It’s finally starting to feel like fall around these parts, and I’m enjoying the chance to finally wear all of my plaid skirts and flannel tops and blanket scarves again! This weekend it seems like all the leaves finally changed at once, and with Halloween right around the corner it feels like we’re really in the heart of autumn.
This is the perfect time of year for a cute little plaid skirt. It’s still warm enough that you don’t need tights, but the dark plaid doesn’t make your look feel too summer-y. I feel like there’s a sweet spot in October and early November before it starts getting too cold when I can pull these off, so I’m trying to get as much wear out of them as possible before then!
This skirt is from J. Crew last season. I was on the fence about it for awhile, and I kept thinking, well I guess I don’t need another plaid skirt. I kept going back and forth, and in the meantime I kept seeing it on the street and on blogs everywhere. And it always looked so cute! And so finally I decided that I needed to have it, but it was winter by then and of course it had sold out everywhere! So I started searching around on Poshmark and a few other sites, with no luck. Finally, it was good old Ebay to the rescue! So moral of the story: when you see a cute plaid skirt, you buy it!
Even thought this J. Crew plaid skirt isn’t available anymore, there are so many cute plaid skirts out now. (Plus there’s always Ebay!)
Though Halloween isn’t until Tuesday, I celebrated Halloween this weekend by dressing up and going out with some friends from law school. I have always loved Halloween. When I was growing up my parents would have a big Halloween party every year, with tons of kids games and tasty treats and playing a lot of “Monster Mash.” It was always such a blast! And then in college “Halloweek” was always one of the best weekends of the semester. I definitely miss “Halloweek” in college where there were parties every night the whole weekend/ week leading up to the big day!
I decided to go as a skeleton this year, which was super simple because it just involved wearing a cute skeleton dress and calling it a day! I wish I could do all of those cool makeup tricks you see on youtube to make my whole face look like a crazy zombie skeleton, too, but I can barely put on eyeliner so I figured I would save that for next year haha!
I also decorated my apartment for Halloween with some adorable little pumpkins I picked up from Target. That store, I swear. It just gets me (and my wallet) every time!
If you’re looking for some cheap, last minute decorations, definitely stop by and take a look!
Sadly, I don’t get any trick-or-treaters at my apartment, but we had a cute little Halloween event at work where people brought their kids in to trick-or-treat around the office. The only problem is that I bought way too much candy and now I’m stuck with a huge bag of chocolate just sitting in my office and staring at me all day! Let me tell you, it takes a lot of self control to not eat like 10 pieces a day, which is exactly why I need to figure out what to do with it all- anyone know of any place I could donate it to? Otherwise I will for sure gain 10 pounds by the time that bag is empty! One of the best ways to celebrate Halloween if you’re in the DC area is checking out some of the amazing pop-up bars around town. Pub Dread is from the masterminds behind the Cherry Blossom and Christmas Bar pop-up bar in Shaw. You usually have to wait in a crazy long line to get in, but on Halloween they’re selling timed- tickets to benefit the efforts to help the Puerto Rican relief efforts. No line and benefitting a good cause- can’t go wrong there! I also checked out the Harry Potter bar at Town Tavern, which was awesome (yes, I did wear my Harry Potter robe from 4th grade)
I hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend and eats lots of candy this week! When it’s Halloween sugar and calories don’t count, right? 😉