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My 10-year-old niece dressed me: Take 2!

My niece has been super obsessed with dressing me for the day that now, once she gets back from school…she runs to come see me to choose my outfit of the day. She’s so adorable! She is getting a lot more into fashion and has been having fun playing with different styles herself and seeing that makes me feel like a proud aunt. So, without making this too long; here how’s the outfit came out:

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She wanted something a little more casual for me to wear as I have been wearing way too many trousers lately. She went for cropped jeans instead and added a little fun slogan sweater to finish it. To avoid the outfit being too too bland, she added interest by playing with layers, hence the shirt under the sweater. Although I felt a little self-conscious wearing this sweater again, I still made efforts to go for it with little niece’s decision. Troublemaker isn’t exactly what I am these days, all I want to do is sleep early and lounge on the couch. Adulthood’s brighter side! Anyway, back to the outfit, I found this beautiful coat at Vallue Village a while ago and couldn’t resist getting it. The color is so bloody cheerful and makes for an amazing spring coat. Perfect for transition period, plus the color is so unique and special–reminds me of a raspberry sorbet!

WHAT I AM WEARING

JACKET: Vintage ♥ SWEATER: Karsen ♥ PANTS: Calvin Klein ♥ SHIRT: Thrifted ♥ SHOES: New Balance ♥ BAG: Core Life ♥ EARRINGS: Forever 21

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I think I am liking having a personal stylist, haha! Makes for so much fun and you never know what you’ll end up wearing. Having not to think about clothes is quite nice for a change. I’m thinking the niece is on the good track with her attire selection/styling talent.

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And on the sneakers trend bandwagon we go…

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me!!!! And I am feeling good! Okay so, today is really special as I received some really good news, which is giving me hope to a better and happier future for little monster. Although, she’s quite the fussy one these days and I am frustrated and tired, I am still the happiest human on earth. I wouldn’t have thought that a little human could leave such an impact on me…no matter how low or sad I feel, a little smile from her makes me forget about all the bad things that come our way. This is why, I take it upon myself to work hard every day to make her happy and content and to protect her and help her become a strong woman. Besides that point that I just made, I wanted to share my weekend outfit, something I felt quite comfortable in, very girl but still so casual and works for the mom life. I have turned into a sneaker/trainer lover. Since giving birth, I can’t take them off my feet and my high heels are left on the shelves sad and dusty. Trainers can be very tricky sometimes to dress up but I find myself easily adding them into my outfits and so I did and here’s how it came out…

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I am sure you guys remember this dress, something I had in my wardrobe for a while now and I decided to wear it as a skirt because there’s no need to constantly buy new things or even used things…buying doesn’t need to happen every months. I see all these people posting online about how much stuff they buy and, although sometimes I feel the urge to do so, I stop myself because I feel guilty about how much we consume as humans. We have no idea how much shit we put our planet through. Anyway, don’t want to this blog into a big rant but just wanted to clear out the air.

Had these running shoes for a while now and I wear a lot more often than I should, even if the outfit doesn’t require it…but finding myself turning to comfort more these days, I decided to integrate in a way that I won’t completely have zero style. Meaning leggings and sweatshirts…..No thank you, next!

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What do you guys think of this booming sneakers/trainers trend? Is it a yay or a nay? I actually very much do love this look, it’s very friendly and mommy approved, you can run around doing your errands and still have style. It’s a win-win for me.

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How to style a satin slip dress modestly

This is another one of those trendy things that has been big for the past year…wearing lingerie out on the streets has become such a normality. When does a slip dress become appropriate to wear publicly and how do you not make it look skimpy…I am have been feeling very experimental lately and I figured now’s the time to try out the satin slip dress and see how I make it work out in the real world. I didn’t want to have anything too out there nor did I want anything floral-y or lace-y. I wanted something I can work with as a start and build an outfit around it. This mustard dress from Zara was the perfect middle for a slip dress and mustard is one of my favourite colors anyway. So here’s how I attempted this trend!

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The dress to be quite honest was not such a great quality and for the price, especially at Zara, you want to have something well made….but then again, their production system is so quick that quality is no longer the main concern. I wore this dress with a few different ideas in mind but this was one of my favourite because I still maintained my modesty. Adding heels was an option that I kept open but I felt like I was too exposed to the world and so, putting on boots seemed quite fitting and appropriate and the result was interesting.

I also got the argyle sweater from Zara and although it’s very thick and well-made, I didn’t appreciate how cropped it is. Why is everything so cropped lately? I mean, not because I am Muslim or anything, but no one needs to be wearing a cropped sweater in -14C ̊weather. I combined it with the dress because the colors went so well together and having the dress under it meant more warmth.

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Along with sweaters and all things winter, boots are my thing and I wish I could wear boots all year long (not that anyone is stopping me) but it would be just too much!

Although I had fun styling this dress, it just wasn’t me and I ended up returning it because it makes no sense just having it there hanging in my wardrobe. How do you guys feel about the slip dress?! Is it a yay or a nay?!


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Welcome to the 60s

When I saw this dress a few months ago on sale on the Zara website, I fell in love with it because it gave me 60s mod vibes all over. I loved how it was bold and yet so wearable. The color combination was quite brilliant and the cut was super flattering and I couldn’t wait to wear and so I did this weekend. It is not everyone’s taste but I was definitely mine. I find it to be a cross between Pierre Cardin’s space age design and Emilio Pucci’s wild geometric design. 60s fashion was bold, creative and innovative; those years shifted and put the emphasis on the youth and their ability to do their own thing. They were put forward and fashion followed suit in the streets rather than in the big couture houses. There was a little bit of a carefree in the whole mod fashion as everything started to shift with the baby boomers were coming of age. Color played a big role in defining the 60s; where the muted and pastel palette of 1950s fashions gave way to bright, bold colors which were often presented in geometric patterns.

And with that, here’s today’s 60s inspired look:

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I love how the dress has super long raw edged sleeves that you can bunch up to help create volume; I find it much nicer than having sticks for arms. It adds interest and definition. The velvet is quite nice and it isn’t too thick, so I feel like my shape still looks sleek and not too overkill.

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Going with the whole velvet theme, I wanted to maintain that onto my feet and wore my velvet burgundy shoes to tie the whole look together. I felt like boots would be too much and I would look more witchy than elegant. I feel like the burgundy/gold matched perfectly with the dress color pattern.

The turban also helped in accentuating the whole “do your own thing” vibe that the 60s so focused on and it gave room for me to wear my current favourite vintage earrings. The photos don’t do them justice. Also, this is the first time I wear a dress post-partum and although I still do have a belly and haven’t gone back to working out (as I am taking things slow and enjoying little one), I feel like I am happy with my body despite it all. But to add a little more definition to my waist area, I added a cute vintage gold belt that added a bit more attitude to the look and I love it!

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Even though the dress is quite statement, my look was still minimalistic and that’s what I like about it all as I don’t have too much going on. I feel like this dress will stay in my wardrobe for a long time because it is me in a nutshell.

 


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The Cami Handkerchief Jumpsuit edit!

I am here again with another pregnancy outfit; I have been quite inspired lately and dressing up has been the only thing cheering up my mood. I have been quite sad, missing le hubs, and so, being creative is my only outlet. Along with the few other purchases I have made recently for my pregnancy, this jumpsuit was one of them. It isn’t a pregnancy item in particular, but it works well for now as it will fro after the pregnancy and this is exactly why I bought it. I got it from EBay a few weeks ago and received it just in time to be able to wear it for the remainder of my pregnancy. I ended up buying it in black and red and I absolutely love how comfy and lightweight it is. I ended up getting it in an XL, for some reason, I thought I would be huge in my third trimester, but it ended up being a little too big, but nothing crazy though; I like how loose it is and what I would be after the baby is just cinch it up with a huge belt and I am sure it would look bomb. I guess I could do that now, but the looser the item the better, I don’t feel restricted or tight.

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To top it off, I added a little bit of drama with this upcycled jacket. A jacket I have had for a while but not worn ever…until today, I felt like it made the outfit a little less boring, a little less fat beach whale and a lot more fashionable.

WHAT I WORE

JACKET: @ledressingdemoon ♠ JUMPSUIT: Ebay ♠ SHOES: Urban Outfitters ♠ SUNNIES: Kate Spade ♠ EARRINGS: H&M

I got these slip-on mules a few months back because I knew I would have such a hard time in my third trimester get in and out of shoes; the struggle is real people!!! It is real! Bending is nearly impossible…for someone as flexible as me, I feel like I took it for granted, haha!

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To add a little bit more jazz in the outfit, I add these gorgeous yellow earrings from H&M a while back, because I knew they would be the perfect outfit finisher. You just add them to any outfit you like for a pop of color and voila, the trick is done. You instantly look put together.


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A day in the life: Deir Hajla.

On Easter weekend, we decided to go around town and discover new spots to hang out at (mostly, i do the discovering…since being new here and all). I was quite energetic and wanted to take advantage of every second of that day; didn’t want to waste it at home. We ended up going to Deir Hajla, a small town just 15 minutes outside of Jericho to visit the St Gerasimos Monastery; one of the oldest churches in Palestine (founded in the 5th century). It was super exciting to see, I love visiting churches (some creep me out, not gonna lie) and seeing people committed and concentrated on praying. There were a few sisters around that day that welcomed us warmly although they were occupied preparing for Easter Sunday. It’s a Greek Orthodox Church and it was so beautifully ornamented on the inside in gold and baby blue colors. The light was a little too dim for me to take loads of pictures, but I snapped what I could. The church ceiling was high and meticulously worked with metals and stones. The wooden benches were stacked perfectly one behind the other giving us enough space to walk around and enjoy the monuments placed carefully around the place. There were a couple of skulls in glass boxes around the church of martyred monks. The Monastery was destroyed and restored a couple of time and they still continue their work on it to this day. What’s interesting about the history of this particular Monastery is that apparently is was a refuge for Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus. They hid in a cave here during their flight from Herod. An underground chapel was built on the spot where tradition has it the Holy Family spent the night.

We ended up having a quick supper that day and by quick, I mean falafel sandwiches, not my favourite, but it worked…since I am not enjoying meat and poultry so much these days. The day was a bit grim and a little but windy, so I ended up dressing in something a little more colourful to brighten the grey of the day. So here are a few pictures of today’s adventures and outfit.

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Falafel has made me a little bit of a bloated mess..so I looked extra pregnant, but I still made it work. Plus, wearing a skirt helped a lot.

What I wore

SHIRT: Max ♠ SKIRT: Stradivarius ♠ NECK TIE: Vintage ♠ SHOES: Thrifted ♠ BAG: Aldo ♠ SUNGLASSES: Kate Spade

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For those planning to travel around this region, I suggest you strongly visit this church, it’s freaking amazing! Plus, I has a little coffee shop and playing area for children, so you get to enjoy it and have a picnic. I know that a lot of pilgrims add it to their list of places to visit while on their praying/religious journey to the Holy Land…but for those who don’t know about it (like me), then here you go! Take the time and plan it out!

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A visit to Temptation Mountain in heels!

This is my last post of 2017! Can’t believe it’s over already! It’s been quite an emotional ride; filled with great and not so great moments, but I know that I am coming stronger out of this one and I cannot wait to take on 208 by the horns. 2017 brought me closer to the love of my life but tore me a little bit away from home. Emotional I tell ya! Anyway, what a better way to end the year than with a huge outfit bang! This is a little bit of a tiny DIY, a very simple one; a super simple one that you can easily do with anything bling-y you have! I was simply too tired of wearing my black culottes all the time, and I didn’t want to buy new ones, so I just pimped them up real good. I had a few knicks and knacks around and so I used them to turn my plain old black culottes into a cultural piece.

Hubbs has been telling me about Temptation Mountain for a while and has been wanting to take me there for a little walk around, but we never got a chance until today. Temptation Mountain is like 5km out of Jericho and it is said to be the mountain where Jesus resided while the devil tempted him during his 40-day fast. There’s a beautiful monastery there and there’s loads of pilgrims from all over the world that pass by this monastery during their prayer and redemption journey. I met a few and it is quite interesting to see them so dedicate to renew their faith. The church is high and isolated and I am sure it is the perfect place to be in when you are in search of finding yourself and in search of inner peace. So, what better way to end the year than in a place of solitude and reflection to get the chance to reflect on your past actions and work on the future to better yourself as a citizen of the world.

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This outfit I wore seems so fitting to the fact that it bring culture and history all together. I know I am wearing heels and all, but it really wasn’t bad to walk in them!

I decided to bedazzle my culottes with Palestinian embroidered pieces I had lying around and add some gold coins for extra oomph.

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WHAT I WORE:

SHIRT: Zara (thrifted) ♥ Pants: Zara ♥ SUNNIES: Claire’s ♥ SHOES: Charles & Keith Sandals ♥ JACKET: Vero Moda Trench ♥ EARRINGS: Aldo

 

I wanted to take time to wish you all the happiest of holidays and to have a wonderful new year!!! May 2018 be filled with amazing opportunities, endless happy memories and loads of peace and love!

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The girl in the green pants!

Today’s outfit of the day is mainly focusing on these beautifully sexy 50s cigarette pants I got while vintage shopping a couple of weeks ago. They’re honestly one of the most precious vintage items I own. I am aware that they’re green but that didn’t stop me from purchasing them. These cost a whopping 10$ at the Nova boutique in Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue. These pants are giving me Holly vibes, you know Breakfast at Tiffany’s, that scene where she’s wearing royal blue cigarette pants on the balcony signing Moon River…those kinds vibes. I was super inspired to style them as they were in that scene, however, I wanted to put my own touch and that meant adding textures and colors to the outfit. Depth is always necessary in my own fashion book. Since I never really wear green, I decided to be quite daring with the color choice that went into this outfit. Since it is starting to get a little bit colder here in Jericho, I knew I needed a jacket to cover up.

And so, without further ado, here’s how it came out and to be frank, I am a little proud of the outcome:

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Unfortunately, the label was washed out and so I couldn’t really tell the brand of these pants…but the obvious cut was clear to me that they were super 50s. The super high waist, the cigarette cut, the fit, everything about it screamed that. They are fantastic in fit! They hug the body in the right places and they actually might be classified as overly sexy, depending on what you wear them with. I wanted to keep the modest factor in and so I added the trench coat to avoid the butt/hip enhancement issue. I mean it’s not really an issue, I embrace my big hips….but I am not too comfortable flaunting them.

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WHAT I WORE:

SHIRT: Topshop ◊ PANTS: 50s Vintage (unlabeled) ◊ SHOES: Badgley & Mischka ◊ TRENCH COAT: Vero Moda ◊ NECKLACE: Gift*Antique Silver ◊ EARRINGS: Crystal Couture Bridal ◊ SUNGLASSES: Vintage*Brigitte Bardot ◊ BAG: Nine West

I was contemplating on wearing a basic white shirt, but then again, that would be too obvious and too boring. So instead, I opted for my favourite boho navy Topshop blouse and it just made sense.

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These shoes are my most precious possession. I mean they were my wedding shoes…and the only thing that remains from the wedding. My wedding dress got stolen, le sigh! Anyway, so I hold on to these shoes for dear life and I try not to wear them out too much. But today felt special and I needed to pair them with the green pants. They were super fitting and without overthinking it, I knew these shoes would work out perfectly. They’re a deep burgundy and complement the green in the most fashionably daring way possible.

I felt very fashion forward in this outfit and super lady-like. Although these color seem a little bit weird, I feel like they marry well together and the turban scarf pull everything together.

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So, although I may not have been a green girl before, I can safely say that now I am a convert and I should give every color of the rainbow a chance and try it before hating it. Next color to try could be either purple or orange. Slightly frightened, not gonna lie, but I am up for the challenge!


 

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That burgundy dress…

I have had this dress for a little while now, I wanted to wear it on the wedding day to change things up a bit….but the things is, the wedding was so beautiful that I did not even have time to get off the dance floor and this dress took a little bit of rest…until this very moment. We were invited to my hubby’s cousin’s wedding and I needed something to wear and this was just the perfect dress. I know I have a slight obsession with burgundy but it’s just such a pretty majestic color!!!

I was so happy that hubbs decided to match with me…I was proud, eeekk!

…and this is how I decided to style the dress….

I got this dress from a little boutique on St-Hubert Street in Montreal called Anais Designs. They’ve got loads of beautiful evening dresses for reasonable prices. Although I wanted to spend this time and make my own dresses…I unfortunately did not have it…time was just missing. So when I saw this dress, I knew it would be the prefect dress to wear to an important event…being long sleeves and all makes everything so much better and easier for me to style. I was loved the most about this dress is the detailing and the beading; it’s feminine and super delicate. I truly felt like a princess with the cut and flow-iness of this dress…makes me never want to take it off!

The shoes I got from Browns and they are Browns Couture exclusive. The perfect silver shade to complement my choice of turban/veil.

What I wore:

DRESS: Anais Designs ∞ SHOES: Browns Couture ∞ SUNGLASSES: Aldo ∞ EARRINGS: Crystal Couture Bridal

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If you’re in the Montreal area and looking for an evening dress, I suggest you hit up Anais Designs because they’ve got beautiful dresses for loads of shapes and sizes.

You’re for sure going to find something awesome for yourself and it will totes be perfect to dance in!

 

 

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Out & about with the gals: OOTD

My friend and I hit town this weekend and I wanted to document my outfit, since I was super proud of it! I mean, it is very rare I make huge efforts dressing up for an event….but this time around; I put loads of thought into it. I also (usually) don’t go for turban styles, because I feel like it demands attention and requires presence and sometimes I feel self-conscious sporting it (I know…silly me). Today, I made huge efforts to put my doubts aside and went full out! Make-up is very rare for me to do…the most I’ll ever do is lipstick (that’s usually my thing). But when I say I went full out, I went FULL out, fake lashes and all!

The weekend is downtime for me when it comes to dressing up, I much prefer being in jeans and a simple tee or if I have to run errands, I’ll just go for yoga pants and a sweater. There wasn’t much choice today for me as I needed to show up looking all kinds of cool (as requested by my friends).

I was actually very happy how my outfit turned out:

Since the sun was out and it was a little bit warmer than usual, I went for sandals (Romy & Michele style) I spotted these back in December at Topshop and I needed them in my life! But to compensate for the little wind there was, I opted to wear my new trench coat, which I am super in love with. The fabric is incredibly soft and it’s super comfortable. A huge plus, it’s in a neutral beige color, which allows me to mix and match it with every outfit I wear. It’s super classy too! You can totes get away wearing this over a fancy dress!

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TBH, I wasn’t too too keen on the pants, I also got them on sale from Topshop a while ago and never had the chance to wear them until today. When I looked at myself in the mirror, I kinda had a “what was I thinking?!?!?” moment, but I feel like it made the whole outfit 10 times better and gave a little pizazz and jazziness. They’re simple in the shape and cut, but the color and texture make them fancy enough to wear to dinner.

WHAT I WORE:

TRENCH: Vero Moda ♠ TOP: Vero Moda ♠ PANTS: Topshop ♠ SHOES: Topshop sandals ♠ SUNGLASSES: Guess ♠ BAG: Guess ♠ EARRINGS: DCK

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The turban literally took me 2 second to wrap and what I love about it is that it’s asymmetrical. It actually came out super cool that way, plus I used zero pins! Yay for that! But can we all take a moment as appreciate the fact that my sunnies have a marble print/effect…omg!! It’s insane, so love them; they’re different from anything I have seen so far. When I spotted them, I knew they belonged to me.

All in all, tonight’s dining/outing was amazing and I would totes count this outfit as a win because I felt comfortable in it!