My graduation outfit

 

Pepe jeans Dress • Carpisa bag • Oasis earring • Louche ring • Christian Di Riccio sandals 
It’s raining outside. There’s a rainbow even. Wait, I should get an Instagram picture of it, because my feed has been rather dead the past week. Rain has been coming down with buckets lately. Last Friday I attended Antwerp Fashion Festival, where my friends and I were treated to make-up and hair styling services, a heavenly glass of Bordeaux wine, late-night shopping and a not-so-welcome shower courtesy of our lovely weather gods. I was absolutely soaked, and for the first time this year I pulled out my flannel PJs and steamed a glass of milk and honey to help me fall asleep. It didn’t help me much. I feel like I have caught a minor cold here and am doing nothing but coughing and sneezing.
So the AFF. It all started with a visit to the beauty lounge in Berlin, a restaurant I had been dying to visit, as it’s featured in so many of those foody gift boxes everyone gifts each other, but somehow we never went. All bloggers gathered there to start our AFF 2013 adventure ( Paris & London, Renée, Maya, Eline, Amélie, Anouk, Naomi and Sven – For Your Information ) and socialized over a glass of wine. When the clock struck five, An-Katrien and Ellen gathered us to start a real Antwerp Fashion Festival guided tour lead by the organisational talent behind it all: Elise. The rain couldn’t spoil our fun while we walked by the press bar, the Blogger Closet Sale, The fashion walk of fame and the Jutka & Riska vintage store. After the tour Eline and I teamed up to tackle some of the shops, while others went to exclusive side-events. Eline found a few treasures and I was a good girl and did not spend a dime. London cost me a small fortune and my bank account will need to recuperate for the rest of the year. Oops. We had a quick bite to eat before we went back to the group for the Pinko late-night opening event, where we were joined by even more fabulous people – oh hey, IngeInez and Charlotte! I had an absolute blast. I met so many incredible people and it was super fun to finally see some of you guys in real life. I hope we can all meet up again real soon… and that I don’t lose my SC card again when we do.
I was going to talk about my outfit too, but this blog post is probably already way to long. I graduated in late June, but only now found the time to recreate my outfit of the night and share it on the blog. This will also probably be the last outfit with bare legs for this year. Bring it on fall!

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  • Leuk jurkje! ^^

  • That's a really pretty dress. We have rain in winter where I live. I love it, but I'm really looking forward to some warm weather soon.

  • Tof mooi jurkje! 🙂

  • You look so charming) These photographs are totaly adorable! I fall in love with your dress and shoes and bag:) Everything is just perfect! Thank You for sharing such a nice post!
    Wish you a blessed day ahead!

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  • Such a lovely dress 😀 You look great in it 😉
    http://twistedredladybug.blogspot.com/

  • Happy graduation! And congrats! Such a beautiful dress for such a special occasion! Proud of your girl 🙂 xo

  • you pretty woman!

  • really really beautiful! ♥

  • K&R

    i loveeeeeeee this outfit, you look adorable. ahhhhhhh

    K

  • Klinkt als een fantastische avond uit! Wat fijn dat je het event hebt kunnen bijwonen! Ik zou ook graag eens zoiets bijwonenen maar uiteraard vinden de leuke evenementen net plaats wanneer ik moet werken of andere verplichtingen heb, sucks! De jurk is trouwens prachtig en staat je echt goed!

    XO Imke

  • Hahaha 'I was going to talk about my outfit too' 😀
    Ik schrijf ook echt maar erop los als ik een outfit post maak :p
    See yoooou woensdag!
    Naomi, x

  • Love your dress! The florals at the top and bottom are so pretty! Perfect graduation outfit!
    ~Sara

  • wow! very pretty! i love it!

  • What a gorgeous dress on such a gorgeous girl 🙂

    The festivities sound like fun and I hope you feel better.

  • Love the floral dress! You look great!

    Nicole
    http://www.eleganceandclutter.com

  • Congrats on your graduation pretty lady! This is so the perfect dress to celebrate in!

    xx
    Here&Now

  • Wauw, supermooi jurkje (:
    En ik wil zooo graag die cover die je hebt,
    suuuper schattig ^^

    Liefs, Liese
    Cats & Dresses

  • leuke outfit! ik dacht al hoe kan het daar zulk lekker weer zijn 😉 was het nog maar juni..

  • That is such a beautiful dress, lovely graduation outfit! 🙂

    The fashion festival sounds like fun too – except the getting caught in the rain part! You did well not buying anything 🙂

    Away From The Blue

  • Super mooi kleedje! ben zeker dat je er super uitzag op je graduation!

  • Lovely floral dress! I love the style and color of your bag. I hope you feel better.
    Have a wonderful day!

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  • This sounds like such a fun event! I'm glad you had fun 🙂 And you looked positively stunning at your graduation, I love this dress!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

  • Really wonderful graduation look Nikki and your hair is so fab! 🙂

  • I feel like you just described a dream adventure. How fun!! That is crazy!

    p.s. Love the dress.

    Nicole

  • Beautiful! Congratulations <3 <3 Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

  • Mooi kleedje! En proficiat!! 🙂

  • heel tof kleedje!

  • Congratulations!
    This is a lovely look. You don't even need to talk much about it!! But I wouldn't have minded if you did! =D
    xo,
    nancy

  • M+K

    so cute hun! congratulations.
    p.s. we love the name of your blog!

    http://mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au/

  • The AFF sounds like fun! I love your dress!

  • congrats on graduating! that dress is simply adorable on you!
    Chic on the Cheap

  • Prachtig jurkje! En gefeliciteerd natuurlijk 🙂

  • oh cute dress! inderdaad jammer van de regen op AFF. Toch was het leuk 😀
    xo

  • this is such a pretty dress! and i adore your bag too! 😉

    Maggie
    lovestylehappiness.blogspot.com

  • Your dress is so beautiful! That color of blue is one of my favorite colors, and I love the pattern. Looks great with the sandals, as well.

  • Love it!! You look like a cute doll 🙂

  • Spijtig dat ik er niet eerder bij was op AFF, maar ik had birthday duties!
    Het was superleuk je eens te ontmoeten 😉

  • Hele mooie outfit! Mooie kleuren ook zo bij elkaar!

  • You look so gorgeous. The floral dress is adorable and I love how the bag goes so well with your hair. Happy graduation and good luck on your masters!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

  • This sounds amazing, Nikki!! You look beautiful, and this dress is to die for! xoxo

    Chantilly

  • Keileuk jurkje! Heel veel succes op de unief en het was ook super fijn om je te ontmoeten:)

    Tot gauw!
    Liefs,
    Marlies (www.goldenmirrorsandpinkbows.be)

  • Zo'n cute kleedje! Prachtig!