Happy Halloween, readers! While there’s no dressing up at work, I couldn’t help but wear an orange and black ensemble today to celebrate the holiday. I also celebrated by eating festive Halloween candy at my desk. I mean, it’s only right to celebrate a holiday focused on candy by eating candy, right? I will also be watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” tonight. Talk about a party.
Chocolate? Check. Charlie Brown? Check. Pumpkin seeds and squash? Check. Black and orange ensemble? Double check. That’s definitely happily Halloween to me.
Pants: Gap ($10 marked down from $50)
Denim shirt: Forever 21 ($20)
Moto fleece: Gap ($40 marked down from $70)
Bow belt: Target ($8)
Shoes: Sofft at Nordstrom Rack (approx $40 marked down from approx $120)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I’m not sure if anyone remembers these pants from the ill-fitting post a few weeks ago. If you do, I’m impressed! Either way, the moral of that post was that the lovely orange pants require a belt. This time, I was prepared by actually leaving my house with a belt. They do look a bit menswear-inspired due to their fit (hence the belt), so I tucked in my top to show more shape. I then added heels to the look. Lastly, I slightly rolled up the cuffs of the pants to show more of the shoes. If you’re wearing something with a loose fitting shape (such as slouchy pants), consider adding something with a bit more shape to balance out the look.
2) Ankle pants were very popular this spring and summer. I thought I would have to store them all fall and winter! I wasn’t completely sure how they would transition for fall and winter, but it turned out to be pretty easy. I actually cuffed these pants to show off more of the shoe, thus making the cropped style seem intentional, even in cooler weather. I think cropped pants definitely work for fall and winter, especially when the rest of the ensemble is clearly a cool weather look (think scarves, sweaters, fleece, tights, etc).
Anyone else wearing cropped pants this fall? How are you styling them?
Happy Halloween, readers! Thank you for stopping by, as always!!
25 replies to “happily halloween”
so cute – i love those pants!
Lovely styling and lovely pumkin too! Happy Halloween to you
Perfect outfit for a nonchalant halloween outfit 🙂
Super cute jacket!!
Oh so awesome pants and picture with pumpkin kinda retro home! Awesome! Happy Friday!!!! Sorry but I still don’t know your name:)
That’s okay! Most people just call me “Fashion Huntress” haha! But, it is Melissa 🙂
Nice to meet you:) So beautiful name ! I’m Oxana:)
Hi Oxana! Thanks for all your support! 🙂
Thank you too!!!!!
So cute!! It really is the perfect autumn ensemble…love chambray and bold pants 🙂
Happy Halloween. Looks great, love the pants.
I love the color combination!! And of course I remember these pants, I love their color! 😉
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You get the “most festive” award, haha! It’s hysterical watching seasonal specials like as an adult “The Great Pumpkin…” I always realize there’s so much I missed when I was a kid!
Definitely agree! It’s hard to believe it came out in the 60s!
I love your outfit, hope you have a wonderful week-end!
Omg how cute is that little pumpkin. I adore that you celebrated either way, and you looked fabulous doing so. Happy late Halloween 🙂
I love the way you styled the cropped pants! Gorgeous bag!!! It seems that you had a fun Halloween!
Love your spirit! It’s so great to see you make use of those gorgeous Gap pants. Looks like someone had a Happy Halloween. XOXO
I support eating candy at your desk every day! 😀 Great outfit! xx
Hope everyone had a good Halloween! Xo
You look stunning ! Happy Halloween :))
your jacket and booties really complement the look 🙂
sounds like my kind of party! I wore cropped pants all through winter last year and plan on doing it again this year, perfect way to show off those booties!
Aww that’s what I should have watched! I wish I got a mini pumpkin this year, I was going to paint it and put glitter on half as some fall decor!