BOO! // Couples Homemade Ghost Costumes

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's couples Halloween ghost costume.
Happy Halloween! Antonio and I did a super easy couples costume this year and dressed up as ghosts. You really can't go wrong with a ghost costume — it's so simple yet effective. 
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper sharing an easy couples costume idea for Halloween
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's easy sheet ghost Halloween costume.
I'll be the first to admit that I'm not creative at all when it comes to costumes. I'm also pretty lazy. So this idea was RIGHT up my alley! I usually throw a costume together based off things I already have in my closet and what could be easier than throwing a sheet over your head?
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's homemade ghost costume for couples.
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper dressed as a ghost for a Halloween photo shoot.
I think what really makes this costume is the location you decide to take pictures at.
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper and her husband Antonio Owens dressed as ghosts for a Halloween photo shoot.
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's ghost costume idea for couples.

Not that instructions are really needed here, but for those wondering, this is how I *literally* threw our costumes together...

-Purchased two white, twin-sized sheets at Bed Bath and Beyond. 
-Headed to Michael's and bought one sheet of black sticky paper.
-Traced the bottom of a vitamin bottle four times on the sticky paper and cut out all four circles. 
-Put the sheet over my head and arranged it the way I wanted. Placed the black circle stickers on top of the sheet over my eyes. 
-Then we both put on black pants, black shoes, and a white long-sleeved tee.

Easy Street // Khaki Shirtdress + Black Platform Sandals

Friday, October 2, 2020

Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper doing a rural photo shoot in the cornfields of Illinois.
I'm coming at ya with a neutral and universally flattering look. To be honest, I wore this outfit back in August,  but it definitely still holds up in early October — weather pending! Today, I'd pair it with brown (or black) lace-up combat boots and a leather crossbody. 
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfit idea with a khaki shirtdress.
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a khaki button-down trench dress.
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper doing a midwestern photo shoot in the middle of nowhere in Illinois.
My sister shot all of these photos during a summer day of adventuring with our dad. We drove to Freeport, IL and explored the small towns and rural roads along the way. Part of our mission was to complete The Goodwill IG Challenge

The day before, I had gone to Goodwill with my mom and picked up a few random objects — Part I of the challenge complete! Part II? Execute a photo shoot incorporating those objects. This is what we came up with:
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper having a picnic in the forest for her cottagecore aesthetic.
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's picnic in the woods cottagecore pics.
From Goodwill, I ended up buying two teacups, a framed illustration of a flower, a green vase, and a picnic basket. It was my dad's idea to hang the picture on the tree, which turned out to be my favorite part of our photos!
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper doing an outdoor photo shoot at a bus stop in fall 2020.
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper posing as a young stylish woman waiting for the bus in a photo shoot.
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a khaki button-down shirtdress for fall 2020.
A khaki, button-down shirtdress like this one is so versatile. The beige color is seasonless and it can even be turned into a top (worn partly unbuttoned from the bottom with pants) or a jacket (worn all the way unbuttoned).  
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper posing in a diner during a photo shoot with milkshake and fries.

[dress: Who What Wear via Target // shoes: Nasty Gal // purse: Poolside // sunglasses: Anthropologie // earrings: Banana Republic // face mask: Anthropologie]

Just as I signed off my last post, I'm leaving you with a milkshake and fry pic. Go treat yourself!

Hit the Road, Jack

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Style blogger, Kathleen Harper's outdoor photo shoot idea on train tracks.
It's been a while! I took a break from blogging this summer and spent lots of time relaxing with my family. I'm slowly but surely making my way back into the blogsphere. To be honest, I've been concentrating more on Instagram lately and stretching myself creatively. I'm not sure how much longer this type of blog setup will continue to serve me, but it's something I've been trying to figure out.
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing an orange summer maxi dress during an outdoor photo shoot.
My sister and I shot together all summer long, and these are some photos we took in Fairbury, IL at the end of June. I wanted to tell a story with this look and I think the train tracks served as the perfect backdrop. I was trying to channel being stranded in a small town with a broken-down car and following the railroad into town to get help. It was just a fun, editorial scene to have in mind as we explored and snapped!
Fashion influencer Kathleen Harper holding a clear Staud top handle bag.
Style blogger, Kathleen Harper's outdoor photo shoot idea on train tracks.
Fashion influencer Kathleen Harper wearing summer dress
Style influencer Kathleen Harper wearing an orange maxi dress outfit.
I've had this dress for years. I actually wore it to a summer wedding about three years ago. Since then, I almost got rid of it! These photos have officially changed my mind though. This dress is summery, flattering, and the color is so joyful and bright.
Style influencer Kathleen Harper's Route 66 photo shoot.
Nyc style influencer, Kathleen Harper eating fast food during a photo shoot.
[dress: Ann Taylor // shoes: Amiana Footwear (similar pair here)// headband: J.Crew (old, I also like this one) // earrings: Anthropologie (old, similar pair here) // bracelets: Anthropologie // bag: Staud]

A day of shooting is never fully complete without a milkshake and a side of fries ;)