We’ve been thinking about this for a long time. And we’ve been working on this for the past few months. But as we write this, it suddenly becomes very real. After almost 2,5 years of good fun, collaborations and great opportunities, we’ve decided to move on from Ella & Louise. We will both be blogging from different platforms from now on. Because we feel it makes things simpler for our readers. Because it allows us to eliminate a lot of e-mails in our busy lives. Because it is the next step our own personal development. To us, this is very scary and exciting at the same time. We’ve never done this on our own after all! But it is time to cut the cord and fly out of the nest, so we can each share our own stories and step up our game.
So all that’s left here to say is “Thank you“. For reading our ramblings the past few years. For supporting us. For voting for us which resulted in winning that blog award two years in a row.
This is not really goodbye, it’s a new chapter and we’re moving house. And we’ve agreed to finally play photographer for some outfit shoots for each other. Since we’ve never done that, that really seems about time, no?
All our love,
Marijs & Patricia
PS: Here’s a little teaser of our websites that we will launch tomorrow, just to give you an idea of what we’re going to do! We will be launching our sites tomorrow in the afternoon, in the meantime feel free to already follow Marijs here and Patricia here!
Rooftop Antics will be Marijs’ new playground. Here she shares everything that triggers her and gets her excited. She will share her favorite looks, travels, interior ideas, must-listen tunes, go-to recipes and much more. Rooftop Antics is all about the ultimate feeling of new discoveries and experiences.
No Glitter No Glory will be Patricia’s new home on the web. It will be a place to document her adventures and inspiration. Fashion, travel, interior, stories and movies & TV will be the main focus on the blog.
Can you guess what it is?
Guillaume Lechat //Kate Bosworth x Topshop //Liz taylor by Frank Worth// Picture by Tom Verstraeten// Heartfelt Hannah //Kings of Leon // Chairs via Remain Simple// Picture of Patricia in her bedroom by Karel Daems //Asian girl via vlinspiratie
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.
Through the years, we’ve had a lot of fun with Phebe. There were bar nights in Leuven, weekends at the seaside and home parties where the living room served as a dance floor. And a lot of times there was alcohol. And the next day, there was the hangover. Luckily, Phebe has some chemical knowhow and thus some of the best hangover cures. Speaking of an excellent party friend! We’re not people who like to keep these secrets to ourselves, so Ella & Louise is proud to present…
When Patricia and Marijs first asked me to write a post for their blog Ella and Louise, a double feeling fell over me. My heart was screaming “Yes, yes, yes, let’s do this!”, while my head was more realistic and I had to ask myself “Can I do this?” . But as you are reading this post, you can guess how that battle ended.
My inspiration came to me while I was at the belgian coast, while walking on the beach and struggling with hair flying everywhere. How do you keep yourself elegant with all that wind, salt and water? Well, you just use it to your advantage.
They always say that growing up is difficult, it’s falling down and getting back up. And when some things don’t work out, you have to realize that it is time to let go. After working together for a little over a year and a half, we had to make some difficult decisions.
From now on you can read the posts of Patricia and Marijs over here on Ella & Louise and Kim will go her separate way. We felt that this change called for a fresh start, hence the new lay out. Can you spot the Antwerp skyline in there? We would like to wish Kim the best of luck with her future projects and we’ll make sure to keep you posted.
Ella & Louise has been nominated for the Weekend Blog Awards, and we’re completely over the moon! If you live in Belgium, we don’t have to tell you that being selected itself by the talented folks over at Weekend Knack is a pretty big deal to us. If you live abroad: it’s a pretty big deal. So today, we’ve been walking on sunshine despite the rain outside. But this tale doesn’t end there, and -here’s the catch- we kind of need your help. Because boy, are we in good company!
If you like our blog, please do head over to the Weekend Blog Awards website to vote for us. Don’t forget to select blogs in every category and leave a valid e-mail address, otherwise, your vote won’t be counted.
We’ll give you three reasons why you should vote for us after the jump…
Name one thing a girl can’t live without? Yes, you all crave for it. Sugar. Jewelry. What if we tell you that not only we can give you jewelry, but also -and more importantly- can add some sugar to your accessory closet?
No we’re not talking about a way too early visit from Santa Claus or the resurrection of Jesus, it’s the sweetest gift from Our favorite belgian accessory webshop Sugar for Your Closet. Owner Joke is celebrating the 1st anniversary of her e-store today and in the light of this great event, she’s giving away a gorgeous pair of Zoe And Morgan earrings. Silver or gold, the choice is all yours! Who needs a christmas tree when you can decorate your ears, right? Read more..