Camping Life

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Life is pretty simple when going camping. But sometimes all a girl needs is some sun and an inflatable swimming pool. Located in the middle of the French Countryside, my quick getaway couldn’t have been more perfect. Barbecue every night, no make-up, friends, lots of stars, family, the same swing-set as 25 years ago, the familiar sound of airplanes, drinking sangria till early morning, dogs, jumping into rivers, making cocktails at 6pm a routine, childish antics, great times.

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Harbor.

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The golden hour, the last hour before the sun starts to go under is the perfect time for a bit of relaxing at the harbor and taking some pictures. I absolutely love this jacket, the shape, the transparant sleeves, it’s just perfect. As you already know I’m also a big fan of the ripped denim. This 501 was customized to my liking in the Antwerp flagship store. It has a great color of denim (something you apparently only start thinking of when working in the industry) and of course of the ripping across the knee.

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Festival Attire.

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As some of you might have noticed, I was happy as a clam this weekend when Rock Werchter festival started. With only one day of the festival on the books, so many more vestimentary options opened up. While I usually never would have taken my leather shorts on a 4-day Werchter trip, this one day though -with cloudy overcast- seemed like the perfect opportunity. Combined with my open back Hey Pilgrim top and trusted Vans, the outfit seemed quite a succes for the day at hand. Giving that with a pair of heels or off the festival grounds, this look wouldn’t work since it does show quite a lot of skin and has leather shorts as a focal point. Oh yeah, and also the first ever picture of (partly) my tattoo on the blog! More on the actual bands and the atmosphere to come soon.

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Mary Katrantzou resort 2014

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Mary Katrantzou is most definitely one of my favorite designers of the moment. I think that what she does is mindblowing, and although it started out as highly conceptual, her looks become more wearable by the season. Take this resort collection for instance: same amazing prints and (from the looks of it) fabrics, still structured, and yet you’re not walking around in a lampshade skirt. Don’t get me wrong, I think the idea and look are great, but imagine sitting down and trying to fit that piece of art under the table. Exactly.

While we’re on the topic of Mary Katrantzou: I forgot to share this picture that was taken by the very talented Elizabeth from A Polaroid Story at Smets Premium Store a while back. The Idea was to style a look with the pieces in store and I didn’t have to think twice: Mary Katrantzou dress, Carven jacket and (what else) Proenza Schouler bag. If it wasn’t for the pricetag, I would have taken that dress home.   Read more..

Double the Denim

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Triple the excitement! No not really, but it does make for an excellent city tripping combo. And I do blend in perfectly with the background at Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation, don’t I? If you plan on visiting Marseille, don’t miss this piece of architecture history. The rooftop is freely accessible and a great spot for taking a break!

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Rough around the edges

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Yesterday’s outfit that already seems about 10 000 times too hot for today. We’ve either had rain and ridiculously low temperatures this spring, or instant summer like now. I’m not complaining though, I’d prefer some sunshine any day. It had been a long time since I worn this jacket, even though I love the fact that the classic vibe is balanced with the rough edges. But now it has found a perfect buddy: my ripped Levi’s 501 jeans. Some high heels and a simple top: done!

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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..

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

Sunny Afternoon

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Ah, these were taken a few weeks ago, the first time I took my Alexander Wang Kori boots for a spin! We walked around all day and enjoyed some beers in the sun with friends, all in all the perfect saturday afternoon. Read more..

Waterfront.

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It’s always so nice to have a sunny day off. I enjoyed some one-on-one time with my good friend Phebe at the Antwerp waterfront. Very happy that I was finally able to wear my new velvet shoes that I bought way back in January in the sales for only 10! euros.

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

Jumpsuit: Lily And The Lady
Sunglasses and watch: Komono
Shoes and necklace: ZARA

Photos: Phebe Van Wijk