Beach Butt

TULUM, here we come

My best friend Kristen and I just finished booking our trip to Tulum, Mexico in May. I have never been anywhere naturally stunning quite like this place and certainly never to a tropical climate, so it goes without saying (but I will say it) I am excited as hell! The most important part of planning the trip – actually booking – is done, so now I’m thinking about all the touristy shit we will do and of course, what I will wear. I’m pretty set for everydaywear, sort of, but beachwear… I own one swimsuit, so I am looking to add a few more to the rotation (of one). I’ve been pinning any swimsuits I love from around the web and thought I would share some with you, as well as some fun beachy accessories because ban.do just released some more super cute shit!ModCloth

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BEACHY ACCESSORIES
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The Ginger Files

Larkspur Vintage | The Ginger Filesredhairs

Many years ago my father bought me a book “The Roots of Desire” which was about the history and power of having red hair, in an effort to help me understand my natural red hair was something to take pride in rather than feel ashamed of. At the time, getting that book just annoyed me; I am and always have been a very independent thinker, and I hate when people presume my thoughts and feelings to be misguided and that maybe they need readjusting. And at that time I was also a teenager…so there’s that. I read bits of the book, but I never finished it and after one too many moves and owning way too much shit, I decided to get rid of the book as it was just collecting dust. Fast forward a few years, and I often think back to that book and all the pages I never read; some weird and fascinating shit was believed about redheads and that book covers a ton of it. It was only a few years ago that I started to really love my hair colour and take real pride in being “a ginger”. I’m not sure where the drastic change of heart came from – it’s likely growing older and adults just being actual decent human beings, rather than kids who pick out any one thing that makes you different and persecute you for it. I also think starting this blog and my instagram really helped me to accept and love my hair colour; all the kind things said began to negate any shitty or inappropriate things kids said to me when I was young. It was like I was started to unknow a truth I was convinced of for so long. The internet also lead me to other gingers who I learned took real pride in being red-haired and I started to feel this unspoken understanding and shared experience with them.

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So, I want to know more about red hair, and I want to share that with others, especially red heads (but everyone too! inclusivity, bbs!), and especially young red heads who have been made fun of and made to feel shitty about something that is actually awesome (imho). So I’ve decided to put some posts together about red hair, the history, the myths and who knows what else. I know very little about red hair myself, so I’ll be learning and sharing as I go. I hope you guys are into this idea!

*photo by Gerald Larocque

In With The New

Larkspur Vintage | In With The NewI mentioned before that I’ve been having a lot of trouble with my personal style, or rather, I don’t feel a connection to many of the clothes I own. I love pretty well everything I own, I do, but there are a ton of pieces that just don’t get much wear anymore. So, I’ve been making an effort to be a bit more thoughtful about what I do want to wear, acknowledging the pieces that have been getting the most wear and why that is. I think with each season my wants and needs for clothes change. Winter (and I guess Fall), it seems comfort, warmth and ease become far more important to me, or at least, that has been the case this Winter. As for the warmer months, I guess I am not certain yet, although I hear Summery co-ords calling my name. I don’t necessarily think I want a complete style overhaul…ya’ll know I will always love vintage and the ever adorable style of the 60s, but in a way I feel my direction steering more towards the ease of the 70s and wearings pants/trousers far more often. I really don’t think you will see much change around here, however I am starting to go through my closet and pick the pieces I am saying goodbye to (and will be selling here and here) and keeping an eye out for the pieces I would like in my closet. It’s tough for me (a true 1st world problem), having a closet filled with mostly vintage, it feels incredibly painful to part ways with any one of them. Vintage is special, far more special than something you picked up at F21 or H&M (imho), it’s so much harder to let go of. I like keeping vintage pieces – even if I don’t wear them – just to have them as a sort-of relic, like a collection of things (albeit much more overbearing than say a rock collection) I may one day pass down to children and grandchildren (no, I’m not pregnant). Anyhow, my fear of letting go of things is obviously a whole other problem in and of itself, so we won’t go there today…these are the things I have been eyeing (some super expensive…these are just examples, not necessarily the exact pieces I would buy), do not own anything like them and would very much like in my closet.Larkspur Vintage | In With The New 1. H&M Dungarees….2. Valentino Turtleneck….3. Vivetta Blazer & Skirt….4. Vivetta Iride Shirt….5. River Island Jeans….6. Ferragamo Flats….7. Leather Coach Backpack….8. ACNE Chelsea Boots….9. ASOS Plaid Co-ord

*check out my pinterest to see a plethora of things I’ve got my eye on.

Tell me about some pieces you have your eye on. Are you also feeling a disconnect to your clothes, or have you ever felt that way? Lets chat bbs ❤