Halloween really is one of my favourite times of the year – I get all excited about the pumpkins and the decorations and the leaves falling everywhere. Warming soup, cosy blankets and roaring fires with a cup of hot chocolate while watching some of the best classic movies – it’s the beginning of the best parts of the year, the party season.
Party seasons, however, cost a bloody fortune and I’ve never made any secret about the fact that, while I love to splash out every so often, I’m not likely to put Edith in a £75 dress for one day or buy the boys something that just isn’t practical for the rest of the year. I love to make the most of Halloween and I find myself dressing the boys (and Edie) in clothes that are a little bit more funky – like Toby’s skeleton leggings, or Edith’s cat’s ears headband – but stuff that I would use again and again. Do they have a box full of fancy dress if they want to dress up? Sure, but let’s talk Halloween fashion without the fancy dress element. Here are my picks.
- Stella McCartney reversible ghost, glow in the dark t-shirt.
- Rockahula kids glitter cat clips
- Smallable x Oeuf ecru dalmatian hoodie
- Waddler wolf suit (also available in beige)
- Bang bang copenhagen swan dress
- Molo magne skull sweater
- Emile et Ida cat tights
Now while the rational side of me argues that we really shouldn’t be spending this kind of moola on kid’s clothes, there is another part of me that argues that, as adults, we work hard for what we have. I love fashion, but rarely get the chance to indulge myself, so I have a tendency to buy a few higher priced items for the kids as well as shopping at H&M or Primarni… after all, why not?