Outfit // Innocence

Hi everyone!

I managed to do some sales shopping at Zara a couple of days ago. 
The catch? This sheer blouse and these golden glitter pumps. If you're a regular reader of the blog, you'll probably know that I'm a big fan of sheer blouses (just check my previous post / outfit) and that I own tons of them. Well, my mom thinks this one's hideous, but she knows I don't care. 

As for the shoes, I wasn't such a fan of them first, but my mom persuaded to buy them. They're slowly starting to grow on me -- Even if I look like an idiot walking on them, since I'm used to walking on much higher heels. 

I love the innocent effect this blouse creates and for me, simple items can create a fashionable outfit as well as wearing tons of items at once. Just a simple white blouse, a pair of black skinny jeans and some more notable shoes et voilà, I have my outfit.

Any thoughts? Share them in the comment box below!

x Krizia

Blouse: ZARA // Jeans: H&M // Shoes: ZARA // Bag: CHANEL


Outfit // Glam*It

A while ago, while shopping in Antwerp, I was stopped by the Glam*It-team and asked if I wanted to get featured in the 'She's Got The Look'-section. Yes, please!

Glam*It is one of my favorite magazines - I read it every month. So, when their main company announced that Glam*It would be taken off the shelves, hundreds of Belgian fashionista's were mourning this decision. The last Glam*It-issue hit the stores this month and I'm so bummed! Even though my picture didn't make it into the magazine anymore, I'm still proud that they even considered me to get featured. Glam*It's fashion editor Elspeth sent me the picture just now -- Thanks, Elspeth!

I was wearing:

Jacket: BERSHKA // Blouse: H&M // Shorts: H&M // Shoes: ACNE PISTOL BOOTS // Bag: BALENCIAGA 

P.S.: May I also add I that find knees ugly? This picture proved me right once again. 

x Krizia


Personal // Tattoo

"Odi et amo. Quare id faciam, fortasse requiris?
Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior."

"I hate and I love. Wherefore would I do this, perhaps you ask?
I do not know. But I feel that it happens and I am tortured."

by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Hate and love. Two of our deepest and strongest emotions... 
I love this Latin poem, it has been one of my favorites for many years and those three little words have always intrigued me. So, I decided to get it tattooed on my ribs today.

A lot of my friends kept scaring me, saying I the pain would be awful, and so on. Well, they're wrong. Or at least in my case. Of course, it's not peaches and roses, but actual pain? That I did not feel. Got myself scared for nothing. I can't promise it will be like this for everyone, though. When it comes to pain, my tolerance is very high, so maybe that had something to do with it. My dad took some pictures while I was getting tattooed, so I thought it would be fun to show them to you. 

As for the result... What do you think? :)
I'll post a better picture later, once all the swelling and redness has disappeared.

x Krizia


Detail // Bracelets

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to wear my jewelry more often. For some odd reason, I always buy jewelry, but never seem to wear them. I'm a big fan of mix and match, so I decided to wear three of my favorite bracelets together. I just hope that wearing them together won't cause too many scratches, especially on the Hermès bracelet. That one's sacred to me. 

What do you think? Hit or miss?

x Krizia

Pink bangle: MARC BY MARC JACOBS // Studded bracelet: FOREVER 21 // Blue bangle: HERMES // Blouse: H&M 


Random // Running

Regular users of Tumblr will definitely recognize these e-cards, which are getting blogged and reblogged non stop. I am a huge fan of them -- I just love the funny and sarcastic quotes and drawings.

When I saw the e-card above, I knew I had to share it with you. Especially since this card seems to be made specially for me. When it comes to running, or any other type of sports, I must admit that I really suck at it nowadays. I used to be very athletic, practising sports such as gymnastics, dance and horseback riding. When I went to high school - and college in particular - it became more and more difficult to combine school and hobby's together. This resulted in the worst condition ever. I did promise myself to start sporting again after I graduate. 

What about you? Do you practise any sports or are you in my situation?

x Krizia 


Wanted // PS1 Medium in Orchid

I've stalked everyone on my Facebook fanpage - as well as my personal page - with this bag. I've stalked everyone on Twitter with this bag. I've stalked everyone on Tumblr with this bag. So it is only natural that I have to stalk y'all too on the blog.

So, I've set up a piggy bank so that I could start saving for a new designer bag. I initially claimed that I wanted to go for the Céline Boston bag in black. Such a classic, timeless piece which I'm sure I'd use for life if I'd own it. But yesterday, while having a look at my favorite blogs, I saw this baby on Fashion Squad ... The PS1 in Orchid by Proenza Schouler. Isn't it a beauty? I'm usually not a pink kind of girl, but this pink is ... Well ... A pretty kind of pink - Or purple, as Stephanie from Style Laboratory claims. ;)
I know that this color isn't the best color to combine, but I can't get this bag out of my head. #sigh

I looked for the price tag on the LuisaViaRoma-website, and it's quite similar to the Céline Boston's price tag, which makes it even harder. If this bag would've cost like a gazillion euros, it would've been easier to make up my mind and go for the Céline Boston bag. I'm literally going crazy.

So, what do you think?
Splurge on a not so timeless, but gorgeous, color or stick with the classic pieces you could wear with everything? I guess the question above is already answering it and one of my New Year's Resolutions was to invest in timeless pieces, but still ... Going crazy here!

(PS1 Medium in Orchid available on LuisaViaRoma)

x Krizia

Photo: Fashionsquad.com


Hermès // Click H vs. Kelly Double Tour

No, I didn't get a new Hermès-goodie - #sniff - but my sister did!
While I got the Click H-bracelet in purple/blue last summer, my sister got the Kelly Double Tour bracelet, in a pinkish color I can't really describe, just yesterday. I tried the Double Tour bracelet too when I bought the Click H, but me being me, I'll probably ruin the leather in no time.

So, which model / color do you prefer?
The Click H or the Kelly Double Tour?

x Krizia


Literature // The House Of Gucci

A late Christmas gift arrived on my doorstep a couple of days ago. My sister ordered me the book 'The House Of Gucci:
A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness and Greed' by Sara Gay Forden on Amazon.com.

Obviously, the book talks about the Gucci-family and empire, but also focuses on the murder of Maurizio Gucci, who was murdered by his wife Patrizia Reggiani. My history with the Gucci-tales goes way back, since a cousin of my grandmother used to work for Maurizio and Patrizia -- She was a cleaning lady at their home in Milan. 

Reggiani got a sentence of 29 years - later reduced to 26 - and was recently given the chance to get released early. Her response?

"Being released from jail would mean that I would have to work. I haven't worked a day in my life and I'm not planning to either. So I'm staying right here."

Can you believe it?

I can't wait to read this book, which will be after I finish my exams.
Has any of you read it? What did you think about it? 

x Krizia


Outfit // Studying

A lot of you asked me when I would post an outfit with my new Isabel Marant Renell Jeans. The truth
is that I have to get them tailored first. I want them tighter around the waist and ankles -- Just a little bit of patience, sweets. ;)

This outfit was probably inspired by the fact that I have to study for my exams, which will start on the 19th of January. The grey sweater was a Christmas gift from my mom. It actually glitters, but it was kinda hard to capture that on camera. I like the fact that it's longer on the back and shorter in the front. It gives that little extra touch. I added the Peter Pan-collar and for that extra 'nerdy student'-effect and decided to wear my Converse All Stars, since I'm stuck inside. 

Never mind the zombie like face ... I've been feeling under the weather for the past two days -- My throat and muscles hurt. I hope I won't come down with the flu or something, that would be the worst timing ever.

For my readers who have to study too: I feel ya, sistahs! Good luck!
For my readers who don't have to study: Lucky you. ;)

Have a nice day, y'all!

x Krizia

Grey Sweater: H&M // White shirt: TIANY KIRILOVE FOR VERO MODA // Pants: H&M // Shoes: CONVERSE ALL STARS


Personal // 2012: To Do

First of all, I want to wish you all a happy New Year. May all your dreams and wishes come true! 
Secondly, I would like to thank you for supporting the blog -- I appreciate every single comment, email or tweet I receive of you. I hope I'll see you all again in this new year. :)

I initially didn't make New Year's resolutions. While browsing on Tumblr, searching for some new inspirational pictures for my 2012-map on my MacBook, all those New Year's resolutions popped up in my head. They made quite a list. Wanna hear some of them?
Here we go:

>> Eat and drink healthier. Candy, cookies, sodas ... I thought about this NYR just now, after I drank a can of Coca Cola and at a whole bag of potato chips. 
>> Invest in basic items a bit more. I used to buy quite some 'it-items', getting tired of them after wearing them a couple of times. A waste of money, I tell ya. Take those neon Cambridge satchels, for example. They're cute, but I'd rather invest in a bag that's way more timeless and classy -- Something I'll have for life.
>> Save up for a new designer bag, hoping that I don't see something else that I want in the meantime (see previous resolution).
>> Try out some layering. I love to see people wearing different layers (Sabrina from afterDRK is quite the champ in this category) and I want to try this myself. Not sure if the results will always be what they
should be, though. ;)
>> Throw a print in between from time to time.
>> Find a simple black belt and a simple tee to wear with my new Isabel Marant Renell Jeans.
>> Take my BF on a sushi date. He never had sushi in his life. MUST. CHANGE. SOON.
>> Wear jewelry more often.
>> Get my tattoo.
>> Use my fake Chanel tattoos to get started. Had them for almost two years now, and I've never used them once.
>> Not care too much about what people say and do my own thing. Such a cliché - #barf - but true.

I'm probably forgetting a bunch of resolutions at the moment. I'm curious to hear about your New Year's resolutions. Do share them in the comment box below. Maybe I'll read some good ones to add to my list.

Anyways ... Do you want to see which pictures inspired me to create my To Do In 2012-list? 
Click below! 

All pictures found on Tumblr.