Non-Conformity to Fall Fashion

Christmas decorations are being set up on the Walgreens in Astor Place. Ice skating rinks are starting to open. It could start snowing in a few weeks. It was in the 50’s in New York City this past week. I still refuse to wear a jacket until November.

Ice-Skating last early November in Central Park
Ice-Skating last early November in Central Park

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Modern-Day Halloween

Modern-Day Halloween

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“Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition.”

It’s said that All Hallows’ Eve is one of the nights when the veil between the worlds is thin – and whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own. Even the air feels different on Halloween, autumn-crisp and bright.

-Erin Morgenstern

History of Halloween

Halloween is thought to have originate with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Read more

Combatting a Shopping Temptation

Combatting a Shopping Temptation

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Since knowing what clothes were, I’ve had a shopping temptation. I embarrassingly admit that every time I leave a store empty-handed, I become unhappy. This does not mean that I go shopping every day and spend billions of dollars on clothes (I wish!); I simply have a love for clothes and shoes. Seeing new and creative outfit possibilities makes me happy and I enjoy seeing what stores have in trend.

“When I shop, the world gets better and the world is better, but then it’s not and I need to do it again.”

-Sophie Kinsella (Confessions of a shopaholic)

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