10.29.2012

Haute Halloween

{Jeweled Kate Moss}
The past few years I've skipped out on most Halloween antics and opted for a quite night in with the husband, passing out candy to... {does any child trick or treat these days?} with a good quality scary movie {not horror} like, What Lies Beneath and Sixth Sense, to name a few.  This year will most likely be the same, considering Halloween falls on a Wednesday.  But, we have invited some friends over and I'm excited to enjoy the night with good friends, good wine, good festive food {will show you snippets on Thursday} and most of all, I'm thrilled to pretend like I am not in a 6 week boot camp program, just for one night!  Dressing up is encouraged, of course! Here are some haute ideas that are inspiring me to get all dolled up for the night!  What did you or will you dress up as this year?
{Anna Wintour}
{Audrey Hepburn}
{Cleopatra}
{A Ballerina}
{Vamp Vixen makeup}
All Pictures via Pinterest

10.16.2012

{ favorite things }

{ Our masterpieces }
Last weekend was an absolute blast. Our dear friend hosted our Annual Pumpkin Carving Party filled with the most creative little details.  From candy corn cookies, spider-webbed 7-layer dip, mini lolli-brooms with adorable orange chevron printed Halloween wishes, and bowls of candy corn stashed in various areas of the Pumpkin scented home...Halloween couldn't have seemed any closer! Unfortunately it's still 2 weeks away, but that's enough time for the weather to cooperate and get colder {fingers crossed}! What will you dress up as this year?
{ Lolli-brooms; Spider-webbed 7-layer dip; my Pumpkin Spice Cake pops; Candy corn cookies}
{ Our matching spooky skeleton blouses...;) }
{ A must have for the season }
{ How adorable are these mini-lolli-brooms? How-to here }
{ My all-time fave Persimmon, Cilantro and Pomegranate Salad }