Practical Magic: Sally Owens

I’m not really a Rom-Com person. My favorite genres are Horror, Sci-Fi, Documentaries, and Dystopian Apocalyptic films. That said, there’s something about Practical Magic that does it for me. Maybe I saw this at the exact point in my life where it made a major impact, but now I have seen this movie more times than I can count. I watch it fairly often still and always at least once in the month of October.

Sally Owens: And I don’t want them dancing naked under the full moon!

Aunt Jet Owens: No, of course. The nudity is entirely optional. As you well remember!

A long black dress with white calla lilies on it covered by a green cardigan with stacked white keds sneakers on the floor in front of it.
Practical Magic: Sally Owens Outfit

Outfit: Reversible dress made by my grandmother. One side is black with white calla lilies and the other is white with an abstract black square print. It feels like a combination of three of Sally’s different outfits rolled into one.

Ann Taylor LOFT Green Cardigan with Pearlescent Buttons that look like green tiger’s eye

Shoes: Stacked White Keds

A person dressed as Sally Owens from Practical Magic as seen from the back. The emphasis is on the long, wavy dark brown hair.

Hair: Long Wavy Brown Wig

A selfie of a person dressed as Sally Owens from Practical Magic. They wear a long, wavy dark brown wig, a little makeup, and a black beaded choker necklace. They smile with their teeth showing.

Makeup:

Face:Floral Majority Wet n Wild Megaglo Blush Makeup Stick

Eyes: Black Brown Lash Blast Clean Volume Vegan Mascara

Lips: Ringleader ColourPop Ultra Blotted Lip Liquid Lipstick

A selfie of a person dressed as Sally Owens from Practical Magic. They wear a long, wavy dark brown wig, a little makeup, and a black beaded choker necklace. They are looking off-camera in closed lip smile.

Accessories: Vintage Black Bead and Silver Link Choker Necklace that I’ve owned since the 1990s

A close-up of the front of a small photo album with hearts, flowers, and a diamond pattern on it.

Prop 1: Small Photo Album standing in for a journal/spell book

A close-up of a white envelope closed with gold wax stamped with a honey bee.

Prop 2: Wax-Stamped Letter

A close-up of a spray can of Non Dairy Reddi Wip Almond Milk.

Prop 3: Whipped Topping in a Spray Can

A close-up of a cast iron skillet.

Prop 4: Cast Iron Skillet Pan *Note to self* re-season this.

A person dressed as Sally Owens from Practical Magic. They wear a long, wavy dark brown wig, a long black dress with white flowers on it, a green cardigan, and a black beaded choker. They are in a side-by-side comparison to Sandra Bullock as Sally Owens in Practical Magic. Words on the image say Sally Owens and Practical Magic.

A person dressed as Sally Owens from Practical Magic. They wear a long, wavy dark brown wig, a long black dress with white flowers on it, a green cardigan, and a black beaded choker. They are edited into a scene with Aunt Frances and Aunt Jet in the garden.
My bloodline has been cursed for generations. Any man who loves an Owens woman will be doomed to meet an untimely death.

A person dressed as Sally Owens from Practical Magic. They wear a long, wavy dark brown wig, a long black dress with white flowers on it, a green cardigan, and a black beaded choker. They are edited into the conservatory holding a journal in their hands.
Falling in love sounded awful, so when I was young, I created a spell called Amas Veritas to try to ensure my True Love™️ would never exist.

A person dressed as Sally Owens from Practical Magic. They wear a long, wavy dark brown wig, a long black dress with white flowers on it, a green cardigan, and a black beaded choker. They are edited in front of the house holding a letter in their hands.
My sister Gillian (who is a real “I LOVE love” person) paired up with a dude first chance she could to escape our small town life. I write letters to her, but I miss her tremendously.

A person dressed as Sally Owens from Practical Magic. They wear a long, wavy dark brown wig, a long black dress with white flowers on it, a green cardigan, and a black beaded choker. They are edited into Sally's shop Verbena and holding a bottle of lotion.
I try to distance myself from The Craft and blend in with the community. I run a botanical shop in town called Verbena, and I’m a PTA member.

A person dressed as Sally Owens from Practical Magic. They wear a long, wavy dark brown wig, a long black dress with white flowers on it, a green cardigan, and a black beaded choker. They are edited into the attic bedrooom with Nicole Kidman's Gillian Owens character on the floor. In their hands, they hold a Reddi Wip can.
When my sister and I are reunited, I start doing magic again. We’re “work with what you’ve got” people, so we use what we have onhand including some unconventional materials.

A person dressed as Sally Owens from Practical Magic. They wear a long, wavy dark brown wig, a long black dress with white flowers on it, a green cardigan, and a black beaded choker. They are edited into the kitchen with Nicole Kidman's character Gillian Owens coming down the stairs. They hold a cast iron skillet pan up like they are swinging it.
Men come outta the woodwork to try to get a piece of an Owens sister, but as the older one, I do what I can to beat them away.

A selfie of a person dressed as Sally Owens from Practical Magic. They wear a long, wavy dark brown wig, a little makeup, and a black beaded choker necklace. They are in a side-by-side comparison to Sandra Bullock as Sally Owens in Practical Magic. Words on the image say Practical Magic and Sally Owens.

Catch me back here tomorrow for another post.

In the meantime, check out the Practical Magic Vibes board on Pinterest.

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