Auteur Ariel


Love, Buddy the Elf + Maple Syrup

Happy Halloween!

I am pretty proud of our Halloween costumes this year because they weren't put together last minute like I've done for the past 10 years (procrastinator is me). We decided Connor should be Buddy the Elf (which he was actually excited about it so I knew it was a winner) and found a good deal for his costume online, but when we looked up the Jovi costume, it was twice as much as the Buddy one--no bueno. We brainstormed for a bit and Connor came up with the genius idea that I should be maple syrup (because let's be real, Buddy loved syrup way more than Jovi.....)! Turns out, however, that pre-made maple syrup costumes DO NOT exist anywhere soooooo I made my own! :) I was pretty impressed with the results and not to toot our horns, but we might have won a couple awards at the Halloween parties we've been to. ;)

I was going to make Samson a candy corn costume (because elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, CANDY CORNS, and syrup) but I ran out of time/got lazy. We inherited a couple of cute costumes from my dog, Flounder, back home so we opted for those instead. I'd say Samson is loving his first Halloween!
We carved pumpkins at our friend's house the other night. Can you guess which ones is ours? ;)

Hope everyone has a fantastic Halloween!
I'm so excited to see everyone's costumes all over Instagram!

Also, I hope this doesn't happen to anyone because it sucks when people just don't get it:

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Oh hey there, Braid!

Top: c/o Pink Blush
Scarf: c/o Pink Blush
Earrings: c/o Song Yee Designs
Boots: old [similar]

I chopped my hair about six months ago and although I loooooved the change, I was pretty bummed that I couldn't really braid my hair anymore. I mean, I could technically braid it, but there would be chunks of hair sticking out everywhere and it was just not a good look. As the months flew by and my hair grew out (my mane apparently has magical growing powers, btw), I kind of forgot about my braiding woes till the other day when I took these pictures. I wanted a different hairstyle than just down or up so I thought heyyyy, why not try out a braid? To my sweet surprise, a decent braid appeared! It was a pretty special moment for me because I hadn't had a braid in my hair for what seemed like a loooong time so it was like seeing a long lost friend again.

Also, I just realized you read an entire paragraph about a braid in my hair.
I am so vain.

On a more relative note, I'm obsessed with this Knit Top and Print Scarf from Pink Blush that I'm wearing today! I love how the top has that open knit sweater look for Fall, but it's short-sleeved so you can wear it on those days that are a little warmer. The scarf is also light and fun, which is perfect to complete the outfit.

I'm so excited for Halloween tomorrow!
Every year when Halloween rolls around I watch me and my mom's favorite episode of Spongebob Squarepants (yes, my mom watches SS. she's a cool mom).
If anyone can guess what episode I'm talking about from the gif below, you will be on my cool list:
Gentri, this one is for youuuu!!!

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Christmas on my mind...

Jacket: c/o Pink Blush
Top: c/o Pink Blush
Scarf: Forever 21
Boots: c/o LuLu*s [similar]
Bag: c/o LuLu*s [similar]
Necklace: c/o Song Yee Designs
Sunglasses: old [similar]

As of now I have three green cargo jackets in my closet.

Connor makes fun of me because I have so many pieces of clothing that look alike in my wardrobe and yet I keep buying more similar clothes. What he doesn't understand is that although they may look alike, they aren't the same! One cargo jacket has little studs and details on it, the other is light and thin, and this one that I am wearing today is a bit more oversized--I have a jacket for every occasion! Some might say I have an obsession with green cargo jackets, others might say I like having a variety to choose from. (:

I'm really digging the oversized sweater and jacket look right now, which is why I think this Cargo Jacket from Pink Blush is perfect! It gives the outfit a chill, laid back vibe which I'm all about. Also, is it just me or does this outfit remind you of Christmas? I think it might be the red, green, and plaid combination. I must have had Christmas on my mind when I put it together but hey, that's not a bad thing right? Everybody loves the Holiday season!

If you are already in the Christmas spirit and want to start your shopping early (for yourself or others), Pink Blush has got some amazing items that would make perfect gifts!

Speaking of Holidays,
are you guys ready for Halloween this Friday?
Hope you all have some fun things planned and if things get out of hand, remember:
This gif makes me want to re-watch the entire series again for the 5th time so I think I'm gonna go do that now. K bye.

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