Despite having a wardrobe brimming with so much black as to make Morticia turn in her grave with envy I have to say I'm a bit of a Halloween bore. Apart from the odd bit of pumpkin carving around Halloween we don't really celebrate. Not much to carve this year either when this is all that is on offer from the weekly organic veggie box...
Round the 'hood however it's been Halloween galore with plenty of costume themed parties being held over the weekend. There were numerous ghouls, spirits and spectres with convincingly deathly pallors seen walking down my high street wearing all manner of elaborate get ups, and strangely, I'm not talking about the hoodies, drug dealers and crack cocaine addicts you find round these parts on a Saturday night.
Full marks for creativity to those partying youngsters I saw out and about - I saw some fabulous costumes: an elf with a garland of flowers in her long blonde tresses wearing a green gown, a chap in a skeleton jumpsuit, a long haired, white faced fellow resplendent in tailcoats and black top hat about to get off a bus, and an angel in a white puffy meringue satin ball dress.
Tonight it was the kids turn and tiny monsters, ghouls, demons and witches, high on sugar consumption, were out in force on my street trick or treating with weary parents in tow. Around this time every year I have a bit of bah humbug moment when I realise that I have an empty cookie jar at home which has been empty for some time, and that I have no hope of offering anything but a few withered spring onions kicking around the back of the fridge and a tiny uncarved pumpkin to those who come knocking. Pretty lame really. That's when I turn off all the lights and flee leaving the house in darkness to have dinner away from home at the local pub with Mr V until it's all over.
I thought I'd use the evening outing as an excuse to play Morticia and chose a bit of a Salem's Lot type coat to top it all off. And on the topic of all things Morticia I've noticed traffic is hitting my blog from, of all things, a Goth social media site! I'm not quite sure what to think! Whatever you get up to - Happy Halloween all!
Lace biker jacket: Christopher Kane; Dress: Topshop Boutique; Sheer silk top underneath dress: Cos; Coat: Sportmax; Boots: Alexander McQueen; Necklace: Merle O'Grady; Belt: Vintage