22 April 2014


Being a teenager in the 90ies was one of the best times I will always cherish. There were so many things that made me laugh, feel embarrassed about, made me feel like an idiot, I really enjoyed and still do. To name a few: the music, the fashion and those silly trends like Tamagotchi (yes I had one and I remember it dying on me during science class because I was not able to feed him on time as I was sitting in front of the teacher), my first Sony walkman (I still have my latest one including a whole box filled with mixed tapes. Who still has that?), my -shared with my sister- Nintendo en Gameboy (like the Sony: vintage and still working!) with games in non-3D like Zelda and Tetris. 

As for the music there was so much choice and things to choose from: grunge, rock, r&b, house with all its different trends. Even though music is still a big part of my life, it hasn't swept me of my feet like it used to do when I was in high school. Sure, some of today's songs really make me happy and make me want to dance spontaneously, yet when it comes to putting up a CD (yes a CD!!!) I most of the time pick out one of those 'oldies'. 

Here are some of the bands/songs I used to listen to and still do. Tell me, what do you think of it? Would you like to see me doing this more often? 

Pearl Jam -Black

Alanis Morissette - Uninvited

Cranberries - Linger

No Doubt - Don't Speak

Des'ree - I'm kissing you

Lou Reed - Perfect Day

Underworld - Born Slippy

Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun

Portishead - Glory Box

Lenny Kravitz - It Ain't Over Til It's Over

Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing

Enjoy listening!

20 April 2014


Photo taken by my husband

Zara blouse (now in store) | Roxy shorts | Adidas Stan Smith sneakers 

Bare legs and double denim. I am predicting a wonderful spring!

Hope you had a lovely Easter!

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15 April 2014


Photo taken by me

Alexander Wang Kyla sandals

What a coincidence I got my very first pair the same week Alexander Wang himself sneakily revealed a short video on Instagram about his upcoming collaboration with H&M. 

After last year's collaboration I bet this time it's even going to be more interesting to see how he is going to translate his signature style into a high street line.  

Any pieces you want look forward to? I wouldn't mind a good basic T and maybe some accessories or two...or three. Better start saving and mark the date: November 6th it will be!

Enjoy your Easter weekend!

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13 April 2014


Photo taken by me

1. children's laughter.
2. the smell of fresh baked bread.
3. the sound of the ocean.
4. the feeling of sand between my toes.
5. salt in my hair.
6. one of the purring cats on my lap.
7. morning dew.
8. making the first steps in fresh snow. 
9. finding a little note in my lunchpack from my husband wishing me a lovely day.
10. spontaneous dancing on the streets when my favorite song is playing.
11. Starbucks (no pun intended) caramel Frappuccino with extra caramel on top.
12. red cheeks after my run.
13. a genuine smile from a random stranger passing by on the street.
14. a bath filled with bubbles.
15. flowers in full bloom.
16. watching stars (and only being able to describe Orion and Ursa Major).
17. home-made chocolate cake, made by myself ofcourse ;).
18. the fresh and cool air in the mountains in early morning .
19. a loving hug from my two men.
20. the smell of freshly washed laundry.
21. putting up post-it's around the house for my husband to find them when he gets home late from work wishing him a good night (yeah, I too sometimes can get a bit mushy). 

Off to a new week!

04 April 2014


Photos: Tumblr, Pinterest 

What to do when having the flu? It's been almost a week since I caught the flu/bellyache. And what better way to keep a positive spirit than already daydreaming about sunny days at the beach, watching the ocean and enjoying copious and long Greek meals with my two men. Even though I still have to wait for two months, I am already getting ready: I will resume my bikini body challenge as soon as I feel better and I already did some online shopping (oh oh did I say shopping?) in the bikini department. But more on that later. For now let the pictures speak for themselves. 

Any exciting plans for the weekend? 

Ps. for more 'Summer' inspiration head over to my Tumblr or Pinterest pages. 

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