Well we have officially made it through our first hundred days of Kindergarten. Who knew this was an actual reason to celebrate. But like most things in life when given the opportunity to dress up for an occasion its always safe to assume we go big or we go home.
I got the email on Friday that 100th day was on Monday and come to school dressed like old people. That didn’t leave for a lot of planning because we actually had a decently busy weekend.
Prior to hitting up the thrift stores where I figured I could find the most perfect silky blouse with shoulder pads I scoured through my closet and theirs to see what we had at home that would work. If you head to Pinterest you will see tons of ideas for old and decrepit outfits. Naturally I wanted to show that “age is just a number” (insert corny quote) and with age comes self confidence and self esteem so I went with the iconic Iris Apfel for inspiration.
Iris Apfel Costume
More is more & less is a bore.Iris Apfel
She is an interior designer who has worked with multiple Presidents in the White House, American business woman, fashion icon, and even just got her own Barbie doll at 97 years young. She is the type of woman I want my children to learn about.
The Perfect Iris Apfel Costume Must Haves
Glasses: Large black round glasses are a must have and can easily be found in your own closet by popping the lenses out of sunglasses like I did or you can grab a pair here
Wig: I had to limit my Amazon search to next day delivery due to timing. This one just so happened to be one of the few white colored ones. I figured I could cut it a bit to make it more her style. But Brooklyn wasn’t having that so we left it. I am actually super impressed with the quality of this $10 wig. The hair is soft and doesn’t get matted easily. Also has a clasp that attaches at the nape of the neck to hold it on tighter. It fit both me and my four year old. Also comes in other colors so will def be grabbing this same wig for future costumes.
Jewelry: Bangles and necklaces galore. I need to up my costume jewelry collection. I actually made the bangles out of duck tape and plastic water bottles. They are the perfect size for their wrists so I didn’t have to worry about her trying to keep them on all day. Not the DIY type? No problem grab a stack here.
Fur: Honestly this should be a staple in every woman’s closet. I just so happened to have a black one laying around. Iris would have preferred full fur coat. Next time!
Outfit: Loud and coordinated patterns. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a pants and jacket combo that would work on such short notice. So I grabbed this shirt out of the women’s clearance section of Walmart. It was only a couple dollars but knew it would hang well and create a dress. I couple rubber bands kept her sleeves up and a tie at the neck kept from falling off. The jacket was actually a super cute wool coat I found at the thrift store for a couple dollars. Large buttons and bellowing sleeves and cropt made this the perfect jacket to go with the dress.
Guess what moms, you can have your own Iris Apfel costume too because she has a full line here of all of her amazing accessories.
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