Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Be Creepy.

Earlier today, amidst the pre-Thanksgiving flurry of cleaning up the house, doing laundry, taking inventory of the food we have and need, mom told me she was going to pick up the cheesecake she ordered for Halloween. I knew what she meant, if only in part because Halloween is a holiday as dear to me as Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

It's weeks past now, nearing on a month, and besides a dumb little post on tumblr I let the time pass without so much as a breath about it here. I traveled for Halloween, treating it like a proper holiday and getting out of town, hunkering down in a hotel just outside of Salem, MA and deciding to leave the borrowed camera at home. Of course I had an outfit planned, a kind of costume, but mostly I just wanted an excuse to dress in something I probably wouldn't on a normal day. 

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So it turns out that I have hardly any pictures from the handful of days there, save for a few on instagram, and none at all of the creepy Halloween dress I ended up wearing. Which I'm pretty okay with. My attempts at recreating the outfit didn't really pan out--as it was we were rained on for the actual Halloween night, which was spent just wandering around watching everyone else and waiting for fireworks--once I got home, the light escaped and I'm still getting the hang of being in front of my own camera again. 

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Dress: Laura's Vintage, Bag: Don't remember, but it's real old. 

I first saw this dress hanging at Laura's Vintage over the summer, and couldn't quite get it out of my mind. I've got it hanging on my wall now, but someday I'd like to do something proper creepy with it. It seemed wrong to let the two little shots that came out a little bit okay languish on tumblr, and since we're rounding out the last autumn holiday tomorrow it seemed this was the deadline for them to make an appearance here!

7 comments:

  1. You're way too beautiful to ever be creepy. :)

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  2. You look like a modern Wednesday Addams!

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  3. Oh gosh that dress is stunning! Very fitting considering you're wearing it, hehe.

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  4. Love those t-strap shoes peeking out from the grass in the last shot ... the whole outfit has a perfectly subdued Halloween vibe!

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  5. I have an ever-growing collection of vintage Halloween and dance costumes, and this year, I meant to take a few photos of them to post on my blog in October. Of course, I didn't get around to it (maybe next year...), and now I can't quite justify making the effort. I'm so terrible when it comes to keeping the funny blog-promises I make myself! In any case, I'm glad you decided to share these two photos, because they're pretty great. You caught that perfect golden light, and a collar like that one *needs* to be shared. Hope you're enjoying your holiday!

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  6. To me this vintage dress I like so much and I think it is very elegant for a dinner, for example. I think it was a good buy and as they always look so good. I admit that I do not like Halloween, in Europe has not been held that party until a few years ago ... but still do not like. I dislike nothing awful!

    A very warm greeting.

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  7. One majestic day will come and I will actually look good in that collar and length. Also that purse!! Is it sequin or tapestry? I have a similar one and I am patiently waiting for that day I will get to use it. (You find the best things in vintage stores honestly.)

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