I didn’t make a Valentine’s post because my boyfriend and I never really celebrated it (I think spontaneous acts of love are way more romantic than anything you feel pressured to plan on Valentine’s Day), but this post could be it.
I’m wearing red and giving one of you a pair of pretty handmade earrings. Consider it a gift month on Looking Glass, because what better way to beat the winter blues than with giveaways all month long?
But first, I want to tell you about these earrings, which are made by Lia of Lia’s Trinkets. I’ve done collaborations before, but this one got me especially excited. Lia contacted me last month after finding me online (I think it was through Instagram or Reddit). She has an Etsy shop where she sells her handmade earrings and scarves. In addition to the origami earrings, she also sent me a few scarf swatches. They’re made with a great chunky knit, and I can imagine how cozy they must in their full size.
The reason I’m so happy about this collaboration is that it’s two young women supporting each other’s dreams. An even cooler part: I’m in Vancouver and she’s in New York. Isn’t the Internet amazing?
One of the things that pleasantly surprised me about blogging is how kind and supportive everyone is. I feel like I’ve made some great connections with you guys on here and on instagram. I always look forward to reading your comments and seeing your posts. It’s pretty incredible that the fashion blogosphere was essentially created by a bunch of (mostly) young women all over the world, and it grew so big just because of the mutual support girls have been giving each other. After only a few years bloggers have become a major part of the fashion industry. And they say girls are bitches to each other!
So I’m really pleased to share Lia’s unique designs with you and I hope that you like them as much as I do. Isn’t the origami design pretty? The earrings are actually made from paper and are very lightweight.
To win a pair:
1. Like, comment and tag a friend on the Instagram photo (the winner’s friend will get a special coupon to Lia’s store)
2. Follow Lia (@lias_trinkets) & I (@maria.pol) on Instagram
3. Like my Facebook page
I’ll announce the winner 2 weeks from now (February 29th), and as a bonus anyone who has entered will receive a discount coupon to Lia’s Etsy store. Good luck to everyone that enters!
PS. Thank you all for your sweet comments about my first vlog! I’ll definitely make more. It’s slowly getting warmer (when it’s not raining), so we’re going to start going on more walks/hikes, and I will show you more of my favourite places in the city 🙂
EARRINGS: LIA’S TRINKETS | JACKET: ZARA | JEANS: SPRINGFIELD | BAG: MANGO | BOOTS: TOPSHOP
Photos by Jon Pernul
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