Your daily dose of fashion, beauty, travel and food - Just a little bit different https://www.fashionata.com/rss.xml en I TOTALLY WORK OUT WITH MAKEUP AND SO CAN YOU https://www.fashionata.com/i-totally-work-out-with-makeup-and-so-can-you <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">I TOTALLY WORK OUT WITH MAKEUP AND SO CAN YOU</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, 01/19/2018 - 17:50</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>We might as well be honest about it: the Holidays are over and January, the Monday of months, is kicking in hard. And the only thing worse about January than the weather are those damn New Year's resolutions, tapping you on the shoulder wherever you go. First on the list: your new workout routine! So cliché but so true: there's no better time to start working on your fitness than a new year, because this Summer it's going <em>down</em>. And honestly, after yet another day spent indoors (looking at you, rain!), it can feel really good to get that booty going. But staying motivated is of course the trickiest part, and a huge part has to do with actually feeling (and looking!) good while exercising. So here's a personal January confession: despite the ongoing debate on the topic, I totally work out with makeup and so can you!</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/WORKOUT.002.jpeg?itok=W4Ud2fsJ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/WORKOUT.002.jpeg?itok=cQ4kSbX- 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/WORKOUT.002.jpeg?itok=r_qi_ZAZ 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0dbfb633-0170-411d-83a3-f9981954e772" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/WORKOUT.002.jpeg?itok=cQ4kSbX-" alt="work out with makeup" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p>Truth be told, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/meet-our-sweet-little-baby-boy-gabriel-bastos" target="_blank">after having our little boy</a>, it took me a pretty long time to get into a regular workout routine again. I've never been a huge fan of the gym, and prefer <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/fashion-just-me/how-stay-chic-while-working-out" target="_blank">running outdoors</a> or doing a little yoga session anytime - as to <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-3-always-work-ways-to-clear-my-head" target="_blank">clear my head</a> and work on my physique simultaneously. And though I know there are <em>a lot</em> of conflicting opinions about it, from day 1 I've consciously tried to find a way to incorporate my makeup into my workouts. It's honestly already such a challenge to include exercising into your daily routine, and since I do wear makeup on a regular basis, it just seemed much more realistic that way. Plus I'm a big believer of the fact that skincare and makeup have evolved immensely over the past decade (bye bye '90s cake-y foundation!), so with the right products (and my 4 fave tips ;)), it's totally possible! Here goes...</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/WORKOUT.003.jpeg?itok=GdlpXLp_ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/WORKOUT.003.jpeg?itok=D5-Gy_pm 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/WORKOUT.003.jpeg?itok=pDUIICnx 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3e6523b1-afd4-405f-a629-b80af47e6518" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/WORKOUT.003.jpeg?itok=D5-Gy_pm" alt="work out with makeup" /></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_6756_LR.jpg?itok=gby3FVPv 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_6756_LR.jpg?itok=45YSyL6Q 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_6756_LR.jpg?itok=be8fLMVj 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="737ac597-bbf6-45b0-b226-61ba481de8d8" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_6756_LR.jpg?itok=45YSyL6Q" alt="work out with makeup" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>1 / GET YOUR BASIS RIGHT</strong></p> <p>Just as with your actual workout, it's important to get the basics right. Make sure to focus on a light base that combines skincare &amp; camouflage (always my absolute favourite products!), such as a non comedogenic tinted moisturiser or CC cream that won't clog your pores. If you want to go all the way and apply eye makeup, a good primer that will keep things in place is of course essential. Finally, my absolute no. 1 product to include into my workout makeup is a good tinted lip balm. It adds some colour to your complexion and keeps your lips moisturised &amp; hydrated while sweating and chugging your mandatory water. :)</p> <p><strong>SHOP MY FAVES: </strong>CC CREAM SPF 50 <a href="http://rstyle.me/~ag3Vk" target="_blank">CHANEL</a> / EYE-STAY PRIMER <a href="http://rstyle.me/~ag3Vt" target="_blank">GUERLAIN</a> / LIP GLOW &amp; SUGAR SCRUB <a href="http://rstyle.me/~ag3Vx" target="_blank">DIOR ADDICT</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>2 / ANTICIPATE THE WET</strong></p> <p>Sweating is a wished for part of every great workout, so anticipating on that when choosing your workout makeup is a must! A good setting powder, that you apply by pressing it on top of your tinted basis, will absorb your sweat without looking cake-y (the same way it does on super hot days), so it's absolutely essential to include. I prefer a loose powder over a pressed one, because the texture always seems to be a bit lighter. If you want a little colour on the cheeks, a cream blush is perfect to add a healthy pre-workout flush; it has the ability to stay on a little longer than its powder counterparts (cause it's a bit more sticky), so that's a winner right there. Finally, it goes without saying that waterproof mascara will save you from leaving the gym without a (makeup conflicted) black eye.</p> <p><strong>SHOP MY FAVES: </strong>LOOSE POWDER PRISME LIBRE <a href="http://rstyle.me/~ag3VB" target="_blank">GIVENCHY</a> / CREAM BLUSH LES BEIGES (NO. 23) <a href="http://rstyle.me/~ag3VL" target="_blank">CHANEL</a> / WATERPROOF MASCARA <a href="http://rstyle.me/~ag3VZ" target="_blank">DIORSHOW</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 / NO RUBBING</strong></p> <p>This one doesn't require any products, just common sense. :) If you want to avoid rubbing off your carefully applied makeup after sweating a bit, avoid rubbing and pat your face dry instead - much like you applied your loose powder. A ridiculously simple tip, but one that's super crucial!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>4 / CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN &amp; HYDRATE</strong></p> <p>And of course: after your workout-with-makeup it's all a matter of cleaning your skin well! For those of you who like to use a face wash with water, go right ahead, but even after a workout I like to rely on a good micellar water to take everything off (until my cotton pad doesn't show any more dirt). Make sure to hydrate your skin well, to make up for all the fluids you've shed and get that balance right on track.</p> <p><strong>SHOP MY FAVES:</strong> H2O MICELLAR WATER SENSIBIO <a href="http://rstyle.me/~ag3Wj" target="_blank">BIODERMA</a> / CONCENTRATED BALANCING SOFTENER FUTURE SOLUTION LX <a href="http://rstyle.me/~ag3WL" target="_blank">SHISEIDO</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_6728_LR.jpg?itok=IZMx9i3V 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_6728_LR.jpg?itok=auev326P 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_6728_LR.jpg?itok=QI3oOrz4 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4004dedc-ff2a-46a0-8074-e2b9956f6592" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_6728_LR.jpg?itok=auev326P" alt="work out with makeup" /></picture></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What are your thoughts on working out with makeup? Do you do it as well, and what are your must-haves? Would so love to hear I'm not the only one out there! :)</strong></p> <p><strong><em>I'm wearing</em>:</strong> ELECTRIC BLUE LEGGINGS <a href="https://nunuactivewear.com/product-category/collectiontwo/leggings/" target="_blank">NUNU</a> / GOLDEN SNEAKERS <a href="https://www.hogan.com/be-fr/femme.html" target="_blank">HOGAN</a> / MONOGRAM BAG <a href="https://fr.louisvuitton.com/fra-fr/produits/neverfull-gm-monogram-007652" target="_blank">LOUIS VUITTON</a> / PALE PINK DRINKING BOTTLE <a href="http://rstyle.me/~ag3Uu" target="_blank">BKR</a> / BABY BLUE NAILS <a href="https://opi-shop.be/nl/classics/581-i-am-what-i-amethyst.html" target="_blank">O.P.I. I AM WHAT I AMETHYST</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=2044&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="FvukZ7V6SGhLunLaMU0MPKaTNiUORit6n6ku-ZOA1tI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/i-totally-work-out-with-makeup-and-so-can-you" data-a2a-title="I TOTALLY WORK OUT WITH MAKEUP AND SO CAN YOU"><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, 19 Jan 2018 16:50:17 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2044 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/i-totally-work-out-with-makeup-and-so-can-you#comments YELLOW FEVER: HOW TO BRIGHTEN YOUR WINTER OUTFIT LIKE A PRO https://www.fashionata.com/yellow-fever-how-to-brighten-your-winter-outfit-like-a-pro <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">YELLOW FEVER: HOW TO BRIGHTEN YOUR WINTER OUTFIT LIKE A PRO</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, 01/15/2018 - 09:01</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/2018/01/MBF_6200_LR2_0.jpg?itok=0r4M-ame 1x" 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</div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">BLACK CROPPED TROUSERS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.citizensofhumanity.com/womens/all-womens/black/cara-cigarette-ankle…" target="_blank">CITIZENS OF HUMANITY</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">LACE UP BOOTS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://eu.christianlouboutin.com/be_fr/homepage-1/women/shoes/bottines.html?p=1" target="_blank">CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN</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="https://poppylissiman.com/products/sunglasses" target="_blank">POPPY LISSIMAN</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">BLUE NAILS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.fabyshop.be/en/classics/144-fleur-de-lis.html?search_query=fleur+de…" target="_blank">FABY FLEUR DE LIS</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Given that <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/picture-perfect-paradise-rio-de-janeiro-buzios" target="_blank">I spent most of the Winter in sunny Brazil</a>, I know I probably don't have the right to complain about the weather&nbsp;but hey, here I go anyway: it's been sooo dreary &amp; grey in Antwerp! I heard it's one of the darkest Winters in 20 years, so that's definitely saying something. Everyone I know has been doing&nbsp;<em>anything</em>&nbsp;they can think off to keep up a somewhat sunny mood: eating all the ice cream, light&nbsp;box therapy (gotta take what you can get), hot sauna sessions - you name it, Belgians have done it. :) But&nbsp;here's my personal fave way to keep my spirits high: brighten your Winter outfit! It's the most simple way to lift your mood, and now that the Winter sales are officially happening, there's no better time to hop on the yellow fever boat and score your favourite happy fashion piece. And if you're afraid that wearing the sunniest colour of all in Winter might look a bit funny, these 3 simple tricks got you covered!</p> <p><strong>1 / THINK COMPLEMENTARY</strong></p> <p>Remember learning about complementary colours in high&nbsp;school?&nbsp;This is the time to dust off that knowledge and make sure your bright colour of the day is balanced out by its complementary counterpart!&nbsp;Because, though it might seem a bit counterintuitive at first, it's crucial to add another poppy colour to your outfit to avoid a 'clownesque' effect of your first standout piece. If you don't want to go overboard, adding a not-too-big accessory is perfection (such as a blue bag, which balances out my yellow coat without stealing its thunder; also seen <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/now-go-on-and-wear-bright-colours-during-winter" target="_blank">here</a>).</p> <p><strong>2 / FLUFFY TEXTURES, PLEASE</strong></p> <p>The easiest way to make&nbsp;bright colours Winter appropriate is of course by adding some fuzziness to them, so if you can (and you should, because <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/this-years-holiday-office-party-look-faux-fur" target="_blank">it's one of this season's biggest trends</a>): score your favourite faux fur jacket in a hot colour, and you're all set!</p> <p><strong>3 / CHOOSE YOUR NEUTRALS WISELY</strong></p> <p>Though I'm not the biggest fan of black in general, there's no denying it's the only acceptable basis&nbsp;to brighten your Winter outfit in the most stylish way. Do avoid an all-black ensemble, though, since that might end up looking a bit cheap. Instead, add another neutral shade such as tan or brown colours, preferably near your face (because waaay more flattering than black for any skin colour!).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How do you feel about wearing hot yellow during Winter? Doesn't it instantly make you feel happy? :)</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=2043&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="jiXGpYSKznVpltMpay7_vXqfr1TP6Id9B8grQpeTqe0"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24463"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1516091014"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Alex</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24463#comment-24463" hreflang="en">January 16, 2018</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Adorable as always!</p> <p>Cheers,<br /> Aexandra</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24463&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="xYxP3z1Wli-YLgNBEkcuI_e6Qx8oVxgBwdNlxu1mYUk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24465"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1516091033"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24465#comment-24465" hreflang="en">January 16, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24463#comment-24463" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Adorable as always!…</a> by <span>Alex</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hihi thanks so much, Alexandra! xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24465&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="wDOqfQUFUXXcoLWGYfEaeoZwINutk_MHryZyphyWJiI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/yellow-fever-how-to-brighten-your-winter-outfit-like-a-pro" data-a2a-title="YELLOW FEVER: HOW TO BRIGHTEN YOUR WINTER OUTFIT LIKE A PRO"><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, 15 Jan 2018 08:01:05 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2043 at https://www.fashionata.com PICTURE PERFECT PARADISE: RIO DE JANEIRO & BÚZIOS https://www.fashionata.com/picture-perfect-paradise-rio-de-janeiro-buzios <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">PICTURE PERFECT PARADISE: RIO DE JANEIRO &amp; BÚZIOS</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/travel/sofie-en-route" hreflang="en">Sofie en Route</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, 01/10/2018 - 12:10</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/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.003.jpeg?itok=3a9JIPXY 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.003.jpeg?itok=rc4HVYo8 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.003.jpeg?itok=91dqOuxb 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.003.jpeg?itok=rc4HVYo8" alt="Rio de Janeiro &amp; Búzios" /> </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/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.007.jpeg?itok=Z-cF9EbB 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.007.jpeg?itok=8X8Y6j24 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.007.jpeg?itok=Tw9fPeAz 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.007.jpeg?itok=8X8Y6j24" alt="Rio de Janeiro &amp; Búzios" /> </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/2018/01/Rio%20roof%20top%20IMG_2411_LR.jpg?itok=FM7zMMYY 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/01/Rio%20roof%20top%20IMG_2411_LR.jpg?itok=aYssho3e 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/01/Rio%20roof%20top%20IMG_2411_LR.jpg?itok=ZCeq2lgx 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/01/Rio%20roof%20top%20IMG_2411_LR.jpg?itok=aYssho3e" alt="Rio de Janeiro &amp; Búzios" /> </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/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.005.jpeg?itok=xkGszrA3 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.005.jpeg?itok=z9NtafgB 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.005.jpeg?itok=y5y50vgc 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.005.jpeg?itok=z9NtafgB" alt="Rio de Janeiro &amp; Búzios" /> </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/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.006.jpeg?itok=sFEuxgHT 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.006.jpeg?itok=6Xw7elnh 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.006.jpeg?itok=qELY3G5x 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.006.jpeg?itok=6Xw7elnh" alt="Rio de Janeiro &amp; Búzios" /> </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/2018/01/Rio%20beach%20IMG_2381_LR.jpg?itok=MmZanhSr 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/01/Rio%20beach%20IMG_2381_LR.jpg?itok=TZ8Lu4IX 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/01/Rio%20beach%20IMG_2381_LR.jpg?itok=z5xJVQPt 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/01/Rio%20beach%20IMG_2381_LR.jpg?itok=TZ8Lu4IX" alt="Rio de Janeiro &amp; Búzios" /> </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/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.004.jpeg?itok=y9NSx7RN 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.004.jpeg?itok=EzdRXyP9 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.004.jpeg?itok=0cdbR_H3 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.004.jpeg?itok=EzdRXyP9" alt="Rio de Janeiro &amp; Búzios" /> </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/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.008.jpeg?itok=_9bJ7reh 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.008.jpeg?itok=tSsYdaGA 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.008.jpeg?itok=E1RLLhLO 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/01/BUZIOS%20RIO.008.jpeg?itok=tSsYdaGA" alt="Rio de Janeiro &amp; Búzios" /> </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/2018/01/Rio%20shower%20beach_LR.jpg?itok=sUvoC9yN 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/01/Rio%20shower%20beach_LR.jpg?itok=V81fl-S3 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/01/Rio%20shower%20beach_LR.jpg?itok=qAx3kLnT 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/01/Rio%20shower%20beach_LR.jpg?itok=V81fl-S3" alt="Rio de Janeiro &amp; Búzios" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I'm not going to lie: it's not too shabby to have <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-meet-the-love-of-your-life" target="_blank">a Brazilian baby daddy</a>. :) From our very first trip to Marcio's beautiful native country on (only a couple of months after we started dating!) I fell in love with Brazil. The <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/just-me-travel/my-5-brazilian-senses-see" target="_blank">upbeat people</a>, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/just-me/my-5-brazilian-senses-smell" target="_blank">coconut-y smells</a>, pristine beaches, balmy temperatures, and <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/just-me/my-5-brazilian-senses-taste" target="_blank">delicious food</a> - what's there not to like! It's become an annual tradition to escape the harsh Belgian Winter and spend the Holidays in sunny Brazil with Marcio's family, and I love to explore a new part of the country every time we go.</p> <p>But first things first: we met up with my sweet in-laws in my beloved Rio de Janeiro. Nothing beats waking up overlooking Ipanema Beach, so we were super perked with our stay at the <a href="http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-8941-sofitel-rio-de-janeiro-ipanema-ex-caesar-park/index.shtml" target="_blank">Sofitel Ipanema hotel</a>. Of course, I fell in love (again!) with their breakfast of fresh fruits,&nbsp;light tapioca&nbsp;pancakes with <em>leite condensado</em>&nbsp;(condensed milk), and fluffy&nbsp;<em>pao de queijo</em>&nbsp;(mini cheese balls). I seriously had it every single day. :) Since it was&nbsp;the Summer season there (that means HOT temperatures), we really went all out with the chilling: after breakfast we took our ritual morning dip in the rooftop pool, followed by lunch in the city (usually ice cream) and beach time. The good life! :)</p> <p>After a few days in Rio, we decided to switch off our phones (felt so good!) and drift off to the nearby peninsula&nbsp;Búzios, following in the footsteps of none less than Brigitte Bardot, who put this picture perfect paradise first on the map. And you guys, it was so beautiful! I actually cracked up when I saw the amount of coconuts in our pictures, but that's basically all we did: dipping our feet in the sand &amp; crystal clear water, sipping fresh coconut water, catching up on our fave magazines, and soaking up the sun. If you're looking to escape the brutal European Winter, this is definitely one spot to put on your radar. O Brazil, you're too good to be true...</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Have you been to any sunny paradise destinations recently? Any other bucket list spots that I should visit soon? :)</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Find all the outfit details on my Instagram&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/sofievalkiers/" target="_blank">@sofievalkiers</a>!</em></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=2042&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="px051GTMQyK9GHCgVhmt9qKtgWWyycV0owlwrVCmG3g"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24462"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1516021642"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Siem</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24462#comment-24462" hreflang="en">January 15, 2018</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dag Sofie, ik vroeg me af of jullie baby mee gereisd heeft? Ik heb een zoontje van 6 maanden en we zouden er binnenkort ook mee naar een exotische bestemming willen gaan...</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24462&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="nqwWjbRTiF1QPXEIIsNX8zVyaEr9KlAnjkRcR8vHDHQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24464"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1516090973"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24464#comment-24464" hreflang="en">January 16, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24462#comment-24462" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Dag Sofie, ik vroeg me af of…</a> by <span>Siem</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hey Siem! Ooo dat is een goeie vraag, want het was oorspronkelijk zeker en vast onze bedoeling om Gabriel mee te nemen (onze tickets waren al geboekt!) maar het werd ons afgeraden door het Tropisch Instituut! :( Er werd ons gezegd dat het af te raden was om voor zijn eerste verjaardag naar exotische bestemmingen te reizen (omwille van immuniteit en het feit dat hij nog niet alle shots mocht krijgen). We hebben dan maar op zeker gespeeld en zijn eerste reisje naar Brazilië uitgesteld tot dit jaar... Ik ben natuurlijk geen dokter, maar ik zou het dus zeker wel eventjes op voorhand checken. :) xx big kiss</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24464&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="PlodYtbX6WLNkMlPsXFRXvVWOMSQO2E6-5Dbwvoj6Bs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/picture-perfect-paradise-rio-de-janeiro-buzios" data-a2a-title="PICTURE PERFECT PARADISE: RIO DE JANEIRO &amp; BÚZIOS"><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, 10 Jan 2018 11:10:16 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2042 at https://www.fashionata.com THE 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO TRAVEL WITH A BABY https://www.fashionata.com/the-5-things-you-need-to-travel-with-a-baby <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">THE 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO TRAVEL WITH A BABY</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle/motherhood" hreflang="en">Motherhood</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">Sat, 01/06/2018 - 10:00</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Of all the things that <em>seem</em> effortless from the outside but are actually batshit crazy in real life, traveling with a baby is the unrivalled no. 1. Exploring new parts of the world has always been a big part of my life, and before Gabriel was born, I mostly dreamt about these picture perfect trips, where he'd be taking in all my favourite parts around the world with big curious eyes - no public meltdowns or spit-up to be seen. :) Fast forward to <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/paris-in-fall-apple-cider-crepes-a-sparkly-date-night" target="_blank">his first trip to Paris</a> at 4 months old, and it was instantly clear that traveling with a little one literally takes an army. So yes, of all the baby purchases I made (remember <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-5-newborn-baby-essentials-that-really-make-a-difference" target="_blank">my 5 fave pieces for newborns</a>?), the ones that have made our beloved trips so much easier were the best investments. If you're planning a little family vacay right now, these are the 5 things you need to travel with a baby!</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/Yoyo%20MBF_6133_LR.jpg?itok=xUdncRQY 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Yoyo%20MBF_6133_LR.jpg?itok=48a5dG-Q 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Yoyo%20MBF_6133_LR.jpg?itok=bjESUGjQ 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="311a077c-eefa-48bd-85e9-9ceb41cc2384" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Yoyo%20MBF_6133_LR.jpg?itok=48a5dG-Q" alt="travel with a baby" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/baby%20cart%20with%20bebeLR.jpg?itok=ptbpruRI 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/baby%20cart%20with%20bebeLR.jpg?itok=mSaOqYNT 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/baby%20cart%20with%20bebeLR.jpg?itok=tdbV3lwh 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4e320ba4-4689-4700-aa94-fd248a070862" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/baby%20cart%20with%20bebeLR.jpg?itok=mSaOqYNT" alt="travel with a baby" /></picture></p> <p><strong>1 / SUPER COMPACT STROLLER - <a href="http://www.hetlandvanooit.be/catalogus/products/buggy/babyzen-buggy/yoyo/detail/babyzen-yoyo" target="_blank">BABYZEN YOYO</a></strong></p> <p>If you only make one travel-friendly purchase, let it be this super compact stroller. No matter how much I love <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/out-and-about-gabriels-first-family-picnic" target="_blank">my beautiful Mima Xari</a>, it's kind of impossible to take on trips. Many of you recommended this Babyzen stroller as one of the lightest and most practical ones out there, and it didn't disappoint! Since it folds into a tiny package in a matter of seconds it's perfect to check in at the airport, and while it does take a little more steering out on the streets (it really is very lightweight), all in all it's practical, sleek &amp; fun, so definitely a winner! (and for who's wondering: the watermelon teething toy is from <a href="http://oliandcarol.com/en/fruitsveggies/wally-the-watermelon.html" target="_blank">Oli &amp; Carol</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/TRAVEL%20WITH%20BABY.002.jpeg?itok=u86YNTQ- 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRAVEL%20WITH%20BABY.002.jpeg?itok=OI2z3QZm 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRAVEL%20WITH%20BABY.002.jpeg?itok=6I7x-5Z3 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="51f84883-3fb2-48e0-a3df-7560d9d340f0" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRAVEL%20WITH%20BABY.002.jpeg?itok=OI2z3QZm" alt="travel with a baby" /></picture></p> <p><strong>2 / 2-IN-1 INFANT CAR SEAT/STROLLER - <a href="http://www.hetlandvanooit.be/catalogus/products/kinderwagen/doona/none/detail/doona" target="_blank">SIMPLE PARENTING DOONA</a></strong></p> <p>When we took our first trip to Paris as a family of 3 in September, we hadn't anticipated that Gabriel, at only 5.5 months old, would already have outgrown his carry-around car seat. Since he obviously wasn't able to sit by himself just yet, this 2-in-1 infant car seat that turns into a little stroller turned out to be a real lifesaver. It's perfect for trips that require a long drive and will come in handy when you have to run lots of errands on location (you can just take the whole thing with you instead of waking up your mini). And since Gabriel loves to see his surroundings (he's so curious! :)) I also found it a nice change from the Babyzen stroller, because this one lets him sit up a bit more straight. The perfect duo!</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/TRAVEL%20WITH%20BABY.003.jpeg?itok=Rw5wa1Wg 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRAVEL%20WITH%20BABY.003.jpeg?itok=9Iipc0nm 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRAVEL%20WITH%20BABY.003.jpeg?itok=vq1C-kjp 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e0b80ff9-37f7-4930-b8c6-4e877e241dce" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRAVEL%20WITH%20BABY.003.jpeg?itok=9Iipc0nm" alt="travel with a baby" /></picture></p> <p><strong>3 / FOLDABLE TRAVEL CRIB - <a href="https://www.aeromoov.com/nl-be/product/aeromoov-instant-reisbed" target="_blank">AEROMOOV</a></strong></p> <p>Another piece that can be folded into a tiny package, but transforms into a comfy crib in a matter of seconds! What I love most about this one is that its rectangular shape makes it suitable for naps and playing alike, once your baby's a bit older. It's simple and safe, and 100% fuss-free.</p> <p><strong>4 / MUSICAL DREAM SHEEP - <a href="http://www.easidream.co.uk" target="_blank">EASIDREAM</a></strong></p> <p>I had heard lots of good things about this fluffy buddy before Gabriel was born. Apart from being all soft &amp; cuddly it also has a double soothing effect, with a soft pink light and calming sounds (including a heartbeat, waterfall, harp, and ahem, vacuum cleaner :)). It's easy to carry around, and makes your little one feel at home no matter where you are.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_4764_LR2.jpg?itok=TTCcazyN 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4764_LR2.jpg?itok=npO4rY-R 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_4764_LR2.jpg?itok=5KsgMwp2 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="18bbed25-198e-47c1-8568-656efc2df4c4" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4764_LR2.jpg?itok=npO4rY-R" alt="travel with a baby" /></picture></strong></p> <p><strong>5 / SUPER LONG SLEEPING BAG - <a href="https://www.degeleflamingo.com/collections/slaapzakken/products/baby-bites-voetenzak-shark-mustard?variant=26932388360" target="_blank">BABY BITES</a></strong></p> <p>Again with his long legs, Gabriel grew out of his newborn sleeping bag super fast, so this cute shark one from Baby Bites (98 cm long!) was the perfect addition to our baby travel pieces. It's soft and practical (because 100% cotton) and can also be used as a stroller bag, to keep your mini warm on the go. And let's be honest: it just puts a smile on your face every single time. :)</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What are your favourite pieces to travel with a baby? Anything I should run out &amp; buy right now? I'd love to hear!</strong></p> <p><em>Strollers and crib are available via <a href="http://www.hetlandvanooit.be" target="_blank">Het Land van Ooit</a>, shark sleeping bag via <a href="https://www.degeleflamingo.com" target="_blank">De Gele Flamingo</a></em></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=2040&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="-LTPgpEAWqSSrYk8lSdp0lkeaQX7Ds88uC9HAi0CLJw"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24449"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1515245081"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>sophie</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24449#comment-24449" hreflang="en">January 6, 2018</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Haha, that sleeping bag is to die for! :)</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24449&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="yzWR_cnNEPwDJPzr7JsysH6ziLWjCIiwEoWTukZNBTE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24452"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1515407336"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24452#comment-24452" hreflang="en">January 8, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24449#comment-24449" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Haha, that sleeping bag is…</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>Yesss so cute, right? :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24452&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Ubc2UYdGRGdWq12OCGjVQQ2z0P6HEzPHqp2GcG2YELs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24453"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1515437643"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Chiara</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24453#comment-24453" hreflang="en">January 8, 2018</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hi Sofia,<br /> Thanks for the super helpful tips! We also hd to come to the conclusion that travelling won‘t be the same ever again :) !!! So much to pack, so much to think of.</p> <p> you also have such a big boy, just like my little one, so you are the right person to ask I guess! Does your boy still stay in the bassinet of the baby zen and is the bed that is so foldable big enough still for when he‘ll be bigger ? </p> <p>Thanks<br /> Chiara</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24453&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Ib5W5CWnA8TL--qfBr78KtZqGFt8Zlb974EJcM2hZOw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24454"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1515484209"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24454#comment-24454" hreflang="en">January 9, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24453#comment-24453" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Hi Sofia,…</a> by <span>Chiara</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hi Chiara! Haha, yes Gabriel really is pretty tall for his age. By now (over 7M old), he&#039;s gotten almost too big to still fit into the Babyzen bassinet so we&#039;ll have to be on the lookout for an alternative (keep an eye on my IG to spot any updates! ;)). The crib will definitely be big enough to carry him for a while, since it was designed for babes &amp; toddlers alike. Hope this helps! xx big kiss</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24454&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="swMUgNEnCD3eohTLhR2-g8kxq3v4TOgajsozETBnzS0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24457"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1515576468"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Chiara</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24457#comment-24457" hreflang="en">January 10, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24454#comment-24454" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Hi Chiara! Haha, yes Gabriel…</a> by <span>Sofie Valkiers</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Sorry first that I wrote Sofia, haha my friend&#039;s name is Sofia and I got carried away... !! </p> <p>It&#039;s good to hear that you still used the bassinet up to now, my bubba is only 6 months old and therefore I will still put him in the bassinet in our next travels. I am sure you know that the Babyzen also comes with a seat, but I feel like my little one is too small for the forward facing pram just yet ! </p> <p>Thanks again and of course will continue following your updates on Insta :)</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24457&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="GhE6_ReFna7AZYMP7Y7Lr-_j9KBE535loYxWajX3l1U"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24459"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1515583112"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24459#comment-24459" hreflang="en">January 10, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24457#comment-24457" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Sorry first that I wrote…</a> by <span>Chiara</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Haha Chiara, no problem, Sofia&#039;s also a nice name :). Yes, looking forward to start using the Babyzen seat soon. They grow up too fast! ;) Thanks so much for your support, big kiss xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24459&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="oZR6yIsjtmS4MtFhqQCDlZDtcy8-Yq_1sJdC5mCO__0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div></div></div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/the-5-things-you-need-to-travel-with-a-baby" data-a2a-title="THE 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO TRAVEL WITH A BABY"><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> Sat, 06 Jan 2018 09:00:00 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2040 at https://www.fashionata.com BEST OF 2017: THE 10 FASHIONATA POSTS YOU READ THE MOST https://www.fashionata.com/best-of-2017-the-10-fashionata-posts-you-read-the-most <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">BEST OF 2017: THE 10 FASHIONATA POSTS YOU READ THE MOST</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle" hreflang="en">Lifestyle</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, 01/03/2018 - 12:18</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>From the very beginning, one of my favourite parts of sharing bits of my life on my own public platforms has been reading your heartfelt comments and thoughts. There's something about creating and being a part of a thoughtful like-minded community that always makes me feel so happy &amp; fulfilled, and it's always been your feedback that has enriched my work more than anything else. So every time I put a new piece out there, whether it's on <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/fashion/sofies-looks" target="_blank">my favourite looks</a>, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/beauty/make-up" target="_blank">beauty tips</a>, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/travel/brazil" target="_blank">adventures abroad</a>, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/lifestyle/personal" target="_blank">relationships</a> or <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/lifestyle/motherhood" target="_blank">motherhood</a>, my heart jumps a little, instantly looking forward to hearing your take on the subject. It's always such a thrill to see certain posts resonate the way they do, so in the spirit of saying proper goodbye to <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/happy-new-year" target="_blank">one of the best years of my life</a>, I've made a little overview of the 10 Fashionata posts you read the most in 2017! Enjoy! :)</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_3309_LR2.jpg?itok=0cyQT6ZG 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_3309_LR2.jpg?itok=TvWYSK_v 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_3309_LR2.jpg?itok=dlw-mvv2 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b8409ce2-0bff-4191-8469-96ca72257f1e" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_3309_LR2.jpg?itok=TvWYSK_v" alt="best of 2017" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/BEST%20OF%202017.002.jpeg?itok=-89Uox2X 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/BEST%20OF%202017.002.jpeg?itok=3hxW9S28 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/BEST%20OF%202017.002.jpeg?itok=GYy7TNEZ 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6ffefb61-dd83-415c-b299-00f719b66846" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/BEST%20OF%202017.002.jpeg?itok=3hxW9S28" alt="best of 2017" /></picture></p> <p><a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-happiest-nine-month-news" target="_blank">THE HAPPIEST NINE-MONTH NEWS...</a></p> <p>Needless to say this was by far the most exciting announcement of the year for me! After keeping it a secret for 3 long months, I could finally share more details on when our first baby was due, how excited our closest friends &amp; family reacted when we told the news, and our dreamy nursery room plans (<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/a-cosy-place-for-our-boy-the-baby-room-reveal" target="_blank">now realised!</a>).</p> <p><a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-5-must-haves-for-fashionable-mamas-to-be" target="_blank">MY 5 MUST-HAVES FOR FASHIONABLE MAMAS-TO-BE</a></p> <p>Since I'm always a big believer of investing in quality over quantity, I found it so much fun to explore the world of mama-to-be pieces, and select my favourite must-haves that <em>truly</em> make your life so much easier when you're carrying a little human. From my favourite support-wear, comfiest maternity jeans, and sophisticated heels to the best all-natural anti-stretch marks serum and hair loss preventing shampoo: it's all there!</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_4897_LR.jpg?itok=LSUJODAF 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4897_LR.jpg?itok=Mtbzz3Ev 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_4897_LR.jpg?itok=IXVP7rJG 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8705e7a2-641d-40c1-a802-58cdbb06c6b7" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4897_LR.jpg?itok=Mtbzz3Ev" alt="best of 2017" /></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_5635_LR2.jpg?itok=N3PKn2uJ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_5635_LR2.jpg?itok=1uD55k_X 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_5635_LR2.jpg?itok=GvCXff0J 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="90e86f13-f18b-46af-8dfe-015ab5d29cd5" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_5635_LR2.jpg?itok=1uD55k_X" alt="best of 2017" /></picture></p> <p><a href="https://www.fashionata.com/thoughts-on-having-a-difficult-pregnancy" target="_blank">THOUGHTS ON HAVING A DIFFICULT PREGNANCY</a></p> <p>No matter how exciting it was to be a first-time future mama, my pregnancy definitely wasn't all peaches &amp; cream! In this piece, that I wrote right after getting through my horrible non-stop nauseous first trimester, I share my experiences of having a difficult pregnancy, and the doubts &amp; fears that come with it - 100% from the heart. I can't tell you how much it meant to me to read all of your thoughtful comments and realise I wasn't alone in this. :)</p> <p><a href="https://www.fashionata.com/meet-our-sweet-little-baby-boy-gabriel-bastos" target="_blank">MEET OUR SWEET LITTLE BABY BOY GABRIEL BASTOS!</a></p> <p>And then, all of a sudden, our boy was there! On May 31, at exactly 9am, Gabriel Bastos was born. A sweet little nose, bright eyes, and legs so long the nurses in the hospital called him an asparagus. :) I can't believe how tiny he looks in these pictures that were taken when he was less than a week old, and how much he's grown since (and has become<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BdPm_mgDk9Q/?taken-by=sofievalkiers" target="_blank"> deliciously chubby</a>, yay!). </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/BEST%20OF%202017.004.jpeg?itok=IN2qq3c1 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/BEST%20OF%202017.004.jpeg?itok=8ex_N1q4 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/BEST%20OF%202017.004.jpeg?itok=0DNLukqi 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bac50dac-56e9-4184-8373-e50ba94ffcc9" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/BEST%20OF%202017.004.jpeg?itok=8ex_N1q4" alt="best of 2017" /></picture></p> <p><a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-announce-your-baby-to-the-world" target="_blank">HOW TO ANNOUNCE YOUR BABY TO THE WORLD</a></p> <p>More baby content, because you guys also really liked reading all about Gabriel's birth announcement. I'm sharing my tips &amp; tricks to announce your little one to the world in a way that you'll cherish forever. Because picking out a non-cheesy colour theme, keeping it simple, adding a personal touch, and going crazy with options (lollipops! sugar hearts! chocolate beans! temporary tattoos!) do go a long way...</p> <p><a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-5-newborn-baby-essentials-that-really-make-a-difference" target="_blank">MY 5 NEWBORN BABY ESSENTIALS THAT REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE</a></p> <p>Before giving birth, I felt kind of lost in the pool of available baby stuff out there, but after a lot (<em>a lot</em>) of research and testing, I came to this list of my 5 newborn baby essentials that really make a difference during those first months of your baby's life. A superb baby sling, sleeping nest, high chair, relaxing chair, and cosy sleeping bag all have the same effect on your mini: keeping him cosy &amp; happy, so that mama can catch up on sleep whenever she sees the chance. :)</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_2429_LR.jpg?itok=70ATaCfo 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_2429_LR.jpg?itok=ok_f1Emk 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_2429_LR.jpg?itok=ggkKVvY2 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4a2b7480-981c-41ee-b12b-d7287be28449" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_2429_LR.jpg?itok=ok_f1Emk" alt="best of 2017" /></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_2159_LR.jpg?itok=hCP3_3ea 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_2159_LR.jpg?itok=-_JgPUYA 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_2159_LR.jpg?itok=BQZMSgNP 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a0907017-60bd-482e-a3bc-8e32f24ca68d" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_2159_LR.jpg?itok=-_JgPUYA" alt="best of 2017" /></picture></p> <p><a href="https://www.fashionata.com/a-dreamy-eiffel-tower-picnic-with-our-baby-boy" target="_blank">A DREAMY EIFFEL TOWER PICNIC WITH OUR BABY BOY</a></p> <p>Easily one of my favourite shoots this year was our boy's first Eiffel Tower picnic, on a sunny afternoon during Paris Fashion Week. I had been visualising it for a long time, since it seemed like the perfect way to celebrate beautiful Paris, where Marcio &amp; I met 11 years ago. I was so happy &amp; proud to see Gabriel take in his surroundings, and enjoy the balmy weather and typical Parisian atmosphere. Definitely one of my favourite memories so far!</p> <p><a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-meet-the-love-of-your-life" target="_blank">HOW TO MEET THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE</a></p> <p>And speaking of Marcio &amp; I first meeting in Paris, I loooved reading your thoughts on my humble tips to meet The One. And for anyone who didn't get lucky in 2017: a new year is the perfect time to start dreaming and dust off your dating life, right? :)</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/BEST%20OF%202017.003.jpeg?itok=Jqm3e7h7 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/BEST%20OF%202017.003.jpeg?itok=5YASGV9M 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/BEST%20OF%202017.003.jpeg?itok=0u8_NW4p 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="48c061c0-36d5-4d54-9aa4-b857ce490291" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/BEST%20OF%202017.003.jpeg?itok=5YASGV9M" alt="best of 2017" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Paris%20MBF_0635_LR-3_0.jpg?itok=QNTq7FQB 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Paris%20MBF_0635_LR-3_0.jpg?itok=tbJ15QhU 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Paris%20MBF_0635_LR-3_0.jpg?itok=0_cRPe1a 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4535ea17-907f-457e-b572-20bf84060eb9" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Paris%20MBF_0635_LR-3_0.jpg?itok=tbJ15QhU" alt="best of 2017" /></picture></p> <p><a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-beauty-lessons-that-changed-my-life" target="_blank">THE BEAUTY LESSONS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE</a></p> <p>Wisdom comes with age, and that's definitely true when it comes to your beauty routine. I've had my fair share of unfortunate make-up decisions, but now that I'm older, I've established 5 ground rules that truly changed my life for the better. Embracing your skin tone as it is? Investing in good-quality brushes? Just a few of the simple tricks that have such a major impact!</p> <p><a href="https://www.fashionata.com/real-talk-how-i-deal-with-prejudice-and-criticism" target="_blank">REAL TALK: HOW I DEAL WITH PREJUDICE AND CRITICISM</a></p> <p>I wrote this article on how I deal with prejudice and criticism largely based on my experiences as a public figure. And though I assumed it's something we all have to deal with sooner or later, I was surprised with how much it resonated. I guess it's true that in a sense, most of us are very publicly out there these days, with social media painting pictures that aren't necessarily real and are subject to lots &amp; lots of criticism. There are obviously many ways to overcome this and even turn criticism to your advantage, and while these 5 tips always work for me, I'm still super curious to hear yours, so don't hesitate to share them in the comments! :)</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What was your favourite piece on Fashionata in 2017? Thanks so much for reading and sharing your thoughts; makes me so excited for this new year! :)</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=2039&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="VzkjYSkNLBcIAYb68MmIk3U_CW5aTkv9RX4xfcRkD64"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/best-of-2017-the-10-fashionata-posts-you-read-the-most" data-a2a-title="BEST OF 2017: THE 10 FASHIONATA POSTS YOU READ THE MOST"><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, 03 Jan 2018 11:18:59 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2039 at https://www.fashionata.com HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! https://www.fashionata.com/happy-new-year <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!</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">Sun, 12/31/2017 - 09:00</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/2017/12/MBF_9341_LR_0.jpg?itok=RkAJKqQw 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_9341_LR_0.jpg?itok=-MZbj5uW 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_9341_LR_0.jpg?itok=qItH1op7 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_9341_LR_0.jpg?itok=-MZbj5uW" alt="Happy New Year" /> </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/2017/12/HAPPY%20NEW%20YEAR.001.jpeg?itok=7QGuWZ_3 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/HAPPY%20NEW%20YEAR.001.jpeg?itok=jvgsvplY 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/12/HAPPY%20NEW%20YEAR.001.jpeg?itok=ohPimbR5 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/HAPPY%20NEW%20YEAR.001.jpeg?itok=jvgsvplY" alt="Happy New Year" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>You guys, 2017 was such an incredible year! From <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/lifestyle/motherhood" target="_blank">the birth of our little angel</a> (and, to keep things real, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/thoughts-on-having-a-difficult-pregnancy" target="_blank">a&nbsp;<em>very</em>&nbsp;challenging start of my pregnancy</a>)&nbsp;to the launch of my new <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/mood-of-the-day-my-new-book-is-here" target="_blank">Mood of the Day book</a>, so many <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/fashion/sofies-looks" target="_blank">delicious new trends</a> to embrace &amp; styling tricks to try out, crazy chaotic <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/fashion/fashion-week" target="_blank">Fashion Week adventures</a>, and <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/a-dreamy-eiffel-tower-picnic-with-our-baby-boy" target="_blank">picking up travel&nbsp;again</a> with a mini plus one - it's been a real rollercoaster. I really think I haven't been this excited about a new year in a long time, because I can just&nbsp;<em>feel</em>&nbsp;2018 is going to be a good one. :) We have so many exciting projects coming up, both personally &amp; professionally, that I can't wait to share with you all!</p> <p>I've always been so thankful for all of your support, and for you to take the time to read my thoughts &amp; be a part of my little universe. But especially during this past year, where I had to find a new balance and share one of the most vulnerable new parts of my life, I have been so touched by all of your support (even when I share a random mom picture such as <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bcj6-sejT2C/?taken-by=sofievalkiers" target="_blank">this one</a> :)). I can only hope you know how much that means to me.</p> <p><strong>Now let's go and make 2018 even better!! A very happy, healthy &amp; fashionable New Year to every single one of you!</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=2037&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="trQpqFRfv9ms0wuOrxMTQWBn75cjRekG8qeCFmkLT_E"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24442"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1514901418"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Vreven </span></span> on <a href="/comment/24442#comment-24442" hreflang="en">January 2, 2018</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Ook voor jou Sofie, en je gezin een fantastisch 2018! </p> <p>Ik ben alvast benieuwd voor al die nieuwe, spannende dingen die je dit jaar met ons gaat delen.</p> <p>Je mag terecht trots zijn op je verwezenlijkingen van 2017, met een geweldig nieuw boek, blijvende goede artikels en een super schattig zoontje, heb je dat prachtig gedaan!</p> <p>Veel liefs,<br /> Sofie van <a href="http://www.ampersandnation.com">www.ampersandnation.com</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24442&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="AynKhm4zSP_6pck_4HX67oI3n21-Js3Lz-5Fstlwk7s"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24444"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1514985517"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24444#comment-24444" hreflang="en">January 3, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24442#comment-24442" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Ook voor jou Sofie, en je…</a> by <span>Sofie Vreven </span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>O Sofie, zo lief, dankjewel! :) Ik ben ook super excited voor 2018! xx big kiss</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24444&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="R7IjXqhDiFrROobDbUPEyZBIozN1cTj4qKzAvbz2BWc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24447"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1515180288"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>nicole gizzi</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24447#comment-24447" hreflang="en">January 5, 2018</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A very happy New Year 2018 to you and your family.<br /> Thank you for your always lovely posts.<br /> Keep staying full of joy and entusiasm!!<br /> All the best.<br /> xxxxxxoooo<br /> Nicole (Brussels)</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24447&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="MrVyNIVTN1kKTLDO7kNZhPoGow1_tVckKskv4VokuNo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24450"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1515407145"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24450#comment-24450" hreflang="en">January 8, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24447#comment-24447" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">A very happy New Year 2018…</a> by <span>nicole gizzi</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thanks so much, Nicole, how sweet! :) Hope 2018 will bring you all the love &amp; joy! xx big kisses</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24450&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="NFxfM3P9bxgwFduX0elWtyr8NRK0V4DuPaLwWcnXLYQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/happy-new-year" data-a2a-title="HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!"><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> Sun, 31 Dec 2017 08:00:41 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2037 at https://www.fashionata.com THIS 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</div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">LEATHER SHORTS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.ganni.com/en" target="_blank">GANNI</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">THIGH-HIGH BOOTS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.morobeshoes.com/en/boot" target="_blank">MOROBE</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">COMPAS BAG</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.ninaricci.com/en-INT/Accessories/Compas" target="_blank">NINA RICCI</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">TAUPE SUNNIES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.sunbuddieseyewear.com/#/" target="_blank">SUN BUDDIES</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 NAILS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://opi-shop.be/nl/classics/143-black-onyx.html" target="_blank">O.P.I. LADY IN BLACK </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">LIGHT BLUE BABY JUMPSUIT</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.minirodini.com/en-se/faux-fur-baby-overall-light-blue" target="_blank">MINI RODINI</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">OFF-WHITE MITTENS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.sissonne.com.pt/en/" target="_blank">SISSONNE</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In between all the Holiday parties that you actually love to attend (<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/merry-christmas-from-our-family-to-yours" target="_blank">X-mas Eve with the family</a>! <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/holidays-17-with-chanel-x-mas-brunch-like-a-goddess" target="_blank">X-mas brunch with your besties</a>! <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/holidays-17-with-chanel-glam-up-like-a-goddess" target="_blank">NYE with your man</a>!) it's easy to forget the one that always seems like one too many: your annual Holiday office party. After you've pulled off the perfect looks for all those&nbsp;festivities, it seems virtually impossible to come up with yet <em>another</em> cool Holiday outfit. Actually, in general, dressing for an office party is downright tricky, because yes, you want to look party-proof, but also yes, you don't want to overdo it in front of people you have to have legit meetings with all year long (not to mention ask for a serious raise). But guess what? One of this season's biggest trends, the faux fur coat, has got you covered, because it strikes the perfect balance between casual &amp; chic - just the way we like it. Here's how to make it the key piece of this year's Holiday office party look!</p> <p><strong>1 / MIX THOSE TEXTURES</strong></p> <p>It goes without saying that faux fur is a pretty rich fabric, so to make your favourite cosy coat (don't you love this fluffy number from <a href="https://www.scapaworld.com/nl/dames/jassen-blazers/faux-fur-mantel_t-1r368s0v1" target="_blank">Scapa</a>?)&nbsp;a bit more party-proof, make sure to add lots of different textures: a denim shirt (casual), buttery leather shorts &amp; hat (timeless), and patent leather boots (sexy). You'll be surprised with how well these blend together, because unlike colours, combining different fabrics is a lot easier, with&nbsp;the same uplifting effect.</p> <p><strong>2 / POP IT</strong></p> <p>A pop of colour is just quintessential for every party outfit.&nbsp;Since here, it has to work in an office context it's best to opt for a sophisticated colour palette: a pinky&nbsp;maroon bag and matching lips? That's literally all it takes!</p> <p><strong>3 / THINK F.U.N</strong></p> <p>You don't want your Holiday office party outfit to look too corporate, because, well, dull? So don't forget to finish your look with some super fun details: a little beret hat and taupe sunnies will add a bit of mystery while keeping things light at the same time. Easy does it!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What's your favourite Holiday office party look? Are you into this one? :)</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=2035&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="NWwJgYcOca7LnhUYN3Sog1I0iKFuF7UceW9jyvaKN8Y"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24460"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1515968827"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Jeanet</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24460#comment-24460" hreflang="en">January 14, 2018</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Such an amazing outfit, everything is super nice!</p> <p>How tall are you?</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24460&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="I4tbREccJ5xLKCTEmM3zGKKnQH8C4zUitXHRhItixOA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24461"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1516002678"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24461#comment-24461" hreflang="en">January 15, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24460#comment-24460" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Such an amazing outfit,…</a> by <span>Jeanet</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hi Jeanet, thanks so much! I&#039;m 1m75 (about 69&quot;) tall :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24461&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="W-zPgScxE_in_4W7hTZ61Q4bnl1FqxfSif1HuU99_Js"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/this-years-holiday-office-party-look-faux-fur" data-a2a-title="THIS YEAR&#039;S HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY LOOK: FAUX FUR"><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> Sat, 30 Dec 2017 15:26:47 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2035 at https://www.fashionata.com HOLIDAYS 17 WITH CHANEL: GLAM UP LIKE A GODDESS https://www.fashionata.com/holidays-17-with-chanel-glam-up-like-a-goddess <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">HOLIDAYS 17 WITH CHANEL: GLAM UP LIKE A GODDESS</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">Wed, 12/27/2017 - 08:43</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/2017/12/MBF_0691_LR.jpg?itok=7JNROBwU 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_0691_LR.jpg?itok=uWqfpKfh 1x, 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srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/CHANEL%20GLAM%20UP.002.jpeg?itok=qTauzVML 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/12/CHANEL%20GLAM%20UP.002.jpeg?itok=BPHriL8m 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/CHANEL%20GLAM%20UP.002.jpeg?itok=qTauzVML" alt="Holidays 17" /> </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/2017/12/MBF_1060_LRDEF.jpg?itok=whv545UY 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_1060_LRDEF.jpg?itok=Hs4BImWo 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_1060_LRDEF.jpg?itok=GDo3jund 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_1060_LRDEF.jpg?itok=Hs4BImWo" alt="Holidays 17" /> </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">RED MINI DRESS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.baumundpferdgarten.com/euro/ada13351b4660c4000.html" target="_blank">BAUM UND PFERDGARTEN</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 SOCK BOOTIES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.morobeshoes.com/en/boot/morobe/textile-strech-luce-aw1703.htm?color…" target="_blank">MOROBE</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">OWL MINAUDIÈRE</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fashion/products/handbags/g/s.minaudiere-resin-bras…" target="_blank">CHANEL</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">GOLDEN CUFF</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fashion/products/costume-jewellery/g.cruise-2017-18…" target="_blank">CHANEL</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">LEAFY SUNNIES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fashion/collection/show-cruise-2017-18-paris.html" target="_blank">CHANEL</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">MAKE-UP</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/collection-libre-142500" target="_blank">CHANEL COLLECTION LIBRE 2017</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>After the decadent indulgences on X-mas Eve (looking at you, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/new-thing-to-try-my-holidays-pamper-party-in-paris" target="_blank">pretty Holiday macarons</a>!) and the all-over&nbsp;food coma that is basically December, it can come as quite the shock: NYE is coming, and you really&nbsp;<em>really</em>&nbsp;want to look like the best version of yourself on the most festive night&nbsp;of the year. But what glam look will complement your party outfit best, and will make you feel totally on point when you welcome the&nbsp;new year? For the third and last part of our Holidays 17 with Chanel mini series, I put together my favourite glam look for the Holidays this year, or how to glam up like a goddess. And here's the best part: it really only takes a couple of items!</p> <p>Finding a cute party dress is one of those things that sounds easier than it is. Especially in Winter, it can be daunting to find cute pieces that are dance floor-proof, but don't make you freeze your butt off when you drag yourself home. Enter: a mini dress plus booties combo! I find that a patent leather dress is pretty awesome when paired with a faux fur coat and simple black sock booties. You don't have to worry about finding the right complementary pieces with a statement article like that. I only added my favourite party accessories from the <a href="http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fashion/collection/show-cruise-2017-18-paris.html" target="_blank">Chanel Cruise 17/18 collection</a>: a shiny black embellished minaudière (totally obsessed!) and&nbsp;a golden cuff around my upper arm (idem). And then it's just a matter of glamming things up!&nbsp;I looove this year's Chanel Holiday make-up collection, especially the punchy red limited edition <a href="https://www.chanel.com/fr_FR/parfums-beaute/maquillage/p/levres/rouges-a-levres/rouge-allure-le-rouge-intense-p151657.html#skuid-0151657" target="_blank">Rouge Allure lipsticks</a> (I'm wearing No. 4) and <a href="https://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/makeup-lipgloss-rouge-coco-gloss-141595/sku/141996" target="_blank">Rouge Coco gloss</a> (pictured shade is Romance), the matching <a href="https://www.chanel.com/fr_FR/parfums-beaute/maquillage/p/ongles/vernis-a-ongles/le-vernis-neon-nail-colour-neon-nail-colour-p159604.html#skuid-0159604" target="_blank">Le Vernis nail polishes</a>, and the <a href="https://www.chanel.com/fr_FR/parfums-beaute/maquillage/p/yeux/ombres-a-paupieres/trait-de-caractere-palette-ombres-a-paupieres-p151700.html?sku=0151700" target="_blank">Trait de Caractère eye palette</a> (the green &amp; maroon shades are so pretty). See, you only need a few products to put inside your little bag for touch-ups throughout the night, and off you go! Happy dancing, everyone!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What's your favourite glam for this NYE? Are you going to go all the way this year? :)</strong></p> <p><strong>Find Part I &amp; II of this Holidays 17 with Chanel series, including&nbsp;my tips to dress up &amp; do X-mas brunch&nbsp;like goddess, right&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/holidays-17-with-chanel-dress-up-like-a-goddess" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/holidays-17-with-chanel-x-mas-brunch-like-a-goddess" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thanks to the beautiful&nbsp;<a href="https://www.mandarinoriental.com/paris/place-vendome/luxury-hotel" target="_blank">Mandarin Oriental</a>&nbsp;for hosting us!</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=2031&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="uBeF_AhwffwuNIFFkJrwT9JXYotZGn_xdm-s4zcQ70w"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24434"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1514450426"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Kayleigh Lindstedt</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24434#comment-24434" hreflang="en">December 28, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Looking lovely! I love Chanel products, romance is one of my favourite shades and I’ve recently started to use a nude shade from Le Vernis-perfection! Loved this series, hope you and your little family have had the most perfect holiday season!</p> <p>Kayleigh x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24434&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="q6R1R4yruEiQTk1fpgGNc9yIEfmaCbTSLntsxcyXPS8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24440"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1514885946"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24440#comment-24440" hreflang="en">January 2, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24434#comment-24434" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Looking lovely! I love…</a> by <span>Kayleigh Lindstedt</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Awww Kayleigh, thanks for your sweet wishes! Happy New Year to you &amp; your loved ones! xx big kiss</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24440&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="q3PvC2mclebqXRmRF8vW4r-LXj4Y7s9jkq1sGXSpUFc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/holidays-17-with-chanel-glam-up-like-a-goddess" data-a2a-title="HOLIDAYS 17 WITH CHANEL: GLAM UP LIKE A GODDESS"><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, 27 Dec 2017 07:43:42 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2031 at https://www.fashionata.com MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS!!! https://www.fashionata.com/merry-christmas-from-our-family-to-yours <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS!!!</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, 12/25/2017 - 12:20</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/2017/12/Bebe%20MBF_1461_LRDEF.jpg?itok=9scw8sEI 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/Bebe%20MBF_1461_LRDEF.jpg?itok=wfYdgV2i 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/12/Bebe%20MBF_1461_LRDEF.jpg?itok=QfrMeak3 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/Bebe%20MBF_1461_LRDEF.jpg?itok=wfYdgV2i" alt="" /> </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/2017/12/Christmasbebe3.jpg?itok=QDHZfWdf 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/Christmasbebe3.jpg?itok=QScQ0H32 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/12/Christmasbebe3.jpg?itok=G67s5Zz9 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/Christmasbebe3.jpg?itok=QScQ0H32" alt="" /> </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/2017/12/MBF_1644_LRDEF.jpg?itok=bhI7ilBT 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_1644_LRDEF.jpg?itok=xQVzDuDT 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_1644_LRDEF.jpg?itok=WDJWu4aR 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_1644_LRDEF.jpg?itok=xQVzDuDT" alt="" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>You guys, this will easily be one of the most emotional posts I'll ever do. :) When I went through the pictures of our Christmas&nbsp;family&nbsp;shoot, I couldn't help but think about last year's, when it was just <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/merry-x-mas_sofie_marcio" target="_blank">Marcio &amp; I who were smiling in our matching pj's</a> (and our sweet Bobke of course!). This year, we had our little Gabriel joining the party, and though I was a bit sad Bobke couldn't be around when we took these pictures in Paris, I will cherish this moment forever. We're so thankful for the light &amp; love he's shown us from day one,&nbsp;making every family moment that more precious.</p> <p><strong>From my family to yours, and from the bottom of my heart: a very Merry Christmas to you all!! xx big kiss</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/206867296/burlap-christmas-stocking-personalized" target="_blank">ETSY</a> / HOLIDAY BÛCHETTE&nbsp;<a href="https://www.laduree.fr/noel/buchette-candy.html" target="_blank">LADURÉE</a></p> <p>Thanks to <a href="https://www.papier.com" target="_blank">Papier</a> for making these beautiful memories into the cutest&nbsp;Holiday cards!</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=2036&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="Mwl3HvKo5cvRb6_PETMNFGffymrEP4iAiBwncLye1mY"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24433"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1514408319"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Vreven </span></span> on <a href="/comment/24433#comment-24433" hreflang="en">December 27, 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 ontzettend lief gezinnetje zijn jullie!!!</p> <p>Veel liefs,<br /> Sofie van <a href="http://www.ampersandnation.com">www.ampersandnation.com</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24433&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Y-O_iTPYRJrJ2gqrLirCg2qbMyeWqOiiKOggzYcHPII"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24441"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1514885976"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24441#comment-24441" hreflang="en">January 2, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24433#comment-24433" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Wat een ontzettend lief…</a> by <span>Sofie Vreven </span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hihi, dankjewel Sofie! :) x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24441&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="PdQaNvsg7xLQNOZcPJvjnFaYSFtrT_NICE8vMPOAp5Y"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/merry-christmas-from-our-family-to-yours" data-a2a-title="MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS!!!"><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, 25 Dec 2017 11:20:17 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2036 at https://www.fashionata.com HOLIDAYS 17 WITH CHANEL: X-MAS BRUNCH LIKE A GODDESS https://www.fashionata.com/holidays-17-with-chanel-x-mas-brunch-like-a-goddess <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">HOLIDAYS 17 WITH CHANEL: X-MAS BRUNCH LIKE A GODDESS</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">Sat, 12/23/2017 - 16:06</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/2017/12/MBF_0342_LR.jpg?itok=a6t3oWZQ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_0342_LR.jpg?itok=6sda2sTT 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_0342_LR.jpg?itok=Hl7z8L7Y 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_0342_LR.jpg?itok=6sda2sTT" alt="Holidays 17" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source 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/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_0603_LR.jpg?itok=4NkfDOIp 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_0603_LR.jpg?itok=7pf5iIQa" alt="Holidays 17" /> </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/2017/12/MBF_0647_LR.jpg?itok=ZjAX-c5F 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_0647_LR.jpg?itok=QbEstjXq 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_0647_LR.jpg?itok=oS9uwRBt 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_0647_LR.jpg?itok=QbEstjXq" alt="Holidays 17" /> </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/2017/12/MBF_0485_LR.jpg?itok=VMMIQM4r 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_0485_LR.jpg?itok=DWoUKfB5 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_0485_LR.jpg?itok=r4iZyJWv 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/12/MBF_0485_LR.jpg?itok=DWoUKfB5" alt="" /> </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">GREY KNITWEAR</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.iroparis.com/eu/p/vasen-sweater-light-grey-3662091887235.html" 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">PEARL NECKLACE</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fashion/products/costume-jewellery/g.cruise-2017-18…" target="_blank">CHANEL</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">BLUE-GREEN CUFF</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fashion/products/costume-jewellery/g.cruise-2017-18…" target="_blank">CHANEL</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">COPPER NAILS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.fabyshop.be/en/ego-fw17/398-me-myself-and-faby.html" target="_blank">FABY ME, MYSELF AND FABY</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Needless to say, the second part of <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/holidays-17-with-chanel-dress-up-like-a-goddess" target="_blank">our Holidays 17 with Chanel mini series</a>, is by far my favourite one&nbsp;because it's all about brunch! :) Anyone who knows me will testify that I <i>know</i>&nbsp;how to do brunch just right, and X-mas morning is actually one of my favourite times to go all the way. My love of X-mas morning totally goes back to growing up in a tight family of foodies, and I vividly remember waking up on X-mas morning, after a full evening of waaay too much food, thinking: now what's for brunch? :) My parents were the best in making a whole spread of yumminess for the entire family, including fruit plates, freshly baked bread, baguettes, croissants, jam, honey, and lots of hot coco&nbsp;of course!</p> <p>Now that I'm older, I like to dress the part and come up with a X-mas brunch-appropriate outfit, to honour this special Holiday moment. I'm very much into upgrading cosy loungewear by adding fancy matching jewellery, so I was psyched to come across this ice-tone pearl necklace from the <a href="http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fashion/products/costume-jewellery/g.cruise-2017-18.c.18C.html" target="_blank">Chanel Cruise 17/18 collection</a>, that paired so well with my grey turtleneck sweater dress! To add a pop of colour, I went with an aqua coloured cuff - so fun &amp; fresh! And then it was just a matter of going crazy with all the treats, because knitwear is nice 'n stretchy, y'all! :)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What's your favourite outfit to wear on X-mas morning? Don't you love the idea of pimping your loungewear with pretty accessories?</strong></p> <p><strong>Find Part I of this Holidays 17 with Chanel series, including&nbsp;my tips to dress up like goddess, right <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/holidays-17-with-chanel-dress-up-like-a-goddess" target="_blank">here</a>. Stay tuned for the last part, where I'll share my favourite NYE glam!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thanks to the beautiful <a href="https://www.mandarinoriental.com/paris/place-vendome/luxury-hotel" target="_blank">Mandarin Oriental</a> for hosting us!</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=2030&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="k2otxvYyZKl631NheyXuA55M37BBtSuZvoO0c25m2Jo"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24445"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1515006073"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sylvia Van Landuyt</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24445#comment-24445" hreflang="en">January 3, 2018</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Ik hou van de Chanel cuff 💚<br /> Ik zal eens een bezoekje brengen aan Chanel Brussel 😉</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24445&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="kExUAanJGWSrv1pKK-zgka3Exfk5klWlxaaatgeRiPI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24446"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1515058210"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24446#comment-24446" hreflang="en">January 4, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24445#comment-24445" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Ik hou van de Chanel cuff 💚…</a> by <span>Sylvia Van Landuyt</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Jaaa Sylvia, ik vind &#039;em ook super leuk! Hij bestaat ook in het roze, moest je dat nog mooier vinden :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24446&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="EHvPUeyoe4xci6qqsDaI_yr7MZv0f51ezYixM78Hsao"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24448"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1515237097"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sylvia Van Landuyt</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24448#comment-24448" hreflang="en">January 6, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24446#comment-24446" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Jaaa Sylvia, ik vind &#039;em ook…</a> by <span>Sofie Valkiers</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Heb hem dus in het roze gekocht (zoals ik al van plan was) 😉<br /> Roze is nu eenmaal mijn kleur ☺️</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24448&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="STq6Wp5K1CFVGlab_jVKEZOzj1g8oCf5NRkRor6u6lc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24451"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1515407308"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24451#comment-24451" hreflang="en">January 8, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24448#comment-24448" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Heb hem dus in het roze…</a> by <span>Sylvia Van Landuyt</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Oooo zo leuk hihi!! Veel plezier ermee! xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24451&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="dVNEPLZsn6XC4xg-Z753sZJmW7N3AF_juY7Z9HJ7iA8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div></div></div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/holidays-17-with-chanel-x-mas-brunch-like-a-goddess" data-a2a-title="HOLIDAYS 17 WITH CHANEL: X-MAS BRUNCH LIKE A GODDESS"><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> Sat, 23 Dec 2017 15:06:13 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2030 at https://www.fashionata.com