Beauty / Think Pink

Larkspur VintageThis was originally going to be a tutorial for the makeup I’m wearing, but the weather was so shit (i use natural light…another reminder that I desperately need a lighting kit), it was just not bright enough out to get clear, good quality photos. So, I just went with it, as you do when things don’t go as planned.Larkspur VintageLarkspur VintageLarkspur VintagePink is my favourite color (I’m sure you guessed that already), so it only felt natural to create a totally pink look to go with this new dress I received from Family Affairs (don’t worry, you’ll get a full outfit post of this gem soon). I covered my lids in a pretty shimmery pink and white shadow, did away with my normal cat liner for something more subtle, used a rosey blusher on my cheeks, gave my lips a nice pop of peach, and swiped some pink and mint on my nails for added cheery effect.Larkspur VintageLarkspur VintageIt only makes sense when creating a sweetly feminine (I use that term loosely, because what does feminine really look like anyway?) look, that I’d pair all pink with my rag curls (tutorial here) tied into a high ponytail and topped off with a matching hair bow. A fun look that I’m considering wearing for my birthday this weekend ❤Larkspur Vintage*Dress c/o Family Affairs; Bow vintage via Victory Mills

The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room

Larkspur VintageLast week Meaghan and I headed to the movies to see Aloha. Because Meaghan and I are kind of nerds and like to dress to theme (sort of ) we brought with us Tiki drinks (which Meaghan purchased at Walmart, incase you want your own tiki inspired cups) and dressed in bright, Hawaiian prints. Okay, so my dress is actually a house print, but whatever, we can pretend they are Hawaiian houses…it’s the inspiration that counts here, guys.
I highly suggest next time you see a movie or play (even if it sucks), try to dress to theme. It doesn’t have to be over the top Star Wars, Harry Potter, whatever style, but just a hint of theme, however you see it. It makes getting dressed that much more fun and gets your brain thinking and working.

If you were thinking of going to see Aloha, don’t waste your money or high hopes…if you have read the negative reviews, they are right, which I was hoping was not the case but it is very much the case. This blog is definitely not a movie review blog, but I thought I would mention it because if you are like me and love almost every person in the cast, especially Bradley Cooper ❤ and Bill Murray, you will be sorely disappointed.

Tell me about a time you dressed in theme…a party you went to, a movie you saw, an event you attended…anything!

*photos by Meaghan
Larkspur VintageLarkspur VintageLarkspur VintageDress c/o Larmoni
Blouse: thrifted vintage
Bow tie: handmade
Boots: Samantha Pleet x Wolverine

Grammy Dress

I refer to this dress as my Grammy (like Grandma…not the music awards) dress. It’s 80s does 40s which is probably why it’s so appealing to me. I don’t much care for 80s fashion except when it’s pretending to be a different era. The reason I call it my Grammy dress is I feel like in it’s heyday it was worn –  but I suspect it wasn’t exactly a “stylish” dress – and then when 80s fashion was passe it got ignored and sent to a thrift store, not being seen for what it really was and to become just another 80s misfit. It has the characteristics of 80s awfulness -.big gaudy flowers, sort of shapeless when on a hanger, the midi length, big shoulders…a perfect mix for a big ol’ pass when browsing a shop, and most likely something most young people would ignore entirely. But I fell in love with the colours, and I love a good midi length dress in the summer that I can just slip on and go about my day, so I gave it a shot and was even more pleased when it seemed to be my size. I really believe you can make almost any article of clothing work if it is styled right. Sometimes you have to give the misfits and Grammies of the world a chance to prove themselves…they may just surprise the heck out of you.

What about you guys? Do you have any misfit or Grammy clothes?
Dress: thrifted vintage
Boots: Samantha Pleet x Wolverine

To Market, To Market

After all the craziness with little Gus (he’s back home and doing better now btw, slowly but surely), I desperately needed to get out of the house for a bit of gal time with Meaghan. Because Gus requires meds and to eat every couple hours I couldn’t be out for too long, but I still managed to get away for a few to take a stroll with Meg and her pups, and wander over to Echo Beach where they were holding the Junction Flea. While Meg and I both kept ourselves from buying anything substantial, we did each get a mini popsicle and met the cutest dachshund puppy ever (how do things that small exist, and why can’t I have them all!?). A short but fun excursion and I’m looking forward to life getting back to normal.

Side note: what do you guys think of my bangs side swept? They are a bit long right now so I wanted to get them out of my eyes, but I’m kind of liking the look.

*photos of me by Meaghan and edited by me

Blouse, shawl, purse: H&M (old)
Skirt & hat: vintage
Shoes: Seychelles

Back To School

These photos were very spur of the moment which is unusual for me because I tend to plan out when I will be taking outfit photos. Ryan and I spent the weekend in Barrie with his family, and on the way back to Toronto we stopped at a school track & field to give Beans a good run before the drive home so she wouldn’t be whining in the back seat the whole time. Gus and I were just sort of hanging out because Gus doesn’t play catch, so I decided to grab my tripod and snap some photos since my Miss Patina skirt matched the track at this school and the whole outfit had a definite school girl vibe. The wind was insane making my hair blow in every direction and the sun was way too bright, but I like the way these turned out, even if most of them I couldn’t use because I was squinting or making a weird face. I really should share some “blooper/outtake” photos with you guys sometime, they are truly hilarious and would probably give you guys a good chuckle.
Blouse: vintage via Local 23
Skirt: Miss Patina
Shoes: thrifted Aldo