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…
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!
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:
Top: An H&M dress converted to a top
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?
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!)
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! 😛
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
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.
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.
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!