season of the witch.

cape: american apparel tights: forever 21 shoes: salvatore ferragamo vara hat: party city bangles: thrifted ring: street sale

this halloween when planning my costume it honestly came down to one thing: an excuse to buy this black cape from american apparel! although i love halloween, costumes can be tough because i don’t like spending money on things i will never wear again. that’s when it dawned on me that i should start planning costumes around articles of clothing i want to buy for myself anyway. or simply not buy anything and work with what i already have, but that wouldn’t have given me my excuse now would it? hehe! i’m so glad that this cape was perfect for my costume, but i’m even happier that it will be perfect for the fall and winter weather. so in reality i’m really only out about nine bucks for the costume parts of my witchy-poo costume, five bucks for the hat and four bucks for the broom. i’m so excited to wear the cape all the time! i’m even thinking of another costume that would require getting one in a different color. someone just needs to plan a costume party! luckily, my friend says he might have one in the works! i have to say i thought that being a witch for halloween was a pretty darn clever reason to buy something i really wanted anyway, don’t you? what halloween shopping tricks do you have up your sleeve?

anyhoo, as i look at my favorite blogs i can’t help but feel like the season is already passing me by! i never even made it out to a pumpkin patch, damn it! but i did start researching known spooky spots throughout the city. i figured what better thing to do than to dress up like a witch and visit a “haunted” spot. i was going on and on to brian about how cool it would be to visit all of these various haunted treasures throughout the city, and i think i have him sold. but before i did, i made the comment that we should take my witch photos near stow lake (a supposed haunted area in golden gate park) on a foggy day because it would add effect to the photos. i really wanted to look like a witch doing her handy work in a forest somewhere (yes, i’m totally serious. and yes, i’m a complete dork!!! ha!). to which he responded, “or we can just buy some dry ice and go outside of the apartment”. dudes. in the end, brian took me to a wooded area in potrero hill and i don’t know of any hauntings there but i still loved the location!

another plus, i actually think i have him intrigued by the idea of visiting the haunted sutro baths at night and stopping in for a drink at a haunted hotel. i really enjoy the superstition and ghost stories. therefore, my next mission is to tour spots in the city that are known for paranormal activity.  whether it’s a big load of crap or not, it will still be a fun adventure that i will be sure to share with you!

 happy halloween… BOOO-HA-HA-HAAA!

all photos by brian.

mermaid tears.

today was the first morning i actually shot an outfit before going to work. it wasn’t too bad. brian was so sweet to take the photos for me. maybe this will start an outfit shoot in the morning trend.

so i just have to say i’m jazzed about this opi nail polish called mermaid tears. i love the color and the name. i’m pretty sure it’s my new favorite. i also love orange!

what about you? orange you mad about orange this spring?

i couldn’t resist. yep. total dork.

shirt/sweater: jcrew factory  jeans: gap always skinny shoes: salvatore ferragamo (via ebay)  bag: banana republic  sunglasses: ray ban wayfarer

ferragamo, i love you!

shoes: salvatore ferragamo (via ebay)  shirt/pin: vintage  sweater: jcrew factory  jeans: gap 1969  sunnies: ray ban  bag: banana republic (gifted. thanks, eddie and ryan!)  pearls: gifted

oh my gosh, i got the deal of a lifetime on these ferragamo vara flats! i got them on ebay for 1/4 of the original price. yes they were lightly worn but still in excellent condition. brand new these shoes retail for 395 dollars. i could never bring myself to pay full price for these shoes without feeling extreme guilt. nor is there any need to when they can be found secondhand for a fraction of the price!

i have never been so in love with shoes in my life. these vara flats are classically beautiful. the little bow takes them over the top. i’ll be wearing these for years to come. i love you, salvatore ferragamo (especially when i can actually afford you)! <3