BLOGGER CLOSET SALE @ Antwerp Fashion Festival

6 Sep

Dear readers,

You might have noticed that Antwerp Fashion Festival is coming closer as various articles in the media have already raised attention for this cool upcoming event .

So next weekend (Friday 13 & Saturday 14 September 2013) it’s time to get your shopping bags out and visit Antwerp  , because there will be a whole lot of interesting fashion-related acivities planned in the city centre: workshops, special discounts, tours, shop openings, you name it, they got it!

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The side-event at AFF  that is most anticipated by myself is the BLOGGER CLOSET SALE, which is hosted by Elien Migalski from  Dogs&Dresses  in collaboration with Antwerp Fashion Festival.

During this 2 day closet sale frenzy, various bloggers will offer some of their (often) unworn clothes and accessories for discount prices. Flemish Fashion Freaks will also be present with a lot of cool items for you to snap up, so be sure to visit us at Happaertstraat 26 in Antwerp (sidestreet of Kammenstraat) on Friday night between 17:00 and 22:00 and on Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00 .

My personal pièce de resistance for the closet sale is my turquoise Balenciaga Day shoulder bag, which will be sold for a very affordable low price 3x lower than the original retail price… Next to that there will also be a lot of unworn boots in size 41, print dresses and beautiful wool coats in pop colors…Sounds interesting, no?

So be sure to visit us at the BLOGGER CLOSET SALE at AFF next weekend, it will be a fun 2 days with lots of clothes, chatter and friends.

With love, Nona

Outfit of the day : My Zalando shopping spree

10 Jul

Dear readers,

It’s been pretty quiet at FlemishFashionFreaks’ headquarters recently shopping-wise, as I am still looking for a new job, which implies trying not to go crazy in the shopping department for the last 6 months (quite a challenge as you can surely imagine).

But as sales were fastly approaching, I decided to give in to the urge just for once and visit Zalando for some online madness… And mad it was! So many different brands means many MANY hours spent behind this very computer to decide which outfit I wanted to promote to my absolute favorite summer outfit.

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I instantly fell in love with a beautiful Grecian-inspired chiffon dress (shop here) from the brand Louche which was a novelty to me. Keeping an eye on the brand in the future as they had many fashionable items to my liking.

Next I searched for a cool pair of sandals to match the dress… Luckily for me (and my big shoe size 42) Zalando has many available options for us ‘plus sized’ girls. My heart skipped a beat when I found this floral pair of Anna Field sandals with white and green tones (find them via this link). They fit perfectly and are a dream to walk on… That’s why I decided to post-order the same item in blue so I can change accordingly to my outfit of the day.

I’m not a big fan of jewellry as I’m always getting stuck to everything with them (can you believe I never even had my ears pierced for this exact reason?!) but every now and then I like to brighten up a simple dress or top with a cool statement necklace, often with a referral to animals.  The leopard necklace from Me& Zena fit the description perfectly and was a sure winner to complete my easy-going summer look.

Do you like my new summer outfit? What is your ideal outfit for the summer?

With love, Nona

Chanel pop-up nail bar @ Selfridges, London

29 May

Dear readers,

If you’re planning a getaway to London shortly, be sure to pass by department store Selfridges, as they are welcoming a very cool but also temporary pop-up nail bar from Chanel!

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From 31 May to 12 June, Chanel will be hosting a pop-up nail bar at Selfridges London and celebrity nail expert Sophy Robson will be on hand for one-to-one appointments.

Immerse yourself amongst the giant Le Vernis bottles hanging from the ceiling and enjoy a shape and paint in the latest shades from Chanel’s much-coveted nail colour collection.

What’s more, on 6 June, Sophy Robson will be creating exclusive nail designs and will be available for personal appointments.

Sophy is loved for her innovative nail designs, think intricate patterns and out-there embellishments, and with clients including Kate Moss and Rita Ora, her one-to-one appointments are sure to book up fast.

A £25 fee is redeemable against any Chanel beauty purchases made on the same day and appointments with Sophy Robson are £30.

Anyone going to London during that period? Be sure to pass by Selfridges!

With love, Nona

JBC x O.P.I collaboration – Summer 2013

27 May

Dear readers,

The sun is finally shining through here in Belgium, which means it’s time to bring out your summer dress or – hell why not- go buy a whole new outfit to celebrate the long awaited good times.

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For me personally, whenever the sun starts to shine, I feel the urge to buy some new nail polishes to accessorize with the new trend colours, as jewellery is personally not my thing (mostly as I’m the clumsy type who manages to get stuck to EVERYTHING with my necklace, rings or bracelets). As nail polishes dont ‘stand in my way‘ as I like to call it, they are my perfect partner in crime to accessorize with every outfit.

That’s why I’m such a big fan of the new collaboration between the Belgian retail brand JBC and my alltime favorite nail polish brand O.P.I.

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JBC has selected 6 fashionable O.P.I. shades which fit perfectly with the new JBC Spring/Summer 2013 collection, ranging from bright white or soft pink  to even a deep purle tint. These 6 colors will be available from May 29th in every JBC store in Belgium.

The 6 colors which are part of the JBC x O.P.I collab all have very original names, something that O.P.I is renowed for:

Are we there yet? – Bright coral

Dating a Royal – Deep blue

Pamplona Purple – Deep purple

Funny Bunny – Bright white

GoodHardFind – Bright pink

Malaysian Mist – Soft pink

What’s your favorite shade? I’m going for Malaysian Mist !

With love, Nona

New sales items added to the FFF shop

14 May

Dear readers,

Today I have selected a few items to put up for sale on our brand new SALE page.

As you can see it is mostly very summer-inspired stuff like dresses or light tops and some shoes. Later on we might still add some accessories like scarfs, handbags etc, so be sure to keep checking out the SALE page!

Especially wih the Essentiel stocksale coming up next week (check all the details here), it’s time to clean up and get my closet ready for adding some new finds.

The items will also be put online on our Flemish Fashion Freaks Facebook group, so be sure to join us there if you like any of the item.

Happy shopping !

With love, Nona

P1040050-400Brown suede wedge heel boots – size 42 – New Look – 15€

P1040051-400Coloured leather wedge heels – size 42 – Clarks – 30€ – worn once

P1040052-400Zignano running shoes – size 41 – Reebok – 30€ – never worn !!!

P1040053-400Cotton flower knee dress – size M – ONLY – 10€

P1040054-400Grey button shirt dress – size M – ONLY – 10€

P1040055-400Pink print dress – size M – Vila – 10€ – never worn !!!

P1040056-400Flower print cotton dress – size M – ONLY – 10€ – never worn!!!

P1040057-400Tropical print dress – size S – ONLY – 5€ (can also be worn strapless)

P1040058-400Red flower halter dress – size 34 – STEPS – 15€ – worn once

P1040059-400Long pink/orange tropical dress – size M – Vero Moda – 15€ – worn once

P1040061-400Short purple/yellow print dress – size M – Vila – 10€ – never worn!!!

P1040062-400Blue chiffon knee dress – size S – Esprit – worn once

P1040063-400Light blue jersey dress with zip details – size M – ONLY – 10€

P1040064-400Blue/white/green cotton flower tunic – size M – Vila – 10€

P1040065-400Green/black chiffon knee dress – size 36 – Mexx – 15€ – never worn

P1040066-400Strapless green short dress w/ black print – size XS – Object – 10€

P1040067-400Green jersey dress – size M – Vero Moda – 10€

P1040068-400Long green/yellow strapless tropical print dress – size M – ONLY – 15€

P1040069-400Ethnic strapless dress – size S – DEPT – 10€

P1040070-400White tunic with spot print – size M – ONLY – 10€

P1040072-400Bordeaux/black blazer – size 36 – H&M – 10€ – never worn!!!

P1040075-400Short flower print jumpsuit with belt- size 34 – New Look – 10€ – never worn!!!

P1040076-400Pink flower dress – size S – Forever 21 – 10€ – never worn!!!

P1040078-400Breton stripe long top – size S – Vero Moda – 5€

P1040079-400Sripe dress – size 36 – JBC – 10€ – never worn!!!

P1040080-400Blue sleeveless top – size M – H&M – 5€

P1040081-400Crossfit training trousers – size XS – Reebok – 15€ – never worn!!!

P1040083-400Tight running pants – size S – Reebok – 15€ – never worn!!!

Essentiel stocksale

14 May

Dear readers,

THAT moment of the season has arrived again when I tend to go all wild (shopping-wise), which has not happened to me very often at the blessed age of 29 : I’d like to think I’ve left those days of wildly shouting at everything I love behind me, as I am not a teen no more, those days are loooong gone, haha, maybe for the better. There is yet one exception to be made to my rule of not screaming as a little girl and it’s getting closer, IIIIIIIII… Woops, I did it again, didn’t I?

You’ve might have guessed it already by reading the title of this post, but it’s Essentiel stocksale-time again, yeeha!  So buckle up and get ready !

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My all-time favorite brand Essentiel organizes a stocksale every 6 months, one edition in December and one in May.

There is always a HUGE interest so many people stand there queuing up already an hour before the official opening, which (especially in the cold month of December) is what I call a hardcore dedication to the brand… The queus are sometimes so long that people have to wait outside for a coupe of hours.

I stood there plenty of times with those die-hards in the rain or snow, with the thought of my future Essentiel bargains keeping me warm, but every time again it’s more than worth it.

We are yet to see the first time where I can persist all those pretty clothes and end up returning home with NO purchases at all… This is a moment of the season that I absolutely live for, especially as my current budget does not allow me to purchase those pretty items at full price…. I soooooo need a job ! To sponsor my Essentiel cravings obviously.

Now to the most important info : where and when?
Friday 24/05/2013 :  9h – 19h
Saturday 25/05/2013 : 10h-18h

Terbekehofdreef 47 , 2610 Wilrijk
Do not wear any Essentiel the day of your visit!

Hope to see you there !

With love, Nona

NEW LAUNCH at FlemishFashionFreaks : SALE corner

13 May

Dear readers,

After quite a long period of blogging-silence (due to an extensive and still ongoing search for a new job), there’s something new to intoduce to you on FlemishFashionFreaks: we have created a small online wardrobe for you to shop in whenever you please, and everything will be sold at very small prices! Great news, right?

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Our brand spanking new SALE page, which you can find at the FFF homepage by clicking SALE (next to the ‘about’ button) ,  is in fact a little piece of Flemish Fashion Freaks that will be available for your eyes and wardrobes only : we will regularly upload pictures of our (often unworn) fashion items for you to browse and shop.

The offer can range from a cheap H&M bargain to a more expensive Balenciaga bag, so keep regularly checking our SALE page, you never know what might show up.

This way we can give our closet some well deserved breathing space by removing the items we have not yet worn (a lot) , aswell as create a new -fashion-fund for the next shopping sprees.

See anything you like? Then do not hesitate to contact me:

– Leave a message in the comment box below the sales items

– Join us at our Facebook group FlemishFashionFreaks, where all the sales items will also be uploaded

-Send me a tweet @flemishfashionf

Please do mind that shipping costs are additional for the client and we do not accept refunds.  First come, first served, no lay-aways.

Happy shopping !

With love, Nona

P.S. The first sales items will be uploaded from Thursday 15th of May 2013.

Get your discount @ Solden

20 Dec

Dear readers,

Christmas is almost here, huray ! It’s the perfect time of the year to get together with your loved ones to share a good meal, lovely conversations and of course a few presents too!

But some of us do not have the time nor courage to go visit the crowded shopping streets and malls these days for those presents and a party outfit. However, a simple solution is at hand in the form of buying your presents online! Webshops to the rescue !

Since right after Christmas the winter sales are also starting, I  think it is such a shame to pay full price for my outfit/gifts while a week later every item will be discounted…

Also for this ‘problem’ a handy solution has been created: what if you could get discounts for your favorite online shops like Asos, YOOX, 3 Suisses , Zalando, La Redoute (and much more) every day of the year? Sounds like a pretty good deal to me !

I discovered a wonderful site  Solden where all the valid discount codes for your favorite shops have been put together, so you can easily find every code you need to claim your online discounts. Even better, you can subscribe to their newsletter and you’ll receive all the discount codes per email !

Below are some items from my personal Xmas wishlist, which are all available with whopping reductions from 10 to 50% on retail prices.

So what are you waiting for, shop shop shop ! 😉


YOOX – 15% extra discount with every online purchase

Black silk embellished top from 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Original price 275€ –> Current price 138€ –> With the discount code from Solden this top only costs 117,30€

La Redoute – 35% discount on every purchase

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Purple pleated dress from Esprit : original price 69.95€ –>Discount price : 45.47€

Zalando – 10% discount on every purchase above 50€

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Green parka from Vero Moda : original price 129.95€ –> Discount price : 116.96€

Blue cable knit sweater from Levi’s : original price 84.95€ –> Discount price : 76.46€

Brantano – 5€ discount on every purchase above 30€

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Black embellished boots P.I.U.R.E. : original price 100€ –> Discount price : 95€

Happy online shopping !

With love, Nona

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Stocksale alert @ Essentiel !

29 Nov

Stocksale alert @ Essentiel !

Dear readers,

Today I visited the Essentiel pre-stocksale and scored myself some wonderful new items (which will be shown in future outfit posts soon) at very reasonable prices about 50 to 70% lower than in store,

I bought 3 soft and colourful cardigans (green, dark blue and purple) and a printed silk wrap dress… Quite the loot if you ask me !

The best news is that from tomorrow (Friday 30th of November) the Essentiel stocksale will be open for everyone who’s interested as today was the VIP sale.

So get your shop on ad score some pretty items to kickstart your weekend! Maybe we’ll see each other there as I’m returning tomorrow to help a friend find some items.

Here are all the details you need about the stocksale event!

When?
Friday 30th Nov from 9.00 to 19.00
Saturday 1st Dec from 9.00 to 18.00

Adress
Terbekehofdreef 47 – 2610 Wilrijk

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Do not wear Essentiel clothing to the stocksale – Cash only

With love, Nona

Let’s Go To Ibiza

1 Nov

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People who know me a bit longer than today, also know that I’m an old hippie with a love of denim and clothes that make me dream of foreign shores like Venice Beach, Bali, Essaouira and Ibiza. While I was reading this months’ copy of US Vogue (with Rihanna on the cover wearing a superb red Valentino dress) I noticed an article written by Hamish Bowles about a renovated finca in Ibiza that belongs to Swedish ex-model, stylist and Vogue editor Yvonne Sporre.  What interested me most were the clothes that graced some of the pictures, so when I read that everything was handmade in Bali I couldn’t contain myself anymore and started to do a bit of cyber research, resulting in finding the designer’s website: yvonne-sporre.fr, an online retailer (Luisa Via Roma) and the photos that you can see in the slideshow. As S/S 12 seems to be the most recent collection that’s online the clothes look very summery indeed, but that’s not really a problem, is it? In fact, the more summer clothes and blue skies the better – each & every day of the year!

Love & light,

Ninette