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hi, friends!

wow, october positively flew by, y’all.  can’t believe it’s halloween! i hope y’all have a safe and spooky weekend!

today is my office halloween costume contest, and myself and a few coworkers got really into it.  i’ve always wanted to dress as kiss, and i was able to convince three others to do it with me.  lookout for some photos of that if you follow me on social media (if you don’t already, please follow me on instagram!).  i’ve also got a few more tricks up my sleeve for the weekend.  i really love halloween and especially enjoy costumes that predominately revolve around clothes and styling.  for example, i really like choosing costumes where you can wear a specific outfit and be instantly recognizable as a certain person or character, and especially when you can use items you already have in your wardrobe.  this year i had more ideas than opportunities to wear a costume, so i’ll have to save some for next year.

this post is not at all related to halloween, just a casual fall look shot by the amazing catherine truman.  she and i met for an afternoon to take these photos and next week’s, and we had a lot of fun.  she has a very clean and bright style and a really enthusiastic, honest personality.  i look forward to working with her more in the future!

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hat – bailey of hollywood; bandana – free people vintage; necklace – consider the wldflwrs; sweater – callahan; jeans – paige; boots – jeffrey campbell x free people; bag – alexander wang 

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i am positively obsessed with this sweater by callahan.  they are a smaller brand from los angeles that i ran across on instagram, and i’m really into their simple styles and perfect silhouettes.  for me, what makes a great sweater comes to fit/drape as well as fabric.  i don’t like itchy sweaters or ones that pill, and that typically comes with spending a little bit more to get better quality (although it’s not a guarantee).  i’ll definitely be looking to pick up more of their knits in the future!

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style tip
if you’re wanting to try the bandana trend, don’t overthink it. after i spent way too much on this one from free people, i found a twelve pack of them from amazon in assorted colors.  it’s fun to do the traditional triangle-fold-and-roll to tie it around your neck (i like to tie it pretty tight and leave the knot off to the side for a more feminine look) or to wear it like this as a kind of kerchief/scarf style.  it’s a fun way to accessorize and incorporate that ’70s cowboy look but can also feel a little sexy when styled with skinny pants and heels.

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that’s a wrap, folks! ➸

many thanks for reading!

➳ alyssa

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