I didn’t dress up for the Friday night Treat Street thing. But I did dress up on Saturday for actual Halloween. Too bad hardly anyone saw my costume to appreciate all the work I did on my hair. It may have been easier to buy a wig.
After the lovely Friday night weather, Saturday was cold and rainy. Joel took the girls Trick-or-Treating through our neighborhood while I stayed home to pass out candy. I was kind of shocked at how few Trick-or-Treaters I had. Maybe five groups of kids total. And most of them were college students. In costume. I loved that.
After seeing these pictures Joel took of me, I think I know why fur coats went out of style. It has nothing to do with animal rights activism, and everything to do with how fat they make a girl look. This particular fur was my grandmother’s, and while I don’t see myself ever wearing it to the opera, I love that it was hers and I love finding some reasons to use it.
Sophia told everyone that Chloe was an “Evil Witch” for Halloween and Mommy was a “Mean, Evil Witch.” I got a kick out of that.
The meanest thing I did this year was offer to buy out my children’s candy. They could pick the ten best pieces (and hello! My neighborhood passed out a number of full-sized candy bars, so they got a lot more than I bargained for!) and sell the rest to Joel and me for ten dollars. It’s worth it to me to have happier children that aren’t hopped up on sugar for 3 weeks. I bought Sophia out with a Cinderella Barbie doll that cost me ten dollars at the store.
Bria wasn’t going to go for it, but in the end, she relented. Joel now has a lot of candy to take to his office and do something about, because it isn’t staying in this house!
And that, my friends, is the end of the Halloween saga in our neck of the woods!
Until next year…
I think you look awesome. And I've never gotten the fur coat thing.
Really? College kids trick or treating? At least they were in costume. 🙂
Love your costume!
Your hair is perfect!!
You are so preeeettttttyyyyyy!
Your hair is completely amazing, and your fur coat statement cracked me up—it's so true! It's like when I was a kid and used to watch re-runs of the Dick Van Dyke show, and I loved that Mary Tyler Moore always wore capri pants. I remember telling my mom that I hoped that one day those pants would come back in style, so I could wear them. And then they did (hooray!), which then led me to the horrifying realization that unless one is incredibly thin like Mary Tyler Moore, if one wears cute little black dress shoes with capri pants, one ends up looking like Porky Pig. Ah, the irony of fashion.
If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will!
You looked awesome! I love the hair.
Your costume is BRILLIANT!
That buyout thing is an interesting idea.
Why are we never online at the same time?
I am on right now.
Love the hair, it rocks. I always wanted to be one of those people with a white patch somewhere in my hair. How easy was it to color/spray it?
PS: the red shoes rock! Here's to college aged trick or treaters (I was one of those once upon a time, too!).
the hair is VERY impressive! (the grey actually looks real.)
hmmm, never thought of buying their candy… but it sure is tempting! I'm going to seriously consider that next year. (I just let them eat it for two straight days till it's gone; figure get it done and over with than ration it for weeks!)
A dentist in Scottsdale did that – paid a $1 pound for kids' candy and sent the candy to the troops in Iraq. If it wasn't all the way up in Scottsdale, i would have taken advantage!
Love the Cruella de Vil thing! That was a fun coat to wear! And when I wore it, I WAS fat (205 :#$%@#$!!!:) so the bulkiness didn't help that time either! And you didn't have to deal with a wig like a did. Bleh. If I ever do it again (Cruella) I might just do a dye job.
I LOVE your costume! I'm sad not so many people were able to see it.
And the candy/money story was very smart. I'm so sick of candy around here I can hardly stand it.
You look great! I love the hair! I just never have gotten into the whole halloween thing, but admire people (especially adults) who are brave enough to dress up and have some fun with it. Good Job Lara!
Wow! You look great! I was hoping we'd get to see a pic of you! Jayden in his Dalmatian costume would have been perfect to go along with you!
Good idea getting the candy out of the house, lol. It's a big temptation in our house!
great costume! Totally authentic, I'd hide my puppies.
I love the candy buy-out idea. I am going to have to do that next year. I wonder if there is a Christmas cookie alternative like that, too?
Perrrfect! I just want to break out into song.
I would kill to have hair like yours! Even with the white it is smokin'!!!!
Love the hair and the new header.
And at least they were in costume. I saw a number of teens walking around in street clothes with a pillowcase. Unacceptable.
That's a great idea for getting rid of the candy. And a really great costume too!
wow…love the hair…You look awesome..that is a beautiful coat…fun that you found a reason to put it to use….lol
Oh my goodness Lara you look great. I can't believe you used your own hair. I also love that you made good use of the fur. It's all awesome!!!
You also want to know something funny? I was Cruella last year!
What a GREAT costume! I am taking notes..for next year! LOVE IT!
Gorgeous! The real Cruella has nothing on you!
you look marvelous!
you look **fab** dahhhling! kudos to you for joining in on the fun. =)
I for one am DIGGING those cute red shoes!! And I love your blog's new look, too!
As for the hair, honestly woman, you're gorgeous. Even with Hair by DeVil, you're still such a knockout!
You look awesome. And the shoes? AWE.SOME.