29/10/2014

PARKA SEASON


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HUSH c/o parka ⎜ PLUTO ON THE MOON c/o sweatshirt ⎜ DIESEL skinzee jeans
DANIEL WELLINGTON c/o watch ⎜ CONVERSE sneakers

Hey everyone! I don't want to keep on nagging about how lovely I think the current autumn weather is, but it's a fact that I can truly enjoy some nice coat + sun weather! And coats might just be the main subject of one of my favourite addictions... Let me first tell you where this outfit was shot. In the beginning of October my highschool girlfriends and I did our yearly reunion weekend (also here!) at the Ardennes, where we just chilled out, did a lovely hike/Garmin quest, spent a few hours sauna-sweating, played parlor games and consumed loaaaads of food! It seems like every year we forget how much fun we have together (we don't really see each other often) and then we have the most awesome weekend and everything is EPIC. To fight the drizzy Sunday weather on the second day I pulled out this real cool Hush parka with blue furrrrr accent. The colour detail really spices up this — I admit — pretty basic outfit, but since I know you guys like to see my ''off day'' looks as well I took a moment to capture this one as well. I hope you like it? Make sure to tune back in later on this week because I prepared some real fun posts for you! See you!

TIP: You can enjoy free shipping at HUSH with the code Polienne at the check-out (oh, and mid-season sale alert)!

Photos by Steffie L.
Editing by me

27/10/2014

SUNDAY BRUNCH AT TINSEL

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OLIVE c/o knit ⎜ ZARA pleather skirt ⎜ PINKO c/o fluffy jacket ⎜ COS wool scarf
CONVERSE sneakers ⎜ COACH bag ⎜ CELINE sunglasses ⎜ H&M necklace

Hi everyone! How was your weekend? I had the most lazy one ever, as I told you in yesterday's post. Besides procrastinating stuff for school I went for a lovely Sunday brunch with my friend Valerie. We went to Tinsel, a super cute coffee bar slash lunch heaven located in one of Antwerp's finest areas. The food was absolutely delicious (hello pancakes swamped with fruits and whipped vanilla cream) and I wish I could project the minimalistic but bohemian interior into my own apartment. The only drawback was the fact that the place was really crowded — it seemed like the entire city of Antwerp planned on brunching there — so it took a while until we got our much desired coffee. In any case, if you're looking for a new, interesting and yummy spot to spend your afternoons; I'd definitely recommend Tinsel! I took some photos as well, for it's been quite a while since I featured another hotspot here on the blog. Oh, and I hope you like the outfit I wore as well? Good luck surviving another Monday!

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Photos by Valerie Verlinden and I
Editing by me


26/10/2014

SUNDAY SHOPPING @ ASOS



Goodmorning everyone! How has your weekend been so far? Mine was pretty relaxed: I did some James Joyce reading for university, cleaned out my entire kitchen and made a quick stop at Zara Home when I heard they had 20% off everything - yesterday only unfortunately. And speaking of shopping, I obviously spent some moments online as well, where I discovered an Asos collection too good not to share! Autumn is finally getting started for real (one hour of extra sleep from today, ahh!) and now temperatures are dropping I feel like slightly updating my wardrobe according to the colder season. I threw loads of knits (chunky), flats (su├Ęde) and coats (checked) in my online basket but I can't seem to make a choice between all of these stunners... Excuse me while I keep on contemplating, and I hope I've made you happy with this Sunday selection as well! Happy lazy shopping! x

24/10/2014

VALENTINE GAUTHIER POUR VILA

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VALENTINE GAUTHIER x VILA c/o tartan blazer ⎜ TALLY WEIJL denim
CONVERSE sneakers ⎜ COACH handbag ⎜ RAY-BAN sunnies via Sunglasses Shop NL

Being a VILA ambassador (is it really obvious that I luuuuvv the brand?) means discovering new collections and receiving exclusive previews of even newer collections as the very first in town. Back in August I was shown the very first pieces of VILA's latest collaboration with French designer Valentine Gauthier and now the collection is finally for sale! 

What really attracts me in brands doing guest collaborations is that you see a whole new interpretation of their image. Valentine Gauthier for example chose to use a bright flower print, which is something that's very typical of VILA, but added some extra luxury-looking pieces that you would not easily connect with the brand in the first place. Good examples are this Western-inspired shirt and of course the beautiful wool blazer I'm wearing. The blazer is an absolute dream if you're looking for well-cut, high quality pieces that lift your work attire to another level. The classic print goes so well with the modern cut and edgy orange leather details, don't you think? I have worn it for lots of business meetings already, but really like the rockstar attitude it creates together with these aviator sunglasses. I'm looking forward to read what you think of today's outfit and the Valentine Gauthier collection! Oh, and did I mention you can win a trip for two to the city of love?

Photos by Lisa M.
Editing by me

23/10/2014

LEATHER LEGGINGS: A QUEST



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Something I've been on the hunt for for quite a long time is a pair of black (p)leather leggings. I recently picked up a beautiful, comfy and very affordable pair of burgundy pleather leggings at H&M. Because of my positive experience with them I decided to buy the same ones in black as well. Unfortunately after my second wear already the pleather started tearing next to the bum seam (annnnd yes, I was wearing the right size!) so I had to return them to the store. I obviously didn't dare to buy another pair, so now the hunt is BACK ON! 

For me the (p)leather leggings are a real basic piece that is an indispensable complementation of my wardrobe, but apparently it's not so easy to find the perfect version of this basic. Everything has to do with the material (real leather or a synthetic variant?), the price (again, real leather or a synthetic variant?), the fit (ultra skinny or with a slight slouch?) and the details (cropped, with zippers, with a quilted part, with pockets...?). When UK brand Baukjen challenged me to style one of their AW14 pieces, I immediately fell for these leather beauties. I'm really looking forward to receiving them and starting to create outfits! First things first: wear them with a grey oversized knit and white chucks.

I unfortunately couldn't find the source of the first photo. If you know the correct source, please let me know!
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