5 Ways to Get in the Halloween Spirit

October 1, 2018

Mock Turtleneck Sweater // Vest //  Ripped Jeans // Booties - mine are sold out but from JustFab! // Backpack - mine is old but here is a similar one

Good morning, everyone! I really wanted to talk today about Halloween things and what I have done, worn, watched or read lately that are perfect to get into the spirit. I love preparing for it and the cooler weather, so here are some of my favorite things to do to get ready for Halloween.

1. Home Decor all the way! My biggest weakness aside from clothing is home decor. I have a problem... but dont want to do anything about it haha. I have about 35 mugs that Nick reminds me of every time I see a new cute pumpkin or fall leaf patterned mug at Home Goods or Target, but that doesn't stop me from buying it and adding it to our coffee nook.... hehehe! Look, I'm already getting into the mischievous mood of Halloween, YAS! But seriously, layering some orange and yellow leaves on the television mantle, placing "sweater weather" candles around the house, and even fluffing up pillows with cute sayings such as "Happy Fall Ya'll" or with little pumpkins everywhere get me SO EXCITED GUYS OMG.

2. Dress the part! I loooooove cooler weather because it calls for sweaters, boots, and scarves and layering is my all time fave thing to do. The pictures above are of one of my favorite outfits this season - consisting of layers, layers, and more layering! Also, I'm so excited for this Halloween because I'm creating my costume this year and I'm going to be a Starbucks drink. Isn't that just the cutest idea?! I don't know if I want to be a typical latte or a Pumpkin Spice latte, what do you think #BasicRight??

3. If you didn't already know, Stranger Things is out on Netflix. It's an absolute must-see if you haven't already. It's a Netflix original with two seasons (season 3 coming soon!), which you can binge watch in a couple days (kinda what we did, hah!). The series is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980s and focuses on the investigation into the supernatural disappearance of a young boy. I love this show so much not only because the entire cast are phenomenal actors but they are such kindhearted people in real life. 

4. Watch a classic movie like Halloween, or if you want to get more modern watch IT - that scared the toots out of me! Fun fact (that's also super embarrassing) I had to put earphones in during the movie cause I got so spooked I couldn't even listen to the cinema's music! It's a classic thriller though, I would highly recommend this movie if you're trying for a real good time spook. 

5. Read, read, read! What better way to get in the season of all things spooky than reading a good thriller!? I mentioned IT above for a movie because Stephen King is literal KING of all things scary. His book "The Shining" is the next best (and most well known) book/movie. The Shining is about a man, his son, and wife who become caretakers of an isolated hotel where Danny, the son, sees disturbing visions of the hotel's past using a telepathic gift known as "The Shining". The father, Jack Torrance, is underway in a writing project when he slowly slips into insanity as a result of cabin fever and former guests of the hotel's ghosts. After being convinced by a waiter's ghost to "correct" the family, Jack goes completely insane. The only thing that can save Danny and his mother is "The Shining". If you like to get psychologically thrilled then this is the book for you! 

If you have any favorite books/movies or seasonal home decor feel free to leave them in the comments, I'd love to see what you think!

xoxo ashley

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