THE MAN REPELLING FLARED JEANS

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Since I am still a bit sick and weak (me and my boyfriend suffered from food poisioning) I don’t had the energy to shoot outfit photos with my new flared jeans. But every time I look at it, hanging and waiting there for me in the corner of the room, I can’t wait to wear it. So here is some flare inspiration! Even after showing these amazing street style shots to my boyfriend he still thinks it’s old skool and not sexy, but oh thats probably a real men’s thing. I don’t mind dressing a bit man repelling! But for you girls out there who do like them, I got some inspiration on how to combine the flared jeans! Looks great with tucked in basics, cropped tops, long coats and lots of layers! Joining me on the flared-jeans-bandwagon?

IT ALWAYS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE…

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This quote tells the story of me getting in shape, fit and healthy. I think I mentioned it before: I’ve been telling myself for years now I have to get in shape, fit and more healthy. But in the end, I always failed to work-out continuously and eat healthy. It was simply impossible. 
But on a blue monday she showed up on my Instagram: Kayla Itsines. Life changer for thousands and thousands of girls around the world. It sounds quite dramatic, but I really think it is the best way to describe it. She does the impossible job of getting (and keeping) girls motivated to get fit, strong and healthy and therefore she is a true life changer. I’ve seen overweighted girls getting slim and skinny girls getting strong. And for me? I haven’t seen my abs and biceps for years, there are no more rolls under my bra on my back and I feel more energetic and healthy than I have felt in a long long time! The things I did to achieve this? The Bikini Body Guide (of course), drinking a lot of water and tea, quit snacking and drinking sodas, being aware of everything I eat. It’s all about balance I guess. If you work-out more, you’ll be crazy to keep snacking and ruin your fitness results. When you stop binge eating, you will automatically eat healthier and work-out even more to see more results. And there you have your vicious circle! I know it sounds easier than actually doing it, but it helps me to keep this lifestyle going.

I regularly get questions on social media or on the blog about this journey and the Bikini Body Guide. So I will soon make a post answering them all. If you have any questions? Fire away below!

 

SPRING SPRING SPRING

soophisticated_pink_loafers soophisticated_pink_shoes soophisticated_pink_sliponssoophisticated_pink_instaootd  Loafers – Zara // Grey Coat – H&M // Grey Jeans & Pink Knit – Zara // Blue Jeans – Mango SPRING IS IN THE AIR! And also on my feet. Couldn’t leave these pink ponyhair cuties at Zara when I passed by. They scream spring/summer and are a very welcome addition to my (almost all) black shoe collection. They also have them in beautiful blue navy! Loved them too! Spring is in the air and it’s time to wear shades of color next to all black outfits again (even though my love for all black will never die!). Even a green/yellow dress made it into my wardrobe last week, more on that later! I am typing this in bed right now. Hooray for boyfriends who bring breakfast in bed when your working on your blog. Perfect combination! Have a great weekend lovelies! 

ALMOST THERE

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(Dress – Monki // Isson Sunglasses – You & EYE)

ALMOST THERE. YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH.

Singing this to the lyrics of the song ‘Always there’ since this friday, as I nailed my Thesis and got it back approved! This means I am almost graduated! Time for a bit confetti. I already celebrated it a little this weekend. You can imagine I had to take some time for myself to focus on my Thesis, so right now: I’m back again and here to stay!

FILLING UP THE BASICS

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Ribbed dress – H&M (out of stock) // Grey suede bag – Mango // Double cross-body bag (on sale!) – Mango // Braided silver belt (on sale!) – Mango // Singlet – H&M

Sometimes it’s time to fill up the basics. I have been searching for big leather bags for a while now, as I needed one to carry my macbook and other work stuff around with me. My Zara shopper can’t hold the weight anymore and other than that (big) bag I only have a big canvas tote bag. So this grey suede bag from Mango is more than welcome. 

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

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My jewelry shopping rules (or questions I ask myself when buying them):

✚ Are they big?
✚ Are they bold?
✚ Are they gold?
✚ Are they unique?

Are they? Buy the jewelry!

Triangles (gold) – Claire’s // Hoops (large) – H&M // Hoops (medium & small) – Claire’s // Triangles (silver) – H&M // Big silver clips – H&M // Long drop earrings – Zara // Colored bold earrings – Covet // S necklace – Primark // Hoops with golden bars – H&M

COMFORTABLE AT HOME

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Jacket – Hema (on sale!) // Striped shirt – H&M Men’s department // Pants – Zara // Shoes – Invito // Earrings – Claire’s

With weather like this it’s the best thing to wear comfortable, warm and layered outfits! What’s better than a sweatshirt from the H&M men’s department? They often have cooler basics than the ladies department! Although I love working at home, I’m about to get a little fresh air and do my homework at a coffee bar. I’m so much more concentrated and focussed when working elsewhere than at home. Know the feeling? When I work at home; at the end of the day my house and closet are cleaned up and the laundry has been done. The only negative thing of leaving my house right now is that I have to wrap myself in many layers and gloves, hat and scarf as I’m having a cold right now. I’ve been drinking lots of tea with honey and taking aspirin and pain killers for my sore throat. And I can tell you: muscle pain + having a cold = very painful when coughing! The great thing about working at home is that it’s very comfortable. Playing the music you love, drinking lots and lots of (free) tea and sit on your favorite spot. I don’t remember if I shared this coffee table before here on the blog, but it’s home made. We use it for everything! Next to an actual table it works great as a bench to work on while stretching my legs! Comfor-table at home! Hope you have a great weekend as well guys!