Thursday, February 12, 2015

No matter if it is black or white

"You can never go wrong with black or white" is what they say when it comes to fashion, no? Even though I think it is only the truth to some extent (I mean, do you think a thin, white skirt that exposes your underwear is still classy and fashionable?..), I agree with the statement most of the time. I often opt for a black outfit regardless of whether it comes to office attire, dressing for informal occasions, swimwear, trainingsgear or even sleepwear. I personally do not think bright colors are necessary to create an interesting look. It is all about playing with different fabrics and textures, if you ask me. I also love getting creative with some different patterns every now and then. Let's take the look below. I took two items with two different patterns and mixed them into one and the same outfit so that the patterns appeared to look quite similar. How cool is that?! The tights are a great new addition to my collection of Liquido Active apparel (other examples: here, here and here). I keep loving their workout gear to the max. I am a sucker for high-quality fabrics and the fabric of their clothes is close to perfection. The tights are perfectly breathable so that I do not get sticky during sweaty activities and they fit like a glove. The latter also yields for the stunning Adidas by Stella McCartney top, by the way. Beautiful tight fit + high neckline = recipe for driving me crazy when it comes to trainings tops.

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Tights - Liquido Active; Top - Adidas by Stella McCartney

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Pencil skirt

When it comes to dressing for a day at the office, I think no piece of clothing can beat a beautiful pencil skirt. If you are the lucky who finds one that fits you like a glove, you are destined to look like a gorgeous woman who knows everything of the business she is in (and of course you do, so it is not just outer appearance). Anyway, I believe pencil skirts are not just appropriate for wearing at the office or to a business meeting. I think they are also perfect for dinner dates and parties. Just make sure you adjust your accessoiries to the occasion and you are good to go!

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Skirt - All Saints; Top - Zara; Purse - Tommy Hilfiger; Watch - Timex

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Update

As you might have noticed, my blog is not updated on a daily basis lately. I feel really bad about it but I simply have been pressed for time the last three weeks. I started working on a project in audit on a fulltime basis and since it is busy season, you could say it is a pretty time-consuming job. I really like it though. Anyway, when I realized I did not update my blog for two weeks (TWO weeks?!), I knew something had to change. I mean, FLOURISHINGFIT.COM is my baby, and I absolutely do not want to neglect it. Even though I have got quite a bit of obligations during the weekends too, I will do everything to make sure I am able to prepare at least a few articles that I can post during the week from now on. Hopefully I did not lose your attention while I was absent. ;-)

Anyway, what is the picture below all about? It was my birthday last week (yay!) and I thought this occasion would be a valid reason to clean up and rearrange my wardrobe. So I did. I am currently selling a lot of my shoes (new, used and only worn once or twice) and the selection you can see below is a part of the beauties I kept. If you have got a size EUR 36 (or EUR 37) and you are interested in my sales, just drop me a message!

Talk soon xx
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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Be yourself

Living according to the expectations of others is destructive to your own happiness, if you ask me. Your environment consists of many people with all different beliefs, dreams and expectations. Some may want you to be a reckless party animal so that they are always ensured to have good company when going out, while others may want you to work hard so that you develop a great career and make lots of money for your (future) family. Human beings all have different demands with respect to family, friends and relationships. You simply cannot please everyone at the same time. That is, you can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there is still going to be someone who hates peaches (well-spoken Dita Von Teese!). I believe it is better for sake of your own happiness to live the life you want, instead of the life others want you to have. Never change yourself so that other people will like you. People will like you when you act like yourself. And if they do not, they are not worth your presence.

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Live in the moment

It seems like everyone is currently either trying to make a list of New Year's Resolutions or they are complaining about the fact that they have to go to the office again this Monday. Me, on the other hand, intentionally fails to be engaged with both of these activities. Yes, holiday season is over. It is time to get back to work. But does this really mean life is getting worse? I do not think so. The holidays are great, that is for sure. But one of the reasons why they are highly magical is that they are only once a year. If it would be Christmas or New Year's Eve every single day of the year, it would not be something you can look forward to. In addition, every month of the year has its own strengths. January, for example, is the first month in which mornings are growing lighter. Summer is coming closer, which means you can legitimately start planning your summer trips, barbecue parties, etcetera. For me, it is also the month in which I was born so I will celebrate my birthday on January 24th.

Then about New Year's Resolutions. With all due respect to everyone who has them (and probably benefits from creating a list with resolutions), I do not believe in the concept. I think waiting for a new year to start over again simply does not work, at least for me. If I am dissatisfied about something in my life, I try to change it immediately. I associate New Year's Resolutions with living in the future. I prefer living in the now, however. Life is a sequence of moments all called now. I believe you have to appreciate and enjoy every moment that you are in. If you keep stucked in the past or you are living in the future, you might miss wonderful events or opportunities that currently show up. You will not get another chance to experience this moment, so I think it is crucial to fully live in the now instead of living in the future of the past. But again, it is my personal opinion. I do not judge anyone who does not agree with me.

Cheers to the new year, thank you for being such amazing readers of my blog!

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Pants - Whistles; Jacket - WE; Top - WE; Watch - Triwa

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! May every day of this new year glow with good cheer and happiness for you and your family. Hopefully you were able to welcome 2015 together with your loved ones (and did you have lots of champaign - and 'oliebollen' for the Dutchies among you). Last year has been absolutely amazing, but I feel this year will be an even more wonderful adventure. I cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store for me. Or maybe better: I cannot wait to make things happen in 2015. Do not wait for opportunities. Create them!

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Monday, December 29, 2014

The pathway of 2014

Time flies when you are having fun, they say. And they are right. This year passed by so quickly, I almost cannot believe the last week of 2014 already started last night. I have been really lucky to experience many wonderful things this year. I learned a lot and I met many amazing people. I graduated, I changed the name of my blog, I started writing my e-book about health & happiness and I have been accepted after applying on working on an accountancy project at one of the Big Four. The most important thing, however, is that I continuously felt blissful, strong and blessed during this year. I walked the pathway of 2014 with people I care about and I shared both laughter and sorrow with them. Living is not only about breathing air and a beating heart. Living is about enjoying moments and making memories. Make sure you create a life that satisfies you. Do what makes you happy. Fight for the things you love. Exploit opportunities instead of letting fear guide you. And last but not least: realize it is never to late to change things you are not happy about.

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