This was a busy weekend for our family. It was my son’s birthday party on Saturday and it took all week to get ready for it. And then we have to do it all over again for Thanksgiving at our house!
Halloween is fast approaching and I have been slowly pulling our decorations out of the basement to get our house spookified in time for October 31st.
When it comes to costumes, we tend to re-purpose items from our dress-up stash or our everyday wardrobes instead of buying new costumes just for Halloween. The last time I took my daughter trick-or-treating, I dressed up as a cat using my vintage animal-print coat and some cat ears.
I was invited to shop Value Village’s Halloween selection and tasked to find everything we needed to have a perfect Halloween.
Encouraged by my daughter’s complaints that I never dress up with them for Halloween, (in the last couple of years I’ve stuck with costume free candy dispensing duties), I decided to find some fun items to create a new Halloween costume.
I am what you might call a stripe addict. I seem to collect them and upgrade my collection regularly. I honestly think that most outfits can be improved by stripes. Layer a stripe tee under a leather jacket and it is so much better than a plain tee. I like to have different variations on the classics. Turtlenecks, sweaters, tees in classic navy, red or black.