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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Epilogue

Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset“In a nightmare, I am falling from the ceiling into bed beside you.
You’re asleep, I’m screaming, shoving you trying to wake you up.
And like before, you’ve got no interest in the life you live when you’re awake.
Your dreams still follow storylines, like fictions you would make.” – Epilogue by The Antlers
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Dressing gown: thrifted vintage

Like a bullet through time

DSC_2661I look bored in these photos, as I usually do. I like that vibe for whatever reason – bored and sultry, maybe a little pained. Yes, I may look bored and pained to even be existing, but I am anything but in life and I feel lucky to be able to say that. That, plain and simply, makes me happy. Also wearing vintage lingerie and sleep wear makes me happy. I wish I could just live in it all the days of my life. Garments now are just not made with same quality and care, which is rather puzzling. In theory, things should improve with time when we have gained more knowledge and experience through trial and error. But it seems to me, with clothes, it has become cheaper quality at cut costs. A brassiere that has been around since 1960 and is still in great condition?! That’s what I’m talking about! Your Victoria Secret bra will not stand the test of time, I give her 1-3 yrs, tops (depending on the use she gets) While my bullety friend over here will probably live to 70…maybe more. She’s an old girl already, and myself and my twins love her dearly.

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DSC_2651Brassiere & house coat : thrifted vintage
Bloomers: Larkspur

The Trees They Grow So High

Processed with VSCOcam with n1 presetI’ve been trying to make more time for creative endeavors recently. This bleak winter has not been kind to my creative mind and I feel I’ve been a bit lazy for some time now — a whole lot of ideas, and not a lot of follow through. It’s hard to stay motivated when not much around you feels very inspiring. But I’ve got some exciting things in the works which has got me feeling positive again. I want this space to be wholly me and not just posts that fill in the gaps when I don’t have something of my own to share (although I do love supporting the amazing designers, artists and brands that I share). I’ve been rethinking the blog’s image, and the content I share. Maybe a name change? Or maybe it’s not ready for that just yet. I definitely want to introduce a little more uniformity to it. When Meg and I started this blog we had a weekly routine of posts we would share, but it got lost in translation over time. This space has changed so much since then. It is only me and my voice now, so it makes sense I leave some things behind, keep the idea of reoccuring content, but with more of my own original ideas. As most things are, it’s a work in progress. But I do hope you continue to follow along and this space can continue to grow in a positive way.

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Processed with VSCOcam with n1 presetNegligee: vintage via Public Butter
Rings: from my Mother

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