Style & Beauty Favourites // November 2017


November was....a TON of fun. I spent my 5-year anniversary with my main man in London (anniversary dinners at Duck & Waffle and Clos Maggiore?!), saw Queens of the Stone Age, saw some of my extended family, and of course did quiiiiiite a bit of Christmas shopping on Oxford Street...

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Not only that, but Black Friday sales have officially made their way to Belgium, too. I obviously had to partake (if only slightly), and picked up a few tiny goodies for myself.

Embroidered cami: Topshop
Embroidered hoodie: Topshop
Amour slogan t-shirt: Topshop
Baker boy hat: ASOS
Frenchie t-shirt: Daisy Street
Suede bag: Mango
IT Cosmetics CC Cream: Selfridges
Instant Detox Mask: Caudalie (mini from the Birchbox pop-up)

I have to say, going shopping in London this time really flipped a switch in my brain - I've been really eager to step out of my comfort zone since returning. It may not seem like it (considering the t-shirts, sweatshirt, and general colour scheme), but I actually have been a bit more daring since returning.

I can't wait to get some good wearing out of my new buys - I'll admit that the sweatshirt has spent more days on my than off since the 17th...

One thing that hasn't changed? My love of being cosy at home - hence the purchase of this little dino dog hottie!

I'm in love. Hobson is jealous. My feet are warm either way - happiness is a warm puppy.

Hope you had a great November - with as much love as mine.

xox,
Suz

Style & Beauty Favourites // October 2017



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I feel like everyone says this, but October flew by. I honestly can’t believe it’s November. Not that I mind, per se - this month I get to celebrate my 5-year anniversary with my best guy in one of my favourite cities in the world: London. An added bonus? My brother, parents, aunt and uncle (the very latter of whom I haven’t seen since 2013) will also be in town, and we have some plans. I’m looking forward to dinners and a concert with Peej, shopping with my mom, coffees and walks with my dad in his old city (he lived in LDN for 11 years) and reuniting with family that I don’t get to see often. 

BUT I'm not here to get ahead of myself and truly, October 2017 was incredible. I saw two old friends from Richmond who happened to be in town, proved myself at work, got to work on an amazing photo shoot, watched Belgium beat Cyprus in a World Cup qualifying match, took a rock climbing course, began seriously working out, got into physical therapy for my neck, and (finally) spent the last two weekends shopping, having coffee dates and generally enjoying the company of my boyfriend - something we didn’t get to do much of in the beginning of the month. 

Speaking of shopping…I may have gone a bit overboard this month. But shopping is indeed a passion. PJ helped me pick out a lot of these little bit (good lord I love him) but the rest were all me. Introducing my favourites of October 2017 - I am ready to get cosy

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Jacket: .Object (similar)
V-Neck Sweater: America Today
Black Sweater: Mango
3/4 Length Shirt: Zara
Embroidered Lace Top: Zara
Kimono: New Look
World Tour Shirt: .Object
Scarf: A New Day (Target)
Jurassic Park Shirt: Target

Fun fact, dresses usually do not agree with this weirdo body type that I have, and it's the worse because there are SO MANY cute dresses out at the moment and I am dying to wear some dark fall florals with my leather jacket and combat boots. So, instead I'll have to work with allllllll of these tops, like that gorgeous lace top from Zara's TRF line - tried it on a whim and bought it 5 minutes later. 

Also, friends are the best, am I right? O said to order whatever I wanted from the States to bring with, because I needed a Target fix and my new scarf is giving me LIFE. I am obsessed. I've worn it every day that it's been cold (and I've even worn it in the office when the AC is a little too high for my liking). Just like I've worn these incredible slippers from New Look

On the beauty side of things, I don't have too much. I've accumulated a lot of things over the past few months from that my favourite vloggers have raved about, but October for me was killing in the self-care side. I discovered the most incredible smelling shower gel - we've already gone through a bottle and every time PJ walks by after a shower I just hug him because he smells so flipping good. Lo and behold:



Though I thoroughly enjoyed October, I'm excited for this month, and ever more excited to celebrate 5 years together with Peej (wearing that embroidered lace top, of course). I'm sure my November favs will include quite a few pieces that I plan on picking up in London (I'm on a mission with my mama for short girl jeans. Belgium is not prepared to deal with ladies under 5'7). 

Hope you enjoyed this first November weekend and that you look forward to the rest of the month as much as I do!

xox,
Suz

Fuerteventura Photo Diary // Day 6

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On our last full day of our trip, we ended up taking a catamaran tour in the water off of Morro Jable - basically one of the only times we actually got into the water...

Really enjoyable and easily set up through our resort, we ended up having a lovely time chatting with two English couples who were on board with us - we took the deluxe tour with cava and lunch. PJ especially enjoyed the speedboating we got to do. He became a regular James Bond once he jumped in.

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Constantly seeking sunshine. Fuerte is definitely a good place for it.

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Saying goodbye to the island. Hopefully we'll be back soon!

xox,
Suz

Fuerteventura Photo Diary // Day 3-5

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Some more shots of our trip in Fuerteventura - through the dunes of Corralejo and enjoying some cava at our resort.

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Short and sweet - no description needed to let you know how happy I was spending time with my dude.

xox,
Suz

Fuerteventura Photo Diary // Day 2.5

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On day 2 of our trip to Fuerte, we happened upon the Mirador Sicasumbre observation point which, obviously, featured Canarian goats on their signage. The views from the top of the hill (thank God for my H&M swimsuit or I would have been soaked in sweat) were incredible. It was honestly like looking at Mars in 100 years, assuming we get there and decide to build roads for our rovers.

A few more pictures in this little photo diary for you, also featuring Betancuria, the old capital. We got swindled into buying some rose aloe gel for my lobster-burned shoulders, but I'm not mad about it. And neither was my skin.

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Sunglasses
H&M swimsuit
Mango embroidered shorts (my absolute favourite!)
Vintage leather belt
Target sandals
AEO tank
Suede minibag (old // similar)

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Until I can officially visit Mars, the red sands of this planet will have to do.

Hope you enjoyed this little peek!

xox,
Suz