Hi! I read your blog regularly. Could you please help me? I want to be the Morton's Salt Girl this year and was wondering how you would go about assembling her baby doll, long sleeve yellow dress with lavender umbrella, white tights, and yellow mary jane flats. Would you go the DIY route? Buy something and paint/dye it yellow? I'm kind of lost as to how to find this yellow dress as yellow does not seem to be abundant this season! I'm very short and could fit children's clothes.
Yikes! A yellow long sleeved dress is pretty hard to find in October. I looked pretty much everywhere. This vintage dress option could work if you sew on a ribbon sash. This dress from Bluefly also sort of works, but it's expensive for a costume. Shopbop has one option that's even more expensive. It would be pretty easy to sew one for yourself, but who has the time? I was about to toss the yellow dress requirement and go for this instead when I found something that will work:
Dress - From Urban Outfitters for $39. If you want you can add a high waisted sash.
Tights - From UO too so you can save on shipping.
Shoes - I can't take credit for these. Christine found a great source for yellow chinese slippers on her own.
Wig - A blonde bob for $9. This would also be cute with a more "yellow" bob or a blue wig.
Umbrella - You can spray paint the inside lavender and the handle yellow. $15 from a wedding site.
Salt - Make your own giant salt jar out of a coffee can or oatmeal box. Stash candy inside.
What a fun costume idea!