(Almost) 31 Days of Halloween


Happy Halloween! It's been a hot minute since I last wrote a blog post, but I shared nothing but Halloween looks on Instagram all October so I wanted to give a little bit more detail as to how I did it. I've never been the biggest Halloween fan, but the past couple of years I've started to dip my toes into getting excited about the season. This year, my girl Alyssa decided to do 31 days of Halloween outfits, and since we take most of our outfit pictures together, I decided (with her help) to go along with the theme this month as well. I actually found it extremely inspiring to stick to a theme for the month. Even though I still had the question of "what do I wear?", it really narrowed it down. I think I want to start doing more theme months, so I'll be doing all fall looks in November and all Christmas looks in December.

My hesitance toward Halloween looks previously has been that I've found it hard to justify spending money on items that I can only wear for a month. I still bought some new pieces for October, but here's how I did it on a budget:

  • Bought fall items that I could easily style for Halloween, but also wear outside of the spooky season (the outfit above is a good example).
  • Used anything black, white, orange, green, and purple that I owned. 
  • Bought affordable accessories (like earrings and pins) that could make outfits more Halloween-friendly, but wouldn't break the bank. I bought most of these from small, women-owned shops like Femme de Bloom, Em and Sprout, and Mint Julep Maven.
  • Borrowed items from Alyssa. I recognize that I'm fortunate to have such a stylish and generous friend who wears the same size as me and has seemingly unlimited Halloween goodies, so this tip isn't for everyone. But still, sharing items with friends can apply to anyone!
You can see all of my Halloween looks on my Instagram, but here's some of my favorites (so...most of them) and details on the outfits.

Top: Retrolicious | Pinafore: Hell Bunny via Unique Vintage | Hat: H&M | Earrings: Femme de Bloom

Top: Unique Vintage | Skirt: Retrolicious (borrowed) | Shoes: Chelsea Crew via Modlcoth

Bow: Magnus Clothing Co. | Skirt: c/o Steady | Sweater: Thrifted

Sweater: Thrifted | Skirt: Collectif | Shoes: Target

Dress: Sourpuss (borrowed) | Top: Thrifted

Cardigan: c/o MAK Sweater | Top: Banned Apparel via Modcloth | Skirt: Thrifted | Ears: Borrowed | Pin: Mint Julep Maven Shop | Shoes: Lotta from Stockholm via Poshmark


Skirt: Retrolicious | Top and shoes: Modcloth | Cardigan: MAK Sweater

Dress: ASOS | Cardigan: MAK Sweater | Hat: H&M | Shoes: Modcloth

Sweater: Hell Bunny | Skirt: c/o Steady

Dress: Unique Vintage | Ears: House of Mouse | Pin: Jolly Hollieday Shop | Shoes: Lotta from Stockholm

Dress: Smak Parlour via Unique Vintage | Cardigan: MAK Sweater | Earrings: Femme de Bloom

Top: Joanie Clothing | Skirt: Vixen by Micheline Pitt (borrowed)

Dress: Vintage | Cardigan: MAK Sweater (borrowed)

Bow: c/o Xoelle | Dress: Apricity | Pin: Em & Sprout | Cardigan: MAK Sweater


1 comment

  1. Ahhh what a fun post!! I hadn't taken proper outfit photos in forever but you BET I made my bf go to a pumpkin patch with me, haha. I just can't resist! So many cute looks but I love esp the one with the purple cardigan, ghost pin, and gingham top. SO cute.

    I think your tips are totally spot on - I also don't own anything Halloween related, but could definitely put together some festive looks + add some accessories. Excited to follow along with Fall/Christmas looks as well! You're right, dressing on a theme does seem a lot more manageable!

    Priya the Blog

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