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The thrill of the hunt: Etsy’s vintage community is amazeballs!

When I discovered Etsy a few years back, the vintage community wasn’t as big as it is today. It’s bloody awesome how the community grew in the span of five years. When I first started selling on Etsy, I was selling my own custom-made designs with my labels on them and found it very satisfying. Whenever I got a purchase confirmation message, I was celebrating another achievement. When my love for fashion shifted, I decided to close my store and pursue other mediums but then when I thought about it, I figured that since my love for vintage is deep, then why not share it with my fellow vintage lovers. Then I created Le Dressing de Moon and slowly I was growing my current business and I was participating in more shows than I thought I would. I met amazing people, sold amazing pieces and ended up collecting wonderfully unique items that made me truly happy. vintage is not for everyone and sometimes, I feel like I am risking a lot venturing into it but deep down, I know that it is the path that truly makes me happy—so whatever comes from it, at the end, I know I am doing the right thing.

I have a few events coming up and gearing up for sales season has me thrilled and Etsy helps me share my love for my craft. Collecting pieces from the past is rewarding even though it is a niche thing. I discovered many wonderful vendors through Etsy and bought a few things for myself. Even though I sell a lot, I still selfishly keep a few pieces for myself or sometimes, I take them out for a ‘’spin’’. Just like today’s dress. It is a piece I am forever loving because it is versatile even though it’s pretty straightforward—a dress is a dress….but I feel like I can wear this piece so many ways and still make it special. I can wear a sweater over it and it would just look like a skirt, I could wear it with a leather jacket, or I can wear it with a cardigan for a delicate look or the way I did today. I didn’t want too many layers on my body, so I added a little bodysuit underneath and voila, made it work! I really love the juxtaposition of femininity and masculinity with the ”combat boot” addition.

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This is a piece I purchased from a big load I ordered for my shop last spring…even though I was a massive preggo whale, I was quite thrilled to fill up my store with lots of new goodies. This dress seriously makes me feel feminine in the best way possible…not too girly and too exposé…just the right amount of femininity. You can easily add your own touch and make it work for your own body and style. It truly is a 70s beauty! Plus, the fit & flare is suitable for all body shapes!!

WHAT I AM WEARING

DRESS: Vintage ● BODYSUIT: Koton ● SHOES: Doc Martens ● BAG: Core Life

So, if you are in the hunt of special, unique and amazing vintage pieces, don’t be shy to visit my store (shameless plug!!!) but also go on Etsy in general to discover other vendors because Etsy truly is a treasure trove when it comes to that.

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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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