Outfit // Blue Jeans, Blue Shirt

The weather has been amazing lately, which gave me the perfect opportunity to try out my new goodies I purchased during the last few days. Today's planning? Working for school. I have to hand in my internship portfolio on the 4th of July, which is also the day I have my exam. And I have some business jobs for the blog in between, such as giving styling tips at a huge BMW event on Friday and being the ambassador for the Magnum Pleasure Hunt on Saturday. I'm stressed out, anxious and all synonyms possible, but I'm also extremely grateful for all the wonderful opportunities this blog has given me, so I'm not going to complain too much.

Since I'm stuck inside, I opted for a casual outfit today: tank top, shorts and sneakers. A classic combo that you hardly can go wrong with. The Zara shirt was perfect to spice it just a bit more and even though the shirt probably isn't meant to be worn this way, I like the result. What do you think? :)

And yes, I'm pale... And loving it. I'll never get a tan - even though I did when I was a kid - so I'm not going to damage my skin by sitting in the sun like a baked potato. I'd rather choose paleness over a guidette look. 

x Krizia

Shirt: ZARA // Tank Top: H&M // Shorts: H&M // Sneakers: CONVERSE ALL STARS // Sunnies: PRADA (THANKS TO SMART BUY GLASSES)

P.S.: Als jullie een € 100 voucher, een persoonlijk shopping tripje én lunch met mij tijdens de Magnum City Hunt in Hasselt willen winnen, doe dan zeker hier mee!


New // Black Low Converse

Oops, I did it again ... After already owning high black Converse - worn them to death, they even have holes in them -, a pair of Converse with the American Flag print ànd a pair of customized Converse sneakers, I realized that there was still one crucial pair missing: the low Converse sneakers. I find them more feminine than the high ones and since I'm a lady ... I decided to get them. I was doubting between the black and the blue ones, but you know me ... I have a soft spot for black. They're a size 39 and even though a 38,5 would've been better (sold out, sniff) they still fit me well. I don't have a problem buying shoes that are a bit too small - beauty before comfort, right? - so who cares if they're a bit too big? I know, I'm totally making up excuses to justify this purchase, but Converse sneakers are classics and you can never have too many classics, right? 

Anywaysss, I can't wait to start wearing them with a pair of shorts, with my leather trousers or with a cute, girly dress. I've spotted some bloggers with low Converse sneakers as well, so if you click below, you can find my top 3. :)

What's your opinion on Converse sneakers?
Do you find them classics, like me, or do you find them boring, cliché and just a bit too old school to wear them nowadays? 

x Krizia


P.S.: Als jullie een € 100 voucher, een persoonlijk shopping tripje én lunch met mij tijdens de Magnum City Hunt in Hasselt willen winnen, doe dan zeker hier mee!


Detail // À La Nicole Richie

I've been in love with these types of head bands ever since I saw Nicole Richie wearing them. My internship ended today, the sun is shining et voilà ... I had the perfect opportunity to dress up a bit. I added a flower printed top and some big, chunky jewelry to add that extra hippie vibe. My mom quickly took a few snaps while I was enjoying the weather outside. 

What do you think?
Hit or miss?

x Krizia

Top: H&M // Head Jewel: ASOS // Rings: ASOS & YVES SAINT LAURENT

P.S.: Als jullie een € 100 voucher, een persoonlijk shopping tripje én lunch met mij tijdens de Magnum City Hunt in Hasselt willen winnen, doe dan zeker hier mee!


Magnum Pleasure Hunt // € 100 Voucher Give Away

The lovely people at Magnum are giving me the opportunity to give a little extra to one of my readers. So, guess what? You have the chance to win a € 100 voucher to spend at the participating stores during the City Hunt at Hasselt (you can find a list here)! Pretty cool, huh. But that's not all ... I'll be there to help you choose the items you want, to give you some advice and to carry your bags after you've let that money roll. We'll finish up with a lunch afterwards. So, what do you think?

Here's what you have to do to participate:

1. Surf to Pleasurehunt.be and register. You'll receive a personal QR code, which you need in order to receive the goodies and discounts in the participating shops.

2. Drop a comment with your name, email address and the link to your personal code, so that I know that you're participating in the Hunt.

3. Like Magnum and Shark Attack on Facebook.

This give away is open to Belgian readers only (unless you can catch a plane to Belgium next week) and will end Thursday, 31 May

Good luck and who knows ... Maybe we'll go shopping together! :)

x Krizia


Magnum Pleasure Hunt // Introducing ... Jade

Being the ambassador of the Magnum Pleasure Hunt In The City - of Hasselt City, to be precise - it's my duty to make sure I will see your pretty faces on 2nd June. I thought it would be fun to introduce you one of the participating stores: Jade. I've discovered this store just recently myself, but it has gone straight into my fashion loving heart. With brands such as Isabel Marant Etoile, Humanoid and Vanessa Bruno Athe, it's not so difficult to understand why I have fallen head over heels for this store. 

The shop offers basic, yet timeless pieces with a fun and girly twist. I've photographed some of my favorite items, which was extremely difficult, since I wanted to snap them all. Not to forget the super duper sweet owner of the store, Hanne, who is SO helpful, I can't even describe it. Plus, a little birdie told my that you'll probably get a nice goodie if you buy something at Jade ... Which is verrry hard to resist, believe me. Not having an income right now (damn you, internship) and spending the day in a store like this is torture! But it just so happens to be that the summer holidays are almost around the corner, which will give me the opportunity to work a lot. And work means money - ka ... pause ... ching! - and money means shopping (and saving up a bit). And shopping will probably mean that I'll be spending a lot of time at Jade from now on.

Click, click, click below to see what I'm talking about.
What's your favorite piece?

I hope to see y'all at Hasselt the 2nd of June and who knows ... Maybe we can check out the store together. :)

x Krizia

Diesterstraat 15
3500 Hasselt


New // ASOS Jewelry

I just received my first ASOS package! I've always been paranoia about ordering online, afraid that something will happen to my package or that the items aren't the way I expected them to be. My friend Hille got me an ASOS gift voucher for my 22nd birthday (which was in November last year), so I had no other option this time. I'm glad I did, though! 

Wanna see what I got?
Click, click, click below! 

P.S.: Thank you, Belmodo.tv, for the mention on your website here.


New // Zara Scarf Printed Shirt

I'm totally loving the 'scarf printed blouses'-trend and even though it's not my style immediately, it's always fun to experiment from time to time. How I would wear it? With a pair of jeans or some high-waisted pants, or with a pair of jeans shorts, a tank top and this blouse worn open on top and a pair of low Converse All Stars.

It's a habit of mine to create outfits in my head before I've even purchased the item and left the store. It's the perfect way to prevent impulsive shopping and to think about certain items. There's nothing wrong with recycling your clothes, it's just about being creative and - again - doing some thinking about the versatility of an item before purchasing it. :)

Shirt: ZARA 
(Shop it online here or if the print's too much for you, you can find a 'safer' option here. The Olsen twins are always right, in my opinion, lol.)


Beauty // Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30

Another beauty post and I'm actually kinda liking it! 
As from today, you can order the Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 on Clinique.be. I've read a couple of reviews on BB creams from different brands, but never thought about trying one myself ... Until I got the opportunity to try a sample of the BB cream by Clinique. 

The fact that it contains a SPF 30 is extremely important to me, since my skin is very sensitive, especially when the sun is shining at its fullest. The creme also promises to neutralize oily skin - which I have - and I can confirm that it's true. My skin feels normal and my pores aren't that visible anymore. My skin has always been a nightmare and I still have some spots on my face. I was very pleased to see that the BB cream covers them nicely. 

The BB cream comes in three shades: 

1. For a very pale skin with a pink undertone;
2. For a pale skin with a golden undertone;
3. For the bronzed skin with a golden undertone. 

I've added before and after pictures after the jump.
Be warned for the before picture! 

The Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 is available on Clinique.be now.

x Krizia


Outfit // In Front Of The Camera

It doesn't happen every day that someone follows you around with a camera, but it's exactly what happened to me today. An ex-class mate is studying journalism now and she's making a reportage about fashion bloggers. She asked me if she could follow me around on one of my 'blogging days' and voilà, I'm getting filmed while I'm typing this. 

This is just a comfy outfit to work on my internship and go out for drinks with some friends tonight. The colors of my shirt matched these Chloé wedges very well and since I haven't worn them for ages, I decided it was the right time to take them out for a spin again. :)

As for the shirt: you all know that I'm a big fan of The Doors. I'm actually planning to marry Jim when I go to heaven (or hell?). Yes, I've got my future all figured out. ;)

x Krizia

Leather Jacket: BERSHKA // Band Shirt: PIMKIE // Jeans: H&M // Shoes: CHLOE // Bag: CHANEL // Sunglasses: PRADA thanks to Smartbuyglasses.nl

Collaboration // Magnum Pleasure Hunt In The City

So, it looks like my header decided to disappear all on its own, but I've just contacted my web designer, so I'm hoping he can fix it ASAP. I'm not going to let this spoil the fun announcement I have to make ...

After working with tons of celebrities such as Karl Lagerfeld, Eva Longoria and Rachel Bilson and not to forget my beloved and extremely handsome Benicio Del Toro, Magnum has decided to collaborate with another celebrity ... Me! I'm obviously kidding about the celebrity part but whatever, I'm still extremely excited to announce that I'm the ambassador for the Magnum Pleasure Hunt in Hasselt! The Magnum Pleasure Hunt will hit 6 fashionable, Belgian cities and I'm proud to say that I will represent my beloved Hasselt, which is located near my home town Maasmechelen.

On Saturday, the 2nd of June, Hasselt will be a true ice cream and shopping paradise. Ice cream and shopping ... Sounds pretty good, huh? All you have to do is register on the official website and be prepared to get pampered all day long: start at the Magnum Pleasure Bar to get your first free goodie of the day, followed by massages, champagne, manicures and pedicures and way more. About 20 stores will participate in the Hunt, giving you tons of discounts and free goodies. I don't know all the participating stores yet, but I do know that Jade (Isabel Marant Etoile, aaaah)Rue Blanche and Sarah Pacini are definitely in already. 

Keep an eye on Shark Attack, 'cause there might be something fun coming up concerning the Magnum Pleasure Hunt, Shark Attack and a shopping give away. ;)

I'm sooo looking forward to meet you all. Do let me know if you're planning on stopping by! :)

x Krizia

P.S.: I'm secretly hoping that Benicio Del Toro will be there too and to get myself in the mood already, I've decided to add his Magnum Gold commercial. 


Love // Filles à Papa FW '12/'13 "WILDCAT DISORDERED CHILD"

Filles à Papa started out as a newbie in 2008, but the designing duo (and sisters) behind the brand have quickly found their way into my rock 'n roll heart and soul. It's always a pleasure, accompanied by the Oooh's and Aaah's, to see their designs. And I'm so proud to say that these are Belgian designs! There's no harm in promoting my tiny country from time to time and besides ... Filles à Papa deserves a place in the spotlight. 

When I found the pictures of the FW '12/'13 in my mailbox, I squealed with delight. Once again, I find myself head over heels in love with the collection. The 'factory working girl by day and the diva by night'-idea is absolutely brilliant. I'm totally going to try out the sweater and sequined maxi dress combo. 

To Sarah and Carol: please, pretty please, keep on designing. And please, pretty please, open a store near (or preferably in) Limburg. #PuppyFace

Sincerely yours, 
one of your biggest fans.

Click below to see some of my favorite outfits. 
To learn more about Filles à Papa and to find more images, click here.


Personal // Mother's Day

I just wanted to dedicate today's post to the most important woman in my life: my gorgeous Mom.
Even though she doesn't read my blog - she doesn't even know how to start a computer - I thought it would be nice to give her a little bit of attention today. So, here she is: my mom (and also the photographer of this blog!), who has loved and supported me unconditionally in everything I've done up 'till now. I probably gave her a couple of ulcers and migraine attacks while growing up, but I know she'll always be there for me. #ClichéOverload 

I love you, Mom. You're the best!

What are you going to do for Mother's Day?

x Krizia

* I just realized that I don't have so many pictures with my Mom. Gotta change that ASAP. This picture  is taken with Instagram. My username is Krizia_S. * 


New // Customized Converse All Stars

OMG! How cool are these customized Converse All Stars? They used to be classic white ones, but my mom got them customized at the Converse shop in Maasmechelen Village today. I absolutely love them. My mom knows that I want to get a pink dip and dye for my hair as soon as my internship ends (and I don't really care that tons of bloggers and non-bloggers have it by now), so why not get pink dip and dye Converse sneakers too? The fact that 'Shark Attack' is written on the sides makes it even better.
I can't wait to take these babies out for a spin. Thanks, Mom! You're the best! 

Are you fancying a customized pair as well? Just plan a trip to Maasmechelen Village on the 13th, 18th, 19th or 20th of May, bring along €60 to get your pair of white Converse All Stars and last, but not least: don't forget your creativity! 

To see more details, just click below! :)

x Krizia


Inspiration // Style Heroine

First of all: I'm so, so sorry for the lack of posts, but my internship is coming to an end on the 25th of May, so I'm all focused on that for the moment. I've had my first evaluation last week and everything went well, so we have to keep it positive for the next 2,5 weeks as well! 

Up 'till now, I didn't really had a big fashion blogger idol. I read Chiara's blog so I can cry about everything she has afterwards - Seriously, they say that Barbie has everything, but Chiara's about to beat her. - and I do like the minimalistic, yet chic, style as seen on Caroline and Sabrina. But I must admit that I'm addicted to Evangelie's blog, a.k.a. Style Heroine. What's in a name, right? Yes, I know, in this context 'heroine' means 'a female hero' and not the drugs, but it's having that effect on me. 

Like for realz, how cool is this outfit? Not only am I still on the search for the perfect boyfriend jeans - It seems like they're keeping all cool boyfriend jeans out of stores when I go shopping. - but have a look at that jacket. They're the type of jackets that give me flash backs, taking me way back when I was still in primary school. When we'd go on a school trip and my mom would be all hysterical and dress me in one of those fleece rain coats because "in Belgium there's always a chance that it'll rain". I never thought I'd love one of those jackets ever again, but Evangelie made me change my mind. 

And now I'm off, probably off to clicking on Evangelie's blog some more ... And hopefully correcting my students' tests in between.

x Krizia


Beauty // Clinique 'Runway Coral' Limited Edition Lipstick

After talking about this gorgeous shade of lipstick here, I decided to give myself a little treat and order it online. Especially since it's limited edition and I knew I'd regret it if I didn't get it. I waited for the lipstick to arrive impatiently - damn you, holidays (just kidding, I love you) - and knew I made the right choice when I opened the beautifully wrapped Clinique gift box. 

The color is still kinda coral, but has a more pinkish shade instead of orange and I'm quite happy about that. We all know that orange lipstick makes your teeth look yellow and we don't want that, now do we? So I decided to try out the lipstick for the first time yesterday and even the boyfriend approved (très important, even though he wasn't allowed to kiss me the entire evening. Sorry, booboo.)

I'm very loyal when it comes to beauty products: I refuse to wear any other perfume than Miss Dior Chérie and as for lipsticks, I only wore Chanel Rouge Coco (you know, the color Vanessa Paradis is flaunting in her Rouge Coco campaign) and a super red Chanel lipstick for special occasions up 'till now. I guess there's no harm in adding a third favorite to my lipstick 'collection', if you can call it that. This color is perfect for Spring ànd Summer and will be seen on my lips a lot. Ye be warned! 

I got some questions from my readers, asking if the lipstick makes your lips feel dry and the answer is ... *drumrolls* ... NO! It has a very creamy texture, even if you decide to dip your lips on a tissue, and it stays on super long. I went to a baby shower and a birthday party yesterday - meaning: lots of food and drinks - and I only had to retouch my lips once. And that's because I'm a freak when it comes to retouching my lips. I always think the lipstick has come off, even if it's not, which means I put on way more than necessary. It's all in my head.

For those who want to order the lipstick, just click here. Hurry, 'cause these babies are selling fast! 

x Krizia


Outfit // Baby Shower

No worries, there are no mini sharks on their way. Picked out this outfit for my nail stylist's baby shower this afternoon. This sequined blazer was tucked away in my closet for too long, so I decided to take it out for a spin again. Now all I need is a whip and one of those big, high hats and I'm ready to start my career as a female circus director.

I'd also like to thank you for the get well wishes you left in the comment box of my previous post. So sweet! As you can tell from the radiant freshness beaming from my face, I'm not healed 100 % yet, but at least I'm able to stand on my feet again. I apologize in advance for the less glamorous face compared to my previous outfit post. God, such a difference. 

I'd also like to mention that I absolutely hate taking outfit pictures inside. They always seem kinda blurry. Am I the only one this happens to? It's raining cat and dogs outside, so I don't really have any other choice. Plus, I'm not going to complain about the weather too much. I hate it when people complain about the weather. (I'm tired of all the antibiotics, that's why I'm being such a bitch, sorry.)

Have a nice weekend, y'all!

x Krizia

Blazer: MAJE (Similar here and here) // Shirt: ZARA (Similar here and here) //  Pants: COS // Shoes: ZARA (Similar here)


Personal // Sté Loving

Picture by Style-lab.net

Sorry for the absence on the blog, but I've been quite sick for the past few days: a throat infection, high fever, soar muscles ... You name it, I have it. Not to mention that I still have my internship to think about. 

Anywaysss, I met up with my darling Sté at Maasmechelen Village last weekend to help her pick out the perfect accessories for 'The Art Of The Detail' campaign. Girls + Outlet + Stores = A Whole Lot Of Fun! I hadn't seen Sté for a long time, so you can imagine my excitement when she told me she was coming to my tiny home town. I'm totally loving the two pictures above and can't wait to meet up again after school's over.

Do you want to see which accessories we picked in the end? All you have to do is click here. :)

I promise to upload outfit posts again as soon as I get better!

x Krizia