Pretending to be a Berliner

Because I’m smart like that, I obviously wore my all black & wool outfit on the sunniest day of our Berlin trip! The girls and I spent our last day around the area of Boxhagener Straße, which has loads of vintage shops, concept stores and adorable cafés. The perfect place to pretend to be a local, right? (This “Berliner”…

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Welcome to the revamped Polienne!
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And tadaa! I proudly present you POLIENNE 2.0 — or yeah, after all these years and changes this would probably be version 7.0 or so. When I heard that blog platform Creators Of Desire, which hosted my blog for the past year, would be shutting down later on this month, I felt a slight excitement by the idea of…

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Faux fur in Berlin

As you know, my besties and I went on a little trip to Berlin two weeks ago! I had been there plenty of times for work but this was the first time that I could finally actually visit the city. The main purposes of our trips were a) a pretty awesome Hurts concert and b) chilling to…

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From gym to office and back with Zalando

Over the years my style has slowly but surely been evolving from girly to a more sporty vibe. The ones amongst you that have been reading my blog from the beginning must remember the days in which I would only leave the house wearing a frilly skirt and high heels, right? Those days are definitely over now:…

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A letter about new beginnings soon!
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Dear friends, readers and random visitors, As Anouk announced a little while ago, she is ending the wonderful chapter called Creators Of Desire later on this month. Truth is that the blog industry is changing rapidly, with quick visual content often being more important than more elaborate, well-written blogposts. Instead of spending all her energy on trying to be…

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Sequin Sunday

So far so good for my 2016 resolution of bringing more glitter in my life. Not only have I booked plenty of fun concerts and trips for the Summer to come, I have also been rocking this sequin sweater pretty frequently! How else brighten up a rainy Sunday afternoon in March? Pretend it to be Spring…

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Battle of the mascaras
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Although I am by no means a beauty expert, beauty brands often send me products to try out and review. Maybe it’s their way of saying I should pay more attention to my make-up routine, and it’s WORKING. This month seems to be all about the mascaras, since I received no less than 3 different ones…

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Pastel Disney dreams

Earlier this week I spent two days in Disneyland, where dreams are fulfilled <3 The boyfriend and I stayed a night at the beautiful Disneyland Hotel, which I had never thought would EVER happen, and soaked up a happy world of pastel pink. So obviously, I pulled out my most pastel outfit to stroll through the Disney Main Street,…

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I’m with the band

This title got slightly more plausible since I started playing the bass guitar two months ago, but let’s say I’m mainly good at looking like I’m with the band. My fringe instantly gives an effortless rock vibe, so all that this band look still needed was a pretty fedora hat, John Lennon-style sunglasses and loads of faux fur. Done!…

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My CKS event: a recap!

Last Friday was an important evening, and I hadn’t been that nervous since my last oral exam during Summer. That night my Selected By Polienne CKS event finally took place! On Instagram you could win tickets for this styling party, and I was over the moon to read all your enthusiast contributions. Only a handful of duos were…

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Off to Disneyland!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin WOOP! The boyfriend and I are celebrating our 8th anniversary tomorrow, and he surprised me with a two day trip to Disneyland! It’s been two years since I have been there with my girlfriends, and I can’t wait to experience the Spring edition instead of the Halloween one this time. You can follow…

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Weekend escape to the seaside

Last weekend was all about quality time with the boyfriend. Since we really needed some time off, we drove to the seaside for a mini getaway after he finished his football game on Saturday afternoon. On the menu? An intimate dinner, waking up super slow in a fantastic hotel room and ice cold but heartwarming…

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All about that blouse

Seeing this blouse on Caroline and Andy earlier this week urged me to run to my nearest (new!) H&M in Antwerp and throw my money at the counter. I was lucky enough to grab the last piece in size 38, because it seems to be sold out both in store and online now. Sad story really,…

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H&M Trend wishlist

Lately you’ve seen me sporting loads of H&M Trend stuff (for example this stunning lace pencil skirt) because their current collection is right up my alley! Think lots of oversized blouses, ribbed knits and unexpected denims. Their use of colour, print and fabric really makes me excited for Spring to arrive… I’ll have all the…

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Print clashing 2.0

Last month I showcased several ways of wearing my beloved ZARA trousers with leopard print, with which I tried to convert you guys to the “leopard is a basic” principle. And basics can be combined with prints, right? I channeled my inner Lizzy VD Ligt  and threw in an eclectic vibe in which I felt surprisingly comfortable. In…

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Why brunch meetings are always the best

Do I really have to explain? Hello there, perfect pink wall, fresh flowers and pastel cushions. Oh hi, delicious food that I can stuff my face with without wasting any energy on the cooking process. And of course, thank god for never having to do the dishes myself. Last week was all about meetings, and more…

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