2014 Favorites: Fashion and Life

Oh guys this is such an exciting time for me! Last week we finally found the house we were looking for and we are moving next month!! We will move from a two room apartment to a three floor house with a garden! This means that I will finally get my own makeup room and walk in closet to furnish and decorate. I will finally have a space to blog and take pictures. Awesome! 

With this great news and the beginning of the last year of my PhD, I have been as busy as ever and quite distracted from blogging, but I think it's ok, because everything is coming together in the other aspects of life and I am permanently in a happy jolly state. 

But let's get in to today's post! I want to show you all the non-beauty favorites of this past year which have made it a great and unforgettable!

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Let's start with some fashion. This year has been a bit of a transformation for me. I used to wear only black, white and bright colors (blue, orange, purple), but this year I opened up a bit more and expanded my wardrobe to all the brown and neutral tones for both clothes and shoes. This also meant opening up to gold (colored) jewelry and now I'm converted! It all started with these boots which even go their own post here.

Next favorites are my new tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro that I received for my birthday from my wonderful friends and boyfriend and my Batavus Diva bicycle. The tablet is my new couch companion and it's great to be able to read blogs and browse Pinterest while someone else watches gold-mining stuff on Tv. The bike was a necessary purchase and it will last me forever thanks to the great quality of the components. Plus it's gorgeous, I just love it so much! Of course it's mint green, which is another favorite of the year. The color brings so much joy but it can be sophisticated and goes along with so many other colors. Definitely a big mint fan!

Finally probably my most favorite of all favorites is my friend Andreanne! She came along in January last year to start her post-doc in our group and quickly became my best friend and everything just isn't as nice when she's not around. Our group of colleagues has become a group of close friends and I believe this is greatly thanks to her. We shared many adventures and I will miss her like hell when she goes back to Canada in a couple of weeks. But good things are waiting for her there and we're already planning visits and meetups. All will be good (little tear on my notebook here).
I hope you enjoyed this non-beauty post, it takes me a bit more to put something like this online but I am hoping to get more me into this blog. 
What were your favorites this past year? Was there someone special?


  1. Your new house sounds amazing and your bike is so lovely! :)

  2. It sounds like you've had a fantastic year, and good luck with the move lovely! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

  3. Sounds like a great year! love the bike, scarf and nails!


  4. Congrats on your move :) Walk in closet sounds amazing and your bike looks so cute too! x

    Pink Frenzy

  5. Congrats on the move! :) So exciting!
    Also, the bike looks so freakin adorable!

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  6. eeeee such a great exciting time. Have fun moving in to your new house! xxx

  7. Ahh good luck with moving house! I'm so jealous that you get your own makeup/blog room! A spare room for this is certainly on my list of requirements when I move. :) xx

  8. Great post. I love those boots. I am such a Black, white and blue clothes wearer I really need to open up to browns etc.

  9. Wow, this was such a positive and uplifting post! I'm so happy to hear that things are going so well for you with all the exciting changes on your plate. BTW, what's that polish you're wearing? It's fantastic!

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


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