In all of the packing and unpacking that’s been going on, I almost managed to forget that Halloween was nearly upon us! It’s definitely a favorite time of year, not just for the fact that we can all get a bit creative and let out our inner ghouls and goblins, but for the simple fact that candy is aplenty…

So I decided to put together more of a Halloween-themed Lust List this month. Need some last minute costume ideas? Have a penchant for some sinister decorations? Or simply want to stay in keeping with the ghoulish theme of the month? Then read on…

To Decorate the Haunted Mansion

These wall decals definitely bring back memories of Hitchcock’s The Birds….

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Photo via Design Divil

I love how this magnetic knife block is both stylish and kind of sinister at the same time…

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Photo via Hobbs Moloney

I’ve always loved old vintage perfume bottles. Maybe this time of year I could use this one to conceal a love potion….

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Photo via Bell Hope Vintage

This pillow would always be watching you…

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Photo via My Little Belleville

I love these beer labels – perfect for a Halloween party…

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Photo via Smart Party Planning

I’ve been really getting into 3D printing lately for teaching. So, I was nerdily fascinated by this 3D printed explosion lamp

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Photo via Edge 3D

To Transform Yourself

Am I a good witch, or a bad witch? I daresay in this dress I could be both…

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Photo via Vintage Vortex

I am completely obsessed with this novelty print skirt

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Photo via Gollyanna

You just can’t beat the perfect vintage LBD. Bewitching on Halloween and every other night of the year….

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Photo via Deomas

It doesn’t get more autumnal than the perfect orange floral 1950’s dress

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Photo via Sweet Bee Finds

The perfect Halloween-inspired circle skirt.

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Photo via Unique Vintage

Though everyone loves black and orange on Halloween, a vintage navy dress puts a spell on me every time…

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Photo via Capsule Vintage

This adorable cat ear headband is an instant costume. Or just instant cute.

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Photo via Ellie Ellie Ltd.

Ahhhh the colors in this dress are pumpkin spice and everything nice.

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Photo via When Decades Collide

Such a unique handmade gothic skirt. I love the lace trim detail on the hem…

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Photo via Gothica Boutique

Looking to be Cinderella on 31 October? This dress would suit a princess year round in my opinion…

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Photo via Sea of Vintage

To Click Your Heels Twice

And just in case you were looking for the perfect glass slippers….

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Photo via Modcloth

They say don’t let a black cat cross your path. But I could cross a lot of paths in these black cat flats

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Photo via Unique Vintage

Should you be dressing as Poison Ivy…or else just want to make those around you green with envy, these heels may be calling your name. I know they’re calling mine.

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Photo via Modcloth

To Hold the Candy

Ahhh I just can’t get enough of cat purses

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Photo via Modcloth

I could definitely strut my stuff with this bag on my arm.

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Photo via Unique Vintage

This will be our first major holiday in our new (temporary) home. We’re on the hunt for a permanent house, but have settled into the cutest short-term rental for the time being. Trick or Treating isn’t a really thing in Australia, so I’m excited to be able to hand out candy this year and revel in the unending cute of the neighborhood kids and their costumes.

I’m also looking forward to taking advantage of some Halloween sales. I heard through the ghostly grapevine that Modcloth is offering FREE Express shipping on orders $150+ from 9 a.m. on 10/24 to 9 a.m. on 10/26 (no code required). If there’s anything you’ve had your eye on and were worried it wouldn’t arrive in time, fear not.

I’ll try to let you know if I hear of any sales or specials. I’m a big fan of the Halloween treats. Tricks need not apply….

Happy Autumn!

 

xoxo

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