Throwback to Mexico!
Travel

Oh mannnnnn. Flash backwards: exactly one year ago I was eating ceviche, visiting Maya temples and chilling on the stunning white sand beaches of Mexico! This week has been pretty painful, as Facebook keeps reminding me of our dream holiday by sharing daily memories and photos. THANKS, Zuckerberg. But no, to be honest, it is…

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Our Airbnb house in Merida, Mexico
Travel

During our two-week Mexico trip (read more here!) we stayed at some pretty beautiful places, but the most impressive one was definitely the AirBnb house we booked in Merida, the biggest city of Yucatan. It looked pretty promising on the photos, but we never would have expected it to be 10 times better in real…

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Our Mexico trip, summarized
Travel

Where do I start? The crystal clear sea water, the fish tacos on the street or the Maya ruins? The wild flamingos maybe? Or the bright-coloured houses with mural paintings? How about the cave cenotes and the fishing trips? The golf cart taxis? Maybe the beach bars with white swings or the dolphins we spotted from…

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#pielauninmexico

Aaaaaand I’m off! The blog won’t be updated as regularly, but you can ofcourse follow my Mexican adventures through Instagram and Instagram stories by using the hashtag #pielauninmexico. Adios!

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A beach wishlist for Mexico!

You guys! On Sunday I’m finally leaving for Mexico! Ever since we impulsively booked our flights back in October, I’ve been extremely impatient to finally head to the sun. And to finally get that sun wardrobe started again… I did a pretty good job containing myself during sales and waited for the new Summer collections to…

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Counting down to Mexico: 30 days!
Travel

In my throwback to 2016 you could read that I booked a holiday to another continent for the first time of my life. “But Pielaun, you’re quite the traveler, no?”, you might think? Yep, in my former modeling days I had to opportunity to travel a lot, so I have visited some countries in Asia and have…

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My H&M Spring campaign!

The past few days have been pretty promising, weather-wise, so I think we can confirm that Spring has arrived! The perfect timing to share my brand new H&M Spring campaign! First off: let’s talk about this amazing black dress. With its exotic vibe, feminine ruffles and breezy fabric, this piece instantly brought back memories of…

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At the castleground

And just like that, we’re transported back to the cold! The distraction of that Mexico throwback post only lasted a short time, I know. But the cold can be interesting too, so here’s another cozy knitted outfit from Ireland! If you’ve read my Dublin guide, you know that we undertook a mini roadtrip to the…

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Hey 2018! A little life update…
Personal

And finally, 2018 has arrived! A year that I’ve been looking forward to…  all year! 2017 has hands down been the single best year of my entire life and it seems like as I get older, things just keep falling into place more and more. That means that 2018 will be even better! Let’s take…

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Sandy getaway

Since the boyfriend and I already celebrated our holidays back in February (Mexico, I miss u) AND we bought a house this year, we kind of need to save up this Summer. We decided not to book another expensive vacay, but opt for mini getaways and lots of staycation days instead! In my previous post you could…

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That VILA maxi dress of my dreams

Another little throwback to Mexico (to Isla Holbox to be specific), where I wore the printed maxi dress of my dreams! That happens to be from my #poliennexvila campaign collection. SUCH COINCIDENCE! I wore this relaxed look on one of our last days on the island, when the weather was overcast and it was finally a…

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& Other Stories x TOMS

The word is out! On April 11 & Other Stories launches its co-lab collection with iconic shoe brand TOMS. The collection consists of shoes and ready-to-wear pieces with a very laid back Venice Beach feel, shot by Belgian creative Natalie Joos and shown by supermodel Erin Wasson. What’s really special about this co-lab is that it gives you…

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Isla Holbox: what to do & where to eat
Travel

Time for another round of lusting over how stunning Mexico is. When visiting the peninsula Yucatan, you can’t miss out on visiting one of the beautiful islands around! Instead of heading to the popular Isla Mujeres or Isla Cozumel, we opted for Isla Holbox. Why? Its honeymoon-ish views, less touristy (or crowded) reputation and the…

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Monday morning meeting

Yeaaaah, last week’s Monday morning was clearly a better one than today’s (hello clouds). The boyfriend and I woke up early thanks to the sun glaring through the windows, which is probably the best thing to wake up to — apart from a kitten or an avocado toast. I think the last time I was…

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Our Airbnb apartment in Tulum

Previously in my practical Mexico blogposts series: our hotel in Cancun, and today I’m showing you where we spent our 4 nights in Tulum! We booked a fantastic apartment trough Airbnb, called Buena Onda. Buena Onda is a private place with 4 beautiful, modern apartments in different sizes and a garden with pool. We booked the “Estrella” apartment, which is…

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5 things to do in Merida
Travel

Oh, Merida. It took us a moment to get used to this city, but in the end we absolutely LOVED it. Merida is the biggest and probably most colourful city in Yucatan, Mexico, and although everything seems super close by on the map, most places are quite a far walk. And as soon as you walk…

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That Belgian weather though

I just CANNOT get used to this cold, rainy and grey weather here in Belgium. Those two weeks in Mexico have completely disordered my Dressing Up For Belgian Weather system, causing me to walk out with either a light Spring jacket that’s way too cold or a huge faux fur for which it’s definitely a…

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Our stay in Cancun
Travel

For our first night in Mexico, we opted for something we’d normally never do: a luxurious resort. But we figured that after a 15 hour journey, it would be extremely relieving to have someone pick us up at the airport and drive us to a place where we wouldn’t have to think about anything. If…

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5 things to do in Tulum
Travel

Wow, you really seemed to like my first Mexico post! I guess that lurking at sun-drenched holiday pics is a better way of spending your time than looking outside at the rain, right? Now that you know a little bit more about the organization of our voyage, I’d like to take a deeper look on our daily…

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A simple beach look

That horrible cold and rain outside makes me pretty nostalgic to my warm, bare feet beach walks in Mexico… Here’s probably one of my easiest holiday looks ever, but keeping things simple is key when you’re relaxing, right? I wore this oversized shirt to a day trip to Celestún, a small fishing village next to…

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A take on minimalism with hush SS17

Now that I’m back from my trip to Mexico, there are a few projects that I can finally start revealing to you! The first and probably most exciting one, is a style personality campaign with UK brand hush, that I’ve been working with for years now. The brand has launched this campaign as a celebration of…

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2014 throwback / Paris

I got back from Mexico only this very morning, but since I didn’t get any sleep on the plane, I decided to extend my office break a little bit. That kind of means means: nothing Mexico-related to share yet! YET. However, I can always look back, like I did here and here in the past two weeks.…

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