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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  1. 6 January 2014 / 17:55

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

  2. 6 January 2014 / 17:57

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

  3. 6 January 2014 / 20:14

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

  4. Faith
    6 January 2014 / 20:17

    That kate spade bag is gorgeous!

  5. 6 January 2014 / 20:23

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

  6. mark a.
    6 January 2014 / 21:05

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

  7. 6 January 2014 / 21:05

    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 πŸ™‚ maar met het warme weer heb ik er gelijk nog geen nood aan :p

  8. 6 January 2014 / 21:57

    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!

  9. 6 January 2014 / 22:02

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

  10. Lima ChΓ©
    6 January 2014 / 22:54

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

  11. 7 January 2014 / 01:23

    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!! πŸ™‚

  12. Beckerman Girls
    7 January 2014 / 01:48

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

  13. 7 January 2014 / 02:55

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

  14. 7 January 2014 / 06:08

    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! πŸ™‚

    Good luck with your final on Friday!

    Away From The Blue

  15. Tallia
    7 January 2014 / 08:36

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


  16. Bea
    7 January 2014 / 08:45

    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!

  17. 7 January 2014 / 12:16

    Beautiful bag!

  18. 7 January 2014 / 15:34

    Wat een lange benen! Mooie tas ook πŸ™‚
    Succes met je examen!

  19. The Adored Life
    7 January 2014 / 15:54

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

  20. 7 January 2014 / 18:47

    Aah die tas is prachtig!!!
    En veel succes met het examen πŸ˜‰

  21. Code Overdressed
    8 January 2014 / 03:20

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

    Cee. β™₯
    Code Overdressed

  22. tia_cherie
    8 January 2014 / 10:46

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

  23. 8 January 2014 / 20:07

    Succes hΓ©! Lukt je wel! Zalige handtas trouwens!

  24. 8 January 2014 / 23:45

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

  25. 9 January 2014 / 05:37

    I love your outfit! So classy!

  26. 9 January 2014 / 09:45

    Ideale outfit! De trui/dress lijkt me super comfy. Veel succes met exames trouwens πŸ™‚ Kick some ass! πŸ˜‰

  27. 10 January 2014 / 12:31

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

  28. 11 January 2014 / 01:10

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

  29. 11 January 2014 / 17:11

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

  30. Jac
    15 January 2014 / 18:09

    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

    • 16 January 2014 / 15:40

      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 ^^

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