WORDS | Work/play

Finding the balance between working and playing is never easy but lately I'm even more struggling with it. The reason why is pretty clear : in a week my finals start so I have to study study study (=work) but actually all I wanna do is party (=play), especially in this holiday period. When I look at this picture, it is pretty clear to me that 'work' prevails 'play'. I don't know whether this is because of the circumstances, that my brain is so focused on working, or that everyone is seeing the same as me?


INSPIRATION | Day- and nightdreaming

You know that I have finals in January so I have to study, a lot. But when I'm studying I can't stop dreaming about beautiful, warm places! And it is not only when I'm studying, also when I'm sleeping I dream about being on vacation! I would do anything in the world right now to be the girl in the picture above. I'm not asking for much; just give me a sun that shines so bright that the temperatures are hot hot hot, a sea with lots of different tones of blue and a white beach.. If the sea and the beach aren't possible, a pool is also good for me! 


SHOP | Net-a-porter sale

Christmas is all about having a great time with the ones you love, food and presents. Net-a-porter understands this special spirit, wishes us Happy Holidays and they are making this time of the year even better : they started a sale today up to -50%! I know that it is a little bit late for a Christmas gift but do you really need Christmas as a reason to buy something for yourself or someone else? No! I think it is very nice if you get a present when you don't expect it. Don't you agree? 

OUTFIT | Merry Christmas preview

While I am writing this it is about 1am and I'm just laying in my bed after a cosy Christmas evening with my boyfriend and his family. 
My plan was to write a post yesterday but because of studying and the Christmas spirit, I didn't get to it. 
That's why I want to show you right now one photo where you can see a little bit of my outfit & accessoiries I wore and a duck-kiss to wish you a Merry Christmas! 


WORDS | Knowing and understanding

There are lots of people who don't know or understand that there is a difference between knowing and understanding. This is actually very sad, especially in real life situations because in real life it is extremely important to know and understand this difference. What's your opinion about this? 
PS : I don't think I have ever used this much 'know', 'understand' and 'difference' in such a short text haha :)



The holiday season pretty much arrived so I think it is the right time for some jewelry inspiration. 
Jewelry is so versitale : gold or silver or colors, simple or bold, clean or extravagance, earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, feet jewels, .. Anything is possible! 
Just remember one thing : your jewels can make or break your outfit! 

Pinterest : Camille Charriere, Julia S., Vicky Heiler, Lauren Young, Sté, Chaunsey Trash, V.A.S., The Blab, Style Addict, Caroline Morehead, Czech Chicks, Sylvia Haghjoo // Instagram : We Wore What, Late Afternoon, Sincerely Jules, They All Hate Us // Happily Grey // DylanLex // The Blonde Salad // Viva Luxury Blog // Fashionsalade // 


OUTFIT | Birthday dress

Two weeks ago I celebrated my 20th birthday with some friends from university. We were with seven girls and three of us (incluiding me) had their birthday that week! Time for us do have a little 'girlsparty' at my home. This basically means that we chatted about everything & nothing, drank our favorite cava  and ate snacks all night. Big thanks to my mummy for making the snacks, you're the sweetest :)
Now a bit about my outfit.. We planned to dress up since it was pretty special, 3 birthdays remember, so we all put on a dress and heels, which some of us threw away quickly since we just wanted to have a fun, cosy and comfortable night.
A week before, I had a little dress-crisis with thoughts going trough my head like crazy "They have already seen me in this dress so I can not wear this dress again, this dress is absolutely a no-no for that night, no this dress I don't want to wear, etc." With as result "OMG, I have absolutely nothing to wear!" Recognize this? ;) 
Before I knew, I was going trough all the dresses on Asos and found this one from New Look. I immediately liked it because it is black  -duhhh-, has a mesh neckline and it has a peplum. I've always wanted something with a peplum but never found something that I liked and suited me at the same time.
Four days after ordering this dress (and a jeans and a top), my package arrived. I tried on the dress and yes, I knew I made the right choice! 
Conclusion of the whole evening : we all felt comfortable, cosy and happy. We could all go to sleep with a smile on our face, I know I did :) and I can not wait to see my girlfriends again after our exams! 

My lovely friends, if you're reading this : I am so happy that we met eachother last year and I love you all!
PS : I still have some more detailed photos to show you but my computer/internet is acting very strange, I'm afraid there is a virus or something.. I'm sorry, 'll try to fix it asap!


FASHION | Rihanna for Balmain

Rihanna, RiRi for friends, is the new face of the summer collection for Balmain. I love Balmain and in my opinion, the first photos of this campaign are great. Look at those fierce eyes! 
& you : a fan of Balmain and/or this bad girl or not? 


WORDS | Pajamas

Past Friday was my last class at university until the half of February. Vacation? No, unfortunately not. This period of time is time to study for your exams and to make them. My first exam is on the 7th of January and the last one on the 28th. This basically means that I'm going to live in pajamas and joggings for 1,5 month. There will be a few exceptions : Christmas, New Year and the days I have to go to uni for my exams. I look forward to wear comfortable clothes all the time but I think that by the end, I will be very happy that I can rediscover my closet again! 
Do you also study in pj's/joggers? Or is their another time that you constantly live in comfortable clothes? 
To everyone who has exams : good luck! 


WISH | Zara marble print blouse

More and more we get to see clothes and accessoiries with marble prints and I admit that I love it. This Zara blouse was already on my wishlist and after seeing some bloggers wearing the shirt, I know I have to have it! 

left : Fashionvibe // right : Mink and Ivory


FASHION | New Chanel face

We've already had actrices like Blake Lively, Keira Knightley and Diane Kruger as face for one of the Chanel collections. New collection means new face. For his new collection, Métiers d'Art Paris-Dallas, Karl chose Kristen Stewart. I don't really know what to think about this choice because I'm not such a fan of Kristen (sorry for the ones who are) and I don't associate her with Chanel.. All I can do is hope that she's more excited about this campaign than her face shows. 
What do you think about Karl's choice? 


WORDS | Wake me up when..

If you follow me, you know that I'm absolutely no fan of winter. I just hate the cold. As if winter isn't hard enough, the exams are also here. Well, my first exam is the 7th of January but I have almost no classes anymore right now because it is 'study-time'. 
Going to bed and waking up when the weather is warmer, exams are over, etc. sounds like music in my ears! Anyone else? 


SHOP | Asos 20% discountcode

I had no special plans for the weekend but yesterday I received an e-mail from Asos saying that they are having a discountcode for the whole weekend. 20% off on everything (yes, everything!) until Monday morning! All you have to do is enter the code 'WKEND20', easy peasy right? Have fun shopping! 


Time to drink champagne and dance on the table

Today is the day that I'm no longer a teen anymore because I'm turning 20 today! A pretty important birthday if you ask me so it is time to drink champagne and dance on the table! 
PS : outfitpost will come later 
20 big kisses !!! 


WISH | December wishlist

December is thé party month of the year and for me even more than for others because it's my birthday on the 5th (yes tomorrow)! 
It is not easy to buy a present for me because I'm pretty picky so I thought it would be useful if I made a wishlist : 
Kenzo Iphone 5 Case 
Bip and Bop Sweethearts Necklace Gold (but with the letters D and L of course)
Chloé Eau de Parfum 

So friends and family, if you don't have a present yet, run to the store or order online because this year you don't have the excuse "I didn't know what to buy!" haha ;)


WORDS | December

This may be the 'definition' of December but what I am wondering : is this also what December means to you


INSPIRATION | Distraction please

The title says it all : I need distraction. I can't really tell why because it's very personal and I am still in shock. I hope none if you will ever need distraction because of 'this' reason. It may sound a bit weird and/or mysterious but I just can not talk about it. Nevertheless I needed to do an indirect post about it because I can't pretend like nothing happened.. I hope you can understand my point of view a little bit? 
Anyway, November has come to an end and it is time for December, time for other things, time for better things! 


WORDS | Play, pause, stop, repeat

Play the moments. 
Pause the memories. 
Stop the pain. 
Repeat the happiness. 
How amazing, correction : how perfect would life be if this was possible?! Come on technology, develop even more quickly please! 


INSPIRATION | (Faux) fur

I've never been a fan of (faux) fur. In fact, I hated it. I think I've only own one piece of clothing in my entire life with some fur. And I didn't even wanted to have that jacket/coat but I had to since the winter in that year already was in town and I still had no winter coat to wear so I had to buy it, against my will, but it was the only coat that I liked (except from the furry part) and that was allowed at my highschool. As some of you may know from older posts, my highschool had some very strict clothing rules. 
So why do an inspiration post about something you don't like, yes I can hear you think! Well, since this year I actually like faux fur. I didn't really have a reason for not liking it in the past and now all of a sudden, I do like it, also without a specific reason. I think it's just a matter of evolution in taste and style.. 
Now I am curious : do you like (faux) fur? Why or why not? 

FASHION | Louboutin at Brussels ?!

Since a while, there are some rumors that Louboutin will open a store in Brussels. The rumors are getting bigger and bigger and they would also come from more reliable sources! The Louboutin staff hasn't confirmed anything yet but they didn't deny it either.. If we must believe the rumors, Belgium will also have a Louboutin store by summer 2014! My heart is already beating a little bit faster just by the thought of it, my wallet on the other hand isn't that excited.. 
Isn't it crazy, all this fashionnews in one week?! (Think about what I wrote earlier this week about Victoria's Secret, & Other Stories and Primark) 


FASHION | Victoria's Secret, & Other Stories and Primark

I actually planned a totally different post for today but since there were a few huge announcements the last couple of days, there is a change of plans/blogposts. 
Let me tell you about the news. It are 3 different things and they all have to do with my little country Belgium. Curious?Here we go : 
1) Victoria's Secret is opening two shops at Brussels airport, one in each terminal, already in December this year! Just for this I would actually book a ticket so I can go to the shop haha! 
2) & Other Stories, the more expensive little brother from H&M, is opening its first store in Belgium. A little bit more details : the store will be in Antwerp, in the Korte Gasthuisstraat, and will open his doors in the beginning of 2014. Bye bye online shopping, hello real life shopping! 
3) Last but not least, Primark is opening a new store in Brussels. Primark already has a store in Luik, plans for stores in Ghent and Charleroi and now Brussels is added to the list as well! 
So, by Summer 2014 we will be able to shop at Victoria's Secret, & Other Stories and Primark. If this isn't great news for all the Belgian fashionista's! 
To my fellow countrywomen : which store are you most excited about? And to my international readers : which store do you miss in your country? Or are you lucky to have all three of them? 
One thing is for sure : I am excited !! 


WORDS | Black by Christian Dior

You all know that I'm a big fan of black. Why? Christian Dior his explanation pretty much says it all. 


WISH | Isabel Marant x H&M fringe boots

Yesterday it was the launch of the Isabel Marant for H&M collection for the whole world. Before there had been some events for press, bloggers, etc. but yesterday the collection was available for everyone. Lots of people were looking forward to it and some waited hours before the opening of the stores to get their hands on the pieces they wanted. I wasn't able to go to a store and Belgium doesn't have a H&M online shop with as result that I don't have the fringe booties I want(ed) so bad :( if you or someone you know, is selling these in a size 37(EU)/4(UK)/5,5 or 6(US) please let me know by leaving a comment on this post or sending me an e-mail! 
Were you excited for the launch? And did you get everything you wanted? 


OUTFIT | Lately

Like the title says, I'm wearing outfits like this one very often lately. Especially the jeans, so comfortable, and the booties, got to love black and studs. 
The outfit isn't special, it is my go-to-university look. And since it is always the same thing in the morning -too little time- I usually end up with something like this. 
I also know that it has been a while that I did an outfitpost, sorry about that!, but because of the bad grey weather, I really don't feel like leaving the house unless necessary with as result that I wear joggings and pajamas most of the time (and nope, not going to do an outfitpost about that haha!) 
But I made a deal with myself : I need to explore my wardrobe more! Even if it is just for going to uni. Please help me remember this ;) 
Does the weather also affects your mood and the way you dress (more casual/wearing your clothes over and over/etc.) ? 


WORDS | Personality/attitude

I think that this quote from Frank Ocean, known as singer, songwriter and rapper, doesn't need an explanation. It is obvious : personality is about 'me', attitude is because of 'you'. 
Do you know Frank Ocean? And do you agree with his quote or not? 

PS : I find that I owe you an explanation about the lack of posts, especially outfits. It is just really hard to find the right time : I have lots of schoolwork, I have to go to uni, there has to be someone to take photos and it may not rain. These 4 factors made it really hard the past few weeks to shoot some outfits. But, i'll try to work on it, I promise :) 


WORDS | You just don't

If you watch Grey's Anatomy, you've already recognized Meredith. And if you are a true fan, you might even remember this scene. 
I watch Grey's Anatomy and in my opinion, there are so many beautiful things said in that serie. Hard things sometimes but true and that is what makes it so beautiful. When I read this 'quote' I can hear Meredith say it, with her special voice and intonation. 
To all the people who throw others away like a Cleanex (unfortunately there are many who act like this, way too much), let me tell you this : you just DON'T. 


OUTFIT | Elie Saab dress

Today is Halloween but I really don't like dressing up and having scary make-up on my face etc. But since most people do like Halloween, I want to show you the type of dressing up I do like. I'm more the fairytale type of girl than the scary movies type. So when I was in London in January 2012 (that's why my hair and face look so different) and I saw this dress of Elie Saab in Harrod's, I knew it : I had to try it on! And so I did, playing dress up in January at Harrod's in London, I felt so special. I mean, I was wearing an ELIE SAAB dress, hello how crazy is that for a normal girl like me?! 
Which type are you : the real Halloween or the 'fake' (fairytale) Halloween? 
Whether you're a fan or not, I hope you had a nice day!


FASHION | Isabel Marant Scarlet boots : the real vs. the deal

Lots of clothing stores get inspired by designers. This time, Mango was inspired by the Isabel Marant Scarlet boots so they made a cheaper version. 
Are these shoes your style? If so, which pair would you go for, the real or the deal? 
The Isabel Marant's are available at Mytheresa and you can buy the look-a-likes at Mango.


DIARY | Instagram #7

It's been quite some time ago (again, bad  bad me) that I have given you an Instagram update. So here are most of my IG-photos from a little 2 months. If you want to follow me on Instagram, I am @lyndesloovere ;) 


WORDS | Wear it

I've decided that I'm not going to think anymore in the morning "Is this okay to wear to university? Isn't it weird if I wear this?" Because when you're going to university, there are no rules about the dresscode anymore. So why the hell would I think about it? If I want to wear it, I am going to! Now I just have to really do it because as usual, it is easier said than done.. 
Do you think about whether your clothes are appropriate or not (in a situation wher you actually can wear whatever you want)? 


INSPIRATION | Think pink

While I am writing this post I am exhausted but I think it is very important that I write this post. Why? October is the month of breast cancer awareness and many people from all over the world are dealing with this type of cancer so it is important that we show them that we think of them. Off course this isn't the only time we need to show them that we care etc. but just a little bit extra never hurts.
Message to everyone who is dealing with this disease : I wish you lots of strength during this hard time and don't forget to THINK PINK! 


FASHION | Kate Moss has a new job!

We all know Kate Moss as one of the biggest supermodels. Beside being a model, she also made some collections for like Topshop, so you can call her a bit of a designer as well. Kate is already in the fashion industry for more than 25 years but she isn't thinking about quiting. On the contrary, she has a new job in the world of fashion : contributing editor for Vogue UK! But what does this means 'contributing editor'? It means that she will have to search for models and photographers for the editorial shoots for Vogue. If you ask me, I think it's a pretty good job for her : she's already in the industry for so long that she knows how everything works and has lots of connections! I can't wait to see some results of her work, we will be able to see it in the beginning of 2014. 
What do you think of Kate Moss working for Vogue UK? 
One thing is for sure : Kate loves the fashion world and the fashion world loves Kate! 
PS : Kate, since you have a lot of experience, my expectations are pretty high but no pressure haha ;) 

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