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Daisy bell

Daisy bell

Y'all know by know I have a thing for clothing with quirky prints. I admire ladies who can make simple basics work, but I feel utterly boring when my outfit doesn't include any kind of illustration, checkered or polka dot detail. Mixing prints however is always risky business since most of the time the result either playful or downright awful. This bicycles meet tartan look kind of happened by accident as I was trying on outfits for our little getaway to Mechelen, which you can read all about in my previous post!


I initially bought this Forever 21 top to layer with a pinafore dress I ordered at the same time. But as it usual goes with pinafores in my experience, the bottom part fit perfectly and the top part was way too long (and sadly not adjustable). Am I the only one with this small upper body/large hips problem? If you can recommend any brands, please do!

Coincidentally I had this lovely wool skirt from New Look that until recently I couldn't find anything to pair with and loved the green bicycles in combination with the deep rust color of the skirt. I wore it with yet another Mint&Berry bag that I'm obsessed with - seriously how perfectly vintage-inspired are their designs? I just couldn't resist.

OUTFIT DETAILS | Top: Forever21 - Skirt: New Look - Bag: Mint&Berry - Tights: H&M
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Maxime Loncke
My tips for Mechelen (Antwerp)

My tips for Mechelen (Antwerp)

Instead of taking a trip abroad for our eight year anniversary, this year Rens and I decided to stay a little closer to home and spent a weekend exploring Mechelen, the second largest city in Antwerp. I'd previously fallen for its charm when I did my internship there nearly three years ago and I'd been wanting to go back ever since. With stunning architecture like the St. Rumbold's Cathedral, Mechelen is an interesting destination to spend a day or two. It's jam-packed with coffee shops and concept stores, but without all the hustle and bustle of uptown Antwerp. Just the way I like it! I've put together a little list of the places we loved and are definitely worth a visit!

Sister Bean

One of the best-known coffee bars in town, Sister Bean is located on Mechelen’s old fish market square. Sadly we were too late for breakfast and missed out on the blueberry pancakes, but my toast with goat’s cheese was very tasty as well. If you can, go sit upstairs where there’s a beautifully decorated seating area with large windows and a beamed ceiling.


On the Ijzerenleen you’ll find a small breakfast spot called Beans. Whether you’re craving something sweet or savory, this place has got you covered with buckwheat waffles, banana bread and overnight oats as well as wraps, salad bowls and lots of bagels to choose from. They have amazing scones too!


The award for Mechelen’s best cappuccinos goes to Kaffee-Ine. In this no nonsense espresso bar you sip your coffee seated in worn out second-hand sofas and can feast your eyes on walls decorated with large world maps and old coffee grinders.

My Ex Boyfriend

For dreamy vintage furniture and other home knick knacks, you can pay a visit to My Ex Boyfriend. I fell in love with a gorgeous dresser that I really need in my living room one day and their art prints and illustrated tableware are just adorable!


HUT is a mini concept store that’s full of gifts ideas, from books and stationary to ceramics and kitchen gadgets. All items are selected from independent labels by owner Hilde.


If you fancy a break from shopping in Mechelen’s main shopping street Bruul, you’ll find the perfect lunch spot nearby. Noen offers a variety of delightful toasts, salads and daily fresh soup. For dessert there’s ice cream and milk shakes from their own brand Eiskreem.
Also check out:
Foom |
Dora's Coffee Bar |

Niki's Bakery |
Cups 'n Cakes |
Zoet |

Il Cardinale |
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Maxime Loncke
Brunch favorite: Soep&Zoet (Sint-Niklaas)

Brunch favorite: Soep&Zoet (Sint-Niklaas)

Last week I added a new brunch spot to my list of favorites. Soep&Zoet (translates to Soup&Sweets) started serving up their dreamy-looking plates of goodness in 2014 in a cozy two-story building on the main shopping street of Sint-Niklaas. I discovered it thanks to my aunt, who lives there and highly recommended the place. If you're interested in exploring Belgium's lesser-known cities, Sint-Niklaas is just a 30 minute train ride away from Antwerp which, if you're a brunch lover like me, is totally worth it!

The all-day brunch menu at Soep&Zoet varies from oatmeal and yogurt bowls to pancakes, banana bread with coconut cream or - my mom's favorite - a bacon, egg and avocado waffle. Having a hard time picking just one of these delicacies? Thanks to the sharing is caring-formula, two people can taste three dishes for €25. The big winner for me was the French toast with poached pears and lime mascarpone. If I could have that on my plate every day, I'd be one hella happy girl.

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