I love a good costume, but sometimes they can be expensive. Some years it's worth it to take a more ladylike spin on a costume so that the money you spend on the garments doesn't feel so bad because you can piece them out into your everyday wardrobe. I love that everything in this outfit is totally affordable and totally versatile. I actually did this same outfit last year with a dress I snagged in the sale section at H&M for only $7!! Total score!
This year for halloween I wanted to be Big Bird and have Mr.Husband be Cookie Monster. Unfortunately with all the political hooplah going around this election season, it's just a no go. Too many people will also be dressing as the lovable bird and I don't want anyone to think it has anything to do with a political agenda. I just like Big Bird. But for the record, I'm with the bird. :)
Sometimes I dress like a full on sugary sweet cutie patootie. Other times I wanna be a bad ass rock-n-roll chick. Isn't that just the best thing about clothes? I love that an outfit can totally transform my mood, my attitude, and how people perceive me. Do you like to mix it up as much as I do, or do you stay pretty true to just one style aesthetic?
I'm an animal lover and vegetarian. I would never in a million trillion years go hunting. But I would totally wear this "fox hunt" outfit. You know, to the grocery store or the post office. So chic. So quirk. So wonderfully British.
I'm sure many of you know that when I grow up I'm going to be a ballerina, so I suppose it's not that much of a surprise, but here is the real confession: Breaking Pointe only has 6 episodes. I watch about an episode a day... Every day... Since it originally aired... Anyway, it's not a "I'm a stalker" obsession...
To the pointe (get it!! pointE?!), one of the dancers on the program, Beckanne Sisk wears some beautiful jewelry, envy worthy. So after some research and a bit of luck I found out some of the earrings I'd been lusting over that she wears are by Kendra Scott. The particular pair unfortunately is no longer available, I believe it was "Andi", but fear not! There are plenty of other beautiful styles to choose from:
Not that I had any money to purchase any of this when I was 20, but man oh man am I jealous of the selection of "dark" rocker chic clothes that are on the market now. Don't get me wrong, I still covet all my vintage slips, corsets, and British combat boots, but it was a lot harder for us back then to be alternative. Maybe harder is the wrong word, it took a lot more effort, which in a way made it a super exclusive group to be a part of. Who knew 15 years later it would be borderline mainstream...