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12 Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

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I love Halloween. As a kid, I would plot and spend hours drawing mysterious costumes while anticipating the ultimate spooky night of the year. This idea carried on into adulthood with promises of parties, and yes, still, candy.

This year, with a busy schedule and new projects galore, the holiday snuck up on me. It’s that magic time and I’ve got nothing to show for it! Are you in a costume rut like me? Don’t have time to work on your Ziggy Stardust-turned-Werewolf mask? I didn’t think so. Here’s some ideas to try out this Friday.
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Last Minute Mavens: What to Do, Wear, & Gift This V Day Weekend

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Well, the 14th certainly snuck up on us. If you’re stumped for date night ideas with your sweetheart, or your best partner in crime, here are six ideas to rock on the 14th or all weekend long.
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Check Out Our Market’s Oh-So-Amazing Fashion & Beauty Vendors

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If you’re still on the hunt for the perfectly fancy and cool Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart, galentine, sister, or relative, then look no further than our market tomorrow! (You can even pick up super cute tees for your dog a.k.a. best friend furever).

Come on over to 67 West Street starting at 1 pm to find something sweet, chic, and badass for some of the best gals in your life. Or, celebrate yourself and splurge.

eir 2After the jump, get a sneak peek at our awesome fashion and beauty vendors. I hope to see all of your fine selves tomorrow!
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Maeven: A Vintage Pop-Up You Must Visit

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Brace yourselves. Maeven, an online vintage store, is rocking a pop-up shop on 170 Franklin Street. Enjoy scoping out their dreamy and whimsical pieces until 1/31.  The classy but Greenpoint-edgy pieces are delightful and I can’t wait to add a few to my collection.

Scroll through for some of my favorite picks and store hours.
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Spend Friday Night Getting Tattooed & Shopping At Antoinette Vintage

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What’s your schedule like this Friday, hot stuff? Why not shop for some vintage goods and get a sweet stick and poke tat by Tea Leigh?There will be cocktails, so why not get out and warm up?  Whether it’s shopping or ink, be sure to check out the lovely shop on Grand Street.

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Get Ready To Swoon: Mind / Matter Is A Vintage Dream

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The great thing about Greenpoint is that there isn’t a shortage of vintage shops to hunt in. And, many of the owners are smart, sweet, and sassy. I can say the same thing for the store, Mind / Matter (165  Greenpoint Ave) is a vintage lover’s dream. More so, the owner, Elle Ditta, is charming and knowledgable.

I recently sat down with Elle to discuss her new store and why it’s a perfect sanctuary for all vintage enthusiasts. (Hint: oh-so-sweet clothes, beauty, and retro furniture).
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Get Slayed: In God We Trust Is What To Wear This Fall

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In God We Trust continues its tradition in badassery. The shop recently unveiled its Fall/Winter 2015 collection, with a mind for layering these pieces or wearing them stand alone. Either way, you’re sure to look like a gorgeous babe.
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Be Radical In Inkkas Footwear

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Inkkas is changing the way we think about footwear and it’s all happening in Greenpoint. The shop is a cozy splash of bright color on 77 Franklin Street and it’s quickly becoming a driving force in the fight against deforestation and environmental degradation.
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