Friday, August 30, 2013

eighty's crop tops

Outfit details- 
Skirt: Vintage
Top: Sentamentalist vintage clothing in London, ON
Purse: Vintage, Chez thrift, bolton
shoe: Seychelles

I love tie cropped eighty shirts, and long flowy skirts, I guess that's why I've featured two long skirts on the blog this week. This purse is one of my favourite items. I find the shape just really neat. I also love anything navy since it's such a hard colour to find. This is a very summery outfit and makes me enjoy the last day of August. I really don't want the summer to end, but I heard September is going to be hot, which is good, since August was a bit of a rip off with how chilly it was. 

 I spent all this week preparing for the wedding show that I am in next weekend. As well I spent this weekend hunting down fifties attire for a creative I'm working on, an engagement editorial shoot. I'm super excited for this shoot, as of course I love the fifties! We are shooting at an old retro diner and a carnival fair. FUN. 

I hope you are all headed to somewhere with a beach this weekend with the heat! My lad and I have special anniversary plans out of town. 
Have a wonderful long weekend. 

p.s. don't forget to check out my bridal boutique click here or my regular jewellery online shop click here for some new vintage upcycled pieces that went up on the shop this week. I'm quite bug eyed for this necklace (wink wink)
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Monday, August 26, 2013

a pleated skirt can make you feel so free

Outfit details- 
Loafers/walking on a cloud
Skirt: Forget me not pop up show
Shirt: clothing swap 
Bangles: mothers
Jewellery: Handmade by me from my online shop. Click here
Hat: grandfathers

I LOVE this pleated skirt. The colour is very unique and neutral. I can see it's going to turn in to a staple in my closet. Something I always grab. It's a new vintage find from the weekend. I also adore men's fedoras and they often pop into my outfits. Old man loafers AND old man fedoras + a pleated skirt...a girl can feel extra special wearing that fierce combination!

It's humid again, I don't even mind it for this last week of summer. I would do anything to hold on to the summer heat and fresh corn on the cob. I think that is my favourite thing about August. As little kids we used to eat corn on the cob EVERY single night at the cottage during the summer months. It was the best. Now my extended family farm has started growing human corn so we get to enjoy the deliciousness of FRESH corn thrown in the pot. 
What's your favourite summer time vegetable or summer tradition? Are you trying to squeeze anything in the last few days of summer?

p.s. thanks to everyone who has liked my page and helped my small business grow! I am now up to 300 likes. I am blowing air kisses at all of you. Big smiles. 
Don't forget to enter my giveaway. Click here to go to the blog post. It's a kensie beach cover up, valued at $54.00. I just ADORE mine. It's so nice to have a cover up a bit longer and something that has sleeves to cover up your arms during the heat of the day. Click here to enter the giveaway. 
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Friday, August 23, 2013

win a kensie article of clothing

Outfit details: 
Beach cover up: Kensie clothing 
Necklace: handmade by me, Hattitude jewellery

Do you like this beach cover up? You could win it! 

I was offered to do a review for Kensie clothing and I was thrilled to do one! I must say I am very happy with this beach cover up. I LOVE that is has sleeves on it to protect me from the sun. It is light and comfortable and I think looks great with all my bright bathing suits. I am just so impressed with this cover up. It's really lovely. I like the details of the tied bow on the legs, the pocket and I just seriously love how it has longer sleeves instead of straps to help keep me sun protected. It's so hard to find beach cover ups that have sleeve caps on them. 

Kensie told me I could give a beach cover up away as well! Or anything else you want from this site. Click here and enter the password SOMETHING PRETTY. If you win you can choose ANYTHING on the site. Enter using the form below and next friday I will announce the winner. 

p.s. it's now SUPER easy to enter my giveaways. I found a cool site that makes it easy for you to click and takes the work out of it, making it more likely YOU will win a piece of clothing from Kensie. 
Enjoy and good luck. 

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

a cottage sunset photo shoot!

This is what happens when three friends get together and the sun is setting perfectly at the beach....we decide to have a photo shoot. A cottage sunset photo shoot! 

This past weekend was a weekend filled with swimming, laughing, smells of bonfire, delicious food, sandy hair, and flea market finds. How was your weekend? I hope you got to enjoy this beautiful weather we have been having! 

Congratulations to Angela for winning the two handmade hair bows by Victoria. 
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Monday, August 12, 2013

a field full of sunflowers

Outfit Details:
Dress: Thrifted, The Sentamentalist, London ON
Belt: Mothers
Sweater: Grandmothers
Necklace: Handmade by me, Hattitude Jewellery 

I thought my neighbours farm field was the perfect place to take this photo since this outfit reminds me of a farm girls dress. It reminds me of Little House on the prairie a little. My boyfriend bought me it last week at a local thrift store in London, Ontario and I've been living in it ever since. It just is so easy to wear. I love it with a little yellow anchor necklace that I handmade from a vintage brooch. Summer is still here after all! 
My neighbours are the sweetest people and have a huge sunflower field and a beautiful wheat field. I was scouting out locations for my wedding creative shoot, that they have graciously allowed me to shoot in their backyard, that I am organizing for tomorrow afternoon. I can't wait for the shoot! I'm so excited to make some beautiful photos and create a love story through images. I am working with the very talented Samantha Hurley of photography. 

Follow me on facebook to see sneak peeks from our wedding creative tomorrow! 

Don't forget I am having a giveaway of two lovely handmade hair bows, by the lovely Victoria. Click here to see her facebook page for other cute hand sewn items. Check out the give away by Clicking here. 
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Friday, August 9, 2013

it's give away time!

Outfit details
Dress: Thrifted
Shoes: Winners
Earrings: Weezi, London, ON
Necklace: Handmade by me, Hattitude jewels

I love my hair bow. I think these hair bows are the perfect thing to throw on to complete an outfit. You know me, I am always one to accesorize rather then spend a fortune on a dress. I like to spend my money on accessorizing and I think hair clips and jewelry are the perfect item to do just that with. 

It's been over a year I think since I posted a give away. This is the lovely Victoria Speirs she makes beautiful hand sewn items and specializes in baby blankets, burpies, pretty much all things babies! She is so talented and if you have not checked out her FB page where she sells all things handmade, including wedding buntings. She is really is a jack of all trades and I LOVE seeing her posts pop up on my facebook home feed. She is such a talent to the handmade community!
Here's how to win these awesome hair bows, similar to the one she made me in my outfit post above. 

1. Like Victoria on her facebook page (trust me you won't regret it, her posts are always insanely adorable!) Click here. 
2. Like Hattitude jewellery (my handmade jewellery company specializing in custom work for bridal parties) on facebook. Click here. 

3. For EXTRA entries you can share our FB status about the giveaways 
4. For even MORE EXTRA entries you can follow Victoria and I on instagram @victory_speirs and @hattitudejewels

Don't forget to come back here and leave 1 or 4 comments telling me which you did, with your email address included so I can email you if you win! 

Winner will be chosen next Friday on August 16th, 2013 on
Good luck everyone!