I’m not a big fan of Halloween. Okay, I’m not a fan at all. In that I used to beg to stay home from school so I didn’t have to dress up and deal with the fanfare of the holiday that just never jived with my personality.
I have taken on a liking to Day of the Dead over the years. Maybe it’s seeing the movie Coco. Perhaps the closeness I often feel with my deceased grandmother. Or that I have gone to downtown Northville for three years now to see the skeletons displayed. The Hispanic holiday is something I learned about in Spanish class and even celebrated once in freshman year of high school.
Sure, they are technically for Halloween, but they are more than appropriate for Day of the Dead too. They’re kind of cute, but also a little morbid, a dark yet fun side of this time of year that I just really like.
It seemed like my visit might not happen this year but when the sun came out and the temperatures rose (a little), I walked around with some Starbucks and took in the sights and sounds of the beautiful fall day, families doing the same thing we were: simply enjoying life.
The work it takes to put up and take care of those skeletons, coordinate them, store them, it must really be something, but I am so glad the city does it.
I brought out all the muted tones of fall for my outfit. Purple, green, and navy felt so right for the day and the season as well.
Today I’m thinking of all my lost loved ones and hoping I can guide them as they do for me. xoxo
Blazer: Smythe // Dress: Milly // Shoes: Manolo Blahnik // Bag: Chloe