January 30, 2012


I finally decided on my new blog name! I wanted a name that reflected me, and focused on the personal aspect of this blog rather than on the fashion/shoes. So after long thinking I settled for...

Mademoiselle Siel

Ta-daaaa! I choose to include my own name instead of something like 'redhead' (not that I will change my hair colour, but still) or anything too trendy (like polka dots for instance), and I've always liked the French flair and style, so I went for Mademoiselle! Also, 'Miss Siel' would just sound weird :D Do you like it?? Please tell me if you think it's a stupid name!!! I don't want to change my blog name again after this one, you know...

I'll be changing it somewhere this week and throw in a new lay-out too, so stay tuned! I'm very excited about this, finally my blog will be something I can be proud of :) I mean, I'm proud of what I achieved with my blog the past year, but the name somehow always embarrassed me.

Let me know what you think!
Siel xo

EDIT: Annebeth suggested I should name it MademoiSielle instead because that's more original and I love it! I'll send her some free shoes to thank her for my awesome blog name :D

January 28, 2012

Jump for my love

Top: Zara; Shorts, coat, hat: H&M
Hello lovelies! This is what I do what I actually have to study: take a million pictures of myself! Too bad the rain forced me back to my study desk... I still have 3 exams to go, it seems that almost everyone has finished their exams! Anyway, I wanted to show you my study-outfit (or at least, what I wear when I'm not in my pj's and dressing gown :p) and my new hat I found at H&M for only 3 euros. I like the shorts & knee socks thing, but I feel like my legs are just too long to pull it off! Is that possible or am I just rambling :D 

I also experimented with making GIFS! Ah the ways we can keep ourselves busy NOT studying :D
gif maker

Yesterday evening I went to a concert, a classical concert mind you! I enjoyed it very much, and the free drinks and food afterwards even more :D They played Brahms' piano concerto n° 1 (if you're interested, here)Does this make me a nerd? Lord knows I'm a sucker for dramatic classical music. And free bubbles :D Hope you have a lovely weekend! 
Siel xo

January 23, 2012

In my life

There's only one announcement today:
We booked our flight to Morocco!!!! Can you guess I'm excited :D In less than two weeks I'll be enjoying the good life (and excellent company :p), bare-legged because there will be SUN! I'm sorry if I make you jealous (I'm not really sorry) but I'm so looking forward to this holiday! I can't believe how many people don't go on holiday, even not on a city trip or something, it's the best part of the year! And don't tell me it's expensive, you can book very cheap flights these days (like we did) and stay in amazing places and not having to spend millions. We're poor students after all ;) I'd rather save up for a holiday than for a designer bag, iPhone or anything else material because these are life experiences that you'll have for the rest of your life. Okay maybe I'm taking this too far but I LOVE TRAVELLING! And I'll stop the exclamation point overload now.

Anyway, I'm still doing the Project 365-thing so I thought I'd share some of my pictures with you. I'm starting from January 9th, you can see the rest here. I love taking photos, but nothing interesting happens these days! Apart from... you know (MOROCCO!!!) :D 

9. Smile! 10. New cd, love it. 11. Still studying...
12. Sale shopping! 13. Instant glamour. 14. Touristy mugs, but I love these cities <3
15. Boyfriend, nervous for exam ;) 16. Living on the Belgian coutryside. 17. Decisions...
18. Tried eyeliner for the 1000th time and I quite liked it. 19. Favourite cookbook. 20. More collars!

21. New shoes!<3 22. Fruit salad, thanks mom! 23. Me :)
Siel xx

PS: This song has been stuck in my head for days, Lana Del Rey is my new girl crush <3

January 18, 2012

Time for a change!

I have been thinking about blogging for a while now. I love blogging, I love reading other blogs and most of all I love getting to know amazing people around the world. But I'm not satisfied with my own blog anymore. When I started my blog on a dull evening in February 2011, I just randomly choose a name for my blog, not thinking it might be a) waaaaay to long to pronounce, b) not really reflecting what I want this blog to stand for. I tried to fix the problem of the long name (Seriously, what was I thinking, 'shoes, polka dots & lots more'??? I'm sure I have the longest url in history) by shortening it, but I still have this long url that I don't like. And most important of all: I quickly discovered that I want to write about more than only shoes & polka dots (still love them very much though) and that I want this to be a blog that focuses on me as a person and not on fashion and shoes only. I think I'm having the same problem as Kerry from His Girl Friday had before she changed her blogname - it was called 'My Orange Stilletos back then - You want to start a blog, you think about a name and what pops into mind are the things you like - to me those were 'shoes and polka dots' - and after a while you realise you don't like it anymore.
So I hear you ask: what will happen now? Well, at the moment I'l very busy studying for my exams and after that I'm going on holiday (don't worry, I have some guest bloggers for you! Very excited about that) but when I'm back you may expect a change in the name, design and while we're at it: maybe switch to my own domain? I figured I might do that in time, why not go for a completely fresh start and change everything? 
Now the question is what my blog will be called. I have something in mind, but I'm still brainstorming (with myself, yes) about it! Suggestions are always welcome :)

Siel xx

January 10, 2012

Favourites + shoe shopping

Hello! Well I'm really blogging much, eh? Guess I need some distraction from all the studying! Not that I need it though, I'm constantly finding myself exuses to get away from my desk and do something that doesn't include memorising Arabic grammar, history facts or islamic law. I'm getting at that point where I just want to do my exams and get it over with! Especially because of the awesome trip my boyfriend and I are planning after our exams: backpacking through Morocco! We'll just book our flight and see for a place to stay when we arrive. Adventurous or what? We'll be visiting Fes, Meknes, Casablanca and Marrakech. I can't wait <3
Anyway, here's an outfit from last year (haha like it's been ages) but I love it because 1) I'm wearing my favourite shoes, 2) this skirt is my boyfriend's favourite and 3) My hair still looks awesome :D Haha modest definitely isn't my middle name!

Skirt, T-shirt: H&M
cardigan: Forever21
What, doesn't everyone display his shoes in the living room??

PS: I have a question for you. I have my eye on two pairs of shoes, but can only afford one (saving up for the holiday!) which pair would you choose? I warn you, they're completely different!
Zara, only my size left!

or these:
Lotta from Stockholm
Haha they couldn't be more different :D I love the feminine shape and elegance of the first ones but I really like the quirkiness and coolness of the second ones! Ö I can't choose.

Have a good night! And good luck to all the students who have started/start with their exams this week ;)

Siel xo

January 8, 2012

Project 365 #1

Hello lovelies! I told you about Project 365 that I'm taking part in a few days ago, and I'm going to post my pictures on my tumblr every day and a weekly round-up here. I now present you week #1: Nothing special really, because all I do these days is studying so I'm afraid January is going to look quite boring! Tell me what you think about this project and my pictures, I love hearing your opinions :)

1. New Year, new agenda! 
2. Party nails (from NYE) with a not so party background (studying).
3. Wearing my favourite dress. 
4. Studying, studying...
5. Teatime!
6. Went shopping...
7. Didn't feel well so called it an early night... My boyfriend's teddy is always by my side!
8. Planning a trip after the exams!
I'm planning some outfit post soon - I'm not wearing very inspirational outfits these days (read: pyjama's and comfy clothing) but I have saved some outfit for these dull days, isn't that sweet? :D

See you soon! xo

January 5, 2012

Happy 2012!

I know, I'm kinda late with my New Year post, aren't I? The studying has taken over my life (although I still have time to shop, haha) but let me share some photos of NYE with you. I invited some friends over to my place for lots of food and champagne (duh!) and we had a great night! I prepared some delicious stuff like mini-croissants filled with goat cheese and honey and mushrooms with cheese in the oven, I would've taken pictures but they were all gone before I knew! :D Everything was meat-free, as two of my friends are vegetarians. I don't mind, I like cheese more than meat!

 We had raclette as main course <3 I'm drooling as I think about it!

Too bad this picture is blurry, I love it :D
No comment :D
Crazy as always!

Happy New Year! I take any excuse to drink...
I wish I took more pictures, but before we knew it was 3 o'clock and some of us got back home... For the lucky ones who stayed at my place I made pancakes in the morning! God I must stop talking about food, I'm getting really hungry...
How was your New Year's Eve? 
I also wore some pretty shoes in order to save them in the Shoe Challenge, but I'm afraid the only picture I have of them is this one:
My boyfriend was obsessed with taking pictures of my ass all night, haha :D

In other news, I've decided to take part in the 365 project or 'A photo a day': Take a photo every day of the year! It's January 5 today and I'm already struggling, haha. My life isn't very interesting these days: study, sleep, eat. And playing The Sims Social, naturally :D Good luck to all the students, and those who don't have exams in January: I don't talk to you lucky bastards ;)

Siel xo