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?

TERRY: No.

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.

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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]