August 29, 2012

lingering summer

It seems that summer is not quite ready to make an exit. I always tend to love the end of August/early September. The evenings are cooler and the afternoons still hold warm temperatures and sunshine. This means I can still get away with a few more summery styles before autumn really rolls in. While I'm more of a summer girl myself, I love having a change of seasons because change always means there are new things to look forward too.

I have a feeling that this fall is going to be full of lots of nice changes and opportunities. Things get really busy at work, which I enjoy, and I think it's going to be particularly fun to watch my little niece grow over the coming months. I'm choosing to enter this fall season accepting change and renewal, both in life and in my wardrobe. Do the change of seasons make you excited for a new beginning?

Vintage wedges
Thrifted denim top
Thrifted checkered skort
Thrifted boater hat

The week is halfway done, and we have a long weekend coming up here, so I'm looking forward to a nice rest before kicking off a more busy time in work and life. Have a happy Wednesday!

<3 Lo

August 27, 2012

giveaway: $25 to la quaintrelle!

Yay! Another giveaway! This time you have a chance to win a $25 gift card to be redeemed on the La Quaintrelle website! This shop has some really adorable dresses (along with some accessories and shoes) and here are my three favourites:

 In order to enter you must:

Visit the La Quaintrelle website and comment with YOUR favourite item! It's that easy!

For extra entries (please leave separate comments for each):
1. Like on Facebook
2. Follow on Twitter

Open internationally. Contest closes on September 1st and winner will be announced the following week! Good luck!

August 24, 2012

just popping in...

...for a quick Friday hello! It's been a tiring week going back to work after vacation, and so I don't have much to say. Just wanted to leave you with a little outfit post (where I look shockingly pale).  :)

Vintage Dress and belt
Modcloth heels
Bracelet from Mikao

xoxo Lo

August 23, 2012

august sponsors

Check out August's new sponsors (and don't forget all the "old" lovelies too)!

1. Lauren of Old Red Boots. A newish gal to blogging, she documents her trips to the farmers market, her adorable, adventurous, and ever-changing style, and her veracious love for cats. I can honestly say that her blog is a joy to read and her style makes me envious!
2. La Quaintrelle. I have been a long-time fan of this little online shop which is based out of Nova Scotia Canada (you can catch an earlier feature here). With gorgous vintage-inspired dresses, accessories, and shoes, this little shop is one to watch!
3. The Vintage Set. This online vintage shop in the UK is certainly eager to get their name out there, and I have had an amazing experience working with them! With their hand-picked, on-trend vintage items, you really can't go wrong!

xoxo Lo

August 21, 2012

in-betweens (and giveaway winner)

Hiiii! Back from my little vacation from work (and from my blog apparently!) It's strange to be out of my regular routine for a long period of time, but a little change is always good :) It's also then hard to get BACK into a routine. Times of transition can be a little tricky to navigate sometimes!

Speaking of transitions and in-betweens, we're into real August weather here which means it's cooler in the mornings and at night, but still warm during the day, so getting dressed in the morning is a bit of a challenge. I've began doing a bit of layering with things that are easy to put on and take off as the temperature changes throughout the day. So the cardigans are coming out and I just bought a new pair of tights to start wearing under dresses again (kind of been missing the look of black tights!). I LOVE summer, but I must say I'm getting a little excited for some new fashion adventures as autumn draws closer.

Fraiche dress
Cardigan from Jacob
Vintage purse and belt
Aldo flats
Cupcake earrings from Forever 21

And now to announce the winner of The Vintage Set giveaway! Congrats Sarah (sorry it's a bit fuzzy!). Please contact me at to claim your prize!

xoxo, Lo!

August 17, 2012

urban escape

This week off from work has been pretty restful, and I think for that reason I haven't really done any outfit posts. I've just been laying low and visiting with family, which was really nice. Rob has taken a few days off as well, so yesterday we spent a lot of quality time together. We decided to trek out to High Park (Toronto's version of Central Park) for a picnic and a bit of exploring.  It feels like it is a bit of an escape from busy city life, with beautiful gardens, forest area, a lake, and hiking and walking paths. We realized that the last time that we did that was two years ago! It was a perfect afternoon for wandering High Park, and it was so nice to have uninterrupted time together.

Thrifted H&M cardigan
Skater skirt from Artsy Closet
Vintage blouse

And today is the last day to enter the giveaway from The Vintage Set! Winner will be selected and announced next week!

Happy Friday! <3 Lo

August 14, 2012

introducing penelope joy

So if you're wondering why I've been a bit MIA the last little bit, it's because my niece has finally arrived, and I've been spending tons of time with the little lady! She was born August 11th at 1:14am. She is so much fun already, and pretty much the cutest baby ever!

I was able to be there for my sister for a good part of her labour. She started having contractions at midnight on Friday, and ended up being in labour for 26 hours by the time Penelope came. I stayed with Melissa and my brother-in-law at the house before we all went to the hospital, and supported them until my mom came around 5pm. Then we just waited in a lounge until we got to go in and see Penny at 3:30am. It was a long day, and at times it was really tough to see my sister in so much pain, but I was glad that I could be there to offer some help. And once Penny came, we forgot a lot of the rough parts. 

My sister did a great job, and I'm so proud of her. I'm also already addicted to being an auntie. I've taken this week off work, and am spending most of my time hanging out with the little gal. We even had a good long cuddle session yesterday. I think it's safe to say that you will be seeing pictures of Penny appearing on here from time-to-time!

<3 Lo

August 12, 2012

giveaway: the vintage set

I am so pleased to announce my first giveaway hosted here on my blog! The Vintage Set is a fairly new online vintage shop based in the UK, with items on their website, as well as through ebay auctions. They have very generously provided the opportunity to win these 4 amazing pieces!

Entry is simple:
1. Like The Vintage Set on Facebook
2. Follow TVS on Twitter
3. Leave a separate comment on here for each 

The winner will be drawn on August 18th! Good luck!

xoxo Lo

August 7, 2012

icons of summer

Nothing says summer more to me than little floral dresses and walks in the park. This past weekend started out pretty hot here in the city, but cooled down in the mornings for Sunday and Monday. I'm starting to see little hints of autumn in the early mornings, and it's getting me a bit excited for tights and cozy sweaters. While I love summer and the heat, I'm ready for a bit of a change, and I love living in a country where we get to really experience the different seasons.

But for now, I'm going to appreciate my little summer dresses while I can.  :)

Thrifted poppy dress
Vintage belt
Forever 21 hairband
Payless sandals

Happy Tuesday! 
<3 Lo

August 6, 2012

insta moments

A little glimpse into my instagram on this gorgeous Monday afternoon! Don't forget to follow me at deliciouslyyours!

1. Rob and I at an amusement park. 2. Home-made orange mango popsicle. 3. Reunion with an old friend!
4. Mint chocolate! 5. Visiting babies 6. My roommate and I looking unintentionally similar. 7. Sunday afternoon word search puzzles. 8. Tye-die! 9. Mexican food in the park.

Now I'm off to read and enjoying the last of my long weekend!
xoxo Lo

August 2, 2012

strangeness and charm

Happy Thursday lovelies! We have a long weekend coming up here, and with my office on summer hours (we close at 1pm on Fridays) I'm looking forward to some MUCH needed time off! I'm going to be celebrating my roomie's birthday, doing some thrift shopping, and hopefully a ton of reading (just started The Book of Negroes). And the fact that it's now August has me feeling like I need to cherish the summer days we have left.

Thrifted top
Vintage wicker purse
Vintage wedges (these seem to be constantly on my feet lately)
Hair bow from Ardene

Do you have any fun plans for this weekend?!

xoxo Lo