With Halloween only 3 weeks away, it’s got me thinking about how much I’ve always loved dressing up for the holiday.
As a kid, I would dress up as a witch every year and would go all out, right down to the long black glue-on nails and my face painted bright green. In college it was the ever so original bunny, and even after college I was once an astronaut where literally my whole costume LIT UP.
And for a woman who loves playing dress up even now, isn’t it almost like everyday can be Halloween? Everyday I get to march into my closet, stare at the costumes and choose what I will be today. One day it’s chic, one day it’s classic, one day it’s rock-and-roll, or one day even band leader, when I choose to wear this Free People band jacket.
In the end, I’ve taken my love for Halloween and gone a step further. Instead of throw away costumes on November 1st, I’ve evolved into investing in costumes that will hang in my closet for much, much longer 🙂
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The other day my Sister asked me what the one trend I thought she needed for fall was.
None of them.
I believe that our closets should hold the essentials. The pieces that you’ll wear over and over again. The pieces that you wouldn’t want to be without. The ones that make you feel good!
I’ve included some of my favorites below. What does your fall essential list look like? I’d love to hear! Thanks for stopping by!
THE CAMEL VEST
THE FLOPPY HAT
THE BLANKET SCARF
THE PLAID SHOE
THE COZY KNIT
THE ANKLE BOOTIE
Last December I was shopping a crazy after Christmas sale online at Macy’s, when I snagged this glossy faux-leather trench for $40. It had been marked down from a way higher price, so by the time I got it, it was basically free! I remember putting it in my shopping cart and thinking “I don’t really NEED another trench coat in my closet, but when I feel like it’s this cute and on sale for THIS much, I kind of need to buy it, right?” and all thoughts of necessity went right out the window.
Fast forward to a year later and this trench has become one of my favorites in my outerwear closet. It spices up any look and is a full-on showstopper.
$40 bucks well spent if you ask me! ~xo