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Finding myself…and not just as a mother

Motherhood has been such a whirlwind and even though I like little monster, I feel like I am in dire need of a break. I mean, she’s such an amazing girl and is quite interactive and alert….but I feel like it is a constant entertainment hub and it’s only been a little over three months. How do other women do it? I mean, I am very lucky that I work part-time and work from home, but all those mothers that go out and hustle from 9 to 5 then get back to cooking and cleaning and keeping the kids….how??? I rarely do go out without her anyway because of separation anxiety which I am slowly getting over, but I’m hoping that that guilt thing does go away or at least dissipate a bit so I can find a little bit of myself again. I guess as a little New Year resolution (I have never had made any), I want to get back to yoga because that made me quite happy. In the meantime, I am enjoying little one in random shopping outings and running errands…aka buying diapers and wipes! Haha! The thrill! Since recently, Nova has a massive sale, I was able to buy a few pieces for myself to get out of the sweatpants and back into the groove of things and styling and fashion. Fashion really does save me and give me a push to keep going and so do pretty outfits. Today’s outfit is also vintage; I have been loving doing vintage on vintage a lot lately. I did take a risk and bought these pieces without even trying them in hopes that they fit. I guess I lost perspective as to how my body feels or looks like after birth. I wouldn’t say it bothers me, but it isn’t the same. My booty isn’t as tight and my belly is mushy and flappy but YOLO and here’s how my outfit came out. I am not complaining at all, I am just at a loss about my body and how I feel in it and most of my days I wear oversized clothes thinking I am an XL while I am not. I guess what I am trying to say is, I am still confused with my body and lost and I am slowly trying to find who I am as a person and not just as a mother.

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It’s a total mishmash of colors and patterns but I was very pleased with the result. The skirt is from Danier leather and it was only 4$ and I was so happy I found such a unique piece. Printed leather doesn’t always look good but this one is amazing. The houndstooth print is phenomenal and even though it’s bold, I feel like it can easily be styled. I got this shirt from a friend (she’s like 80 years old)…it was hers when she was younger and it’s still in perfect condition…I was trying it out with another outfit but then looking at the skirt and the shirt together, it made sense and this is how the whole outfit happened.

These booties were given to me by a family friend and although I could sell them, I decided to keep them because of the square toe, it’s quite special and I feel like with wide leg pants, they would look bomb.

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There’s a bit of 70s-80s mix in this outfit, between the cut, the shape and the colors of it- it’s eclectic and happy!


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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!

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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.

OUTFIT #1 

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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.

OUTFIT #3

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

OUTFIT #4

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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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Fashion Inspiration

Out and about: weekend outfits.

I wanted to share with you my weekend looks….and what you will notice throughout my blog posts is my deep love of leather jackets. I have said it before and I will say it again, I am definitely a leather kinda girl. The fit, the feel, the smell!!! And let’s not forget the fact that it make me feel like a bad-ass..more precisely like Alice in Resident Evil!

I was out and about this weekend running errands and shopping for gifts. So i opted for outfits that were comfortable yet stylish. I wore some of my favorite vintage items and thrifted pieces. Looking good, on trend and stylish doesn’t have to cost you and arm and a leg.

~ SATURDAY~

 

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What I wore: Danier leather jacket, thrifted plaid shirt, Forever 21 navy top, Forever 21 skinnies, Coach bag, Vince Camuto booties and Betsey Johnson sunnies.

This was the perfect for my running around town. I was able to be proactive and productive yet I felt stylish and very fashionable in my own way.

~ SUNDAY ~

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What I wore: Zara leather jacket, Nygard floral top, thrifted high waisted flared jeans, Ferragamo vintage purse, Zara flats and thirfted glasses.

It is still a little chilly out, so this jacket gave me both style and warmth. I wanted to feel super comfortable while being out in town again to take my niece to the salon for a hair cut. I am super in love with this 80s Ferragamo purse: its forest green color makes it cooler than black and more special yet can be very easy to mix and match in any outfit.

Hope y’all like these looks! Let me know if a comment below what you liked and if you would like to maybe see more makeup details in future posts.

Some of these items are on sale in my online shop. Go to etsy.com and search LEDRESSINGDEMOON!

Cheers xo

 

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Fashion Vintage

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