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What I have been up to…and also FLASH SALE!

Happy June and summertimes! Can’t believe we’re June already! WHAT?? HOW?? It has been a while since I have written on here. I have been so out of it, especially with quarantine, things seem so surreal. I feel like I have gotten the hang of it and now I can’t seem to find the time to sit down and relax even though I am at home. First of all, the kiddo is with me 24-7, which is great at times and stressful at times; I have been loving catching up with her and I am loving seeing her grow right before my eyes. I cannot believe that she will be two years old soon…like where the heck does the time go?? I am not going to lie, I have been paranoid with this whole COVID thing when it started, but then I realized, what’s meant to happen will happen. So I have decided not to live in fear and simply just have a great time with my daughter while simply being cautious. We go out on walks around the neighborhood, go to the park to run around like crazies, and we let our freak fly. We do all sorts of silly things just to stay happy and entertain our monster.

So, I have been busy juggling work and mom life and sometimes the struggle is real and I think I suck at this….but other times, I have got it in the bag..over the net, slam dunk style. I have my contract to complete, don’t know when it’ll end really, and I have my online shop and my kiddo…oh and the husband to help out at school. Plate full you say…oh no!! Add on more, please! I can’t seem to understand the concept of taking it easy or relaxing, but then again, that was never my forte. I love to keep busy!

What else…OH! I have gotten back into sewing, which I am enjoying fully and I am contemplating creating a small collection with vintage fabrics. like a capsule collection…in the works, we’ll see what happens. I made a couple of cute dresses for the little one and she loves them as well. A few masks here and there, for the family of course and not for sale. I feel like quarantine is allowing me to get creative again, which is pretty cool. I am also enjoying refurbishing furniture. I have an old vintage dresser that looked quite sad, so I decided to give it some love and freshness, still in the works, will update you guys on it soon. It is taking foreverrrrrrr but it’s looking nice!

Um, what else, let’s see, um, oh! I have been doing quite well with my shop. When the pandemic started to hit hard, it’s like people had a revelation or something that shopping local and helping small businesses are important, so I am grateful for every person that has shopped with me and supported me on my journey. As thanks, I am inviting you all to shop my flash sale!!! Dresses are currently 15$ CAD only for a couple of days. Go check it out fast as sales won’t last long. Items are going like crazy. Also, shipping is free in Canada and USA. Since I have been blessed, I am lucky to say that I am giving back to charity and that makes my heart happy.

 

I haven’t posted any outfits in the past couple of weeks as I have been living in PJs but I am getting out of this rut and I will be posting soon.

Happy humpday!

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Vintage

Beating the winter blues with florals…

I feel bad for January. Poor January! It’s the first month of the year and it carries so much on its shoulders; from our hopes and dreams to our expectations and resolutions and promises to ourselves to become better humans. Some of us succeed to find that path and some of us just find ourselves astray struggling to find a perfect sense of direction. But life, of course, isn’t about perfect. It’s about improving and refining ourselves to become the best version of who we can be. I feel like when mid-January comes, I become blue and I don’t feel like I am alone in feeling so. We start on such a high and then life takes us in different courses sometimes and we have to remain positive despite it all. I have pushed myself time and time again to remain high even in the most difficult times and surrounding myself with happy people gets me to where I need to be. The winter blues are real this time of year and I make efforts to dress up to feel great in my own body and to keep a healthy mental state. Today, even though I dressed a little grunge and rebellious, I felt sexy and amazing, something I haven’t felt in a while. They say that baby becomes better after four months and calms down, but I’m still waiting!!! This is a vintage dress I have in my store and have been eyeing it since I got it and I cannot stop debating whether I should keep it for myself or simply just sell it along with the million others things I fall in love with. Space is so limited for me these days and keeping things in my closet because I love them isn’t reason enough. However, this 70s floral dress makes me feel like a total babe!

I have been having a 70s moment, like I said before, I feel like it’s such an easy trend to style as it is completely carefree in the most experimental way. Patterns and colors are everything! The ruffles in the dress call for femininity but because it’s black, there’s still a little bit of edge to it and this is why I added a leather jacket, because it keeps it more balanced. I like a solid merge between masculine and feminine! Dark and light! Good and bad! That outfit is completely me; from the floral print, to the boots, to the leather jacket—all elements that make me me. I love that the floral print isn’t too in your face too…it’s not too I AM HERE, LOOK AT ME!

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WHAT I AM WEARING

JACKET: Danier leather • DRESS: Vintage (70s) • SHOES: Dr. Martens • BAG: Kate Spade • SUNNIES: Raybans • BELT: Vintage

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The boots I got in a sale a couple of weeks ago…I always admired people sporting Dr. Martens booties because they command so much presence, which I feel like I didn’t have. But after giving birth, I feel like I can do anything now and today is the day for me to do Dr. Martens as well! You know when they say give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world, well it’s true…that saying is absolutely true, because I do feel like the world is in the palm of my hands when I wear these boots and I feel like I can do anything I can put my mind to it. I mean, you don’t really need clothes to feel that way, but conquering the world while being and feeling pretty doesn’t hurt!

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So here’s to all of us feeling blue! Feel confident, feel pretty and give it your all! It isn’t January’s fault! We just gotta push through the January blues.




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Vintage

Not sure what to wear this holiday season…don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

Good news! I have come with a new sale, yet again, for black Friday where you can enjoy 40% off anything posted. This is a great opportunity to buy vintage, be eco-friendly and stock up on your holiday looks. There’s loads of pretty amazing dresses listed, so there’s no doubt that you will find something for yourself and/or for a friend/family member. You want to stand out this holiday season?? Then think about buying vintage!!!

Velvet is super in and I’ve got you girls covered with loads of styles and shape and sizes of velvet dresses.

Don’t hesitate to check out my shop and don’t forget to share it with your people! 40% off is not nothing and a percentage of each sale goes to random acts of kindness. And as I always say, help us help others!!

PLUS!!! I’ve got you covered in the accessories department….pretty bags and necklaces all over…

 

This sale lasts until the end of November; so go, have a look before it ends….

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Ledressingdemoon/items

 

 

 

 

 

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Vintage

New in: vintage shopping @ledressingdemoon!!!

In today’s blog post, I am sharing with y’all some of the new items I started posting on my Etsy shop and I am super proud of the new dresses I got. This time around, I did not hand pick every item physically, rather, I took a risk and ordered online from a vintage warehouse in the US. Granted, it was far too expensive that way, I just had a gut feeling that it was time to try something new and I am really happy of the outcome. I was sincerely expecting to be robbed because, well, you buy by pound and items are just put in bags and shipped to you without inspection. Upon checking the items meticulously, I was so ecstatic to see that everything was in tip top shape…well 97% of it was. There were some dresses that needed more care and more work, but overall I was happy with the items I got and I wanted to share some of my favourite pieces with you.

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This dress caught my eye the minute I got it out of the box. Why? Well because despite it being from the 70s, it’s super on trend at the moment. The polka dot print is taking over the fashion world by storm and I don’t see it stopping any time soon. I see it in every possible shade and this one is the cutest!! Pink and white, I mean what more could a girl ask for?! I love how the pleats are carefully sewn on the skirt and how they add a little bit of flare to a simple cut dress. I love how girly it is but super feminine at the same time and it’s super perfect for the summer time!

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This one is probably me in a dress; it’s wild, it’s colourful, it’s super carefree. This is another 70s dress but much more out there; it isn’t for the faint of heart, haha! Because it’s crazy colourful, it’s easier to style, you don’t need to go crazy with accessories, unless you want to of course, no one is stopping you, you do you! This dress is the ultimate summer babe dress and it’s 100% cotton! I have a few dresses with a similar concept; boho chic, but this one has to be my favourite of them all. And since I can’t share 300 dresses on this blog (it’s going to take forever to go through them), I suggest your check out my ETSY store if you’re interested.

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This is a special piece, for the woman looking to conquer the world, while still looking ultra-fierce; this is seriously the epitome of power suit. Even though it’s 90s only, it still has a je ne sais quoi flare about it! I think it’s the fact that it’s lined in pink, or maybe all the trims sewn on it…don’t know but I wish I can wear it now and just go be a girl boss randomly in the street!

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I have many wonderful velour pieces this time around and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of it. My favourite of them all is this one! It’s so Grace Kelly, so glamorous, so delicate, so feminine, so sexy without being too revealing, it’s just overall perfect! I love the beautiful trim detailing and the beading, it’s very party appropriate without it being too out there. The weird combination of green and black; it’s a huge yes for me!

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I can’t forget the accessories obviously; these were handpicked by either me or my mum recently. I have many favourite but I think this camel leather messenger bag is the one that stole my heart. Even though it’s super simple, I feel like it goes with everything you decided to wear and it’s super sturdy and fits everything including your kitchen sink!

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So I invite you to check out the new items I recently added and of course to check the sales section!!! Because I added another 50% off and it’s totes worth it!

Cheers x

 

 

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Style Vintage

Vintage floral flare; a pregnancy outfit!

I have been feeling quite happy experimenting with vintage again. I am so glad to be back to my endless, glorious, colourful vintage closet and trying on different outfit combinations. I have been going about my closet for the past couple of days and digging out outfits that fit me to wear them out. Since restocking my store, I have purchased pounds of 70s, 80s and 90s dresses and I have been finding them useful with my growing belly. I feel like in the past 2 weeks, my belly grew quite drastically and I am bothered more than ever to wear pants, therefore, wearing some of these dresses out has been a blessing more than anything. Styling them has been super fun and trying to wear them in different ways has brought back some of my fashion enthusiasm. Today’s outfit consists of a super dope 90s floral cotton dress…super lightweight, super comfortable and super stylish! What I love about these types of dresses is that you can easily style them up or down depending on the occasion.

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Since today was a little bit windier and I have had a tiny cold since landing, I wanted to wear a heavier jacket to stay warm, what better jacket to wear than a leather one! I haven’t worn a leather jacket in ages and it felt so good! It’s like feeling badass all over again.

 WHAT I WORE

JACKET: Danier leather ◊ DRESS: Vintage (Etsy: @ledressingdemoon) ◊ SHOES: Kenneth Cole Reaction ◊ BAG: Zara ◊ SUNGLASSES: Kate Spade

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Since the outfit was a little bit too dark, I decided to add a pop of color with this gorgeous soft leather purse from Zara. It’s a recent purchase, but a good one! I have been using it non-stop since getting it and surprisingly, it fits a lot.

I am slowly getting back into the swing of things, being hands on and building up my store again has given me more energy and enthusiasm to continue with vintage. It’s so exciting and gratifying, especially when the customers are happy with their orders!


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Vintage

Let’s talk vintage!

One of the main things that kept my spirit high this year was managing and having my online business running. I started my vintage online shop 2 years ago and couldn’t be prouder of myself; I rarely gloat over my little successes (others many not see them as such but I don’t care). I tend to keep quiet about what I do, unless someone is super interested and asks me to give full details. Fashion was always my home away from home; finding myself through colors and textures wasn’t a challenge at all…in fact, it came naturally to me. However, to continue as a fashion designer, with my own line, I had to give up on a lot of my values, which I really wasn’t ready to do (not before, not now and not ever). Therefore, my sister and I had the brilliant idea to open a vintage shop, but her condition was for me to open an online shop and start from there, see how it goes and then move forward with a real store. Then, life happened and my store idea was set on the side, but my online shop was starting to go so well, I didn’t care much. I started having pop up shops, participating in events and selling a lot of my stock…then buying more, then selling more. Even my mom got excited about, she started collecting vintage pieces for me to sell, might I add that some were questionable (those were the ones that sold). I always argued with her about a lot of things, but in the end I am honoured, humbled, touched and rejoiced by how much my family got as excited as I did about my project; my husband is now on the bandwagon. I mean curating vintage is like being Indiana Jones…you re-discover history and give it life; each piece you find tells a story. Besides, you do good to nature by upcycling and recycling. Opening up a shop is still a goal of mine and I am just waiting for the write time to do it.

In today’s post, I am sharing with you wonderful readers and follower my favourite pieces in my shop and also sneaking-ly tell you about the discount I am holding (so you get to enjoy it now through April 15th!!!).

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I usually collect pieces from my mom, from shopping in other vintage shops, from going to vintage warehouses and even from traveling. If there’s a piece that looks special and speaks to me, I pick it up…clean it, zhush it, photograph it and then post it’ and voila! The trick is done! I pretty much do it from A to Z…since moving, I only do the online part and my sisters help take care of the shipping for me. It’s all a team effort really and I couldn’t be happier to have my amazing family involved. Super lucky and blessed!

The Moroccan tunic

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I picked this piece up from a warehouse based in Toronto. They have bags and bags and bags filled with vintage items from all eras and from around the world. You need a whole day there to go through it all. My sister and I get a kick out of it and love going through everything and laughing and giggling at some hideous items and enjoying what’s nice. We’re like little kids in a candy shop…we see something we love, then automatically get distracted by something even cooler. This is probably the best part of curating vintage; spending the time with my sister, my bestie, is something I would never change. So, this particular piece spoke to me for the details; the tape stitched on the front is so authentic is reminds me of being in Morocco all over again. The fabric is perfection too; the state it’s in is just beautiful. It’s light and airy! Plus, this piece is versatile enough to wear as is or to even add it over jeans; it would give such a cool, je ne sais quoi, style.

The butterfly caftan

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I got this one from a trip to Jordan a few years ago and wanted to keep it for myself because it’s just so pretty…but then I had two and a few too many similar styles in my wardrobe. So, I ended up posting it. It’s a gorgeous piece to wear on special occasions…and yes, it can be overwhelming for some, but if you style this bad boy out with simple accessories, it would look stunning!

The Mexican Oaxacan

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This dress is also known as the San Antonino dress (aka Mexican Wedding Dress). I had a few of those posted but a lot sold out and I have two remaining and this being one of them. I wish I could wear it…but I would end up covering it so much, that honestly…there’s no more purpose for me to even put it on. These dresses are characterized by the delicacy of the embroidery, as well as the preservation of traditional forms and motifs. Fine silk and cotton thread are usually used to achieve brilliant and precise floral motifs on lightweight cotton fabric. The only thing I would say is that sometimes, the colors are so vibrant they end up smearing on the white fabric…but with delicate care, these pieces would last forever and plus, you can wear them on nights out and still look bomb!

The sequin “Great Gatsby” dress

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This one is to die for! I have a big selection of sequin/party dresses and items. I mean it couldn’t possibly be Le Dressing de Moon without sequins and sparkle…this is who I am and I am in love with that section. I am not going to lie…whenever I have events to go to…I always dig into my vintage closet for outfits. For one, I know that I’ll look special and for two, I know that no one else will have the same outfit as me. So win-win!

The accessories section

I’ve got bags, necklaces, brooches, shoes and the whole nine yards. My accessories section’s game is awesome AF! It’s probably one of my favourite sections to edit…because there are so many ways to style these items, so many ways to describe them and so many ways to photograph them. This section is probs the most creative one for me and besides, accessories are what make an outfit pop!

Suits

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For them chicks looking to rock one hell of a suit, then I got ya gurl! I have suits that are remarkable and from the 70s. Suits are versatile; you can wear them as one, or as separates and that what I love about them. I had a few of my own, but since moving away, ended up selling them and I kindda regret it, because well, suits are badass and now I am looking to re-acquire some unique suits into my closet; but like really colourful ones!!! Like a hot pink one, or even an orange! That would be killer!!!

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So there ya have it folks! These are some of my favourite pieces in my shop and I am holding a sale currently, spring clear-out sale…to sort of renew my stock and to introduce new items that I have been collecting. The sale will be on till April 15th and all you gotta do is use the code SPRINGCLEAROUT at check out to get 30% off when you spend 50$ or more. Not to be a pusher or anything, but go take a look and enjoy it while it lasts!!!

 

 

 

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Fashion Style Vintage

African Queen

I got this momma a few months ago from the Salvation Army…when there was a 50% off deal. I bought it simple for the daring and beautiful colorful shape it came in. But after washing it and putting it aside, I completely forgot about it. When spring cleaning came to a complete start, I went trough everything I owned and started posting whatever I did not want to keep on my Etsy store. I rediscovered this bad boy. Then I thought to myself, WHAT WAS I THINKING?? This is like a total disaster…like a failed painting project? But then I really thought…that’s so unlike me to discriminate on colorful clothes. And this is how I came about this and gave a chance to this beautiful silk 80s dress (and German made at that!!).

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I didn’t feel like wearing this as a dress, simply because I didn’t want to do stockings, so instead, I wore it as a long tunic and cinched it up as a belt. I felt like a total African queen in this. I mean, it’s beautiful! It’s a little big, but it’s beautiful! Why didn’t I ever wear this before? I have this weird theory and always apply it when I go shopping. I usually hate going to the dressing room and buy items purely on looks and then decide at home whether it will look nice on me and fit me or not. And 90% of the time, it works out great for me. Basically, if the item is laid flat or is hanging and it looks ugly, it means that it will totes be fabulous on! And it’s super true!!! For me anyways.

So without further ado….here’s the infamous colorful jewel:

What I wore:

DRESS: Vintage ◊ PANTS: Thrifted ◊ SHOES: Forever 21 ◊ BELT: Vince Camuto

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I am so happy I found this item again and will totes give this another go down the line. It’s a very nice piece to own because it’s different and unique. It’s cultural, it’s ethnic, it’s retro and yet super cool.  What more can I ask for?

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Fashion Style Vintage

The Vintage DIY Overhaul Edit

I purchased this dress a few week ago, while searching for new vintage pieces for my Etsy shop…it was in a pretty bad shape. The fit was horrible because the top was way too big for the bottom. It was literally falling apart but I still knew I could do something cool with it. Besides it was so glamorous…pictures don’t do it justice. It was a beautiful silk dress with delicate beading all around the bottom of the skirt with beads, crystals and sequins. It reminded me of a 50s Dior creation with its exceptional workmanship. Obviously, this piece has been around for a while, because it was starting to fall apart. I knew I needed to save it, overhaul it and turn in into a nicer, more useful piece.

Sooooo, here’s how I decided to disassemble this dress: I undid all the seams, then I separated the top from the bottom to turn in into a midi skirt. I then gently removed the beads at the bottom and sequins to be able to cut the hem to the proper length. I used the top to make a waistband. I removed the pink pink crystals from the hem and added them again all over the front of the skirt.

Annnd, I added pockets, because pockets are everything in a skirt!

After working on it and fixing it…this is how if came out:

I totes loved how it came out. I made a super cute skirt, that you can wear to any party or event. It has the right amount of glamour and the right amount of sexiness and feminism. I am absolutely in love with the fit, it’s just perfect and the pleats are awesome. The beads give it va va voom and allows it to shine in the most delicate way. It’s a skirt that you can dress up or dress down. I decided to wear it with a slight edge, because why not? I always prefer to make my outfits a little more badass!

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What I wore:

-Danier leather jeacket.
-Vintage skirt (made by moi!).
-Entreprenueur Bitch tee.
-Zara heels.
-Colorful thirfted sunglasses.
-Antique metal clutch bag.


This has to be one of my favorite looks, simply because it’s super me. It’s a mix of lady, a mix of confidence and a mix of badass. It’s a mix of vintage, of thrift and of modern. It’s how I like it. Vintage always allows you to express yourself in uniqueness because you will not find 2 of the same piece…and that’s how I always want it to be. I kinda get annoyed when I am in a room with someone else wearing the same piece as me. Not being a queen B, but I just like to feel a little more unique and special.

So, if you find a vintage or thrifted piece you like, allow yourself to work on it and make it your own! Don’t be shy, let your creative juices flow.

 

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Fashion Vintage

New vintage items in store!!!

Hola compadres! So I’ve been gathering some new (vintage) items here and there and finally sat down this weekend to post them and they’re selling already!!! EEEEE 🙂

So go check them out, you might find something interesting (60s to 90s) for everyday wear or even Halloween or Christmas..loads of cool finds and special pieces..and don’t forget that every sale I make, a percentage of it goes to random acts of kindness. You dear customers help me help others!

Thank you all for the continuous supports and here’s the link to my store:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Ledressingdemoon?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Enjoy!!!

PS: I will be in Ottawa at the OTTAWA VINTAGE CLOTHING SHOW on November 6th. If you’re in that reagion, stop by and say hey..we’ll have loads of cool items up for sale.

Happy Sunday x

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Fashion Style Vintage

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