Like every blogger that went on Erasmus (exhibit A, exhibit B), I came home to a closet filled with clothes that I didn’t miss at all or barely remembered. Living out of one (or… maybe two?) suitcases for 5 months really helped me define my style much more (everything I brought needed to match with everything else) and made me feel fed up with the fashion game of always more-more-more. So, back to basics it is, and to help me reach my goal of the ultimate wardrobe that will last me for years, I’m starting by cleaning out my closet and getting rid of everything that doesn’t get enough wear. H&M’s long live fashion already helped me a little bit, by collecting bags of old clothes and giving 15% discount in return, but I’m saving the good stuff for Bazaar Bizar. Two girls from my high school have been organizing this vintage, handmade and second-hand market for a few years now, and this time they are working together with my high school, at Hartstocht, a night where all the students get to showcase their talents. The place to be? Hometown Herk-de-Stad. If you’re from the neighborhood, you know where you should go on April 26! And if you’re not convinced yet, here’s a little sneak peek of what I will be selling… (Hover your mouse over the photos to see what I’m selling.)
And if that isn’t enough, there’s a lot more that never made it onto the blog – and consequently I don’ t have on photo. Excited? Take a look here for more info, and more sneak peeks from the other sellers. Hopefully I’ll see you next week!
In a previous post, I’ve already mentioned I made a lot of bracelets lately. So, here they are! I recycled beads of a few of my mother’s old necklaces and bought a few pretty beads at Zahia in Hasselt and combined them with waxed rope and closures from veritas. I did cheat a bit and glued the beads to the rope to make sure they stay in place. One tip: make sure your rope is not too thick for the beads (oops) and choose beads that aren’t too heavy (oops again). By the way, this tutorial was my inspiration for these last bracelets, although they look entirely different. I did use the adjustable closure of that tutorial for the yellow and black one, but I prefer regular closures. Which one is your favorite? I love the gold one, matches my black and gold obsession!
Lately I’m really into black and gold, and my jewelry collection is the living proof.
shirt: zara – ring: pull & bear – triangle necklace: etsy – alphabet bracelet: urban outfitters
sunglasses: Ray Ban – bikini: Pimkie – shorts: mango jeans I cut off – espadrilles: supermarket
Remember last weekend, when all Belgian bloggers were raving about the fantastic weather? Unfortunately I couldn’t fully enjoy the hot temperatures, since I had to study for my upcoming exams. (Which explains why posting is a little bit slow lately…) But I moved my books outside and studied in the sun nonetheless! Sadly, temperatures have dropped, so this week I had to change my cut-offs for pants once more… (Although those of you who follow me on facebook might have noticed I added an excited new pair of trousers to my collection!) Now all that I have to share with you is this summery song, and then it’s back to my books!
Another addition to yesterday’s list, although I didn’t buy these: my new gold brick earrings from asos. They’re a belated christmas gift from my sister but I love ‘m. Now let’s hope they mean good luck for my future exams (which are luckily still very far away). If you were a professor teaching architecture, wouldn’t you give an extra point for such an architectural choice in jewelry?