zaterdag 31 januari 2015

The fashion tag!

I've decided it would be fun to do a fashion tag. I've found a few on different blogs but here's the one i did. Here are my answers. Hope you'll have fun reading, and if you'd like to add any questions; go ahead! 

1. How would you describe your style?
Classic; Sometimes preppy but mostly super feminine. I love bows, pearls and dresses! My wardrobe has to be elegant and timeless.

2. What are your wardrobe staples?
Little black dresses! Cardigans, ballet flats, pumps and for summer I love love love embellished sandals. 

3. Most expensive item in your closet?
My Louis Vuitton 'Alma' I got for my birthday (yay for my lovely boyfriend!). 

4. Most wanted item to add to your wardrobe.
Well, the mentioned 'Alma'. But if we ever win a lottery or when we make a lot (!!!) of profit with our company; Chanel 2.55 Flap bag & Burberry trenchcoat.
For now, a new LBD woud do and I would love a grey dress and some new cardigans as well! 

5. Favorite designer.
These brands/designers are my absolute favorites: Oscar de La Renta, Valentino, Marchesa, Moschino, Kate Spade, Badgley Mischka, Alice by Temperley, Elisabetti Franchi, Christian Dior, Chanel. 

6. How much do you spend on clothes?
I don't really know, it can't be that much. When I was still a student I actually spend way more than I do now. I'd have to say, maybe €40 a month if you take the average, because I don't buy something every month.  

7. What are your favourite places to shop?
Definitely Zara & Massimo Dutti (my favourites!) and small boutiques when I'm on a holiday or during a city trip. I also like to shop in 2nd hand stores or online. 

8. Favorite fragrance(s).
Pink Sugar by Acquolina, Sí by Emporio Armani, Snow Angel by Swiss Cashmere, BonBon by Viktor & Rolf, Blue II by Bvlgari, Miss Dior Chèrie by Christian Dior. 

9. What's your favourite way to do your hair?
Lot's of volume (and shine) by blow-drying and brushing it. Or straight, but I don't do that that often anymore. I have natural curls/waves. 

10. What is your go-to outfit when you have no idea what to wear?
Little black dress or a blue and white (breton)-striped dress! And when it's cold I would wear that same dress with tights and a cardigan. 

11. One fashion trend you wish would come back or stay?
I'm not really into fashion trends! I really dislike crop tops, wedge sneakers, aztec prints, skulls, sneakers/sneaker slip-ons and chunky-heels. I do love kitten heels and midi heels, blazers, swimwear and dresses that are inspired by the 50s/60s. 

 12. What are your most prized possessions in your wardrobe.
My Alma's. My little black dresses. A gold ring that I've got from my parents. Swarovski earrings from my boyfriend. Guess watch that I once got for my birthday. And all of my designer items from Hermès scarf to Armani pumps and Dior Earrings. 

13. Tag some people.
I would like to tag everyone who is reading this right now. Have fun and leave a comment! 

dinsdag 20 januari 2015

30 things 'to do' in 5 minutes or less!

Here are 30(!) things you can do in 5 minutes or less. This means you can finish 6 'chores' in 30 minutes. Doesn't that make you feel super efficient? 

1. clean out your handbag
2. delete old documents/photos/apps or other trash from your laptop or phone
3. delete old (or not working) bookmarks from your internet browser
4. empty or load the dishwasher
5. make your bed
6. brush your teeth
7. pay a bill (or multiple) and put some money in your savings- account
8. sort and delete mail
9. put laundry in your washing machine
10. make a to do list
11. make a grocery list
12. take a walk around the block
13. send a (e-) card or handwritten thank you note
14. take out the trash 
15. remove your make up
16. clean your desk or dinner table
17. unsubscribe from unwanted mailings
18. clean the screen of your phone/laptop or your keyboard
19. clean the sink or the toilet
20. make a smoothie
21. make appointments (with the dentist, or your hairdresser)
22. remove old nail polish
23. clean your wallet
24. watch one of your favorite vlogs, movie trailer or a video-clip on youtube
25. do some squats
26. clean the cats' litterbox
27. start on your business plan or '101 in 1001 days'-list 
28. wish someone a nice day
29. sign a online petition
 ♥  light a candle, pour yourself some tea and relax! 

Thank you Mackenzie for inspiring me with yet another great list (check out my 101 in 1001 days-list). Find her original post on 25 chores in 5 minutes here.

How to make a 'To Do List'?

       How to make a 'to do list'?

donderdag 15 januari 2015


Whoa, these are some cuties! I love bows and this small wedge is perfect for everyday wear from jeans to dresses. And on sale as well right nog, -win-win-win!
Buy them here.

edit note: I ordered them and they're perfect. So in love! 

maandag 12 januari 2015

maandag 5 januari 2015

How to grow your hair: superfast & superlong. The ultimate hand (or hair)-guide.

So here are my tips on how to grow your hair faster, longer and healthier. I've combined them from different articles, blogs and youtube-videos but mostly out of my own experiences.

Healthy from the inside out:

- Eat your veggies, fruits and extra vitamins. There are so many special vitamin and mineral supplements for healthy hair (and hair growth).
- Drink lots of water to cleanse yourself from the inside. Lots of water = smooth skin and hair.
- I know people are often scared of oils. But you need some oils like fish-oil, olive/almond or coconut. You can even use these last ones as a hair mask. 
- Try to stay away from cigarettes and everything else that can be damaging for your health. 
- Massages can help stimulate the blood and oxygen-circulation. So a body massage and/or a scalp massage is always a good idea!


- Try to wash your hair only once or twice a week. Everytime you wash your hair you're removing all the natural oils, so obviously you should do this as less as possible. A dry shampoo in between washes is your rescue! Dry-shampoo is also great to add a little extra volume and texture, for example when you want to create a beautiful updo. 
- Use a shampoo with as little as possible harmful substances. Try something for damaged hair or even baby-shampoo.
- When you rinse your hair, try not to rub too hard but only gently massage your scalp. The hair ends usually get washed anyway when you rinse out the shampoo.
- Conditioner on the other hand should be used especially on the hair ends. Because these are the oldest, most dry and your scalp already produces enough natural oils. Using conditioner on your scalp could cause your hair to get greasy and heavy.
- Use a hair mask once a week. 
- Rinse your hair out with cold water (or run some cold water over your hair after rinsing, like in the sink if you can't bare the cold water in the shower).
- Don't use a brush when your hair is still wet. Let it air dry or use a wide-teeth comb (or even better; use your fingers). 

'No heat' hairstyles:

- It isn't a secret that using (lots) of heat on your hair causes damage and breakage. Which means your hair can't really grow as much and probably doesn't look and feel as healthy as possible. So try to minimize (or cut out completely) all the heat from blowdryers and styling tools.
- And if you use any heat, always use a heat protection! My favorites are the ones by Biosilk or CHI.
- If you still want to style your hair; check out Youtube-vlogs for straight hair, curls or whatever 'without heat' and there's a lot to find.

Last but not least:

- Sleeping on a satin or silk pillow case helps to prevent hair-damage and also helps to keep your hairstyle in perfect shape. Silky straight locks stay straight, while curls don't get frizzy. Did you know silk pillow cases can even prevent your skin from wrinkles? Buy your satin pillow case here.  
- Get your hair cut once in a while, especially when you have dry/damaged and/or split ends. But you definitely don't have to visit your hair dresser too often. Websites (and hairdressers) advise you to go every six weeks but this is actually too much if you ask me. Your hair won't grow any faster after a cut, it just looks and feels a little healthier. 
- Protect your hair from the sun, this should be obvious. You protect your skin, why not your hair? 

What's your secret for long, healthy and shiny locs? 

zondag 4 januari 2015


What a beauty, this LRL (Lauren, Ralph Lauren) bag!
I've had my portion of designer bags for this year (and probably the next) since I've got another 'Alma' by Louis Vuitton for my birthday (yes, I got spoiled!). I've had one, well still have actually, but it really needed replacement. And I have to say, the Alma model is my favorite bag ever, classic, timeless and 'she' combines so well with every outfit.
But this one would be 'allright' too ;-) Ralph Lauren is a great brand and perfect if you want to accomplish a classy (-business or classy-preppy) look. I really like this timeless model in solid black leather with golden details, I mean black and gold is always good right? The bag closure reminds me of an ancient/antique bag or wallet.


So, we didn't have a 'white Christmas' but we had two/three days of snow afterwards. And although I'm really happy it's gone, someone really (!) loved it :-)

Have a nice sunday! 

donderdag 1 januari 2015

New Years Resolutions.

♥ spend less money on groceries ♥ eat more fruits ♥ and more fish ♥ go (more) often to boxing-class ♥ try out new recipes ♥ watch a few documentaries  lose (a little extra) weight ;-) ♥ more DIY-projects ♥ use less heat/styling-tools on my hair re-upholster our dining room chairs ♥ buy a new couch ♥ send more (handwritten) cards ♥ learn to play my favorite song(s) on the piano (again) ♥ donate money/clothes/food to charity ♥ visit another museum ♥ and a concert  ♥ read more books ♥ visit Paris, Antwerp and another great city (hopefully New York) ♥ keep on blogging! 

And ofcourse I'm working on finishing, the rest, of my '101 in 1001 days' list. What are your resolutions/goals for this year?