Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Colors

I have never truly liked the standard orange and black colors that accompany the scariest of all holidays: Halloween. The typical Halloween orange is very bold and, frankly, not that appealing - to me, at least. But on this last workday before Halloween, I thought I would wear a dress featuring an orange that is more my style. With my dark nails, I feel truly ready for the holiday!

Dress: Shoshanna Floral Serena Dress in Orange

It's hard to see in the picture, but the dress is actually a print made of tiny, pastel orange flowers. It's quite beautiful.

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Strutting Platform Sandals (no longer available)

The dress is still available at, and the site is doing a special 25% off promotion through Sunday, 11/1/2015. Use code PUMPKIN at checkout. You can also find a few sizes left at Bloomingdale's.

If you're open to renting the dress, you can find it on Rent the Runway. Since I usually buy my dresses on sale or clearance, the thought of paying something like $50 to wear it once, when I could pay just a little more to own it, has never truly appealed to me, but I would probably consider it for higher end items you can't nab on sale.

I'm excited for this afternoon, when my company holds its annual Halloween. I even made Peanut Butter Buddy Bars, my first attempt, for the occasion (they were super easy to bake). Although I'm not going all out like I usually do - this year, my favorite holiday seems muted because George isn't here to celebrate with me - I'm still planning to dress up. I have a plan for Norman as well, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. Stay tuned...