Saturday, December 29, 2012


I hope everybody had a lovely Christmas?
I've spent some time with my family, eating too much and laughing with old memories. It was nice, but for me it felt different than other years. Somehow it seems like I'm no longer part of that family. Like I've deserted from them... My parents divorced almost 6 years ago now and everybody always said that it would be okay. That the beginning would be difficult, but after a while everything would be normal again. But it never became normal and yes, the beginning was difficult. But for me, the hardest part has just begun. Recently I moved in together with my boyfriend and finally, I have a home again. A place where I am happy and where I feel like coming home. 

Since the divorce of my parents, I always lived with my mother. She always tried to make the best of it. But at the other side, I barely saw my father. Although I never said it to him, I really miss him a lot. It feels like I've lost him in a strange way. I really miss the days when we stood in the bathroom and he was doing bodybuilding moves in front of the mirror. He always made me laugh when he did that. Or when I was a little girl I always held his little finger because his hands were to big for my little hands. Good old memories...

Now everything has changed. There's no longer a 'family', now there's only me and the rest of the world. My mother has her new life with her boyfriend now, and my father is always busy with his hobbies. The only two persons I have are my brother and sister, because they are in the same boat as me. They are the only ones who understand how I feel...

This year was the first Christmas since I moved in together and I thought this would be the best Christmas ever. But it wasn't, at all. A couple of weeks ago, we were talking with the whole family about Christmas Eve. I asked if I had to prepare something and the answer was: "Oh, are you coming too?". Like I wasn't even invited. That felt like a knife right through my heart. I forgot that this family only cares for my mother and her new boyfriend. Everybody acts like she's seventeen again and she brings home her first boyfriend. They only think about her "new life" and we are only part of the past. I forgot how hypocrite they are. 

I'll guess I have to make my own life with my own little family. And I'll have to give my kids the life I always desired, but never had. At least, they will be loved and wanted!

What do you think about divorce? Are there people who experienced something like this? 
I always wonder how other people feel who experienced the divorce of their parents.
I hope New Years Eve will bring some joy!
Have a happy end of the year!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!

I wish you and your family happy and heart-warming holidays. 
I hope you can celebrate it with the ones you love and the people who care for you. 
Since the world has not ended (yet), we can enjoy our lovely planet a little longer. 
So I wish you all the best for 2013, that all your wishes may come true!

My holidays have started a little sad, as they stole my wallet today with al my important documents in it (bankcards, identity card, passport, driving license, pictures of my loved ones, money).  I went shopping with a friend to buy presents for our family and while we were waiting for a train back home they stole it. My train ticket was also in it, so I couldn't go home before I had given my declaration to the police. Besides that the trains were delayed or canceled, so I waited for hours before I could go home. But I guess those things happen to everybody once in a lifetime...  

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Look of the day: Holidays "party" Outfit

Party outfit

A little idea of what I would wear for the holidays. 
A lovely black dress from French Connection with lace to give it an ultra feminine touch.
Combine it with these lovely glitter pumps from Mellow Yellow to get in party mood!

Let's get this party started! ;)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Current Obsession: Penny Loafers

I am really obsessed with penny loafers lately. I really like the vintage touch of it (this shoe was a hype in the sixties) and I think it fits perfectly with every outfit. I'm still searching for the perfect pair for me, but there are some nice brands to chose from: Bass Weejuns (the originals), Tommy Hilfiger, Cole Haan, Frye... 

Will be continued...

all pictures found on Google

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Outfit: Prairie Chic

My outfit from today. 
Inspired by ethnic and prairie prints.
The perfect colors for the winter: dark and warm. 
These are definitely my favorites in the color palette of my wardrobe!
Yesterday I also had my nails done with gelish nail polish. I chose the color 'Black Shadow', which is a very dark red/purple. In the beginning I was afraid that it was to dark (it seemed black at first), but now I really love it. It's perfect for these cold winter days.

Blazer, sweater & pants: Maison Scotch |  Heels: Noë pumps  |  Watch: Fossil  |  Bracelets: Nialaya & Ti Sento  

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Press Days - part two

But what's even more important about this Press Day is that I actually helped out my colleague Aurélie, who organized everything for this day. She really deserves a big "THANK YOU" for the time and effort she did for this event. Everybody was enthusiastic about the location, the collection, the bubbles and bites. It was a great success! 

We also had the chance to meet Lara from Antwerpen Streetstyle, a very sweet and young blogger who  took this picture of us. We are both wearing pieces from the Spring / Summer collection 2013. 

picture courtesy of Antwerpen Streetstyle

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Press days

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to visit the Press Days from Scotch&Soda in Antwerp. During that day journalists, stylists and bloggers can take a look at the new collection for next season, in this case spring/summer 2013. As I am a huge fan of this brand I was very curious about the this collection.
I can assure you that it's gonna be a wonderful summer with Scotch & Soda! The collection is all about neon colors, ethnic prints and lovely details. Although I know the winter hasn't started yet, I can't wait to meet the summer... I'll just have to persevere and have a little patience!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lana Del Rey for Vogue Italia

After 2 weeks of being sealed from the outside world, I'm finally back online! Cheers to that. Since we moved into our appartement, we've been busy decorating and trying to make it more and more ours. Now I can say that it's (almost) finished! I love our new place, it's just perfect.

But I also promised to keep my blog more updated, so here I am to come to my promise.
A first post after the little pause to get back in the mood.
 When I saw this editorial, I was surprised. Because honestly, I didn't recognized Lana Del Rey in it. I never really loved Lana, as she is too "plastic" for me. But in this editorial she is for the first time a little bit natural. It makes her much more beautiful then with her usual fake nails, barbie hair and Botox face! 

all pictures courtesy of Vogue Italia

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Outfit details #5

Another outfit I wore lately with a purple and green color palette. 
Sometimes I feel like I'm a walking billboard for Maison Scotch, as I'm always wearing the brand.
But at the same time, I really love it. It's really my kind of style!

Jacket, blouse & pants - Maison Scotch
Pumps - noë

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Editorial: beautiful stranger

all pictures courtesy of Supertrash

Photography   Klaas Jan Kliphuis
Styling    Roel Schagen @ Eric Elenbaas