Monday, November 2, 2015

The Leopard Life + Mahogany Closet Mondays Fashion Link Up

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Happy Halloween!!! Sorry there was no link up last week. I had some very emotional things happen with my family last weekend and I just was not in an emotional state to be able to write a blog post. But things are feeling better now and on a positive note I had a great Halloween. 

If you can't tell from the pictures or the title of this post I was a leopard for Halloween this year (ROAR). I actually didn't think I was going to go out for Halloween until the day before, so I needed something I could do at the last minute and preferred to do something I didn't have to go out and buy a lot for. For me a great Halloween costume is all about the make-up (last year I impressed myself with my bullet wound in the head make-up I was able to do). I had seen a lion make-up tutorial on YouTube a while back and thought that that would make a good costume, but I didn't know what I would wear if I were a lion. Remembering I had leopard print clothing I thought I could be a lionpard, half lion half leopard. I had a whole plan of doing big curly hair for the mane and wearing a biege fur vest to mock the lion hair. But then I saw some leopard makeup tutorials on YouTube, and decided it would probably be best to just stick with one species. 

All and all I really liked how it came out. If I were to do it again I would have continued the leopard spot all the down the side of my face and neck, since my hair ended up covering up half of my spots. Also if I had planned ahead of time I would have bought cat eye contacts and fangs. I also would have bought or made a tail and ears. I had a blast and ended up going to three different parties. 

What were you for Halloween? What did you do? I hope to see some Halloween costumes on the link up.

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Budget Friendly Costume: It turned out that I had all of the make up I needed for the look (The moment you are overjoyed that you may be a slight makeup hoarder). The jacket I got from forever 21 several years ago so I don't remember exactly how much it cost but I know it was under $30. The dress I traded an item that I owned for it on Poshmark, so it only cost me about $3 (the cost to ship my item to the other lady). The steel boned corset I got on eBay for under $20. You can't see my shoes but they are leopard print single strap sandals I bought on Poshmark for $13

Coat - Forever 21 | Dress - traded for on Poshmark | Corset - Ebay
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Mahogany Closet Mondays Fashion Link-Up

I love hosting this link up. It is meant to be a way for bloggers to share their person style, connect with other bloggers, and gain new followers. Bloggers can submit a link to one of their fashion posts using the Inlinkz widget below. I will share a couple of my favorites on social media and in a blog post. Link up will open on Monday and remain open throughout the week.

Featured Fashionistas from the last link up ... 

Style Diary by Osy

Osy is rocking this outfit from hair to toe. Her natural hair look is so cute. That moto jacket is amazing and she mixed army green and purple to color combo perfection!


Such a cute outfit and Onyinye is working it. Love the culottes and love love those glasses. Yassss!!!!

I want to thank everyone who linked up last week and can't wait to see your outfits for this week!! Share your favorite outfit(s) post of the week.

1. Follow your host on InstagramFacebook, and/or Bloglovin.

2. Use the widget below to link to a specific outfit post, not your homepage

3. Visit and leave a comment on at least 2 other links, preferably one from before and one after your own (This is the most important rule. The point of this link up is to network, become better, and help grow our blogs. The only way this will work is if we start by connecting with and supporting each other


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