Continuing with my Halloween-themed outfits, today’s outfit is not explicitly Halloween (no candy corn, pumpkins or witches). But it does have a dark and kind of spooky print of the lunar cycle, with various phases of the moon on the dress. This is the Glow in the Dark Moon dress from Retrolicious and I got it at their sample sale earlier this year. I love the dresses from Retrolicious, and have worn a few so far this year (including this colorful rainbow dress!). I added some cute bat-shaped collar clips from Femme de Bloom because this big white collar was like a blank canvas to me; it needed to be accessorized!
I wore this dress for the first time during the eclipse in September, which was my way of participating in the eclipse craziness since Southern California didn’t get a great view of the event. I don’t like wearing something just once, so I thought it would also be great for Halloween (or “frocktober”). And to go with the celestial theme, I took these photos at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
Griffith Observatory is free and open to the public. It’s a great place to take out-of-town visitors to learn about the universe and at night, you can look through the big telescope on the grounds. There’s also a great and fairly easy hiking trail from the entrance of Griffith Park up to the Observatory. On a clear day, you can see so much of the city at the top!
Due to the light pollution in the city at night, it’s a bit harder to see the stars, but you can drive further out from LA and be in the rural desert where the stars in the night sky are much more visible. Despite that, I really enjoy going to Griffith Observatory; the building is beautiful and it’s so cool to be that high above the city and see almost all of it!
Bat collar clips: Femme de Bloom
Purse: a gift
Shoes: old, Steve Madden