Calling all witches, warlocks, fortune tellers and gypsies alike – gather up the squad for some spells, stories and maybe a spirit or two…..
This wooded cove provided major Blair Witch vibes with its gnarled branches and secluded locale. The subtle crunch of littered leaves cut through an eerie silence, while the breeze between tangled branches added creepy creaks and ghostly whispers. Oh, what’s that say?! ? P-u-m-p-k-i-n-n-n-n—–S-p-i-c-e-e-e-e-e-e…… Awesome! The promise of Fall’s best flavor is a surefire way to summon me.
A drearily grey overcast sky was perfectly fitting for a slightly spooky, bewitchingly wicked ambiance. What a perfect place to pull out your crystal collection, put out them tarot cards and light up some candles.
Gloom <without the depressing doom> is my aesthetic this season, taking shape in dark silhouettes, deep colors and the delightfully dreariest of DIY projects. Case and point – my Dracula Necklace (which you can learn to make yourself here) – stealing the show with its scarlet sparkles and silvery shine. Lace chokers are also necessary for the season. Add ribbon ends and a clasp to the ends to a piece of lace cut to fit your neck- usually around 15″. Simply add crystal drops off the bottom of the lace for extra detailing, if you prefer. This will become one of your go-to pieces, trust me. I wear some sort of choker every day (yes, of course they’re always black)…
As for my fortune-telling skull featured below, it’s a super-simple craft project as well. I found the ceramic skull base at Michaels and decorated it with a mix of crystal flatbacks, glitter, colored feathers and rhinestone cup chain. A great statement piece for any Halloween tablescape — a memento mori that’s far less gruesome and far more glam. Keep it up year-round if you’re hardcore into the Hallo season.
Ok, enough talk, gotta get back to my potions, please……
Ouija shirt from Hot Topic (where else?) / Burnout Kimono from PacSun
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Don’t steal them, it’s bad karma ☺.