zondag 31 maart 2013


shirt - H&M trend, black high waist jeans - H&M &denim, boots - Stradivarius

Thursday night at my friend Christels house. I know her since forever, she's like family to me. It's always a pleasure to be with her, cuddling with her precious kid (Levi, love of my life!) and talk until late at night. A warm and familiar place.
This time she made me cannelloni with beef, spinach and cheese, yum! And I am wearing my flanel oversized checkered blouse with black jeans and pointy wedged booties.
Happy Easter Sunday!

zaterdag 30 maart 2013


Missing my boyfriend like crazy! Can't wait to be with him, hold him, kiss him. 
35 more days...

vrijdag 29 maart 2013


Last Monday I had my friends Eline and Irene over for supper. I love to cook and I decided to make them a 3-course dinner. 

I started out simple: Tomatoes, mozzarella, some salt and black pepper and fresh basil.

To stay in the Italian atmosphere I went for pasta for the main course. This a recipe from my boyfriend, normally he's the one cooking when this dish is being served. But today I gave it a try. 

You need: 
* penne
* sundried tomatoes
* black olives
* dandelion salad
* fresh basil
* bacon 
* pine nuts
* parmesan cheese

How you make it: 
* boil the penne
* cut the sundried tomatoes and olives in pieces
* fry the bacon until it's crispy
* roast the pine nuts
* mix the salad with the basil. 
* add the penne
* add the sundried tomatoes, olives and pine nuts
* place the bacon on top
* finish it with (lot's of, I love cheese!) the parmesan cheese

Plain simple right? But delicious! 

I served some strawberries with chocolate mousse and whipped cream for dessert. I think dessert is the icing on the cake, the cherry on top of every meal.

We sure enjoyed it! What is your favourite meal? And do you like to cook or always ready for take out? 

donderdag 28 maart 2013


I'm adding a new item to my blog: Throwback Thursday.
Today it's about New York. I went there in October 2008 and again in June 2010 and it was so super  cool and amazing! I have never been in a city more overwhelming than New York. Just fabulous!
And what I was wearing in 2010: Pink ballerina dress by H&M divided, heartshaped glasses by H&M and a blue suede dress by Jimmy Choo for H&M.

New York, New York. I hope we'll meet again sometime! 

woensdag 27 maart 2013


hat - a gift, top - Zara, shorts - H&M &denim, wedges - Stradivarius, necklace - Primark

Monday was a free day well spent. I catched up on some sleep, my friends Irene and Eline came over for dinner (more about that later on Friday!) and for lunch I went out for Dimsum with my BFF Desiree and her man. She's 4 months pregnant now, and so excited to be a mom! We talked about daycare and Bugaboos and babynames and pregnancy ultrasounds. And then it hit me: This is what my life will be like for the next couple of years. More and more of my friends are getting married or having babies. My girls are settling down with their loves. And I'm about to travel around the world with mine... I have no idea what my future will look like. How will I feel about travelling and being away for so long? Will we find a new job when we get back? Shall we settle down and move in together or continue our lives the way it was before? Or saving up for another big trip? And when will I become a mother? Do I have to hurry up, since I'll turn 30 this year?  
Existential questions I don't have the answer to. So for now I'll stay by my BF's answer to everything - 'we'll see' - and enjoy the things the way they come. 
Like sunbeams while wearing a hat!

This hat I got from my aunt. It was hers, but she loved it on me and gave it to me as a present. And that brings me back to Desiree's pregnancy: Fantasizing about and looking forward to the arrival of the baby. Maybe I'm not ready to have kids yet, but I sure love to be an 'aunt'! 


maandag 25 maart 2013


I don't know if it's my stolen camera, or me being tired all the time, or the persistent cold and this never-ending winter, or me missing my boyfriend so bad, or being too busy preparing for my trip... but I'm not in the mood for blogging. And I'm far behind in reading the blogs that I like and inspire me. Sorry guys!
All I am doing is meeting my friends and family for dinners and party's, working and staying in bed watching all episodes of Snooki&Jwoww. And during the first I'm taking pictures. And that is what you are looking at. 

Daisy and me before going out with a real feel temperature of -10 *C! we can conquer the cold! //  the light of my day: talking to my love on Skype // family portrait: my sister-in-law, my brother, my cousin and me at the family reunion // what do you think of my new hair colour? or does pink look better on me? me and the birthday girl. All at my friends Neomies surprise party! 30 yeah! // ...going crazy... // I was laughing my ass off while seeing this dog. this large dog, with all her white hair and pink hairclip and leopard collar. so cool! // what I was wearing to the family reunion: leopard tights, booties and black oversized dress // me and my cousin at my brothers new apartment, just before the housewarming started. a beautiful apartment, with an amazing view. so proud of my little bro! 

zaterdag 23 maart 2013


Winter, just stop! I can't take anymore snow... And temperatures below 0 *C!

donderdag 21 maart 2013


Ph: Richard Austin // Wildfox Resort // PLTW // For love and lemons // National Geographic // Nastygal Crazy Love 

First day of spring. Wish the weather would act like it...

zondag 17 maart 2013


I found this piece of art on the Studded Heart blog, made by Charmaine Olivia. Now this is what I call inspiration. Amazing! 

Have a beautiful Sunday! 

zaterdag 16 maart 2013


blazer - H&M divided, jeans - H&M &denim, tee - H&M divided, sneakers - Adidas, beanie - H&M

Yes, another mirror picture. Grey jeans, grey blazer, grey beanie. Guess I don't feel like colour these days. Even replaced the pink laces of my kicks with white ones. Much better, don't you think? 

Enjoy your Saturday! 

vrijdag 15 maart 2013


Ph: Doutzen Kroes by Daniel Jackson

Gorgeous, amazing Doutzen. This picture is just perfect. 

donderdag 14 maart 2013


I've warned you: until I get a new camera to take outfitpictures, there will be a lot of diary's. Try to add some fashion to them though.
What you are looking at: 

datenight with my friend Christel, having pizza in my DIY shirt, black shorts and wedges.  // cute birdies I got from my friend Desiree and strange weather. please let it be spring soon! // with my favourite girl at my favourite restaurant  -Dais & I at MaccieD- and conquer the snow with a faux fur vest and sneakers. 

woensdag 13 maart 2013


coat - Zara, tights - Primark, scarf - H&M, sneakers - New Balance

I'm cleaning out my closet and getting rit of a lot of stuff. One of the good things that come from that finding back good stuff I forgot about. Like this coat. Fell in love with it  years ago, bought it, almost never wore it. But I quite like it, don't you? This one's on the 'keep' pile, for sure!

dinsdag 12 maart 2013


Oh yeah, Instagram yeah. 

What you're looking at: 

beautiful flowers the BF's mother gave me for let him have his farewell party at my place // hi there drunken selfie // cherry beer in wineglasses // with my boy and his friends on his last night in town // goodlifeee (while we're stressing out over packing for 6 months!) // we've done well... :) // waking up to my two favourite boys // airport snapshot // doing fun things on our last days together. here: lunch at Bazar, YUM! // good hangover meal? // Mc.Gijssie // mirror shot. missing my 'real' camera!! // having fun with my new app ;) // discovered my dark blue mohair scarf goes well with my emerald coat // my love and I spending our last night in the CitizenM airport hotel, a present from his parents! 

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maandag 11 maart 2013


coat - H&M trend, dress - H&M divided, bag - H&M, shoes - Converse All Stars 

My colour obsession this winter was/is - with no doubt - emerald. This outfit is emerald, allover. My fave coat, a slightly different colour of green in the cute lace dress and ultra soft darkgreen tights. And then red All Stars. Can't imagine my life without All Stars! If I had 'm in emerald, I'd wear 'm with this outfit!

What do you think about my look? 

zondag 10 maart 2013


I think the best thing to do in love is accept the other persons choices. Value their dreams. 
Easier said than done. 
At first I didn't like the idea of him leaving 2 months earlier - without me - at all, but travelling alone was one of the things he had to do in life... Over time the idea grew on me and I became to appreciate him chasing his dreams. I really respect him for starting this journey all by himself. I'm gonna miss him like crazy, but this is the way we choose it to be. Together. And I sincerly wish him all the best, hope he has the time of his life! (and misses me a lot!)  

In the meantime I can't wait to start my own adventure. Just 8 weeks from now! And max 11 weeks 'till I see him again and we merge our travels. How amazing will it be to see eachother again, with 3 months of exploring South-America together ahead? 


vrijdag 8 maart 2013


dress - H&M trend, vest - H&M divided, scarf - H&M trend, bag - Mango, boots - River Island

If someone would had told me a week ago I would go out with bare legs on March 5th of this year I would have denied it. But I did! What a great day...! I didn't regret my bare legs at all, even when I was walking home at 8 PM... The sun shone and warmth up the earth for a day. Awesome!

What did you do on this first spring-ish day?