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Valentine’s Day Outfits Ideas

So the big v-day is coming. And it’s coming fast. So I thought it would be interesting to share with you some outfits that are a little atypical… no floral-y or girly girl.  These look definitely do tell about my style evolution and just how I would do the good old v-day date (today). Maybe because practicality is in mind for me these days; it’s more about comfort and feeling sexy without wearing skimpy clothes. I get that little dresses and satin slips are the thing to sport on v-day, but I went a different route. A little outside of the box I guess.
So without further ado, here are the outfits I would wear on Valentine’s Day
Look # 1

This is my personal favorite and the one I will probably wear this Friday for a date with le hubby. I like it because it’s sexy, it’s badass but still quite feminine. This look can easily be recreated. The leather pants are very sexy, I find, and depending on what top you choose to wear, you can too make this look v-day appropriate. I opted for a feminine, flowy, pink blouse to add a little hint of love and girliness to the look and paired it off with the highest Topshop heels I own. To finish it off, I went for my good old trusted DKNY purse. Again, you can choose to accessories differently, but the main focus of this look is the pants. What’s great about leather pants is that they come in an array of different colors and you can find them everywhere from thrift shops to Zara, to Asos, you name it. Wear the pants to your liking but, most importantly, wear them to flatter your body shape.
Look #2

The second look isn’t so valentine’s typical but I love it, mainly because it screams color. Who said you can’t be playful and youthful on Valentine’s. You just add the right accessories to make your look a lot more date ready. Perhaps more jewels or bedazzled heels…For this look, I went with simple red trousers that fit like perfection and added a rainbow sweater to pull the look together. I let the bag do the talking. This heart-shaped Kate Spade bag is one that is dear to my heart as it was one of my first designer purchases. Although I don’t wear it much, it is very practical and, yes, it does fit my phone! This look would be one I’d wear for when I don’t feel like wearing dresses but still make an effort to be cute. I would change up the shoes to pumps as well, but, here, I went with my favorite yellow L’intervalle booties. They’re so freaking comfortable!
Look #3

The third look is very much spot on Valentine’s day in an outfit. The shirt says it all; it’s pink (neon, might I add) and it’s heart-printed, which is super adorable. This shirt can easily be paired with a cute little black, navy or even pink mini skirt and booties, but I went for a more practical choice and used the same red trouser as the second look. Red trousers are a good item to own as they are versatile and make any outfit choice extra cool. They always add a little something-something, if you know what I mean. Textured trousers are even better!

Look #4

Last but certainly not least!!! This one is what I would probably opt for if I wanted to do a dress and be a girly girl. I love to be unconventional (as we all have figured it out by now, only for the pure joy of being unique). I never liked doing something like others, I liked to break the rules and think outside the box. As for wearing a dress, I would go for something with color (obviously), but not necessarily super sexy (ie: slip dress or bodycon mini or something of the sort). This dress from Zara is super cool for the print and the cut (straight). I love to wear it unbelted usually but for the sake of adding shape to my body on Valentine’s, I added a vintage leather belt to be all snatched! I, of course, went for the yellow booties again, to bring the yellow flowers even more forward. I would go for a clutch for a classy look and slinky sandals but I wanted to keep the look functional and that’s why I paired it with my DKNY purse.

At the end of the day, ladies, you gotta wear what makes you comfortable and always remember the golden rule–that less is more. The less body you show, the sexier you will look. You want to attract the right vibes and so keep the girls tucked and focusing on accentuating your body with accessories. That’ll be the way to go!

Hope y’all found these outfits inspiring to create your signature looks and to be uniquely and unapologetically yourselves and may v-day bring you nothing but love and happiness.
x
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The little rebel I am

Sometimes I feel super blessed to be bi-cultural because of how much horizon I can see and cover. I feel like I can understand other cultures so much better. But most of the time, I find it difficult and hard to deal with, especially with the fact that I cannot seem to find a true place in which I fit in. I mean, in my heart I am African, in my dreams I am Mexican, I speak Spanish and Italian, I am an avid German fan and I die for Chinese food…I feel like the whole world is my home (except when I am with my hubby, then that truly is home). The point of this post is that today I woke up feeling quite rebellious (a huge trait I have), and felt like my Canadian, North American side needed to come out. My inner Louise was itching to come out. And so, this is how I decided to dress this morning…a mix of Louise, with a little bit of badass, a little bit of attitude, and a little bit of hate for love.

This is how my look/style turned out….featuring my new favorite vintage BB sunglasses from mum:

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What I wore:

SHRUG: Lucky Brand ♣ TOP: Girl Boss tee from Simmons ♣ JEANS: High rise Gap denim ♣ SHOES: Topshop ♣ SUNGLASSES: Vintage ♣ RINGS: Vintage

I haven’t been able to wear any other shoe lately, I love these ones too damn much…and although my shoe wardrobe is quite big, this Topshop heel is the one i reach out for the most.  I find that those shoes add more va va voom to any outfit because the heel is quite high and it’s velvet.

These rings were purchased by mum…from a cute little antique shop in Montréal. They’re amazing and they add the perfect gypsy/bohemian to any outfit.

I was feeling very me in this outfit. I will most of the time prefer jeans over anything else…although sometimes I itch to dress ‘decent’ and ‘appropriate’ or ‘lady-like’ if you will….but today was one of those days where I gave no importance to anything else but comfort and freedom. I know it might sound weird, but dressing up to your own liking is liberating and freeing as you can easily express yourself without too much effort. This is why fashion and style is so important to me, because I speak way too  many languages, I get lost and can’t find my words…I just choose to dress a certain way and voila the trick is done!

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Mixing patterns fashionably

Out of all my sense, touch is the strongest one. Textures, patterns and the whole shebang! I love touching different surfaces; exploring, learning, investigating and admiring. Perhaps, this is the reason why I ended up being a designer. I could live and die in a fabric store. I would go up every isle, feel every kind of fabric with passion. I could not imagine doing anything else. Being in fashion feels right like home. I always say that it’s a beautiful yet cruel world. There’s always room for freaks like me to express themselves through clothes, creativity and inventiveness.  All that to say…my outfit today was a mix of patterns and textures. That’s how I love my outfits to be; fierce, happy, interesting, deep and full of contrast.  Here’s the result to today’s outfit:

I wore my favorite striped shirt I bought 2 years ago from my trip to the Middle East. I love it because it’s sexy in a very sleek way. It’s boxy and it’s masculine but in a very feminine way. I don’t know if y’all get me!! But seriously this shirt can be worn in some many different ways. You can make it look romantic, you can make it look feminine, you can make it look preppy, you can make it look masculine…the possibilities are endless! So I paired my shirt with a pencil skirt I bought in a warehouse sale a while ago. It’s a European brand skirt and it ended up costing me a whole 5$!!! It’s sincerely comfortable and amazing in color and texture. It’s ribbed in a soft way. I added a vintage necklace I had in my collection and then ended the whole outfit with my favorite Jessica Simpson clog sandals.

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This is a look I would definitely wear to work or a date or a girls’ night out. It’s pretty comfortable despite it looking a little uptight (so far away from that in real life!).

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What I wore in details:

-Thrifted lined shirt I bought from Jordan
-Miss Me pencil skirt
-Jessica Simpson clog sandals
-Vinatge necklace

On my face:

-Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara
-Random eyeliner I bought from Morocco
-Kat Von D lipstick in Cathedral
-Clarins UV 50 Sunscreen Multi-Protection

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What do you guys think of this look? Let me know in a comment below…

Cheers x

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A little bit of edge…just because!

What I love about style and fashion in general is that there are no rules to follow (something I am amazing at!!!). So I take the no rule rule and do whatever I want. I dress how I feel. Rachel Zoe is absolutely right:”Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak”.  You should always dress how you feel! Never be sorry for mixing and matching piece the way you want to or the way you feel like. Dress in a way that you are not afraid to be completely who you are. Fashion is the perfect and perhaps the easiest way to express yourself silently yet loudly. Patterns, prints, colors and cuts-are at your disposition to let your inner self shine through.

So…today I felt a little bit bad-ass and decided to wear something edgy but girly at the same time. This is what I came up with. A little bit of modern and a little bit of vintage; because that’s how I like it.

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What I wore in details:

– Vintage Lee Cooper leopard print dress. (Find similar cool ones here).
-Gap washed out denim jacket. (Find similar denim jackets here).
-Thrifted spiked leather bracelet (Find similar choices here).
-Caterpillar watch….(I stole from my dad…because it costs like 4000$ :s lol!)
-Aldo leather booties (Find them here).

So here’s to being ourselves and expressing ourselves through fashion! Never be afraid to wear whatever it is your little heart desires.

Cheers x