There is one holiday that I love more than any other (even my birthday), and that is Halloween! I love everything about the holiday - dressing up, decorating my house (I think I have more decorations than my friends who have kids), giving candy to trick-or-treaters and eating what's left, and Halloween parties. I can happily thank my mother for this obsession...she made me the most fabulous handmade costumes when I was a kid and decorated our house like no other (she still does, even though my sister and I are adults). The only Halloween-ish thing I don't like is scary movies... I'm still disturbed by the 1978 Halloween movie! Although I'm still determining what my costume will be this year -last year I was Madonna circa 1985- I have already started Halloween shopping and thought I'd share some of my faves that can all be found at Miracle Mile Shops.Dress Up!
If you have kids and want some of the cutest bumblebees, super heroes or even Elvis, Citta Delle Luci is the place to go. Baby GAP has adorable Halloween tees, hoodies, pajamas and treat bags. But if you are looking for a racy adult costume, look no further than Frederick's of Hollywood. Everything from Wonder Woman to Minnie Mouse to Snow White has been "sexified" to get you ready for a night out. And make sure you visit Sephorato get makeup and false eyelashes to complete your costume. If you are the creative type, check out American Apparel for t-shirts, leggings, shorts, etc. in every imaginable color to make your own costume. Hattitude can also top off your costume with unique hats.Skulls-R-Us
If Halloween costumes are too much for you (which is a shame), make sure you outfit yourself with one of the greatest Halloween symbols, the skull. You can get sparkly crystal skulls on necklaces or charms at Swarovskistarting at $60. Or visit Club Tattoofor the coolest skull t-shirts, unique accessories including body jewelry or even a tattoo if you're looking for something more permanent.Smells Good!
Bath & Body Works has the greatest selection of yummy-scented, Halloween-themed candles, lotions and potions anywhere! I have already purchased "Vampire Vixen" lip gloss, "Bat Bite" sanitizing hand gel and "Scream-a-Colada" body lotion for my friends. And my bathroom couldn't be without the Green Apple Light Up Coffin hand soap that has eerie lights and sounds when you dispense the soap. Love it!Eats + Treats!
I'm not picky when it comes to Halloween candy, never have been. Mini candy bars, hard candy, gummy candy, lollipops... I'll eat them all. Only problem is now I'm too old to trick-or-treat so I have to buy my own. My first stop is going to be Sugar Factory and their amazing selection of bulk candy, Halloween specialties and blingy Couture Pops. After I drop from my sugar high, I'm going to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf for their seasonal pumpkin latte - caffeine will pick me right back up.
Don't forget - Halloween is right around the corner and you should start celebrating now, by shopping!
Wishing you a spooktacular holiday!
Senior Director of Marketing,
Miracle Mile Shops