I do want you to have a special look at this very classy watch by Komono that my godmother offered me for my birthday though. It was definitely my favorite in the store. I’m in love with quite large faces when it comes to watches. This is such a perfect classier alternative to my huge OOZOO. The colors are pretty sophisticated, yet the red pops compared to some other monotonous bands. In Brussels, you can buy those at Hopono shops. One is located on rue des Chartreux and the other one on rue du Bailli. Komono is a Belgian brand.
About the rest of the outfit, I know a jean jacket may not feel like summer to some of you (I obviously did not need it in Mallorca) but here in Brussels, you always want to take a light jacket, even during the summer, especially if you plan to stay out late. Such a pretty jean jacket definitely tells summer to me. I’m always happy to take it out of the closet. I bought this one at Zara a few years ago and I have been looking for a new one that would be as perfectly cut, now that this one is kind of used up. I haven’t found what I’m looking for yet, unfortunately.
The dress, let’s talk about the dress (too much talk you say?). I bought it in Mallorca for less than ten euros at Cala Ratjada. I truly needed such a dress to wear around all day with my bikini underneath. Something simple. I never hoped I would be able to wear it in Brussels but it’s that basic that it’s quite easy to dress it up. Dresses with this length aren’t usually my thing but I just love how this one splits, revealing yet making you look covered enough. I don’t think a reasonable person could call this vulgar. The dress is pretty straight, it doesn’t show all curves, it feels pretty airy which is great.
Apart from the Komono watch, I accessorized the outfit with my small blue bag from Veritas that fitted right with the colors. I wore my leather flip flops by Les petites bombes. I just love to let my feet breath in the summer and leather flip flops are just perfect to be casual yet correctly dressed. You should totally try those.
I hope you love this outfit. I especially loved shooting it with my bestfriend, Joséphine. It’s been very different from usual (my boyfriend usually shoots me) but I absolutely love the result. The shooting place looks so beautiful and the pictures look so romantic to me! I hope you feel the same. I’ll leave you saying this : the next post will be posted on basic-ish.com ♡
I’m currently enjoying my holidays in Mallorca and I’m wearing it a lot. Not having to take an umbrella or a bottle of water really helps to make it possible. I really want to shoot some holiday looks, especially now that I did some shopping but I’m kind of embarrassed to ask my brother to shoot me. I will do it soon, I promise!
Anyway, here is where I leave you. I need to go prepare for dinner and wear one of my new purchases. May we meet again for another post ♡
I bought the shoes at 1001 pattes last week for 24€. They are leather and very stable. This type of shoes is a summer essential in my opinion. They are flat, they are open, they are casual and chic at the same time. I only wore them for the first time yesterday and they did hurt me a lot. It will probably pass next time I wear them though. I hope you don’t mind my blurred feet.
The capeline is another summer must. I can be worn both at the beach and at a classy event. It dresses your head, hides your face if you’re feeling tired and protect it. I love this one because the size is perfect, it is black and it protects my face pretty well. The top of your head can get pretty hot under it though when the sun is shining. I bought it at H&M for only 10€.
Lastly, let me introduce you to my clutch. I fell in love with it at the Brussels Vintage Market in May. It only cost 10€ and was actually handmade by a lovely Belgian girl. The brand is called “la frénésie d’Aurélie”. I love the texture and the pattern a lot.
I hope you like this outfit as much as I do. I’m sorry, the sun hid hitself right when we went photoshooting, the heat was there anyway. Please tell me what you think about it! May we meet again for another post.
At the end of this post, you will see four pictures that show you how to fold your shirt sleeve perfectly. I learned it from one of my favorite outfit blogs, extrapetite. First, you need to unbutton your sleeve, then fold it one up to your elbow. After that, fold once more but let a bit of the end of the sleeve show. This trick has really made my life easier when it comes to shirts since I always like to fold their sleeves up. Anyway, here are the details.
How to fold your shirt sleeve perfectly.
The weather really hasn’t been that nice. There has been absolutely no sun in Brussels for a few days. Fortunately, it’s not cold which means I can go out with just a blazer as a jacket which is somewhat great.
This outfit features a classic, the “marinière” tee. This is an old one from H&M. They still make very similar ones though. I love the fact that it has red and not blue stripes. Another thing I love about marinières, except from the fact that they’re usually pretty basic, is that they generally come with a bateau neckline which I find very flattering and classy. This one model is very stretchy.
I wore it with what has been my favorite pair of pants lately. I bought them at Zara a while ago. I love the dark blue color and the fact that it stops before the ankle which I find great in summer when you want to wear trousers with flats. I accessorized the outfit with my small bag from Veritas and my all-time favorite OOZOO watch.
Tell me what you think about the outfit, I’m always pleased to see you care. May we meet again for another post. ■
Anyway, now I’m back with an outfit that has been on my outfit ideas list for about two months. It’s a head-to-toe blue. Blue is the second most present color in my wardrobe and it just feels right. It’s not too bright, it’s not too dark. Perfect for a grey end of spring afternoon. I couldn’t have completed this outfit until a few days ago, when I bought those cute shoes at Primark for 8€. I had gone shopping right after my oral exam and after a while, around 5pm, my feet just started to hurt too much. Those are really great for spring and summer, much better than flats if you don’t want your feet to stink (unless you go sockless), much better than sandals if you don’t like your toes showing.
They look like Vans but they are not. Brands are never my motive. As you must have seen it, I don’t care very much about those. I only care about having clothes that make me look nice. Anyway, I love everything about this outfit. I bought the jacket for 20€ on sale at Zara last summer. It’s very light and I love how it tightens around to waist which can (I hope) elongate you. I’m also in love with the hood. The bag was also bought on sales last summer for 50€ instead of 100€. The lash broke down and I replaced it by another one which also broke. Now I’m using it with the small blue Veritas bag’s lash. I hope it won’t break down but to be fair I do tend to put a lot of weight in it.
That’s it for today. I usually never post on Sunday and I would’ve rather posted it yesterday but I went shopping all day so I just couldn’t. Now I have a lot of things to show to you in outfits and makeup reviews! I’m so happy to be able to blog again. May we meet again for another post.
For this outfit, I wore my duster cardigan again but with only grey and black items, my big infinity scarf since it was not warm enough these last days and my very new huge bag. It’s a Burkely and I got it at the shop “Champs Elysées” on the Rue Neuve in Brussels. This shop is entirely dedicated to bags and luggage. Their products are usually expensive but you sometimes happen to find quality leather bags as this one for less than a hundred euros. A treasure. I bought it because I needed a bag that could carry all the things that I need for school such as my computer, food, books and everything. Oh, yes, you did see it in this post. It’s much wider than my previous one, which you saw in this post. I’m astonished by the amount of space there is in this beauty.
I hope you love this outfit, which contains more black than grey but hey, isn’t black a shade of grey? I’m sorry about the crappy shoes, I don’t know why but they do not usually look as cheap. Do not hesitate to share your opinion with me in the comments, I always care! May we meet again for another post x
I entered an ONLY shop and saw this simple, a-line (which is my favorite neck-cut), fluid, pink top. And it only cost 10€. I tried it and I couldn’t deny its beauty and the instant dose of color it brought. There are only a few colors I wear and we can all say that kaki and blue are flat colors, whereas pink is such a vibrant color, the only one of the kind I wear. I love Candy pink, fuchsia and pale pink (like the blazer in this outfit). I never realized it until one day, I was describing the dress I had just bought for a ball to a friend, I said “it’s pink” and she just answered “of course it is, you love pink”. What an observer. I love people who simply pay attention to other people’s perks and habits.
Anyway, I’m getting lost here. I hope you love this outfit which is pretty simple, I admit (it carries my signature). I particularly enjoyed shooting the pictures in the fields next to my house. The weather was hot yet fresh at the end of the afternoon. We did some funny pictures and we even used up to 5 minutes taking pictures of ladybugs having intercourse, you can see the pictures here.
Don’t forget to comment and may we meet again for another post x
1. The City Office bag from Zara, 59,95€. This bag, in pale pink, is so fresh and cute. Exactly what one would need for spring and summer. But what attracted me the most, what the fact that it has a computer compartment that can easily hold a 13″ machine. The other compartment is large enough to carry what I usually bring with me: umbrella, wallet, bottle of water, etc. Plus, it is not too rigid, just as I like.
2. This metal leaves waisbelt for Yoins, 8,27€. Watching Revenge has made me gone crazy over waistbelts but Zuhair Murad’s catwalks have me craving for these rigid metal ones with leaves at the extremities. I’ve been looking more into waistbelts this month and I found this cheap beauty that could totally dress up any plain black dress.
3. This Lilac Twine flower crown from Nastygal, 16,07€. After all this time, I’m still looking for the perfect flower crown. And I think I found it. It’s made of small dark purple lilac, which might not sound summer-like but would match brown hair perfectly, and it goes all around the head. I find It better when flower crown do not hold to the head with an elastic band but are rather rigid. The is litteraly a crown.
4. This week-end bag from H&M, 79,99€. This bag is not for school. It’s for a day at the beach and the reason it is on this list, is because I’ve talked with my boyfriend about buying a unisex beach bag in anticipation of going to the coast together. I love this big white bag with leather details, perfect to carry two towels, a change of clothes and some food.
5. This large leather bag from Burkely, 99,95€. In my quest for a bag, I came across the Burkely brand in a bag shop on the New Street in Brussels. Yes, it’s a men’s bag (I think) and a travel bag. But it is what I need to carry all my things. This one, just like the Zara one, has a special compartment for a computer and a lot of pockets. It’s made of mat leather and comes in a variety of colors from taupe to black. What could go wrong with such a basic bag?
You should know that if everything I saw in the shops was online, this list would be much longer including another bag from Zara (A4 brown satchel) , a printed pencil skirt from there too that only costs 15€ and a kaki kimono blazer from H&M. However, I leave you here with a link to the Facebook page I recently opened for the blog. If it is easier for you to follow me on there, do not hesitate to like the page! (you can also like from the sidebar) I see you soon with another post x
This duster cardigan, which sits on my top three favorite clothes list, has been waiting this long to be dusted. And when I could finally take it out of my wardrobe for another use than as a pajama, I knew exactly how to style it. With simplicity as always. It’s actually a piece that suffices itself. It does not need much styling as it brings the thunder with its originality. You should see it float behind me (I’m going to shoot that next time), light and bright. I just feel elegant (so when is it exactly that we can all wear long Harry Potter capes, because I’m waiting).
I chose to wear it with the neutrals black and beige and a touch of blue brought by my small Veritas bag. This outfit, without the accessories, costs less than 40€. The bag is actually the most expensive item here.
WHAT I WORE
Duster cardigan // forever 21, 11€.
Trousers // primark, 8€.
Top // pimkie, 5€.
Ballerinas // h&m, 10€.
Bag // veritas, 30€.
I’m sorry if I never give you links to the item, most of my clothes are not new collection and it can be quite difficult to find them online. I hope you love this outfit, don’t forget to tell me what you think in the comments (I always answer).
I’d also like to let you know that I opened an Instagram account dedicated to the blog where I will announce new posts and share outfits that you might not see here (as I cannot always shoot them). Here is the link.
See you soon for another post x