Bits of my life: Champagne

31 Jul 2013

Bonjour à tous!

This Wednesday I would like to state that there ain't nothing more fabulous than popping a bottle of Moët & Chandon on Sunday evening without having any special occasion for it. Well, we did want to celebrate that finally all our doors got their last coat of glossy black paint (my nails are very gratefull as well), but most of all we just wanted to toast on the fact that is was one of those perfect summer evenings.

And you wanna know what I think? I think we should all do that a lot more often!




Oh, how do you like my little faux-tattoo by the way? It's Bourjois!


Looklove: Leather pants and leopard loafers

30 Jul 2013

Bonjour mes chéries!

I'm writing this post in between cake-baking. You see, I have dear friend of mine coming over in a few hours and I figured I'd better take Julia Child's advice with both hands and party things up with a slice of chocolate and pear cake. Since I can't actually let you have a taste of my cake, I will try to make it up with a healthy dose of fashion snacks.

It is no secret that I adore all things leopard. As of today however I have been feeling a specific leopard loafer crave. Put'em in the mixer with a pair of casual leather pants and a classy jacket and you get a delicously rich batter. Bake for 20 mins and serve with pendant necklace and a clutch, et voilà!



Image 1&2. Leather pants (OAK, €431,97). Grey T-shirt (Zoe Karssen, €36,30). Navy blazer (Zara, €99,95). Robot pendant (Topshop, €13). Leopard loafers (Ted Baker, €145,81). Leather and paid clutch (Asos, €59,65). Plastic clutch (Klear Klutch, €79,53).

Have a Tuesdelicious day!


Bits of my life: To eat out, to order in and to cook

24 Jul 2013

I am a huge lover of food. That is above question. Please join me as I remenisce about three delightfull meals...

Eating out in Potatolicious in Ghent together with my beau, after visiting Het STAM. It's a lovely informal place where they serve large cooked potatoes, stuffed with different sorts of meat, fresh veggies and a variety of sauces.  I opted for a potato with chicken, barbeque sauce, orange, lettuce and sunflower seeds. In a word, yum!
at potatolicious

Enjoying a pizza with bacon, egg and parmesan from a local Italian take-away.

Or cooking myself: a salad of tomatoes, basil and mozarella, harty zuchinni-cakes and tuna-salad. Simple but very good! Oh, how do you like my new pepper and saltshakers, by the way? I got them from my dear sister for my birthday.
zucchini cakes


Meet Madame Mirabelle!

22 Jul 2013


How was your Monday dear sweetpea's? I sure as hell hope it wasn't half as miserable as mine, for I have been strechted out on the couch all day sipping sage tea to sooth my sore throat. Which wouldn't even be that bad, if it wasn't about a gazillion degrees outside (and inside for that matter). Luckily the newest addition to our little household is here comfort me with her purrs and quirks... Dear readers, let me introduce you to Mirabelle!


Isn't she a doll?!


P.S.: I'm wearing a Zara T-shirt, a Forever21 necklace, a J.Crew studded bracelet, &Other Stories bracelet, Oasis watch, Saint Laurent ring and H&M shorts and sunglasses.

Fruit print

19 Jul 2013

Fruit print

I say, m'dears, I have been feeling rather fruity these days. First of all I adore the above papaya print of Bouffants and Broken Hearts. In their webshop you can buy it as a framed art print, but also on an iPhone cover or a pillow. Ain't that great? It's a shame they don't sell it as a wall paper though, I think it would bringten up my toilet room jolly nice.

fruit print

Secondly, I can't seem to get enough of fruitprinted garments. I even devoted an entire pinboard to it! Check it out here.

And thirdly, I adore a slice of fruit in my drink...Champagne Sangria, here I come!

Enjoy your weekend sweety pies!


Bits of my life: Net-a-porter splurge

17 Jul 2013

"Oops, I did it again!" Those famous words spoken by my - I kid you not - all-time favourite popprincess, are oh-so very applicable here. I just couldn't help myself... Yes, m'dears, my wallet is on a very strong diet again, after my latest splurge in the Net-a-porter sales corner. I had already shared with you my whishlist. In the end I managed to narrow it down to three items:
Net-a-porter splurge

Curious to see what's in my bags and boxes?

Looklove: Geometric touches

15 Jul 2013

Why hello there!

How fabulous was your weekend? Mine was totes adorbs. On Saturday afternoon I went to a baby shower (in a quite adorable all-white outfit if I might add) and in the evening we went to sip mojito's with friends at Beau Soleil (a local open air summer bar with live gigs and dj's). On Sunday we went for a refreshing walk in the woods and hung out on the couch. Lovely! But now it's Monday again, and thus time for your weekly wardrobe inspo. This week I chose an outfit of stylist Giulia Tordini that I found on one of my favourite streetstyle blogs, Citizen Couture. I like how she toned down the geometric prints on her clutch and skirt by combining them with an oversized white tee and nearly flat whit sandals.

geometric touches

T-shirt (Topshop, €21). Skirt with curved hem (Topshop, €49). Mirrored sunglasses (Nasty Gal, €46,06). Gold-toned watch (Marc by Marc Jacobs, €303,54). Triangle necklace (Asos, €7,95). Rope bracelet with crystals (Noir Jewelry at €78,65). Withe clog sandals (Swedish Hasbeens, €91,46). Clutch with triangle print (Sergio Rossi, €1150).


Loving Laurent

14 Jul 2013


Because 'fashion fades, only style remains the same' (thanks for that catchy qoute Coco), I thought I'd share with you this thrillingly gorgeous photo, dated 1964. It has been snapped by Frank Horvat, an influent fashion photographer in the fifties and sixties. The timeless coat is designed by Yves Saint Laurent, who based the print of the fabric on the works of dutch painter Piet Mondriaan. Now, all the fascinating facts aside, all I really want to say is that I believe it to be totes gaaawwgeous!! But how else could it be? After all I'm a big sucker for all things labeled YSL, for one because I just love the design of the logo. I can't deny I'm still slightly mourning over the fact that they changed it to Saint Laurent Paris. After all, it ain't Laurent without Yves, right?


Psst, speaking of YSL, I scored this little trinket in sale. I had been eyeing it for over centuries, so right now I'm doing a happy dance to celebrate that it is finally safe and sound in my jewellery drawer.

Bits of my life: enjoying my free time

10 Jul 2013

I can't say it enough: I LOVE being lazy. My second of four weeks vacation has almost come to an end, and I just can't believe how fast they're going. What I do with all this lazy time you ask?

I love trying out new manicures while watching silly romcoms like this one, or this one.

I try out new recipes, like these nearly sugarless apple-muffins (Recipe: Mix 2 eggs, 15g of stevija zoetpoeder, 100g of honey, 20 cl cream, 340g of whole wheat flour, 4 tsp of baking powder, 170g of peeled and chopped apples and 1 tsp of cinnamon, put the dough in your greased muffin tin and bake for 25min at 180°C).
Apple muffins

Naturally, I can spend hours glued to my computer, pinning or reading my favourite blogs, accompanied by my new teapot.

Or I entertain friends with a cheeseplatter and think all day about how my table-setting will look like.

Oh golly, how I will miss my free time when I have to get back to work...


PS: If you have some free time on your hands, watch this superinteresting and fun video!

Lookbook: Short dungarees

8 Jul 2013

Hi there!

How was your Monday? Mine has been filled with painting doors, which means I'm now typing this post with terribly paint-stained fingers - oh golly, there goes my manicure. Anyhow, I also managed to take some time and look at the Tommy Ton streetstylesnaps from the couture shows on and instantly fell in love with this cute look:


Image. Dungarees (Topshop, €49). Sunglasses (Asos, €6,63). Féline T-shirt (Brian Lichtenberg, €66,55). Really Red nailpolish (Essie, €11,99). Shoulder bag (Alexander Wang, €1100). Love bracelet (Limited edition, €7,95). Pearl Necklace (Topshop, €36).

I personally love how the childish air of the dungarees is balanced out by a typically ladylike pearl necklace. What do you think?


Fall 2013 Couture

5 Jul 2013


There's noting I like more than eating breakfast in my jammies, while catching up with couture catwalk shows on Just like every year my favourite designers had lots of gorgy-worgy stuff for me in stall. Check out my favourite silhouettes below.

Elie Saab, Dior, Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli, Armani Privé, Valentino

Valentino, Valentino, Elie Saab

What were your favourite shows?


Bits of my life: Pops of glamour

4 Jul 2013

To my humble opinion, the secret of being completly content with everyday life, is adding a little pop of glamour to it every now and then. For example?

Two weeks ago I went to see The Great Gatsby with my sister and cousin - I know, don't get me started on how late we were to go check it out, but we desperately wanted to see it together and unfortunately our agenda's don't match very well. Anyhow, the movie itself might be considered a glamour-overdose by some, I however decided to take it up a notch by adding just a pinch of Gatsby glamour to my look! A vintage sparkly batwing top, Art Deco-ish earrings and a dash of YSL no. 1 did just the trick.
A touch of Gatsby glamour

Another newfound source of glam and luxury in my life is my Diptyque Figuier candle. I got it for my birthday last month (thank you Stefanie and Aurélie!) and have enjoyed it's scent almost every evening since then. A delicious yoghurt, banana, pecan nut and maple syrup snack and an issue of Vogue make my night complete.
Evening snack

And if peonies won't give me a glamourous feel, what will? It get's even better if I enjoy them together with a tiny homemade chocolate cake. (Mix two eggs together with 100g of sugar, add 50g of self-rising flour and 40g of cacao and mix, add 80g of melted butter and 125g of mashed raspberries. Put a tablespoon of batter in every cupcake liner and one cube of chocolate in the middle of every cake. Bake for 15mins on 200°C).
Chocolate and flowers


Sale shopping!

2 Jul 2013

G'day fellow fashion lovers,

In case you haven't noticed (which I highly doubt) sale season is upon us! Now, I don't know about you but in times like these, I prefer not to waste time rummaging around in highstreet stores with the rest of the mob. Instead I like to take a look at the lovely excuisite stuff I can otherwise not afford. And that, m'dears, is exactly what I did all day yesterday. I managed to reduce the content of my overflowing shopping baskets to the selection below, but even though I would save over €2000 by buying these pieces while they're on sale, I'm afraid the total amount of the purchase would still make me approximately bankrupt...


Silk printed shirt (Tory Burch, €195 €97,50). Dotted sequin sweater (Thakoon Addition, €387,20 €154,88). White sweater (Alexander Wang, €477 €195). Tweed dress (Diane Von Furstenberg, €390 €194). Textured pencil skirt (Moschino Cheap and Chic, €296,45 €88,94). Grid pants (J.Crew, €515 €154,50). Printed vinyl clutch (Marni, €190 €95). Crystal teardrop earrings (Tom Binns, €262 €156). Ankle boots (Reed Krakoff, €520 €260). Calf hair slippers (Charles Philip Shangai, €190 €94). Arty ring (Saint Laurent Paris, €195 €78). Printed pumps (Dries Van Noten, €529 €375).

What pieces would you advise me to invest in?


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Looklove: Full Printed Midi Skirt

1 Jul 2013


First of all allow me to wish you a very merry Monday and jolly July! Summer still seems reluctant to kick in in good ol' Belgium, but I shan't be defeated by that. I'm in the mood for a skirt, so a skirt you will get! And not just any skirt: a full printed midi skirt! I instantly fell in love with the checked one below from Gant and am still contemplating this very moment wether to by it or not (it's on sale). Anyhow, this is deffo how I would wear it, if it were part of my wardrobe. 

Full Printed Midi

Image. Sleeveless top (Zara, € 16,95). Checked Poplin Skirt (Gant, € 244,97). Python-effect leather pumps (Alexander Wang via Net-a-porter, € 406,70). Bow print Turban (Asos, € 15,91). Studded leather clutch (Anya Hindmarch via Mytheresa, € 215). Neon Chain Necklace (H&M, € 6,95). White floral necklace (J.Crew, € 130,14).

Do you like a full midi skirt? Have you got one yourself? And how do you style it?