That green angora sweater <3

I have had this 80s agora  mix sweater for ages…I never had the guts to wear it because, well, it’s green. I just don’t really know it this color suits me all that much. Green, yellow and purple are colors I never usually gravitates towards because I feel like they make my complexion even darker than it already is. But today, I put my big girl pants on and got some courage to wear it. It’s so freaking soft too!!!

Hubs and I were walking around town and just went for a small stroll into the woods before we hung out with family. The weather was beautiful and it was good enough for me to just get away with wearing a  sweater without a jacket. October has been a good month so far and we’ve been super lucky. Hubs has enjoyed every moment he got here so far because it wasn’t too too cold (as it usually is in October).

So here’s how my outfit turned out…I guess you can say I kept it pretty simple because the green was a little overwhelming for me.

WHAT I WORE:

SWEATER: Vintage (80s) Rino Rossi  (posted for sale on ETSY)♦ JEANS: Buffalo (thrifted) ♦ BOOTS: Aldo ♦ SUNNGLASSES: Forver 21 ♦ BELT: Calvin Klein

In person, I guess I felt a little awkward wearing such a powerful color…but looking at myself through these photographs, I realize that I may be a little too harsh on myself and that green actually suits me and that my complexion is fine. We sometimes just put limitations and boundaries from ourselves to ourselves (if ya gys know what I mean). We need to be kind to ourselves once in a while…we tend to forget we’re human.

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Wearing green actually made me happy as I fit in with nature and mt surroundings…or whatever green left there is in my surrounding. Taking some time off these past few weeks has made me realize that life needs to be enjoyed fully…make every moment worth it and last. Sometimes, we run to catch up with life and then we forget about the true core values of our lives such as family and health. It is necessary to taste what’s around us with our senses and our hearts.

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As mother Teresa said: “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough, Each moment is all we need, not more.”

 

 

That 80s sweater….

We visited Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue today and it was the perfect weather to walk along the river…it wasn’t too cold nor too hot. Hubs and I walked around the city and enjoyed the local market area where there was a bazaar supporting local farmers and small businesses . We ate some handmade gelato and it was amazing! The sun was bright and shining and the bees and butterflies were out to play.

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The foliage was remarkable and there still loads of green left in the scenery. The air smelt nice and the breeze was just super yummy! There were loads of people walking around and enjoying family time. There were even people taking advantage of the mild weather to ride their boats (perhaps) one last time before winter.

Hubs and I also took the time to go to Nova (the vintage/thrift shop) in Sainte-Anne…and I ended up buying a few items and I cannot wait to share them soon..EEEKK!!!

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Can’t make this post without also sharing my outfit of the day…and I wore vintage! I got this sweater a few winters ago..it’s a beautiful hand knit sweater made in Hong Kong. It’s honestly very heavy and you can see that it is worked meticulously. It’s a rare and wonderful piece to own. I have posted it for sale for the moment on my Etsy page (for those interested).

WHAT I WORE:

TOP: Vintage Nannell sweater ♦ PANTS: Thrifted Buffolo (straight leg cut) ♦ BELT: Calvin Klein ♦ SHOES: Converse ♦ BAG: Cole Haan ♦ SUNGLASSES: Forever 21

I’ve been enjoying wearing straight leg jeans/looser jeans…they’re much more comfortable and I feel like I have abused the skinnies a little bit too much. The ones I am wearing in this blog are thrifted…and they were longer and so I cut them and let the bottom hem frayed. DIYing is a super easy way to give the illusion of having loads of items in your closet…but you’re just really pimping what you got. I have been into this at the moment..I haven’t really actually shopped in real store or malls in a while..I would say a good 5 months. Thrifting has been taking a lot of my time lately and revamping my clothes even more. Why not make your things unique and leave your own touch. It really doesn’t cost much.

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I will share some of my DIY items that I worked on lately in up coming posts…right now I am loving documenting about our travels and discoveries.

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I have been pimping loads of my denim items and some items I have had for ages…so I figured why not make them new again. You’ll see them soon!!!

Not just another blazer….

My husband’s been enjoying his discovering journey to Canada and has been loving every moment of it. Seeing him discover my home and see the world I come from is so adorable and touching! He’s so cute and I can just put him in my pocket!!!

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So…while on this discovery journey…how can I not take my husband to go apple picking?? I mean this is the ultimate Canadian tradition and he must follow in those foot steps. So we went on a little road trip to Saint-Eustache to a cute little farm called Verger Lacroix. We spent a few hours picking apples, walking around the farm and visiting the animals.

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Although it was raining that day, we had loads of fun and went with the family…it was one of the best days we spent so far in Montreal.

I decided, even though it wasn’t the most appropriate place, to dress up kinda fancy…but in a casual relaxed way. I decided to incorporate some vintage in there and some thrifted items. Here’s how it came out.

This blazer is on of the blazer that my momma got me while I was away..it’s such a cute piece. It’s an 80s Parisian satin blazer. It’s very comfortable and adorable to wear over anything. I can imagine wearing it over a fancy red dress!!! OOOoouuu, that would be so freaking cute!

PS: for those interested..I am putting this blazer up for sale on my Etsy store. A percentage of each sale goes to random acts of kindness!! *wink*wink*

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WHAT I WORE

BLAZER: 80s vintage ♥ JEANS: Thrifted ♥ SHOES: Converse ♥ BAG: Kate Spade ♥ NECKLACE: Vintage (from the 70s…my mom’s!) ♥ BELT: Calvin Klein

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I thoroughly enjoyed taking pictures that day..I am not a photographer by any means but I love exploring and experimenting with different mediums and I enjoyed taking all the colors in and different textures. Nature is a beautiful creative space and I love that we are free to see and discover here at home.

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Unfortunately, there are some places in the world where there are bridges and borders and some people are not as blessed as we are here in Canada to travel. This land is filled with amazing opportunities and I am truly blessed to be a part of it!  And I am very proud to show my husband around so he can also see what I see. Canada is a great place to live in!

 

A trip to Haskell

My husband has been nagging over and over (for months!) on me to go to Stanstead (Quebec) so we can see the Haskell library as part of our honeymoon. We took the time to do so today! I was super glad to see my husband exploring and discovering the little town and the library. This library was founded in 1901 and is located on the US/Canadian border. So technically you’re like both in the US and in Canada at the same time. There’s loads of visitors that come in the library from both sides of the border. It’s quite fascinating. What I find so wonderful is that it’s like traveling to a different country but without really having to cross the border. We met an American family that never left the US, took a plane or traveled except to come see the Haskell library. They drove 6 hours to be able to just take 1 simple picture. People’s enthusiasm to discover this little jewel is adorable!

Inside the library, there’s a black tape on the floor to show the border’s division and we ended up abusing it and we snapped endless pictures in every angle possible.

We then spent the time to walk around and discover Stanstead a little better. It was pretty much an empty spot…we didn’t see many humans walking around..so we took loads of picture and we looked a little crazy.

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We also visited the Stanstead Stone Circle , it’s basically a sanctuary and a place of reflection. All you can hear is the clear sound of nature helping you find inner peace. This place is special for in many ways and it was designed to honor many things…such as the Equinox, the close and peaceful relationships between Canada and the USA, and the English  and French cultures that together share and live in this unusual and symbolic community.

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So….how can I not document this day?! My husband’s been dreaming about this day for ages! So I took the advantage to also document my outfit as I was feeling it (so much).

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WHAT I WORE:

JACKET: Danier leather ♥ TOP: Zara (thrifted) ♥ PANTS: Free People ♥ BOOTS: Aldo ♥ Turban: Silk scarf from Turkey ♥ BAG: Diesel ♥ EARRINGS: Vintage

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Can you tell I’m obsessing over this Danier leather jacket?!!!

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The outfit was super not over thought…I just threw on some jeans and my favorite jacket….I have been getting a lot of wear out of this jacket and I can’t get enough…Also, I am super proud to be back to my vintage/thrifting affair. Everything is always much more interesting when you get unique items.

If you guys are ever around the Derby or Stanstead  region, this library is a must see. Trust me, you won’t regret it!

Puffy and fluffy in Gatineau

We had the chance to go to Gatineau this weekend to see Mosaicanada…unfortunately it was the last weekend to see the most beautiful and spectacular horticultural celebration. It was in honor and a tribute to the art of mosaic culture and to Canada’s 150th anniversary. My husband and I fell in love with it. Spectacular doesn’t even begin to cover it…the fact that so many wonderful people worked hard to put this together is just so amazing. The exhibit was memorable and exciting. We then spent the time to explore Ottawa and my husband loved it. He’s so cute when he crosses something new and discovers a new things…I just want to protect him and keep him in my pocket. He’s super adorable

It was a little chiller for us that day and so we dressed a little bit warmer than usual and this is how my outfit came out…

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WHAT I WORE:

JACKET: Danier ♠ TOP: Fluffy sweater for a local Jordan shop ♠ PANTS: Free People skinnies ♠ SHOES: Converse ♠ SUNGLASSES: Prada ♠ NECKLACE: Antique from Jerusalem ♠ BAG: Diesel

I know I am obsessing over this Danier jacket…but I have missed it so much as I left it behind here in Canada and wasn’t able to wear it over the summer either. So, I am a little bit abusive and I am wearing it as much as I can so I can get it out of my system.

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It was the cutest trip, although sometimes the hubs got me a little frustrated (as I did him), but all in all, it was a great one and it made me happy to see hubs excited. When you see the happiness in your lover’s eye, nothing else matters. It’s only you and him/her and the moment you spend together!

Another leather jacket look…

I have been quite obsessed with my Danier leather jacket. Since rediscovering it, I have been wearing it non stop. Today, hubs and I were strolling around the city to see different parts of Montreal and Laval…He wanted to see where I grew up and the places I liked the most…and so I needed to be comfy but I still wanted to be stylish and so adding my favorite leather jacket and heels made everything so much better.

And so, here’s today’s look:

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I went for a thrifted straight leg jean because I am starting to get a little tired of the skinny jeans look…When I saw these Gap jeans, I knew I would like them. Even thought I was looking for style, I wanted to keep things simple and straightforward. I wore a black sweater I bought from Jericho a little while ago from a local shop…then added my leather jacket over it.

WHAT I WORE:

JACKET: Danier ♣ TOP: From a local shop in Jericho ♣ PANTS: Gap (thrifted) ♣ SHOES: Call it Spring ♣ BAG: Ebay ♣ NECKLACE: thrifted

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Can I tell you how much I absolutely love this bag!!! I got this from Ebay and it just reminds me of summer…and I guess I am still holding on to summer.

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Even though my look was pretty simple today, fall inspires me to dress up all the time. This weather is perfect to wear light sweater or light jackets…it allows you to add so many different colors because the scenery is colorful and inviting.

Fall is the season for me…sweater weather makes me so happy!

Honeymooning in Canada

I’m back in Montreal and it feels super good. I needed this and this was the right moment for hubs and I to take the time to honeymoon across Atlantic Canada. Since hubby isn’t Canadian, I had to work on sponsoring him and we got the papers in time..and since the wedding was a little too costly for us, we decided to wait and save up before we went to honeymoon anywhere. I found that it was super perfect to honeymoon across Atlantic Canada…I know that it’s not like a top hot spot destination….especially for a honeymoon….but for us, it’s meaningful. I wanted to show my husband where I came from and have him take the time to see my world and open up his horizons to different ideas and views. He was excited and was ready to see a whole new world. Since we only have 3 weeks to see loads of places…we decided to start with Montreal first. We spent the time to walk around downtown and shop a little….and since I haven’t worn vintage in a while, I thought, now was the perfect time to do so…layering is a must, especially that it’s a little more chilly for me now since moving to Jericho.

I was super happy with my outfit and here’s how it came out:

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WHAT I WORE:

JACKET: Danier leather Ξ TOP: Zara (thrifted) Ξ SKIRT: 80s vintage Ξ BOOTS: Call it Spring Ξ BAG: thrifted Ξ SUNNIES: Gucci Ξ EARRINGS: Vintage Ξ NECKLACE: Antique

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I was super excited when I saw mom stocking up some vintage items for me…the minute I landed and got home, she was thrilled to show me what she got and those were some of the items she has purchased over the past weeks. I love that I share this passion with mom…I know I was a little difficult when I was younger and always wanted brand new clothes…but since growing up and working in the fashion industry, I came to realize that older things have more value and that thrifted items are just as cool as brand new items depending on how you decided to style them. Thrifting has become a huge hobby for me…I truly do enjoy it…the process is sometimes annoying for me, but the end result is awesome!

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This skirt is a dream! Too bad it’s a little too big for me and I am selling it on my Etsy store soon…but it’s the perfect transitional skirt…it’s midi length and so, you still have that summer feel but it’s lined which gives you the warmth you need. I haven’t worn a leather jacket in a while and I completely forgot how much of a badass I feel in one! UGHHHHH, leather gives me all kinds of feels!

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This is my first outfit since I’m back home and I cannot wait to share more fall outfits and also more details of my honeymoon.