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Saturdays Are For Sweaters

Autumn Saturdays are for sweaters, period! Why, I hear you ask? First up, there as comfy as can  be! There’s no denying that universal truth that no silk shirt, flowy top, v-neck or perfect fit button down will ever be as cozy as that sweater! Snug as a bug in a rug! On top of that, it’s versatility is seriously underestimated! We all know the glorified hipster uniform of skinnies and a (often oversized) sweater or chunky knit, and I too am guilty as charged! But why not up the glamour a notch this Saturday and replace the casual skinnies with something with a bit more oomph? And why not relish that last sunny Autumn afternoon by combining with a pair of tuxedo shorts?  The shoulder embellishments on this soft grey Brax sweater are an excellent partner in crime for the elegance of the tuxedo shorts, while the knit and fit provide that necessary bit of casual counterweight.  A play of perfect opposites! Sweater: Brax Shorts: H&M Bracelet: Swarovski Photography by the delightful Stephanie

Camel and Cashmere, my two favourite Autumn C’s

Nothing defines Autumn fashions like these two do! Intertwined like Coco and Chanel, the camel coat and cashmere pieces create that feel of luxury, elegance and comfort like no other pieces can. Dress any outfit up with a tailored camel mid length coat, et voila: instant chic! Add in this gorgeous dove grey cashmere sweater, and the perfect Autumn weekend outfit is born! A softness that you just want wrap yourself in, and when combined with a white pair of jeans (who says you can’t wear white after Labour day?) and an even more delectable cashmere scarf? I think I’ve found my uniform! Camel Coat / Cashmere Sweater / Cashmere Scarf: Massimo Dutti White Jeans: H&M Shoes: Converse    

Monochrome chic on a buget

Pair a catch up lunch with a friend plus a very windy afternoon with my ever-continuing love for all fashion black and white, and you get the zest of this post (and that day)! My love for all things black and white, and especially separates, is still going very strong, and I don’t see us breaking up any time in the nearby future. My wardrobe has been slowly evolving from a gigantic burst of preppy colour to a minimalist palette of blacks, whites and greys any Swede would be proud of, and as much as I just want to throw anything eve remotely colourful out and replace it with a Scandi-cool item, my bank account (and Mr B) do not agree with that, so time to go budget… This gorgeous H&M top was a bit of a lucky coincidence. I had to dash to several other meetings after a dentist’s appointment a week ago, and my dentist managed to spill some liquid all over the white silk blouse I was wearing that day. Shock horror, and …

Terracotta Nights In The City

Terracotta might not be the first colour that comes to mind when thinking about striking summer shades, but when you think about it, it all makes sense. The colour of sunlight hitting off the bricks of a Mediterranean house late afternoon, this burnt red is soft yet warm, and the perfect choice if you want to ditch the black or want to move aay from the breton stripes. An untypically warm early summer’s night a few weeks ago, I attended a fragrance lauch (exciting scent-times ahead is all I can say!), and this gorgeous burnt orange jumpsuit fit the bill perfectly! Soft, breezy and utterly comfortable, but at the same time elegant, dressy and effortlessy lady-like without trying. Win – win-win!   Jumpsuit: Terre Bleue Sandals: Steve Madden Wath: Tommy Hilfiger Necklace & Earrings: Mika Thanks Katia for the pictures!!

Wishlist Wednesday – Terre Bleue Sales

Sales are here!!! A self imposed shopping ban ends now, time to go crazy,  hit the shops and get that credit card plastic burning!  Mission for this sale season? Trying to be sensible and practical (let’s see how long it takes for that one to go flying out the window). Focus on items that can be easily combined with several pieces already in my (overcrowded) wardrobe, work on several occasions and can be worn longer than only on the hottest day of the year (which just so happens to be today…).  First stop on my shopping spree: Terre Bleue. A brand largely ignored by me for being too humpty frumpty, I was proven wrong when I started to dig a bit deeper and looked past my original prejudices. Result: a wishlist as long as my arm… Will hopefully be mine after today: two gorgeous sweaters that will look good in every season, with every separate in my closet, a gorgeous tongue in cheek parrot print playsuit, the numero uno multitasker, a navy blue jumpsuit, and …

Silver-ing into Spring

I admit, I am absolutely crazy for any kind of print trouser, but somehow only in the summer time. I’ll hardly ever wear a printed top, the more streamlined the better, but when the sun comes out, I’ll go loco in the trouser department! Case in point: These grey and yellow graphic print trousers! The excitement over a great print can only be surpassed by the perfect separate that makes the sum of the whole even better than the 2 components. This silver Esprit top has just that star-quality. Lightweight enough to wear when things start heating up, versatility a-plenty and more than enough pizzazz to oomph every combination to date-night quality! I’m actually loving it so much I’m debating whether to get two of them, one in a smaller size for that perfect fit, and one size bigger for that casual, slouchy meets glamour look. Esprit, you never cease to amaze me!       Top: Esprit Print trousers: Talking French Shoes: Les Autres Bangles: Noppies Red nailpolish: Kure Bazaar – Rouge Flore

That First Esprit Summer Feeling

Every morning is the same story at my house. After a frantic morning rush to get the 2 littles ones ready (Mr B has to fend for himself :-)), I sprint upstairs with about 5 minutes to spare to get myself dressed. Often lacking inspiration and pressed for time, I find myself constantly reaching for the same uniforms, which also means that about half of my closet remains untounched. Additionally, with the weather teethering on the edge between winter and summer clothes, and  having just started a new job with a completely different, less business appropriate dress code (ie we can wear whatever we friggin’ want…), I’m in a style rut at the moment. Not good at all… Hold this thought! A while ago, the unthinkeable happened. I had the entire afternoon to myself. No wee ones needing to be entertained, husband off with plans of his own, so after having photographed anything and everything that needed it’s picture taken, I started having some fun. In one corner: some of the basics in my closet. In the …

It’s going to be a Talking French summer!

March has kicked in, Saint Patricks Day colours the world a delicious shade of green today, I can feel Spring peeping round the corner, and I for one am done! Done with big knits, chucky boots, oversized scarves up to my eyes, and as much as I could live in cashmere sweaters almost all year round, I am now craving lighter textiles, softer touches, delicate pairings and livelier colours. Looks like Talking French read my memo for the sunny season! Light, airy, feminine, a daily dose of wearable glamour are only a few of the cornerstones on which this Belgian brand has built it’s foundation , and season after season the collections they present are firecrackers! Not one to go black, their pieces are a kaleidoscope of colours, brightening the greyest of winter days and enhancing the chirpiest of sunny spring days with their elegant prints and silky smooth fabrics. This spring, LA dreamin’ is what it is all about! Infusing their latest collection with a dose of LA cool, it makes me dream of mellow yellow mornings, those first …

Narciso Rodriguez A/W 15

I am not a professional fashionblogger by any means, but that doens’t mean that a) I don”t follow fashion and the endless caroussel of fashion weeks, and b) I don’t like to put in my 2 cents. As I must have told you over and over again (thank you so much for sticking with me!), I am not one for fuss and frills , Italian exuberance, fireworks and tropical prints have never been my cup of tea,  I’d rather be the woman supplying the oohs and aahs to the outfit I’m wearing than being the lady drowning in an overflow of prints. Narciso Rodriguez, maestro of American femininity, understands this better than anyone else. Clean lines, sleek cuts and perfect fits make for striking pieces that are so ridiculously pretty that you cannot help yourself, you just have to stop, breathe and take it all in. Prime example: his A/W 15 show  at New York Fashion Week. Coinciding with the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, his catwalk may have been less sparkling than the fireworks, but …

A monochrome moment

No matter how often one or the other fashion prodigy (whether real or self-proclaimed) exclaims that “… is the new black”, black and white will always remain the ultimate black. Never out of style, never dated, never inappropriately over- or underdressed, a black or white outfit exudes class, self confidence and above all, elegance. It is proof of a femininity that is neither trend- nor age bound, or as the great Yves Saint Laurent once said “fashion fades, but style is eternal.” Or maybe I should just name this article “British Highstreet fashion needs to come to Belgium!” Starlight print trousers Houndstooth Dress Islo Lasercut sweater Ankle boots Silk lace panel top Scalloped hem top