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Halloween Playlist

I have touched on the importance of music to me several times. How it is a big part of my inspiration, it has gotten me through a lot, given me energy to live, makes me feel good, sad, nostalgic and empowered. Music has such a great connection to my soul. My soul needs music as sustenance. And Halloween is such a great holiday and more importantly a lifetstyle to a lot of people, myself included. It has been a big holiday for me because I never celebrated it in the typical way of getting dressed up and going trick or treating, or watching the typical Halloween films most watched growing up. We had simple traditions of friends over, junk food and watching somewhat scary films, mainly classics such as Alfred Hitchcock’s films. As a teenager my friends and I would dress up, make ourselves a big Halloween themed feast and watch Halloween films. So it still kind of stayed the same, but also evolved in some ways. While we cooked we would,out on Halloween music. We would always out together a playlist of our favorites for Halloween! This is something I haven’t done in such a long time and decided I wanted to do it again this year! Mainly because I got into the Halloween spirit really early this year!

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This playlist is perfect for everyone! It has some unconventional songs, rock, soundtracks, theme songs and a couple kid songs too. Its perfect got your Halloween parties, get togethers, dancing, cooking or listening to throughout the day like I do!

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I included two different places where you can listen to my playlist, Spotify and my YouTube channel, because some songs were only available on YouTube and vice versa.

So here they are!

If you need anymore inspiration to create your own just Google Halloween playlist images and there’s a bunch! Not to mention thousands already made, like mine on Spotify!

Xoxo

Shoshanna Elizabeth

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Friday 13th Lookbook

This Friday is the 13th! Which only happens so often and is happening in OCTOBER! I think that makes it extra spooky special! So I was thinking of it as a pre Halloween and put together a couple of outfits that funnily enough turned out to be a bit Halloween movie inspired!!

1. Nightmare before Christmas

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I love this dress so much! I got it several years ago from Romwe! I’ve said this in my last blog post, that I have been wearing a lot of clothing I haven’t been confident enough to wear in a long time.

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It has creepy skeleton hands on the front, like they are grabbing your boobs and hands on the back, like they are grabbing your butt! Other than that it’s a simple long sleeved bodycon black dress.

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I decided to wear lace stockings with it and these amazing talk black boots! These boots are so comfy I just never find a good reason or way to wear them. I will probably be rocking this outfit on Friday the 13th!

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2. Beetlejuice

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I actually never have seen all of Beetlejuice before, but my sister mentioned that this outfit reminded her of that film.This striped blouse is perfect for this creepy season. I love the high low cut of it too so from the back it hides my skirt.

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Also how perfect are these little Halloween socks over my fishnets with these shoes?! I love this whole look.

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I also put on dark purple lipstick in the color feminist from Colourpop! Love dark lips for this time of year!

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3.  The Craft

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This look made me feel witchy, not necessarily inspired by the movie “The Craft” any witch movie will do! However it was the essence of a long dress with a 90s vibe.

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I love the forest dark green color of this long dress as well as the two thigh high cuts up the dress. It makes it easier to walk and breath in!

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I wore this velvet choker with it, to add a more witchy 90s vibe to it.

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I also really like the maroon purple eyeshadow under my eyes for definition and a touch of magic.

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These are my three easy Friday the 13th outfits that you can recreate or be inspired by to wear something of the sort this Friday!! I know I will be wearing my Jack Skellington inspired look!

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Halloween is such a fun holiday and it makes the month of October feel fresh, creepy and spooky ooky!!

Have a ghastly ghostly day my lovely spirits!!

Xoxo

Gothic Sprite👻

Shoshanna Elizabeth 🔮

Vintage Barbie OOTD

I haven’t worn this skirt in 2 years! I find it really crazy that this Autumn I get to break out clothes I haven’t worn in a really long time and actually feel confident enough to wear them again!

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This skirt was a a nostalgia purchase for me. I had always loved my barbies clothes growing up and I had a skirt like this for my barbies out of stuff my mom had saved from when she was little. So it was also vintage barbie! I found this skirt on Romwe and had to have it! Plus houndstooth is such a vintage and classy print too!

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The style of this skirt is way more youthful and fuller than that of my barbie’s skirt. It has that school uniform feel to it, which I was super into when I was 19-20. It is actually really comfortable, maybe because I feel confident in it again, but it feels like a giant flower around my my waist and butt!

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To complete this school girl-esque look I wore my oxfords from JustFab. These are a pair of shoes I hardly wear because they make noise when you walk, which I hate sometimes. For this look however, I think it just adds to it!

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To keep the sleek and tight waist look with the skirt I wore my long sleeved grey crop top, this I had gotten a year and a half ago from Forever21. To complete my whole ootd I put my crazy messy hair into two tiny fun buns!

 

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I felt like I had to add to this photo-shoot, some vintage books! Because hello, vintage Barbie reads! There was actually some thought behind the books I chose. The one labeled “Girls” was my mother’s and it is actual a books called “The Silver Blades” which I read growing up and loved! It was a favorite of mine for a while. I still don’t know why it says ‘girls’ on the binding though.

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“Dragon Seed” is a vintage find from a library book fair a couple years ago, one that I still have yet found time to read! I just loved the name!

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I hope you guys liked my fun little ootd and shoot. I actually had some fun thinking and planning it all out this morning! Now you know my secret hahaha! I plan a lot of things last minute but still pull it off…I think anyways!

xoxo

Shoshanna Elizabeth

Festival Weekend

I had wanted to do a little festival weekend ootd looks, but the first day was far too cold to do anything but strap my son to my chest and bounce for the couple hours I was there. And the second day I was trying to be busy but again only stayed for a few hours because then my son got ansy, he had so much energy! So instead I am just going to give a little run down of the weekend!

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Friday night I went out with my brothers and had an absolute blast! I wore one of my outfits from my fall look book with my leather jacket, velvet leggings and burnt red long sleeved shirt.

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We went out to eat late, I had a glorious pumpkin pie martini and a slice of pizza and the whole bread basket!

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It was a cute little place covered with fairy lights! Archer was loving it.

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Saturday it was freezing! It was the first day of the Garlic Festival with Little Blueberryy! I tried to bundle us up as much as I could. We tried to stay warm but my hands were numb the whole time! I went first thing in the morning to help with set up and only stayed for about 3 hours.

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Brooke had so many lovely pieces done specifically for the festival, like these moon phases wind chimes/wall decor. I love them so much and really want one myself!

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She also made these cute little band rings with leaves hand stamped on them, the words “peace” and “Zen” too!

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Sunday was day 2! I wore jeans, a big sweater over a t-shirt and a denim jacket! I didn’t go until the afternoon because I had a busy morning. I also only stayed a couple hours, Archer wanted to run so it wasn’t fair to try and keep him in one spot. I did get a little time to get a feel for it myself. Talking to customers and even just from observing Brooke and then the other vendors how important eye contact and communicating with them is so important!!

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I honestly had a nice time even if I didn’t get to stay that long I’m either days.

 

I also just want to add in light of the mass shooting in Vegas last night, how it is just terrible that these things keep happening! How bizarre it is to wake up in the morning to such news. The event occurred at a country music festival and all I could think of what if something like that had happened at our own festival? All the lives lost, people that were injured because an older man was allowed to own a gun; yes it is a right, but I also feel that they need to be regulated, that we need to be more careful about whose hands we are putting guns into them. This is a terrorist act. Most terrorist acts happen on our home front by our own citizens.

Prayers for everyone!

Xoxo

Shoshanna Elizabeth

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Pink Velvet OOTD

Well it’s Autumn, but it is still Summer outside in New York.  So after a shower and finally getting to shaving my legs after several days of not (thank you motherhood) I decided I needed to wear a dress to show off my newly bare legs!! That and its hot as hell outside and I new I would be going out at some point with my son.

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I don’t have many fall type of dresses because I like wearing leggings or jeans with layers and layers of shirts or the occasional mini skirt with tights. I am not lying when I tell you my Autumn dresses that aren’t long sleeved, are all velvet dresses.

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I picked out this pink one, because I was feeling kind of bubbly and positive and it isn’t as shapely as the others.  This dress cuts a little low and at the moment I am hating my armpits so I threw on a t-shirt under it! Burgers and Fries! Makes me hungry for one every time I wear it!

I then threw on my rainbow choker because it matched my mood and I didn’t feel like wearing a thick, black lace choker and I someone managed to lose my favorite crescent moon necklace yet again!! (It may be lost in my car someone, which broke down and is sitting on the side of the road).

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I almost put on my combat boots to make it even more grungy, but my combat boots are falling apart like no other, so I I decided to add to the chic of my dress by wearing these little black booties that I tend to only wear for these OOTD Shoots haha!!

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It’s a super comfortable look and honestly I wore this around the house, I’d wear it out on a date or even class. Wearing dresses like this shouldn’t just be something you wear out, make it an every day look!!

Xoxo

Shoshanna Elizabeth

 

 

The Equinox

Equinox was on Friday and Autumn has officially started! It’s 90 degrees in New York and I hate it. I switched my wardrobe out for all my call clothes a couple weeks ago when it was far cooler out and actually felt like Autumn was upon us. I want to be wearing my fall clothes, but its too hot for layers or even jeans. So despite this I still want to write a post about all my favorite things about the start of the Equinox!🍂🍃🍂🍃🍂🍃🍂

1. Hot drinks!

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I love this picture. My favorite thing is watching milk mix in with my coffee in the morning, I dont know why I find it so artistic and inspiring. It is now appropriate to drink hot coco all day long, with marshmallows and whip cream, flavored hot chocolate is a gift from God! I’ve been drinking Raspberry Hot Coco! There’s also got coffees instead of iced! Mulled Wine, which I’ve never had but want to try! Cider, spiked hot drinks, and teas! Also everyone’s new “basic bitch” drink of Pumpkin Spiced Chia Tea Latte, goodbye PSL.

2. Pumpkin Picking

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Most Apple orchids also have pumpkin patches and honestly that’s the only reason I go Apple picking! I don’t eat tons of apples and I don’t care for Apple desserts. But I do love my pumpkins!! Pumpkin carvings, homemade pumpkin pie, pumpkin syrup, pumpkin butter, all these things I’ve made before and just taste like Autumn to me!! I know it has become like a hated thing almost that everything is pumpkin scented and flavored as soon as September hits, but that’s what makes this season special for me, besides Holidays. I actually love it! I love the candles, the food, the breads, cakes, and drinks that all inspire a Autumn spirit in your mouth!!

3. Leaves Changing and Falling

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I am pretty blessed to live where I do. Tons of people come to this area in the fall just to see the leaves change color and take hikes to see it all from above. During peak time it’s absolutely gorgeous. There’s something beautiful in watching the leaves slowly change color, die to preserve the life of the tree itself, then come back to life in spring in the most beautiful circle of life. Mother nature really blesses us that we get to find beauty in that. I read this quote recently that said, “fall is the season of the soul not nature.” When you think about it, it’s true. Autumn becomes this time of year where you feel like you can start again, re balances your life, be rebirthed and feel creative like no other time of year. That is I feel that way for sure when September comes and when October rolls around I just get excited and inspired for Halloween, crafts, my art etc.

That being said it is almost funny that I feel that way because that is what the Equinox is. It is a change that the wind brings around, you feel inspired, and you feel positive.

I wrote a Blog post on Little Blueberryy’s website about what this Equinox means for us this year you should check it out!

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I hope you enjoyed this little blog post, I know it’s different compared to what I usually write about, but I felt like doing something like this.

I have a lot of great ones planned over the next month, and a lot of other great things happening in my life that I cannot wait to share!!

Xoxo

Shoshanna Elizabeth

Autumn Look Book

I love autumn fashion! The prints, the jackets, mixing textures, the boots and more!

I was able to do a little shopping and picked up a couple things to update my fall wardrobe and I think you will see me wearing a lot of this over and over again these next couple months. I mixed the new with the old so not everything is brand new.

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These pants are life! I am so happy I found them! They’re soft, comfortable, velvet and floral! Several things that I am obsessed with! They’re light enough to even wear on the warmer Autumn days. I think they look great with boots, these ones are from JustFab. I have worn them with my combat boots too and really like how they look.

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They are versatile in that they will also be great for the spring time!

To add to this velvet look I wore my black velvet tank top. This is great for the warmer days, but any top will look great with these pants.

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Chokers are still super trendy right now and I honestly haven’t stopped wearing them since I was a little girl, I will always love chokers. This black lace choker is from JustFab as well, and I think it completes this almost all black look. The pants are really the eye catcher here which is what I wanted.

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For the chilly nights, if I wear this outfit out on a dinner date, I paired my dark denim jacket with it. I love mixing materials in this manner because they’re both so different, but complement really well. The denim makes it a bit more grunge, more tough, and not as frilly which I don’t always want.

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This next outfit is perfect for a girls night out or a date! It’s feminine, flirty, and tough.

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Any chance I get to break out my leather skirt I take! I love this skirt so much, but I hardly wear it. Its perfect for the fall time! I love that it’s sexy in the way it’s cut and styled with a zipper down the front. The leather is what gives it that grungy touch.

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I paired it with this 60s/70s inspired blouse. I love the cut outs in this too. My washer unfortunately shrank it a bit, so it fits differently than when I first got it. You’ve seen me wear this in a previous blog post.

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I love the way this blue velvet kimono looks with this outfit. Though the shirt has long sleeves, so it’s not technically necessary for warmth. However for style it’s perfect! It’s also a great way of, mixing materials, the leather and velvet! Both of which are feminine and sexy! The blue really brings out the blue flowers on the blouse too!

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I guess most of these looks are great for date night! Wishful thinking?! I had to put together at least one outfit with a dress and I think this is my favorite outfit out of all of these!

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I love wrap dresses. They’re so comfortable and sleek! More florals because I obviously don’t wear anything else but floral print these days! I guess florals is kind of my go to, even in photography. The sleeves on this dress are a highlight. They go about half way down your arm then have a bit of a hanging sleeve around the elbows. It is very Renaissance fashion period, close to how their chemise sleeves would be, which I love!

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I absolutely love how this leather jacket looks with this dress! It definitely adds a bit of punk to the look! If you cant tell by now that my style is always feminine but grunge and punk so U don’t feel super girly, cause I hate that feeling haha!

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Fishnets and these blue platforms are everything! The fishnets are sexy and grunge paired with the leather jacket. These platforms offset the blue from the dress. This whole look is extremely grunge, punk but also sexy and fresh! Like I said it is my favorite. There are different elements happening to create this whole look.

I also layered my chokers which I never have done before but now want to all time! I layered my lace choker with a crystal choker that I made. I loosened the crystal one a bit so it hangs a bit lower but it looks amazing!

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I had Halloween in mind for this last outfit. I saw myself wearing this for a haunted mansion or in our area we have the Headless Horseman Mansion to go to, which I have actually never been to,but want to go!

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I got this shirt last year, it screams Autumn to me! The burnt color, the small turtle neck, the body of the shirt are just so different from anything else that I own. Its my go to fall shirt mainly because of the color, but its just so perfect!

 

 

I am keeping up with my velvet theme in this one, with black velvet leggings my friend gave me a couple years ago. I honestly was surprised that they fit me well again. After I lost a lot of weight after my son, they fit me loosely. Now they fit right, guess I am gaining back yay!! I also brought back in the leather jacket! Especially if this is something I am wearing at night, I am going to need a jacket this October!

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I love the details on this, the tiny stars are all over! I never would have gotten something like this a couple years ago because I would have wanted a plain jacket, like my old one. My previous leather jacket I got from H&M and I wore it basically everyday even in the heat because I thought I was so punk rock like that. I wore it down to the point the fake painted on leather was peeling away from the fabric, gross and annoying. This one is sturdier and its also vegan leather! I am so happy I have a new leather jacket in my wardrobe, I missed wearing one!

This outfit is completed by my red velvet boots that are also a fall favorite of mine!

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I hope you guys enjoyed reading through and looking at the photos of my Autumn look book! I hope it brings some inspiration to your own style and wardrobe choices too!

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Happy Equinox and good vibes babes!!

xoxo

Shoshanna Elizabeth