Belle-Plagne: A snow diary

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow… was definitely the main slogan of last week’s ski holiday! My family and my boyfriend’s parents took off a week to enjoy the last snow (literally: it’s going to be over 15 degrees in Belle-Plagne this week!) of the season and oh boy, snow is what…

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Some lost Paris pictures
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These lost photos from Paris suddenly turned up on my computer, and now that I am in France (SKI HOLIDAYS WOO) it seemed appropriate to drop them on the blog today. Let me tell you why I hadn’t posted them before! Sometimes photos just don’t turn out as you would have wanted: we only had about…

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Online Ba&sh alert!
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Yeehaa! I’ve got some good news for all of us, my friends. Last week I went to Maasmechelen Village for the Denim Festival with Belmodo and of course we did some good shopping. My readers and I attacked the Ba&sh outlet store, where I caved for a beautiful, chic and sexy jumpsuit. I have never owned a decent jumpsuit…

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Not a morning person
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This greasy-haired, tired-faced and utterly busy Sméagol barely survived the weekend, as the time unfortunately has come to, on top of every other day of the week, sacrifice my Saturdays as well to work for university. Oh, hello bachelor paper! I’m still doing all of my research but some of my classmates have already started…

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50 Shades of Pharrell
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Pharrel Williams x Adidas c/o sneakers via MONAR ∙ SEE YOU IN VENICE c/o denim Pop it, pop it real good! I have been doubting about purchasing a pair of Adidas Superstar sneakers for some time now and the decision just got A LOT more difficult. Why? My favourite urban hiphop dude Pharrell Williams is about to launch an incredible new Superstar…

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Out of the comfort zone, into the awesome zone

Me wearing these real cool pants is QUITE rare, guys. One year ago, when shopping, I would never, ever, ever have even touched these kind of trousers, because my ass looked fat in them. Wait, fat? I obviously just mean that they make my apple-shaped bottom look bigger than it is. Maybe you can relate to this, sooooo…

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Perforated
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Say yes to the bag! Last week I attended the & Other Stories opening in Ghent (such a gorgeous shopping space!), where I bumped into the beautiful Clare Vivier x & Other Stories collection. This neon orange-y perforated piece with matching tassel (not pictured here) and navy handles immediately caught my eye, and hasn’t left my arm since! The…

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Crop it like it’s hot!
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Oh how I love the feeling of spring finally kicking in after some long cold months! This week has been exceptionally lovely and although I had quite some school assignments to hand in, I tried to grab all opportunities to enjoy the weather to the fullest. On Friday for example I had a few hours…

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Late night ramble about that bomber jacket
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You guys, here I am, crammed in front of my laptop in full Gollum-style (see my face on the preceding picture + add four extra pairs of bags under the eyes and a slightly more creepy stare) at 01h12 AM after finishing a huge translation assignment on Renaissance theatre. I should probably have gone straight…

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Pamper trip to Paris with Caudalie
Beauty

Last Saturday I was invited by French beauty brand Caudalie for a flash trip to Versailles, Paris! Together with partners in crime Lisha, Charlène and Axelle (so nice to have finally met you!) we headed to the city of love early in the morning. The purpose of our trip was to completely relax and experience the Caudalie products in an intimate way.…

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Back to the 70s
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My favourite spring trend of 2015? The swinging seventies! Although every era does have its charms, I personally never would have thought I would be into the decades of large flower prints, lava lamps and platform shoes. Don’t worry guys, there won’t be glittery shirts or loose satin pants in my future outfits! The lava…

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What cowboy dreams are made of
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  Say hi to my new Mango buckle boots! I first fell in love with them in the beginning of last season but I didn’t want to spend all of my bucks on yet another pair of black boots… Boy, was I wrong. When I couldn’t find them in store anymore, I obviously regretted not buying them…

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Introducing the Levi’s CT
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SPRING! Spriiiiiiiiing! Now that we’re finally able to bare our ankles again, the time has come to pull out some of my favourite pieces: light jackets, breezy knits and boyfriend denim! For the occasion I wore my new pair of Levi’s 501 CT‘s, which are basically an updated version of the iconic 501 jeans. They are customized and tapered,…

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3 days of Detox Delight

Behold, my friends. This food-loving, pasta-eating, chocolate-munching cookie monster has tried out something pretty extraordinary last week! La Pielaun tested the Juice & Soup Detox from German brand Detox Delight to review it here on the blog. The concept is pretty straightforward: it is about purifying your body when you’ve been exposed to too much sugar, coffee, alcohol, not…

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H&M Modern Classics
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Dear H&M, You were my first love and you will be my last. Whether I was in my early teen (failed) punk/rebel style, my vintage girly/flower style or my minimalist Parisian/tomboy style, I always managed to pluck the ideal piece of clothing from your racks. You are always delivering us the latest trends for affordable…

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CC to the rescue
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Hey guys! I’m extremely bummed to be writing this because I had actually planned this post for this morning around 8 but when I woke up I saw that the post had entirely vanished. So yup, after spending more than 2 hours on writing it yesterday evening I now have to start all over again,…

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The bag dress
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Whoppa, change of scenery! Since I got back to normal and rainy life in Antwerp after my little getaway to Marrakech I documented loads of outfits that I still need to show you. One of those being this ensemble that I put on on a cloudy Saturday afternoon spent at the gym and one of my favourite…

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Winter sun
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Ehh no, I did not suddenly transport myself to some exotic country with temperatures going through the roof. These are my last set of photos from my trip to Marrakech in the beginning of February! That’s right, the last sunny summer pictures before you see me wrapped up in four layers of cashmere again. And don’t forget…

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My new night repair serum and 5 reasons why you need it too
Beauty

Hi beauty lovers! As you have seen in my Estée Lauder video I always end my days with a short moment for myself. It might be reading a book, answering questions in my 5 Year Question Diary, quickly rearranging my closet or sending out a last Snapchat picture. All of this is perpetually preceded by my brand…

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Travel: visit the Ourika valley in Marrakech
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Since my Marrakech diary was so bulky already, I decided to share these photos on another moment, being today! As I have already told you, we booked a private tour with a local driver to discover the Atlas Mountains nearby Marrakech. Cool dude Hassan drove us to the Ourika valley, where a few local Barber communities have…

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Catching up some rays
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Excuse me my short post after my last more elaborate one! Understanding from your numerous comments I could see that you really liked my photo diary and personal experiences on Marrakech, right? Well, the story doesn’t end here! I still have a few looks to share and of course have to show you our trip to the…

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Marrakech: the photo diary

Two weeks ago the boyfriend and I grabbed our suitcases and took off to Marrakech! I have already told you that Morocco was high on my travel wishlist for 2015, and since we had been talking about it for about a year now, we decided it was finally time to discover this mysterious piece of North…

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My new beauty travel musthave
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If I were an A-list jet setting celebrity crossing the world on a daily basis I too would probably spend all of my bucks on a private chef cook, a huge team of gym instructors and about twelve personal assistants to handle the stress of replying emails, all of this in order to save my…

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Striped PJ’s in Marrakech
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Hello there! I’m back from the city of one thousand and one nights, very much alive and kicking. Unfortunately just a liiiiittle less relaxed than I had hoped for (so much damn screaming, it’s incredible) but at least the delicious food, the cozy riads and the magnificent afternoon light were top notch. Although I don’t have a…

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Polienne x Polette
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Hi there! We’re Paulien and Robin, we’re best friends and we like glasses. We recently got introduced to the new online eyewear webshop Polette and we’re pretty much hooked… After intensively testing both a pair of sunglasses as a pair of regular glasses and doing an even more intense photoshoot together; here’s what we think! Paulien You…

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