Parental minds

Shikha London dress via Sienna (on sale!) • Handbag: Carpisa • Jacket: Zara • Glasses: Kinto • Sandals: Christian Di Riccio via Torfs

Early in July, my mom, my youngest sister and I went down to Antwerp to get all the paperwork done for my student apartment – yay! – and for my first year at uni. Since my sister had never seen Antwerp’s famous shopping streets, my mom asked to tour them around and show all my favorite places. I took that opportunity mainly to walk by my favorite food places and a few smaller shops that never let me down. The tour was very rewarding, to say the least, with a refreshing frozen yogurt (I may have gotten my mom addicted to the stuff),  a yummy coffee with whipped cream and caramel aaaand this lovely butterfly-print dress. After we got our froyos my mom and sister went into my one of my favorite stores to find cute dresses, Sienna at the Lombardenvest. Since I hadn’t finished my froyo yet, I sat down on a bench a little further away to look at all the people buzzing by. The week before, K and I had visited Sienna already in hopes to find a dress for my graduation party. I first choose the actual dress I’m wearing in these photos, but decided to leave it as I knew it was going to be on sale the week after. I bought a FW collection dress instead. And the dress went on sale. And I didn’t think about it anymore. And my mom bought it for me. Without knowing that I wanted it. I tell you… parents have psychic skills… seriously. They have to! 

post signature

  • Mooi jurkje, Sienna vind ik ook een heel leuk winkeltje! x

  • Sounds like you guys had a fun day out 🙂 I love shopping in Antwerp.

  • Wow congrats on your new apartment. You must be so excited. Seriously I need a frozen yogurt right now. That dress is adorable. Trust me you are lucky to have the only parent with psychic skills in the world 😉


  • I love these photos!

    Lets follow each other. I have followed you on GFC and bloglovin
    Hope you get back!
    Jewellery giveaway on My blog

  • So so so cute!! I've visit Antwerp only one, during a school trip, but I'd love to see it properly.

  • Aww that's so awesome that you got the dress on sale after wanting it a while! 🙂

    It looks beautiful on you 🙂 Very nice photo location too.

    Away From Blue

  • You are the sweetest thing in this dress and the location for your pictures could not be more perfect. Living in New York City, I definitely miss escaping to places like this. Congratulations on signing for your first student apartment! Decorating it is the best part. 😉

  • haha zalig! en leuk van je app!!!

  • Heel leuke foto's en mooi jurkje!

  • You are so gorgeous and the photos totally showcase that. I love that dress, it looks so cute on you!

  • Mooie outfit, die laatste foto komt echt recht uit een modeblaadje!
    Naomi, x

  • very pretty pics,love the dress 🙂

  • pretty!

  • That's so awesome that your mom bought that dress for you without knowing you wanted it. It's so cute! I love the accordion pleating. These pictures turned out so pretty too.

    P.S. unfortunately our licenses expire here in the US. Mine expires in October so I have to renew it before I head back to school. It used to be automatic renewal but not anymore.

  • Nikki, i absolutely LOVE the retro vibe of this outfit! it's just darling and so are you!! the photography's great too, i can totally visualize the tall grass swaying in the summertime breeze.

    stellar news about your Mom making these dress dreams come true! parents really do have some kinda antenna built into their DNA – i've had similar moments with my Mom and it's so weird. glad it all worked out pre-grad lades!! ♥

  • The dress is really pretty on you, I love that last shot with the shadows on the handbag. Congrats with your new place. 🙂 /Madison x

  • Great look 🙂


  • Heel mooi jurkje en handtas, ik ben nog nooit in die winkel geweest 😮

  • Such a cute dress! Sounds like you guys had a great time 🙂

  • cool story (bro) ! en mooi kleedje ofcourse! ik wil ook nog eens naar antwerpen gaan shoppen! xo

  • Very nice dress,and great photos.

  • Leuke outfit en heel mooie foto's!

  • This dress is gorgeous, I love the color on you and the pretty pleats. And froyo is always a win in my book!

    Xo, Hannah

  • Ah! Your mom rocks. Because you look so good in this. It fits your…personality. Isn't it weird to say that? Because this is just so you.

  • That dress and that bag! *sigh* they look divine!!


  • Ana

    amazing dress, so pretty

  • Mooie outfit, echt een geweldige jurk!

  • Nice post! I can’t wait to see more!
    Enter my romwe Giveaway here ♥

  • Beautiful outfit! I really like it<3

  • amai, prachtige foto's, Niki! 😀

  • Great summer dress.

    Have a wonderful day.


  • You look gorgeous!!!


  • Love this sweet look, it's so adorable!! I'm a sucker for anything with pleats and the fabric/print are so gorgeous! Beautiful photos as well!



  • amazing photos and what an amazing time in your life! =D

  • Jij weet precies wat bij je past. Erg mooi!

  • K&R

    you look gorgeous! seriously!
    i love these photos!
    and that dress, im dying.


  • what a lovely dress! and what beautiful hair you have!

  • great photos first of all! love the lighting! and that dress is super chic and pretty on you!

    Animated Confessions

  • So so pretty and love the setting for the photos…goes perfect with the outfit

  • sounds like a fun trip, and could that dress be any more adorable on you?
    Chic on the Cheap

  • I bet you are a fabulous shopping tour guide! Looking good pretty lady!


  • Heel leuk kleedje, past je goed!

  • oooh de tas is super! en het jurkje ook, eigenlijk de hele outfit 😀 loving it!

  • Ana

    amazing pics, you look so lady!

  • that's great that your mum knows your style and taste well enough to pick out something you'd already picked out for yourself, lucky you!

    little henry lee

  • That dress is SO cute on you Nikki!

    The Other Side of Gray

  • That dress really is too cute! Lovely pics as well!



    Personal Style Blog
    Ps: Don’t you forgot to check out my very first shoplog/haul video ? I’d love to hear what you think about it!

  • You look adorable in glasses! You look great in this color too 🙂


  • Proficiat met het vinden van een kot! Wat spannend dat je volgend jaar aan je eerste jaar hoger begint! Wat ga je studeren?

    Ik begin volgend jaar aan m'n derde jaar, en het studentenleven is echt heerlijk!

    Heel erg mooie jurk! Hij staat je goed.

    XO Imke

  • Beautiful pictures. Everything about this outfit is perfect

  • You always look so cute in the countryside 🙂


  • BiancaC

    Echt gave foto's! Vooral die laatste, wauw 😀