Halloween Elegance

Can holiday-themed garments and accessories be elegant? I have seen beautiful everyday sweaters, scarves, etc. to be worn for various holidays, but I’m thinking more about themed items like scarves with Santa faces, pumpkin hats, and the infamous holiday sweaters that are blinged-out with paraphernalia for whatever holiday is occurring.

I have to confess that I abhor holiday sweaters. I itch just looking at them. In fact, me and few friends find pics of them and post them at each other. “Girl, this is YOU.” “Okay, well then THIS is you!” LOL! If holiday sweaters are your thing, don’t take offense, they just aren’t for me.
So, I’ve been thinking about making something for Halloween that I could actually wear and not feel like a big kid. That meant no bats, pumpkins, black cats, etc. I have had an idea since this time last year. Made a few sketches. Did a few swatches.
I think I may have come up with something that I really like. We shall see.
1972

I am so obsessed with making old school photos on http://www.yearbookyourself.com/. Somebody who shall remain unnamed really thought the photo I’m using as my Ravatar was the real deal, which would mean I was in high school in 1964. I know I’m a grandmother, but 1964??? I look like I should have been marching with Dr. King. Ha! LOL!

1964