The teddy coat

October 4, 2015

I've been either studying non-stop these last few days or I'm cooking for myself (it takes so long to prepare food - omg!) or I'm at uni. I really hope I'll have some more spare time soon because there's nothing I love more than blogging and writing. I could really use 24 more hours in a day, haha.

I received this coat from Sammydress a couple days ago and I didn't really have anything to wear it with, so I went shopping. I found a comfy camel coloured sweater/blouse and I paired it with a green skirt and I think it compliments the coat so well! About the coat: it's really soft (you'd almost start petting it haha) and it's cozy. I'm all about autumnal coziness and this coat is perfect for those warmer days in October. But honestly, who doesn't love a gorgeous camel coloured coat that feels like a teddy bear?

I collaborated with Sammydress for this post and I previously worked with them a couple months (maybe even a year) ago, so I knew I could trust this company. I already said this a couple times, but I never promote clothing from a brand I don't trust. I already knew that the quality of the clothing was pretty good and this coat looks really expensive although it's pretty cheap. I've always wanted to own a camel coat, so when I got this opportunity to work with them, I immediately agreed and I love it! :)

coat: Sammydress *// top: Only // skirt: H&M // shoes: Doc Martens

cozy & comfy cardigans

October 1, 2015

Taking pictures of yourself in the middle of the road probably looks weird and very narcissistic to some people, but I'm pretty sure every style/fashion blogger can relate. It is pretty awkward. But hey, that's the life of a fashion blogger, haha. Although I wouldn't call myself a fashion blogger, because I just wear what I like and 99% of the time my outfits aren't even stylish or blog-worthy.

But as I am a lifestyle blogger, I can't not show you the outfit I like to wear most of the time to uni. Because let's be honest: ain't nobody got time to get dressed like a queen for uni. Haha :) I got the cardigan I'm wearing in Lisbon and it feels like a blanket wrapped around your body. Sooo comfy and cozy! Plus, it also looks really cute and it's soft. Since the cardigan is quite the eye-catcher, I prefer wearing it with some black jeans and a basic shirt. I'm usually also wrapped up in a huge, chunky scarf because I caught a cold (thanks to my brother). What's your comfy outfit? 

Also, excuse the messy hair, it's messy 90% of the time.

 cardigan: Stradivarius // shirt and jeans: h&m // shoes: Doc Martens

not just a nomination

September 29, 2015

You might have seen this on Facebook/Twitter/other social media before, but I was nominated for the Zalando Blogger Awards last year. Due to the limited capacity of the first edition, I couldn't go to the award show itself, unfortunately.

A lot of you voted for my blog last year and it would be awesome if you could do it again so I can be there this time! Sooo, it would be fantastic/amazing/wow if you could vote for Fashionatic and I'll keep you updated! 

PS: You can also win one of the gift vouchers of € 100 or a fashion pass for the Blogger Awards in Brussel, the hotel room is included! Yay! 

Sorry for the amount of self promo in this post, but this means a lot to me. I've been blogging for a couple of years now and I've gotten so many amazing opportunities ever since. It would be an honour to be invited to the Blogger Award Show. 


not my business

September 26, 2015

After a hectic week at uni, I'm finally back home where I can relax and blog a bit, because that's what I love to do. Sadly I don't really have much time to write and photography for my blog which isn't fun, but it's all for a good cause. I really want to get good grades and make my parents proud. Maybe it's a bit cliché, but my parents have done so much for me in the past and I want to do something back for them. I think that making people around you happy, and yourself of course, should be one of your main goals in life, right?

Back to the outfit! I received a package from Relaxfeel, which is a clothing brand based in HongKong, yesterday and the clothes I got are so pretty and the quality is amazing! I got a super cute white dress with lace detailing which I'll be showing you sometime next week and I also got a blouse that reminds me of something a lawyer would wear (hence the title, haha). It's super fancy and really comfy. Plus, I think I'll be wearing this a lot this autumn because it has long sleeves and it looks amazing with a pair of black jeans and boots. You can either dress it up or down, as you prefer. 

Can you trust Relaxfeel? Totally! My package arrived in less than three weeks and the quality of the clothes is amazing. I think I will be buying more from their website in the future. I know that this is a sponsored post, but this is 100% my opinion and wouldn't recommend this brand if I didn't trust it. The blouse I'm showing you in this post is sold out, but I linked other gorgeous blouses below.

blouse: relaxfeel* // skirt: h&m // shoes: romwe

Potatoes in the oven à la Nausikaä

September 25, 2015

This week has been pretty eventful and the only thing that relaxes me is cooking. I know I sound weird now, but I don't have to think about schoolwork or grown-up stuff whilst preparing my food and I get to be creative. So, when I stepped into the kitchen and the only veggies I had left were potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots and peas, I figured that the tastiest dish I could make was a potato casserole. It's vegan, pretty healthy and super delicious (I wouldn't share the recipe if it weren't delish, right? ;)) This dish is perfect for students who have little time to cook dinner but still want to eat healthy.

(this makes two servings, you can also make this as a side dish)

You'll be needing: 3 potatoes, 1 sweet potato, a cup of mixed carrots and beans, soy cream, 1/2 onion, olive oil and spices (I used coriander, basilic, oregano, some salt and pepper)

1 // slice the potatoes and cook them for about 15 minutes until they're soft
2 // bake the onions until they have a golden/brown color and then add the soymilk. Add as much as you want to, this is just to pour over your veggie mix
3 // preheat your oven to 200°C
4 // put the veggies in the baking tray, pour the soy sauce over the veggies and then add the spices and the olive oil
5 // Put it in the oven for about 15-20 minutes
6 // Bon appétit!

what's in my bag

September 23, 2015

bag: Stradivarius

I can't even remember the last time I wrote a 'what's in my bag' post, but I just don't find my bag interesting enough. I do love reading/watching what people have in their Mary Poppins bag or clutch so I thought I'd post an update. It's still not that interesting, but hey, everybody's a bit nosy so let's get started!

Basics in the bag: wallet/purse (Bershka) || phone (Iphone 4) || a cute notebook (diy) || the indispensable planner (Hema) || sunglasses (New Look)

The SOS kit: plasters || B12 supplements (#theveganlife) || lipbalm (eos) || tissues || perfume sample ||
lipstick (Rimmel x Kate Moss 08 is my favorite) || deodorant

The blogger basics: Camera (Canon 700D or Olympus Pen EMI-mini) || Too many SD-cards || A spare battery

What's something you have to have in your bag?

my new place

September 21, 2015

It's been a while since you've last heard of me. I've been super busy these last few days and my life has been a bit hectic. I've finally found a moment to breathe and just relax whilst listening to Jazz music. I've moved into my new room where I'll be living for five days a week and started university today. I was stressed and scared because I had no idea where I had to be this afternoon and everything was, and still is, so new. I feel so young and tiny between all these experienced people.

I actually just wanted to show you my new room and how I decorated it. I usually love clean, white spaces but since I wasn't allowed paint the walls, I had to deal with the cute flower pattern on the walls and so I picked the most romantic and cute items that suited the walls and I went from there. It's looking cosy and it feels like home. I love it! (Ps: I'll be posting more photos when the lighting is better, haha)

discovering lisboa {part 2}

September 19, 2015

I'm finally sitting behind my computer again, ready to start editing the photos I took in Lisboa and I already want to fly back to the sunny Portugal. The Belgian weather just makes me (and many other Belgians) want to move to a sunnier place. Honestly, if you ever want to visit Belgium, make sure you've packed enough cardigans, trousers and rain coats. No fun.

discovering lisboa {part 1}

September 15, 2015

I've been wandering in Lisbon in the last few days and knowing I'll start university in less than a week feels so weird, but it's so exciting at the same time. I'm here in Lisbon with my mum, her best friend and her daughter aka, my best friend. Anyway, let's get this travel diary started! (PS: sorry for the crappy photo editing, but I'm working on my mum's computer and it's not the most blogging-friendly device.)

leaving for Lisboa

September 13, 2015

It's been too long since I last posted, but my computer wasn't working properly and it would crash every 10 minutes. So, sorry 'bout that. I'm leaving for Lisboa in two hours and I'm so excited, I just love to travel and discover places. I will be posting new things on my blog whilst I'm in Lisboa/Lisbon. If you've been to Lisboa before, please tell me what's worth a visit and if you know any good vegan restaurants, let me know! See you in Lisboa!