Showing posts with label misc. Show all posts
Showing posts with label misc. Show all posts

August 27, 2019

5 sustainable vegan alternatives to leather and where to shop them

With veganism gaining in popularity over the last few years, the market of vegan accessories has flourished and there are now more brands than I can count. Obviously, I'm very happy about it but I need to get one thing straight. Not all vegan leathers were created equal!

July 6, 2019

AuGrenierDeCerise: French vintage finds

I teased it a little bit on my insta feed already: Today, I'm going to tell you about Vintage shop, but not just every shop; a really cool one where you will find treasures: AuGrenierDeCerise.

March 9, 2019

Does the Nuud deo really work?

That's the first thing I asked myself when I saw an ad pop up in my facebook feed.

January 28, 2019

Why is cork so sustainable?

wallet and card holder from the lovely things
Yep, you read that right. I'm talking about the same cork we use for wine bottles.

January 7, 2019

A beginner's guide to slow fashion

January is the month of good resolutions for most of us and it definitely is the perfect time to pick up new habits for those who want to reduce their impact on the environment.

September 25, 2018

So, you wanna go vegan but you don't like veggies?

Sounds like quite an issue considering you can't live on just pasta and bread, doesn't it?

August 27, 2018

Five good reasons to go vegan that are not the ones you think

Very often (all the time actually), I don't understand why people continue to eat meat knowing it's cruel, unhealthy and terrible for the environment when there are so many plant based options available. Obviously, there's the people who don't give a damn but I dare to hope they're not the majority. And next to them, there's those who think that being vegan is a huge sacrifice. I used to be like that and only did it for the animals but it didn't take long until I change my mind and I'll tell you why.

February 17, 2018

A capsule wardrobe guide for the lazy girl

Technically, I have two weeks left with my winter capsule but in reality, I think I'm gonna have to make it last at least another week or two. I mean, look at the weather. That leaves me with a bit more time to prepare my spring capsule. Neat!

December 9, 2017

Last minute Christmas gift guide for your vegan friends

Christmas is around the corner and one of the most stressful things ever is finding the right present for everyone. So here is a little list of budget friendly gift ideas for your vegan/eco warrior friends.
The links are accessible by clicking on the pictures.

Noel approche et une des choses les plus stressantes est de trouver le bon cadeau pour chacun. Voici donc une liste d'idées de cadeaux de dernière minute pour vos amis vegan/ecolo, le tout sans se ruiner.
Les liens sont accessibles en cliquant sur les photos

A vegan cookbook / un livre de recettes vegan

A french press coffee maker / une cafetière manuelle

An indoor herb garden / un jardin d'herbes aromatiques

Organic tea / du thé bio

This spiralizer / ce spiraliseur à légumes

This nice bath gift box / ce coffret pour le bain

A vegan scented candle / une bougie parfumée vegan

Vegan treats / des friandises vegan

A fun mug / un mug rigolo

A cool water bottle / une bouteille sympa

December 8, 2017

New in my winter capsule

As promised, here is a post to show you the new additions to my wardrobe for this winter. I guess we can agree there are not many, though when I look at the time I spent searching for ethical brands online, it feels like I've done a shopping marathon. Of course, I found many more pieces that I liked but a) I am limited to 40 pieces, b) they don't necessarily fit my current lifestyle or environment and c) I don't really see a point in building a capsule wardrobe if everything you wear is new each season. However, I bookmarked the brands and I might shop there sporadically in the future.

Now let's move on to my 5 items!

First, I need to talk about my LaBante Piccadilly. Technically, it's not part of my capsule per say, but because LaBante bags have become my favourite bags, I wanted to include it. They're just the best and believe me this is not even sponsored content!

After that, there's my pair of vegan TUK 3-buckle creepers. Saw them on Instagram, wanted them immediately, had to wait until they were finally released. I just find them great as they work as fine with jeans as they do with dresses and they just bring that edgy touch to any outfit without being over the top.

You already know my Izzy Lane Grimsby sweater. What else can I say about it? I just adore it!

And last but not least, I thrifted a pair of vintage black mom jeans and an oversized men's sweater. As great as sustainable fashion is, I believe shopping second hand and using your old clothes is still the best and easiest way to be greener when it comes to your wardrobe.


Comme promis, voici un article pour vous montrer les nouveautés de ma capsule d'hiver. Je pense qu'on est d'accord pour dire qu'il n'y a pas grand chose, pourtant quand je vois le temps que j'ai passé à chercher des marques éthiques, j'ai l'impression d'avoir fait un marathon shopping. Bien sûr, j'ai trouvé beaucoup de choses qui me plaisaient mais 1) je me limite à 40 pièces, 2) elles ne correspondaient pas forcément à mon style de vie actuel ou mon environnement et 3) je ne vois pas trop l'interêt de se faire une capsule si c'est pour que tout ce que vous portez soit neuf chaque saison. J'ai quand même gardé ces marques dans un coin et il y a de grandes chances que j'y trouve mon bonheur plus tard.

Mais venons-en à mes 5 pièces!

D'abord, je dois vous (re)parler de mon sac Piccadilly de chez LaBante. Techniquement, il ne fait pas partie de ma capsule à proprement parler mais vu que les sac LaBante sont devenus mes préférés, j'étais obligée de l'inclure. Que voulez-vous, ce sont les meilleurs, et croyez moi, ceci n'est meme pas un post sponsorisé!

Ensuite, il y a mes creepers vegan TUK 3-buckle . Je les ai vues sur Instagram, je les ai tout de suite voulues mais j'ai du attendre qu'elles sortent enfin. J'adore le fait qu'elles fonctionnent aussi bien avec un jean qu'avec une robe et amène juste ce qu'il faut comme touche rock à n'importe quelle tenue sans pour autant en faire trop.

Vous connaissez déjà mon pull Grimsby de chez Izzy Lane. Qu'en dire de plus? Je l'adore!

Et non des moindres, j'ai aussi dégoté un mom jeans vintage noir et un pull d'homme oversize en friperie. Aussi géniales que soit la mode écolo, Je pense quand même que acheter en seconde main et se servir de ses vieux vêtements reste le moyen le plus simple et efficace d'adopter un dressing plus vert.

August 25, 2017

My capsule is ready!

If there's one thing I hate, it's the week before a vacation. In spite of being well organized, I always end up with a ton of errands to run.

April 5, 2017

5 vegan bags that won't make you look like a sprout eating hippie

The past few weeks, I spent a lot of time exploring the world of vegan brands and I must admit that I was often disappointed by the goods they offered, especially design-wise but luckily there are a few bags out there that have nothing to envy from their leather counterparts. Here is my selection and I confess I'm probably gonna end up buying them all.


Ces dernières semaines j'ai passé énormément de temps à explorer le monde des marques vegan et je dois dire que très souvent, j'ai été déçue par les produits proposés mais heureusement il existe des sacs qui n'ont rien à envier à leurs homologues en cuir. Voici ma selection et je vous avoue que je vais très certainement tous finir par me les offrir.

LaBante - Kensington

Alexandra K - Sophie

Stella McCartney - Falabella box

Gunas - What's knot to love

picture credits: Google

March 8, 2017

Flamingos and studs

Attention Vintage lovers! Here is a website you might want to check if you ever visit Brussels and need something to do on a Sunday: Brussels Vintage Market. Ok, ok, it only takes place on the first Sunday of each month but it's really a nice shopping experience. The concept is simple: clothes, music, food and drinks in an original setting.

April 27, 2016

When you struggle in the morning

The first article of the blog most definitely won't be an outfit post. Considering the "wonderful" weather, no can do! But like I said, I don't want to do only fashion.