When you want to create more clothing options, a trick I recommend is layering. The outfits I was wearing last Friday and Saturday are perfect examples of how you can easily create a totally new look just by combining two unexpected pieces and wearing them layered. Friday, I wore a denim shirt over a plaid one, and on Saturday, one of my favourite dresses was worn under a skirt as a blouse.

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Total look:
Denim shirt- Esprit
Plaid (blue/red) shirt- Esprit
Black waffle skirt- Bonprix
Tights- HEMA
Belt- vintage (was once my mom’s I think)
Necklace- H&M
Booties- Mezura

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Total look:
Dress worn as blouse- Esprit
Pleated skirt- Esprit
Cardigan- C&A
Leggings- ? (Veritas or HEMA I think)
Boots- Esprit
Belt- Pimkie
Earrings- vintage (I think my mom wore these in the eighties)

Flowers in autumn


Hi sunshines!

What a bad weather we’re having here in Flanders at the moment. Rain showers and a total absence of any ray of sunshine, well, a typical autumnal weather. But luckily, this kind of weather is perfect for typing today’s post, which is going to be a short and simple one featuring yesterday’s outfit. My knee is still swollen because of an infection, so I wanted to wear something comfortable but still feel pretty.

This was the result:

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It wasn’t very cold outside and the skirt is midi length, so I didn’t have to wear tights. That was a relief because during breaks at work I had to put an ice pack on my operated knee to reduce the swelling and not having to put on and take off tights saved me a lot of time.

Sorry for the bad quality of the pictures, but they were taken with my laptop late at night after getting home from work.

Total look:
Dress: Esprit
Cardigan: H&M
Belt: Pimkie
Boots: Esprit


The past few days


Today I want to show you what I have been wearing the past few days. I don’t have any real ‘outfit’ pictures, so some product photos will have to do the trick.

Yesterday I wore a purple print dress with eggplant coloured tights, a plum coloured cardigan (worn before here) and my beige booties from Esprit. Here’s a picture of the dress:

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Unfortunately, I don’t remember what I wore Friday… Omg, I’m getting old… Sorry, haha. It’s like when thinking about what you ate last week, you know that feeling?

On Thursday, I was in a slightly sportive mood, because I took out of the closet my recently bought gray melange pencil skirt and a flowered sweater:

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Wednesday evening, my bf and I were invited to a baby visit somewhere close to Bruges, so we decided to make an afternoon Bruges out of it. I put on one of my favourite dresses, a low waist dress in nice autumn colours and 3/4 sleeves. How I love this dress. I’ve worn it countless times already. The dress was combined with true red tights, the same Esprit beige booties featured here and a brick red cardigan in a light, linen like fabric from H&M.

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Today, I’m wearing a long burgundy dress with a petrol blue cardigan, burgundy tights and the same boots again.

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Source picture 1: La Redoute. (s.d.). Bedrukte jurk. Redoute création. Consulted on the 26th of May, 2014.
Source picture 2: Bonprix. (s.d.). Sweatshirt zwart met print. Rainbow. Consulted on the 8th of November, 2015.
Source picture 4: 3suisses. (s.d.). Lange jurk bordeaux. Consulted on the 5th of November, 2013.
Source picture 5: C&A. (2012). Gebreide jas petroliumblauw. Consulted on the 8th of November, 2015.

Combining gray, burgundy and blue


Hi there!

It’s been a while since I last showed you one of my outfits, so today’s post is about what I was wearing yesterday.

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The top is actually a dress:

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Source picture: King Louie. (s.d.). King Louie Polo Sherwood jurk. Consulted on the 10th of October, 2014.

My boyfriend and I went for some quick shopping to the IKEA store in Ghent. My knee is still recovering from surgery, so it was a one-hour shopping trip with one specific goal: finding a nice carpet for the living room. I love the print of the dress but wanted to style it differently, so I chose to wear a skirt over it. The skirt is skintight but fortunately you didn’t see any lines of the dress underneath. I love this pencil skirt because it’s so versatile. It’s in a sort of white/black melange which makes it an easy piece to combine and the stretchy fabric gives me what I find essential when shopping clothes: comfort. Please don’t mind the bump on my arm. The dress doesn’t have any pockets and I have a bad habit of keeping a paper tissue in one of my sleeves. Not the most pretty sight, but I forgot to take it out before taking the pictures, oops! And to keep this blog honest and real for a full 100%, I have to add that the face you’re seeing on these pictures is 100% make-up free. But I guess you already noticed that, haha.

Total look:
Faux leather jacket- This jacket is more than 10 years old. Not sure what brand (no more tags), Pimkie I think.
Gray wool scarf- Pull & Bear
Grayish blue cardigan- Bershka
Polo dress with horse print- King Louie (40 euros)
Gray melange pencil skirt Even&Odd (16,95 euros)
Red layered necklace- Forever 21
Red boots- La Redoute

Being dressy without overdoing it


Sunday afternoon, we were invited to the celebration party of the 65th birthday of the aunt of my mother. As always, it was a very nice and chique event with extremely good food, lots of fun and laughter. Because of the special occasion, I wanted to look a bit more dressy than usually. Under normal circumstances, I would definitely be wearing heels, but since I am still recovering from a knee surgery that took place a few weeks ago, I had to settle for flat shoes. Absent-minded as I am, I forgot to ask my boyfriend to take pictures. Fortunately, most of the pieces that I wore are currently still available online:

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Wal G. Jerseyjurk – navy 

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Even&Odd Ketting – turquoise

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Esprit clay beige ankle boots

Apart from the dress, necklace and booties, I was also wearing a fluro orange red cardigan from C&A from a few years ago. Sorry, but I don’t have any pictures of it!

The navy dress from Wal G. is just perfect. It’s a basic piece that I believe will get a lot of wear. The colour is a neutral, which makes it easy to combine with a lot of other, more vibrant colours, and the cut is versatile enough yet not too classic. I will definitely wear it with heels in the future, but for the moment, that is not an option, haha. How I long for the days when I will be able to wear heels again! Luckily, I’m a tall girl. Hooray for tall girls!

picture 1: Zalando. (s.d.). Wal G. Jerseyjurk – navy. Consulted on Tuesday, 27th of October, 2015.
picture 2: Zalando. (s.d.). Even&Odd Ketting – turquoise. Consulted on Tuesday, 27th of October, 2015.
picture 3: Berca. (s.d.). Esprit 220555. Consulted on Tuesday, 27th of October, 2015.

Playing with plaid


One of the prints that keeps coming back come autumn is plaid. It exists in a variety of colour combinations. Certainly one of the most classic interpretations of the plaid print is a shirt in black/red. This shirt is generally combined with a black leather skirt or dark coloured jeans, but there are a lot more options. A black/red plaid shirt can be easily worn with a bottom piece in another print like polka dots, houndstooth, stripes, flowers… you name it. The key is adding the right accessories and choosing the perfect colours to make your outfit look like a true ensemble. To help you to think outside the box, I created 8 sets of looks featuring the black-red plaid shirt:

Playing with plaid - part 1

Playing with plaid - part 2

Playing with plaid - part 3

Playing with plaid- part 4

Playing with plaid - part 5

Playing with plaid - part 6

Playing with plaid - part 7

Playing with plaid - part 8

Let’s do the hippie hippie shake


The seventies still continue to be hot this autumn/winter and I’m so grateful because I just love, looove, the 70s. Especially the colourful, hippie look from that era appeals to me a lot. I think everyone has a favourite decade and the seventies definitely is mine. You just know it when a trend is totally you when you become shamefully greedy all of a sudden. You know, that feeling when you walk into a store and see a shitload of stuff that you feel like you just need to have. That’s when you truly know you go crazy for some fashion trend. An advantage of current fashion is that it truly is the perfect balance between the past and present. Nowadays, fashion gives you an up-to-date look, sometimes improved when talking about fitting qualities, combined with the desired image and somewhat nostalgic vibe you want to create. If you love this trend just as much as I do, but don’t know where to start, here are some pieces to give you an idea about how to bring your look together:

Key pieces to create a hippie look

Personally, I like to take not more than two or three key pieces to avoid overdoing it and looking too defined (I like the creative approach and don’t like to be put in a certain box). If I had to choose one, it would definitely be the maxi dress. On days where you lack inspiration, a maxi dress is a great help. It instantly creates the desired look without having to spend too much time on it. If you’re wearing a simple blouse and jeans, just add some jazz with a pair of slouchy boots and a nice boho necklace, et voilà! Another one of my favourites are maxi skirts. They give you that feminine and dressy feel and you can still be comfortable. And if there is one thing I love, it’s comfort without loosing style. Now, enough with the theory. Time to play!