Last night- on a whim, after meandering through Pinterest and becoming progressively excited about the infinite possibilities of Halloween- I decided that this year it would be fun do have a 13 day Halloween costume countdown- and wear a low key thrifted halloween costume every single day until the big day itself. Now, I wish I had started earlier- because the possibilities are freaking endless- and the fun of creating a look that is more so “inspired by” as opposed to an exact costume- is really all of the things.
In the interest of simplicity- I’ll just get right to today’s outfit. I figured that with my hair recently dyed a bolder shade of red for my “I Love Lucy” Costume appearance on last Friday’s: Today in Nashville– I could have some fun with red head themed costumes. I found this skirt yesterday at Goodwill while picking out my sections for tomorrow’s Style With a Purpose Event- and started thinking of all the fun red themed outfits I could create (little red riding hood was the first thing that came to mind.) I stumbled across the concept of Little Orphan Annie ad it was just too perfect not to create. One of my favorite things to do with costumes- is to take the basic concept and then make it my own.
The blouse was part of an amazing birthday gift from my friend last year- where he brought a literal closet full of incredible vintage clothes from his grandmother. All of these pieces are so special. The detachable collar was actually a find at the Goodwill Outlet last year (meaning it probably cost about 10c since they charge by the lb.) Heart pin- an heirloom from my Grandma, The belt ($2) Goodwill, Skirt ($4.49) Goodwill, socks and shoes aren’t thrifted- but I’ve had those shoes for probably 10 years, and my favorite part is the doll- which my mom and I made together when I was about 9 years old.
I was up past my bedtime last night getting inspired and putting together looks for the coming 13 days. I hope these get your halloween juices flowing!
Love and Thrift,