Monday, May 18, 2015

A few summer basics

New basics



Hello girls! Summer is just around the corner and here's a few things I have order lately. I have been feeling like wanting to spruce things up in my closet lately. Out with the old stuff, in with the new! I even did a closet sale on saturday and it actually wasn't that bad to get rid of some of my 'old' - last year - favorite items!

 I needed a lot of new basics, so here's what I got so far:

 Ripped jeans - these ones are the Lucas from Topshop, I got them today and they fit so well! They're  a straight leg jeans and they look super laid back. Add a little pair of mules and a lousy top for a perfect evening summer look.

Grey tee - I got this top in white, black & grey. The perfect everyday long sleeve ribbed top.

White blazer - Nothing screams more summer than a white long line blazer. This one is so perfect as it has a bit of a masculine vibe to it but it's still super chic. Perfect to dress up or for a more casual day look. 

Espadrilles - the perfect white pair from Asos. Espadrilles + a good pair of ripped jeans = the perfect summer combo!

 Leather black bag - I needed a new shoulder everyday black bag and I have found this one on the tiptop website. I love the leather material and the two zips on the sides, it gives that extra edgy look. 

Highlighter - You need highlighter all year round but even more during summer. That extra glow is always welcome! One of my favorite lately has been the 'Glow' in Gleam by Topshop. Look at that rose gold packaging! 

Mules - If you haven't already...you need to get yourself a pair of mules! They're my new favorite heels for summer. So easy to walk with and really comfy. It also adds an extra edge to any of your outfit. Love!


Denim shorts - The ultimate summer look. To be paired with a white shirt and some espadrilles. 


These are kind of items you can wear over and over again during summer time, for a comfy day out or just add a pair of mules and you're good to go for drinks at night with your girls. 
You may have noticed that I added a little extra on my wishlist, the Balenciaga wallet. This wallet is the ultimate basic. It's pricey but it's also timeless. To get or not to get? 



1. Wallet: Balenciaga (here) // 2. Grey tee: Topshop (here) // 3. Earrings: Zara (here
 4. Denim shorts: Zara (here) // 5. Mules: Nelly (here) // 6. Jeans: Topshop (here
 7. White blazer: Topshop (here) // 8. Leather tote bag: Topshop (here
 9. White espadrilles: Asos (here) // 10. Beauty stuff: Topshop (here) and (here)

XO,MARILOU


The white blazer



Hi girls! The other day I had a wonderful date night and it was the perfect time to finally wear my white blazer. I know this blazer has been quite all over the Insta-world everybody seem to have gotten it. I just fell in love with it, look at this little gem. How chic is it?  Okay now I have to face the reality that  having a white blazer is a lot of work. It's already all stained from just one night of wearing it, but it's ok...it's worth it!  Let's mention how delicious was the food at the restaurant we went at, very simple yet delicious!  That's my idea of the perfect date night. Lots of food and some booze haha!

You can follow me on snapchat too, my username is Mypreciousnp (what a surprise!!!!)

Blazer: Zara (here) // Ripped jeans: Topshop (here) // Sandals: Zara // Bag- Nelly

XO,MARILOU



What's up my precious ?

Hello girls! Yes I'm still well and alive. After a long three months - maybe even more - without blogging consistently due to very very intense work schedule, I'm here sitting in front of my computer wondering why my love for blogging has gone away for a while?  Strange question as I'm still the same, I still am obsessed with make up and candles, I still love taking  pictures on white font and I still love interacting with others that are as passionate as I am about those things. So what happened really? Why is my beautiful camera sitting in my shelves? I don't even know myself to be quite honest. I just lost the blogging mojo. Too tired from job long journey home, too lazy on a day off to actually take the time to take decent picture and write, not feeling too good about myself or is it the approaching 30 - Ah ah I'm 26 but hey it's coming! - Anyway, I just wanted to let you know what has been up with me lately.

1. Although I may not be active on my blog, I am on Instagram! No I don't get tired of Instagram as it is perfect for lazy bloggers. You take a picture, edit it quickly and boom it's posted!  You can follow me @myprecious


2. Second news is that I'm back to being a brunette! Yes -The B is BACK.  Being blonde was too hard to keep up with and everybody was telling how "it was not my color". I didn't have time to blog so imagine having time to go a hairdresser every month to maintain the color... It was too much!  
I went back to brunette myself with the help of a pro that told me about Matrix hair dye that you could do at home. It was super easy but I did struggle with the "green hair" syndrome - changing from blonde to brunette you must use "a red tone" color otherwise your hair will turn green - hopefully now the green undertone is gone and I am happy with my color. 


3. I still have two major passion in life : watching The Real Housewives and tanning! 
Not but really, if you aren't watching The Real Housewives you are missing out on rich women of a certain age arguing then going on trips and throwing shade at each other . It's good stuff!!


4. Now that I'm back to brunette I have rediscovered my love for some lipsticks that just weren't doing it for me when I was blonde. For instance, pink lips were just a big no no. Blonde with pink lips? Okay. That's not a good look on me, let me tell you! Now I just embrace the bright colors back into my life. 


5. And finally, I would say that I have been on a huge shopping spree for the last three months. I have been shopping online like crazy. I do feel like a deserve lots of treat for working so hard. Doesn't I ? 
Also, I hated everything I had in my wardrobe for spring/summer so it was time for a little closet revamp. 




Until next time! 

XOXO, Marilou 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Wishlist ⎟ Floral for spring? Groundbreaking

Black white & denim


This is my blogging walk of shame, yes.... I haven't blog in a month and a half. This is a new record!! I'm going to spare you the usual 'Life has taking over....winter is never-ending' and just let you know that I'm back to blogging more regularly. I have been online shopping A LOT lately and most of the things you can see on this wishlist are already on their way to me, haha! I have been buying every single pair of jeans Topshop has to offer and stocking up in spring sandals and white t-shirts. 
This year I don't feel in the mood to buy pastel or floral skirts - and I usually am a sucker for anything floral. No...this year my heart belongs to anything black, white & denim. I just love to wear a good pair of ribbed jeans with sandals and a white tee. The monochrome look is so effortless and let's be honest very safe as you can't go wrong. No prints, no colors, no risks taken haha!


First thing first...I have a new love affair with the
Hayden jeans from Topshop, I'm telling you!  After buying basically every pair of Jamie jeans available, now that spring in here, I just want to wear boyfriend jeans. The Hayden from Topshop is THE perfect boyfriend jeans shape. I'm obsessed!  

After looking for ages for the perfect cream blazer, this
white blazer from Zara has been on my mind since I read this post from Monikh (here), I adore it but I'm not sure how I'll be wearing it. I just know I need to get it before it gets out of stock. I feel this might become one of Zara's "must have" item and everybody will try to find it on Ebay by this summer. Go get it while it's still available, haha!

On the shoe department, yes I actually want to wear mules! I find them so feminine, chic and edgy. I'm still not over the fact that I didn't get the gorgeous pair Zara did last summer but I have my eyes on two pairs: one from on the chunkier side from Topshop and the other one, much more delicate from Asos. 

Last on the list, is this biker leather jacket from Zara. My oh my.... I'm considering splurging 200€ on this little gem, yes I AM! - Can we mention how Zara is going crazy with their price range lately too?   -I have tried it on last week and it fits me like a really gorgeous glove. I have been thinking about it since then and I know I will regret it forever If I don't get it before it's gone! 



I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break, this weekend has been so full of naps and food I now feel ready for the week to come. I promise I'll post something else than wishlist and instagram recap very soon, haha! 

1. Dress: HM (here) / Mules: Asos (here) // 2. Biker jacket: Zara (here)
Jeans: Topshop (here) / Sandals: Zara (here) // 3. Top: Topshop (here)
Jeans: Topshop (here) / Mules: Topshop (here) //4. Sandals: HM (here) // 5. Ballerinas: HM (here)
6. Cream eyeshadow: Topshop (here) // 7. Cream blazer: Zara (here)


XO,MARILOU

Friday, February 27, 2015

Instalife #34



Coffee. Work. Eat. Instagram. Watch tv show. Eat again.  Shop online. Sleep. Repeat.
This is what my life has become so far in 2015. Shopping online has become such an addiction after a long - very very long - day at work. I don't even have time to go have a look in actual shops and my day off pretty much consists of not wanting to do anything besides chilling in my bed and try at all my beautiful new clothes, ready for spring, hanging in my closet. Haha. 

Yes, this is what I call the end of hibernation. I am so over winter now, I don't want to get out as I can't stand the cold breeze. I am dreaming of wearing sandals, a leather jacket with a skirt and so on. 
I feel like I need to renew myself - like every year at the end of winter - as I don't like my hair color/cut anymore, I want to throw all of my 2014 clothes away, lose 10 pounds, eat healthy and re-design my blog. Pretty much, my life needs a little upgrade! 

I'm going to take pictures for the blog today as - MIRACLE - the sun is shining so I get decent lighting in my room :) 

XO,MARILOU


Sunday, February 15, 2015

On my playlist ⎜Style


I think I'm now officially obsessed with every single songs from Taylor Swift.
If I were still a teenager, I would have been pinning poster of her everywhere in my room for sure.
I have been listening to 'Out of the woods' and 'Shake it off' non stop. Not to mention the song 'Blank Space' which is my new anthem. Haha!

I hope you all had a wonderful V day :)

XO,MARILOU





Sunday, February 8, 2015

Wishlist ⎥Monochrome

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Hey everyone! Here's a little monochrome wishlist. Black and white is all I seem to wear these days.
I even got called as a waitress in a restaurant this weekend, that's how embarrassing my love for monochrome has gotten haha! I am really excited with the new spring collection, I basically spend an hour every day going online and looking at all the new stuffs. I'm DONE with winter and with wearing massive coats and boots. All I dream about is flats, leather jackets and a tee. No scarves, no gloves. Just bliss.

My hours at work have gotten so crazy that I'll be getting home even later than before. I'll try to post as much as possible...it can't be worst than my posting habit during january anyway haha.

I hope you're all doing good!


1. Zara City Bag croco (here) / 2. Zara sweater (here) / 3. Topshop jamie jeans (here)
 4. Zara pointed flats (here) / 5. Zara dress (here) / 6. Fashionology stud earrings (here)
7. Topshop white trainers (here) / 8. Zara pearl earrings (here) / 9. Zara heels (here)

Marilou

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New in | Color Boost



Wow. Is that an actual post? I know, I know I have been on a blogging roll so far in 2015 haha. I feel so bad for not blogging yet at the same I had to take a step back and breathe. Life has been hectic with a lot of extra work hours, the sun coming down a 3PM, being cold as hell, feeling like a sloppy mess with nothing to wear...what january is all about. I think I need to consider buying artificial lighting for my room otherwise I only will be blogging for 6 months out of a year due to the terrible lack of sun we encounter over here.

Apart from that, I'm still the same girl loving lipstick and scrolling through Instagram most of the day with a Starbucks in the other hand. January has been the "wake up call" month diet wise. The pounds have been adding up since last year and I really don't feel comfortable with my weight at the moment so I have decided to break my habits and start exercising. That's a lot for me as I really not the athletic style. Crunches, cardio, squats and so on. I have not seen any result yet but apparently that's normal, you just need to persevere! Time to get that body ready for summer. 

This post was little bit of a comeback so I'm going to talk about my favorite thing in the whole - makeup - world : lipsticks! I have received the new Bourjois Color Boost shades and so far, I am obsessed. They're super creamy, comfortable to wear and moisturizing. It's not overly pigmented which is a good thing as they tend to transfer a lot! My favorite colors have been "Proudly Naked" and "Pinking of it". The third color "Sweet Macchiato" is lovely but really does not work at all for my skin tone. 

Have you tried them?

I hope you're all OK! lots of love!

XO,MARILOU

Monday, February 2, 2015

Instalife #33



Although I have been missing in action over here, I'm pretty consistant when it comes to posting on Instagram. I'm hooked like a kid on sugar. Is that ok to Instagram many food pictures? Is there a protocole? How many selfies a week? Are two selfies in a row not a little bit overboard? Is that totally ok to wear heels just to take your outfit pictures then go back to your comfy winter boots? Are filters still on this year or is that totally 2014? Do you look desperate by posting too many life quotes? Is that ok to have a sudden change of heart and delete your picture... 10 minutes after posting it?  So many questions.....

You can follow me @mypreciousnp

XO,MARILOU

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Look who's back? A few favorites!



Hi girls! I really hope you had a wonderful happy new year celebration and wish you all the best for 2015. I'm slacking big time in the blog department, I have been working long hours and I'm feeling very sleep deprived. Also the fact that there is not a lot of natural light - understand when it's dark at 3 pm -  when I'm home doesn't help to take pictures. I just want to cuddle in bed with my hot bottle of water and watch Real Housewives on repeat. 

Here's a few of my favorite products from my current routine. These are the products I have been using non stop on a daily basis. Some of them are new, some of them are products I have been using for years now! On the list you can find : 

Face → 
Bourjois Happy Light: best dewy foundation ever. 
Essence concealer: amazing and super cheap
Bourjois Délice de Poudre Duo Highlight: My current favorite bronzer. I love the soft shimmer.
Illamasqua Aurora highlighter: A gorgeous cream highlighter. Pretty new but love it so far.
The Balm Hot Mama blusher: My favorite blusher at the moment. Reminds me of Nars - Orgasm.


Eyes → 
Mac Paintpot Painterly: the one and only base. I have been using this since forever.
Lorac Pro Palette : the most gorgeous and perfect palette. Sleek packaging, pigmentation through the roof and best every day colors.

Lips →
Bourjois Color Boost - Proudly Naked: A perfect every day nude.
Catrice - In a Rosegarden: Great nude with a little bit more of pink undertones.

Perfume →
Liu Gio: I have received this before Christmas and it's almost finished. I just love the scent! 

What has been your favorite product lately?
Have a lovely sunday!

XO,MARILOU