Travel outfit: Warandepark, Brussels

sweater: H&M • Jeans: Gap • ankle boots via Spartoo • shoulderbag: Kate Spade “Little Minka” • earrings: H&M

A warm sweater for a frosty day out in Brussels. I have been wanting to get this outfit on the blog ever since I started posting outfit photos. It’s an old favorite combination, that I used to wear at least once every week during winter when I was in high school. This sweater is six years old, and when I first bought it I was able to wear it as a dress. A few too many hot washes later it serves as the perfect sweater to wear when I’m outside during the day. I have my dad, “the new man”, to thank for that.

This week is also the big week at uni. On Friday I have my first final and I still need to study a few chapters. I am a little behind on my pre-made schedule, but I feel like I’m on top of all my school work. The past weekend I barely left my desk, and apart from a visit with my grandparents there weren’t many exciting moments had. My room is a mess, I still have to pack for my return to uni and I need to bike-ride to the copy center to get my class summaries printed.  The latter means I also have to get out of my comfy leggings + sweater outfit. I better get moving. 

Have a lovely week!


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  • Good luck on your first final! That sweater looks so cozy, and I have little hearts in my pupils for that bag.

  • It does look comfy (yet stylish!). Good luck with moving back and school and all.

  • oh my die tas is zo mooi! want!

  • oh en succes met je examen vrijdag 😉

  • Super leuke tas!

  • Mooi maar toch lekker casual, perfect met dit weer!! Succes met je examens!

  • Faith

    That kate spade bag is gorgeous!
    sweetenedstyle.com

  • Zo’n mooie handtas, Nikki! En grijs en zwart, daar kun je echt nooit iets mis mee doen he. Mijn favoriete kleurencombinatie, geloof ik… 😉

  • mark a.

    you look so beautiful! and it looks like that sweater is nice and warm as WELL as stylish!

  • Heel veel succes vrijdag! En erg comfy outfit, zo’n pull heb ik ook ergens liggen voor koud weer. Is echt zo warm en zacht 🙂 maar met het warme weer heb ik er gelijk nog geen nood aan :p

  • Cute sweater and earrings!! It’s so great when there are those items that you keep forever and continue to love!! Good luck on your finals!
    ~Sara

  • That sweater does look comfy, even if it’s smaller than it once was! 😛 Oh no–exam week! Hope it goes by fast!

  • Lima Ché

    Can’t believe that sweater is 6 years old!
    It looks so good on you!!
    Really nice post!
    Check out mine if you want 😉
    Love, Lima xoxo

    http://www.limaswardrobe.com

  • I love this outfit, simple and so chic! And the bag and earrings bring it to another stylish level! Good luck with your busy week!! 🙂

  • Beckerman Girls

    FANTASTIC look!!! U have the best hair babe! Happy New Year! That sweater looks sooo cozy! Amazing how it’s six years old..it’s perfection!

  • This is such a cute outfit on you, Nikki! I love old, classic pieces 🙂 Good luck with everything coming up this week!

  • That top is so nice. It’s funny, I was noting that I had a dress that was very similar, and you said it used to be a dress! I sadly donated the dress as I didn’t wear it much (so it hadn’t shrunk yet, only been worn and washed about 4 times). Kinda miss it now, love the neckline! 🙂

    Good luck with your final on Friday!

    Away From The Blue

  • Tallia

    I love that bag. It seems like it would go well with everything. Good luck on that final

    Tallia

    trendinginfashion.blogspot.com

  • Bea

    Hi Nikki!
    I like this simple outfit!I have a sweater like yours!
    I hope everything with uni go in the right way!
    Have a good day!

  • Such a great sweater, Nikki. You look stunning. Happy belated New Years! Can’t wait to see more of your fabulous posts this year. 🙂

    http://www.fashboulevard.com

  • Beautiful bag!

  • Wat een lange benen! Mooie tas ook 🙂
    Succes met je examen!

  • The Adored Life

    You have completely convinced me I need a pair of black pants like that! They look fabulous!

    http://www.theadoredlife.com

  • Aah die tas is prachtig!!!
    En veel succes met het examen 😉

  • best wishes to you on your final!

    love this outfit. =D

    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

  • Good luck!
    And isn’t it lovely to walk around in just a sweater this time of the year?
    http://www.loveforlabels.eu

  • Code Overdressed

    What a lovely bag, I love it! And your sweater looks so cozy! Wish you the best of luck at school!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  • Mooie casual look en jaloers op je tas 😀

    Natalie
    http://www.lataniedesign.blogspot.be

  • tia_cherie

    You look beautiful, lovely. I adore your bag, I really want a Kate Spade bag. Good luck with university.

    http://tia-chere.blogspot.com

  • Succes met de examens!

  • Succes hé! Lukt je wel! Zalige handtas trouwens!

  • What a cute sweater! It still looks great even if it did shrink – the sleeves look perfectly fine!
    good luck with your exams!

  • I love your outfit! So classy!

  • Ideale outfit! De trui/dress lijkt me super comfy. Veel succes met exames trouwens 🙂 Kick some ass! 😉

  • Haha zo grappig dat dat eerst een kleedje was 😀 Die handtas is zo mooi! Ik zou een extra oogje in ‘t zeil houden als ik in de buurt ben :p
    Naomi, x

  • Cozy sweaters are the best. I really like this one on you! This whole outfit looks comfortable, but put-together. Adorable.

  • What a cozy travel outfit, I love it! Good luck on your final!!!!!

  • Leuke outfit en mooie locatie! 😉

  • Jac

    I’m kind of obsessed with your beautiful bag! I recently just bought my first Kate Spade, and it just made me want to own more of her bags!

    xo Jac

    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

    • This is my first Kate Spade too and I love it a lot. If I ever buy another designer bag, I think it will be a Rebecca Minkoff ^^