And with a blink of an eye the cold front that blew into Austin has officially blown right on out of this gorgeous city. I’m really disappointed, because I have major autumn fever, yet the afternoons are still getting up in the mid 80s. Granted, it could be way hotter, so I’ll take what I can get. So this outfit was inspired by my immense desire for fall and cooler weather, yet, I’m still rockin those shorts.
This outfit is one of my favorites because it's incredibly versatile. Each piece individually can be worked and reworked to dress up or down, and to beautifully, yet functionally, fit a day at the office or a casual day with your best girlfriends. I’m just obsessed with all the fall-inspired colors, the flowy top, the hat, the cute booties, every last detail down to the dainty rings on my fingers.
Sooooo since today is Friday the 13th, and it’s October - aka the beloved month of Halloween - I have decided that this blog post today is going to be a little different. Instead of breaking down my outfit and talking about each piece, I have decided to give you 13 creepy and unusual facts about Friday the 13th… cue the eerie music!!
The fear of the number 13 has a scientific name: Triskaidekaphobia. This comes from the Greek words "tris" meaning three, "kai" meaning and, "deka" meaning 10 and "phobos" meaning morbid fear.
The fear of Friday the 13th technically has 2 different scientific names. One known as: Paraskavedekatriaphobia. The second, known as: Friggatriskaidekaphobia. Who knew there was two names? … Scientists, that’s who!
In Greek and Spanish-speaking cultures it is considered that Tuesday the 13th is the unlucky day. Tuesday being an unlucky day on its own and mixed with the unlucky number 13, you have a seriously bad combo.
Starting in 1995, the Finnish government along with nongovernment organizations related to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland, promote an awareness day called "National Accident Day" to bring to light automotive safety which always falls on Friday the 13th.
Because of the fear that Friday the 13th causes, there are fewer accidents, theft, and fires reported - tbh, this is probably because people are more cautious on Friday the 13th, or they don’t leave their homes.
You probably already know this, but most skyscrapers “omit” the 13th floor. Sooooo really, when you’re staying on the 14th floor of a building it’s actually the 13th floor (if there isn’t a designated 13th floor).
American rapper, Tupac Shakur, was fatally shot on Friday, September 13, 1996. Aka he died on Friday the 13th..!! Dun dun duuun.
The dollar bill has several references to 13. On the back of the dollar, there are 13 steps on the pyramid, 13 stars above the eagle's head, 13 war arrows in the eagle's claw, and 13 leaves on the olive branch. Maybe the illuminati has something to do with this… or it could have something to do with the 13 original colonies… Ooooo!
For a month to have a Friday the 13th, the month must begin on a Sunday.
On Friday the 13th, of November 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote “Everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.”
Most of you probably know, that Taylor Swift’s favorite number is 13, but did you know that she turned 13 on Friday the 13th? So crazy!
In August of 1976, a resident of New York, Daz Baxter, was apparently so afraid of Friday the 13th he decided the safest place to stay was his bed. Unfortunately, he was killed that same day when the floor of his apartment block collapsed. Uhhh… wtf?!
More than 60 million people worldwide claim to be affected by a fear of Friday the 13th. Some of them avoid their normal routine, they skip work, avoid driving cars, and some don’t even get out of bed (note to self: don’t do this, see example number 12 haha).
Side note: I read this list of Friday the 13th facts to a 2nd grade class today, and oh my goodness! Their expressions and responses were the most adorable thing!
So with that, I hope everyone has a happy and safe Friday the 13th!
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FOREVER 21 Crinkled Satin Lace Top • Forever 21 • $38
FOREVER 21 Ruffled Floral Top • Forever 21 • $17.90
LOVE 21 Floral Surplice Crop Top • LOVE21 • $17.90
Pull&Bear High Waisted Denim Short • Pull&Bear • $23.50
Pull&Bear High Waist Denim Shorts • Pull&Bear • $21
H&M Shorts High Waist • H&M • $12.99
Women's Nakamol Design Gabrysia Lapis Ring • $57
Ippolita Rosé Multistone Cocktail Ring • Ippolita • $276.50
Plated Turquoise Stone Ring • Sole Society • $49.95
Gold Plated Ring • Sole Society • $39.95
Panacea Onyx Short Arrow Drop Earrings • Panacea • $14.97
Women's Kendra Scott Carla Semiprecious Stone Drop Earrings • Kendra Scott • $70–80
Women's Kendra Scott Alex Drop Earrings • Kendra Scott • $55–65
Sole Society Emery Faux Leather Backpack - Black • Sole Society • $59.95
Rebecca Minkoff Alice Nylon Backpack - Black • Rebecca Minkoff • $104.98
Fjallraven 'Kanken' Water Resistant Backpack - Green • Fjallraven • $80
Steve Madden - 0.5 Wide Velvet Choker Necklace Necklace • Steve Madden • $18
Vanessa Mooney Velvet Choker • Vanessa Mooney • $14
KENDALL + KYLIE Ankle boots • KENDALL + KYLIE • $220
Kendall + Kylie Corset Tie Back Ankle Boot • KENDALL + KYLIE • $140.50
Office London Sock Heeled Ankle Boots • Office • $136
Women's Halogen Wool Floppy Hat - Black • $39
Women's Brixton 'Wesley' Wool Fedora - Black • Brixton • $52
Hat Attack Felt Hat • Hat Attack • $39