went shopping in Brussels and I discovered a new brand called Brandy
Melville. It’s an original Italian brand
but inspired by the L.A. lifestyle. The clothes are casual and very original. They
also have a lot of special accessories like really cool backpacks and lovely
pieces of jewellery. The fun thing about
the clothes is that most of them are a ‘one size’.
decoration of the store is very nice and there is a relaxed atmosphere. I think
I almost spent an hour in the store and I finally bought one dress, three tops,
two bags and some jewellery. Luckily the
prices aren’t too high.
Nowadays the tie & dye trend is totally hot again. You can find it in clothes, jewellery, make-up and hair. Another name for the trend is ombre which is mostly used for the specific hairstyle.
On the internet you can find a lot of video's on how to tie & dye things yourself. I once tried to do my nails in an ombre effect but it wasn't really a big success.(I'm not that handy ...) Luckily Yves Saint Laurent has now invented a nail-polish who does the tie & dye work for you. One bottle of nail-polish contains 3 colours. Apparently you just have to dip the brush in the nail-polish and paint your nail in one lenght. It sounds pretty easy but does it work?
One of my favorite magazines 'Company' is searching for the best style bloggers once again! But now it's the people who get to choose who will win an award. So... I thought why not nominate 'La Petite Extravagence'? I know we just started out and others deserve it more. But hey, we're just trying to get noticed! I nominated us in the category 'best blogging duo'. So please nominate us! Thanks in advance!
This march it was still extremely cold in Belgium. You couldn’t go out without wearing several layers of clothing, a warm coat, some gloves and a scarf. Plus you had to be careful with your shoes because of all the snow. We have to admit that it isn’t always easy and fun to go shopping in such conditions. It takes way longer to get to the stores, it’s cold when you walk outside and it takes like forever to undress yourself with all those layers. Well luckily modern technology has found a solution for this problem. Nowadays you can just snuggle up in your cosy sofa with your laptop and do some online shopping. While drinking a warm cup of tea and a hot chocolate we came across a lot of beautiful clothes on the Internet. We selected our favorite pieces and composed two outfits. What do you think about it?
T-shirt with tribal print from the W&B Zara collection.
Pants- Citizens of Humanity
Hamsa Hand necklace- Urban Outfitters
Earrings- Urban Outfitters
Apparently the Hand (Khamsa)is a sign of protection that also represents blessings, power, and strength, and is seen as potent in deflecting the evil eye (source: Wikipedia) Well I actually only wear it because I think it's pretty and special but it's always nice to find out about the stories behind the symbols. Hope you learned something new too ;). Lots of love, Charlotte