That Time of Year

casual autumn outfit

faux-fur trimmed cardigan

TERRY: So, I’ve been thinking about my Halloween costume for this year, and what I thought was…

ME: …that we could go as the Beckhams? You wear a Manchester United outfit and I’ll buy a Victoria Beckham dress and a pair of Louboutins?

TERRY: Er, no. And also, they don’t call them “outfits”. No, what I was thinking was…

ME: Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese? You wear some scary makeup, and I’ll buy a retro dress and a pair of Louboutins?


ME: OK, Brad and Angelina? You grow a scruffy beard, I’ll wear any black dress and…

TERRY: A pair of Louboutins? No. I think I’m spotting a theme here. And you’re not getting shoes out of this.

*  *  *

He’s now ordered his “costume” from eBay. I, meanwhile, have ordered a pair of shoes from Zara. That has absolutely nothing to do with Halloween, by the way. I… just wanted them.

THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS. Or rather, it’s why we CAN have nice things, we just can’t have nice HALLOWEEN things. Because, honestly, I WAS going to spend that money on something costumey, I swear. But I’ll get more wear out of the shoes, you know? And I’m ALL about being practical, as my shoe wall demonstrates. Ahem.

The upshot of all of this: I have no idea what I’m wearing for Halloween, and given that I just sent the last of my money to Zara, it’s looking like my “costume” may be even MORE half-assed than usual this year.

Still, at least I get to prove Terry wrong, because I DID get shoes out of it, after all!

[Wearing: H&M cardigan and trousers | Zara sweater | Guess ankle boots | Gucci sunglasses] 

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  • New post: Halloween panic-mode engaged:

    October 18, 2013
  • Nathalie


    such a shame it was a brilliant idea 😉

    October 18, 2013
  • Dude, I am waffling hard on Halloween costumes. I’m torn between crazy cat-lady (I even own a cat-themed sweater!) and Jason and I doing a couples’ costume. We’re thinking of going as Batman’s parents – nice suit/pretty dress, buy some fake fur to wear around my neck, add red construction paper. Jason thinks it might be “too soon”. I… don’t know what to say to that.

    October 18, 2013
  • Can’t believe he wouldn’t wear a man united strip for you Amber lol

    October 18, 2013
  • Myra


    Great idea – I don’t know why Terry doesn’t like it lol

    October 18, 2013
  • Anne


    If at first you don’t succeed………

    October 18, 2013
  • Good try Amber but Terry,s not gonna fall for that one lol x

    October 18, 2013
  • This is so gorgeous. I love that jacket! I just read you “About Me” and found myself relating to a lot of what you had to say about style. I too do not follow trends, and it’s refreshing to find another “fashion blogger” who feels similar. Thanks for inspiring me to not be ashamed of who I am! 🙂


    October 18, 2013
  • No Louboutins but fabulous ZARA booties which surely you can wear a lot this season. Love them and your soft monochrome look!
    And there will be a new Halloween theme and new hope next year…;-)

    Annette | Lady of Style

    October 20, 2013
  • I think any time you get shoes, it’s worth celebrating.

    October 20, 2013