• ♡ life

    I’ll be fine

    It’s funny that I had decided to write more, and I had written something, and it was sitting in my drafts waiting to be posted. [It was ready to be posted! This is a big deal.] And then life just did its thing and I am keeping it in my drafts because I have to rewrite it. Edit out the bits I don’t feel anymore. Edit out the things that are no longer true. And while I said I didn’t want to edit too much anymore, I also said I didn’t know how personal to get, not too personal, yet not too edited. So, lesson learned? This thing happens where…

  • ♡ life

    October 8

    If you would have told me one year ago where I would be right now, I wouldn’t have believed you. I was on a train in Belgium, on my way to Kortrijk. The trains, yellow lights in old and empty stations, blue signs with stark white letters and flashes of Belgian landscapes were giving me flashbacks to when I still lived in Belgium. I was contemplating my life while undertaking an adventure, doing the thing that felt right in the face of sad circumstances. As much as I told myself “home is with my loved ones”, I did not have a home then. Spending my life in trains was a…

  • ♡ life

    my online journal

    Hi. Long time no blog. Many things have happened since I last posted something. Many things even happened since I first posted something. On here, but I’m also talking about the very first incarnations of this online journal thing. I realised something. Since I started my very first online journal, more than half my life ago, there have been many things that I wanted to post about, but simply did not have the time or courage for. Sharing things is complicated. Having a private online journal is all fair and well. In the good old days of greatestjournal and livejournal we knew who was reading what. We’d post very regularly,…

  • photo by © Anita Gigante photography
    ♡ life

    post-breakup thoughts.

    [[these are my final thoughts on this mess of a year that I wrote in a document whenever I was near my computer, which isn’t very often lately… there are probably good things that happened this year. I haven’t been in the mood to focus on them. maybe some other time. in the mean time, thanks for reading my blog, hope it gets more fun next year. have a nice end of the year and thanks for the support, you know who you are, I love you, xoxo.]]   December 20th, 2016. This year has been a whirlwind, to say the least. It’s a bit of a cliché, but my life…

  • photo by © Anita Gigante photography
    ♡ photoshoot,  ♡ style

    photoshoot ♡ anita gigante (part one)

    On one of the hottest days this summer, I had the pleasure to welcome Anita to Tilburg. We had a lovely time creating these photographs (and more, hence the ‘part one’ ;) ) in my room and garden. Funny story: Anita was on my master’s course last year (she’s now doing a PhD! go girl!!!) and we spent a whole year before actually agreeing that collaborating on something non-academic would be a nice idea. In fact, I actually hadn’t done any photography projects, as a model or photographer, in a while. I was always quite busy, moving around, working, studying… I had figured maybe that time in my life was over and…

  • ♡ life

    on consent (to the Stanford Victim: I stand with you)

    [This is not really something I ever anticipated writing on my blog, but I felt like I had to.] On June 6th 2003 I made the conscious decision to join a lifestyle with the slogan “poison free” – the poison is sometimes debatable, but the main evils are substances that alter your state of mind, such as cigarettes, drugs and alcohol. I “claimed edge”, that is to say, I decided to follow this lifestyle called straight edge after reading a lot about it and feeling that it was and is exactly what I believe in. I am not here to give a detailed overview of what is and what is not straight edge. Straight…

  • day 7 and day 8
    ♡ a day in my life,  ♡ adventures,  ♡ life,  ♡ lolita,  ♡ outfit snap,  ♡ style,  ♡ video,  ♡ vlogmas

    VLOGMAS ♡ DAY 7 & 8

    I HAVE FINALLY FIXED MY LAPTOP!!! but as there is so much to do it is really hard to sit down and post stuff! Ahhhh! I am trying my best though! So here’s more time-machine-vlogmas! enjoy! ❄️ day 7 ❄️ View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vief *ଘ(੭*ˊᵕˋ)੭* ੈ✩‧₊˚ (@vief) skirt ☆ Primark jumper ☆ Zara Kids socks, beret ☆ offbrand ❄️ day 8 ❄️ View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vief *ଘ(੭*ˊᵕˋ)੭* ੈ✩‧₊˚ (@vief) skirt ☆ Angelic Pretty ♡ Milky Planet jumper ☆ vintage hat ☆ Fleur en Sucre shoes ☆ Swimmer IT’S ALMOST CHRISTMAS I AM SO EXCITED AAAHHHHHH!!!! hopefully see you soon!

  • 5plus6
    ♡ a day in my life,  ♡ adventures,  ♡ life,  ♡ lolita,  ♡ outfit snap,  ♡ style,  ♡ video,  ♡ vlogmas

    VLOGMAS ♡ DAY 5 & 6

    Aahhhhh! Finally finally I have managed to upload more vlogmas… I had difficulties with my laptop on the weekend of the 5th and 6th, so on the 7th I had the genius idea to ‘fix’ it and instead I broke it. I have been laptopless for over a week now! Booo!! The good news is I have kept on vlogging, the bad news is, I have no opportunity to edit and upload! My laptop still isn’t fixed. Sadness! ?day 5 ? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vief *ଘ(੭*ˊᵕˋ)੭* ੈ✩‧₊˚ (@vief) skirt ☆ Angelic Pretty ♡ Wonder Queen jumper ☆ H&M tights, beret ☆ offbrand ? day 6 ? Pfooooooo!!! I’m sorry it took me…

  • 4
    ♡ a day in my life,  ♡ adventures,  ♡ life,  ♡ lolita,  ♡ style,  ♡ video,  ♡ vlogmas


    THIS TOOK WAY TOO LONG to edit and upload. :( My phone has not been nice to me this weekend! But it’s here, it’s finally here, the most chaotic and longest day in a vlog so far~ This was also the day I incorporated a Christmas jumper into a Lolita outfit {see previous post}. I wasn’t too sure about it because now it’s neither really Lolita nor really Christmassy but it’s okay it made me feel cute anyway! That’s what happens when you try new things right? Sometimes it works, sometimes you’re not sure… I liked putting the bow on the bear in the end :D View this post on…

  • 3
    ♡ a day in my life,  ♡ adventures,  ♡ life,  ♡ lolita,  ♡ outfit snap,  ♡ style,  ♡ video,  ♡ vlogmas


    Hey hooooo it’s a bit late in the day because this day has been insane [just wait for the next vlog -of today- to see why] but here it issss! VLOGMAS DAY 3!!! I am really enjoying doing these so far, hope you like watching them! Let me know if you do, with a thumbs up or a comment or something, just so I know what you think ^__^ I am trying to use this every-day-posting thing as an opportunity to motivate myself to dress up more, I had this silly idea to make my outfits a bit Christmassy-feeling?? not sure it’s working haha, I don’t have the biggest festive wardrobe,…

  • 1
    ♡ a day in my life,  ♡ adventures,  ♡ life,  ♡ lolita,  ♡ outfit snap,  ♡ style,  ♡ video,  ♡ vlogmas


    HAPPY DECEMBER! I’m pretending that I am not drowning in work and deadlines and decided to do a fun little vlogging project. It’s called vlogmas and basically it means you vlog every day until Christmas. Sounds fun, right? I need to get more confident in blogging and I wanted to do more ‘as I go’ kind of videos rather than me just sitting around talking, so hopefully this project will help with that. December 1st was quite an action-packed day so it’s a bit long, but I don’t think all of them will be this long. Hope you enjoy! skirt ☆ Angelic Pretty ♡ Twinkle Ornament blouse ☆ Innocent World cardigan ☆ New Look