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Vintage

Eid outfit – Take 2

This one is probably my favorite! As it is a mixture of culture, fashion, and color. I love South Asian attire; I have always been obsessed. If I would not look completely stupid and overdressed, I would sport beautiful Sarees and Salwars everywhere I’d go. There so much charm and mystery that goes into their wear and I am absolutely mesmerized. If I could collect cultural, ethnic pieces from all around the world, I totally would without hesitation. I think it is important for us to be open to learning about others and their cultures. Fashion, just like traveling can give you an insight as to how a community lives and operates. This is why I love doing what I do. Collecting rare vintage pieces that were made in the past celebrate different parts of the world without discrimination. I feel like these days we have arrived at a time where everything offends everyone. Cultural appropriation is such a big deal. Like I understand the concept, but I would try not to be offended—I guess just take the time to educate those who need to be educated.


Side note, I have been on the hunt for a beautiful traditional Afghan dress for a while and I am dying to have one but can’t seem to find any…preferably vintage! I mean look at how incredible the workmanship is. The vibrant colors, the embroidery, just everything about the Afghan dress is immaculate.


Anyway, so when I was vintage shopping last year, I found a beautiful orange Indian set that looks immaculate and I knew I needed to have it. Because I don’t normally wear orange, I decided to break it down with something else. Since I didn’t want to lose the Indian aspect of the look, I decided to pair the gorgeous top with wide-leg ruffled Flamenco pants that I have had in my wardrobe for ages. I keep it for those days I want to look extra fly. This Eid is a perfect occasion to get the pants out for a spin. What I love most about the top is how feminine is looks. The way it cinches in at the waist then comes out with layered fabric add a little sexiness to it without being too out there. You get curves while still looking modest and that’s always a plus. I also love the puffed shoulder sleeves. It’s done just right and not in a reject 80s video kinda way. I hate big shoulders when they are tacky. This..this is just spot on!


So this is look two for Eid week. Pretty cool isn’t it? With this outfit, I would definitely always do heels as there are a lot of layers and I am short, so I don’t want to look like a piece of fabric walking around town.

I didn’t want to accessorize much with this outfit as the main piece is the top and I don’t want to take the spotlight away from it. I know that is a piece I will keep in my wardrobe forever and perhaps pass it on to my daughter so that she could appreciate it as much as I do now. Sadly, there aren’t any labels on it, perhaps it was handmade, but I would have loved to get a background story on it. That would have made the piece extra special. Bonus! This outfit is done with pieces already in my closet and I didn’t need to buy anything new. From the top to the shoes. Plus I used vintage items which is always a treat. If you guys fancy to recreate this look, I would highly suggest you guys check out Etsy as there are plenty of cool shops that offer amazing, ethnic and colorful pieces to the audience.

What do you guys think about this look? Is it a yay or nay? Would you guys style it the same way or differently?

Happy Tuesday x

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Inspiration

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

New in…

So excited to finally have some new accessories added into my Etsy shop. There’s a lot more to add online, but I simply haven’t had the time, but I was able to sit down this weekend to add some of the gems I have been collecting over the past few weeks. There’s a lot of wonderful new clothes to add as well and I cannot wait to share them with you. For the moment, you can get a little sneak peek at what will be in store. I am also prepping for a spring pop-up shop in Ottawa and I will be holding a sale soon to get things rolling.

 

Some wonderful earrings from the 80s….

And some bracelets will be available like this beautiful cloisonné number:

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So, don’t be shy and go on ahead and check out the new products here.

 

Happy Monday x

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Vintage

Quantity VS Quality

Do you boycott shopping altogether or do you simply buy less and smarter? As time goes on and generations educate themselves on the true impact of fast fashion, they are becoming more aware of their spending and where their money goes. There is still a lot of people who aren’t on the bandwagon of sustainability. I mean I am not 100% sustainable, because it is impossible to be unless you live under a rock. However, I make conscious decisions about what I put out into the world. I have always been an environmentalist since I was a kid, and I cared about reusing and recycling. I fell off track when I went down the rabbit hole of the fashion industry. I was brainwashed and I thought I needed it all and that if I didn’t follow, I wouldn’t fit in. As I got older, I realized, there’s no need for me to buy everything in stores and that it is never about the quantity but about the quality of the things I owned.

Once the documentary “The True Cost” came out, that’s when more and more people started to understand the impact that the fashion industry has on our planet and on the laborers; the gruesome reality of what we do to ourselves and others.

After I entered the vintage realm, I realized that there’s a big market and that a lot more people are interested in making conscious efforts to buy less and buy smarter. Again, it’s never about the number of items you own but about their quality and how long they will serve you. Since the fast fashion movement happened, quality is not necessarily a priority, and this is why shopping vintage is a good option to look at. Clothing, back then, was made intricately with topnotch fabrics and craftsmanship. Finding vintage pieces that are in mint condition is totally possible if you look in the right places. Therefore, spending a little more on quality pieces that you will use for a long time is a better option. Not only for the planet but for you and for your pocket. Investing in key pieces is a good way to start and if you feel like buying trendy items, then thrift shops are the way to go.

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In today’s outfit of the day, I am showing you that vintage investment pieces do exist. They are out there; you just need patience and a good eye. This Parisian made blazer, that I bought from my favorite thrift shop Nova is so beyond amazing. The quality of the wool is impeccable and it’s as if it was never used. I know that this is a classic blazer and it will be excellent to keep in my wardrobe for a long long time. It’s lightweight, comfortable and the fit is just right and what I like about it is that it’s on the longer side and that it covers the butt area. Always a plus when you wear it with skirts or dresses, it’s so chic! Even when belted at the waist. YUM!

Today, however, I wore it with a 70s flare. I wore it my favorite striped knit trousers and a Virgo tee. More of a relaxed look and definitely doing the clashing pattern.  I don’t know why, but there’s a Freddy Mercury feel to this outfit and that’s why I liked the combo so much. Freddy did fashion so perfectly. His pieces were simple but the way he carried himself made every outfit smashing. Even his classic high-top Adidas were perfection.

So, ultimately, I guess it’s smart to always have in mind that obvious questions…”Do I really need this?” before buying anything and if you are tempted to buy, then go on ahead and try your local thrift or charity shop, you’ll be surprised how many amazing gems are hidden like this blazer right here.

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Vintage

40% OFF EVERYTHING IN STORE!!!

It’s been such a while since I came here to write. Life has been quite hectic and I miss blogging. Living with a little 10 month old monster is such a ride! I’m taking all the extra time I can find to spend it with little one. I shall be back shortly….but in the meantime, please go on ahead to my Etsy store and enjoy 40% off everything!

Summer sale just started and will end in 2 weeks. Free shipping across Canada & USA. Have fun, enjoy the sun as much as you can and be safe xxx

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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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Vintage

Find me at Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show!

To all you vintage lovers out there!!! ‘Tis time again for another pop-up shop. This time we are participating in the Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show, this Sunday, March 24th, 2019 at the Carleton University fieldhouse. We will be there from 10 to 5 selling out some of my best pieces. I always look forward to Ottawa’s vintage show because it’s the biggest event yet. There are so many amazing vendors that share the same passion and are always so supportive and positive. Ottawa is my forever love. If I were to move anywhere, I’d go there; people are so damn happy all the time.

So, this year, I have a lot more dresses than usual as I have been collecting them over the year and I guess my focus this year was the 1970s. I have been so into it lately, I wish I could dress retro all the time. I will have beautiful, colorful, midi skirts from the 1980s and blouses like the one I am wearing also from the 80s. There will be a lot more accessories too!! This year I have been experimenting with my style and adding earrings lately has been so much fun…which means my collection has been growing and this event is the perfect time for me to share my love for all things vintage with like-minded folks.

So, if you are around the region, come find me and say hello! I’d like to meet some of you!! I will be running a contest and when you come to my booth, you’ll be able to get involved!

I will be having 2 pop-up shops in Montreal in April. But we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.

 

See you Sunday!!!!

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Style Vintage

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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Style Vintage

A little bit of foliage in this dreary weather…

I know that this time of year, many of us have the desire to throw out all our clothes and renew our wardrobes for the new seasons. Sales are calling our names through the computer screens and through the store front windows. However, being conscious of our spending and of our consuming is much cooler than getting that new in trend piece. I do love revisiting my wardrobe and adding a few new pieces isn’t wrong but when you already have a lot, then why not try to be more imaginative and creative in reworking the pieces you already have to make new outfits. The possibilities are endless! I promise! Even when you think that certain pieces don’t match, it doesn’t matter, give it a try and you’ll see that things only need to go together.

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Today, I revisited my clothes, as they were tucked away in a box because I couldn’t wear them during the pregnancy and this weekend, I was able to get some of it out and I had so much fun creating new outfits and mixing and matching vintage too. As I have a few events coming up…pop-up shops and all, I want to be able to the most of my wardrobe. Even though, I quickly put together my outfit today, I was happy with how it turned out. It’s very 70s business chic but in the most colourful way. As the winter blues continue to kick in, I find it necessary for me to play with color a lot more to feel energized and inspired to take on life. Lacking sleep doesn’t help either… so when I need to adult and get on with my day, I like to dress up!

I got this blazer from chequered blazer from an old friend. She’s 90 years old and she was kind enough to give me a lot of her clothes when she was younger because she knows just how much I appreciate vintage. I instantly thought about clashing prints even though the color palette is the same; the chequered with the leafy print came out quite bold and is certainly statement but it’s still muted.

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WHAT I AM WEARING

BLAZER: Vintage • SHIRT: Walmart • PANTS: Zara • BELT: Vintage • SUNNIES: Ray-Ban • BAG: Gift from le hubs • SHOES: Charles & Keith

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This belt, vintage, is one I am very much obsessed with and I have worn it non-stop since getting it. I feel like belts add a bit more attitude to any outfit. It adds shape, femininity and grace. This one in particular is very opulent with the gold detailing and worked seamlessly to bring everything together.

For a mom on the go, this outfit might need a little bit more effort than a simple sweater and jeans but it is one that makes me feel very good about myself. A little boost in confidence these days is very much needed. Whoever said girls are easier to raise than boys is a liar and a half, but nonetheless, they’re adorable!


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“Dressing like an adult”: what does that really mean?!

I have always been one of those kids that kept saying…I want to dress like an adult! But now that I am one, I can help but wonder what it really means. Pondering about this for too long hurt my head because sincerely, who the hell care what an adult dresses like. I know that some judgemental party-poopers might comment on certain adults if they dress too funky or too colourful. So, truthfully, what does “dressing like an adult” really mean? I know that there are guidelines in certain industries as to how someone should dress; however, I still strongly feel that we should dress how we feel! Being comfortable in our own skin is necessary to tackle on the simple tasks of living. When you’re dressed nice, you feel nice and when you feel nice, you can conquer the world! Iris Apfel really showed us how adults do it or should do it. She’s such an icon and for a 97 year old woman, she sure damn well know how to dress to impress. She doesn’t care the slightest about making anyone happy but herself and her style is to die for. So I guess to some degree dressing like an adult is about utility and comfort which are things I tend to look for when I dress these days. Perhaps being a mom plays a role in it too…I feel like I gravitate towards a plain top, jeans and a good pair of sneakers/running shoes and I am having quite the moment with sneakers now.

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On the other hand, I still really do love to experiment with patterns, colors and textures and outfits like these make me feel confident and happy. I still feel like adulating can be done with fun clothes on. Vintage is also a great way to experiment. Adding vintage to your wardrobe in a modern way can be very interesting, exciting and even rewarding. By adding the Dr. Martens booties to this vintage skirt, I made the outfit more me…a little bit of edge makes me feel like an adult—I can get things done, you know what I mean?!

WHAT I WORE

JACKET: Zara • TOP: Thrifted • SKIRT: Vintage • SUNNIES: Ray-Ban • BAG: Uggs • BOOTS: Dr. Martens BELT: Vintage

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Personally, dressing like an adult is about embracing my ‘style’ rather than doggedly following trends. As I grow older, I am dressing more for my body and my shape and also knowing when to retire certain pieces of clothing. So, if you still haven’t figured out what dressing like an adult means, then don’t worry—Because it’s about knowing what’s flattering on you and once you know that, then you just gotta think outside the box and try different things. It is important to always do what feels right for you. Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you have to dress differently. No matter what age, if you’re a mom or in your 70s, it doesn’t need to get boring. You have to be true to yourself first and foremost, so if you want to rock those leather pants or those sparkly shoes, then do it with confidence!


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