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Fashion Style Vintage

Humpday Outfit

Been on a vintage roll for the whole month of January, I’ve got loads of pieces in my wardrobe that I wanted to take out for a spin. I have been absolutely enjoying using my vintage pieces in my daily outfits. Being able to mix them and match them to modern pieces I own is a total win. So far so good! Yay for vintage. Keep the environment happy and it keeps my pockets happy. Win-win! Or almost..haha! There’s always room for more shoes in your closet, right girls?!

So today’s piece is super special; it’s yet another vintage suit! From Tristan, again! An 80s tailored vintage suit in a beautiful crepe. Annndd, it’s very lightly lined with goldish stripes. Super cute! This time around, I decided to wear the blazer only, as I wanted to be in jeans. I have been doing trousers way too much, I almost forgot I owned jeans! It’s a bigger size and it fit me like a boyfriend cut. That was exactly the look I was going for today.

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These jeans are fairly new. I needed a new pair of good high waist denim that hugged my curvaceous bum and hips without gaping at the waist. Hourglass shape problems! Anyway, I always heard that Free People denims were worth the price. They’re kinda expensive, but I was willing to invest in a good pair of skinnies that were high-waisted. And I found the one! Literally just ordered them online based on my usual size…and they fit like a glove! So perfect and so light. They hug all the right places and keep everything tucked in and in check. I love that they’re up the bellybutton and don’t hurt the waist or crotch when you sit. The Payton high rise skinnies were on sale for 79$ and I’m pretty happy with them…and right now, they went down to 65$. Even better!

This is how I style the Tristan blazer…

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Since the jeans were pretty tight, I wanted to balance out the top part of my outfit and make it a little looser. I do not like to wear tight all over, unless it’s a sexy hourglass dress/gown of course! However, I didn’t want the outfit to be too overwhelmingly too loose and unproportional, I tied up the front part of my top and I liked how it came out. It’s totes not everyone’s taste, but it made my day and I was pretty content with today’s outfit.

Perhaps my next outfit will feature the pants!

‘Till next time x

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Fashion Style

All the bells!

It’s that time (again) to dress up like a 70’s flower power child. What better way to start off the week! I’ve got my bells going and my colors going..win win! I have worn these 2 pieces differently in previous posts and that’s what I love about fashion. The mixing and matching options are limitless. And no one says we can’t try different looks with pieces we’ve worn previously. It’s not about quantity, it’s about quality. It all comes down to creativity.

I get super hyped when I make different outfits with 1 specific piece I’m in love with. I feel humbled and I feel special for having the talent to mix and match everything. Also, this look in particular represents who I really am. A happy flower child. Whenever I find an item with bell sleeves, bells bottoms or bell anything, I get hyper active and agitated, in a good healthy way, I promise!

Today’s look is feminine is every possible sense of the world. It’s sexy, it’s fresh, it’s free-spirited and most importantly, it’s so 70s!

What I wore:
-Forever 21 sweater
-Zara bell bottom pants
-Zara leopard print booties

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And again with these booties, I get so many compliments whenever I wear them. I bought them randomly on a trip to Zara. I was there returning an item, then I walked past these beauties. The only pair left. Then I couldn’t resist and bought them X) And I have been wearing them around way too much lately..and I don’t care (I’m getting my money’s worht, haha!). They’re just the prefect end to every outfit.

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And here’s a close up to my wonderful Forever 21 bell sleeved sweater. I have a deep appreciation for sweater. If I could wear sweaters for the rest of my life, I would die happy.

I think the 50s and the 70s are my favorite eras because of the how pretty and feminine the cuts were. There was structure and complexity in the garments that brought sophistication and elegance to a woman’s figure.

That’s why I am always inspired to dress like a little gypsy queen!

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Fashion Style Vintage

The coat that stole my heart <3

I laid my eyes on this beautiful coat at a vintage fair last winter and I couldn’t resist buying it. When I tried it on, it just fit so perfectly, I knew I would regret it if I didn’t buy it. But as I was trying it, my sister noticed that there were lipstick marks all over the bum area. I guess the owner was a little reckless and irresponsible with it and didn’t take much care of it. I managed, after so much struggles, to get the stain out by sending it to a leather specialist (to whom I ended up paying 5 times the price of the coat). It is definitely an investment because it cost me so much at the end. Nonetheless, I am super happy to own this wonderful vintage coat. It’s stylish and so fun!

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This baby is from the 1970s from the Leather Attic company (which later became Danier in the 80s). Genuine suede leather and silver fox fur! I am not usually up to wear real fur…but since it’s vintage, I allowed myself to feel a little less guilty because I am being green and I’m reusing such a precious item. ANNDDD it’s made in Canada! So exciting, right?

I have been wearing it quite a bit since the weather has been kind..it’s not too too cold, where I have to wear my heavy parka and cover up with loads of layers. This coat is perfect enough; gives me warmth and style all at once. I wore it today on my way to an important meeting and I felt like bam! I own the world.

Can you tell I love it?!! I can’t stop trotting and jumping with joy. I am so proud for finding this piece even if it cost me so much. A piece this special will forever hold a place in my wardrobe and heart and I will keep it to give to my daughter (one day..if I have any).

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And this is what I wore today under this awesome coat:

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Yes, it was incredibly windy and can you see how I am feeling so cold  I can’t even smile! haha!

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Since I had a meeting, I didn’t want to wear a skirt…because I was so not feeling it and so did my waistline. I ended up wearing my favorite Rachel Zoe denims (which clearly I need to replace soon). A random peasant blouse and a long black vest that I stole from my sister. And of course I had to top it off with my most cherished item of the season; my Zara leopard print booties. Can they be more chic?! They make any outfit seem so important and always on point. They’re the perfect ending touch to every outfit.

 

So that was my outfit of the day. And I’ve been dying to blog about my coat because I can’t stop mesmerizing and admiring it. I am taking it with me on my little trip this holiday season.

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Style Vintage

Green envy

I wore these Zara trousers in another post…but had styled them a little differently. I wanted to take them out for a second spin and mixed it up with some vintage. I love them trousers because they’re different and unique. The print, the color and the fit are all wins for me…especially the color! I never gravitate towards such a color but I knew that I was gutsy enough to add them to my wardrobe last winter. But since they’re green and little on the dark side, I feel like I should only wear them in the winter. No rules here, it’s just in m head. Anyway, this is the second time I give them a go and I was super excited about the result..since I got to mix modern and old at the same time to make something special.

I rarely like to be matchy matchy…but the since the veil fit so perfectly with the color of the trousers, I gave them ago. They’re a recent purchase from Voile Chic and omg!!! super amazing fabric!!!

So without further ado, here’s the look of the day:

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You can totes tell I am ecstatic about this shirt too!! It’s a beautiful vintagey shirt. Pleated, white, classic, super 80s! I feel so freaking feminine and chic is this ensemble. This is super office appropriate and you can definitely do it for a special outing too…just change up the heels for something a little more glamorous. I got this wonderful top in a trip last summer from a random shop in Saudi Arabia and I wore it to death…it’s still in good condition, but the wear is real. I am so sad! I am thinking of making myself a similar one….

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And of course, it wouldn’t be me…if I didn’t add a little twist to my outfit. I mean the booties! Aren’t they the cutest! I don’t get the chance to wear them much but I figured, today is the day. Here we are and I am happy I took the risk to add them with this look…because it adds a little je ne sais quoi to the whole thing. They too are from Zara and I got them last winter.

Last but not least…the veil that made my life so much easier because it stayed in place all day! Like no kidding, I did not need to adjust anything or re-do it or play around with it. I almost forgot I was veiled for a second…haha! The fabric is so nice and light, it make it comfortable to wear all day and I am pretty sure it would make a great turban.

This is by far, my favorite outfit. What do you guys think of it? Leave me a comment down below…

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Cheers x

 

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Food Style

What we do on weekends…

Food is always a good way to share happy memories with friends and family. It’s basically one of the only times where you sit in groups and enjoy each other’s company without rules, boundaries or limitations. Food is a social activity and so we humans take this time to share our ideas and thoughts about life and share our points of views about the things we love. My friends and I are always on the hunt to trying new food and to be quiet honest..sometimes we’re amazed by how awesome the food is and sometimes we’re just meh…not too impressed. We decided that this weekend we would try Russian food. I was a little scared because I did not know what to expect, but luckily it turned out pretty good.

We went to a little restaurant called La Caverne on Côte-des-Neiges in Montréal. A homey Russian restaurant with the cutest decor. It’s small and very humble…perfect for intimate dinners. The place was filled with people and there was a live band, well a couple singing in Russian and sometimes English music. The atmosphere made me feel comfortable and cozy, it almost felt like being home.

I had Borscht soup and Chicken Kiev. The Chicken Kiev was super good. It was well cooked and super tender. The potatoes were so well seasoned and the salad sauce was super delicious. Unfortunately, we ate some much there was no room for dessert. But if you’re looking to experience Russian food for the first time and you’re in the Montreal region, I suggest you try La Caverne. It’s worth it…and the prices aren’t bad!

So I can’t just talk about food…I want to also share what I wore for this night out in town…it was rainy and a little coldish…we style wasn’t gonna be compromised by that! Not with me anyway..so here’s what I wore:

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What I wore:

-Topshop striped shirt with side slits.
-Forever 21 stressed denim.
-Zara leopard booties.
-Antique necklace from Jerusalem.

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If you guys are looking to eat super hearty food..then this restaurant will be it for you. You’ll for sure enjoy the cozy feeling of the place and the staff will make you feel right at home.

Till next time x