Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas + Link Up

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas + Link Up on Monogrammed Magnolias

Ahhh! Happy Halloweekend, y’all! I can’t believe Halloween is finally here! We’re keeping things going with the final costume ideas post of the month. What better way to finish this awesome link-up than with last minute costume ideas? I’ve got you covered with costumes for both guys and girls but I’ll take it one step further. I’m lucky enough to team up with my friend Koryn from Pick Your Beau this week so be sure to check out her post here and add any Halloween themed posts of your own to the link-up below.

Holly Golightly – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas + Link Up on Monogrammed Magnolias

This costume is a classic for a reason…it’s fabulous and kind of a breeze. Grab your favorite LBD out of the closet, pull your hair into an updo (like this), throw on ALL the pearls and costume jewelry you own, classic sunglasses & gloves, bonus points for the coffee & croissant!

Chad Radwell – Scream Queens

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas + Link Up on Monogrammed Magnolias

No spoilers here but let’s just say Chad deserves to be your (or your bf’s) Halloween costume this year. Plus, it’d be super easy to pull off. Just raid your grandpa’s golf wardrobe or hit up your local thrift store for all things pastel and preppy. Viola! You’re now a millionaire frat daddy!

Wednesday Addams – The Addams Family

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas + Link Up

Ughh, Wednesday is my spirit animal. Good news is she’s got a pretty easy look to replicate. Start with long pigtails (spray ’em black for the full effect), throw on a black t-shirt dress (wear an oxford underneath or glue on a white collar), deaden the eyes and you’ve got it.

Negan – The Walking Dead

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas + Link Up

Guys, I can’t even begin to talk about the season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead. Like I physically just can’t. With that being said, I also can’t bring myself to have hard feelings toward Negan. Maybe it’s just my absolute love of Jeffrey Dean Morgan…scratch that, it’s definitely my absolute love for Jeffrey Dean Morgan. I mean, he’s Denny Duquette, John Winchester, Judah Botwin, and freaking Batman’s dad all rolled into one! But let’s face it, he takes the cake as Negan and you’ll most likely WIN everything if this is your Halloween costume. All you really need is a leather jacket, dark pants and boots, a red scarf, and your very own vampire bat known as Lucille of course.

Party Animals

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas + Link Up on Monogrammed Magnolias

I saved this one for last because, well, it’s my favorite. Throw on your favorite party dress aka that one from formal sophomore year that you saved up all year for but only wore for like 5 hours. Then do your makeup (you can catch a few awesome tutorials here and here) and strategically pile a couple of sticks into your hair! Boom! You’re a bonafide party animal!

I hope this has helped if any of you are stuck on costumes this year. Not gonna lie, I still haven’t nailed down my costume entirely and I need it like tomorrow. What are you going to be this Halloween? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to check out Koryn’s post here.





My Fall TV Must Watch List


Hello, Magnolias.

He may have totally killed my summer lovin’ vibes but September has some good things going for him too. Like Fall television premieres, for example!

I am a tv junkie, I am dedicated to my shows just like my grandma was to her “stories” (Comment below if you know what I mean! haha!). That can be a hard thing to keep up with when that network cancellation ax comes to town in the spring, or heaven forbid it’s midseason, but the Fall brings with it new beginnings. We get to catch up with our old favorites we haven’t seen in ages and meet some new friends just begging to be bumped up to favorites status.

Yep, I’m pretty serious when it comes to my shows so let’s take a peek at what I’m looking forward to this season.

The Muppets

ABC – September 22 @ 8 pm

I’m not gonna lie, I was a HUGE fan of The Muppet Show growing up…don’t even get me started on the Muppet Babies…my mom even used to sing the opening theme to me all the time. So, when I heard that ABC was bringing the Muppets back in a brand new show I was kinda excited. I’ve heard a lot of hype around the show, especially since the characters mean a lot to a lot of people, so I’m really hoping it turns out to be something great that a whole new generation can enjoy along side their family and friends.

Scream Queens

FOX – September 22 @ 9 pm

AKA the most anticipated show on this list! I have been looking forward to Scream Queens since Ryan Murphy first announced he was doing a “horror comedy anthology” for FOX. That anticipation was only sweetened when it was announced that the cast would include: Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Ariana Grande, Niecy Nash, and Nick Jonas, among others. I don’t know too much about the premise of the whole thing, or how there is such as thing as “horror comedy” but I’m totally on board, for now.

American Horror Story: Hotel

FX – October 7th @ 10 pm

There are few shows on television I enjoy watching more than American Horror Story. Not to say this is my favorite show (that’s just really hard to narrow down) but it’s one I just thoroughly enjoy. Weird? Yes but there’s just something about cozying up on a Wednesday night in October to have the begeesus scared out of you for an hour and I’m sure Hotel will not disappoint. I mean, it has Lady Gaga in it for crying out loud!

Code Black 

CBS – September 30th @ 10 pm

Code Black is a show I was completely not interested in at all, until I watched the trailer. It gave me chills AND made me cry. I’m not even joking! Also, that’s never happened to me. Not both at the same time and never while watching a trailer for a gosh darn tv show! That’s how I knew it was serious, y’all. So I’m not going to say anything else…you just need to watch the trailer.

Bob’s Burgers

FOX – September 27 @ 7:30 pm

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Bob’s Burgers? I feel like I talk about it a lot…maybe that’s just in real life. Ha! Well, even if you’ve heard it a thousand times from me, go watch it! I fall asleep to it every night and I cannot wait to have some new episodes in my arsenal.


Grey’s Anatomy | Scandal | How to Get Away With Murder

ABC – September 24 starting @ 8 pm

I just threw these all into one because, well, there just aren’t words. If you’re not on the Thank God It’s Thursday bandwagon then I don’t know what to say because that one night has everything I could ever want from television. Grey’s has had me in an emotional choke-hold for over 10 years! Scandal grabs at the political scientist inside me and HTGAWM makes me both resentful and thankful that I decided against going to law school.

The Walking Dead

AMC – October 11 @ 9 pm

I saved this one for last because I’ve got something to ask you…

I am totally emotionally invested in this show. Sometimes, I finish an episode feeling like the “She doesn’t even go here!” chick from Mean Girls who just had a lot of feelings. So, my question to you is: Would y’all be interested in like an after show blog post? It would be completely about TWD and offer a place for fans to just get the craziness off our chests. Let me know, I am seriously interested in your thoughts!

That pretty much wraps it up, Magnolias. Got any shows I should add to my Watch List? Leave them in the comments below or tweet me!  Oh, before I forget, we are now on Bloglovin’…again! I’d love it if you could give me a follow  so you can stay up to date with all your favorite blogs all in one place.

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Around the Web: Ellie Goulding, Scream Queens, and Montage of Heck

Ugh, the internet has been full of some serious gems this week. Here are some of my favorite links, Magnolias. Let’s discuss in the comments!

First of all, not only is there going to be a live action version of Beauty and the Beast but Emma freaking Watson is going to be playing Belle! I’m not even over the excitement of a live-action Cinderella. Oh gosh, how perfect is Emma going to be as Belle? Answer: seriously perfect!

If you know me at all then you probably already know that Ellie Goulding is my Woman Crush for Life but these new Nike ads promoting fitness over “skinny” just put it over the edge. You go, girl!

via Popsugar

I need both that outfit and that sort of flexibility in my life.

I am kicking my own butt for missing the SAG Awards Red Carpet now that I’ve seen all the amazing looks. Lupita Nyong’o is Queen, yet again.

Vanity Fair analyzes the most epic dinner date ever between Adele, Jennifer Lawrence, and Harry Styles that was witnessed by Troye Sivan and his friends in LA.

A BuzzFeed quiz to help you decide what to binge watch on Netflix during The Blizzard of 2015.

Can we just be done with the Mani-Cam? Thank god Julianne Moore, Jennifer Aniston, and Reese Witherspoon have finally taken a stand against it


Can Scream Queens just happen already?? I mean the cast is like a dream and apparently Nick Jonas is about to join the mix with Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Joe Manganiello, Lea Michele, Keke Palmer, and Ariana Grande.

I am dying to see the new Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck. Director Brett Morgen says it’s the best achievement of his career and Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean, is an executive producer. That sounds promising. Then again, it makes me wonder what would Kurt think of all of this?

What it would be like if Dean Winchester had an Instagram. Had me rolling with laughter.

Ooh gosh, I just love it all so much!

Let me know what you’ve enjoyed from around the web this week in the comments down below.