In my humble opinion, it is never too early to decorate for Halloween.
Because I started a new job this year, I didn’t have any Halloween decorations, so I hit the stores to get some new ones.
All the decorations on these pages are from either the Dollar Spot at Target or from Dollar Tree. Total spent was $21. I’ve put links to each store on this post, but to get the discounted items, please visit the stores in person.
One of the best purchases you can make when you wear a ton of dresses is the biker short.
Now, I’m not necessarily saying you have to go buy shape wear. Shape wear is great, don’t get me wrong. It is great to help certain silouettes give a nice clean line, but for everyday, they are pretty restricting.
A nice light biker short can prevent chafing, also help with a clean line with clingy fabrics and keep you cool.
Other products also prevent chafing, but don’t also have the added benefit of helping your clothes fall better and provide a little extra modesty protection on those windy days and when wearing a mini skirt.
My favorite biker short is the slip short by Jockey. I wear an XL or a 2XL, and I’m a size 18/20 for reference. They have a variety of colors as well.
Another great find, are these biker shorts with a pocket that I found on Amazon.
If you have more ideas for keeping comfy while wearing your favorite dresses, please comment below.
For our next outfit of the day, we are featuring the Scarlet Witch Dress from Her Universe. The dress is available in standard and plus sizes.
Because the decorations are out and it seemed appropriate, we shot pictures of the dress at Michaels.
The dress is a nice cotton with tons of stretch. I love the classic comic book logo on the dress!
The cut is a cold shoulder cut, which is nice because you can wear color coordinated camis or bras with it to enhance the look. I also love the details at the waist that creates a nice line to nip you in at the waist.
Get your own dress at Her Universe. I’m wearing a 3xl. I’m a size 18/20 for reference. The witch hat was borrowed in Michaels. The boots and gloves are from Amazon. Necklaces are replica Civil War necklaces from Little Wolf Cosplay on Etsy.
*Update: Pinrose will no longer be offering this kit, but I feel the discussion should still be had.
There has been a lot of talk recently about Sephora‘s latest offering. In October, cosmetic company, Pinrose, will be offering a Beginner’s Witch Kit. The kit includes tarot cards, rose quartz, sage and a variety of essential oils. The link above is to Sephora’s website, the kit isn’t up on the site just yet. Just do a search for Pinrose in October to get your own online.
When this was announced, my fellow witches (I’m an ecclectic urban witch, fyi) had a collective fit about it. While I respect their opinions, I don’t understand the ire. I think, and this is just my assumption, is that they feel the practice of the craft is not being taken seriously by this company. I can see where that assumption could be made. However, I think we are getting into “fake witch” shaming territory here, which could take us into a very negative direction. I’m reminded of all the times I’ve been accused of being a “fake geek girl” because I didn’t know the minute detail that this particular person was talking to me about. I feel shamed everytime this happens, and I don’t want to be “that witch” that shames someone for reaching out and exploring the craft for themselves.
Hear me out. If someone is alone in their desire to learn more about the metaphysical or magick or whatever spirituality, they may not know where to start. Perhaps they feel comfortable shopping at Sephora. They see the kit. They want to know more. They buy the kit, take it home and then once they feel more comfortable, then they go to their local metaphysical store to ask questions. Now they know what questions to ask! They buy books and become more schooled in things. Their friends notice a positive change in their energy. They ask about that change. This new witch passes on her knowledge and so on.
Now, I realize that the preceeding paragraph was a “best case” scenario. Will there be people just embracing this as a fad? Absolutely! You have people jumping on bandwagons for pretty much everything. There’s no stopping that. I just hope that my fellow witches don’t throw out beginners that really want to explore and learn magick for themselves. I don’t think anyone can say that there is only one right way to get started. Just get started. After all, there are beginning witch kits available everywhere from metaphysical stores like Psychic Eye to Etsy and Amazon.
I do have a recommendation for those of you that are interested in the craft and how to practice it. This wonderful book. It is available on Amazon.
“Wiccapedia” has tips from everything from setting up your altar, minerals and their uses, oils and herbs and their uses, basic casting and a history of Wicca and Paganism as a religious practice. This book is something I revisit on the regular to get answers to questions or to just reconnect with the practice.
So, if you see someone purusing the shelves at Sephora and pick up a kit, don’t give them a hard time. Don’t be a gatekeeper. It might have been really hard for them to do that. Encourage their curiosity and embrace them as your sister/brother in magick. So mote it be!