I am a bit of a stick-in-the-mud when it comes to Halloween. I guess I like the part about dressing up, but I hate the part about scaring one another, bloody and gory back-from-the-dead concepts, and how people’s personalities change with what they are wearing. I’m no fun at all.
However, when getting dressed for work today, I remembered that Trick-Or-Treaters may be coming to the office. So "for the sake of the children", I decided to throw on something that may be fitting for Halloween.
In my closet earlier today: I see a bell shaped sleeve lace-up corseted black satin blouse. That should do. Or should I wear my other black flare sleeved chiffon top, or the sweater with that same shape? Or the other blouse or then there’s that other black top? I suddenly realized, I have a lot of what I will call "witch inspired" or "vampire" pieces in my closet! In fact, I could close my eyes and grab just about anything, and put on one of the dozen or so black wide buckeled belts I have, a pair of black boots and call it a Halloween day.
The scary truth is…I don’t need a "costume" for Halloween…I dress like this every day! I really didn’t know this about myself until today. I mean this is like Stevie Nicks and I could own a boutique together and neither of us would mind if the other went solo on a buying trip. Eeek!
And which pair of black boots from my collection should I go with? (Witch pair?)
I knew there was good reason to keep some of my severely pointed Sergio Rossi’s Vicini‘s ands LeSilla‘s. ( …I have maybe twenty or so of those to choose from.)
So now, all in black, I am all set to pass out candy on Halloween! But after all, will anyone who sees me every day… even notice?
—Carol CalacciSee the Top Ten Summer 2016 Trends for Women Over 40