he story starts like this: Browsing through Tumblr one day I found the blog of this photographer called Terry Richardson. If you are into magazines and keep up with celebrity news, his name is familiar to you. He is a fashion and portrait photographer and is well known for his edgy (this word is too soft but oh well) and controverting shots. Anyways, what many people do not know is that on his Tumblr account which he frequently updates, he takes many photos of street signs and neon signs. That is where I discovered I have a thing for neon signs -yes all this to let you know the source of my obsession. I still don't get why I love neon signs that much (please do explain if you know). There is something that makes me want to admit this can be called art. Imagine Las Vegas's streets at night and you might feel what I am talking about here. Browse through his blog and let me know if you feel the same way!

 Moving on to my outfit, because today was a hot/cold kind of day (you don't know when the weather will go from sunshine to rain) I decided to wear this leather skort I recently bought and a button down with the option of rolling the sleeves up if the weather warms up. It didn't warm up AT ALL which was one of the rare days I was dressing according to the weather and was feeling neither too cold nor too hot (hurray to these rare days).  

 There is always a choice of dressing up and down and this choice is made with your shoe pick of the day. I decided to wear sneakers to make this look more casual and chill. Not too much wrist noise -sorry for this I just made it up- for this outfit and my DIY neon clutch. The story behind this -because I am sure you are dying to know- is that I designed this bag to make for myself and my design was a leather clutch like this one with printed neon signs. If you did not know, printing anything on leather is pretty damn expensive (up to 30$, at least in my town) so I had to find another way to achieve the neon effect. How to do this you may ask? Neon colored rope! The one you used to fly a kite when you were little (at least in my case), I cannot go into much detail as it is too complex to explain, but imagine endless afternoons of slowly and carefully embroidering to make each line straight and even (tryed at least!)






Today's Outfit

Shirt H&M | Skort Tally Weijl | Clutch DIY (love this) | Wrist piece H&M (love this) | Earrings Tally Weijl (love these) | Sunglasses ASOS | Shoes Adidas Superstar




Q&A Answers!

Last week I answered a Q&A I made and invited everyone to take it and send me the answers by email or comment or a blog post and tag me to see! I am so so happy that many of you accepted and I feel like I know you a little more! I wanted to give back to everyone that did take my Q&A so I will post their answers bellow as well as a link to their blog! Enjoy and let's get to know each other!


Maria from Looking-Glass.ca


  1. Where are you from & where do you currently live? This is a bit of a long story. I was born in Moscow, Russia, but when I was 2 my family moved to Gold Coast, Australia. We lived there for 6 years and then moved to Vancouver, Canada, where I’ve been living ever since.
  2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years & your life motto? I am so bad with these types of questions, because life can change so much from what you might have planned. Hopefully I’ll be at a job I love, also that my boyfriend and I find a better apartment. I can’t say I have just one life motto, there are lots of quotes I like.
  3. Favorite place in the whole world? A nice, warm beach.
  4. Describe in 5 words your ‘dream afternoon’ Sun, sea, music, exploring, family/friends
  5. What do you enjoy doing when you are home alone? Usually I end up working on my blog! When I’m not working I’m listening (& singing along) to music, watching girly shows/movies that my boyfriend wouldn’t watch with me, or catching up on reading.
  6. Favorite song of all time? This changes quite often, but right now I’d probably say Potion Approaching by the Arctic Monkeys.
  7. Favorite book of all time? The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
  8. List 2 of your favorite blogs to read. Kayture – she always has amazing photos and I love how honest and open she is. I also love The Blonde Salad’s style and travel photos.
  9. Coffee or tea? Tea. I drink lattes/cappuccinos sometimes at coffee shops though.
  10. Are you a cat or a dog person? Dog, as you probably could have guessed. My family always had dogs when I was growing up, but now that I have my own it’s shown me that they truly are your best friend. They’re so sweet, loyal, smart, and so happy just to be in your company. It’s pure love. I also love that they force you to get out, walk, and explore more.




  1. Where are you from & where do you currently live? I am born & raised in Belgium, I currently still live here but I'll be moving to Sydney (temporarily) next month!
  2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years & your life motto? I honestly have no idea where I'd see myself in 5 years but I'd like to think I'll be in a serious relationship then, still writing and maybe living in the US. My life motto is to try and stay positive, because being negative won't change any situation!
  3. Favorite place in the whole world? I have two favorite places, does that count? Sevilla in Spain and New York City!
  4. Describe in 5 words your 'dream afternoon' (for instance: picnic, friends, shopping, ice-skating..) friends, disneyland, sunny weather, ice cream and photo-taking
  5. What do you enjoy doing when you are home alone? I love to read & write + watch series
  6. Favorite song of all time? Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah! I even have some lyrics tattooed!
  7. Favorite book of all time? Cheryl Strayed's "Tiny Beautiful Things" (and I recently read Paper Towns by John Green and I LOVED it)
  8. List 2 of your favorite blogs to read. Oh god, the list is endless! I love reading all types of blogs. Both travel & beauty/fashion blogs
  9. Coffee or tea? 
  10. Are you a cat or a dog person? (this question says so much about a person and you know it) DOG! But I appreciate cats too haha.



  1. Where are you from & where do you currently live? I am from Heidelberg, Germany and currently live in Mainz, Germany (near Frankfurt).
  2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years & your life motto? I feel like I have a change of career coming up, as well as a move, but it is too early to share right now. But I hope I will be with my family, husband and then two kids. maybe even three, My motto is: "Sometimes we need to take adventures to find out where we truly belong."
  3. Favorite place in the whole world? I have seen so many beautiful places already, I really cant choose.
  4. Describe in 5 words your 'dream afternoon' (for instance: picnic, friends, shopping, ice-skating..) Outdoors, food, husband, sun, time
  5. What do you enjoy doing when you are home alone? Blogging, reading, taking a bath, watching YT videos or playing a computer game. Sadly I am rarely home alone, and I miss it.
  6. Favorite song of all time? "Land of sea". I always listen to it before I start to travel.
  7. Favorite book of all time? "To kill a mockingbird".
  8. List 2 of your favorite blogs to read. "Reflections of Sanity", I am with you on that. "A model recommends"/"The Uphill". They count as one because they are from the same person.
  9. Coffee or tea? Tea. Always and forever.
  10. Are you a cat or a dog person? (this question says so much about a person and you know it) I am a cat person. Just like them I like to stay independent but have a place to come home to to get food and some cuddles.



  1. Where are you from & where do you currently live?  Originally from Redondo Beach, California, currently living in Palo Alto, California.
  2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years & your life motto. Hopefully back in San Francisco, continuing to work for Gap Inc. and following my dreams to continue to travel the world.  Life Motto: "Live and let live"
  3. Favorite place in the whole world?  Cinque Terre, Italy. The sound of the waves crashing on the cliffs, the delicious pesto and the beautiful people make Cinque Terre a favorite destination of mine!
  4. Describe in 5 words your 'dream afternoon' (for instance: picnic, friends, shopping, ice-skating..) reading, walking, eating pastries, wine, family
  5. What do you enjoy doing when you are home alone? organizing! No joke, I love to organize my closet, drawers, and cabinets haha!
  6. Favorite song of all time? Spice Girls: Wannabe
  7. Favorite book of all time? A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  8. List 2 of your favorite blogs to readAtlantic Pacific and Kelly in the City
  9. Coffee or tea? Tea
  10. Are you a cat or a dog person? (this question says so much about a person and you know it) well, I know this won't get me many friends but I would say, neither. I am such a baby person!


  1. Where are you from & where do you currently live? I'm from Manila, Philippines but currently residing at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years & your life moto. some PR and events company or magz My motto-- believe in yourself!
  3. Favorite place in the whole world?  my bed
  4. Describe in 5 words your 'dream afternoon'  beach, bikini, watermelon shake, music, hubby
  5. What do you enjoy doing when you are home alone? netflixing
  6. Favorite song of all time? i don't have particular and i have lots of faves-- like songs from maroon5
  7. Favorite book of all time?  if i stay
  8. List 2 of your favorite blogs to read.  theblondesalad & wendy's lookbook
  9. Coffee or tea? tea of course!
  10. Are you a cat or a dog person? cat person :)



  1. Where are you from & where do you currently live? I am from North Yorkshire in England but three years ago I moved to Cairns, Australia. Never go backpacking- you might find a boyfriend-woops!
  2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years & your life moto. Oooo well I'd like to be travelling the world either blogging or writing for some sort of publication. Either that or working full time for a fashion publication.
  3. Favorite place in the whole world? Whiethaven Beach in Australia :) Google it and you'll see why
  4. Describe in 5 words your 'dream afternoon' (for instance: picnic, friends, shopping, ice-skating..) Adventure, sunshine, smiles, laughter and ice-cream.
  5. What do you enjoy doing when you are home alone? Putting on eighties power ballads and singing along.
  6. Favorite song of all time? 'Wannabee' by The Spice Girls; it's just childhood!
  7. Favorite book of all time? 'Middlesex' by Geoffrey Eugenides
  8. List 2 of your favorite blogs to read. Tuula Vintage and Zanita
  9. Coffee or tea? 'Coffee- I can't survive without it
  10. Are you a cat or a dog person? (this question says so much about a person and you know it) Ohmygosh I can't choose! Love both ;)


The end of a long loong post! Thank you everyone for replying! I know that many of you are busy so even if you did not have time to do this just stick around so we can be friends!


Love, 



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2 comments

  1. I love neon signs too and I have heard of that photographer too ,his work is so cool. I can't tell which I love more on you ,that leather skirt or the shirt. Absolutely chic and pretty . I will be checking out the blogs up here from the Q and A . Great post and keep looking fabulous.

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  2. Thank you for this awesome post! I have read most of the blogs mentioned here but I'm happy to have seen some new blog finds.. Will check them.out. I'm really loving your blog! Something about it just makes me enjoy reading it! The plaid, the leather skirt and sneakers look so well together! Wish I could pull a skirt that short though! Really enjoyed this post!
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