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! 

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  1. 5 August 2013 / 09:53

    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 😉


  2. 5 August 2013 / 10:14

    I love these photos!

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  3. 5 August 2013 / 10:17

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

  4. 5 August 2013 / 10:50

    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

  5. 5 August 2013 / 11:53

    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. 😉

  6. 5 August 2013 / 12:06

    haha zalig! en leuk van je app!!!

  7. 5 August 2013 / 13:06

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

  8. 5 August 2013 / 13:23

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

  9. 5 August 2013 / 14:17

    very pretty pics,love the dress 🙂

  10. 5 August 2013 / 17:18

    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.

  11. 5 August 2013 / 17:44

    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!! ♥

  12. 5 August 2013 / 18:14

    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

  13. 5 August 2013 / 19:08

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

  14. 5 August 2013 / 19:44

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

  15. 5 August 2013 / 20:36

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

  16. 5 August 2013 / 21:19

    Very nice dress,and great photos.

  17. 6 August 2013 / 01:17

    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

  18. 6 August 2013 / 02:15

    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.

  19. 6 August 2013 / 11:14

    Mooie outfit, echt een geweldige jurk!

  20. 6 August 2013 / 13:13

    Great summer dress.

    Have a wonderful day.


  21. 6 August 2013 / 19:54

    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!



  22. 6 August 2013 / 20:11

    Jij weet precies wat bij je past. Erg mooi!

  23. 6 August 2013 / 21:08

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


  24. 6 August 2013 / 23:01

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

  25. 7 August 2013 / 02:14

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

  26. 7 August 2013 / 10:49

    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

  27. 7 August 2013 / 19:52

    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

  28. 8 August 2013 / 09:00

    Beautiful pictures. Everything about this outfit is perfect

  29. BiancaC
    9 September 2013 / 09:04

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

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