Not A Rebel

DSC_0787My pictures have been a little boring as of late. Now that I have moved, I’m trying to seek out new locations that are a little more close by to take my pictures at. My old haunts are still not that far, but they are no longer walking distance, and I much prefer to walk to a location than to take transit. I scoped out a school near by recently that I would really like to take some fun images at, but the gates were all locked and I’m not much of a rebel these days (when did that happen!?). So here we are with a plain old wall. However, my home is coming together (slowly, but surely) and I’m excited to share it with you, in the form of some much more interesting shoots.

Recently most of my outfits have been in shades similar to this one – brown, mustard, black, burnt orange. My fall wardrobe consists mostly of these colours, and it got me thinking I need to add a few more colours to my palette. But for now, this works just fine – why fight the things you obviously like?! I threw this outfit together before a surprise party I went to over the weekend and quite liked it. Sometimes the outfits we throw together with little thought end up being the best ones. I would say, however, if I had a mustard skirt to match my blouse, this outfit would be better. But I’ve been unable to find one anywhere (let a girl know if you have seen any!) Maybe it’s time I bring out the ol’ sewing machine, and make a skirt just like this one in several colours. You can never go wrong with an a-line button down mini. The 70s knew what they were doing when they made this guy, that’s for sure.

Anyways, It’s Thanksgiving Monday, which means I have the day off, and I’ve got some vintage soaking in the tub that needs to be rinsed and hung to dry before they head to their new homes, so I must be off. To all my Canadian readers, Happy Thanksgiving! Hug your parents for me, because I don’t get to see mine.

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DSC_0777 Blouse: Common Sort
Shirt: thrifted
Skirt: vintage via Odd Finds General Store
Boots: Samantha Pleet x Wolverine
Tights: Malabar (old pair of ballet tights)
Lipstick: So Chaud by MAC

Visit Larkspur at Odd Finds General Store

DSC_2713Larkspur is now officially at Odd Finds General Store. I am so excited to be a part of this collective and to have Larkspur available in the flesh. It’s the sort of progress I envisioned for my shop when I first started it, so it’s quite a nice feeling. I’m not trying to toot my own horn here, but I often need to remind myself to be proud of the things I’ve accomplished, instead of always thinking about what’s next and never allowing myself to be present and happy with exactly this moment. I think a lot of people struggle with this very issue. Sometimes it feels like life is a constant race from one check point to the next, and there is never a moment to be present and acknowledge that things are okay the way they are, here and now. So anyways, I’m working on that. Things are good right now, and who really cares what tomorrow brings. But, if tomorrow brings anything, it should be you, stopping by the shop (tee hee). It’s worth it, in my opinion – a ton of awesome consignors to clothe your bod, and a great selection of teas to tickle your tastebuds.

Odd Finds General Store
1178 Bloor St. W (main intersection Bloor & Dufferin)
Toronto
647-773-2009

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Larkspur / Odd Finds General Store

1396534429.251221.IMG_0707-3I’ve got some pretty exciting news to share with you today! Starting May, you will be able to find Larkspur at Odd Finds General Store and Tea Shop here in Toronto. I will continue to sell online for my far away customers who are unable to shop in the flesh, but this will be very exciting for the local customers who like trying things on and don’t want to pay shipping. It’s a win win situation. I plan on making a more thorough post on the shop, as it is amazing, and shop owners Stacey and Danielle are some pretty neat gals who deserve a post dedicated to the great things they do. All this being said, the online shop has been fairly quiet since a lot has been happening for Larkspur in non-virtual life. But this weekend I’m shooting my April lookbook with a babely babe and plan to have some new things listed online by the end of next week, so keep an eye out!

Odd-Finds1-624x395*photo via Toronto Life