50. Winter essentials

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The temperature is dropping, mornings and nights are getting colder, hot air leaves our body as a little cloud while breathing out. This can only mean one thing: winter is coming.

To survive the upcoming cold you can choose to layer your outfits or go for a very warm coat to keep you comfortable outside.

I think the layering option is great for long walks outside in the cold, but if you find yourself going in- and outside all the time – when you’re shopping or when you’re just going to the office in the morning and back home at night – you don’t want to be peeling of your layers all the time.

What I propose: A coat reaching halfway your calves. It’s amazing how much warmth is captured underneath and even when wearing a dress or skirt you don’t have to worry about being too cold. Plus, it’s super trendy!

What’s also trending lately, and keeps your head and ears nice and warm, is the bakerboy hat – or fishermans cap. They come in all styles and colors but I went for a khaki one. Mainly because there wasn’t a black one available ;).

I know one girl though, who was far ahead of this trend wearing hers for years already. Meet Anouk Lannoo. Cool girl, bad girl, blogger girl – you name it, she’s it!

Anyway, time for some photos, nah?

Last weekend I was on a citytrip to Brighton, England. A cool little town by the shore, a picture perfect place with lots of history. Below you can find some first impressions, as well as me wearing my winter essentials. Although it wasn’t that cold, my lack of sleep due to the early flight surely made that I was cold enough to need them.






In one of my upcoming posts, I’ll share some more about Brighton with you, the pros, because it sure is a wonderful place to visit, and also the cons, ‘cause there might be some things you want to keep in mind.

Hat – Jutka & Riska
Coat – Pimkie
Bag – Guess

Schermafbeelding 2017-06-17 om 10.18.05

41. Bohemian beauty


For a while now I had my eyes on a dress. A long, boho looking, flowy, perfect for fall dress. And I assume you know how the internet works nowadays, If you look up an item online, you can be pretty sure it will haunt you in Facebook ads, Google ads,.. you name it.

37. What’s new Pussycat


This blogpost was one that just had to be posted on a Monday, featuring one of my most recent Sale buys. What’s new pussycat shows you my love for animal printed shirts that give you an easy breezy, effortless chic office look.

In this outfit I feel I can wake up a little more, while already on my way to work. And what better day to hold on to that Sunday morning feeling than on a Monday morning? Though it might not be the right clothing fabric to wear on a hot summer day outside of the office, the satin flows around your body in a cooler – airconditioned – environment.

36. Ola Barcelona!

fashion, Travel

Hi there!

It has been exactly a week since I returned from Barcelona and I thought it would be a good idea to share some of my Barcelona impressions with you, along with the looks I wore.

I must say though, on a regular day out with my fellow bloggers I probably take more pictures than I did in four days now. But this was a trip with le boyfriend and I just really wanted to be there with him, so I also took it slow on Instagram for a couple of days. You know, l’amour toujours and everything ;).

35. Love at first sight


Hola! Què tal? This afternoon we took a minute during our Barcelona trip to let our feet rest, before hitting the streets again tonight, when we go looking for the perfect paella. The perfect moment for me to write a blogpost!

Today I’ll be showing you one of my favorite pieces of the moment. A striped AND leopard printed shirtdress. Yes, it’s a lot. But I like it!

34. Guess what..


As you might have read in my previous blogpost I have been fighting some nasty bugs the last couple of days. Stuffy and runny nose, sore throat, ear pain, head ache, tooth ache… You name it, I felt it.

After little over a week I’m also just so very done with being sick, too bad you can’t speed up the healing process.

The main reason I want this to be over really quick is that I’m leaving for Barcelona in a couple of days! Citytripping to the land of tapas and sangria with the love of my life. I. CAN’T. WAIT!

28. When life gives you lemons


For today’s post I thought it would be a good idea to explain the name of my blog – About life and lemons – a bit more. I always had the feeling it was pretty clear until I had to explain the saying to my colleagues a few weeks ago because none of them knew what it meant.

And since it was completely new to them, I might be to you as well!

So About life and lemons comes from the saying “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. Meaning: Add some sugar to the sour and bitter things in life to turn them into something sweet and positive.

26. Job hunt prepping


Hi all! My post came up one day later as planned, but I’m currently on vacay in the Belgian Ardennes and here everything is à l’aise. French countryside influences and all.

If you read my last post you might have read that I’m on the lookout for a new job. I’m determined to find my perfect fit and truly hope some exciting opportunities will come up soon. In case you know of any, do let me know. You will be rewarded with eternal thanks and chocolate chip cookies in return ;).

One of the things most people probably stress about when going on a job interview is what to wear. So today I’m sharing with you some of my views on job hunt prepping!

25. The superhero pose


“There’s a scientific study that shows that if you stand like this in superhero pose for just five minutes before a job interview, a big presentation or a really hard task, you will not only feel more confident, you will perfrom measurably better.”
– Amelia Shepherd, Grey’s Anatomy.

Well hell yes, I did it. I just quoted Grey’s Anatomy. Not because I like what she’s saying, but even more important is the fact that it’s actually true.