I woke up Halloween morning feeling not an ounce of my usual Halloween spirit. It is my favorite holiday after all. But this month has flown by so fast for me, that it was hard to believe it was already here. As of that morning we had no solid plans on what we were going to do for the evening. None of our friends were trick or treating in town like usual. We thought we were just going to stay home and watch scary movies like last year. Then while James was at work he ran into one of my parents friends who invited us over to their family party. Which was so cool b/c that morning I was missing how we used to go over there every year with my parents. So we ended up going to a party AND trick or treating after all! I got to see old friends I hadn't seen in years, who now have kids who I had never met. It was great!
So, last minute I threw together this costume. I had this little black velvet jumper I got at F21 with the idea in the back of my mind I would wear it for Halloween, but never really got around to put any ideas together. I was walking around my house and I spotted this branch sitting in the corner. I have kept it for a few years now thinking I was going to make a hanging clothing rack out of it and just haven't done it yet. So now, it has new life! I have lots of bones on hand, so it just started flowing together and before I knew it, I was the Priestess of the Bones. And not surprisingly, it felt very natural. Although by the time we got done trick or treating I was completely over being the jumper riding up, and the heavyness of the hat, etc. Luckily I brought along my boyfriend jeans and a hoodie in case I got to cold, so I spent the rest of the party enjoying being me.
I love how beautiful my jewels from Aurora Shadow & Star Native fit in with this outfit. I almost never wear one of their work without the other. I also tend to wear my Strong Medicine Studio cuff ring and Silk Bone Jewels ring when I wear them too. I love all the silver together. They are just the PB&J of jewels. And this is two years in a row I wore both this vest from Mamie Ruth and these boots from Lulu's. Maybe I can keep it up in future years... And this bag I just got from Ladies of Paradise was so perfect. (They just launched their site and have the most rad bags, you must check them out!) If you have bought the Bohemian Collective Magazine, you might recognize the necklace and hat! They were both featured in the Made For Pearl editorial.
It ended up being a great night! I'm so glad we didn't stay home and watch movies, although that would of been fun too... it was so much better spent connecting with people we love.