Spending a quite night at home, I donned a mixture of black and orange pieces from my closet, centred my make-up for the evening around smoky purple eyes and deep Bordeaux coloured lips. Though it’s been several years since I last wore a full-fledged costume, never has a single All Hallows Eve slipped past without me dressing in the spirit of the day.
Below are four snapshots that my darling husband took of me, using the burgundy curtains in our living room as a backdrop. We both agreed that it they added a certain gothic/Victorian vibe to these “spooky” photos. (Please look past the fact that I’m frightfully overdue for a haircut [my last one took place in May!], and that I was retaining water, for how shall we say, female reasons.)
-Black flower headband: Forever 21
-Black hoop earrings: Claire’s (other little stud earrings worn in holes above bottom hoop earrings, also from Claire's)
-Black plastic bead necklace (one strand, looped twice): Claire’s
-Pair of black faceted plastic bracelets (worn on right wrist): H&M
-Black “crystal looking” plastic and ribbon bracelet (worn on left wrist): Fairweather
-Orange t-shirt (which actually has the loveliest crochet style lace on the back that you can't see here, I'll have to get a pic of it one day): Reitmans
-Black tie front, ruffled cardigan: Wal-Mart
-Sheer black shawl/scarf with sparkles: thrifted about a decade ago, no label
-Black double brass buckle belt: Forever 21
-Black and white polka dot skirt: Suzy Shier
-Nail polish colour: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in “Emerald City”
-Lip colour: Diva by MAC
Festively fashioned as I was, as the night wore on and the hours rolled past, we didn’t end up getting a single trick-or-treater, much to our disappointment. We live in a large apartment building full of kids, but I believe that the wide spread concern surrounding the swine flu here in Toronto scared off many parents from allowing their children to go door-to-door this Halloween. Oh well, there’s always next year – and in the meantime we can nibble the candy that didn’t end up being handed out. Yum!
I love Halloween dearly and wait for it eagerly each year, but now that it’s over, my mind already feels like it’s more than ready to begin the Christmas season. I love reasons to celebrate, to deck my halls, trim my tree, cook a lavish meal and celebrate the spirit of giving, friendship, love and peace. I’ll definitely have to think up a great Christmas outfit this year – luckily I’ve got seven weeks until Ol’ St. Nick arrives to figure out what to wear! :)
I hope that everyone had an excellent Halloween, and that as autumn begins to take on a frosty feel, you're each have an amazing winter holiday season!