19 april 2014


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


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


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 Kungsträdgården 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

12 april 2014


COS jumper ⎪ VERO MODA wonder jeggings ⎪ MONKI hat
STEVE MADDEN boots ⎪ CHLOE bag ⎪ CELINE sunglasses

Here they are - the very last photos from my ski trip to Pragelato! It's sad that this is my last post already, since editing the photos and writing about those wonderful three days in the mountains definitely helped forgetting about reality (hi, university). So here's one last look at the good life before (blogging) life continues in good old Antwerp! Now, can you believe me when I tell you this outfit was actually too hot? Spring brought along loads of sunshine in Italy and we could easily walk around in a tee and jeans at some point. Nothing better than tanning in the snow while sipping from those horrible Spritz-drinks. And that's exactly what we did, after we took the cabin lift up to the slopes and dropped ourselves in some sun chairs at the nearby Chalet Raggio di Sole, which means something with SUN. Despite the half-naked tanning wrinkly men (one way ticket to Benidorm please), I found this place a dream to photograph! Look at that blue sky and the beautiful sunlight! And look at that darn fresh white snow! I seriously regret not making a snow angel in this delightful, alluring powder (although I really tried my best to create an air angel, as you can see). Let's put that on top of my to-do list for winter 2014-2015. 

Photos by Kim
Editing by me

10 april 2014


GOLDIE LONDON knit ⎪ NEW LOOK belt ⎪ ZARA denim

Yo peoplez! These are my first proper hat-less pictures with my new hair and I feel like I should be permanently living on a surfboard in California. (I hate water though - gotta work on that first.) Curling my locks (for the first time ever the volume STAYS FOR HOURS) and adding beach texturizer gives them that fun, wild and casual beach-touch that I've been dreaming of for so long. I'm over the moon with my new do, but it does make me feel a bit different. Weirdly enough, I think I look more grown-up and younger at the same time. Does that make sense? Also, my entire wardrobe feels different now. It's much easier to pull of a very minimalistic look with this statement hair and I tend to leave my statement pieces on their hangers. A more preppy outfit like this looks quite 'old' with my new hair, so I'm basically living in boyfriend jeans and sneakers nowadays. Colour-wise I'm adjusting as well: black feels a bit harsh, while soft and pastel colours look lovely. Looks like spring came right in time!

I felt like my new look deserved some new clothes, so I teamed up with Zalando to test their improved online service! What's better than clicking some beauties in your online basket and quietly trying them on at home? Known for their super quick and free delivery, Zalando upgraded their (also free) return policy as well. Instead of 30 you have now a dazzling 100 days to contemplate your purchase, pair the items with your existing wardrobe and call your mother for advise. The huge advantage here is that you can order "risky" items like shoes and jeans in different sizes so you can keep the perfect fit and send the other size back. I picked out three full outfits and photographed them in my own sweet apartment to figure out what piece would stay with me permanently. I ordered this bunch of prettiness a few weeks ago and am actually still doubting about what to keep! Just kidding, that Michael Kors bag would be a total win for my closet. Now, for more information on the new return policy, just check the commercial right here. Happy shopping!

MINT&BERRY white dress ⎪ AALM cowboy boots 
ESPRIT blue shirt ⎪ EVEN&ODD printed scarf ⎪ MICHAEL KORS bag 
EVEN&ODD leopard dress ⎪ ZIGN leopard sunglasses ⎪ TAMARIS black sandals

Editing by me