Fashion: Fall Winter 2018 Trends

Hello readers,

My blog wouldn’t be a fashion blog if I didn’t share the latest trends. For the upcoming season, fall and winter season, there are again some new vibes showing up in fashion world. I don’t like them all to be honest, but of course trends are just a direction which can be interpreted in many ways. Designer pieces offer the right inspiration to translate it into your wardrobe in a more wearable way, a style that fits you and your personality.

For fall winter season 2018 the catwalks show these trends:

  • High boots with fringes

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Longchamp FW 2018-2019
  • Plaid pattern on masculine oversized blazers

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Gucci FW 2018-2019
  • Animal prints: leopard, zebra, reptile, rawr!

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Dolce & Gabbana 2018-2019
  • Adding some height: hello chunky sole sneakers
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  • Dark and mysterious: Black leather coats
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Hermès FW 2018-2019
  • Light up the winter season with white boots
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Givenchy FW 2018-2019
  • Bombastic sporty jackets and layers
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Balenciaga FW 2018-2019
  • Fluffy handbags
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Dries Van Noten FW 2018-2019

What do you think about these trends? Would you consider adding them to your wardrobe or are you more a classic type, choosing safe with timeless pieces? Share your views in the comment form.

Thank you for your attention!
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OOTD: Beige leather jacket & High top sneakers

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Hi lovely readers,

Today’s outfit contains a lot of beige. It’s a color I absolutely love lately, maybe because it’s easy to combine or just because it’s a soft and warm color I don’t know really. I used to have this amazing beige leather jacket over 3 or 4 summers ago and I’ve worn it until it was completely wasted. I felt so sad when I had to throw it away, it was one of my favourite jackets. Lucky for me, there was a sale in the local thrift store in town. I went there with my mom and grandma a couple of weeks ago and I found this great beige leather jacket. Of course I couldn’t help but buying it. It was on sale and I only paid 1 euro for it! (yup, seriously)

Another item I got was this lovely pair of leather sneakers from Esprit. They are very comfortable and warm. They’re kind of winter style but the weather is so weird lately, people are like wearing summer and winter clothes all together. So I thought I’d wear them anyway. These were only 6 euros. Crazy prices when you buy second hand, it’s wonderful to give these pieces a second life and to have these kind of bargains. Sometimes you don’t find anything, other times you find a whole bucket full of things. It’s just a matter of luck really.

Want to steal this outfit? Very easy. You just grab a navy color t-shirt, combine it with a beige leather jacket, a pair of light denim trousers, your favourite Pliage bag and a pair of neutral colored sneakers.

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By the way, we got ourself a brand new roommate: Elvis! Our newest bunny, she’s absolutely adorable ❤

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What do you think about this outfit? Please share your view in the comment form. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @outfitvandedagblog!
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Fashion: NewChic White Bohemian Dress, Floral Kimono & Crystal Slippers

Dear readers,

Recently I shared this amazing breaking news from NewChic with you, more specifically the 4th anniversary of this great company. To celebrate this occasion, I had the opportunity to order some items on their website. I’ve chosen a full look, which contains a sexy lace bohemian white mini dress, a floral chiffon kimono vest to spice things up and a pair of sweet crystal open toe slippers – absolutely adorable when you combine these pieces together. It looks girly and cute, with a touch of floral prints and diamond details to add a bit extra to this outfit combination. I am absolutely thrilled to share this experience with you because I am beyond happy with my order

First I’d like to share a bit informaiton with you about NewChic. NewChic is a global brand offering the latest trends at good prices, starting in 2015. They sell fashion items all across the globe, and all that with the best high quality customer service.

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I was so excited when I got this package! 🙂

 

The shoes are so cute, and they’re comfortable to wear and very trendy. One of the most popular summer trends were bathing slippers, the fancier the better. Tip: if you’re from Europe take one size bigger, they are quite small.

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As for the outfit, here are the details, all the items are available on the website:

If you’re looking for a last minute summer look or planning to go on holiday anytime soon, this look would be perfect. It’s not only trendy, it’s also easygoing and practical for everyday wear. When you go to a dinner you can easily combine it with a clutch and you’re ready to go in style.

Thank you so much for your attention. I hope you enjoyed my review. This post was sponsored and all opinions are my own. It was wonderful collaborating with such a stylish company.
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Building Your Empire: Making Your Blog Successful in 5 Easy Steps

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Hi readers,

This post is dedicated for all bloggers worldwide, since a lot of my visitors are having their own blog too I’d love to help them getting forward and reaching goals. Building your brand isn’t easy, especially in 2018 where you have so many influencers trying to make it and trying to earn money through the internet. That’s why I’ve written this blogpost, as a small blog guide for you.

Here are 5 easy steps that will make your blog successful:

1// Give it time

Rome wasn’t build in one day (we Belgians have a saying about that, I’m not sure if the Englishman use this sentence too). You can’t expect that your blog will have thousands of visitors on day 1. Or day 2. Or week 5. Don’t focus too much on the numbers. Maybe you have 1 particular reader who looks forward to your new blogpost every single time, and maybe your writings make his or her day better. That’s enough to be happy about, right? Appreciate the small achievements and give it time. Most famous bloggers have been blogging for over five years or longer, so why expect yourself to reach those targets when you’re just getting started?

2// Be active on social media

You can’t build your empire without social media. As a blogger it’s almost an obligation to have an Instagram, Facebook and Twitter page. If you want to have success, it’s important to that you reach as much people as possible. When you don’t have any social media accounts, then your blog might disappear on the world wide web. But when you look at it from another perspective, it’s very interesting to make your blog well known through social media. Some bloggers have gain lots of readers because of Instagram. So keeping your accounts updated will definitely help you to get your blog to the next level. It might be more work, but you get the rewards of it at the end.

3// Engage with other bloggers

You want to have comments, shares and likes? It all starts with you. When you leave a comment, share and/or like a post of another blogger, they will likely give it back to you. That’s so wonderful about the blogger community, bloggers support each other. I’m not saying everyone, but let’s say 60% of all bloggers will give you something in return. Same with following, you can’t expect people to follow you if you don’t follow anyone yourself. Give and take, it’s as simple as that. When you engage you will receive more engagement too.

4// Work on your visual lay-outs

Visual lay-outs are very, very important when blogging. Of course your writing skills have to be on point, but the visual part may be as important as the writing itself. Would you like to read a book without a title, chapters, paragraphs or any structure? I guess not. The same with blogging. People don’t want to get headaches when they read your blogposts. They looove structure. Take my blog posts as an example: you have a title supported with an image, an introduction, the middle which contains the information I wanted to share and the end of the post which has the conclusion and an invitation to share your views in the comment form. The bold words are essential information I highlighted. And when you use images, make the color scheme attractive. For Instagram you can use the Preview app, it’s a good tool I can recommend.

5// Don’t compare yourself to others

It’s the same as in real life: comparing makes absolutely no sense. You’ll always find something better in another person. That’s what makes us different. The same with blogging, another blogger might be better at image editing or Instagram sharing. It doesn’t matter. You can be inspired by others, but don’t compare. It’s a waste of energy and you need to stay true to your own style. That’s your key to success.

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If you have any more tips & tricks, feel free to share them in the comment form. To me it’s all about supporting each other, I hate jealousy and negativity – there’s plenty of that on the internet. Instead of doing that, it’s better to help each other grow and respect the fact that we are different.

Thank you for your attention & ‘til next time.
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OOTD Fashion Mash-Up: About That Caramel Latte & That Red Jacket…

Dag lieve lezers,

Wat fijn dat jullie mijn blog (nogmaals) bezoeken! Ik wil eerst en vooral een momentje inlassen in deze blogpost waarin ik jullie wens te bedanken voor alle support, likes en follows. Dat betekent echt wel veel voor mij en geeft een extra boost om nog meer content te maken! En feel free to share ideas ❤

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About that caramel latte… Wel ik heb de meest heerlijke caramel latte macchiato gedronken afgelopen donderdag. Beter dan Starbucks (seriously). Place to be is 5 min to Paris, in de Kloosterstraat in Antwerpen. Ze hebben ook een super gezellige achtertuin. Ben je net zo’n übercrazy koffiefanaat als ik? Dan moet je hier zeker eens passeren want het is zo’n leuk adresje.

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Natuurlijk heb ik donderdag meer uitgespookt dan alleen maar latte’s te drinken. Gelukkig maar, anders zou deze post maar snel aan zijn einde komen 😀 Ik vond tevens een prachtige rode trench coat in de Lola & Liza aan een absolute knalprijs. Hij kwam van € 69,95 naar € 21! Maar liefst 70% korting. Dit kon ik echt niet aan me laten voorbijgaan, wetende dat ik toch al een geringe tijd op zoek ben naar dé trenchcoat (lees: Burberry look blijft een topper). Rood vind ik zo’n fantastische, vrouwelijke accentkleur en ik bedacht me dat deze perfect past bij de tas die ik voor mijn verjaardag voor ogen heb 😉 (binnenkort verklap ik meer!). Ik was me er in feite niet echt van bewust dat sommige ketens nog solden geven, maar blijkbaar is dat wel het geval. Het enige wat ik hoefde te doen om de korting te krijgen was nog een tweede artikel erbij nemen, dus koos ik voor een paar leuke oorbelletjes.

Deze blogpost zou geen “OOTD Mashup” heten als er geen outfits bij te pas zouden komen! Hier is wat ik aanhad op de fameuze Caramel Latte Dag:

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What I was wearing:
Cardigan – Lefties (winkel in Spanje, Barcelona)
T-shirt – Inside (winkel in Spanje, Barcelona)
Jeans – American Eagle Outfitters (once sponsored gift for my blog)
Sneakers – vintage Adidas
Scarf – Longchamp
Bag – Longchamp
Watch – Gift from Yves Rocher

Het idee was een casual girl-next-door look. Qua make-up beperkte ik me ook tot een subtiele look. De truc van een girl-next-door look is namelijk eruitzien alsof je een natural beauty bent, het bekende no-makeup effect terwijl je in feite toch wel wat schmink op hebt. De key items van deze look? Een dun laagje mascara, een effen huid met compact poeder en bronze finishing (girl-next-doors zijn altijd bruin), een subtiele eye-liner, nude oogschaduw, een naturel ogend wenkbrauwpotlood en lipgloss.

Wil jij graag een gelijkaardige look creëren? Ontdek gelijkaardige producten in de bijgevoegde collage. GET THE LOOK!

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Wat vinden jullie van deze look? Wat is jullie favoriete adresje voor koffie te drinken? Deel jullie bevindingen in het comment form & vergeet niet te sharen, liken & volgen! ❤
Bedankt voor jullie aandacht, tot de volgende keer!
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