A Spooky Kind of Style

spooky

spooky

spooky

spooky

Outfit Details

Abigail Star Print Dress | C/O Emily and Fin

Pumpkin Necklace | C/O Tatty Devine

Skeleton Earrings | H&M

Candy Corn Nails | Swoon Nails

Glitter Ghost Socks | Topshop

Shoes | Dr Martens

As much as I love the opportunity to throw on a costume, to me, Halloween also means endless chances to dress in spooky theme; which I am ALWAYS 100% down for.

Over the weekend, we started getting things ready for Halloween by putting up a few fun decorations around the house. To get in the mood, I decided to wear my most ghoulish glam garb!

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I love this Pumpkin necklace from long-time favourites, Tatty Devine – it’s so bright and cheerful (plus, THOSE WEE EYEBROWS!). It’s currently sold out online but you can find the rest of their Spooktacular collection here. I’m not sure if we’ll carve any real pumpkins this year but we’ve bought a few small ones to decorate with.

When it comes to this time of year I say GO BIG OR GO HOME, so I’m more than happy to wear a statement necklace with some OTT earrings (there’s no such thing as too many accessories, I am living my best magpie life!). I picked up these skeleton bad boys on a recent trip to H&M and they will be staying in my regular rotation long after October…

Emily and Fin’s frocks are right up my street with their retro-inspired silhouettes! I’m wearing their Abigail dress in a cute starry print which reminds me of the TV show Bewitched!

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I’ve had these highlighter-orange shoes by Dr Martens for a few years now and I’m wearing them with a pair of sparkly ghost socks that were a gift from my best gal – because she figured I had to have them (I couldn’t agree more!). I love combining these shoes with patterned socks, I even did it again today.

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What are your thoughts on spooky clothes and accessories at this time of year? Do you like to decorate for Halloween, too?

 

DIY Costume Idea: Tina Belcher

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“Hi, I’m Tina. I like horses, music and boys”.

Of all the things I love about Halloween, dressing in costume ranks pretty high on my list. It doesn’t take much for me to dress in theme (off to the movies? You know I’ll be rocking a popcorn necklace. And my love for DisneyBounding knows no, um, bounds…) so, at this time of year, I can really throw myself into any idea that comes to me!

My inspiration tends to come from some of my favourite TV and film characters – I much prefer that over trying to frighten people (plus, let’s face it, I’m about as scary as a slice of pie!) and I can also show my appreciation for what I’ve been binge-watching lately.

Last year’s Halloween ensemble was put together very quickly – we had friends coming over and  little time to spare. I still managed to pull it off with items I already had at home, making it a very easy costume idea!

It really didn’t take much convincing for me to dress as Tina Belcher, a character from one of my most-watched TV shows, Bob’s Burgers. Who DOESN’T want to be Tina for the day? Heck, with her confidence, sass and courage I kinda want to be Tina every day!

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Want to put your own Tina Belcher outfit together? You will need:

  • a blue tee
  • a blue skirt
  • glasses
  • white knee socks
  • black sneakers
  • a yellow hair clip
  • a look of despair
  • …and I added a burger-shaped handbag (which Tina doesn’t actually use, but I thought would be a fun touch!)

It helped that I also have a similar haircut to Tina, so if you don’t, a black bobbed wig might need to be added into the mix. Other than that, you’re good to go! As Tina would say, “Time for the charm bomb to explode”!

tina belcher

I’d love to know if you decide to dress like Tina Belcher for Halloween this year. As for me? I’m still deciding, but you can keep up to date with whatever I decide on over on Instagram

 

 

Wrapped up for Autumn in a Leopard Print Coat

leopard print coat

leopard print coat

leopard print coat

leopard print coat

leopard print coat

leopard print coat

leopard print coat

leopard print coat

Outfit Details

Leopard Print Coat | c/o Gap

Sunglasses | Ban.do

Orange Dress | Debenhams c/o St Enoch

Nails | Swoon

Hair | BLOW Shawlands

Sneakers| VANS

Ahhh. Does it get any better than a leopard print coat? Call me easy pleased, but I’ve had a spotted faux fur coat in my regular rotation for… how long? Ahem, let’s just say Richie Edwards and Nicky Wire have a LOT to answer for. So, I take great delight when I get to cosy up in my favourite print at the start of Autumn and even more when a new furry friend comes to join me!

I first spied this Gap leopard print coat during their AW17 press showcase last month and it was pretty much love at first sight. The oversized, vintage-influenced cut (those sleeves!) make it a little less structured than some of my other coats, but means it’s also super easy to throw on.

I should also mention that it feels just like a teddy bear – so soft and snuggly!

leopard print coat

Over the weekend, I wore my new coat while we were out and about on some of the chilliest days we’ve had in ages. We grabbed lunch at Bab’s (Greek fries = LIFE, dontcha know), did a little shopping (a ouija board-themed cake stand for all of my Halloween hostessing needs…) and went to see Mother! at the cinema (have you seen it?).

Leopard print coats get a bit of a bad rep and tend to be a love-it-or-hate it character in the fashion world. They tread a very fine line between rock n’ roll and ‘fabulous old lady’ – plus a lot of people see them as tacky (IMAGINE!). That may be the case but I fully intend to keep cosy in leopard print until I’m a fabulous rock n’ roll old lady; living my best tacky life!