What I wore: orange cashmere FIONNA sweater (used), Halloween ghost earrings (used and cleaned!), fall TULLE coat (used) with WICKED pin ( thanks Mum), locomotive AMERICAN APPAREL skinnies (Paris treasure), and black loafers from URBAN OUTFITTERS (used and pretty sure they're men's or just super large women's).
One of my all-time favorite traditions come this time of year is pumpkin carving and dinner at this couple's home. It used to start out as kind of a "drop off" when my mom and dad had a certain hospital function of some sort. We would have this fabulously cooked dinner, carve these wicked pumpkins with a Halloween movie in the background, and enjoy the evening. It is seriously the first thing I think of when October comes around and since I missed it last year, I was especially excited to partake in this tradition once more before I leave for college.
So although their home wasn't as decked out as it usually is (it usually is like this wicked haunted house with these crazy homemade decorations that make me insanely excited for Halloween), it still had the same vibe, decorations or not. It's the company that really matters. Beginning us off was delicious drinks.. for me, some cider. Cheers to the start of a fantastic evening!
Let the carving begin. I go with the process of taping or gluing the pattern on the pumpkin, using a pick thing to dice holes along the pattern, trace the holes with a marker, and then resume to cut the thing and punch the pieces out. And a couple of hours (and homemade caramel corn bowls) later, I was completed with what my dad liked to call "my self portrait." Har har.
Then came my sister's completion, and finally my mom's. We had a sight to behold! And that concludes our epic evening- full of delicious cooking, intense carving, and of course, the greatest company one could ask for.