Who Wore It Better: Halloween Edition

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I guess I have my mom to thank, who always has our home festively decorated top to bottom by October 1st, and to this day still insists on dressing up in costume. Last year she was Lady Gaga. Swear. Halloween is the perfect time of year to let my creative juices flow and get down with some DIY. No one likes showing up to a party where five other people are in the same costume, especially not me! I had been plotting this costume for years, I just needed to get Eric on board. (Yes, my beau's name is Eric. This couple's costume was obviously fate.) So when he finally agreed  gave in, my inner 6-year-old princess jumped for joy! Here's how I transformed into a newly human Ariel

Red Wig
Red Face Paint (for the brows)
White Sheet
12-15 ft of Rope (or thick yarn)
Glue Gun
Nude heels
Large Fork (aka dinglehopper)

1. Wrap yourself toga-style in the white sheet and have a friend help you trim the bottom. No need for straight lines, this is supposed to look like a broken sail. Best method is to use sharp shears to make the first cut and then rip the sheet by hand. (I recommend wearing a nude bandeau & shorts underneath. Modesty, ladies!)
2. Use the rope to secure the sheet, wrapping around your chest and waist, and then tying a knot. Safety pin the top of the sheet to your bandeau to keep from having a wardrobe malfunction.
3. Create a chic hair accessory by hot gluing a barrette or bobby pin to a dry Starfish (available at Michael's craft store for about $5.)
4. Strap on your wig, paint your brows, and top off with flirty eyelashes and glittery lipgloss. Don't forget your dinglehopper

L to R: Miss Piggy, Prince Eric, Guy in a Cage?, Ariel, and Sassy Devil
Happy Haunting!


Festive Frock & Giveaway! (Closed)

Photography by Bella Mente Photography//Styling by Kelly Saks

If you follow me on facebook or twitter you know that my birthday was a week long celebration, and probably got a glimpse of this amazing dress I partied in. With a colorful ribbon print & feminine pleats, my birthday dress was perfect for a girls' night out that ended with a dance-off against Wyclef Jean at Hyde Beach Miami. (Only in South Beach, natch.) Remember the lucite jewelry trend of 2010? Well clear, and yes plastic, handbags are the latest cheap/chic trend to hit the runways. I took the trend for a spin with this clear skull clutch courtesy of VanityGal. The fun part? Figuring out how to wear it without looking like a hoarder. So I kept just the necessities- keys, ID, credit card, lipgloss & powder- and tossed them into a cute pink coin bag. My fuchsia pumps from the Fashion For A Cause shoot were just the right shade of pink for the dress, and comfy enough to dance the night away in. Cheers to 26!

Birthday souffle at The Forge. Yum!!
Although I'm the birthday girl this month, I've got a present for you! VanityGal sent me an extra skull clutch to giveaway, offering one of you lucky readers the chance to show off what's in your bag. Enter the contest below. Contest has closed. Congrats to winners Bianca & Karoline! 

For a limited time, shop www.vanitygal.com and get 20% off your purchase with code kellyskloset. Enjoy!

Talulah Vintage Print Dress via ISA Boutique
VanityGal Green/Clear Skull Clutch - Enter to win one below!
Gold Tribal Necklace c/o AliExpress by Alibaba
Target Sunnies
Forever21 Bracelets (old)
Macy's INC Pink Pumps (on sale for $50!)

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Fashion For A Cause

October is my favorite month of the year, not just because I celebrate my birthday, but because I get to wear gratuitous amounts of pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! In support of everything pink, the Fashion For A Cause campaign launches today with 26 of Miami's fashion bloggers in a limited edition t-shirt designed by Annie Vazquez aka The Fashion Poet. Each blogger styled the tee in their own unique fashion and was photographed by Getty Images celebrity photographer Alexander Tamargo. I chose to rock my tee with leather skinny pants, studded accessories, and hot pink pumps. The message? Let's kick cancer to the curb!

The Fashion For A Cause tee can be purchased at participating boutiques (listed below) for $25, with proceeds benefiting The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF). 

Party for a Cause
Join us on Saturday, October 13 during Wynwood Art Walk for the grand opening of Wynwood Squat where all 26 portraits will be on display from 7 to 11 P.M. The free giant pop-up will feature 40+ designers, artists, and entrepreneurs with monthly rotating art and video installations, live music and DJ, specialty cocktails and bites.

Guy and Girl Boutique 
1801 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 341-1392

Lilac and Lilies
2541 East Sunrise Boulevard  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 530-3109

My Bestfriend’s Closet
68 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 443-4840

Brand One Three

Fashion For a Cause Tee, $25
Bebe Faux Leather Skinnies (old)


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