22/05/2015

THE VIEW FROM THE AFTERNOON

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Woah, although I was super thrilled to show you these pictures when we had just shot them, I somehow completely forgot to post them! Marijs and I were about to stop by a press event when we passed by this beautiful green corner with beautiful light embracing the trees. This is definitely a spot where I should come by more during summer, I bet it's lovely to chill out in the sun and enjoy the harbour view with a cup of coffee from one of the best coffee bars in town just around the corner. SUMMER PLEASE.

This sunny spring day was perfect to pull out a piece that I have been wearing A LOT lately: my very first LN Knits knit <3 If you haven't heard about LN Knits, please do check them out (they have a pop up store in Antwerp right now!) because once you go baby alpaca, you never go backa! (Wowzers) This khaki colour had been screaming my name since forever and during the stock sale I finally decided to totally go for this 'Edgy Ellen' knit. It will keep me super warm during colder winter days, but is also ideal for those breezy spring days when you don't want to wear a coat and still feel warm. Now on my wishlist: basically every piece in dove grey. It seems like Belgian designs have been striking my fancy lately, because I'm wearing a beautiful delicate Nimzu bracelet as well. These high-quality jewels are handmade and very affordable, which might be interesting for you guys too! Let me know what you think about the outfit!

Oh, and here's a small life update as well: my bachelor's thesis deadline is TODAY, so after long weeks of hard work, basically no sleep and several neck, shoulders and hand cramps I can finally hand in my very last piece of work for university ever. Fingers crossed that I will get some decent grades to finish university with grace!

PS: what kind of CRAZY but AWESOME Kendal Jenner-things is that Clinique Pop lipstick doing to me?! I'm wearing the colour Plum Pop and I never ever want to take it off again.

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LN KNITS Edgy Ellen knit, BAUKJEN c/o leather leggings, CONVERSE sneakers
NIMZU c/o bracelet, COACH bag, MICHAEL KORS watch 

Photos by Marijs, editing by me.

Oh, and today's happy song is obviously The view from the afternoon by Arctic Monkeys! Enjoy!

20/05/2015

WEDNESDAY WISHLIST

Wednesday wishlist




Hollaaaa! I'm currently finishing up and polishing all the edges of my bachelor thesis, of which the deadline is Friday. You can imagine I'm DROWNING in work, but since I do need a break once in a while I figured I'd write a quick blog post for you guys. Not sure whether writing is the best way to take a break from writing but anyhow... These are some lovely things that are currently on my wishlist! My desired colour scheme for summer is pretty obvious, as well as the return for prints in my closet. The prints I'm talking about should however be minimalistic and neutral in colour as well! Yup, these pieces would make this student prrrretty happy! Back to the cave/library now to write some more about difficult and intelligent sounding literature procedures. See you soooonnn x

MONKI crochet dress . & OTHER STORIES polkadot bikini . CHEAP MONDAY dungaree dress . DIAMANTI PER TUTTI trinity ring . JUST FEMALE maxi dress . & OTHER STORIES scented candle . RAY BAN sunglasses . WHAT FOR slippers . & OTHER STORIES polkadot sweatshirt . WEEKDAY bracelet . RAF SIMONS X ADIDAS sneakers

17/05/2015

SK8ERGIRL + FESTIVE LUNCH BREAK


He was a sk8er boi, she said see you later boy... The number one lyric us nineties children all know by heart as soon as we hear the first notes of that famous guitar riff! Sk8er Boi was probably one of my fave songs ever in my teens (aaaafter Complicated, Boulevard Of Broken Dreams by Green Day and I Miss You by Blink 182) and YUP I still listen to it from time to time. As in: weekly. Sometimes. Although I never managed to stand up on a riding skateboard, I totally idolized Avril Lavigne with her oversized trousers, striped tie, stack of spiked bracelets and skate caps. They say that every trend comes back in fashion, so why not go for an updated Avril chic? I pulled out my Essentiel cap and wore my breezy trousers by HUSH, but obviously should have picked a pair of worn out Converses to complete the look. Nevertheless, I'm so happy that it's finally warm enough to wear these beauties by Steve Madden! So damn chic!

These photos were taken during the long weekend, when Lisa and I escaped from our thesis writing by having a long lunch break in the sun. We accidentally bumped into this food market featuring several local products from countries like France, Italy, Thailand, Mexico and more. After a long deliberation we figured that a huge bowl of fresh Thai noodles, chicken and veggies was quite the bargain for only €5, and it turned out the perfect lunch! We finished with a stroll through the jewelry department and had a huge apple/carrot/celery smoothie for dessert. I included some photos of the international food market, since it's still open today! Located on the Gedempte Zuiderdokken in Antwerp, Fiesta Europa is the perfect spot to start a day of vintage shopping at Kloosterstraat nearby. Just a little tip!

Another tip for those who prefer to stay inside and browse the web: I have an exclusive free shipping code from minimalist UK brand HUSH for you! If you're into the knit and pants I'm wearing today, I'm sure there's plenty more stuff you'll like. Go check out HUSH and use the code Polienne15 for free international shipping until May 31.

Enjoy your Sunday, guys!

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HUSH c/o knitted top + wide trousers . H&M bag . CELINE sunglasses
ESSENTIEL c/o cap . STEVE MADDEN c/o leather sandals

Photos by Lisa M and me.

14/05/2015

MY 5 FAVOURITE SPRING 2014 OUTFITS


Hey guys! Since it's Thursday I decided to hop on the Instagram train and do an oldschool #throwbackthursday! Many of you might not be following me for a long time, so I figured that sharing some old outfits and my 'old' style would be pretty fun. (Oh yeah, did you know I had a short half blonde bob last year?!) For those who are reading my blog for a while already: let's get nostalgic! My style has changed a lot over the past year, but I managed to gather 5 favourite spring outfits from 2014 that I would love to pull out again in 2015.


12/05/2015

MANDI LULUR SHOWER MOMENTS

Behold! There is a new love in my life. It's a limited edition line by Rituals and it is DIVINE. Actually, I have grown very fond of the beauty brand over the years, but recently my enthusiasm has reached an absolute climax. The new Mandi Lulur line has me captivated with its exotic frangipani fragrance, its nursing rice milk and its beautiful new packaging!
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