guilty pleasures

vrijdag 31 januari 2014

Say no more … my sneaker exhilaration has reached new heights ! 

Benefits of drinking coffee {and having a Pain Quotidien nearby}

donderdag 30 januari 2014

Ever since I started my sabbatical I don't get much out and about during the week. 
So I skip a LOT of coffee breaks and treats. And that's stupid {my fault to be honest)
I can't even think about a cheap excuse 'cause Le Pain Quotidien couldn't be closer to my house. 
In fact, it's a 5 minute walk ! 
So today, I needed to pick up a book I ordered and yes, when I headed home, I got off the tram one stop earlier to get me a delicious cup of coffee.

today I'm wearing 
Stella McCartney sweatshirt (similar here)
River Island studded heels (similar here)
clutch Zara (sale)

Inspired by a lady

dinsdag 28 januari 2014

Told you yesterday about my drop crotch / harem pants by Maison Scotch
Here they are - in close up and a pair of Summer sandals I rediscovered in the back of my closet.
Although they are quite high, they are one of the most comfortable ones I own.
When you look closely, you'll see some red stitching ; they come with an additional red leather pair of laces so you can spice them up a bit. Fratelli Rossetti are one of the best brands around as far as high heels and comfort is concerned ; I guess it's all about a perfect fit and boot-tree. 

You guys ever heard about hoarding ?
I'm a frilly blouse hoarder. Not kidding here.
It started all in 1981.
Lady Diana was introduced to us as fiancée of Prince Charles and as a young girl I was totally fascinated by this young beautiful woman in her frilly blouses. 
I guess my addiction started back then. 
Just to show how beautiful this Vanessa Bruno one is, I took some detailed pictures of it.
Made me think of that Elizabeth & David Emanuel blouse she wore for her official engagement picture by Lord Snowdon. 

and here's my inspiration … 

style du jour

maandag 27 januari 2014

style du jour

Isabel marant coat

Scotch Soda pink scarve

Isabel Marant
$255 -

Just a quick hello to you all .. showing you guys my outfit of the day. I have to say my pants are a huge change as they are way more harem and drop crotch than skinny ; most important of all, they are NOT black !
Mr C said I always buy black pants so voilà, I made an effort in looking at something different. I was in love with the plaid Isabel Marant (picture below) ones but they did not flatter me at all ! I looked like a hobo wearing PJ's. 
So this Maison Scotch burgundy one was way more interesting for me …
I do have to team this kind of trousers with heels at all times ; just my luck being 5'4" tall … 

hot & cold {something old & something new}

vrijdag 24 januari 2014

I had to get into the city to buy me a new lens ;  in 2 weeks time I'll be starting my life as a student digital photography. Had to run some additional errands too for an order someone made in my online shop. I just can't help myself poppin' in at Zara's while I'm in the hood. 
And I wasn't dissapointed when I saw these beautiful bracelets .. had to have them .. they are absolutely gorgeous, don't you think ?
And I also found this great golden mini bag at Mango's ; sales prices under 20€ are very tempting. 
Now that's what I call a bargon : looks fab on my Marant coat ! 

Meanwhile, let me grab this opportunity wishing you all a lovely weekend !

Promises Promises

woensdag 22 januari 2014


As promised yesterday, here I am showing you my outfit I mentioned in this blogpost
I can't believe how I love sweatshirts these days : they are cosy, sometimes they are fierce enough to make a statement and comfortable to wear in Winter. 
Couldn't resist this Fujiyama sweatshirt by Marant ; get it too before it goes ! 

I am wearing (top down)

Isabel Marant Ziggy coat
Fujiyama statement sweatshirt by Marant étoile
Zara coated trousers
Miu Miu assymetric cap toe loafers
H&M polka dot scarf 


dinsdag 21 januari 2014

As my daughter has the camera for a schoolproject, I'd like you to show my #ootd through this mood board. Very happy with the colours and softness of it all .. I hope you guys like it too. Maybe I'll get some 'live' pictures tomorrow ..
So stay tuned !

double breasted Ziggy coat Isabel Marant
Fujijama print sweatshirt Isabel Marant
loafers Miu Miu
jean Zara
chunky handknit hat River Island 
scarf H&M
bag Chanel

Interior wishlist

dinsdag 21 januari 2014

We all have our fashion wish lists but once you own a home this list gets extended by must haves for your interior. In another life, I used to be a lighting consultant/architect for more than 10 years. Whenever I enter a design shop or space, I feel the love for beautiful design and light never left my brain. Je suis toujours enchantée.

Scandinavian design unconsciously always has had my preference as for lighting devices, it's the Italians I prefer. 
I've tried to capture through these pictures, some of the pieces that are still on my wish list. Maybe they never will make it into my home ; it needs to be right, in the right atmosphere and surroundings. 
It has to be l'amour à première vue.

What's on your wish list for your home ?

Shop My Wardrobe

maandag 20 januari 2014

I would like to add that I've updated my shop with some new items ..
Check it out here
If you have a question, don't hesitate to contact me ; there's a contact form here as on the Tictail website 

blue monday outfit

maandag 20 januari 2014

beetroot and other Winter warm food

zondag 19 januari 2014

You all might know Sophie Dahl as a model, wife of Jamie Cullum and granddaughter of famous writer Roald Dahl, but she also wrote some fantastic cookbooks. 
I made a recipe from her Voloptuous Delights book yesterday. 
Don't you just these beetroot and rich red colours nature provides us ? 
Have to say that warm Winter salad was really good ! It accompagnied a roast beef we marinated for 6 hours in a red wine & herb marinade, before we cooked it in our oven .. so delicious ! 

sophie dahl

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