vrijdag 31 juli 2015

TRAVEL: Venice

In the previous blogpost I told you everything about Verona, today Venice is up. My parents and I were staying in Salò (Lake Garda). Normally we visit cities by car but this time we chose to go by train because this was advised to us. We rode about one hour to Desenzano and to take a pre-ordered train. The train ride took about another 1,5h. It was very comfortable though with good airco and spacious seats. We also took the train back on a pre-fixed hour. Because of that we only had 5 hours in Venice which was way too less.

Finding the way from the train station to Piazza San Marco was not that hard since there were signposts everywhere. The other way around was another story. The route to San Marco made you pass by some gorgeous views although I think you can find those views pretty much everywhere in Venice ;-) I was totally mesmerized by the gondolas, too bad my parents didn't want to engage in this activity. Who wants to go back with me to Venice to ride a gondola?

I have to admit that the closer we got to the Piazza San Marco, the more I started to panic. When I was in Venice as a child, there were so many pigeons. Thumbs up to Venice for cleaning the square up. I have a huge fear for birds for those who didn't know yet. The San Marco basilica is gorgeous but unfortunately we didn't have time to enter. Another reason to go back to Venice I guess.

Right behind Piazza San Marco a lot of luxury brands such as Gucci, Chanel, Dior,... have a flagship store. These flagship stores are quite big in comparison to the ones in Rome, I think only Milan does better. In this area we also had lunch at the Hardrock Café. Being mid-way through our Italian holiday, I craved non-Italian food. So the change brought on by the hamburgers of the Hardrock Café was very welcome.

Afterwards we shopped a bit in the other streets with little boutiques. All too soon it was time to take the train back to Desenzano. I can really advise a citytrip to Venice but you will need at least two days to get everything done. Taking the train was a very comfortable experience, too bad about the pre-fixed hours.

Q: Have you ever been to Venice? Did you like visiting Venice?

woensdag 29 juli 2015

TRAVEL: Verona

One of the cities that had been on my must-visit list for so long, was Verona. After my holiday at Lake Garda I can finally cross it from my bucket list. We were in Verona for one day and I feel this was sufficient to see the main attractions and do some shopping. We went by car, traffic was not too busy and we parked right underneath the Roman arena. 

The Roman Arena (picture 1 and 6) is one of the top attractions of the city. A couple of years ago I already visited the Colosseum in Rome. If you have been to the Colosseum before going to the Arena in Verona, the Arena might disappoint a bit. Somehow the horror of the gladiator fights is not really brought across to the visitor in my opinion.

The romantic souls amongst us of course know Verona from the story of Romeo and Juliet. Juliet's home (picture 3, 4 and 5) is right in the centre of the city. A picture with the statue of Juliet and a visit to the famous balcony are some must-do's.

The sweet tooth's have to go to Galeteria Venchi or Pasticceria Flego. Venchi (picture 2 and 7) offers everything from ice cream to mixed fruit and from waffles to frozen fruit ice creams. I opted for the latter and the kiwi taste was to die for. The window from Pasticceria Flego (picture 9) immediately caught my eye displaying some super delicious macaron's. 

Verona is also a shopper's paradise: with high end stores such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana. Chain stores such as H&M and Zara are not that popular in Italy but you can find both in Verona, which proves that it's one of the most important cities of Italy. My inside tip: Italian brands such as Atos Lombardini, Patrizia Pepe and Pinko are about €100 cheaper, on top of that there was also a 50% sale. I brought home a gorgeous pink maxi dress from Atos Lombardini. Can't wait to show you!

Q: Have you ever been to Verona?

dinsdag 28 juli 2015

OUTFIT: Sunset

The past weekend has been so hectic. Friday and Saturday evening I caught up with some of my friends. On Sunday I experienced one of the most exciting days of my life: I was in Paris to see the finish of the Tour de France live. I have such an admiration for these athletes. After all cycling is one of the hardest sports in the world. Would you be interested to see some pictures from my day in Paris?

This outfit was not shot in Paris, unfortunately it was not that sunny. This is the outfit I wore on my last night at Lake Garda. The dress I'm wearing is from Liu Jo and is already about 6 years old. This proves that some pricier brands are definitely worth their money. Of course my new Prada sunnies couldn't be left out in these pictures. 

NL: Afgelopen weekend was erg hectisch. Vrijdag- en zaterdagavond sprak ik af met enkele vrienden die ik niet meer gezien had na mijn vakantie. Afgelopen zondag was dan weer één van de meest geweldige dagen uit mijn leven. Ik was in Parijs om de aankomst van de Tour de France live mee te maken. Ik heb zoveel bewondering voor deze atleten. Wielrennen is dan ook één van de zwaarste sporten in de wereld. Zouden jullie graag een verslagje lezen over mijn dag in Parijs?

Deze outfit heb ik niet geshoot in Parijs, zo zonnig was het er helaas niet. Deze outfit droeg ik tijdens mijn laatste avond aan het Gardameer. De jurk, die ik aan had, is van Liu Jo en is al een zestal jaar oud. Dit bewijst dat de ietsjes duurdere merken ook vaak hun geld waard zijn. Natuurlijk kon mijn nieuwe Prada zonnebril ook niet in het plaatje ontbreken. 

I'm wearing:

dress: Liu Jo // sandals: Steve Madden // bag: Louis Vuitton // sunglasses: Prada // earrings: Swarovski // necklace: Swarovski // watch: Michael Kors // ring: Just Cavalli

zondag 26 juli 2015

FASHION: Happiness Boutique

Lately monochrome outfits are really hot in the fashion world. Black and white combinations are definitely very chic but they miss that special thing I always want in an outfit. Therefore I always buy special jewellery. This necklace by Happiness Boutique is my new favourite statement piece!

Talking about Happiness Boutique, I should definitely tell you more about this Berlin based web shop. If you're looking for some gorgeous jewellery with that extra touch, Happiness Boutique is the answer to this search. Ordering on this website is so easy: all the products are divided into different categories, sizes, colours,.. If you want to order my necklace, simply click here and put it into you shopping basket. Don't worry about some kind of expensive shipping fee, because shipping is FREE! As if that isn't amazing enough, Happiness Boutique also offers a reward program. You can collect points by buying goodies but also by sharing those gorgeous purchases on your social media. It couldn't be easier right?! Read more about the reward program here.

Q: Will you be ordering something on Happiness Boutique?

I'm wearing

shirt: Zara // pants: Zara // shoes: Van Loock // bag: Louis Vuitton // necklace: Happiness Boutique // watch: Michael Kors

zaterdag 25 juli 2015

FASHION: Denim for the win

It seemed like denim was doomed forever after Britney Spears' and Justin Timberlake's double denim date early 2000. But nowadays denim is hotter than ever thanks to brands such as Balmain. First I wanted some dungarees but so far I haven't found the perfect model yet. Afterwards I spotted a lovely denim dress on Kendall Jenner and was surprised to learn that the dress is from Supertrash. This dress could of course not lack from my wardrobe and so it happened!

NL: Na de double denim date van Britney Spears en Justin Timberlake begin jaren 2000, leek het alsof denim het voor altijd verkorven had. Maar anno 2015 is denim hotter dan ooit dankzij merken zoals Balmain. Eerst wou ik een dungaree maar vond tot nu toe niet het perfecte model. Daarna spotte ik dit jeans jurkje bij Kendall Jenner en was verbaasd om te ontdekken dat het van Supertrash was. Dit jurkje kon natuurlijk niet in mijn kast ontbreken en zo geschiedde! 

Q: How do you feel about my denim look? How would you wear denim? 

I'm wearing

dress: Supertrash // heels: Zalando // bag: H&M // watch: Michael Kors // ring: H&M  // sunglasses: Prada

vrijdag 24 juli 2015

BEAUTY: UU Hair Extensions

For a while now I have been considering getting hair extensions. The only thing that continued to keep me back is the maintenance. If only you could purchase extensions which are qualitative is well. If you only you could have the best of both worlds.  

Wait a minute... After surfing the internet and discovering UU Hair Extensions I finally felled hopeful again. UU Hair Extensions sells very qualitative extensions made of human hair. I feel disgusted whenever I see girls with obvious hair extensions. Therefore I want to go for quality and this web shop offers plenty of choices: different colours weight, lenghts and textures. All that's left is making a choice and maybe you can help me a little bit because I'm still doubting between two different options for example the  clip in hair extensions.

This is the least permanent option and won't cause side-effects such as hair loss. You can put it on and remove it as you please. 

This option is a bit more permanent (about 2 months) since the extension is weaved into your hair. On internet forums I read your hair should be quite strong and thick to consider this option. I'm still doubting if my hair is strong enough.

Q: Would you choose the clip-in or the Hair-weave? Please let me know! 

woensdag 22 juli 2015

FASHION: Leopard spotting

Do you remember this outfit from two days ago? I did not only buy these lovely pants in black but in my favourite print leopard as well. Some people might think that leopard is tacky but if you wear it the right way, leopard can make a classy outfit. 

NL: Herinneren jullie deze outfit nog van twee dagen geleden? Ik kocht deze heerlijke broek niet alleen in het zwart maar ook in mijn favoriete print: luipaard. Sommige mensen vinden luipaard een beetje ordinair maar als je het op de juiste manier draagt, kan luipaard voor een klassevolle outfit zorgen.

Q: How would you have worn these leopard pants?

I'm wearing

shirt: H&M // pants: Zara // sandals: Steve Madden // bags: Michael Kors // sunglasses: Jimmy Choo // watch: D&G // bracelet: Michael Kors

dinsdag 21 juli 2015

FASHION: Orange is the happiest colour

During our second night we had dinner at Peschiera. Even during the evening, the temperatures were still above 30°C. At a certain moment I was even considering jumping into the Lake, something I would usually never consider ;-) Just before our holiday my mother brought home this lovely top from H&M for me and it immediately became a staple piece. How better to combine it than with my cameo Michael Kors bag?

NL: Tijdens onze tweede avond gingen we dineren in Peschiera. Zelfs 's avonds ging het kwik nog vlotjes voorbij de 30° C. Op een bepaald moment overwoog ik zelfs om in het Meer te springen, iets wat ik normaal nooit zou doen ;-) Net voor de vakantie bracht mijn mama mij deze leuke top mee van H&M en het is meteen één van mijn favoriete stuks geworden. En hoe kon ik hem anders combineren dat met mijn cameo tas van Michael Kors?

Q: How do you feel about this outfit?

I'm wearing

top: H&M // skirt: H&M // shoes: Steve Madden // bag: Michael Kors // earrings: H&M // rings: Primark // headband: Forever21 // watch: Michael Kors //  bracelet: H&M 

maandag 20 juli 2015

FASHION: Classy times

This outfit has a few new items in it. During this day my parents and I travelled from Lake Como to Lake Garda. But first we made a stop in Verona, more about this later. In Verona there are plenty of shopping opportunities. At Zara I purchased this ensemble. For quite some time now, I had been looking for comfortable pants like these and black/white combinations are always very classy. Have a nice week! While you are reading this, I'm already on my way back home :(

NL: Deze outfit bestaat bijna helemaal uit nieuwe items. Tijdens deze dag reisden mijn ouders en ik van het Comomeer door naar het Gardameer. Maar eerst gingen we wel een bezoekje brengen aan Verona, hierover later meer. In Verona heb ik mijn shophart kunnen ophalen. In de Zara kocht ik dit ensemble. Ik was al langer op zoek naar een comfortabele broek en zwart/wit is altijd een top combinatie. Fijne week toegewenst! Op het moment dat jullie dit lezen, ben ik helaas terug onderweg naar huis :(

Q: How do you feel about my outfit? 

I'm wearing

shirt: Zara // skirt: Zara // shoes: Zalando // bag:  Chanel // watch: D&G // ring: H&M // necklace: Patrizia Pepe // bracelet: Michael Kors