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Flashback Friday – Personal style from the vault…

January 24, 2014

Almost a year ago the company hosting my site had a problem with their servers- causing loss of data and the blog being down for weeks. For that reason I never got round to sharing all the photos I took in Belgium last year and it’s a shame not to. I did a roundup of all the outfits I wore that weekend so here they are. Better late then never. I think they’re cute enough not to be wasted. Do you agree?

Dress – H&M, (via Ebay), Shoes – Office, (via Ebay, now defunct), Thigh Highs – H&M, Jumper – French Connection (via Ebay), Necklace – Zara (borrowed from Ohlalali)

Leopard Ears Hat and Coat – H&M, both via Ebay, Scarf – El Corte Ingles, I’ve lost it in the meantime, Blue Gloves – present from my friend Linda in NYC (hello!), Muff – Ebay, Bag – Target

Dress, with heart pockets and back buttons – Nishe, Long sleeve top – Primark, Cardigan – Vintage, Leggings – Calzedonia, Shoes – Office, via Ebay. It’s also funny to see how much my hair has grown in almost a year – it’s down to my shoulders now!

Daria Dress – ASOS, Boots – Dr Martens, Shades – I don’t remember the name of the brand but I got them in TK Maxx. I call this look the Daria look because it’s just like the character.

Jumper – From Ebay, Skirt – from a second hand shop in Brussels. I had to put it on because it wouldn’t fit my suitcase haha. I love how it’s got little skiers all over it.

Which one is your favourite? This weekend will be a quiet one, and I need it. Hope you have a good one too!


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Take the Bruges train.

April 26, 2013

On my first day in Belgium we went to the Station Centraal,  hopped on the train and made our way to Bruges (it’s not really a sh*tty place, as implied in the film In Bruges).  I had been to Bruges on my first visit to Belgium, some 20 years ago but I have to say I didn’t remember all that much about it. All I could call to mind about it was that there were some canals. One of the things I recollect from the trip there though, was the trains. Having lived in Lisbon all my life (and the fact that Belgium was my first trip outside of Portugal, if we don’t count Spain), taking a train quickly across a country was an interesting and refreshing experience. Portugal is peripheral, surrounded by the sea and Spain and one of the prices you pay is that travelling abroad is fairly expensive! Especially back then, when low cost airlines were merely a dream (or a nightmare, depending on the perspective). 

Seeing a small country like Belgium, crisscrossed by train lines, in the centre of Europe, with such an easy and quick access to other countries, languages and peoples was entirely new and the idea fascinated me. I felt like I wanted to be part of it. I felt like it was so unfair, having so much curiosity about the world and being born in small isolated Portugal! This trip abroad landed the first travel bug seed in me, I suspect it was the first time I felt like I wanted to go see places and live somewhere else. So here I am, living in a different country and travelling to places as much as time (and the wallet) allows. My 15 year old self would have been proud.

Anyway, we had a rather pleasant trip to Bruges on the train and Lali and I had fun taking photos of each other and just chattering in general about girly stuff. I think Iain started to regret tagging along with us right there…

 In no time we arrived in Bruges… What a lovely place, with so much history… but that’s a story for another post.