When in Barcelona

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The emergency parka has turned out to be the perfect travel buddy this month. It has a hood, fits over everything (hello layering!), is light weight and easy to carry around in my handbag when I’m not wearing it. Kind of perfect for the weather we’ve been having. Oh and the pockets are big enough to fit your boarding pass and passport. Score! When strolling in Barcelona, comfort is key, so I paired my parka with a little black dress, my favourite statement necklace and some Toms. Read more..

Postcard(s) From Bangkok

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Riding on the train from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, a town consisting out of temple ruins north of Bangkok, I already wanted to share with you some images of my first solo trip on the road. It took me a little adjusting to BKK before I settled in. The first day, I was off to the Chatuchak weekend market. I ended up buying nothing, but I would like to find at least one beautiful silver necklace while here.

My second day was spent sightseeing at Wat Pho, Wat Phra Kaew and the palace. Yesterday I enjoyed a day in Chinatown and closed off the day having dinner and drinks with a Belgian friend at the amazing bar/restaurant Smith (which you can find more info about in Patricia’s post on BKK). The night got even beter when we decided to go to Sirocco sky bar to enjoy the tremendeous view.

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Trend sighting: Turbans

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I’ve always liked the look of  a turban on women. They feel oriental and bohemian and remind me of the twenties and seventies. I always pictured myself wearing one with curly hair and crazy big earrings. At the same time, I feel turbans a hard thing to master as a fashion item. Maybe it’s the religious connotation, maybe it’s the fact that I rarely wear hats to begin with… But let’s say the summer of 2013 is finally the season of the turban for me, I’m in need of some decent inspiration. Learning from the likes of Gloria Swanson, Barbra Streisand and Liz Taylor, that’s already something, right?

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Postcard from Barcelona

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Pardon our travel mania lately, but while Marijs is visiting Thailand I just got back from my favorite city in the world: Barcelona. Three days was all I needed to fall in love all over again. Pure bliss.

Blue on Blue

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If I had to pick only one colour to wear for the rest of my life, it might be blue. I never tire of wearing it and it’s just the right kind of classic. These pics were taken a few weeks ago here in Antwerp when we had a dash of spring. I wish that weather would return.

Ray Ban Sunnies// Earrings from NY// Uniqlo shirt // MiH jeans // Sam Edelman Shoes // Beatriz Furest bag

The Great Gatsby

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So Baz Luhrmann gave Gatsby a go. The film was long-awaited and before it was out, there was a lot of talk about actors, costumes, sets, and the postponed release date. Luhrmann, and the rest of the world, made sure everyone knew Gatsby was coming.

The critics have spoken, and their voices are mostly negative. Well, not all of them, and it’s not unexpected, as the master of glitter and glam took on one of the most popular literary works of the 20th century. Side effect of this promotion mania: the most anticipated movie of the year 2012, and later 2013, gave everyone a lot of time to make up their mind before they even saw the movie. Everyone is bound to have an opinion or feels like they should have one, which seems to be great for Baz’s wallet.

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Postcard from Marseille

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A picture I took in Marseille last weekend. We had a lot of rain on saturday, but on sunday we were greeted by nothing but blue skies. Mediterranean bliss!

To London with River Island

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A couple of weeks ago, I got a message from Nathalie asking me if I wanted to go to London for two days to visit the River Island HQ and showroom. You see, besides being a great blogger (and an allround great person), nathalie is also the great PR for River Island in Belgium. This is one of those things that actually seem too good to be true: travelling to one of my favorite cities with a friend, for one of my favorite high street brands? Ehm, let me think about it… YES!

We hopped onto the Eurostar and were met by a  very sunny London, which is always great. Our cabdriver took us from St. Pancras to the outskirts where the HQ is situated. Being in retail myself, there is nothing more inspiring than visiting an office like this. River Island is a family-owned business (aha!) that was founded in 1948 in East London by Bernard Lewis. Soon, his three brothers joined the company and by 1965, Lewis seperates, as it was then called, had 70 stores in the UK. The company rebranded to Chelsea Girl in the sixties and then finally to River Island in the eighties- early nineties. They recently brought back Chelsea Girl as a capsule range in their collection, inspired on their own clothing archives.

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New In: Dip Dye Bikini

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I wasn’t going to shop before my Thailand trip aside from the absolute necessities (which apparently are a lot when you backpacking for 3 weeks) but then I saw this dip dye bikini in H&M. Couldn’t resist!

I’m happy to let you know that I’ve started a new blog. You can find me on Rooftop Antics. See you there!

Photo: @VMarijs

Weekend Blog awards 2013: YAAY!

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Guys, guys! We did NOT expect this, but for the second time in a row, we got to take the award for Best Fashion Blog home! We want to thank you so much, because it’s one thing to start blogging , it’s a whole other thing to keep doing it. And if we ever think about giving up, this thing is the kick ass reminder that we shouldn’t.

Thanks Knack Weekend and Enchanté for organizing the event & do check out the competition and other winners: they rock! Read more..