Among the Blooming Bluebells

Some people have a travel bucket list, but I have a shoot location bucket list too (and, well, one with coffee bars). Am I weird for that? On the location list for Spring are the blossoms in Haspengouw (see an old shoot we did there here), the blossoms in Zeeland, the yellow flower fields in the Liereman reservate, the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens and the Hallerbos near Brussels. My friend K, who will be very pleased to read she has been included in yet another blog text, helped me scratch off the Hallerbos last week. She came to my place to work on her thesis, but the weather was too nice to stay inside and there really only is a very short time period to see the blooming bluebells. We decided to shift our her priorities and drive to Brussels. If you read my previous post about the beauty of the forest, you’ll understand.

Today I wanted to share my outfit of that day, because I’m rather excited about my Primark find. I had been wanting a vertically striped shirt for ages but since I’m unsure about how much wear I’d get out of one, I never picked one up. I like J.Crew and Massimo Dutti for shirts, but spending so much on something you’re not entirely sure of is just plain stupid (I am still unemployed). I wandered into Primark recently to pick up ankle socks and underwear and spotted this shirt hanging on one of those impossibly high racks (why Primark, why?!). While trying to find an employee in the endless flood of shopping people, I completely forgot to actually buy what I came in for and only realized that I forgot things when I was already halfway in the line at the registers. If you’ve ever been in a Primark outside of the UK, you know you’re not going back.

I really like the style of the shirt. It’s slightly oversized and has a dip hem for that easy cool vibe. I like it worn simple with blue jeans like I did here, but I love it with white jeans and tan sandals or my new Skechers! In the summer I can throw it over a dress as a light layering piece or wear as a beach cover up over my cobalt blue bikini. Point being made: it’s versatile and that’s why I love it. A true working horse even after only being in my sartorial life for a few days.

shirt: Primark
jeans: Levis
shoes: Converse All-Star



  1. 25 April 2016 / 11:48

    Ik ben fan van de bloes πŸ˜€

  2. 25 April 2016 / 16:24

    Love this! And you’re not alone, I too, have a locations bucket list & love adding to it… so fun seeing beautiful places & taking day trips! Also great choice on the blouse – so pretty!! xo

  3. 26 April 2016 / 03:48

    That is a lovely shirt, like you said so easy to dress up or down. It’s a shame you didn’t get the other things you went in to buy, but great that you ticked this off your list! πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

  4. Bijgebrekaanbeter
    30 April 2016 / 20:11

    Wauw, het Hallerbos ziet er zo magisch uit. Ik zou er ook nog eens moeten geraken, ooit…

  5. 14 May 2016 / 10:19

    Wat zie je er weer prachtig uit! Jij past echt altijd perfect in het decor πŸ˜€
    Naomi, x

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