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Vintage

Currently having a love affair with statement booties.

We all know that boots and booties are taking over the runways and shops for the past few seasons and the trend is still going strong. Statement booties specifically are having a major moment and I am super on board with that. Although some designer booties are to die for, I am still not convinced on dropping thousands of dollars to partake in said trend. Animal printed booties, colorful booties, color blocked cowboy boots, brocade style and even luscious velvet fabrics are all over the streets lately and I am loving how fun and east this trend is—you can experiment with different styles and you’d be able to pull it off seamlessly. No need to break your head because a simple outfit works wonders with statement, colorful booties…because you just let your boots do the talking!

I am an avid, obsessive, shoe-aholic girl and I am a collector of shoes and especially colorful, unique one. If I fall in love with a shoe, I don’t hesitate in investing in a good pair because I know I will keep it for years to come.  Besides, this is a trend that will stand the test of time, because you always need boots and if you are looking to spice up your outfit, then you can’t go wrong with statement boots. It’s a versatile and stylish trend. Plus, I feel like that booties are a transitional piece that you can take with you from season to season and you can easily dress them up or down! If you are into this trend currently and you’re not sure you will be in the future, then you can just go thrifting! That’s always a good option for you to find something cool without dropping big bucks for it. Since I love my shoes, I am more than willing to spend money because I know I will get my wear out of them and, I am very good at keep my shoes in tiptop shape! However, I love turning to vintage too because I always find something beautifully unique from previous times like the one I am wearing in this photo. These red croco skin booties are amazing!!! They’re a cross between cowboy boots and biker boots and what I love about them is the fit, so so comfy! it’s unreal! I bought them from a luxury thrift shop at the Point Claire village over last summer and have paid 90$ for them and I guess for real leather, that’s a pretty good price, id say! They’re made in Spain and although the brand name has been washed out, I cannot be more impressed with the quality. If I ever find a similar pair in a different color, I’d buy it without thinking twice.

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WHAT I AM WEARING

SHIRT: Winners ◊ PANTS: Gap (thrifted) ◊ BOOTS: Vintage ◊ Watch: Marc Jacobs ◊ BRACELETS: Alex and Ani

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A good place to start looking for booties on the high-street would be Zara if thrifting isn’t your thing! They always have amazing shoes and I would definitely put a seal of approval on the comfort front. They always do shoes right. Not clothes, but shoes are their forte.

Happy April and may your shoe game be as strong as your coffee!

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Style

Did motherhood change my style?

I know I haven’t gone out loads lately but on the days I do, I keep asking myself, would I wear this? Would I wear that again? So I couldn’t help but wonder, did motherhood change my style? I mean, yes, I have a daughter to take of, but there’s me too. Clothes, fashion, colors, textures…that’s what truly made me happy, so why haven’t I been indulging and digging into the depth of my wardrobe to dress up and spruce up and feel pretty? Many days, I am not going to lie, I felt pretty shitty about myself, not feeling pretty anymore or lacking the enthusiasm to actually look half decent. I smelled like milk for the first few weeks and had spit-up milk all over and whenever I had the chance to finally shower, the process started all over again and I felt like I might never recover or get back to the old me. I mean do you really go back to the old you after having a baby? Sofia has been nothing but a blessing in my life and smelling like milk didn’t bother me as much as I thought it would. As long as baby was happy, I was happy? But that didn’t mean that I should neglect myself and not make efforts to look and feel pretty. It was vital and important for me to get back into the swing of things because I didn’t want my daughter growing up and seeing me that way. I want my daughter to look at me and be like, yes; momma took care of me but took care of herself too.

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Today I was able to go out with baby monster for a friend visit and I felt a little more confident in my new role as a mum. Sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed and don’t know how to take care of things, mainly because anxiety takes over but the more I let the negativity go, the more I feel like I am in control and feel like motherhood isn’t as scary as we all think. Dressing up plays a big part in my confidence and when I feel pretty, I feel like I can conquer the world. Today I opted for an effortless casual look. Since it’s getting colder out, I wore wool pants that I thrifted a while back and the fact that they’re high waisted, so I feel a little more comfortable with the remains of my stretched little mushy tummy. I added more pink, who am I?? I guess having a girl has given me the love of pink back, although she’s always in grey. LOL! I couldn’t go about town without my Gazelle trainers; they’re the most practical, most comfortable most badass shoe I own at the moment! I having been wearing them a ton lately and I don’t see myself wearing anything else. I feel like such a cool mom with them!

WHAT I WORE

JACKET: Zara • SWEATER: Centerpoint (Jordan) • PANTS: Zara (trhifted) • SHOES: Adidas (Gazelle) • BAG: Gift from Le hubby • SUNNIES: Aldo

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So, I guess, although motherhood somewhat changed my style in terms of practicality, I still do feel like I can get away with wearing a short skirt and knee-high boots if I wanted to! I still do love color and my experimenting game with different patterns and textures is still going strong. I don’t think we should use motherhood as an excuse to stop looking after ourselves and dress pretty or sexy or hot because we are the reflection of our daughters’ future and we have to give them something positive to look forward to. The most important thing is that you should always dress up for yourself first and then to impress others.


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Style Travel

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!

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Fashion Style Vintage

Feeling the blues

Fashion is so limitless and if you’re brave enough with experimenting, style will be your ally to express yourself freely. I never label my style because I like to play it by ear…or more like dress how I feel when I get up in the morning. Sometimes I want to dress in a Gucci gown and strut down the street of Montreal like ain’t nobody’s business. Sometimes, I want to dress like a tomboy transitioning into a flower. And other time I want to dress like a metal head. My outfits really do depend on my feelings and my state of mind.

So today’s outfit was more lady-like for me. I don’t like to dress in trouser a lot because I am a jeans kinda girl…and also I feel a little older when I do trousers. Lately, I have been loving the trouser look, which I have done for a couple of days in a row…today was one of them yet again. This time, I went for blue tones. I did a grey—ish blue wide leg trouser from Topshop and thrifted striped white and blue shirt. I was totes feeling it this morning. These trousers in particular are my favorite. I love them because they’re comfortable and they’re wide leg….so if I decided to wear a tight/fitted top, I wouldn’t feel too self-conscious about my booty.

Details: Topshop pants – Thrifted striped shirt – Pink Asos sling back shoes – Kate Spade sunglasses.

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I really do love these pants. They make my thighs/legs look less manly. I have ragging muscles from all the Pilates and Yoga I have been doing over the years, so sometimes I feel like maybe my thighs are too big for certain things. However, I try as much as possible not to be self-judgemental.

Self-acceptance and self-love are necessary to a happy life. So be proud of what you got girlies and flaunt it!

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Fashion Style Vintage

Neurotic vintage lover

Want to beat the winter blues, ain’t no better way to do so than to add gorgeous vivid colors. I am not one to go for bright barbie pink color, but when I saw these pants on the Asos website, I knew I’d like them, because they’re wide fitted trouser…a little something more than lady-like for me. I am so used to being in jeans that I almost forget that trousers exist. As soon as I got them in the mail, I tried them on! And as expected, the fit is beautiful! It’s wide, sits on the hips and hugs the body just in the right places. Trousers are awesome if you’re trying to hide some of your curves (not that you should! flaunt them sista’!!!!), and they make you look like a grown-up, which is sometimes necessary when you got a bunch of meetings.

They’re in a delicate crepe fabric, that hold body yet drapes poetically over your curves. It’s like a hug! And what a better way to complement my barbie pink trousers than with an epic vintage beaded top!!!

I bought this exceptionally unique and delicate top last summer, in a vintage warehouse scavenger hunt. I was on the lookout for new products to add to my Etsy store…and then I came across this one. It’s one of those top that you look at and say eeew when it’s flat but you know it will look super rad on! Let me tell you it does. It’s a little big for me, but I still like it. It’s cute to wear over top jeans for a more casual look, with trousers for a chic look or over a skirt for a princess-y, special event look. This 80s top is seriously one of a kind. However, it’s sometimes annoying to care for a piece like this because it is one of the most delicate pieces I own. It’s special, yes, but you have to always be careful with it and your surrounding. Nonetheless, it’s an amazing piece to own because you can dress it up or dress it down.

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So I wore the River Island pink trousers (which are currently on sold for 32$) with my Sarafino sequin top and added a little more color with my red Zara heels. To make the top part of the outfit a little more proportional with the bottom, I cinched my top up with an elasticated thrifted belt. Then to top it all of, I wore a black veil with some hint of gold lurex thread.

Loads of people were happy to see me in pink as it’s a rare occurrence. I wear it, but not to this extent. Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised with people’s reactions but felt super flattered that they found me pretty in pink.

I have a few more ideas on how to wear my new River Island trousers and I am excited with the possibilities!

 

 

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Fashion Style

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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Fashion Style Vintage

Arabian Gypsy

This yellow skirt is the focal point of this outfit. I am not usually a yellow kinda girl because I find it makes me look weird. I much prefer mustard because it suits my skin tone better. Yellow is a little too bold and a little too out there, it’s like wearing neon orange, it scares me sometimes but I so envy the girls who can pull it off. Although there aren’t any rules when it comes to color and fashion, I sometimes (rarely) avoid taking risks.

I bought this skirt while thrifting with mum a couple of weeks ago but never got the chance to wear it until now. So I told myself that today is the perfect opportunity to be a lemon!!! Because why not?!

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Since the skirt I midi length and a little bit on the overly flowy side, I felt it was very fitting for me to wear it in a hippie/gypsy kinda way. But obviously add my own Arabic touch in it…and not forgetting a little bit of American flare. Can I just humbly add that I am in the with my skin at the moment <3

Okay so here’s what I came up with:

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What I wore: 
-Thrifted denim shirt.
-Thrifted yellow skirt.
-Forever 21 floral kimono.
-Aldo sunglasses.
-Adidas trainers.

 

What do you guys think of this look?? Let me know in a comment below or hit like if it’s a yay!

 

Hasta luego xx

 

 

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Fashion Style Vintage

The perfect summer dress!

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I found the perfect summer dress while thrifting with my sister a few days ago. This is so reminiscent of the 90s and those maxi dresses I would love to wear going to school. It’s like a cross between She’s all that  and Never Been Kissed. This dress totes reminds me of skipping class and sitting by the bleachers or going to the mall at lunch break. Carefree, innocent, youthful times….AHH, youth!!! “Nobody feels the youth pass, but everyone feels when it’s gone”. LOL! I am totes being dramatic. PS: that’s a famous Seneca quote. So, I wouldn’t want to go back to high school, not that my days were bad, they were actually really really really good, but I just prefer life now as an adult. I mean how can I live without paying bills and taxes, huh?!! Adulthood rocks!!!

Anyway, what I am saying is this dress is a beautiful little number that takes me way back to the carefree days (can’t you see how much I want to twirl in this?). This is such a versatile piece because it can be worn in some many different ways and this is exactly why I love it. It’s so girly, delicate, summery, feminine, sexy and just so so unique. PPS: it cost me only 14$CAD…such a bargain and plus I shopped green…so it’s a win win win win situation and everyone is happy. Also, what I like about shopping at that particular thrift store is that some of the proceeds of the sales go to help Montreal’s Diabetes Center.

So without further ado, here’s how I decided to wear this baby…

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What I wore:
-Thrifted Sunflower dress
-Shelly’s London straw shoes.
-Gap acid wash denim jacket.
-Betsey Johnson sunglasses.
-Kate Spade heart-shaped bag.

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So let me know what you guys think of this outfit in a comment below!

Have a wonderful sunny day xx

 

 

 

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Fashion Style Vintage

White denims worn in 4 different ways.

I wanted to share with you four different ways I like to wear my favorite pair of white boyfriend jeans. I have had these for about 3 summers and they’re still going strong. I purchased them from Joe Fresh when I was randomly shopping for groceries…

One way to keep super clean white denims is to obviously be careful where you sit and what you do when wearing them. To keep them clean, I wash them separately in cold water with a gentle cleanser for sensitive skin (like Tide or something of the sort). I also spot clean if there’s any damage done with shout. It works great!

Anyway on to the post, since it’s summer, it’s the perfect time to get your favorite white pants/denims out for a few spins. Here are 4 different ways I decided to wear mine this summer (I’ll still keep wearing them though).

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What I wore: Thrifted black top – Joe Fresh Jeans – Maxi Forever 21 vest – Vintage necklace – Vintage sequin clutch bag – Forever 21 shoes – Simmons sunglasses.

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What I wore: Zara burgundy top – Joe fresh jeans – Thrifted leather bag – Ash sandals – Vintage necklace and rings.

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What I wore: Thrifted denim shirt – Joe fresh jeans – Charles & Keith shoes – Simmons sunglasses.

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What I wore: Koton striped dress shirt – Joe fresh jeans – Charles & Keith sandals – Kate Spade sunglasses.

These are the looks I came up with..but there’s of course a ton of other ways you can wear white denims. They’re easy to style, super trendy and super versatile. You can dress them up or down depending on how you accessorize it.

There’s plenty of room for imagination and there are no limits when it comes to fashion. Be unique, be you and rock it!

Enjoy the beautiful weather peeps and until next time!

Cheers x