Thursday, October 30, 2014

DIY animal headwraps Part 1

Are you ready for some cute?! K, I realize it's the day before Halloween but there's got to be someone who works like me and saves projects for the last minute, right? Anyone? You're probably much more prepared than me. BUT, if you're in a pinch and need some aid, consider this your go-to guide for a cute and simple costume. Remember the Easter bunny ears I made earlier this year? It's basically a twisty headwrap where you change the points. Ever since then I've been wanting to make a whole slew of animals and saved the idea for Halloween. This project can be applied to basically any animal with ears. But really, they'd be great all year round, doncha think? 

To make the headwraps, follow the instructions here and use the templates here.

My favorite favorite is the giraffe. I mean, it's all about those ears, 'bout those ears, right?! 
Giraffe costume get the look:
Top from Gap Kids (and it's on sale!)
Bottoms from Target
Horse costume get the look:
Top from Gap (on sale!)
Bottoms from Gap 
Mouse costume get the look:
Tunic from Wunway
Leggings from Wunway

Panda Costume get the look:
Black and white baseball tee from Amazon
Black leggings from Target
Pig costume get the look:
Dress from Gap
Pink tights from Wunway

Photography by Trisha Zemp
Thank you to our wonderful models M and E! 

Stay tuned for part 2 of the headwraps series! 

This post was brought to you in part by Wunway, one of my favorite shops for kids!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tongue Twister Halloween costumes

"She sells seashells down by the seashore" Halloween costume
If you're anything like me you love to dress up but when it comes down to actually making time to create a costume it ends up super last minute. We know what you mean here at Lars so we have a few last minute ideas coming your way. First up, Tongue Twisters! These costumes are super easy. You probably already have everything you need!

She Sells Seashells Down By The Seashore Costume

Materials: trench coat from the thrift store, price tags (we got ours from Staples), glue gun, bathing suit, pail, seashells from the craft store

We simply glued the seashells to the inside of a trench coat and added on price stickers. You might need to glue those on too as they don't stick very well.
Tongue Twister Halloween ideas
"She sells seashells down by the seashore" Halloween costume
"Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers" Halloween costume
Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

This one is for those who really don't wanna dress up but also don't want to be the party pooper. Just wear your everyday clothes and add on a pickled pepper garland. Easy squeazy! Victoria created the adorable pepper illustrations, which you can download here. Simply cut out and tape to twine! 
"Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers" Halloween costume
"Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers" Halloween costume
"How much wood would a wookchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" Halloween costume
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? 

Materials: lumberjack clothing, beanie, wood logs, beard, ears

See the instructions after the jump.
"How much wood would a wookchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" Halloween costume

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cherry pumpkins on Design*Sponge

Seared tuna nicoise salad with Camille Styles

seared tuna nicoise salad recipe
I've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Camille Styles' first book, Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings and Effortless Style, which is out today! She and her dream team have been slowly giving out sneak peeks on the progress of the book on Instagram (of course it always seems to be a lunchtime so of course I start salivating!) and I can't wait to get my hands on one to see the magic they have performed.

I asked Camille why she decided to write a book, when it seems that she's so busy running a well-done blog. I love her response:
After writing the blog Camille Styles for the past 5 years, I realized that there was a lot I wanted to say that couldn’t be condensed down to a short blog post. My dream for this book is that it will encourage everyone who reads it to wake up every morning with a desire to engage the senses - to open their eyes fully to the beauty that surrounds them. Instead of saving their favorite things for some day in the future, I want them to set their tables with their best dishes, wear the dress that makes them feel great, and buy the freshest seasonal ingredients at the farmers market to inspire tonight’s dinner. I want the simple shortcuts in the book to be a launching pad for readers’ own creative expression, and that they’ll invite a few friends over to join in on the fun! 

So lovely, right?! Camille was kind enough to provide a recipe from the book for us. Get your to-do lists out, because you're gonna want to make it pronto!

Check out the full recipe below.

Water Water Factory giveaway

I've been a fan of Winter Water Factory for some time now so I was thrilled when they asked if I'd like to host a giveaway. They just came out with a new fall line of really great prints and some adorable kids items. I got a few things for my brand new baby niece, Wynne, and I can't wait to see her in them. 

How fun are their prints?! Bold and beautiful, just the way I like 'em. I love wearing my confetti dress (top image) and have worn it nearly every day since.

I am wearing:

1. Confetti dress with a their Winter Forest blanket around my neck
2. Poppies top, my own green pants, and these rad silver brogues
3. Birds and flowers top, this red skirt from Asos, and my yellow Swedish Hasbeens

See below for details on how to enter the contest.