How Am I Not Myself?

Larkspur Vintage | Outfit: How Am I Not Myself?Larkspur Vintage | Outfit: How Am I Not Myself?I wanted to write something thoughtful to accompany these images, but sometimes images should be left to speak for themselves (which is just a cope out way of saying my brain isn’t feeling that stream of consciousness right now). So, that’s what I’ll let them do.

Hope ya’ll had a nice weekend. Tell me about it ❤
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Bloomers: Vintage via Petrune

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Control Freak

Processed with VSCOcam with m5 presetI took these images a couple weekends ago when I was putting off packing (I’ve been a procrastinator since always). The lighting was nice and since I started (almost a year ago) relying on myself to take my own pictures for this blog, I’ve really enjoyed learning new things about my camera and playing around with it. I almost always prefer to take my own images. Sure, it’s convenient to have someone else take your pictures, but I’m generally much happier with the results when I have done all the work myself (and that’s the control freak in me). I think that speaks volumes about my personality. I prefer to not have to rely on other people to get things done. If I could know how to do everything myself, that would be ideal. But it is impossible to be able to know and do everything. And often times it’s great to have help from others – it’s good to relinquish control from time to time, for your sanity.  I’m still learning to do this in all aspects of my life, as I’m sure many people are. Anyways, just a few thoughts for today.

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Bloomers: Petrune

Bonjour!

Processed with VSCOcam with m5 presetWell it’s been a minute hasn’t it?! Just giving you a little update on what’s been going on in my little ol’ life. Ryan and I just got back from camping and adventuring in the Bruce Peninsula National Park, which is why the blog was all crickets and tumbleweeds last week. I’ve got tons of photos and stories to share with you this coming week to make up for the nothingness of last week, but everyone deserves a break once in awhile I think, and this was well overdue.

I’m mostly here (posting on a Sunday) to let you know Whim Online Magazine featured Larkspur’s Summer 2014 lookbook on their site, and wrote about me, this blog and the shop, so I’d love for you guys to check it out, and to give their magazine a gander, if you have not already. It’s so so sweet, and made my day yesterday when they sent me the link.

Hope you are all having a lovely Labour Day weekend. I’ve got a lot of work to catch up, and I’ve got to start packing and throwing away/donating my things for my move this month.

Bra: TLO
Bloomers: Petrune

Come on now baby gimme just one look

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I’ve been listening to this song on repeat for about 6 days straight now. I’m choreographing a piece for a production my dance company is putting on nearing the end of January, and I had been searching song after song trying to find something that resonated with me, but also fit with the theme. I was given the “lover’s quarrel” as the title of my piece, which I’m pretty excited about. My personal ventures in love and heartbreak (wahhhhh!) are often where I pull from when choreographing, so it’s right up my alley. It’s the emotional Cancer vibes in me that feels all these feelings and wants them to be made into something tangible, and have others experience and relate to it. Needless to say, this song has been on my mind for days, and I sort of pulled from it when taking these pictures – restless, bored, moody vibes.

Okay! The clothes! The bloomers and camisole are two of my most favourite pieces that I own. The 1920’s camisole has made a few appearances on the blog already, but let us welcome these adorable 1950’s bloomers (hey friends!). I found them at Petrune – a little vintage store in Ithaca, NY. They were kind of an impractical buy, but I’m a sucker for vintage lingerie, so it couldn’t be helped. I wore them for a little bit lounging around the house, but little tears started forming in the butt, so they have been retired to the depths of my drawers (which is the way with most of my delicates).

I had a really lovely, relaxing weekend. Now just to get through one more week of work, and then I am off to Ottawa for about one week to see my wonderful family, and eat all their food.

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DSC_0356Camisole: Lawrence
Bloomers: Petrune
Fascinator: vintage – somewhere in Ithaca