Wednesday, August 19, 2015

We Wear: Palm Print Pantalon and Pukkelpop countdown!

CAN'T TALK MUCH, TOO EXCITED FOR PUKKELPOP! And well, I still got a shitload to pack before I can be totally Pukkelpop-ready. These palm print pantalons will not make the cut. I love 'em but they are not Pukkelpop proof in my book. As the weather gods have been promising some serious sunshine I think all I will be packing are my shorts (wishful thinking, I always pack too much).

The leopard headband will DEFS make the cut. I'm in love with this one. I thought my blue polka dotted one was my favorite but boy was I wrong! I have been wearing this thing constantly and it's surprisingly versatile!

Oh and yes, I'm still blonde. My hairdresser made me change my mind... She did cut off about 10 centimeters and is lucky to still be alive.

Are you guys coming to Pukkelpop?

I'm wearing:
Top: Mango
Cardigan: H&M
Pantalon: Only via Zalando
Sneakers: Vans
Headband: thrifted
Purse: Kling
Sunnies: Komono

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

We Wear: Baseball shirt

I admit it, I'm one of those girls who likes looking at gorgeous girls with great outfits, fabulous make-up, awesome hair, perfect legs, arms, shoulders (one of my latest obsessions - don't ask), and you know, awesome lives in general. And once every blue moon, I get completely obsessed and suffer from a major girl crush. Lately, it has all been about the absolute stunner Samii Ryan: LA resident, model, jewellery designer, blogger and all-round beautiful specimen.

Before (completely) overdoing it with adjectives to describe her, I'll get to the point. Because of stalking her blog and Instagram ferociously, I felt enormously inspired by her style and that is pretty noticeable in today's outfit. I have to admit though that Samii would probably ditch the pants in its entirety. Unfortunately however, I'm in Belgium where the weather is not as it is in LA, to say the least. Also missing is a dreamy backdrop of palm trees, but at least I got the shirt to evoke some LA vibes. 


Currently listening to:
Bands that will be performing at Pukkelpop again
Currently craving for (fashion wise or other):
Next week, Pukkelpop! 

Friday, August 7, 2015

We Love: Granola!

I'm just going to put it out there: I love breakfast. And as I scroll through my Instagram munching on said breakfast, I know I'm not the only one. My favorite breakfast has long consisted out of fruit, yoghurt and some diet cereal. But along the road I learned that these store-bought cereals contain a ridiculous amount of sugar, even the diet ones! But I really like the crunch it gives to my breakfast so I was happy as a hippo when granola became popular and came across my radar. An easy and healthy cereal recipe really sounds like music in my ears.

I've been making this pot of gold for over a year now so I thought I'd share this with you. It's nothing new, you can find a million similar recipes on Pinterest, but this is my humble version with some tips and tricks.

What do you need?
  • 150gr whole grains 
  • 100gr nuts
  • 50gr seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • pinch of (himalaya) salt
  • some cinnamon 
  • a mixing bowl
  • an oven with a baking tray and some baking paper

Step one.
Preheat your oven to 180°C (I always forget this step) and choose your favorite grains. I always choose whole grains and this time I made a combination of spelt, buckwheat and regular oats. You can find the regular oats in any local supermarket nowadays. The more "special" ones I buy in a health food store. I use a total of 150gr of grains which doesn't seem alot, but I don't want to "overcrowd" my baking tray later on.

Step two.
Choose your favorite nuts and seeds. I went for a nut mix and pumpkin and sunflower seeds. I put a number on the amount in the ingredient list, but just add to your liking. I did try to chop up the nuts a bit but it's not necessary. As you can see, the hazelnuts would'nt listen anyway, like they're immune to knives (chopping them in half first probably would have helped). Add a pinch of salt and some cinnamon to liking. I have to admit I actually forgot the salt and cinnamon this time and I can assure you the salt gives that little extra dimension to an already awesome granola. I use himalaya salt 'cause it's supposed to contain more minerals and it's pink. Our dutch speaking readers can read a funny article about himalaya salt here.

Step three.
Add a tablespoon of coconut oil and two tablespoons of maple syrup. I've used olive oil in the past, but I like coconut oil better. I've read somewhere you should avoid oils high in omega-3 fats as they go rancid when heated. So make sure to check that before sprinkling your oil over your granola.

Step four.
Mix it up! I use my hands to make sure my whole mixture is covered in oil and syrup. It's nasty but it works! The heat of your hands will also make the coconut oil go soft so it's easier to get everything covered evenly. Do make sure to wash your hands before...hand. And afterwards.

Step five.
Cover a baking tray with baking paper and spread your mixture onto the tray. I've learned from experience that it should be a thin layer to ease the baking process and to get that crispy granola everyone has dreamed about. Bake for aproximately ten minutes (until golden brown) and let it cool. Go get yourself a mason jar and when completely cooled, pour your awesome granola in the jar. The baking paper is a life hack which makes pouring more easy, it's not really needed for anything else as most baking trays are non-sticking anyway.

Tadaa! This amount is enough for about ten portions of granola. I eat 30 grams per portion, mixed with fruit (kiwi is my new favorite) and plain non-sweetened yoghurt. Bon app├ętit!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

We Wear: Lies en Oreye.

6 AM is where the magic happens folks. I will generally deny this as I have to get up at this unholy (yet magical) hour every day for work. But on a random Sunday I don't mind getting up even more early to rummage around at a flea market. (I actually DO mind the first half hour after I dragged myself out of bed, but it's all uphill after coffee.)

While most of the vendors where still building their stall, I took advantage of the magical lighting the upcoming sun brought along and took some outfit pictures. I brought an apple because I didn't have the time for a proper breakfast and totally used it as a prop. Snow White much?

We didn't find many treasures unfortunately but I did find a brass pineapple for 8 euros which you can find on Etsy for the nominal price of 100 euros and counting!. Thank you old lady! 

We also spotted kittens, dogs and a pig with two goats crossing the street.

WARNING! Picture overload.

I'm wearing: 
Cardigan: H&M 
Top: Asos 
Dungarees: Only via Zalando 
Sneakers: Vans via Zalando 
Hair bow: H&M 
Purse: Kling 
Bracelet: Leathers and Feathers 
(New) Glasses: Liu Jo via Optiek Scherpesteen


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