Take A Microadventure to Dinant

Posted on November 7, 2016

When my Sunday afternoon plans fell through, I looked at one of my best mates and we decided to jump in the car and take a microadventure to Dinant.

The term microadventure was first invented/claimed by adventurer Alastair Humphreys and can be defined as a “short, simple, local, cheap adventure”. It means that you can jump in the car or on the train and you don’t have to spend half a fortune on a plane ticket across the world. For me, these micro adventures are a way of life. There is nothing I love to do more than to inject a little bit of adventure into daily life. That is certainly the reason I love traveling so much. Every day is an adventure! Continue Reading

Update From The Wild West

Posted on November 9, 2015

Time for an update of my travel through Western Australia, the largest state in the country. Since I’ve travelled down from Darwin to Perth, I’ve driven between 4500 and 5000 km, which is about the same as driving from Brussels to Iran! I’ve seen the ocean and finally swam in it (in the Northern Territory this is not possible), I spotted Southern Right whales and Humpback whales in the wild, I climbed a mountain, celebrated my birthday in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, tasted world class wines, I can’t even count the amount of times that I’ve seen the landscape change, I’ve traveled around in a 4WD, a stationwagon and a van and I’ve decided that I’m not ready to leave this country in the near future. Currently I’m in Perth, one of the most remote cities in the world and I’m gearing up to head back into the outback. Perth is a great city, however I don’t feel like I have explored it to its full potential. Traveling through Australia, one of the necessities is having a car, which I don’t. But if all goes well, that changes in the next few days. I’m on the hunt to buy my very first car! Yes, you read it correctly, I have had my license for 10 years and never had a car of my own. Many Australians will have their mind blown by this statement. Just one of the cultural differences between Europeans and Australians. Continue Reading

Travel Chic

Posted on August 6, 2015

This outfit dates back from my short stint in Antwerp, but it doubles perfectly as a casual chic travel outfit. Therefore, I took it this whole outfit with me. A body-con skirt is an easy, light and practical way to add class to your backpack. Throw on a casual t-shirt and you have the perfect daytime outfit in cities where you do not want to walk around like a backpacker or when you want to apply for a (backpacker)job. Add a fancier top for a night out or for a visit to one of the many cosmopolitan rooftop bars. Continue Reading

Vietnam Meets Antwerp

Posted on June 22, 2015

Most of the time, the favorite pieces of my wardrobe are pieces I picked up from abroad. This blog post is a beautiful example of Vietnam meets Antwerp. This kimono is another one the pieces I had made in Hoi An and I am in love with it. As you can read in my post of the time, I wanted a powder pink blazer and a long kimono, but I just decided to combine the two instead of making separates. The fabrics for kimonos were not right and the fit for the blazers were not modern enough. That being said, it is not the easiest piece to combine. Might be because it has the tendency to look like a giant powder pink bathrobe. But as it is a powder pink kimono, all combinations are possible. For this day I went for ripped denim to counterbalance the soft color of the kimono. Continue Reading

Metallic

Posted on October 21, 2014

Hello from Amsterdam! I just arrived to work here for a week and wanted to sneak an outfitpost in. I’ll be discovering new spots all week so you can expect awesome hotspots on the blog very soon! These pictures are from the Zalando Blog Awards I attended last week (an award that Paulien took home!). We were all very curious about these awards as we would be meeting topblogger Yara Michels and hearing her speak about her own blog experience. That calls for metallic pants I thought! I honestly don’t wear these eye-catching Haider Ackermann trousers often enough. The boots are from Haider Ackermann as well and this was actually the first ‘official’ time they were allowed outside. I bought them for myself as a going-away present from the company of Ann Demeulemeester and Haider Ackermann and have never worn them. You know, some shoes need to shine on a bookshelf first before taking them out for a walk. Continue Reading

Rooftop

Posted on April 27, 2014

A quick post of yesterday’s outfit. I have been waiting for a while to put my kimono on again. I’m hoping to find a couple more since I feel like it is the perfect summer outfit. Wearing it with the bracelet I got in Thailand and my espadrilles really made me feel like summer was around the corner. And with those heavy bags I was carrying around, like I was on my way to a festival. For those who have been following me, yesterday was also the big spring cleaning at Coffeelabs in Antwerp. Thank you all for coming! There are still some goodies left and I will be putting them up on the Tictail store later on. Continue Reading

When The Sun Goes Down

Posted on October 28, 2013

As the winter is coming closer and closer, the sun goes down sooner and sooner. Not the best period for a blogger who needs plenty of sunlight unfortunately. Right before the opening of the new Armani Jeans store in the Leysstraat in Antwerp I rushed home to take advantage of the last 20 minutes of sunlight. Continue Reading