16.10.14

Deux jours à Paris.

Last weekend I spent two days in Paris, which was not nearly enough time to see everything I wanted to see, eat everything I wanted to eat and visit everything I wanted to visit in this beautiful city. I did however manage to visit The Louvre, go to Monmartre, eat at La Favorite and sit on a bench in Jardin des Tuileries. Oh, and I got streetstyled by Nylon Japan in front of Colette (no idea if the photo's will ever be published, but I still felt pretty cool! Ahum, no biggie, though).

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I know it's such a cliché to wear stripes in Paris, but what can I say? It had to be done.

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Paris

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An artful installation by Raquel Allegra at Merci.

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Detail of the most perfect flower shop at Rue St. Honoré.

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Paris cityscape as seen from Monmartre. Probably my favourite spot.

What are your favourite places in Paris?

xxx

3.10.14

Do you dare to crop your flare?

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In matters of the heart I've always been a pretty faithful kinda gal. I'm happily living together with the guy I started dating when I was 17 and I've known most of my best friends since kindergarten.

When it comes to denim however, my mind can be rather fickle. I mean, wasn't it just 2 days ago that I declared my love for the so called mom jeans? Didn't I swear by a white boyfriend fit before that? And how about the fact that I thought I'd never be wearing anything but skinny jeans for the rest of my life only 2 years ago? Despite all of that, all I've been thinking about for the last 24 hours (ever since I saw the above picture on the right), is a cropped version of a loose fitted, slighty flared pair of jeans. I just can't help it, I'm head over heels! Naturally I've been trying to find out where to get my hands on this revolutionary denim shape. So far I've come up with this, this or this.

Oh and uhm, just for the record: If you thought I'd be putting my skinnies and boyfriends out with the garbage now, you are very much mistaken, my friend. You see, on the denim front - contrary to in real life - I really do believe a woman is allowed more than one lover.

Any thoughts on the matter? And more importantly: do you dare to crop your flare?

xxx

Images via Vanessa Jackman and La Cool & Chic.

1.10.14

Buy less, choose well pt. four

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Can you believe it?! Me, moi, your dearly beloved shopping addict extraordinaire has gone 2 straight months without shopping! I have to say that I think I deserve more than a pat on the back!

Although honestly, going two months without shopping wasn't nearly as hard as it seemed. Sure there were days that I did nothing more than daydreaming about the stuff I was going to buy once my challenge was over, sure there were those stolen moments during lunch breaks when I secretly hopped into Zara to try on this gorgeous leather look dress. In a super-short moment of lunacy I even considered stealing an earring - call me crazy, but it was the only way to get new stuff without breaking my non-shopping-vow - but of course I didn't go through with it. You see, after a short period of crazy cold turkey, came weeks that I hardly even thought about shopping. And in a way it felt kind of liberating not to be constantly on the lookout for a great bargain or the next big thing that would lift my wardrobe to a whole new level. I have to say, there were days that I even considered keeping up my challenge for a little while longer! But on second thought, I don't think that will be neccesary after all, I mean we don't really have to push to the limit, now do we?!

The question remains though, now that my credit card is no longer grounded, will I let it run wild and free?

The answer is no. As said before, I have this list of basics that I want to check off, before I buy anything else. It won't be easy though. Just like Eva over at Creativity and Chocolate says: when you're a regular reader of fashion blogs and magazines you see every single trend pass by. And it's higly tempting to parttake in every single one of them ('cause let's admit it, more often then not sartorial trends are pretty amazing). Right now for example I'm already considering to buy a turtleneck sweater and mom jeans, even though they are so not on my list - but maybe a little splurge is allowed for those two months of restraint?

To be continued..

xxx

PS: Image via Style.com


29.9.14

Santorini, pretty baby.

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I simply can. not. believe. that it's already nearly a month ago that me and my beau went to Santorini - and thereby also over a month ago that I last posted a blog, but let's not speak of that.

No, what I wanted to say is that looking at my holiday snapshots I truly realised how beautiful that place is. You see, upon our arrival I was slightly disappointed by the amount tourists (and tourist traps) on the island, which sometimes made it difficult for me to enjoy the charmes of our setting.

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It was only at certain moments that I managed to put on mental blinkers that filtered out the noisy Americans and the way too tanned Italians. But I have to say, at those moments, I encountered little pieces of magic. And luckily my camera did quite a nice job capturing those.

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Santorini

I have to say, though, this Santorini salad did look even better in reality. And boy, did it taste good!

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Oh, can I please go back now?

xxx

27.8.14

Packing for Santorini.

My dears, in exactly 4 days I will be flying high up in the sky at this hour, on my way to the (hopefully) breathtakingly beautiful Santorini. I have to say I am very much looking forward to spending 7 days doing nothing else but, well, basically just being lazy and eating Greek yoghurt. The only downside of leaving on a holiday is that you have to decide in advance what you're going to be wearing for a week - a process which involves making not-so-life changing but nonetheless very stressing decisions. Which is why I made this stress-reducing list of essentials for myself. And who am I to not let you benifit from my labeur? So please, if you still have a holiday in sight, feel free to be inspired.
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What will I be taking with me? A basic grey T-shirt, a pair of white jeans, a wide-brimmed black hat, a striped top, a Greek goddess-like ring, a pink clutch, ripped denim shorts, a black bikini, my birks for making long beach walks, a white shirt as the perfect beach cover-up, a white playsuit and an elegant floral maxi dress for romantic dinners.

Gosh, I can't wait to leave!

xxx
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