November 5, 2014

It was a dark and spooky (and very costume filled) night!


This year's Halloween was by far one of the most enjoyable I can ever recall. Though by no means as warm as 2013's (which to be fair, was unseasonably toasty), the rain that had started and stopped over and over again in the days beforehand and early on the 31st itself, let up come evening and as a result a fair number of trick-or-treaters were out in full costumed force.

We got 71 kids (we kept a running tally) that night, but the cute little children that came knocking weren't the only ones in festive disguises. Tony and I, along with my mom, step-dad, and sister all celebrated the evening at our place and everyone except from my step-dad was in costume (he had festive orange socks on though and was very much in spirit).

After finally finding a costume mere days before Halloween, I was delighted to go as someone I'd never been before for my favourite holiday: Sin-derella. She's a goth, spooky take on the fairy tale classic Cinderella and her ensemble was one of only a couple (I kid you not) costume between the four stores we went to wasn’t of the overtly "sexy" variety. I'm far from a prude and don't have personal qualms with the genre in general, I just prefer to be more covered up myself - especially on a chilly Canadian All Hallows Eve as you're repeatedly opening the front door and getting a wallop of icy air blown at you!

I added an inexpensive Halloween wig (believe me, as a full-time wig wearer due to medical hair loss, I can tell you that the difference between cheap costume wigs and real wigs, be they synthetic or human hair, intended for everyday wear is worlds apart!) in matching colours, vintage black sleeveless gloves, and a gorgeous 1930s glass bead necklace (the latter hailing from Maejean Vintage), as well as red stockings and a pair of strappy black high heels with ruffles on the vamps that I already had on hand.

Thankfully this costume's layers ensured I stay warm all evening (almost too warm at points!) and I suspect I'll definitely wear it again later in life (I usually like to space at least a few years out between when I sport the same costume twice). Both my mom and my sister, Katie, who were there that evening in their own marvelous Halloween finery said they'd like to wear it, too, so I suspect this costume will be doing the family rounds for many years to come!












Tony looked sensational in his regal purple and gold Cesar costume, which was made all the more fitting by the fact that he's a native son of not just Italy, but Rome itself! I love that over the years he's grown to share in my massive passion for Halloween (he wasn’t raised with it in Italy and his exposure, for all intents, to Halloween began with our relationship a decade ago) and now delights in dressing up right along with me.












My mom and sister are both big Halloween fans, too (much to my delight) and my mom was a vision of Renaissance inspired loveliness in her elegant purple velvet gown with gold lacing and a matching headdress (the fact that Tony and my mom’s costumes matches so well was 100% coincidental as neither knew what the other was going as before my folks got to our place that night). Usually, over the years, my mom's Halloween attire has veered more in towards witches and other darkly clad figures, so it was quite the surprise when she arrived in this gorgeous princess costume. I think she looked stunning and do believe this is my favourite Halloween costume she's ever sported.
















Katie, who arrived a bit later in the evening after she got off work and drove down from Kelowna (where she lives), tapped into her 1990s childhood and did a stellar job of putting together a very authentic looking Brittany Spear's ensemble from the music video for the song that made her an overnight star: Baby One More Time (complete with a borrowed grey cardigan from my closet - my vast collection of them means that I've always got you covered if you need a certain colour of cardi! :D).














On top of handing out candy to kids, we lit jack-o-lanterns, took scores of snaps (with the younger generation posting some of their to Instagram, natch! :)), ate oodles of delicious snacks (including GF caramel sauce and fruit slices - sooo yummy!), listened to a spooky sounds CV, and had a blast celebrating this most hauntingly memorable of evenings!

It's hard to believe that another Halloween is behind us already, but as this one was so awesomely enjoyable, we all agreed that it just makes us look forward to 2015's all the more. And you can bet your bottom dollar that baring major unforeseen circumstances, I'll have my costume selected wayyyy earlier next year. In fact, I've already got some ideas in mind and we haven't even hung up the first string of Christmas lights yet.

What can I say, once a Halloween lover, always a Halloween lover!!! :)

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  1. Fabulous outfits! You look stunning!
    http://inkandlacedesigns.blogspot.com.au/

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  2. What great costumes! They're all terrific. Your mom looks so beautiful; almost as if she isn't wearing a costume at all but is really a fairy-tale Queen. And your sister nailed the Brittany look. Tony looks like he just walked off the set of a Mel Brooks movie. And you're so darn cute. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed the holiday. I know how much it means to you.

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  3. What a beautiful family:)! It is so nice to see this as a family event. Your mother looks so youthful. I'm sure you get the comments all the time that you look like sisters:) So nice to see a picture of Tony and you together. Splendid outfits. I very much like your wig too! You could even put this into another outfit choice quite easily. I love this Halloween costume. You are such a glamourous Sin-derella. It's amazing how even though you were shopping in modern shops you were able to find a costume with a vintage vibe. You have the magical touch dear Jessica:) You truly look beautiful.

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    1. My very dear friend, you are exceedingly sweet and kind, thank you so much!!! This was such a fun post to pen and gather up the snaps for. I definitely need to do more that feature my relatives (at least those who don't mind showing up on my blog) and where the photos are interspersed with the text, as I did here (it's not a format I use often with my outfit posts).

      Aww, I will pass that compliment along to my mom and I'm sure her day will be made as a result of it. Perhaps because we (physically) look so vastly different, I can't say as though we've often been called sisters. Though we have had people just assume we were friends, not relatives a few times (including once when we ran into my mom's dentist at Safeway).

      So true, thank you. And you know, it wasn't even a conscious hunt. I just seem to be drawn to vintage-y styles no matter where I go or what I wear.

      Tons of hugs - you made my day here, too!
      ♥ Jessica

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  4. Okay, I actually squealed out loud when I saw the preview image on Bloglovin'; you look AWESOME! In fact, you all look tremendous. I love seeing whole families getting into the Halloween spirit! I'm glad to hear that you had a great one this year!

    Cheers,
    Jenny

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    1. That's is so awesome to know, dear Jenny, thank you very much!!! I really do as well! I think the fact that my mom has always enjoyed Halloween and made it an important holiday in our household when I was growing up was a major contributing factor in why I'm so crazy about it to this day (and always will be!).

      I hope you had a fabulous All Hallows Eve as well, darling gal!

      Big hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet dear. Aside from Tony and I (we bought our costumes together on the same night), we hadn't seen what one another would be wearing and the surprise was a great part of that evening's fun.

      Big hugs & happy start of November wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  6. you had fun - eh :-)
    this are 3 really beautiful ladies in fancy costumes! nice to see your family here!
    you look fab in spooky attire - so different from your daily appearance. love your makeup! and tony is a great cesar! now i´m curious what you will wear next year.......
    hugs&kisses

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    1. We really did have a major blast!!! Tony and I agreed that this was our favourite Halloween we've celebrated together so far.

      I'm excited about that already, too. I have't nailed anything down quite yet, but a few ideas are definitely swirling around in my head and I think that I'll be much more prepared come 2015 than I was this uber busy year that saw travel and illness so close to the big day itself.

      Tons of hugs and kisses right back at you, my darling friend!
      ♥ Jessica

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  7. You and Tony look great! Your mother is gorgeous. It's obvious who you and your sister take after. What a beautiful trio.

    I recall that red isn't your natural hair color. Are you a blonde like your mom and sister?

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    1. Thank you sweetly, dear Dawn. My mom is so, so stunning. She's been turning heads and garnering compliments about her beauty my (and her) whole life. I think that Katie (my sister) resembles her far more than I do, but there are subtle similarities that we share in common (including both having hourglass figures).

      As a child I had pale, Nordic-like blonde hair that darkened to a horribly dull, unattractive mousy light brown when I hit puberty. I didn't like it one iota and began colouring my hair at age 16. I played around with a lot of hues in those early days, but ultimately always returned to shades of red or auburn, which tend to look better on me than blonde and brunette hues.

      Many thanks again & happiest start of November wishes to you!
      ♥ Jessica

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  8. Wow thats tons of kids we didnt get even one! I think in the city here there are lots of day time events. I love your looks so creative and fun. I didnt dress up this year next year Im going too for sure

    retero rover

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  9. Happy (Belated) Halloween to you! I love your Sin-derella look (how fun!), although everyone's costumes are just fabulous. You know, I was never really a Halloween girl myself until this year, and I can definitely see the appeal!

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  10. You all look awesome! I am glad to finally see your handsome husband Tony as well as your lovely Mom and Sister. You, as always, are stunning!! I am glad to see you all enjoy the Holiday! I don't comment very often as I am a card carrying member of the lurker brigade, but I always look forward to you Posts.

    Kelley

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet Kelley, I know that your wonderfully nice comment will definitely make Tony's day! :) Uber shy gal that I am (seriously, I'm off-the-charts shy), I frequently lurk on various blogs and forums, too, and can completely relate. I adore and appreciate all my readers, whether they comment (or comment frequently or not). Just knowing you're here is awesome in my books!

      ♥ Jessica

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  11. My first though was how different you look with dark hair and brows! You could pull it off IRL if you wanted to. Your dress is gorgeous - almost like a ball gown really, but with a spooky theme, and every other member of the family looks amazing, too. I'm so glad you had a lovely evening xx

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  12. What a delightful spin on a classic! I love it!

    I totally get you on the costume situation! Especially on wanting to be warm when it's cool out!

    And your mother is gorgeous! And your sister adorable!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. Aww, thank you very much, dear Janey! I love that my family is keen to share in my passion for dressing up, too. My sister told me that she was talking to a coworker that day and said she was going to "my sister's place tonight, because she loves Halloween more than Christmas!". That made me smile, because it's true, I do (though I madly adore Xmas as well, don't get me wrong) and because my sweet sis opted to spend her Halloween night at our place. :)

      Oodles of hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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  13. Looks like fun! I wish my family was as into dressing up and Halloween as I am, I don't think I have ever seen my parents in costumes, not even when I was little! I'll have to convince them someday.

    I really like your wonderfully goth look Jessica, the dark wig looks great on you, even if it isn't the best quality. I only own one costume wig but I bought it at the most fun shop on Hollywood boulevard. There are these costume/wig shops there (some run by wonderful drag queens it must also be stated) with a huge selection of better quality costume wigs (there had proper wigs as well too) and I invested in a huge 18th century wig (like the ones Kiera Knightly wore in the film The Duchess). It was a really fun shopping trip that I don't think I'll ever forget!

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    1. That shop sound fabulous!!! I've yet to step foot in an actual wig shop (we don't have any in my town). It's something - whether I buy anything or not - I should aim for the next time we're somewhere big like Vancouver or Calgary. There are definitely some better quality costume wigs out there - in fact, the wig I wear day in and day out (Pinup from Jon Renau) is technically classified by the brand and most wig shop websites as a costume wig. So I don't knock them in the slightest! :)

      Thank you very much for your great comment, dear gal!

      ♥ Jessica

      *PS* I really hope you're able to convince your folks to dress up. Perhaps suggesting a themed costume that you could all wear together (say, like the Three Musketeers or three well known characters from the same movie) would help sway them to the costume side. :)

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  14. Aww, I love your family's costumes!

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  15. You look amazing! I almost didn't recognize you with the change of hair colour and the dramatically different makeup. Your costume is just gorgeous and you looked beautiful.

    It's fantastic that your whole family got into the spirit of Halloween. You all look wonderful and it's great to see that you had such a brilliant time.

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  16. Argh...... I think I lost my post> :(

    Your MOM is spectacular and looks soooooooo young!!!! How fun Halloween is a family affair! You all look terrific!!

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    1. Oh no, I hate it when comments you're drafting vanish! That is soooo frustrating!!! I'm sorry that it happened to you, dear Nicholette, and appreciate that you tried again. My mom has always been a stunning beauty - she still turns heads to this day wherever we go. I firmly believe the could have very easily have been a model in her youth, had she so desired.

      Big hugs & happy November wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  17. Love the Britney Spears! And how funny your mother and mother in law wore similar costumes! Nobody knew what I went as for Halloween (Lizzie Borden). People guessed "witch" lol. I love the take on Cinderalla! You and your husband are very cute together, by the way :)

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet dear! What an awesome costume choice - I like to think that I would have picked up on what you were going for right away. I've actually thought about going as Lizzie myself before (perhaps one day).

      Big hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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  18. I love seeing the pictures of Tony and your family. It sounds like you had a fabulous night. I so agree about all the "sexy" costumes, and it makes me sad the sexy = skimpy. I'm not hating on the ladies who enjoy the skimpy stuff, I just wish there were more options and younger girls would see that their are more options and they aren't stuck wearing the skimpy stuff, especially here in Alaska.

    She Knits in Pearls

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    1. Precisely! That is my take as well. Even between this year and last, I noticed quite a decline in the number of less skimpy costumes to be had around these parts. I madly adore the costume I wore this year, but had I not found it, I would have had almost no other store bought options and likely would have put something together with items I had to hand already (which isn't a negative, but I do like intentionally buying a costume that differs from my usual garb). I think that next year, if I'm buying (not making or piecing together), I may order one online, where there are still a few more options with a greater degree of coverage to them! (I was thinking a few days ago that someone should start of a site that stocks only, or at least mostly, more modest Halloween costumes - there would be a real desire for it, I'm sure).

      Thank you very much for your terrific comment, dear gal!
      ♥ Jessica

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  19. You all look so amazing! I adore the costumes!!!

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    1. That's so lovely to hear, dear Kim, thank you very much!!! This post has really encouraged me to pen more that involve snaps of my family (those members who don't mind appearing online at least).

      Big hugs & happy November wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  20. Ah it looks like it was so much fun - the effort everyone put in! If I'm going to dress up I like to do it properly too! What a beautiful family - you all looked great! Difference between your Halloween and mine - you had 71 trick or treaters, I had... 0! Ok, I do live in a student part of town, but still!! CC x

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  21. What a beautiful family dear friend! You all look stunning. Me, like Tony, didn't grow with Halloween culture. In Portugal is something very recent and is something that my little boy will be enjoying on years to come. Seems so much fun! You always look so amazing sweet Jessica, congratulations for the stunning photos, you sweet princess! :)

    Many hugs,
    Beta

    PS - I loved so much to see your mom and sister. And Tony looked fantastic! :-)

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    1. How wonderful that your son will get to grow up with Halloween! I love that this once primarily North American holiday (though, interestingly enough, its roots stem from Europe, particularly Ireland and the UK) is starting to spread out across the world, very much including to you in Portugal. Hopefully one day your son can enjoy the age old tradition of going trick-or-treating in his own country, too.

      Thank you very much for your wonderfully nice comment and compliments, honey. You always shower me with the loveliest rays of sweetness.

      Tons of hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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  22. Ohh your mom looks so darling !
    Very beautiful in that costume. And you too, looked great in a red brunette !
    haha love it.
    Looks like you had a very good time that 's very cool.
    I'm thinking I should too make a tiny article about my Halloween I love the spirit too.

    I can imagine how fresh it is if you open you front door every minute to treat the kids ! ;)
    In France, there were more people than usual who were into the spirit of Halloween but still, kids are too much in the french mood of their parent to come and ask for sweets, what a shame!

    Hugs from Paris
    xxx
    Lorna
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  23. I love it! You all look so great! I love the dark brows for halloween :)

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet gal!!! You know, I really loved the dark black brows I sported that night, too. I worried they might look too heavy or overwhelm my face, but I think they did quite the opposite actually and helped bring out my eyes and features in general. Hmmm, perhaps the universe is trying to tell me something? :)

      Big hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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  24. Finally, it's THAT post!
    I have seen a hint of what you wore on your Instagram account.. but is what I have been waiting for. Why? Because we don't have it here, and it looks like loads of fun.
    Something that might look and feel similar to Halloween we have on Christmas eve (oh, yes!)... it's a mixture of carolling and trick-and-treat.. But, due to it's being in the middle of winter, trust me when I say this: there are LOT of little fingers getting frozen for the sake of getting candies (and wallnuts! ...for some reason).

    ..
    Your entire familiy looks divine.
    Give my best to your mother, she was amazing (and photogenic, too). Seeing Tony on this blog is a rare occasion, since he's mostly on the other side of the camera. :) My best to him, too.
    And, do say "hello" to your sis, her costume took some level of liberty; that I personally never had.
    ..
    Now: you.
    Your dress gives out the vibe of mixed medevial-maiden and "Morticia Addams". Your makeup is attractive, and the contrast beween bright face and dark facial features trully emphasizes the entire look. And my verdict is: I LIKE IT!

    Have a great day.
    Lots of hugs
    Marija

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  25. Oh my gosh, I love your costume and your makeup is awesome!!!

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  26. I've never heard of Sin-derella, but you are a smashing witch. Well done. And what a fabulous mom you have! You are a really lovely trio at the last photo. And you have your own private Greek God! With sandals and everything. :) One day I'll dress up for Halloween too, since I love it as much as you do. Three set of children ran my door this year, and that's many in Denmark. I think I missed a group of children, because DH invited me out. Son laughed at me when the door bell rang and I rushed out. "Do you look forward to seeing them?" he asked puzzled. "Yes, I really do!" That's almost the best part of it. I hope you have a notebook to write your ideas in, because in a year you have forgotten your great ideas. At least I have, and then it's good to have a little book to remind you. Wishing you a lovely day. :)

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    1. Ooohh, I eagerly look forward to when you dress up for Halloween for the first time! I bet that is going to be super exciting for you. Any ideas already as to what you might like to go? I hadn't heard of Sin-derella before this year either, but that's what the name of the costume was on the package it came in and I was more than happy to roll with it. :)

      Aww, that's awesome! I get your excitement 100%! That's how I feel when kids come to our door as well. If I miss a group (say because I'm in the powder room), I feel a little bummed until the next time the bell rings and I can be there, big bowl of candy in hand, to greet them. It's wonderful that you got some trick-or-treators this year! I hope that the number continues to multiple for you with each passing Halloween.

      Oodles of hugs & many thanks for your great comment,
      ♥ Jessica

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  27. You all look fabulous! Happy first week of November!

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  28. It's so strange how much of a difference hair makes, you look so completely different with the flatter style I almost didn't recognise you! It suits you incredibly well though. How lovely to see a picture of you and Tony together. And I wholeheartedly agree about the "sexy" Halloween costumes, there seem to be less and less of the non-sexy costumes around for adults which gets terribly frustrating.

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    1. Thank you sweetly, dear Faye. Several folks have commented that they too think that raven hued locks work well for me. Part of the reason, I believe, that they do here is because I mixed white costume make-up in with my usual foundation to neutralize the pink tones in my skin. Without it, when I've tried black hair before (such as the time in my late teens I dyed my hair black and was teased horribly by adult co-workers - we're talking women in their 30s to 60s here - for it to the point where within days I was at a salon forking over nearly $200 incredibly hard earned dollars at a time when I made only little more than a grand a month, to have it striped out and my usual red put back in) it made me look a bit like Sleeping Beauty with a bad sunburn. However, given the positive response I've gotten here, I'm wondering if I could maybe pull it off for daily (or at least occasional) wear if I wore heavier foundation and powder or perhaps at this age, with my face looking quite different than it did when I was a teen, it wouldn't be so bad even if my rosy cheeks shone through. Definitely some room for experimenting there! :)

      ♥ Jessica

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  29. Oh what fun! All of your costumes are fabulous! We didn't get a solitary trick or treater this year xxx

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  30. You all look so wonderful! You're right; your mother is breathtaking! I love how your costume is sexy while being covered, thought the sleeves remind me more of Snow White than Cinderella's signature gown. Maybe Sinderella enjoys piking other gals' style as one of her wicked deeds. :D

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  31. Wow! Love the costume. Sin-derella is such a clever idea. I may steal it :) Enjoy seeing pix of Tony and your family as well. Your mom and sister are gorgeous. Runs in the family apparently!

    Theresa

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    1. Thank you sweetly, dear Theresa. My mom and sister truly are lookers!!! A lot of times people see the three of us together and assume my mom and sis are related, but don't suspect that I am (to them, I mean). I like to joke that I'm the "red sheep" in the family (because of my red/auburn hair). Still all share certain thing, like a huge mutual love of celebrating holidays and birthdays, and for cooking, together, as well as the awesome fact that we get along excellently, which are points that bond one (or three!), more than shared physical traits, I think.

      Have a fabulous Friday!
      ♥ Jessica

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  32. This is such a lovely post featuring the members of your family. I love all the costumes, you all look great together. It looks like a really fun evening.

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    1. Thank you very much, my darling friend. I really need to post more snaps of my family from here on out (those who don't mind their faces appearing on my blog, that is). I've shared a few over the years, but this has got to be the most family members I've had in one post so far. Let's see if we can top that come Christmastime! :)

      Big hugs & super happy Friday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  33. where to start ... tony's cesar cotume is so amazingly awesome! i have to create one like this for my man one halloween!
    ... this is your mum?! she looks so young - wow - what a beautiful lady! ... your sis interpretation of BS is so fun ... and you wonderful gal, looked beautifully dark and spooky.
    ... maybe i should get try to get into a better halloween mood in 2015 ...

    big hugs from berlin
    XXX

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    1. Thank you very much, darling gal!!! Yes, ma'am, that's my sweet mom. She's 26 years older than me and looks soooo youthful for her age. I can only hope that time is a fraction as kind to me when I'm in my mid-50s.

      It would be awesome if you (and your chap) donned a costume for Halloween. I'm always happy to be a sounding board if you want to bounce ideas off someone. I'll happily talk about Halloween any day of the year! :)

      Have a marvelous weekend!
      ♥ Jessica

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  34. Linda sua fantasia de Halloween, sua mãe também é muito bonita e jovem, parabéns
    beijos

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  35. This post is full of fun, and I adore all of your costumes! Yours is particularly good Jessica, I think it actually suits you being a bit gothic?! And sorry to sound repetitive, but as others have mentioned, your mother does really look so youthful, you've obviously got some great genetics to look forward to!! Halloween hasn't really established itself in our neighbourhood - we had zero trick-or-treaters this year - but we did keep a bowl of sweets (candy!) on standby just in case. P x

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    1. Thank you very much, darling gal!!! I've always had a bit of a goth streak actually and tried my hand (as many do at that age) at wearing goth looks when I was in my mid-teens. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to pull them off very well. For the most part, I just looked like a rosy cheeked kid on Halloween night, not a mysterious, alluring lady of great gothic fashion sense. Still, I've always maintained a love for goth looks, so it really made my day when you said that this one suited me. Thank you!!!

      Gosh, I hope you're right. I know that with each passing year I see the effects of how my medical problems age me. Even Tony said to me matter-of-factly a few weeks ago that I don't look 30. (To his eyes) I look like a 23 or 24 year old who is extremely tired. I'll roll with that description and think it's fairly true. I'm not sure if I still look quite that young, but I definitely see the ravages of many years of ill health and awful sleep on my face. Nevertheless, hopefully some of those good genes you talked about are in my DNA, too, and I'll still have a sprightly quality to my face when I hit my 50s as well (fingers crossed!).

      Thank you again, my dear friend. Have a marvelous weekend!

      ♥ Jessica

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  36. I was on vacation and didn't see this until now, but hot damn! The goth look really suits you. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, given how many different looks you rock on here, but the severe red and black and the dark lips are delightfully vampy. Your whole family looks great, really (Britney will always have a place in my heart as well), and it's lovely that you got to spend the holiday having fun with them.

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet gal! That's quite the blush inducing compliment! I've long adored the fact that Halloween gives me the perfect excuse to let my inner goth girl (she's been there since childhood) run free.

      I hope you guys had a stellar time in New Orleans!

      ♥ Jessica

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  37. OMG! I'm a Halloween nut and these are so good!! The Britney is so funny!! Yours is amazing Jessica!

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    1. Thank you very much, my fellow Halloween nut! :) Gosh, it's hard to believe how quickly November is whizzing past already. Was it really twelve days ago that we shot these snaps? It feels like all of five minutes.

      Big hugs & happy Remembrance Day wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  38. Jessica you totally rocked HAlloween ! It may sound weird but you look lovely in this costume. Odd thing that a scary costume makes you look so pretty.
    Speaking of pretty, check out your beautiful mom !

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Lorena. It seems that a tons of people like (prefer?) how I look with black hair and oodles of eye makeup. That fact is definitely giving me plenty to think about. Maybe I should sport both more often! :)

      ♥ Jessica

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  39. Your whole family look amazing! Great costumes. I'm so used to seeing you in a particular style that the gothic fairytale is a big change, but it suits you so well!

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    1. Thank you very much, darling gal. I've had such an overwhelmingly positive response to how I looked that night that I'm seriously considering wearing a smokey eye (albeit not one that's quite this OTT) and perhaps even a black wig more often. :)

      ♥ Jessica

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  40. Fabulous costumes! You all really look great...and your Mom looks more like your sister! : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  41. You guys look so awesome! I am sorry to say this, but Tony really wins with his toga, he looks fab! Your make up is amazing though and your sister could pass for Britney Spears (I am having major ab envy right now).

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  42. Such a cool costume, really it is. And how cute that your Mama and Tony had accidentally matched. I did the same costume I do every year. A aspiring author... :-P

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    1. It was really cool and such a neat surprise! I don't think they could have matched batter colour wise, had they tried. :)

      ♥ Jessica

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