LIFE | Turning 20 and The Bucket List

December 8, 2016

The feeling of turning twenty is frightening yet freeing at the same time. To me, no longer being 19 means having more responsibilities, less spare time and being myself. Successful people (singers, actors, CEO's of multinationals) seem to have an incredible list of accomplishments on their curriculum vitae or they're well-known and famous at the age of twenty. For a university student with little to no accomplishments on her cv this can lead to frustrations sometimes. I know it's not the most important thing to worry about, but it does bother me now and then. 

As a fifteen year old girl, I always thought being twenty meant that I would completely know myself, I'd have my life figured out and my social contacts would be booming. Also, I most likely envisioned myself with a cute guy on my arm when instead, I'm watching Ed Sheeran's 'funniest moments' and I can only dream of meeting a guy like him one day. What I'm trying to say is that you shouldn't let yourself guide by an ideal that you or someone else imprinted in your head. It's okay not to have a picture perfect life with Bridget Jones being incredibly and scarily relatable (she too got married in the end with a lovely man). 

I've been struggling with anxiety a lot lately and it's not the easiest mindset to live with. Everything that goes wrong or feels wrong is giving me nightmares and heart palpitations. I'm working on my own brand (aka my blog), I'm finishing an ebook and I'm pushing myself to be who I am. Those projects make me feel proud of myself, but they also stress me out. To prevent these anxiety attacks I wrote a list of things I want to accomplish this year and it's not the most mainstream one, but it's part of my 'ME' project where I want to be completely in peace with who I am and where my life will take me. Life is a crazy, scary ride with unexpected events along the way, but a gift wouldn't make you as happy as it does now if you always knew what the content would be, right?

· Getting a tattoo 
· Publishing my ebook 'Sweet Simple Cooking'
· Go on Erasmus to England to improve my English skills
· Continue building my blog and YouTube channel
· Travel to Edinburgh and visit Tom Riddle's grave
· Finish writing my fantasy novel
· Getting my ear pierced       

STYLE | Shades of Beige

December 4, 2016

One of the perks of the not so pleasant winter weather is the sun. The lighting for photos is absolutely gorgeous and I could take a thousand pictures of the sunset (I've taken about a hundred already, don't judge me). The temperature, on the other hand, isn't my thing. It's freezing and my hands were completely stiff and frozen after taking these photographs. I'm also attempting to film a lookbook for my YouTube channel, but not having someone to film and being on my own with my trusty tripod isn't ideal.

This outfit is pretty much my basic winter attire and the only thing that switches up is the color of the sweater and which pair of black trousers I'm wearing that day. Other than that, I keep myself warm with a thick scarf, warm gloves and winter socks (yes, the ones that your grandma used to buy for you). I would love to know what your basic winter outfit is!

shoes: Doc Martens // Trousers: Only // Sweater: Ichi // Scarf: H&M 

STYLE | Christmas and Birthday Wishlisting

November 29, 2016

Festive socks & slippers: Etam // Pinafore dress & sweater: Topshop // backpack: Topshop // Embroidered denim: Topshop // Candle: Dyptique

I've said this multiple times before and I'll keep repeating myself every single year or until Christmas stops exisiting. It's my favorite time of the year and I'm so incredibly excited for the holidays. As a student I know that Christmas is a synonym for studying and locking yourself up in your bedroom until the day passes by. That, however, doesn't mean you can't make yourself comfortable and cozy in the room that might possibly drive you nuts whilst studying. December is also my birthday month (only 9 days to go until my 20th birthday) which means that my family members are constantly questioning my wishlist. Time for an update it is!

FOOD | What I Ate Today #7

November 22, 2016

It seems like I only blog about food and most of my time goes to filming and editing YouTube videos, but I promise it's not true. It's simply much easier to film something in bad lighting than to take photographs in awful lighting or maybe that's me being a perfectionist when it comes to photography. I hope you're enjoying the videos, though, and I hope I'll be able to write more fashion-related posts soon.

I've just been feeling really, extremely crappy lately and I'm not in the mood for photographing my face. If you don't feel well, there's no fun in photographing those moments to then having to look back at them later. Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy this short what I ate today video! XX

FOOD | Oats & Book Fairs

November 13, 2016

Friday was a pretty busy day, not only did I film my first ever morning routine, I also visited a book fair in Antwerp and I filmed what I ate that day. Lately I've been really enjoying filming videos and editing them. After nearly four years of writing blog posts and taking photos, which I really do enjoy, don't get me wrong, it's been lovely to have a change of scenery. YouTube videos have always been my favorite waste of time and making them might be either a bigger waste of time or a way to be creative on the Internet. 

My old computer, however, hasn't been the biggest fan of the YouTube game and I'm afraid it's about to give up on me... Thank goodness I bought another one recently after a year of saving up money. Anyway, what are your thoughts on YouTube and as I've got a bit more spare time on my hands, which kind of videos or blogposts would you like to see in the near future? Nausikaä

LIFE | A Morning Routine

November 11, 2016

I finally got enough courage to film a Morning Routine for you. You probably wouldn't say so, but I'm extremely camera shy. I don't like seeing my face on photos or videos and that's why I've always put off making YouTube videos. But, since I'm starting to accept myself more and I'm no longer too shy to make a camera appearance, I filmed myself for the first time! I tried to make this morning routine as accurate as possible and I really hope you'll enjoy it! Nausikaä

FOOD | What I Ate Today #6

November 5, 2016

I decided to take you with me to Leuven (the town where I study) where me and my mum did some shopping but ended up only buying Frozen plasters and I filmed what I ate that day. I normally don't eat this much unhealthy food, but hey #balance. I can't resist a sweet simple vegan treat, right? ;)

FOOD | What I Ate Today #5

October 23, 2016

Goodmorning! It's been super cold these last couple of days and I love making myself a warm, filling bowl of porridge in the morning to start the day. I always feel so much better when I eat a large breakfast! My lunch was pretty special for a Saturday because I was working on my ebook and that calls for recepy testing. My dinner was pretty simple and healthy to make up for the waffles and salty chips I had earlier that day. I kept it pretty light so I could eat more dessert. Who doesn't like apple pear crumble on a cold, autumnal day? I know I do! Bon appétit!

LIFE | Autumn Moodboard

October 18, 2016

photo credits: Pinterest

I'm a Fall person, I like my almond milk hot chocolate, pumpkin squash and big cozy scarves. Also, I can't write about my autumn moodboard without mentioning fall candles and Halloween. I decided to make a list of things that make autumn so lovely to get you in the cozy mood if you weren't already. What are your favorite autumnal things? 

Favorite food: oatmeal with apples, raisins and cinnamon; sweet potato puree, pumpkin soup, apple crumble pie.
Favorite clothing: cozy scarves, teddy coats, warm sweaters, socks, beanies.
Favorite decorations: dried leaves, cinnamon candles, blankets, pinecones.
Favorite activities: walks in the forest, drinking cinnamon tea, Halloween, reading books.

STYLE | The Checked Scarf and Cigarette Trousers

October 16, 2016

The one thing I regret the most in the world right now is probably not having shot a picture of the back of the blouse I'm wearing in these photos. It's absolutely gorgeous and yes, you're missing out. But I'm pretty sure this won't be the only time I'm showing you this grey blouse because I'm in love with it. I bought the blouse in Spain last summer and it makes every outfit effortlessly classy. The warm scarf is my favorite autumn staple and the colors fit the teddy coat so well. I got the trousers in Paris a month ago and I wasn't able to wear them because of my surgery, but now that I'm (almost) healed I'm so excited to wear them more often! I would love to know how you would style these cigarette trousers!

trousers: Topshop // shoes: vegan Doc Martens // shirt: Stradivarius // scarf: H&M // coat: Sammydress