Before Pinterest, blogging, and all this digital amazement, I used to read only The Sartorialist and save the pictures I liked on my computer drive.
So, imagine my happiness when I stumbled upon these pictures and realised that what they say about style is true: Style is timeless.
No matter the season, no matter the trend, no matter the weird feathers / prints / animal-themed accessories etc. a tasteful outfit will remain as such throughout time.
Some of these pics are four years old. Sure, they don’t come from the ’80s (neither do I!), but it’s refreshing to see how important investment pieces are. And frankly, also a little bit liberating, especially thinking that I don’t have the cut-out boots / the pink coat / 56 plaid items of clothing / 43 pairs of colourful sneakers.
…Filles à papa.
When I first moved to Belgium, I wasn’t impressed. I wasn’t impressed at all, that is!
Leaving London, one of the most vibrant cities in the world, for Brussels seemed odd. And, although now I’m sure of the 1000 reasons as to why living in Brussels is better for one’s physical and mental health, at the beginning I only had 3 things to rejoice: food, chocolate and THE FASHION.
A great example of the creativity that resides in this small country of Europe is brand Filles à Papa (Carol and Sarah that is), two sisters from the city of Liége, whose amazingly unique, tomboy but also feminine, designs are the next big thing.
Especially during the winter, when, frankly all-black looks could be the every-day choice for everyone.
I saw this lady on my way to work this morning.
Kudos for the heels she dared to wear to walk the dreadful streets of Brussels.
I am a rock chick. A punk-rock chick. A post-punk-rock chick.
I am someone who is in love with Debbie Harry.
I would never want to be blond, except for when I look at Debbie Harry. And listen to her music.
I used to have a dream about re-enacting a number of her iconic looks in a series of photo shoots; haven’t managed to make it come true, but I think it should definitely go back to this new year’s resolutions (I’ve already started going to the gym, what could be more difficult than that????)
All images from Pinterest and Google Images.
Sunny days in December and a French song on the radio have this effect on me.
Girly, dreamy, romantic and all this.
Have a great month with your loved ones and remember to always count to 10 before getting mad at those that really care about you.
I have a friend to whom a give a cheap bag from Zara every year as a birthday present.
It’s something like a tradition that started a few years back, when I couldn’t afford more expensive presents, and I have managed to keep it up quite decently.
This year, though, I could not resist and I bought two of this amazing little bag – one for her, one for me.
I think it’s the first time in my life I feel draw to smaller bags…
Merino wool sweater at the astonishing price of 50 euros from the men’s department in H&M.
Plus it was in my all-time favourite combination of blue and burgundy red.
I got two and I’m so happy.
Enjoy your Friday, the weekend is so close (for me, approximately 10 hours away!!!)
When the cold hits, it’s time to wrap up and let go….
Winter is here and this means plenty more opportunities to dress up in great knits, coats, boots, scarves and hats.
All pictures from Pinterest.
One of the biggest questions during the day (I’m talking about the un-important ones, the trivial ones, those you think “why did I even spend 3 seconds thinking about this thing?”): What should I wear today?
I have to go to work. Do I have a meeting? No. Is it possible that I have a meeting? No, it’s Friday, and things are usually slow.
Do I have to go out after work? Yes, for drinks at one of the best bars in the village (aka Brussels). (For all fairness, I should note here that Brussels is not giving me a hard time at all when it comes to dressing up – except for a handful of places I wouldn’t go to anyway, there is no place that you actually need to be “dressed up” to enter/access/feel comfortable in).
Still, I would like to look a little bit polished.
After a few minutes of thinking and layering, this is what I put on yesterday to go to work-dinner-drinks.
It actually felt very nice, and I start getting the importance of having classic pieces in my closet: The tartan trousers with the intersting cut, the black leather ankle boots, the cropped velvet jacket.
Black and blue, and we’re through!!!
I hope you all have a great weekend, xx
Coming back to reality is not that easy, even after spending 3 short days away from the village (aka Brussels).
All pictures from Pinterest – search code: Traveling in style.