“fashion” at a hallween store

I’m using the term fashion pretty loosely here.   The kid wanted to check out one of those pop up Halloween stores over the weekend so we went to Halloween Spirit.  While he went off to check out zombie masks and pirate stuff I wandered through to drink it alllll in, and made a few unique finds.

1.  Shoes

These aren’t Manolos, but some of the larger Halloween stores have a pretty unique selection of shoes.   If you’re looking for a one of a kind pair (navy boots with gold trim) they may have what you’re looking for.

2.  Jewelry

Because Target doesn’t carry Peg Bundy gauged pearls, the Halloween stores cater to just about every look you could possibly imagine.  From dominatrix to 50’s housewife.

3.  Angry Birds attire

In case anyone has a burning desire to sport their favorite time killing app, just an FYI.

4. Superman Socks with capes

Need I say more?  SUPERMAN KNEESOCKS WITH CAPES…adorable (especially for runners.)   They also had batman kneesocks with capes.

5.  Legwarmers

Yes, it’s part of a sexy monster costume, but if you’ve been looking to complete some sort of updated Flashdancer look I’ve found your legwarmers.   They do look cozy.

6.  Sunglasses

Because your sunglasses aren’t badass enough without a ‘stache.

So there you have it.  A little taste of fashion from the Halloween store.   Of course there’s TONS of awesome Halloween stuff.  I’ll admit this costume made me pause:

Sexy Chucky?  Really?    Made me laugh, and I got totally sucked in by their displays:

Ghost Girl Display (complete with dead flamingo)

Exorcist Display

Happy ridiculously early Halloween!


VMA.  DNC.  FNO.    Thursday was a night of acronym’s.  I watched two of them and actively participated in one of them.   FNO, aka Fashion Night Out.    Score, an excuse to wear fun dresses:

Didn’t end up wearing either of them, but hey, still fun.

I had an event at a mall and ended up being set up right next to this, ahhhhh glitzerland:

So many fabulous over the top sparkly things.   I knew I couldn’t resist.   I had to at least try a few things on:

Doesn’t every girl need a giant bejeweled sunflower necklace?  I mean it’d go perfect with a t-shirt and jeans, right?

I did decide to jump on the tangerine tango bandwagon with this cute little necklace, and because I can’t resist green with sparkle I grabbed this fab necklace as well:

A tiny boost to the economy and a little extra sparkle.   Win win!

birchbox score

I really hate Mondays.”

That was a statement from my kid yesterday morning.  While I laughed it off and explained to him every day was a gift and we have to make the most of it, in my head I was thinking, “yea, sometimes they aren’t so fun.

I try to naturally get over feeling meh on mondays, but often it can’t be avoided.  I won’t lie, I totally smiled when I came home hauling 4 heavy bags of groceries and spotted this month’s Birchbox.   I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again.  For $10 a month it’s like a nice little gift to yourself.    Here’s what rolled in this time:

Dr. Jart Waterfuse BB Cream (can I be honest, I dunno what BB is but it’s everywhere)

Joya Parfum (it’s a little musky not sure I like it)

KellyVan Gogh caviar shampoo & conditioner

Melvita Rose Floral Water (to be used as a skin refresher)

theBalm Stainiac in Beauty Queen (for lips and face)

Cynthia Rowley Dress Up Band Aids.

I’d be lying if I didn’t say the Band Aids weren’t the most exciting part of this box.   Totally serious, I am constantly injuring myself so cute Band Aids are exactly what I use.   If I ever purchase fun Band Aids they’re usually camoflauge or Spiderman themed for the kid, so this is a fun girly thing for me.     On my BirchBox info card it says you can buy a pack of 20 for $15, but I found a better deal on Cynthia Rowley’s website, a pack of 20 for $5.

if i had a million dollars – louis vuitton jelly bag

Let me just clarify that this post should actually be: if I had a million dollars I could buy this (but  don’t want to.)

I discovered this jelly gem today today and it was too bizarre not to point out.  If you’re all up on the Louis Vuitton jelly bag from 4 seasons ago, apologies for late notice, but for real?

Let me preface my rant with a love for all things jelly.   In the 80’s, when I was 5, I was the jelly movement’s biggest supporter.   I guilted my parents into buying me every jelly bracelet

I had jelly sandals, AND jelly flats (thank you Caldor.)

I was a jelly believer.   Fast forward, ummm many years, and I was excited to read that jelly fashion was making a return this spring.  Who doesn’t love a jelly flat?   Who can’t love something jelly?

Enter this:

That is the Louis Vuitton jelly bag for the low, low price of $3,150.00.  It reminds me of the beach bags my mom used to pick up at Fay’s (when we weren’t at Caldor) but I’m pretty sure she was paying about .99 for them.    I’m no fashionista, I think I’m usually pretty on trend, I just don’t understand this bag, or the price.  It’s a LV jelly bag, with a LV sack inside.   For the cost of rent for a studio apartment on the UES.    I don’t know if I’d even pay $19.99 for this at Target.   How about you, are you obsessed with the Jelly Bag?