A couple of weeks ago I was excited to the new store opening of Xandres Xline, to celebrate the launch of Sabine Peeters’ capsule collection. Sabine is a makeupartist, author and blogger and she designed a small collection in collaboration with Belgian label Xandres.
The collection was inspired by a trip to mexico, and has a skirt, a pair of kickass green trousers, a shirt and 2 blouses. Unfortunately for me, the collection only goes up to a size 50, which means my juicy hips size 52 didn’t fit the bright green trousers I was crushing on. But plan B, the skirt with cactusprint, fit like a glove!
There is something so classic and timeless about A-line skirts, and to make things even better IT HAS POCKETS. I know. Much excitement. I paired it with the white blouse because I love the little detailing on the shoulder, and you can truly never go wrong with a classic white shirt.
It’s always so special and wonderful to see other bloggers achieve amazing things, and I’m so proud of Sabine and her collection. Also a special shoutout to Xandres, I know it takes guts to do collections like these but I’m glad you wanted to take the risk!
Hi gals! A couple of days ago I posted a little preview on instagram of some exciting news coming up, and here I am with all the details!
I was contacted by Marina Rinaldi a couple of weeks ago to come by their store in Antwerp to have a chat and see what we could do. Marina Rinaldi is a brand that I’ve been following from a distance for years, because their designs are so highend and beautiful but at the same time I always felt like I wasn’t rich enough or pretty enough or classy enough or whatever to shop their line…but boy was I wrong! Anyway, back to my story.
So they invited me over to chat about the launch of the denim collection they made with Ashley Graham (pics below, more on that later!) and how they wanted to do something fun and lowkey to highlight the collection. Turns out, they have this superfun event planned on the 24th of February where you can come by the store to see the collection and try it on in person (trust me, it’s even more gorgeous in real life!).
”What, me? Come to the Marina Rinaldi store? But it’s so fancy, I don’t know if I’ll fit in there!”
If you’re having this thought, girl, you are not alone. I felt the exact same way. But after going there, I realized how wrong I was. I was greeted by the kindest, friendliest people who knew exactly when to come help me and when to let me do my thing. They also explained to me that they are totally fine with women trying things, even if they don’t end up buying (this is always one of my fears, that they will be mad at me for not buying anything hah!).
Marina Rinaldi is very much aware that some women find it intimidating to come by the store (yep, guilty here!) but it’s an image they would like to change and after going through the experience myself, I am 100% down with that.
”Oh but I don’t think I can afford to wear their stuff”
That’s okay. This really isn’t about going in with a giant bag of cash and buying everything in sight. It’s okay if you try something on and just leave it there. Personally, I’m not in that stage of my life where I could buy an entire wardrobe from them, but I am definitely going to start saving up to buy a couple pieces on sale. I mean, they’re basically Max Mara’s curvy sister, so we’re talking designer goodies here. Why not invest in a piece that is special and that you can cherish for a very long time?
”Okay, you’ve got a point. So, you were saying something about an event?”
Yes! Now that we’ve worked on our anxiety of visiting such a beautiful store, let’s talk about this event! You’ve seen the pics from Ashley and the collection pretty much everywhere, but now it’s time to come see and try it for yourself. I have had a sneak preview and trust me, it’s TO DIE FOR. I may have cried a bit when I saw it (no worries MR, tears of joy!). I would really like to invite you all to swing by on the 24th and come say hi. I even have a fancy invitiation and everything. So come on, let’s denim!
FYI, there is also a massive shopping voucher to be won.
”Wait, are you saying that by going to this event I can win money to go shopping?”
Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying. They are holding an in-store competition (participation is free and supereasy) where you can win €1000 worth of shopping money. I KNOW RIGHT?!
Oh, and if you needed one more reason (besides, you know, all the awesome reasons listed above), let me seduce you one more time with pictures from the Ashley Graham x Marina Rinaldi collection. Try not to drool.