October 28, 2013

Bigger is better

Since I can't get much fashion inspiration in paper form here (Vogue and co. are all crazy expensive in Jordan - I'd rather buy real clothes instead) but nothing is keeping me from reading them online, and that's how I stumbled upon this editorial from Vogue Paris, featuring oversized coats, leather and even more oversized everything. In short, everything I'm looking for this Fall, but maybe with a less hefty price tag (bye bye Celine - not that you were ever in my price range, but still). 
(Sur Le Sable - Edie Campbell by Karim Sadli for Vogue Paris November 2013 - images from here)

October 26, 2013


 Last week I had a week of holiday because of the Eid festivities so I decided to go travel around Jordan with some friends for a few days. We started with visiting Karak, a city only two hours away from Amman where you can find the ruins of a crusaders' castle. The castle wasn't very impressive, but the views were! After a lot of struggling to find a bus or taxi we arrived in Petra in the evening, ready for two days of hiking. I've been to Petra 3 years ago, but it's still an amazing place to see (and I'd forgotten some of it already, shht). Safe to say my feet were dead after those two days, but it was definitely worth it!

October 21, 2013

In need of

 Going abroad with only two suitcases is hard... Especially if you don't want to wear the same things over and over again! I'm getting quite bored with my clothes already, since I've worn about every combination I could make out of 6 pairs of trousers, 10 tops and a few pairs of shoes (ok, 9 but still). Shopping isn't really great here except for Zara and the usual high street suspects (H&M, Pimkie, Bershka, Mango, Vero Moda) and Asos doesn't want to deliver to me just yet (some issue with my address...) so I'm kinda stuck! I do quite like this outfit though, it's really basic but I think the high neck top adds something special (it's one of the few new things I bought here). And yay for new photo backdrops!

October 19, 2013

Amman 10K Run

One month ago, I could barely run 4k without stopping. One year ago, I couldn't run 100 meters without being out of breath, and if you told me in high school that one day I would run 10K I would've laughed in your face, sitting in my cosy couch. 

October 11, 2013


Black winter

Persunmall sweater | Topshop boyfriend coat | TIBI leather  skirt |  Cheap Monday boots | ASOS necklace | Topshop hat | ASOS belt

How much I'd want to spend the equivalent of a flight ticket back to Belgium (hi, boyfriend!) I think I'd rather buy one of those Chinatown bags (from which Phoebe Philo got her inspiration anyway) on ebay and a pair of scissors to make one myself. On another note, Fall has finally arrived in Amman (aka 20-25 degrees #sorrynotsorry) so I got to wear jackets and scarfs this week. Kind of obsessing about this check sweater afte I saw Danielle

rocking hers (10 times more expensive than this one, but what's a poor student gotta do...) with a leather skirt. Come on fall!

October 5, 2013


Some more photos from my rooftop, can you blame me? The sunset is so beautiful from up here, I love going to the roof to just relax and get away from the city's buzz. I wore my favourite slouchy pants together with my new favourite top, I've been really into very simple and clean looks lately! Gotta go, I have some studying to do (mid-term exam on Thursday, eek!) and the smell of fresh pancakes is luring me to the kitchen. See you soon!

October 1, 2013


 Some of you asked for more daily casual outfits, so here is one that I wore a few days ago! It's still 30 degrees in Amman so jackets or layering (which  everyone in Europe is now getting excited about about) is still out of the question. Oh well, better enjoy it while I still can, eh? 
I should really change up my background, but finding a place in the streets where no one bothers me when I take pictures is almost like a mission impossible!