Your daily dose of fashion, beauty, travel and food - Just a little bit different https://www.fashionata.com/rss.xml en WEEKLY ROUND-UP: CAMERA READY, SHEER TOPS & FRENCH MAGIC https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-camera-ready-sheer-tops-french-magic <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">WEEKLY ROUND-UP: CAMERA READY, SHEER TOPS &amp; FRENCH MAGIC</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/series/friday-round-up" hreflang="en">Friday Round-Up</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:53</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This past week was so exciting in many ways. Apart from our ongoing baby countdown and spectacularly beautiful weather (it's been super hot in Antwerp!), I was so touched by the amount of sweet reactions to the launch of my new book, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/mood-of-the-day-my-new-book-is-here" target="_blank">Mood of the Day</a>! I can't wait to hear your feedback, and I so hope you'll find it inspiring &amp; helpful for your daily outfit picks. :) Three other things that made me happy this week: a simple trick to look awesome in pictures, spotted on the Cannes red carpet (and perfect to adopt for your next wedding!), a fresh beach-or-pool look that's simultaneously breezy and sexy, and a breathtakingly beautiful show in the Provence. Wishing everyone a sunny &amp; bbq-filled weekend!!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_13.jpeg?itok=IEQCYg1e 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_13.jpeg?itok=v-NQhZFi 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_13.jpeg?itok=mCoMnpxI 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="91ae569b-be69-42db-9bae-9eebeec2a7fb" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_13.jpeg?itok=v-NQhZFi" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_13.jpeg?itok=v-NQhZFi" alt="Fashionata round-up" /></picture></p> <p>After all the gorgeousness on the <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-dress-like-a-2017-met-gala-star" target="_blank">Met Gala red carpet</a>, this week all eyes were on Cannes, for more over-the-top fashion, out-of-the-box beauty looks, and the newest hot celeb couples! Apart from making mental notes of your favourite looks for attending your next glam event (to make the most of <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/8-cute-wedding-guest-pieces-that-wont-break-the-bank" target="_blank">your affordable wedding guest outfit</a> of course!), you might want to keep an eye on the red carpet poses that make for the prettiest pictures! I already talked about <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-overcome-your-5-biggest-red-carpet-fears" target="_blank">using your accessories as props to strike a pose</a>, but if there's no clutch in sight, I like to work with what I got, and do this princess move where you lightly grab the bottom of your dress (and eventually lift it a bit, like the gorgeous Jourdan Dunn above). Complete with a dreamy caught-off-guard smile (more flattering than going full-on teeth-y :)) and you got yourself a fool-proof way to look awesome in pictures! (I share more tips on how to look like your most photogenic self in <a href="https://www.lannoo.be/nl/mood-day" target="_blank">Mood of the Day</a>, for all interested! :))</p> <p><i>photo credit</i>: <a href="http://www.elleuk.com/fashion/celebrity-style/news/g31778/the-best-dressed-at-cannes-2017/?slide=3" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-outfit/butterflies" target="_blank">2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_13.jpeg?itok=-wwhjfy- 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_13.jpeg?itok=qkUj9ZXY 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_13.jpeg?itok=WGq-1oof 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c7602009-f35f-4b7c-a4c4-c951dea4ff6b" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_13.jpeg?itok=qkUj9ZXY" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_13.jpeg?itok=qkUj9ZXY" alt="Fashionata round-up" /></picture></p> <p>While I'm always in for a good <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/travel/natural-wonders-rio-de-janeiro-my-hotspots-guide" target="_blank">bikini-plus-matching-kaftan combo</a> to make the most of a beach or pool day, it's nice to switch things up every once in a while and fully embrace the ongoing sheer top-trend! I especially loved Jennifer Lawrence's simple take, with a bandeau-shaped Dior bustier and black oversized tank (super easy to do a more affordable version with this hot red bikini top from <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9XHdm" target="_blank">Eres</a> (great for accentuating your tan!) and shimmery <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman/t-shirts/view-all/shimmery-semi-sheer-top-c719014p4412528.html" target="_blank">Zara</a> tank).</p> <p><i>photo credit</i>: <a href="http://www.styledumonde.com/2017/05/paris-ss-2017-street-style-jennifer-lawrence/" target="_blank">1</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_13.jpeg?itok=IUvANklM 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_13.jpeg?itok=NqAD0SnE 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_13.jpeg?itok=zHPcQFRz 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a254f5fb-5c57-42ca-87f9-3d4e71c740ce" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_13.jpeg?itok=NqAD0SnE" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_13.jpeg?itok=NqAD0SnE" alt="Fashionata round-up" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_5.jpeg?itok=ifXk2C6U 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_5.jpeg?itok=7prlct5V 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_5.jpeg?itok=pdbQ9pdW 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5e7aebb9-3c22-4ca9-bb46-601bc3122938" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_5.jpeg?itok=7prlct5V" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_5.jpeg?itok=7prlct5V" alt="Fashionata round-up" /></picture></p> <p>I've been a fan of the French designer Jacquemus from day 1; his architectural deconstructed pieces, made from the purest high-quality fabrics and in classic tones (think lots of white and strategic pops of colour), feel fresh &amp; timeless - which is a genius accomplishment. I honestly had goosebumps while watching <a href="http://en.vogue.fr/fashion-videos/fashion-story/videos/jacquemus-drone-film-marseille-show/30571" target="_blank">his most recent SS17 show</a>, a hommage to his French hometown Marseille. His signature wide-sleeved blouses and breezy Summer dresses were invariably topped with huge disc-shaped sun hats, rightfully crowned by <a href="http://en.vogue.fr/wedding/runway-trends/diaporama/straw-hat-summer-jacquemus-trend-2017/43172" target="_blank">Vogue</a> as the hat that's at the top of every bride's wishlist. As the models strutted down the industrial bridge of the Musée d'Art Contemporain, escorted by soft French music and the most gorgeous sunset, it was pure magic, and it made me beyond excited for Summer!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://metalmagazine.eu/en/post/article/jacquemus-lamour-pour-marseille" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://metalmagazine.eu/en/post/article/jacquemus-lamour-pour-marseille" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="https://www.vogue.nl/cultuur/nieuws/artikel/waarom-marseille-volgens-27-jarige-ontwerper-jacquemus-de-bestemming-du-jour-is" target="_blank">3</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=1913&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="cf0d8443"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-camera-ready-sheer-tops-french-magic" data-a2a-title="WEEKLY ROUND-UP: CAMERA READY, SHEER TOPS &amp; FRENCH MAGIC"><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, 26 May 2017 10:53:07 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1913 at https://www.fashionata.com MY FAVOURITE WAY TO STYLE THE LUCITE HEEL TREND https://www.fashionata.com/my-favourite-way-to-style-the-lucite-heel-trend <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">MY FAVOURITE WAY TO STYLE THE LUCITE HEEL 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">Thu, 05/25/2017 - 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/2017/05/STRIPED%20DRESS.003.jpeg?itok=pzRelrw- 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/STRIPED%20DRESS.003.jpeg?itok=ZagiMVjK 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/STRIPED%20DRESS.003.jpeg?itok=gaZ3ThEC 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/STRIPED%20DRESS.003.jpeg?itok=ZagiMVjK" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/STRIPED%20DRESS.003.jpeg?itok=ZagiMVjK" alt="lucite heel" /> </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/2017/05/MBF_5987_LR.jpg?itok=Nu1Td6r- 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_5987_LR.jpg?itok=EWufg-JO 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_5987_LR.jpg?itok=1c842aR2 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_5987_LR.jpg?itok=EWufg-JO" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_5987_LR.jpg?itok=EWufg-JO" alt="lucite heel" /> </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/2017/05/STRIPED%20DRESS.002.jpeg?itok=TJEq-VfV 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/STRIPED%20DRESS.002.jpeg?itok=jaVN7okz 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/STRIPED%20DRESS.002.jpeg?itok=KkCwy8d0 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/STRIPED%20DRESS.002.jpeg?itok=jaVN7okz" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/STRIPED%20DRESS.002.jpeg?itok=jaVN7okz" alt="lucite heel" /> </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">STRIPED FLOWY DRESS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.bymalenebirger.com/be/en/dresses/shalana-dress-Q62833004.html?cgid=6…" target="_blank">BY MALENE BIRGER</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">LUCITE HEELED SANDALS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.eliesaab.com/en/accessories/ss-2017/shoes/15/0" target="_blank">ELIE SAAB</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">DAINTY NECKLACE</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://vanrycke.com/shop/en/12-necklaces" target="_blank">VANRYCKE</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">STARRY BRACELET</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.eliesaab.com/en/accessories/ss-2017/jewelry/3/0" target="_blank">ELIE SAAB</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">NAILS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.fabyshop.be/en/classics/173-look-at-me-baby.html?search_query=look+…" target="_blank">FABY LOOK AT ME BABY!</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>As you guys know, I don't shy away from trends that can easily be interpreted as, eh, tacky, because I'm a firm believer that with the right styling, you can pull off a LOT. From <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-secret-to-wearing-animal-prints" target="_blank">animal prints</a> to <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-key-to-making-coloured-leather-look-sophisticated" target="_blank">red leather</a>: if you do it right, it's a nice change from more ordinary options. Today's addition to that list: lucite heels! They can easily look bad (just think paired with ripped denim), but with the right tweaks, they're sexy &amp; fun - just what I needed to spice up my latest baby bump date night looks!</p> <p><strong>1 / FLOWY, FLOWY, FLOWY</strong></p> <p>This is the most important thing to remember: if you want your lucite heels to look sophisticated, add a loose piece on top! Whether you want to go with wide-legged silk trousers or a flowy maxi dress, it's all good as long as it's not fitted. The thing with flowy fabrics such as silk is that they don't only hug your body in all the right places, they just have a rich feel and appearance, instantly upgrading your entire look. Thumbs up of course if your flowy piece comes with a timeless print such as this blue-&amp;-white striped dress from <a href="http://www.bymalenebirger.com/be/en/dresses/shalana-dress-Q62833004.html?cgid=63d1ed8e1cc2f09e34695eea3998d0da9481475b&amp;dwvar_Q62833004_color=2S2#!start=32" target="_blank">By Malene Birger</a> (I already raved&nbsp;about their similar two-piece <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-favourite-way-to-slim-down-my-silhouette" target="_blank">here</a>!).</p> <p><strong>2 / GOLD &amp; WHITE</strong></p> <p>Gold &amp; white are one of those colour combo's that just look chique, no matter what. So good news if you find a pair of lucite heels in these exact colours, but if you don't, just&nbsp;keep these shades&nbsp;in mind for your other accessories, by strictly opting for golden pieces. And don't be scared to incorporate at least one&nbsp;statement piece (such as an oversized starry cuff)!</p> <p><strong>3 / PERFECT PEDICURE</strong></p> <p>If your feet are usually the last thing to tackle from your beauty to-do list, raise your hand! But if you're going to wear a tricky shoe trend there's no escaping: your feet and ankles will have to look perfectly groomed, 'cause there's nothing like a bad pedicure to mess up general feet sophistication (<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/beauty/my-favorite-home-pedicure" target="_blank">right this way</a> for my favourite at-home pedicure!).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How do you feel about the lucite heel trend? Too Kim K or will you be wearing it this Summer? I'd love to hear! :)</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1907&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="a1f3197b"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/my-favourite-way-to-style-the-lucite-heel-trend" data-a2a-title="MY FAVOURITE WAY TO STYLE THE LUCITE HEEL 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> Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1907 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/my-favourite-way-to-style-the-lucite-heel-trend#comments 8 CUTE WEDDING GUEST PIECES THAT WON'T BREAK THE BANK https://www.fashionata.com/8-cute-wedding-guest-pieces-that-wont-break-the-bank <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">8 CUTE WEDDING GUEST PIECES THAT WON&#039;T BREAK THE BANK</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/shopping" hreflang="en">Shopping</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:08</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/2017/05/WEDDING%20GUEST.001_0.jpeg?itok=YU7LyQD- 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/WEDDING%20GUEST.001_0.jpeg?itok=px8S4ZD4 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/WEDDING%20GUEST.001_0.jpeg?itok=_R5WlD50 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/WEDDING%20GUEST.001_0.jpeg?itok=px8S4ZD4" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/WEDDING%20GUEST.001_0.jpeg?itok=px8S4ZD4" alt="wedding guest" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>It's wedding season again, and I'm VERY excited about that! Not only is it the perfect opportunity to go a little crazy outfit-wise (if you can't step out of your wardrobe comfort zone for your best friends' wedding, then when can ya?), it's just so thrilling to spend time and eat all the cake with your sweetest friends on those first delicious warm evenings of the year! And because all fashion scores taste better when they don't make you faint when your credit card bill arrives, we hunted down the cutest 8 wedding guest pieces that won't break the bank and will look great for just about any Spring occasion that asks for a little something extra!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>LEAFY PRINTED KIMONO - <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnsu26mnnn" target="_blank">WEEKDAY</a>: One of the reasons why I love thin flowy kimono-style&nbsp;coats is that they make any outfit look instantly&nbsp;chic, on top of adding that extra bit of warmth to stay comfy and cosy all evening long - in other words: the perfect piece to complete your wedding guest outfit!</li> <li>ASYMMETRICAL STRIPED TOP - <a href="http://shop.mango.com/BE-nl/p0/dames/kleding/t-shirts-en-tops/tops/bedrukte-asymmetrische-top?id=83087605_02&amp;n=0&amp;ts=1495611196787" target="_blank">MANGO</a>: Raise your hand if a blue-&amp;-white&nbsp;striped 1-shoulder top&nbsp;is permanently on your must-have Summer wish list! This one's as perfect as it gets, and when paired with a more dramatic piece, it'll make for a super stylish wedding guest outfit addition.</li> <li>DISC EARRINGS - <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnsu9emnnn" target="_blank">&amp; OTHER STORIES</a>: I'm obviously a huge fan of statement earrings (<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-favourite-way-to-slim-down-my-silhouette" target="_blank">proof</a> and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/spring-trends-my-fave-way-to-style-furry-slides" target="_blank">proof</a>), as they're the easiest way to take your outfit to the next level without any effort at all. And this golden-tone pair is as timeless as they come!</li> <li>TROPICAL FRINGED CLUTCH - <a href="http://shop.mango.com/BE-nl/p0/dames/accessoires/handtassen/handtassen/jute-clutch-met-vogels?id=83047559_08&amp;n=1&amp;s=accesorios.bolsos" target="_blank">MANGO</a>: Now here's a little friend to immediately add to your closet! In between the sand-coloured basis, woven parrots and multi-coloured fringes, it's just totally irresistible.&nbsp;Plus, it's always nice to add a little fun to your outfit to liven up the wedding party!</li> <li>METALLIC TROUSERS - <a href="http://shop.mango.com/BE-nl/p0/dames/kleding/broeken/straight/metallic-broek-met-brede-tailleband?id=81035603_PL&amp;n=1&amp;s=prendas.pantalones" target="_blank">MANGO</a>: These trousers may seem a bit out there, but hear me out: metallic is a nice way to take a traditional piece to the next level, and the high-waisted tapered cropped cut <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/5-ways-to-make-your-legs-look-longer-without-heels" target="_blank">will make your legs look endless</a>. Sounds pretty good, right?</li> <li>SOFT PINK SLINGBACKS - <a href="http://eu.topshop.com/en/tseu/product/shoes-485095/noa-suede-sandals-6379465?bi=0&amp;ps=20" target="_blank">TOPSHOP</a>: I love how these crossed suede sandals look understated but fresh at the same time, and I'm sure they'll be as comfy as they are pretty, what with the midi block heel and soft material.</li> <li>POMPOM SANDALS - <a href="https://www.jcrew.com/be/p/womens_category/shoes/sandals/ikat-anklewrap-sandals/G4213" target="_blank">J.CREW</a>: A cute print, miniature pompoms and the most popular heel size of the season: what do you want more?</li> <li>PEAU D'ANGE NAIL POLISH - <a href="https://www.fabyshop.be/en/nature/224-peau-d-ange.html" target="_blank">FABY</a>: I'm totally obsessed with this gorgeous new soft orange-y pink nail polish shade&nbsp;that miraculously pairs well with just about any colour out there!</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are your favourite pieces to wear as a wedding guest? I'm so bookmarking the tropical clutch and disc earrings! :)</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=1911&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="f427a3ed"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/8-cute-wedding-guest-pieces-that-wont-break-the-bank" data-a2a-title="8 CUTE WEDDING GUEST PIECES THAT WON&#039;T BREAK THE BANK"><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, 24 May 2017 11:08:13 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1911 at https://www.fashionata.com MOOD OF THE DAY - MY NEW BOOK IS HERE!! https://www.fashionata.com/mood-of-the-day-my-new-book-is-here <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">MOOD OF THE DAY - MY NEW BOOK IS HERE!!</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">Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:47</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>After months and months of biting my tongue (though I couldn't help dropping little hints here and there :)), today it's finally here: my new book <a href="https://www.lannoo.be/nl/mood-day" target="_blank">Mood of the Day</a> is officially out!! I've been wanting to compose a second book for a while now (because it's such a nice way to share and keep all of the amazing memories we made!), but as you can imagine, it's not something you do overnight. :) I wrote my first book, <a href="https://www.lannoo.be/nl/producten/lifestyle-algemeen/little-black-book" target="_blank">Little Black Book</a>, as a more general reflection of who I am, how I started my career, and the styling and beauty tips &amp; tricks that I use on a daily basis.</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/MOTD.001.jpeg?itok=t7609xS7 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MOTD.001.jpeg?itok=-c0uFIcm 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MOTD.001.jpeg?itok=wOHL92F8 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="71f79a97-fafe-4fdf-affc-cb8e7de175a1" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MOTD.001.jpeg?itok=-c0uFIcm" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MOTD.001.jpeg?itok=-c0uFIcm" alt="Mood of the Day book" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p>After its overwhelming success (it's now available in Dutch, English, German and Japanese!), I wanted to really take the time to dig a little deeper and go back to basics - literally, because this new book is all about my biggest and most important companion in life: my intuition. People often ask me what fashion really means to me, and if it ever feels superficial or repetitive to deal with it every single day of my life. And the answer is: it's the best thing ever. Sure, there are more important things in life than making sure your shoes match your pants, but the sheer joy it gives me to express myself through fashion is incomparable. It just makes me so damn happy. And that's what <a href="https://www.lannoo.be/nl/mood-day" target="_blank">Mood of the Day </a>essentially is all about: how to make sure that the outfit you pick out in the morning <em>exactly</em> matches your mood, so that it becomes a part of yourself and your lifestyle, and lifts you up - all day every day.</p> <p>So fashion is naturally the basis of the 12 chapters/moods of the book, but since no look is complete without a happy glowy face, I also share my most cherished beauty tips &amp; tricks (picked up from my favourite Fashion Week backstage moments, professional shoots, and Red Carpet events) along the way. If you have an off-day or want to look extra confident to get the most out of an important client meeting; if the sun's out or you're ready to go all out and party the night away with your besties; if you want to do your lazy Sunday exactly right or dress up for a seriously glamorous event; if you want to spend a perfect date night with the love of your life or go crazy during Summer break; if you want to cuddle up on the couch because it's just sooo cold outside or if your VISA bill was unexpectedly high and you need to live on a fashion budget for a little while; if you want to go back to nature or get through that Monday morning workout, and you want to do it all in style - I got you covered! :)</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_4175_HRDEFCOPY_0.jpg?itok=QeoQvJQo 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4175_HRDEFCOPY_0.jpg?itok=N5NSNAD5 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_4175_HRDEFCOPY_0.jpg?itok=KN0bV9Li 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d3ab8730-ea06-418c-ba1c-a584406abce0" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4175_HRDEFCOPY_0.jpg?itok=N5NSNAD5" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4175_HRDEFCOPY_0.jpg?itok=N5NSNAD5" alt="Mood of the Day book" /></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_4182_LR.jpg?itok=Lh423QXt 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4182_LR.jpg?itok=wEGD7aAU 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_4182_LR.jpg?itok=OLIXwI9L 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7cc377d3-5bce-4e47-91c0-8ab8d0b74e90" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4182_LR.jpg?itok=wEGD7aAU" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4182_LR.jpg?itok=wEGD7aAU" alt="Mood of the Day book" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p>And then there's the part I'm most excited about sharing with you guys this time around: the travel sections! Composing a more extensive travel guide is something I've been wanting to do since FOREVER and now it seemed like the perfect opportunity, because what's more pleasing for your senses, intuition and mood than traveling, right? And o yes, the book wouldn't be complete without my favourite power food recipes! I included a mix of my favourite savoury and sweet treats, all easy, healthy &amp; super yummy! It goes without saying that this is all completed with a behind-the-scenes of a typical Fashion Week day (I bet it's going to surprise you!), the secret composition of my favourite make-it-yourself skincare products, and much much more!</p> <p> </p> <p>I so hope it will bring you as much joy and inspiration as I had writing it! Can't wait to hear your thoughts :) xo big kiss</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>WE HAVE A SPECIAL LAUNCH TREAT FOR YOU! </strong></p> <p><strong>You can now buy my <em>Mood of the Day</em> book with a 10% discount &amp; free shipping via <a href="https://www.lannoo.be/nl/mood-day" target="_blank">Lannoo</a> with the code sv2017 (valid until December 31, 2017!). </strong></p> <p><strong>International customers can buy the book via <a href="https://www.amazon.de/Mood-Day-Sofie-Valkiers/dp/9401440824" target="_blank">Amazon</a>, and from May 26 also via <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">Bol</a>! </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=1900&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="f118625e"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24071"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495544533"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Isabelle Devolder</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24071#comment-24071" hreflang="en">May 23, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Sofie,<br /> Dikke proficiat met je nieuwe boek! Ik kan al niet wachten om het te lezen en inspiratie op te doen op gebied van fashion, travelling en food!<br /> Ik ben ervan overtuigd dat het zeker opnieuw een groot succes zal worden!<br /> Geniet nog van de laatste momenten van je zwangerschap en ik wens je een goede bevalling en een fantastisch zoontje toe,<br /> Dikke kus,<br /> Een grote fan,<br /> Isabelle devolder</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24071&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="1b314935"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24072"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495545487"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24072#comment-24072" hreflang="en">May 23, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24071#comment-24071" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Sofie,…</a> by <span>Isabelle Devolder</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>O Isabelle, wat lief, dit maakt me zo happy! Thanx so much, ik hoop dat je veel inspiratie uit Mood of the Day kan halen! :) xx big kiss</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24072&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="24fa37a0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24073"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495547205"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Els</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24073#comment-24073" hreflang="en">May 23, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Oh super een nieuw boek, fantastisch nieuws een dikke proficiat.</p> <p>ook met de nakende bevalling veel succes en geniet van elk moment met jullie zoontje.</p> <p>Groetjes<br /> Els<br /> x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24073&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="876c1fec"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24074"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495551395"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24074#comment-24074" hreflang="en">May 23, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24073#comment-24073" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Oh super een nieuw boek,…</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>Dank je, Els, zo lief! Dat gaan we zeker doen ;) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24074&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="5b6cca8a"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24079"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495621482"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Liesl Houben</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24079#comment-24079" hreflang="en">May 24, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Wauw, hoe leuk! Dit is echt een verrassing! Je nieuwe boek komt zeker op mijn to-buy-lijstje. Veel succes nog met je zwangerschap!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24079&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="07d71892"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24080"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495637133"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24080#comment-24080" hreflang="en">May 24, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24079#comment-24079" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Wauw, hoe leuk! Dit is echt…</a> by <span>Liesl Houben</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dank je, Liesl, wat leuk om te horen! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24080&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="540475db"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24081"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495703842"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sibylle</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24081#comment-24081" hreflang="en">May 25, 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</p> <p>Ik vroeg me af of je Mood of the Day ook al kan kopen bij De Standaard Boekhandel? </p> <p>Dank alvast! </p> <p>Groetjes </p> <p>Sibylle</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24081&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="f7925d97"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24086"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495795547"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24086#comment-24086" hreflang="en">May 26, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24081#comment-24081" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Hey Sofie…</a> by <span>Sibylle</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hey Sibylle! Ja hoor, dat kan zeker: <a href="https://www.standaardboekhandel.be/seo/nl/boeken/lifestyle/9789401440820/sofie-valkiers/mood-of-the-day">https://www.standaardboekhandel.be/seo/nl/boeken/lifestyle/978940144082…</a> (je kan het online bestellen of reserveren en afhalen in de winkel). Hope you&#039;ll like it! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24086&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="2b9288f1"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24082"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495728839"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Vreven </span></span> on <a href="/comment/24082#comment-24082" hreflang="en">May 25, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dit maakt mijn dag!!! Wat een geweldig ontzettend nieuws!<br /> Wij zijn alvast fan van je eerste boek, dus kijken met hoge verwachtingen uit naar dit tweede. :)<br /> Maar ik ben er zeker van dat ook dit boek fantastisch zal zijn!!!</p> <p>Proficiat met dit nieuwe pareltje.</p> <p>Veel liefs,<br /> Sofie van <a href="http://www.ampersandnation.com">www.ampersandnation.com</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24082&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="c8592302"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24087"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495795612"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24087#comment-24087" hreflang="en">May 26, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24082#comment-24082" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Dit maakt mijn dag!!! Wat…</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>Dank je, Sofie, super leuk om te horen allemaal, en ik hoop dat het boek je kan inspireren! xx big kiss</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24087&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="8804a0bd"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24083"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495740457"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Carmen Schellekens</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24083#comment-24083" hreflang="en">May 25, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Sofie, ik ben verzot op het rokje dat je draagt op de cover!!! Van waar komt het?<br /> Het boek ziet er geweldig uit.<br /> Grtjes<br /> Carmen</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24083&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="6bcf0b4e"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24090"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495795836"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24090#comment-24090" hreflang="en">May 26, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24083#comment-24083" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Sofie, ik ben verzot op het…</a> by <span>Carmen Schellekens</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>O bedankt, Carmen! Mmm, dat rokje is al een tijdje niet meer beschikbaar, maar ben erg blij dat je de cover leuk vindt! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24090&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="2bcdee48"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24084"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495742392"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Angela Stevenson</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24084#comment-24084" hreflang="en">May 25, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Love it!!! thank you much Sofie! 💕💕💕</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24084&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="b7cfde28"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24088"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495795664"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24088#comment-24088" hreflang="en">May 26, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24084#comment-24084" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Love it!!! thank you much…</a> by <span>Angela Stevenson</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, Angela! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24088&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="48e2247c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24085"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495781706"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Ellen</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24085#comment-24085" hreflang="en">May 26, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Superblij om te lezen dat je een nieuw boek hebt. Ik heb het onmiddellijk besteld. Ik hou van je stijl en ben benieuwd naar de nieuwe inspiratie die je zal geven :)<br /> Geniet nog van je zwangerschap en de me-time met je hubby before the baby comes ;)<br /> Ellen aka Hello Boontje van helloboontje.wordpress.com</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24085&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="1459f664"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24089"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495795780"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24089#comment-24089" hreflang="en">May 26, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24085#comment-24085" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Superblij om te lezen dat je…</a> by <span>Ellen</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dankjewel, Ellen, ik hoop dat het boek je zal inspireren en helpen bij het matchen van je outfit met je MOTD! ;) xx big kiss</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24089&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="eb740c30"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/mood-of-the-day-my-new-book-is-here" data-a2a-title="MOOD OF THE DAY - MY NEW BOOK IS HERE!!"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Tue, 23 May 2017 12:47:46 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1900 at https://www.fashionata.com 10 QUESTIONS WE ANSWERED AS PARENTS-TO-BE! https://www.fashionata.com/10-questions-we-answered-as-parents-to-be <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">10 QUESTIONS WE ANSWERED AS PARENTS-TO-BE!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle/motherhood" hreflang="en">Motherhood</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 05/22/2017 - 17:32</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The crazy speed with which my pregnancy flew by surprised me so much, so after snapping our <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/yes-we-did-the-cheesy-baby-bump-pictures" target="_blank">cheesy baby bump pictures</a> during our <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/5-blissful-things-to-do-on-your-babymoon" target="_blank">babymoon</a>, I thought it'd be fun to do a little Q&amp;A about our expectations as parents-to-be. It seems like a super nice way to mark this once-in-a-lifetime experience (we did a similar one to celebrate <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/our-10-year-anniversary" target="_blank">our 10-year anniversary</a>!), and I imagine it's going to be awesome to look back on our answers one day and swoon over our naivety. :) And just so you know, we answered the questions separately, to ensure complete and total honesty. :) So if you're curious to find out our biggest anxieties as new parents, the traits we hope our little boy to inherit from one another, or the <em>really</em> annoying things we've forbidden each other to do as new parents, read along...</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_4138_LRDEF.jpg?itok=hwi2eWyM 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4138_LRDEF.jpg?itok=1PuIv-Rz 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_4138_LRDEF.jpg?itok=ZqYPiXtc 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="961aed90-2d59-4785-8031-bfe5ec40b816" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4138_LRDEF.jpg?itok=1PuIv-Rz" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4138_LRDEF.jpg?itok=1PuIv-Rz" alt="parents-to-be" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>HOW ARE YOU GUYS FEELING?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie:</strong> Now that our boy can be here any day now, I'm basically feeling it all! :) From super curious to meet him to slightly anxious about the unknown (mostly giving birth and what impact he'll have on our day-to-day lives), all mixed with a general feeling of total excitement of course! It's kind of an exhausting period in that way, and since I'm physically pretty much done with being pregnant, I'm kind of like: okay, just bring it on. :)</p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>I'm obviously experiencing this pregnancy a bit differently than Sofie, because I don't have to deal with all the physical discomforts. From day one, I just felt so lucky &amp; blessed to be able to experience this together, and I can't wait to welcome our little man into the family!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>WHAT'S THE THING YOU'RE MOSTLY LOOKING FORWARD TO AS A PARENT-TO-BE?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie: </strong>I so look forward to getting to know him, you know, as a person. No matter how exciting those first kicks were, up until now it has all been a bit abstract, and I can't wait to experience his personality, the things he likes, and the things that may remind me of Marcio &amp; myself. And this may sound weird, but I'm particularly curious about his smile, what it'll look like and how it'll sound. I bet it's going to make me melt every single time. </p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>I'm mostly looking forward to the new kind of love we'll be experiencing. People always say that, no matter how much you've loved someone in the past, nothing compares to what you feel for your baby. That just sounds super amazing, right? I also honestly can't wait to play soccer with him for the very first time. I know it sounds silly, but I have this vision in my head that it's going to be an awesome moment. :)</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>WHAT'S YOUR BIGGEST ANXIETY RIGHT NOW?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie: </strong>Just like most people I do worry about balancing it all out - relationships, baby, job, me-time. I bet it's going to be pretty challenging to juggle it all! Right now, it's still a big question mark what the baby's going to be like, whether he'll be a good sleeper or a cry baby - we just don't know. And since I like to be in control of things, that does scare me a bit. I've always loved my job so much, but since it can be super unpredictable and chaotic, I'm curious to see how the baby and work will co-exist. :) Right now, I just try to let it go as much as possible, but it's definitely something that's on my mind.</p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>At this moment, I'm getting pretty anxious about the delivery. It's coming so close, and we're just getting nervous about bringing the baby into this world and what it will feel like to have him around on that first day.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>WHICH PERSONALITY TRAITS OF ONE ANOTHER WOULD YOU LIKE THE BABY TO INHERIT?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie: </strong>That's an easy one! I would love, love, love it if our little man would feel the same unconditional love for his mama as Marcio does. He's just such a gentleman, and he'll do anything for his mama. She's really his no. 1 person, and isn't that just every mama's dream? Further, Marcio's super caring and helpful; even with strangers, he'll go out of his way to help them and make them feel comfortable. I think that's such a sweet trait!</p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>I would love for the baby to be as positive as Sofie! She's always full of life, happy, hard working, and with a big heart. If he'll inherit all of that from her, I'll be the luckiest man alive.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>WHAT KIND OF PARENT DO YOU EXPECT EACH OTHER TO BE?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie: </strong>I think Marcio will be a great mix of Brazilian &amp; European, in the sense that he'll definitely give our boy the freedom to do his own thing, but at the same time he'll have to behave and be polite. He's going to be strict about that, I'm sure, and I think that's super great!</p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>I'm 100% sure that Sofie's going to be a super loving &amp; caring mama, and that she's going to make sure to pass on everything she's learned from her family to our boy. I love the idea of having a tight family like that!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>WHETHER IT'S A PARTICULAR NAME, ANNOYING HABIT OR BABY ITEM: WHAT ARE THE THINGS YOU HAVE FORBIDDEN EACH OTHER TO DO AS NEW PARENTS?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie: </strong>OMG, I really don't just want to become the mama. :) That's actually something that I'm very conscious about in general; I don't want to lose myself as a person, you know? I don't want one role in my life - whether it's mama, girlfriend or business woman - to dominate others. Additionally, and this is something completely random, I also noticed whenever I'm in Brazil that babies are treated a bit more roughly than here; they just basically throw them around, haha. So I already made Marcio promise me to be super gentle with our baby. I'm sure this is a first-time-mama thing but I really just don't want to break the kid. :)</p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>I don't want him to be too fashionable, haha! I always joke to Sofie that she doesn't have to style him, it's okay if he's a bit more nonchalant, like his papa. ;) I want him to run around and get dirty, rather than have a designer kid. :)</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_4151_LRDEF.jpg?itok=h6yq0Nk_ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4151_LRDEF.jpg?itok=Ob8Z85T3 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_4151_LRDEF.jpg?itok=P9EnYamW 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6ebc74ec-31c7-4484-b2e1-5faa7833a0e2" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4151_LRDEF.jpg?itok=Ob8Z85T3" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4151_LRDEF.jpg?itok=Ob8Z85T3" alt="parents-to-be" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'VE ALREADY NOTICED SOME CHANGES IN EACH OTHER EVER SINCE EXPECTING A BABY?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie: </strong>Marcio has always been protective, but this has definitely doubled since we're 2. From day one of my pregnancy, he's basically forbidden me to lift things, and he also calls me often to check how I'm doing. What has also kind of surprised me is how ready he is for the baby. I expected him to start getting anxious at some point, but other than trying to become a better version of himself, I haven't seen him freak out about having a baby. For him, it can't go fast enough!</p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>She's definitely less of a workaholic now! She's still super focused on work, but she really makes sure to take good care of herself (which used to be more of an afterthought). I'm actually super happy to see that, because I was never able to convince her about that by myself. So already, the baby's good news! :)</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>HOW DO YOU PLAN TO DIVIDE THE PARENTING TASKS?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie: </strong>In the beginning, since I plan to do breastfeeding, I suppose Marcio will have to take care of other practical things, such as grocery shopping and cooking (lots of spaghetti ahead! ;)). Further, it's really important for us to not fall into the good cop/bad cop trap, where one parent says 1 thing and the other one just takes it apart. I hope we'll be a team in all that we do, and yes, he'll have to change diapers, haha.  </p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>I'm fully planning to compensate her breastfeeding with changing as much diapers as I possibly can! :) I will seriously try to take on all the practicalities that I can, so that she can focus on resting and getting the baby strong and healthy. Once he gets a bit older, I suppose we can divide things up a bit more, but for those first months, I'll go all out.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>ARE YOU SCARED ABOUT THE CHANGES THAT THE BABY'S GOING TO MEAN FOR YOUR RELATIONSHIP?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie: </strong>Not really! We'll be together for 11 years this Summer, so I think it's safe to say we know each other pretty well. Already during my pregnancy I could feel how the baby brought us closer together. It's clearly something that we've created together, and I can't wait to also experience it together. That's something I'm so thankful for, that he's by my side, no matter what.</p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>Not at all! I'm completely positive that this baby will only make us stronger as a couple. We still have so many things we'd like to do together, only now we can do it as a family!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>WHAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU'D LIKE TO PASS ON TO YOUR LITTLE BOY?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie: </strong>Apart from focusing on social manners, respect, and positivism, I mostly want our boy to feel like the sky is the limit. This is something that's really close to my heart, and that I try to live by every day: if you don't reach for the stars, you'll never get close to them. I want our baby to feel like he can be or do anything he wants, as long as he's focused and finds happiness in it.</p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>I would really like for him to honour his Brazilian roots, learn Portuguese, always think positively, follow his dreams even if life's treating him roughly, and remember that family is the most important thing in the world. Those are all the things that make me happy, and I hope they will do the same for him.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What were your expectations as parents-to-be? Did they come true? :) Anything else you'd like to know? We'd love to hear!</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1904&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="874c2d02"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24075"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495556762"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Annelies</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24075#comment-24075" hreflang="en">May 23, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>So nice to read this article. Will Marcio speak Portuguese to the baby? Do you feel stressed about raising the baby bilingually and talking several languages at home? Just asking because we are thinking about raising our baby to come in 2 languages as well :-)</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24075&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="f8fae2c6"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24077"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495608190"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24077#comment-24077" hreflang="en">May 24, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24075#comment-24075" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">So nice to read this article…</a> by <span>Annelies</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hey Annelies! So happy you liked it! :) Yes, Marcio will speak Portuguese to the baby, my parents &amp; I will probably mostly speak Dutch to him, and Marcio &amp; I will continue to talk in English to each other (and the baby, obviously), so it&#039;ll be a great mix, haha. We think it&#039;s very important to raise him bilingually so that he can fully be a part of both of our families. I only see it as an advantage for him to be able to learn several languages from a young age on, so I hope it&#039;ll turn out great for all of us! Good luck with your little one! xx big kiss</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24077&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="64a7b41f"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24076"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495577660"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Wendy</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24076#comment-24076" hreflang="en">May 24, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Great article! WISHING you ALL the BEST! ♥️♥️♥️</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24076&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="c7319c53"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24078"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495608241"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24078#comment-24078" hreflang="en">May 24, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24076#comment-24076" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Great article! WISHING you…</a> by <span>Wendy</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, Wendy, so sweet of you! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24078&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="a44130de"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/10-questions-we-answered-as-parents-to-be" data-a2a-title="10 QUESTIONS WE ANSWERED AS PARENTS-TO-BE!"><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, 22 May 2017 15:32:43 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1904 at https://www.fashionata.com WEEKLY ROUND-UP: AIRPORT STYLE, ACCENT HEELS & NO MAKE-UP https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-airport-style-accent-heels-no-make-up <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">WEEKLY ROUND-UP: AIRPORT STYLE, ACCENT HEELS &amp; NO MAKE-UP</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/series/friday-round-up" hreflang="en">Friday Round-Up</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:36</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I'm probably starting to sound like a broken record, but you guys, the birth is getting so close!! When I went to visit my gynaecologist this week, she told me that our boy is fully ready to come, and it sort of hit me that it could be any day now. Eeks! It's the weirdest feeling ever, but I feel as ready and excited as can be. For now, I'm mostly happy that these 3 pretty things distracted my mind a little bit from labor and packing my hospital bag (will share soon!): the most stylish celeb airport look that I'm planning to adopt for my next trip, a new shoe trend that will spice up your closet in a subtle-but-definitely-there way, and the gorgeous no make-up look from Dior's Cruise 2018 show - to copy right now. Hope everyone will have a sunny weekend!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_12.jpeg?itok=8eWXb6Vn 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_12.jpeg?itok=Q-0bMzZK 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_12.jpeg?itok=G0gFbQ-X 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e7b0242c-f163-42c3-af95-5ec704333e63" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_12.jpeg?itok=Q-0bMzZK" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_12.jpeg?itok=Q-0bMzZK" alt="Fashionata round-up" /></picture></p> <p>It probably sounds a bit weird given that I travel so much, but it actually took me quite a while to establish an airport look that really works. You obviously want to look stylish, but also don't want to be lugging around heavy bags in sky-high (ha!) heels. On top of that, I'm always super cold in planes, and I want my body to feel like it has lots of breathing room. To avoid ending up in oversized sweats and Ugg boots, I always use a nice pair of cropped jeans as a basis, and pair this with a comfy shirt or light sweater and oversized jacket or cardigan - 'cause layers, plus opting for a cropped cut will make you look taller and balance out whatever loose layer you put on top (also seen <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/fashion-my-outfit/my-airport-look" target="_blank">here</a>). I then like to add a pair of oversized sunnies and sneakers or comfy midi-heeled booties, that'll make you feel put-together upon arrival. I have to say I loved, loved, loved Elle Fanning's take on this airport look when she arrived in Cannes earlier this week; totally bookmarking her sweet blouse-and-dark-boyfriend-denim combo, with matching denim tote bag and pointy kitten heels!</p> <p><em>picture credit</em>: <a href="https://flipboard.com/topic/ellefanning" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/fashion-my-outfit/happy-saturday" target="_blank">2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_14.jpeg?itok=uqe3GWul 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_14.jpeg?itok=eyUqn_f8 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_14.jpeg?itok=iY03NrQy 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5c32378c-845a-406f-9cd5-0ea82f59cb66" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_14.jpeg?itok=eyUqn_f8" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_14.jpeg?itok=eyUqn_f8" alt="Fashionata round-up" /></picture></p> <p>Given that I have a major thing for shoes, I'm always happy when a new fun twist to regular styles is presented. And accent heels are just perfect to add a little something to a structured outfit - you know, to spice up your meeting-appropriate outfits. And while I still like the metallic versions that were super popular last year, I'm particularly into the wooden accent heels that are IT this season (this affordable grey pair from <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman/shoes/high-heels/medium-heel-gathered-leather-shoes-c358018p4065306.html" target="_blank">Zara</a> and asymmetrical mules from <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9Wv2T" target="_blank">Mercedes Castillo</a> are wish list material for sure!).</p> <p><em>picture credit</em>: <a href="http://www.styledumonde.com/2017/05/paris-fashion-week-fall-2017-street-style-olga-karput-off-white/" target="_blank">1</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/NO%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=YriFEb0K 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/NO%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=ue8fUohu 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/NO%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=R3Ycv7g5 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="90f0b19d-dba1-442a-9ae2-27dd5a1a83ab" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/NO%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=ue8fUohu" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/NO%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=ue8fUohu" alt="Fashionata round-up" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_12.jpeg?itok=ArNzb5uY 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_12.jpeg?itok=UieIsLpk 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_12.jpeg?itok=Zy3aiT6O 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a77f2e65-50ab-4f06-b69d-a0a4556cd237" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_12.jpeg?itok=UieIsLpk" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_12.jpeg?itok=UieIsLpk" alt="Fashionata round-up" /></picture></p> <p>I've always been a huge fan of <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/beauty-fashion-just-me-my-outfit/sofie-valkiers-dior" target="_blank">Dior Beauty</a>, and their Belgian creative director Peter Philips, who is one of the sweetest and most talented people in the business. I'm without exception a fan of his runway beauty looks, but for the past <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-bridesmaids-desert-dreams-antwerp" target="_blank">Dior Cruise 2018 show </a>in LA, he really outdid himself with the most gorgeous no make-up look ever (proof of my love of similar looks right <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-do-a-nude-beauty-look-on-fair-skin" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/backstage-beauty-the-no-make-up-look" target="_blank">here</a>). And <a href="https://intothegloss.com/2017/05/no-makeup-makeup-tips-peter-philips/" target="_blank">as it turns out</a>, it's super easy to do yourself! After <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/what-youre-doing-wrong-when-you-apply-foundation" target="_blank">applying a light foundation or BB cream</a>, use a <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9X4wv" target="_blank">pinky red lipstick</a> (yes, lipstick!) as a blush and eye shadow by rubbing it onto your finger and gently swiping it on right below the apples of your cheeks and eyelids. Instead of using this tinted lipstick onto your lips, go with a hydrating balm (my <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9X4xx" target="_blank">all-time fave</a>!). As for mascara, stay clear from fully coating your lashes, but only apply a brown one on the roots of your lashes. Finally, instead of covering up the area between your eyes and cheeks, highlight it! And if you're going to be in humid temperatures (as you often are on vacation), don't be afraid to use powder, as long as you push it in with a puff, to avoid a heavy finish. <em>Et voilà! </em>Can't wait to try this!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://www.latimes.com/fashion/la-ig-dior-cruise-backstage-beauty-20170515-htmlstory.html" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.latimes.com/fashion/la-ig-dior-cruise-backstage-beauty-20170515-htmlstory.html" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="http://www.latimes.com/fashion/la-ig-dior-cruise-backstage-beauty-20170515-htmlstory.html" target="_blank">3</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=1896&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="2b5d447b"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-airport-style-accent-heels-no-make-up" data-a2a-title="WEEKLY ROUND-UP: AIRPORT STYLE, ACCENT HEELS &amp; NO MAKE-UP"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Fri, 19 May 2017 09:36:16 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1896 at https://www.fashionata.com GABRIELLE DE CHANEL - 1 BAG, 7 WAYS / RUNNING ERRANDS https://www.fashionata.com/gabrielle-de-chanel-1-bag-7-ways-running-errands <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">GABRIELLE DE CHANEL - 1 BAG, 7 WAYS / RUNNING ERRANDS</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">Thu, 05/18/2017 - 18:19</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/2017/05/MBF_2065_LR.jpg?itok=U-crqAJR 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_2065_LR.jpg?itok=aQWHgN6f 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_2065_LR.jpg?itok=ecNtEugN 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_2065_LR.jpg?itok=aQWHgN6f" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_2065_LR.jpg?itok=aQWHgN6f" alt="Sofie Valkiers Gabrielle de Chanel" /> </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/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.001.jpeg?itok=YsECLEJ0 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.001.jpeg?itok=kq8TWxIL 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.001.jpeg?itok=7CTFDnj0 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.001.jpeg?itok=kq8TWxIL" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.001.jpeg?itok=kq8TWxIL" alt="Sofie Valkiers Gabrielle de Chanel" /> </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/2017/05/MBF_2547_LR.jpg?itok=e9oyN1mN 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_2547_LR.jpg?itok=pwc7hlUT 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_2547_LR.jpg?itok=mAbs4BHR 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_2547_LR.jpg?itok=pwc7hlUT" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_2547_LR.jpg?itok=pwc7hlUT" alt="Sofie Valkiers Gabrielle de Chanel" /> </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/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.002.jpeg?itok=1HcqUEpq 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.002.jpeg?itok=1gsM_I7Z 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.002.jpeg?itok=kSmCcrvs 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.002.jpeg?itok=1gsM_I7Z" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.002.jpeg?itok=1gsM_I7Z" alt="Sofie Valkiers Gabrielle de Chanel" /> </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">BLACK JUMPSUIT</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.isabellaoliver.com/eu/shop/maternity-clothes/maternity-dresses/chlo…" target="_blank">ISABELLA OLIVER</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">KNITTED CARDIGAN</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fashion/collection/paris-cosmopolite-mda-2016-17-sh…" target="_blank">CHANEL</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">PINK SLIDES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://row.jimmychoo.com/en/women/shoes/flats/" target="_blank">JIMMY CHOO</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 GABRIELLE BAG</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fashion/collection/paris-cosmopolite-mda-2016-17-sh…" target="_blank">CHANEL</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">OVERSIZED SUNNIES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.celine.com/en/collections/spring/sunglasses" target="_blank">CELINE</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">GOLDEN CHOKER</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fashion/collection/paris-cosmopolite-mda-2016-17-sh…" target="_blank">CHANEL</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">WHITE NAILS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://fabyshop.be/en/classics/122-sugarful.html" target="_blank">FABY SUGARFUL</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">GOLDEN NAILS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://fabyshop.be/en/classics/185-panic-on-wall-street.html" target="_blank">FABY PANIC ON WALL STREET</a> </span> </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 I love most about iconic fashion Houses such as Chanel is their rich heritage. I adore how they honour their icons (which is exactly what we did for&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/chanel-make-it-your-own-tweed-jacket" target="_blank">our first Chanel collab</a>)&nbsp;and&nbsp;manage to update their classics so effortlessly - season after season. So I was thrilled when Chanel launched <a href="http://www.chanel.com/fr_FR/mode/produits/sacs/g.gabrielle-de-chanel.sto.gab.html" target="_blank">a new line of&nbsp;IT bags</a>, as an ode to the House's founder, Gabrielle Chanel (lovingly called Coco by most). Including playful bucket bags, more structured versions in black &amp; white, and even some extra special ones with metallic and&nbsp;embroidered details, there's literally a bag for every occasion. And the best part? Due to the inventive double chains, all the bags can be worn in 7 different ways!&nbsp;Talk about reinventing your classics, right?</p> <p>We made a mini series with my 3 favourite ways to style the Gabrielle de Chanel, for those typical day-to-day Spring activities that make this season so amazing. First up: running errands in the city! There's nothing nicer than strolling down the city on those first warm days of the year, taking in all the excitement that comes with a new season - you know, muted conversations from packed terraces, kids running around, and everyone equally high on milkshakes, fresh flowers and a new upbeat soundtrack.&nbsp;</p> <p>In other words: the perfect occasion for a practical-yet-stylish&nbsp;Spring outfit, that even made me and my whale-sized belly feel comfy! I paired a simple black jumpsuit with a cosy knitted cardigan and pink slides ('cause I had matching pink flowers on my mind - totally nailed it :)). To avoid ending up with a too cutesie outfit, I added a pair of oversized sunnies, a chunky choker (obsessed!), and definitely <a href="http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fashion/collection/paris-cosmopolite-mda-2016-17-show-ritz-paris.html" target="_blank">one of my favourite Gabrielle bags</a>, a black quilted version with golden figures (from the <a href="http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fashion/collection/paris-cosmopolite-mda-2016-17-show-ritz-paris.html" target="_blank">Métiers d'Art Paris Cosmopolite collection</a>, available right now!). I took advantage of the genius 2-parted-chains trick that comes with this bag, because who has time to deal with a bag sliding off your shoulder when you're picking out food and flowers anyways? Hope everyone's having a sunny day!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stay tuned for the next Spring activity&nbsp;in our Gabrielle de Chanel mini series: lunch time!&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1902&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="ca3245f0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/gabrielle-de-chanel-1-bag-7-ways-running-errands" data-a2a-title="GABRIELLE DE CHANEL - 1 BAG, 7 WAYS / RUNNING ERRANDS"><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, 18 May 2017 16:19:48 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1902 at https://www.fashionata.com HERE'S HOW TO *ACTUALLY* SHOP FOR MAKE-UP https://www.fashionata.com/heres-how-to-actually-shop-for-make-up <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">HERE&#039;S HOW TO *ACTUALLY* SHOP FOR MAKE-UP</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/beauty/make-up" hreflang="en">Make-Up</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:30</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Shopping for make-up is one of those things that sounds fun but can actually be super stressful. All those different lipstick shades! So many skin tones! A gazillion eyeliner formulas! Even more mascara options! Yes, it truly is a miracle that we find the energy to make our ways to the store and face the challenge - true bravery is totally ours. Luckily, after years of experimenting (and coming home with the to-tal-ly wrong shade of foundation/blush/bronzer/lipstick), I've finally figured out how to *actually* shop for make-up, and it only includes 5 steps!</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/SHOP%20MAKE-UP%27%27.001.jpeg?itok=aAm-10KU 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SHOP%20MAKE-UP%27%27.001.jpeg?itok=m-gsE2Gd 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/SHOP%20MAKE-UP%27%27.001.jpeg?itok=7XuxSQTc 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="efa38b2c-ffdf-4b4b-a7a4-1212bbb408c8" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SHOP%20MAKE-UP%27%27.001.jpeg?itok=m-gsE2Gd" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SHOP%20MAKE-UP%27%27.001.jpeg?itok=m-gsE2Gd" alt="shop for make-up" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>1 / KNOW YOUR SKIN TONE</strong></p> <p>This might seem like a no-brainer but knowing your skin tone can be a bit more complex than it sounds. Basically, most foundation brands (such as my current fave, the <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9WvWi" target="_blank">YSL Fusion Ink Foundation</a>) will make a distinction between warm, cold, and neutral skin tones (which has nothing to do with how light or dark your skin is). Cool means that you have a red undertone, warm signifies a yellow undertone, and neutral means you have neither one of those. If you're unsure about your own skin tone, just hop into your nearest make-up store and the make-up artists will definitely be able to tell you what's what (and you'll know for the rest of your life!). Basically, after determining your skin undertone, all you have to do is find a BB, CC, or foundation cream that matches this undertone, so a red-toned one for a cool skin tone, and a yellow-toned one for a warm skin tone (and neutral is just neutral :)). Done and done!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>2 / DECIDE ON WHAT YOU WANT BEFORE YOU ENTER</strong></p> <p>One of the main challenges about shopping for make-up is the sheer amount of options. Every week, a new must-have product is launched, promising to be the One Thing You've Always Wanted - you know, the perfect lip/cheek stain, a matte gloss that doesn't dry out your lips, or the most flattering peachy blush that gives you a natural flush without being obtrusive. So if you want to avoid snatching up literally all of those items that you didn't really need in the first place (or even worse, don't complement your skin), try to decide on what you want before you enter the store and are taken away by all those pretty little flashy things. I know that sounds a bit boring, but it will make you feel so much better to not end up adding yet another red lipstick to your already embarrassingly large collection.</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/SHOP%20FOR%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=pwfK-lHf 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SHOP%20FOR%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=0WnOOJ7N 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/SHOP%20FOR%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=A0jvYuN0 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="98f0f44d-be51-4a2b-93fb-d7292cec5fff" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SHOP%20FOR%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=0WnOOJ7N" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SHOP%20FOR%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=0WnOOJ7N" alt="shop for make-up" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 / STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE</strong></p> <p>Once you've found that <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-daily-make-up-routine" target="_blank">perfect make-up routine</a> (after many many mistakes in the past), it's tempting to fall into a rut and not change one single thing for the rest of your life. However, as with all good things in life, stepping out of your comfort zone and shaking things up every once in a while will actually pay off. The beauty market is one of the fastest evolving markets out there, and you'd be surprised how many amazing products are created every day. Do your research, browse through your options, and don't be afraid to try out new things, such as a new shade of eye shadow (this greenish one from <a href="https://credobeauty.com/products/alima-pure-pressed-eyeshadow" target="_blank">Alima Pure</a> flatters just about any eye colour!), poppy nail polish (my current fave is <a href="https://opi-shop.be/nl/classics/578-one-chick-chick.html" target="_blank">O.P.I.</a> One Chic Chick) or electric eye liner (well done <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9WvUy" target="_blank">KIKO</a> with this delicious Tropic Heat eye marker!).</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>4 / BE PREPARED TO MIX &amp; MATCH TO MAKE IT YOUR OWN</strong></p> <p>The irony of the fact that there are a gazillion options out there is that I've found it necessary for some products to mix &amp; match different shades to perfectly match my requirements - mostly true for my foundation and highlighter (right now I'm using <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9WvV7" target="_blank">M.A.C.</a>'s strobe cream in Goldlite, topped with <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9WvXm" target="_blank">M.A.C.</a> Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft &amp; Gentle, to have that perfect golden finish). While it does require a bit more testing, it's usually so worth it!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>5 / TEST IN DAYLIGHT</strong></p> <p>This is something <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/what-youre-doing-wrong-when-you-apply-foundation" target="_blank">I talked about before</a>, but since it's definitely one of my go-to rules to successfully shop for make-up, I'm happy to repeat it. If you want to find something that makes you look good <em>everywhere</em>, you have to go near a window and take a look at your sample tests in daylight, especially if it's something you're going to put onto your face. Artificial light can be super harsh or deceitfully flattering, so if you want the uncensored version, you have to step outside - no matter how awkward it may be (I'm talking about those half-done faces that make you look like a failed drag queen - been there, done that). Swipe it, get out, shift it around a bit, then buy it; that's pretty much it. :)</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What are your go-to tricks to shop for make-up? Anything to add or embarrassing stories to share? I'd love to hear! :)</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Pictures via <a href="http://mydamnblog.com" target="_blank">Mydamnblog</a> &amp; <a href="http://eddienew.tumblr.com" target="_blank">EddieNewPhotography</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=1895&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="0de27002"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24066"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495013670"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>May Ann</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24066#comment-24066" hreflang="en">May 17, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Nice to read this informative tips...^_^</p> <p><a href="http://incredibleinterest.blogspot.com/">http://incredibleinterest.blogspot.com/</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24066&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="b8f807c0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24067"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495024420"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24067#comment-24067" hreflang="en">May 17, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24066#comment-24066" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Nice to read this…</a> by <span>May Ann</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thanks, May Ann, glad you enjoyed! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24067&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="1b6e2f8c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/heres-how-to-actually-shop-for-make-up" data-a2a-title="HERE&#039;S HOW TO *ACTUALLY* SHOP FOR MAKE-UP"><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, 17 May 2017 08:30:47 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1895 at https://www.fashionata.com HOW TO WEAR A DRESS ACCORDING TO THE CRUISE 2018 RUNWAYS https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-wear-a-dress-according-to-the-cruise-2018-runways <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">HOW TO WEAR A DRESS ACCORDING TO THE CRUISE 2018 RUNWAYS</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/trends" hreflang="en">Trends</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, 05/15/2017 - 12:54</span> <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 surprised me when I first started working in the fashion industry is the amount of collections that's produced throughout the year. It just doesn't end! In between the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer collections there are the pre-season collections, Haute Couture and - among my personal faves - the Cruise collections. These last ones, presented during the past couple of weeks, tend to be C.R.A.Z.Y. good, as the biggest fashion Houses in the world pull out all the stops to wow the crowds with mind blowing locations and dreamy fashion (remember <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/fashion-my-outfit/louis-vuitton-cruise-2017-rio" target="_blank">Louis Vuitton CC17 in Rio</a> last year??), and this year was no exception. From <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-backless-fashion-inner-wings-xxl-hair" target="_blank">Chanel's Greek goddesses in Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-bridesmaids-desert-dreams-antwerp" target="_blank">Dior's Wild Wild West show in the LA desert</a>: it's been real. And here's the really great news: if you'd like to be ahead of the trends and wear your favourite dresses according to the spotted Cruise 2018 runway trends, you totally can! </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/DRESSES%20CC18.001.jpeg?itok=doZUkIo- 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.001.jpeg?itok=OSvfOJ3t 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.001.jpeg?itok=4wcHTXBz 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f602e463-113d-4969-b370-5893412f1ed0" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.001.jpeg?itok=OSvfOJ3t" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.001.jpeg?itok=OSvfOJ3t" alt="dresses CC18" /></picture></p> <p>Layering a sheer maxi dress on top of denim trousers or flashy leggings is <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/heres-how-to-wear-your-classics-this-spring" target="_blank">one of this year's biggest trends</a>, and according to Louis Vuitton, it's here to stay. With a pair of smooth leggings in Nicolas Ghesquière's signature colour (we saw the same gorgeous electric blue in the <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-louis-vuitton-amazons-are-fearless-lv-fw17" target="_blank">FW17</a> and <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/getting-ready-for-lv-with-the-coveteur" target="_blank">SS17</a> collections!) and a punchy top plus sheer black-trimmed asymmetrical maxi dress on top, this edgy look is surprisingly easy to adopt. Definitely one of my favourite Cruise 2018 looks!</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVES: TRANSPARANT WHITE DRESS <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnhzyzmnnn" target="_blank">WEEKDAY</a> / COWBOY BOOTIES <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnhzykmnnn" target="_blank">FREE PEOPLE</a> / YELLOW ROCK RING <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnhzy7mnnn" target="_blank">MONIES</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/DRESSES%20CC18.002.jpeg?itok=PSPlbYfT 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.002.jpeg?itok=qmM1OUxm 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.002.jpeg?itok=W3BeZvDH 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3f0a1e93-a67d-4bbf-863f-37baecc80243" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.002.jpeg?itok=qmM1OUxm" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.002.jpeg?itok=qmM1OUxm" alt="dresses CC18" /></picture></p> <p>Apart from their <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-backless-fashion-inner-wings-xxl-hair" target="_blank">super cute beauty look</a> we wouldn't mind getting our hands on the Chanel Greek goddesses' dresses either! This floor-length draped one looks sleek &amp; sophisticated, and pretty damn comfy. I particularly love the idea of adopting this style with lots of layered necklaces and all-white accessories - perfect for strolling around in the warm evening sun.</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVES: PINK DRESS <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman/studio/collection/studio-dress-with-contrasting-ribbons-c910017p4422550.html" target="_blank">ZARA</a> / WHITE BAG <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnhzznmnnn" target="_blank">OKHTEIN</a> / WHITE SANDALS <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnhzz2mnnn" target="_blank">&amp; OTHER STORIES</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/DRESSES%20CC18.003.jpeg?itok=8rwHtuHB 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.003.jpeg?itok=mpLHbRrR 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.003.jpeg?itok=EFS8WENK 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e5926e82-d0ce-49c5-a07a-d333dcdca012" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.003.jpeg?itok=mpLHbRrR" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.003.jpeg?itok=mpLHbRrR" alt="dresses CC18" /></picture></p> <p>There's nothing more summery than a crisp short shirt dress (can you already picture yourself exploring the French Rivièra in it?), and Prada put an original spin on it by pairing it with knee-high socks and pointy heels. Very naughty schoolgirl, but still 100% sophisticated. And yes, the <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/hands-down" target="_blank">socks-in-heels trend</a> is here to stay, so why not embrace it?</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVES: STRIPED SHIRT DRESS <a href="http://www.monki.com/be/Dresses/Striped_dress/27338-23473727.1#c-47958" target="_blank">MONKI</a> / GLITTERY SOCKS <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnhz6amnnn" target="_blank">&amp; OTHER STORIES</a> / POINTY HEELS <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnhz5nmnnn" target="_blank">PROENZA SCHOULER</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/DRESSES%20CC18.004.jpeg?itok=n_7cXiZy 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.004.jpeg?itok=BvA-gboS 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.004.jpeg?itok=SzA5z9Eu 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="196d56d3-5600-48bc-9ba0-113a5d249e58" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.004.jpeg?itok=BvA-gboS" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.004.jpeg?itok=BvA-gboS" alt="dresses CC18" /></picture></p> <p>Ethnic inspired prints are always high on my wish list (loved <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/sofie-fashion-week-ethnic" target="_blank">this short embroidered dress</a> that I wore during NYFW last year!), and of course <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-bridesmaids-desert-dreams-antwerp" target="_blank">Dior went all the way</a>, with long belted dresses with leafy prints in earthy colours, matching hats and simple sandals. If you'd like to adopt this style, don't be scared to add a pop of colour to make your masculine sandals look a bit more fresh!</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVES: EMBROIDERED DRESS <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman/dresses/mini/silk-dress-with-flowers-embroidery-c400009p4258122.html" target="_blank">ZARA</a> / CHUNKY SANDALS <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnh2bdmnnn" target="_blank">MARNI</a> / STRAW HAT <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnhz9zmnnn" target="_blank">&amp; OTHER STORIES</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/DRESSES%20CC18.005.jpeg?itok=Y35YQrVY 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.005.jpeg?itok=gTB_QWWg 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.005.jpeg?itok=VzfC9eRb 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="95584d8f-75ed-4b35-a348-ee56efb32da2" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.005.jpeg?itok=gTB_QWWg" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.005.jpeg?itok=gTB_QWWg" alt="dresses CC18" /></picture></p> <p>While I'm definitely not opposed to <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/gender-reveal-were-having-a" target="_blank">flowy maxi dresses</a>, I can't wait to fit into the more structured version, as spotted on the Chanel runway! The tied straps give this dress a playful touch, and the lace-up sandals add a bit of sexy. Don't forget to pair it with an Ancient Greece-inspired bucket bag, 'cause if you know your classics, you gotta show it.</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVES: LONG STRAPPY DRESS <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman/dresses/view-all/long-dress-c719020p4475519.html" target="_blank">ZARA</a> / RED JUG BUCKET BAG <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9WQIq" target="_blank">ROSIE ASSOULIN</a> / BLACK LACE-UP SANDALS <a href="https://www.stevemadden.eu/eu/christey-sandal-black" target="_blank">STEVE MADDEN</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Which one if your fave? Anything that you can't wait to try? I can't wait to stroll around in draped maxi dresses and strappy structred dresses post-baby! :)</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Runway pictures via <a href="http://en.vogue.fr/fashion-shows/cruise-2018/170" target="_blank">Vogue</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.elleuk.com/fashion/news/g31770/dior-cruise-show-2018/?thumbnails&amp;slide=38" target="_blank">Elle UK</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=1898&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="8a8bb231"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-wear-a-dress-according-to-the-cruise-2018-runways" data-a2a-title="HOW TO WEAR A DRESS ACCORDING TO THE CRUISE 2018 RUNWAYS"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Mon, 15 May 2017 10:54:53 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1898 at https://www.fashionata.com YES, WE DID THE CHEESY BABY BUMP PICTURES https://www.fashionata.com/yes-we-did-the-cheesy-baby-bump-pictures <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">YES, WE DID THE CHEESY BABY BUMP PICTURES</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 class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle/motherhood" hreflang="en">Motherhood</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:04</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/2017/05/MBF_8593_HR2_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=d2MXKY7p 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_8593_HR2_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=hghUij5u 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_8593_HR2_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=LXo86nrT 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_8593_HR2_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=hghUij5u" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_8593_HR2_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=hghUij5u" alt="Sofie Valkiers baby bump" /> </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/2017/05/MBF_8719_HR_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=lgCsKN1z 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_8719_HR_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=gW4UKpQU 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_8719_HR_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=ePbOifGk 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_8719_HR_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=gW4UKpQU" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_8719_HR_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=gW4UKpQU" alt="Sofie Valkiers baby bump" /> </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/2017/05/BABY%20BUMP.001.jpeg?itok=BJ8sBqme 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/BABY%20BUMP.001.jpeg?itok=G2uywCpB 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/BABY%20BUMP.001.jpeg?itok=DpZNctQX 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/BABY%20BUMP.001.jpeg?itok=G2uywCpB" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/BABY%20BUMP.001.jpeg?itok=G2uywCpB" alt="Sofie Valkiers baby bump" /> </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">WHITE EMBROIDERED DRESS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.scapaworld.com/nl/dames/jurken/" target="_blank">SCAPA</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">TASSLED SLIDES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.santonishoes.com/eu/italian-shoes-for-women/sandals-and-decollete.ht…" target="_blank">SANTONI</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">PINK RING</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.laurencedelvallez.be/nl" target="_blank">LAURENCE DELVALLEZ</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">NAILS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://fabyshop.be/en/classics/173-look-at-me-baby.html?search_query=look+at+m…" target="_blank">FABY LOOK AT ME BABY!</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>At the beginning of my pregnancy, when I asked my friends for <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-prepare-yourself-for-parenthood" target="_blank">their most valuable pregnancy-related tips,</a> one of my besties very profoundly stressed the importance of carefully documenting the entire experience - especially my growing baby bump, because it was going to&nbsp;<em>fly</em>&nbsp;by. I remember laughing because 1) <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/thoughts-on-having-a-difficult-pregnancy" target="_blank">feeling sick 24/7</a> seemed to last <em>forever</em> and all of my days felt endless and miserable - if nothing else&nbsp;2) I didn't see how this would even be an issue with the amount of pictures that are taken of just about every aspect of my life (since it's such an important part of my job).</p> <p>Fast forward to today and not only do I keep wondering where time went the past couple of months, I recently came to the conclusion that there are&nbsp;a surprisingly low amount of pictures of Marcio &amp; I as parents-to-be. Since we're not exactly in front of the camera together on a super frequent basis (exceptions <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/head-in-the-clouds" target="_blank">here</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/a-picnic-with-a-view-in-nyc" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/rowing-boats-in-central-park" target="_blank">here</a>)&nbsp;it's just something that slipped our minds. So during our babymoon we thought it'd be fun to go all the way, and use our beautiful house&nbsp;at the <a href="http://www.sources-caudalie.com/en/" target="_blank">Sources de Caudalie</a>&nbsp;as a backdrop for full-on cheesy baby bump pictures&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/merry-x-mas_sofie_marcio" target="_blank">we're&nbsp;so good at it</a> if we want to :)). And honestly, I'm so happy we did, because I secretly love how they turned out (I also had been waiting for the right opportunity to shoot <a href="https://www.scapaworld.com/nl/dames/jurken/" target="_blank">this pretty embroidered Scapa dress</a>, because it's just so flattering! ;)).&nbsp;Marcio has been as supportive and protective as I expected him to be during these past months, and I can't wait to see him together with our boy in just a few weeks. Little bunny, we're so ready for you!</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=1897&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="36c857ac"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24060"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1494871608"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Xingeling84</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24060#comment-24060" hreflang="en">May 15, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Prachtige foto&#039;s en enjoy it!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24060&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="c76efaea"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24063"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1494925022"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24063#comment-24063" hreflang="en">May 16, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24060#comment-24060" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Prachtige foto&#039;s en enjoy it!</a> by <span>Xingeling84</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, zo lief! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24063&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="f8a5847f"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24061"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1494872686"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Krista</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24061#comment-24061" hreflang="en">May 15, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Heel mooi, geniet er nog van.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24061&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="64f8d2a6"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24064"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1494925038"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24064#comment-24064" hreflang="en">May 16, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24061#comment-24061" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Heel mooi, geniet er nog van.</a> by <span>Krista</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dank je, Krista, gaan we zeker doen! xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24064&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="24a55119"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24068"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495027282"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Jeanine</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24068#comment-24068" hreflang="en">May 17, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hoe mooi !!! deze foto&#039;s , vertederend !<br /> Nog mooier binnenkort, als je de baby in je armen kan nemen .<br /> Zowat de mooiste ervaring in een vrouwen leven .<br /> Maak je geen zorgen, voor slapeloze nachten enz... dat gaat allemaal vanzelf !<br /> x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24068&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="db88ab4d"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/yes-we-did-the-cheesy-baby-bump-pictures" data-a2a-title="YES, WE DID THE CHEESY BABY BUMP PICTURES"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Mon, 15 May 2017 10:04:59 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1897 at https://www.fashionata.com