Outfit: rainbow striped polo, cropped denim

Outfit: rainbow striped polo, cropped denim
Outfit: rainbow striped polo, cropped denim
Outfit: rainbow striped polo
western boots, cropped denim
Outfit: rainbow striped polo, cropped denim
olivia burton watch
Outfit: rainbow striped polo, cropped denim
 blazer: vintage - striped polo top: Uniqlo x Lemaire - denim culottes: Zara - western boots: Zinda - cross body bag: Mango - watch: c/o Olivia Burton

Rainbow stripes are one of the most obvious trends for spring 2017, and it's obvious why. Stripes are a classic either way you spin it, and if you add some multi-color fun to the mix, you've got yourself a stylistic hole in one. This Uniqlo x Ines De La Fressange polo sold out in the blink of an eye when it hit the highstreet, and I have zero regrets about pouncing on it. How cute is that little collar? Also, after seeing (and falling in love with) La La Land, I'm obsessed with all things yellow, so this top fits right in.

My bangs were giving me some trouble this particular day, though - rain and wind do NOT a recipe for great bangs make. So just ignore what those wisps on my forehead are doing here and focus on how cute my top is. Deal?

Peace out!

Beauty: H&M Strobing Palette review

Beauty: H&M Strobing Palette review

Another day, another highlighting product review. I hope you're still as into the trend as I am! As much as I love a matte look from time to time, this end of winter/early spring weather makes me want to turn around my beauty routine, go back to something dewy, glowy, fresh and easy. Highlighting is the BEST way to brighten up dull or sallow winter complexion with minimal effort, and allowing your skin to breathe. 

I spotted this limited edition Strobing Palette at H&M's beauty counter, and its six cream highlighters made it impossible for me not to swatch away. After swatching I fell in love (ugh I never learn), and although I walked away that first time (the last thing I need is more highlighters), I returned a week later because I couldn't put this palette out of my head. Since it's just €15, I allowed myself to go for it. And now I can review it for you guys, so enjoy!

Outfit: military jacket, white lace dress and fiddler cap

Outfit: military jacket, white lace dress and fiddler cap

Review: Zaful swimsuits

Review: Zaful swimsuits

Hi guys! If you're on Facebook, you have undoubtedly spotted those Zaful FB ads. Gorgeous babes in super cute swimsuits, what's not to like? Well, for one, Zaful has been getting some mixed reviews. I've heard of long shipping times and low quality, but also very positive impressions of customers. I have quite some experience with Asian webshops (as a blogger, it sort of comes with the territory), so when Zaful contacted me for a collaboration, I figured I could do an honest, thorough review of my experience with Zaful to help you guys decide whether to take the gamble!

Outfit: Beatnik inspired professional in perfect boyfriend blazer

Outfit: Beatnik inspired professional in perfect boyfriend blazer

Outfit: embroidered Torfs espadrilles

green coat, red tripes, pleather skirt and embroidered espadrilles

Outfit: floral blouse and first blossoms

wide brim hat, floral blouse, high waisted skinnies and pointy toe flats
wide brim hat, floral blouse, high waisted skinnies
wide brim hat, floral blouse
wide brim hat, floral blouse, high waisted skinnies and pointy toe flats
wide brim hat, floral blouse, high waisted skinnies
wide brim hat, floral blouse
wide brim hat, floral blouse, high waisted skinnies and pointy toe flats
 floral blouse: Think Twice - high waisted skinnies: Vero Moda - ballet flats: Texto - cross body bag: Mango - hat: H&M - necklace: c/o Lobogato - sunglasses: c/o Polette

The past week has been nothing short of amazing, weather-wise. Nothing refuels my batteries like some time in the sun, and these first spring days were just what I needed. I'm still stressed out with a million things on my to-do list in this last stretch of finishing my PhD, but I have a bit less anxiety when the sun is out ;-) And look at those first spring blossoms! I love seeing the seasons change in my outfit pictures - just a couple of weeks before the magnolias in full bloom again, and I always look forward to that so much.

Friday night, my sister and I took the train to Brussels to go to the Beauty and the Beast avant première and had an absolutely lovely time. Great movie, gorgeous venue, good company - unforgettable experience. I can't recommend the movie enough btw, if you love that Disney magic ;-)

I hope you're having a lovely weekend! Btw, I might blog a bit more inconsistently over the next couple of weeks, since I'm so busy at work right now, but I'll still do my best to drop by regularly.

Spring wishlist: romantic boho vibes

With the sunny weather of last week and the work-related stress I've been experiencing lately, I'm in the mood for some shopping. To celebrate spring 2017, and to reward myself for all the work I've been putting in. You can all relate, right?? But I'm also saving up for some exciting travel destinations this year, so I don't want to spend too much money. Shein to the rescue! Their collections and quality have been getting better and better, and I always love windowshopping here because they're so on trend. Here are nine of my current favs.



1: mustard baroque blouse - $17
2: red lace overlay promdress - $50
3: floral embroidery mesh top - $36
4: boho embroidery vest - $27
5: rose patch denim vest - $30
6: floral embroidery ruffle blouse - $23
7: striped bow tie shirtdress - $19
8: striped floral embroidery dress - $20
9: pink floral wrap dress - $26

As you can see, I'm still really into romantic, floral/boho vibes. WHAT ELSE IS NEW. Hey, I like what I like. You feeling it?

Outfit: 70s style in cropped denim and fiddler cap

Outfit: 70s style in cropped denim and fiddler cap

Outfit: ruffle blouse, Levi's wedgie fit

Outfit: ruffle blouse, raw hem denim, snakeskin chelsea boots

Beauty: Dior Addict Lacquer Stick review

Beauty: Dior Addict Lacquer Stick review

It's Friday and I'm feeling alive, people. Well, I'm actually feeling braindead after writing parts of my PhD's conclusion (I hate writing conclusions), so please excuse me if this post is filled with spelling mistakes. I'll do my best to keep it 100. Let's talk about Dior's new Addict Lacquer sticks!

Glossy, saturated lipcolours has been THE trend for the past few months (see MAC liptensity, for example), and Dior is presenting its own take on the look for spring 2017. I received two shades, 877 Turn Me and 924 Sauvage. As always, Dior's products look gorgeous, exuding luxury. But do they stand out in other ways? Let's find out!

Feminism: Girls Bite Back for International Women's day

girls bite back sweater and levi's wedgie fit joshua tree jeans

Beauty hack: do your lips like Anastasia Steele

Beauty hack: Q-tip lipliner smudge

OK guys so today's post is about a stupid easy beauty hack that you might totally roll your eyes at, and I won't be mad at you if you do. BUT I've just discovered this thing and it's easy and makes a small but totally awesome change to your look, so I hope you'll like it as much as I do.

Without further ado: meet the Q-tip lip liner smudge hack that will CHANGE YOUR LIFE. OK not really but you might like it.

Outfit: professional in moss green coat and bootcut denim

Outfit: professional in moss green coat and bootcut denim

Travel: a taste of the lesser known French Riviera with Menton

Travel: the lesser know French Riviera with Menton

I didn't write much about last summer's trip to the French Riviera since I was more preoccupied with enjoying myself instead of keeping up my blogging duties. However, I like reading my old blogposts and revisiting pleasant memories, so let me take you through our day trip to Menton!

Outfit: printmixing in plaid maxi coat, stripes and polkadots

Outfit: printmixing in plaid maxi coat, stripes and polkadots