Monday, September 19, 2016

TRAVEL // Gent, Belgium

Good morning! My second week has already begun and it already is such a while back since Paul and I went to Belgium for a summer road trip. I've had this post ready for a long time but since my internship there was no time left for posting some things upon here at the end of the day. But this weekend I had time to write this post and to shoot some new outfit photos! For now this (very late, sorry not sorry) post of when we were in Gent. 
First of all, Gent is such a beautiful city! Just like Brugge the city has the most amazing vintage/old architecture plus a great atmosphere. After we visited Brugge we drove to Gent, and went into the city right after we arrived. I still remember these days were so careless and free, such a difference with the busy working life right now. In Gent we took our time and wandered around the city too. But also took a boat trip, which was really fun! The canals are a lovely place to sail through. Furthermore we admired the pretty houses, had more Belgian beers, ate some waffles, ohh and we had the best chocolate cake at LKKR, you can read a bit more about that here. I love the first photo most, that place in Gent was my favourite part of the city. From on the bridge you have a great view over those pretty houses near the water. Have you ever been to Gent? 

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

NEW IN // September favourites, E-Polette & Brandy jumper

Good morning! Since my last Zakynthos post plus the fact that my internship begins next monday, I feel like summer is completely over. That's not the fact, I know, the weather has been soo good here! Yesterday I sat outside almost the entire day, soaking up the sun. But on monday I went to Amsterdam to settle some things at Foam. Afterwards I stopped by at Brandy Melville... that's never good for my wallet. But it is good for my closet: got myself a new jumper! It is so soft and warm, perfect with a pair of black jeans or a skirt! Oh I also got a new necklace at Forever21, love the light stones. The little wallet is my all time favourite since Zakynthos. Prints like that are so beautiful!
Another item which will match my internship are these new glasses I got from Polette. Last week I went to their blogger event for the new e-polette. I met up with Joanne in Utrecht and together we took the train to Amsterdam. The event was fun! As I said, I met Joanne and some other bloggers and it was really nice to meet them! Polette told us more about their new e-polette and we all got the e-brooklyn (the frame which you can see on the photos). 
The e-polette protects your eyes by filtering the blue light from screens all around you. Like your phone, laptop or sometimes even lamps can affect your eyes (more info at Polette). For my internship I'll be spending most of my time behind a computer screen so these new glasses are perfect to wear to the office! I already tested the glasses a few times (read: wearing them non stop, since I'm so happy that I can wear glasses with a reason now) and the blue light filter really works. Looking at my laptop with these glasses on makes my eyes way more at ease! Oh and it lowers the headache I got a lot after spending a few hours behind my laptop. This frame wasn't the one I would choose (in love with the Dean View from Polette) but I love how it looks on me, and I'll certainly wear this one a lot! What do you think of my new items? And how about me with glasses on?

// If you want to get an e-polette yourself, you can get a 10% discount by using the code: e-poletteNL! //

Monday, September 05, 2016

TRAVEL // Touring through Zakynthos, Greece #3

So here it is, the last Zakynthos post. I guess I have to believe now that the hollidays are finally over. Don't really know how to feel about that. Right now I'll probably be at Foam for the first day! But with this post a dreamy throwback to our stay in Greece this summer. A bit different and longer than usual because this day there we saw so many pretty places!
During our stay in Zakynthos (Greece) we rented a quad so that we could explore the whole island. I've never been on a quad before so only the riding itself was exiting. Our first stop: Navigo beach, or Shipwreck beach. It was about a 0,5/1 hour drive to that magical place. While we were getting closer the mountains got bigger, or maybe I need to say higher. Some roads were pretty scary, because they were really close to the abyss/cliffs. When we walked to the view point the cliffs were even higher, a bit frightening if you'd ask me. I was shaking while taking the photographs above haha. But the view over the sea and the Shipwreck beach, the cliffs and the extremely blue water was worth it. I'm so glad we visited Navigo beach from on the top! 
When we drove away to other unseen places we got a flat tire! But that did lead us to something good, we stopped at a point on the road with on each side 3 tourist shops. The people there helped us to get in contact with the owner of the quad and let us taste all their home made delights, which were really jummy! After a while someone came to fix our quad, but that didn't work.. But in return for the flat quad we got a car to tour further! Which really wasn't a bad thing. It was around lunch time and we stopped at a place/beach called Alykes, Katastari. As you can see on the photos above: a lunch with a view. We sat right next to the beach and had the most amazing pita with tzatziki.
After another drive through all the amazing nature and the pretty but scarry cliffs we ended up at Porto Limionas, a little bay with another pretty view and a perfect place for a swim. There we some small caves we swam into, and jumped from the rocks into the sea. The water was so bright, and also really deep. If you're ever in Zakynthos really go to this amazing place, it's worth the drive.
After Porto Limionas we drove back towards our appartment, but before going back we had a last stop in Keri for dinner. We sat down near the road and near a small town just above/next to the ciffs and the seaside. The place was called "Sunset taverna", and what a beautiful sunset it was. We had an amazing view and saw the sun sink in the sea while we ate more tzatziki, mousaka and some roasted pork from the grill. This restaurant was the perfect place to end the 'touring day'. It was amazing to see more of the island with a quad/car. 
What do you think of this post? Have you ever toured through an (Greek) island before? And have you started school/work jet? Anyways, have a lovely new week!

Thursday, September 01, 2016

OUTFIT // Favourite striped summer dress

Since I took this dress with me to Zakynthos, it became my favourite dress this summer. Can't believe it is september already and Zakynthos is such a while back. It still feels like a few days ago. I'm also still posting some Zakynthos photos on Instagram, and there also wil be a last Zakynthos blog post. I guess I just don't want the hollidays to be completely over. Anyways, about this outfit. I went to the centre of our village with Willemijn and we took some photos of this favourite summer dress. I love how they turned out! The dress is so light and comfy, but also kind of chique in a sort of way. Not that good in discribing haha. I combined it with a lot of black (favourite color). A vintage bag, floppy hat, my all time favourite Birkenstocks and a black choker. In love with those lately, they can really finish your outfit and give it something extra. What do you think of this dress? &/or outfit?

Bershka dress // Bag to the Future bag // Arizona birkenstocks // H&M hat // Primark choker