Thursday, 31 October 2013

4 Simple Halloween Twists to Everyday Outfits

It's all Hallow's Eve and this holiday is fast becoming one of the most important holidays for the retail industry. On average, Canadians spent about $80 per capita for this occasion. From snacks and treats to the little ones, to costumes and parties for the adults.

It can add up if you need to buy new costume, attend parties, handout candy.

So here are some simple ways to add a little Halloween whimsy without spending too much money. All these outfits made appearances in my previous blog entries.

If you have a tutu, you can easily be a ballet dancer.

Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu 4 easy halloween twists to everyday outfits

If you have animal ears, you can be a bunny or a cat.

Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu 4 easy halloween twists to everyday outfits

Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu 4 easy halloween twists to everyday outfits

Finally, this is an inspiration outfit altogether. Take your favourite Disney Princes, or character, and just create an outfit with what you already have at home.

Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu 4 easy halloween twists to everyday outfits

Wearable all year round, but you know deep down who you are suppose to be.

Enjoy a wonderful day of treats and scary movies.

Happy All Hallow's Eve.

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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Modern Snow White :: Halloween Inspired Outfit

Happy Halloween!

I start celebrating it early usually, festivities will no doubt be in the air already.

Speaking of air, the Vancouver air has been filled with whimsy as of late.

Vancouver in fog

The thin veil of fog makes this already breath taking city that much more like a fairy tale setting. This is a perfect backdrop for my costume.

I recently saw this ring on Sheinside and it immediately triggered my imagination.


Since I already have a Snow White costume, a blog post naturally fell in place.

Snow white costume with seven dwarfs ring from sheinside, Halloween Costume

What is Snow White if not with her buddies?

Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing Snow white costume with seven dwarfs ring from sheinside, Halloween Costume

Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing Snow white costume, Halloween Costume
Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing Snow white costume, Halloween Costume

And her apple.

Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing Snow white costume, Halloween Costume
Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing Snow white costume, Halloween Costume
Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing Snow white costume, Halloween Costume

Even though the apple is what brought her into a comma, but without her comma, she would have never met her prince charming. So really, the witch did her a favour.

I ate the apple after the photo shoot and I knew why Snow White chocked on it. Red Delicious is anything but delicious. I almost chocked on it after the first bite. It's a disgusting apple! I'm sorry if this is your preferred choice of apple. But seriously, why? When there are so many other tantalizing varieties to choose from? Like the juicy Gala, the sweet Golden Delicious, even the crispy and tart Granny Smith has her own distinct taste profile aimed to please. All the Red Delicious is good for is matching these red heels.

Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing Snow white costume, Maison Martin Margiela for HM red clear heel pumps close up

I wanted to take this costume a step further and create a everyday wearable look based on Snow White. Like a modern day version. What Snow White would wear if she was a city dwelling girl like you and me.

Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing Maison Martin Margiela for HM red clear heel pumps close up

I kept the heels, a good pair of red pumps is never going out of style.

Halloween is also about getting treats.

Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu as modern snow white with Dorcia Glitter Bag from Vanlaced Avenue

My "candy haul" this year comes as this deliciously amazing bowler bag from Vanlaced Avenue.

This bag honestly looks good enough to eat! Almost like a pale caramel candy glistening in the sun so glittery and alluring. The bag is only priced at $40.00 and you can get it right here.

Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu as modern snow white with Dorcia Glitter Bag from Vanlaced Avenue

Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu as modern snow white with Dorcia Glitter Bag from Vanlaced Avenue
Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu as modern snow white with Dorcia Glitter Bag from Vanlaced Avenue
Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu as modern snow white with Dorcia Glitter Bag from Vanlaced Avenue

Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu as modern snow white with Dorcia Glitter Bag from Vanlaced Avenue
Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu as modern snow white with Dorcia Glitter Bag from Vanlaced Avenue
Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu as modern snow white with Dorcia Glitter Bag from Vanlaced Avenue

Have a happy Halloween and stay safe. Thanks for helping with the photos Rachel.

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Monday, 28 October 2013

Garden Bunny Ears and Cute Dresses

It's almost Halloween, my inspiration outfits are counting down to the second last.

I'm extremely thankful that my Caturday Post got over 100 Hypes on LookBook.

I hope this outfit will not disappoint as well.

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing garden bunny ears and black lace puffy dress

I gravitated to these what I call, Garden Bunny Ears at Urban Outfitters immediately. They actually kick started my plan to do a series of Halloween inspired daily outfits.

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing garden bunny ears and floral 50s dress

These dresses are two of my favourite of late. I am drawn to super cutesie girly shapes now. Something to accentuate a small waist.

A great sources for dresses is from Persun Dresses.

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing garden bunny ears and black lace puffy dress

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing garden bunny ears and floral 50s dress

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing garden bunny ears and black lace puffy dress
Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing garden bunny ears and floral 50s dress

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing garden bunny ears and black lace puffy dress

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing garden bunny ears and floral 50s dress

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing garden bunny ears and black lace puffy dress
Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing garden bunny ears and floral 50s dress
Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing garden bunny ears and black lace puffy dress
Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing garden bunny ears and floral 50s dress
Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing garden bunny ears and black lace puffy dress
Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing garden bunny ears and floral 50s dress

I think this look can easily be translated to a cocktail party attire. Don't forget to shop Persun Dresses for some cute frocks.

Happy almost Halloween.



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