music-playlist

I created this little playlist to listen to on my way to work, but it’s great on a lazy Sunday evening as well. Although I listen to music ranging from 80’s punk music to Ariana Grande’s latest song (no shame whatsoever), 90’s hip hop will always have my heart. So this playlist contains 10 of my favorite mellow hip hop tracks. Enjoy!

click > Sunday beats
01. Lifesaver – Guru feat. Baybe
02. Beneath The Surface – GZA feat. Killah Priest
03. Work – Gang Starr
04. 93 ‘Til Infinity – Souls Of Mischief
05. Jazz (We’ve Got) – A Tribe Called Quest
06. It’s Good To Be Here – Digable Planets
07. Concrete Schoolyard – Jurassic 5
08. Feel Me Flow – Naughty by Nature
09. They Reminisce Over You – C.L. Smooth & Pete Rock
10. To Whom It May Concern – Black Sheep

flashback to paris

I love Paris and I love Daniel Buren even more. Make sure to stop by his work Les Deux Plateaux in the inner courtyard of the Palais Royal if you ever visit Paris. In case you find art a waste of time (side eying you right now, just so you know), I’d like to point out the guy on the right. Apparently it’s also an excellent place to work out.

acne-cardigan

I apologize if you just had a traumatic flashback to your teenage years when you read the word acne in that title. But let’s talk about the brand. I’m a huge Acne fan when it comes to their knitwear. I bought my first cardigan several years ago on sale in Antwerp. I couldn’t believe I bought something so expensive, even though I got it at 30% off. But 4 years later and it still looks like new, so needless to say it was a good investment. Over the years I bought a couple of wool sweaters and a cardigan, but I never managed to get my hands on the Raya cardigan.

I was determined to buy a grey version this year. At least, until I ran into a similar knit by H&M Trend (see detail above). Although the H&M version feels a bit thicker and heavier, the fit is almost identical (you probably can’t tell from the product pictures, but I tried them both) and if you’re careful enough, it will surely last you a couple of winters. Not to mention I saved €230, hello! I recommend washing it by hand or using the wool program on your machine, both with a laundry detergent for delicate garments and clothes. Always dry it flat, no hangers or clothes pegs because it will loose it’s shape.

Edit: Oops, it’s sold out already. But knowing H&M, they’ll probably re-stock soon.

shopping-outfit

One of the most important things regarding shopping is wearing comfortable clothes and shoes you are able to get in and out off quickly. This is an outfit I would wear when going shopping during fall/winter.

1. A.P.C. Jody sweater. Comfortable and warm. Easy to throw on.
2. Monki skinny jeans. So I can immediately see how a top or a pair of shoes will look with my daily jeans.
3. A.P.C. cross body bag. To keep your hands free at all time.
4. Givenchy boots. No laces or zippers. So no falling out of the dressing room while trying to keep your balance.
5. H&M white t-shirt. A great neutral basic when you want to try on blazers or cardigans.

PS. Writing this post made me think of all the make up stains I’ve encountered while shopping. Definitely adding this to my endless list of frustrations.