MOVIE NIGHT MARATHON: STAYING IN ON HALLOWEEN



Rather be slouchin on your couch in a onesie? Sounds totally good to us. Instead of dressing up and going out, how about we dress down and stay in...AND WATCH HALLOWEEN MOVIES FOR DAYSSSS!
Staying in is an art. You can't just wing it.  It's a careful calculation of what to wear slash when to put the popcorn in slash do we do hot cocoa or PSL slash do we even have to shower? Debates! 

Here's how you make it rain potato on dat couch, LIKE A BOSS:



So. Freakin. Cute.
K, now that we're over our excitation of slipping on a onesie,
we can start selecting a long list of movies that will make up our Halloween movie marathon.

2. Pick your moviesssss. (Yes, plural.)
Here are our top ten faves:

Hocus Pocus
And if we're playing, you can be the blonde one.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
More Halloweeny than Christmasy, really.

The Craft
Relax...It's only magic.

Beetlejuice
Watch this one just for when they break into Day-O (Banana Boat Song).

Addams Family Values
What a classic.

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Let's agree to always agree that all Tim Burton movies are Halloween-worthy.

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
 Yes, yes, the Olsen twins, but Cloris Leachman...what a performance!

Harry Potter series
 And all of Harry & Ron's stupid endearing antics.

Carrie
 #obsessed with ChloĆ« Grace Moretz.

Shaun of the Dead
 The most hilarious choice, because sometimes a laugh is better than a scream #scaredy-cat.

3. Put in the popcorn and drizzle pour on that buttah (NEVER have we ever heard of the word diet on Halloween.) You?

4. Make yourself a steaming cup of cocoa/PSL/tea.

5. Baby lock them doors & turn the lights down low.

HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN <3
xox


THIS IS HALLOWEEN: A MUSIC REMAKE

 
Guess what's happening Friday... IT'S HALLOWEEN!!! Dressing up is always fun, and so is eating candy (and the ensuing shame of eating too much & belly aches). We've been listening to Halloween music non-stop since mid-September earlier this month, especially this playlist, and we came across some pretty good tunes from our fave guys Panic! At the Disco.
 
Here's a cool cover of This is Halloween from Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas.
 

 
A little eerie, you say? We totes agree. Or, maybe it's their eyeliner. Either way, we <3 it because it reaaaaaally gets us into the Halloween spirit!
 
What are you dressing up as? Keep scrolling down for deets on a costume contest we're having right meow. We won't judge if you don't have your costume yet. Like, if you're getting it...Friday. We won't judge. We don't have ours yet either no judging here #SoLastMinute #MomIsAnnoyed
 
Have fun collecting candy!
xox

HALLOWEEN DIY COSTUME CONTEST

 
It's time to get your DIY on. This year, we're doing a contest to see how awesome the costume you made yourself turned out!
 
Show us your skills:
 
1. Post a picture on Insta using #ARDENEHALLOWEEN between Oct. 24 & Nov. 2nd.
 
2. This gets you a chance to win 1 of 5 $50 gift cards AND a onesie (like this snow leopard!)
 
3. We'll tell you who won November 3rd!
 
4. You can get your costume at Ardene! If you want some serious Halloween costume inspo, click here for the lookbook. We've got some cool costumes in our Halloween shop online too. Check 'em out right here.
 
Good luck, ghouls!
xox
 


No purchase necessary. Contest is valid from October 24th, 2014 at 12 pm EST – November 2,2014 at 11:59 pm EST. 1 entry per person per day. There are 2 ways to enter this contest: (1) Participants must follow @Ardene on Instagram as well as upload their photo submissions using #ARDENEHALLOWEEN. * Please note that your Instagram profile must be public in order to display the picture using the hashtag #ARDENEHALLOWEEN in the feed. Private users’ images, even when hashtagged, are hidden from the public and from Ardene. (2) You may mail in your photo submission to Attn. Marketing #ARDENEHALLOWEEN 2575 Boul. Pitfield, Montreal, Quebec, H4S 1W8. This contest is a game of skill, and chance plays no part in the selection of the winners. The winners will be chosen at Ardene’s sole discretion based on the overall look that best represents the Ardene lifestyle and based on creativity and originality.

Winners will be announced on Ardene’s Instagram on November 3rd, 2014 at or around noon EST. 

 
 



OUTFITS FOR YOUR OUTINGS

Everyone loves a good fit, especially when it all fits together! Here are 3 cool outfits that you can put together for fun activities.
 
1. Laid-back Barbie
Perfect for: Shopping with your friends
Also great for: Classroom class, hot stuff! #Barbie
 
 2. Cozy autumn fashionista
Perfect for: Going to the movies
Also great for: Date night, anyone?
 
3. Chilling in Style
Perfect for: The name says it all: chilling at home
Also great for: ...chilling...at home...#couchsweetpotato
 
No matter where you go on your adventures or who you go with, be comfortable & confident! Fun times, guaranteed. Happy hump day!
xox
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


MUSIC MONDAY: CHILL OUT IN THE CHILL


October, October. What a prime time to listen to acoustic, folky, indie, relaxing music. If you haven't checked out our pumpkin carving tutorial yet, check it out here! This playlist will go hand in hand with your carving skills. You'll def *squash* the competition. #dadjokes

 

Enjoy!
xox

PUMPKIN CARVING DIY WITH PRINTABLE STENCILS

Muahaha...it's time to carve that Jack-O-Lantern! Here's how to carve a pumpkin like a pro...
Here's what you'll need:
1. A pumpkin (of any size)
2. A stencil (get your printable Ardene stencils right here or scroll down)
3. A candle OR string lights + mason jar
4. A marker
5. Scissors
6. A scooping tool (a large spoon works)
7. A sharp knife
8. Pumpkin carving saws
9. A pumpkin poker (a skewer works)
10. Large garbage bags
11. A large bowl (for your seeds)
1. Open up your garbage bag and use it as a tablecloth. Place your pumpkin in the center. Pumpkins get messy!
2. Using your marker, trace where you will cut off the top of the pumpkin to gut it.
3. With a sharp knife, slide in the blade and pierce all the way through. Look at that juice!
4. Lift off the top completely.

5. Using your scooping tool, empty out the pumpkin until the flesh is clean. Keep the seeds (for toasting, obvi) and throw out the slimy insides. Yuck! 
6. Your pumpkin is ready to carve! 
7. If you are going to use string lights in a mason jar instead of a candle, cut out a hole in the back for the plug to come out of.
8. Choose your stencil (scroll down to print cool stencils made just for you!) and cut off excess paper. Position the stencil where you want it on the pumpkin.
9. With your pumpkin poker or skewer, poke around the outlines of the eyes, nose and mouth of the stencil. Make sure to poke through the skin so your dots are visible once you take the stencil off.
10. Take your knife or carving saw and connect the dots! Go through the entire thickness of the skin so the pieces pop right out.
11. For string lights, place them in a mason jar.
12. Poke the hole out of the back, pass the electric cord through and plug it in.
*If you're using a traditional candle, light it first, then place it in the center of the pumpkin!
13. Put the top back on and voila! You've got a really cool Jack-O-Lantern to put out on your porch or to decorate the inside of your house!
You can even print out the stencil a bit smaller for a little pumpkin.

Have fun and be creative!
xox
P.S. Here are 4 cool stencils you can right-click and print! Our graphic artist made them JUST FOR YOU!!! That's love right there.












IT'S BRA-CTOBER!!!

Did you know...October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? 
Here are some super cute bras to treat yourself to for this gorgeous month of Bra-ctober!!!
Psst... If you like the bra, click on the name below to go buy it!






Some of you are all about that bass right now, so click riiiiiight here to get the matching panties. Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month to all you ladies out there!
xox





THANKSGIVING DINNER PLAYLIST

We know you're stuffing your face right now, so we thought of you: your very own stuff-your-face-tunes, aka Thanksgiving Dinner Playlist. Don't worry, it's Grandma-friendly. Cuz we all know Nan doesn't like that "horrible stuff" we listen to *winks and shimmies away*

  

Have a great Canadian holiday, and remember to please eat some pie.
xox

HALLOWEEN BEHIND THE SCENES

The pumpkins were carved and the models were prepped
Off we went with our camera, in the alleys we crept.

The air was crisp, the candles burned bright
In the midst of the darkness were the creatures of the night.

While it might be quite spooky, try not to scream
Scroll down little monsters, go behind the scenes. 














Want more of the spookyness, click here for a look
There's more Halloween goodies up on Facebook!