Tomorrow (at least in my mind) marks the beginning of the holiday season. From October 31 through the New Year, everything is a crapshoot. People are in and out of town, schedules are all over the place, diets are shot to hell and emotions (of every sort) vibrate at an annual high. Whether we like to admit it or not, the next two months are going to be out of control. Not necessarily in a bad way either. But it’s the truth. Which is why this year, for perhaps the first time ever, I’m calling a Hail Mary. (Did I use that right? I don’t really do sports.) I’m simpler terms, I’m sitting this one out. Not the entire holiday season. Please! I’m the adult who still makes her parents go through the whole rigmarole of decking out every square inch of their house. I usually end up doing the lion’s share of it myself, but I don’t mind. As cynical as I am, I love the whole warm and fuzzy holiday vibes. But I will be taking a pass on Halloween this year. You may think it is no big deal, but this is coming from someone who, up until last year, would plan her costumes months in advance. I just feel like I’m at a weird age, Halloween-wise. As a kid, I was all about the candy and costumes. As a teen, it became a little bit more about the mischief. And in my 20s? Well, Halloween became a lot about the mischief and squeezing into outfits better suited for a kindergardener. Unfortunately, I’m past all that. (Except for the candy. I still love the candy.) I can’t go door to door asking for candy. Adult trick-or-treaters are creepy. I’m not in the mood to let it all hang out, body-wise. And I don’t yet have kids of my own to deck out. I may dress up Pip, but last year I put him in a clown costume (cutest thing ever BTW) and he really wasn’t down. Which is why I’ll be laying low this year. After giving this far too much thought, I was wistfully thinking how much I’d miss the dressing up this year when I realized that every day is more or less my Halloween. Rare is a day when I am not putting on a costume of sorts. Take today’s look, for example. The jumpsuit feels very fighter pilot-y. And when I add my beloved aviators? I could totally pass for an extra in Top Gun. So even though suiting up tomorrow will be bittersweet, I’m looking at the bright side. I have another 364 days to play dress up.
Current/Elliott jumpsuit (similar $$, similar $$$), Gap striped thermal (similar $, similar $$), Zara leopard pumps (similar $, similar $$$), Kelly Wearstler ball cuff (similar $), bodychain (similar $, similar $$,similar $$$$), Artelier World Cuff, XIV Karats necklace (similar $$$$), Catbird, XIV Karats and ginette_ny rings (similar), Kevyn Aucoin “Matte Lip Color” in Timeless