01/09/2014

SPRING IN AMSTERDAM

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COS knit ⎪ H&M long shirt ⎪ OSCAR WYLEE c/o sunglasses ⎪ ZARA boots 
DANIEL WELLINGTON c/o watch ⎪ CHEAP MONDAY denim ⎪ BALENCIAGA bag

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend? I surely had, with a quite epic pool-themed birthday party inside while the weather was acting all autumny outside. Of course I would've preferred a boiling +25 degrees to drink my Cointreau Fizz cocktails, but with some fun summer-inspired decoration we made it work inside. My friends and I had a lot of fun, and I'll make sure to show you some pictures soon!

Today I'd like to focus on the outfit that I wore on the trip to Amsterdam for Mexx! As you can see, this look is a perfect mix between old and new stuff. The boots, bag and denim are some all-time favourites, but I've only recently welcomed the peach knit, the sunglasses and the watch to my wardrobe. The sunglasses are by Aussie brand Oscar Wylee, which has the coolest optical glasses next to some gorgeous sunglasses. I usually go for something basic — colour-wise, that is — but I felt like it was time to get seduced by this pair of printed sunglasses! Aren't they a dream? The same goes for the Oscar Wylee service: quick shipping (considering that they ship from Australia, of course), gorgeous packaging and a fun handwritten note. Next to the sunglasses I also received a beautiful new watch (yup, my collection keeps on growing and I'm luving it!) by Daniel Wellington. It's really tiny and adorable and has this fun, preppy feel to it. The folks from DW were so kind to offer you guys a 15% discount code! Just use the code polienne at the check out before the 30th of September to get a discount on your new favourite watch. Ok people, gotta go chill out on my couch after this very intense weekend, and prepare for a super fun week! I wish you all a strong cup of coffee and a fun 1st of september! x

Photos by the sweet Fadela Mecheri
Editing by me

29/08/2014

DETAILS OF THE DAY

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RAY-BAN sunglasses via Sunglasses Shop NL ⎪ H&M blouse & jewellery
VILA PU chino trousers ⎪ MANGO clutch bag (similar) ⎪ ZARA heels

Hi guys! I just came back from a flash trip to Amsterdam with Mexx, which was really lovely. The brand is totally chancing directions (read: getting way cooler!) and we received a super fun preview of the pre-spring 2015 collection. I'll tell you more about it soon, but first I wanted to show you some details of the look that I wore to dinner and the fashion show! Next to a gorgeous pair of heels that I snatched up in Zara sale I was also wearing my brand new aviator sunglasses that I got from Sunglasses Shop! I saw this model/colour on the gorgeous Columbine a couple of months ago and searched EVERYWHERE, without any luck. When Sunglasses Shop offered to review a pair of sunglasses and I all of a sudden bumped into them while doing some research on their extensive Ray-Ban collection, I didn't hesitate for a second. Only a few days later the sunnies were already dropped in my mailbox and only a few seconds later they were glued to my nose. They are more sturdy, edgy and special than the usual aviators, but still very elegant. I will definitely be wearing them a lot!

Oh, and are you wondering why my photos suddenly look so profesh? After a long inner debate with myself I bought myself some new camera gear instead of a new bag for my birthday! My brother managed to find me a cool second hand 5D and a fun 40mm pancake lens for a great price, so I treated myself to a photography upgrade! My birthday was still a lot of fun by the way, despite the studying. We met up with my twin brother and my younger brother with his girlfriend and we had a lovely dinner with the five of us. AND my boyfriend got me the much-desired coffeetable! Apparently he still has a small surprise for me on my birthday party tomorrow, so I'm extremely curious... Have a great weekend!

27/08/2014

GREY X CAMEL

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ZARA cashmere cardigan ⎪ H&M grey top, hat & ankle boots ⎪ VERO MODA denim
HIPSTERS FOR SISTERS c/o hip bag ⎪ STRADIVARIUS necklace ⎪ RIB&HULL c/o bag

Goodmorning friends! Today's post will just be, next to the outfit of course, a quick update on life! I'm currently on my way to Amsterdam for a lovely day with Mexx. Next to visiting their pop up store and attending their fashion show, there's also room for a little par-tay! Woot! Anyway, besides the fact that my mom usually shops there, I'm not very familiar with Mexx so I was quite intrigued by this invitation to discover more of the brand. Follow my Amsterdam adventures on Instagram, and read about the verdict here on the blog very soon! Another small life update that I need to tell you about is that my exam took place yesterday and that it went quite well. Now I can enjoyyyyy my last month of vacay before university starts again. Still on the agenda: my birthday garden party, a trip to Paris with Tally Weijl, a shopping evening with Pinko at Antwerp Fashion Festival (I'll tell you all about this soon!), a Pharrel Williams concert and finally a girlfriend weekend to the country side and another girlfriend trip to Disneyland in the beginning of October! I'M WAY TOO EXCITED!

Let me finish this post with a little word on the outfit! Grey and camel will probably my number one colour combo this season. I'm thinking of camel coat x grey cashmere sweater, grey coat x camel scarf, grey skirt x camel knit and grey jeans x camel cardigan, as worn here. The grey hat is my latest, pretty perfect addition to my headwear collection, and you can still find it in store right now! I just keep thinking that I need to permanently hold a reflection screen to light up my face when wearing a hat. Or maybe my brain just really needs a morning coffee now... Gotta go! x

Photos by Wriemis
Editing by me

25/08/2014

HOTSPOT: PRINCESS KNOKKE

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Hey guys! How are you doing on this gloomy feels-like-fall Monday? Do you feel like leaving behind work/exams and sneaking away for a little trip as well? Unfortunately the whole of Belgium is covered in clouds, but the one place where you'll reach something that comes closest to a holiday mood is probably Knokke. I mean there's fish restaurants, the sea (I know it's horribly cold, but still!), people driving around in golf cars, a lot of beach bars and of course LOADS of shopping opportunities. And when you go shopping in Knokke, make sure to stop by at the very recently opened Princess.

You might know this shop from the flagship store, Princess Antwerp, and Princess' other projects: Renessaince, Sketch, Princess Blue and more. They profile themselves as Belgium's leading designer fashion retailer, and I think that's still quite an understatement. The impressive designer list at Princess Knokke includes IRO, Marc By Marc Jacobs, Kenzo, Designer Remix, Michael By Michael Kors, Essentiel, MSGM, By Malene Birger, Nanushka and so on. They have some more 'grown-up' brands as well (think Natan or Max Mara), but as you can see they want to focus on young women who are aware of the fashion trends and like to wear high-quality items without being completely broke at the end of the year. Of course many of us cannot afford to buy complete outfits by these brands, but don't we all like to save up for a REAL cool item that will make us happy for years? I'm talking about a decent parka, the perfect black biker boots or of course your very first designer bag! Princess Knokke invited me to discover the brand new shop and of course the new autumn/winter 2014 collections. I was impressed, and I hope you will be too. Join along in my photo adventure!
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It's of course hard to imagine real-life outfits when looking at a bunch of clothing on hangers, so I pulled together and captured 5 looks I would personally wear in heartbeat! Princess turned into our personal closet playground for an hour or two: turning the shop upside down with my friend/photographer St├ęphanie was a super fun experience! We had a quite hard time not running outside with as much stuff that we could carry... I was especially enchanted by that damn perfect IRO leather jacket, that gorgeous MSGM dress and of course THE coat I would like to spend the rest of my winter seasons in: the sheep coat by Surface To Air. But hey, let the pictures and the outfits speak for themselves:

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IRO leather jacket ⎪ MARC BY MARC JACOBS dress
ESSENTIEL clutch bag ⎪ SAM EDELMAN boots

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KENZO knit ⎪ MSGM scuba skirt
JEFF beanie ⎪ GOLDEN GOOSE sneakers

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MSGM hoodie & dress ⎪ SAM EDELMAN navy heels  

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SURFACE TO AIR sheep coat ⎪ BY MALENE BIRGER leather leggings
SAM EDELMAN boots ⎪ MARC BY MARC JACOBS bag ⎪ LN ANDES beanie

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AMERICAN RETRO tartan jacket ⎪ (my own outfit)

What do you think? Digging the shop? Digging the brands? And especially: digging the outfits? Let me know!

You can find Princess Knokke at Zeedijk 809 at Knokke-Heist, every (!) weekday from 10-18.30. This post was created in collaboration with Princess. With special thanks to my friend and photographer St├ęphanie Leleu.
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