Halloweenish

Halloween costume ideas, Masquerade mask, Kale sweatshirt, kale, private party sweatshirt, wildfox sweater, cat ears, pharrell's hat, private party shirt, the real thing shirt, unicorn costume, unicorn jumpsuit, unicorn onesie, skeleton dress

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Like many, October is one of my favorite times of the year. And, I especially love Halloween and the clever costumes that pop up. There’s just one thing: it always seems to roll around faster than I can drum up enough creative looks to outlast the party circuit. Sometimes I just want to offer a micro-dose of costume to a Halloween party. I want a costume that’s juuusstt enough to participate in the festivities, get a few chuckles, and get back to watching Narcos on Netflix (preferably without changing clothes).

Whether you want to dress up as your favorite trendy veggie, celebrate your startup’s unicorn status, or go as The Real Thing, here are a few looks that I like to call: Halloween-ish.

Grey

Topshop coat, trench coat, Ali Ro dress, leather dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Karen Walker Sunglasses, Neiman marcus pruse, wear to work, wear in san francisco, gray clothes, monochrome outfit, neutrals, gray and black, alligator purse, soma
Coat// Ali Ro Dress (sold out – similar here and here)// Shoes (on sale!)// Purse (sold out – similar here)// Sunglasses// Forever 21 Bracelet// Lipstick

I once shied away from dressing in monochromatic tones favoring bold colors and prints under the notion that their vibrance represented what had to be fashionable. While I still love my brighter hues, I’ve come to accept the beauty in the simplicity of neutrals (like in this post and also here). The quality and integrity of well-made clothes is highlighted in these most basic of colors.

A few months ago, I came across this incredible grey coat. It is lightweight enough to wrap up in the cool evenings of our Indian Summer, but still thick and roomy enough to drape over sweaters in the winter. As Hillary Kerr mentioned here, grey is the one color that matches nothing, therefore it goes with everything. That is exactly why is has risen to the top of my monochromatic list this Fall.

 

Topshop coat, trench coat, Ali Ro dress, leather dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Karen Walker Sunglasses, Neiman marcus pruse, wear to work, wear in san francisco, gray clothes, monochrome outfit, neutrals, gray and black, alligator purse, somaTopshop coat, trench coat, Ali Ro dress, leather dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Karen Walker Sunglasses, Neiman marcus pruse, wear to work, wear in san francisco, gray clothes, monochrome outfit, neutrals, gray and black, alligator purse, soma, bobbi brown lipstick

Topshop coat, trench coat, Ali Ro dress, leather dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Karen Walker Sunglasses, Neiman marcus pruse, wear to work, wear in san francisco, gray clothes, monochrome outfit, neutrals, gray and black, alligator purse, soma, bobbi brown lipstick, caged up heels
Topshop coat, trench coat, Ali Ro dress, leather dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Karen Walker Sunglasses, Neiman marcus pruse, wear to work, wear in san francisco, gray clothes, monochrome outfit, neutrals, gray and black, alligator purse, soma, bobbi brown lipstick

Topshop coat, trench coat, Ali Ro dress, leather dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Karen Walker Sunglasses, Neiman marcus pruse, wear to work, wear in san francisco, gray clothes, monochrome outfit, neutrals, gray and black, alligator purse, soma, bobbi brown lipstick

 

Upgrading

Fall, Fringe, Shawl, Belted, white layering dress, BCBG dress, Over the knee boots, Karen Walker sunglasses, Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM, Louis Vuitton bag, Kate Spade cuff, J.Crew bracelet, Movado watch, Maiden lane, Nikon Coolpix L820, Sony a6000 camera, sony camera
BCBG Dress (old but similar here and here and under $40)// Shawl (Ambiance SF – similar here)// Belt (pulled off of a Forever 21 dress)// Boots// Sunglasses// Cuff// Bracelet// Watch// Louis Vuitton Bag

Hello, hello! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve shared an update. As always, there’s been lots going on. Perhaps the most exciting/interesting news is that I’ve finally invested in a new camera! This is a long time coming as I’ve been shooting with a Nikon Coolpix L820 since almost the beginning of this blog. If you’re just looking to get your feet wet into photography, this is a fantastic camera for that at a great price. I’m a big believer in spending a little less until you’re confident you want to develop a skill in that area (side note: this is why I’ve spent next to nothing on kitchenware and cleaning tools!)

Over the past few years of working on the blog, I’ve started to really enjoy the photography aspect. It’s fascinating to me that one creative outlet can inspire another. This is why I always say to just get started on a project and the details will reveal themselves as you move through it. While both my blogging and photography skills are still at early stages, it has been so fun to learn more about both fields and try new things.
Fall, Fringe, Shawl, Belted, white layering dress, BCBG dress, Over the knee boots, Karen Walker sunglasses, Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM, Louis Vuitton bag, Kate Spade cuff, J.Crew bracelet, Movado watch, Maiden lane, Nikon Coolpix L820, Sony a6000 camera, sony camera

Fall, Fringe, Shawl, Belted, white layering dress, BCBG dress, Over the knee boots, Karen Walker sunglasses, Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM, Louis Vuitton bag, Kate Spade cuff, J.Crew bracelet, Movado watch, Maiden lane, Nikon Coolpix L820, Sony a6000 camera, sony camera

After lots of research, I finally landed on the Sony Alpha a6000  camera. It is still on the beginner end of the DSLR cameras, but it’s definitely an upgrade for me! It takes lightning fast, incredibly clear photos and automatically adjusts to capture the most important details. We played around with it this week taking a few photos in the always idyllic Maiden Lane, as well as making our way to a rooftop Blue Angels watch party. I’m excited to share a few of the photos here today with many more on the way.
Coit Tower, San Francisco, North Beach, Russian Hill, Fleet Week, Blue Angels, Fall in San Francisco, San Francisco, rooftop
Coit Tower, San Francisco, North Beach, Russian Hill, Fleet Week, Blue Angels, Fall in San Francisco, San Francisco, rooftopCoit Tower, San Francisco, North Beach, Russian Hill, Fleet Week, Blue Angels, Fall in San Francisco, San Francisco, rooftop, transamerica tower

Until next time! And, I promise I’ll be back much sooner 🙂