woensdag 23 april 2014

Shoplog #3

Today it's time for another shoplog. As you might have read in my last outfit post, I spend my weekend at Knokke. It did some shopping as well. Knokke is known for its expensive shops but I was able to keep myself (and my bank account) in check. Here are the things I bought.


Statement necklace by H&M

I'm the kind of person who buys a lot of clothes, especially dresses, but who tends to forget that accessories can give your outfit that extra sparkle. Since I have an event on my agenda today with a black dress code, I figured I needed a statement necklace to spice up that dress. I chose a red necklace from H&M.



As I told you before, my usual day cream is the Hydra Life creme protection from Dior.  While I was checking out the new products at the Ici Paris XL store my mum noticed this gift box which had basically the same price tag as the normal product. 


The gift box includes a nice make up bag which comes at a perfect moment since my old bag is starting to fall apart. Of course my day cream is included in the package as well. On top of that the box also included two samples: the Hydra Life Eye protection which I can use as a supplement to my day cream and Capture totale one essential. The latter is quite expensive so I'm glad I got this as a sample. This product is a cell repairing product aka an anti-aging product. 

The last thing I bought is the YSL Rouge Pur Couture number 07 le Fuchsia lip stick. I've been searching for the perfect fuchsia lip stick for over a year now so I'm over the moon that I finally found my match. Somehow I always got doubtful when I tried out some fuchsia lip sticks at stores. Or they were too bright or not bright enough. I wore this lip stick to go out on Sunday night and I felt great. I can't wait to show it in a review post.

dinsdag 22 april 2014

OUTFIT: A day at Knokke




I spend my Easter Sunday at the Belgian seaside in Knokke. This is the most luxurious and my favorite place to be at our coast. Lots of amazing brands such as Phillipe Plein, Louis Vuitton and Hermès own a store there. Add up some great multibrand stores and it's a real heaven for shopaholics such as myself.

Since I'm trying to save up some money to spend during my holiday in Tuscany this summer, I didn't buy that much this time around. I'll show you my new goodies in my next shoplog. 

This article is about my outfit though. The weather wasn't that great and it was very windy. Still I couldn't resist the urge to put on a dress. I got to wear my fedora finally. Let me know what you think about the outfit.

BTW: keep your eye on my social media this week. I'm attending several events this week and I'll keep you posted regularly. 






I'm wearing: 

dress: H&M
shoes: Jimmy Choo
fedora: Men at Work
scarf: Hermès
sunglasses: Jimmy Choo
bag: Louis Vuitton

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zaterdag 19 april 2014

INSPIRATION: Easter outfit

Easter is a quite strange holiday. I think most people from my generation doesn't celebrate it anymore although Easter often means family dinners anyway. When I was thinking about what to wear for Easter, polka dots immediately popped on my mind. If you don't have a polka dot outfit in your wardrobe, or if you want a new one, check out some of my suggestions below.













vrijdag 18 april 2014

TREND: How to wear your spring coat?

The chancing of seasons acquires another clothing style and spring is probably the hardest season to dress in my opinion. In the morning it's often still freezing or close to freezing so you feel like putting on long pants, a blouse and a warm coat. But along the day the temperatures start rising and the outfit that seemed perfect a couple of hours earlier, is now annoying you. 



Luckily a lot of street style "people" have the right solution; don't put your coat on but put it on your shoulders. This gives a very easy yet very chic touch to your look. I really like this trend and I'm definitely going to try to fit it into one of my next oufit shoots. This trend is also perfect to spice up your work outfit for an after work event. What do you think about this trend? If you're still searching for a great coat, please check my suggestions below.

 

         Even & Odd by Zalando € 59,95                                   Asos € 112,37

 

       H&M € 149                                                                                 Supertrash € 194,99
   
        Balmain by Net-a-Porter €3,485                               M Missony by Smets € 760




donderdag 17 april 2014

EVENT: Geox breathes



So last night another trip to Brussels was on the agenda. This time it wasn't for another round of shopping though but for an event. When I first saw the invite on Sofie Valkiers aka Fashionata's website I was doubting to attend the event. I never bought Geox shoes because they didn't really attract me. But then Sofie wore the amazing slip-ons in one of her outfits and it became clear that Geox is busy modernising their image. And with success I must say!

The event was organised at their shop in Brussels on the Rue des Fripiers which is very close to the Grand Place. Linde and Anouk, two of my best friends, joined me to the big city. The atmosphere was very relaxed and Sofie was super nice as usual. She's a real natural at attending these kinds of events and being a representative for a brand.

Geox and Claudia Wünsch Communication made sure that everything went very smoothly. We got offered lots of bites, healthy sandwiches but of course some chocolates couldn't be missing either.

As for the shoes I must admit that I was really surprised. Geox is known for great quality so when they say that their shoes "breath", it isn't a lie. But I was definitely struck by the modern and feminine designs from the shoes as well. I fell in love with the black slip-ons but unfortunately they made my feed look quite big so I passed on them. I will definitely keep my eye on Geox in the future.







I'm wearing
shirt: Mango
skirt: Supertrash
shoes: New Look
bag: Louis Vuitton
watch: D&G
bracelets: Stretch that dollar

dinsdag 15 april 2014

EVENT: Par Fête fashion show

Last Friday I attended a local party called Par Fête. This is an afterwork party with a great buffet and afterwards there's a party with a dj. This time Chloe 2 Dress, I told you about this shop in my previous shoplog, organised a  fashion show to present their spring collection.

Chloe 2 Dress sells brands such as Darling, Lipsy London and Supertrash. The store has lots of pretty party dresses, accessories but also some basic pieces. Underneath you can find some pictures from the event, apologies for the bad quality but taking pictures was very hard.





photo credit to Par Fête





zaterdag 12 april 2014

REVIEW: Zalando

As any good blogger I'm totally addicted to shopping. Often I see pieces of a certain brand in an ad campaign or online but I often don't seem to find them in physical shops. Luckily online shops are booming more than ever and the mother of all web shops is of course Zalando.

Zalando has already helped me through numerous clothing emergencies; from amazing party dresses to basic pieces and from shoes in every size to bags from every price range, Zalando gots it all.

Whenever I have some free time, I catch myself checking out the Zalando website over and over again. They offer huge amounts of articles. Nonetheless it's very easy to find exactly what you need because Zalando created different parameters to make your life easy. You can specify which product you search, which color, which size,...

Lately I have really been thinking about buying a new bag, more specific a Michael Kors bag. I have the two models below in mind. Which one would you choose?



I would use this bag to go to work. It's perfect because there fits a lot in this bag. I don't have a red bag yet so I really need to add this to my wardrobe.


This bag is a bit more classic but also very chic to spend summer at the sea side with. The combinations with different outfits pop into my mind immediately.

The reasons why I love shopping at Zalando are their simplicity of ordering, speed of delivery and huge supply. You have different payment methods: online but also after receiving the package if you have doubts towards paying online. Your package will be delivered at home between 3 to 5 workdays. I know lots of you are probably a bit afraid of shopping online because it's always nicer to see how something fits on you. But for this problem, Zalando gots the perfect solution as well. If something doesn't fit you, you can return your order for free (!). In addition to that Zalando offers discounts regularly to their clients. Tip: subscribe to their newsletter to stay up-to-date about the new trends and promotions.

Zalando's website is available in a Dutch version and a French version. Do you have any experience with ordering on the Zalando website? Would you consider ordering online?