I don't know exactly how it happened. My wallet just opened and money fell out. I swear.

According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween spending is expected to be down in 2019 but in American, it's still a $8.8 billion dollar industry! With retailers raking in that much cash, you know people are spending money on things other than costumes and candy to pass out at trunk-or-treats!

Those retailers target people like me who like to be a little extra when it comes to any holiday. Somehow an ad for one of the newest Halloween trends made it's way into my Facebook newsfeed and after a few days of seeing it, I caved and threw $40 at it. That new trend? "Ugly Halloween Sweaters." These sweaters replace the snowflakes, trees and poinsettias you're used to seeing on obnoxious Christmas sweaters with things like pumpkins, skeletons and bats.

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I thought they were adorable so I ordered one and proudly wore it on the first "un-official" day of Halloween. My husband didn't find it quite as cute as I did and told everyone that I have no taste. I got a ton of compliments on it...so I think he's wrong! What say you? Are Ugly Halloween Sweaters the cool new thing or would you be embarrassed to be seen with someone wearing one?

If you said cool new things, check out some of the cool ugly Halloween sweaters you can buy this year!

PUMPKIN FRENZY UGLY HALLOWEEN SWEATER $29.99-$34.99

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CELESTIAL SPIRIT BOARD UGLY HALLOWEEN SWEATER $29.99

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BEETLEJUICE IT'S SHOWTIME UGLY SWEATER $44.99

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FRIDAY THE 13TH CAMP CRYSTAL LAKE UGLY SWEATER $39.99

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