A new direction for Polienne!
Personal

Hi guys! Today marks a huge day for Polienne. I’m happy to announce that from now on I’ll be a part of the Creators of Desire team. Both Creators of Desire and Polienne have undergone a massive make-over, resulting in an inspiring platform for young ladies like you! I sincerely hope that my loyal readers…

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MY EXOTIC ANTWERP HOLIDAYS

Happy Monday, guys! Dealing with Mondays is usually desperately being avoided by yours truly, but I’m welcoming this one in particular with open arms! Exciting things are coming up this week, work wise, travel wise AND blog wise… I’ll be happy to tell you more about the latter two in a few days, but today…

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3 summer trends you should definitely try

1. Tied up Hey guys! Since I’m having a super lazy Sunday I figured that sharing some inspiration would be the most productive thing possible today! I collected my 3 favorite summer trends for you, including examples and tips on where to shop! Trend number one: gladiator sandals. The super elegant version, that is. The stores…

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WEARING THE SQUARE

Meet my favourite dress of the moment! I call it The Square. When browsing through clothing racks at a store lately I’m really drawn to huge, shapeless pieces of fabric that appear to be dresses. The bigger, the better! The award of favourite piece of fabric now goes to this super affordable H&M Trend dress. I’ve…

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RW15 – the aftermovie!

Well helloooo guys! You’ve already seen a short photo diary of my Rock Werchter adventures but now it’s time for the real deal. For 4 days I carried my little camera along to make a little video! Since it’s my very first video ever (no talking yet, gotta get over my own voice!) my editing…

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OH HEY, I’M BACK

Nope, I didn’t die in the heatwave last week! My reasons for being MIA are far more obvious: I needed a break. After two extremely intense months of working on my thesis (I passed with a glorious result!) and studying for my final exams, topped off with an exhausting weekend at Rock Werchter, I gave…

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Rock Werchter 2015

Oh helloooo there! This couch potato hasn’t been posting much lately because, as you MIGHT have noticed on my Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter/Facebook/everywhere, I spent the last few days at Rock Werchter festival! My squad and I had booked our 4-day tickets months and months ahead, so during the last few study weeks we couldn’t WAIT to start to our…

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Festival + staycation season!

Brace yourself… Today’s post is full of happiness, sunshine and rainbows! Why? Today marks the start of festival season for me and that is definitely something to celebrate <3 Now that I have finished my last exams everrrr (yes, I’m going to graduate this summer!) I am totally ready to de-stress and enjoy some time…

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Dystopia: expect the unexpected

Hey guys! My apologies for not posting anything yet this week, but I’ve had one of my most difficult exams yesterday and another pretty heavy one (the last one though!) is coming up next Tuesday. Sooo I’m currently keeping busy with assessing the average lifespan of blue Bic pens instead of strolling around town with…

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A mini insider’s guide to Antwerp

Holla! Since many of you regularly contact me asking for secret hotspots in Antwerp, I’m taking you on a mini trip through my city today! We’re skipping the obvious must-sees like Groenplaats, Nationalestraat and MAS Museum and will dig more into places where a local would rather spend its free (tourist-less) time. Oh yeah, and that…

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Barnini

Having a brother with a practiced eye, mad photographer skills and of course some bad ass equipment comes in prettyhandy when you’re in need of some quick outfit pictures. With the evening approaching soon I was a bit afraid we wouldn’t find the perfect spot to shoot, but HEY that turned out no problem at all…

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Easy breezy basics

Hey guys! Sorry for my lack of posting – life (/exams) sort of got in the way. And for me the best way to relax between studying is just chilling in the sun and drinking a tiny glass of wine with my friends! Yup, summer is definitely in town! Are you preparing yourself for the…

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Hello Fresh

Eén van mijn favoriete laatavondactiviteiten in het weekend is online iets lekkers bestellen vanuit mijn luie zetel. Ik ben een ramp in koken en toevallig érg goed in online bestellen. Het grote nadeel is natuurlijk dat elke maaltijd die aan mijn deur gebracht wordt gemiddeld 50g vet en zo’n 1200 kcal bevat. Daarnaast is er ook…

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Knots, dots and hotspots

Playing a tourist in your own city is the perfect way to spend a bank holiday, don’t you think? Lisa and I were wandering through the sunny streets of Antwerp and bumped into the Vlaeykensgang, the oldest medieval street of the entire city! Since we were captivated by the old, super cozy, almost South-French vibe (and…

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Dots & hotspots

Niets leuker dan toerist in eigen stad spelen tijdens een verlengd weekend. Lisa en ik kuierden wat door de zonnige straten van Antwerpen toen we de Vlaeykensgang ontdekten, de oudste straat van de stad! Omdat er bijna niemand was en we de Zuid-Frankrijk vibe zo fijn vonden, besloten we het straatje te gebruiken als idyllische achtergrond voor…

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Luscious lashes
Beauty

This “I woke up like this”-thing just reached a whole new level! Many of you have asked me on Instagram or Twitter about what mascara I have been using lately, but the truth is… None! Two weeks ago a friend asked me to get a lash treatment together. She sent me a pic of her lashes looking…

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Longing for festival season

Ahw yeah, festival season is upon us! For me summer is not complete without attending any festivals, which means that I’ve got most of my tickets in the pocket since January already. Trying to get front stage when my favourite bands perform, strolling through the food stands, soaking up some sun at the relaxing zones…

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The view from the afternoon

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…

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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…

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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)…

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My 5 Favourite Spring 2014 Outfits
Style

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…

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Mandi Lulur shower moments
Beauty

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…

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The darling buds of may
Style

Net zoals mijn vriend Shakespeare kan ik wel een boom of twee in bloei appreciëren. Naast zijn liefde voor roze, ben ik ook grote fan van zijn sense of fashion! Voor de gelegenheid haalde ik dus mijn meest romantische Romeo & Juliet-geïnspireerd hemd boven en dartelde ik dramatisch onder deze prachtige kersenbloesems! Klinkt Globe Theatre-worthy, toch?…

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Delicacy (and a wedding ring!)
Style

Today’s post is all about elegance, quality and delicacy. Something us classy girls are always after, am I right? A little while ago I was approached by Belgian jewellery designer Hanne Schoofs, a young lady with a passion for handcrafted jewels with a playful accent. She is specialized in the most symbolic and special pieces of…

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What for
Style

Zoals ik in mijn laatste post vertelde, ben ik vorige week naar Parijs afgezakt om het Franse schoenenmerk What For te leren kennen! Samen met  Debbie, Erika en Aida ontdekte ik de showroom, de nieuwe collectie, hun flagship store in Le Marais en de fantastische Japanse lunchtent Nanashi. Ik koos een prachtig paar flatforms met slangenprint die jullie nog érg vaak zullen…

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