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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Is that a pencil skirt?

Wait, am I wearing a skirt? A pencil skirt? A lace pencil skirt? I’m not sure what prompted me to grab this skirt in the H&M Trend rayons, but in my opinion it’s an unexpected choice that does work on me. Pairing it with a ribbed knit and studded biker boots gave it that very…

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Personal

The last few weeks have been pretty busy and that’s because next to my 3 day job (social media manager and copywriter) and my 4 day job (blogger), I’ve also been catching up on modeling again. After 6 years of modeling I kind of let it rest a bit to focus on my other ambitions,…

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Monday thoughts on blogging

Hi friends! If you’re an avid Creators reader, you’ve probably seen Anouk’s blogpost about the future of blogging (and Creators Of Desire) last week. If you haven’t done so yet, I strongly recommend that you do, because it’s a topic that I personally have thought about a lot in the past year! Something that I strongly agree with, is…

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Out of office

It’s been a bit quiet on the blog this week, but some pretty EPIC things were happening offline! I’m not sure if you know but I’ve been a huge Hurts fan for a few years now, and the dudes have just started their new tour. With stops in both Brussels and Amsterdam, my friends and I…

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Shoreditch feelings

Nice to meet you, my name is Paulien and I’m a member of the CAA, the Coat Addicts Anonymous. This sale period I wanted to keep my wallet closed, but after I already broke the rule in favour of this amazing Zoë Karssen bomber jacket, I sinned a second time… During a quick scroll on…

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Weekend uniform

Thank God it’s Friday! Last week I’ve been pretty sick and now that I’m recovering, I’m trying to take things easy. So the outfits that I’m currently craving for are easy and comfortable too! Think ripped denim, my old Converses and oversized knits, which means that I’ve transformed my usual weekend uniform into my current workwear. Say hi…

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Ultra Fly

This title doesn’t make any sense until you consider a) what a fresh fringe does for your attitude and confidence, and b) my brand new Nike Air Force 1 sneakers. In a fun post I read on The Man Repeller earlier this week the writer compares French women’s perfect je-ne-sais-quoi fringes with her own Matilda-worthy haircut. Seems like I have…

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A jacket full of stars

So I wasn’t going to shop any sales this season. But then I bumped into this Zoë Karssen bomber jacket that I had been staring at for months already at work! I work as a social media manager and copywriter at the Princess group (including amazing high-end boutiques Renaissance and Sketch) so you can imagine how many great clothes, bags…

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CKS x Polienne: the first images!

You know that feeling when you meet someone that you’ve noticed around but had never really talked to before, and suddenly you get along really great? That sometimes happens between bloggers and brands too! When Belgian label CKS invited me to come over and discover the brand at their impressive headquarters, we immediately clicked. Not only do I love their…

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7 days, 7 outfits

Woop! I photographed all of my outfits again last week, so let’s get started right away! Sunday As you’ve read already in my Around the clock post, I went to Amsterdam with Levi’s on Sunday. The gorgeous Hoxton served as a perfect backdrop for a quick picture, don’t you think? I wore a WE Studio blazer and…

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An early Spring

And here we go, the first “action” shots of my new coupe! Are you loving the bangs too? Here’s what I wore earlier this week, when temperatures rose up to almost 15 degrees. I figured that I could go lightly dressed in this gorgeous Filippa K shirt and rolled up denim (with of course a jacket too), but…

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Personal

A category that used to be super popular when I just started out blogging, was my “A Day In The Life”. In these posts I guided you guys through my day by snapping a photo every hour. I’m still not entirely sure why I stopped doing these posts years ago, so why not start again? A brand new…

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My new hairdo!
Beauty

Last week I posted some inspiration photos of these wild kind of bangs that I fell in love with, and this week I decided to take the plunge! I booked an appointment at hair salon Flø and took my bestie with me for mental support. And here it is: a before and after pic of…

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The perfect neutrals

You can never go wrong with the holy trio, black, white and grey. That’s exactly what I was thinking when pulling together this office-proof look. And speaking of office-proof: I’ve noticed that I’m wearing more sophisticated and polished things lately, even on the days that I don’t have to be at the office. It seems like…

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3 Berlin tips: sharing is caring
Travel

The number one city on my travel wishlist for 2015 was Berlin. Despite its great reputation, impressive history and affordable travel costs, I had never managed to drop by. But before I could make any visiting plans last year, suddenly (blog) work allowed me to go there 4 times! Alas, business trips are usually super short,…

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Winter at last!

From my last posts you’ve probably extracted that I do really love Winter and that I have been waiting impatiently for the cold to kick in. And at last, it’s been freezing for the last couple of days! That means that I’ve finally been able to bring out the fur accessories, gloves and scarves to…

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The leopard boots you kind of need too

Quickly dropping by to show you the latest addition to my ever extending shoe collection: these leopard stunners by River Island! I only got them last week but have been wearing them every day since: the low heel (with gold accent!) is soothingly comfortable compared to many of my other ankle boots. These are just perfect…

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