My first week back in Montreal! Unpacking of 4 (about to explode) suitcases and extra few bags done! Multiple loads of laundry done! Slowly settling back into my condo and my usual environment. To be honest, I missed my NYC apartment the first night… It felt weird to be in my old bedroom, as if it weren’t mine! And, the first 5 seconds after I wake up in the morning, I still question myself as to where I am... Back to running some errands and driving my car. For those who know me, you know how much I enjoy driving! It has always been a moment where I escape into my thoughts (don’t worry I still focus on the road!). It allows me to have some “me” time in the morning to start my day on the right foot, to listen to the music that reflects best my humor and it’s also a place where I decompress after a long day of work. I thought I was going to miss riding in my car while in New York but it actually is the total opposite! Now, I miss walking around town, getting some fresh air and have everything be just 2 minutes away and so accessible.
I also went back to working as a pharmacist! My mindset had not been for the pharmacy world for a while, so I didn’t know what to expect after my first day back. Was I going to enjoy it? Would I remember the computer’s multiple codes and be able to analyze a patient’s file the same way I used to? Yes, yes and yes! Everything came back in a second! It’s crazy how your mind is programmed in a way that certain skills are automatic and come as second nature. I was extremely happy to see the whole team I worked with and my bosses, who are also dear friends of mine! I was pleased to be there and realized at the end of my shift that a part of me had missed being a pharmacist! Can’t hide the nerdy side for too long I guess :)
I can’t ignore my creative side either! It’s one of my main facets and it always translates in my wardrobe. As you can see in the photos in this post, I became a human canvas! I got the “butterflies caught in an enchanted midnight forest” dress last year. It reminded me of an art painting and that’s why I was attracted to it. The deep purples and blues as well as the black added a mysteriousness that I also found appealing. When you see the dress on it’s own, on a hanger, it doesn't look like much and you might not even want to try it on! But you should! Even thought the bodycon style is simple, the design is flattering on every woman’s figure, which is always a plus! All you need to do is accessorize it well so it stands out! I chose to pair it with a simple clean white blazer. It is formfitting and creates an hourglass shape by accentuating the smallest part of my torso: the waist. At the same time, I find the white contrasts with the colors of the dress, unconsciously making it the focal point of the outfit. Do you agree?
I was going to a fashion show and wanted to wear a more formal look. This is why I opted for classic pieces such as a white blazer, black leather pumps and clutch to compliment the pattern dress with grace. At the same time, I wanted to make the outfit more special! The Dior heart shape sunglasses brought a sophisticated element to the attire. As for the purple knee socks, they give the whole outfit an extra flair :) What’s fashion without a bit of fun, right?
This is why I love dressing up! You start with a blank canvas and simply enjoy creating a look that reflects your mood and vibe on a specific day!
Photos by Shoval Tshuva
- Purple bodycon dress – Moodywood from Topshop
- White blazer from Zara
- Purple knee socks from Secret
- Black leather platform pumps – York High Heel from Michael Kors
- Black and gold shoulder clutch from Ivanka Trump
- Black and fuchsia sunglasses from Dior
- Lightweight black scarf with frayed edges from Mango
- Wool colorblock coat from Armani Exchange