Saturday, December 29, 2012

"Resolutions are like headaches. You forget about them as soon as they stop hurting"

Almost the beginning of a brand new year, the ideal moment to make good resolutions and start with a clean slate! Less unhealthy habits, more exercise and lots of water to drink every day. Also more laughter, more friends and enjoying every moment more. That all sounds very properly. But let's not forget our fashion resolutions for 2013! 

  1. Time for change
    Change of look is life. Brighten up your wardrobe and experiment with color. Get a new haircut or try a new trend.
  2. Sales items
    Buy classics and basics. Because if you buy trendy trendy pieces they are already or almost out of fashion. Think about the future and look for a nice jacket, well fitting jeans and decent boots. If you are looking for something for a special occasion or if your wardrobe is missing that one special piece, go take a look at the more expensive shops. Who knows they still have it in your size! That way you also have a piece of very good quality.
  3. Have a big cleanup in your wardrobe
    Count half a day to get this done. The stuff you almost never wear can make room for new items. So away with it, please. But be carefull with buying new items; Why spend money on impulse purchases that you never wear or that don't match other clothes? Think before you go shopping carefully on how much you are willing to spend, what kind of items you need , which trend of the season you want to follow and which one not (in order to avoid bad buys). Below you can find a short movie of Allison McNamara and Beth Zeigler, they show you how to handle that cleanup and give you a lot of useful advice!

xoxo, A. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tested and Approved; ASPEN BOCADERO

Last week I went to Aspen Bocadero to meet my best friends after a long time of missing each other! This bar is a new concept and the winter version of Bocadero. This time it was like entering a chalet in the mountains instead of hanging out on the beach. The interior design is very cosy and homy with soft, warm light. I really felt comfortable there! 

You can find the bar at Waagnatie Antwerp untill January 13th, because afterwards it will close to prepare for 'beachy' Bocadero in summer! 

Opening hours and more info is available here


xoxo, A. 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Gifts I Got

So my sister gave me a voucher to get myself manicured/pedicured/massaged,.... which I am so going to use when I'm definitely back from Salamanca! I literally will need a beauty break after exams and so much packing. 

My grandmother got me the most beautiful earrings (of which I am already very fond of) of jewelery designers De Bakker en Vaes

Furthermore I received a lovely watch, pretty handmade dinnerware, a cozy blanket to survive lazy sundays and cold evenings, a teapot, and lots lots more.. Around new year we're doing a new round of gifts ;) 

What did you get? 

xoxo, A. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

This week's inspiration; “You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.” PARTY DRESSES

Dress to impress on new year's eve! Look before you leap! So before you start the witch hunt to find the perfect dress, first take a look here and get inspired! I made an assembly of the new year's collections designed by brands I usually wear and like.. 
Ted Baker

Have fun shopping! 

xoxo, A. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

DIY; Create glitter shoes

No matter what kind of plans you have for the holidays, add some glitter shoes to your outfit. With the current trend of glitter, studs and everything shiny these shoes won't make you look overdressed. Depending on how hard you want to shine, add some other shiny accesories. 

Below you can find a tutorial of Allison McNamara and Liza Kaplan on how to transform your ordinary pumps in the most extravagant pair of shoes ever. 


xoxo, A. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

This week's inspiration; STATEMENT NECKLACES

I'm looking for a statement necklace.. I already bought one in Paris but now I want a more special one! So, I've done my research but I still can't choose between these: 




I can't decide wether I should go for ethnic, classy or chic.. Do you have any ideas? Please help me out!

xoxo, A. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

WANNAHAVE; Bambi eyes
Always jealous of the girls with the big wide-eyed innocent look on their face? 

Well, as from now you can also look 'bambi-cute'! 

Here's a DIY of Lauren Conrad for you, where she explains how to get those eyes...

xoxo, A. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Juicy Pleasures

VITAMINS; Because we all need to survive this kind of weather! (read: because we all need to be able to go shopping instead of staying in wearing joggings.)  So I prepared a few recipes for you with loads of healthy stuff!

1. S.O.S.Off-days
  • Lemon
  • Celery
  • Slice of raw beet
  • An apple 
  • A cucumber
  • Some carrots
2. S.O.S. Fatigue
  • Frozen banana
  • A tablespoon of cacao powder
  • A dash of vanilla soy milk
  • Scoop-chia seeds
  • Water
3. S.O.S. Hangry
  • Banana
  • Almond milk
  • Filtered water
  • Blackberries, raspberries or blueberries
  • A dash of honey
4. S.O.S. Immune system
  • Celery
  • Parsley
  • Lemon
  • Apple juice
  • Ginger

5. S.O.S. Hang-over
  • Hot water
  • Few slices of ginger
  • A dash of honey

Enjoy peeps!

xoxo, A. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

DIY; Sequin collar

With the holidays coming up it will be an understatement to use the word "shine" when it comes to you ;)
Just like last year, a sequin collar or a statement necklace does the trick!
Here are some beautiful examples and below you can watch a DIY of Allison McNamara and Liza Kaplan..
Have fun!

xoxo, A.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

New in

As I visited Madrid and Valladolid last weeks, I did a lot of shopping ofcourse! 

In Valladolid, I went to Primark! It's such a crazy store! I couldn't believe everything was so cheap!
After spending hours and hours, I finally decided to buy some ankle boots, two blouses and cardigan as you can see below..

In Madrid I went to a lot of shops, but I was most happy with the things I bought at Sfera! There I found the two softest cardigans and glam earrings.. 

Enough money spent ;) after a while I will go shopping again!

xoxo, A. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Vivo en Salamanca - 100% Valladolid

El Sueño del Nebli

Herminio's Jazz

Herminio's Jazz

Herminio's Jazz
Foxa Valladolid
Hi there!
Last weekend I went on a trip to Valladolid. My best friends came all the way from Belgium to visit me!
I almost forgot how much we always have to laugh with each other! It was like it was every evening ladiesnight! Because we had such a great time we decided do to more trips like this from now on... I'm curious what our next destination is going te be!

Best ladies-weekend ever <3

xoxo, A.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Vivo en Salamanca; 100% MADRID

Last week my sister came to visit me, so after I showed her Salamanca we left for Madrid during the weekend. Here are some pictures of the citytrip..

La Plaza de los Cibeles

Street Artist at Museo del Prado

El Jardin Botanico

Estacíon Atocha

Starbucks Reina Sofía

Museo Reina Sofía

El Abrazo de Vergara

Palacio Real

Plaza Mayor

El Horno de Santiguas

Cava Baja 5

Next weekend I'm leaving for Valladolid during the weekend so stay tuned for pictures!

xoxo, A.