Outfit: Parisian in stripes and slip on loafers

Outfit: Parisian in stripes and slip on loafers
Outfit: Parisian in stripes and slip on loafers
Outfit: Parisian in stripes and slip on loafers
Outfit: Parisian in stripes and slip on loafers
Outfit: Parisian in stripes and slip on loafers
Outfit: Parisian in stripes and slip on loafers
Outfit: Parisian in stripes and slip on loafers
striped tee: Pull and Bear - button through skirt: c/o Zan.style - slip on loafers: & Other Stories - belt: vintage - sunglasses: c/o Polette - handbag: Kate Spade NY - watch: c/o Daniel Wellington - earrings and necklace: c/o Ingnell

Happy Sunday babes! I hope you're having a good one. After an emotionally turbulent week, I'm taking some time to unwind and enjoy the good things in life. Yesterday we spent our afternoon cuddling in front of a movie and making tiramisu, and afterwards we cooked up an amazing bolognese together. Today we're probably popping by the Gentse Feesten, and we've got tickets to see Dunkirk on the Kinepolis Brussels Imax screen, which I'm very excited about. Everyone I know who's seen Dunkirk is raving about it, and I love both war movies and basically all the actors in it, so I'm sure I won't be disappointed!

About the outfit: I totally love this. It's what I wore on a particularly smoldering day at the office, and the oversized tee was surprisingly cool and airy considering I generally go for spaghetti straps during heatwaves. The skirt is a really cute new addition to my wardrobe, I'm scared to death of getting dirt on its crisp white fabric, but white is always worth it. And if I mess up, there's always vanish, right? The skirt is from Zan.style, a brand that recently contacted me to see if I wanted to check out their collection. I was enamored with their clean, modern, young yet elegant aesthetic. Lots of pieces that felt relaxed but still chic enough to wear to the office. The quality is also really nice, sheer pieces have great linings, fabrics are nice and the cuts of the garments are flattering. Be sure to check out the individual garment size guides as they are really accurate and differ from piece to piece.

Hope you like the look!

Outfit: embroidered jeans, pink coat, yellow wall

Outfit: embroidered jeans, pink coat, yellow wall
Outfit: embroidered jeans, daniel wellington watch
Outfit: embroidered jeans, pink coat, yellow wall
Outfit: embroidered jeans, ruffle blouse, yellow wall
embroidered jeans, silver loafers
Outfit: embroidered jeans, pink coat, yellow wall
coat: COS - ruffle blouse: c/o Shein - denim: Mango - silver loafers: c/o Manfield - handbag: c/o Primark - rings: Diamanti Per Tutti - watch: c/o Daniel Wellington

This outfit is totally seasonally inappropriate right now - I mean maybe on a chilly morning if I ditched the coat, but it's full on summer right now and this look dates back from one of those chilly spring days. But it's way too cute to just let it sit in my unused folders. The yellow wall plus that bright blue door is everything, man.

I wore this to my sister's housewarming party, where she also introduced us to the new guy in her life. He's a sweetheart and they're still going strong, but my sister has since had to move out and find a new place to live - just goes to show how much can change in a few short months. Life can throw you the weirdest curveballs. She's a boss who always comes out on top, though. Which is why I got her this Hercules necklace from Onecklace, btw, inspired by the badass that is Hercules Mulligan (Hamilton). I ordered myself a Captain one. 


Name necklaces really are my fav kind of personalized gift to give anyone. Just be sure not to get one in Comic Sans for a font snob.

Wishlist: swoonworthy sunglasses

Wishlist: swoonworthy sunglasses
hat: H&M - crochet top: Forever21 - denim skirt: Pull & Bear - handbag: Kate Spade - sunglasses: c/o Polette Dauphine Ivory S

I have been on a sunglasses-buying-binge lately. I don't know why, but this season there seem to be so many cute pairs of shades out there, and since I wear sunglasses 90% of the time during summer, they are the easiest way to lift an outfit to that next level. Whether it is by adding interest, by making you seem cooler than you are, or by hiding bags under your eyes (my favourite tip to not look undead after 24h of travel) - sunnies do the trick. I've gathered up some of my favourite on-trend options that won't break the bank, but will make you look like an insta-model.

Wishlist: swoonworthy sunglasses

My number one fav this season is the coloured lense aviator. This pair is just $7.99 and available in yellow, blue and pink. I have a pink pair as well as a yellow pair - one pair short of an obsession. But you can call it an infatuation. If aviators don't suit your face (I don't look good in most types of aviators either), here are two other options for that retro tinted lense look. These red cat eye shape tinted shades are super cute, only $9, and also available in 5 other colours. The red is my fav though. Would look hella cute with red lipstick. 

The other option is of course the round John Lennon type frames! Pink always has my heart, but if you want to keep things more mysterious, go for the brown lenses - both just $6. Best option to hide tired eyes (or a resting bitchface). Finally, the $8 round, white frames with black lenses. Very retro, very on trend, and surprisingly hard to pull off. I ordered a pair off Forever21 and looked like a bug eyed alien, but I'm determined to keep looking until I find a shape that works for me. Maybe slightly elongated into a cat-eye like shape. If you have any tips, send em my way!

Are you still lusting after a particular type of sunglasses?

Wishlist: swoonworthy sunglasses

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Beauty: shiny locks with Redken Diamond Oil Glowdry

Beauty: shiny locks with Redken Diamond Oil Glowdry

Let me just come out and say it: bleaching your hair does not make it shinier, healthier or easier to style. And yet, most of us go through with it at some point in our lives, whether it is to try a bright colour, to hide our grays or to go blonde. I'm currently going through a blonde period and I'm absolutely loving most parts of it. I love how I look better in warm based colours now (give me all the rose gold jewelry), and the beachy vibe is perfect for summer. 

However, while I used to be able to let my hair airdry and have it look, well, pretty good, this is not the case anymore. My locks look the best by far if I either blowdry for a sleek look, or if I want a more casual look: if I let my ends dry naturally while my hair is up in a bun (great way to get those pretty, beachy waves). I particularly need to baby my ends. Even though they have benefited greatly from the Smartbond treatment I got during my third round of highlights - my hair actually feels and looks healthier than it did before those highlights - I still try to limit heat damage to a minimum by using the right protecting and smoothing products. Hair oil has become my best bud.

I was recently sent the new Redken Diamond Oil Glowdry range to test, and when I saw the results I knew I had to tell you guys about it. Let's take a look!

Outfit: Gingham off shoulder dress, Moschino belt

Outfit: Gingham off shoulder dress, Moschino belt

Outfit: pineapple socks in sandals

Outfit: pineapple socks in sandals, denim culottes

Travel: California diaries - roadtrip Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo

Travel: California diaries - roadtrip Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo

Today I will share another part of our trip to California with you, more specifically the first leg of our roadtrip, between Oceanside and San Luis Obispo, with stops in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara! I have very fond memories of this particular jampacked day, and I'm happy to revisit those beautiful moments.

Outfit: chili pepper tee, gingham ruffle skirt

Outfit: chili pepper tee, gingham ruffle skirt

Beauty: Urban Decay Naked Heat review

Beauty: Urban Decay Naked Heat review

Exciting post today, guys! I know I'm not the only one who let out a squeal when I saw the first images of the new Urban Decay Naked Heat release - warm toned eyeshadow has been having a moment lately, and basically everyone loves the Urban Decay Naked palettes. There's something magical about how the UD Nakeds succeed at throwing together a bunch of shades that just work together perfectly, making your everyday makeup routine more convenient, more inspired and a whole lot easier. I own all the Naked palettes (3 and 1 being my favs hands down), and while I'm not much of a collector, I couldn't resist jumping at the opportunity when Sephora.fr put up a batch of these available for sale online before the actual Europe release. So exciting!! Mine arrived in the mail yesterday, and I didn't waste any time putting together a review. Enjoy!

Outfit: yellow dress, La La Land moment

Outfit: vintage yellow dress, La La Land moment

Outfit: yellow pilot glasses

Outfit: yellow pilot glasses, flower embroidered denim, vintage floral dress

Beauty: Grey hair with L'Oréal #colorfulhair


This week was allll about change for me - I JUST sent out the final version of my PhD to my doctoral jury (omg finally I'm so ready to be done honestly), I signed the contract for my new job (so excited!), and I got myself a shiny new (temporary) hair colour! I was invited to try the l'Oréal in-salon colour process, featuring their new Smartbond and Colorful Hair products. I can already tell you that I am very happy with my unique new colour, so let me tell you allllll about my experience.

Beauty: Dior Lip Tattoo review

Beauty: Dior Lip Tattoo review

When we got back from California, there were some parcels waiting for me to review, and today I'm showing you the product I was instantly most excited about: the new Dior Addict Lip Tattoo long-wear colored tint. I received the product in two of my favourite everyday shades: 491 Natural Rosewood - a nude/brown tint, and 761 Natural Cherry - a popping pink/red tint. I can already reveal that I have become a fan of the formula, let me tell you why!

Travel: California diaries - Venice Beach

Travel: California diaries - Venice Beach

Time for another instalment in my California diaries! I have totally beaten jetlag by now, and I'm already dreaming of my next trip (Côte d'Azur here we come!), but I still have so much amazing Cali content to share. Today, I'll show you our visit to Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

Before taking off for California, basically everyone who had been there told us that L.A. was a bit of a letdown, that the city was dirty, ugly, faded glory. However, I instantly had a connection with the place. For some reason, the combination of all of those classic Hollywood sights you recognize from movies plus the typically Californian Hispanic influences plus the weird/unique details and murals you spot everywhere plus the bit of grit and dirt the city has stuck to its shiny facade... It just works for me, man. 

On this particular day we initially planned to visit Venice beach and Santa Monica first, and then drive on to visit the Hollywood sign and Griffith observatory. However, since L.A. traffic is so intense, we weren't able to squeeze all of those destinations into one day. Bummer! If I were to change anything about our trip, this would be it: to stay a couple of days in L.A. proper (or close to it) so that I could explore more of that fascinating city. Here are some impressions from our day at the beach.

Outfit: heatwave and yellow clogs

white shirtdress, yellow clogs, pink kate spade bag

Travel: California diaries - Joshua Tree Park

Travel: California diaries - Joshua Tree Park

I still have so much California content to share with you guys, so today's post will show you some impressions from our visit to Joshua Tree Park. I had wanted to visit the park since, even though we're not exactly hiking enthusiasts, I have a thing for desert like scenery. I remember visiting the south of Spain with my family in my early teens, which was the only holiday we ever went on, and I made a trip to the desert of Almeria and I absolutely loved it. Such a feeling of being removed from daily life, almost like walking on the moon, and that overpowering heat makes for a very humbling experience. Many of the spaghetti Westerns were filmed in southern Spain rather than the Wild West, so I expected a similarly breathtaking impact.

Outfit: pink, glitter boots and embroidered choker

Outfit: pink, glitter boots and embroidered choker

Wishlist: gaga for gingham

gingham new look romper
hat: Forever21 - romper: New Look - handbag: Kate Spade - watch: c/o Daniel Wellington - sunglasses: Claire's

Ola! If you know me at all, you probably know that I am the type of person who is easily excitable and has a new favourite x every other week. Whether it comes to stuff to put on my lunch sandwiches, songs, TV-series, colours or prints: you can bet that I have a fav. Or, like, 10 favs. I'm just a very passionate and opinionated person OK? 

Anyway, I'm having a little gingham moment right now. I have always liked the print, because it just screams summer and brings the girly retro vibes, and y'all know that's right up my street. However, this summer gingham seems to be eeeeeverywhere, and since our brains are wired to aesthetically prefer things we see more often (yep, we're all being brainwashed to be into trends), I have also become like a magpie for gingham prints. 

Up until now, the only piece I have acquired for myself is this adorable tie back romper from New Look (also available in pale pink and light blue!) that I bought for myself as a gift for getting a job offer from my dream workplace, but since I love the romper so much, I have my eye on a couple of other gingham pieces. Obviously not going to buy all of these, but I might just get one. I mean, it's my birthday month you know. I always allow myself a couple of "don't need but so want" gifts from me to me in my birthday month.

Anyway, I rounded up some of my fav gingham gear from Shein (still my favourite destination for super on trend pieces that won't break the bank), all between $15 -22. And since I'm very bad at picking just one favourite of anything, I'll just say these are all my favs. I LOVE YOU ALL EQUALLY.

wishlist: gingham

Click the number of the piece you like to go to the product page: 
1//2//3//4//5//6//7//8//9//10

Now all I have to do is eenie-meenie-miney-mo.

Outfit: 70s vibes in Oceanside

70s style maxi dress, pink Kate Spade bag

Travel: California diaries - Palm Springs

The Saguaro, Palm Springs

I hope you're ready for the first instalment in my California diaries, because here it is! I went through the literally +2000 pictures I snapped over the past two weeks, and selected the best stories to tell you guys. Today, I'll take you through our experience of Palm Springs.

Outfit: yellow 70s maxi dress, striped wide brim hat

Outfit: yellow 70s maxi dress, striped wide brim hat

Outfit: Anonyme dress in San Diego

Outfit: Anonyme dress in San Diego

Outfit: pinafore dress, patch sneakers

Outfit: pinafore dress, patch sneakers

Outfit: pink dress, white kicks

Outfit: pink dress, white kicks

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.

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

Outfit: off shoulder floral dress, snakeskin boots

Outfit: off shoulder floral dress, snakeskin boots

Beauty: Urban Decay Vice liquid lipstick and special effects topcoat review

Beauty: Urban Decay Vice liquid lipstick and special effects topcoat review

Hi babes! Back with another beauty review, and some slightly lighter locks ;-) Check out my new highlights, and let's take a look at Urban Decay's new Vice liquid lip products.

Outfit: vintage button through dress, leather mules and moto jacket

Outfit: vintage button through dress, leather mules and moto jacket

Outfit: bundled up in turtleneck and embroidered coat

Outfit: embroidered coat, cropped denim, brogues

Outfit: mules, glitter socks and cropped denim

Outfit: mules, glitter socks and cropped denim

Outfit: gingham shirtdress and pink studded mules

Outfit: gingham shirtdress and pink studded mules

Outfit: perfect vintage yellow dress

outfit: yellow floral vintage dress, mules

Travel: a weekend in Paris

48 hours in Paris

If you follow my social media, you probably gathered that we spent a lovely weekend in Paris last week, thanks to Toyota! It was our first time fully experiencing the city (insane, I know, since it's only a short 3.5 hour drive away), so when Toyota reached out to me to test drive their C-HR car, taking along my boyfriend and two other bloggers on a little road trip to/through the city of love, I absolutely jumped for joy. I had just been neck-deep into PhD completion limbo, and some time to take my mind off things was just what the doctor ordered. This post is entirely too long, but what do you expect from a first time visit to an iconic city like Paris? Sit back and enjoy the ride!

Beauty: diy IPL hair removal at home review

This post has been sitting in my to-do folder for agesssss since I always get questions about at home ipl hair removal, so I figured many people are in fact looking for info, and I'm more than willing to help out!

Beauty: diy laser hair removal at home review