October ’17

Before I’m off on a month of travelling, I want to tell you all about the best bits of October…

Spending a weekend surrounded by nature during the hottest indian summer weekend with my best friends in the Ardennes
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Coming back to work on a Monday with this sunny view
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Seeing some music playing at the Wagehuys in Leuven
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Matching my new wind jacket with a Pink Lady
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Pretty houses, trees and sunshine are pretty much the perfect combination to put me in a good mood
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Using my boyfriend’s beard as a monkey – I thought this was hilarious and it is now my phone’s background
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Seeing some folk music and having a drink before the show in this lovely interior
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Watching the Virgin Suicides
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Celebrating the 200th birthday of my favourite university 
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Seeing Bazar in concert in Antwerp
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Soaking up some sun on the train
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Playing board games in our PJs while drinking hot chocolate (and totally acing the Chubby Bunny challenge)
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Having a drink on the Vosseplein in the Marolles – a random day off during the week
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This cozy cabin for our girls weekend
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Even a blurry and crooked picture of Ghent looks nice – just sayin’
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Early mornings aren’t as bad when they’re like this

 

Hösten

Fall is here, and that means pulling out comfy oversized sweaters and woollen jumpers. Below features one of my favourite outfits because it combines comfy with classy. I also like combining different tones of the same colour (in this case grey) that are colder with the warmer fall tones (in this case my brown leather shoes). What I’m wearing in this view from the top:

Shoes – Pikolinos

Jeans – Levi’s

Jumper – Opus

Coat – Zara Basic

Bag – Fiorelli Mia Crossbody

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The Ardennes

Last weekend, I spent some quality time with my three best girlfriends in the Ardennes, the most well-known forested area in Belgium. To reminisce over the wonderful memories we made, I thought it’d be a cool idea to make a photo report. Here are some photos that made it to the family album. The pictures are a combination of three locations: Spa, Lierneux and La-Roche-en-Ardenne.

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A fall breeze swept away more than I anticipated

It’s funny how you don’t see the falling of the leaves

but the barrenness of the trees surprises

It’s funny how you don’t see the light slipping away

but yet you notice the darkness of the hour

It’s funny how you don’t observe the days getting shorter

but evenings have never felt so long

It’s funny how you don’t notice the first moment you put on a scarf

until you feel the sudden chill creeping up your spine

It’s funny, the way the colours evolve,

the seasons change,

and time slipping away,

slowly

It’s funny, how life catches up with you

While you are doing dishes and deciding what to have for dinner

While making lunch boxes and booking summer holidays

While riding trains and making ways through crowds

While folding laundry and putting memories in boxes

It’s funny, this whole ticking of the time

The way life just

happens

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Red riding hood

It’s been a loooong time since I’ve posted an outfit post, but here’s one for you to celebrate autumn looming . The star of this post is my red rain coat that I love! It was a bargain when I bought it in Marks & Spencer in Edinburgh two years ago but it adds just that pop of colour that an outfit needs, particularly on those grey and rainy days. It never fails to put me in a good mood. I especially like pairing it with black and white to add some contrast. I’ve also been looking at what’s in stores and online for fall season, and I’m pretty sure a similar coat shouldn’t be too hard to find! I highly recommend!

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Bag – Mexx
Rain coat – Marks & Spencer
Shoes – Converse
Jeans – Mexx
Shirt – Opus

October ’16

Things I’ve loved this month…

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This month’s favourite hairdo. The advantages of growing my hair to donate it is having more hairdo options. 
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Finally trying this Balls&Glory thing and realising it is actually pretty glorious indeed
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Kroketje uit de muur
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Forest walks in Tervuren
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The cutest (and most deliciously nutritious) breakfast in Eindhoven
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The sky on a very very very very very early Monday morning in Bruges’ train station
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Trying to take a photo of a ladybug and accidentally catching it in its great escape
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Fall colours
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Hearing one of my favourite authors discuss his new book and the process of writing 
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And getting him to sign my book!
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This rainbow to introduce the weekend
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Finishing a first drawing in Illustrator. Proud moment.
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Slowly falling in love with Brussels
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Taking some time to relax and have a nice cuppa tea
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Fresh flowers and the sunlight that hits them perfectly as I wake up
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Donuts in delicious flavours at COCO Donuts Brussels and coming up with a new category for my blog: #HOTSPOT
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Dressing up as 99 Luftballons for a housewarming party
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Making a real life instagram wall at home with pictures that I took during travels
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Red lipstick and Sunday walks to the book and flower market in Ghent
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Another day, another book market, this time with an even nicer view and a sunnier day

Until next month,

Silke