OOTD: casual off day

Hey lieverds,

Gisteren was het een officiële feestdag en dus had ik mijn dagje vrij. Tijd voor een outfit dus. Ik koos voor iets comfortabel, maar tijdloos elegant. Een sweater vind ik ideaal met dit weer, niet te warm en niet te koud. Dit combineerde ik met een skinny jeans en glanzende rosé ballerina’s. Het roze liet ik terugkomen in een los vallend sjaaltje met pailletjes. De items kocht ik bij Takko, zie mijn Shoplog van een aantal dagen geleden 🌸💕

Sweater, sjaaltje – Takko

Broek – American Outfitters

Ballerina’s – H&M

Tas – Longchamp

Horloge – Lokale shop

Gsm hoesje – H&M

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Mijn favoriete items van de Gallerys collectie SS 2018

Hiii lezers! 👋🏻🌸

Alles goed met jullie? Vandaag ga ik jullie het merk Gallerys introduceren, meerbepaald mijn favoriete items van hun huidige collectie voor lente zomer. Sinds mijn laatste bezoek bij Gallerys in Lier ben ik helemaal fan geworden.

Dus geniet van deze blogpost en neem je kop koffie erbij ☕️

Gallerys verkoopt trendgerichte vrouwenmode, vaak met leuke prints en accessoires zoals parels, glitters, borduursels, … Wat ik net geweldig vind, is dat elk stuk iets aparts heeft 💕 Momenteel zijn ex Miss België dames Justine De Jonckheere en Ellen Petri het gezicht van het merk. Het wordt beheerd door de familie Hoever en Gallerys heeft nu ruim 5 fysieke winkels. Een ervan in de Huidevetterstraat in Antwerpen en 4 andere in Lier. Ze hebben ook een online boetiek. Het leuke is ook dat je zowel kleding als accessoires er kan verkrijgen en je dus een complete outfit kan samenstellen en dit allemaal aan een betaalbare prijs. De artikelen worden zodanig gepresenteerd dat je de mogelijkheden qua combinaties kan zien🙋🏻‍♀️👍🏻

Dit zijn mijn favoriete items:

1. Denim vest met parels

€ 49,95

Deze vest is een leuke variant op een gewone jeans vest door de parelaccessoires op de kraag en schouders. Het maakt het geheel net iets vrouwelijker en romantisch.

2. Jurk met bloemenprint

€ 49,95

Voor mij de perfecte balans tussen sporty en chic, deze jurk heeft het gewoon. De streep aan de zijkant doorbreekt dat brave bloemenpatroon en geeft het jurkje net iets extra’s.

3. Maxi jurk met bloemenprint

€ 49,95

Een leuk, fris hemdjurkje. Lekker luchtig om te dragen tijdens warme zomerdagen. Heel leuk te combineren ook met sandalen of ballerina’s. 1 item en je bent meteen gekleed, lekker handig.

4. Off shoulder top met print

€ 24,95

Off shoulder tops zijn altijd flatterend, want dan accentueer je je sleutelbenen. Het is niet alleen super trendy op dit moment, het is ook lekker los om te dragen en comfy. Ik kies voor poederroze omdat dit zo’n beetje mijn kleur is de laatste tijd 😜.

5. Camel handtas

€ 69,95

Prachtige camel taupe kleur, combinatie van suède en mat leder. Met de omgekeerde slangensluiting doet het erg (heel erg) denken aan Gucci natuurlijk. De kettingriem doorbreekt het klassieke design. Echt een heel mooie tas!

6. Metallic sneakers

€ 44,95

Metallic accenten op schoenen zijn nu superhip. Denk aan espadrilles, sandalen, ballerina’s, sneakers, allemaal met zilver, goud of rosé accenten. Deze sneakers zijn een mooie combinatie van metallic effecten, plus de roze rand aan de hiel geeft de schoenen iets girly. Combineert super met een jeans.

Wat vinden jullie van de collectie?

Confidence: Being the best version of you

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Hi readers,

Today’s post will be about the one topic we all have to deal with: confidence. Y’all know, that one thing we always seem to fail in: believing in our own capacities. The famous Obama quote: “Yes we can!” can be a great shout out, but believing it is another story. Can you be confident?

I believe it’s about being the best version of you.

That’s the essential thought, basically. The question is: how? How can you be the best version of you? By taking care of yourself with love. Loving yourself and accepting yourself for who you are now, that’s just the start. You are fine how you are now, it’s not about getting a reward at the end of the road, you’re already getting that reward now. It’s time to stop pushing yourself to the limit. You’re okay. More than okay. And it’s just a matter of improving your capacities.


You have received this amazing body from God or whoever is behind our existence (whatever your beliefs are). Treat that body with kindness and respect. Do not let it starve to be skinny, do not let it down by being unhygienic and do not damage it in any way. You have this wonderful gift of nature, spoil it with love. Give yourself a body scrub, massage it with body cream, make it look beautiful. Feeling beautiful starts with a lovely me time moment in the bathroom. Not only the outside needs love, your body needs to have enough vitamins so you get energized during the day. Choose healthy alternatives and stay fit, pamper your stomach and skin with the best fruits and veggies you can find.

Every person has his own qualities. Maybe you’re really good at sports, or maybe you have a very creative mind. Don’t waste your talents, but develop your full potential – because you deserve to be heard and seen by others! Don’t you think great talents like Van Gogh had their moments of weakness? Moments when they thought they were worthless, moments that they thought their work wasn’t special at all. Of course! That’s just your insecurity speaking. Even when you think you failed, failure doesn’t equalize giving up. You still have a choice, and the right choice is to try again. When you do something with your heart, that’s what you’re supposed to do. Life’s all about ups and downs. If we didn’t have the downs, we wouldn’t appreciate or acknowledge the ups. The downs are just as necessary.

Find peace with how you look. This one’s typical for women (all though man can suffer from insecurities with their appearance too of course). But the pressure for us women is real. We are living in a world of Photoshop, botox and Kim Kardashians. Yes, that’s quite a challenge. We can try our hardest to look flawless, but what is perfection anyway? Will you ever stop trying to create this unreal image? Probably not. It’s something that will absorb you and it will never end. Make your boobs bigger and then you’ll start thinking your face needs a lift, and then you’ll think about having liposuction, and on and on. Instead of focusing on your “flaws”, focus on your qualities. We all have qualities that make us special. Maybe you have beautiful eyes, or beautiful hair. Name it. That’s what counts when you look in the mirror. Focus on those qualities and highlight them. If you have beautiful eyes, you might as well try a smokey eye to make them pop out even more. Invest in beauty products that fit your skin and body type. Invest in clothing that flatters your figure.

Being happy with who you are starts with embracing what makes you different from others instead of trying to be like the others.

Want to feel inspired to do the same? Stay tuned on my Instagram @outfitvandedagblog, which serves as an inspirational board for all ladies to stay true to who you are and be the BEST you! It ain’t impossible at all!

How are you dealing with self confidence? Let’s support each other, share your tips in the comment box below.

Current beauty product obsessions: 5 products you must try

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Hi readers,

As you all know I am a beauty lover. Besides fashion, beauty is another great passion of mine and I love to try out new products. Of course I have my own routine but I do try to change a bit once in a while to improve my looks. If you’re interested in my work makeup routine, don’t hesitate to read about it. If you want you can share yours too, together we learn!

These babies are currently my new obsessions:

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L’Oréal True Match Powder

I do like the texture and the lightness of this powder. L’Oréal will always be my first choice when it comes to foundations, bb creams or powders. It’s non comedogenic, which means it doesn’t harm the skin and it has been dermatologically tested. Get yours here – now only 8,99 euros!

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If you’re pale just like me, go for the coral shade. I wear it on my cheeks and my lips as well and it makes that typical “ghost” effect disappear (you know, when you’re so pale you look like dead – yeah, I suffer from that). This product is cheap, based on natural ingredients and good quality. What’s more to ask? Get yours here, only 6 euros!

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Playboy “Play it lovely” Deodorant

This is by far my favorite deodorant. I’ve had perfume before from Playboy and they have an amazing scent. It’s very feminine and floral like, I absolutely love it. According to Fragantica “Play it lovely” is the ideal frangance for a daily flirt filled with wonderful, playful innocent notes. Get 3 bottles of perfume of this series for only 40 euros.

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Essence Lash Princess Mascara

This mascara is according to me the best mascara ever! It has no competition. I have tried all the popular mascara’s by Maybelline, L’Oréal, name it – I have bought it. Still, I stick to my Lash Princess by Essence. If you haven’t tried it yet, get yours here.
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Batiste Dry Shampoo for Brunettes

With my greasy hair, a dry shampoo is no luxury. Batiste is a good brand, they are well known for their dry shampoos. The good thing about the brand is, is that they also have one especially for brunettes. Which excludes the typical “white hair” effect because of the brown color. Make sure you don’t spray it on your clothes, keep them protected. Get yours here.

I’ve told you my personal beauty favorites. But I’m sure you have favorites of your own, why not share them in the comment box

Edit March 2018: My everyday makeup look for work

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Hi readers,

Today I will be sharing my everyday makeup look with you guys. It’s the look I wear for work, so it’s very clean looking and professional. That’s necessary because if you work for a brand like Longchamp, you need to take care of your appearance of course. What I consider most important in my makeup routine is that I get to adjust the shape of my eyes with eyeliner. I absolutely love creating a cat eye, I think it’s very feminine and elegant. So my key items are eyeliner (I prefer liquid), mascara, foundation, mineral powder, eyebrow pencil and lipstick/lipgloss/lipbalm. I try to keep things natural, so not overdoing anything. The trick is to accentuate your treasures and cover your flaws. Like for instance, I suffer from acne around my cheeks and chin. Using the right products I somehow managed to control it, but I still don’t have the clear skin I want (some people think I overreact a bit, but whenever I see a spot I kinda freak out LOL). So I want to cover those flaws and accentuate the one thing I like about myself, my eyes. That way you’re using makeup the right way. If you’re suffering from acne as well, don’t forget to read the labels on the products and buy only dermatolically tested and non comedogenic! Very important.

Product list:

Essence Lash Princess Mascara
L’Oréal Accord Parfait Foundation
Benefit Brow Pencil
Benefit High Brow Pencil
La Roche-Posay Mineral Powder
Bourjois Liquid Eyeliner
Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipgloss

Edit February 2018:

I changed my everyday makeup look to a more subtle, soft look. I thought the liquid eyeliner became a bit too harsh after a while, so I replaced it by the Yves Rocher eyepencil I bought in my latest Yves Rocher Shoplog. I apply the pencil on my upper and lower eyelid to create a natural eye makeup look. On my lips I use the Yves Rocher Corail Lipcrayon on a daily base, sometimes I switch to the Essence Matt, Matt, Matt lipgloss which I used previously as seen in my look up above. It’s still one of my favorites. For my brows I also switched to a more natural looking product, the Catrice brow gel. It doesn’t color your brows completely so you still have a that natural shape of your brows. As for foundation, I switched to BB cream of L’Oréal because I didn’t like wearing a “mask”.

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