Lady K Loves Review & Giveaway (CLOSED)

Hello friends!

If you’ve been a follower of my blog for awhile, you’ve no doubt seen my post reviewing (and gushing) over some gorgeous items from Lady K Loves. As still some of my favorite items (can’t wait for spring time when I can bring out the playsuit again!), I jumped at the chance to review items from the wonderful new collection, and to spread the love by bringing YOU all a giveaway of your own!

I first started to hear word of Lady K Loves when pinup after pinup started posting themselves donning the marvelous jeans featured on the site, so was so happy to see that the new collection featured more trousers as well as a wide array of new tops perfect for the fall and holiday seasons.

My own little package of items to review included the May Trousers in Grey Abstract, the Becki Top in Mustard, and the Jess Top in Mustard. As someone who doesn’t have any mustard in her wardrobe (or come to think of it, any pants!), I was happy to expand my collection with these new items, and bring you all a review.

While the Becki and the Jess come in the exact shade of mustard and the same type of material, their cuts make them incredibly different tops. The Becki, with its bat wings and black trim, is friendlier for a colder climate due to the heaviness of a trim that stops the cold from seeping in. The neck is very tight, but only noticeably so when trying to get it on (my advice: just be sure to put it on BEFORE you style your hair and put your lipstick on, and you’re good to go). The arms and waist are comfortably loose, and there was plenty of room to accommodate my 36″ bust through the chest area.

The Jess, on the other hand, is so lightweight overall that it could be worn throughout the seasons with various levels of layering. While I avoid sleeves in the summer time here, this material seems thin enough to make it wearable even in 120º weather. Just as with the Becki, the arms and waist of this are comfortably loose, and while I generally prefer a really tight waist, the casual appearance of this top particularly lends itself to the relaxed fit, and it’s nice having an option that’s not holding me in at my smallest all day long.

While the lightweight nature of the mustard material is a HUGE bonus for someone who lives in my climate, I did notice that these tops both show absolutely everything. This became a problem in the sense that I can’t really wear most of my vintage or repro bullet bras because the stitching shows through the top. A simple modern bra solves the problem, however, and I’m now on the lookout for a bullet bra with hidden seaming. After all, these are both great cuts to get that marvelously casual “sweater girl” look that I’m so fond of.

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The May pants, my first pair of trousers in over a year since I sold my last pair, have been a relieving addition to my wardrobe in so many ways. First, because it’s nice being able to throw on an outfit without shaving, second, because these are as comfortable as leggings, and third, because they’re a marvelous neutral with just enough detail to make them an interesting piece. I was a bit worried about sizing as I clock in at 24″ in the waist, 38″ in the hip, and about 23″ around for each leg. The sizing on the site lists the XS as measuring 25,” 35,” but having experience with Lady K Loves’ AMAZING Emma Playsuit that fit me like a glove and had the same sizing suggestion, I was pleased when I was told that there’s plenty of stretch in the trousers. Upon receiving my package, my first move was to try to test how stretchy these trousers are, and from rest, they could stretch several additional inches. Because of this, they could without a doubt fit a wide range of sizes easily. The waist clocked in large for me, particularly with the stretch, and would probably be a better fit for a waist size of 26″-27″ inches. I had to pin it so it fit me properly, so if possible, I would personally size down if you’re worried about the waist being too large. These have enough stretch that it wouldn’t be a risky move. Once pinned, however, they had the comfiest fit and I could sit in all myriad of positions without worrying about cutting off circulation, and they retained their shape, keeping enough looseness for that vintage feel, while remaining form-fitting.

By the time I could shoot photos for you guys, these pants were on their fourth wear! And as you can see, they’re in perfect condition. Here I am pairing them with the Becki top:

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And here they are in action with the Jess top!

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If you’d like to get your own May Trouser, Becki Top, or Jess Top, you can now enter my giveaway for a chance to win a £50 shopping voucher with Lady K Loves! The winner will be chosen on the second of January at midnight, PST, and you can enter here on my blog via the link below, and/or head over to my Instagram for instructions on how to enter there. Good luck, everyone!

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Lady K Loves Giveaway

They’re also having an end of the year sale that includes reductions on a whole slew of items, so head on over if anything strikes your fancy:

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Happy holidays!

Miss Lark Bahar

Winners of Pt. 2 of my 10K Giveaway!

At the beginning of this month, I decided to host a fun little giveaway for my followers in celebration of hitting 10K (now 12.5K!!!) followers on Instagram.

So today’s the day to announce my three prize winners!

The lucky dame who won this gorgeous selection of hair accessories from Belle Blossoms is the ever-lovely Paola from http://thehepburnmovement.blogspot.com! I’m excited to see how you style everything!

 

The lucky dame who won this wonderful blouse from My Premier Amour is emmacavity@gmail.com! Don’t forget to check your email for instructions on getting your top 💖

 

And our final prize winner is asbamasaint@yahoo.com! Check your email for instructions on getting your custom skirt from Vance Clothing arranged and ready to go 💕

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Thank you to all who entered! I look forward to many more giveaways, and can’t wait to see how you winners style your prizes!

 

Love,

Miss Lark Bahar

My 10K Giveaway, Pt. 2: Custom Hand-painted Skirt from Vance Clothing, Belle Blossoms Hair Accessories, and My Premier Amour Custom Blouse

Hello friends and followers!

As I’m sure many of you have seen on my Instagram, I recently hit 10K followers! 🎉🎈💥

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This is something that I had never imagined was a possibility! After all, it wasn’t THAT long ago that I was reeling over hitting just 1K. I’m so appreciative to all of my followers, old and new, and particularly appreciative of all those friends who stuck by my Instagram even when I started flooding it with photos of my vintage clothing.

Having seen this impending momentous occasion, I wanted to give a little something back to everyone, so sent out a call asking shops to collaborate with me. I was so pleasantly surprised at the wide range and quantity of responses, that I decided to split my giveaway into two parts, accessories, and bigger ticket items!

For this portion of my giveaway, 3 separate winners will be chosen for my three separate prizes. Here’s a break down of all three items and the contest widgets where you can enter. The contest ends June 12th – same date as the corresponding Instagram portion of my giveaway.

Prize 1:

The first item on my list is perhaps my favorite of the donated items as the possibilities are endless! Although I had known Miss Lillian Vance previously, it was upon seeing her photographs with Miss Victory Violet in Disneyland that I realized she is one of those talented people who can hand-make and hand-paint skirts! I immediately contacted her asking if we could work something out, and I am officially in her queue to get a skirt painted with Meg’s “Won’t Say I’m in Love” scene in Hercules.

I’m thrilled to announce that she’s also offering up a skirt for my contest! The skirt can be of cotton or felt material (your choice), and she’ll paint one image on it of your choice, as well. This is such a huge prize, and I’m so happy to give you all a chance to win one of her gorgeous works of art.

(A note, since this is a custom item, it’ll be at least a month before you receive it so Vance Clothing has time to discuss options with you, then sew and hand-paint it.)

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Enter Vance Clothing Custom Skirt Giveaway

 

Prize 2: The second item on my list is a selection of hair accessories from Belle Blossoms, one of my all-time favorite hair flower designers out there, and my go-to shop for hair snoods and the holy grail brand of hair combs, Grip-Tuth. Though I haven’t been using flowers lately as the selection I had reached an untimely demise over the past year, I’m eagerly awaiting some hair flowers from Belle Blossoms myself and was so happy when she agreed to donate items for the giveaway.  She created a hair flower she calls “Erica’s Irish Wedding Clip” for my giveaway as well as sending along a white snood and a white scarf, perfect for wedding or daily wear in the hot summer time (pictured below)!

Enter Belle Blossoms’ Hair Accessory Giveaway

 

Prize 3:

If you saw my last post on my blog, you’ve seen my review of my custom My Premier Amour Charm & Eloquence blouse made for me with the gorgeous Paris print.

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The final item in the blog portion of my giveaway is this same blouse in an adorably kitschy cat print customized to your size! Perfect for warmer or cooler weather, and to add that little extra bit of interest into your wardrobe with the peplum cut (pictured below).

(Note: Since this item is also made just for the winner, it will take around 2 weeks to get the top made from the time the winner is chosen.)

My Premier Amour’s Charm & Eloquence Blouse Giveaway

If smaller accessories float your boat, you can also head over to my Instagram for Part 1 of my giveaway and the chance to win all of these adorable items:

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All you have to do is repost this image with the hashtag #misslarkbahar10kgiveaway on Instagram and follow the involved shops in the loop. For further details, head on over to my post about it.

Good luck everyone, and thanks for sticking around!

Love,

Miss Lark Bahar

Spotlight Saturday: Deer Arrow & Revere Folie Giveaway Winnings

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As an avid Instagram user, I am not one to shy away from Instagram contests when my favorite shops decide to host them. When Deer Arrow announced theirs last month with a choice between one of their new line of brooches and a pair of earrings from the amazing shop Revere Folie, I knew I had to enter! Although I hadn’t heard of Revere Folie before the contest, the fact that Deer Arrow’s Eve Brooch was a part of the giveaway immediately cinched the deal (you might have caught my Loves & Desires of the Week where I featured Deer Arrow’s designs and particularly focused on the Eve).

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After immediately reposting, I quickly dove into Revere Folie’s Instagram and was absolutely astounded by the designs! The gorgeous art-deco inspired designs quickly caught my eye with their gorgeous gold, silver, and black ultra-glam feel, and I knew that if I won, I would have a difficult time making a choice.

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Although I reposted the giveaway image many a time, I did not anticipate winning (as one rarely does with such large giveaways); needless to say, I was completely astounded as I sat in my broken-down car (which had only minutes ago started SMOKING before my very eyes), and saw that Deer Arrow had tagged me in the cutest video showing my reposted image being chosen! It was a hectic week in my life and this was the sole highlight of it.

As soon as I managed to make my way home and my phone was charged enough, I quelled the little voice in my head making me question my Deer Arrow brooch choice (the blonde is just so gorgeous!), and quickly made my way to Revere Folie’s Etsy after confirming that I could choose any pair of earrings I wanted. As anticipated, it was a tough decision and I decided against the black and silver earrings I was originally drawn to, figuring they would disappear too much in my black hair, and opted instead for the gorgeous Bebe earrings after finding a photo of a lavender version on their Facebook page.

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I gave them my address and about a week later, the two items were on their way to me! As both shops are located outside of the US, I knew that the wait would be long and so forced myself to be patient.

A few days before the up-to-20 day shipping time was about to run out, I decided to double-check my address to make sure that I had given the correct one since it seemed odd that I hadn’t received them yet, and of course, my worries were proven correct. I had given a slightly incorrect address. To my great surprise and joy, I checked the mail this past week and there was the package!!! Waiting for me in all its solidly packaged glory. I quickly contacted Deer Arrow to assure them that I had received my items after all and then opened the package.

The two items inside were absolutely stunning and obviously of very high quality!

What caught my eye immediately after taking in the general beauty of the items, was the lovely way the Deer Arrow Eve brooch let the light shine through along details when held up to the light.

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I quickly planned my outfits around these accessories, first pairing the Revere Folie Bebe earrings with my favorite 1950s handmade dress and my silver and white straw 1950s hat, and quickly noticed how wonderfully light-weight the earrings were! Perfect for someone with extremely sensitive ears.

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….and then I created an outfit where I could show off both items!

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Although the light wasn’t cooperating anywhere my roommate photographer and I tried to take photos, we ended up with a few close-ups that showed off the two beautiful items!

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And as it seemed when I first saw the brooch online, the Eve brooch is essentially a pale version of me!  Down to the black hair, cocked brow, green eyes, and accentuated mole.

I am so ecstatic about having won this giveaway still and can’t thank Deer Arrow and Revere Folie enough! I will definitely be back for more and already have my eye on a few items that I now know are DEFINITELY worth the international shipping for.

If you’re interested in high-quality, intricately beautiful brooches, and light-weight, gorgeously glamorous earrings, I would definitely take a peek at Deer Arrow and Revere Folie‘s shops! And if you’ve been hesitating….stop hesitating and take the plunge! These items are so worth the cost, even if you’re an international customer.

Love,

Miss Lark Bahar