Jump from paper

When I first saw the Jump from Paper bags, I didn’t quite know what to think of them:fascinating, slightly creepy and how on earth does anything fit in those purses???
Yet I still kept going back to look at the Martini-bag, cause honestly a bag that combines polka dots and my beloved black and red combination… What’s not to love.

After seeing the Ballerina-bag live and seeing how much fits in there, I was certain: I want that Martini bag!

So when the nice people over at Sobaggy announced a 30% sales discount on the whole Jump from Paper collection it was only a matter of a few clicks before the bag was ordered… And delivered the next business day (with a nice card and a bag of vanilla and coconut flavoured popcorn, which I’ll share with my friends during the next roleplaying session).

And here she is, isn’t she lovely?

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How do you feel about the 2D-look of this handbag? Are you tempted to buy one?

Things I Like: Purple

As opposed to most of the other things I like, purple hasn’t been my favourite colour for as long as I can remember.
It used to be all shades of red (and clothes wise, red is still a favourite but that’s a story for another day), but that kinda changed around my twelfth birthday, when I got to choose my first grown up watch.

Since I have a tiny wrist, the (at the time) immensely popular Pop Swatches, were out for me. So I ended up discovering the beautiful United Colours of Benetton watch collection (by Bulova).
I fell in love with a beautiful watch that featured several shades of purple and as my love for the watch grew, so did my love of all things purple.

Just like with red, I kinda like all shades of purple (although not all shades are appropriate for all intents and purposes) and my love of purple is well spread around the house: there are ovbiously purple dresses, shoes and other items of clothing, but there are also over 10 pairs of purple earrings, several shades of purple nail polish, my favourite cup is purple with polka dots (double win) and my car is a deep blueish kinda purple.

My latest addition to my purple collection is a car key cover, which I ordered here, that arrived in the mail today. And which one of my housmates helped me get it around my key…

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Things I like: Polka dots

I love polka dots. I’ve loved them for as long as I can remember.
In fact, I think that somewhere between all the drawings I made as a kid, which my mom never had the heart to throw out, there is a polka dot princess collection I designed.
This collection featured the traditional wide dresses with poofy shoulders and tight cuffs with less traditional polka dot bodices, mullet (yeah I know) coktail dresses with polka dot skirts and petticoats and long fishtail skirts combined with polka dot corsets.
I bet there are some princesses out there who are really sad I never actually delivered on that collection…

At the moment, I might only own 2 polka dot dresses, but that is more due to the fact that I know exactly what I want and don’t want and the fact that I have learned over the years that I should only buy dresses that I instantly fall in love with (to avoid owning lots of stuff I then never wear).

In my defense, I do own 2 polka dot pj bottoms, 2 pairs of polka dot earrings and a purple polka dot mug.

The 1st of December

Was a very Important day for me. Not only did it mark the start of this year’s Dressember edition, it is also the last day of the “regular” shoes to save (from now on it’s special shoes and boots) and last but not least it also the day we signed the purchase deed for our house.
This is officially my first shoe save as a home owner!

For the occasion I wore my polka dot L&L dress with my new P.I.U.R.E. shoes.

And just to add that little extra I chose this lovely pair of Veneziana tights

Shoeper shoe challenge #11

This year’s Sand sculpture festival in Blankenberge is based on the Magical Moments Festival of Disneyland® Paris.
As a great fan of (almost) all things Disney I immediately said yes when the couple of crazy people I visited Disneyworld in Florida with last year asked me to tag along.
The fact that we would afterward go for lunch at a wonderful Italian restaurant in Ostend only helped to convince me more.

The sand sculpture festival was like a wonderful journey through the different lands of Disneyland as well as past some interpretations of attractions as well as characters.

Sandy impression of Big thunder mountain

Mad Hatter's tea party

For the occasion I wore a gray dress I picked up in a jeans store in Breda, which is about the only place my boyfriend can find jeans that fit his long legs, and my blue, embroidery embellished, Supermode Mary Jane’s, which are both comfy and great for getting on and of trains and tramways. Their black sisters were saved early April, when the weather was more summery than it is now.

Shoeper shoe challenge #1

This first shoe challenge is actually a bit of a double challenge. At the end of last year my sister invested in a party outfit and was convinced into buying bright red tights to liven up the little black dress.
In the end she didn’t wear them because she thought they were to bright and gave them to me, challenging me to wear them without it being “too much”.

So here they are combined with a black and white polka dot dress, a red belt, a black bolero and a pendant made of a real rose. An outfit that works quite well according to me.

The shoes are Tamaris, by far my favourite brand of shoes. I own at least 4 pairs of Tamaris shoes and they all fit like a glove.
I bought them last year in September and they were my very first pair of shoes I bought on impulse.
At the same time I bought a pair of simple black court shoes, to replace my prom shoes who merited a retirement after 14 years of service (in the end mostly only under fancy party dresses).