July 31, 2012

quilted love

This dress reminds me of a quilt, which reminds me of being snuggled up with a cup of tea on a rainy day. I searched for a vintage quilt for years, and found this dress instead :) With it's variety of colours the styling possibilities are endless, but I mostly prefer to let the dress speak for itself so I paired it with a few simple, neutral accessories.

I wore this dress on my blog one other time, way back at the beginning of things. You can see it here, if you want to see some old, terrible photos :)

Vintage dress
Aldo sandals
Vintage sequin clutch
Ardene necklace

Hope you're having a good Tuesday so far! I've been impatiently awaiting the arrival of my little niece, who could be coming any day now! You can be sure once she is here, that I will be sharing photos and stories on here like crazy! 

<3 Lo

July 30, 2012

sponsor in august

I'm offering free sponsorship again this month! Send me an email at deliciouslyyourslo@gmail.com if you're interested! You will receive space for an ad and a feature post! Looking forward to partnering with you!

<3 Lo

July 27, 2012

baby shower!

Wow! This week has certainly gotten away from me. Here I am about to post about the baby shower from last Sunday, and it's already practically the weekend!

Anyway, a little later than I anticipated, but here are some photos from the shower that I threw for my sister and brother-in-law. Melissa wanted Dave to be a part of the experience, so we decided that a co-ed shower would be best. With that in mind, we vetoed the usual obligatory shower games, and just had a nice celebration time with friends!

The theme of the shower was children's books, and I had each guest surprise Melissa and Dave with a special book in order to begin a library for the little one. My roommate and I made little buntings out of old books we picked up at thrift stores, and we had a sundae and nacho bar (not together, of course!).

Sci-fi bunting for the dad.

Winnie-the-Pooh bunting. 

The most amazing Sundae bar ever!

Passing around the baby gifts.

Dave loved the little bathing suit!

My roomie Sarah made a peanut piƱata. Dave did the honours! 

It's a hit!

Everyone scavenged for the prizes, which included little Lego men, pirate tattoos, and little bow hair elastics.

It was so much fun celebrating the little one whose arrival we are all impatiently waiting for! I think my sister is quite ready to be done being pregnant, and ready to meet her daughter. I know I'm VERY ready to meet my niece. So come baby, come! 

xoxo Lo

July 25, 2012

july sponsors

You should definitely get to know these lovely ladies and their lovely blogs!

1. Elise from Dear Family. Her blog is super adorable, and she has such a cute, easy-going sense of style. She also appears to be an amazing cook, and I love reading about her cooking adventures!
2. Jessica from The Jessica L Blog. Her style is so bright and sunny, and she can seriously rock a hat! I really like seeing how she puts together an amazing outfit on a small budget! Really inspiring!
3. Rachel from Rachel the Hat. This girl is a true doll. She is perhaps one of the most stylish mom's that I know, and she has a really great vintage collection!
4. Taylor from CoverGirl and Converse. Her blog is all about her daily inspirations, with everything from cooking, DIY's, to personal style. If looking for some fresh ideas, her blog is a great place to look!
5. Jenni from Jenni Austria Germany. This blog is certainly different from mine, but is really fun to read! Jenni talks about her travels around Europe, the people she meets, and the various cultures that she encounters. And she is pretty witty, I might add!
6. Kayti from Kayti vs. The World. Ok, if you want some great makeup reviews, this is the blog to read. For someone who wears makeup, but is terrified of buying it, I enjoy reading what Kayti likes and dislikes. 

July 23, 2012

retro pink

This weekend was full of some fun events! Seeing The Dark Night Rises, going to a mini folk festival, and celebrating my sister, my brother-in-law, and my soon-to-be niece at a fun little baby shower. This is what I wore to the shower, and please excuse me if I look a little tired and frazzled. It was the end of the day after I had been running around organizing and hosting. It was a great shower though, and I will share some photos with you this week!

I loooovvveee this dress. Anything 1960's always catches my eye, but the femininity and little details of the pattern and lace sold me. I use to think that I wasn't really a "pink" kind of girl, but this dress certainly changes all of that!

60's vintage dress from When Decades Collide
Vintage wedges
Owl necklace from Aldo
xoxo Lo

July 19, 2012

i have no idea what to title this post..

...and it's Thursday and my brain is fried.
Sometimes life is just like that! So I'm not going to stress anymore about what to title this post, or what to write about. Today my writing fountain (ha!) has run dry, so instead I give you a REAL fountain! :)

H&M top
Vintage skirt
Vintage heels
Vintage clutch
Aldo Earrings.

Hope you're having a good Thursday! I'm sooo looking forward to this weekend, fun things in store! How about you?!
xoxox Lo

July 17, 2012


This is my first attempt at taking outfit photos all on my own. I had borrowed a tripod for a little project which I will be revealing soon, and Rob had to work, so I decided to try taking the photos myself. I think they turned out ok, pretty good for a first attempt (especially when I was in a bit of a hurry). I also tried a little effect in Photoshop to add a kind of "foggy" feeling to the photos. So I guess this post is very experimental!

I must say though, I missed the company of my cute photographer, so I might keep him around for awhile. ;)

Urban Outfitters skirt
Thrifted platforms
Thrifted boater hat
H&M blouse
Vintage belt
Vintage purse

xoxo Lo

July 13, 2012

come and visit me...

...over at Rachel the Hat, where I'm guest posting today! I am soooo in love with these photos, so I hope that you will come over and check them out! But most importantly, I hope that you will check out Rachel's blog, as she is so sweet and has the cutest, most colourful style!

Here's a sneak peek!

<3!!! Lo

July 10, 2012

three things: cherished books

I've been meaning to do this edition of "three things" for some time now, and finally took the time to take the photos (you can read the other "three things" posts here and here). This is cheating a bit, since it's really five books and not three, but I had to include all of these in my list of all-time favourite books.

1. Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield and The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Love is a Mix Tape holds a very special place in my heart, and is one of the most touching and heart-warming books I have ever read. It's so sad and yet hopeful at the same time. It's a memoir about the authors journey of love and loss and music.
The Outsiders is a classic that I read in grade 7 and then again in high school. It's one of the few mandatory school books that I actually loved and have read multiple times. It's about two rival gangs in the 1950's and focuses on the coming-of-age of the main character Soda Pop (yes, that's his name!). The author actually wrote this when she was only 18 years old!

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chboski and Shopgirl by Steve Martin (yes that Steven Martin!). The funny thing about these books is that there are movie adaptations of both, one which came out a few years ago and another coming out soon. And I picked up both of these books from a thrift store. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is another coming-of-age tale about a teenage boy who doesn't really seem to fit in anywhere until some senior students befriend him. It is wonderfully written and is surprising enjoyable. Shopgirl is another book that holds a special place in my heart. I actually saw the movie first and fell in love with it and wanted to buy the book for a very long time. It's written by comedian and actor Steve Martin, but is actually quite serious. It's fairly short and easy to read but holds a lot of depth. It's a story about loneliness, belonging, and finding real love. This book definitely leaves me with warm fuzzies every time :)

3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. This is a true classic, and often gets mixed reviews (especially as many people had to read it as a student, which I often did begrudgingly). The book starts out quite dark and sad as the main character Jane Eyre is an orphan and abandoned to a girl's boarding school. Eventually she becomes a governess in the household of Mr. Rochester and she begins to learn many life lessons. The thing that I love about this book is that it is a love story, but a non-glamorous one. The main characters are described as plain in appearance (with Mr. Rochester also having a rather unpleasant personality), and for me this makes it a more real and relatable love story. It is regular people overcoming odds to be together, and learning to love the sometimes-hard-to-love things.

I hope that I've inspired you to do some reading, if you haven't had a chance to check all of these books out. I am an avid reader, but these are the ones that I go to again and again.What books hold a special place in your heart?

<3 Lo

July 9, 2012

a happy coincidence

Rob and I were seeking out a location for outfit photos, and came across an alleyway with one red building and one brown building; colours that just happened to match my outfit! I also found a lovely little heart necklace and brown bow ring at Forever 21 that same day. I didn't even notice that they were a perfect compliment to my outfit until after I had purchased them! Some times things just work out in your favour :)

Tee from Garage
Piperlime wedges
Vintage skirt
Vintage western belt
Heart necklace and bow ring from Forever 21
Vintage bag

Here's hoping that you have a few happy coincidences this Monday!

xoxo Lo

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July 4, 2012

sometimes simple is best

While I like to "dress up" and plan what I wear, sometimes I'm just in the mood to throw something on and go. Last night Rob and I went for an evening walk to a new bar that friends of his just opened (they have vintage pinball and arcade games), and after being at work all day, I just wanted  to wear something comfortable and simple. I recently got this little pinafore dress from Dahlia, which is quickly becoming a favourite online shop, and it is sooo comfy.

Pink tee from Garage
Pinafore dress from Dahlia
Payless sandals
Braided hairstyle from Elise of Dear Family

Hope you are having a good Wednesday!
xoxo Lo