OUTFIT // COATIGAN

Saturday, 30 November 2013

coat: ASOS // knit: Zara // above the knuckle rings: H&M // kicks: Nike Air Max

Hey guys
Just ordered this coat(igan? Do people really say that?) from ASOS the other day, and I’ve been living in it ever since. Despite the short sleeves and the lack of buttons and lining, it’s actually pretty warm. I’ll probably go for my parka when it starts snowing though, but for now, this one is definitely okay. Very pleased with how the quality turned out!
The turtleneck underneath has kind of an awkward shape to it (it’s a bit huge), but I really like it that way. It feels sooo comfy, like I’m casually wearing my bed to school or something. 
So what do you think? 

P.S.: Please excuse my tragic looking hair! It was raining when we started shooting these photos so it’s a bit damp, I promise it’s not dirty!

BLOG UPDATE // MELANOPHILIA.COM

Friday, 18 October 2013


Hey guys! 
So, I already talked about it in my previous post, but I’m gonna make some changes to my blog.
First of all, I have gotten a bit tired of the name. When I decided to make a blog, I was more into sweet vintagy stuff, so the bird-looking-for-pretty-things metaphor seemed pretty cute.
Now, my style is getting a bit more sporty and simple, and I feel like this cutesy name doesn’t fit me anymore. I want a shorter, more memorable name that is more suitable for my style. So I gave it some thought and I went for... Melanophilia! It basically means “love for the colour black”, and since I will never stop loving this colour, no matter what my style evolves into, I went for it. And, you know, also because it just sounds pretty cool.

To top things off, I also purchased my own domain name (melanophilia.com), which is obviously not in use yet, but it will be soon!  I’m planning to set up the new url this sunday, with some help from my tech-savvy boyfriend. If all goes well, you’ll be able to visit my humble blog on melanophilia.com by next week. 

Now, for my Blogger followers, these changes shouldn’t be a problem, you guys will probably automatically move with me. And Bloglovin’ followers, when the transfer is done, the lovely people at Bloglovin’ will take care of it, so you won’t have to look for my new name and start following me again.

Ok, so that was it for now. I really really hope the name change isn’t too much of a hassle, sorry if it is!
Wish me luck this weekend!

OUTFIT // SWEATER WEATHER

Monday, 14 October 2013






Hi everyone!
I’m not gonna bore you with the typical “fall is upon us” bloggertalk today, the title speaks for itself really.
I’ve been living in this sweater ever since I got it, it looks so cool on! I think it’s because pattern of the geometric strips kinda reminds me of my old scuba suit. Is that weird? And is ist just me, or does ik look a tiny bit Neil Barrett inspired

I chopped some more off my hair, by the way! It hasn’t been this short since I was about 9, and I LOVE it. It looks great when blow-dried, straightened and curled. Ok, I haven’t tried all of those things yet (still sporting the blowout from the salon atm), but I just FEEL it’s gonna be pretty! 

I’m not my chatty self today (so so tired), so I’m just gonna leave it at that. BUT expect a post véry soon. As in, tomorrow-ish. I’m gonna make some pretty big changes to this blog, and you’ll be getting an update as soon as possible.

As for now, what do you think of my new ‘do? And, please enlighten me, am I really the only one who thinks scuba suits look cool?
Talk to you tomorrow guys!

I'm wearing: 
sweater: Pull&Bear // skinnies: Cheap Monday // faux leather backpack: Asos // faux croc slip-ons: River Island // watch: Fossil // triangle necklace: Forever 21 // polish: Essie

OUTFIT // PUMPED UP KICKS

Thursday, 26 September 2013


Hey dudes!
Here’s what I wore on the first day of the new academic year. I went for something comfy, because it was a pretty stressful day and I didn’t feel like wearing anything too fussy. And you can’t really go wrong with some nice kicks, a sporty top and a well fitting pair of jeans, right? 

Actually, about those. You may remember I wasn’t the biggest fan of H&M pants in the past, as most of them aren’t very tall girl-friendly. In my experience they also tended to sag around the booty-area after a day of wearing. Not really a desirable property to someone who likes their skinny jeans to be véry skinny. Blood circulation in the lower limb is overrated guys. But ok, I digress. 
HOWEVER, these new H&M pants are everything their predecessors were not. The length is ideal, they fit like a glove and keep their form, they have a bit of stretch, they’re soft and not too thick (but still of good quality, it seems), ànd they are even comfier that my Cheap Mondays. (There, I said it!)

Anyways, have you noticed my new ‘do? Actually, looking at these pictures, I realise it’s not even that big of a difference, it definitely felt a lot more drastic to me (ok yes, there were tears). But I’m over it now, the long ombré tumblr-hair is gone and I actually feel like it’s time for something even a bit more different. Should I go even shorter? Any suggestions on what would suit me?

I'm wearing:
top: H&M // jeans: H&M // chain: Bershka // kicks: Nike Air Max // polish: Catrice I Scream Peach

NEW IN // NEW BALANCE 574 + NIKE AIR MAX 1

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Hi guys!
After last time’s battle, I raced to Antwerp to pick up my personal winners: a pair of New Balance trainers! I initially wanted the soft grey 420 ones, but I came home with a slightly different pair. Yes, they’re very green, as I’m sure you noticed. They’re also super comfy and I was so happy I went for an eyecatching colour instead of the grey. For a while, we were perfectly happy together. However, I do have a bit of a soft spot for sneakers ànd I had some birthday money left so when I saw those Nikes... I had to have them! That turned out to be quite a chore, as they were sold out éverywhere, only four days after their release. However, after a night of desperately searching the internet, I came across this webshop that still had them in stock. Yay!

I’ve had both pairs for a while now and I must admit that I actually like the Nikes slightly better. I love that they are a bit chunkier and the colours are just so pretty! (Oh, and for those who wonder, I haven’t had àny gabbercomments.) But that doesn’t mean I don’t love the New Balance, I’m definitely glad I got both pairs.

So after all of this, I think my final winner is Nike! What do you think of my new trainers? Which pair do you like best?