This past weekend I attended a Wedding of two friends that was Halloween themed. They told the guests that they could choose to come either dressed up or dressed in costume. I enjoy costumes, but I also love dressing up, so I opted for the in-between option of what I have often referred to as costume light.
I decided to go with a vintage inspired look, but with a kitchy costume like twist.
I am wearing the ‘Audrey’ Midnight Blue Cat Print Swing Dress from Lindy Bop. Now I have linked you to their UK site instead of the US site. You can absolutely purchase from either if you are in the US, and I personally prefer the UK site because the sizing make more sense. I wear a US 20 in most brands and styles, and in most styles on Lindy Bop I wear their UK size 24. But the reason I linked you to the UK site is because they are sold out completely of the plus sizes, but the UK site still has some. Also please note that the pattern is slightly different. I am wearing the old pattern from a couple of years ago, the new pattern does not seem to have the subtle circles in it.
Here is a closer look at the pattern. You know I am a sucker for a cute cat print. If for some reason they don’t have your size left in this particular dress they do have a selection of other cat print clothing and accessories on their website.
Now lets talk accessories, because when you are doing anything in the realm of costume light or vintage, you have to have accessories.
Obviously I went with a classic red lip and a winged cat eye liner. I found a great easy vintage hairstyle tutorial that just about anyone can do. No special tools needed. I then topped it off with a Black Lace Cat Ears Headband. You can sort of see it behind my hair. It was definitely more visible in person.
Here is a closer look at the headband. The ears are bendable, so you can shape them how you like but you also need to be careful with them.
I also made sure to grab the perfect bag, or at least it was perfect in my eyes. I carried the My Wonderful World Black Cat Ear Cross Body Bag. It is also convertible into a clutch if you wish to use it that way.
Here is a closer look at the bag. You can see that the straps are removable. I was quite surprised at the amount of room available in it. I have a quite large phone case at it was able to fit in the purse and close. Plenty of room for my lipstick, eye drops, keys, and I.D.s.
My shoes are a pair of Steve Maddens that I have had for years. I wish more companies would go back to selling these round toe styles. Anyway, this style has been sold out for years, but I found this CHFSO Women’s Round Toe Ankle Strap Buckle Chunky Heel Low Cut Pumps Shoes in Black. It is a similar style and would look great with vintage style dresses.
These aren’t quite as rounded in the toe, but its close. And the heel is chunkier than mine, but this would be great for anyone that is beginning to walk in heels.
Let me know in the comments below what you would have paired with this dress?