3/24/17

Fashion // New Zara Shoes, My Favorite Trend & Current Wish List

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Hi guys, I just wanted to give you a short update on my two latest additions to my closet and my favorite trend for spring and summer. During a shopping spree at Zara, I came home with two new pair of shoes. #SorryNotSorry Can I also give a shoutout to the best boyfriend in the world -- which is mine -- for letting me shop without pointing out the amount of shoes that are already in my closet? I love you, babe.

After taking this picture, I realized that there was a third pair that I got at Zara (again, #SorryNotSorry) and I forgot to photograph; you can see and shop them here. I've been wearing espadrilles for as long as I can remember and apart of the fact that they are super comfy, I also love that are made out of leather. It gives them that extra edgy vibe. If you're a longtime follower of the blog, you know I love myself some leather goodies.

The flower printed ankle booties were on my wish list for quite a while, but they seemed to be missing from every Zara store I visited. I even ordered my aunt and boyfriend to look for them in the Netherlands, without any result. Didn't I tell you that I have the best boyfriend in the world? Anyway, I had already given up on them when I entered the Zara-store in Düsseldorf and they were the first thing I saw. I already wore them with an all black outfit, but I can't wait to combine them with a casual white shirt and a pair of black skinny jeans.

As for the tropical printed babouche slippers on the right: they're the ultimate love or hate thing. If I had a say in it, I would choose them as my favorite trend for this spring and summer. They're casual but edgy and the options on how to wear them are endless. Plus, don't we all love a romantic, Arab, Aladdin vibe? I spotted this pair and tried them on at the Zara in Maastricht, but didn't get them because my sister kept telling me how much she hated them. When I was laying in bed, all I could think was: since when do I listen to other people's opinion? It literally felt as if I neglected my morals and values. *Insert dramatic tune here* So the next day, I asked my boyfriend to take me to Maastricht again (best boyfriend) and the shoes and I lived happily ever after.

WISH LIST:

I also spotted another pair of babouche slippers, this time by Jeffrey Campbell, but they are sold out everywhere! #Cries They're called the Sarika-Emb flats and they're so Dolce & Gabbana. Most people will think they're too much, but I think they're the coolest. I already subscribed myself to receive an email when they're going to be restocked, so fingers crossed! What are your thoughts on them? 

PicMonkey Collage

© Images by JeffreyCampbellShoes.com

 
1/25/17

Beauty // Starting The Day With Clinique

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Say farewell to your out-of-bed-face: Clinique has created a whole range of skincare products to get your face ready for the day. The Clinique Pep-Start collection contains a cleanser, a moisturizer, a day cream and an eye cream.

My skin is quite dramatic; always has been and always will be. Clinique's products are all allergy tested and are 100% fragrance free, which is a huge plus for my sensitive skin. Did you know that their final products are tested 12 times on 600 people? If one of those 7200 people gets an allergic reaction, Clinique re-evaluates the product and its formula, until they have reached perfection. I don't think that I need to explain myself on why my bathroom shelves are dominated by Clinique products, now do I?

The whole Pep-Start routine takes up a maximum of 5 minutes, making it the perfect skincare routine for those who don't have a lot of time in the morning. Curious to find out more? Keep on reading after the jump!

INFO & DETAILS:

* The Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1 Cleanser (125 ml) sells for € 20,15.
* The Clinique Pep-Start Hydrorush Moisturizer SPF 20 sells for € 22,75 (30 ml) or € 31 (50 ml).
* The Clinique Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturizer sells for € 22,75 (30 ml) or € 31 (50 ml).
* The Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream (15 ml) sells for € 26,79.

© All images by Shark Attack - Fashion Blog
© This post contains PR samples.

 
1/15/17

New // Chanel WOC

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First of all: Happy New Year! I'm having such a hard time to find the right balance between the blog, my full time job, my boyfriend, my social life and maintaining my household. How do you, other bloggers, do it? If you have some pointers, do share them in the comment box below. On another note: not too long ago, I turned 27 aka time to spoil myself...

Owning a house and moving in together definitely changes your budget and spending habits -- talk about an adjustment. Groceries have to be done, bills have to be paid: farewell buying-everything-you-want-life. However, I still am who I am and I still am a lady that loves herself some pretty things. So when I turned 27, I found it the perfect excuse for a gift from me to me; something that was on my wish list for quite some time now. I still get to treat myself at least once a year, right?

So, here she is, my newest addition to the Chanel family: the Chanel Wallet On A Chain (or WOC, for short) in black caviar leather and with silver hardware. I picked her up during a shopping spree in Düsseldorf. My parents and I spent about an hour and a half in the Chanel store, because I couldn't make up my mind. The saleswoman took out every single WOC they had in store and I was stuck between the WOC above and a red one in the soft lambskin leather and with golden hardware. 

I always said that, if I'd ever get a WOC, it would be in a bright and popping color. The red one was amazing, but I was a afraid that my dark clothing would leave marks on the lambskin leather -- I am a fan of black clothes, after all. There's no need to lie about it: I also own the Chanel Classic Flap Bag in lambskin leather and it's just more delicate and harder to maintain. The saleswoman was honest enough to admit that there would be a chance that my dark clothes would leave stains and that it's not covered by the warranty. 

So, after debating for over an hour, my black loving heart made the decision and I took this beauty home with me. I usually carry big bags with me, so the WOC took some getting used to. It narrowly fits my creditcards, ID card, iPhone, a lipstick, a tiny mirror and some cash -- just necessities, really. The caviar leather is more sustainable and hardly shows any marks of usage. It's the perfect bag for a day of shopping or for a date night. 

What do you think about her?

P.S. I'd also like to thank my mom, dad and the Chanel saleswoman for their patience on that particular day. 

 
12/12/16

Christmas Tip // Make It Yours With Kipling

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Christmas is just around the corner and every year, I struggle with finding the perfect gifts for my friends and family. Can your relate to this as well or are you the perfect gift hunter? If you are, please share your tips and tricks! Anyway, this year, the struggle wasn't as real as it used to be, thanks to Kipling.

Aaah, Kipling. Such nostalgia! The brand has been around for decades and is still going strong. I can still remember my first Kipling bag in primary school - a baby blue one - and you basically felt like an outsider if you didn't have one. And not to forget the anticipation to find out the name of the monkey on your keychain. I love these memories! I'm currently working a store which also sells Kipling and it's still one of their top selling brands. 

The brand has been renewing and reinventing itself over the years and is now launching the Make It Yours project, which gives you the opportunity to personalize Kipling bags and accessories. Choose your favorite color and font so that your purchase becomes yours and yours only. I chose ART M travel bag in Alaskan Blue and personalized it with my name in white, so that it pops from afar. The bag's perfect to use when traveling, to go to the gym or to take with you for a sleepover. 

I absolutely love this initiative and it's the perfect opportunity to gift your best friends or family with something super personal and customized! 

If you're interested and happen to live in Belgium, you can go to the following address and Make It Yours:

Kipling
De Keyserlei 58
2018 Antwerp

I'M WEARING:

H&M sweater // H&M jeans // UGG boots // KIPLING Art M bag c/o

* This post in collaboration with Kipling