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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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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More is more. Did I just say that?

I know, my fashion mottos seem to change faster than Kylie Jenner’s hairdo’s  in 2015 but hey, I guess that’s what happens in fashion! One day you’re into normcore, the next day you’re rocking a sequin sweatshirt with a bright printed skirt. How did that happen? Well, the most fun thing about exams finally being over is…

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An oldie but goodie

When browsing through my archives the other day, I stumbled upon a few photos that I apparently forgot to post last year! Since the outfit is rather appropriate for this time of the year, why not share them with you guys today? Most items in this look are still favourites: the leather pants, the classic…

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Instant office chic

Since I can be quite lazy in the morning, my office looks are usually fairly simple: a pair of skinny jeans, a sophisticated shoe and a light knit. My favourite to-go colour combo? Camel and black. For an elegant ton-sur-ton effect I wore this oatmeal colored peacoat on top of the camel knit, and added a…

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My office uniform

Although I work part-time at a fashion company, I’m often way too lazy to pick interesting things in the morning. To save time when getting out of bed I usually stick to one type of outfit that I keep repeating in different versions. Easy peasy! My current uniform exists of wool cropped Filippa K trousers,…

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Personal style goals: AW15

Last season I introduced a new seasonal topic here on the blog that helps me to stay focussed on my wardrobe and on how I’d like my style to evolve. Last year I gathered my AW14 and SS15 style goals as a guideline for shopping, and although it might seem a bit late, I wanted to…

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#TheJourneyJacket

When a few months ago my friend Ruth confided the secret that she would design a jacket for Goosecraft to me, I instantly knew I was going to LOVE it. And then last week, after months and months of discussing, designing and debating, there it was! The result is a slightly longer biker jacket in a super…

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3x office wear winners

Working at an office has drastically influenced my morning dressing routine. When crawling out of bed, I usually only want to put on comfy things. Distressed boyfriend jeans? Nope, no longer possible. A short leather skirt on the other hand? Maybe not. Crop top? Yeah um, no. Although the (fashion) environment at work definitely encourages outfit…

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PINK(O)

Lately I really am catching up with my feminine side! Give me dresses, cleavage, skirts or high heels: I’ll wear it. Proof can be found here, here and here! I figured that after that explosion of femininity and sexiness you guys could handle a super tight A-line dress with a decent amount of cleavage as well.…

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All white in Sardinia

Oh yeah, my Sardinia posts are finally coming up! I have been dying to show you this gorgeous all white PINKO outfit that I wore on my first day there. As you probably know, I’m not quite of a summer fashion person: I love my cashmere, woolen coats and beanies too much. Summer skirts and crop tops aren’t…

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An inconvenient but quite photogenic festival outfit

If you’re following me on Snapchat (@pielaunio!) you probably have noticed that two weeks ago I attended a festival called Dystopia Festival. It’s a brand new house music festival near Antwerp of which my boyfriend does the creative directing and stage managing! Pretty cool, right? For the occasion I decided to dress up happy, bright and all…

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#Bloggerproblems

Hi guys! Are you getting used to the new Polienne look? I’m finally settling down here on the new site (so happy to be at #teamcreators!) after a few hectic days in which I still needed to fix a couple of technical problems. I hope that everyone can reach the site very easily by now! Today…

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Postcard from Sardinia
Travel

Oh hello there! So, are you a bit used to the design and feel of my new online home yet? Have you enjoyed the tons and tons of posts filled with inspiration? Have you tested the translation function next to the upper banner yet? I would be thrilled to read your reactions and opinions! In…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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