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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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Style Vintage

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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Style

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!