This Is Halloween

Larkspur Vintage | This Is HalloweenHappy Halloween Guys and Ghouls!

Since the day I found this Halloween vest, I’ve been pretty darn excited to wear it. It’s the type of thing that can only be worn this time of year (without looking insane), so certainly not practical, but I just could not pass it up when I found it. It reminds me of something an enthusiastic grade school teacher would wear, which I imagine is probably exactly where it originated. But now it’s mine, certainly not a grade school teacher, but definitely enthusiastic, and I hope to be able to enjoy it each Halloween for years to come.

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As for tonight’s Halloween festivities, I may stay in with a friend, watch scary movies and eat snacks, but there is the option of a Halloween party, which is generally always a good time, but I did however already go to one on Saturday, where I dressed up as Steve Jobs (lol) and that may have fulfilled my Halloween costume party quota for the year. Either way, it will be a fun night, I’m sure.

What are you guys getting up to? Dressing up? Don’t like Halloween? Let me know in the comments below.

-WHAT I WORE-
Vest: CS | Skirt: Express via CS | Top: Ann Taylor via CS | Beret: vintage | Tights: Target | Shoes: Dr. Martens
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The Life of a Dress

DSC_2316I have such a hard time feeling okay about buying clothes that are not vintage or thrifted (this excludes independent designers). I’m not sure why – maybe they just don’t feel special…maybe I don’t like the idea of fast fashion – whatever it is, I actually feel like I have something against new clothes. Recently Forever 21 opened a location really close to my house and I thought, “okay, cool, I can take a peek, maybe they’ll have some cute things.” But the second I tried them on, I didn’t want any of them. It just didn’t feel like me. But say I were to find that same item in a thrift store and I liked it, I would probably buy it. Maybe hunting for clothes is part of my love for vintage and thrifting.

So it’s odd for me to say, but the only thing that is vintage in this entire look is my hat. This dress may look vintage – what with it’s 50s shape and fun novelty print – but it is indeed new. And it had me wondering…will I love this dress? Why shouldn’t I love this dress? I mean, when I saw it online, I fell for it almost immediately. But as soon as I knew a ton of others could purchase it, or that it doesn’t have an interesting past, it’s like my brain tried to sabotage my initial like for this dress, as if it was less special because it hadn’t been worn by another. But I’m glad I do own it. I am very fond of this dress. I no longer have any dresses with this silhouette in my closet – I sold all my 50s dresses with a similar silhouette long ago because I’m not really a 50s kind of girl (usually). But the length of this dress feels very 60s and it can act as a pinafore, which we all know I love. It may not have a history, but I’m the first home along it’s journey. I hope one day it will make some others girls happy. After all, all those vintage clothes I love so much now started out as new.

Hold do you feel about buying new vs old? Do you even care? I’d love to hear.

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Blouse: H&M (old)
Socks: UO
Hat: vintage via Common Sort
Boots: Samantha Pleet x Wolverine

Velvet & Cable Knit

DSC_05011. 1970’s Cream Fishermans Knit Pullover (XS/S)

It’s hard to come by a good cable knit pullover. Depending on how you like the fit, it can seem like an endless expedition to find the right one. That being said, I have a pretty great one in the shop today. If you’re not really an over-sized pullover kind of person, this one checks off all the boxes in terms of color, fit and warmth. I also listed some pretty sweet velvety softness (makes you want to touch your own thighs all day), and an amazing 1940’s dress. When I’m wearing it I honestly feel like it takes me back to the Dust Bowl days. Pairing it with the Blixen Boots, it’s like a Dust Bowl match made in heaven. And last but NOT least…the novelty print dress. GAH! If this dress fit me, it would be going nowhere. I originally bought it for myself without trying it on (stupid). I was obsessed the second I saw it. It’s just the right amount of sweet with weirdness. Its glorious! Come check out the shop today. These items want to come home with you!

DSC_05252. 1990’s High Waisted Emerald Green Velvet Pencil Skirt (S/M)

DSC_05633. 1990’s High Waisted Black Velvet Skirt (S)

DSC_05084. 1940’s Mint Green Pinstripe Eyelet Ruffle Dress (S/M)

DSC_05785. 1960’s Novelty Print Peterpan Collar Dress (XS)

Shop Update

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Novelty Whale Print High Waisted Skirt

We added some more Spring/Easter fun to the shop today! This includes a high waisted skirt with the most charming whale print, delicate pastels and some items from the 80’s, 50’s and 30’s.

If you are having weather like us here in Toronto, then everything is probably pretty grey, but I think any of these items would add some much needed colour to these dreary days!

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Pastel Pink Pin-Stripe Wraparound Skirt

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1980’s High-Waisted Tulip Skirt

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Handmade Yellow Plaid Sleeveless Blouse

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1930’s Re-purposed Plaid Peplum Blouse

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1950’s Pistachio Green Day Dress