spook up your space for halloween // entertaining style

one thing is becoming clearer as i get older and value my money more. i don't like spending money on super theme-tastic items. for example, cobwebs, fake rates, pumpkin bowls, etc. things i know i am only going to use once a year. i like to dig a little deeper and find items that, when paired with another item in specific colors, creates that same feeling you get as hanging plastic bats around the house. i'm not hating on halloween decor, it's fun for parties and stuff… but i don't want to put it away november first! so here are some of my picks for giving you and your space a halloween vibe while not going overboard. plus they'll look great for the rest of 2014, and most likely 2015.

chalkboard skull i'd keep around


cool printed coasters. crazy wood wine cork


gorgeous felt hat that would look great with all black


fun striped napkins


been hoping for a large watch like this

… hoping the watch fairy might drop it on my dresser i guess?

love this mobile

, could even customize in black and white.

dark slate slabs for serving


amazing matte black casserole dish


can't get over these leather lunch bag clutches


vintage looking bath salts

would make pretty favors.

ombre glass jars

for a casual take on the candy bar.

what do you guys think? love going all out or would you rather invest in a few pieces that could be restyled for the months to come?