Favorite: POLIENNE

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_MG_1393 kopie Polienne: the classiest girl on earth. You probably already know Paulien from Polienne.com. She is amazing. I wanted to include her in my favorites post, but I want to show you so much of her style that the post would probably be the longest post you’ve ever seen. I’m not going to act crazy and do some ridiculous fangirl things, although it doesn’t differ that much.

Paulien is my biggest inspiration when it comes to fashion. I never met her, but I think she is one of the “one of those girls” I talked about in the little black book post. She looks flawless in every single photo. Her outfits are most of the time nothing you expected. I love the fact that she keeps surprising me with her outfits. Next to her outfit posts, I also truly enjoy her fashion related and beauty related posts. Her skin looks amazing so I’m always very interested in what she uses to look so healthy.

She just changed her blog. She has an online platform now, with two other bloggers. You should check it out, it looks fantastic! I love almost everything she wears, so I could include her whole blog here, but I’m just going to show you my favorite outfits of her.

Five faves – july

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– Beauty –

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I bought my first &otherstories thing this month, and I’m obsessed. I love it so much. I ordered the Shinjuki Bloom body lotion. It smells like flowers, a lot of flowers actually. Because this shop is very expensive I bought this in sale on their website after checking it for days. If you keep an eye on the sale page, I’m sure you will find something. At the moment they don’t have that much in sale (for beauty), but I think they’re going to refill their page very very soon.

– Fashion –

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I have been looking for a maxi dress for a long time now, and I finally found one! This black dress form object is a perfect dress for hot summer days or windy hot evenings. I really like it, but I’m still doubting about shoes to wear with it. I usually wear some flip-flops or sandals underneath it. Maybe I should try some sneakers. You can find a blogpost about this outfit here.

– Offline –

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Okay, this isn’t really offline, but watching something live on TV is an exception this time (: . I started watching friends two months ago. My friends told me that I had to watch it and after my niece recommended this, I finally started. What can I say? FRIENDS IS TAKING OVER MY LIFE. It is so funny. I love this show so so so much. It isn’t a “good” show – and with good I mean oscar-worthy – but this is a fantastic show. And with fantastic show I mean the ones you watch when clearing your mind and stuff like that. It is so funny.

– Music –

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This is obviously Alt-J. I thought about putting them in my faves for months now, but never did it because I think it is pretty clear that I’m in love with them. After their performance on Rock Werchter I love them even more. I just can’t get enough of their music. So, I’m sharing this beautiful song again (: .

– Online –

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Chapter Friday is one of my favorite blogs ever. The blog just turned one year old, and it is insane to what the owner – Yara – did. She has done all the things 5-years-old blogs get to do in just one year! Their posts are original and refreshing, and I just love how every single post turns out!

THE I WISH TAG

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If you could have any job, what would it be?

A little bit cliché, but I think I would be an actress or a personal shopper or just a full-time blogger. But Chef in a restaurant or the head of a magazine would be amazing too.

If you could choose one thing of insane luxury, what would it be?

Probably a beauty coach. I know nothing about my skin or the best products in town. I have a very pale face, and pale lashes, so I never know what to wear without looking to much like a doll.

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If you could spend the day with a movie character, who would it be?

I would love to meet Jess from New Girl. She seems like the sweetest girl on earth. That is basically my dream. Or just the cast of Friends on one of their basic days. And that I can just walk in their apartment whenever I want, that would be awesome.

If you had to choose one place to stay forever, what would it be?

Greece or Scandinavia. Greece if I had vacation my whole life. Greece is so pretty. I’ve been there twice and it were the best trips of my life. Scandinavia if I had to work. It seems like such a handy country. I say country because I think the system is almost the same in Denmark, Sweden, Norway,… And while I was in Denmark I saw at least 20 people walking without shoes in the middle of the streets. I would love wearing no shoes, all day long.

If you could eat one thing the whole time without getting fat or dizzy, what would it be?

I think I would go for moeulleux or yoghurt. Definitely my faves. Or cereal, or donuts. All of them.

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If you could overcome one of your fears, what would it be?

My fear of water, for sure. I’m afraid of deep pools and the ocean. A lot of people ask me if I’m scared when I’m drinking water. No, I’m not. I’m afraid of the ocean. I love seeing documentaries and footage about it/of it. It is so beautiful. But I mostly can’t watch because I’m so scared. I don’t know why, but I think it is because it is so deep and dark.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

Probably reading thoughts, but that I get to choose who and when. Not the whole time, everyone’s thoughts.

If you could meet any band in the world, and they would give a concert for you alone, who would it be?

ALT-J.

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If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?

I think a koala. I’m in love with this animal since I was a kid, so it was a pretty easy question for me (: .

maxi cosy

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OH GOD, it’s official. I posted my first outfit post ever. After convincing myself, convincing my sister to take pictures and again convincing myself. Respect for every fashion blogger in  this world. Posing for pictures isn’t easy. You have to look spontaneous while someone is pushing a camera in your face. I hope it kind of worked with this one. So, I want to do a lot more, because I love fashion and everything that comes with it.

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I call this dress the maxi cosy dress because it is of course a maxi dress, but it is so comfy and soft I love it. And maxi dresses remind me of the little onesies I had to wear while laying in the maxi cosi as a baby (: .

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DRESS – OBJECT // SANDALS – GREEK SANDALS // BAG – ZARA // RING – &OTHER STORIES

Little Black Book

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I never thought that fashion was that hard. Fashion has been a huge part of my life, and it is still something that keeps me busy during the day. When I was little, I wanted to become a fashion designer. I learnt how to sew, I bought some books, some fabrics, some patterns and I started making some clothes. I drew my designs in tons of “topmodel” – books (does anyone remember those books (: ). Now, 7 years later, I don’t make clothes anymore, I don’t design clothes anymore and I don’t want to become a designer anymore. That doesn’t mean fashion disappeared out of my head. I still think about it every single minute.

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When I read Little Black Book by Sophie Valkiers from Fashionata, I fell in love with fashion again. I rushed trough this amazingly helpful book and I loved almost every single part of it. Honestly, I’ve read some stuff in this book that was a little bit offensive towards people who wear things that weren’t okay, according to Sophie. But apart from that she has done an amazing job and maybe I’m just a little bit to sensitive (probably that).  I recommend this book to anyone who wants to look like a fashion goddess or people who want to look chic, no matter what they’re wearing. She taught me some very important things fashion wise and beauty wise. And I’m very thankful to her, for making me realize that I had to do something with my closet, which is a disaster.

8 important things I’ve learnt from Sophie:

  • BOOBS OR LEGS. Or a huge décolleté or a very high skirt/dress/shorts. Never ever both of them if you want to look classy.
  • KEEP IT NATURAL. You don’t want to look like a doll, so don’t be generous with your mascara and foundation. Some concealer, highlighter, mascara and red or nude lips are the way to go.
  • ANYTIME GLITTERS. You can wear glitters whenever you want. They aren’t just for new years eve. Wear them whenever, wherever you want. But again, keep it simple and don’t just wear glitters. Combine them with simple and timeless pieces.
  • BODYSHAPE > TRENDS. Don’t wear the trend if it doesn’t suit you. You’ll look better in pieces that fit you than in pieces that everyone wears.
  • WOW-FACTOR AND SOME LUXURY. If you make fashion pictures, “hide” a wow-factor in your pictures or make sure there is a little sign of luxury. Like a perfectly manicured hand, an amazing background, a different pose, a shopping bag from an awesome store, some roses,…
  • QUALITY > QUANTITY. It’s more important to buy some high quality pieces than buy a lot of bad quality pieces. Save money for pieces you really want to have instead of buying pointless pieces.
  • MULTIPLES. If you have found an amazing timeless piece, buy a few of them. In different colours or exactly the same. You won’t regret it.
  • BE COMFORTABLE. Don’t wear pieces you don’t feel comfortable in. Buy pieces you absolutely love, that you look stunning in.

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My favorite part of the book was the one where she explained how to look like “one of those girls”. And With one of those girls I mean the ones that take away your breath when you see them. They look so natural and simple. Skinny jeans, red lips, messy bun, big sunglasses,… But they look CLASSY AS HELL.

Sophie Valkiers is obviously an amazing blogger with an amazing sense of fashion and style. Here are a few of my favorite outfits of her.

Playlist JUNE

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It’s been a long time since I posted my last post. I’ve had a really busy period behind me (finals, sickness, vacation, …) so I haven’t had a lot of time to post some new things. The past few days I have been enjoying my friends and a nice and cold swimming pool, because sitting behind a screen when it’s 35 degrees outside isn’t really my jam.

But…. I’M BACK. There are a lot of fun ideas on my todo list for this blog, but it’s hard to get them all done. But I hope I will be posting a lot more the next few weeks (: .

Like I mentioned, I’ve had some exams to study for last month. I listen to a lot of music while studying, even though a lot of people say it distracts you, I can study better with some music . I also got the chance to go to Rock Werchter, a very well known festival in Belgium. I’ve had such a good time there. My friends and I basically saw a few artists we are in love with, like Ibeyi and ALT-J (waaaaaaaaaahhhhh).

ALT-J’s performance was by far one of the best nights of my life! So, it won’t be a surprise if I tell you that the half of my playlist includes ALT-J. (:

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1. Bills – Lunchmoney Lewis: Yeah, this is kind of a guilty pleasure, but I just can’t resist the “god damn” part.

2. Heavy Shoulders – Trace: Ingrid Nilsen talked about this in one of her videos and I am absolutely obsessed with this song.

3. Taro – ALT-J 4. Thirteen Thirty-Five – Dillon: This song is one of the most touching songs I’ve ever heard. Dillon sings about her miscarriage a few years ago, and about how her life would have been if she had a child now.

5. Father Father – Laura Mvula

6. 50 ways to leave your lover – Paul Simon: My absolute guilty pleasure :S

7. Bloodflood – ALT-J 

8. Your flesh against mine – Dillon

9. Words are dead – Agnes Obel: I’ve been her biggest fan for years now, and this is my favorite song!

10. Marilyn Monroe – Pharrel Williams (RW prepare)

11. Believe – Mumford and Sons (RW prepare)

12. Every other freckle – ALT-J (RW prepare)