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Picture 004Picture 0061It's raining. I mean, I am glad for it because everything has been so darn dry but that plus the dark mornings already taking place… it's hard to be lively in the AM.

Olive linen puff-sleeved shift dress from Old Navy, dark “The Flirt” bootcut jeans from Old Navy, black city boots from Impo, silver hoops and cuff, silver necklace fromt he Ren Fest, silver pocketwatch necklace from Ann Taylor Loft.

Hair washed and conditioned, a bit of Jonathan Silky Dirt and obviously headed to work with my hair still wet. With the rain, it didn't look like Kip Winger, more like beachy hippie waves. I think it fits and looks pretty good.

Makeup is L'Oreal True Match concealer in W4-5, philosophy's The Supernatural in Beige, Cargo Matte BeachBlush in Tenerife, Revlon ColorStay shadow quad in Neutral Khakis – ivory in inner corners, olive on lid and along lash lines. Lashes curled, two coats of DiorShow in black. On lips is Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in glossy Rose.

I was supposed to dress up in costume today – this afternoon the employees are invited to bring their kids to trick or treat from desk to desk. I signed up – ended up being the only one outside of the corporate services side (I work in the corporate office of my company, but am in professional services/shmoozing the client). Feel a bit goofy so I stopped by Giant last night to get some Halloween garland to decorate my cube and one of those old-school plastic jack-o-lanterns to hold the candy I will be doling out. It's weird – the corporate services sides is all jazzed up with fake cobwebs and orange lights and witch decals on the windows. My department did get festive over near the copier – some lights and garland but my cube is a bit away from the rest and therefore needed some festivity.

But I didn't dress up. I knew no one in my office would and then it rained and I didn't want to wear baggy coveralls and slosh around in puddles. So I copped out. I guess it's for the best – I have seen one woman in a Halloween-themed sweater (Just say NO to Quacker Factory!) and one guy in my old department is wearing a kilt but not sure what the whole costume is supposed to be and they are the only two dressed up. So I guess it's for the best, though I wish I had some cat ears or something for the kiddies when they come this afternoon.

A woman with curly hair wearing a plaid blazer holds a green fur coat over her shoulder on a city street.

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  1. Oh-oh… hope you aren’t dissin’ the Head Quack! I admit that I have a couple of Thanksgiving and Christmas T-shirts from Quacker Factory AND Old Navy. Enjoy my dose of Allie each day. Keep it coming.

    Norma in So. Oregon (We quack here from all the rain… oh and the Oregon Ducks)!

  2. just wanted to let you know today I bought an Ann Taylor Wrap shirt- like the black one you wear, cos I LOVE how it looks on you. I’ve been afraid to rock that style but now I think I’ll be able to pull it off. Thanks Allie!!

  3. Can you post a picture of your cube? Sounds cute. Dress/Jeans really work for you–great look.
    I have a friend who in her early thirties started wearing holiday sweaters; I made an intervention and made her swear off applique of anykind until she is eligible for AARP membership. Friends don’t let friends wear holiday sweaters.

  4. I’m sorry, Kip may have had one of the hairiest/sexiest (?) chests in hair rock back then, but his hair was awful! Any woman with a body wave or hair texture like mine who gets caught in the rain or had a broken hair dryer has looked at him and felt sympathy. These days, rock stars have stylists that would give someone like Kip some styling lotion and a diffuser.

    My husband’s mom gave me a Christmas sweatshirt one year. It was a size Medium and even back then when I was a size 8 it fit like a bodysuit. I think I wore it once. Felt bad but really, I haven’t been a theme clothing chick… EVER. It’s fine if you’re a teacher or it’s the actual holiday or something, but the majority of these theme sweaters and sweatshirts are awful and should be burned.

  5. oh no you DIDN’T pull out the Kip Winger reference AGAIN! LOL! Remember the videos? Kip had four moves: kick, spin, drop (usually in that order) followed by the slinging of the guitar he never played behind his back.

    My sister is totally a seasonal sweater wearer. While I don’t think she has any halloween sweaters she definately has a collection of Christmas/Winter sweaters. One sweater in particular I can remember her wearing all the way into February. I told her, “when are you going to put that sweater away? It’s not winter anymore.” She said, “But it’s still cold.” I said, “Then wear a DIFFERENT sweater to keep you warm.” Lord, woman.

  6. I absolutely love watching Granny in her sweat band during Quacker Factory on QVC. I actually think she was on there last night. The boyfriend and I stopped so we could have a quick laugh.

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