Dotted

rougeimaginaire: "Dotted" - an outfit with a dotted button-up dress from Monki and white platform sandals from Vagabond.
dress: Monki (tartan version) / tights: Falke / shoes: Vagabond

Hey, it’s me again! I just crawled out of my study cave (I had to write the first piece of my bachelor thesis this week, ugh) and I found these pictures I made before. This wonderful dotted button-up dress is currently my favourite thing to wear. It’s super comfortable and it has pockets, which is always a big plus for me. I decided to pair it with my beloved platform sandals to add some height.

I haven’t been posting a lot of outfit pictures lately, but that’s because I haven’t had a lot of time to experiment with cool outfits because of all the school work, and I haven’t bought a lot of new clothes either – although hopefully, that last thing is going to change soon, because & Other Stories has opened a new store in Ghent and now that I handed in my assignment I finally have time to check it out :)

See you soon!


Modern Sixties

rougeimaginaire: "Modern Sixties" - a black and white outfit with a striped dress from Zara and white platform sandals from Vagabond.

rougeimaginaire: "Modern Sixties" - a black and white outfit with a striped dress from Zara and white platform sandals from Vagabond.
dress: Zara / tights: Wolford / shoes: Vagabond

Hi! Today is the last day of the year, so I thought I’d show you one more outfit that I’ve been loving lately. I bought this dress in the beginning of the autumn, and I thought it was just perfect. Besides that fact that it’s striped (how can I resist that?), the fabric is very thick, and IT HAS LONG SLEEVES! I think that’s great, because when you’re feeling cold, the length of your sleeves actually makes a big difference. I paired it with my beloved white platform sandals, which I think gives this look a special vibe. I don’t know if it’s because of the two-toned colour scheme, the geometric pattern or the short dress with the long sleeves, but something makes me feel like this look is kind of sixties (but I may be wrong!).

Anyway, so I’m spending New Year’s Eve with some of my friends this year, and I think this may actually be the first time I’m not spending it with my family. I always think there’s something magical about the beginning of a new year, like everything is the same but still it’s not. Do you have that as well?

Have a great New Year's Eve, and I'll see you in 2015!

PS: You should check out this wonderful New Year song and video by MØ!


Cosy Sunday

rougeimaginaire: "Cosy Sunday" - an outfit with a blue knit sweater from Zara and black skinny jeans from Topshop.

rougeimaginaire: "Cosy Sunday" - layer cake socks from Minga Berlin.

Finally time for a new outfit post! My reading list for Swedish literature has kept my quite occupied for the last couple of weeks, and this is the perfect outfit for chilling out at home and reading lots of Strindberg and Ibsen while sipping some tea. I love how fresh the colours look, and how the socks give a pop of colour even when I have my shoes on, because the jeans are on the shorter side. And besides that, it’s just really warm and comfy. Have a nice Sunday everyone!

PS: If you like the socks, you can still enter my Minga Berlin giveaway to win a set of these, here :)


GIVEAWAY: win a Minga Berlin giftbox!

rougeimaginaire: "GIVEAWAY: win a Minga Berlin giftbox!"

rougeimaginaire: "GIVEAWAY: win a Minga Berlin giftbox!"

rougeimaginaire: "GIVEAWAY: win a Minga Berlin giftbox!"

Hi everyone! December’s here, and all of a sudden it’s freezing cold outside. The wintery weather (and the fact that we already have Christmas decorations at the department of Scandinavian studies) has totally gotten me into the Christmas atmosphere. I know it’s still a few weeks, but why celebrate for only two days if you might just as well celebrate it for an entire month, right? :)

With all those winter feelings comes a love for cosy sweaters and colourful socks. I like the ones from Minga Berlin a lot, because they just brighten up every outfit and they’re made of this super soft cotton. I thought it would be nice to give one of you a little Christmas present, so I teamed up with Minga Berlin and I get to give away one gift box!

This is what you have to do to enter the contest:

  1. Follow Minga Berlin on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
  2. Follow rougeimaginaire on Bloglovin’ or Facebook.
  3. Leave a comment on this blogpost and tell me why you would like to win! Don’t forget to leave a way for me to contact you.

The giveaway is international and it will end on the 19th of December.

In collaboration with Minga Berlin.


ÖVER MIN DÖDA KROPP

rougeimaginaire: "ÖVER MIN DÖDA KROPP" - an all-grey outfit with a knit sweater from Zara, a white button-up shirt from COS, skinny jeans from Cheap Monday, a graphite backpack from Fjällräven Kånken.

rougeimaginaire: "ÖVER MIN DÖDA KROPP" - an all-grey outfit with a knit sweater from Zara, a white button-up shirt from COS, skinny jeans from Cheap Monday, a graphite backpack from Fjällräven Kånken and white Converse.

rougeimaginaire: "ÖVER MIN DÖDA KROPP" - an all-grey outfit with a knit sweater from Zara, a white button-up shirt from COS, skinny jeans from Cheap Monday, a graphite backpack from Fjällräven Kånken and white Converse.
sweater: Zara / shirt: COS / jeans: Cheap Monday/ shoes: Converse / backpack: Fjällräven Kånken

Hey everyone, I’m back with another look! I thought I’d mix things up a little and try a different way of editing my pictures. In a way, I think this is more like how you perceive someone’s outfit in real life: you see the whole picture but at the same time you notice all these nice little details. I wore this outfit to school last week, and it kind of brightened up my day because I like it so much. And there’s actually a story behind these pants. So you might know that Cheap Monday recently celebrated its 10th birthday. To celebrate that, they handed out one thousand free pairs of jeans in ten cities all over the world, and Antwerp was one of them! So I expected it would be a total chaos, but I still decided to try my luck, and I succeeded! They’re not exactly the right length, so I might make them a little bit shorter, but for now I’m just wearing them with the legs rolled up. It was not easy to combine this colour (everything I tried looked just too rock chick or something), but I ended up pairing it with a light grey sweater and a dark grey backpack. But what really makes the difference is the white shirt that I’m wearing underneath. It’s made out of this fabric that’s so stiff that it almost doesn’t feel like cotton anymore (but it is!) and I like how it’s longer in the back. Also, I’ve been loving this half-up top knot hairstyle lately. So, how are you guys doing?


I’m little My and I bite because I like it

rougeimaginaire: "I'm little My and I bite because I like it"

Just a quick post to wish you guys a very happy Halloween, and to show you this year’s Halloween costume! This year, I decided to dress up as one of the characters from the Moomin series: Little My! She’s this angry little girl, but she’s very brave and adventurous as well, and I quite like her. In one of the episodes she makes a house from a giant pumpkin. So I though it would be fun to dress up as her. I’m not sure what I’ll be doing tonight: I might go to a Halloween party, or I might just stay inside watching a scary-but-not-too-scary movie. What are your plans for tonight?

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


Greytones

rougeimaginaire: "Greytones" - an outfit with a grey T-shirt from Weekday, a long cardigan from Monki and black skinny jeans from Topshop.

rougeimaginaire: "Greytones" - an outfit with a grey T-shirt from Weekday, a long cardigan from Monki, black skinny jeans from Topshop, a backpack from Fjällräven Kånken and white Converse.

rougeimaginaire: "Greytones"

rougeimaginaire: "Greytones" - graphite backpack from Fjällräven Kånken, long grey cardigan from Monki, white Converse.
cardigan: Monki / T-shirt: Weekday / backpack: Fjällräven Kånken / necklace: H&M / trousers: Topshop / shoes: Converse

A new week, a new outfit! I got this cardigan when I was in Göteborg last month, and I’ve been wearing it a lot since the beginning of the school year. As you may know, I started studying Swedish in Ghent this year, but since I don’t have a room there yet, I’ve been spending a lot of time on the train lately. So I love to wear this to school because not only does it keep me super warm, but it’s also just the most cosy thing to wear and it always makes me feel a little more at home. Besides that, I really like the shape of the pockets. For some reason, I think that comfort is one of the most important things when commuting, so I like to pair this cardigan with my white Converse, for the ultimate walking comfort, and my Fjällräven backpack, to carry all of my books (and food!).

I wish you all a happy last week of October!


Long, long, long

rougeimaginaire: "Long, long, long" - an outfit with a striped T-shirt from Monki, a long duster coat from Monki, sunglasses.

rougeimaginaire: "Long, long, long" - an outfit with a striped T-shirt from Monki, a long duster coat from Monki, black skinny jeans from Topshop, white Converse and a white tote bag from Filippa K.

rougeimaginaire: "Long, long, long" - an outfit with a striped T-shirt from Monki, a long duster coat from Monki and a white tote bag from Filippa K.

rougeimaginaire: "Long, long, long" - an outfit with a striped T-shirt from Monki, a long duster coat from Monki, sunglasses.

rougeimaginaire: "Long, long, long" - an outfit with a striped T-shirt from Monki, a long duster coat from Monki, sunglasses and a white tote bag from Filippa K.

rougeimaginaire: "Long, long, long" - an outfit with a long duster coat from Monki, white Converse, white tote bag.
T-shirt: Monki / coat: Monki / trousers: Topshop / headband: Brandy Melville / sunglasses: Zipper / tote bag: Filippa K / shoes: Converse

I’ve never had a long coat like this, but when I was in Gothenburg, surrounded by all these people in their wonderful neutral colored clothes and super long coats and cardigans, I just felt like the time was right and I got one. Isn’t the way that a city can influence you like that just the greatest thing? Anyway, I just paired it with some very simple basics and I took this Filippa K tote bag, which is currently my favourite, to carry around all of my things. Walking around in the city in those clothes actually made me feel like I kind of belonged there. Do you love this coat as much as I do?