As much as I love dressing up, I abhor dressing up for Halloween.
You see, the only thing I hate more than spending money on clothing that I will never wear again, is spending money on clothing that I’ll never wear again, and makes me look ugly, scary or slutty the one time I wear it.
I literally develop a spastic colon every time I walk into a Halloween store and see those “Leg Avenue” costumes. You know the ones: sexy cat. sexy nurse. sexy pirate. sexy corpse.
Really? Someone sat in a creative meeting and pitched sexy nun? And then someone else said, Yes! Great idea. I am pretty sure the same person who greenlighted sexy nun also produced Gigli.
This year I brainstormed costumes that would allow me to shop current trends, and incorporate them into outfits that are cute, aspirational or pretty.
And not scary or ugly.
Wooly Mammoth Soft Black and Gray Wool Vest $119.00, Lulus
7 For All Mankind Rachel Bellbottom, $169.00, Piperlime