Halloween in Salem + Witch City LookBook

Hello dearies! My dream came true of going to Salem on HALLOWEEN!!! My husband & I always combine our birthday festivities with Halloween since they are all within 4 days of each other, but we have never traveled for Halloween weekend before and we had the most amazing adventures in Connecticut & Massachusetts!

My 30th birthday was spent in Mystic, Connecticut in search of wee faerie villages with my Workaway family and of course a stop at Mystic Pizza!

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On Jonas’ birthday we went to Boston for a tea party and to see the pumpkins he carved for Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns! You can see all our birthday adventures on Tales of Sheaves (COMING SOON) but on my blog I’m going to be talking all about SALEM!!!

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Ever since I first saw Disney’s “Hocus Pocus” I KNEW I one day I had to go to Salem in search of the Sanderson Sisters and the epic filming locations! On the Saturday night before Halloween we ventured into Witch City and it was the most magical experience (even after trying to find a free place to park for 1 hour).

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The first filming location we spotted was The Ropes Mansion and I gasped to behold it’s beauty in real life! It was the home of Max’s crush, Allison, and where her family put on the most fancy Halloween party. Speaking of parties, the Salem Old Town Hall was the location for the party Max’s parents almost “danced until they died” when Winifred sang her bewitching version of “Put A Spell On You” with her sisters.

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On Halloween day we got to explore a few more locations just outside of Salem. We found the “Hocus Pocus House” (Max’s house) at 8 Ocean Avenue. It was fun to see so many fans of the film stopping to snap a photo in their costumes and even chatting with others there. I truly felt the spirit of Halloween there!

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Our favorite filming location was at the Old Burial Hill in Marblehead, Ma. It’s one of New England’s oldest cemeteries and has the most stunning view over the water.

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We found the very graves where Jay & Ice met Max and bullied him into giving them his new shoes.

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It’s a lovely spot for an autumn stroll!

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I of course had to strut my favorite bat skirt from Sourpuss Clothing and as night fell upon All Hallow’s Eve I transformed my Halloween day outfit into a witchy night look!

All I had to do was switch my creepers and hat to pointy ones! Threw over my newly thrifted find of the century (this gorgeous black coat) and I was set for a cold Halloween night in Salem!

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my witchy wardbrobe for Halloween weekend + all the amazing “Hocus Pocus” filming locations!!!

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We had the time of our lives being in Salem for Halloween and I’m glad we could bring you along for the adventures! Until next time, bye for now!

-Lindsay of Sheaves

Halloween Fashion Split Personality: Featuring SOURPUSS CLOTHING!

Have you ever felt like a clothing company just “gets” you?! Have you ever felt like a dress was made JUST for you? Well, that’s what happened to me when I saw these 2 beauties from Sourpuss Clothing!!!

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I have a split Halloween fashion personality: Pinup Vintage Halloween & Grunge Goth Witch. Last year I bought my first “Peggy Dress” and this year Sourpuss was lovely enough to send me the Moon Faces dress. Perfectly paired, I feel like my soul and everything I love about Halloween is embodied in these unique dresses.

So you KNOW I had to make a lookbook, especially since I’m living in New York now (and fall is absolutely gorgeous here)!

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With the help of my partner in adventure (my sweet patient husband) we scurried around the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and a local pumpkin patch to show you how magical these beauties are! sourpuss-clothing_lindsay-of-sheaves-15w

First let’s talk about the Moon Faces Party Dress. LOOK AT THOSE MOON FACES!!! I can’t get over the vintage inspired paper moon faces by Lekit Im.

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If you didn’t know already, I’m a paper moon fanatic so when Sourpuss sent me this dress out of all their lovely ones…well…I was OVER THE MOON about it and had to instantly text a photo to my moon sister at Paper Moon Shoppe because she also had this dress but in the swing style!

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This party style dress has removable/adjustable straps and padded bra cups so it can be worn strapless and can be styled in so many different ways for day or night. I ordered a size XL to accommodate “my girls” but was very happy that the waist fit me perfectly (which is often not the case in most fashion stores when sizing up for bra sizes). I added a lace undershirt for a little extra coverage only because I’m just a bit shy that way but I don’t think it detracted from the lovely scalloped trim at the neck.

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I debated on how I wanted to style this outfit but decided I wanted to take it in a more grunge goth direction since I’ve been all about those witchy 90s vibes lately! So, I paired it with a modern day witch hat from Target and a leather jack from H&M that I’ve had for ages.

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My jewelry is hand-made and I feel really complete the 90s goth vibe but with a fall twist, since I love the leaf details (which you can see best in the lookbook video). The earrings are actually the same ones my bridesmaid’s wore for my autumn wedding and the choker was a wedding gift from a friend. I have never paired them together until now so that felt very sentimental and special!

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Of course I had to wear my favorite sheer striped tights and pointy toed boots from eBay. My trusty bat purse from Banned sealed the deal and I love how the whole look came out!

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I absolutely love every detail of this dress from the cheeky moon faces to the bow & scalloped details…plus, it even has POCKETS!!!

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I felt like a true celestial modern day witch in this ensemble trotting along the Headless Horseman Bridge. PINCH ME! I can’t believe I live so close to Sleepy Hollow now and that Sourpuss was lovely enough to send me this perfect dress!

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Now, let’s chat about the absolutely adorable Black Cats Peggy Dress!

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Everything about this little number is completely cute from the polka dot trim, orange ric rac details, and vintage pinup inspired design. sourpuss-clothing_lindsay-of-sheaves-22w

The black cats, pumpkin, and skull print makes me feel like I’m wearing a vintage Halloween postcard and I always get SO many compliments wherever I wear it. I think I fit in perfectly at our local apple orchard and pumpkin patch!

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In this Sourpuss design I’m wearing a L and it is a halter top that ties behind the neck and has stretchy fabric in the back which gives lots of wiggle room for “my girls”. sourpuss-clothing_lindsay-of-sheaves-25w

I paired it with a cropped cardigan, black tights, black flats from Payless, and Doll Me Up Inc vintage style hair scarf. sourpuss-clothing_lindsay-of-sheaves-24w

I hope you enjoyed this review of my 2 favorite dresses from Sourpuss Clothing! I could wear these dresses all year long but there’s something extra special about parading around in them during the beautiful autumn time. I’ll be so sad to see October end, but I’m THRILLED that I get to spend my 30th birthday and Halloween with my love in SALEM!!! So my dearies, stay tuned for even more witchyness to come! Happy Halloween!

Bye For Now,

-Lindsay of Sheaves

FALL PINUP COUNTRY OUTFIT

HAPPY OCTOBER! Fall is my favorite time of year and always brings the country pinup gal out of me!

 Come along with me on an old-fashioned apple orchard adventure in New York!

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I’ve always dreamed of autumn like this! Being from California, we have nice orchards and pumpkin patches but not the beautiful fall leaves. When I lived in Europe, they had the fall colors but not pumpkin patches!

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So, this fall season in the North East USA if already fulfilling my old-fashioned Halloween dreams. And of course, it’s so much fun making outfits to match the occasion. I’ve been loving this outfit with a flannel (Ross) with a Casper tee (Walmart) tucked into my high waisted paints and creepers, hair scarf, and braids to complete the pinup country look.

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I hope you all have a blessed autumn season full of apples, leaves, and pumpkin everything!

Bye For Now,

Lindsay of Sheaves

PIN-UP Beauty Products for VINTAGE Inspired Hair + Makeup

Here’s another update on my hair journey in my #ROADTORETRO series after my 3rd haircut since chopping off my long hair!

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I also reviewed some new products I’ve been trying from Kenra (Hot Spray Heat Protect & Volume Spray 25), M.A.C (Russian Red Lipstick), & KvD (Lock-It Powder Foundation in Light 42) to help me achieve that pin-up inspired look!

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I’ve still got some healing to do and practice  until I may be able to achieve the “after” look on my own but each step forward is a step closer! Hear more of what I’ve learned on my journey by watching the video below!

Feel free to share with me any helpful tips for a newbie to the retro/pinup/vintage inspired world!

Bye For Now,

-Lindsay of Sheaves

September Outfits

EEK it’s almost my favorite month of the year, but first let’s look back at the adventures and outfits of September! The month kicked off with a wonderfully spooky adventure with my husband and friend Nina! I can’t get enough of historic Victorian houses such as the Founders’ Park in Downtown Anaheim. This park also holds some fun Disney history which you can see more of HERE!

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HAPPY HAUNTS: Parasol-eBay // Black Lace Top-Forever 21// Skirt-Fashion Store // Striped Leggings-eBay // Victorian Boots-Funtasma // Bat Purse-Banned

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DISNEY HALLOWEEN: Mickey Ears // Dress-Buffalo Exchange // Belt-eBay // Striped Tights-eBay// Shoes-TUK Creepers

I can’t even begin to describe the joy in my heart being at the happiest place on earth during my favorite time of year!

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HOCUS POCUS: Mini Witch Hat-Hobby Lobby // Bat Necklace // Victorian Ruffle Blouse-Ross // Lace Gloves-eBay // Bats Skirt-Sourpuss Clothing // Tights-Target // Striped Socks-Savers // Victorian Boots-Funtasma

When my friend Nina invited me to see my favorite Halloween movie, “Hocus Pocus”, how could I resist wearing this witchy number again (with a few alterations) that I wore for the Dappsy pumpkin paper moon photo shoot!? You can see more of our midnight adventure in LA HERE!

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SWEATER WEATHER: Red Hair Scarf-Doll Me Up Inc. // Black & White Sweater-Savers // Bat Purse-Banned // Shoes-TUK Creepers

My husband & I had the change to get away to the mountains for our 3 year anniversary and we were so happy that it coincided with a rare rainy weekend, so of course I had to bust out the sweaters and gingham!september outfits_grid_wm

IDYLLWILD: Red Hair Scarf-Doll Me Up Inc. // Gingham Dress-H&M // Boots-Kohl’s

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DAPPER DAY: Red Fascinator Hat (with dalmatian trim) // Red Satin Gloves // Spotted Top // Black Pleated Skirt // Dotted Tights-Walmart // Red Everline Flats-Bait Footwear (all items thrifted unless otherwise stated)

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I have a whole vlog + post about my first Dapper Day HERE where you can follow me around in the parks and at the Dapper Day expo where I got to see so many wonderful retro and vintage inspired booths with my lady friends…and Jasmine & I were both wearing Pin Up Girl Clothing!

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I thought I’d include what I wore to the opening of the new Besame Cosmetics shop in Whittier where I got to see these two other raven haired beauties. It’s hard to see my all black outfit but we got such a kick out of how much we all looked like Snow White from alternate realities. I didn’t get a chance to pick up a lipstick like I had hoped because it was so busy but I can’t wait to try this vintage inspired brand out and give you guys a review!

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Another random photo/half outfit I wanted to include is me rocking my Disney villainesses side! My lovely friend hand made my poisoned apple necklace and I’m just SO in love with it and paired with my “Just a Touch of Evil” Disney shirt I thought it was the perfect outfit to film the first installment in my new series on my Youtube channel where I review and talk theories about the latest Once Upon a Time episode!

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If you would like to see more photos + vlog of my September adventures with Jonas celebrating our 3 year wedding anniversary, just click HERE!

What was your favorite outfit? I am just SO excited for October and all spooky outfits that are ahead!

Bye For Now,

-Lindsay of Sheaves