Admittingly, I haven’t felt like celebrating much recently and I’m in need of a serious Halloween spirit attitude adjustment. My usual gothic glam tendencies that my brother thinks border “Johnny Cash chic” historically shine during this time of year. Instead I’ve been sulking around in leggings and Vince sweaters, comatosed by my roommates and my weekly television rituals.
I woke up today deciding this was 1. extremely unhealthy and borderline depressing and 2. it was time to embrace broomsticks, black lipsticks, and black magic in search of my festive spirit of Halloween past. Did you know I’ve never repeated a costume in my entire life? Not once. So while I’m busy pouring all my energy into making a last-minute costume, carving pumpkins, watching Hocus Pocus and enjoying mulled wine I invite you to enjoy my current Halloween-inspired obsessions that are nothing less than practical magic.
[Candy Corn M&M's]
I know, I know what is so stylish about M&M’s? Well, since I’m running late on the trendy candy bandwagon this year and since America’s favorite candy merged with my favorite fall candy, trying to get my hands on these was harder than one would think. And we all know exclusivity makes anything more chic. Instead of going to a few
dozen stores in desperate search of these goodies, I recommend ordering them now and enjoying them post holiday.
[Tom Binns Tete De Mort Baguette & Skull Bracelet]
I’ve been lusting after this gem for weeks and I can’t think of a better excuse to purchase it than rekindling Halloween love. Think of it as a Valentine for Halloween, for those of us who love the darker side and sparkles equally.
[Joie Fanny Scalloped Lace Top in Caviar]
Black lace is everywhere in a big way this season. Perfect to pair back to leather leggings or your favorite broken-in skinny jeans, this top exudes a sexy black magicness with very little effort involved.
[Lanvin Cartwheel Wide-brimmed Rabbit Felt Hat]
The thought of attempting a cartwheel frightens me. The thought of the perfect cartwheel hat sends a shock wave running through my blood. If you, like me, have been holding out for the perfect hat, look no further.
[Yves Saint Laurent Pure Lip Gloss - No. 49 Black (Limited Edition)]
While this particular lip gloss was on and off the shelves in a nano second circa 2008, with the help of google there are still some places selling their secret stash with prices ranging from $29 up to $70. Luckily I’ve kept mine tucked away in my lip gloss archive. When I bring it out I prefer to layer it over my trademark Armani lipstick in True Red.