Outfit: heatwave and yellow clogs

white shirtdress, yellow clogs, pink kate spade bag
white shirtdress, yellow clogs, pink kate spade bag
white shirtdress, yellow clogs, pink kate spade bag
white shirtdress, yellow clogs, pink kate spade bag
white shirtdress, yellow clogs, pink kate spade bag
white shirtdress, yellow clogs, pink kate spade bag
white shirtdress, yellow clogs, pink kate spade bag
 shirtdress: Zara - sunglasses: c/o Polette - purse: Kate Spade - clogs: c/o Wonders - watch: c/o Daniel Wellington

So Belgium is going through a bit of a late spring/early summer heatwave, and THE WORLD IS LAVA. All of my clothes are too hot and sweaty, but this crisp white cotton shirtdress is just a bit more bearable than most of my other stuff. Funnily, it's a lot warmer in Belgium right now than it was in California during our trip. Alanis Morissette would call that ironic, but that's sort of improper use of the word as we all know by now. 

Ugh at the moment I'm basically sitting with my sad, tired, hot feet in a little cold footbath watching The Keepers on Netflix and I have zero inspiration for this blogpost, sorry! I'm still working hard at laying the last hand to my PhD (submitting the final draft at the end of June), and apart from that I've been preparing for a hair salon visit where I'll be trying the new l'Oreal Colorful Hair line, which is a new line of bright colours and techniques that are supposed to be applied by a specialist to get all these kinds of cool effects like oil slick hair, rosegold hair and chocolate mauve hair etc - I have my eye on something like this. I'll be going next week so I'll keep you posted! Stay cool ;-)

Travel: California diaries - Joshua Tree Park

Travel: California diaries - Joshua Tree Park

I still have so much California content to share with you guys, so today's post will show you some impressions from our visit to Joshua Tree Park. I had wanted to visit the park since, even though we're not exactly hiking enthusiasts, I have a thing for desert like scenery. I remember visiting the south of Spain with my family in my early teens, which was the only holiday we ever went on, and I made a trip to the desert of Almeria and I absolutely loved it. Such a feeling of being removed from daily life, almost like walking on the moon, and that overpowering heat makes for a very humbling experience. Many of the spaghetti Westerns were filmed in southern Spain rather than the Wild West, so I expected a similarly breathtaking impact.

Outfit: pink, glitter boots and embroidered choker

Outfit: pink, glitter boots and embroidered choker

Wishlist: gaga for gingham

gingham new look romper
hat: Forever21 - romper: New Look - handbag: Kate Spade - watch: c/o Daniel Wellington - sunglasses: Claire's

Ola! If you know me at all, you probably know that I am the type of person who is easily excitable and has a new favourite x every other week. Whether it comes to stuff to put on my lunch sandwiches, songs, TV-series, colours or prints: you can bet that I have a fav. Or, like, 10 favs. I'm just a very passionate and opinionated person OK? 

Anyway, I'm having a little gingham moment right now. I have always liked the print, because it just screams summer and brings the girly retro vibes, and y'all know that's right up my street. However, this summer gingham seems to be eeeeeverywhere, and since our brains are wired to aesthetically prefer things we see more often (yep, we're all being brainwashed to be into trends), I have also become like a magpie for gingham prints. 

Up until now, the only piece I have acquired for myself is this adorable tie back romper from New Look (also available in pale pink and light blue!) that I bought for myself as a gift for getting a job offer from my dream workplace, but since I love the romper so much, I have my eye on a couple of other gingham pieces. Obviously not going to buy all of these, but I might just get one. I mean, it's my birthday month you know. I always allow myself a couple of "don't need but so want" gifts from me to me in my birthday month.

Anyway, I rounded up some of my fav gingham gear from Shein (still my favourite destination for super on trend pieces that won't break the bank), all between $15 -22. And since I'm very bad at picking just one favourite of anything, I'll just say these are all my favs. I LOVE YOU ALL EQUALLY.

wishlist: gingham

Click the number of the piece you like to go to the product page: 
1//2//3//4//5//6//7//8//9//10

Now all I have to do is eenie-meenie-miney-mo.

Outfit: 70s vibes in Oceanside

70s style maxi dress, pink Kate Spade bag

Travel: California diaries - Palm Springs

The Saguaro, Palm Springs

I hope you're ready for the first instalment in my California diaries, because here it is! I went through the literally +2000 pictures I snapped over the past two weeks, and selected the best stories to tell you guys. Today, I'll take you through our experience of Palm Springs.

Outfit: yellow 70s maxi dress, striped wide brim hat

Outfit: yellow 70s maxi dress, striped wide brim hat