OCTOBER 30 & 31

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HOLIDAY! It's midterm break for me, so I'm trying to have as much fun as possible ànd study at the same time, and so far it's going well! Saturday was amazingly awesome, just like today! I'll give you a short summary of my weekend...

Saturday: my boyfriend came over around noon, and after having lunch with him and my family, we went off to the Shopping Centre, my Mom, my sister my BF and I, and the trip was gooood! My love and I had to walk apart from my sis and Mom because it was my sister's turn to go shopping for lots of clothes. She bought lots of stuff at Hollister, the newest shop around here, but of course you all know this brand. The guys who welcomed us at the front doors were stunning. Those bodies, that's not even legal I guess! I tried on some things, but only bought sweatpants, silly me. Maybe another time, I'll find a big amount of clothes that suit me. But the trip wasn't useless at all; I bought this very cute dress at Trent, and I fell in love immediately. I'll show it to you in the pictures beneath. Around 5 PM, we left, because had to go play volleybal. So I did, it's always good to be sporty and be active, because I'm a sports lover (only to practise, not to watch or follow the news).  I went to bed rather tired.

Sunday: a great day at the most beautiful city in Belgium. GHENT! This is the place I study, so I dragged my parents, sister and Grandad over to go grab lunch. They invited my boyfriend as well, and so it was.... I ate waaaay too much, I think I can't eat pizza for two weeks now. (As much pizza as you can eat for only 9,5 euros, ain't that good?). After lunch, my parents dropped us off at the cinema! My love and I went to Tintin. I recommend you to go to this film; it's wonderful! All those childhood memories, so good, I loved it! Great soundtrack as well. And this "motion capture" technology; unbelievable! You should really see it. After the movies I picked my two friends Chiara and Laura up at the station and the three of us went to the house my best friend Chiara and I share with three other people. We ordered some food (pizza, as my friends were in the mood for pizza, but as I was still a little sick, not that much pizza for me...) We had a fun night, talked and laughed and sang along this silly LMFAO "I'm sexy and I know it"-song. We went off to bed around 1:30 AM, guess that's still okay...

Monday - today: After breakfast, we went off to the Veldstraat, the most famous shopping street in Ghent. We shopped, shopped, shopped, did some sight-seeing, went to Starbucks, ate, and shopped. After that, we went back to pick up our bags and caught our train home. We had such a good time, it was amazing ♥ Oh, and before you ask, Halloween isn't that big of a deal here in Belgium, so no costumes and trick or treating for me... 

Dress - Mer du Nord
Tights - Hema



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Today I felt like wearing my new fancy leather shorts. I love them! But they're so hard to combine, it's not easy to wear those! I hope I combined them well... Please let me know! And how do you combine leather shorts? I'd be glad to hear some other combos, as I wanna wear them a lot this winter! But how was my day? Very good actually! It started too early IMHO, but as I'm a little ill, every hour is early to get up... I had three courses today; Image Communication, German & Communication and Psychology. They were okay, but I didn't feel so well... Headaches, I hate them. Also, my tummy hurts, ugh. Maybe I ate a little too much tonight, as I went out for dinner with my boyfriend and his family. We had a great time, as usual, and the food was yum! Ravioli with pumpkin, Gorgonzola, hazelnut and lemon, great combo! As the restaurant was rather fancy, I had extra room for dessert, my favourite part of the meal ♥ Oh, now that we're talking about dessert! My BF bought me Ferrero Rocher & seashell chocolates, hmm! The boy knows what women want, haha! Now I'm going to do some French excercices and maybe I'll watch Gossip Girl, but I'm really tired because I'm ill, so I think I'll be off to bed early again...

Vest - Mango
Top - H&M
Shorts - H&M
Shoes - APM



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Today I had an amazing shopping day ♥ My Mom, my boyfriend and I went shopping together, and I got a lot of beautiful stuff. I'm sure pictures not shown in this post will follow. I bought a cute pastel-pink purse, a pair of leather shorts, a little white dress, a little black dress, a little black&white dress, a camel coat, two pairs of gloves, a cute headband, a scarf and a pair of wonderful & warm shoes. I love everything I bought ♥ After that, we went home to drink something and grab a little bite before going to the best Italian restaurant in town. My boyfriend, Mom, Dad, sister and I went all together, and as that restaurant is so cosy and authentic, it was a great night out. My sister and I were dressed alike, to show off we are sisters. After that, we ate a scoop of ice, dropped my BF off at his place and went home. Now I'm home, with my cat in my lap, thinking of all the gorgeous combo's I'll make with my new stuff... ♥

Bag - vintage (got it from my Grandma)
Dress - H & M
Shoes - SPM



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Today I was in a blue-yellow-combo day. Turned out to be a good choice, as today was a rather good day! My classes at school were interesting, except for Communication & Psychology (that's one course by the way).  I spent most of my afternoon learning, making homework and watching Gossip Girl, and then went out for dinner at Ikea with my boyfriend and his family. We had a good time, like we always do. It's great we come along so well, all of us. Oh, I almost forgot to mention the following: I WON AT A GIVE-AWAY! ♥ Unbelievable, right? Usually, I never win at such things, but now I did! I won €25 shopping money to shop online at Giksmode, thanks to the amazing blogger Krizia. Be sure to pay her a visit! :)

Also, I tried to do a fishtail braid, but it didn't work out the way I wanted, but I have to admit it's been the best fishtail braid I've ever done, haha! I think I still need to work on that one...


Blazer - Dressrail.com
Shirt - Urban Outfitters
Skirt - Primark
Knee socks - New Yorker
Shoes - Hilfiger



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Today was a very special day for me... It's my 1 year anniversary with my boyfriend ♥ We've been in love for 365 days now, and actually even more, but didn't have the guts to tell eachother, haha! And today, I'm even more in love. He came over to my place around noon, and I couldn't wait to see what he bought for me! He told me to sit down and close my eyes. When he told me to open them, he was on his knees right before me, with the most beautiful ring in a cute little box. I was so incredibly happy with this admirably pretty Swarovski ring! Then it was his turn to close his eyes. I gave him the present I bought, a great Fossil watch! I fell in love with it when I saw it, so I had to buy it for him. He was so happy, he has been checking the time every five minutes today.

For lunch we ate a lovely omelette with lots of vegetables, hmm! After that, I had to go to my volleyball match, and my BF came along to cheer for us. (I'm not sure he found it all that interesting, as he had to sit and watch for more than 4 hours. They say you have to make an effort for love, right?) We won, and I think I played rather well, as I was in a great mood today. Everyone would be, right? After the match, my teammates and I had some drinks, a girl had made soup and lots of dessert, and we had a good time. My teammate made cheesecake, cute little cupcakes and appelflap (puff pastry filled with little apple parts, cinnamon and raisins). Delicious!

Around 9 PM my love and I took the bus to the city nearby to go to the place we kissed for the first time one year ago, to relive those amazing memories, and to go to the best ice cream shop of the city. I had a scoop of tiramisu ice and a scoop of tarte tatin ice, and tea, magnificent! We chatted and had fun, and looked eachother in the eyes to discover we were still in love, maybe even more. At 11 PM, my parents picked us up and dropped him off at his place, and now I'm back home, enjoying the amazing memories of today, and looking at the photos.



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Hello my lovely readers! ♥ Another good day today! Despite the fact that I'm rather tired, I'm joyful! My classes were fine, especially Image Communication. We talked about Steve Jobs, Apple, and the haka. Lots of stuff actually. Interesting classes for sure! After school I went home, ate my self-made green salad and learned for a bit. French vocabulary, yay! After that, my boyfriend came over, we talked etc. and then his family picked us up to go out for dinner after shopping for food & drinks for the restaurant his Dad & his girlfriend have. As you know (or didn't) I work there as a bartender! Great job, great people, great restaurant. For real. If you're in Belgium, you should make a stop there ;) Now I'm going to read for a bit, repeat my French vocabulary, and go off to bed. It's been a long day. Oh, and especially for my lovely reader Norah, I posted this close-up of my pink Primark love. ♥

Maybe you're wondering if there's a story behind this purse? I'm glad to tell you there is! I don't now if you watch Skins? Well, I do. And I fell in love with the purse Mini often wears. (I love Mini's style overall by the way). I just HAD to have it. It posted the question which brand this bag was on her Facebook page, and I got an answer just within a couple of days. Paul's Boutique. I googled for a bit, and found out they sold them at Topshop. When I was at Topshop London, I spotted this purse almost immediately. I was a little disappointed, as its colour was very showy. Lots showier than it seemed on a screen. I wasn't sure if I wanted it or not. I decided to do the rest of Oxford Street's shops and come back later. I went to Primark, and jumped up and down like a little girl when I spotted the cutie posted above. I fell in love that instant, and bought it, around £50 dollars cheaper than the look-a-like under this post, and IMHO even prettier. I'm in love with this bag, I really am. And say for yourself, there isn't much difference, is there? 



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Today was another great but heavy day. I'm trying to sleep more and study less, and I hope that will be pulling off. I don't want to become a freaky zombie. I had Multimedia (Photoshop etc.) and Sociology today. Normally, I also had one more class in the afternoon, but in the morning someone came to our classroom to tell us our lecurer had had an accident, and that she was at the hospital right now. A car had hit her while she was biking to school, and it all sounded quite serious. I hope she'll be fine, I was worried...

After school, my best friend Chiara, a friend of hers and I went out for lunch, and after we got back home, I mad some homework. Then my boyfriend Cedric came over, and we all (my boyfriend and best friend) went out for a walk in and around the hospital next to our house. I'm so lucky we all come along so well. ♥ We had a lovely walk, and got back at around 7 PM to prepare dinner, which was very good! Spaghetti with white sauce & fresh fish, yum!

After that, I watched the movie Prom with my love, which was very good in our opinion, def worth watching. Don't expect it to be heavy stuff or something, it's a teenage lovestory/comedy/maybe a little drama, but it's good and recognizable. And now I'm off to bed, tired, as always. Sleep tight my lovely readers! ♥

My best friend & I ♥

2 bars of chocolate for only €1! We all had to buy 2 ;)

Mr. Skinny Legs jumping over a picket

I love the colour of this dress!

Just me.



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Hello my dear readers! Sorry I haven't been posting lately, but I've been insanely busy. School and volleyball and all, it's becoming a little too much. I already need a vacation. I don't look very healthy (I'm very pale, en my one eye is a little swollen of tiredness) so I wasn't in the mood for the usual outfit posts. I feel a little shitty at the moment. I'll post some pictures of yesterday & one of today.

Yesterday, after school, at around 8PM, my best friend and I went to the Ghent Late Night Shopping Event. I only bought a one-year-together-present for my boyfriend, but it was a great night! We had sooo much fun, and it was as cozy as a Christmas Market :) On the Korenmarkt, one of the most famous squares of Ghent, my friend all of sudden asked if I wanted to visit the church there. Yeah, really. It seemed a little weird to me at first, but after we went in, I was zooo happy we did! It appeared there was a cupcake-pie-marzipan-chocolate-event! There was a champion in marzipan art, and he made people's favourite animal out of marzipan. He made me a tiger! And for my friend a very cute sheep. We ate lots of free confectionary and had much fun. It was an amazing night, as I already said.

Today was not so relaxed. I had to get up early for school. The classes were okay: English, Communication Management, Sociology and Dutch. My English class was done an hour early, so we had a long break, and my friends and I went to the cafetaria and talked and laughed, and my friend Elize and I made some photos together on her MacBook. After school, I rushed home to pack my bags and go home for the weekend, and to go my volleyball training. Now, I'm out of energy, for real. It's not fun to hear everyone say: "you look so tired", or "you are very pale, do you sleep enough?" etc. NO I DON'T. I'm doing too much for school, I'm not sleeping enough, and I have my little problems who make life a little harder. But hey, I'll survive. I'll go to bed after posting this post, and sleep till 10 AM or even later, and I'll feel lots better! :)

-PS: Sorry for the bad quality of my pictures. My HTC Smart had died, so I'm using an old Samsung now to take pics... I always forget my Olympus when I go to Ghent on Sunday Night.



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Top - H&M
Shorts - River Island
Purse - Primark
Shoes - Hilfiger

Hello my sweet readers! ♥ Today was another day of hot October weather. We didn't see a single ray of sunlight during the actual summer, but now autumn has begun, it's gettin' hot in here. I couldn't stand wearing tights because of this weather, so I went in high waist shorts & bare legs.

As my Sociology class was cancelled, I only had one course today; Multimedia. Computering from 8:15 AM till 11:15 AM, awesomeness. We learned how to create a blog on Blogger - which was really boring for me, as I obviously already know how to do that. I won't give you the link; it's in Dutch and very boring. But it's pink, if that makes it any better ;) After making a Blog, we learned about Photoshop. Very interesting IMO! Now that I know how to work with layers etc, I'm feeling like making a banner for this blog! Maybe when I've got some more time.

After school, I went home to make a test in Dutch, a screening. I got an A, which is the best score you can get. Guess I don't have to say how happy I am and was. I texted my Mom & she was proud of me, she said :) After that, my best friend and I went shopping!! AMAZING. I only bought a dress at H&M, which I'll post on Wednesday, because I'll be wearing it then. I'm going out for dinner with my BF and his family again! Also, I bought a little present for my BF's sister, whose Birthday it is tomorrow!

The rest of the day isn't really inspiring... My BF came over and we made dinner together. It tasted lovely! ♥ And now I'm very tired, and I'm going off to bed. Sleep tight my sweethearts!