Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fashion :: Inspired By: Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

1. Cory Lynn Calter Monocromatic Corset Dress {no longer available, other options here and here} 2. Onyx Bouquet Studs 3. Sam Edelman Chevron Faux Fur Coa

Happy Halloween my dears!  Do you have any fun plans for this evening?  I won't be dressing up, but I have been spending the last few days visiting apple orchards, carving pumpkins, and watching Halloween movies - one of my absolute favorites being Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas."  I know this movie is a bit polarizing, and honestly I found the visuals too scary as a child to watch, but as I have gotten older I have really started to appreciate it for what it is - the vision of a creative genius. 

Every time I watch the movie it inspires me in a different way.  This past week I was drawn to the black and white ensemble of Jack, The Pumpkin King.  It reminds me of my favorite Cory Lynn Calter dress that I purchased four or five years ago.  I was going to a wedding in Chicago later that day, and as I was packing noticed the silk dress I was planning on wearing had a large stain down the front.  Since I didn't have time to get it dry cleaned I ran out with 30 minutes to spare and literally stumbled upon the black and white striped "Monochromatic Corset Dress".  The second I tried it on I knew that it was not going to be one of those impulse buys that I would never wear again.  The dress fit me like a glove and I must have had at least 25 women pull me aside that night and ask me where it was from.  Years later, it is still my absolute favorite dress.  Every time I wear it I have a magical night.  So to celebrate Halloween, Tim Burton, and my favorite dress I have pulled you together a monochromatic look inspired by "The Nightmare Before Christmas."  The back of the dress is definitely what elevates it to "favorite dress" material, so I don't like to cover it up.  But if it's cold I would throw on a black faux fur coat and play up the costume-inspired elements of the dress with fun pumps and a quirky black cat bag {an appropriate nod to Halloween}.  

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  1. Love this!! I am dying over that dress!

  2. Love the shoes!

    follow each other? :)

  3. happy halloween x

  4. I absolutely love that movie, next year Jason and I are dressing up as Jack and Sally.

  5. Christine DinsmoreOctober 31, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    when that movie first came out i didn't want to see it because i thought "what a terrible name for a childrens movie!!" but of course i ended up seeing it and it became on of my favorites.

  6. This is so cute and I LOVE that striped dress - wow!
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

  7. Molly {Dreams in HD}November 4, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    i know, it is definitely different than most other children's movies {and a holiday one at that} but i just love it!

  8. Molly {Dreams in HD}November 4, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    so cute! i was thinking about doing that myself :)

  9. Molly {Dreams in HD}November 4, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    thanks caitlin!

  10. Molly {Dreams in HD}November 4, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    thank you erika :)

  11. Molly {Dreams in HD}November 4, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    thanks so much!