Your daily dose of fashion, beauty, travel and food - Just a little bit different https://www.fashionata.com/rss.xml en BARCELONA WITH A BABY: PLAY DATE AT PARK GUËLL https://www.fashionata.com/barcelona-with-a-baby-play-date-at-park-guell <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">BARCELONA WITH A BABY: PLAY DATE AT PARK GUËLL</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">Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:08</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/2017/11/Gabriel%20pank%20guell%205months_LR.jpg?itok=aBzDwc0M 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/11/Gabriel%20pank%20guell%205months_LR.jpg?itok=MYiBj4Zj 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/11/Gabriel%20pank%20guell%205months_LR.jpg?itok=BkgxJfgI 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/11/Gabriel%20pank%20guell%205months_LR.jpg?itok=MYiBj4Zj" alt="Park Guëll" /> </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/2017/11/MBF_8532_LR.jpg?itok=C5mBKzuI 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source 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src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/11/PARK%20GUELL.002.jpeg?itok=qi4FNz2i" alt="Park Guëll" /> </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/2017/11/MBF_8520_LR.jpg?itok=IVWCTA-v 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/11/MBF_8520_LR.jpg?itok=WohTFIY2 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/11/MBF_8520_LR.jpg?itok=sIzfLlcg 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/11/MBF_8520_LR.jpg?itok=WohTFIY2" alt="Park Guëll" /> </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/2017/11/PARK%20GUELL.003.jpeg?itok=ugk1RYoT 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/11/PARK%20GUELL.003.jpeg?itok=dYh7UUzs 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/11/PARK%20GUELL.003.jpeg?itok=_LlrSNjC 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/11/PARK%20GUELL.003.jpeg?itok=dYh7UUzs" alt="Park Guëll" /> </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/2017/11/Gabriel%20parc%20guell%205months_LR.jpg?itok=NyfI37qi 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/11/Gabriel%20parc%20guell%205months_LR.jpg?itok=G5OzAcei 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/11/Gabriel%20parc%20guell%205months_LR.jpg?itok=iDIDI-Ev 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/11/Gabriel%20parc%20guell%205months_LR.jpg?itok=G5OzAcei" alt="Park Guëll" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Before Gabriel was born I didn't really have a clear image in my head about what it would be like to travel with him. We knew we wanted him to explore the world with us and introduce him to many different cultures from a very young age on, but how this would unfold specifically - I had no idea. :) After his first trip to Paris earlier this year, where we had a <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/a-dreamy-eiffel-tower-picnic-with-our-baby-boy" target="_blank">dreamy&nbsp;Eiffel Tower picnic</a> and a <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/paris-with-a-baby-a-little-break-at-the-eiffel-tower-carrousel" target="_blank">little break at the Eiffel Tower carrousel</a>, I realised how much fun it would be to visit every city's most iconic spots with our baby boy! It doesn't only give him the chance to take in some of the most beautiful sights around the world, but also makes for amazing pictures that we'll undoubtedly cherish forever. And even better:&nbsp;it also puts&nbsp;a fresh spin on experiencing those iconic places that we've&nbsp;visited so many times before, because somehow, when you see them through the eyes of a tiny human, they suddenly seem so fresh &amp; uncultivated. :)</p> <p>So obviously, when we landed in Barcelona for <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/winter-getaway-for-3-my-barcelona-hotspots-guide" target="_blank">our Winter getaway</a>,&nbsp;we couldn't wait to head out and have a little play date at Park Guëll, aka the most fun spot to hit up in Barcelona with a baby! So many colours, people, and things to grab; it's basically every 5-month-old's dream.&nbsp;We hung out in the delicious November sun, daydreaming about all the ice cream we were going to have for dinner. :) Even though a part of the site was under construction, it was so much fun to take in the most stunning views of the city, not a cloud in the sky. Such a sweet afternoon!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What's your favourite thing to do in Barcelona with a baby? Any secret gems I shouldn't miss next time around? :)</strong></p> <p><b>More of my favourite things to see, do and eat in my <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/winter-getaway-for-3-my-barcelona-hotspots-guide" target="_blank">Barcelona hotspots guide</a>!&nbsp;Stay tuned for more baby-friendly activities in Barcelona, and my no. 1 place to stay.</b></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b><em>I'm wearing</em>: </b>BLACK &amp; WHITE KNIT <a href="https://asilio.com.au" target="_blank">ASILIO</a> / SLIP DRESS <a href="https://www.filippa-k.com/be/woman/dresses" target="_blank">FILIPPA K</a>&nbsp;/ POINTY FLATS <a href="https://shop.malonesouliers.com" target="_blank">MALONE SOULIERS</a> / COMPAS BAG <a href="https://www.ninaricci.com/en-INT/Accessories/Compas" target="_blank">NINA RICCI</a> /&nbsp;SUNNIES <a href="https://www.dior.com/couture/nl_be/womens-fashion/sunglasses" target="_blank">DIOR</a> / STATEMENT EARRINGS <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman-accessories-jewelry-l1015.html?v1=499007" target="_blank">ZARA</a> / WATCH <a href="http://fr.louisvuitton.com/fra-fr/femme/horlogerie/_/N-1o4w7wj/to-2" target="_blank">LOUIS VUITTON</a> / SOFT GREEN NAILS <a href="https://www.fabyshop.be/en/ego-fw17/391-the-fairest.html" target="_blank">FABY THE FAIREST</a></p> <p><b><em>Gabriel's wearing</em>:&nbsp;</b>YELLOW CUPCAKE SWEATSHIRT <a href="https://hugo-loves-tiki.myshopify.com/collections/sweaters-1/products/yellow-cupcake-wide-sweat-shirt#.WhgJ_baZMUE" target="_blank">HUGO LOVES TIKI</a> / NAVY LEGGINGS <a href="https://nl.petit-bateau.be/e-shop/bg-13/1/pantalon-jeans.html" target="_blank">PETIT BATEAU</a> / THREE STRIPES SNEAKERS <a href="http://www.adidas.be/kids-shoes?prefn1=age&amp;prefn2=genderSub&amp;prefv1=4-8%20Years&amp;prefv2=Boys" target="_blank">ADIDAS</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=2025&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="rzp9YLRBMl3hS9pGEPwUFuEftBA0ZqbDL1uJ-OMR_Q4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/barcelona-with-a-baby-play-date-at-park-guell" data-a2a-title="BARCELONA WITH A BABY: PLAY DATE AT PARK GUËLL"><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, 24 Nov 2017 17:08:59 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2025 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/barcelona-with-a-baby-play-date-at-park-guell#comments WINTER GETAWAY FOR 3: MY BARCELONA HOTSPOTS GUIDE https://www.fashionata.com/winter-getaway-for-3-my-barcelona-hotspots-guide <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">WINTER GETAWAY FOR 3: MY BARCELONA HOTSPOTS GUIDE</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/travel/travel-guide" hreflang="en">Travel Guide</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, 11/17/2017 - 11:04</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not good at staying in one place for too long. :) Add a long stretch of dreary Belgian weather to that, and I'm itching to get on a plane for sure. So last week, after one rainy day too many, we decided to pack up our bags and escape for a little Winter family getaway for 3 to beautiful Barcelona! Though I was a little nervous about Gabriel's very first plane ride (<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/a-dreamy-eiffel-tower-picnic-with-our-baby-boy" target="_blank">he's always in for an adventure</a>, but when he's not having it, you'll know it too ;)), it turned out to be exactly what we all needed: a couple of days of sun, palm trees, yummy food &amp; popsicles, and taking in all the gorgeous sights of one of my fave cities in Europe. So if you're in the mood for a change of scenery, here's a little list of my Barcelona hotspots guide - or what to do, see, and eat in the city of Gaudí!</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/Barcelona%20palau%20de%20la%20musica%20MBF_8760_KR2.jpg?itok=K_nPZEGk 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Barcelona%20palau%20de%20la%20musica%20MBF_8760_KR2.jpg?itok=FxUNflG4 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Barcelona%20palau%20de%20la%20musica%20MBF_8760_KR2.jpg?itok=EKerhwTZ 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="07618dc6-8d68-4dd3-a36a-b372dde6d4f5" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Barcelona%20palau%20de%20la%20musica%20MBF_8760_KR2.jpg?itok=FxUNflG4" alt="Barcelona hotspots" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Barcelona%20palau%20de%20la%20musica%20MBF_8821_LR2.jpg?itok=F5L36g9q 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Barcelona%20palau%20de%20la%20musica%20MBF_8821_LR2.jpg?itok=8XWIt02D 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Barcelona%20palau%20de%20la%20musica%20MBF_8821_LR2.jpg?itok=X7w7ACQ3 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f54a025d-e06c-4473-a738-2cdc77120792" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Barcelona%20palau%20de%20la%20musica%20MBF_8821_LR2.jpg?itok=8XWIt02D" alt="Barcelona hotspots" /></picture></p> <p><strong>MUST-SEE / <a href="http://www.palaumusica.cat/ca" target="_blank">PALAU DE LA MÚSICA</a></strong></p> <p>For someone who's as into colours as I am, Barcelona is heaven on earth! High on my list of colourful spots to visit was the stunning Palau de la Música, a huge concert hall that was built in the 20th C, and is ridiculously Instagram-worthy, both inside &amp; out. :) The stained-glass dome will surely sweep you off your feet, especially on sunny days, when the light-filled auditorium feels truly ethereal, making for an almost spiritual experience (even with a restless 5-month-old! ;)). I loved strolling around and taking in all the beauty - the simplest &amp; most gratifying experience, I think. Definitely a must-visit!</p> <p><strong><em>Practical</em>: </strong>Carrer Palau de la Música 4-6, 08003 Barcelona</p> <p><strong><em>I'm wearing</em>: </strong>BLUE KNITWEAR <a href="http://www.ganni.com/en/knitwear/" target="_blank">GANNI</a> / CUT-OFF DENIM <a href="http://www.levi.com/BE/en_GB/category/women/clothing" target="_blank">LEVI'S</a> / KITTEN HEELS <a href="https://www.manoloblahnik.com/be/products/maysale-12241144" target="_blank">MANOLO BLAHNIK</a> / CUSTOM GOLDEN BAG <a href="https://uk.burberry.com/womens-bags/" target="_blank">BURBERRY</a> / SUNNIES <a href="https://www.celine.com/en/collections/winter/sunglasses" target="_blank">CÉLINE</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/MBF_9224_LR_0.jpg?itok=pQ8p7O9w 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_9224_LR_0.jpg?itok=ErqFRTh6 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_9224_LR_0.jpg?itok=CPN-lzks 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e8a43859-310b-4e55-b894-984845500ba7" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_9224_LR_0.jpg?itok=ErqFRTh6" alt="Barcelona hotspots" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/IMG_9995_LR.jpg?itok=tiOKCYFa 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/IMG_9995_LR.jpg?itok=RFTeP0t5 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/IMG_9995_LR.jpg?itok=exUzOR2T 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="016f98a2-5e46-455f-9887-ad47531cf457" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/IMG_9995_LR.jpg?itok=RFTeP0t5" alt="Barcelona hotspots" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/IMG_0077_LR_0.jpg?itok=9Ir5b85T 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/IMG_0077_LR_0.jpg?itok=cCvqjmKo 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/IMG_0077_LR_0.jpg?itok=7HBtXFXy 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b77e125a-8bad-4d65-bb02-bd9c882553df" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/IMG_0077_LR_0.jpg?itok=cCvqjmKo" alt="Barcelona hotspots" /></picture></p> <p><strong>MUST-SEE / <a href="http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/wv3/en/page/1248/placa-reial.html" target="_blank">PLACA REIAL</a> &amp; <a href="https://www.casabatllo.es/en/" target="_blank">CASA BATTLÓ</a> BY GAUDÍ</strong></p> <p>With its many beautiful sights and sunny spots, the Plaça Reial area can get super touristy, but if you just go with it, it's actually a super nice place to hang out and engage in some good old people spotting. :) It's one of Barcelona's most vibrant spots, with its typical palm tree-lined fountain and signature architecture (and supposedly great nightlife, but we didn't see much of that #momlife :)). And speaking of great architecture, it's of course impossible to go to Barcelona and not gaze at Gaudí's many architectural miracles. The Sagrada Familia and Casa Milà are obviously gorgeous, but Casa Battló is my absolute favourite, with its green/purple/orange façade and quirky balconies. I just couldn't stop staring (and our always-fascinated-by-everything little boy either!). It just looks like it was plucked out of a fantasy novel, don't you think? In other words: absolutely perfect for curious minds - adult &amp; baby alike! :)</p> <p><strong><em>Practical</em>: </strong>Passeig de Gràcia 43, 08007 Barcelona</p> <p><strong><em>I'm wearing</em>: </strong>FLORAL KNITWEAR <a href="https://www.eric-bompard.com/fr/" target="_blank">ERIC BOMPARD</a> / JEANS <a href="http://eu.topshop.com/en/tseu/category/denim-update-6925971/home?TS=1504091448195" target="_blank">TOPSHOP</a> / FISHNET BAG VINTAGE / SUNNIES <a href="https://www.dior.com/couture/nl_be/womens-fashion/sunglasses" target="_blank">DIOR</a> / SMARTWATCH <a href="https://www.michaelkors.eu/en_BE/watches/women/smartwatches/_/N-107mtyj" target="_blank">MICHAEL KORS</a> / STATEMENT EARRINGS <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman-accessories-jewelry-l1015.html?v1=499007" target="_blank">ZARA</a> / PALE GREEN NAILS <a href="https://www.fabyshop.be/en/ego-fw17/391-the-fairest.html" target="_blank">FABY THE FAIREST</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/BARCELONA%20HOTSPOTS.005.jpeg?itok=VaP875Li 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/BARCELONA%20HOTSPOTS.005.jpeg?itok=G0xShpya 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/BARCELONA%20HOTSPOTS.005.jpeg?itok=Eg2HbFrS 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a20b9820-fdbb-4f00-831f-d352a3a1b996" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/BARCELONA%20HOTSPOTS.005.jpeg?itok=G0xShpya" alt="Barcelona hotspots" /></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_7713_LR.jpg?itok=uuEWzGW- 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_7713_LR.jpg?itok=n1puoj40 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_7713_LR.jpg?itok=ysaolecX 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="64a33f30-8dc9-4d0d-a1ed-3807db8ca2ca" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_7713_LR.jpg?itok=n1puoj40" alt="Barcelona hotspots" /></picture></p> <p><strong>MUST-EAT / <a href="https://www.hotelbrummell.com/restaurant-barcelona/" target="_blank">BRUMMELL KITCHEN</a></strong></p> <p>And now onto: the food! It's no coincidence that Barcelona is one of my favourite cities, given its pretty epic food scene. There's really something for everyone, from cute beach bars to hip Japanese restaurants and power food hotspots. I had heard a lot of good thing about Brummell Kitchen, a part of the namesake hotel. And though its patio was super practical for our baby-and-stroller situation, I thought it could've been a bit more cosy &amp; light. I had the spinach quinoa salad with mashed avocado &amp; flatbread and homemade ice tea, both very tasty and nourishing. Overall, it's a nice spot to enjoy a healthy outdoor lunch in Fall (cosy knits and sunnies included!), and to balance out your obligatory daily after-lunch ice cream. :)</p> <p><strong><em>Practical</em>: </strong>Carrer Nou de la Rambla 174, 08004 Barcelona</p> <p><strong><em>I'm wearing</em>: </strong>BLUE KNITWEAR <a href="http://www.ganni.com/en/knitwear/" target="_blank">GANNI</a> / SMARTWATCH <a href="https://www.michaelkors.eu/en_BE/watches/women/smartwatches/_/N-107mtyj" target="_blank">MICHAEL KORS</a> / SUNNIES <a href="https://www.celine.com/en/collections/winter/sunglasses" target="_blank">CÉLINE</a> / MONET BAG <a href="http://fr.louisvuitton.com/fra-fr/histoires/masterscampaign2#" target="_blank">LOUIS VUITTON</a></p> <p> </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/BARCELONA%20HOTSPOTS.003.jpeg?itok=tiSGwhQu 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/BARCELONA%20HOTSPOTS.003.jpeg?itok=WFytQvMu 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/BARCELONA%20HOTSPOTS.003.jpeg?itok=TyM9pbBf 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3935f715-a807-4cdf-8e5e-60e0861ca672" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/BARCELONA%20HOTSPOTS.003.jpeg?itok=WFytQvMu" alt="Barcelona hotspots" /></picture></p> <p><strong>MUST-EAT / <a href="http://www.tropicobcn.com" target="_blank">TRÓPICO</a></strong></p> <p>Trópico is what I call a no-fuss restaurant, that's easily frequented by locals and tourists alike. It has a super laid back vibe, complementing its traditional Spanish façade (so pretty!) and simple interior. The food is exactly the same: no fuss, but real good. We were super hangry when we arrived (ha!), so we ordered a bunch of stuff, including parsley eggs &amp; rice, maple syrup pancakes with berries, a green salad with beans &amp; sweet potato, and the prettiest fruit shakes. I'd highly recommend this spot for your Sunday brunch, because price/quality wise, it is super great!</p> <p><strong><em>Practical</em>: </strong>Carrer Marques de Barbera 24, 08001 Barcelona</p> <p><strong><em>I'm wearing</em>:</strong> GREY TRENCH <a href="https://uk.burberry.com/womens-trench-coats/" target="_blank">BURBERRY</a> / FLORAL KNITWEAR <a href="https://www.eric-bompard.com/fr/" target="_blank">ERIC BOMPARD</a> / DENIM <a href="http://eu.topshop.com/en/tseu/category/denim-update-6925971/home?TS=1504091448195" target="_blank">TOPSHOP</a> / TAN LOAFERS <a href="http://store.tods.com/Tods/BE_FR/Shop-Femme/Collection/Chaussures/Mocassins/c/114-Tods" target="_blank">TOD'S</a> / FISHNET BAG VINTAGE / STATEMENT EARRINGS <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman-accessories-jewelry-l1015.html?v1=499007" target="_blank">ZARA</a> / COMPACT YOYO BUGGY <a href="https://www.babyzen.com/en/" target="_blank">BABYZEN</a> VIA <a href="http://www.hetlandvanooit.be" target="_blank">HET LAND VAN OOIT</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/MBF_7724_LR.jpg?itok=mPYDI-_4 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_7724_LR.jpg?itok=SdZEskvg 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_7724_LR.jpg?itok=itZi4FeM 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="71c3e231-1c2f-42cc-8d99-701aa88264a9" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_7724_LR.jpg?itok=SdZEskvg" alt="Barcelona hotspots" /></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_7746_LR.jpg?itok=2Kg4_TPn 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_7746_LR.jpg?itok=blfVxafY 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_7746_LR.jpg?itok=lIuXuxuK 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0cea9345-c01d-496d-966a-0e9f7e632010" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_7746_LR.jpg?itok=blfVxafY" alt="Barcelona hotspots" /></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_7721_LR.jpg?itok=DXQw5S6q 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_7721_LR.jpg?itok=TZY8ix_N 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_7721_LR.jpg?itok=fBPmNiNW 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="85894b18-7a9c-40a5-a45e-04384cb935b8" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_7721_LR.jpg?itok=TZY8ix_N" alt="Barcelona hotspots" /></picture></p> <p><strong>MUST-EAT / FOOD MARKET <a href="http://www.boqueria.info" target="_blank">LA BOQUERIA</a></strong></p> <p>One of my all-time favourite things to do on a city trip is go to a food market, and La Boqueria is actually the biggest one in Barcelona, open everyday except Sunday, from 8am-8.30pm. Nothing beats the charm of the chaos that comes with outdoor food shopping, taking in all the scents, noises, and colourful treats. I love it so much! :) It's also the perfect spot to score some offbeat souvenirs (think fresh spices or local specialties), perfect to relive your sweetest memories at home. No need to bring lots of money; everything is super affordable, the only thing to remember is to come with an empty stomach. </p> <p><strong><em>Practical</em>: </strong>La Rambla 91, 08001 Barcelona</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Have you been to Barcelona recently? Any hotspots to add? I'd love to hear for our next trip! :)</strong></p> <p><strong>Stay tuned for more highlights from Barcelona, including my fave hotel and my no. 1 spot to visit with a baby!</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=2024&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="saTDCRSnsMVUE-HQ1eK9Mb_xy56WrPiUU2pE84ijhLQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24404"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1511374087"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Alexandra</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24404#comment-24404" hreflang="en">November 21, 2017</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>Love,<br /> Alexa |</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24404&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="jZLX0XoBcWJKPbV-SG_Jmsgd9Nkm7rqzHgdhnFwgows"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24408"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1511374112"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24408#comment-24408" hreflang="en">November 22, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24404#comment-24404" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Adorable as always!…</a> by <span>Alexandra</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, Alexa! :) x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24408&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="OsXjv8-KPMBFIAW594YT74TCjUivCY0RFcCPOMI_ECA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/winter-getaway-for-3-my-barcelona-hotspots-guide" data-a2a-title="WINTER GETAWAY FOR 3: MY BARCELONA HOTSPOTS GUIDE"><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, 17 Nov 2017 10:04:26 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2024 at https://www.fashionata.com AN AIRY BRUNCH & LUNCH HOTSPOT IN NYC: THE ELK https://www.fashionata.com/an-airy-brunch-lunch-hotspot-in-nyc-the-elk <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">AN AIRY BRUNCH &amp; LUNCH HOTSPOT IN NYC: THE ELK</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, 11/15/2017 - 11:40</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>One of the most challenging things about traveling a lot is eating healthy along the way. It's sooo tempting to indulge in the <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-4-favourite-nyc-indulgences" target="_blank">local treats</a> and feel as if calories don't <em>really</em> count at your new location. And with yumminess ranging from crazy ice cream to fresh donuts, pretzels and cheesy fries, NYC must be one of the most indulgent places on earth - so let's just say I'm always super excited to cross paths with brunch &amp; lunch hotspots that effortlessly balance out my sugar cravings, and offer a great menu of tasty &amp; healthy treats (remember <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-favourite-power-food-hotspot-in-nyc-de-maria" target="_blank">this one</a>, too?). Even better when it's a light-filled space with a movie-like bench out front, to sip your iced soy latte Sex and The City-style, aka while spotting handsome o-so-busy guys and sassy dogs. More on this and other things I liked about <a href="http://www.theelknyc.com" target="_blank">The Elk</a> below!</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/NY%20blue%20shoe%20IMG_1909_LR.jpg?itok=hn70PqQY 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/NY%20blue%20shoe%20IMG_1909_LR.jpg?itok=VqRh518m 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/NY%20blue%20shoe%20IMG_1909_LR.jpg?itok=JKoT1zas 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f0403aa6-c08c-4450-8261-1d00cfbabb8f" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/NY%20blue%20shoe%20IMG_1909_LR.jpg?itok=VqRh518m" alt="The Elk" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/THE%20ELK.003.jpeg?itok=fd3YoZEM 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/THE%20ELK.003.jpeg?itok=K7tDYn1Y 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/THE%20ELK.003.jpeg?itok=2XOJGuOc 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9d43d190-644c-4914-9cf4-7e7e22b693d7" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/THE%20ELK.003.jpeg?itok=K7tDYn1Y" alt="The Elk" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>LOCATION / </strong>The Elk is located on Charles Street in the West Village area, not too far from one of my favourite WE hang-outs, the High Line (so perfect if <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-do-the-weekend-like-a-new-yorker" target="_blank">you want to spend your WE like a real New Yorker</a>!).</p> <p><strong>VIBE / </strong>With its industrial-mixed-with-historical front, huge windows and cosy woodsy interior, this place is so NYC! So if you want to enjoy brunch or lunch among real New Yorkers, this is the place to be (even during Fashion Week!). I feel like it strikes the perfect balance between hip &amp; cosy, which isn't all that easy. :)</p> <p><strong>FOOD &amp; MUST-ORDERS / </strong>Aha the food! It's SO good, you guys. And also: it's <em>very</em> reasonably priced. The dishes are pretty simple, but the ingredients are all premium, truly farm-to-table style. The avocado bahn mi sandwich with avo, citrus, cucumber, and pickled carrot &amp; radish is definitely a must-try!</p> <p><strong>MAIN PERKS / </strong>The above mentioned bench out front is obviously the best spot ever to have an afternoon coffee, and the 8am-4pm breakfast period is totally on point.</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/THE%20ELK.002.jpeg?itok=mmuw0-Bv 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/THE%20ELK.002.jpeg?itok=mWCZyh9e 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/THE%20ELK.002.jpeg?itok=HwegWtiH 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5bd143af-61f5-4350-8641-60ea4bf794fe" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/THE%20ELK.002.jpeg?itok=mWCZyh9e" alt="The Elk" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><em>I'm wearing</em>: </strong>outfit details right <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BZMP2TJAwJL/?hl=en&amp;taken-by=sofievalkiers" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p><strong>What do you guys look for in a restaurant abroad? Do you like this cosy local vibe, or do you prefer super hip spots? :)</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=2021&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="2CsdpVdgLMO32pWXUcwMv4zDdFSDDpfDfOOB1o_1Psc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/an-airy-brunch-lunch-hotspot-in-nyc-the-elk" data-a2a-title="AN AIRY BRUNCH &amp; LUNCH HOTSPOT IN NYC: THE ELK"><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, 15 Nov 2017 10:40:50 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2021 at https://www.fashionata.com THE MOST FLATTERING WAY TO STYLE YOUR SOCK BOOTIES https://www.fashionata.com/the-most-flattering-way-to-style-your-sock-booties <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">THE MOST FLATTERING WAY TO STYLE YOUR SOCK BOOTIES</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">Fri, 11/10/2017 - 09:44</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/2017/10/MBF_3436_LR.jpg?itok=Fa4LHpF2 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source 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srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/10/SOCK%20BOOTIES.002.jpeg?itok=GptoOm67 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/SOCK%20BOOTIES.002.jpeg?itok=aNexhYAr 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/10/SOCK%20BOOTIES.002.jpeg?itok=QhrwgMRG 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/SOCK%20BOOTIES.002.jpeg?itok=aNexhYAr" alt="sock booties" /> </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/2017/10/MBF_3469_LR.jpg?itok=FHxdLXPo 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_3469_LR.jpg?itok=Kxx5H6lQ 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_3469_LR.jpg?itok=fhliSrFF 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_3469_LR.jpg?itok=Kxx5H6lQ" alt="sock booties" /> </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">KIMONO DRESS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/shop/clothing/rixo-cindy-cream-oriental-dress/" target="_blank">RIXO LONDON</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.enes.be/shop/shoes/morobe-luce-bootie/" target="_blank">MOROBÉ</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">MUSTARD TRIANGLE BAG</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.balenciaga.com/be/women/handbags#{&quot;ytosQuery&quot;:&quot;true&quot;,&quot;department&quot;:&quot;…" target="_blank">BALENCIAGA</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">BUTTERFLY SUNNIES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/brand/matthew-williamson/" target="_blank">MATTHEW WILLIAMSON</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</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>When it comes to picking out your outfit in the morning, <a href="https://www.lannoo.be/nl/mood-day" target="_blank">apart from your mood</a>, your shoes are a good place to start from. It really only takes a really awesome on trend pair of shoes to update an entire look, and make it feel fresh &amp; new. Sock booties are one of this season's biggest footwear trends, especially the pointy-toe just-above-your-ankle version. And while it may take some time to get used to walking in them (they tend to be quite stretchy and feel a bit 'lighter' than regular heels), it's definitely worth it, because they're easily one of the most flattering shoe styles out there, especially if you embrace these 3 tips to wear them to death this Fall!</p> <p><strong>1 / GO MAXI</strong></p> <p>The thing with sock booties is that it can be a bit tricky to pair them with cosy pieces that do not fully cover up their main asset: the fact that they hug and accentuate your ankles. If you pair them with oversized wide-legged trousers you might as well be wearing regular pointy boots - such a shame!&nbsp;So if you want to go maxi (and you do, because it's gettin' chilly outside) but still show off your ankles, an ankle-length dress is just perfect, and a nice change from the pants-on-repeat situation that's so typical for colder days.</p> <p><strong>2 / PRINTS &amp; A PEEK OF SKIN</strong></p> <p>Worried about said maxi dress to appear too bulky? Make sure to go with a piece that's made from a flowy fabric that has the ability to show a sliver of skin when you're moving around. Further, a fun print with a neutral base colour (such as this gorgeous creamy white one that I picked up at <a href="https://www.enes.be/" target="_blank">Enes</a>) will always look less overpowering than a monochrome shade, and thumbs up if it has a V-shaped neckline to open up the outfit.</p> <p><strong>3 / POPPY POPS OF COLOUR</strong></p> <p>Every heeled pointy-toe bootie can come off a bit preppy &amp; stern, and the same is true for sock booties. Adding a bit of fun by means of a poppy blue manicure or mustard triangle bag is a nice way to keep things playful, making this look equally suitable for a professional meeting as for a fun night out with the besties.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How do you feel about sock booties? Are you ready to embrace them this Fall? :)</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=2011&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="oJv71vE2NqFCq-azaCByLj-efeERLO1a80lf2ZVYFAU"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24390"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1510304816"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span> Els</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24390#comment-24390" hreflang="en">November 10, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hey Sofie,<br /> Vanwaar is je ring met de egel?<br /> Groetjes<br /> Els</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24390&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="mpLL3TGFvmfgqKviY5LJJADT0FZw_HI5SQRBlYkvYvg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24394"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1510656879"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24394#comment-24394" hreflang="en">November 14, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24390#comment-24390" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Hey Sofie,…</a> by <span> Els</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hi Els! Die is van Boucheron (<a href="https://eu.boucheron.com/en_eu/the-creations/jewelry/a-collection-of-animals/hans-the-hedgehog-ring.html">https://eu.boucheron.com/en_eu/the-creations/jewelry/a-collection-of-an…</a>) :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24394&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="1uaSIJqz5kLRsV-Gpf2cWMWm0x2neYGrVxrm6K7sYAE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/the-most-flattering-way-to-style-your-sock-booties" data-a2a-title="THE MOST FLATTERING WAY TO STYLE YOUR SOCK BOOTIES"><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, 10 Nov 2017 08:44:45 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2011 at https://www.fashionata.com PARIS IN FALL: APPLE CIDER, CRÊPES & A SPARKLY DATE NIGHT https://www.fashionata.com/paris-in-fall-apple-cider-crepes-a-sparkly-date-night <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">PARIS IN FALL: APPLE CIDER, CRÊPES &amp; A SPARKLY DATE NIGHT</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, 11/08/2017 - 09:59</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/2017/11/MBF_3213_LR.jpg?itok=M0lIZ4dg 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/11/MBF_3213_LR.jpg?itok=gb8RhPFM 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/11/MBF_3213_LR.jpg?itok=jQQoPp4m 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/11/MBF_3213_LR.jpg?itok=gb8RhPFM" alt="Paris in Fall" /> </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/2017/11/PARIS%20IN%20FALL2.001.jpeg?itok=6mC5grZe 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/11/PARIS%20IN%20FALL2.001.jpeg?itok=njE9tKS3 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/11/PARIS%20IN%20FALL2.001.jpeg?itok=EwGm0aiL 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/11/PARIS%20IN%20FALL2.001.jpeg?itok=njE9tKS3" alt="Paris in Fall" /> </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/2017/11/Blue%20dress%20MBF_2721_LR2.jpg?itok=EqxXiwnm 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/11/Blue%20dress%20MBF_2721_LR2.jpg?itok=DZAyxiMl 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/11/Blue%20dress%20MBF_2721_LR2.jpg?itok=gHB6kUgN 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/11/Blue%20dress%20MBF_2721_LR2.jpg?itok=DZAyxiMl" alt="Paris in Fall" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>There are many reasons why Paris is one of my favourite cities in the world (the food! the stubborn French! the couture! the sexy language!), and after our most recent visit, I'm happy to add its family friendliness to the list. After our <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/a-dreamy-eiffel-tower-picnic-with-our-baby-boy" target="_blank">dreamy Eiffel tower picnic</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/paris-with-a-baby-a-little-break-at-the-eiffel-tower-carrousel" target="_blank">afternoon at the Eiffel tower carrousel</a>, we had another amazing&nbsp;day of enjoying Paris in Fall with our little family of 3, including hot apple cider, crêpes &amp; and a sparkly date night.</p> <p>We started the day with sleeping in (o the glory!) and enjoying our morning routine of bottle, cuddles, and getting dressed (not our boy's favourite activity, ha). And how to better enjoy Paris in Fall than with traditional hot crêpes, right? We headed to one of my fave spots in Le Marais, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/lululanantaisecreperie/" target="_blank">Lulu La Nantaise</a>. They have an amazing range of sweet &amp; hearty crêpes, but I always end up with the same one (do you have that too? :)), served with&nbsp;almonds,&nbsp;beurre salée, and&nbsp;crème fraîche. So good! We of course ordered hot apple cider to go with it, because it's such a sweet nostalgic Fall drink. It was one of those gorgeous late mornings, with deliciously crisp air&nbsp;but still warm enough to park ourselves outside and gossip about the hipsters passing by. :) Gabriel was in a great mood, despite&nbsp;his hangry face in one of these pictures and burpee blanket-covered outfit (totally cracks me up).&nbsp;I love our little explorer so much, I can't even describe it!</p> <p>We went back to the hotel for naps, and in the evening Marcio &amp; I went on a little date night. Though it was ridiculously early, I couldn't help but feel so happy &amp; giddy when we walked by the iconic Place Vendôme in our fancy outfits (can you believe how amazing this ombre <a href="https://www.dior.com/couture/nl_be/womens-fashion/ready-to-wear/autumn-winter-2017-18-ready-to-wear-show/silhouette_30" target="_blank">Dior</a> dress is??). Sometimes all it takes are some good old classics to make for the perfect day.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are your favourite family things to do on a city trip? Are you also sometimes fully&nbsp;on board with the clichés? :)</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>I'm wearing</em>:</strong>&nbsp;MAROON OVERSIZED DRESS&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mirahayek.com/#collections" target="_blank">MIRA HAYEK</a> / EIFFEL TOWER BAG <a href="http://www.thevolon.com/?ckattempt=1" target="_blank">THE VOLON</a> / BLUE NAILS <a href="https://opi-shop.be/nl/iceland-fw-2017/1212-less-is-norse.html" target="_blank">O.P.I. LESS IS NORSE</a></p> <p><strong><em>Gabriel's wearing</em>:</strong>&nbsp;HOUNDSTOOTH BODYSUIT&nbsp;<a href="https://www.littlerolondon.com/baby/light-grey-houndstooth-bubble-romper-and-long-sleeved-bodysuit-set" target="_blank">LITTLE RO</a>&nbsp;/ KNITTED OVERALL&nbsp;<a href="https://www.marlonandlittlefriends.com/collections/mini-hand-knits/products/overall-lulu-grey-0-6m-to-2-3y" target="_blank">MARLON AND LITTLE FRIENDS</a>&nbsp;/ WHITE SNEAKERS&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theophile-patachou.com/fr/layettes/chaussures" target="_blank">THÉOPHILE &amp; PATACHOU</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=2022&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="Rg-_s1Rzb_e1bWoU3Bgu2NCDbe4s01nHQ0IB_P5Lax4"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24382"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1510155979"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>LI</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24382#comment-24382" hreflang="en">November 8, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I have no idea how you&#039;re able to look so fancy all the time! I was happy enough when I made it to work with no stains on my clothes. Can&#039;t count the times I had to change myself ánd the baby just when we were about to step in the car.</p> <p>What I also find interesting: how do you your job with a baby so young? Don&#039;t you miss your boy when you&#039;re travelling? </p> <p>Please tell me it&#039;s much harder than it looks ;-)</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24382&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="fohyjogo40xwMZnCun0mknQcPBLjhSlfWYv3uOWTHVw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24386"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1510215780"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24386#comment-24386" hreflang="en">November 9, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24382#comment-24382" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">I have no idea how you&#039;re…</a> by <span>LI</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Awww, thanks so much for your sweet words, they mean so much! And YES, of course both Marcio &amp; I often end up with stained clothes and/or cranky faces after a short night, right before an important photo shoot. ;) I feel like we&#039;re a good team though, and it also helps that our boy is (luckily!) so into exploring new places. It&#039;s definitely super hard to be away from him from time to time, I always miss him so much! But now that he&#039;s getting a bit older, we can&#039;t wait to take him with us as much as we possibly can. :) xx big kiss</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24386&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="kmlKEqKHgPeWgq4XLvZWpLs-Y7Zdo7PyyF5Ml7Wqrgw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24383"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1510173154"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Liesl</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24383#comment-24383" hreflang="en">November 8, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>That dress is amazing!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24383&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="0AaVmkjzLPn-9iyWcPEO_zomRCnSCf8Lgvu8tn3m0mI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24387"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1510215912"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24387#comment-24387" hreflang="en">November 9, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24383#comment-24383" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">That dress is amazing!</a> by <span>Liesl</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thanks, Liesl, I fell head over heels in love with it! :) x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24387&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="0LXT4lyn-p4lM64LtSRzhi8T65ry4iXvMKkxQ2oZB_c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24391"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1510321905"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Kayleigh Lindstedt</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24391#comment-24391" hreflang="en">November 10, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hi Sophie-I LOVE this post, I’m totally in love with the Dior dress!! I’m getting married in the next couple of years and would love to wear something like this-it’s so dreamy!! Thanks for the inspiration, as always!</p> <p>Kayleigh x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24391&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="8BX9bEh-SgjBvb1nTA0jc-tBDYrhDtUoL4wPJKsNVlA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24395"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1510656976"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24395#comment-24395" hreflang="en">November 14, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24391#comment-24391" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Hi Sophie-I LOVE this post,…</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, how nice to hear, your sweet words made my day! :) Congratulations on your wedding, I hope you&#039;ll have the most amazing day xx big kiss</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24395&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="CAKRgnVeiEOxKul6SaI8HpJ9rO8TSV34iDopeyYumA8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24392"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1510396641"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Vreven </span></span> on <a href="/comment/24392#comment-24392" hreflang="en">November 11, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Waaw de jurk dat je draagt op de laatste foto is echt PRACHTIG!</p> <p>En wat een mooie zoon hebben jullie, geweldig lief gezinnetje zijn jullie.</p> <p>xxx<br /> 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=24392&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="yL-DQZ633jkhf6-6G9vIKjeHMT5PcgHX89UX91U6S4c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24396"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1510656998"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24396#comment-24396" hreflang="en">November 14, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24392#comment-24392" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Waaw de jurk dat je draagt…</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, zo lief! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24396&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="3x7vSzriaeSr7-XkyG3zhzI8mVHRDRp-IRedzsLCcUI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24406"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1511295960"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Tibo</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24406#comment-24406" hreflang="en">November 21, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hoi Sofie!<br /> Als er twee dingen zijn die mijn dag écht maken, dan is het wel fashion en Parijs. Dan kom ik op jouw site en zie ik dat jij een artikel over deze twee onderwerpen hebt, dan ben ik helemaal excited!!! Thanksss! :D<br /> Jouw baby is zooooooo cute! :D </p> <p>Greetingzz</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24406&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="L5C-tMulzUB3iLoRpCSO7l0HWuRvSMX7eqR7PVsqfd8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24407"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1511371807"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24407#comment-24407" hreflang="en">November 22, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24406#comment-24406" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Hoi Sofie!…</a> by <span>Tibo</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>O dankjewel, Tibo, zooo leuk om te lezen! :) Paris is fantastisch! xx big kiss</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24407&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="q346zRWZ9GPiwbnB7-6y9dZAZXT-S7sO2et9XGi-k7Y"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/paris-in-fall-apple-cider-crepes-a-sparkly-date-night" data-a2a-title="PARIS IN FALL: APPLE CIDER, CRÊPES &amp; A SPARKLY DATE NIGHT"><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, 08 Nov 2017 08:59:01 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2022 at https://www.fashionata.com NYC SHOPPING DONE DIFFERENTLY: THE APARTMENT BY THE LINE https://www.fashionata.com/nyc-shopping-done-differently-the-apartment-by-the-line <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NYC SHOPPING DONE DIFFERENTLY: THE APARTMENT BY THE LINE</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">Thu, 11/02/2017 - 13:25</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>When it comes to shopping, I'm totally the old-fashioned kind. Since I'm a big believer of the fact that true luxury lies in great craftsmanship &amp; premium materials, I just need to see and feel a piece before I can fall in love with it. This also makes me a dangerous shopper by the way, because once I stumble upon that perfectly executed <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/just-me/my-living-room-reveal" target="_blank">rich blue velvet sofa</a> or that <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/fashion-just-me-my-outfit/my-bedroom-reveal" target="_blank">over-the-top wooden chandelier</a>, I'm basically lost. :) So when I heard about the carefully curated collection of fashion, beauty &amp; interior pieces from The Line in NYC, presented in an airy &amp; light apartment in the heart of Manhattan, I just had to check it out! NYC shopping done differently? The Apartment by The Line knows how.</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/IMG_2443_LR.jpg?itok=xyl-QPnG 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/IMG_2443_LR.jpg?itok=ZntpPmAl 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/IMG_2443_LR.jpg?itok=F-_M5uo0 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2b5e4adf-3f24-4452-8976-0bb1adc7ee3a" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/IMG_2443_LR.jpg?itok=ZntpPmAl" alt="Apartment by The Line" /></picture></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/THE%20LINE%27.001_0.jpeg?itok=Pk7ludUL 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/THE%20LINE%27.001_0.jpeg?itok=mlqRNthW 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/THE%20LINE%27.001_0.jpeg?itok=xV-WWrCh 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b466dd8d-a818-435d-b38d-fa1846b99a92" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/THE%20LINE%27.001_0.jpeg?itok=mlqRNthW" alt="Apartment by The Line" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>LOCATION / </strong>The Apartment by The Line is another Soho gem (just as <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-favourite-power-food-hotspot-in-nyc-de-maria" target="_blank">my favourite NYC power food hotspot</a>), located on Greene Street, on the 3rd floor of a gorgeous original 19th C building.</p> <p><strong>VIBE / </strong>The idea of presenting your collection in the context of a perfectly groomed home is something that has been tried by many, but very few come close to this place. The unique (and, in NYC terms, HUGE) space consists of a cosy living room (complete with gorgeous ceilings, wooden panelling, and cute furnishing of course), kitchen &amp; dining area, walk-in closet, bedroom &amp; bathroom. Such a clever way to make you want to take a piece of all this gorgeousness home!</p> <p><strong>COLLECTION &amp; MUST-BUYS / </strong>From small souvenirs (think beauty staples with the prettiest packaging) to high-quality home fragrances, timeless fashion, and gorgeous interior pieces (was crushing hard on the grey velvet couch and marble side tables): it's all there, waiting to be adopted by helpless lovers of all things beauty.</p> <p><strong>MAIN PERKS / </strong>The fact that there's literally something for everyone, both aesthetics and price-wise. And it doesn't hurt that The Apartment kind of makes you feel like you're inside <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob7vObnFUJc" target="_blank">this</a> Beyoncé video.</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/IMG_2480_LR.jpg?itok=CYZZKy1J 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/IMG_2480_LR.jpg?itok=FwN_2sah 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/IMG_2480_LR.jpg?itok=3h91U-Kn 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="46efb5e1-6c99-449b-b882-70b08a670a07" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/IMG_2480_LR.jpg?itok=FwN_2sah" alt="​​Apartment by The Line" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/IMG_2466_LR_0.jpg?itok=3keOcdqi 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/IMG_2466_LR_0.jpg?itok=8d1lmjie 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/IMG_2466_LR_0.jpg?itok=Kso4IcbW 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="07b035ff-c099-49e4-ab32-b436ba2112b8" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/IMG_2466_LR_0.jpg?itok=8d1lmjie" alt="Apartment by The Line" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/THE%20LINE%20NYC.002.jpeg?itok=40rJ57Pa 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/THE%20LINE%20NYC.002.jpeg?itok=IzDtWhAu 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/THE%20LINE%20NYC.002.jpeg?itok=c2ozdXRS 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="575c9ebe-5835-4340-aa5a-2d8505d3e676" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/THE%20LINE%20NYC.002.jpeg?itok=IzDtWhAu" alt="Apartment by The Line" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><em><strong>I'm wearing</strong></em><strong>: </strong>outfit details right <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BY7-JKogHL6/?taken-by=sofievalkiers" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p><strong>Have you visited any interesting stores recently? I'd love to add some to my bucket list! :)</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=2018&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="K-ojapxECEsgSXGIxWYWAfjBMrtiJZbiVwO2zdQjG8U"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/nyc-shopping-done-differently-the-apartment-by-the-line" data-a2a-title="NYC SHOPPING DONE DIFFERENTLY: THE APARTMENT BY THE LINE"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:25:46 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2018 at https://www.fashionata.com HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE TONAL DRESSING TREND https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-make-the-most-of-the-tonal-dressing-trend <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE TONAL DRESSING TREND</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, 10/30/2017 - 15:55</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/2017/10/MBF_3174_LR2.jpg?itok=KxrnjbNA 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_3174_LR2.jpg?itok=O5PfWTXe 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_3174_LR2.jpg?itok=r28Dhpk5 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_3174_LR2.jpg?itok=O5PfWTXe" alt="tonal dressing" /> </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/2017/10/FLARED%20TROUSERS.002.jpeg?itok=elVqQRl1 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/FLARED%20TROUSERS.002.jpeg?itok=33lwcIFS 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/10/FLARED%20TROUSERS.002.jpeg?itok=cGeIq_uf 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/FLARED%20TROUSERS.002.jpeg?itok=33lwcIFS" alt="tonal dressing" /> </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/2017/10/FLARED%20TROUSERS.003.jpeg?itok=TYOLKY38 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/FLARED%20TROUSERS.003.jpeg?itok=OSAcLZ3M 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/10/FLARED%20TROUSERS.003.jpeg?itok=aVigXGtt 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/FLARED%20TROUSERS.003.jpeg?itok=OSAcLZ3M" alt="tonal dressing" /> </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/2017/10/MBF_3377_LR.jpg?itok=Ef--TKpe 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_3377_LR.jpg?itok=YISZcPB- 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_3377_LR.jpg?itok=2xk3cJi7 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_3377_LR.jpg?itok=YISZcPB-" alt="tonal dressing" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Of all the current trends, tonal dressing seems to&nbsp;be one of the most challenging ones. And since I've gotten so many questions about my go-to styling tricks to style it in the most&nbsp;fabulous &amp;&nbsp;flattering way (yes, it's possible!), I thought it'd make for a great outfit post. :) It obviously can be tricky to make a full outfit in very similar shades&nbsp;work in your favour, but here's the surprising thing: when you do it right, it will actually make you look so much taller!&nbsp;So without further ado: how to make the most of the tonal dressing trend this Fall!</p> <p><strong>1 / MIX DIFFERENT FABRICS</strong></p> <p>One of people's biggest worries about tonal dressing is that it will look washed out &amp; boring - both <em>really</em> not good. To avoid that, just mix things up fabric-wise by pairing a slouchy knit sweater (this one from <a href="https://www.scapaworld.com/nl/dames/accessories/" target="_blank">Scapa</a> is a staple in your Fall wardrobe for sure!) with sturdy denim trousers, and a suède bag (also from <a href="https://www.scapaworld.com/nl/dames/accessories/" target="_blank">Scapa</a>). Different textures will keep your mind busy, and make the different shades work well together, exactly what you want with tonal dressing!</p> <p><strong>2 / EYES ON WAIST &amp; ANKLES</strong></p> <p>Monochromes were one of this Summer's biggest trends, and while there's nothing wrong with wearing a head-to-toe outfit in one&nbsp;&amp; the same colour, tonal dressing is a lot easier. Pairing different pieces in similar shades&nbsp;will have the same lengthening effect as a full monochrome look, that you can accentuate even more by tucking in your sweater (&amp; focus on your waist), and showing off your ankles (by opting for cropped trousers).</p> <p><strong>3 / POPS OF COLOUR</strong></p> <p>And to keep your tonal outfit from looking boring you obvi want to add some pops of colour: a deep brown suède bag, blue tinted sunnies and some good ol' bling are just perfect for that!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>W<strong>hat do you think about the tonal dressing trend? Is it your thing, or will you pass? :)</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=2020&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="KNdQQK8xOiiurlQMB1PHOkvv6F_cOFab0bOdLRAbfIU"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24371"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1509606421"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Kayleigh Lindstedt</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24371#comment-24371" hreflang="en">November 2, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Definitely going to give it a go! Love that ring, amazing!</p> <p>Kay x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24371&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="DLbn-S-u-46hERPXsiVmrRpqSRZBBZFREIri_Tnhj1M"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24372"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1509625794"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24372#comment-24372" hreflang="en">November 2, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24371#comment-24371" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Definitely going to give it…</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>Thanks, Kayleigh, it&#039;s one of favourite trends for Fall! :) x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24372&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="XylDsEw4ZiJd4qo5j2JJMdARzIiIkh_yBg67Leun63o"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-make-the-most-of-the-tonal-dressing-trend" data-a2a-title="HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE TONAL DRESSING TREND"><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, 30 Oct 2017 14:55:19 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2020 at https://www.fashionata.com PARIS WITH A BABY: A LITTLE BREAK AT THE EIFFEL TOWER CARROUSEL https://www.fashionata.com/paris-with-a-baby-a-little-break-at-the-eiffel-tower-carrousel <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">PARIS WITH A BABY: A LITTLE BREAK AT THE EIFFEL TOWER CARROUSEL</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">Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:00</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/2017/10/MBF_2812_LR.jpg?itok=4WEQ4ltp 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_2812_LR.jpg?itok=auCBwJdb 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_2812_LR.jpg?itok=H7pY1FzO 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_2812_LR.jpg?itok=auCBwJdb" alt="Eiffel tower carrousel" /> </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/2017/10/CAROUSSEL2.001.jpeg?itok=_2NFflr6 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/CAROUSSEL2.001.jpeg?itok=_g3oB_t5 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/10/CAROUSSEL2.001.jpeg?itok=gng2QgSN 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/CAROUSSEL2.001.jpeg?itok=_g3oB_t5" alt="Eiffel tower carrousel" /> </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/2017/10/MBF_3106_LR.jpg?itok=9dJmEliM 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_3106_LR.jpg?itok=H5PPkSNJ 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_3106_LR.jpg?itok=E_7VPt6b 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_3106_LR.jpg?itok=H5PPkSNJ" alt="Eiffel tower carrousel" /> </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/2017/10/MBF_3183_LR.jpg?itok=YUpWWl2O 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_3183_LR.jpg?itok=ZpR7H8-n 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_3183_LR.jpg?itok=HVdsVxN4 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_3183_LR.jpg?itok=ZpR7H8-n" alt="Eiffel tower carrousel" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>One of the things that I wondered about before having our boy was what it would be like to travel with him - I mean, for real. Yes, we wanted to explore new places with him and transfer our love of exploring the world, but would he be up for that? Also, what kind of activities are actual fun for a little baby, who's mood is pretty unpredictable and schedule kind of fixed? Paris seemed like the perfect place to find out, since it's one of our all-time favourite cities, and not too far from our hometown Antwerp (will share&nbsp;my tips to survive long car rides with a mini soon! ;)). So we packed up our things, and off we went!</p> <p>At only 4 months old, Gabriel already has a mind of his own. I always joke that he has inherited the Brazilian temperament from his papa, because if&nbsp;he's not in the mood, he's just&nbsp;<em>really</em>&nbsp;not in the mood. :) And unlike some other babies, he can voice his opinion pretty loudly - like siren mode. So I was a bit hesitant about how he would feel about a totally new environment and disruption of his usual routine. But guess what? He looooved it! I was so happy &amp; proud to find out that he basically just adores to be right in the middle of the action; as long as he has&nbsp;enough on his hands, he's a happy little monkey. So needless to say that both <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/a-dreamy-eiffel-tower-picnic-with-our-baby-boy" target="_blank">our Eiffel tower picnic </a>and little break at the Eiffel tower carrousel were a big hit, because there's nothing like pretty colours and twinkling lights to keep a baby mind occupied! We took a few rides (until mama felt nauseous :)), enjoyed our snacks (cotton candy for me, milk for him), and just hung out. It was such a sweet afternoon, and one I'll think of with so much love years from now.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are your favourite spots around the world,&nbsp;or on-the-go activities for little ones? I'd so love to hear! :)</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>I'm wearing</em>:</strong> GREEN PLEATED SKIRT <a href="http://www.tibi.com/shop/skirts" target="_blank">TIBI</a> / IVORY TOP <a href="http://www.tibi.com/shop/tops" target="_blank">TIBI</a> / WHITE KITTEN HEELS <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman/shoes/view-all/slingback-leather-high-heel-shoes-c734142p4841226.html" target="_blank">ZARA</a> / TASSELED BAG <a href="http://www.thevolon.com/?ckattempt=1" target="_blank">THE VOLON</a> / DARK BLUE NAILS <a href="https://opi-shop.be/nl/iceland-fw-2017/1212-less-is-norse.html" target="_blank">O.P.I. LESS IS&nbsp;NORSE</a></p> <p><strong><em>Gabriel's wearing</em>:</strong> HOUNDSTOOTH BODYSUIT <a href="https://www.littlerolondon.com/baby/light-grey-houndstooth-bubble-romper-and-long-sleeved-bodysuit-set" target="_blank">LITTLE RO</a> / KNITTED OVERALL <a href="https://www.marlonandlittlefriends.com/collections/mini-hand-knits/products/overall-lulu-grey-0-6m-to-2-3y" target="_blank">MARLON AND LITTLE FRIENDS</a> / WHITE SNEAKERS <a href="http://www.theophile-patachou.com/fr/layettes/chaussures" target="_blank">THÉOPHILE &amp; PATACHOU</a> / KNITTED HAT <a href="http://mylittlecozmo.com/gb/content/11-lookbookAW17" target="_blank">MY LITTLE COZMO</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=2015&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="uc7SFJwO5I2vF38M06FFGxyhj9c2rlFUxH2zOcH0Xco"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24364"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1509180667"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Donna</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24364#comment-24364" hreflang="en">October 28, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hello Sofie<br /> I always enjoy looking at your lovely photos and particularly enjoy reading about your new little man...My family actually sat next to you on a train a few summers ago.<br /> In any event, recently here in Northern California we had a tragic wildfire destroying thousands of homes including ours. As I look at the photos of you and your family I can’t help but urge you to back up your baby pictures and put every scrap of memories in a fire proof safe. I’ve lost hand prints, early photos before the digital camera, locks of hair from a first haircut.<br /> We left with just the clothes on our backs and have nothing now. Don’t wait to protect your memories, I wish I had.<br /> I very much enjoy reading about your new family...Congratulations.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24364&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="hbSPi5MAslE2fWMq1qWxkTP-iio8Ci0EfibAMdvwm48"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24367"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1509351910"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24367#comment-24367" hreflang="en">October 30, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24364#comment-24364" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Hello Sofie…</a> by <span>Donna</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dear Donna, Thanks so much for your sweet words and for sharing your story! What a horrifying experience that must&#039;ve been for you &amp; your family, so heartbreaking. I hope you&#039;ll find a way to live through it together, and make lots &amp; lots more beautiful memories in the future. I&#039;ll keep your words close to my heart... xx biggest kiss</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24367&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="cbZBGfBTNgQpg3tM9ldD2hXjeqni72csXjnXSjeA-rI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24393"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1510419884"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Julie</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24393#comment-24393" hreflang="en">November 11, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hi Sofie, weet je leuke hotels in Paris? Thanks xxx Julie</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24393&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="pdyqmjFHNcOwxf0LW1CQtJWUErkacBGMRNL2uZW61-E"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/paris-with-a-baby-a-little-break-at-the-eiffel-tower-carrousel" data-a2a-title="PARIS WITH A BABY: A LITTLE BREAK AT THE EIFFEL TOWER CARROUSEL"><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, 28 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2015 at https://www.fashionata.com COME JOIN ME AT MY MOOD OF THE DAY BOOK SIGNING IN ANTWERP!! https://www.fashionata.com/come-join-me-at-my-mood-of-the-day-book-signing-in-antwerp <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COME JOIN ME AT MY MOOD OF THE DAY BOOK SIGNING IN ANTWERP!!</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">Wed, 10/25/2017 - 18:41</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>You guys, I'm so excited to announce my very first <a href="https://www.lannoo.be/nl/mood-day" target="_blank">Mood of the Day</a> book signing!! Since I was about to give birth <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/mood-of-the-day-my-new-book-is-here" target="_blank">around the time of the launch</a> I wasn't able to arrange it sooner, but next Friday evening I'll be signing my book at the largest book fair in Belgium, <a href="http://www.boekenbeurs.be/auteur/sofie-valkiers#signeersessies" target="_blank">Boekenbeurs</a>. Finally a chance to meet up &amp; chat with you all! :)</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_6993_LR.jpg?itok=PzS9TEJu 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_6993_LR.jpg?itok=GA6nr3jP 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_6993_LR.jpg?itok=uzvbfSqy 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="328785ed-634e-4690-b548-616fda8f7aab" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_6993_LR.jpg?itok=GA6nr3jP" alt="Mood of the Day book signing" /></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_7108_LR1.jpg?itok=_TvhVR1x 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_7108_LR1.jpg?itok=HO664Rpv 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_7108_LR1.jpg?itok=USXhdGFV 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f97493c2-c912-40f7-bbb0-ccdec216d8eb" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_7108_LR1.jpg?itok=HO664Rpv" alt="Mood of the Day book signing" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p>As you know, my second book <a href="https://www.bol.com/nl/p/mood-of-the-day/9200000072475885/?country=BE&amp;suggestionType=featured_product&amp;suggestedFor=sofie%2520v&amp;originalSearchContext=media_all&amp;originalSection=main" target="_blank">Mood of the Day</a> was a very personal project that captures all the highlights from the past years (styling tips! runway moments! so much travel! yummy recipes!), all starting from my biggest fashion credo: how to pick out that 1 outfit in the morning that matches your mood of the day perfectly, and will make you feel like the best version of yourself all day, every day! This is exactly what I love most about fashion, and why fashion is so meaningful to me; wearing the right pieces can uplift your mood and day in incomparable ways, making the effects of fashion reach far beyond your appearance.</p> <p>So if you're in the mood (ha!) to check out the book or just want to spend your Friday eve chatting about shoes &amp; chocolate, come join me at the <a href="http://www.boekenbeurs.be/auteur/sofie-valkiers#signeersessies" target="_blank">Boekenbeurs in Antwerp</a> on Nov 3 between 20h-21h30! If you have any specific questions, I'll be happy to answer them. Honestly can't wait! :) xx big kiss</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_6958_LR.jpg?itok=mB7hCi3T 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_6958_LR.jpg?itok=x4DGsJPo 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_6958_LR.jpg?itok=1zE8bqLQ 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="36a75ade-6a8e-4e20-8450-f2fe7445f514" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_6958_LR.jpg?itok=x4DGsJPo" alt="Mood of the Day book signing" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MOTD%20SIGNING.001.jpeg?itok=EaWU3Bcm 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MOTD%20SIGNING.001.jpeg?itok=okxTHnds 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MOTD%20SIGNING.001.jpeg?itok=VOjzkHvi 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cb509ac2-9545-4712-b416-2f28cf48e4ec" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MOTD%20SIGNING.001.jpeg?itok=okxTHnds" alt="Mood of the Day book signing" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><em>Practical</em>: DATE / Friday Nov 3, 20h-21h30, LOCATION / Boekenbeurs Antwerp Expo, Jan Van Rijswijcklaan 191, 2020 Antwerp -  Lannoo booth 318</strong></p> <p><strong>See you there!!</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=2019&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="Nl5WAtuxhPlnR9uaW75meFBCo6hrXkoLALiZqDixPc0"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24358"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1509014678"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span> Els</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24358#comment-24358" hreflang="en">October 26, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>ik hoop er te kunnen zijn :)</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24358&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="NWNIcD8sDj8dV52m_N8HKIAq5dTLXqDq_VFTRrnydg8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24361"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1509088725"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24361#comment-24361" hreflang="en">October 27, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24358#comment-24358" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">ik hoop er te kunnen zijn :)</a> by <span> Els</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Ooo super, Els, ik kijk er al naar uit je te ontmoeten! :) x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24361&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="XsMhsZUKqToD1GJNjN1tHdPx6WdDrsouixxUYjGBSy0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24360"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1509031768"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Eline</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24360#comment-24360" hreflang="en">October 26, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hey,<br /> Ik wil heel graag komen, maar heb je boek al gekocht (direct wanneer hij uitkwam :D) is het mogelijk om het boek zelf mee te nemen of is dat niet mogelijk? </p> <p>Super goed boek btw! xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24360&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="FsGI6nwDZ6-RcIv5PiEEcEPv17INW2ssEsai3G4-U_s"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24362"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1509088927"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24362#comment-24362" hreflang="en">October 27, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24360#comment-24360" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Hey,…</a> by <span>Eline</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hi Eline! Zo leuk om te horen dat je mijn boek al kocht, en natuurlijk ben je van harte welkom vrijdag; ik kijk er al naar uit! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24362&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="W4-Fcj8bTb6rZ1D9QwzJ89C6f3AW_EmhvDYMCxsScYs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24365"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1509226232"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Lauren</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24365#comment-24365" hreflang="en">October 28, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Ik ben net terug van de openingsavond van de boekenbeurs! Daar ga ik elk jaar naar toe, echt een leuk event: boeken, hapjes, drankjes en een reden om me op te maken natuurlijk. Ik heb de gelegenheid ook aangegrepen om een zeker &quot;klein zwart boekje&quot; aan te schaffen. Ik ben super benieuwd naar de inhoud, maar ook de cover is zo mooi. Als ik eindelijk een appartement vind, wordt het mijn eerste salontafelboek! Wel spijtig dat ik de signeersessie ga missen.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24365&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="-oumxVvcGxR2Mtq6fcf_SW4ufL4bLdrbHkcFwxwyOvY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24368"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1509352023"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24368#comment-24368" hreflang="en">October 30, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24365#comment-24365" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Ik ben net terug van de…</a> by <span>Lauren</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hi Lauren! O super leuk om te horen dat je mijn eerste boek kocht, hopelijk bevalt het. :) Jammer dat je er vrijdag niet bij kan zijn; volgende keer dan... ;) x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24368&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="yeeX5rZBaIcAeq0OS-zL_kJubPDI7D8jJYb4Uju4Pls"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24373"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1509697030"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Julot</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24373#comment-24373" hreflang="en">November 3, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Oooo super leuk Sofie!<br /> Dan zie ik je eindelijk weer. YAY!!!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24373&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="ItcJcZdfXG_sigQUx2Ncn3BjvYfRlyPNs4i_F56dKgU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <a id="comment-24374"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1509711676"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Judy</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24374#comment-24374" hreflang="en">November 3, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Is your book available in English?</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24374&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="zT7jLopmuUbI-P6BU44PKFhmRnqmYHVlqkDVbHEfRdE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24378"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1509970129"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24378#comment-24378" hreflang="en">November 6, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24374#comment-24374" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Is your book available in…</a> by <span>Judy</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hi Judy! Unfortunately not yet, but who knows in the future... :) xx big kiss</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24378&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="8kzU8pk7jiQZIplaEDuEDAco31JcHqYNQqUyaCb1xZE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24375"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1509714866"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>D.K.</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24375#comment-24375" hreflang="en">November 3, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hi!<br /> When is your book available in German?<br /> Greets from Switzerland!<br /> D.K.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24375&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="8s9RYPcx-7xsTTb9IEog2IygQm7ouGXUguHwg55mwGY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24379"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1509970368"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24379#comment-24379" hreflang="en">November 6, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24375#comment-24375" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Hi!…</a> by <span>D.K.</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hi there! Thanks so much for your interest in Mood of the Day, but for now, only my Little Black Book is available in German (you can order it on Amazon!). Hopefully we&#039;ll be able to make Mood of the Day available for my German readers soon! xx big kiss</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24379&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Tt0MkAX_Ozg7ADpG1NgM7mTBjPyJDtJwWE_0cSx0dg4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24388"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1510237200"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span> Els</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24388#comment-24388" hreflang="en">November 9, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Leuk je te mogen ontmoeten hebben. Nog eens bedankt voor de lekkere chocolaatjes x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24388&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="7G2av4VMhRmiOQHMGC6I8iHBRV0O6WQ7lbeiD1JAUHA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24389"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1510240950"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24389#comment-24389" hreflang="en">November 9, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24388#comment-24388" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Leuk je te mogen ontmoeten…</a> by <span> Els</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>O zo lief dat je langskwam, was zo&#039;n gezellig gesprekje! :) xx big kiss</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24389&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="5J4ZujggHrBtIcwf_69i02zodeZQI06A8XN7YKqB6A4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/come-join-me-at-my-mood-of-the-day-book-signing-in-antwerp" data-a2a-title="COME JOIN ME AT MY MOOD OF THE DAY BOOK SIGNING IN ANTWERP!!"><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, 25 Oct 2017 16:41:12 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2019 at https://www.fashionata.com 3 TRICKS TO PULL OFF PATENT LEATHER WITHOUT LOOKING TACKY https://www.fashionata.com/3-tricks-to-pull-off-patent-leather-without-looking-tacky <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">3 TRICKS TO PULL OFF PATENT LEATHER WITHOUT LOOKING TACKY</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, 10/23/2017 - 16:25</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/2017/10/MBF_0340_LR2.jpg?itok=WWBhnx6X 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_0340_LR2.jpg?itok=4XcagEVw 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_0340_LR2.jpg?itok=JwteJU6Z 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_0340_LR2.jpg?itok=4XcagEVw" alt="patent leather" /> </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/2017/10/PATENT%20LEATHER.002.jpeg?itok=57aZvIAo 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/PATENT%20LEATHER.002.jpeg?itok=arh4igWK 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/10/PATENT%20LEATHER.002.jpeg?itok=YTqvq3VI 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/PATENT%20LEATHER.002.jpeg?itok=arh4igWK" alt="patent leather" /> </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/2017/10/MBF_0514_LR.jpg?itok=ACM4g4FA 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_0514_LR.jpg?itok=IcZqMCWb 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_0514_LR.jpg?itok=IiEF9Ca1 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/10/MBF_0514_LR.jpg?itok=IcZqMCWb" alt="patent leather" /> </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">OFF-WHITE BLOUSE</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.tibi.com/shop/tops" target="_blank">TIBI</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">CROPPED DENIM</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.citizensofhumanity.com/womens/all-womens" 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">LEAFY CAPE COAT</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.mirahayek.com/#collections" target="_blank">MIRA HAYEK</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">PATENT LEATHER HEELS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.aeyde.com/products/fay-wine-patent" target="_blank">AEYDE</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 BUCKET BAG</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.ca-fune.com/shop/#!/Mini-Basket-Bucket/p/69454337/category=15532271" target="_blank">CAFUNÉ</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">PALM RING</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.rokuslondon.com/shop/4588685362/mystic-palm-cocktail-ring/9515970" target="_blank">ROKUS LONDON</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">STATEMENT EARRINGS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.rokuslondon.com/shop/4588685362/half-moon-earrings/10759964" target="_blank">ROKUS LONDON</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">MAROON NAILS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.fabyshop.be/en/ego-fw17/401-vertigo.html" target="_blank">FABY VERTIGO</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Patent leather: you either love it, or you hate it. If&nbsp;you belong to the latter category, now's the time to change your mind, because leather with a shiny finish is one this Fall's biggest trends. But hey, I get it: leather's most show-y&nbsp;version can easily come across as a little bit cheap &amp; tacky - not the best qualities when it comes to fashion. Since I'm always in for something offbeat though, I'm fully on board with the trend, and in hopes of spreading the love: here are my 3 favourite tricks to pull off patent leather without looking tacky!</p> <p><strong>1 / SOPHISTICATED CUTS ONLY</strong></p> <p>If you want pieces to come across&nbsp;stylish &amp; fashionable, a great finish &amp; sophisticated cut are key. Opt for well made (genuine!) patent leather in a classic shade, such as a deep maroon red. As for the cut, if you're not too sure about the patent leather trend, go with an&nbsp;always&nbsp;sophisticated V-shaped version with a low heel - no person on the planet who will associate this with tackiness, ever (and once you're comfortable with it, don't hesitate 1 second to go a <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/fingers-crossed-for-buckets-of-rain-with-chanel-ss18" target="_blank">little</a> or <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BZjPrjtD_xK/?taken-by=sofievalkiers" target="_blank">a lot</a> crazy, of course).</p> <p><strong>2 / PAIR WITH STURDY FABRICS</strong></p> <p>Apart from appearing tacky, patent leather can also feel like a bit too much for daily wear. But the truth is that it's sooo easy to make it office appropriate, just by adding slightly heavy materials (and shy away from more shiny stuff, such as metallics or strass details). A sturdy pair of cropped denim or a wool cape with asymmetrical hem are just perfect, and will take your outfit from office to meeting to dinner with your besties with no effort at all!</p> <p><strong>3 / 100% CLASSY DEETS</strong></p> <p>To finish your look, steer the opinions on your patent leather pieces in the right way by adding super chic details: golden statement jewelry, a cute structured bucket bag, and matching maroon nails. That's taking your shine to a whole new level right there!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How do you feel about the patent leather trend? Will you be trying it out this Fall, or nah?</strong></p> <p><em>Thanks to the gorgeous <a href="http://www.trandline.fr" target="_blank">Trandline Spa</a> for hosting us for this shoot!</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=2017&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="3GJ3pGkw0YPrwGqzepJO_eQTt2c8tWASlx9fh4o-Snw"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24355"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1508851422"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Carina Alexandra</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24355#comment-24355" hreflang="en">October 24, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Such a lovely post. No idea why you always look that chic!</p> <p>Love,<br /> Carina Alexandra</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24355&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="R_EjXKkiqylkBGYNotsQAhd6GB-5yrC-J4wmnchcn-A"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24356"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1508851443"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24356#comment-24356" hreflang="en">October 24, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24355#comment-24355" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Such a lovely post. No idea…</a> by <span>Carina Alexandra</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, Carina! :) x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24356&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="xys5bO5NepMFkH6nPLNQ05fJiwAKCFQGDq3Usp32XuU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/3-tricks-to-pull-off-patent-leather-without-looking-tacky" data-a2a-title="3 TRICKS TO PULL OFF PATENT LEATHER WITHOUT LOOKING TACKY"><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, 23 Oct 2017 14:25:43 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2017 at https://www.fashionata.com