Summer so far

I haven't really told you what I did in July, and we're almost halfway through Summer!

The first month of Summer was one that consisted of mixed feelings. As always, Summer started of with some parties, picknicks, meetups and dinners because thankgoodnessschoolisfinallyoveromg. After the chaos was over and boredom started to creep up on me, I left for vacation in France with my family. It was amazing. I wish I was there right now, because we only stayed for a week and I already miss it so freaking much. When I got back from France about two weeks ago, I contacted all of my friends because I was already suffering from post-vacation sadness. Let me tell you something: every single one of my friends was out of the country. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. I'm not even kidding.

I must admit that the past two weeks were pretty lonely because of that. The Summer blues really hit me in the face. I guess Lana Del Rey was right about Summertime Sadness after all. On an even more negative note, there's a heatwave going on in Belgium, making it even harder to leave my seating position in front of the ventilator to go out and do something.

Anyway, all negativity aside now. I spent the past few weeks working really hard on my writing. I spent pretty much every day writing about all sorts of different subjects to improve my vocabulary and sentences. I also wrote a piece for my friend Hermione's upcoming issue for her magazine, Lippy Kids. I won't tell what its about, but it also features some good ol' diary spreads of mine. I also wrote something for another magazine of a friend and mostly just things for myself. It's weird because I never think about my writing when I write on this blog, which is probably the reason it's full of bad sentence structure and simple vocabulary. I see this blog more as a diary, and I don't want to worry about my writing on here because this blog is mainly just for myself.

Aside from writing, I started watching How To Get Away With Murder, a series I'm now horribly obsessed with. If you watched it, please email me via the Contact page on my blog so we can freak out and fangirl together, thank you very much.

My plans for August consist of catsitting, meeting up with friends, probably another short vacation in France and enjoying my last month of freedom. I'm not too sad for school to start again though, because Autumn is my favourite season in the world and I can't wait to drink cappucino's in coffeeshops and wear coats again.





The new under the radar trend for summer

A few months ago I was putting up another attempt at cleaning my room when I stumbled upon a box full of junk, including an elaborate collection of animal shaped erasers, hardened sticky tack to put magazine pages up on the wall and a few starry anklets. I thought of how they could look cool when combined with some funky mules, but the idea later moved to my subconsciousness as I found a pile of my 8 year old writing.

Flash forward to a few days ago, when I find myself scrolling through Instagram and coming by picture of manrepeller’s Leandra Medine aka style guru aka relatable dork aka the coolest uncool person in fashion.

The photo in question featured leandra’s feet, wearing a pair of bomb leopard printed mules and, gasp, anklets.

Defeated and dissapointed in myself for forgetting that anklets have huge potential, I set out to investigate the allure of The Ankle Bracelet, also known as The Anklet.

I started off this inspection by taking a closer look on the origins of the anklet. I consulted the good ol’ World Wide Web for this task, and as always it did not disappoint. Actually, humans and anklets go way back! In ancient Egypt, women of all classes liked to adorn themselves with ankle bracelets made out of different metals. However, during the Bronze Age, Europeans loved a sturdy bronze anklet. South Asian and Indian culture also has a long history of anklets, and the jewelry is still culturally significant to this day. These anklets are, for example, a traditional gift for the new bride. Sometimes, these anklets have little bells attached, making rinkling sounds when walking.

I feel like anklets make the perfect Summer accessory because of several different reasons. One being that they come in all styles and colours, being an option for everyone. I'm very fond of the colourful beaded version myself, but whatever your heart's deepest desires are: there is probably an anklet representing just that. The second reason why anklets are bound to be the next big trend, is the fact that they are the perfect addition to your shoes, upping your shoe accessory game by 2016998 points. You can even combine them with socks. Need I say more?

 
From Leandra Medine's instagram, unknown.

 
Both from Marianne Theodorsen's instagram.

That's it. See ya.

First I had hair, now I have a haircut

Hello beloved readers, how have you been? Summer started about a week ago, and I've spent my free time blissfully by going to the beach, going shopping, meeting up with friends, writing and mostly lying around in my pajama's watching tv.
I got my hair cut a few days ago, which is a huge deal because I hadn't gone to the hairdressers in over a year, because of my buzz cut. It was a lovely experience though, and I have the best hairdresser ever who keeps up the same level of sarcasm I have, while also supporting my (often questionable) hair requests. Twiggy bob? Sure. Mia Farrow pixie? Of course. Buzzed off? Sure, no problem. After an adventourous 10 months of growing out my buzz cut, featuring a 6 month period of a full-on mullet (to my mother's disdain) and a semi-cowlick, my hair now finally resembles an actual haircut. Anyway, you probably couldn't care less, but I am thrilled to be on the good hair path again, even though I recieved major support on instagram for the mullet. If mullets are the new biggest hair trend this Autumn, you know where you saw it first, okay?

Anyway, onto the outfit part of this post. It's actually quite embarrassing that I even dare to call this a style blog, because I only feature approximately 3 outfits a year on my blog. 

I bought this floral set a few days ago in the sales at & Other Stories, and although I don't usually gravitate towards maximalist prints and colourful blouses, these co-ords immediately caught my eye. I've been trying to incorporate more colours and prints and special pieces into my wardrobe, as I already own an extensive amount of basics. 

 

Looking at these pictures now, I am very glad I got this haircut. Quite a few people said I look like a French girl now, which is a much appreciated compliment. At least it's better than being compared to Billy Ray Cyrus, John Travolta or a country singer. 

I'm sorry for the weird filter on these pictures, but I had some trouble figuring out the colour settings and the only way they looked okay was with this filter.

 

See ya

I don't care if monday's blue

If you didn't sing that title, shame on you, and go listen to Friday I'm In Love by The Cure. So I had fun today creating flatlays (read: procastinating) for my semi-monthly favourites post. I refuse to call this post Spring Favourites because a) there are absolutely no spring vibes in these flatlays, think blue-toned shit and the absence of floral elements and b) I'm going through this weird phase where I carry this hatred for Spring. It took me a few years of trial and error to figure out that I really am an Autumn/Winter person, I'm sorry, you guys. 

I sound so whiny in my blogposts. 

Anyway, these are some things I've been using/doing/loving lately. The flatlay turned out to be quite blue-toned, which might be because I omited pretty much everything that 'didn't fit the aesthetic I was going for' (pretentious prick alert). Creating a flatlay is a whole process, but I feel like I'm getting the hang of it. It's all about comprimising the importance of the object and the visual relevance of the latter. 

That sentence didn't make any sense, I just wanted to sound like an Intellectual™. 

JOURNAL

I started journalling again (as I mentioned in my previous post), and this might be one of my favourite journals so far. I say that about every diary I finish, but oh well. I feel like my interests are very fleeting, and as my passions come and go, keeping a diary is something that has stuck with me (as well as fashion). My journal is just something I always go back to when I'm feeling uninspired and angsty. I think that's why it's so full of feelings, because whenever I flip through my previous journals I can feel this very intense specific mood. 

AND OTHER STORIES SOCKS

These socks are slightly sheer and look great with sneakers. I've been wearing shorts and skirts more often lately because of the weather, so these are the perfect way to make my outfit more interesting. They say: 'Non, merci' which means 'No, thank you' but I bet you already figured that out all by yourself. 


MONKI DROP EARRINGS

I stumbled upon these beauties when ordering denim overalls and immediately fell in love. I usually don't shop at monki but I actually really like these earrings because they are basically replicas of the ICONIC CHANEL SS18 EARRINGS. I've been dying over those earrings ever since Adwoa Aboah rocked them on the Chanel runway. Obviously I can't afford The Real Deal, so these are a cool alternative. I haven't really worn them (wearing them around the house in a narcissistic mood doesn't count) but I'm sure these will be a favourite in my jewellery collection.

AND OTHER STORIES EYESHADOW

My siblings gifted me this blue glittery eyeshadow for my birthday and even though it's a little extra for me to wear on a day to day basis it's one of my favourite makeup products I own. It's beautiful to look at and it makes my blue eyes pop. I'm petty minimalist when it comes to makeup but I've been in a Path McGrath phase lately, so this bomb eyeshadow is the perfect addition to my makeup collection.


KOMONO SUNGLASSES 

I totally freaked out when I recieved these beauties because they are the kind of 90s sunglasses you can wear really low on your nose and THE LENSES ARE BLUE (hence the title of this post). It doesn't get any better than that. Oh wait, it does, because they look delightfully funny combined with my mullet. I love them. I know I mentioned these in my previous post but here they are again for the sake of blue themed flatlays.

THE OUTSIDERS

I know I've bored you enough by talking about this book. I just love it and I recently got my own copy that happened to complement the flatlay, so that's basically it. Also, the cover has hot guys on it, need I say more?

The process of making a flatlay, as documented by me. Please note the pink lamp (my ultimate favourite of this post), the blue denim shorts, the lone highlighter on the far left, an empty water bottle and a sandalwood candle. They all didn't make the cut but deserve a place in this post. Also, special shoutout to my feet, my all time faves because they bring me everywhere and make the perfect base for cool socks and shoes. I just wanted to give you a glimpse of what truly goes on while taking pictures of a flatlay, because trying to make sure your long-ass toes aren't disrupting your vibe is the harsh truth of Flatlay Photographers.

See ya

What's new

Hi there! Miss "I'm like, SO, going to write blogposts during Easter Holidays this year" is back! I bet you didn't see that one coming. It usually takes about two months for me to write a post after promising you to post more often. I would've had written on here sooner, if it weren't for my crazy busy schedule. I mean, it's already hard enough to fit sleeping, watching TV, going back to school and pocastinating in my weekly planning. Blogging is just too productive for my liking. I really do prefer wasting my time on instagram while stressing out about homework.

So once again I'm writing one mess of a post that compiles everything I've been into lately, so let's go.



So I kind of redecorated my room, and it includes this pink lamp I got for my birthday and some magazine spreads. Also I got so much makeup for my birthday which is cool and I'm really excited to start experimenting with different makeup looks! I never thought I'd be a makeup kind of girl. I mean, none of us had any expectations of me wearing makeup when I dressed like a SKAM boy for 6 months straight. I do feel like fashion is taking a more chic turn again, which comes as a breath of fresh air after 2 years of tracksuits and sneakers. To quote Rihanna: "I'm creating a vibe and my summer vibe is more is more". So glamour is back in fashion, but more on that in an upcoming post.

The vibe I'm trying to express in this post is "dork who's really into neon lighting". I'm actually pretty happy with these pictures as well, which has more to do with the lighting than my photography skills. I stick to disposable cameras and my phone most of the time, but I've been using my camera in combination with photoshop lately for my blogposts.

 

Laura and I went to the Komono Marine Launch event and had a great time. I kind of expected a lowkey event but then we arrived and there were blue neon lights everywhere and then Belgium's fashion guru came in and I kind of freaked out. It's still weird whenever I go to event to be the youngest one there, and I always feel like an overexcited sixteen year old in a sea of cool young adults. Anyway, it was amazing and I had the best time ever. I got given this pair of sunglasses in a geometrical shape and blue lenses and they're my favorite thing ever. I mean, they look so over the top in combination with my mullet that I kind of have to wear them all the time now. I'm not complaining, these sunnies are bomb. 




I picked up my journalling habit again, so here are some recent spreads that align with the neon thing going on in this post. I'm actually really glad to mention some diary spreads in here because it feels more like myself. I've been way less personal on this blog lately and I don't know why but it sucks because I don't really feel the connection I used to. I guess it's coming back now and I'm happy with that because it's so important to me that I stay personal on this blog and don't turn into someone who just posts pictures of their outfits and mentions where they got it. I mean, I don't mind bloggers who do that, but it's just not the point of this blog. I like the long posts, I like reading my friend's blogs and know what's going on in their lives, I like the slightly flawed photographs of dorky poses. 

What I'm trying to say is that I'm still a teenager and I want to project that onto my work and my blog, to give you a representation of what's going on in my mind while still staying true to the visuals I'm trying to create. This sounds horrible and I know I could express myself better than this, but I want to keep the nonchalance of this blog. Posting entire psychological essays on life in a serious tone wouldn't fit on this blog.

On another note, HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW DRAKE VIDEO FOR 'NICE FOR WHAT'??? 
Oh god, Olivia Wilde and Yara Shahidi and tons of other icons in one single video with one of my favourite tracks ever, ugh, I love it so much. Also, the new Childish Gambino: 'This Is America'. Damn, such a good song and the clip is so strong. Some other neon-vibed songs while we're at it:

  1. Ce Matin La - Air
  2. Love My way - The Psychedelic Furs
  3. Hide - FKA twigs
  4. Bartier Cardi - Cardi B
  5. Fetish - Selena Gomez
ALSO I WENT TO CALL ME BY YOUR NAME AND I'M STILL NOT OKAY. (award for the smoothest subject change goes to...). Words don't do this film justice, only feelings do. That's also why I haven't written a review on it on my film blog on Tumblr (which 'blew up' a while ago and now I'm almost at 500 followers even though I barely follow and reblog people??? like, I never thought anyone actually read the film reviews, but I guess it's doing well). 

Speaking of films and other cultural hobbies, I reread the Secret History last week and it just hit me how freaking good this novel is. Seriously, what?? It's one of my faves now for sure. Anyone who would like to fangirl over this book with me, hit me up so we can freak out on email/dm.

See ya


















Crisp af

Yet again I'm starting this post with a sincere apology for the crappy title. I feel like my mind just goes blank when I try to think of something to write in that empty white title bar.  A week of Easter holidays aka pure bliss aka lying on my couch all day has passed and I feel like I've now gained enough energy to write some blogposts again, so here we are! 

I took some photos of myself in my new white shirt I got in the mail before I left for London. I got sent this shirt by & Other Stories and it might just be the Perfect White Shirt™, no kidding. It fits slightly oversized, and it's made of cotton which is perfect because I feel like classic pieces like white shirts should be made out of cotton. I'm really excited about this shirt as it's a universal piece I can wear with just about anything.

 

 That's it! I'll try to write some posts next week, but I'm not making any promises. 

See u