New year’s thoughts

· Fashion

There are a lot of 2017 retrospectives popping up everywhere lately. I’m not sure I want to do one, because even if 2017 was a good year, I’m so much more focused (and curious!) about what 2018 has in store.

 

 

Slowing down

You might have noticed I spaced out my posts on the blog. Not that I’m getting tired of it – I’m still every bit as enthusiastic about writing, sharing and exchanging with you -, I’m just trying to find more time to “live” and fully enjoy non-virtual life.

This blog is not my full time job, and I want to keep it that way, to keep on being as free in the choices I make, which means I always enjoy coming here.

I still have a lot of work to do in that area, but I’d say 2017 taught me to let go and concentrate on the essentials (maybe meditation helped?). In any case, I am always so happy to find you all here on the blog, and today, let’s talk fashion!

 

 

Minimalism and comfy outfits

Comfort will continue to be present in my 2018 outfits. I got rid of more than half of my wardrobe, and kept only the pieces that bring me joy when I wear them (a big thank you to all those of you who took part in my 2017 wardrobe-sales. Not only did you help me clear out my closet, you also contributed to a better daily life for sick children).

As for new purchases, I try to limit them and invest in pieces that will be good long-term investments and essentials.

 

 

So here I am today with a very comfy look with this puffer jacket that is more citywear than it is sportswear. Its simple style will make it easy to pair with other items, all the while maintaining a certain degree of elegance.

The rest of the outfit is all pieces you have seen before and that have survived my numerous clean-outs (and that you must already know if you’ve been following me for a while).

I’m taking on 2018 at my own pace, no pressure and no new-year resolutions : what are your plans for the new year? (English translation by Marine)


My Outfit

Puffer jacket La Redoute collections
Cashmere jumper La Redoute (already seen here)
Pants Jacquemus pour la Redoute (already seen here)
Sneakers New Balance (already seen here)
Bag A.P.C (already seen here)

Watch Cluse
Bracelets Tiffany&Co
Earrings Soko

Eyebrow crayon Brow Drama Pomade « Châtain » Maybelline NY
Lipstick “Poppy Land” Claudia Schiffer
« Lash Lift Nutrition intense » Eyelash treatment Les cils de Marie

Happy New Year 2018 !

· Fashion, Illustration

I’m back! I hope you had a great holiday season and that your new year is off to the best of starts.

Best wishes for 2018, I hope it will be all that you want it to be : health, happiness and success, personal accomplishments, trips, discoveries, surprises (the good kind), … all the best for this new year.

 

Autographed Greeting cards for you

What better way to start it off than to send your best wishes in REAL cards, with REAL envelopes! In our digital era, it’s a waning tradition, but I do try to keep it alive each year.

 

I wanted to send 20 of you cards I had printed out with drawings by yours truly.

There are 3 different (Happiness, Health and Love), which kind of sums up all the important things in life, right? (Although … sushi ….)

 

You tell me which one you would want to receive in the comments below, and I’ll pick 20 that will receive an autographed card by post. I’ll list the winners this Saturday 6th January 2018.

 

I hope you’ll like this little hand-crafted contest.

Thank you once again for being here. My life has been shinier these past 10 years thanks to this blog and to you. (English translation by Marine)

My beautiful Christmas

· Decoration, Fashion

I am sorry that I haven’t updated the blog much lately but this year I’ve decided to enjoy and relax during the festive period. I will most probably take a break between Christmas and New Year Eve (everything will depend on my other work projects) but you will be able to follow me on Instagram anyway.

However, I had to share with you a few news and especially about my living room and my Christmas tree we installed this weekend!

 

News about the living room

With all the work done in our apartment you can see that we changed all the layout, removed a lot of things and create a real dining area, which I will talk about more in details later.

Mirror Maisons du Monde
Suspended lights La Redoute intérieurs x Maison Père
Candlestick Sarah Lavoine
Oak dinner table AM.PM

 

Today, here are only a few glances at our living room (= in front of and next to our couch). It only misses a some adjustments for the decoration but the biggest part is done! Finally!

 

My beautiful Christmas tree

For this year, we chose a smaller tree compared to the previous years but with a similar decoration.

I might try to get new elements to hang but I’ve been actually quite busy to find curtain references or kitchen tap, so I haven’t had much chance to find new Christmas decoration.

 

Decorations brought from Hambourg, de Tokyo and Ikea (less exotic though, haha)
Bracelets “Tiffany T” Tiffany & Co

 

I will probably add a seasonal bouquet on my dining table and/or a flowers wreath. My parents will arrive at the end of the week (= pressure !), I need to fine tune everything!

Earrings Mango
Ruffle top Mademoiselle R

 

Our early Christmas present

 “Beovision 14” TV Bang & Olufsen
Lamp Sarah Lavoine pour La Redoute

 

What a pleasure to finally be able to see the end of this work started in August and to enjoy the cozy spirit of holiday season! And especially because my SO and I got our Christmas gift a bit earlier: a new TV we had dreamt about for many years.

Indeed, we got the previous one more than 10 years ago (plasma screen= not on sales anymore nowadays) and it had really started to get old.

Therefore we decided to purchase a qualitative one, so it could last long, offer a good image, perfect sound and nice design. We went to quite a few shops and there was always something missing.

 

 “Beovision 14” TV Bang & Olufsen
Sideboards“Mambo” AM.PM (-20%)
Cactus pot Madriguera workshop

 

The only one that gathered all our – picky – requirements (let’s admit it) is this one : perfect timeless design, with golden frame and wooden details, it goes perfectly with our interior and offers high standing quality.

I was already very happy about my portable bluetooth speaker from the same brand, which I received from my S.O from Christmas 2 years ago. As for now, our new TV has kept all the promises.

I will give you more long term feedbacks. I know it’s an investment, but it guarantees warm nights by the fireside.. in Ultra HD! (English translation by Quiterie)


My Outfit

Ruffle top Mademoiselle R
Pants Acne studios (already seen here)
Shoes Repetto (already seen here)

Bracelets Tiffany&Co
Earrings Mango (already seen here)

Eyebrow crayon Brow Drama Pomade « Châtain » Maybelline NY
Lipstick Lip Paint Lacquer “105 Red fiction” L’Oréal Paris
« Lash Lift Nutrition intense » Eyelash treatment Les cils de Marie

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