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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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Central Europe Vintage

August 23, 2013

I bought both dress and belt in Brussels when I was there a few months ago. I swear I nearly squealed when I saw the belt, it’s not only unusual but also in my favourite colour combo.  I am not sure of the decade of the dress but I suspect it’s either the 60’s or the 70’s. The belt is most definitely from the 60’s. The shoes are from Topshop and I bought them years ago when I visited the UK just a few months before moving here.

As I still have a lot of photos from my visit to Belgium to share, this is the perfect excuse to show a few I took on the day I bought these items. These were taken in Brussels when we went for a stroll at the Quartier des Marolles, a neighbourhood filled with vintage and quirky shops with a lot of fun street art to look at.



They call me mellow yellow…

June 24, 2013

I look like an alien or like I have some sort of disease but I like it and that’s all that matters.

These were taken a couple of weeks ago and as I finally wore one of the dresses I got from the Brussels Vintage Market, I thought I’d share those photos along with the outfit. I really enjoyed visiting this market – there was a lot of variety and prices for every purse. I brought back a couple of gems, including the dress you see above. If you live in the UK, I definitely recommend hopping on the Eurostar (less than a £100 there and back, bargain!) and doing a little vintage shopping expedition.

Details: Dress – Vintage (from the Brussels Vintage Market), Shoes – Office (via Ebay), Ombre Tights – Ebay, Head Scarf – Rumours Vintage, Amsterdam.

I am adding this post to Patti’s Visible Monday over at Not Dead Yet Style.



April 17, 2013

As I may have mentioned previously, I went to Brussels in the beginning of March for a long weekend to visit my good friend Oh La Lali as I hadn’t seen her in over a year. I have loads of photos to post but as the blog was down for over 2 weeks they are now long overdue. I will be splitting the photos in several posts so I don’t bore you too much with a lot of scrolling. The photos I am posting today are just a few details that caught my eye as soon as I got there.

I was very curious to go to Belgium as I had been there exactly 20 years ago, back in 1993. I was curious to see what I still remembered, what I could see had changed and how I would be seeing it now. Seeing it through the eyes of a 15 year old is a totally different thing isn’t it?


A lot of people cycle everywhere. One day I’ll be able to say the same.

There are LOADS of Portuguese immigrants in Belgium. In this particular area, there are also a lot of Portuguese cafes and restaurants.

A very funky window display – Kali Ma and Cateye Tree

Knock, the doorbell is defective.

Nothing like a bit of symmetry.

Where is Snow White?


Tomorrow I will be attending a fashion magazine’s forum. I am very curious to see if I will learn anything useful from it. If not, I am sure that at least me and the girls will be having a laugh on our little road trip there.