Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Dress (The Limited); Wellies (Zoubaby); Purse (Anne Klein); Watch (Michael Kors); Mandarin Garnet and Diamond Ring (Aronstam Fine Jewelers); Belt (eBay); Watch Pendant (Forever 21)
I recently read a post by another fashion blogger who opined that the only color that shouldn't be paired with black and white is orange, because it can look "too Halloween."  Well, Halloween is my favorite holiday and orange is my favorite color so, naturally, I couldn't resist adding a little pumpkin spice to my workday wardrobe this week.  A few touches of orange added to a favorite black and off-white dress is bold enough to evoke the seasonal "spirits," but subtle enough to avoid "boos" for looking like a preschooler (jack-o-lantern embroidered cardigans are adorable on small children, but ugly-sweater party territory for adults!)  The forecast has been really wet this week, and my favorite monogram wellies complete the transformation of this striped cotton dress from a spring and summer staple (see it here) to Fall festival fashion.

I did, however, seriously debate whether I could get away with wearing my "banshee eyes" to the office on Halloween.  As much as I wanted to, my office is just not a Halloween costume sort of place. How do you scare up the Halloween spirit at work? 
These creepy "banshee" contacts from Vision Direct are my favorite aspect of the traditional witch's garb I donned for a Halloween Bash at the Indianapolis Children's Museum.  As hard as I tried, however, I couldn't figure out how to wiggle my nose like Samantha...
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!


  1. Adorable! I'm always skeptical to pair orange with black and white for fear of looking Halloweenish when it isn't Halloween, lol! Thanks for sharing with Three-fer Thursday!
    xo Bethany

    1. Thanks, Bethany. Yes - I'm more apt to pair this dress with yellow or bright pink when it's not Halloween!