It’s Almost Halloween!
The spookiest night of the season is almost here and we’re soaking up every bit of magic and hocus Pocus that we can to carry with us. The fun isn’t over just yet though! So gather around you boo-tiful witches & check out our tips for having a good time this Halloween!
Fun Night In…
Carving pumpkins is so last year. And every year before that if we’re being completely honest. So to switch things up we’re tossing this age old tradition to the side in order to make way for our latest & new favorite pumpkin themed activity.
We’re painting them.
Here’s our tips:
- Head down to your local store and pick out your pumpkins of choice, size & shape doesn’t matter. We found our uniquely shaped pumpkins at Trader Joe’s for a great price!
- Pick up some acrylic paint (we used the brand Liquitex) along with a variety of paint brushes in different sizes. Find these supplies at a local craft store like Michaels, or something similar, like Amazon (which isn’t our fave to mention, but we know it’s a convenient option…effing Jeff Besos).
- Spread some newspaper (do these things exist anymore?!), or something of the like over your crafting area & paint your heart out! Use our lovely masterpieces below as your guide for inspo.
FANG-TASTIC TIP: Make it a contest! Have everyone bring a painted pumpkin or set up a pumpkin painting station. Then let the guests vote on their favorite one. Hey, everything is more fun when it’s a competition & you're playing for money.
Painted by Ruby Casani
Every party needs a snack!
Let’s build a char-BOO-terie board together!
Gather your favorite meats like salami, ham, capicola & pepperoni.
Pick out your dairy slices of choice. We love gouda, swiss, & a slice or two of brie.
Spread out your crackers & above mentioned selections on a wooden board or platter.
Then fill in the gaps with dried fruits, nuts, or grapes. And you can add some candy corn or chocolate covered pretzels if you have a sweet tooth like we do!
Be fancy & let a mini jar of honey or jam be the star of the show!
Too lazy to make your own trick-or-treat?
There is a local company (@elcharcuterie) that will make one for you and deliver it to your house. Find them on Instagram and send them a DM for all the ordering details!
Here’s one we found on Goldbelly.com you can order online as well.
Okay. Cheese that look like bats & ghosts? Sign us up.
Tag us in your pics at @conceptsreno if you make one! We’d love to see.
Head to a favorite local bar, The Emerson Bar located in Midtown, is hosting a Halloween event on the 29th from 9pm-1am.
American Horror Story Style!
Come dressed up as your fave character from the show & scare everyone’s socks (& boots) off while enjoying their specialty crafted cocktails & vibes that are aesthetically pleasing.
Halloween Nail Inspo
Call the glam squad, we need our claws done before the nightmare begins! Here’s two takes on how you can make your pointers look polished & posh for that pumpkin themed party you’ve got coming up.
Full Halloween Scream
Nothing screams Halloween like, well, Scream themed nails.
Add a Scream detail to whichever nail you’d like.
Then let dripping drops & colored tips adorn the rest of them.
Your new fave manicure!
Here’s to hoping your digits survive the night unlike everyone
else in those movies.
(Don’t worry. We’re confident that they will!).
Less Spooky, More Magical
Looking for a little less haunting & a little more enchanting? We’ve got you covered!
We’re loving these black matte nails with gold star & moon detailing.
I mean, call us BEWITCHED!
Our Fall Fashion Checklist For The Perfect Capsule Wardrobe
CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO SHOP :)Fall fashion brings transitional, traditional pieces as well as new trends. Combining both can sometimes can feel overwhelming. But we believe we have the answer to being successful in both: the capsule wardrobe. Let us help guide you towards what we think should be at the top of your fall fashion checklist!
Oversized is in! Cropped is out! And pops of colors are trending, not just muted fall tones. So don’t be afraid to go bold, or go home.
Cropped Cardigans are a fierce look when paired with denim or over a dress. And we love the curvy illusion it gives to the body when worn with a high waisted option.
Cable knit is back, baby! Let it be chunkier knit & pair it with something tighter on the bottom.
Pro tip: go full Olsen’s twins because we will support that look always… Mary Kate, is that you?
Basic or v-neck sweaters that are simple cotton, knit, or cashmere are perfect! We always opt for black. But we won’t be judge-y, Your neutral color of choice is fine by us.
Turtle necks are everywhere! We’re seeing a lot of the thin and fitted turtle neck sweaters that are great to tuck into a skirt or jeans. We’re calling it Chic Steve Jobs… just kidding! Kind of.
Polo Sweaters are the polished and preppy look of the season that never go out of style! They’re easy to dress up or down which make them timeless & classic.
Black and white tees are good to have around for all seasons. They’re perfect for Fall layering & they look classy tucked into your pant of choice as well.
Button Up Shirt
We are seeing more oversized than fitted style trends lately. Not sure how to style it uniquly? Try front tucking it into your denim, or do the half tuck better known as the French tuck. We also love the open look worn with a bodysuit or crop top and jeans.
Dress it up, dress it down, wear it out, or throw a tee over it and wear it with a sneaker. The options are endless!
Trend Alert: cowl neck
You can make either of these dressy or casual with the right top.
Feeling cas? Rock a sweater, graphic tee, or plain tee and add a sneaker.
Dress it up! Throw on a bodysuit, tight sweater, silk cami, or blouse and pair it with a heeled bootie.
Whether the plaid or Sherpa jacket is your style of choice, or the moto faux leather jacket, you need to make a statement that boldly fits who you are. Fall tones of browns or greens are in, but so are the pops of lime green and hot pink!
Dark wash denim is what Fall is all about! And you can never go wrong with black or grey.
Trendy Tip: if you’re keeping it simple this fall, stick with a basic straight leg with little to no distressing so it can easily go from day to night and work to night out!
Eat, drink, & be scary. Or stop in for a spell, we’d love to see you and help style a look! Either way, we hope you have a frighteningly good Halloween that doesn’t include any ghosting!