Halloween is one of my favourite holidays, I absolutely love any excuse for fancy dress and acting out a different persona. I always feel much freer and comfortable in fancy dress, I don’t really know what that says about me but give me a mask and I feel as if I can do/achieve anything.
Last year I and my flat mate went completely OTT and made our outfits from scratch and took photographs in the graveyard behind our University halls.
So this year I decided to calm it down a bit.
I went for the standard dead look based on a pair of tights my Dad bought for me. I wore my old hair extensions, which really made me want long hair again, but I really dislike the in-between stage of growing it, when it becomes that awkward length.
dress – my sister’s, shirt – vintage kilo sale, tights - £3 ASDA, necklace - gift
Last weekend was way too hard core for my new recluse lifestyle. My small two bedroom house was invaded by people and ended up having three incredibly messy nights and one person sleeping in the bath, in typical University style.
The original plan was to go and see the firework display in
Hyde Park. But our plans changed because of the rain and we ended up staying in and playing with sparklers in the yard.
Playsuit - £5 primark, necklace – gift, leather jacket - £175 Topshop gift, belt – my dad’s, earrings – spanish market
My sister found this playsuit for me in Primark, and for five pounds it’s an absolute bargain. I love the print, it’s got a real autumn feel to it and is really comfortable to wear.
The next day we went on a spontaneous day trip to
with sore heads. York is such a beautiful city; I can’t believe I’ve never visited before. It is very quaint and picturesque and had a festive market on when we went which was lovely. I ended up spending far too much on fudge as it was too tempting to resist. We ended up going to a York Yorkshire tea room, which was really pretty but a bit overbearing as the waitresses were very snobbish and made us all feel pretty uncomfortable.
After such a hectic weekend I’ve been spending the last few nights catching up on work and curled up in bed with a cup of tea. It’s been six days and I’m still returning to normal.