Every cloud has a silver lining

h&m trend, isabel marant willows sneakers, h&m legging, triwa watch, vintage shirt, de invasie, belmodo.tv streetstyle, black balloon, gent

h&m trend, isabel marant willows sneakers, h&m legging, triwa watch, vintage shirt, de invasie, belmodo.tv streetstyle, black balloon, gent

h&m trend, isabel marant willows sneakers, h&m legging, triwa watch, vintage shirt, de invasie, belmodo.tv streetstyle, black balloon, gent

h&m trend, isabel marant willows sneakers, h&m legging, triwa watch, vintage shirt, de invasie, belmodo.tv streetstyle, black balloon, gent

Every cloud has a silver lining and this jacket is literally it! It can make any outfit a smashing one in just 5 seconds. I wore it to the first showroom I visited for the Antwerp press days and even though the school’s chairs ripped my dotted tights that day, people still complimented me on my outfit, the jacket in particular. Another outfit I put together with my favorite H&M Trend jacket, was the one I wore on a dinner date with Kim and Gilles in Brussels. Although I had literally put on my clothes in only two minutes - I told you I wasn’t ready Gilles :p – I managed to look decent and for my own sake: comfortable and confident! So, the idiom is true: this jacket brings out the optimistic Afrodite! I know you’ve seen the look before, when I asked you to vote for me but since I still had these pics, I had to make an outfit post, just because!

I’m wearing: Vintage hat – Persol sunnies (also vintage, from my cousin ^^) – H&M Trend silver jacket – Vintage black shirt – H&M Leggings – Isabel Marant Willow sneakers – MBMJ Bag (cousin’s)

Have a happy tuesday ^^

Battle of the bloggers?!

my blog is bigger than yours, caroline daily, firenze 4 ever

picture by Caroline Daily

The battle of the bloggers seems to be on… Not that I noticed, because my fellow bloggers – who were also nomitated for the Weekend Blog Awards – and I seem to be going along pretty fine. Or are they just pretending? :D Nah, they wouldn’t! As for other bloggers, and I shall not give any names, seem to be a bit frustrated or disappointed. I get their point, I really do. They’re still small and upcoming bloggers and who knows, they might be famous one day… But there’s also the chance they won’t be. This doesn’t mean I think I will.

I started my blog back in august 2009 as an ignorant 17 year old. It was never intended to grow this big - can I call it big already? – but I carried on and it brought me to a wonderful life, the life of a blogger! For a year or so, I only posted random pictures I found on the internet and there was no case of writing whatsoever. But eventually, I realised what I wanted to study in college and so I decided to change my blogging way. Up to that point, there were only a handful of people that knew my blog even existed. I was to afraid to put it up on Facebook but on the other hand, I was slowly working my way into the Twitter world.

As I began typing actual words up on the screen, I got noticed by the little Blog Fairy, a.k.a. Saint Mary ;-) I was surprised, to say the least. Unfortunately, I already had to miss out on my first event and so I pushed away my very first acte de présence into the blogger scene. But I got there eventually, awkward moments and lonely evenings included. On the one hand, I was so excited to be a part of every event but on the other, I hated going there alone. I’m really glad I got to know the second generation of Belgian bloggers, the ones with which I experienced the Blogger’s Booming Business (call it BBB! :D).

Not that my blog was awesome all of a sudden. No, au contraire, I had to put a lot of work and effort into it. I blogged my way up and I decided to change the way it looked. I have to thank a few people for making it happen, especially Jana Keppens and Christophe Bouillon. As years passed, I eventually had to throw my blog onto Facebook. People were slightly empty-headed on the whole blogging issue but they’ve come around to actually liking it.

So just to make my point: I started off as a small blogger as well and to be honest, I think both my fellow bloggers and I deserve to be nomitated! We grew together and I think that people who follow a few of our blogs can really see that we’ve become friends over the years. I don’t know if I speak for myself but they made my blog bigger as well. I’ve learned a lot from them and so should everyone. I’m not asking you to copy each other’s ideas, posts or pictures but just look for inspiration!

I’m so over the internet wars, so please… Just vote for one of us and make us happy. Your day will come!

Press days recap

listenup, making waves, never on wednesday, bestseller, oona, pr belgium, supertrash, eleven paris, rimmel london, marlies dekkers, philosophy hope in a jar, collar craze, tara jarmon, vero moda, la fille d'o, only, avance, dept, 10 feet, essentiel, weekend blog awards, knack, le vif, forever 21,

listenup, making waves, never on wednesday, bestseller, oona, pr belgium, supertrash, eleven paris, rimmel london, marlies dekkers, philosophy hope in a jar, collar craze, tara jarmon, vero moda, la fille d'o, only, avance, dept, 10 feet, essentiel, weekend blog awards, knack, le vif, forever 21,

listenup, making waves, never on wednesday, bestseller, oona, pr belgium, supertrash, eleven paris, rimmel london, marlies dekkers, philosophy hope in a jar, collar craze, tara jarmon, vero moda, la fille d'o, only, avance, dept, 10 feet, essentiel, weekend blog awards, knack, le vif, forever 21,

listenup, making waves, never on wednesday, bestseller, oona, pr belgium, supertrash, eleven paris, rimmel london, marlies dekkers, philosophy hope in a jar, collar craze, tara jarmon, vero moda, la fille d'o, only, avance, dept, 10 feet, essentiel, weekend blog awards, knack, le vif, forever 21,

listenup, making waves, never on wednesday, bestseller, oona, pr belgium, supertrash, eleven paris, rimmel london, marlies dekkers, philosophy hope in a jar, collar craze, tara jarmon, vero moda, la fille d'o, only, avance, dept, 10 feet, essentiel, weekend blog awards, knack, le vif, forever 21,

listenup, making waves, never on wednesday, bestseller, oona, pr belgium, supertrash, eleven paris, rimmel london, marlies dekkers, philosophy hope in a jar, collar craze, tara jarmon, vero moda, la fille d'o, only, avance, dept, 10 feet, essentiel, weekend blog awards, knack, le vif, forever 21,

listenup, making waves, never on wednesday, bestseller, oona, pr belgium, supertrash, eleven paris, rimmel london, marlies dekkers, philosophy hope in a jar, collar craze, tara jarmon, vero moda, la fille d'o, only, avance, dept, 10 feet, essentiel, weekend blog awards, knack, le vif, forever 21,

listenup, making waves, never on wednesday, bestseller, oona, pr belgium, supertrash, eleven paris, rimmel london, marlies dekkers, philosophy hope in a jar, collar craze, tara jarmon, vero moda, la fille d'o, only, avance, dept, 10 feet, essentiel, weekend blog awards, knack, le vif, forever 21,

listenup, making waves, never on wednesday, bestseller, oona, pr belgium, supertrash, eleven paris, rimmel london, marlies dekkers, philosophy hope in a jar, collar craze, tara jarmon, vero moda, la fille d'o, only, avance, dept, 10 feet, essentiel, weekend blog awards, knack, le vif, forever 21,

listenup, making waves, never on wednesday, bestseller, oona, pr belgium, supertrash, eleven paris, rimmel london, marlies dekkers, philosophy hope in a jar, collar craze, tara jarmon, vero moda, la fille d'o, only, avance, dept, 10 feet, essentiel, weekend blog awards, knack, le vif, forever 21,

listenup, making waves, never on wednesday, bestseller, oona, pr belgium, supertrash, eleven paris, rimmel london, marlies dekkers, philosophy hope in a jar, collar craze, tara jarmon, vero moda, la fille d'o, only, avance, dept, 10 feet, essentiel, weekend blog awards, knack, le vif, forever 21,

listenup, making waves, never on wednesday, bestseller, oona, pr belgium, supertrash, eleven paris, rimmel london, marlies dekkers, philosophy hope in a jar, collar craze, tara jarmon, vero moda, la fille d'o, only, avance, dept, 10 feet, essentiel, weekend blog awards, knack, le vif, forever 21,

listenup, making waves, never on wednesday, bestseller, oona, pr belgium, supertrash, eleven paris, rimmel london, marlies dekkers, philosophy hope in a jar, collar craze, tara jarmon, vero moda, la fille d'o, only, avance, dept, 10 feet, essentiel, weekend blog awards, knack, le vif, forever 21,

Realising you haven’t been posting for five days may cause a light panic attack. Even though my excuse is blog related, I still feel bad towards you, my readers. So, here I am again, sadly not really alive and kicking. Quite tired, in case you wanted to know. But I’ve been nominated for the Weekend Blog Awards and I couldn’t be any happier. Those awards are hosted by Knack Weekend, Le Vif Weekend and Enchanté in collaboration with the Belgian fashion label Essentiel. I’d be really happy if I could win this because that would mean people actually appreciate all the work and effort I put into it (except for this week, I’ve been busy). So please, vote for me!

Back to the topic of the day – or should I say week: Press days. Not an entire press days craze but I did manage to visit five showrooms. I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly, but most importantly: I saw lots of collars! Yay for spending euros on a certain trend that will still be in next season :-D Let the pictures above guide you to some of my favorite pieces from upcoming Autumn/Winter 2012!

P.S. By hovering above the pictures, you can see which brand it is!