Zalando creative content icon: the new professional look

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This is my entry for the Zalando Creative Content Icon Award.
I thought about what I could send in, and what reflects me and my life.
Since July I have a new job in human resources and as a girl on sneakers I’m confronted with the conservative “office clothing style”. Women in two-piece suits, dresses, tights and heels: you know what I’m talking about.
Although there is nothing wrong with that, I thought I’d take a spin on this classic professional look and give it an anno 2016 modern feeling. Curious yet? Let’s have a look!

First of all let me start with the shoes, because brogues are totally back! And as a girl living on sneakers that’s not such a bad thing 😉 For me this is the perfect alternative to match a professional look. These beauties I got from Nelson Schoenen‘s online webshop (I’ll introduce you to them next time extensively in a new blogpost) and are from the brand Gabor.

Nothing wrong with matching a statement clutch to your outfit, life isn’t meant to be boring 😉
And to be honest, when you’re going in to meetings all day you don’t need to drag along your big bag all day.
An Iphoria clutch to carry the essentials, check!

I added a hat, not because you can wear it in the office all day. But when you go out during your lunch break a hat can make sure your hair doesn’t get wet and messed up here in rainy Belgium. Or if you’re lucky and the sun is out, it protects your eyes 😉 win win! Found this one at Primark.

Now more about the clothes. I chose a black and white look because whatever year it is, black and white never go out of style. And it’s what you do with it, how you mix & match that makes an outfit powerful.
Wearing joggers to work is my new thing! Wait what… joggers?!
Oh yes, JOGGERS! These pants from Only have a more classic cut and look but have the feeling and comfort of a jogging pants. What’s not to love?

A classic white blouse from Costes and my all time favorite black blazer from Zara are a perfect match for this look.
And because of the non-traditional cut of this blazer: non centered, longer model with the look of rolled up sleeves, this is yet again a modern twist to a classic item.

Last but not least I would advise you: do not over accessorize! Nobody likes to sit next to a colleague who’s bracelets or earrings cling every time they move an inch. #sorrynotsorry
A watch on the other hand is the perfect basic accessory to wear at work and comes in handy to check if it’s almost lunchtime yet 😉 I got this Daniel Wellington beauty for my birthday, lucky me!

So there you have it, my office look! Do you like it? Would you wear this?
Let me know, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
And as from now: fingers crossed for me winning this Zalando award 😉

PS: special thanks to my blogger-bestie That girl with her blog for taking these pictures! ❤

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dressed by Olive & Ellie part one: my blue denim dress

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recently I discovered this amazing webshop called Olive & Ellie.
Not only their name sounds so cute, the clothes are amazing!
I had the honor to get to pick out a few items, and I love every piece ❤
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Wasn’t easy to find a good day to shoot, thank you Belgium and your amazing weather…
And I’ve been sick, busy with work, my photographer Jason was busy,… not easy 🙂
But last Friday we finally found the time to go out and shoot 😉
Of course I have been wearing my items for a while now, and I’ve got a lot compliments!
In this post I’ll be highlighting one item in particular…
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First stop: sipping coffee at the amazing Maurice Coffee & knits in my blue denim dress.
This is the Barcley Bax Dress, and you can find it here. I’ve been wanting a denim dress for a long time so I was so happy with this one. The light blue is so pretty and the fabric is amazing, you can feel it’s made of a high quality soft fabric so it’s very nice to wear. You can wear it casual of more chique, whatever you prefer. 😉
Ps: remember my post about Morning Maker at Maurice Coffee & knits?
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Second stop: the streets of Antwerp city! So many beautiful places here in our amazing city, so we had to take a few pictures outside as well 😉 I love that I can wear this dress with sneakers! I combined it with my new Adidas Stan Smith limited edition sneakers and my favorite Clouds of Fashion fringe bag.
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How cute is this dress? And how amazing are my new sneakers? ❤
Special thanks to my dear friend Jason for taking the pictures!
Next week I’ll be sharing part two of our shoot and a new Olive & Ellie outfit, make sure you visit their webshop!

my new favorite outfit by #SKM

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This week was really exciting!
I got the most original invitation by SKM for their “the favorite outfit of…” campaign.
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A personalized clothing hanger, hello?! How cool is that!
So me and a small group of other bloggers were invited to visit SKM on Thursday for some late-night shopping.
SKM used to be known as a store for an older public, now they’re relaunching SKM as a store where everyone can find their new favorite clothes! They added brands like Scotch & Soda, Supertrash, Scee by Twin-Set, CKS, Liu Jo, Nikkie, Guess … and many more! The purpose of this evening was for us to find our new favorite clothes and to become the faces of this campagne. I must say this is quit the honor, don’t you agree?
So, here’s the outfit I chose:
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Jeans jacket: Vero Moda | sweater: Maison Scotch (by Scotch & Soda) | Skirt: Scee by Twin-Set | the sneakers and necklace I brought myself and they’re from h&m and Primark.
The people of SKM were so friendly to let us choose 2 items to take home with us.
I chose the sweater and skirt since I already have almost the same jacket hanging in my closet.
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Jolies Affaires

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last Sunday I was invited to “Jolies Affaires”.
A little market all about hand made products organised by Elke (Mademoiselke), Laura (Lilly Rose) and Emilie (Mamzel Emilie).
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So today I want to talk about my two favorite shops at Jolies Affaires.
first of all of course: Mademoiselke!
Apart from being a wonderful person Elke is also very creative and as Mademoiselke she sells beautiful hand made jewelry! Everything your heart desires: she can make it 😉
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Elke really thought about what her concept and theme was going to be when she started Mademoiselke.
The black, white and pink in combination with cute dots make her really stand out. Everything is well curated and thought through: from her business cards, the gift boxes to the decoration of her market stall… everything matches!
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fri-yay give away!

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No better way to start the weekend than with a give away, right?!
Recently I discovered this cute webshop Balbi and the city.
I love her collection, we got in touch and joined forces to put together a lovely give away for you ladies!
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Now you’re probably wondering: how can I win this beautiful jewelry-set?!
Go to this picture on my instagram and follow the instructions, maybe wednesday july 15th will be your lucky day 😉

Don’t forget to check out the Balbi and the city webshop, she’s also having sales!!
these are the items I got and I absolutely adore:
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good luck – happy weekend
Love,
hartje miniEvy

 

travel in style with Lipault Paris

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– If traveling was free, you’d never see me again –
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“How to travel in style? With Lipault Paris of course! The colourful travelbags and hip and trendy suitcases from Lipault Paris are your ideal partner for a fashionable getaway!
Win a styling by Tiany Kiriloff and a photoshoot with your favorite Lipault Paris travel set!”
So this was how Belmodo headlined their contest! How could anyone not get excited?!
The girl with the most likes on her instagram picture afterwards would actually win the set in her picture!
One of my best friends Loes won this contest and she chose me to come with here, how sweet is that?!
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Tiany and her team gave us a very warm welcome at the Trunk & Co shop in Antwerp City.
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I chose to wear my flower dress and Stan Smith sneakers to match the colourful suitcases.
After a touch of make up, Tiany explained what this french brand Lipault Paris is all about:
Travel in style with handy but fashionable and affordable bags and suitcases!
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