Sunday, November 29, 2009

Laundry musings

I just got back from almost 3 hours at the laundromat and I had a few thoughts to share with all of you.

1) I own clothing in every color under the sun. This isn't news and it isn't shocking, but somehow it is shocking to me every single time I do laundry. I am surprised at the colors in my cart and I do not understand why I am surprised, but I am. It's as if I forget that I own things in every color known to man until it's gathered up in my grandma cart for the world to see as I schlep it to the laundromat. Even my undergarments - socks, bras and panties are pink and red and blue, with just a little bit of black thrown in for good measure.

2) I think y'all would be shocked and horrified if you could see what I was wearing at this moment in time. I look like a hot mess. I do own sweats and I'm wearing them right now and yes they are magenta and while they can be cute, right now I am not. One of these days I'm going to be a real live grown-up and live in a building that has a washer/dryer in it. Also I'm going to write a post about my pajama zone and sweats zone rule.

3) Someone, someday will have to explain to me why it is that when you are at your very worst and feeling as unattractive as can be, that is the moment when multiple men decide to hit on you. When you're out for a run in the park or are hungover and headed to the bagel store or are doing your laundry in your sweat pants. Please, someone explain that to me.

Ok my list is finished. I'm about to head to the Morgan Library for the first time ever. I'm super excited.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Fashion and Feasts

Since I wrote a whole long post about the things I'm thankful for this year, I figured I might as well post my Thanksgiving outfit, as well as some of my Thanksgiving treats. I made the most complicated dessert of my life this Thanksgiving and believe me, that is saying a whole lot. Also, I don't mean to brag, but I took a photo/spent Thanksgiving with a full on celebrity.

I have another reason to post my Thanksgiving day outfit. I was talking to a friend the other day and he told me he was looking forward to what I'd be wearing for Thanksgiving because I'm a mix of fashionable and practical. He then started hypothesizing about what I'd wear on Thanksgiving and he envisioned a hot pink juicy couture sweatsuit that I bedazzled with a turkey. At that point I almost hung up the phone on him, but he quickly realized the error of his fashion-hypothesizing and apologized. I think he got me confused with the stars of the The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The one good thing to come out of this is that when going to the Juicy website I discovered that their fairly newish plus size line is called Extra Juicy. I am dying from the love people, dying, esp since my friend Marissa has me in her phone as Juicy bloomie, tee hee hee.

Jason was right though, when I started planning what I was going to wear on Thanksgiving I did give it some extra special thought. I didn't want anything constricting - no jeans, in fact no pants of any kind. And then Jason got me scared about my ankles swelling...which I honestly don't know how much I'd need to eat for that to happen, but I decided to stay clear of boots as well. I am just going to state for the record that my feet did not swell.

So I decided to put together the least constricting outfit I could think of. The dress/tunic you've already seen before, it appeared for the first time back in September. The weather on Thursday was so lovely that I didn't quite have to winterize it, merely fallerize it, which yes is a completely made-up word, but it best 'splains what I was going for. The leggings are from Danskin and the cropped cardigan that I wish I had in a million, billion different colors is from Banana Republic. The shoes are a repeat from my last outfit post and the purple, dangly, sparkly earrings are from Accessorize and I love them to pieces, but they often seem too much for everyday wear, but I thought it'd be ok to whip 'em out for Thanksgiving.

But wait bloomie, aren't the leggings constricting? Doesn't it cut you off right in the middle of your belly, where all that delicious Thanksgiving food is going to be heading directly to? Well that's why I'm wearing a tunic that is so long so I can just pull down the band of my leggings and exhale loudly. See, I'm a smart bloomie.

As for Thanksgiving itself, it was delightful. I spent it with my friends who live right around the corner and it was lovely and delicious and lacking in any sort of familial stress and filled with delicious food and company. I made many things for dinner, but what was to be my piece de resisitance was a cranberry, caramel and almond tart that took an exceedingly long time to make. I think it looks better than it tasted, but others disagree with me. I wish all of you could be here to taste some of the leftovers.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Things I am thankful for

My friend over at Honey Living wrote a really lovely entry about things she is thankful for this year that inspired this post. I know that it's not really in line with this blog and it's kind of cheesy but I thought I'd give it a go, because I'm lucky and I have a good life and much to be thankful for and sometimes it's a good idea to put pen to paper to appreciate just how full your life is. It's long and there are no pretty pictures, so feel free to skip over it. I won't be hurt.

I am thankful for love. I am thankful that I give and get love in equal measure from so many people, in so many walks of life. I am thankful for my friends and my family and especially for my friends that are my chosen family.

I am thankful for Karen who has loved me for half my life. Who calls me out on my shit, who will watch the most ridiculous movie with me and promise not to tell anyone else about it, who doesn't bat an eyelid when I call her multiple times a day and who is the last person I speak to every night before I go to sleep.

I am thankful for my Barnard girls who have remained my touchstone for the past 12 years and have shaped my outlook on life. Jamie who can make me laugh harder than anyone and who I can tell anything to without fear of judgment. Mirka who can listen and process better than anyone I know. Dobs and her infectious exuberance for life...and nudity.

I am thankful for the friends I have known my entire life, some since we were in the womb. I am thankful for friends who share a common history and language, who need no explanation of how terrible I was at age 12 because they went through the experience with me. I am thankful that Josh and Joie live so close to me and are once again able to be a part of my day to day life. I am thankful to their parents for always treating me as a daughter, for the knowledge that I will always have a place to spend a holiday and for loving me through the years when I didn’t always deserve it.

I am thankful for friends that I have met over the past few years that have become part of my extended family. I am thankful that I can still meet someone like “the other Karen” and Joanna and make an instant connection. I am thankful for the knowledge that loving your friends doesn’t end when you leave college.

I am thankful for technology that allows me to keep in touch with my friends throughout the globe. Email, gchat, video chat, digital pictures and facebook allow me to know what is happening today in London and Jerusalem and Sydney, and for that I am grateful. I am thankful for cheap airfare and my passport and having a place to stay in so many cities throughout the world.

I am thankful for my President and First Lady and their two beautiful children who never cease to put a smile on my face every time I see a photo of them. Who help restore my faith in not just my country, but the people who inhabit it and elected him. I am thankful that “one of us” is in the White House.

I am thankful for my job that allows me to engage in work that I love and am passionate about. Work that allows me use my brain and think and be creative, all while attempting to make the world a slightly better place. I am thankful that I work with Nicole and that our strengths and weaknesses balance one another out, making us more effective at our job. I am thankful beyond words for the amazing and talented people I work with who have become my family over the years. I am grateful that the ACLU exists and defends people that others won't.

When so many people are suffering it is impossible not to be thankful for the things one often takes for granted. I am thankful for having a paycheck, health insurance and a warm roof over my head. I am thankful for the ability to comfortably pay all my bills, spend some on fun and fashion and travel and still save a little money at the end of the month. I am grateful that I am not in debt.

So this isn't completely unrelated to fashion, I am grateful for dresses and cardigans, boots and hair bows, leggings and tights, cashmere hoodies and crazy belt buckles, shoes and glasses and bags that sparkle, and living a life that allows me to express my creativity through clothing.

I am thankful for fatshion. That more retailers are making more and better and cuter clothes in a larger variety of sizes. I am thankful for fatshionista and the fat-o-sphere and for everyone fighting for size acceptance.

I am thankful and grateful that I love my body just as it is. I am thankful for my good health and mobility.

I am thankful to live in Brooklyn. That I have a community and not merely a neighborhood that envelops me every time I step out of my house. That I have friends who live nearby that I can gather in a moments notice and for locally owned businesses that let me pay with an IOU if I've forgotten my wallet. I am thankful that I do not need a car to live here.

I am thankful for my huge kitchen where I can cook and bake to my hearts delight for myself and others. I am thankful for my CSA and the two farmers markets in walking distance of my house, and the one near my office that gives me easy access to farm fresh food. I am thankful for the foodie scene in Brooklyn.

I am thankful for Prospect Park. I am thankful that it is right outside of my front door and I can go three times a day if I chose to. I am thankful that it brings me peace and comfort no matter my mood. I am thankful for the beauty that I discover there in every season, in all corners of the park.

I am thankful for Top Chef, Friday Night Lights, True Blood, How I Met Your Mother, Gilmore Girls and the West Wing because sometimes I want to escape from my life. I am thankful for the Sunday Times, US Weekly and Real Simple. I am thankful for all the terrible and trashy vampire books and movies and tv shows I have allowed myself to become obsessed with this year. I am thankful for the hundreds of books that line my shelves just waiting to transport me to another world at a moments notice.

I am grateful for the beautiful and healthy babies that are being born this year and that finally some will be born right here in NY. I am thankful that all these babies are loved and wanted and well cared for. I am thankful that I will have a hand in raising them, but that I will not be the primary person responsible for their upbringing. I am thankful that I am child free. I am thankful that I live in a country where abortion is legal and that I have access to contraception.

I am thankful for my family. For my father who is silly and likes to leave me the most ridiculous voicemails in the world. To my mother for loving us all so much, even when we're not as patient with her as we should be. For my sister who shares the same inner core as I do, whose friendship I value greatly, even though if she were not my sister we would never be friends. For my brother and his dedication to doing what is good and right and just. I am thankful for Sammy, Odelia and Liam for the hugs, kisses, laughs, tickles and drawings I hang on the wall, but most of all for constantly reminding me of the wonderment of childhood. I am thankful that their parents love and value them so much. I am thankful that Jodie will soon...ish be officially joining our family and will not be in Israel forever.

Thank you to everyone and everything that has given me something to be thankful for this year. I love you. I'd love to hear what you're thankful for.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Just a little bit of whimsy

I love playing dress-up. Costumes, wigs, insane makeup, you name it, I love it. I wish I could wear a purple wig every day, but technically I'm a grown-up and such things are frowned upon in an office environment. That's why God made weekends, isn't it?

Today's outfit isn't terribly exciting. I wore it this past Saturday and even though I ended up having the loveliest day, I didn't have anything too special planned when I originally got dressed. The weather was so glorious that the outfit was based around the fact that I just wanted to wear a sweater coat as my sole outerwear. Can I just state for the record how much I am loving fall in New York this year. The weather has been just beautiful - sunny and crisp and not too cold. I've basically been able to leave the house with just a hoodie or sweater-coat for the entire month of November, it has been amazing. Ok, now that I've gushed over Mother Nature, on we go.

Like I said, the outfit isn't very exciting. I just threw on some jeans (Z Cavarrichi via Ross if you can believe it), a long-sleeved t-shirt (Old Navy) and one of my beloved sweater-coats (this one is cotton and it's from Banana Republic). As usual it's in the accessories that it came together.

I considered wearing sneakers, but instead decided to go for some cute, purple flats from Office that would dress up the outfit a bit. The scarf is from a street fair and the earrings are a present from Mirka and I don't know where they're from. And the ears...well here comes the whimsy.

As I was contemplating how best to accessorize, I reached into my drawer of bows and feathers and hair accessories, originally planning to grab a hot pink headband. I realize for many of you a hot-pink headband with a bow would already have been too much, but that's my speed. As I was searching through my drawer I came upon the ears you see me sporting in today's photo.

I'm sure it will surprise none of you that I found the ears in the children's section of H&M. I bought them a couple of months ago, fearing that if I didn't I would suffer from fashion remorse, but not entirely certain that I would ever wear them on a day other than Halloween. But I saw them in my drawer, realized how well they matched my outfit and put them on and ran into the living room to ask my roommate if they were too ridiculous to wear out and about, or if they were the perfect level of whimsy? She voted for perfect amount of whimsy and that's all I needed to hear. The ears were a go!

I don't think I would have ever even thought about wearing ears, if not for inspiration from Elie. She's been wearing ears anywhere and everywhere for years, although I think she may have retired them at this point. Let me just say they were a hit! People kept smiling at me all day and I got a bunch of compliments (I did also get a bunch of weird stares, but that doesn't bother me). And I wore the ears all around town - I wore them to the movies and to lunch and out to an impromptu party at my local bar and even in front of my best friend who does not understand my fashion inspiration, but loves me anyway.

Photo credit today goes to Joie who took my picture after we saw Precious at BAM. She appreciated my whimsy and let me tell you, we needed something to giggle over after watching Precious, a movie which the blogs I read have dedicated more time to in the past few months than nearly any other topic save for Palin bashing.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fashion Remorse

You're likely looking at this outfit and asking yourself what was that girl thinking? It's a bit much, I know. The "dress" is a vintage 80's tennis outfit that I picked up at a thrift store in Savannah with the original tags still on it. I stood in the store for the longest time unable to decide whether I should take the plunge and go for it. I decided since it was $3.97 it was worth the price of a cup of not very good coffee to not be plagued by fashion remorse.

Wait, don't you mean buyer's remorse bloomie? No, I mean fashion remorse. When you're in a store and you can't decide whether to take the plunge and make the purchase so you pass. And then you have remorse for what you didn't buy. It can be just as serious as buyers remorse or worse because sometimes I'm getting dressed and stop to think "if only I had those open-toe, gladiator Topshop booties this outfit would look perfect." But you don't, so the outfit is only at 85% instead of 100%.

I had fashion remorse several times in the past for things that I didn't try on and/or buy because I assumed they wouldn't fit me or look good on me because of my size. Nine years after the fact I still remember this dream cardigan I spotted in a store in Dublin that I handed off to a friend without even trying on because I just assumed it wouldn't fit me. She bought it and guess what I found out? It did fit and every time I saw her wear it I suffered from fashion remorse. Now I live by the wise words of Beth Ditto who years ago, before she was as famous as she is now, said something along the lines of "go in a store, try on the biggest size they have and if you bust the seams, fuck 'em for not making it in your size. " Rock on Beth. I love you.

So no more fashion remorse I say, especially because of my size.

Outfit details

Tennis dress of 80's awesomeness is thrifted. Detail below

Leggings are Danskin
Sandals are Primark
Cardi is Anthropologie via Jamie
Belt is New Look
Earrings are Topshop
Hair piece was purchased at Atlantic Antic and was another almost case of fashion remorse. This hair fascinator was $25 which was way more than I thought it was worth but I just loved it and with all the colors in it I thought it would be incredibly versatile. I walked away from it and then walked back to purchase it I wanted it that much.

Photo credit goes to Ateqah who took this for me outside of our office building.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Underneath the poncho

Underneath my poncho

I know I promised to post a photo of what was underneath my poncho the very next day, but it would be generous to call this past week the week from hell at work and all I could even contemplate when I got home from the office was food, beer, some utterly mindless television to distract me from the "AAAAHHH" of work and sleep. Not much time for fatshion.

But I'm making up for it now cause I really like this outfit and it wasn't at all what I was planning on wearing when I woke up that morning. Sometimes I fixate on one article of clothing and everything is falls into place around that. Sometimes I'm lazy and there's a sweater sitting on a chair and I grab that. Today's outfit was a mix of those two things.

I had bought this skirt during Torrid's clearance sale for something like a whopping $9.74 or something equally ridiculous. Which is what convinced me to bite the bullet and purchase a purple denim, acid wash, mini skirt. When I told my best friend about it I thought she was almost going to disown me. It's ok, we have an agreement. She can think something like this is a nice bag and worth $100 and I can buy things like acid-wash, purple denim. At least most of my fashion risks are inexpensive...sometimes.

Anyways so I got the skirt and loved it, but wasn't sure what to pair it with. My friend Jamie had sent me this enormous box of sweaters in the hopes of urging me to do 30 sweaters in 30 days and I was slowly taking the sweaters from the office back to my apartment where they would inevitably sit on my armchair for a bit before being put away. That is where today's mustard sweater was sitting when I pulled out my new purple skirt and started planning my outfit. Once I had those two key pieces matched the rest of the outfit came together fairly easily.

The tights today are some random brand that I got at Pay/Half and the gorgeous brown boots that I don't wear nearly enough because I'm a total wuss when it comes to heels are from Evans. My necklace is Primark and the earrings are Topshop.

Photo credit goes to Mirka who took the picture in our local movie theater and I have zero recollection of what we saw and it's driving me crazy. Know how I said I was a wuss when it came to heels? I couldn't walk to dinner after the movie I was in so much pain and slowly shuffled the 3 blocks back to my house. If I keep wearing this much color and am unable to handle heels, I may just get kicked out of NY.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I'm not afraid to say I'm wearing a poncho


I have been dying for a new fall coat. My old one is a gorgeous purple tweed that I got at the Barney's Warehouse sale a few years ago which sadly doesn't fit me anymore and so one of the few things that I thought I really needed this year as opposed to just wanted/lusted after/impulse purchased was a new fall coat.

I live in New York so my coat gets a lot of use. I'm not just walking from the house to my car and then into my office. My coat needs to keep me warm as I walk 4 avenues to the subway in the morning and walk around town running errands or the 20 blocks to meet a friend for brunch. On top of all that, it needs to look good, preferably fabulous, at the same time. My coat doesn't get hidden in the car, it's as much a part of my outfit in New York as what I have on underneath.

Like many great wardrobe staples that come into our life serendipitously I wasn't looking for a fall coat the day I found mine. I was at Atlantic Antic, an enormous Brooklyn street fair on a gorgeous Indian summer day, when the last thing on my mind was any sort of coat and all I could focus on was flirting with the cute baker boy and booing Mike Bloomberg whenever I saw him.

I was walking with my friend Mirka when we stumbled upon Michelle, the woman who made her wedding dress who owns both a boutique and bridal shop on Atlantic Avenue. As the two of them caught up on how the dress fared at her wedding (beautifully I might add) I began to browse and I came upon a few ponchos. Naah I thought...a poncho? But the ever ebullient Michelle convinced me to try it on even though I was in a sundress, sipping a beer and couldn't imagine ever needing to wear a coat I let her convince me to give it a go.

I slipped it on and low and behold I loved it! The poncho fell perfectly, it was a great weight, a nice textured wool and black to go with everything. It seemed perfect, like it was made for me but I was nervous about the utility of a poncho. Shockingly I have more than 1 cape sitting in my closet (3 to be exact) but I never wear them because you cannot carry a bag when you wear a cape and since I live in NY and don't have a car with which to schlep my stuff, being able to carry a bag is a non-negotiable. But that's not a problem with a poncho as you have full and total access to your arms and can carry whatever you want. I was sold.

So far the weather has been so warm in NY this fall I haven't had too many opportunities to wear it, but when I have I absolutely love it! It's warm, the turtleneck collar makes a scarf unnecessary and I can wear it either with a triangle point in the middle or box shaped. I haven't accessorized it yet with brooches and pins but I will.


I have however learned some very important lessons about ponchos in the short period of time I have owned one.

1) It can wreak havoc on your hair and you must plan accordingly. No bows or ponytails when wearing a poncho.
2) While very sexy on, a poncho is not so sexy when you're putting it on. Aside from the aforementioned messy hair, it involves a lot of moving and shifting around which isn't so attractive, to ensure it is hanging properly.
3) Put your lip gloss on after you put on the poncho, or even better after you've arrived where you're going and have taken it off completely. It is likely to smudge/get stuck in your hair that is now flying in every which way.

And MOST importantly...

4) When you're wearing a poncho and you're on an escalator please take my life lesson and hold on to loose ends for dear life. I was at the movies last week when I nearly died by poncho. Seriously. I walking onto the escalator and the end got caught in the escalator rail. I started screaming for my friend or someone to press the emergency button but T-Pops couldn't find it so instead she just started pulling me down the up escalator and didn't know what to do. Luckily some kind stranger pulled my poncho free. The whole experience reminded me of Mallrats.

Even after all that I'd still recommend a poncho to anyone looking for a new fall staple. I love it!

Today's photo credit goes to Nicole who took it at what may have been the most boring street fair to ever hit the streets of NY which was taking place right outside of our office. Tomorrow I'll post about what I'm wearing underneath my poncho.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Madonna, circa 1984

No, it's not Halloween, just another day in the office. This outfit was inspired by the leggings I mentioned in yesterdays post that I wore home after my tights were shot. They're a bit insane I know, but I'd been eyeing them on Torrid's website for some time and when they finally went on sale I decided to grab 'em for $8.99.

These leggings are the sort of item that you have to base an outfit around. If you're wearing purple, green and black animal print anything, everything else must revolve around that. So it did. I wasn't sure what look I was going for but it all came together when I opened my draw of hair accessories and saw my hairband with a big, side bow. Aha! I was going to be Madonna, circa 1984. Once I'd decided on my inspiration, I decided to embrace it with full force. I was prepared for merciless mocking by my friends at dinner that night, but they were surprisingly not too bad. My co-workers absolutely adored my ensemble.

Outfit details

Leggings are from Torrid in a 1x
Tunic is a large from Tart via Loehmann's and is technically pajamas but I've never worn it as such, its always been worn either as a dress or a tunic.
Over that I have a wraparound shrug that is a hand-me-down from Mirka via Old Navy in a size large.
Jacket is a 2x from Forever 21's new plus line Faith 21 and even though Mirka teased me mercilessly when I bought it, I absolutely adore it.
Belt is from Accessorize
Shoes are from Office
Headband is from H&M
Necklace is from Primark

Sorry I don't have better photos to share with you. Today's photo credit goes to Josh who took it in the lobby of our friends building after dinner and he was all "what the hell am I doing?" so there are no detail shots of anything.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I winterize a picnic table

Remember how I said I bought 4 new dresses on my trip down South, all for a grand total of less than $35? Well this is the most expensive of all of my purchases, ringing up at a grand total of $10.99. I wasn't going to purchase it as it is strictly a summer dress and we're officially in fall in New York, but my travelling/shopping companion convinced me of its cuteness and to purchase now, for seasons to come.

I returned from my Southern jaunt and the weather was waaay colder in NY than it was in Charleston. I was planning on just sticking this dress all the way in the back of my closet so I'd have a happy surprise come April when I happened upon a dress I'd never worn before.

But inspired by some of the amazing remixing I've been eyeing in the flickr groups wardrobe remix and fatshionista and Ms. Lesley in particular, I decided to give layering over dresses a go and see what would happen. I love the pattern of the dress as it reminds me of a picnic and there's not much I love more in life than a good picnic. You can't quite tell from the photos in this post, but the dress has spaghetti straps up top. The sort of dress that with the pattern and cut I wouldn't normally even try to winterize, but I'm glad I gave it a go.

Outfit Details

The dress is from a store in Charleston that sold really low quality, crappy things. Ash was in absolute heaven there!
The cardigan is an xl from Old Navy
Belt is from Peacocks
Shoes are from Office
Necklace is Betsey Johnson
The tights are a mystery, I have no idea where they came from, but sadly I had to throw them out at the end of the day as the elastic was totally shot. Grabbing the top of my tights and holding on for dear life is not a sexy look. Luckily I had just gotten a package at work with some leggings in them, but...they were...well they were an animal print in green, purple and black. I looked a bit like a crazy lady on the ride home.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

I love me some Halloween


I LOVE Halloween. Love it! Combine costumes, the opportunity to dress in an absolutely ridiculous manner, carve pumpkins, eat oodles of candy and you have a very happy bloomie. I wasn't allowed to celebrate Halloween as a kid, so I do it extra big as an adult.

For the past few years I've been dressing as fat cartoon characters. Last year I was Miss. Piggy and the year before that I was Ursula from the Little Mermaid. I was planning on dressing up as the Queen of Hearts this year but when we went shopping at Re/Dress I ended up trying on a pair of gold sequined hot pants that I loved and was convinced to buy them and make them the focus of my costume instead. All the lovely Re/Dress shopgirls tried to convince me that I should buy the hot pants and just wear them to brunch, but while I like to push the envelope, gold sequin booty shorts at brunch is a bit much even for me. See folks, I do have some limits.

Dani and T-Pops were trying to get me to be Lady Gaga since I was ostensibly going to be wearing underwear as outerwear, but I knew there'd be a million other Lady Gaga's so I passed and instead decided to make up my very own superhero costume. And so, I give you VOTER GIRL, here to save Gotham from term limit extensions, one billionaire at a time. It was a bit of a mouthful to spit out at a loud, crowded party and it was a bit of a geeky idea, but oh well, that's me. Can anyone guess who I'm not voting for this Tuesday?

Outfit details. The top and bottom are both from Re/Dress and the bottoms are from Size Queen. The tights are from We Love Colors and I have to say while I love the color selection I have been very unhappy with the quality of their product as everything has ripped at first wearing. Boots are from Duo and the wig is from years ago. The purple top is an old Gap tank top that I spray painted with my Voter Girl logo and I'm wearing my purple vote necklace. My cape I got at a Halloween store and with assistance from my wonderful co-worker we made some stencils and I spray painted the cape and added some NYS voter registration forms. It's kind of amazing, isn't it?


Finally, Halloween isn't just for the weekend for me, I bring it into the office as well. On Friday I dressed up for the office. This wasn't completely appropriate since I had a meeting that morning, but it was with an affiliate so I figured it was ok. My dress is a large from Forever 21, leggings are from Danskin and the orange cardigan is originally from Bendel's, but is a JLR hand-me-down (thanks love!). Wig again is from years ago, boots are Duo and the bat headband is from last Halloween.


How was your Halloween, what did you dress up as?