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Outfit: Anonyme dress in San Diego

Outfit: Anonyme dress in San Diego
Outfit: Anonyme dress in San Diego
Outfit: Anonyme dress in San Diego
Outfit: Anonyme dress in San Diego
Outfit: Anonyme dress in San Diego
Outfit: Anonyme dress in San Diego
Outfit: Anonyme dress in San Diego
 yellow crochet dress: c/o Anonyme Designers - handbag: Mango - sandals: c/o Avance - wide brim hat: Shibuya 901 - hoop earrings: New Look

Hey guys! What's up? Writing to you from sunny (but slightly chilly) San Diego. I still can barely believe I'm in California right now, air travel always feels slightly removed from real life (especially if you take a sleeping aid during flight) so in a sense, it's almost like we've been magically transported from Belgium to the USA. I am very much enjoying myself, though. The sight of palm trees never gets old, and San Diego is a lovely, lively, beautiful city. More about that later, though: today I'm sharing an outfit that we shot during golden hour, just outside of our hotel. 

I'm wearing an Anonyme Designers dress here - a gorgeous Italian brand I recently discovered that perfectly fits my aesthetic, and my love for all things colourful, playful and feminine. The label does amazing prints in vibrant colours, and offers that luxe, elegant Italian look at a very reasonable price point. Lovely! The yellow stands out gorgeously against the palm trees and that deep blue sky.

I'll be back sharing some first impressions of my trip to California with you guys soon! ;-)

Outfit: pinafore dress, patch sneakers

Outfit: pinafore dress, patch sneakers

Outfit: pink dress, white kicks

Outfit: pink dress, white kicks
Outfit: pink dress, white kicks
Outfit: pink dress, white kicks
Outfit: pink dress, white kicks
Outfit: pink dress, white kicks
Outfit: pink dress, white kicks
Outfit: pink dress, white kicks
 dress: Sienna & Lois - watch: c/o Olivia Burton -  Dazzle sneakers: c/o Torfs - sunglasses: c/o Komono - purse: c/o Primark

As you're reading this, I'm about to board a plane that will take me to Chicago, and then to San Diego! I am beyond excited about our trip, but it's still very unreal to me in my mind. It seems almost unfathomable that in such a short time we will be in California, dipping our toes in the Pacific Ocean, visiting L.A. and strolling through San Francisco. You best be sure I will be eating all the food, visiting all the shops I've been daydreaming about/imaginary webshopping at, and taking a bajillion pictures of palm trees. 

But don't be too jealous: Belgium is going through a heatwave this week, so it's time to pull out all of your favourite summer gear about a month early - heaven! I've been itching to wear this gorgeous pink dress (it's coming with me to Cali), and it looks just perfect with these adorable white kicks. I always love the look of a retro/oldskool sneaker, and these babies by Dazzle surely do the trick while still being clean and classic enough to look good with a dress. Btw, these sneakers are vegan, come in six colourways (dat babypink, ughhh yas), and are currently marked down from €39,95 to just €19,95 until June 13th. Great way to update your wardrobe for summer with a clean conscience and without breaking the bank. Do size up though - I'd say they run just about over half a size small.

Be sure to follow me on instagram to stay on top of my Cali adventures!

Beauty: Kat Von D Lolita review

Beauty: Kat Von D Lolita review

Hi babes! Today I'm reviewing a cult favourite beauty product that I picked up during our weekend in Paris: the Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Lolita (Lolita I). Let's take a look.

I can't even remember the first time I read about Lolita - it's definitely one of those shades that beautybloggers keep trying to find perfect dupes for, since it's a My Lips But Better shade that suits a lot of skintones, In addition, Kat Von D's liquids are known for how light and comfortable they are on the lips. Honestly, I wasn't fully convinced of the wonder of liquid lipsticks until I dipped my toe in the high(er) end market, with Lime Crime and Kylie Cosmetics, and I haven't looked back since. I'm most definitely not a snob, but if I can keep my lips feeling soft and non-crumbly, I'd happily pay the extra €15. 

Beauty: Kat Von D Lolita review

Kat Von D's liquids have packaging very similar to Kylie Cosmetics, with a very thin, long tube and a small doe-foot applicator. The formula feels creamier than Kylie's, which has an oily feel to it. The detailing on the tube is a bit goth for me with the silver/black roses, not my aesthetic, but I don't buy my cosmetics for their pretty packaging. I buy them for their superior performance. And does Lolita live up to its reputation? I'm happy to say that it does.

Beauty: Kat Von D Lolita review
Beauty: Kat Von D Lolita review

Lolita is THE perfect deep, terracotta leaning rosey brown that goes with any type of outfit and any type of makeup look. The formula goes on thin and needs a bit of layering here and there to get a perfectly even result, but it layers effortlessly and never feels heavy or dry. The lipstick feels weightless, actually. It does wear off quite easily after eating a meal, faster than my Kylie or Limecrime liquids. But since it's a nude on me it doesn't "show" its wear as quickly, and like I said: it layers like a dream, so reapplication is easy.

This shade is pretttty much the ideal product to try some overlining, because the colour is so natural, the doefoot applicator allows for precision, and the matte finish doesn't draw the eye to the natural rim of your lips. As a result, my lips look lush and full whenever I wear Lolita, and that's always a good thing.

Beauty: Kat Von D Lolita review

Summing up, Lolita is a fan favourite for a reason. Incredibly comfortable, gorgeous colour, easy to apply and wear. Only negative is that as of yet, it is not available in Belgium. You can however order it from sephora.fr, or el corte ingles. And that now I want her other shades as well (A-go-go is calling my name). Thumbs up!

Outfit: off shoulder blouse, Levi's wedgie fit jeans and metal bauble slippers

Outfit: off shoulder blouse, Levi's wedgie fit jeans and metal bauble slippers