Mansur Gavriel FW ’15 Lookbook

Mansur Gavriel FW '15 lookbookI don’t often get excited about bags. I used to have a serious collection of them, but over time I stopped finding purses that I liked, which eventually led to me only having a few purses to rotate between (woe is me…my life is so hard…). However, every time I see a Mansur Gavriel purse, I remember that purses can actually be covetable. I’m really a vintage purse girl at heart, but when I buy new, these are the styles I enjoy; solid colours, roomy and the option between handbag or shoulder. Aside from the purses being truly beautiful, it’s this FW ’15 lookbook that is the real gem twinkling in my eyes (thanks to Daria for sharing on her blog first). What a fun way to present bags! While I’ve never been a huge fan of minimalism, this is the type minimalism I enjoy; it’s eye catching, colourful and abstract in the simplest way.
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Tie Your Scarf On Tight

DSC_0762I almost forgot about these pictures, or rather, I wasn’t actually planning on ever sharing them. For whatever reason, I didn’t much like most of the ones we took, which happens from time to time. But here we are. Ryan snapped a couple shots of me while we were on our way to Thanksgiving dinner, bundled up in our coats and scarves. I always get excited on the first day of the season when I get to wear a scarf. I have a lot of scarves, although, only the same few get the most wear. But I’m sort of a scarf fiend.  If I enter a thrift store with the intention of finding a new scarf, I usually come away with a few (they are only like $2, can you blame me!?) I used to be like this with bags/purses. Surprising right? How often do we see me with a bag/purse on this blog?! Almost never. I still own quite a few bags (some really nice ones, might I add), but I tend to only use 1 or 2 purses on a regular basis nowadays, so I often discard my bag for photographs. This is something I would like to change. I used to be able to find a bag I liked in most stores I frequented, but I don’t much care for the purses I find now. I prefer vintage purses, but they tend to be on the small side, and for me, I cram a lot of things into my purse, so a large purse is necessary on most days. I’ve been searching and searching for a large tapestry bag for quite awhile now, but to no avail. In the meantime I have bought some smaller ones, that I adore, but they don’t get nearly as much use as this faux-leather tote bag, which is a shame because I think a tapestry bag adorned with kitties is far more interesting than a plain black tote bag.

*photos by RyanDSC_0752DSC_0756Coat: vintage via Toronto Vintage Clothing Show
Scarf: thrifted
Dress c/o eShakti
Socks: Target
Shoes: Seychelles
Tote: H&M (similar)

New in the shop!

DSC_01951980’s Ivory Faux Leather Purse with Bow Detail

And we’re back! What has it been…like 1 month? I’m uncertain, it’s been awhile that’s for sure. But I promise regular shop updates coming your way from now on (hmm, maybe Christmas will cause some problems). I recently received two large boxes of vintage purses/handbags/clutches from a family friend, so this week is of course chalk full of them. This hasn’t even really made a dent in the amount I have sitting around my home right now, but we must start somewhere. Pop by the shop today, maybe one will catch your eye and make a nice friend for your holiday/new year’s eve outfits?!

DSC_02021990’s Wine & Tar Leather Handbag/Purse

DSC_02151980’s Silver Lame Clutch/Handbag

DSC_02171980’s Ivory & Red Faux Leather Clutch/Purse

DSC_02211980’s Ivory Leather Handbag

DSC_02351990’s Black Leather Purse

DSC_02301980’s Wine Leather & Suede Purse/Clutch

Shoes & Bags at Larkspur

DSC_02611950’s Cream & Ivory Beaded Hand Bag

Today’s shop update is full of purses and a couple pair of shoes. Things I have had for sometime now, and never quite got around to photographing…until now. The hand bags are so great. A perfect accessory for a night out. Maybe even add a little sparkle to a New Year’s Eve outfit…which is months away, but it’s always good to plan ahead (I should take my own advice). Pop by the shop today, maybe something will catch your eye!

DSC_02671950’s Black Beaded Hand Bag

DSC_02661950’s Ivory Beaded Hand Bag

DSC_02801980’s Buttery Yellow Faux Snake Skin Purse

DSC_02921980’s Patchwork Pastel Floral Hand Bag

DSC_02861960’s Ivory Box Style Hand Bag

DSC_02981970’s Green Suede Bow Detail Shoes 8.5

DSC_03061960’s Gold Lame & Ivory Heels 6.5