Happy Halloween. It has been a long time since I have been excited for this holiday. I haven't celebrated sine 2013. It's been 5 years and now i'm giving in and letting out my inner gypsy. I always said I wanted to dress up as a member of American Horror Story's Coven. I have finally risen to the challenge and can mark that off my bucket list. This whole month has been non stop family, sweets, and celebrating. You know, I went into Spirit Halloween store every week this past month.... I had no business going in there, but I just got so hooked on the holiday. I binged The Haunting Of Hill House and Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina and I have watched every episode of American Horror Story Apocalypse on the day it releases, plus I paid to watch it early on FX+. That's how much I devoted myself to this wicked holiday. I feel like we celebrated Halloween all month, so come Wednesday, i'll probably just pass out candy, not unless the boys want to go out for a 3rd celebration. You know, when you have nephews and nieces, or sons and daughters, you start to get more into these festive days. Seeing the joy in my nephews eyes as they see all the pumpkins and watch Nightmare Before Christmas on endless repeat, it can tug the heart of anyone who has a heart. I searched all over to find the perfect coat for my costume. I couldn't find it so I settled on this vintage blazer that was longer. When I tried on my look, little JJ was with me and I introduced my nephew to fleetwood mac and the stunner that is gypsy. I got to try my costume on and transform in front of my nephew and it was just so cool to see him so enamored with the different look Uncle DD put together. I decorated the house this year. I think I spent a good $300 on new decorations. We didn't have any, so I had to start from scratch. My mom used to decorate every year for us. Since i'm here this year, I wanted to step up to the plate. Pumpkins all over the place and I swear I have eaten so much chocolate over the last 4 weeks... Don't worry I actually lost 2 pounds... isn't that something. I told Courtney I want to go to a forest because I just want to get into that spooky vibe. My sister took me where I wanted to go, but first I had to transform her into Mallory from American Horror Story. I know it is a last min costume, but her look served and swerved. To think we started out this bad moon rising journey 8 weeks ago watching The Nun. Now Halloween is coming to a close. There is this sense of fun and youth becoming someone else for a day, or in our case, several days. Some people look at it as an excuse for evil, or scares, or death... so on so forth... but like in the movie coco, this is a day of celebration. This is a time to make new memories in badass and mesmerizing costumes. Especially if you have young ones in your life. This is the time to capture these memories, so when they are our age, they can look back and remember the Halloween dances, Trips to Spirit Halloween, Nightmare Before Christmas Sing Alongs, Uncle DD dancing in a warlock outfit to Gypsy, ghost stories from The Legends Of Guam Book, Conversations about Pennywise and Georgie, kitty kat bars and Pillsbury sugar cookies. These are things they will remember, and to have a holiday and month to celebrate pure joy, in such a fun way, that is just priceless. I'm so happy my nephews, Courtney, Dash, all our loved ones, i'm so happy they were able to help me bring my Gypsy back to life.... Now i'm wondering what next year will bring... who can I dress up as next year? I'm planning on dressing up, because this year was just so good for me and I want some of my coven magic to carry on over into my next life. I'm so glad Halloween found it's way back to me and i'm so excited to just wake up and feel the pure joy it brings on October 31st.
Photographer: Courtney Johnson
What i'm wearing: Blazer - Vintage Find, Shirt,Suit Pant Shoes - H&M, Tie - Calvin Klein, Hat- Vintage Find
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Stories From My Life - Chapter 8
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