Lauren Winter February Collection

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You may already be quite familiar with Lauren Winter if you have been following this blog since it’s inception, or well, if you follow any fashion bloggers who supports independent designers. – she’s been around for awhile. Under the former name Blooming Leopold, she has re-branded her site and line to go by her own name, Lauren Winter. Seeing her newest collection, the new name makes sense to me. Her designs have matured quite a bit since her very first collection. They are simple, body-conscious, modern and sweetly feminine (without stinging them teeths). Lauren wanted to create a collection that transitioned seamlessly from late winter to early spring, and boy did she deliver. You can find silk shift dresses, light-weight tops, cardigans both in silk and boiled wool, and a jumpsuit in bamboo rayon. After seeing these new designs, and comparing to the former, it really makes me believe in Lauren as a designer (not that I didn’t before). Though this collection feels wholly different from some of her past ones that I adored oh so much, it shows what range she really has. Lauren can do cutesy gal and flip to sophisticated woman in the blink of an eye, and that is something I truly admire.

You can shop the whole collection here!

Model: Jessica Duthu
Jewelry: Young Frankk, Gamma Folk, Laura Lombardi

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Giveaway with Blooming Leopold

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Coinciding with our Summer Look Book, we decided to team up with Lauren over at Blooming Leopold, and hold a little giveaway for her/our readers, and everyone in between! We are offering a $50 shop credit to the lucky winner, and everything in the shop is 10% off by entering the coupon code BLOOMINGLARKSPUR at checkout. Giveaway runs until June 30th. So head on over to Blooming Leopold and check out the details to enter!

Oh the weather outside is weather

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We were hit with another snowfall this weekend, which meant a lot of indoor time spent with my recuperating dog, friends and Matt. You’d think because I grew up in Ottawa I would be used to an abundance of snow and sub zero temperatures and I would be able to brave this weather, but I am a wimp. Going outdoors at this point is mostly meant for getting from one location to another. In my case, dance rehearsals and eating pho mostly. I have a dance show coming up March 16th, called Pandora’s Box, in which I will be performing the role of Pandora. If you are in Toronto, you should definitely come see it. There is such great talent  here, and I feel so lucky to be dancing beside such wonderful and inspiring people.

It is Family Day today, which means no work for Meg and I. Although, we have been keeping busy with steaming clothes and taking photos of some new items for our shop this week. We have some pretty cute Easter dresses to share, so keep an eye out.

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Outfit details…

Alex:

Dress: vintage via 69 Vintage
Blouse & belt: thirfted
Cardigan: H&M
Tights: Target
Boots: Topshop
Necklace: gift

Meg:

Dress: Blooming Leopold
Sweater: H&M
Necklace: Etsy
Sunglasses and Boots: UO
Tights: Primark

Posted by Alex

Blooming Leopold

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We were lucky enough to be asked by Lauren – the beautiful little mastermind behind Blooming Leopold – to put together a guest post about our favourite Toronto based holiday traditions recently. Lauren is a long-time favourite blogger of ours here at Larkspur, and is also someone I very quickly established a personal friendship with over an iced coffee date a few Summers back when I was travelling through the US. If you haven’t already (which I’m sure you have) check out her Etsy shop, where she sells a mix of perfectly picked vintage and amazing one of a kind hand made designs. And, if you’d like to see more pictures and read a little bit about Alex and I’s favourite Toronto spots, you can click here to see the guest post!

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Posted by Meaghan