The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Halloween is my absolute fave holiday. Historically, I’ve always taken any opportunity to party on Halloween as an excuse to have a few drinks, boogie down, and bring my sexy back. This year I’m blessed to be living near a major research hospital while my youngest daughter recovers from a curative stem cell transplant for Sickle Cell Disease. There aren’t so many opportunities to party ’round here, so I leapt at the opportunity to attend the virtual Halloween party thrown by my fabulous friend, Ally, the thoughtful and stylish blogger at Shybiker.
Because this is a style blog about mostly secondhand fashion, I decided I wanted to be an extra in the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Thrift Shop song video. I had about 20 minutes to put something together at Goodwill. I snagged a brilliantly hideous purple frock with giant balloon sleeves bigger than a dorm refrigerator, which would have made me look exactly like Violet Beaureguarde – but when I saw this vintage halter formal, I tried it on and knew I wanted to wear it to every future party I go to. I upgraded to the sexy-Grandma-slash-much-older-model-girlfriend-of-the-lead-singer in the video.
On my way to pay, I got distracted by a big box of animal scarf mitt hat thingies. When I tried this one on, and it fit my large head, I knew I could wear thrifted fur like Ben, and also channel the most frightening woman I’ve ever seen, Megumi from What Not to Wear, Season 10.
Plus, I can wear it to walk my dogs. The faux fur, not the formal. It’s a win-win all ’round.
Did you dress up on your blog for the Halloween holidaze? Please feel free to add your costume link if you comment!