Sporty Retro Vibes.

There’s something about October that I just adore.  The way that the sun’s shining – not too bright, but still bright enough. The way the leaves are falling… but are also hanging onto the trees. The colours, the cosiness, the smell of that freshly baked pumpkin spice cake…
And this autumn my style is all about the sporty retro vibes.
My look of the day is fully inspired by Philip. Loose fitted jeans, casual tee, cool sneaks…and a quilted bum bag. 
Thoughts about my outfit?

Jeans by Stradivarius (here)
Sneaks by Reebok (here)
Tee by Review
Quilted Bum Bag by ASOS (here)
Bvlgari Sunglasses from Leonardo Optics (here)

Love,
A.

 

Lighten it Up


I have definitely become more sporty since I met Philip. But this doesn’t mean that I don’t go for more elegant outfits once in a while… especially because I have a thing for the kitten heel.  I have also been doing some serious shopping recently, because my body has somewhat changed since I gave birth… so I’m opting now for mom jeans or cigarette pants like the ones I wear here. I’m also all in for mixing different patterns and breaking up the darker top and parka with that lighter bag by Furla and Max&Co pants.
I’m still wondering though what my style will be from now on. The options are limitless now that I no longer have baby bump to style… which means that I can go back to experimenting with my style. I have been going through my first blog posts and do miss talking about fashion and playing with it. 🙂

Do you want me to keep working on those ‘outfits of the day’ type of blog posts? Share with me in the comments below.

Outfit by Max&Co here
Bag by Furla here
Sunglasses from Leonardo Optics by Bvlgari here
Shoes by & other Stories

xoxo
A.

Plus One


Siena-Philipa was born 09.09.2018. Our second daughter.
It still feels rather surreal that Philip and I are now parents of 2 and are officially adult adults! 🙂 Not that we feel that way judging by our looks! But quite frankly – I do miss my pregnant belly sometimes – weirdly enough – and the cosiness of having Siena snuggled in my belly.
But then I look at her face and I feel so grateful to have her in my arms.

I’m slowly getting back in shape. Mentally. The hormones are occasionally giving me a hard time, but I somehow manage to swish the postpartum depression off of me… I have no time for sadness or inward thinking. I have two daughters to be there for and take care of.

When I feel the postpartum depression tapping me on the shoulder I talk. I talk to Philip, to my mom. There is nothing to be ashamed of. You ARE entitled to those feelings – so get them out there. Talk about your sleep deprivation. Seek support. It’s precisely because Philip now gets the whole being a mother and not getting enough sleep that I can actually enjoy being a mother of two with a small age gap… no matter how tough it might be. He is there for me when I need him and refuses to get into arguments with me. It was a dynamic month and for now we take it one day at a time. And that’s how it’s gonna be for a while.

Kappa Joggers here  

Love,
A. xx

 

Stepping Into The New With A Question For You

I was going through my blog during the night. I couldn’t really sleep because of the upcoming labour – and the anxiety that comes with it… My anxiety tripled when I realised that I have completely abandoned writing since I launched my YouTube channel. And I was wondering whether you would like me to get back to blogging and start publishing blog posts again. 
Yesterday Philip and I went for a walk – my body desperately needed to get some fresh air as now the only activity I tend to do is walking. I quit exercising a few days ago as I could clearly feel that labour is approaching and I have no interest in forcing my baby to come out earlier. I’m already week 38 so I’m officially full-term and I’m allowed (hehe) to give birth pretty much whenever. This does not mean I will not miss being pregnant and my baby bump – so Philip and I took a few shots, probably the last ones before I actually give birth. Hooray! 
So that’s me – 9 months pregnant. Excited. Colourful and anticipating with great excitement to start on that new chapter in my life. Maybe it will be tough and overwhelming at the beginning – but one thing Philip and I cannot live without is having something exciting happening mmm…all the time. We embrace change with open arms and walk ahead with a head held high.  And because I have so much footage from my pregnancy that I never got to publish, would you be interested in reading more about my second pregnancy in retrospect?
And if not – what would you want me to write about?
Motivation? Day-to-day life? Or maybe share more outfit of the day posts?
Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

Outfit: 

Bag from Ivalo.com by Clémence Flane (here)
Use code ANTOINETTE20 to get 20€ off your bill at check out.
Sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana from Leonardo Optics (here)
Dress by Mohito
Shoes New Balance
Watch by Cluse Use code ANTOINETTE to get a free strap for your watch

 

Quality time with oneself.

  
In two months I will be a mother again and while I’m crazy excited to meet my Siena-Philipa, I’m also a little bit anxious. I won’t be able to be all by myself for quite some time… and now whenever I get the chance I  do exactly that – spend quality time with myself. Why?

  • Because my concentration immediately improves and I tend to come up with the most creative ideas when I’m strolling down the streets;
  • I get the chance to actually hear my thoughts and make better decisions without getting distracted by everyone else’s opinions;
  • It helps me appreciate my relationship(s) more + helps me figure out who I want to spend my spare time with – especially now that I will be even busier working from home and taking care of a newborn.

Do you like to spend time all by yourself? Do you find it useful and it what ways?

And just because I’m so into walking right now – I treated myself with a new pair of  Reebok sneaks from Deichmann. Do you like them?

A.

Reebok shoes from Deichmann 
Outfit by Shein
Bag by Leowulff