One day a year, we all get to live in the liminal dimension where ghosts stalk the earth and children are dinosaurs, monsters, and ghouls. This Hallows’ Eve, join the fun at The Gardens Mall, where we have everything you need for a stylishly spooky Florida Halloween.
Accessories are a great way to add an eerie air to an outfit: at the decadently gothic end of the spectrum, try Gucci’s Les Marches des Merveilles serpent ring, in 18k yellow gold with inset diamonds, from Hamilton Jewelers. For a softer, cuter look, Anthropologie’s kitty dress-up set will liven up a classic black outfit. And we love H&M’s sweater in soft knit with spooky sequin eyes.
Packing the brand’s signature color punch, M.A.C.’s acrylic paints are silicone-based and can be worn safely on the face or body for up to 12 hours: the only choice for bold Halloween designs. For seasonally orange nails, try Marc Jacobs’ high-shine nail color in mandarin orange, from Sephora, and if you’re channeling your inner goth, NYX Professional Makeup has one of the best black lipsticks out there: glossy, thick, and bleed-free.
Your little pumpkin will look just the part in Janie and Jack’s knit beanie in soft combed cotton and babyGap’s cotton-knit kitty sweater. For more sartorially ambitious babes, head to Pottery Barn Kids, where there’s a to-die-for collection of adorable outfits. Pictured is the baby squirrel: woodland whimsy in comfy, soft, breathable fabric. The collection also includes the baby bat, baby panda, baby monkey, baby leopard, baby deer, baby unicorn...
Kids up to the age of eight will love monkeying around in this endangered orangutan getup from Pottery Barn Kids, where you’ll also find costumes for the little fairy, dragon, kitty, unicorn, pirate, octopus, mermaid, firefly, and so much more. For stylish, cat-crazed girls, Janie and Jack has a chic leopard-print dress and a cat-ears hairband, and GapKids hits the ghoulish boy jackpot with a glow-in-the-dark skeleton hoodie.
What better server for a fall feast than Staub’s pumpkin cocotte, available from Bloomingdale’s? And if you’re planning hallow’s eve at home, any family baking session is more fun with Williams-Sonoma’s skull cakelet pan. Whatever your plans, set the mood through scent, with a seasonal pumpkin apple candle from White Barn Candle Co.