Grown-up or cool kid? Which do you prefer?

As much as I love going downtown, every day, for work purposes, I feel like it’s a little depressive still. I always had this romanticized idea in my head of what it would feel like working in downtown Montreal in one of those beautiful shiny skyscrapers but its just so not what I expected. People are so focused on themselves and don’t see past their phones. they dress so dreary and never smile. Gosh, is this where we’re headed, really?! Anyway, I choose to dress the way I want to dress because it’s my way of motivating myself (in the morning to leave) the house and leave baby girl behind. Sincerely though, I do get weird looks in the AM because I dress to colorful and they’re not looks of admiration, they’re those looks you get when you’re too out there for the world. Am I just supposed to follow those grown-up and dress in boring black suits for the remainder of my contract? Or do I brushoff those complex ideologies of standard dressing to wear pretty, colorful things and clash colors and make a statement, purely for my own creative hunger? I am seeking attention whatsoever and on the contrary, I am not as outgoing as I seem to be in my photos. I love my comfort zone and I love being safe, but I use garments, fashion and style to live outside the norms I have set for myself and work on my anxiety levels. Therefore, I choose to be the cool kid, the one that takes risks and makes statements and pushes the boundaries. The little kid who is not afraid to be different!

Although I have days where I want to wear paper bags and potato couch through the passing hours…I still try to make efforts to dress well to be in a happier mood. Today was no different. I put out my shiny pants and dressed like a cast member of the Pirates of the Caribbean. My sister claims that I wear too much bling, but I say, who cares, wear the shine, because YOLO!

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WHAT I AM WEARING

SWEATER: H&M ● PANTS: Zara ● BOOTS: Nine West ● BELT: Vintage ● SCARF: Zara

Yes, more culottes please. Don’t know why my husband hates them because I love them and find them incredibly flattering for my petite frame. Since it was leaning towards the colder side today, I did a chunky sweater to keep myself warm and snugly. This technically is a dress but tucking it in the front of my pants and cinching it in with a belt worked perfectly. Adding those knee-high boots underneath made me feel powerfully feminine.

So even though I didn’t spend too much time thinking about my outfit—I still felt pretty amazing and I do prefer feeling that way than being a ‘‘grown-up’’ or a prisoner in my own wardrobe dreadfulness. I do acknowledge the fact that certain companies have a dress code but that doesn’t not call for wearing boring black or grey clothes all winter. We lack vitamin D people, so why not feel some joy through the art of dressing. Be a cool kid too!

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