Monday, July 21, 2014

This weekend





The weather was hothothot here in Belgium this weekend, so it was beachtime baby! I love full days at the beach where you can feel it cool off, see the beautifull sunset and pretty sky. The day was closed off with some sushi. I was craving it for sooo long! Sushi on the beach, what to you need more... :) Hope you all had a lovely weekend! 
Kisses, Annelies

Friday, July 18, 2014

Healthy banana bread



I just made something that i HAD to share with you guys. Its healthy and yummy, perfect combo! I combined a bit of different bananabread recipes together with ingredients i had at home. You can throw alot in there. I think i will try to add pure cacao powder to it the next time :)

So you'll need:

- 3 bananas
- 50 gr pitted dates
- 3 eggs
- 75 gr oatmealflour (you can just grind oatmeal in a mixer)
- 75 gr almondmeal (put them together with the oatmeal in the mixer)
- 80 gr of nuts to your choice, i used walnuts
- 1 big teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 big teaspoon of nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons bakingpowder


How you make it:

1. preheat your oven at 175 degrees
2. mix the bananas and the dates together in a blender
3. mix the eggs until its one substance
4. mix the banana and dates mixture together with the eggs until its a bit airy/fluffy (don't mix it by hand, but use an electronic mixer)
5. put the oatmealflour, almondflour, bakingpowder, cinnamon and nutmeg to your mixture and blend it all together
6. chop the nuts into little pieces and mix it in your mixture with a spoon
7. smear your bakingtray with coconut oil or use bakingpaper
8. pour your mixture in the tray and keep in the oven for around 40 minutes


Believe me, it's like i'm eating regular cake, but without the guilthy feeling :) Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Amsterdam

This weekend i visited Amsterdam for one day. And oh men, i've fallen in love with this city. Big time. I loved the amazing stores, the cute houses, the boats, the ultra friendly people, the food,... Ah i want to go back already! :) I've snapped some pictures for you along the day:


My essentials during the 3 hour ride.


One of the many canals in Amsterdam, so cozy :) It really is the Venice of the north.


I've seen a million houses i wanted to live in!




What i wore that day. Cap, bag and shorts from H&M, shirt and sunglasses from Zara and shoes from Adidas.


We lunched on a boat, it serves as a terrace for many restaurants.
  

Amsterdam has alot of lovely shops to visit. One of my favourites was this store, it literally had everything you can buy for your cat :) There's also a boat called 'poezenboot' (kittyboat in Dutch), which is a shelter for cats on a boat, how awesome is that?


Amsterdam didn't only satisfy my inner crazy catlady, there were alot of fashionstores to visit as well. All the high-end boutiques can be found at the P.C. Hooftstraat.


These views <3


I really had a nice time at lovely Amsterdam! One day was i little bit short to visit everything i wanted to see, so i guess i need to go back again soon :)

Love, Annelies

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Insta recap







































1. Stuck in traffic while snapping the details of this look. 2. Flashback to my childhood! All the cool kids were having these during playtime :) 3. Vanilla icecream with caramel on a sunny sunday <3 4. New to my pearl collection: this pretty ring from Zara.








































1. Hooray for unseasonal beanies! The whole look will be posted soon here. 2. Smoothie time! This one was a handfull of spinach, a carrot, a paprika and a pinch of curcuma. 3. There's finally a frozen yoghurt shop in town! This one was my first ever and i'm sure many will follow :) 4. Another sunny sunday, chilling in the park.

Have a lovely day :) Kisses! xx 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Black & leopard








It's officially summer in Belgium! And by officially i mean you actually can get burned. This is what i wore on a typical summerday. The fabrics of the outfit are light and flowy so it's a really comfy outfit for sunny days like that. The hat also protects me from the sun. Not that i wore it with that intention, but it's a nice extra :) I really neeeed to expand my hat collection, i just love wearing them! Right now i'm of to an open air concert, oh i love summer! :) Kisses!

shoes: Zara / everything else: h&m

Monday, June 30, 2014

Favourite skincare





 Today i want to talk to you about my favourite skincare. I love to try out new products and i can really enjoy to use a product in my daily routine. I try to keep my products as natural and organic as possible because my skin is very sensitive so it's important that i don't use products that contain any harsh chemicals. 

1. Philosophy purity made simple 3-in-1 cleanser - This is my first step in my evening routine. After i splashed my face with water, i massage this into my skin to remove my make-up. It's actually a make-up remover, eye make-up remover and toner all in one bottle! I really like to use this cleanser because it leaves my skin very soft and supple. My skin often feels dry and squaky clean after i use a cleanser, so this cleanser is my favourite numero uno!

2. The body shop tea tree oil - Tea tree oil works well against acne and other impurities on the skin. I apply this oil on the areas of my face where i have blemishes. 

3. Antipodes eye cream  - I love this eyecream! It's organic and it contains alot of kiwi seed oil, avocado oil and carrot oil. It's rich in vitamin C from the New-Zealand kiwifruit which helps moisturise and soften fine lines. It sinks very fast into my skin and makes the delicate skin around my eyes very happy :)

4. Dr. organic dead sea miniral mud mask - If i had to choose my ultra favourite product out of all these favourites, i would choose this one. This face mask contains lots and lots of natural ingredients like aloe vera leaf juice, plankton extract, kelp extract, pine needle oil, wild mint oil... And it's free from parabens, SLS and fragrances! It leaves my skin very soft and nourished. I can say it reduces my blemishes very well! Definitely try this one out if you can get your hands on it!

5. Yves Rocher daycream - I love this daycream because it doesn't make my skin break out, which alot of creams do. There are 7 plant extracts in it that have an anti-aging effect. The cream itself is not very thick and absorbs very quick into my skin. No miracles, but a nice cream that moistures my face very well.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Slip-ons


Shoesshoesshoes, you can never have enough pairs, isn't it? My number one rule for buying shoes is that they have to be comfy. I've bought too much shoes in the past i just couldn't resist (mostly on sale). But in the end they were a teenytiny bit too small / high / pointy / bright / etc... At the end of the season they still hadn't see anything but the inside of my shoe closet. Lesson learned. So now i only try to buy shoes i'm totally head over heels with (pun intended), even when they are on sale! 

These slip-ons from Manfield recently caught my eye. Perfect to create a casual outfit or to give your feet a rest from heels. It's also very easy to match: wear it with boyfriend or skinny jeans, shorts, even skirts will go with them :) They are literally everywhere since Celine used them in their collection. Alot of brands sell slip-ons so there is one for every budget and there is also almost one for every outfit because they come in so many different colors, patterns and materials.


I really like the looks above. As you can see slip-ons can easily be combined. I love how well the leopard ones go with more of a dressed outfit like the third look. They give all the outfits a sturdy but casual vibe. Plus, because of the large range of materials and colors they come in, you can wear them from winter to summer! I think it's clear, i looove this trend. Sadly enough i don't own a pair of slip-ons yet. I declare the hunt as opened!

look 1: Mija / look 2 : Stockholm streetstyle / look 3 : Lisa