Thursday, October 31, 2013

Houndstooth and Halloween

Hiya Blogland!!! How is everyone doing??? I'm laying low for Halloween. It's dreary and rainy outside.

I wanted to get a photo of Gracie in her candy corn dress. She isn't the camera-hog the Diva was. She's always bopping around and moving and just busy. I have several shots like this:
This was a frequent view of the Diva when she disapproved of something. Talk to the BUTT!!!

FINALLY I got an adorable shot of her!!
So must cuteness!!
Here's a selection of vintage Halloween cards. Most are from the late 1890's through the early 40's. I love the exquisite artwork.
I adore the pumpkin car in the middle!
Dig the gal on the left's owl hat!
Oh look the terrifying Halloween parrot!!
The one on the left is some weird Halloween/Thanksgiving mash-up.
I'm going to have nightmares about pumpkin gal in the middle!
These are weird. Evil Halloween CABBAGES and Satan making a menu whilst being mocked by fruit.

I was inspired by Gracey of Fashion for Giants Harlequin & Houndstooth outfit this week so I pulled out my houndstooth.
Gracey looking fabulous!
Wednesday I wore a thrifted St.JohnsBay turtleneck sweater, thrifted Aerosole maryjanes, vintage scarf, and a ponte houndstooth skirt from Walmart. I was buying some kale, bananas and almond milk and spotted it. It was love at first sight--although I wasn't sure I could fit in that size. I could and home it came with me!! I haven't been in Misses sizes in YEARS!!!

Keeping with the houndstooth theme I'm wearing a thrifted ponte skirt, thrifted belt, thrifted NineWest flats, Target tights, DIY necklace and bracelet, thrifted hat and LaneBryant top. I had a gift certificate for months and finally found something I wanted to use it on. This was another love at first sight. I just loved the bold graphicness of the houndstooth.

 Here's a close-up of the hat. You can see my new purple glasses! I'm linking up with the always elegant Judith of Style Crone  for Hat Attack!!!
I'm awfully chipper looking for 5:30am!!!
I was looking through some old pictures from last year at this time. WOW--what a change!! The hair color, the size, the style. Last year at this time I only wore maxi skirts or long pants and wore baggy clothes still. now it's short(well, knee-length) and more form fitting tops. Here's what I wore around Halloween 2012:

I'm glad I have a 3 day weekend. I need to get the thanksgiving decor up outside and start organizing the Christmas hoard of decorations. I plan on being a homebody this weekend except for church!! Everyone have a fabulous weekend and I'll be back on Sunday!!


This is just ADORABLE!!


Patti said...

Aack! Scary cabbages! Srsly, I always love your card-art collections, and these are fab. So are you in houndstooth. You look like a new woman this Halloween, and with an even bigger smile. Oh hey, Gracey, you look like a star too. xox

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

I love the devil writing out the menu with the freaky fruit looking down! Scary! LOL

That conductor's hat is super sweet and really suits you. Love the pink tights!


Paula Ruta said...

Love the pink stockings!
Those halloween cards crack me up--
You're looking FAB! Xoxo

Vix said...

I'm loving that close-up photo of you in your hat, you're gorgeous!
Have a fab looooong weekend! xxx

Val Sparkle said...

Hurray, you! Besides the new purple glasses, I also like your hair a little longer than it was before. I like the little flip-ups around your ears!

I think houndstooth is going to be a great theme this winter, just like tartan. It's so classic, kind of retro, and blends well with other patterns. I've just talked myself in to going shopping this afternoon (like I needed convincing)!

The Style Crone said...

You are such an inspiration, as you radiantly smile in each stylish photo. The close-up with houndstooth and hat, along with purple glasses, is spectacular. Thank you for linking up with Hat Attack.

Sheila said...

I love the old cards, so fun. Adoring your houndstooth shirt!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I love all these cards, creepy and fantastic - but Halloween cabbages? You look gorgeous, I love the cosy and preppy autumn scarf, jumper and skirt combo. And Gracie looks adorable, she's such a sweetheart!

Megs said...

I love the "evil" cards!
How are you losing weight, if you don't mind me asking? I was slowly losing by walking and watching what I ate, but they changed my meds to something that makes me hungry all of the time.