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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Giveaway / Meraki Vintage

Processed with VSCOcam with n3 presetIt’s no secret I’m a vintage negligee, lingerie and loungewear enthusiast, so when Nikki of Meraki Vintage sent me this adorable powder pink dressing gown to add to my already booming collection, I was over the moon. While these garments may feel rather impractical in that their purpose is mostly to remain indoors (I have styled a nightgown for outdoor wear though), they are still pieces that feel very important in my closet. Wearing something at home that feels both pretty and comfortable is a must for me. I’m a homebody through and through, and I often feel no desire to get dressed in my outdoor garb if I’m just going to be sitting around the house all day, so these pieces are the perfect option that make me feel less like a frumpy lazy butt, and more like an adorable lazy butt.

Meraki Vintage is filled with pieces that span the 50s-90s, with a penchant for fun and colourful prints, which I absolutely adore. It’s a shop filled to the brim with varying styles for most anyone. I had an awfully hard time trying to pick just one piece since so many of them called to me. Lucky for you today I’m hosting a giveaway with Meraki Vintage! One of you could win $25 to her shop so you too can have an equally difficult (but actually fun) time picking from the assortment of loveliness!

How to enter:

  • Check out Meraki Vintage, and comment below with a link to your favourite item (don’t forget to leave your email)
  • For an extra entry follow @merakivintage on instagram and favourite her shop on etsy (and please let me know that in the comments below)

*giveaway runs until Tuesday, Feb 10th. The winner will be contacted on Wednesday, Feb 11th.

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For The Love Of Lingerie

Processed with VSCOcam with m5 presetWhile I’m in the midst of moving, things may be a little quiet around here until I get my internet switched over to the new place. In the mean time, I’d like to share a wee post Larkspur was featured in over the weekend at For The Love of Lingerie blog. I’m pretty excited about it since we all know of my love for lingerie, so it was very flattering to be featured as their Etsy pick of the week. Please check it out if you have a chance.

Take care dear pals. Hopefully I’ll be back here posthaste.

Bustier: vintage via Larkspur
Bloomers: vintage via Petrune

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

Into It, Intimates / The Loved One

11_01Well it’s due time I talk about The Loved One‘s lingerie, but if you’ve been a reader of mine for awhile you likely already know how enamored I am with this American-made lingerie line and vintage retailer, founded by Elvia Lahman and Hannah Metz. However, it would be silly of me not to include TLO in my new series, so here we are. The Loved One is indeed my favorite intimates line (no surprise there). It’s rare I find an intimates brand that I would absolutely buy every single piece from, but I can honestly say that is the case with TLO. Their aesthetic is one I feel a real kinship to, and it seems like each piece was specifically made for someone just like me – a lingerie brand after my own heart. My love for them is likely due to the fact that each piece feels authentically vintage, even though it is new. Having a modern take on vintage-inspired lingerie can be great, but I think it can be wonderful to just recreate styles popular in eras past. Afterall, it’s so hard to find vintage lingerie that is in good condition at a reasonable price point, and well, sometimes people just don’t like wearing other peoples old panties (I can’t purport to be one of those people though). I’m not sure of their plans to release new styles any time soon, they have had a few of these for quite awhile now, not that I’m complaining, but I’d love to see what they come up with next, and I’m sure you agree.

My favorites: Agony of Love knickers, gold Sin In The Suburbs knickers, Ballet Pink Fuego Top, She Should Have Stayed In Bed Bralette, One Shocking Moment Bra (already own it, teehee), How To Make A Doll bustier
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