Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Fine Line

I am going on a trip up to San Francisco with James right after Christmas through NYE. I could not be more excited to get a taste of the city during the holidays all lit up and pretty!! And cold! I have plenty of scarves and beanies and over the knee socks and stuff to layer and be cozy with, but I'm lacking in the dressier pant department a little bit.

This morning, I stopped in Nordstrom and picked up this pair of faux leather leggings. I would have liked to have picked up a real leather pair from BCBG, but for something so trendy, I refuse to drop major money for ultimately the same effect. I trust Nordstrom's version. Now..I think there is a very fine line of how one can pull these off by looking classy and chic vs tacky and cheap! We are talking Lauren Conrad/ Kardashian styled vs. Jersey Shore. Butt cheeks and crotch area must be covered. Also a looser top is a must. I plan on wearing mine with a flat material on top (non shiny). Balance balance and more balance. I plan on wearing them with suede black wedge booties and a black (or off white) top and a white loosely structured blazer. Insta-glam! 

Classy and Chic: 

Tacky and Cheap: 

Sorry Snooks! This just doesn't work!!!

I think they can look so glam and edgy, but still classy if styled properly. Some people though, just don't get this. But if they don't care, why should we! It is just fashion after all. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Voyeur See Voyeur Do

I think there is no denying in this technology driven world, we are all voyeurs to a certain extent.

Hi my name is Katie and I'm addicted to Instagram. I just love it. Move over facebook and your dumb dramatic posts that no one cares about. Hello photos that do the speaking for us. It's so fun getting a glimpse into other peoples' lives all from the comfort of your phone. (Kind of creepy too). I love going under "tags" of certain products or purchases I am interested in making, and seeing "real" photos of how they actually look on a "real" person. I keep my phone on my office desk all day listening to pandora and pretty much between every few assignments, I take a moment to scroll through Instagram. It's become quite the habit. I will be on some fab outing with James and am just snapping away on the phone...(which really annoys him). Helloooooo! Everyone else needs to see this too!  ;)

Feel about it how you may. It's a mindless... fun..innocent habit and it makes me happy. The end.   

Here are some recent photos from my Instagram:

 James and I have officially been engaged for 1 year. 

My hairdresser snapped this after she lightly highlighted and trimmed my hair. That is her dog Tyson sitting in my lap :) 
Photo of my hair salon. They obviously are dog friendly and for a dog obsessed person, this works just great for me! Jordan (cross eyed little pug on the top right) and Tyson (smashed face little griffon on the bottom left). Tyson is the homie. He sits in my lap the entire time I am there..even during the wash, he will follow me over and jump up while I'm laying down. 

This past weekend, I went to my hometown and went wine tasting with my best friend. We had some very yummy sangria and enjoyed the view. :) 

Outfit posts. Not much to say about these. LOL

James, Oreo and I went for a stroll around Little Italy last Saturday morning. 

Shopping at Forever 21. Those maroon booties I am holding were a definite NO! Cheap in price and comfort! 

Possible NYE outfit..although..that skirt I'm not a fan of the fit. It is a size too big and it just doesn't hang right. I have another sparkly option I might go with instead. I love that white blazer and have it on today. I don't think I want to risk wearing it around a bunch of drunkies carrying around red wine and vadka cranberries though! So probably will pass on wearing this one.

This candle smells exactly like a xmas tree! Perfect since we didn't get one this year!

Do you have Instagram? If so, what is your user name? You can find me at: hollygoglam (recently changed my name on there) :) 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Tis the Season

Fa la la la la la parttieeessssss! Tis the season where it seems like every weekend, a new invite pops up to some form of holiday party! Every month, a group of us gals gets together for "Girl's Night". We rotate who hosts each month. This past Saturday, my friend April hosted a holiday style, secret santa girl's night at her Mom's amazing loft in downtown San Diego. It was beautiful! Just absolutely gorgeous! Straight out of a magazine. It was very Sex and the City. Chic, classy, elegant and just right for the holiday feel. We chatted, drank, ate an organic dinner, exchanged gifts, then hit the town to dance the night away! It was the perfect girl's night out.

Tonight, is my work's holiday dinner party. They are throwing it on a Monday this year because we have multiple employees leaving town and this was the only night we could all get together. We are going to this quaint little downtown Italian restaurant. It is decorated exactly as if the store, Anthropology had a restaurant. Today, I am all decked out in red and green. This is the most Christmas-y I have ever dressed...ever. In past years, since my Dad died, I have been Miss Grinch come Christmas time. I just dreaded it. A blaring reminder that he is no longer here. When all the family gets together, it just doesn't feel the same anymore. Just feels like something is missing..even though we could all guarantee on him to be grumpy by the end of the night and ready to drive home early. ;) But that was my Dad and I miss him. I remember his last Christmas with us. I remember staring at him and my Mom on the couch in front of the tree just knowing that was going to be his last one. I studied that day and paid attention to every moment. I can still picture mental photographs I took in my head. All the other Christmases don't stand out to me like that one.

I chat with my sister and cousin on facebook messaging pretty much every day for the past several years. We always joke we should one day publish our conversations. They cover everything from women's issues, politics, the men in our life, health, drama, family gossip, and the everyday chit chat. I was telling them last week, that this year, I feel different about the holidays. Maybe it's because I'm getting older. Maybe it's because I have so much to be thankful for and look forward to this coming year. Maybe it's because we are flying up to San Francisco right after Christmas and we have a vacation to look forward to. Maybe it's because my Mom recently moved in with a good girlfriend and I am relived that she is no longer alone. And maybe, I am coming to peace within myself that Christmas will always be different with his absence as I knew and was familiar with as a kid. We have to create new traditions and just simply enjoy it for what it is. :) Live in the moment and cherish it. I am trying to do that more and keep myself grounded and not get too caught up in what happened in the past and what could happen in the future.

I feel a little elf like today in my green blazer and green tights, black suede booties and wine colored lips. But why not? It's festive! 

 The loft. It was on the 17th floor and had a 360 degree view of the downtown skyline. I took a photo of the view but it was rather foggy that night so it didn't do it justice. Just breathtaking. It was huge too! Everywhere I looked, there was another room with more luxury! 

I snapped this before I cleaned up the edges. My best friend gave me this idea for the nails. She had a similar combo on last time she came to visit. I used OPI for Sephora "I'm with Brad" and layered Essie's "Leading Lady" on top. That is my green tights in the background. 

A close up of the jewelry I have on today that I picked up this weekend. Love love love love!! I couldn't find them available online, but check out the store in person! This is my go to store for jewelry!

And this is in no relation to the rest of this post, but I am so obsessed with my new iphone cover. It is by BCBGMaxazria. Oreo already ate the tail! 

Do you have any fun holiday parties to go to this year? 
Happy Holidays my friends! 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Face You Present to the World

I am going on three hours of sleep after pulling an almost all nighter due to a deadline that was due today at work. I brought my work home with me last night (literally) and sat on the couch, under a blanket, papers spread everywhere, laptop on and TV blaring. So do excuse the photos today. They are blurry, out of focus and the lighting is terrible..pretty synonymous with how I feel. I still need to hang a giant mirror (I recently bought for our wedding decor) at home so I can start having better lighting and background than my hideous office bathroom..but this works for now. I was going to wait until tomorrow to take a photo of the bag because I happen to be wearing pretty much the same outfit I had on in last posts, but I figured screw it! We all wear the same outfits over and over again anyways! (well us normal folk do).

I have been lusting after the Michael Kors Hamilton Large Tote for years..literally years..years people! But for some reason, I just can't bring myself to spend the money on it. I was bidding on one yesterday on ebay, but got outbid and I was almost relieved in a way. It would be stupid for me to spend that much money on a single, frivolous item months before our wedding. I always get a decent Christmas bonus at work and every year I contemplate getting a designer bag and every year..I back out. Maybe next year once all the wedding dust settles. This year I am putting that bonus towards a much needed vacation to San Francisco with my fiance. My sister lives up there and is letting us crash at her studio which has an awesome panoramic view of the city. So, onto the next best thing: The Law Bag by Just

I am not a person that gets sucked into those subscription services and I generally write them off as being cheap and a waste of time, but I did my research on this one and watched a lot of YouTube reviews on the Law Bag before purchasing it. It was only..get this $20.00!!! (Normally $40.00, but since I was new to the website, they gave me 50% off the first item). That is cheaper than two cocktails downtown! It arrived this morning and I am thoroughly impressed. It is good quality, good structure, beautiful color and I think it pretty much speaks for itself. Again, no one has to know how much it cost you. It's none of their beeezzznusss (as my Russian friend Kristina pronounces business). It's all about how you present yourself to the world. It's an illusion. A shell to be judged by. 

A couple years ago, I was in New York and ventured into China Town and came out with a Fouis Vuitton. (Fake LV). I went out that night dressed to the nines, flaunting my bag like I had money to blow. Well the jig was up the next day when we went to lunch in SoHo. I went to pay the cashier at this quaint little coffee shop and "Oh No!" "Oh No!" The zipper was stuck. I was fumbling with it for minutes and couldn't get to my wallet while she just stood there, staring with a smirk on her face. The line was building behind me. A trickle of sweat started to pour from my forehead. My friend Leonel, amused at my situation, kindly paid for my lunch to avoid further embarrassment. The cashier knew my secret. I was a phony! My bag was a phony! But who cares! I never saw her again. 

My best friend and I have a term for these type of bags. (Large, structured, clean lines, classic)."Corporate Bitch"! And we mean that in a good way. Being that I work for a law firm, I found the name of this bag quite suiting for its purpose. I plan on ordering another bag from that website in the next few days. I can't speak for all items on there, but I can speak for this one. It is guilt-free-money-well-spent! Amen to that sista!

One day soon, I will fulfill my indulgence and get a good designer bag. They last for years and years and don't fall apart. Just right now..isn't the right time.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


We all have our vices, right? One of mine is certainly spending money on cosmetics that I don't need. But, it is my hobby. It makes me happy. It keeps me occupied in down time either browsing blogs or YouTube videos looking for new ideas on how to wear it. It's an indulgence that I make no qualms about pretending like I don't have an issue with spending too much money on makeup. I think Urban Decay nailed the head on the coffin when naming this palette.

In my opinion, UD has the best eye shadows hands down over any other makeup company- and I have tried them all throughout the years! If you need a blackest black eye shadow that doesn't streak and comes off the same color as it looks in the pan, U.D. is your new best friend. They never fail to have the smoothest, most pigmented, powder but creamy to apply eye shadows. I think that is what their brand is primarily known for and marketed towards. I haven't ventured into their other makeup such as foundations and blushes. At Sephora they always have the eye products at eye level because they know that is what keeps their business afloat. I have had many an UD palette over the favorites being the Naked Palettes. A lot of them I skip and don't spend my money on that I know I would never use. That is one thing I can say..all the makeup I own, I do use it til it hits pan. I tend to buy the same products over and over while branching out some here and there.

When I saw this palette, I knew I had to have it! It has some amazing colors that branch out of the nude/neutral range while still offering the majority of neutrals. The primary colors that drew me in are: Junkie (gorgeous emerald green that looks great as eyeliner); Provocateur: (The perfect rose gold); Chaos: (I think that blue will look so so pretty as an eyeliner, especially with a tan during the hot summer months) and Penny Lane: (Such a pretty gold color and it has a deeper tone than their other golds they have come out with in the past). I haven't found a gold quite like it elsewhere. Occupy is also an awesome slate color that reminds me of Graphite polish by Chanel. It's pretty much that in an eye shadow form. I actually used this palette today and did a purple and rose gold eye using Provocateur on the lid and inner corners, Rapture in the crease, Vice in the outer v corner and under the water line and a tiny bit of Black to accentuate a cat eye. It still came out neutral and soft for work. If it was for a night out, I would have used a heavier hand to apply and thrown on some falsies. I have created a few different neutral smokey eyes with this palette too and they came out great! Jagged is a great army green/olive color that goes perfectly on top of an olive green urban decay eyeliner I already own. Anonymous and Lace are great mattes that work good as an under-brow highlighter/all over color.

I also love how they included a double edge brush. It is good quality and one that I actually always use! This is where our friend Chanel can't come close to comparing. I have a four eye shadow quad from them that also costs $60.00 and it came with one of those cheapie, non usable sponges that you would find at the drugstore in a kids makeup palette. Come on are Chanel! You are known for quality. For paying $20.00 per eye shadow, you can include a usable brush! Or just leave it out altogether. It's like tipping a waiter $1.00. It's more insulting to include something like that than to just leave it out altogether. It cheapens the palette! I digress.

Does your everyday gal that wears makeup, but isn't crazy about it need to drop $60.00 on this one? I don't think so. You do get a lot of quality eye shadows for the price. There are twenty eye shadows in this palette, so that breaks down to $3.00 per eye shadow plus a nice brush! When you compare that to $20.00 for a Chanel eye shadow and a crappy brush, $60.00 starts to sound real good for this one!This palette is good for the makeup junkies/artists or as beauty guru/YouTuber Sonia Castaneda puts it "us half drag queens!" Which is why Vice just fed right into my makeup vice!

Are you a fan of Urban Decay? Any other brand makeup eye shadow palettes that you recommend to give a try?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Bordeaux Affair

I think that Bordeaux (or some variation of it) is the color of the season! It is perfect for the rich and an updated version of 1950s' stark red. I have been mixing it into my wardrobe in accessories, clothing, nails and lips! It has always been one of my favorite colors and what a great time to showcase it when the weather is chilly out -(well some days here in San Diego)..Come on winter! Get here already!

Lips: Media by MAC (layered over a nude went on way too dark on my lips for my liking on it's own); Blazer: Gibson (Nordstrom/Nordstrom Rack)-I have three of the same blazer in varying colors and plan to get more! I sometimes dress this blazer up with a bold statement necklace and a skirt and some heels- yes I'm finally getting back into heels, but for this particular day, I got ready quickly for work and threw on some skinnys and over the knee boots and an infinity scarf to keep it casual. 

OPI Red..Can't go wrong with basic old fashioned red for the holiday season!

OPI Casino Royal. This is from the James Bond Skyfall Collection, which I am obsessed with! It is the only OPI line that has come out that I want all the colors! I layered the ring finger with a multi colored glitter polish by OPI for Sephora. I also think this would look gorgeous with a gold accent nail or a half moon manicure! The best plum polish I have ever used hands down! Goes on opaque in one coat. It is also the exact color of the purse below. ;)

Jacket: Express; White Skirt: BCBGMaxAzria; Flats: Forever21; Bag: ??? I recently purchased this bag on a night out with the fiance. As we were walking the downtown Gaslamp streets heading from dinner to a bar, a small hole in the wall boutique was still open. It's like dangling meat in front of a starving lion! I can't help it! I told the fiance.."just give me a minute". Per usual, he rolled his eyes and went next door to grab a drink. This beauty caught my eye right away! I quickly paid and thew in my clutch I was already carrying. 

I had on these royal blue, jeweled flats (Forever 21) in the photo above, but due to the lighting, it didn't really show the true color. I love them! Being that both of these items are on the cheaper end, I don't expect them to last past this season. One scratch on that glossy bag and it would cheapen the entire look, so I am only carrying it once in a while. But for the price and the overall look, you just can't beat it! And no one has to know they are cheap! They look expensive to me and it's all about dressing for what you can afford while feeling like a million bucks! Coworkers were surprised by both items when I told them how much they were and where they were from.

My good friend, Nicole and I used to always joke in our poor days of college, "Well we may be broke, but we look like we have money and that is all that matters!" ..oh college!

What is your favorite color of this season? 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Holiday Glam

I'm back! I went into a blogging slump where I just didn't feel too motivated to document my life and the more superficial stuff such as outfits, etc... the past few weeks (outside of Instagram). Plenty to catch up on since I have been very naughty in the shopping department. Especially online shopping! Until very recently, I was never one for online shopping. I have no shame in admitting I love the rush of instant gratification of carrying a bag home and being able to wear something right away. (Which I have done plenty of that too). Ish..Santa please forgive me for I know not what I do....?? eh??

The fiance and I went out this past Thursday evening to a luxury cinema (movie theater) in Del Mar, CA called Cinepolis. It was so fannccyy smanccyy. Reclining leather seats; an automatic button to push when you want your own personal waiter to take an order mid movie; real food served in addition to the good ol movie favorites; and cocktails! Not to mention plenty of space between you and the next patron so you feel oh so private. It was so fun. James and I missed the first half hour of the movie because we were too busy acting like twelve year olds moving our automatic seats up and down, back and forth and giggling at each other pretending we were uber rich and buzzing our butler..right! Well that is the experience this theater gives! A trip into la la luxury land. It was pretty amusing! James and I both agreed that is the only way to see a movie from here on out. We saw Lincoln. It was good!

I didn't document my outfit from that night, but I did the next night when we went to dinner and a local bar for some music. It was a fun, mellow night! And pouring! Which is why I decided to throw my hair up in a bun. Just forego dealing with the frizz altogether. The remainder of the weekend I was in pjs on the couch. Fighting off the last bit of a cold.

Blazer: Gibson (Nordstrom Rack) I bought the same one in black for a trial about a year ago and was so thrilled when I saw they came out this season in multiple colors..It's a great blazer; Skirt: BCBGMaxazria; Necklace: ByBellaCollection Tights: Express; Lipstick: YSL Rouge Volupte #13 (My go to fun pink/peach lip)

Leopard Booties: Steve Madden (Nordstrom Rack)

Nails: Orly Rage (First layer); OPI Golden Eye (Second Layer); OPI for Sephora Gold top coat  

Arm Candy: Express, Forever 21, The Engagement Ring 

OK- I couldn't resist. I went into Ulta for some shampoo and noticed the Kardashians had released their makeup line. Most of it I was beyond unimpressed with, but the lashes were nice! I love these and I really like how they don't have a thick base. Side note on this: I always wonder if the Kardashians would really ever wear their own clothing line/makeup/perfume beyond pure endorsement gut tells me no! ;) 

Christmas Tree at the Cinepolis theater. 

Happy December my friends <3

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

From This Side to the Next

I have been absent from the blogging world this past week because my dear Nana passed. She was 93 years old and lived a great, unapologetic life. She left behind a legacy of kids, grand kids and great grand kids. She outlived my Papa, two of her children (my Dad) and a couple grand kids. We always compared her to the energizer bunny. She just kept going and going and going. I think Nana was tired of going and it was her time to finally rest.

Of all my grandparents, I was the closest to her. I have great childhood memories spent with her on her ranch playing games, telling ghost stories, cooking, picking berries from her garden and pouring cold cream over them for breakfast and digging through her old gowns and jewelry and playing dress up. As I approached my teen years, she always told me "Now Katie..a lady keeps her legs crossed til marriage." (She would say this with a wink and a smile) and she would also always tell me, "A proper lady never leaves the house without her lips on". This is why you will never see me in public without some form of lipstick on. ;) Even in her late years, she would throw on some lipstick for a holiday gathering or birthday.

She was in a happy state of mind past few years and didn't go in any pain. That is all any of us can ask for in this life. I got to visit with her this past Saturday, although I don't think she knew I was there. It still made me feel good seeing her knowing that I had a proper goodbye. As I left her bedside Saturday, I bent down and whispered in her ear, "thank you for all the wonderful memories and love ... Until we meet again."  On Monday, I got the call that she was at peace. 

Left: Nana age 31 circa 1950. Right: Nana on her 92nd Birthday 2011 

 Nana with some family on her 92nd Birthday. (My Mom is in the background on the phone and my Brother in blue and nephew Joe in red)
 Nana and her family on Easter Sunday circa 1950. Left: Aunt Beth, Aunt "O", Papa Right: Nana and the little boy is my Dad :)
All the same people in the photo above many years later. (Back row: Aunt Beth, My Dad, Aunt O Front Row: Nana and Papa). They all stuck together through thick and thin. Aunt O is the only one left with us now. The rest of them I'm sure are having a great time on the other side. 

Enjoy every single day we are here. Life is so precious and short. Don't take family for granted. Make a point to call and visit your loved ones all the time. It is one thing you won't regret in this life. <3

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things

Last weekend, the fiance and I ran a few errands (met with a wedding vendor, had a nice brunch along the coast and then stopped off at my home away from home..Nordstrom). The fiance waited in the car for the last errand. He gets fussy if I bring him into the mall with me (as most men do). On the rare occasion he actually enters the store, he can typically be found with the rest of the grumpy men, sitting on a plush chair by the escalator, scrolling through his phone with his leg crossed...peeking his head around the corner every few minutes, in the hopes he will see me emerge from the various beauty counters and other women shoppers. We have both learned, it is better for the both of us if he stays at home when I go on my shopping expeditions. However, if he is along for the ride, the next best thing is for him to wait in the car. That's ok..I knew exactly what I was going to get.. like any girl on a stealth mission, I headed directly for the perfume and makeup counters and snatched up my little treasures. I come back to the car, twenty minutes later to find him laying back in his seat, eyes closed, listening to talk radio. He rolls his eyes as I get back in the car and asks "Did you get what you Neeeddeeeddddddd?" Yes dear, I did..away we go home. :)

 Perfume: Coco Mademoiselle: I wrote a previous post of how I adore this perfume. This time, I got the travel bottle because it actually comes with more oz. of perfume for only a couple dollars more than the actual bottle. Mascara: Lancome Hypnose Star: Can't say enough good things about this mascara. It lengthens and volumizes like a pro! Lashes: MAC: I always pick up this particular pair of lashes whenever I am having a glam night out. They are double layered and give a Hollywood effect. This particular pair was for Halloween. Eyeliner: MAC Fluid Line in Black Track: A holy grail item..I never go without. I have tried pretty much every black liner on the market and this is the only one I have found that doesn't smudge and end up somewhere unintended on the face. Bobbi Brown's is comparable too. My everyday eye, no matter what eyeshadow used, consists of a slight winged cat eye. This and a great slanted brush does the trick.
I love love love this travel bottle. It comes with three refillable bottles (right photo) and the packaging is so sleek! It twists open and pops up the area that you spray out of. Approved for airline travel. I just love it!
View from brunch in Encinitas/Cardiff area (San Diego coastal town). This is where the fiance and I hope to move to after we are done with our downtown lifestyle. For now, it makes more sense for us to stay in downtown (i.e. no commute to work). After we are married and looking to settle down a little more, Encinitas/Cardiff is our destination for a house. It is a laid back surf community with a bunch of little eateries and surf shops. 

I hope you all enjoyed this weekend! Back to the 40 hour grind. Friday...and fall weather..cannot come quick enough! 90 degrees in San Diego today! Bring on the coat weather please!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

All Hallow's Eve

Halloween is probably my favorite holiday. A night where you are able to be anyone or anything in the world. To lose your identity that you wear 364 days of the year and be and look like anything your heart desires. Why not?! And why is this only one day per year?! I get only one day to express my full creative capabilities when it comes to costume?! I think I need at least three for that! :)

I am 27 now..When it comes to the crazy days of college, where Halloween was a four day event, i.e. (Wed-Sunday) or (Thurs-whateverdayhalloweenlandson), I have been there, done that. I have been the slutty ____________ (although compared to many, I was probably pretty conservative). I have attended umpteenth drunken frat parties in college. Onto the days of more sophistication where top shelf vodka is served in real glasses vs random bottom shelf concoctions in red party cups. Except...on Halloween!

In the fiance and I's group of friends, I have always been the youngest. They are early to mid thirty somethings now, and when I met them, they were ancient at 23 year olds. On Halloween, we all revert back to our college glory days. Kegs, cheesy costumes, people we haven't seen in ages that have since moved to suburbia and have rings on their fingers and perhaps kids in the crib..they all come out of the woodworks and into the dark night. We celebrate, we chitter chatter, we live our youth. We enjoy life..good worries and good times.Who couldn't love Halloween?!!

In the past, I have been everything from a pirate, to Katy indian.. a fairy..a Charger's girl...cutesy, cutesy and more cutesy. This year, I wanted to go a little more dark. I wanted blood. I wanted the anti cutesy. (Perhaps a little too much True Blood on the brain?). So the fiance and I decided to do "Dia de los Muertos" or Day of the Dead. It was so fun! The costumes were a hit! I did the fiance's makeup first which took just shy of two hours and by the time I got around to mine, I didn't feel like doing a skull mouth, so I pretty much made myself half vamp, half day of the dead.

I also won my offices' annual Halloween Costume Contest.. ahem..third year in a row. ;) 

 I wore a deep purple (showing up more red here) lipstick from MAC (Media), which I had bought for everyday makeup purposes and was planning on returning due to being too dark and vampy. But it worked for this look. The beads around the eyes are from Michael's that I glued on with eyelash glue. I wore a vampire costume, which also had a senorita flare to it., so it blended well with the look we were going for.
I added mascara to James' eyes to make his eyes stand out more and man that boy has some major lashes. Can we please trade?!


Group shot: 
 Happy ghost and ghouls! Til next year...