Outfit: Vintage in The Suburbs

Larkspur Vintage | Outfit: Vintage in The SuburbsLarkspur Vintage | Outfit: Vintage in The SuburbsFinding a good vintage fit can be a bit tricky at times; it’s not like buying new where you have several sizing options and it’s especially difficult when buying online because it’s really just a 50/50 chance it will fit you at that point. But I’ve been quite lucky a few times, eyeing a dress that I thought was really special and then having it fit like a glove. Such was the case with this 60s beauty. When I received it from The Wanderly it fit absolutely perfectly and made me feel really awesome…the kind of dress that seemed destined for me. Ya, it’s one of those dresses and I’m pretty happy it has come into my life. It had been awhile since I had found a fun vintage dress to add to my ridiculous collection, so it was due time I came across something exceptional. I’m just sad I didn’t find it earlier in the season. It feels as though Fall is on the approach, and while I try to wear most of my clothes year round, there are certain pieces that feel way too Summer-y to be worn when it’s cold…this bb being one of them. I guess if you spy me in real life, you might just catch me wearing this dress almost daily till the leaves are on the ground.
Larkspur Vintage | Outfit: Vintage in The SuburbsLarkspur Vintage | Outfit: Vintage in The SuburbsLarkspur Vintage | Outfit: Vintage in The SuburbsLarkspur Vintage | Outfit: Vintage in The SuburbsLarkspur Vintage | Outfit: Vintage in The SuburbsDress: vintage c/o The Wanderly
Necklace: ribbon
Shoes: H&M

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Spring/Summer Vintage Hats

il_fullxfull.439736502_mbdfOne of my favourite things to do is browse Etsy and other online vintage shops for vintage hats. I very rarely actually buy said hats because they just feel out of my price range (it’s way smarter to buy a lot on ebay – more bang for your buck and you can sometimes come away with gems), but looking does no harm, and if I do ever feel like I can’t live without a hat I come across – even if it feels a bit pricey – I’ll buy it because some things are just that special.

Since the warmer months are now upon us, I thought it would be fun to share some of the hats/fascinators I have been eyeing of late that feel oh so perfect for the season – florals, bright hues, straw, airy pastel tones…all things that feel quintessentially Spring/Summer to me.

*I have linked all the images back to their sources.
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Into It, Intimates / Lena Lena Lingerie

il_fullxfull.572497823_3z55What is it about bows on intimates that make them that much more appealing?! I mean, it is rather impractical for everyday wear (I’ve never been one for practicality though), and yet it seems like bows were mean’t for undergarments (and everything really) – like a wrapped present. So, it only made sense I fell for Lena Lena Lingerie almost instantly. Bows galore! Designer Elena is inspired by feminine sensuality and the charm it evokes, which is brought to life in her collection of sweet and sultry pieces that would make any woman feel her best. And how about that ivory bodysuit?! Any collection featuring one or more bodysuits is a collection I can get down with. Maybe it’s from the years and years (and years) of wearing bodysuits for dance classes, but I always get super excited when I see ones with interesting cuts and details.

My favourites: ivory lace high waisted panties, black lace bandeau, black strapless bra, admire me set, ivory bodysuit
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Into It, Intimates / Sugar Lace Lingerie

il_fullxfull.723186854_6qtzI instantly fell for Sugar Lace Lingerie because of the adorably feminine designs and perfectly sweet colour combinations. While I’m not usually one for colourful intimates, I absolutely make an exception when the pieces are in the most beautiful pastel shades. I mean, how could you say no to any one of these?! Designer Adrianna Tenorio is based out of Chicago, IL. where she went to school for fashion illustration and design. In her last two years of school she realized her love for lingerie design and that’s when Sugar Lace Lingerie came to fruition (and thank goodness for that!). Sharing this brand comes at just the right time, since Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I liken each of these pieces to sweet and sugary goodness.

My favourites: Peachy Keen garter belt skirt, Pretty Peach panties, Lace bra and silk knickers set, Peach Dream bralette

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Into It, Intimates / Toru & Naoko

il_570xN.667193774_fgvtEtsy is such a wonderful place to come across new-to-me handmade labels. In my search for new lingerie designers I could share with you I came across Toru & Naoko, an intimates brand designed and owned by Camila, an Argentinean now living in Chile. She has such a wonderful ability to take classic, vintage-inspired looks and add interesting design details that it almost pains me that they are undergarments, and not outer-garments. But this is how I always feel about lingerie. My favourite articles of clothing to own/wear are always the ones that feel inappropriate to wear in public – lingerie, dressing gowns etc. I guess it works out nicely that I’m mostly an introverted homebody and thus have many an opportunity to give my much loved intimates their time to shine.

You can find Toru & Naoko on both their personal website and etsy.

My favourite: Kumiko high-waist knickers, Kelly lingerie set, Paris lingerie set, Kumiko bra, Mimi soft bra
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