The Sketch Book — Halloween

halloween magic

cheetah costume dress up Halloween The Sketch Book

Here is a lady who is part cheetah. As you can imagine, she’s pretty self conscious most of the year. Until halloween rolls around...Like the cheetah woman, I too was a self conscious child. I didn’t say much. I was too busy judging. I held myself and everyone else to the unobtainable standards of my vivid imagination and therefore was pretty consistently displeased with everyone around me all the time.Why did no one have a mermaid tail? Why couldn’t we all wear white cowboy boots year round? Why were tights worn on the legs, not on the head? Why couldn’t...

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autumn in new york

fall Halloween New York The Sketch Book

Happy Halloween! This perfect fall holiday calls for a foliage post. I mean when I think about halloween I think of pumpkins, costumes, and leaves crunching underfoot. BUT there are no red leaves in New York. What is going on? It snowed on Saturday, but the leaves are still green! How is this possible? Must get to the bottom of this New York weather mystery...

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halloween eve finallyyyyyy

carmen miranda Halloween mormons the man repeller The Sketch Book

well its been a long journey but i've finally arrived at a conclusion. afterall its halloween eve, and i better settle on a costume or consider psychiatry for my inability to make a decision. it came down to either carmen miranda (a la fruit hat) or a mormon sister wife. couldn't be more random right? no, these two choices actually are representative of deep rooted issues i have with a fear of open man repelling. crazy, you say? let me explain... here in dc, we are  forced to closet our interest in high fashion/man repelling. like suppressed russian intellectuals who...

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royal pouf

blair waldorf Halloween kate middleton prince william The Sketch Book

this morning on the today show, or as i like to call it the lady show, everyone was all in a dither about the possibility of a wedding between prince william and kate middleton. so naturally, being one of the many stay-at-home ladies whose morning usually involves catching a solid two hours of today show silliness, i went and googled this kate middleton to see what shes been up to. and boy was i jealous. not only is she totally going to marry william (my internal six year old is still hardwired to do everything in my power to stop...

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domanatrix perhaps?

domanatrix Halloween The Sketch Book

I know what your thinking, I've ruled out the ugly funny costume ideas so far. I must be heading towards sexy nurse right? Time to buy a children's XL costume and some thigh high stockings? Meet me at the tanning salon and then we can go get our stethoscopes and fake eyelashes? Or perhaps something a little darker? But sadly no, I cannot pull this off. Something about all the freckles really just makes me totally non-threatening. I do have one wonderfully dangerous friend who manages to work form fitting leather and red lipstick into her wardrobe year round, and...

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