What a crazy few months this has been! We started off the new semester (with a new course to prep and new students to corral) and I was immediately whipped into a frenzy of classes and research and trying to continue to set up the lab. And now that October is nearly upon us, my mind starts to instantly travel to styling spooky looks for Halloween. Hey, what’s the point of having a lab full of brains if you can’t get in a zombie mood now and then?

Naturally the interwebs are flooded with all kinds of adorable Halloween-inspired goodies. And though I can definitely get in the spooktacular autumnal spirit, I am also just as inspired by the dreamy dresses floating in front of my retinas that tell me to hold onto summer just a bit longer. I suppose I’m not one to follow the rules of the season. My winter wardrobe is pretty much my summer wardrobe with tights and a cardigan.

So, here’s my latest Lust List, dedicated to Halloween and pretty much everything else I’m finding inspiring at the moment….

For My Castle

If there was every a cuter halloween decoration, I haven’t seen it yet….

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Photo via Happy Mouses

It doesn’t matter the season or the event, in life I need two things: coffee and adventure. This mug says it all.

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Photo via Enchanted Prints

I love the idea of gorgeous halloween decorations that are also scented with spice….

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Photo via Your Hearts Content

For My Closet

There’s nothing in the rulebook that says “Autumn” has to equal orange and brown… This blue 1950’s wood grain dress is just perfect.

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Photo via Tuesday Rose Vintage

When I was young, I knew it was fall because we would head out into the apple orchard on a crisp weekend. Then the house would be full of apple pies baking. This amazing multi-piece vintage set brings me right back to that apple-licious feeling.

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Photo via La Belle Vintage

Personally, I like to be a bit less in your face with my halloween styling – this skirt is just perfect.

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Photo via Unique Vintage

This dress is just everything October should be. Nature’s first green is gold after all.

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Photo via Secret Siren Vintage

To me, my personal perfection is fall colors and a puff sleeve…..

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Photo via Wanderlust Vintage

Is there anything more perfect in autumn than gingham? I just adore how unique this 1950’s dress is…

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Photo via Word from the Bird

And although I know brown can get a bit of a bad rap, this Pat Premo dress is just stunning, feeling like crisp leaves and just calling out for a pop color shoe…

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Photo via Geronimo Vintage

For Some Bling

A witches brew or a magic potion is just what’s needed to get us in the Halloween spirit…

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Photo via Red Queen Misc

To help find your way home, even if you’re lost in the woods…

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Photo via Bespoke Inna Design

For Some Kicks

The minute the weather turns crisp, I just want to pair brogues with everything…

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Photo via Modcloth

For Some Arm Candy

Completely (and I mean completely) obsessed with this beaded grapes bag. When life hands you grapes…drink wine with this fab handbag!

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Photo via Victorianna Charmers

And yes. All the strawberry basket bags, please.

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Photo via La Belle Vintage

With this apple bag on my arm, to grandmother’s house I go….

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Photo via Robey Place Vintage

I have to admit, I’m getting a bit spoiled by NC weather. The humidity has finally burnt off and the evenings are perfectly crisp and pleasant. I’ve been sympathizing with my fellow bloggers and IG favorites, who are bemoaning the need to tuck their summer sundresses away. Secretly, I’m reveling in the fact that I get to embrace mine for a few weeks more.

The semester has finally hit its midpoint, which means I’ve nearly crested the hill and can see the end in sight! It’s all about keeping you eye on the prize…

Have a lovely October dear readers!

 

xoxo

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