Guess What I’m Gonna Be For Halloween?!


For my first Halloween as an official red-head, I wanted to be something, or someone, that actually had red hair. Also, whatever I was going to be had to have a counterpart because my husband and I do couples’ costumes (yep – proud of it). Any who, after a tiny bit of brain storming, I landed on what is actually a perfect choice for my freckles and Scottish roots. Any guesses?

I would love to know what YOU are dressing up as for Halloween? And what your favorite costume has been, you can see mine here! Have a fabulous weekend lovelies.


P.S. 1 week ’til Halloween!

P.P.S. The Bearded Bowtie is now on Etsy. Check it out folks!

D.C. Or Bust

Next week Stephen and I head to Virginia and then Washington D.C.! We are both so excited to see our nation’s capitol for the first time! I’m honestly a little overwhelmed by all that D.C. has to offer though, there’s just so much I want to see and do. So far I’m most looking forward to…

Pop Tarts

Homemade pop-tarts at Ted’s Bulletin.

Eating at: Founding Farmers, Red Rocks Pizza, Thai X-ing, Ben’s Chili Bowl, ChurchKey, Georgetown Cupcake and Birch & Barley.


This article sent by a friend on the best doughnuts in D.C. made me squeal with joy.


Lighting candles in the beautiful Washington National Cathedral.

Visiting Busboys and PoetsThe National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian’s National Zoo, Eastern Market, WWII Memorial, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, The Washington Monument, The Capitol and of course The White House.

Also I’m pretty tempted to purchase the entire Scandal Collection inspired by Olivia Pope at The Limited. I just think a plaid cape is a totally necessary piece of apparel for D.C.

What would you recommend in D.C.?



About five years ago, I bought this skeletal tank top from Urban Outfitters on a whim. Turns out that it’s super comfortable, the perfect tunic length to wear with leggings, but also lose enough to tie up into a more fitted tank, and the perfect piece to wear circa All Hallow’s Eve. You can certainly Halloween-it-up with black leggings and an orange cardigan or dress it up by pairing it with a blingy skirt and pair of heels, but for most October afternoons, I prefer distressed denim, short boots, and a trusty flannel to showcase this ribcage.


Love Squared flannel, Truly Madly Deeply skeleton tank, BDG jeans (self distressed), Sam Edelman boots, Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Wishbone’ necklace, Kate Spade posts







I don’t know if I’ve shared this with y’all or not before but I am an extreme wimp when it comes to anything and everything scary. For that reason, my Halloween is filled with eek-friendly movies, decorations, and costumes. This skeleton tank top and wishbone necklace are just enough spook to make me feel like I’m participating in somewhat of a fright fest! Plus I love that I pull it out each year and style it different ways – it’s become a tradition. What do you think? Do you have Halloween specific fashion that gets its time in the spotlight during October? I’d love to know!



…eek! too scary.