Mmmm... Marmalade

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hallowe'en was kind of meh this year. It's one of my favourite holidays (not because of all the scariness - I could honestly skip that part. It's the dressing up and the candy that I love) but this year it didn't live up to my expectations. I think it honestly had more to do with me than Hallowe'en itself. I went out to my favourite bar as usual and there were a ton of great costumes (my friend Sergio has some photos here and here) but I think part of the reason I didn't have a good time is because I was taking things too seriously. I felt so overwhelmed by how many good costumes there were and this new role I put myself in that felt I needed to document things for my blog. It felt like too big a task to take pics of every good costume (because there were literally a hundred more awesome costumes than those pictured) so I figured if I couldn't take them all, then I wasn't going to take any. I ended up calling it a night before 12 because I'm cool like that. I hardly even got any pics of my burger costume! And I was so excited! I only took one at home before leaving.

Halloween costume, Hallowe'en costume, hamburger costumer, burger costume, people dressed as food, girl dressed in men's costumes, cute hamburger, Suzanne Amlin, Elizabeth Squires, A Coin For the Well
No amount of cropping can hide how disgusting my house is.

I don't know why I didn't just have fun, take a few pics and not be so serious about the whole thing. I'm very all or nothing about many things in life but I gotta learn halfway good can still be okay!

Which brings me to today. Today is a little busy because we are celebrating my niece's 3rd birthday. Isn't she cute?

toddler, professional photography, third birthday photoshoot, 3rd birthday, Grinvilla Kingsville, Ontario, Karen Amlin, Grinvilla.com
Photo Credit - Grinvilla / Grinvilla Facebook Page

I didn't know whether to scrap this whole blog post and just put it off another week (because it was intended for Splurgy Sunday) or just be like, whatevs! I can write a so-so sort of post. I figured I shouldn't wait too long though. There's Hallowe'en decorations in the background of this photoshoot. Talk about being busted!

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Vintage Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, flats, Vara flats, snakeskin, black, 1980s, 80s
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I scored this really cute dress from Modcloth when it randomly went from $179.99 to $51.99 in the middle of the night. I ordered a large and altered it down to my size... which is turning into a cruel joke because I could probably use the pre-altered large size now that I've put on some weight. Blast!

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Modcloth dress, modcloth.com, Marmalade designer dress, 60s mod look, 1960s style, Pop Girl dress, orange dress, bow detail, white lines, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well, Windsor Ontario style blog, fashion blogger, vintage Salvatore Ferragamo Vara shoes, flats
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Modcloth dress, modcloth.com, Marmalade designer dress, 60s mod look, 1960s style, Pop Girl dress, orange dress, bow detail, white lines, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well, Windsor Ontario style blog, fashion blogger, vintage Salvatore Ferragamo Vara shoes, flats

Outfit Details
Dress - Marmalade - via Modcloth
Tights - Icings
Earrings - eBay
Headband - Ardenes

I was also inspired to make an outfit featuring items from Modcloth where each individual item is a splurge. Because that's how I roll.


Modcloth Polyvore board, wishlist, style, fashion, black pants, cardigan, blue shoes, purse, scarf, necklaces, telescope necklace, constellation necklace

4) Bow My Darling Heel - $210
8) Forest Dream Bag - $148

Tis all for me! Back downstairs to eat cake with the fam. I squeezed this entry in little breaks between the opening of the gifts, eating dinner and eating of dessert. Time to stop being anti-social! Talk soon!
If you'd like to see all my best looks from the season, check out my wardrobe wrap up post!

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7 comments :

  1. You're doing a great job with your blog Suzanne!! Thanks for the mention too - that was really nice! Hope you had a great day! Keep up the great work!!

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  2. It's too bad you didn't enjoy Halloween this year but at least your costume was cute, right? :]

    And your outfit is so pretty - very vintage! Love the color too!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  3. that a gorgeous red dress! thank you for stopping by my blog..you were asking what inspired me to name my blog the original one (curlypurplepig), well coz I have curly hair and looove the color purple! and thats what my friends used to call me! lol

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  4. Were you Burger King (or Queen)? Cos that's amazing.
    Also, holy gorgeous, Batman! You look amazing in that awesome dress!

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    1. Ya! I wanted to be a literal Burger King. I went to several Burger Kings in my city and they discontinued the paper crowns! I was so disappointed. I ended up picking up the plastic crown at Value Village but it's just not the same. Oh well.
      And thanks for the compliments! You should definitely check out Marmalade's stuff. It looks straight out of the 60s! The fabric even seems like vintage fabric. People don't believe me when I say I bought it new with tags online from a mass producer.

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  5. You look so beautiful in that red dress. It suits you so much. Not at much as that rad burger outfit. OMG! You are so cool.

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  6. Love the shoes & dipper necklace.

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