This Is Halloween

Sweater: Kiel James Patrick, Skirt: Kiel James Patrick, Boots: Tory Burch (similar), Socks: Kiel James Patrick 

Halloween month is here! In September Kiel and I start off decorating our house with pumpkins and mums. Once October arrives the cornstalks, jack-o-lanterns, and indoor decorations come out (along with the pumpkin attire). We look forward to decorating for this season all year long.

When it comes to indoor decorations there is nothing better than the classics. We inherited a few pieces from our family but have spent a decent amount of time hunting down vintage paper mache pumpkins and black cats. There is one antique store we frequent that sells vintage Halloween decorations but most of them can be found on Etsy or eBay. They are hard to find for a good price. In Woodstock, Vermont we came across a really great home goods store called RT Home that sells reproductions for $20. I wanted to walk away with all of their decorations to be honest. In our home we tend to go a little bit overboard with holiday decorating but it brings us so much joy. As a child I remember hanging the cardboard cutouts of witches, owls, cats, etc on the wall. I loved when it was time to decorate with them again. We picked up a few for Harry to enjoy. He especially loves the owl.

This month we released a few pumpkin items for Kiel James Patrick — pumpkin sweaters, socks, and men’s cords. We love this time of year so much we had to incorporate a few Halloween inspired items to our collection. The pumpkin sweater is also perfect for Thanksgiving!

Have you brought out your Halloween decorations yet? How long do you wait to start carving jack-o-lanterns? I’m honestly curious. We carve a few early in the month and a few more a couple of days before Halloween. They never last very long but I do it for the pumpkin seeds! I enjoy them so much  with cheese boards and over butternut squash soup. Kiel has also been known to show up to Autumn themed parties wearing a pumpkin head.

Below I shared a roundup of all the pumpkin and Halloween inspired things I’m loving this season.




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  1. carla on October 11, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Love the Halloween sweaters, and the photos!

  2. Kate on October 12, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    My decorations came out on October 1. Carving pumpkins was never a big part of my childhood and so it is not a “must-do” during the season. I do LOVE the seeds. Sprinkled on top of pumpkin bread, alone as a snack or part of a cheese board (as you do as well) or mixed in with homemade granola. I “outsource” my seeds to they are used wit great intention. I will have to try it on squash soup! That sounds delicious! Here’s to enjoying my first full New England fall. Not that much different than a Midwest autumn, but everything is a new adventure this year.

    • Sarah Vickers on October 15, 2019 at 9:43 pm

      Your comment reminds me that I really want to try making a pumpkin spice granola!

      • Kate on October 16, 2019 at 3:50 pm

        It is good!!! I am not a big granola person, except in the fall. For some reason, they just go together. I have made a pumpkin spice one, and a maple kind, both are staples in the fall.

  3. Neeltje | Thoughts in Style on October 12, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    These photos are amazing!

  4. Bianca on October 14, 2019 at 1:10 am

    I love decorating for fall and Thanksgiving especially. We celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend (Canadian), so I start decorating right after labour day! We carve pumpkins a few days before Halloween.


  5. Garrett Douglas on October 14, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Wow this is truly Halloween atmosphere here. So creepy! I have goose bumps all my body now
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  6. Libby on October 14, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    This is too perfect for October! I am heading to Sleepy Hollow, NY tomorrow, and I wish I had the pumpkin or leave KJP sweater to sport while there doing all the fall things!!
    Haha, i also wish pumpkin carving was easier in apartment living because I LOVE pumpkin seeds too!! I may have to get one pumpkin to carve sole for roasting seeds!! 🙂 Happy monday, Sarah!

    xx Libby

    • Sarah Vickers on October 15, 2019 at 9:42 pm

      Thank you! Hope you enjoyed your trip! The seeds are the best

  7. Lindsey A on October 14, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    We throw a huge Oktoberfest party the last Saturday of September every year. The following day, Oktoberfest decorations come down and Halloween goes up, since we’re already in that mode and in the garage with all the boxes! Then right after Halloween we transition to autumn/Thanksgiving, and then to Christmas. No wonder September – December is my favorite part of the year. We’re in CA and it is still warm till Halloween (forecast 80’s for next week), and the squirrels attack our pumpkins if we carve them, so we just leave them whole. I’m originally from NE England where it gets *cold*, so I’d love to be in New England where there is what I would call a proper autumn – something CA does not really get.

    • Sarah Vickers on October 15, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      September is the kickoff for the best time of year as far as I’m concerned! I’m on a very similar timeline for decorating. Although the Christmas music comes on the day after Halloween around here. Harry is already singing Jingle Bells…

  8. Jan Quinn on October 17, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Growing up my dad was a little OCD and wouldn’t let us carve our pumpkins (squirrels). He had a stencil template that he would meticulously paint jack o’lantern faces on the pumpkins 3-4 night before Halloween. Thought this was the norm until middle school!



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