Romance with a glass of wine


After I did this shoot, I was in the mood for a glass of wine. With all the wine tones in this look, I’m sure you understand.

I happened to not have any Halloween-specific plans last weekend, which for me is a bit weird. It’s my favorite holiday, and being a cosplayer I have a closet full of outfits to choose from. But with my day job and working to restart and commit to Geek & Chic, I felt uninspired to throw on an easy-to-wear costume and hit the bar or club scene. Instead, I put together this Nightmare Before Christmas themed look: themed, but not costume-y. I like how the jacket and shorts, while in different fabrics, give the illusion of a suit made for going out.

That said, after this was shot, I went for a fondue dinner as I thought it was far away from bars and clubs where Halloween costumes were running rampant. To my surprise, many of the fellow diners were not only in costume, but loved my skull tights. C’est la vie, that’ll teach me to assume no one would be in costume at dinner!

I’ll probably put some costume features here this month (including an outfit from a very popular mobile game right now!), but the focus here is fashion. And with this lightweight top with Jack and Sally, it’s something I want to wear over and over. Here it is styled for Halloween, but check back next month to see it holiday party-appropriate. It’ll stand out in the sea of LBDs.

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Top: Hot Topic // Jacket: Primark (old) similar (in gold quilt) // Shorts: Eloquii (old) similar (black with white trim)similar (black suede) // Tights: Spirit Halloween // Boots: H&M (old) similarsimilar // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff similarsimilar

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