1/11/2017

Girly Granny

This was a very impulsive buy with the thought of 'Will I ever wear this? Ain't that too cute?'. Look at the frills and the flower pattern, just couldn't resist it. Feeling very girly and granny at the same time, and I'm actually loving it very much. As my style is very black and pretty simple, it's cool to play a bit more with playful pieces.

Blouse— H&M, Skirt— vintage, Chelsea boots— Urban Outfitters, Glasses—Ace & Tate

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Christmas vacation has ended and honestly it didn't feel like a vacation at all. I was sick, worked for school and thought about my master assignment all the time. (But hey, let's be positive) Because my second semester at school is almost in sight, I thought to change my blogging schedule. Maybe every other day, no weekends, or just whenever I feel like. Trying to figure it out what's best. Anyway, signing off, I'll get myself a hot coco and going to watch some youtube vids from Arden Rose! Discovered this gem recently and I'm obsessed with her talks and humor. Go check her out! Bye!

ruffles, frills, girly, fashion, doris dave

1/09/2017

New Year, New Me, New Hair?

New Year, new me, new hair! Not really, but I have been thinking about it. Lately, I feel bored with my current hairstyle. A not short, but also not long cut with no volume. I don't style it that much, but when I do it's sometimes a ponytail or a low bun once in a while. And extra tools to give some needed volume. Below I've gathered some pictures from my long ombré hair to now. I don't have a specific favourite, but I do know that I don't like the last one that much, haha. Also scrolling through my old pictures make me realise how much more colourful I was before. Anyway, do you have a favourite? Let me know in the comments below!

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It happened during the weekend, feeling that sudden urge for a drastic change. Not even hairstyle, but also clothes, environment, interior, food etc. I've almost chopped a big piece of my hair, but instead I did other things to soften my lust for a hair change. I decluttered my desk, rearranged my folders on my laptop, cleaned out my closet, woke up everyday at 7a.m. and added blue berries instead of banana to my regular muesli with yogurt in the morning. Haha anyone who feels the same way? I'll come back at you with some new hairstyle possibilities!

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1/05/2017

Treat yo Self a Bag

So after two birthday giftcards from the &OtherStories and a long wait of consideration, I finally bought a new bag. Their bags ain't Gucci or Prada, but still pricey for a student like me. I rather spend my money on books, comfort food, ten million different kinds of nail polish or cute stationary stuff that I won't use ever again in the future. I don't own a lot of bags, but I do own tons of tote bags. But you know, sometimes you need to be a bit classy, organised (finding things in a tote bag can be hell) or just have a new bag. Why not you know, treat yo self. Though, I've spend literally nothing, thanks to amazing friends. Just having this bag, also reminds me how a bag feels like. So structured with all these compartments, zips and so on. Aaah.

Bag — &OtherStories, Ceramic Jewellery Stand Hand — Curiosa

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bag, fashion, &otherstories, doris dave
bag, fashion, &otherstories, doris dave
bag, fashion, &otherstories, doris dave

1/04/2017

Orange & Fruity

Damn, I keep surprising myself. I'm wearing more colour these days and I don't even have a resolution for it, wow. Got myself a mustard/orange, cropped puffer jacket and I'm loving it, even though I always feel like an actual orange, when wearing this. A fruity juicy orange! Ok, that's weird. It's funny that this has been or still is a trend. When I was little, maybe 10, I owned a dark brown, oversized puffer coat that I hated so so so much. Think of the Michelin guyMy mom forced me to wear it, because she thought it looked (insert filipino accent) 'berry berry bootipul and it's berry berry cold outside'. Anyway did I tell you that I bought something red in the sales! Shocking!

Puffer jacket: Pull&Bear — Beanie: &OtherStories — Oversized sweater: Monki — Culottes: Bershka — Boots: Urban Outfitters — Tote bag: Empress Of — Glasses: Ace & Tate

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fashion, ootd, pull&bear, puffer jacket, doris dave
fashion, ootd, pull&bear, puffer jacket, doris dave

1/03/2017

Resolutions 2017

Some wishes, hopes, goals or let's call it resolutions for this new year. Mostly I never succeed in these (only drinking water everyday since 2013, sparkly star for me!), but it's always fun to make these kind of lists. New year, new me (lol), new beginnings, new resolutions. Here is my list! Tell me one of yours!

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doris dave, gladys dumez, graphic design, typography, resolutions, 2017

1/02/2017

Bye bye 2016

Hi lovies, a Happy New Year! I hope you all had a maaagical night with your loved ones, loads of bubbles, booty shakin' and tons of sparkles and love! I've spent my NYE with family first, had a lovely dinner and played boardgames for hours. Afterwards I've met up with some friends and danced our freaking asses off! How was yours?

For my first post this year, I thought to do a little visual recap of 2016. I've assembled some pictures from friends and my external harddrive from 2016. A few highlights of my intense year, especially at school and home, but it has also been a very satisfying and rewarding year to me. 

1. SCHOOL — So after I graduated, I decided to study further and get my masters degree graphic design in fine arts. Because I graduated with a professional degree, I had to follow an extra year before I could start my master (second year and third year of graphic design in one year). It has been very intense. Getting used to another environment, way of thinking and designing. I've worked my ass off and had one of the best years of school. I've never felt so complete and satisfied with what I made. And not only that was a highlight, but the people I've met. Together with Lieselot and Robbert we started this extra year and supported each other till the end. So grateful for calling them my friends. In our second semester we transferred to our third year and met a bunch of new faces. They welcomed us with open arms and made us feel at ease. I've never felt so home at school. Can't wait to graduate all together! Big heart to that bunch of happy peeps! First two pictures from Julie Van Kerckhoven, last from Robbert Liekens

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doris dave, daily, amsterdam, berlin, hamburg
doris dave, daily, amsterdam, berlin, hamburg
2. TRAVEL — I didn't travel to anywhere exotic or stayed longer than three nights, but did some city travelling. First to Hamburg with my classmates. We've met Stefan Marx an illustrator, had some 'Die Pfefferkörner' moments and had some good lol's! During the summer, I went to Amsterdam for two days with Lisa and Robbert. I bought myself a pair of Ace & Tate glasses, because wearing contact lenses can be boring. (honestly, I'm just lazy, hehe) We had some good burgers, wandered through the cute streets and I scored some good sales at the Weekday. And last was Berlin! Had an amazing trip with Tine, Robbert, Janne and Lukas. Spending all our money on Berlin's Photoautomaten. This reminds me that I still have to edit the Berlin video. Exciting! Pictures by Robbert Liekens

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doris dave, daily, amsterdam, berlin, hamburg
doris dave, daily, amsterdam, berlin, hamburg
doris dave, daily, amsterdam, berlin, hamburg
doris dave, daily, amsterdam, berlin, hamburg
doris dave, daily, amsterdam, berlin, hamburg
doris dave, daily, amsterdam, berlin, hamburg
doris dave, daily, amsterdam, berlin, hamburg

3. SUMMER — I participated in Boomtown Summer School, that was held during the summer holidays. Worked at Rock Werchter with Mon Tattoo and gave myself a fun fake sleeve. And saw the fabulous Queen B with Tine and Charlotte! First picture from Robbert Liekens

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doris dave, daily, amsterdam, berlin, hamburg
doris dave, daily, amsterdam, berlin, hamburg
doris dave, daily, amsterdam, berlin, hamburg
4. FURRY FRIENDS — Saved two cute souls and named them Sushi and Fluffy, haha. Wished they stayed little forever!

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doris dave, daily, amsterdam, berlin, hamburg
Also a big shout out to my mom, my cinema buddy (we go once a week to the movies, haha), REC academy and KASK for the opportunity to share my knowledge to students, my little sister for taking stupid pictures of me and make me laugh ALL the time, all of my friends for being there… AND SO ON! I could go on and on. Let's all reflect and give love to some beautiful moments, instead of focusing on the negative. Voila! I'd love to hear some unforgettable 2016 moments from you! Please share!

So Happy New Year everyone and let's create an amazing 2017! I'll come back with some resolutionsss. Kisses!