Sunday, 8 September 2013

DIY: Collage chair

When refurbishing furniture, it's important to remember there's more to life than simple spray paint or varnish. This DIY is all about proving that. 

Friday, 9 August 2013

Summer Wishlist #3: Black Shorts (+3 looks)

Though summer's already halfway, there are still some items we would like to appear in our closet. Number three of the summer wishlist series: Black shorts.

Ondanks dat de zomer al halfweg is, zijn er toch nog enkele stukken die we graag zouden zien verschijnen in onze kledingkast. Nummer drie van de Summer Wirshlist serie: Zwarte shorts.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Packing for Paris

Tomorrow morning my boyfriend and I are leaving for a week in Paris. These are the clothes I'm taking with me.
Morgenochtend vertrekken mijn vriend en ik voor een week naar Parijs. Dit zijn de kleren die ik meeneem.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

New In: June-July

I did some shopping in the past few weeks! Here's some stuff I bought.

Ik heb was geshopt de laatste weken! Hier zie je wat spullen die ik gekocht heb.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Marrakesh Shoplog

Last week I went to Marrakesh with my mom (article about the trip on its way!). Here's the stuff I (or we) bought for myself (ourselves).

Vorige week ging ik met mijn mama naar Marrakech (een artikel over die reis is op komst!). Hier toon ik de spullen die ik (of wij) voor mezelf (of onszelf) kocht.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Mac Technique + Shoplog

After a long time we finally found a moment to do this: the Mac Technique sessions. My boyfriend's sister, his brother's girlfriend and me went to the Mac store in Ghent this morning to get some more know-how about make up.

Na lange tijd vonden we eindelijk een moment om dit te doen: de Mac Technique sessie. Mijn vriend's zus, zijn broer's vriendin en ik gingen naar de Mac winkel in Gent deze voormiddag om wat meer te weten te komen over make up.

Friday, 17 May 2013

How architecture grows

Last week I went to see the Junya Ishigami-exhibition in Antwerp ( 'How small? How vast? How architecture grows' at the Singel) and I loved it.
Vorige week heb ik de Junya Ishigami tentoonstelling ('How small? How vast? How architecture grows' in de Singel) in Antwerpen) bezocht en ik vond het schitterend.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Inspiration: Jewelry Storage

I'll be honest with you, I'm not much of a DIY'er... I loooove to stroll on Pinterest and blogs in search of cool DIY-projects, and I like a lot of them, but somehow it never happens that I actually do them myself as well. My argument is that I never have time, but it might be that I think I don't have the time or that I just don't make time for it. 
But I should, it's fun, it's (often) cheap and satisfying. At the moment I'm looking for a good way to store my jewelry. I don't own something big enough and with a clear overview in/on which I can store my stuff. So I did some pinning for inspiration, not all DIY and certainly no very hard DIY's. All pictures are from Pinterest and collected on this board.

Picture above: I like the variety of storage ways, which keeps it playful but still neat. 

Ik zal eerlijk zijn, ik ben niet echt een DIY'er. Ik hou ervan om rond te neuzen op Pinterest en blogs op zoek naar leuke DIY-projecten, waarvan ik er verschillende tof vind, maar op de een of andere manier komt het er nooit van dat ik ze ook daadwerkelijk zelf maak. Als argument heb ik dat ik te weinig tijd heb, maar het kan zijn dat ik gewoon denk dat ik te weinig tijd heb of dat ik er gewoon geen tijd voor maak. 
Maar ik zou dat wel moeten doen, het is leuk, het is (vaak) goedkoop en het geeft voldoening. Op dit moment ben ik op zoek naar een goede manier om mijn juwelen op te bergen. Ik heb niets dat groot en overzichtelijk genoeg is waarin/waarop ik mijn spullen kan bewaren. Dus ging ik wat pinnen voor inspiratie, ze zijn niet allemaal DIY en zeker niet moeilijk. Alle afbeeldingen komen van Pinterest en zijn verzameld op dit board.

Bovenstaande afbeelding: De variëteit van manieren om op te bergen is leuk, zo wordt het speels maar toch netjes gehouden.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Summer wishlist#2: the statement jacket

Although  summer already has me dreaming of endless parades of summer dresses, I must face up with the reality that is the Belgian weather: it's gonna rain, and probably a lot. Add some chilly days to this and you'll understand why a jacket is indeed a good buy. My preference goes out to a statement jacket in some over the top print. Why I love this? 
It's just plain easy; if chosen right it can even make a Jeans and T-shirt-combo look exiting. Look further for some 'how to wear' isnpiration.

Alhoewel ik door de nakende zomer al droom van eindeloze reeksen zomerjurken, moet ik toch de realiteit onder ogen komen:  het Belgische weer wil wel eens wispelturig zijn. Denk: regen en frisse dagen die een jas zeker niet overbodig maken. Mijn voorkeur gaat uit naar een zgn. 'statement jacket' en dan nog het liefst met een flinke print erop. Waarom?
Zo'n jasje is gewoon heel gemakkelijk: wanneer goed gekozen, kan het zelfs een eenvoudige t-shirt met jeans interessant maken. Kijk verder voor hoe ze te dragen.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Outfitpost: Silk & Silver

Wearing one of my favorite tops, a treasure found on the latest Dries Van Noten stocksale. The faux leather jacket is already one of my best spring-buys, and I'm verrrrrry glad I can finally wear this one instead of my winter coat. The weather even let me wear these open shoes!

Hier draag ik een van mijn favoriete tops, een schat die ik vond op de laatste Dries Van Noten stockverkoop. Het nepleren jasje is nu al een van mijn beste lente-aankopen, en ik ben heeeeel blij dat ik eindelijk dit kan dragen in plaats van mijn winterjas. Het weer liet zelfs toe open schoenen te dragen!

Monday, 22 April 2013

The Outdoors Scrapbook

If you're interested in this subject, also check out my 'The Great Outdoors'-inspiration post and follow this bord on Pinterest: it's where I store all the good stuff (a.k.a inspiration).

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Outfitpost:Spring's First Sunshine

And all of a sudden spring came...
 and so did summer dresses.

Yellow dress with black pattern- Magdalena
Suede shoes- Avance 
Woven belt- H&M
Satchel- Stylist's Own
Black and gold ringJutka en Riska

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Summer wishlist #1: White Shirt (+3 looks)

Font by Brittney Murphy - downloaded on

The nr. 1 item on my wishlist for this summer is without any doubt a white shirt. I've already been looking for the perfect one since last year. Here's 5 of my favorites that are out there on the Internet. I already own a white shirt, but that one is very feminine and has a distinct fit, which doesn't allow me to combine it with too much. 

Friday, 12 April 2013

The Great Outdoors

Left to right, top to bottom: 
1. Author untrackable, found here; 2. Author unclear, found here; 3. DBLEXP-series, Jonas Dreesse; 4. Hêtres et étang, Marie Bourgonjon; 5. Badlands, Declan Corbett; 6. Trippstadt Germany, Maxim Leurentop.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

A compact guide to refurbishing old furniture

There are two reasons I chose to make a guide on this topic; the first one is that I experienced myself that these things are not as easy as they seem. Although it seems very obvious you'd have to use steel sanding paper to get rust of steel, it would've never occured to me if no one had told me this. The second reason is that in this way I wont have to repeat the first steps over and over again in other DIY's (I'm thàt lazy). I'm also hoping that as my skils grow, this guide will become more extensive. So it's actually a work in progress.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Perking up the apartment

Last summer, my boyfriend and I moved into an (absolutely lovely) apartment. We decided to do a summer job and put some money aside for buying stuff for our new home. We already had the essentials because we both lived in a student room before, but now it was gonna be bigger an it had to feel like a real home. 

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Outfitpost: Sister Style

Introducing my sister, Stéphanie, and this amazing elephant-patterned dress we both absolutely love.
What she's wearing:

Parka, butterfly necklace, woven belt and tights-H&M 
Dress with cutout shoulders-Minkpink

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Geometry Guidebook

One of the things I love this season is the geometrical trend, which is extra powerful when executed in blacks and whites (or cream like textures, as I prefer). It's definateley a good idea to draw inspiration from Sol LeWitt's works, the unofficial master of lines and stripes . I prefer the combination of geometrical shapes (lines, stripes, grids, triangles,... you name it) with a collage like-feel; twisting patterns, different  materials, contrasts... etc etc, a bit similar to what Giedion Kiefer accomplishes in his drawings.

1. Leggings with triangles, Filles à papa
2. Plaster object, DIY project by A Beautiful Mess
3. Silver necklace, Jutka en Riska
4. The Trümmerfeld Check Up by Gideon Kiefer
5. Collage scarf Seascape, Arlette Ess on Boticca
6. Striped black and white blouse, ROMWE
7. Form Derived from a Cube by Sol LeWitt 
8. Mesh Heels, COS

Nederlandse versie:

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Chocolate and Coffee Cupcakes

There's something about the combination of coffee and choclate in this cupcake that just keeps me wanting more. The bitterness off the cake is perfectly outbalanced by the  sweetness of the dark chocolate. Not only is it extremely yummy, it's also a very easy and quick recipe.

Friday, 29 March 2013


Although the galaxy-hype might have passed its peak, I keep on liking this print. Somehow I felt like minerals would fit perfectly in the galaxy-theme. I find these stones fascinating and extremely beautiful both as homedeco as as jewellery. 

1. Fashionology Lapis Lazuli necklace
2. Bardot Cosmic fade top
3. Urban Outfitters Galaxy bra (out of stock)
4. Amethyst (try your luck at flea markets)
5. Ceek Mineral stone ring

De galaxy-hype mag zijn toppunt dan wel gepasseerd zijn, ik blijf ervan houden. Op een of andere manier vond ik mineralen perfect passen in het galaxy-thema. Ik vind deze stenen fascinerend en heel erg mooi, zowel als object in huis als verwerkt in juwelen.

1. Fashionology Lapis Lazuli halsketting
2. Bardot Cosmic fade trui
3. Urban Outfitters Galaxy bh (niet meer verkrijgbaar)
4. Amethyst (probeer eens op rommelmarkten)
5. Ceek Mineral stone ring

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

DIY: Open season

Cardboard taxidermy has been quite the rage and it's rather easy to do yourself, so why not give it a go?
This tutorial is based on a great 'how to'  by J3443RY on Instructables, that we  loved, but we missed an extra something; a season-appropriate update. The classic mounted head has a certain wintery feel to it, even if it's the fake cardboard version . This is where the wrapping paper comes in. Besides being plain cute and summery, it also allows you to use lower quality materials,  e.g. the slightly filthy box your Ikea couch came in, and it doesn't require the same level of handiness a wooden version does. I'll cover the first few steps a bit quick, as they are explained quite well on Instructables.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Outfitpost: Laidback luxury

The thing I love about this sort of look is that it is just the right amount of comfy while stil being fancy enough.What I am wearing:

3/4 sleeved grey sweater with neon speckles-cos
blue and black skirt- un,deux,trois
black loafers-sam edelman
orange nailpolish- maybelline
Het leuke aan deze outfit is dat hij én comfortabel én opgekleed is.
Wat ik aan heb:

grijze sweater met 3/4 mouwen-cos
blauw en zwart gekleurd rokje- un,deux,trois
zwarte loafers- sam edelman
oranje nagellak- maybelline

Friday, 22 March 2013

Rooting for spring

Fastest way to get that spring-vibe even when the Belgian weather is not up to it?
Some bright and fun pieces! My selection:

1. Gerbera's; get them at your local florist for instant colour in your home
2. A bright neon necklace by Titi+the german kid
3. A blue lacy dress by topshop
4. Salmon crossbody bag by Fossil
5. Feathery headgear is always great (Indress)
6. Grow-your-own-herbs-kit by Hema

 Who needs sunshine anyway?


De snelste manier om toch een lente-gevoel te krijgen, zelfs al zit het Belgische weer niet mee?
Een aantal leuke en felle stukken. Mijn persoonlijke selectie:

1. Gerbera's; te koop bij de bloemist en super om kleur te geven aan je woning
2. Felle neon ketting van Titi+the german kid
3. Blauwe jurk met kant van Topshop
4. Zalmroze tasje van Fossil
5. DIadeem met pluimpjes, altijd goed (Indress)
6. Kweek-je-eigen-kruiden-kit van Hema

 Who needs sunshine anyway?

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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

First things first

We are Margaux and Naomi and this is our blog.
Wij zijn Margaux en Naomi en dit is onze blog.