Easy and Creative Pink Halloween Costumes

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Always waiting until the last minute to figure out your Halloween costume? Ever end up staying in and eating endless servings of candy instead of going out because you’re too wiped to put a creative outfit together? (Hint: that is always me.) While we love the idea of watching scary movies with our besties and digging into Hershey Kisses instead of standing in a crowded apartment party drinking jungle juice, we’re all about embracing Halloween this year and have perfect pink costumes to recommend that are creative and easy!

 

Pink Animal Cracker:

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We saw this one on Brit + Co and are completely obsessed! Simply buy an inexpensive pink dress like this one from Lulu’s and glue on big multi-colored poms. Pick up a pair of animal ears (or dig out from last year’s costume—no judgment here), and spray-paint them pink and glue on more poms. Bring the costume to the next level and carry a tub of pink animal crackers around with you as a snack for you and your friends.

 

Mean Girls on Wednesday:

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Looking to dress up with your squad this year but don’t want to shop? We’ve got you so covered. Grab an old pink cardigan, mini skirt, tank, and put a full face of makeup on and your highest heels and be the cast of Mean Girls on Wednesday. Or, be Cady Heron and steal one of your dad’s pink polo shirts and wear with your favorite jeans and sneakers. With the recent announcement of Mean Girls on Broadway, this costume idea is so fetch!

 

 

Starbucks Pink Drink:

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From the unicorn drink to pumpkin spice-everything, why doesn’t anyone go to Starbucks for black coffee anymore?! If you bought into the “pink drink” fad (hint: it’s their strawberry acai refresher made with coconut milk), consider using it as inspiration for your Halloween attire. Wear a pink dress and tape the Starbucks logo on your chest and paint on scattered strawberries. Wear a green headband (or green tights!) to replicate the branded straw and you’re all set!

 

What other pink Halloween costume ideas do you have?! Let us know in the comments section!

 

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A Fresh (And Delicious) Start to Fall with JuiceBrothers

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If summer were a food, it’d be one of those over the top pink milkshakes with an ice cream sundae on top, cotton candy swirl, and covered in funnel cake, tossed down with an iced coffee. And if you truly embraced all the quintessential summer sweets while visiting your favorite boardwalks this summer, your body may be in need of a slight reset before hitting the ground running this fall.

 

Something we like to do at Pinkly Perfect is give our stomachs a nice refresher course in nutritious fruits and vegetables to rid ourselves of added sugar cravings that we so excitedly indulged in from Memorial Day until Labor Day.

 

While juice cleanses are a dime a dozen in today’s world, one we are so excited to tell you about is JuiceBrothers, a company made up of four friends who in 2013 decided to fill the void of cold-pressed juice options in Holland who has now expanded to New York City.

 

JuiceBrothers sent us their Deep Cleanse, perfect for someone new to juicing (me!) and it was both effective and tasty. Overall, every juice we tried was delicious and energizing but the Vanilla Sky (tasted like a milkshake!), Green Routine, and Dutch Spice were my favorites. While we only tried their cold-pressed juices, we are majorly eyeing their Coconut Dream Smoothie (Coconut meat, coconut water, honey, vanilla) and Acai Choco Protein Bowl (Acai, banana, pear, cacao, almond butter, vegan protein powder topped with granola, banana, cacao nibs, and coconut flakes).

 

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Dutch Spice–one of our favorites from JuiceBrothers!

 

What makes JuiceBrothers unique to other juices out there is that they are cold pressed and don’t include fiber, which can upset a digestive system if it’s not used to it. All fruits and vegetables are organic and their juices are proven to boost immunity and promote overall well being. Just one day of juicing and we feel so alert and clear-headed!

 

Getting ready for a typical fall day of football watching and beer? Swap out your drink of choice for Dragon’s Breath, made of pear, apple, carrot, grapefruit, beetroot, lemon, ginger, and perfectly resembling an autumn sangria, except all organic, raw, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and guilt-free! It’ll keep you energized for all touchdown high-fiving and won’t leave you feeling groggy the next day.

 

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Dragon’s Breath–a refreshing afternoon pick-me-up!

 

While JuiceBrothers definitely jump-started our new fall self-care routine, we also recommend the following:

  • Investing in a lotion that will help protect the skin once temperatures drop
  • Buying your new favorite cozy fall ensemble (hello, oversized sweater and leggings!)
  • Drinking a night-time cup of decaf chai with a dollop of honey
  • Getting out and enjoying the beautiful fall scenery!

 

What’s better than fresh, crisp air, changing leaves, and a refreshing and revitalizing cold-pressed juice?! Nothing!

 

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Perfect Pink Accessories for Your Pup

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Written by: Sarah Felbin

At Pinkly Perfect, we’re proud of our unique, pink sense of style. But pink isn’t just for people! Now, your dog, cat, bunny, or bird can be just as pretty in pink as you are – and did we mention that everything on our list is under $15?

 

1) TOPSUNG Waterproof Puppy Raincoat, $11.90 on Amazon

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Protected from the rain and super stylish! Photo from Amazon. Link to get yours above!

Going for a walk in the rain? While we can’t make it warmer in the winter or stop Bruiser from having to go out at 4:00 in the morning, we can put an end to chasing your pup around the house with a towel afterwards. Bonus: Bruiser will be the talk of the neighborhood – have you seen how cute this raincoat is?!

 

2) Puppia Soft Harness in Pink, $13.46 at chewy

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Boy or girl, doesn’t matter! All pups would look so adorable in this pink puppy harness. Photo from Chewy. Link above to get yours!

A good harness is a must for any pet owner, and this pink one is not only chic, but it’s also a great way to keep track of Toto at the dog park! “Mine’s the one in pink!” works every time. (Don’t worry, it comes in all sizes, so even if your Toto is more of a Marmaduke, there’s one for him, too.)

 

3) Sojos Good Dog Peanut Butter & Jelly Dog Treats, $7.35 at chewy

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Packaging on point. Photo from Chewy. Link above to get yours!

100% natural dog treats with no wheat or corn in the cutest pink box we’ve ever seen for less than $10? We’d say it’s a no brainer… Unless your Lady or Tramp prefers spaghetti (then you’re on your own).

 

4) Vittles Vault Travel-tainer, $9.99 at amazon

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Photo from Amazon. Link to get yours above!

Whether your pet is Homeward Bound or just taking a stroll around the neighborhood, this travel container is perfect for on-the-go snacking. There are two separate compartments, one for food and/or treats and another for water, so you don’t have to carry around a separate water bottle on hot days. (P.S., the hard plastic is perfect for rhinestones!)

 

5) Boots & Barkley Flamingo Pet Toy, $4.99 at Target

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This pink flamingo pet toy is so (pinkly) perfect! Photo from Target. Get yours with link above!

Squeaky toys and catnip are okay, but pink feathers? Now you’ve got your pet’s attention! Whether your pet is lazy like Garfield or hyper like Odie, they’ll love this fun, bright toy – and at just under $5, your budget will, too!

 

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Beautiful Blush Bedding!

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Written by: Sarah Felbin

 

First semester is officially here! Whether you’re about to move in or not quite feeling your current setup, your dorm decor is a crucial factor in making this year the best ever. To help make your dorm insta-perfect, we’ve gathered our favorite pink comforters, pillows, alarm clocks, storage drawers, and more all in one place!

 

Cozy Comforters

A comforter is usually one of the first things you notice in a dorm (since your bed takes up most of your space), so picking one that stands out will do wonders for your room! Stripes, florals, and even a marble pattern or two are all great ways to instantly give your room a boost – check out some of our favorites below!

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Picture from Hayneedle.com. Link to buy yours below!

Urban Outfitters Rose Gold Marble Pillowcase Set, $49.00

IZOD Rugby Stripe Comforter Set, $49.99 at Hayneedle (shown above)

Beau 3-Piece Comforter Set, $67.49-72.59 at Hayneedle

Poppy & Fritz Buffy Comforter Set, $79.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Blue & Pink Trellis Piper Reversible Comforter Set, $41.24 at Target

 

Pretty Pillows

Pillows are perfect for giving your bed just the right amount of personality. Whether you’re looking for something minimalist or something over the top, these pretty-in-pink pillows are sure to please!

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Photo from Zazzle. Link to buy yours below!

Blush Mongolian Faux Fur Throw Pillow, $22.49 at World Market

Holli Zollinger Paris Map Throw Pillow, $37.49 at Target

Surya Square Peony Accent Pillow, $30 at houzz

Ted Baker London Signature Bow Pillow, $44.99 at Dillard’s

Watercolor Peonies Summer Bouquet Throw Pillow, $26.35 at Zazzle (shown above)

 

Necessary Accessories

By now, you’ve found the perfect comforter and a pretty pillow (or two or three) to match. Done, right? Not quite! These pink bedside accessories are sure to make your Twin Extra Long feel just like a California King!

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Photo from American Eagle. Link to buy yours below!

Rise and Shine Alarm Clock, $29 at PBteen

Deny Designs Candy Clouds Tapestry, $69.00 at American Eagle (shown above)

Large Tint Stackable Drawers, $17.99 each at The Container Store

 

A tapestry above your bed can instantly make any dorm feel like home, while stackable storage drawers make a cute, makeshift (but functional!) bedside table.

 

Gel Bead Sleep Mask, $6.99 at Stein Mart

STICKAT Bed Pocket, $4.99 at IKEA

kate spade new york Seaport Tasseled Throw, $113.00 at Dillard’s (shown below)

Honey-Can-Do Pink Bed Risers (set of 4), $14.29 at The Home Depot

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Picture from Dillard’s. Link above to get yours!

A throw and a set of bed risers can do wonders for a tiny dorm space! Add a bed pocket to keep your phone, iPad, and favorite book within reach, and – poof! – bedtime just got a whole lot better.

 

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Summer Mode to Slay Mode: Pink Accessories Perfect for Girl Bosses

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Is it just me or does everyone get a little slow moving (along with super bummed!) once summer ends? I know fall’s one of the best seasons for the beach (water is so warm in September!), but weekends at your favorite beach town are basically over and it’s harder and harder to justify a nightly ice cream cone. How are we supposed to be excited about that and be ready to jump right back into the routine of schoolwork and 5-day work weeks (or 7 if you’re a girl boss!). In order to go right from summer mode to slay mode, check out these must-haves to unleash the girl boss in you this off-season!

 

Personalized Stationery:

$2.60 each at minted.com

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We (obviously) love the subtle palm tree addition to these pretty pink notecards! Get yours at minted.com.

No matter how many times you e-mail, insta DM, snap, or tweet your favorite people, there’s still nothing like receiving a hand written note in the mail. As a girl boss looking to make a serious impression and have her name be remembered, it is critical to get back into the habit of writing letters. After a meeting, a thank you note to a potential customer, when sending press sample, letter writing is perfect for so many occasions! Have a personalized (and pink) set on hand and make it part of your routine. Don’t forget pink stamps!

 

Business Card Holder:

$13.83 at Amazon

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A business card holder is a must-have this fall. Pick up a pink leather one at Amazon.com.

A true girl boss never misses an opportunity to network. Ever get asked for your business card and realize you’re not carrying any with you? Yeah, us too but never again with this pink leather business card holder. At only $13.83, it’s an absolutely necessary “don’t leave your house without” item because you never know when the best opportunity will come knocking at your door!

 

Easy to Find Keychain:

$18 at Pinkly Perfect

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Is work your happy place? Maybe not. But this leather keychain will save you major time searching your purse for your keys!

Time is of the essence when you’re constantly jumping from one meeting to the next and even a couple minutes of searching for your keys can really disrupt your groove. To save time (and sanity), place your keys on an easy to find keychain, like Pinkly Perfect’s “Happy Place” in petal pink. Made in the USA, real leather, and only $18—perfect!

 

Small Notebook & Pen:

$10 from ban.do

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Business on the top, party on the bottom?! We think so. Lovely notebook from ban.do.

In a world where you can do literally everything from your phone, taking meeting notes should not be one of those things. I get it—it’s super easy and then there’s no chance of losing information but from the other person’s perspective, it’s slightly rude. Think about it–there’s no way for anyone to know you’re taking notes or writing out your grocery list. Instead, buy a small notebook and pen that can fit in any of your purses and keep it on you for surprise meetings. We love the simplicity of ban.do’s pink 5” x 8” notebook. It’s only $10 and features an elastic band to keep any loose papers safe too!

 

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