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That mustard shirt…

There is probably nothing that beats a beautiful sunny day…and I have been getting loads of sun lately with my move to Jericho…which btw has been awesome for my skin! No more dry patches and no more flakey skin…although I do still get that (once in a while) around my lips. So today I felt a little more upbeat and felt like dressing up for a little outing with my hubs’s nieces and nephews (yes the photos are taken by his 12 year old nephew). I spent most of the time chasing after those little rascals and giggling for the rest of it. Sometimes, it is important to remember to get the child inside us out a little for some fun. I am and always will be a child at heart; carefree and free-spirited, which is why I have been dressing the way I am dressing lately. A little bohemian charm never hurt anyone. I want to keep things airy and cool. A little loose and a little style!

So here’s how my outfit turned out and yes some vintage is involved…couldn’t leave that part of me behind in Canada of course. Vintage is really what I thrive for…finding that unique pieces and bringing it back to life…just ugh! Such a wonderful feeling!

WHAT I WORE

SHIRT: Unbranded 80s Vintage Δ PANTS: Zara culottes Δ SHOES: White Mountain Δ BELT: Ebay Δ SUNGLASSES: Kate Spade

I love these sandals ps…because you can wear them quite casually but still look super well put together…and they go with everything!!! From dresses to pants to skirts to jeans…..you name it!

Also pps…can we like admire this 80s silk mustard shirt together…okay so at first, I didn’t even care that it was a little way too big for me, because the color sold me on it. I bought this momma for like 5$ at the Nova boutique in Hudson while shopping with mum and it was everything. Since I bought it, I wore it about 50 times already and I will continue to wear it as long as it is in good shape. It’s so super light and comfortable. Plus, the color! OMGGG the color! I am slightly obsessed with mustard as you guys have noticed.

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I wanted to wear my 80s elephant leather belt I got along with this shirt…but it died 🙁 soooo bummed!!! Super sucks, but I am working on finding a way to salvage it and bring it back to life…the hook of the belt broke as I pulled it out to undress myself…can we all say Miss Klutz!

I may look like a delicate flower and all, but man do I break things. I have come to terms that my talents include breaking things and walking into things…and this is certifiable!

 

 

 

 

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Jericho update + OOTD

I have been feeling a little down these past few days…as I am getting home sick and I miss everyone and everything. I know it is a little rubbish of me to keep thinking of my life in Canada and that I should start to get used to Jericho…but I feel like I might not be able to assimilate with everything. Don’t get me wrong, people are super kind here and very welcoming and super wonderful….but sometimes they’re a little too aggressive, in the sense that they try to budge into the details of your life without you necessarily wanting to give all the details…Despite everything, I am super happy to be here, to be with my hubs, to be around so many beautiful, kind souls. Everyone has been an absolute dream to hang with…his family and friends… I guess I just hit a little low and needed a little rest…anyway, so to occupy myself a little bit, I decided to work as a little translator in a gift shop since have 5 languages in the bag, I met loads of wonderful people from all over the world…Malaysia, Italy, Mexico, France, Uganda, you name it! Tourists were kind and funny and witty…they all found it amazing that I spoke their language…so dressing up was required and this brings us to the main purpose of this blog…which is my outfit of the day! Comfort was necessary! An absolute must when standing all day. I kept things pretty simple but added a little pizzazz in the show department. I haven’t worn these babies in ages…but I am so glad I rediscovered them as they are too damn cute!

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The outfit was monochrome but the shoes just helped add a little more happy into my day.

WHAT I WORE:

SHIRT: Forever 21 ♠ PANTS: Zara culottes ♠ SHOES: Kate Spade for Keds

 

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It has been almost a month now for me since moving…I will say that overall, in the bigger picture, I have definitely adapted and I am surprisingly very cool, calm and collected about everything…these past 2 days have been a little difficult because I guess reality hit me right in the face. We sometimes perceive things one way and they end up in another. I wouldn’t say I have had a melt down just yet, but I definitely cried a little bit here and there but yesterday was quite “dramatic”, however, luckily I am blessed with such a  wonderful man that pushes me to stay true to myself and strong. I think it is necessary in life to find that one person that completes you and he totes does….he makes me such a better and calmer person; he’s the wind to my fire and for that I am grateful and blessed.

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OOTD: Jericho style…

Since moving countries, I have been a little down and dressing up wasn’t really on the table…I have been in the same old jeans and t-shirt…living off of a suit case isn’t that glamorous. It’s dreadful really…I was hit with a pretty severe allergy to add to the mix, which then caused me to be a little depressed and homesick. This morning, however, I woke up with a little bit of enthusiasm and felt like dressing up and today’s outfit was dressy yet sporty…a little comfort never hurt anyone. Jericho is a pretty hot place to be in at the moment, it is the lowest point on earth, right next to the Dead Sea…a little dry and very hot. We’re talking about a good 35-40 ̊C…and so dressing light is important. I went with culottes because they’re always a good idea. And this is how I paired it up and styled it:

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I needed a little bit of color in this outfit and coral felt like the best option:



What I wore:

TOP: Topshop ◊ PANTS: Zara Culottes ◊ SHOES: All Star Converse ◊ BAG: Coach ◊ SUNGLASSES: Kate Spade


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This outfit worked out great in keeping me cool in a hot climate. I was able to maintain my style and comfort all at once. I am definitely not dressing like the rest of the women out there, but I like the fact that I am still a little unique and in touch with my own style. I am totes recognizable, in the sense that people know automatically that I am not from here…which is a little scary but still awesome. I don’t like too much attention as it gives me loads of anxiety, but I always tell myself that I need to be strong. This is a definite challenge; a very big one, but a great beautiful one.

Always stay true to who you are!

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What I wore: Palestine 2016

I took it upon myself to document what I wore everyday throughout my vacation. I wore everything I packed, which was pleasantly surprising…kinda means I am an efficient packer…

 

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What I wore: Thrifted bodysuit – Beaded maxi skirt (purchased from a random store while vacationing in the Middle East) – Zara shoes – Calvin Klein bag – Betsey Johnson sunglasses – Vintage necklace from Jerusalem.

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What I wore: Topshop graphic printed top – Rachel Zoe skinnies – David Jones bag – Thrifted sandals – Aldo sunglasses.

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What I wore: Miss Me beaded top – Rachel Zoe skinnies – Thrifted sandals – David Jones bag – Aldo sunglasses.

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What I wore: Forever 21 top – Rachel Zoe Jeans – Calvin Klein bag – Studded Italian slippers – Aldo sunglasses.

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What I wore: Forever 21 floral top – True Religion skinnies – Italian slippers – Calvin Klein bag – Bulgari sunglasses.

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What I wore: Long striped top (purchased for a local shop in Jordan) – True Religion skinnies – Charles and Keith sandals – Calvin Klein bag – Betsey Johnson sunglasses.

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What I wore: Forever 21 top – Thrifted skinnies – Gifted slippers – Antique necklace from Jerusalem – Claire’s sunglasses.

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What I wore: Zara checkered shirt – Thrifted skinnies – Italian studded slippers – Betsey Johnson sunglasses.

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What I wore: VS Pink burnout top – Forever 21 jeans – Thrifted sandals – Calvin Klein bag – Betsey Johnson sunglasses – Antique necklace.

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What I wore: Forever 21 top – Zara culottes – Squid shoes – Betsey Johnson sunglasses – Calvin Klein bag – Vintage necklace from Jerusalem.

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What I wore: Thrifted graphic print top – Forever 21 jeans – Thrifted sandals – Calvin Klein bag – Antique necklace.

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So which outfit is your fave?

 

 

 

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Fashion Style Vintage

3 ways to wear the iconic Originals Stan Smith

I grew up wearing Adidas originals for the longest time, although I didn’t have the  white/green Adidas originals, I remember having the classic black & white 3 stripe Superstar Originals and I wore them with everything…it was inexplicable love and I wore them to death…like literally…they died on my feet. So I decided to repurchase them a few months ago and it’s rekindled love. I invested in designing my own Originals Stan Smith on the Adidas website and since I received them, I am wearing them pretty much all the time. If you decide to design your own style, obviously you’ll pay more.

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Since I know I will wear them a lot, I was willing to invest in them and ended up paying close to 200$ CAD. These trainers go pretty much with anything and everything..from pants, to jeans to skirts….like anything!!! Depends on how you choose to style them really…what I love about fashion, is that there are no rules to follow, you just pretty much dress as you please. No regrets!

So this is how I have been taking these babies out on strolls and rides…

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What I wore: Forever 21 top – Zara culottes – Aldo sunglasses – DCK necklaces.

OUTFIT #2

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What I wore: Forever 21 bodysuit – Gap denim overalls – 80s vintage blazer – Betsey Johnson glasses

OUTFIT #3

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What I wore: Thrifted denim shirt – 80s Vintage skirt – Vintage pearl necklace

 

I totes channeled my inner teenager wearing these beauties again. As you can see in my last look, I was totes carried away into my Grease mode, which was my favorite look out of all 3. I’m so glad I rediscovered these babies; I might invest in another pair and get the Superstars…

Which one was you favorite look? And If you have a pair…how do you like them?

Until next time!

Cheers xo

 

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Design Fashion Inspiration Vintage

A look into my work week: The fashion

Since the temperature started to get a little warmer, I was excited to get the lighter layers out…and mix and match patterns and textures. Putting outfits by mixing vintage and modern clothes give me such a satisfaction. I get super proud when someone compliments me on my pieces and I get to say “It’s vintage!”. For anyone who loves vintage as much as I do, you’ll understand that glistening feeling!!

So without further ado here’s a look into my week’s outfits.

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What I wore: 
– Forest green “Miss Me” shirt.
– Danier leather pencil skirt.
-Le Château magenta heels.

OUTFIT #2

 

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What I wore:
– Pink Tartan Coat.
– H&M white shirt.
– 80s pleated floral skit.
– Zara heels.

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What I wore:
– 90s Jacob red top.
– Zara madras printed culottes.
– 80s Jean Paul Fortin heels.

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What I wore:
– Vintage striped silk shirt.
– Zara black culottes.
– Adidas shoes.

 

Mixing the old with the new is just so me!! Makes me happy and that’s when I feel at my best <3 What I love most about vintage is the fact that you can definitely have unique items and make them your own. Add you own touch and voila!!!

Let me know what item or outfit you own makes you feel at your best?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 culotte and 5 different looks

Culottes seem scary to some…but!!!! when styled properly and imaginatively, they are a chic alternative to classic tailoring and work just as easily by day and by night. Culottes were very big in 2015 and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Women’s culottes came about in the Victorian era, as women of the time started to become much more active by participating in  various physical activities such as horseback riding, tennis and bicycling. Since skirts were not so so practical, the bifurcated skirts of the Victorian era were created to give women the illusion of wearing a long skirt while allowing them to be active.

The French word “culottes” was borrowed and used to refer to these new women’s pants. Women enjoyed a new-found freedom in the Victorian version of culottes and did not need to endure much social backlash, because this garment looked enough like a skirt.

To give life to one of the biggest trends of the past, I have come up with 5 different looks using 1 pair of culottes….From super-dressy to wildly-rocker chic. So check bellow for inspiration…

1-The super feminine delicate look:
I paired these Zara checkered culottes with a loose pleated vintage top and necklace..Then I added pops of color with my electric blue scarf and red Zara block heels.

2- The laid back-no hassle-too cool for school look:
I paired the same culottes with a simple vintage mustard sweater and paired it with pops of red in the scarf and the necklace. I then added leather knee high boot with gold touches to tie in with the mustard top.

3- The free spirit-pattern loving girl look:
I paired the same checkered Zara culottes with a striped vintage shirt and a Reitmans sweater. To add color to this monochromatic look, I added suede blue Jessica Simpson heels and a flower statement necklace. This is one of my favorite looks because you have freedom to mix and match patterns. Taking risks in fashion is something I definitely love to do!

4- The super fashionista look:
This look is where there are endless possibilities to add colors, textures and little details without boundaries. I paired the culotte with a texture Reitmans sweater and added pops of color with an orange scarf and a red heart-shaped Kate Spade bag. I then added some sparkles on my feet with these beige/black Forever 21 sandals. I then tied this all up with a mirrored necklace which has reflections of blue, orange and red.

5- The rocker chic bad-ass look:
This is probably my favorite look of all time, because I can live in a leather jacket and die in one and be the happiest girl in town. I always was and always will be a leather jacket kindda girl. I paired the culottes with a Danier leather jacket, a Tupac/Notorious B.I.G. top, Vince Camuto booties and tied it all together with a brown veil.

Even though these culottes were checkered, I still felt freedom in styling them as I want. Like any piece of clothing in your wardrobe, you must understand it, love it and feel it!! With that one piece, you have endless and countless opportunities to style it as you wish to express yourself freely and without boundaries. It is necessary to not be afraid to mix and match. This is exactly what gives you the chance to leave your own mark in the world and to define your own style. So be unique, but most importantly be you!!

Cheers xo