Halloween Hater

I promised myself I wouldn’t do a Halloween post until at least one week before “the big day” (if I decided to write one at all), but with bags of candy basically getting stale on the shelves (they have been there since August, after all) I figured…why the hell not? I’m giving in. But I’m warning you, I am a Halloween hater.

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Half-Assed Halloween

With Halloween being exactly one week away, it’s about that time where people are frantic about what they’re going to dress up as, what parties they’re going to go to and most importantly, figuring out a way not to consume your body weight in candy. I’m personally not a big fan of Halloween (I do enjoy the chocolate, though) but the only way I can semi-enjoy it is to kind of dress up (meaning not put together a full on look but enough to avoid the “why aren’t you dressed up?” question) which brings me to today’s post.

I’ve always said that if I had a show on Food Network it would be called Half-Assed Meals With Jena (because if it involves more than 7 ingredients and takes more than 20 minutes I am not interested) and I participate in Halloween in a very half-assed way (last year, I wore a bat sweater)…so it’s only appropriate to title this one a Half-Assed Halloween (but of course…it’s fashion themed). One costume, three or less items to make it happen, let’s do it.

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What Why Where: Adventures on Lower Wacker

Lower Wacker can seem like a scary place…it’s dark, smells like pee and if you’re not paying attention you can easily get hit by a car. So I thought that would be the perfect backdrop for some Halloween-esque photos. And because I don’t do costumes, this bat sweater is the closest you’ll get.


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Exorcise Your Fashion Fears at Cynthia Rowley

Mark your calendars for this Friday and “exorcise your fashion fears” at Cynthia Rowley! Amy Creyer of Chicago Street Style is hosting a fashionable Halloween-inspired get together at the Cynthia Rowley store in Bucktown. Shop exclusive discounts while indulging on Vosges chocolate (my favorite!) this Friday from 6:30-8:30pm.