Wednesday, October 24, 2012

entertain me -- halloween decorations.

 
COVETING: Joe's Jeans The Plaid Skinny Pants
www.shopbop.com; $179 
I've already harped on my love of printed pants for fall, but this pair of trousers by Joe's Jeans takes the obsession to a new level entirely.  I love the classic, chic colors and the simple plaid print.  The easy shape and rolled cuffs make the trousers feel relaxed, but they stop short of being sloppy.  Perfect paired with sweet ballet flats for day or a pair of killer stilettos come evening.
I love holidays.  Love them.  I'm the first one seated at the table at Thanksgiving, I can spend hours browsing the candy aisles come Valentine's Day, and winter for me is marked by the smell of evergreen boughs and the glimmer of twinkle lights.  For some reason, however, I've never been the biggest fan of Halloween.  You'd think I'd be a huge proponent: the day involves candy and dressing up, for goodness' sake.  I finally figured out what the discord is: the decorations.  From plastic skeletons to the traditional Jack-O-Lantern, they cross into kitschy so quickly.  Luckily, I've found all kinds of inspiration this year to decorate in a way that's sophisticated and spooky rather than childlike and cheesy.

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{DIY tin can luminaries are perfect to light a set of front steps}  

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{a trio of Cinderella pumpkins makes for a sophisticated centerpiece}

{chevron pumpkins are pretty and fashion-forward, plus eliminate the mess of actual pumpkin-carving}

{a scary wine bottle, sparkly skull, spray-painted branches, and, of course, candy -- the perfect entryway table}

How are YOU decorating for Halloween this year?
xo Josie
Thanks to Shopbop, Jolly Mom, Joy the Baker, My Sweet Savannah, and La Vida Lista for the photos.

21 comments:

Vanessa. said...

Great tips, thanks for sharing!

xoxo

Erika said...

The Cinderella pumpkins are swoon-worthy - so cute!! :)

Milex said...

pure love.

TheChambrayCountess said...

I love the idea of painting pumpkins with cool patterns. I have seen some pumpkins with brass tack chevrons, but I don't know if I have the patience to do it myself! :)

Katie said...

I went with the glittery decorations this year. Juvenile, but cute :)

My Passport to Style said...

Wow loving these tips, not sure what I'm doing yet but great to have such gorgeus inspiration girlfriend!:) x

C said...

Id love to celebrate HAlloween in Barcelona! its such a sweet (duh!) tradition!
Btw, saw, shopped and conquered. Victoria secrets, the limited, MAC, Michael Kors and...Baby GAP for sienna...ohmygod!!!!!

PartyMixTape said...

Halloween is BY FAR the best holiday of all! You get to just have fun, be silly and create amazing decorations!

Cheers,
Emily
http://partymixtape.blogspot.ca

Style, She Wrote said...

Great suggestions, Josie! I love those little black canisters; chic yet scary! For costume ideas, check out our blog. We have tips from celeb stylists Paula and Mindy Shapiro! http://www.styleshewrote.com/2012/10/ask-receive-halloween-style-tips-from.html

xo style, she wrote

meg said...

So love the painted pumpkins. I'll be doing good to make pumpkin cookies..this year. Such a cool post!

Erin said...

I absolutely love Halloween! I love those trick or treat luminaries and those chevron pumpkins! Really neat!

xx

Erin @ http://www.truffles-ruffles.com/

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

i love all the decoration ideas! gotta love fall :)

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

Style Dilettante said...

What do you have against kitsch?!!!

I love the chevron pumpkins!!

Happy Halloween

http://www.inherentstylela.com/

Kate said...

love the chevron pumpkins:)
xx Kate

http://style-department.blogspot.com

Rachel @ The Redhead Fashionista said...

Love the tin can DIY. Might have to try that out!

Ashley said...

Great fall decorations! The chevron painted pumpkin is a favorite!

Blond Duck said...

Ben's mom gave me a bunch of his childhood decorations--this weekend we're carving pumpkins!

this free bird said...

Josie, I'll be honest: I decorated for Halloween once. Webs, purple bat string lights, bones coming up outta the ground and a BIG ASS BOWL OF PRIMO CANDY. 5 kids showed up and it took months to et that candy . Fail!

Milex said...

love!

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

Love those Joe's plaid pants - never seen before! And loving the chevron pumpkins - wishing I had done some decorating but was too busy. . love seeing all the fall decor on blogs though.

Red Soles and Red Wine

Christen said...

Awww... you're so sweet to include my decor! :) I love those tin can jack o' lanterns too!

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