Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

My bestie Elodie and I took a day trip to Montreal. One Sunday as we met at Starbucks, I was a bit under the weather and Elodie came up with the idea. She picked me up in the morning and we rode and babbled the three hours that it takes from Quebec City to hit the Southern metropolis.

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

We did see a fashion and craft exhibition but the best offerings were found at the conference center which happened to host a fashion and handmade products fair. The above are soaps – the smells were delish!

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

A kiss… A smack… the French way! It is Montreal after all. I get a kick out of geometrical things like these. My Scandinavian side maybe. Pure lines entice me.

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Chocolate therapy… or is it the shoe one? Shopaholic or chocaholic – choose your camp, or not.

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

A girls’ day is always such a booster. Seeing pretty things and having the time just to be together. We grabbed a leisurely lunch and took the time to linger on in the city.

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Capturing the moment – you, (sex?) and the City. I love the concept. I’m a sucker for pics, anyway. You know that by now.

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

We also bumped into a fashion show. A sure treat for this fashionista. The clothes weren’t that “state of the art” but I appreciate any fashion happening flowing my way.

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Elodie all smiles as usual! I love her bubbly energy. Cozy and chic in her earmuffs. Remember – we got them together.

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

My another guilty pleasure – fur. Faux by preference, may that be mentioned. Should I come across any softy hairy stuff, I just have to fidget.

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Here. Now. Happy. That’s already a big victory.

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

A smack to you my dear reader! What are things that make your life sweeter?

Quebec City Goes Trendy

Quebec City Goes Trendy

Les Signatures Quebecoises organized a fashion sale. This was my third participation in the event and this year there was clearly the best trendy vibe in the air. Here are my faves…

Quebec City Goes Trendy

I fell for earmuffs from Luna Furs. It’s amazing how warm they keep your whole head. As if you wore a hat. I skate away at the Central Square. And, I’ve been nicknamed Princess Leila.

Quebec City Goes Trendy

 

Quebec City Goes Trendy

Look at the chic top we found with my newest friend-in-town Elodie. I love hanging out with this girl. We connect in so many ways, so easily. I met Elodie thru my dear friend Sarah in Paris. Connections, those sweet little links… that end up changing our everyday life to something even more dulcet.

Quebec City Goes Trendy

 

Quebec City Goes Trendy

I also bought these feather-stone earrings from Rose Nanane. I had been looking for something black to fit my outfits – since it is always a good collecting color. These jewels have a refined and light feel to them.

Quebec City Goes Trendy

 

Quebec City Goes Trendy

 

Quebec City Goes Trendy

Elodie and I found this leather trench so trendy, an extra love point for the shoulder studs.

Quebec City Goes Trendy

 

Quebec City Goes Trendy

 

Quebec City Goes Trendy

So this was my fashion blast from the Big Pear – Quebec City! It’s not the Big Apple, but juicy alike. And trendy, too. Plus when you are a fashionista here, you get so much attention. It gives me my daily kick!

 

Turquoise Treats

Dealing with depression isn’t easy. But I am doing my best. I’m talking it out. This is the reality. I have been feeling sad for a long time.

I’m trying to mobilize all the energy I have within. I must find the way to appreciate what surrounds me again. My life has the right to feel good, anew.

I long to be the one who bursts out positive vibes and encourages, not the opposite. What is holding me back has to go.

Good feelings start with little things. The goal is to love my life the way it is today. No “added sugar” needed. All the sweetness is already there, if I could just feel it.

Being open about one’s struggles is risky. Yet I believe that it is the only way to advance. We all have our weaknesses. Mine are depression and anxiety. Difficulty to like my body.

When I dish out, I wish that it speaks to you, too.

My happiness search has been launched. Care to join me? Fashion is a way to feel better… among others. Following trends does give me a self-esteem boost.

Limité faux fur vest, Simons Twik shirt, Forever 21 skirt, NYC studded leggings, Globo boots

Mint Glitter Self-Love Booster

Fashion helps me to feel special. When the day is dark, I am prone to spotting somber colors. I feel heavy in spirit. Nobody. Insignificant. Wasting my life. Foolish negative self-talk, I know.  So in prance an action plan. Step one, fight back with fashion. I consciously make a booster effort and pull out some classier elements like satin, faux fur and sequins.

Secondly, I let it out. Maybe talk to a trusted person. Write in my journal. Read and comment others’ blogs. Often while commenting, as I formulate my messages, I find clarity and new openings for me, too. The worst is bundling up all the negativity in me, thinking that I’ll bother other people with my heart-burning, energy-robbing  issues. Think about your life, when you’ve wanted to confide in a reliable person, how often have they been touched by your move, how frequently annoyed? See…

Thirdly, I find some time, even if just a tiny moment, to do things that I really enjoy. For me going out in fresh air, walking and being alone with my thoughts, with or without music – depending on my mood.

I allure the good vibes out by starting from the outer, moving into the inner, then finish up with giving myself some inspiring action. This helps more or less –  depending on the seriousness of the bluesy state. Today I feel serene and deeply contented. Nevertheless, my feeling of well-being is even deeper, because I know that when the dark moment eventually comes, I can solidly handle it. I can enjoy happiness right now, and trust in myself even beyond.

I am excited to start a new year in your company! I would love to hear from you, in abundance. Be there for you if ever you wanted a chic-fascinated, soul-peace searching, always honestly-life-event-telling, artist-fashion-city chick mentor from Quebec City! How do you define yourself… just like that, spontaneously?

Riviera vintage blouse, Limité faux fur vest, H&M mini skirt, Devernois handbag, Andiamo pumps

Photos from Montreal and Quebec City