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Vintage Halloween Husband Hunting

Vintage Halloween postcards

Halloween holds a special place in my heart as a holiday.  I mean, what other holiday encourages far-out costumes and a copious consumption of candy? Those two facts alone make Halloween an extra-fun holiday, but what I really love is the spookiness surrounding the holiday. Most people love getting a little bit spooked, which is why I think Halloween is so popular. Horror movies, haunted houses and scary stories raise hairs on the back of our necks and add a sense of adventure and excitement to our night, even if deep down we don’t quite believe in ghosts.

Today Halloween is known primarily as a scary, garish holiday with clashing purple, black and orange –  but it wasn’t always this way. From the late 19th and early 20th century Halloween celebrations focused mainly on getting together with family and friends, and one of the biggest beliefs of the holiday was that Halloween was the night when a young woman’s future husband could be divined. Various methods were prescribed to catch a glimpse of your future hubby, ranging from tossing hemp seeds outside to gazing into a mirror with a candle in front of it.  Vintage Halloween postcards illustrated these methods with lovely illustrations, which I’ve compiled above. If you stick around for tomorrow’s post you will see how I incorporated great vintage Halloween postcards into the decor scheme for A Very Vintage Halloween party that took place in Los Angeles on Tuesday… it’s darling stuff, I promise.

So, to all you lovely single ladies… are you planning on staring into the mirror to find Prince Charming this Halloween? Or will you take matters into your own hands with a killer costume and a pair of stilettos? 😉


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Little White Dress By Amsale

Amsale little white dress - josieThe short dress bride is so of-the-moment. While most short wedding dresses are knee length or tea length, I am loving this super short and sassy Amsale little white dress, the Josie. Amsale uses the most luxurious featherweight tissue taffeta that glows with a gorgeous sheen, so I can only imagine what this hot number looks like in person. Pair this dress with a colorful pop of heels that match your wedding colors and a bridal fascinator for a stylish, sweetly sexy wedding day look.

It would be perfect for destination weddings in tropical climates as well as brides having more casual affairs. Or, if you’re up for a splurge, wear a longer, traditional dress during the ceremony and change into this flirty little white dress for dancing. The best part is you are likely to get a lot more use out of the dress in the future!

Psst… if you are looking for free help with your wedding day styling, drop me a line {thestylishsoiree@gmail.com}.  Being the fashion-file that I am (as evidenced by the word “Stylish” in the name of my company and our personal styling services, hehe), I just can’t turn down the chance to find the perfect wedding day accessories. 🙂

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