:: Velvet Vixen: Halloween Inspired in OTK Lace-Ups ::

:: Velvet Vixen: Halloween Inspired in OTK Lace-Ups ::


Hey all,

I’m about to drop a truth nugget that many of you are not going to like. Halloween is my least favorite holiday.

(Pauses and cringes for raucous protests.)

As my father didn’t feel safe taking his wife and two young daughters out at night to knock on strangers’ doors – understandable in the mid to late-90s – my family didn’t celebrate Halloween often in my early childhood. In fact, I’ve been trick-or-treating all of three times in my whole life – the third was with my goddaughter-turned-superhero last year. I also despise most Halloween candy, seeing as the majority of it is chocolate. Yuck!

(Pauses and cringes for second round of raucous protests.)

When I was little we kept Skittles and Starbursts and Red Vines in the house, instead, and a large bin of costumes that we donned any time of the year that we felt like being fairies, or princesses, or Pocahontas, or pilgrims (yes, I did say pilgrims). When we moved to California, my sister’s elementary school held an annual fall festival on Halloween night, fully equipped with food, friends, and a bomb rock wall. As I got taller, I noticed costumes for women were increasingly smaller and in college, the number of culturally insensitive ones was unfortunately high.

This year, for the first time in a long time, I have been pleasantly impressed by the number of looks I’ve seen that were both original and creative. This little girl dressed as Beyoncé, these Audrey Hepburn looks, and these Disney-themed DIY’s take the cake. I was even inspired to put together my own holiday look! Albeit it’s not very creative, but I was looking for a reason to wear this BooHoo velvet dress. As you all know, I fall head over heels for all things burgundy and it’s no secret how I feel about bell sleeves. This dress is also the perfect length for styling with over the knee boots, revealing just enough leg for a long, lean look. Add a touch of Milani matte lipstick and voila! You’ve got a vampy look that’s both fashionable and festive. Wishing you a safe and fabulous weekend and as always, thanks for reading!









:: Outfit//

BooHoo Dress {Also Love This OTS} ::

:: Accessories//

Jessica Simpson OTK Boots ♠ Lulu’s Handbag {Old – Similar Here} ♠ Hat {Similar Here} ::

:: Beauty//

Milani Matte Lipstick {Matte Fearless} ::



:: Summer to Fall: Cranberry Blouse & Lemon Print Skirt ::


Hello lovelies!

Everywhere I look, someone is talking about Fall. Between the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and Back-to-School commercials, even I have succumbed a little in my latest posts on Instagram. Not surprisingly though, I’m still not entirely ready to let go of summer, and let’s be honest, neither is Mother Nature! As we move into September, the forecast for Boston looks very similar to that of August. Beautiful sunny days and daily high temperatures of 80° and above. (I mean, come on! Why am I expected to go back to school before Labor Day without a fight?) I do, however, love a good challenge and what’s more challenging than finding a comfortable, but stylish, way to navigate the transition between sizzling, summer afternoons and brisk, autumn evenings? Read More