Let the summer start!

dress: Zara • handbag: Terre Blue c/o • shoes: Scapa  

Hello there! Phew… it feels weird to be back! After three weeks of mental labor and a few bumps in my post schedule (apparently I missed a week, oops) I am finally back to typing something not school related tonight. And it feels gooooood, I tell you. 

My brain is still  a bit dusty, and I need to find my focus again. So I’m going to keep it simple today and just tell you how I spent the first hours of my summer vacation. Oh yesss, those words sound good! After my exam this morning, I had lunch with one of my good old friends and we spent the afternoon chatting because we had a whole month of catching up to do. It felt good not having to talk about school or exams with someone. We had lunch at Le Pain Quotidien in Antwerp, a place I had only been to when I was travelling, but which is actually Belgian haha. Afterwards we got us a treat at a local bakery and enjoyed it over a good few hours of non-stop girl talk in my apartment. Being with a dear old friend gave me a much needed energy boost after being locked up inside for so long.

In the evening I went home to visit with my parents who I hadn’t seen in a few weeks either. I was welcomed home by my youngest sister jumping up and down around me, which was a really sweet sight. She bought me owl earrings on a vacation she had with her school, and I re-paid the favor by donating her one of my old dresses that she really really loves (she kept stealing it!), but that I have outgrown. I spent the rest of the evening cleaning out every part of my closet, and ended up with a pretty huge donation pile containing 9 dresses, 6 skirts, 3 tops, 2 cardigans, 2 pairs of jeans, 4 pairs of shoes and a few scarfs and belts. The dress rack in my closet looks frighteningly empty after that action, but when I started writing this blog post I found an email from Banana Republic to inform me the sales in the UK are full on. I think I have to stop writing now, and go take a peek! See you again on Monday… Hopefully with a little less money in the bank 😉 Happy weekend!

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  • I love the print on the dress! Enjoy your summer vacation! It sounds like you had a great start to it! 🙂

  • Voor mij is het ook bijna zo ver!! En echt een mooi kleedje 🙂

  • Aw how sweet of you and your sister! I love having a sister–it’s the best This dress is so sweet and looks nice and light for the summer heat!

  • The colors look great on you! Your handbag is especially lovely!

  • Nikki, it sounds like you had a great first few hours of your summer vacation! I just love this dress on you girl xo

  • fran

    this dress is perfect. I love your simplicity and beautiful style always

    very nice pics too


    i have a new outfit in my blog



  • Wat een leuk kleedje! Ik vind de groene accenten en accessoires je heel goed staan.

  • That is such a beautiful dress! Glad all of your exams are over and you can enjoy your summer now 🙂

    Wonderful that you were able to clear so much space in your wardrobe too – I need to do something similar!

    Away From The Blue

  • cute 🙂

  • Leuke outfit! Prachtig jurkje! Blij dat je van al t schoolwerk vanaf bent 😉

  • Superleuk jurkje 😀 x

  • Wat fijn dat je al klaar bent! Geniet van je vrije tijd .. en je ziet er weer super leuk uit in dat jurkje 😀 heel schattig!

  • I wish I had a little sis to give clothes to! I’ve outgrown sooo many dresses that I don’t know what to do with them! lol

    Loving the print on your dress btw, it’s perfect for summer! 🙂


  • Kacie’s Kloset

    Yay for summer vacay! It sounds like your summer is off to a great start! Pretty dress!


  • Congratulations! You made it through! and we are glad to have you back!

  • Oh, you look lovely in that dress. It is understated but perfect. Have fun on your vacation!

  • Mooi kleedje! En eindelijk er van af, nu genieten ^^ Leuke locatie ook trouwens!

    x Aurélie

  • Haha Banana Republic sales, I know the feeling! 😉 Wel lief dat je je zusje zoveel gegeven hebt, mijn zus heeft een totaal andere stijl, dus ik ga een ander excuus moeten zoeken om mijn té volle kledingkast eens uit te mesten 😉

    Leuk kleedje en mooie foto’s trouwens!

  • Leuke outfit! Ik ben af en toe echt jaloers op de kleding van mijn zusje, haha! Leuke tas heb je, de kleur is echt heel gaaf!

  • birtegovarts

    Zelf zou ik écht niet wegkomen met die jurk (wegens klein en chubby), maar ik vind wel dat jij er érg goed mee staat!

  • You look so lovely!! This dress is summer perfection! I’m happy you’re done with all of your exams and you seem very relieved to be done! I also love getting lunch with friends and chatting for hours!

  • Alison Hutchinson

    I so wish that I still had a summer vacation! Ahhh, those were the days… I hope you take full advantage and I will live vicariously through you 🙂
    Love your dress! So perfect for the beginning of summer.

    xoxo Alison

  • you are gorgeous! i love that dress!



  • Zalig kleedje! Heel erg mooi!

  • This dress is so perfect and summer-y. Light, breezy, and pretty – love it!

  • Great dress, I love the summery print! Enjoy the rest of your week.

  • Prachtig jurkje!

  • Cutie! Leuke outfit en locatie!

  • lippylash

    Super leuk! haha my brain is still a bit dusty :p

  • Mooi kleedje en is altijd zo zalig de dagen na examens. Perfect excuus om lekker te niksen 😉

  • Mooi en schattig kleedje! Ben blij voor je dat je eindelijk gedaan hebt met de examens 😀

  • This is a truly lovely, seasonal look, dear Nikki!! The floral print of the dress is so fresh, and your bow-embellished green bag makes the perfect accent piece!! Let the summer start indeed!! 🙂


  • Oh deze outfit staat je zo goed, mooie kleuren!
    Ik moet ook echt eens naar Le Pain Quotidien gaan seg :p
    Naomi, x

  • Alexandra Marie

    Great outfit , and what a fantastic location! Alex