One of my favourite holidays-HALLOWEEN!...and no it's not just because I have a legitimate excuse to eat chocolate 24/7.
I love getting dressed up, i love haunted houses and i love pumpkins! This year I decided to be poison ivy...although a lot of people thought I was "Eve" and my dad thought I was a plant.
I made my entire costume and here's how:
-Corset and skirt purchased at Zeller's
-Frilly lace tutu thing at the end of the skirt-cut from an old dance costume then dyed with colour dye from the dollar store ( PICTURE 1)
-Frilly lace tutu thing (now green) sewn onto the end of the beige skirt (PICTURE 2)
-All the rhinestones, flowers, headband pieces were from the dollar store and i used my material glue from Michael's to glue each of the rhinestones on and create the headband.
-Nailpolish: China Glaze's Emerald Sparkle with dollar store rhinestones.
Several rage attacks later and VOILA!
......and then on my second night, I decided last minute to be Heidi Montag Post- Surgery.
Dress: H&M, Hat: Shotwell, Shoes: Value Village, Purse: BCBG, Foxtail: Gift
There are certain memories from when you were little that you really remember. Your first time on a bike, playing with your barbies, birthday parties at chuckie cheese....and getting your first pair of doc martens. The last memory...I remember much more vividly than the rest.
I remember an older girl in my split class had a maroon pair of Doc Martens and I thought they were just the coolest things. My mom and I looked everywhere for them...and couldn't find them in my size-like so many 'cool' things that I wanted when i was growing up. Man does it ever suck being a borderline smurf and being the shortest and smallest person in your grade. You are really limited. Thankfully my mom and I discovered the best loop hole ever.. that made finding all the cool things like Belbottom jeans and Surf style wind breakers much easier--The Kid's Department.
They were my favourite shoes for a long time...until I finally grew and size 4 did not cut it anymore.
A few weeks ago, however, I scored a pair of Doc Marten Inspired boots. Adult size. Although, they are not official doc's, they make me feel me nostalgic ( a feeling I always like), a little taller ( i'm still short) and ....badass.
Shorts: Express, Top: Iros, Sweater: BCBG, Shoes: Native store in Calgary
I thought I was over Moccasins. I had bought a pair at Topshop a few years ago and wore them so many times since then that I couldn't even look at them anymore and swore I would never wear them..or any sort of Moccasins again. Then I saw these little booties at a native store I stumbled upon in Calgary. And I couldn't resist getting another pair.
Lesson learned: never say never.
rings: forever 21, bracelet turned ring, low luv
Tried out another Minx pattern from Sephora and I can't tell you how much joy I get out of pretending I did this myself when people ask about it. Well I mean, I DID technically put the sticker on myself.
They stayed on perfectly and the only reason they came off after a full week was because my OCD with changing my nailpolish colour kicked in. One week max is all I have in me until I get bored of the colour/pattern.
I can't even remember what my bare nails look like. I think they deserve a breather one of these days though...that's forsure.
Poncho: H&M, Shoes: Madden Girl, Ring: The Bay, Purse: BCBG
I could probabaly write a lengthly novel on the beauty that is Lake Louise. I had the chance to go a few weeks ago and having never been to western canada, I was blown away.
Instead of going on and on and on...I have something else to share that is equally as exciting.
SHOPBOP $100 GIFTCARD GIVEAWAY....for one of my readers.
For those of you familiar with shopbop, you know how lethal this site can be. You can find every sort of designer on here. One label in particular that I enjoy is Joie. You can grab joie dresses, to joie boots, ,to the soft joie. pieces ( love the Morris hooded top).
And if your blog fanatic, they also have a blog for you to stalk- shopbop shoptalk.
What you to have to to win:
-Follow me on Google or Blog Reader. Do it.
-Extra points for tweeters and all that other fun stuff
-leave a comment with your email
I'll pick a winner October 25th.
Ready, set, GO.
Skirt: Forever 21, T-shirt: Express, Shoes: Sam Edelmen, Shawl: Value Village, Necklace: Speech, Clutch: Nine West
last week was a good week..
1. I got this shawl/cape thing from value village for $4.99 and I've worn it 3 days straight. So happy together.
2. I finally decided on a Halloween Costume ( no I will not tell you!)
3. My 9 yr old cousin fishtailed my hair...in like 2 minutes. What a pro! I've been wanting to learn to do this for months now and if she can do it, I'm sure all hope is not lost for me!
4. I went to yoga 3 times. Can I get a what what?
5. October has arrived... which means Thanksgiving! Coloured leaves! Pumpkin Pie season. Heaven