The Orb We Absorb

How long have I been eyeing on a concert of Wallace Vanborn? Quite a time and every time I saw them listed somewhere, there was something keeping me from going. Like being a waitress at a restaurant.

When I saw they decided on a Sunday to introduce their new album at Handelsbeurs, Gent, I just had to go.

So I went and I loved it.

Once again the songs were absolutely on point. I won’t describe their sound or genre because describing music always feels wrong, since music is a case personal taste and it gives off different feelings on different people. And also I cannot describe music just like some people cannot describe scents.

Let me just tell you: Wallace Vanborn is a Belgian band (which you can hear somehow I feel), most people would describe them as a rock band with a touch of darkness. If I failed at persuading you to listen to them, this is the cover:

If this awesome cover didn’t convince you, I don’t know what will.

So open new tab: Wallace Vanborn.

Thank me later

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Style Point: Furry Scarfs

I love faux fur coats, they are classy, bad-ass and warm. Just anything a woman needs in one piece of outerwear. There is just one minus point: the price. I just cannot pay 100 euros or more for a coat, I just can’t.

So I must search for cheaper options. And there is an option quite appealing to me: the fur scarf. Just as bad-ass, warm and classy, but (hopefully) a little cheaper.

Unlike the coat you can perfectly blend the scarf in your own style. A fur coat covers a lot of your outfit so the style of your coat decides your whole outfit and since it gives off a dressed-up feeling, you’re bound to look dressed-up every time you wear it. Now I don’t like to dress up that much, I am more of a casual girl, so a fur scarf gives me just that little more, but in a way I don’t feel awkward all the time.

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A faux fur scarf and a burgundy bag help dress up your classic oversized knit sweater

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Winter Essentials

Lately there have been tons of videos on YouTube on this topic. Of course I watched a decent amount of them, because I cannot look my best and survive Belgian winters at the same time. Sadly enough, those videos got me disappointed, because all those fashionistas seem to live in regions where they go from fall to spring.

Just ‘a jumper’ or ‘knee-high socks’ won’t do it for me, so I’ll show you how I get through winter. I have warned you: this won’t be a fancy fashionable post, it is all about keeping warm.

So I always stock up on knee-high socks and tights, not to show of my freezing legs. I wear them underneath my jeans… Since nobody ever sees them, I tend to buy cute colorful ones. My own collection covers tartan, flower-prints and football socks. See? Nothing fancy.

  
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So the next layer on my feet: socks. But thicker and prettier, so I can wear them over my jeans, peeping out of my boots.

 
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Why so much socks? Because when your feet are cold, you are cold and if we can prevent it by wearing just an extra pair or two, why wouldn’t we?

So lately I have learnt that the same goes for your head. Apparently, a lot of warmth leaves your body through your head. Or something like that … So I bought myself a beanie! In the men’s section, because my head is too big for a girl’s according to H&M.


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Last but not least: shirts. They are great for layering and you don’t have to be a genius at layering to pull off the shirt-sweater look. Plus they cover a big part of your neck. Don’t you hate it when there is like a gap between your scarf and your sweater and the wind just goes right to your neck? Or am I the only one with that awkward scarf-sweater-gap?


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Whole Lotta Rosie

Have I already said how much I look up to Angus Young?

I am a huge fan of him and the fact that he is the star of AC/DC, makes me a little bit of a fan of AC/DC. Well, a little bit … I might not know all their songs, but I think I am close.

Now, occasionally friends give me AC/DC stickers (and other useless things only useless fans like me keep) or they send me links to the weirdest interviews. However, yesterday someone sent me a a link to reddit, where Angus and Cliff held an AMA. I don’t even know what this is but it looks to me like a bunch of people chatting with Angus and Cliff …

So surreal, I didn’t believe it, but my friend assured me that without any proof, those comments get deleted. So apparently I read real conversations with Angus and Cliff and I could have joined too!

I am blabbering. My point is: those guys are seriously funny, I couldn’t stop grinning at my laptop. Maybe because I couldn’t stop imagining Angus typing random jokes in his schoolboy outfit. I wish I was born a few years earlier, so I could have seen their lives in real life and not on YouTube, having a crush on a guitarist 40 years older than me. Oh well.

The live version of Whole Lotta Rosie was the first song I added on my Ipod.

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Haters gonna hate

I don’t know about your surroundings, but my fellow peers are usually not a fan of leather trousers / leggings / disco pants / whatever you call it. The fact that there seem to be few people who are able to pull off those shiny trousers in Ghent is maybe one of those reasons.

I’ve always been a hater when it came to (p)leather trousers.

I’ve been

Because I have crossed over to the dark side. That is because I have learned that leather trousers don’t have to be all-revealing. With other words: there are real leather trousers out there, not like those leggings everyone hates!

Ever since I have tried on a pair that doesn’t reveal every single shape in your body I fell in love with it. And the love isn’t less stronger, just because I have tried them on yesterday. It is real love, I need them in my life.

Apparently leather trousers don’t have to be necessarily super shiny. I love this more subtle one from Boohoo.com:

They spice up any outfit. Like this model, she looks so freakin’ cool and it is so effortless at the same time. I think I could pull this look off at uni.

Don’t you love the look of leather and sweater???

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The Perfect Cape

Afbeelding 6 van GERUITE WOLLEN CAPE MET CAPUCHON van Zara

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Afbeelding 4 van GERUITE WOLLEN CAPE MET CAPUCHON van Zara

Cape by zara.com

It was love at first sight. I said to my friend ‘I think I need this’.

After caressing the hood for too long, I decided to try it on. And yes it was perfect. Staring at myself in the mirror, I imagined hopping in the streets with this cape.

It didn’t only make me feel like Green Riding Hood, there were also a lot of advantages in this beautiful cape.

Since it is a cape, your don’t have to match your outfit with your outerwear. Not an issue? For me it is, since I always wear my jackets and coats open. Buttons and zips are totally useless for me. The pattern is also really cool, but at the same time sober, so you’ll have a lot of occasions to wear this.

Then there is the hood. A roomy comfortable hood is almost not existing in fashion for women. Plus: the faux fur inside the hood is green. Have you ever seen something as cool as green faux fur? I think not. Because of the green faux fur the hood is also thick and heavy which makes it stay in place and it keeps you warm.

The only minus in this cape is the price. Well 100 euros for such a nice quality coat isn’t probably much, but I like to have a lot of outerwear so I can switch my coat like everyday in winter. However, the more I think about it, the more I want to go back and buy it anyways. The struggle …

I did search for other options but I must say I didn’t find one that matches the one of Zara.

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Feeling Good

I don’t know how you feel, Nina.

Although the lyrics are pretty clear, the whole song intrigues me. The instruments sound rather heavy than ‘happy’. But that makes it all the more better.

It reminds me of the feeling I get when I am walking in the streets of Ghent, either early in the morning or late in the evening. When it is a bit chilly but in a nice way. When you feel perfectly fine on your own and you keep going around the block because you just enjoy your lonely walk. At those moments I feel like the coolest girl in the world.

And which girl doesn’t feel good at the thought of being the coolest girl in the world?

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