Friday, October 26, 2012

Flowery Pumpkin Patch


It's almost Halloween!

I wore this ensemble a while back, but delayed in publishing it, since I thought it would just be apt for Halloween. We don't celebrate Halloween here in Indonesia. Some clubs will have their own Halloween costume parties where glamorous people and partygoers go and drink themselves out, and the women wear very sexy costumes, but I'm not interested in those kinds of parties anymore. It's just too expensive, wild, artificial, and come to think of it, I was more concerned about impressing people with how I looked and how my pictures would turn out on social medias than really having a good time.

The best Halloween "party" I ever attended was when I was in college in Texas. It was actually just a very simple gathering, just some good friends having dinner and some fun in an apartment. The hostess decorated the living room with little Halloween knicks knacks that were festive yet not over the top nor devilish. We each brought some food and Halloween-themed treats to share: pumpkin pie, Jack-O-Lantern cookies (bought from the local department store), fried chicken, rice, chocolates, fruits and juice. Maybe some pizza and beer, too. Hot chocolate and tea and coffee in colorful, mismatch cups and saucers. Each guest wore costumes or masks or hats that are funky and funny but not outrageous. One friend wore a clown hat and nose. I braided my hair and carried a small basket with a small doll in it ala Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz (it was a Teddy Bear doll, I didn't have a terrier dog doll like in the movie). Another girl dressed up as a Hawaiian tourist. Those who didn't wear costumes wore something with autumn theme: orange T-shirt or dresses.

We all sat on the floor, said a little prayer and read some verses from the Bible, ate, then carved Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins with knifes, talked, laughed, ate, watched old movies, and had fun. It was such a warm and fuzzy feelings while the weather was starting to get cold outside. The comforting feeling of friendship and togetherness that I will treasure forever in my memory. Moments that are so precious a price cannot be named.

Perhaps one day I will enliven those simple yet oh-so-merry Halloween dinners again. Keeping my fingers crossed...

"For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them."
(Matthew 18:20)

This skirt I found during a sale at Neiman Marcus Dallas. Now, high end department stores are not usually my shopping destination, but it was heavily discounted, so I got a very good deal on it. Besides, it's just such a unique, high quality skirt that will last for years.

This necklace I found at a thriftstore, hidden amidst lots and lots of dusty, broken vintage jewelry pieces in a huge trunk. It's a jewel, I love it! The picture doesn't do it justice. In reality it's like black marbles with shiny 3D colorful sparks embedded within, like amber stones.
The bracelet I got as a gift from Mom many years ago, from one of her trips to China. A friend has once asked me if it was from Paris, since it looks European style, and I was amazed at her question. ^_^
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24 comments:

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

Ah. It's time for Halloween parties. How fun. And what a beautiful outfit.
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DocCii N Sista said...

Lovely skirt ^^

Clare said...

What a great necklace! I can tell it's beautiful even if the pictures don't do it justice! And I'm like you about the Halloween parties, sometimes just not worth it or fun anymore!

Way to go with this outfit, the colors are fantastic!

Clare
Understated Classics

Redheaded Daybook said...

what a beautiful skirt!
and i love your bracelet!

Redheaded Daybook

Linde Lou said...

I love it! You have a great blog <3

Would you like to follow each other? ;)

http://linde-lo.blogspot.com/

JTwisdom said...

Oh my, I heart the color in your skirt and your jewelry is beautiful. Love the scripture, Matthew 18:20.

Stuff and Nonsense said...

very pretty outfit
you put together

thanks for linking up
to Fridays Unfolded
and for following

now following you too!

{alison}

lawyerdoll said...

Cute outfit... but I'm not catching the tribute to Halloween there. Are there no "costume" holidays in Indonesia? Dressing up for Halloween too much fun!

We usually go to a Halloween costume dance party at a local pub. We became friends with the owners-- we've even watched each other's kids in a pinch!

It's so fun doing the costumes with Hubby, he actually likes doing couple costumes! One year we were a Pirate and Wench, last year was "Sunday morning" in PJs and some fun props.

The highlight was 2 years ago, when we were the Prom King and Queen... he was the Queen. I blogged it, the pic of Hubby are so funny!

Brooke said...

What a cute skirt! And it looks great with those nylons. My favorite Halloween was a simple one, too.

I just found your blog and I'm exited to be your newest follower! Let's be blog friends?

Brooke

lininthecloudswithsilver.blogspot.com

Heather said...

I am in love with your skirt! So fun!

XO
Pearls & Paws

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

That is indeed a skirt you can wear for years - so pretty and a classic shape. Your jewels are so lovely too! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

Lindsay said...

Thank you so much for linking up to Sunday's Sweet Confessions over at mommy's sweet confessions! Have a great day!

A Joyful Noise said...

Thank you for sharing about your lovely halloween party with friends in Texas. Your outfit is lovely and you should have a jeweler look at your necklace. It looks expensive and very beautiful. Your bracelet is a gem too and your mother has good taste. Thanks for sharing at "Tell me a True Story."

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye said...

Looking good!

Denise said...

Really lovely.

Jacqueline@ Deeprootsathome.com said...

LeeAnn,
Thanks for stopping by Deep Roots! I love your style and am so glad to come over to visit! Modesty certainly doesn't have to be frumpy!!
Blessings!

Miriam said...

Love the colour of the flowers and the pop of colour against the black.

Jersey Blogess said...

love the skirt - very colorful.

Beloved said...

Beautiful. I am inspired by my WIW sisters to get my act together. Sometimes I look like my own little brother...I'm your neighbor from the Internet Cafe Devotions.
Peace and good to you.

Ruth@GraceLaced said...

How cute are you! :)

Nicole Buckingham said...

Such a sweet outfit!

Just stopping by from The Wiegand's, sweet Casey's blog, to personally invite you to join me for An Aloha Affair; a sort of end of week gathering and mingling and growing together. I'd love to have ya, stop by anytime...

xo,
Nicole
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Mary Lindsey said...

I love the pattern at the bottom of this skirt! :)

-Mary @ stylethatmoves.blogpost.com

Mariel said...

Thanks so much for sharing this with us at ‘Or so she says…’. I would love to have you back again to share even more of your great ideas. There’s a link party kicking off in the morning (every Sat. through Tues.) Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

What Joy Is Mine said...

What a pretty skirt. Thank you for sharing your ensemble at WJIM. Blessings.

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