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alice wears:
cropped creme sweater | h&m
asymmetrical leather trim wool skirt | zara (similar)
pointed bow flats | me too via nords (similar, ultra splurge)
watch | michael kors (similar)
statement necklace | banana republic (similar on sale, digging this)
pumpkin | $2 at walmart

Carving Pumpkins requires delicate timing. Too early – and your pumpkin will rot before Hallow’s Eve. Too late – and the good pumpkins are gone (among other things). As you saw from last week, I chose to forgo buying a pumpkin at the Irvine Tanaka Pumpkin Farm because I was too hot to fully embrace the process. Choosing the latter (i.e. carving pumpkins too late) all 7 stores (e.g. CVS, Walgreens, Ralph’s, Target, Walmart, Trader Joe’s) were SOLD OUT of those cute pumpkin carving kits that include all the tools + stencils. Gah.

We did score a jumbo $2 pumpkin at Walmart, but since there are no kits ANYWHERE in suburbia, we decided to picked up a pack of spoons ($1.50) and a knife ($.96) and wing it. This proved difficult as many carving ideas I had would be difficult to carve with a cheapy knife. However, I have to admit, 2 hours later, I think we handled it pretty well. Who needs stencils!?