Tag Archives: Halloween

Tipsy Tuesday No. 3: Sleepy Hollow

Confession: I went trick-or-treating well into my college years.

I think celebrating Halloween on the 31st is one of the things I miss most about my younger years. I try to not let the day pass by unnoticed, even if the most I do is buy my own candy, put on some black + orange, and sip a spooky-themed drink while kicking back with a scary movie…

Drink This, Wear That: Sleepy Hollow

[ wear this ]
Artist Boatneck Tee, J.Crew Factory, $29.50 (extra 30% off with code SALE30!)
Distressed Skinny Jeans, Forever21, $30
Hoxton Heeled Sandals, ASOS, $75
Snappy Crossbody Clutch, Deena & Ozzy, $39

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[ drink that ]
sleepy hollow from good spirts by a.j. rathbun

[ ingredients ]
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, plus a spring for garnish
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
Ice cubes
2 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce apricot liqueur

[ directions ]
1. Add the mint, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a mixing glass or cocktail shaker. Using a muddler or hefty wooden spoon, muddle well.
2. Fill the cocktail shaker or glass halfway full with ice cubes. Add the gin and apricot liqueur. Shake as if you heard the horseman’s hoofbeats coming.
3. Strain into large cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a swizzle stick.

How are you celebrating Halloween this year?

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Salem Weekend Trials

salem pumpkins

Since I moved to Boston six falls ago, I don’t think I have let one Halloween season pass without taking a trip up to Salem. The ghost tours + costumes + witch shops + all are always a sight to see, but I’ve learned that the little town also has so much more to offer than tourist attractions. Sweet coffee shops, delicious cafes overflowing with fall beers and hot ciders, the Peabody Essex Museum, and quaint streets away from the crowds.

salem wine imports

salem jack o lantern

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gulu gulu cafe

salem haunted houses

salem haunted house

salem witch shop

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J Crew Navy Striped Puffer Vest

[ outfit details ]
Fox Sweater, JCPenney | Puffer Vest, J.Crew (on sale today!) | Skirt, H&M [similar 1; 2] | Tote, C.Wonder [similar] | Wrap Bracelet, Marley Lilly | Leopard Loafers, Steve Madden [similar 1; 2]

Striped C. Wonder Tote

jc penney fox sweater

photo 1-2

monogrammed gold rope bracelet

Steve Madden Leopard Loafers

[ travel summary ]
who:: definitely visit with friends. preferably ones who do not get claustrophobic in crowds.
what:: the tours are so-so; I think it’s more fun to do the city at your own pace. do try to learn some history while you’re in town, though.
when:: october, of course. the earlier, the better, as the crowds increase the closer you get to halloween.
where:: eat at gulu-gulu cafe | sip pumpkin-flavored coffees at jaho | stay at the hawthorne hotel [pricy, but gives you the full salem experience]
wear:: orange, of course. + comfortable walking shoes!


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Eat, Drink, Be Scary

pumpkins instagram

If someone would like to deliver some toasted pumpkin seeds and chilled Kit Kat Bars, I wouldn’t hate it…. Happy Halloween all!



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A Royal Halloween

I’m tempted to not even share this with you all, as it may or may not be my actual Halloween costume, but I’m too excited to not– in honor of today’s costume-prep Friday’s Fancies. Still in need of an easy idea? Meet the Duchess of Cambridge…

Pleated Shoulder Dress, Love 21, $28
Simulated Crystal Ring, LC Lauren Conrad, $12
York Pump, MICHAEL Michael Kors, $130

Play it up a touch more with a tiara or fancy hat. And if you’re looking for the real thing, the Issa Wrap Dress can be found here! As for the real ring? That one I can’t help you with. But I hear Harry’s single again…


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Awkward and Awesome Thursday

Tee, H&M
Skirt, H&M
Crossbody bag, Free People
Locket, CatBird
Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren

-Getting kicked out of Starbucks at 6:20 pm when they close at 7, so the employee could wash the floors. I understand, you’ve had a long day, but when I worked in the food industry, we didn’t even begin cleaning until our actual closing time. And even then we didn’t kick out dawdlers!
-Being caught as a part of the only group in costume not once but twice this Halloween season.
-Forgetting where the question mark key [?] is on my computer while typing this morning. How does that even happen?

-Going to NEW YORK this weekend to see my bff [kTk]!
-Hanging out with a certain funny character from a certain movie [Superbad] last weekend :)
-My Halloween outfit pictured above [since my office was not keen on dressing in costume] is pumpkin-themed!
-SYDNEY [the host of these glorious A&A Thursday link ups] HAD HER BABY!!


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Halloween Scenes

Happy Halloween ladies n’ gents!! I hope you all enjoyed your Halloweekends and that your Monday is still candy- and costume-filled!

I realized this weekend that I love this city because ever since about Thursday, no matter what time of day, no matter where I was, there was always someone in costume. 1 pm bus ride on Saturday? Bumblebee. 5 pm dinner? Mummy. Etc, etc. I admire these people.

Linking up with a {little} dash of ash today to share all these Instagrams! You should too ;)


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How about I dance the black swan for you?

I am determined to make Halloween as a postgrad just as fun as it was as a kid. That’s why I love this week’s Friday’s Fancies theme: Halloween! I have a not-so-spooky costume already lined up for my weekend festivities, but after watching Black Swan this week, I put together this good vs. evil look in the spirit of the holiday. I could see playing both parts as fun! Assuming I had no costume budget, that is…

[Be the Buyer Sample 845] Dress, ModCloth
Swan Cloud Dress, ModCloth, $200
Kerfield Suede and Mesh Ankle Boots, Jimmy Choo, $975
Lace and Satin Patin Pumps, Valentino, $795
Swan Ring, Guess, $26
Staples Overnight Clutch, Rebecca Minkoff, $350
Topped with Glamour Headband, ModCloth, $28
Grosgain and Feather Headband,  Tarina Tarantino, $163
Gold Tone Stud Bird Earrings, LC Lauren Conrad, $10
Gothic Bracelet, H&M, $8 

Did you like the film? I actually felt like I was going crazy watching it, but at the same time couldn’t take my eyes away!

What are all of your Halloweekend plans?! I’m hoping for some pumpkin carvin’, pumpkin seed eatin’, and seeing if my real costumes actually works out as well as I hope…! Can’t wait for Monday :) :)


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In honor of Halloween in less than a week, I thought today’s Tuesday Shoesday needed a little spirited tint of orange…


Are you all excited for Halloween yet??


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Sophia Grace

My first Halloween party of the year inspiration.


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