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My special someone



A special post about my special someone because today marks our 5 years together. On the one hand I can't believe it's been so long but on the other hand it feels like we've known each other forever. Rens is my high school sweetheart. We met when we were 16. Not by actually talking to each other, but by chatting on MSN - God I miss those good old days. It started with playing stupid games and making silly jokes and ended up with late night conversations and impatiently waiting for him to come online every day. I never expected an innocent crush to grow out to be the best thing in my life. 

Like many couples, we've had our ups and downs. But the downs seem to be a thing of the past now. People say that love is a verb and that's really how it works. Through time you get to know each others strengths and weaknesses and you learn to deal with the fact that you as well as the other aren't perfect and that that is okay. In the first two years we were together, we've had some really bad fights. I think mostly because we were still two individuals making our own decisions, without thinking of what was best for us as a couple. But it's through those tough moments that our relationship grew stronger. 

I remember my 16-year-old self thinking that he meant everything to me and that I would give everything up for him. While back then, that probably wasn't true. I was quite naive when I was a teenager (well maybe still am). Always watching Disney movies with fairy tale endings and believing in love at first sight. Now I know that you can't genuinely love someone when you've only known them for a few weeks. I love Rens so much more now than I did back then. It's an incredible thing to know that there's always someone there who you can seek comfort with, who supports you and who you can be your true self with. "I love you more and more everyday" may sound like a cliche sentence but it describes perfectly how I feel about him.

This is probably the longest post I've every written and I know that there's a tiny chance of anyone ever reading this but it felt like something I had to do. It's my way of thanking him for being in my life (and btw also for taking most of my blog photos!). He's the most wonderful person and I feel very lucky to have him.

Okay, enough corny talk for now.
Hope you have a lovely Thursday!
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3 looks for Valentine's Day



I thought Valentine's Day would be the ideal moment for a new beauty post, 
so I put together some basic hair & makeup looks. Enjoy!


LOOK 1: Miss Independent

I'm sorry if the name I gave this look got Ne-Yo stuck in your head, but it's just how I feel when I'm wearing MAC's Diva lipstick. I purchased this lippy a few weeks ago and fell in love with the deep red color. I love it paired with a dramatic winged eyeliner and straight bangs.


LOOK 2: Sweetie Pie

For this sweet look I went for a subtle cat eye, rosy cheeks and a bold pink lip. I found this beautiful pink bow at New Look a while ago and thought it was the perfect Valentine's accessory! Bows are one of my favorite ways to make an everyday hairdo look extra girly.


LOOK 3: Classic Romantic

This is probably the look you'll see me with most often: A classic eyeliner and a red lip. For a romantic feel I did my hair in a loose braid updo. The trick is simple: Make a French braid, tuck in the end of the braid and keep it in place with bobbypins.

Products used: 
For my lips: MAC Diva (look 1), MAC Speak Louder (look 2), MAC Viva Glam (look 3)


Have a great weekend and a happy Valentine's!
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Valentine's vibes



As much as I respect people who think of Valentine's Day as a commercial farce, I love everything about it. Red hearts (or anything involving hearts, really), chocolates and flowers, dinner by candlelight. Being a hopeless romantic I can't help but be over the moon about it all.

While patiently waiting for February 14, I've been playing around with red accents and heart prints in my wardrobe. I love this black & white blouse from C&A as it is so easy to combine with almost anything. This weekend I wore it with my red satchel (can you tell I'm a satchel lover?) and a coffee with milk colored cardigan.

Do you like to dress up for Valentine's?
All my love & hearts to you!

Blouse: C&A - Pants & Cardigan: H&M - Shoes: Boohoo - Bag: F21 - Hat: Pimkie - Rings: SIX & F21
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Reindeer sweater


 
 
 
 

Christmas may have long passed but reindeer sweaters are still okay, right? I fell in love with this deep green one and can't say goodbye just yet. I paired it with a mustard snood and some casual shorts to stroll through the streets of Brussels today. Did a little shopping (read: a lot) and finally got to shoot a new outfit post! More coming soon!

Enjoy the rest of your week


Sweater: Boohoo - Shorts: Forever 21 - Coat: ASOS - Bag: LYDC - Snood: I Am
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