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Halloween, and the importance of the plan

November 5, 2011

I’m making an effort to actually wear the things I buy, as inspired by Katy’s post. A wild idea, yes?

These are like the worst photos I’ve ever taken, PS. Please see the Photobooth “setup” on my totally unmade bed. My new bedroom is essentially a funhouse because of my new mirrored dresser.

Skirt: Forever21. Bow gloves: H&M. Cardigan/Blazer: August Silk, thrift store.

So clearly pre-coffee.

I also wore a birdie brooch I bought at Cheap Thrills. With the red bow gloves (which I want a detailed photo of to show off but H&M online store leaves much to be desired) and the brooch, I felt a little Hillary Swank a la “PS, I Love You.”

This isnt mine. But it looks a lot like mine.

"I've never seen a girl in so many colors before!"

The takeaway from this is I buy a lot of random pieces that require a little planning. Come 7 a.m., I don’t feel like conceptualizing and end up wearing something I’ve worn hundreds of times before. With a little effort, it’s easy to take those hesitant pieces and turn them into a full-blown outfit.

On a completely unrelated note, I dressed up as Black Swan for Halloween this past weekend. I regret to say that I was NOT very thrifty putting it together. If I had planned — hey! There’s that planning lesson again! — I could have gone to a fabric store on 7th Avenue and made the tutu myself, and grabbed some feathers to tack on. Alas, I put it together a few days before Halloween. The strapless leotard is American Apparel (which, let’s be real, where else would I find a strapless leotard? God bless you American Apparel and your completely unwearable in real life apparel), the tutu and feathers were from an overcrowded, overpriced costume store. I’m happy with how it turned out, but next year I’m going to aim for a $50-or-less getup. Anything more for one night really isn’t worth it when you’re broke in your 20s.

Getting ready.

Almost ready. It snowed on Halloween.

The finished product.

My two out-of-town guests for the weekend, looking fresh. Here, I do not look like Natalie Portman swan, rather, swan that's irritated at the long line at CVS.

Happy belated Halloween!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2011 4:20 pm

    Next time, don’t forget about Claire’s, Michaels and Target! They’re there in New York, too…

    • Jenny permalink*
      November 10, 2011 9:50 am

      There’s a Michael’s in NY!? Did not know this.

  2. November 10, 2011 3:18 pm

    I’d only been to the one in Astoria, but I’m pretty sure there’s one in Harlem or something. Probably close to the Target up there.

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