsy costume planned out! Equipt with petticoat, corset and EVERYTHING!! Alas, this was not to be. So, I quickly changed my visualization towards the more-or-less "not-so-fancy", if you will, gypsy woman, and raced to D.I. (Aka, the Utah version of a thrift store or your local Savers).

     As I browsed around looking for something, ANYTHING that would tickle my fancy, everything that would fit the picture seemed to fit everything except one It's wonderful when you find a jewel-toned skirt, but it's so much more disappointing when you look at the tag and discover that it's about three times as big as you are. Not going to work.
     I knew I had to find something. Browsing around in the larges I found a skirt that looked like it would work. The style was nice, it was the length I was looking for, funny thing is is it wasn't large at all. I glance at the tag and find that it is a child's large. Well yes, it so happens to be that being a small, short-figured woman, I am also so small that I can perfectly fit into a child's large. As you may have guessed by now, yes I bought the skirt. I also found a gold-link chain belt to accessorize my costume.

     I had to make sure everything would work, so I tried it on immediately. I pulled my black shawl from the closet, some sandels off the floor, and my peasant blouse from the drawer. After slipping on the gold jewelry from some ever so kind donors Ta-da! I had my costume!

     It wasn't what I was originally hoping for, but it was still fun to do. Kind of proud of myself from being able to pull something together like that last-minute. :)

     Of course, the funnest thing for me to do was, you guessed it, the makeup. I really liked how my hair turned out too. Actually, I forgot to take pictures of myself Halloween night (I know, who forgets to do that, right??) so I dressed up again the next day to have my pictures to put out on facebook.
     I discovered something new. I LOVE false lashes! I really would wear them everyday, just to make my lashes look fuller, but they are still more of a special occassion accessory.
    My favorite thing about my jewelry was actually the hair comb. Isn't it awesome?! I just swoop it back into my hair and *snap*, and it stays!! All night!! It was great!

     I loved the red lipstick, that's a no brainer, and my lovely roommate was so kind as to do my nails for me. I'm still not a professional at do my own nails. Sad, huh?

     No necklace tonight. Didn't have anything gold, and I thought I had enough bling already. Gold bracelets, a gold and diamond hair comb, and a ring are more than enough, right?

     So yesterday, my items finally arrived. It's okay though, the customer service rep gave me a refund, so I basically just got all my items for free. Yay! I decided that since I didn't just want these things sitting in my closet with no use, I should try it on at least once. I'm not gonna lie, it was actually kind of fun stringing myself up in the corset, and pretty much the whole thing looked awesome.

     No, I didn't do my hair all over again, but you get the jist of it, right? Well, what about next year. I thought Cruella DeVille. No? Do I hear a yes?

See you all soon.

   Jessica Ashley