24 april 2014

NEW LAYOUT!

Surprise, surprise! Here at HQ Polienne I teamed up with web designer Christina Galani and together we worked on a new layout for about a month. Or let's say changed my mind about a hundred times and she coded like crazy! Although I liked my fun old design, I felt it needed a more grown-up, minimalistic and slightly edgy update. I kept the background print and the idea of a big frame around the blog, but wanted to add some elegant and practical features like the top navigation bar and social media widgets that you can find practically everywhere. I personally love the serene, soft and kind of French mood that does not distract the reader from the content and the pictures. If you guys are experiencing issues with the new design, have some great ideas or are missing essential functions, do let me know! I hope you all enjoy the improved Polienne as much as I do! Now, let's celebrate with free donuts for everyone

21 april 2014

THE BIKER JACKET



LOAVIES c/o pleather biker jacket ⎪ H&M shirt ⎪ DIESEL skinzee jeans
NIKE sneakers ⎪ CELINE sunglasses ⎪ BALENCIAGA bag

Goodmorning guys! How is your Easter weekend going? So far I experienced my little nephew's first egg hunt and indulged in some chocolate without growing a food baby. Proud! Obviously there's some studying going on as well - boo... Now, let's talk outfit! I never knew I needed a leather jacket in my life, but this faux one comes in pretty handy with this kind of sunny weather! Although I wish it was a tiny bit longer in the back, I couldn't resist the ribbed sleeves, the amount of zippers and the edgy details. And how to pull off a pleather perfecto better than with a simple black and white look? I wore this outfit when discovering the new Geox collection in Brussels, where I took home a lovely pair of floral slip-ons! They are astonishingly beautiful and comfy at the same time, so I can't wait to show you them on the blog. Speaking of stuff I can't wait to show you on the blog… Exiting things are happening at Polienne HQ (yes, that's my desk) and we're only a few days away from the reveal! The last picture reflects my current mood. Who's curious?! 

Photos by Dogs & Dresses
Editing by me

19 april 2014

NO PLACE I'D RATHER BE


This girl is desperately longing for some sun, so today I'm posting a simple but very inspiring outfit that I would wear while strolling on that marvelous beach. Some palmtrees, a breezy dress, a few tan accessories and a Gin Tonic is all I currently need for a perfect afternoon. And how pretty is this navajo print beach bag? I'd love to start a large collection on pretty, quirky beach bags, but unfortunately I don't usually spend weeks and weeks on the beach. Let's hope summer arrives really soon... Anyway, I wish you all a wonderful Easter weekend with a massive chocolate overdose! Find the outfit credits on Polyvore

17 april 2014

NEW ADIDAS KICKS


ADIDAS sneakers via Omoda

Girls from all over Fashion Land are trading their beloved high heels for a comfy pair of sneakers, and I cannot help but celebrate! My style is known for being comfy, casual and relaxed so sneakers are an important part of my daily outfit choices. The Nike Air Max hype is barely over and suddenly another sneaker brand grabbed everyone's attention; I'm talking about Adidas! My boyfriend owns several pairs of Adidas sneakers and although I regularly steal them (we have the same shoe size!), it never occurred to me to actually feature them in an outfit post here on Polienne. In my last post I finally did, and after shooting these pictures I desperately wanted a pair of my own. I'm still eying the famous Superstar's or maybe the Stan Smith's you're probably tired of already, but in the mean time I could get my hands on these very cool high-tops with a feminine touch. They have light pink and silver accents (polkadots!), which makes them the perfect shoes to wear with my pastel looks. I ordered them at Dutch webshop Omoda last week and only two days later they were waiting for me on my doorstep. As it goes with new stuff, they haven't exactly left my feet in the last couple of days. I genuinely hope that you're as excited as I am, because you'll see them a lot around here during the following spring months! Have a wonderful Thursday!

Photos by Wriemis
Editing by me

15 april 2014

THE CHERRY BLOSSOM EDIT





VILA c/o cardigan ⎪ VERO MODA wonder jeggings ⎪ H&M shirt + cashmere scarf
RIB & HULL c/o bag ⎪ CELINE sunglasses ⎪ ADIDAS sneakers (from the boyfriend)

I've been trying to catch these pink bastards on outfit pics for YEARS now and it seems like this year I finally managed to! Of course it's not Kungstr√§dg√•rden in Stockholm (look! oh!), but we're definitely getting there. Every year I start getting excited at the end of March because I'm trying to compose the perfect pastel outfit, find the perfect spot and wait for the perfect sunny day. So this is the end result of 2014! 

With my short hair I find it hard to dress up cute and tend to go for more tomboy outfits. On this particular day I wanted to embrace the annual pastel explosion so I wore a nude shirt and a LOVELY fluffy cardigan by Vila that is available in August (previewz!). To counter the cuteness I stole my boyfriend's Adidas sneakers that are half a size too small but too cool to not take advantage of them. What do you think about the Adidas trend going on? I usually don't immediately jump on upcoming trends, but I have to admit that I just acquired my own, more girly pair last week so I will show you them soon! Allright gals, I hope you all have a wonderful week and talk to you soon! 

Photos by Marijs
Editing by me