my Tea Time Club Winter Collection beanie

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As you might have read I’ve been to the launch of the new Tea Time Club Winter Collection by An-Katrien from Teacups & Dresses.
In the goodie bag I found this very cute beanie, and I love it!
The cheeky wordplay and black & white are just perfect! Safe to say I’m ready for winter now 😉




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What I’m wearing
Beanie – Tea Time Club Winter Collection by Teacups & Dresses
Scarf – New Look
Coat – CKS
Special thanks to Jolien for shooting this pictures at Strijp-S during our press trip to Eindhoven.

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city crush: Eindhoven

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I fell in love last weekend… with Eindhoven!
Me and my blogger-bff Jolien from That Girl With Her Blog were invited to a blogger-trip to discover Eindhoven.
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I visit Eindhoven a few times a year, but I only ever go to Primark (and of course afterwards Mc Donalds #guiltypleasure). So I was really excited to really get to know this city, since it’s only a one hour drive from where I live and I literally knew nothing about it.
I can honestly say: this is a city you must visit! No, not for Primark. But for so many other reasons. Starting off with the Strijp-S area, which is located next to the city center.
If you ask me Strijp-S is the place to be for trendy young people who love food, fashion, design and an all-round urban atmosphere. This upcoming area offers everything you need and so much more!

I would recommend you to stay for at least a day or two, since there’s so much to discover. The Blue Collar Hotel is located at the Strijp-S area and is the perfect starting point to go out and explore. 
The hotel targets people who love the urban Strijp-S vibe, basic rooms with high ceilings and a simple yet trendy design.
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For the foodies amongst us the indoor foodmarket Vershal het Veem is definitely worth a visit. They literally have it all. From a bakery to a pastryshop, to spices, nuts, wine, Italian specialties or just a delicious cup of coffee or tea. All from local entrepeneurs who get a chance to sell their products at the foodmarket. It’s even open on Sundays!
 
For a very special ice cream or chocolate you go to Intelligentia ICE. The owner Björn runs this place with heart and soul and always finds a way to surprise his customers by inventing new ice cream flavors no one else would ever think of. For example: Fristi, a popular children’s drink, or baby food (yes this is actually a flavor). The chocolates are equally special! Have you ever tried a soy sauce – sesame-chili chocolate? No? well, then you should! 🙂

If you don’t want to have breakfast in your hotel or you want to have a lunch I would say go to bagel & juice. They have all sorts of yummie bagels and special fruit/vegetable juices.

If you’re looking for a beautiful restaurant with an amazing luxurious interior Wynwood is the place to go. I think they serve some good wine there too 😉Shopping time? Go and take a look at Studio Ruig. This shop looks a-ma-zing! The interior design, the monochrome colours sometimes mixed with a hint of pink… I LOVE IT!

GO in to Urban Shopper. This is a big indoor area where small businesses can rent a space and express their creativity. Furniture, home decoration, bags & jewelry,…  you can even customize your favorite pair of sneakers at Unickz!

If you decide to go into the city center, which is also a must-do I would recommend lunch at De Vooruitgang. If it wasn’t for the delicious food it would be for the amazing interior and atmosphere. Luckily they have both 😉

Up for some culture? Make sure to visit the Vanabbe Museum. This is not your ordinary (boring) museum! This is an interactive museum with contemporary art and guest exhibitions.
  
So many restaurants in the city center that I’m sure are worth a visit, but if I can choose I would take you to Usine. This location is just amazing! And there’s even a little pastry shop inside! You can take a pastry with you and have dessert at your hotel room 😉 Otherwise I would recommend to have the tiramisu!

I had an amazing time and I’m going back for sure, since there’s even more to discover besides all the above.
Must say I was lucky to be invited to this trip,we  had the best guide or “guidefriendpartner” (inside joke 😉 ) and an amazing group of fellow bloggers. Thank you Eindhoven365 for this experience!
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Try-Out-Fit by SKM

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in September I was invited to a new blogger-event at my favorite multi brand store SKM.
As you might know, since our last event there I started working at SKM occasionally to help people pick their very own new favorite outfit. But this September SKM came up with a new an innovative concept “Try-Out-Fit“.
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But what does this mean? Well, you can go online to www.skm.be/tryoutfit and get your online styling.
How does it work? You select your style, your favorite brands and fill in your sizes.
Once SKM receives your request one of the SKM Shop Assistants goes into the store and finds you 2 outfits per chosen style. These outfits will be waiting for you in store at the date and time of your choice. Of course the assistants are always there to help you if you need another size, or if you want to change something in your styling,… And you don’t have any purchase obligation! This service is free and you don’t have to buy anything if you don’t want to!
So they selected an outfit for me, similar to what I’m wearing in my pictures. I’m a blogger and I always want to do my own thing 😉 so I changed it a little bit, but to be honest it’s exactly the style they laid out for me.





I really love this casual outfit, it fits perfectly with this urban location at Strijp-S in Eindhoven.
What I’m wearing?
T shirt – Supertrash (SKM) | Blazer – Zara | Jeans – Vero Moda (SKM)
Bag- Even & Odd (Zalando) | Sneakers – Primark | Watch – Oozoo (Brandfield)

Special thanks to Jolien for taking these pictures!
Would you try out a concept like this?

my week in pictures #1

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Welcome to my very first weekly picture report.
Sometimes I’m so busy that I can’t keep up with letting you know what I’ve been up to.
So starting from now I’m taking you on a throwback every week 😉
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On Monday I came back from an amazing weekend in Sunparcs De Haan, at the Belgian seaside, with my best friend and her family. This little cutiepie on the right is her youngest daughter Marie and my godchild! ❤ Can’t believe she’s already turning 2 in 2 weeks! # proud
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On Tuesday I picked up a very special package at CKS, keep an eye on my blog to discover what was in that big bag! 😉
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On Wednesday it was my blogger-BFF Jolien from That Girl With Her Blog’s birthday, and we celebrated with a date with Justin Bieber at the Antwerp Sportspalace. Can’t say I wasn’t a bit disappointed since he looked like he didn’t wanted to be there, but we still had a great time!
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On Thursday evening me and Jolien headed to Eindhoven!
We were invited to a blogger weekend to discover this city.
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Our fully-planned day on Friday started off with breakfast in our hotel.
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Studio Ruig, a little sneak-preview of one of the amazing places we visited.
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On Saturday we went for breakfast at Bagels & Juice with our blogger-friends that we’ve met on Friday.
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Afterwards we went shooting at Strijp-S, the neighborhood we stayed in and got to discover thanks to this trip.
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And then it was time to say goodbye and drive home… I had so much fun during this trip.
Keep an eye on the blog for a full report of what turned out to be an amazing time in an amazing city!
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On Sunday I went back to Eindhoven… haha! I already couldn’t miss it 😉
My friends and I went for lunch at “De Vooruitgang” and did some shopping.
(Yes, we’ve went to Primark 😉 )