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I’m Spooked By Your Bad Halloween Costume

Bad Halloween CostumesIt’s that time of year again where we all get to dress up as our alter egos or self-actualized inner beings… in lamest terms, us women get to flaunt our best assets with minimal judgement. To some, this may be the most fun part of Halloween (although, if I have a say, trick or treating still floats my boat). Currently, I’m wondering where has the creativity gone when it comes to dressing up for this magical pseudo-holiday.

As women, we grew up loving to play dress up, a pastime that started when we were old enough to attempt steps in our mother’s heels. Donning jewelry oversized for our small frames and dabbling in makeup vials provided a since of wonder. Now that we’re older and a lot of the mystery has been taken out of “dressing up,”–it may even seem like a chore to some–Halloween has become that time where we can recreate the festivity of dressing up outside of our day-to-day work uniforms or semi-causal weekend style. So let’s put some creativity into it and step away from these terribly cliché, and kind of bad halloween costumes.

1) To start, The Playboy Bunny may have been a sexy idea when The Girl Next Door was on air…in the early 2000’s, but I’m sure even Hugh is tired of this bunny business. So let’s skip past this cliché for something more fun. If the animal kingdom is your inspiration, add a bit of whimsy to your look by opting for a peacock costume.

2) We all love superheroes and we all love to kick ass! So it makes sense why we would gravitate to the sexy bustier and cape costume. But this Halloween cliché may have overstayed its welcome. Switch it up this year by going for something like a Rosie the Riveter costume or even Xena the Warrior Princess that way you can still kick ass and take names.

3) What’s new pussycat? Certainly not the idea of a “sexy” cat costume. Lose the whiskers pronto, as this option for a Halloween costume couldn’t be more of a I-ran-out-of-ideas-at-the-last-minute pick. A little bit lower on the food chain, but just as cute, a Minnie Mouse costume can set you apart from all of the animal print onesies and eyeliner drawn whiskers.

4) I think we can agree that this Halloween, your costume may need an extra pep in its step, sans the pom poms. The cheerleader costume is fun, easy, and predictable, but why not give your costume an extra bit of cool with another overlooked highschool cliché: the band geek. Plus, that one time at band camp…

Have fun with your sexy Halloween costumes and toss out those already-been-done-before looks. Bad Halloween costumes are getting The Pink Slip!

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Hi-Lo Dresses Can Hitch the Next Available Ride (Out of our Closets)

Holiday season is upon us. And though we may be stressed with decorating, gift shopping, and spending quality time with members of the family we may normally avoid, like Aunt Sally with the weird cheese breath, finding the perfect holiday dress should not be on this list of avoided activities.

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Tip(sy) Tuesday Beauty Tips for Women: Removing Scuff Marks from Patent Leather Shoes

Pink Slip Fashion is ready to roll out this week’s Tip(sy) Tuesday! And you’re in luck because in honor of all this season’s celebrations, Pink Slip Fashion wanted to make sure this tip would be both applicable to your day-to-day lifestyle as well as your holiday part-aayy festivities. Let’s kick off the evening with some advice on how to fix shoe scuff slip-ups.

So, you’ve purchased an amazing pair of versatile red patent leather pointed pumps. You’ve worn them to work with that new blazer and wide leg trouser. Now it’s time to switch it up and toss on those glossy finish heels with your standout metallic dress for your job’s holiday party. You go to slip on this magical pair hoping to give your cocktail wear that extra pop of fab, and there’s a scuff mark!

This is where Pink Slip Fashion steps in (no pun intended) to help! Go grab that bottle of nail polish remover and a Q-Tip. Sparingly apply the solution to the cotton swab and ease away the scuff mark. You’ll be walking out stylishly in no time (though being fashionably late is still totally acceptable).

If you missed Pink Slip Fashion‘s last Tip(sy) Tuesday, check it out here.

How to Holiday Style For Your Body Type: Small on Top, Big on Bottom

Pink Slip Fashion believes that every woman should look her best, especially for the holiday season. With an array of cocktail parties and events on the horizon for this season’s cheerful tidings, Pink Slip Fashion has decided to put together some looks for various body types.

Tonight we’re going to focus on silhouettes that cater to women who are smaller on top and bigger on bottom. With help from the ultimate guide to dressing, “Dress Your Best,” by Clinton Kelly and Stacy London, I’ve culminated the above looks.

Here are the basics to avoid any fashion slips:

1) For average height women, choose a halter style with an a-line skirt. Go for a waist with some sparkle to accentuate the bust line. The a-line hem in lightweight chiffon will help camouflage larger on bottom areas.

2) For petite women, Pink Slip Fashion recommends that women choose a strapless option. It emphasizes broad shoulders and your decollete. Add a brooch at the neckline to draw more attention to your bodice.

3) Lastly, for taller women who are large on bottom, go for a higher neckline with jewels or beaded detailing. Preferably a sleeveless style to once again highlight shoulders and arms. Structured seams at the bodice and an a-line, knee length hem will create a proportionate and flattering silhouette.

Top off each look with a pointed, metallic shoe, which will define a long, lean leg line, and a small textured clutch.

Don’t forget to submit your best holiday look to pinkslipfashion@gmail.com to win one of our 12 fab prizes, including a pair of Bansri earrings, NYX smokey eyeshadow set, or $25 HauteLook gift card.