Thursday, October 30, 2014

Closet Costumes with Paint the Gown Red



Hello Wandering Past readers! I’m Jamie of lifestyle blog Paint the Gown Red and I’m here today...to save the day! For all of you procrastinators out there looking for a last minute costume, look no further. Delores and I are swapping blogs today and sharing simple costume ideas comprised of items you probably already have in your closet. Hooray! Be sure to head over to Paint the Gown Red to see Delores’ neat idea, and keep on reading for mine.  




Introducing a super easy Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz costume using clothes from your closet. For this costume you really only need three things. 1. A gingham dress, preferably blue but really any color will work. 2. A basket bag. Or a plain old basket. 3. Red shoes. Bonus points if they’re sequined but they don’t have to be. Now style your hair in two braided pigtails leaving room at the ends in the typical Dorothy fashion and voila! No need to click your heels, you’re done! If you have an adorable puppy, you should probably bring him trick-or-treating. My cats were not enthusiastic about the idea, unfortunately. 




My favorite part about this outfit is that it allows you to resurrect some awesome summer trends: gingham and basket bags. Here you thought you’d have to wait a whole year for some summer style. Not if I can help it! Well, I hope this helped some of you figure out your costumes for tomorrow. But if you need a little more inspiration, head to Paint the Gown Red to see Delores’ costume. It’s pretty great. A huge thank you to all of you for being so welcoming today and to Delores for sharing your blog with me. Hope to see you cool ghouls again soon! 



Dress: Vintage 
Basket Bag: Thrifted 
Heels: Cole Haan 
Belt: Thrifted

Friday, October 24, 2014

New York Comic Con 2014


How do I compress four days of NYCC in to one post? Like always, this con was fun to see handmade things, find new artists, and just be surrounded by other awesome cosplayers. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Just A Little Update

I just wanted everyone to know I haven't abandoned this blog. You can consider this a little hiatus until mid October. I hate going over a month without blogging, but right now I am preoccupied with school work and all my other free time is dedicated to NYCC prep.

Monday, September 8, 2014

I've Been a Riverbed


Sunday morning we crawled out of bed feeling super motivated to just go do something. After some pumpkin spice coffee, pink donuts, and failed attempts at some local thrifting, we headed to Paterson Great Falls. I had never been there before, so I was pretty disappointed to find that there is no surrounding forest, just a small chunk of nature in an otherwise ugly town. So with trusty Google maps I randomly picked another state park for us to go to. What we found was a gorgeous stretch of forest on the NJ/NY border. I felt so inspired by all the beautiful nature around us that I ended up taking hundreds of photos, which will probably make an appearance here in their own respective post.

I normally try to refrain from photo heavy outfit posts so people don't get sick of my face, but this location was just too beautiful and I've become attached to many of these images.

Monday, September 1, 2014

In Flux


We ventured out through the countryside again this past weekend, which did well to clear my head. This summer has been particularly stressful and I've been feeling like the weight of the world has been pressing down upon me. Today marks the end of my summer vacation and with it I have been mulling over the past few months. Although I didn't get out much or accomplish as much as I wanted, I feel like I took some necessary steps and I'm on the right path.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Such Great Heights


Ever since getting re-situated back here in NJ I have been finding it hard to get good outfit photos. New Jersey, like most of you know, is home to suburbs after suburbs where the occasional parks are packed with children, people exercising, etc. As someone who didn't grow up in "Suburbia," its definitely an adjustment to the whole packed-like-sardines type of life. Although I don't mind hearing my neighbors outside playing with their kids while I type this, I definitely find it harder for me to go outside and shoot. I always feel like people will be looking at me strangely or judging me, in which case I freeze up and all the images come out terribly anyway. Its not just outfit photos either. When I was still shooting out in the world I would let the most perfect of pictures pass by if I knew a stranger was within viewing range. Even though its tempting to just take indoor outfit photos because of the ease of it all, going outside is an excuse for an adventure and definitely makes me happier with the photos in the end.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wynwood Walls


Although this summer in Miami may not have been the most exciting couple of months, I was glad to just be back home. Even though I didn't do all that I had originally wanted to, I'm just happy that I had a chance to be back in a place so familiar and comfortable. However, I did get the chance to spend some time in some new places as well. Frequenting the art district of Wynwood for backgrounds in photos was an interesting experience, as I always felt like with each visit I was just seeing more and more.