Tuesday, May 31, 2016

OOTD: Baby Blue!

Hello everyone! 
As you might have noticed, I've been writing about Rome.
I went to visit Rome and I did really enjoy it. Of course I took some pictures - I wouldn't be a blogger if I didn't! 

The best thing about being in Rome - aside from all the history and culture - is the good weather. Time for playsuits, shorts and dresses!


Today's outfit is a baby blue playsuit that I got at New Look. The shoulders and the back are quite special. They're covered in lace and the back is semi-open.


I paired it with my favourite new ballet flats and a nude purse. I also brought a scarf with me, because in some holy places, you have to "cover up", which means cover your shoulders and anything above the knee.


I also wore a pearl bracelet and my gold watch. This is my favourite arm candy and I couldn't go without. They do always give you the advice not to wear too many bracelets or necklaces in Rome because of pick pockets who will just rip it off your chest or arm, but honestly, I haven't had any problems with it.
Do pay attention though if you go on a trip!


Thanks for reading!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

When in Rome....

Goodmorning everyone!
If you've been wondering where I've been, I'll tell you! I'm currently in Rome, on a schooltrip.
As a person who loves to travel (and someone who studies history), I'm feeling absolutely amazing visiting this place.

 

We've seen some very well known buildings on our first day, which I'd like to show to you now. Take a walk with me through some of Romes finest places.
In this blogpost I won't be writing a lot of information, more pictures and detailed information are coming up in my Travel Diary series, so stay tuned if you're looking for something like that. It's not so much about touring/guiding/travelling, but more about the beauty of certain less popular places or things.


Quick tip: you need to cover yourself in holy places!


Park in the city center


Pantheon

Of course, we end the day with some snacks and a cocktail! 


And on an evening stroll....



Thanks for reading! I'll be uploading more soon! 
Have a nice day! 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Wake up, spring!

Every spring, pastel colours come back. I'm not a fan of a wide range of pastel colours, there are only two pastel colours I like: mintgreen and pastel purple.
Just a few days ago, I was in the city center window shopping, but I ended up buying a few things too! One of those things was a mintgreen eyeliner that I came across.
I've never had bright coloured eyeliner but it's trending so I wanted to give it a shot.


The packaging of this product is so adorable. It looks like a mintgreen pen. The pen says "Wake up, spring!" in curly letters. This is the title of this collection. Ah, it makes me feel so happy inside! 

The felt tip was something that made me doubt a little. Up until now, I've haven't had a good felt tip  experience when it comes to eyeliners. However, the swatch looks decent.


The look that I was going for was quite simple; a normal, black line and above it, the mintgreen line. I decided to do the mintgreen line before adding the black, because it would be easier.


Even though the colour payoff was okay on my wrist, it didn't show up that well on my eyes. I had to go over it a couple of times, but then the product didn't look like it was distributed evenly. The middle was less intense than the outer parts, if that makes sense. 

I wish the colour would show up more on my skin. I feel like you have to go over it a bunch of times and still, you barely see any result.
 I get that this is a pastel eyeliner, but still, it did disappoint me a little. 

The next day I re-applied this eyeliner with the difference that I put the pen vertically in a cup with my other pens all night overnight, I thought maybe the product would come down more and it would be easier to use the felt tip. No luck.



I absolutely love the idea of pastel eyeliners, but so far I'm still not satisfied with the eyeliner Essence came up with.
I will be trying some other brands soon!



Thanks for reading, have a nice day!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

BRABLEMS!

Recently, I was working at a bar with my collegue and good friend. I always do the bartending, she waits on the tables. The hot weather made me feel like I was wearing too much, whereas my friend had another problem - or should I say - brablem.
A brablem is, as the word already shows you - a problem with your bra. And man, are there a lot of problems that can occur!

It's known that women in general, wear the wrong bras. I too have been guilty. My lovely friends at Thirdlove.com have provided me with a handy dandy chart!
Basically every 'brablem' you could have, is explained below, as well as a good solution to the problem!

Dressing nicely isn't just about the clothes you wear, but also about underwear. If that doesn't fit, you'll probably be annoyed and no matter how pretty your clothes are, the most important thing'll be missing: your smile.

You can click the pictures below to make them larger or download them, if you need to.





Thanks for reading!
Have a lovely day!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

OOTD: My ray of light!

Belgium was the warmest place in Europe last week, and boy, have we noticed! 
We had a couple of holidays, which means that most of us spent 4 or 5 days at home and had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather (and each other's good moods that came with it)!

 
 
 
 I, unfortunately, wasn't one of them. I didn't have to go to school, but I did end up working. We'd had a couple of extremely hot days before so I decided to keep my outfit basic and short! Here's what I wore!

 I wanted to get a tan (because so far, I think I look like milk), so I wore some high waisted shorts. These feel so 1950s and I'm so happy I got them! They are burgundy and come with a tiny belt with gold detailing.
My shirt was white, as well as my shoes.

My bag was black and white with some gold detailing (it's a Michael Kors knock-off).
 

I also wore my favourite gold watch from Claire's and a bracelet with pearl detailing (I got this online from Six, but you can find similar jewellery at H&M).


I kept my accessories quite minimal. I did end up adding this cute necklace, I got this one at Claire's I think - this actually used to be one of my tattoo ideas! I still absolutely love the infinity symbol and the heart intertwined, it's just not going on my body (or at least, not now).


Have a lovely day!