My Dream Dressing Room

Hey guys,

How are you doing today?

So, a couple of weeks ago someone asked me what my dream dressing room looks like.  And it got me thinking about some “famous” dressing rooms.  My first memory of a dreamy dressing room is Jenna Rink’s; aka Jenifer Garner in 13 going on 30 (remember that movie?).  And then, Mia’s in the Princess Diaries.  And finally, Blair Waldorf’s.  Just so you know the level I’m at right now.

These fabulous dressing rooms make me want to invest – some day – in a gorgeous one for myself.  Even more so that I’ll probably get my own place pretty soon.  Obviously, I won’t be able to afford a huge apartment right away but that won’t stop me from dreaming and imagining my perfect space for when I’m a real grown-up 😉 (wait, shouldn’t I be a real one by now?) Continue reading “My Dream Dressing Room”

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Sales Selection Autumn Winter 2016-2017

Hello girls,

It is one of the exciting times of the year… Yes, absolutely, I’m talking about the sales!  I prepared a small selection of items that you could shop at my favorite places.

This season, bomber jackets, sweater dresses, velvet, and (faux) fur are all the rage.  So let’s see where you can shop these 🙂

Bomber Jackets

[1] Meilleux Jacket, Essentiel-Antwerp; [2] Bart Bomber, Maje; [3] Bomber Jacket, Pinko; [4] Silencio Bomber Jacket, Sandro Paris; [5] Goldmine Bomber Jacket, Sandro-Paris; [6] Ophira Bomber Jacket, Calvin Klein.

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Russian Baroque: AW16-17 Trend

Hello girls,

How are you doing?

Since it’s getting pretty cold right now, I thought it was time to see where we can shop some pieces that could keep us warm.  What do we want?  Faux fur.  Velvet.  Striking jackets or capes.  Statement jewels.  That’s the Russian Baroque trend, ladies!

Let’s see what we can find 🙂

Essentiel-Antwerp: a faux fur coat (available in different prints), a faux fur scarf, a bead encrusted necklace, a brooch, and a faux fur backpack.

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Photo Credit: Essentiel-Antwerp

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Boho Chic or Hippie Chic?

Boho Chic or Hippie Chic?

Hello girls,

How are you doing? I hope you had a great week and that you’re having an even greater weekend 😉

Here in Belgium, we had a few fabulously sunny crisp days. I love those kinds of days, and it made me long for those spring and summer days (and oh oh those summer nights 😀). And I pictured myself sitting at a nice café with some friends, recovering from an epic day at Coachella, pulling off the boho chic style.

And then I thought, wait a minute. What’s boho chic? And what’s hippie chic? Is there actually a difference between these two trends? And if yes, what are they? And then I thought, I cannot be the only person who’s a little confused about this. (Not like I lost any sleep about it, but still… ). So, it’s only natural that I came up with this article: Boho (Chic) vs Hippie (Chic). What’s the deal, trends?

Let’s start with boho chic. Boho comes from bohemian. Bohemian is:

“a person who has informal and unconventional social habits, esp. an artist or writer (New Oxford American Dictionary); or a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life (Wordnet).  A synonym would be gipsy.”

When you check various websites, such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, or InStyle, here are the key words that are used to describe the boho chic trends: late 60’s and 70’s, maxi dresses, crochet dresses, Yves Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, tie dye, paisley, floral, suzani, printed maxi dress, gladiator sandals, floppy hat, a fringe cross-body bag, fur vest, beaded vest, flared jeans, a coin-embellished belt, denim cut-offs, feather earrings, boots, …

The pioneers were Thea Porter (check this, this, and that out) and Talitha Getty (the featured image was taken from CBS), followed by Sienna Miller and Kate Moss in the UK, and the Olsen twins in the US.

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Tabitha Getty and her husband in Morocco in 1969 (Photo Credit: Pinterest)

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