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

 
11/20/16

Beauty // Cocooning With Nivea & Labello

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Fall is going on full force in Belgium right now and also winter is coming slowly but surely. Dry and tight skin and hands, busted lips, a running nose... The drastic change of weather is an attack on your skin, which needs to be taken care of appropriately with an adapted routine. I recently discovered some new products that I added to mine.

Nivea released a couple of products to get through winter with a baby soft skin. The area round my nose and my legs always get super dry and are definitely the biggest problem during this time of year. I decided to share some of my new favorites with you, in hopes of making your winter struggles a little bit easier.

INFO & DETAILS:

* The Nourishing Natural Oil Shower Oil (200 ml) sells for € 4,29.
* The Care Cream sells for € 3,49 (100 ml) and 4,49 (200 ml).
* The Labello limited edition neon lip balms sell for € 3,59 a piece.

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

 
10/21/16

Life // Things To Know Before Moving In Together

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After spending almost 27 years at my safe haven - aka home - I decided it was time to leave the nest and move in with my boyfriend of 1,5 years. A logical step, but still a big one. Sure, we spent all of our free moments together and yes, we went on that much feared first holiday -- because you know, "that's when you really get to know each other". Even though you are indeed together 24/7, moving in a house or apartment is slightly different than going to the beach and sipping cocktails for a week. My boyfriend and I moved in last weekend, and here are the top 5 things I think you need to know.

1. Where are you going to live?

My boyfriend used to live 20 minutes from here, so the first big question was: will I move to him or will he come this way? Since I already bought a house before we met and it would spare him 20 minutes to get to work , our decision was easily made and he moved to my hometown. 

If you both live and work in the same place, you'll probably know the answer to this question immediately. But if one, or both, of you work somewhere else, it might be more practical to move somewhere in between. On the other hand: some people find it difficult to be away from family and friends. Have a thorough, deep conversation on this subject before you move on to anything else. Be clear and tell each other what you want (and especially what you don't want).