samedi 18 octobre 2014

What I wore #39 ⎟Indian Summer



Hi girls! Long time no blog. I feel so bad I don't find the time or the energy to blog at the moment. I I have been feeling down and quite overwhelmed, just as Lauren Conrad would say 'sometimes things have to get worse before they get better'...right? Here's some pictures I took early in October when the weather was still quite hot. I totally forgot I took these pictures to be honest, I was quite shocked when I opened my iPhoto hah. That's when you know you have been out of the blogging loop I guess. Life just gets in the way!

On the picture I'm wearing my favorite fall jacket (here) kindly sent from SheInside. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the coat when I received it. It's an actual dupe of this Zara coat , it looks the exact same except for the price that is much more affordable! I went for a size M but I could have gone for the L for an extra 'loose' fit.  I have really been loving SheInside at the moment, I have ordered an other Zara dupe white coat for winter, I just couldn't resist! The shipping was not that long - 2 weeks - and I had no issue with extra border tax - thank god! They have such a cute range of affordable and stylish clothes, it is definitely worth the detour!

Have a great weekend ladies! 

Coat (here) // White Shirt (similar here) // Ripped Jeans (here) // Tote bag (here) // Heels (here


XO,MARILOU

vendredi 10 octobre 2014

Birchbox ♥︎ Belgium


Hi girls! I hope you're doing well. On my part, my body is giving me some hard times, I've been feeling super sick all week basically sleeping all day and going through a lot of symptoms. 

On monday I had the chance to attend the launch of Birchbox Belgium. How exciting? This long awaited famous box is finally available in our country! We had so much fun discovering all the products and surprise Birchbox have prepare for Christmas! You're gonna love it but we can't say more for now :) You can order you first box now! I have received one so I'll review it very soon.

Are you excited?

XO,MARILOU


dimanche 5 octobre 2014

10 reasons why you should watch The Hills


Hi girls! I have been binge watching The Hills all over again. Every year I re-watch all the seasons. This show makes me feel happy, gives me hope and makes me laugh. I'm obsessed. I'll never get tired of watching it. So why should you also watch it?

1. Because it makes you forget all about the fact that tomorrow is monday, 
your problems at work, the fact that you're not sure where you're going in life,  
and all that kind of stuff.


2. Because Lauren Conrad is a queen. A role model. 
An intelligent, beautiful, funny, inspiring savvy business mogul.


3. Because you realize that yes, friends are going to screw you over. 
Yes boys are stupid and make girls cry but in the end you'll get over.


4. Because when watching it, all you can think about is leaving your country 
and go live the american dream in an amazing apartment downtown LA with a fun roommate, working at a top fashion magazine and having to travelling to NY for  helping on fashion shows.


5. Because it reminds you that your career must be your first priority. Always. 
Lauren will always be know as the girl who never went to Paris. Remember that! 


6. Because even though the show is a few years old, 
Lauren Conrad still gives you some serious hair envy.


7. Because of queen LC's iconic pieces of advice throughout all seasons. 

8. Because Whitney is the colleague everyone dreams of having. 
Giving you life moto and listening to you for hours.


9. Because LC proves throughout the seasons that good friends do exist
and if you work hard, make smart decisions for yourself and be nice to people you can get what you want in life. 



10. Because after watching it you'll become obsessed with Lauren Conrad and everything she has achieved since then. Not to mention her fairy tale ending wedding, fashion line, books successes and many more.



XO,MARILOU

Wishlist ⎢Getting ready for the cold

1. Plaid coat (here) // 2. Black skirt (here) // 3. White turtle neck sweater (here
4. Beige woolen coat (here) // 5. Grey turtle neck sweater (here)


It's in the air, you can feel that cold wind blowing at your face in the morning going to work therefore it's time to refresh my wardrobe and get myself some new coats, new turtle neck and new winter skirt. With no surprises my winter wardrobe revolves around black, white, grey and beige. I'm super basic when it comes to colors, you'll never see me wearing red boots or pink coat even less during winter time. 

That being said, I was contacted by SheInside to pick an item from their website and do a review on it. Until it arrives I'm sharing you my picks from their website for cold weather. I'm obsessed with the beige coat (here), which looks super similar - I mean it's literally the same -  for one I saw at Zara the other day. I can't wait to try it and see how it looks. On the coat department, I'm also head over heels with this black and white plaid coat (here).

The turtle necks are a must this season, so I had to incorporate them in my picks (here / here). Also, a black pleated skirt (here) is a staple in every wardrobe especially for winter with a cute pair of ankle boots and a loose sweater on top. 

Oh my, I'm getting excited about fall/winter fashion so much. 
I can't wait for this week as the weather is going to drop pretty drastically. 



XO,MARILOU

samedi 4 octobre 2014

Event ⎢Sisley Phyto Expert



Hi girls! Yes, this is real. It's happening : a post after a long two weeks of time off from the blogosphere. I don't even know what happened myself to be quite honest. Time just flew by so quickly since my birthday and we're already in October. Jeez! Time to buy some new coats and some wool scarves. Yay!

This week I went to a Sisley event in Brussels after a long day of work with Lindsay. It had been a long time since we saw each other so we had a lot to talk and gossip - oops - about haha.  We had so much fun discovering at Sisley's headquarters for the launch of their new Phyto Expert foundation. After a few hours of laughs and sipping on champagne we left with an even more amazing goodie bag. 

The foundation Phyto Teint Expert looks a-ma-zing and super luxurious, it's long lasting and is meant to enhances the surface of the skin to provide a smoother, healthier looking skin. It's oil free and also non-comedogenic which is super important in my opinion. I don't want no foundation messing with my pores. The most amazing part of this foundation is the weight less formula. I've had the opportunity to try it the other day and it feels so comfortable on the skin and stays all day. I'm super impressed so far. I'll do a proper review on this later as I need to experiment a little bit more with it.

Thank you Sisley for having us, it was lovely!

XO,MARILOU

mardi 23 septembre 2014

Birthday fun



Hi girls! Yes, that's right it was my birthday on sunday. I turned 26 and I went to Disneyland Paris to make sure I wasn't getting that old yet. The weather was a bit funky but I had so much fun. Strolling around main street with minnie ears on, eating ice-cream and hot dogs, trying the Space Mountain for the first time and hating it forever. After a day of fun, my boyfriend took me to Paris in my favorite neighborhood - le Marais - and we went to the most delicious italian restaurant ever. I swear the only time I had such delicious pasta was in Tuscany a few years back. The restaurant is called Paris-Rome and it's super simple, the people are really nice and the food is heaven sent on a plate. I went for a glass of prosecco, calabrese anti pasti and tagliatelle with tartufo and mushrooms. It was beyond divine! The morning after we walked around Paris drinking lots of Starbucks - hello tiny hangover from last night - eating great food in Schwartz's deli and shopping of course. I had forgot my -faux- leather jacket at home so it was the perfect excuse to treat myself with a new -leather- one from Zara. It looks just perfect, I love it! It feels good to treat yourself from time to time, right?

Thank you so much for all of your birthday wishes on twitter and instagram I truly appreciate it :)

Now I still have the week left off from work so it's time to rest, blog, spend time with my family/friends and rest even more.

XO,MARILOU

jeudi 18 septembre 2014

Inside Lauren Conrad's home





Until I get my hands on her wedding US weekly cover, here's the pictures from Lauren's dream home from InStyle Magazine. Oh my god, I die!!! I love everything, it's perfect. The dressing, the makeup table, the living room, the kitchen... I wish she would still be filming her life in reality tv, could you imagine how perfect would that be?

I'm so excited about her wedding and read about all the details. I hope I'll find a copy of the magazine in Waterstone's Brussels * fingers crossed * I'll have a look tomorrow! Speaking of tomorrow, it's my last day of work before a week of fun and celebrations for my birthday! I'm so excited. Nothing crazy but some fun plans ahead :) 

XO,MARILOU


lundi 15 septembre 2014

Playlist ⎟Changing



Hell down, heaven down, living in the same town, tryna find something new.
Broken picture frame, I've been frozen in, tryna find a better view
Everything is changing and I've been here for too long
Going through the same things, I've been hurting too long,
Got to move on


XO,MARILOU

dimanche 14 septembre 2014

Wishlist⎟ Transitional fall outfits


Hi girls! Yay to monday....not. Haha. Ok, at least the weather is going to be good today so I'm going to do everything to have a good day and not be negative and hating on monday. New week, new beginnings!  Fall is in a week officially - the day of my birthday, I'm a fall baby! - and the weather is so confusing outfit wise. In the morning all I want to wear is a fluffy jumper with a leather skirt, black tights and booties but then by noon it gets super hot and all I think about is wearing my birkens with a white t-shirt and jeans but then it's going to rain so I need to find appropriate shoes and so on... confusing I told you!

It's a lot of work to find the right outfit to wear these days, trust me! Here's some ideas of outfits I love for this transitional time between summer and fall. Skater skirt is a must, so easy to wear with booties or ballerinas. It looks super cute with a leather jacket or a crop top. Or you could just go with a pair of ripped jeans and a girly grey top. I already wore outfit number 3 this weekend and it was perfect for the weather. When it gets colder I'll just add tights and boots!



Outfit 1: Zara Jacket (here) / Asos skirt (here) / River Island loafers (here)
Outfit 2: Top Nelly (here) / Jeans Topshop (here)
Outfit 3: Top Nelly (here) / Leather skirt Morgan (here)


XO,MARILOU

Cookie day


Hi girls! This is one of my favorite thing to do on sundays. Cook pastries and delicious meals. Last sunday I made a chocolate cake, today I made american cookies. They're so good, I love to eat them when they're still a bit warm. I'm not buying any cookies from the supermarket since I've tried making homemade cookies last year for the first time. They're much more mellow and tasty! If like me you love cookies and pastries, you should definitely try making them yourself it's much more 'healthier' and so easy to do! 

XO,MARILOU