December 31, 2011

My New Year's resolutions

Et voila! Almost every blogger in the whole wide world has probably posted her (or his?) New Year's resolutions for 2012. And I'm joining the club... Some resolutions are very evident and clear (like getting a driver's licence - although that not réally so easy to get) and others maybe make your eyebrows frown (enjoy life? think positive?). 2011 has been a very strange year for me... Maybe because 2010 was a very (nearly too) intense year? I feel like 2011 has been a 'guiding' year for 2012. I just kinda 'sorted out' some things, made some choices - and now I'm ready to follow them. I'm sorry for being so pathetic en philosophical, but I think that's allowed for this time of the year, no? ;-) Anyway, if you want to read my resolutions for 2011 (I almost fulfilled them all), here they are. And to end, a (cliché) quote/note to self: ONE LIFE. LIVE IT.

December 28, 2011

I'm going bananas

No, I'm not going bananas because I'm studying (well, maybe a little). But I do go bananas because of my banana-milkshake. You maybe remember my wishlist for Christmas? If not: here it is. My first wish was: getting a blender. So I got one. From my auntie. For people who are still looking for a healthy, delicious snack: get yourself a blender! Making smoothies, milkshakes and even soup is soooo easy! Ok, I admit, this milkshake was the first thing I made on my blender but I'm pretty sure I'll use this kitchenrobot a lot! It's also a very fresh 'n' fruity break (hello energy!) when you're studying in a warm and musty room where your focus and concentration are under zero.

What do you need? 2 bananas, some milk, vanilla sugar and a blender. Throw together. Mix. Enjoy!

December 24, 2011

I wish you a very merry Christmas

I've cleaned up my studio in Ghent, my books and other study-related stuff are packed in boxes and now I'm waiting for my parents to pick me up to go to the sea (to celebrate Christmas with my family). To make my studio more cozy and intimate, I decorated it with a very tiny Xmas-tree and some lights. It's actually the first time I've bought so many presents!  That's probably because I thought that 2 presents would look pathetic or something... but I'm happy with what I bought for my beloved ones. I can't wait to see the faces of some people when they're opening their present, hehe. A very merry Christmas to y'all!

December 19, 2011

It's time to study...

You're probably already used to it... I'll be gone again. But! This time I have a very good reason: I have to study! In three weeks I have exams so I'll better prepare myself for those crazy times. For not being distracted and having my focus on my books instead of something else (like blogging), I'm going to give my Macbook Pro to my parents from 8AM 'till 8PM, or something like that. "And what with the breaks?", I hear you thinking. Well: surfing on the internet is actually not such a good break (and I just have to get rid of that internet-addiction) - so: without a laptop, I'm required to search for other things to do when I'm not studying (like making cake, go running, listen to a good CD, etc.). What do you do during your study-break? I'd love to know!

Ofcourse I won't disappear for 6 weeks. I'll sure blog a little. But it will be very little

To all the people who also have to study: good luck!

December 14, 2011

Hello beautiful

From the moment I saw these pants on Zara's onlineshop, I fell in love (apparently I'm in love with a lot of things lately). The coincidence was that right after I saw this beautiful piece of clothing, Elien from Dogs and Dresses posted a picture on her Facebookpage of her wearing these pants. Seriously: now I'm even more in love! Why? She combined it with her pistol-boots from Topshop, who are very similar to mine from Sacha. And it has to be said: it's a damn good combination!

Edit: I've had these pants on yesterday and - unfortunately - they're not comfortable! But maybe that's just professional deformity: I'm so used to my pants from 7 For All Mankind, that I can't bear any other brand... I still love the print, but I'm not going to buy a pants where I'm not comfortable in. Unless someone buys it for me ofcourse ;-)

December 13, 2011

Boots, with a capital B

Ladies and gentlemen: I've found THE perfect boots. Yes, these are the Sacha pistol boots. No, they're not black. But they go with everything, they're sooo comfy and I already love them like I love my boyfriend - okay, that's not true, but I still like them very much!

December 11, 2011

Justine's birthday brunch

This morning I went to the birthday brunch of my good friend Justine (you already saw her on my blog here). It was a nice, cozy morning with lots of food and laughs. I didn't knew all the girls who were there, but that didn't made it less fun! I can hear you thinking 'Why a brunch?' - well: since the exams are coming closer and closer Justine thought it would be a better idea to have a brunch instead of a party, so everybody could study a bit in the afternoon instead of heaving a hangover, haha! And I had my camera with me; so you can finally see some personal photos on my blog again. Oh, and thanks to Katrien, Stéphanie and Justine's mum - who also took some photos with my camera. Happy birthday, Justy!

December 7, 2011

London calling!

I finally have something to look forward to again: a short trip to my beloved London! This time not with my aunt, my family or just myself - but with my mummy. She said it would be nice if I could have a little 'vacation' after my exams, so she booked a 3-day-trip to London (from 9 till 11 February). As you already know: I've been to London for several times, but each and every time I'm amazed of the 'metropolitan air' that hangs around there. I'm simply hooked to that city. It's actually the first real trip I make with my mum without my dad and brother, but I'm sure we'll do fine together (haha, that sounds like we're a couple).

December 5, 2011

All I want for Christmas is...

A blender or a Fuji Instax Mini camera. Because it doesn't always have to be fashion-related, right? But if I have to choose between the two: the blender, please. Why? It's still a missing piece in my kitchen and oh how I'd love to make my own smoothies and milkshakes. Vitamine bombs, here I come... The Fuji Instax Mini is just a very nice toy and gadget, perfect for romantic and nostalgic moments (or when I can't bring my big camera with me).

The online-shop of Urban Outfitters sells very nice books: the first two books (horizontal) are my favourites! I'm always pleased with original, cute books or with big 'coffeetablebooks', as we call it here in Belgium. And those Lonely Planet's travel tips are just very handy (and probably very usefull for daily life too).

You can always, always, ALWAYS make me happy with a gift voucher from H&M, Zara, HEMA or Sacha. Above you find the items I would love buy when I would get a gift voucher from H&M...

November 23, 2011

I love this coat/look

From the moment I saw the coat Lucy Williams (you've probably seen her on a lot of streetstyleblogs) is wearing, I wanted it. You can buy it at Urban Outfitters, but only the price holds me back: €157 is a lot for a poor student. But, I'll wait. I might be going to London with my mum after my exams in January and when that coat's still hanging between the clothing racks, I'm gonna buy it! But actually, I don't just like the coat, I like her whole outfit. The coat, the pants (that colour!), the shoes... That girl's got it.

Oh, tomorrow I'll be 'teaching' children for the very first time (last week I just had to look and take notes) - and I'm quite nervous... I hope all goes wel!

November 21, 2011

Krystal Simpson

Shame, shame, shame on me! I recently re-discovered the blog of Krystal Simpson (whatisrealityanyway) and I completely forgot what a fabulous style she has! A lot a black, white, stripes and polkadots combined with a fierce attitude and a lot of grungyness. Hats are her trademark and I like the fact that she wears the same things again (and again); her Isabel Marant boots for example. I don't like every outfit she wears on her blog (I like some grunge-things but no punk-things) but I adore her tomboyish, yet feminine no-nonsense outfits (obviously the ones I show on my blog). Enjoy her outfits and get inspired by this beautiful lady.

November 16, 2011

In search for the perfect NY's Eve dress

When I came across this site, I was stunned: so many pretty dresses for so little prices (I speak of €40 - €50)... "That can't be true!", I thought. I already have some partydresses hanging in my closet and I was planning to wear one of those to New Year's Eve - but after seeing these four beauties, I really have to order one of them to be The Queen of the Ball. There are only two questions left: 1) I never ordered something online, so I'm a bit afraid that the dress will be too loose or too tight (as there are only two sizes available). 2) Which one should I choose? I can't decide!

November 13, 2011

Juf Laura

I'm busy preparing my internship at a primary school (starting tomorrow) so it will be a bit quiet here on the blog...
Wish me luck!

November 8, 2011

Craving for boots

1 - Topshop 2 - Isabel Marant 3 - Rumi Neely in her Topshop boots (all photos from 4 - Sacha
I'm soooo in love with Rumi Neely's boots. Especially the ones from Topshop and Isabel Marant (simple yet stylish). The Isabel Marant's aren't in my budget, but the Topshop's are! When my mum was in London some months ago, she went to Topshop to buy them, but they weren't in my size anymore! And now I don't know if they're in store anymore... Luckily I found a beautiful pair at Sacha. That shop is a lifesaver for a lot of girls, no? I think I'm going to save up some money to buy them... Although I already have a lot of shoes; a girl can never have too many shoes, right?

Edit: Ok, forget what I said, I found my perfect pair at Fashionata's feed. They're also from Sacha, but cheaper than the ones I wanted from Sacha above! Ca-tshing! 

November 3, 2011

Slightly different

I went to the hairdresser today, and... this is the result. I had a lot of dead ends so they had to be cut off. I constantly said: "Go ahead, do your thing. As long as is suits my curly hair 'cause I don't do straightener anymore!", but when I left the building, it felt like I had left a piece of myself inside. My long hair is gone. GONE. Ok, ok, I still have a lot of hair but from 'breast-length' to 'shoulder-lenght' is a huuuge difference for me! Anyway, I cried a little (especially because I saw loads of people with long hair when I returned home) but then I saw the good part of my new hairdo: it's finally healthy and I can save up again for long mermaid locks (that's how the hairdresser called my curls). Although I'm still a bit shocked when I look into the mirror, I'll get used to it (let's hope so). Btw, I went to Kapper Kaprijke in Ghent. One question: what suits me better? Long or short hair?

November 2, 2011

Lost pictures...

Woo-hoo, I'm back! Not only in English (which creates a a little distance between my blog and my private life - but that's just what I think though), but also with a (slightly) new lay-out. To 'celebrate' my return to blogland, I give you some forgotten pictures from the last months...
My boyfriend and I at 'Lokerse Feesten', August. Oh summer, where are thou? / Selah Sue at 'Lokerse Feesten'. It was the third time I saw her, and I have to admit: the more I see her, the better she gets! The last time I saw her, at 'Leffinge Leuren', was - so far - her best concert.
Something I miss during the cold months: lavender. / Newlyweds: my cousine Serafien and her fresh husband Charles! The 'real' wedding party will be in May, when they marry for church.
Yours truly in the train / My sweet kitty cat Titte thinks he's Tarzan or something...
An appartment at the coast has something creepy just before it's getting dark, don't you think? / Photobooth equals FUN!
My grandfather with his two youngest granddaughters; my cousine Robin and me. / Do you remember the photo series of my trip to 'De Ardennen' last summer? I think there's coming up a similar photo serie very soon! Why? I'm going to Wallonia with my boyfriend and some friends this weekend and the rented house is located in a very green area (even with a lake!). Couple this with the repair of my camera, and you've got it. Click click click!
The bf and I with M. and S. at 'Leffinge Leuren'. What a crazy festival-day that was! / This little cat named Pippa, died not so long after I took this photo. A shame, 'cause it was such a cutie.
I think you know him by now (he's a very common model on my blog): my boyfriend. After a year and some months I'm still soooo crazy about him - and his beautiful eyes! / The goats in my boyfriend's garden are very photogenic!
The result of throwing a party: a fridge stuffed with beer for the boys (and girls). / My beautiful mum and my little niece jumping on a trampoline. There's a smile upon my face verytime I look at this photo.
Aren't boyfriends cuter than cute while they sleep? /  Selfmade Strawberry Daiquiri, the best cocktail I ever drank in my entire life! (Quite) healthy and delicious; a match made in heaven!
She's some kind of little sister to me: my niece Nien. I hope I'll have a somehow similar connection with her as her mummy and I have (the age-difference is the same). / I choose sunrises above sunsets, and you? I like the mystery dew/fog in the morning...

October 21, 2011

I'll be right back!

Hmm, mijn blog en ik hebben een moeilijke tijd achter de rug. Zo moeilijk zelfs, dat ik er aan dacht hem te pauzeren voor enkele maanden, of hem zelfs te stoppen. Maar wie zou ik daar nu het ongelukkigst mee maken? Mijzelf, uiteraard. Feit is wel dat ik op dit moment vrij inspiratieloos ben, mijn blog een mix van allerlei onderwerpen is (en daardoor ietwat onoverzichtelijk), mijn camera momenteel in het ziekenhuis ligt (lees: hij wordt opgelapt in Mediamarkt want hij vertoonde rare kuren) en ik mij dringend volledig op school moet concentreren (studeren in Gent is heel leuk, maar vereist wel discipline die ik niet altijd kan opbrengen). Dus, lieve lezers, heb nog even geduld... want de nieuwe Laura Pauline K. komt eraan. Gestructureerder, vaste onderwerpen en misschien wel een nieuwe lay-out? We'll see, geef mij gewoon nog even tijd en ik beloof dat jullie geduld beloofd zal worden... Merci beaucoup!

October 14, 2011

Oh sunny day!

Zondag 2 oktober waren de weergoden ons heel gunstig gezind: het was +25°C op een herfstdag. In het begin wat aanpassen (ik had het tijdperk 'zomer' mentaal al afgesloten), maar uiteindelijk zooo leuk! Remember mijn reis naar Kenya enkele maanden geleden? Wel, 2 oktober was een beetje onze reünie - het was de eerste keer dat we weer eens samenkwamen met alle familieleden (behalve de Kenyaantjes natuurlijk). Zo'n stralende dag smeekt natuurlijk om het maken van foto's en dan vooral van mijn nichtje Nien. Een geboren model!