October Ramp-up to Halloween

I freakin’ love ANY excuse to dress up! ❤

That’s why Halloween is one of my favorite times of year – cuz you get to do just that.

Since I’m a corporate-type by day, I wanted to do a little something with my outfits that was a gentle nod to Halloween…  A lil’ nod once a week, every week leading up to the big day for the entire month of October.

Here’s what that looked like…

A Nod to Halloween – The Month of October

 

Gentle nod with a striped dress (F21+) and soft trench (F21+); Sparkle kicks (Sketchers) … giving off a Mime, Jailbird or Beetlejuice vibe.

 

He-he! Ooow! This was my attempt at bring MJ’s spooky spirit to my outfit with my Thriller tee (Old Navy) and my Lepoard pencil skirt (SexyPlusClothing)

 

Trying for this all-black-everything look for complete with my “Handbook for the Recently Deceased ” tee (PublicButter) with this angled pencil skirt (F21+) and Black booties (Winners). Sadly this was photographed without my stripped cropped blazer, to truly give off the Beetlejuice… Beetlejuice …BEETLEJUICE vibe!

Halloween Weekend – Saturday Night

With October 31st falling on workday (boo!) …the weekend before was the weekend of all Halloween’ing!!!

How lucky am I to have artsy friends in my life.  Joel Colbourne and his amazing make-up job transformed me into a scary skeleton!  Check out this Instagram for more of his makeup artistry. ❤

I had picked up this fab Skeleton Dress from Unique Vintage while I was in L.A. last November …ps: very, very delayed blogpost about that trip coming soon 😉

The make-up just brings this cute dress into spook-tacular frock… Worthy of winning Toronto Lindyhop’s “Most Scariest Costume” prize at the 2nd event I was at!!!!

Halloween Day – Office Costume

It took a month of convincing … but finally my office team agreed to dress up as Cowpokes for October 31st!

Since I didn’t get their permission to share the team photo… here’s what **I** looked like for the Cowboy theme:

How I Got The Look:  Boots from Aldo; Jeans & cowboy hat from F21+; Super old belt from Lane Bryant; Plaid shirt from Old Navy; Vintage scarf for my neck ❤

 

 

Halloween Night – The Village (Church St. in The6ix)

I’ve lived in Toronto my entire life and this was my 2nd time ever enjoying the sights and sounds of Church Street  aka The Village” on Halloween Night! (Click here for the 1st)

Somehow I’ve managed to insert myself into a fabulous social circle of shameless,  onsie-wearing friends who were all more than happy to parade around in public with me.

I fell in love with the Giraffe onsie from Kigurumi … thinking it wouldn’t be a popular choice.  I was wrong. :/

 

Found a total of 5 onsied Giraffes in The Village…only managed to photograph these 3 🙂  Photo Credit: Joel Colbourne

Oh, the fun that was had simply walking up and down the street as a zoo of animals!

We were sooooo famous – everyone was asking to take our photos.

WE WERE A TOTAL SPECTACLE! 😀

 

Curious about what I’ve done for Halloween in the past?

Click here and here and here and here and here for past October fun!!!

Hope you enjoyed this post…and that it’s given you smiles for your day and inspirations for your next excuse to dress up 🙂

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Last week, Today 

Hey, hey, hey….it’s Monday!  And you know what that means – NEW BLOGPOST!

I’ve been battling my iPhone4s photo taking space… yes, it’s an old eff’ing phone…but it doesn’t have a cracked screen and I can’t bring myself to buy a new one just yet 😛

But I’m committed to recapping my outfits of the week (when I remember to take a snap) into a weekly blogpost for you in a fun series called:  Last Week, Today.

Gatsby Glam

GATSBY GLAM Dress from Unique Vintage in LA – I’m wearing a 2x

I got to be a California Girl last week – check out all the fun things I did on Instagram!!!

And that’s when I got to go shopping at Unique Vintage in LA….who carry lovely reproduction pieces with sizes going all the way up to 4x!

Gatsby Glam is something I struggle with – so when I found this lovely on the sale rack, I had to try it on and hope for the best.  It was a bit too small for me, but still lovely none the less.  Pardon my lack of slip.

Drappy Jumpsuit

How I Got The Look:  Shoes, Payless; Blazer, INC Hudson Bay Co.; Belt, Reitmans; Jumpsuit, Venice Beach shop (forget the name :/)

Whist in LA last week, I found this drappy black jumpsuit from a shop on Venice Beach.  I really wasn’t sure it would work for me, but it was such a different shape than anything I’ve styled before, that I decided to bring it home with me 🙂

I made it “office appropriate” by pairing it with a hot pink blazer, wide belt and lace-up flats.  You likee?

Bicycle Swirls

Dress: Tatyana Boutique; Belt: Reitmans

My last look from last week is this great Tatyana bicycle print dress with the greatest capped sleeves ever!

I wore it with the same wide belt I wore earlier that week with the drappy jumpsuit to tame the fun print for corporate life. 🙂

 

There you have it friends – what I wore last week – hope it provided some fashion inspiration for you to try yourself.

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