It’s been a whirlwind week and I can’t wait to share everything I’ve been doing!
Not only was Halloween this week, but it was also my birthday! I loved being a Halloween baby growing up (always getting free treats, plus presents and cake, AND an excuse to dress up for my bday? Yes, please!) and that feeling has not gone away as I’ve gotten older. I treat October as my birthday month leading up to the grand finale (Halloween!) and my birthday week as the time to get all dressed up, have fun, connect with all my friends and family, and eat my favorite food! I’ll take any excuse to celebrate!
This year I had three distinctive costumes: one glamorous outfit for a museum party, a nostalgic, cute one for a chill Saturday out, and a spooky outfit for the grand finale birthday dinner on Halloween!
Costume 1: Heavenly Bodies / Celestial Beings / Zodiac
I got fairly creative with this costume I wore to the Newseum Frights party on Friday night. I was originally planning on sticking to a zodiac-themed outfit, but realized that I could easily tie it into the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Heavenly Bodies” exhibit from this year. I absolutely adored that exhibit, so incorporating elements into my outfit shifted my mentality to a much more glamorous vision.
I donned my birthday present to myself this year, this stunning zodiac printed dress from Rhode Resort and accessorized with star and moon earrings from BaubleBar that I’ve had for years (similar here) and this adorable gold Modcloth belt. My shoes were Sam Edelman star and moon heels from last year (similar here). My vintage star tiara was from GG’s Pinup Couture shop on Etsy and it really completed the look – I felt like I had my own birthday tiara! I also used Glamsquad for the first time at my house and was blown away by how quickly they perfected my hair and makeup to complement my look!
Costume 2: Kim Possible
On Saturday night I went with a friend to see Jonathan Van Ness speak and go to dinner afterwards, so I stuck to simpler costume. Kim Possible is such an easy, iconic look to put together. I found cheap cargo pants (similar here), grabbed my Uniqlo turtleneck, weight training gym gloves, and Marc Fischer combat boots (sold out – similar here) and my costume was set! The only thing I actually had to buy were the cargo pants. I love when a costume comes together naturally because you already have key components in your wardrobe!
Costume 3: Beetlejuice
On Halloween, I went full spooky!! Beetlejuice is such a classic Halloween movie and I love his creepy character. I stuck to a female version and wore a striped dress (similar here), cute Modcloth monster tights, and my Marc Fischer boots. With my hair in a frizzy ponytail and extreme dark eye makeup courtesy of Own Your Wonder, the look was complete!
Strangely enough, there was a Beetlejuice-themed pop up bar a few blocks from my birthday dinner location, so we headed over there afterwards to continue the celebrations. The subtle theme combined with my costume could not have been more perfect! I am so grateful that I had such a wonderful birthday surrounded by my favorite people!!!
I hope you all had a very Happy Halloween! Let me know which of my costumes is your favorite and please share what costumes you wore in the comments!