HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I haven’t mentioned it here on the blog yet, but Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I have always loved all things scary…horror movies are my favorite genre, I think haunted houses are absolutely thrilling, and I have a weird obsession with ghost stories. From the time I was only 2 years old, I would beg my uncle (a great storyteller) to tell me “scary stories.” And even as a young kid, the scarier the better.
Although I love Halloween, I never really got into the costume planning aspect. I would say it’s been close to a decade since I’ve dressed up for Halloween. I’ve always enjoyed seeing other people’s costumes and each year I think, “I’m going to plan something really cool this year.” But I never do. However, I do like to stick with the theme of Halloween when choosing an outfit for this day. Sometimes I wear orange (which I wear a lot in the fall because of my beloved VOLs), sometimes I wear orange and black, and sometimes I like to go for an all-black gothic look. When I received this dress in my recent Stitch Fix box, I thought it would be perfect for Halloween. Black florals?! I love the idea. It gives the gothic look a touch of femininity, which is an unexpected, yet perfect combination. I like the black floral look so much that I decided to find more options. Below are some of my favorite black floral dresses from Nordstrom.