Hi guys! Tomorrow is my 23rd birthday and today I want to pre-celebrate together with you! To do that I've teamed up with LUMO, a handcrafted jewellery line designed and handmade in California. They incorporate different materials such as metals, gemstones and pearls in their unique silver and gold pieces, with which I fell in love immediately. Next to their regular rings/earrings/necklaces/bracelets collection they also have a 14K gold line, with this, this and these pieces being my absolute favourites. The prices range between 40$ for a classic silver ring and $625 for a pair of gold and emerald earrings. I picked two super thin and versatile rings that I prefer wearing together on one finger! What do you think? Hope you love them too, because I have a big surprise for you, my readers. I can give away a 100$ voucher to shop whatever you like at LUMO! How's that for a super fun birthday celebration? To join the competition check the giveaway widget and follow all the steps necessary. The winner will be picked randomly on August 29 at noon and be contacted by LUMO with more information regarding the winning voucher. This contest is open internationally. Good luck!
BIRKENSTOCK slippers ⎪ ST-TROPEZ MARKET hat
Yup, I went from cashmere sweaters and winter wishlists to another holiday outfit JUST LIKE THAT. Boom. The current summer weather is super depressive so I'm very happy that I still have so many sunny photos to share with you! Let's dream away together to the last day of my Saint-Tropez vacay in July. In the morning we packed all of our bags to leave during the following night, and then we decided to head to the beach one last time. We ordered our last bottle(s) of rosé wine, squeezed our almost empty bottle of sunscreen for the last time and did a last pretty cold swim. The weather was absolutely splendid so we stretched our stay until about 8PM. This Topshop beach cover up was an early spring buy with summer in mind, and boy I lived in it in France! I love the lightness, the perfect amount of slouch and the chic overall feel when combined with a panama hat. This one is definitely a keeper for hot pool days! In the evening I switched into black shorts and a silk shirt to celebrate our last evening. We went to the amazing Les Sauvageonnes, which I showed you in my Saint-Tropez recap! Finally a few hours later it was time to head home again. Just like that.
Photos by Roel DP
Editing by me
This Saturday I'm celebrating my 23rd birthday and what's a birthday without a proper wishlist? That's right, this Leo has been browsing the web for stuff that's clearly missing in her life! First of all, and very much needed, a new iPhone. People obviously don't buy presents this expensive, but I do have to save up for one since my old pal decided to stop working last week. Maybe I should try out a smartphone from another, less expensive brand but I'm so Apple brainwashed that I'm having a hard time even contemplating the option.
An item that has been on my mind since forever (ok, about 4 months) is this pair of Stan Smith sneakers. They would totally level up my sneaker collection, don't you think? I came up with SO many possible outfits already! More level-upping could be done by that gorgeous leather jacket by & Other Stories... Furthermore I'd love to wrap that huge tartan scarf around my upper body this autumn, and drown in the most perfect cashmere boyfriend sweater I've ever seen (and tried on). Next up is that adorable chic-looking Coach bag that would look really good in a super casual outfit with a pair of sneakers. As for black bags I currently only have my small H&M bag, which is sometimes a bit too tiny. So this one would be very welcome!
On to the decoration part then: I'm always in for new stuff to put in my home, although my boyfriend hates me for it. I prefer creepy accessories, copper or golden accents and loads of candles. And I have obviously saved the best for last: a pancake breakfast on bed! That would totally alleviate the suffering that will follow during the day: studying on my birthday. Yikes. So yes, I'm counting on virtual support this Saturday! I accept virtual Zara shopping vouchers as well, thank you, come again! ;-)
CLUSE watch ⎪ AMERICAN VINTAGE knit
Oh hi guys! So nice to see that the bad weather or sold out-ness of Pukkelpop-tickets forced you inside the house to read my blog! We're in this together, since I'm stuck in the house too. In between my attempts to study for my next exam (that's Middle Age Dutch you're reading in that book) there is luckily still some time for fasjun. And this time that fasjun is focused on a new kid on the block! Meet Cluse, a spanking new watch brand that offers some gorgeous high quality products for a sharp price. They sent me this gorgeous soft pink watch called La Bohème, which is now glued on my wrist for about a week. What I like most about it is the ultra thin case, the fact that the wrist band is real leather and the very sweet price of €129. Most cool watches are unfortunately in a way higher price category, and when you finally bump into something affordable they turn out to be crappy/plastic/ugly. Cluse has some very similar options for big brands like Marc Jacobs or Michael Kors: the La Valsa, Sonata and Ballade are some glamourous examples of this. Of course I still have to use this watch a bit longer to test its sustainability, but for now everything looks good! I'm sharing my experience with this brand because I think some of you might be interested in finding a decent watch that doesn't ask for a mortgage loan. Now, what's your favourite piece of their collections?
For me the little white dress is equally or even more important than the little black dress during summer. A versatile white little frock creates dozens of outfit options for holidays, garden party's and day trips to the zoo. This particular combination can be worn for no less than three events: it includes pool slides for a beach day, an extra knit for a quick visit to the city and a big beach bag to keep a pair of heels for the evening. If you don't have a little white dress yet; get it on your wishlist as soon as possible and take a look at mine here! Now, seeing these pictures make me long back to these wonderful two weeks of not caring about a thing but what book to read or which strawberry to eat first... I'm also definitely missing the hot temperatures and the warm summer nights, since we're being treated with some nasty pre-fall weather here. Hi there, rain. Let's conclude on a positive note: I just started studying for my exam and all of those cocktails and pool party's would be just distracting me, right? Alright guys, I'm going back to the books now - have a great Tuesday!
Photos by Roel DP
Editing by me