Fashionata: fashion, beauty and lifestyle at your fingertip https://www.fashionata.com/rss.xml en THE 3 COOLEST FESTIVAL LOOKS TO SHOP RIGHT NOW https://www.fashionata.com/the-3-coolest-festival-looks-to-shop-right-now <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">THE 3 COOLEST FESTIVAL LOOKS TO SHOP RIGHT NOW</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/shopping" hreflang="en">Shopping</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:54</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>It's not like I'm one of those people who hops from one Summer festival to the next, but ever since <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-outfit/hello-coachella" target="_blank">experiencing Coachella last year</a> (<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-happiest-nine-month-news" target="_blank">obviously couldn't go this year</a>, boohoo) I definitely get the appeal. Relaxing in the sun with cool drinks, cheering on your favourite bands with your girls, and dancing with a picture perfect sunset - it just doesn't get much better than that. And let's be honest: another <em>great</em> part is checking out all the festival OOTD, not to mention getting your own outfit on point. So to get you on the way, here are the 3 coolest festival looks to shop right now. Happy dancing, everyone!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.001.jpeg?itok=f1yrkyhZ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.001.jpeg?itok=aAwK1Kcw 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.001.jpeg?itok=PnrgKFp6 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e3a046fb-030f-4c7c-88fb-8f907ac1be7c" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.001.jpeg?itok=aAwK1Kcw" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.001.jpeg?itok=aAwK1Kcw" alt="festival looks" /></picture></p> <p>No matter what, a Summer festival has to be all about having fun: living in the moment, drinking a bit too much, forgetting about your sorrows - you know the deal. And the best way to support that? Super happy key pieces that scream hot Summer days, of course! A printed cropped top (with ruffles!) will allow you to dance freely and still feel sexy despite your flats and sweaty hair. Don't be scared to pair it with clashing prints and statement sunnies. Finish with a matching manicure, 'cause you know you want to.</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVES: PRINTED TOP <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman/tops/view-all/tropical-print-top-c719021p4574006.html" target="_blank">ZARA</a> / GOLDEN SUNNIES <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/ckc7s6mnnn" target="_blank">LINDA FARROW</a> / ESPADRILLES WITH BOW <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9QSrx" target="_blank">SAM EDELMAN</a> / NAIL POLISH <a target="_blank">FABY</a><a href="https://fabyshop.be/en/classics/154-in-the-background.html" target="_blank"> IN THE BACKGROUND...</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.002.jpeg?itok=fnBMT-0O 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.002.jpeg?itok=FWcFXj9Y 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.002.jpeg?itok=Y0MK3v62 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="72b74761-9686-4c38-a8a8-4ad2f52e983a" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.002.jpeg?itok=FWcFXj9Y" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.002.jpeg?itok=FWcFXj9Y" alt="festival looks" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.003.jpeg?itok=sKqwK9CG 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.003.jpeg?itok=P3ADOR_I 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.003.jpeg?itok=20UY-L5m 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d44a5c9f-9b54-4f76-bdf1-d24e2d6a8b69" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.003.jpeg?itok=P3ADOR_I" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.003.jpeg?itok=P3ADOR_I" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>Maybe it's because we're still not over <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcwd_Nz6Zog" target="_blank">this genuinely awesome Rihanna video</a>, or maybe we just feel like we have <a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/designers/a20626/fashion-week-political-statements/" target="_blank">a lot of battles to fight these days</a>, but the army look is hot &amp; happening. And what's even better: it's the perfect way to add a bit of badass to your festival look - a nice change from all the floral boho vibes, right? If you want to go for it: think fishnets, sturdy combat boots, golden accessories, and statement earrings, and you'll be all set!</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVES: FISHNET DRESS <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9Tnp0" target="_blank">ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER</a> / BLACK BOOTS <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9Tnpk" target="_blank">VALENTINO</a> / GOLDEN LOGO BAG <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9Tnrf" target="_blank">YSL</a> / NAIL POLISH <a href="https://fabyshop.be/en/classics/31-miss-scarlette-i-suppose.html" target="_blank">FABY MISS SCARLETT I SUPPOSE...</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.004.jpeg?itok=yqxeb-48 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.004.jpeg?itok=QJpY-eHT 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.004.jpeg?itok=mbZ-xSWB 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bca3b7db-13a8-4200-8628-dac1e7f35f5f" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.004.jpeg?itok=QJpY-eHT" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/FESTIVAL%20STYLE.004.jpeg?itok=QJpY-eHT" alt="festival looks" /></picture></p> <p>The simplest festival outfits are usually the best, because who wants to worry about matching styles when you could be downing another burrito anyways? So in the light of keeping things simple (and getting tan legs along the way): go with a A-line mini skirt, matching shirt, saddle bag, denim espadrilles, and neutral nails. Done and done!</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVES: WHITE MINI SKIRT <a href="http://shop.mango.com/BE-nl/p0/dames/kleding/rokken/kort/rok-met-sierstrik?id=83087539_02&amp;n=1&amp;s=prendas.faldas" target="_blank">MANGO</a> / NUDE SADDLE BAG <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9QSEn" target="_blank">CHLOÉ</a> / DENIM ESPADRILLES <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9QSEw" target="_blank">CASTANER</a> / NAIL POLISH <a href="https://fabyshop.be/en/i-m-faby/367-prosecco-5pm.html" target="_blank">FABY PROSECCO @ 5PM</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Do you have any Summer festivals planned? Which look would you pick? The printed cropped top and denim espadrilles are my faves! :)</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Street style via <a href="http://www.elle.com/fashion/street-style/news/g29779/coachella-street-style-outfits-2017/?thumbnails&amp;slide=18" target="_blank">Elle</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.wmagazine.com/gallery/coachella-2017-best-street-style" target="_blank">W</a></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1868&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="04891e2d"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/the-3-coolest-festival-looks-to-shop-right-now" data-a2a-title="THE 3 COOLEST FESTIVAL LOOKS TO SHOP RIGHT NOW"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:54:49 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1868 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/the-3-coolest-festival-looks-to-shop-right-now#comments GENDER REVEAL! WE'RE HAVING A ... https://www.fashionata.com/gender-reveal-were-having-a <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">GENDER REVEAL! WE&#039;RE HAVING A ...</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle/personal" hreflang="en">Personal</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:54</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_9569_LR.jpg?itok=FBF5rOZ- 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_9569_LR.jpg?itok=3Fg6fX_i 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_9569_LR.jpg?itok=_gO_D4RM 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="dd91b877-b4f4-4daf-824d-c70624cea0e9" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_9569_LR.jpg?itok=3Fg6fX_i" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_9569_LR.jpg?itok=3Fg6fX_i" alt="Sofie Valkiers gender reveal" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p>So excited to finally reveal the gender of our first baby to you all: we're expecting a little boy!! We found out as soon as they were able to tell us - and honestly even a little bit before that, in between my third and fourth month, when it was 'likely, but not 100% sure' (because we were just that curious :)). I somehow always suspected it was going to be a boy (though I know that sounds weird), and I'm pretty sure he's going to have the Brazilian temperament of his papa, because he's been super active throughout my entire pregnancy. Finding out the gender of our baby was one of the most exciting moments of my life, so I'd love to share some little details!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>ON GENDER PREFERENCE</strong></p> <p>I'm not going to lie: before I got pregnant I was secretly wishing for a girl. There wasn't a super rational reason, but I just pictured myself sharing my dressing with her and talking about boys - classic girls' stuff. :) So when I first heard we were having a boy, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/thoughts-on-having-a-difficult-pregnancy" target="_blank">with the state of mind I was in</a>, I was a teeny bit bummed out. But as it goes, when I saw the first sonogram of our little boy where his features were already super distinctive (so crazy!) I literally felt my heart swell, and I honestly didn't care if that little human was boy, girl, or something in between. :) It was such a comfort to experience this kind of all-absorbing love for the first time, and I couldn't be more excited about the prospect of welcoming our jumpy guy soon.</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/GENDER%20REVEAL.001.jpeg?itok=N5UTBjVo 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/GENDER%20REVEAL.001.jpeg?itok=oXrI8ukI 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/GENDER%20REVEAL.001.jpeg?itok=i5IJQFF0 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2e354e16-e204-48e7-a9e2-e98432b81b93" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/GENDER%20REVEAL.001.jpeg?itok=oXrI8ukI" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/GENDER%20REVEAL.001.jpeg?itok=oXrI8ukI" alt="Sofie Valkiers gender reveal" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>ON PICKING OUT BOY THINGS</strong></p> <p>I obviously have a bit more experience with girls' fashion than with boys', but picking out baby boy things has actually been a lot of fun! Once I got over the fact that I couldn't go crazy with little dresses and skirts I realised there are so many cute things for boys out there (little dungarees! animal hats! soft leggings!). And since I'm not naturally drawn towards super girly things anyways, it's been easy to decorate the baby room and find toys and other accessories that are son-and-mama approved. Honestly, the only hard thing to narrow down has been the baby name, because I do feel like there a LOT more options for girls than for boys. But since we only need one, I'm pretty sure we'll get there. :)</p> <p><strong>ON GENDER CLICHÉS</strong></p> <p>If there's one thing I'm determined about it's that I don't want our boy to grow up in an all-blue/all-boy environment - both literally and figuratively. While Marcio understandably had to keep my urge to buy too, eh, fashionable items in check (and while we wanted to do the blue thing for this photo shoot - just once :)), I want our boy to be able to be a person rather than a gender, no matter how random that sounds. Basically, a life with as many colours as possible is what we're aiming at. :) If we'll succeed in that, I'll feel very lucky and blessed.</p> <p><strong>ON PICTURING MY BOYFRIEND WITH HIS SON</strong></p> <p>I have to say that picturing my boyfriend with our son is one of the main prospects that got me super excited about having a boy. There's just something endearingly sweet about the idea of bringing a mini Marcio into this world, and I'm secretly hoping he'll have his thick Brazilian hair and wide genuine smile. </p> <p> </p> <p>Hope you're just as excited as we are! :) Thanks so much for reading - as always xx big kiss</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_9626_LR.jpg?itok=Cud1YzM- 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_9626_LR.jpg?itok=g4H1dbey 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_9626_LR.jpg?itok=kI3YYOs5 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a0916cbf-aa1a-4efa-9ba7-ff29b1f77d13" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_9626_LR.jpg?itok=g4H1dbey" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_9626_LR.jpg?itok=g4H1dbey" alt="Sofie Valkiers gender reveal" /></picture></p> <p>Flowy maxi dress from <a href="https://www.chloe.com/be/shop-online/women/dresses#{&quot;ytosQuery&quot;:&quot;true&quot;,&quot;department&quot;:&quot;drsss&quot;,&quot;gender&quot;:&quot;D&quot;,&quot;yurirulename&quot;:&quot;searchwithdepartmentseasonmain&quot;,&quot;page&quot;:&quot;2&quot;,&quot;productsPerPage&quot;:&quot;30&quot;,&quot;suggestion&quot;:&quot;false&quot;,&quot;totalPages&quot;:2,&quot;totalItems&quot;:&quot;31&quot;,&quot;partialLoadedItems&quot;:&quot;30&quot;,&quot;itemsToLoadOnNextPage&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" target="_blank">Chloé</a> / Location <a href="http://www.sources-caudalie.com/en/" target="_blank">Les Sources de Caudalie</a></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1879&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="01b6df9e"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24027"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1493031403"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>sophie</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24027#comment-24027" hreflang="en">April 24, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Oh, such beautiful pictures &lt;3<br /> Congrats to both of you! And I totally agree on the name, seems like the options for girls are much easier to come by. But I&#039;m sure that the right name for your boy will be that more fitting to the little one eventually. Big kiss!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24027&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="3f394781"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24028"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1493031866"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24028#comment-24028" hreflang="en">April 24, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24027#comment-24027" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Oh, such beautiful pictures …</a> by <span>sophie</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>O thanx Sophie, so nice to hear! Yes, let&#039;s hope he&#039;ll make the name his own, no matter what we choose... :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24028&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="ffdfc340"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24029"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1493049083"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Jeanine</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24029#comment-24029" hreflang="en">April 24, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hoe leuk ! denk maar dat een jongetje steeds verliefd is op zijn mama !!! een onbeschrijflijk gevoel .<br /> DUS.... nog een tweede poging voor een meisje misschien !</p> <p>Geniet ervan, alles erop en eraan in goede gezondheid is toch het allerbelangrijkste<br /> Nog eventjes en jullie droom is in vervulling. x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24029&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="5c49eb0c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24030"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1493049972"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24030#comment-24030" hreflang="en">April 24, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24029#comment-24029" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Hoe leuk ! denk maar dat een…</a> by <span>Jeanine</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dankjewel Jeanine, zo lief! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24030&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="9cf00974"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24031"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1493058996"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Debbie</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24031#comment-24031" hreflang="en">April 24, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Waw! Mooi geschreven mama❤️Zoon #datkomtdikinorde 👍🏼 Geniet nog effe samen hand op buikje 👋🏼</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24031&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="3f662138"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24033"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1493101755"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24033#comment-24033" hreflang="en">April 25, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24031#comment-24031" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Waw! Mooi geschreven mama…</a> by <span>Debbie</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hey Debbie! Haha, erg bedankt, zo lief! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24033&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="a33b77e1"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24032"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1493097943"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Liesl</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24032#comment-24032" hreflang="en">April 25, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>De foto&#039;s zijn echt prachtig! En proficiat met jullie toekomstig zoontje! Ik ben al benieuwd naar de naam. 😊</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24032&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="00ad5fad"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24034"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1493101806"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24034#comment-24034" hreflang="en">April 25, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24032#comment-24032" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">De foto&#039;s zijn echt prachtig…</a> by <span>Liesl</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dankjewel, Liesl, hij zal er snel zijn dus je hoeft niet zo lang meer te wachten... ;) xx kisses</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24034&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="7f3ba287"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24035"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1493104228"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Petra </span></span> on <a href="/comment/24035#comment-24035" hreflang="en">April 25, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Wat een prachtige foto&#039;s Sofie! Geniet nog even van de zwangere buik, maar ik weet dat je waarschijnlijk toch heel erg nieuwsgierig geworden bent naar hoe hij er gaat uitzien (dat had ik heel erg).<br /> Mijn zoontje is helemaal een mini-versie van zijn papa, als hij baby was en nu nog steeds, en ik vind dat heel erg leuk!<br /> En ze zijn ook zo lief, echt jongetjes en hun mama, dat kan je niet verklaren, dat is echt een hele sterke band. Nu hij wat ouder is wil hij wel meer dingen met zijn papa gaat doen, meehelpen enzo, maar die band tussen hem en mij dat is echt onbeschrijfelijk. You&#039;ll love it!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24035&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="dcad8acb"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/gender-reveal-were-having-a" data-a2a-title="GENDER REVEAL! WE&#039;RE HAVING A ..."><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:54:12 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1879 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/gender-reveal-were-having-a#comments WEEKLY ROUND-UP: OFF-THE-ARM, EASTERN ACCESSORIES & FACE OILS https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-off-the-arm-eastern-accessories-face-oils <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">WEEKLY ROUND-UP: OFF-THE-ARM, EASTERN ACCESSORIES &amp; FACE OILS</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/series/friday-round-up" hreflang="en">Friday Round-Up</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:07</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This week has been a particularly good one, since Marcio &amp; I took a little trip to sunny France for a <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BTGlU5ZgFzz/?taken-by=sofievalkiers&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">much needed babymoon</a>. We've been looking forward to escaping with just the 2 of us for a long time, and it couldn't have been a more relaxing stay, with sunny vineyard walks, long decadent brunches (ideal for soothing my pregnancy cravings!), and even longer spa sessions and pool swims. Can't wait to share more details with you next week, but for now, these are the 3 other things that made me happy this week: a fresh spin on last season's off-the-shoulder trend, Eastern inspired accessories (so mysterious!), and the best facial oils for oily skin. Have a good one, everyone!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_10.jpeg?itok=f4hTgg4S 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_10.jpeg?itok=or_neZJz 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_10.jpeg?itok=Mj-HDevi 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="50961fc9-88f1-4a87-bc42-3e4321fdb294" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_10.jpeg?itok=or_neZJz" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_10.jpeg?itok=or_neZJz" alt="off-the-shoulder trend" /></picture></p> <p>It's no secret I was a huge fan of last Summer's <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-outfit/lived" target="_blank">off-the-shoulder trend</a>, and I'll definitely embrace this season's updated version, that takes it to the next level. That's right, the new off-the-shoulder goes all the way down to your elbows, placing the focus on your shoulders and collarbone (which makes it super flattering!). I adored Alexa Chung's dress pictured above, and have my eye on this more structured version by <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cmdrepmnnn" target="_blank">Talie NK</a> and the relaxed ruffled version by <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9TrMB" target="_blank">Wandering</a>. So cute, right?</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://www.vogue.com/article/alexa-chung-alexander-skarsgard-polka-dot-bridal-celebrity-style" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="https://www.farfetch.com/nl/shopping/women/talie-nk-off-the-shoulder-top-item-11914851.aspx?storeid=9682&amp;from=search&amp;ffref=lp_pic_158_1_" target="_blank">2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_11.jpeg?itok=SOKpCVjA 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_11.jpeg?itok=OI2RIK7U 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_11.jpeg?itok=5iuXjwvf 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="34616bd0-1a82-47a4-91ea-b70bd36220b8" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_11.jpeg?itok=OI2RIK7U" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_11.jpeg?itok=OI2RIK7U" alt="Eastern accessories" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_8.jpeg?itok=NHbRMT75 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_8.jpeg?itok=245KIB7e 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_8.jpeg?itok=bBO_lD5K 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c6971aa8-525a-43e5-9bc3-90e1306a2710" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_8.jpeg?itok=245KIB7e" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_8.jpeg?itok=245KIB7e" alt="Eastern accessories" /></picture></p> <p>I'm always looking for new ways to add something unexpected to my outfits, and this season's Eastern inspired accessories are just perfect for that. If last Spring was all about Japan (remember <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-outfit/oriental-bliss" target="_blank">this pretty floral jacket</a>?), this year it's all about the Middle East! Gucci's taking the lead with <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9TrY9" target="_blank">cute turban head pieces</a> (I also love the <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9TrWV" target="_blank">metallic version</a>!), but I'm equally obsessed with these <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9TrZb" target="_blank">Pierre Hardy</a> patterned loafers, and <a href="https://www.uterque.com/be/en/accessories/view-all/wide-suede-belt-c1748489p7747046.html?color=800&amp;listId=parrilla_accessories%2Fview_all&amp;listPosition=1" target="_blank">Uterqüe</a>'s delicately finished waist belt. If you find it a bit intimidating to style a turban, you might want to considering incorporating it into a casual festival look, with a simple black top, rounded sunnies, and a miniature backpack. So chic and a little bit mysterious!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>:<a href="http://www.vogue.com/article/gucci-spring-2017-runway-hair-ideas" target="_blank"> 1</a>, <a href="http://www.wmagazine.com/gallery/coachella-2017-best-street-style" target="_blank">2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_3.jpeg?itok=5clO1rRC 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_3.jpeg?itok=u9lHnwE3 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_3.jpeg?itok=Xsq2xsG_ 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="92c04e40-cd84-492f-a736-122fa91013fd" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_3.jpeg?itok=u9lHnwE3" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_3.jpeg?itok=u9lHnwE3" alt="facial oils for oily skin" /></picture></p> <p>As someone with dry skin, I've been relying on moisturising facial oils for a while now, but I often get questions about whether or not they're also suitable for oily skin types. And the answer is: yes! I can totally imagine it sounds a bit contradictory to add more oil to oily skin (especially since your skin is likely a bit more oily <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-transition-your-beauty-routine-from-winter-to-spring" target="_blank">now that we've transitioned into Spring</a>), but the truth is that if you use a version with the right ingredients it will balance out your skin and stop it from producing more oil. My favourites include the <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9TslM" target="_blank">In Fiore</a> Calme Complexe face oil concentré, <a href="http://www.blos-shop.com/products-face/susanne-kaufmann-balancing-face-oil-line-f?category=Nourish" target="_blank">Susanne Kaufmann</a> balancing face oil, <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9Tsky" target="_blank">Dr. Hauschka</a> clarifying day oil, and <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9TsjK" target="_blank">Herbivore</a> Lapis balancing oil - which are all not bad to look at either!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://makenna--alyse.tumblr.com" target="_blank">1</a></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1878&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="1c23cc49"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-off-the-arm-eastern-accessories-face-oils" data-a2a-title="WEEKLY ROUND-UP: OFF-THE-ARM, EASTERN ACCESSORIES &amp; FACE OILS"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:07:07 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1878 at https://www.fashionata.com HOW TO OVERCOME YOUR 5 BIGGEST RED CARPET FEARS https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-overcome-your-5-biggest-red-carpet-fears <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">HOW TO OVERCOME YOUR 5 BIGGEST RED CARPET FEARS</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/beauty" hreflang="en">Beauty</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:38</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>As I've been to a fair share of intimidatingly glamorous events, you'd think I wouldn't still have a serious case of Red Carpet stress prior to the event. But the truth is that I straight up <em>die</em> the night before, running every possible bad scenario through my head - over and over again. It's like that dreadful moment when Carrie Bradshaw ends up face down on the runway: you just don't want to be that girl. Luckily, over the years, I've assembled some sneaky tricks to conquer my most irrational Red Carpet anxieties. So if you'll be going to a posh event in the very near future, this check list of fears and matching solutions will prep you like a pro!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_4888_LR.jpg?itok=CU6zbjCc 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4888_LR.jpg?itok=RdVzXOtq 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_4888_LR.jpg?itok=jIsMYmjM 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ff4027c1-56de-42b3-b18d-00474f0fcb32" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4888_LR.jpg?itok=RdVzXOtq" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4888_LR.jpg?itok=RdVzXOtq" alt="" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>1 / TRIPPING OVER YOUR DRESS</strong></p> <p>Needless to say that my no. 1 fear is outfit related, and a total classic too. Tripping over your dress is just about the most embarrassing thing that could happen when you're facing a large crowd, so I prefer going with a <a href="http://www.eliesaab.com/en" target="_blank">comfy flowy dress </a>that allows me to move freely. As for my footwear I want to be realistic and say that heels are definitely always on my Red Carpet list (they just make you feel so powerful!), but instead of opting for fragile straps that might cause The Carrie Moment, I usually go with a more sturdy version, such as these <a href="http://www.eliesaab.com/en" target="_blank">star-shaped ones</a>, that provide enough grasp for my foot to strut down that Red Carpet with the greatest of ease.</p> <p><strong>2 / LOOKING JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE</strong></p> <p>My second worst outfit nightmare is of course ending up looking just like everyone else. Apart from the idea of wearing the same dress as another guest, having a plain all-too-familiar look is almost as bad. But here's the good news: all it takes to set you apart is a few statement accessories! I really like the idea of a theme for my accessories, especially when I want to avoid overdoing it. For this look, I went with a star theme, featuring a <a href="http://www.eliesaab.com/en/ready-to-wear/ss-2017" target="_blank">star-shaped bracelet, earrings, and matching clutch </a>(isn't it the cutest?). Further - and this might sound a bit odd, I've found that applying the right fragrance makes me feel special and different from everyone else too. So for an important event I really take my time to select the right perfume to complement my look, usually opting for a flower-y sensual smell (the <a href="http://thelightofnow.com/en/r90/perfume/a6249/resort-parfum-institutionnel/ " target="_blank">ELIE SAAB Le Parfum Resort Collection</a> is my current fave!). And honestly, as proven by the magical match of this super colourful dress and quirky accessories: just don't be too afraid to go crazy and have a little fun!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ELIE%20SAAB.001.jpeg?itok=OO_z07XV 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ELIE%20SAAB.001.jpeg?itok=UJ9qt7wP 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ELIE%20SAAB.001.jpeg?itok=WluyJUXI 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b647ab7d-31bc-4460-b10a-0d2a94a77653" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ELIE%20SAAB.001.jpeg?itok=UJ9qt7wP" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ELIE%20SAAB.001.jpeg?itok=UJ9qt7wP" alt="" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 / WHY O WHY THAT AWKWARD PIMPLE?</strong></p> <p>Aaand we're in the beauty department now! Pimples have this fantastic habit of popping up at the most important times in your life (because that's obviously when you're most stressed), so I always make sure to start with a <a href="http://www.bioderma.be/nos-produits/sebium/ai-correcteur" target="_blank">green-ish camouflage stick</a> (as green neutralises red tones) and top that with<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-daily-make-up-routine" target="_blank"> my regular foundation and concealer</a>. Additionally, you might want to consider <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/bold-lips-in-5-easy-steps" target="_blank">applying a hot red lip</a> and <a href="https://www.fabyshop.be/en/17-red-nail-lacquer" target="_blank">manicure</a> to draw away the attention from any imperfections, and to add some instant glam of course. And speaking of adding glam: I also always have an emergency bottle of <a href="http://thelightofnow.com/en/r90/perfume/a6249/resort-parfum-institutionnel/">my ELIE SAAB perfume </a>with me, to touch up my perfume throughout the evening and make sure I smell super nice despite my Red Carpet stress - crucial to make a good first impression!</p> <p><strong>4 / UNWANTINGLY FLASHING THE CROWD</strong></p> <p>This is the biggest backstage secret of all time: every single person who enters the Red Carpet has some emergency tape in her teeny tiny clutch. The mere thought of a Nipplegate situation will make you stock up on not-so-glamorous items such as double-sided tape and safety pins in different sizes. I personally also like to add a super granny sewing set (including needles and black and white thread) to readjust any parts that may decide to come loose at unfortunate moments (happened!). If you end up not needing them, all the better, but it's as with that one time you left the house without pain killers and ended up having the worst headache of your life. Better not mess with the universe here!</p> <p><strong>5 / LOOKING TOTALLY AWFUL IN EVERY SINGLE PICTURE</strong></p> <p>Full disclosure: I'm not a photogenic person by nature. And the best tip I can give you in that area is quite simple: practice! Yes, it's 100% awkward to stand in front of the mirror and find out which poses are the most flattering for you, but it's the only way. If I have a hard time figuring out what to do with my arms, I like to use my accessories as little helpers, folding one hand over my clutch and placing the other one in my side. Further, since nobody has a completely symmetrical face, chances are that you have one side that's a bit better looking, so it's definitely worth it to find out. And finally: chin up and SMILE! That's really everyone's best look anyway...</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Retouch%C3%A9e_0.jpg?itok=hoqN_bRB 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Retouch%C3%A9e_0.jpg?itok=E24mLoc_ 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Retouch%C3%A9e_0.jpg?itok=aZb8tg_l 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="048f4360-145e-46c0-81e2-a07338ca1feb" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Retouch%C3%A9e_0.jpg?itok=E24mLoc_" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Retouch%C3%A9e_0.jpg?itok=E24mLoc_" alt="Elie Saab red carpet" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_5275_LR.jpg?itok=r2Ke61Wq 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_5275_LR.jpg?itok=DcNaXxFD 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_5275_LR.jpg?itok=7nlVo147 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7e7ef302-58e8-4c67-b8aa-08e6fcfe8aa0" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_5275_LR.jpg?itok=DcNaXxFD" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_5275_LR.jpg?itok=DcNaXxFD" alt="" /></picture></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1862&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="d30ba73b"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-overcome-your-5-biggest-red-carpet-fears" data-a2a-title="HOW TO OVERCOME YOUR 5 BIGGEST RED CARPET FEARS"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:38:35 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1862 at https://www.fashionata.com HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE FROM WINTER TO SPRING https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-transition-your-beauty-routine-from-winter-to-spring <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE FROM WINTER TO SPRING</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/beauty/make-up" hreflang="en">Make-Up</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 04/19/2017 - 19:27</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/COCA%20COLA.001.jpeg?itok=nPeaBhKQ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/COCA%20COLA.001.jpeg?itok=-s7I9e_s 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/COCA%20COLA.001.jpeg?itok=g0gy1WDd 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="38dbbbad-72f6-484f-95c0-e5ebd4365d2a" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/COCA%20COLA.001.jpeg?itok=-s7I9e_s" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/COCA%20COLA.001.jpeg?itok=-s7I9e_s" alt="Spring beauty" /></picture></p> <p>Whenever the seasons change my skin gets a bit fussy. Especially when Winter has been involved, I'm forced to adjust my beauty routine - regarding skincare and make-up alike. Among other things, the softer temperatures and sunny skies allow me to use less moisturiser, and additionally, I like to fully embrace more poppy colours into my make-up look. Narrowing it down, these are the 6 things I do to slowly but surely transition my beauty routine from Winter to Spring!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/TRANSITION%20TO%20SPRING.001.jpeg?itok=6PwBXAyH 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITION%20TO%20SPRING.001.jpeg?itok=Z4CWg68v 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRANSITION%20TO%20SPRING.001.jpeg?itok=-7vgb6Tj 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7abe83b9-6a2d-4950-ad38-394b65f27b86" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITION%20TO%20SPRING.001.jpeg?itok=Z4CWg68v" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITION%20TO%20SPRING.001.jpeg?itok=Z4CWg68v" alt="Spring Beauty" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p>1. HYDRATE ► PURIFY</p> <p>While thoroughly hydrating your skin is the no. 1 thing to do during Winter (especially when you have a normal to dry skin type, as me), warm weather tends to make your skin more oily, so I like to keep things balanced out with a purifying mask that I apply once a week. I particularly like clay based masks because they feel more natural and usually smell divine. O and also: they're super great for those cliché green faced Instagram selfies! Just make sure to not overdo it, as stripping your skin off its natural oils will make it compensate by ... producing more oil (<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/stop-washing-your-face" target="_blank">remember</a>?). Yup, that's definitely a vicious circle you want to avoid!</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVE: <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9PWvN" target="_blank">LA ROCHE POSAY</a> Effaclar purifying mask</p> <p> </p> <p>2. MOISTURISER ► SUN PROTECTION</p> <p>Anyone who knows me knows <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-beauty-lessons-that-changed-my-life" target="_blank">how obsessed I am with sun protection</a>! My fair skin tone has given me some nasty sun burns in the past, and given that those are just so damn painful and unhealthy, I'd rather slather myself with at least SPF 30 on a daily basis. It's kind of common knowledge by now that sun filters regrettably tend to be super chemical, so thumbs up for the natural versions that are non-sticky and can be used on a daily basis.</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVE: <a href="https://www.marieveronique.com/products/everyday-coverage-tinted-sunscreen-spf30" target="_blank">MARIE VERONIQUE</a> Everyday Coverage tinted sunscreen</p> <p> </p> <p>3. COVER UP ► HIGHLIGHT</p> <p>While during Winter I'm forced to use my concealer pretty frequently (mostly to cover up those dark circles that come from pure sun deprivation), during Spring I like to go with the least possible coverage and accentuate my sun-kissed skin instead. It's no secret I like a <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-healthy-glow-tutorial" target="_blank">healthy glowy beauty look</a>, even if that means <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-fake-the-pregnancy-glow" target="_blank">I have to fake it</a>, and there's no season like Spring to bring out that glow!</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVE: <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9PWvZ" target="_blank">ILIA</a> Cosmic Dancer illuminator</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/TRANSITION%20BEAUTY.002.jpeg?itok=ITy6NIc9 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITION%20BEAUTY.002.jpeg?itok=lp3ECeBl 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRANSITION%20BEAUTY.002.jpeg?itok=di8F1hFM 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="45654a11-0cb1-436a-a9f2-00121d25a2cd" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITION%20BEAUTY.002.jpeg?itok=lp3ECeBl" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITION%20BEAUTY.002.jpeg?itok=lp3ECeBl" alt="Spring beauty" /></picture></p> <p>4. MOODY MANICURE ► PASTEL PEDICURE</p> <p>I love me a sophisticated dark manicure during Winter (<a href="https://www.fabyshop.be/en/classics/35-every-woman-is-chic.html" target="_blank">maroon</a> &amp; <a href="https://www.fabyshop.be/en/classics/241-faby-is-the-great-magician.html" target="_blank">black</a> are my all-time favourites), but there's nothing like a sweet pastel pedicure to get that Spring beauty going. I especially love this season's poppy colours that are - in line with the <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-10-trends-of-2017-you-have-to-know" target="_blank">fashion trends</a> - all about vibrant hot pink, purple, green, and citrus.</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVE: <a href="https://opi-shop.be/nl/fiji/812-polly-want-a-lacquer.html" target="_blank">O.P.I.</a> Polly Want A Lacquer? nail polish</p> <p> </p> <p>5. DARK SMOKEY EYES ► SUNSET EYES</p> <p>A dark smokey eye is the ultimate sexy look for the Holidays, but on sunny days you want to go with a lighter version and use your favourite blush as eyeshadow. It's surprisingly flattering (no wonder it's a street style favourite!) and will particularly make blue and green eyes pop!</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVE: <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cjyrzzmnnn" target="_blank">M.A.C. X MARIAH CAREY </a>Sweet Fantasy powder blush</p> <p> </p> <p>6. MAROON LIPS ► BERRY STAINED LIPS</p> <p>I've talked about my love of <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-postpartum-honesty-overalls-stained-lips" target="_blank">stained lips</a> before, and I rest my case that aside from allowing you to wear darker shades during Spring, they are just as pretty in a lighter version. And they won't stain on your fourth glass of rosé, so thumbs up for that too!</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVE:  <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cjyr47mnnn" target="_blank">BENEFIT</a> Benetint cheek &amp; lip stain</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What are your go-to skincare and make-up changes for the new season? Anything to add? I'd love to hear! :)</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1865&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="83e0dc1e"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24023"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1492674429"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Francesca Cristini</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24023#comment-24023" hreflang="en">April 20, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I&#039;m in the middle of my purifying treatment !</p> <p>xx<br /> <a href="http://www.cherry-mag.com/outfits/total-red-off-duty-look-with-seego/">www.cherry-mag.com/outfits/total-red-off-duty-look-with-seego/</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24023&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="dcf2ec72"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-transition-your-beauty-routine-from-winter-to-spring" data-a2a-title="HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE FROM WINTER TO SPRING"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:27:07 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1865 at https://www.fashionata.com SPRING TRENDS: MY FAVE WAY TO STYLE FURRY SLIDES https://www.fashionata.com/spring-trends-my-fave-way-to-style-furry-slides <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">SPRING TRENDS: MY FAVE WAY TO STYLE FURRY SLIDES</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/sofies-looks" hreflang="en">Sofie&#039;s Looks</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:02</span> <div class="field field--name-field-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/04/FURRY%20SLIDES.001.jpeg?itok=g2bdztwl 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/FURRY%20SLIDES.001.jpeg?itok=rpsdVADS 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/04/FURRY%20SLIDES.001.jpeg?itok=y1B3AW54 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/FURRY%20SLIDES.001.jpeg?itok=rpsdVADS" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/FURRY%20SLIDES.001.jpeg?itok=rpsdVADS" alt="Sofie Valkiers furry slides" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/04/MBF_6738_LR.jpg?itok=NvFlJ_MM 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/MBF_6738_LR.jpg?itok=r0w8DHU7 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/04/MBF_6738_LR.jpg?itok=IbB26RwF 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/MBF_6738_LR.jpg?itok=r0w8DHU7" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/MBF_6738_LR.jpg?itok=r0w8DHU7" alt="Sofie Valkiers furry slides" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/04/MBF_6662_LR.jpg?itok=jgPAWi6a 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/MBF_6662_LR.jpg?itok=NU8FNrpQ 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/04/MBF_6662_LR.jpg?itok=AH8FLJaR 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/MBF_6662_LR.jpg?itok=NU8FNrpQ" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/MBF_6662_LR.jpg?itok=NU8FNrpQ" alt="Sofie Valkiers furry slides" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/04/FURRY%20SLIDES.002.jpeg?itok=tmFMxonB 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/FURRY%20SLIDES.002.jpeg?itok=t6AX8wLY 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/04/FURRY%20SLIDES.002.jpeg?itok=1TtMSeL6 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/FURRY%20SLIDES.002.jpeg?itok=t6AX8wLY" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/FURRY%20SLIDES.002.jpeg?itok=t6AX8wLY" alt="Sofie Valkiers furry slides" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-products field--type-field-collection field--label-hidden"> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">TRENCHCOAT</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9REt9" target="_blank">BURBERRY</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">BLACK JUMPSUIT</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.isabellaoliver.com/eu/shop/maternity-clothes/maternity-dresses/chlo…" target="_blank">ISABELLA OLIVER</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">BLACK BAG WITH TAN HANDLES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://int.liebeskind-berlin.com/bags/" target="_blank">LIEBESKIND</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">FURRY SLIDES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.parmemarin.com/collections/faux-furry-baby" target="_blank">PARME MARIN</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">SUNNIES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.dior.com/couture/en_be/womens-fashion/accessories/eyewear/dior-sider…" target="_blank">DIOR</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">PRINTED SCARF</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.dior.com/couture/en_be/womens-fashion/accessories/mitzah-abc-dior" target="_blank">DIOR</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">STATEMENT EARRINGS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman/accessories/jewellery-c589501.html" target="_blank">ZARA</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">NAILS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://fabyshop.be/en/classics/122-sugarful.html" target="_blank">FABY SUGARFUL</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Just when you thought I had covered <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-get-that-faux-fur-trend-just-right" target="_blank">my love of every possible furry thing out there</a>, here come the slides! After last year's insane success of the classic <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9RFcw" target="_blank">Adidas</a> pool slides and <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9RFek" target="_blank">Gucci</a>&nbsp;fur-lined slippers, it was only a matter time before both were united in the most genius footwear ever: fur-topped slides. But no matter how tempting it may be to add these babies to every outfit from now until September ('cause sooo cuddly!), hold up a second to read these tips for styling them in the most sophisticated way...</p> <p><strong>1 / FOR ONCE: SAY YES TO BLACK</strong></p> <p>I have to say it hurts a little bit to say, but if you're talking about wearing your furry slides to the office, black is a pretty good option. Don't get me wrong, I love me a well-made <a href="http://www.parmemarin.com/collections/copy-of-furry-baby-2?category=Sandals" target="_blank">pink</a> or <a href="http://www.parmemarin.com/collections/furry-baby?category=Sandals" target="_blank">blue</a> version too, but you might want to save those for different occasions. Also, and this kind of goes without saying: do opt for a high-quality pair. There's nothing for killing&nbsp;a sophisticated vibe like thinned out sad looking fuzz: big, bold and lush is what you want!</p> <p><strong>2 / ADD A STRUCTURED CLASSIC ON TOP</strong></p> <p>Wearing statement footwear means you have to add a bit of balance on top, and a classic structured trench coat is exactly right for that. Preferably go with a mid-length nude coat (avoid longer ones to not interfere with your eye-catching footwear),&nbsp;with a loose fit and rolled up sleeves, to strike that perfect timeless casual balance.</p> <p><strong>3 / KEEP YOUR BIGGEST ACCESSORIES NEUTRAL</strong></p> <p>While I strongly recommend adding some fun details to this look (such as a colourful scarf or oversized earrings), I'd definitely keep your bigger pieces neutral: <a href="http://int.liebeskind-berlin.com/bags/" target="_blank">a black bag</a> is perfect to complete this look, especially if it has subtle details (such as taupe handles) that set it apart without being intrusive.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What do you think about the furry slides trend? Would you wear this to the office? I think they'll quickly become my favourite Spring footwear! :)</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1873&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="d6346688"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24019"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1492503671"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Francesca Cristini</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24019#comment-24019" hreflang="en">April 18, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>love furry shoes!</p> <p>xx<br /> <a href="http://www.cherry-mag.com/outfits/to-wear-the-pantone-color-of-2017-greenery/">www.cherry-mag.com/outfits/to-wear-the-pantone-color-of-2017-greenery/</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24019&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="dc1347b9"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <a id="comment-24025"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1492844809"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Nancy Baten</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24025#comment-24025" hreflang="en">April 22, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I don t see myself walking in those. Perhaps on a Holiday but not under a stylish outfit, altough you wear it with flair!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24025&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="a3641158"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24026"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1493015543"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24026#comment-24026" hreflang="en">April 24, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24025#comment-24025" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">I don t see myself walking…</a> by <span>Nancy Baten</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hey Nancy! Thanks for your feedback! I understand it&#039;s not for everyone, but every now and then, it&#039;s nice to try something new... ;) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24026&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="9caf6fcd"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/spring-trends-my-fave-way-to-style-furry-slides" data-a2a-title="SPRING TRENDS: MY FAVE WAY TO STYLE FURRY SLIDES"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:02:11 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1873 at https://www.fashionata.com WEEKLY ROUND-UP: DENIM SHOES, KNIT DRESSES & SPRING NAILS https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-denim-shoes-knit-dresses-spring-nails <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">WEEKLY ROUND-UP: DENIM SHOES, KNIT DRESSES &amp; SPRING NAILS</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/beauty/make-up" hreflang="en">Make-Up</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 04/14/2017 - 14:58</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I was honestly dreading this week a little bit, because, after having such <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-outfit/hello-coachella" target="_blank">an amazing time last year</a>, I was kind of bummed out about not being able to attend Coachella this year. But it turned out to be a wonderful week, including a very happy reunion with the boyfriend (who had been visiting his family in Brazil), <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/pick-your-fave-4-super-cute-easter-brunch-table-ideas" target="_blank">Easter brunch prep</a> for coming Sunday, and getting ready for an exciting trip next week. Added to my blissful state of mind: how to incorporate denim into your outfit in the most on trend way, a sneaky way to already start wearing summery dresses, and the prettiest Spring nails (that you can easily do yourself!). Wishing you all a chocolate filled weekend!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_9.jpeg?itok=hpYAL_8P 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_9.jpeg?itok=8ROkuIir 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_9.jpeg?itok=KLJGsi6k 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f514fabd-f034-4ede-8537-11d5d14a6b31" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_9.jpeg?itok=8ROkuIir" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_9.jpeg?itok=8ROkuIir" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>We predicted that <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-10-trends-of-2017-you-have-to-know" target="_blank">denim was going to have a rough year</a> due to the massive leggings trend, but the world's most influential fabric wouldn't be itself if it didn't come back with a vengeance. That's right, if you won't put them around your legs, this season denim's all about dressing your feet. And how many cute options there are! Whether you're a fan of mules (<a href="https://brothervellies.com/products/bianca-mule-in-denim" target="_blank">Brother Vellies</a> pictured above), platforms (<a href="http://rstyle.me/~9Rqc4" target="_blank">Stella McCartney</a>), sandals (<a href="http://rstyle.me/~9RqbW" target="_blank">Gianvito Rossi</a>) or slippers (<a href="http://rstyle.me/~9Rqbw" target="_blank">Brother Vellies</a>), they all come in denim and are so ready to make your sun-kissed skin look awesome.</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://www.styledumonde.com/tag/louis-vuitton-denim-boots/" target="_blank">1</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_10.jpeg?itok=k6m0A44M 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_10.jpeg?itok=NnLg57vJ 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_10.jpeg?itok=aPhy1r9x 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="da0dcf14-8944-49a5-85d7-ce8caff7d0fa" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_10.jpeg?itok=NnLg57vJ" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_10.jpeg?itok=NnLg57vJ" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>I'm always in for <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/from-winter-to-spring-my-top-5-transitional-pieces" target="_blank">transitional pieces </a>that can be easily worn during several (in-between) seasons, and my current favourites are knitted dresses. Not only are they <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-outfit/knit-dress" target="_blank">timeless</a> and do they seamlessly fit around my baby bump, they're super cute when <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-secret-to-wearing-animal-prints" target="_blank">paired with a simple shirt and pointy loafers right now</a>, or on itself <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BSy4C5WgRiK/?taken-by=sofievalkiers&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">with furry slippers</a> for hanging by the pool (soon!). And while we're at it: I'm not opposed to loosely knitted tops either, perfect to <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/chanel-make-it-your-own-flap-bag" target="_blank">pair with your prettiest lingerie and casual boyfriend jeans</a>. Definitely one of the most versatile pieces out there!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://makenna--alyse.tumblr.com" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/chanel-make-it-your-own-flap-bag" target="_blank">2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP%27.001_2.jpeg?itok=VtY9iP3V 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP%27.001_2.jpeg?itok=5tDuCrmg 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP%27.001_2.jpeg?itok=jcpqxVh3 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="480eb7a3-0a08-4ba1-b86f-65ce31d7f152" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP%27.001_2.jpeg?itok=5tDuCrmg" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP%27.001_2.jpeg?itok=5tDuCrmg" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>I definitely did a double take when I stumbled upon <a href="https://www.instagram.com/torih_torih/" target="_blank">this genius nail pro this week</a>, because nail-wise, it just doesn't get much better than this. Geometric nails are going to be huge this Spring, and the best part is that they're pretty easy to do yourself! I'm particularly excited to try out the half-red-manicure (tools: my fave red polish, <a href="https://fabyshop.be/en/classics/32-snow-white-s-snack.html" target="_blank">FABY Snow White's Snack</a>, and simple <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9Rqdi" target="_blank">washi tape</a>) and yellow-plus-red-dot nails (tools: <a href="https://fabyshop.be/en/manicure-tools/283-graphic-stick.html" target="_blank">FABY graphic stick</a> and <a href="https://opi-shop.be/nl/fiji/820-exotic-birds-do-not-tweet.html" target="_blank">O.P.I. Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet</a>). So perfect for brightening up your look!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://www.tori-h.com/portfolio/nail-art/" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.tori-h.com/portfolio/nail-art/" target="_blank">2</a></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1870&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="f08b52f1"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-denim-shoes-knit-dresses-spring-nails" data-a2a-title="WEEKLY ROUND-UP: DENIM SHOES, KNIT DRESSES &amp; SPRING NAILS"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:58:33 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1870 at https://www.fashionata.com 8 PIECES TO GET FOR THE PERFECT EASTER OUTFIT https://www.fashionata.com/8-pieces-to-get-for-the-perfect-easter-outfit <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">8 PIECES TO GET FOR THE PERFECT EASTER OUTFIT</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/shopping" hreflang="en">Shopping</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:54</span> <div class="field field--name-field-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/04/EASTER%20SHOPPING.001.jpeg?itok=QGklviZk 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/EASTER%20SHOPPING.001.jpeg?itok=ucj_RCHJ 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/04/EASTER%20SHOPPING.001.jpeg?itok=15BSzEba 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/EASTER%20SHOPPING.001.jpeg?itok=ucj_RCHJ" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/EASTER%20SHOPPING.001.jpeg?itok=ucj_RCHJ" alt="Easter outfit" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-products field--type-field-collection field--label-hidden"> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">EGGSHELL EARRINGS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://allblues.se/en/product/3203/eggshell-earrings-pair" target="_blank">ALL BLUES</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">FURRY SLIDES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.parmemarin.com/collections/copy-of-furry-baby-2?category=Sandals" target="_blank">PARME MARIN</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">YELLOW TOP</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/new-in/editorials/summer-breeze-%7C-woman/collection…" target="_blank">ZARA</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">BUNNY EARS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9R7E8" target="_blank">MAISON MICHEL</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">BUNNY SNEAKERS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9R7C3" target="_blank">MINNA PARIKKA</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">PLUSH HAIR TIE</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9MBKn" target="_blank">ROSANTICA</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">NAIL POLISH</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://fabyshop.be/en/i-m-faby/371-pool-party.html" target="_blank">FABY POOL PARTY</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">BASKET BAG</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9R7CT" target="_blank">EDIE PARKER</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Easter Sunday is upon us, and while <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/fashion-just-me-my-outfit/london-bound" target="_blank">I never really need an excuse to celebrate my inner bunny</a>, it's nice to give it some context. And is it me or are there a LOT of super cute options to choose from this year? From earrings to slides and from sneakers to bags: they all come in Easter bunny approved options that make my heart sing! There's obviously nothing wrong with mixing and matching, but in order to keep it somewhat stylish I suggest adding these playful pieces to a sophisticated outfit: furry slides + structured cropped trousers, yellow top + white midi skirt, bunny sneakers + boyfriend jeans - you get the idea. And the accessories? Just add them to any look that could use a little bit of fun.&nbsp;This is the time to make yourself and everyone around you extra happy!</p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1869&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="191c0dfa"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/8-pieces-to-get-for-the-perfect-easter-outfit" data-a2a-title="8 PIECES TO GET FOR THE PERFECT EASTER OUTFIT"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:54:56 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1869 at https://www.fashionata.com PICK YOUR FAVE: 4 SUPER CUTE EASTER BRUNCH TABLE IDEAS https://www.fashionata.com/pick-your-fave-4-super-cute-easter-brunch-table-ideas <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">PICK YOUR FAVE: 4 SUPER CUTE EASTER BRUNCH TABLE IDEAS</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle/interior-design" hreflang="en">Interior Design</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:18</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Easter is easily one of my favourite family Holidays. First, there's the chocolate, and then there's the fact that it's very first occasion to celebrate the season of flowers and pastel nails! And since I'm conveniently forced to take it a bit slow these days, I'm happily embracing all the family time, including our annual get-together on Easter for an over-the-top Sunday brunch, with brightly dyed eggs, fresh narcissuses, and more chocolate than even remotely appropriate. Not sure yet which way we'll be going this year, but rest assure that these super cute Easter brunch table ideas will serve as our no. 1 inspo!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/EASTER%20BRUNCH.001.jpeg?itok=yjMG8jUZ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/EASTER%20BRUNCH.001.jpeg?itok=VdC_eOKo 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/EASTER%20BRUNCH.001.jpeg?itok=uledPnad 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="855f9bb4-a98b-4a8f-8155-306b2459e9d2" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/EASTER%20BRUNCH.001.jpeg?itok=VdC_eOKo" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/EASTER%20BRUNCH.001.jpeg?itok=VdC_eOKo" alt="Easter brunch table" /></picture></p> <p>I've said it before and I'll say it again: pastel shades are just quintessentially Spring, even if you're not that girly. :) I'm definitely the one who buys yet another set of napkins, just because they come in a shade of pink I hadn't come across before. And how gorgeous are those flower eggs?? (for steady hands only) Finally, a simple bouquet of white, soft pink and yellow blooms is a must for every Easter brunch table - no question about that. And if you have a Spring wedding coming up, this one would make for the prettiest wedding bouquet too!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="https://harlowandgrey.com/products/goddess-marble-hexagon-party-plates-small" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.craftberrybush.com/2014/04/watercolor-eggs.html" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="http://www.refinery29.com/diy-wedding-bouquets?crlt.pid=camp.ojxL1xorXvNb" target="_blank">3</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/EASTER%20BRUNCH.002.jpeg?itok=RjVMBkUa 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/EASTER%20BRUNCH.002.jpeg?itok=1k2AL4YK 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/EASTER%20BRUNCH.002.jpeg?itok=Xt_wGUit 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="46a90e5b-a6ac-4299-a491-cc44c328af1e" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/EASTER%20BRUNCH.002.jpeg?itok=1k2AL4YK" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/EASTER%20BRUNCH.002.jpeg?itok=1k2AL4YK" alt="Easter brunch" /></picture></p> <p>And speaking of blooms: how about going all out with them? As a, eh, natural nature lover I wouldn't pass up the chance of recreating these flower crowned eggies (seriously!) or bouquet cones. So simple but so effective!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://annesage.com/2016/04/13/inspired-easy-seasonal-spring-brunch-ideas/" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.countryliving.co.uk/create/craft/how-to/g49/easter-eggs-ideas/?slide=8" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/thelittleposyco_perth/" target="_blank">3</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/EASTER%20BRUNCH.003.jpeg?itok=tebeglHx 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/EASTER%20BRUNCH.003.jpeg?itok=ljaGf1Qc 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/EASTER%20BRUNCH.003.jpeg?itok=-liUP4DG 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="751b9815-4660-497d-bbdb-b3e46968c381" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/EASTER%20BRUNCH.003.jpeg?itok=ljaGf1Qc" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/EASTER%20BRUNCH.003.jpeg?itok=ljaGf1Qc" alt="Easter brunch table" /></picture></p> <p>I wouldn't immediately picture a taupe or moody green table when I think of Easter, but I have to say I'm into the idea ever since laying eyes on these pretty table settings. Obviously, the thin sleek white candles are a must to lighten up the mood, as are the golden cutlery and natural cotton napkins. And these marbled blue eggs are so pretty I'd consider having them around year-round!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/localmilk/23158214206/" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.housebeautiful.com/home-remodeling/diy-projects/g2257/easter-eggs-ideas/" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="http://bungalow5.dk/set-the-table-with-broste-copenhagen/?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=set-the-table-with-broste-copenhagen" target="_blank">3</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/PURE%20%26%20SIMPLE.001.jpeg?itok=ATR6rGhJ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PURE%20%26%20SIMPLE.001.jpeg?itok=ERz4T8qH 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/PURE%20%26%20SIMPLE.001.jpeg?itok=2SgC195t 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="fd4f4613-0a7b-47e7-877d-f79e5d4d8bdb" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PURE%20%26%20SIMPLE.001.jpeg?itok=ERz4T8qH" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PURE%20%26%20SIMPLE.001.jpeg?itok=ERz4T8qH" alt="Easter brunch table" /></picture></p> <p>And then there's the most appealing one of all: keep it extra simple with hand-picked flowers, a white linen tablecloth and pretty string lights. Throw some pretty blooms is your regular storage jars and - my personal fave - dress up your Easter eggs as little bunnies (<a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/268028560/natural-linen-napkin-easter-napkins-set?utm_source=Pinterest&amp;utm_medium=PageTools&amp;utm_campaign=Share" target="_blank">the handmade napkins</a> are actually super affordable!). Done and done!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/336995984606049402/" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/268028560/natural-linen-napkin-easter-napkins-set?utm_source=Pinterest&amp;utm_medium=PageTools&amp;utm_campaign=Share" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="http://blog.oldtimepottery.com/backyard-barbecue-decor-ideas/" target="_blank">3</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Which one is your fave? I think I'll go with the pastel bouquets, thin candles, and flower crown eggs! :)</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1866&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="a55fe867"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/pick-your-fave-4-super-cute-easter-brunch-table-ideas" data-a2a-title="PICK YOUR FAVE: 4 SUPER CUTE EASTER BRUNCH TABLE IDEAS"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:18:19 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1866 at https://www.fashionata.com HOW TO SPICE UP YOUR FLORALS THIS SEASON https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-spice-up-your-florals-this-season <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">HOW TO SPICE UP YOUR FLORALS THIS SEASON</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/sofies-looks" hreflang="en">Sofie&#039;s Looks</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/11/2017 - 14:21</span> <div class="field field--name-field-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/04/FLORALS%27.001.jpeg?itok=Tq5pXD0z 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/FLORALS%27.001.jpeg?itok=aPcOJhrS 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/04/FLORALS%27.001.jpeg?itok=ehnzI4P_ 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/FLORALS%27.001.jpeg?itok=aPcOJhrS" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/FLORALS%27.001.jpeg?itok=aPcOJhrS" alt="Sofie Valkiers flower dress" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/04/IMG_0739_LR.jpg?itok=JJeirsty 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/IMG_0739_LR.jpg?itok=EBCMn1mL 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/04/IMG_0739_LR.jpg?itok=fmtvLbVx 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/IMG_0739_LR.jpg?itok=EBCMn1mL" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/IMG_0739_LR.jpg?itok=EBCMn1mL" alt="Sofie Valkiers flower dress" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/04/FLORALS%2522.001.jpeg?itok=aLrj6tnW 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/FLORALS%2522.001.jpeg?itok=LURVik8c 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/04/FLORALS%2522.001.jpeg?itok=QWB4eoE9 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/FLORALS%2522.001.jpeg?itok=LURVik8c" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/04/FLORALS%2522.001.jpeg?itok=LURVik8c" alt="Sofie Valkiers flower dress" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-products field--type-field-collection field--label-hidden"> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">FLOWER DRESS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/shop/clothing/iro-aamito-flower-dress/" target="_blank">IRO</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">METALLIC BOOTIES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/shop/shoes/lolo-gold-twiggy-boots/" target="_blank">LOLO BALLERINA&#039;S</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">RED SHOPPER</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/shop/bags/enes-shopper-python-bordeaux/" target="_blank">ENES</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">SHEER SUNNIES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/ckcyvrmnnn" target="_blank">GUCCI</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">CHUNKY BRACELETS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/cat/accessories/jewellery/" target="_blank">ANNICK VDW</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">NAILS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://fabyshop.be/en/classics/86-tea-time.html?search_query=tea+time&amp;results=1" target="_blank">FABY TEA TIME</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Floral patterns are a returning Spring favourite, but this season they're literally <em>everywhere</em>. And since I'm a natural born pattern lover (whether <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-rock-the-bustier-plus-shirt-trend" target="_blank">classic stripes</a>, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/dress-the-bump-how-to-pimp-your-leggings" target="_blank">camou</a>, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-secret-to-wearing-animal-prints" target="_blank">zebra</a> or <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/easy-tricks-to-wear-prints-on-prints" target="_blank">geometric</a>), I'm a huge fan. However, there's this one huge pitfall of ending up with a dull and too cutesie outfit - so not our thing, right? Luckily, it's pretty easy to spice up&nbsp;your florals&nbsp;and give them a little edge, if you just keep these 3 things in mind.</p> <p><strong>1 / GO BIG OR GO HOME</strong></p> <p>We predicted that <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-10-trends-of-2017-you-have-to-know" target="_blank">big sleeves were going to be, eh, big this year</a>, and that's what I adored most about this dress that I found at <a href="https://www.enes.be" target="_blank">Enes</a>. The general cut of the dress, with a high collar and midi length, is fairly traditional, but the wide ruffled sleeves make it super playful - reminding me of hot Brazilian Summer nights full of bbq, friends, and music.</p> <p><strong>2 / GOLDEN GOALS</strong></p> <p>There's nothing like a metallic accent to spice up an outfit, so I knew these golden booties would be the quintessential punch that this look needed. Since metallic has an unmistakable futuristic vibe to it, it outrules any 'old-fashioned' associations that a flower print might trigger. And if you go with a midi heeled version there's no suffering involved!</p> <p><strong>3 / SEE-THROUGH SUNNIES</strong></p> <p>I can't say that I'm particularly fussy about my sunnies; whether they're <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-5-must-have-key-pieces-for-spring" target="_blank">space-y</a>, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/chanel-make-it-your-own-two-tone-shoes" target="_blank">rounded</a> or <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-rock-the-bustier-plus-shirt-trend" target="_blank">cat-eyed</a>, I love 'em all. But when it comes to pairing them with a flower dress it does take a special pair, because you don't want them to look slightly granny (which is always a thing with oversized versions). The see-through tinted glasses of this pair make all the difference, since they make it look lighter and slightly vintage without looking outdated.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Are you into this year's florals trend? Or do you find it cliché to wear a flower print during Spring? I'd love to hear! :)&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1867&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="b8cafbb0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-spice-up-your-florals-this-season" data-a2a-title="HOW TO SPICE UP YOUR FLORALS THIS SEASON"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:21:44 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1867 at https://www.fashionata.com