OUTFIT - goniometrics

Forever21 dress | Swarovski bracelet | unknown hat

I am currently writing this post from our very chalet-style room in Val Thorens. It definitely contributes to the whole WinterWonderland feeling; wooden walls, wooden ceiling, wooden everything! With a snowy mountain view of course. I am certainly not a professional when it comes to skiing, I took my first ski lessons last year. However, I am getting more and more confident as I slide down the snow-covered hills and I think that, besides technique, it is very important to be a little fearless and just dare yourself. I can be quite a chicken - the reason why I hadn't skied before - but the feeling of fear is slowly drifting away. The sun was out today and my family and I traveled all the way to the mountain tops; you are literally on top of the world! So... 1 day down, 5 more days to go. I am challenging myself to become better and better at skiing, and I hope the practicing will pay off, so that I can ski downhill like all the other experienced 18-year-olds by the end of the week :) Beaucoup de bisous, Aimee


DIARY - a very merry christmas!


Dear all, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Here's a little sneak peak of my christmas dress, which you will have a better look at in my next post! I ordered it from Forever21, gosh, I love that store! I get serious craving issues everytime I visit the online shop... The crazy hat adds a little festivity to the outfit, and needless to say, it kept my ears nice and warm while shooting these photos ;) Tomorrow my family and I are hitting the French highway; it is time to ski again! and to talk some french, oui oui! Bonne nuit, tout le monde! xoxo


OUTFIT - grey, black and blue

SecondFemale coat | Mango sweater | H&M shorts | Zara bag | Marcus boots | C&A scarf | gifted ring

I thought it would be nice to show you my coat in an outfit post, so here it is! Utrecht has so many beautiful locations! I should really go out more and take walks; currently I feel a bit like a hermit, especially with these dark evenings; I have more or less shut myself off from the world, this afternoon I have been sitting on my couch and working on a paper about Russia. Judith took these photos of me near the Dom, which is a famous church in the Netherlands. At the moment, especially for young girls like myself,  it's a bad idea to be walking near the Dom alone at night, because apparently there is a raper active in that neigbourhood. It was even in the national news! Talk about creepy! On a happier note, it is quite a short week in Utrecht for me this week, because tomorrow I am heading home to celebrate Sinterklaas! Family time and presents, what's better than that? ;) I can't wait! Love Aimee


OUTFIT - winter coat

SecondFemale coat

Good afternoon :) I almost decided to label this post as a 'new purchases' post, but then I realized that I actually own this coat for several months now, I just never really came around to showing it to you guys - kind of reveals my bad blogging lately.. oops! I absolutely love this coat, it is trendy yet timeless, chic yet practical, neutral but not boring; exactly what I am looking for in a winter coat! To me, winter coats are investment buys and good quality ones come with a heavy price tag. I am in the lucky position to get a winter coat from my mum and dad each year so I don't have to buy one myself, but if I had to, I definitely wouldn't mind spending a lot an a coat; evidently it is my most worn winter piece! Now I am off studying, again... - yes, the student life is fun but hard work as well at times. Not that I really mind, I have always loved learning and taking in information (I know this may sound weird to some haha), especially when I am studying an interesting subject! Byebye for now :)  


VIDEO - room tour!

Lieve allemaal, ik schrijf dit berichtje even in het Nederlands aangezien de video ook in het Nederlands is; ik durf het nog steeds niet helemaal aan in het Engels te praten (het is me toch iets te confronterend en ik vind video's in het algemeen al confronterend genoeg haha). Ik wilde al heel lang een room tour van mijn kamer in Utrecht doen, maar ik wilde wachten tot het juiste moment, namelijk tot het moment dat mijn kamer helemaal af, schoon en netjes was. Ik ben ontzettend blij met het resultaat, het is echt mijn paleisje geworden. Het is ontzettend fijn om een comfortabele en persoonlijke plek te hebben dat voor mij nu echt voelt als thuis, zeker in zo'n grote stad als Utrecht. Ik hoop dat jullie het filmpje leuk vinden, laat me weten wat je van mijn kamer vindt! Liefs Aimee
ps. En zoals jullie op mijn schoolbordkrijtverfpilaar zien, ik daag mezelf uit geen kleding, schoenen en accessoires te kopen in december, ik ben benieuwd of het gaat lukken! Al mijn vriendinnen gokken van niet haha


OUTFIT - overall dress

Primark overall dress (new) | Zara top | Sascha boots | DKNY watch | gifted ring | Chanel earrings

An outfit post, finaaallllyyyy! As you probably all know, winter season isn't just cold and often dreary, but the days get shorter and shorter and this is actually quite a problem for bloggers like me, who often have free time in the evening. And taking photos in the dark just isn't an option. My mum took these photos of me today and half an hour later darkness rolled in. I am wearing my new overall dress from Primark. You will never believe how much it cost me: it was in sales for €3! I felt like the luckiest girl in the world, finding it in the crowded, packed store last week. No one wanted it, it was hanging somewhere in a corner, out of sight. Well, I was never much of a Primark fan, ever time I visited the store, I was dissappointed with the atmosphere and the quality of the clothes and I always came out empty-handed. Not anymore! I still don't like Primark with it's mass production and overcrowded stores, but I bought some pretty cool items last week. Next week is going to be busy: I have to do quite a lot of studying and I already have some fun things planned too: dinner with blogger Judith, painting my bike bright pink with a friend of mine, going out for dinner and to the movies with Jacoline and a themed party! Enjoy your Sunday evening guys! Love Aimee


PHOTO DIARY - the Ardennes part two

Dear all, here is part two of the Belgium photo diary! Since then the leaves have been falling and the temperatures have been dropping. Christmas is right around the corner! Summer is definitely my favorite season, but in my opinion nothing can compete with the cosiness of Christmas holiday. The student life is growing on me, I am surprised at how much freedom I have! I can basically do whatever I want whenever I want. Yesterday evening some friends and I decided to go see the Danish elektropop band Oh Land in Paradiso in Amsterdam. It was a last minute decision and these small adventures make life exciting. On a whole other note, some of you requested a room tour! Well, I have decided to do a room tour video, which will be up on the blog soon! Love Aimee


PHOTO DIARY - the Ardennes

I present to you, the first photo diary of my time in Belgium two weeks ago. I don't know if I have ever mentioned it before on the blog, but my parents own a small cottage in the Ardennes, which is a beautiful area in the French part of Belgium. We spend a few weekends there every year and I am always excited to go back. It really feels like a second home to me. Traveling is a huge passion of mine; my bucket list contains an overload of destinations all around the world: Mexico, Marrakech, Ireland, Copenhagen, the Greek Islands and I could go on forever. However, every time we go for a walk in the peacefully quiet Belgium forests, admiring the old trees and views, I realize beauty doesn't need to be seeked far from home. In this case it is only a three-hour drive away! I hope you enjoy these photos, part two of the diary will be up on the blog soon! xoxo