My “Tricky” Halloween Outfit

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My “tricky” Halloween outfit!


Who doesn’t love a good trick on Halloween?  Well this outfit serves one up!

Can you tell what’s tricky about it before reading on?  (Extra candy to you this year if you can, because I don’t think even G would notice it!)

I recently got these cute black & white polka dot tights that I couldn’t wait to pair with this orange skirt, but I had the hardest time trying to decide on a top to wear with them!  A solid black top seemed too boring.  So did white.  What I wanted was a black top with some kind of pattern to make things a little more interesting – but I didn’t have one!  Just as I was about to cave and go with a solid black v-neck (yawn) I spotted kind of what I wanted in a different section of my closet…

My trick?

The top you see in the picture above is actually a dress!

The dress is several inches longer than the skirt so in order to make it work I folded it up and tucked it under the waistband of my skirt, which fortunately was wide enough to hold it securely.  No sewing, taping, or new clothes needed!

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My Halloween “top” in its full length.

I usually pair this dress with boots (as seen in the picture above) but for the sake of showing you a proper before and after, here’s a picture of it with the polka dot tights and wedges:

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My dress “top” before. . .

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. . .and after – folded up and tucked beneath my skirt!

Tricky, tricky!

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Top: An H&M dress converted to a top
Skirt: JCrew
Polka-dot tights: Old Navy
Penny loafer wedges: Old Navy
Bat Trick-O-Treat Bag: Target (borrowed from Kate)

What kind of tricks do you have up your sleeve today?  Who’s dressing up for Halloween – either subtly or in full-blown costume – this year?


  1. 1

    Skirt over a dress! I got it! :) A friend of mine used that trick to stay in her regular clothes longer while pregnant – so useful (and cute!)

  2. 2

    I knew it was a dress from the first photo—maybe because you usually don’t tuck in your shirts? And because you said something was tricky–that was my hint! 😛

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    Awww,,I thought the waist band looked a little funny, but I loved the tights so much I thought they were pretty ‘tricky’. So fun! :) CC in VA

  4. 4

    I 100% dropped the ball this year– no cute costume for me or the Bubs. No decorations, nothing. Can we blame the hurricane? I think so. Yes… month long hurricane preparations.. Yup.

    Cute tights!!


  5. 5

    Love the outfit, but just had to mention: LOVE your hair. Straight shiny and red? This Frizzy, meh and brown haired girl is totes jell.

  6. 6

    Thank you for your comments, everyone! I should’ve known you were clever enough to catch it!

    @LizzieBeth: That damn hurricane can certainly be blamed IMO. I hope you guys still had a nice Halloween! Kate wasn’t much for wearing a costume again this year, but she did enjoy her first trick-or-treating!

    Thank you so much, Eileen!

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