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February updates!

As if January didn’t pass by quickly enough, February definitely did. Although, in February’s defense, it’s missing some days. I always feel a little bad for those who’s birthday is on the 29th. When do you celebrate then? I always celebrate my birthday for a good month, you know, I just keep on using the “it’s almost my birthday” or “it was my birthday the other day” excuse. Either way, February was a pretty, pretty GREAT month.

(Took this on the boardwalk in Ostend, the sunsets are finally returning)

I did a lot of things, including visiting Sevilla (I’m sure you’ve been able to read all about that gorgeous place on my blog) & visiting the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen to cheer on my favorites (Real Madrid CF) while they were playing their first round of 18 game versus Schalke 04 (spoiler alert: we won and there may or may not be a video on the world wide web of the second goal with an embarrassing Naomi screaming in the background) (I get pretty intense when it comes to sports or anything I love, really).

I’m still on the search for a job, being a graduate is pretty rough at times. So if you want to hire me… Kidding. But only sort of.

I’ve received so many comments over the past couple of weeks, thank you endlessly for visiting, reading & commenting on my posts. I appreciate it more than I can say. You are all wonderful humans and I heart you all. I am still trying my hardest to reply to every single comment & visit your blog as well of course. So feel free to leave your URLS behind. 

The new look is also on it’s way, you may have noticed a different header for now, and I’m excited to (most likely) launch it in March, if not next month then April! 

Some of this months favorite’s blogposts were:

How to pack for vacation
To my heart I must be true: “Chanel N°5 Eau Première” perfume review
Reales Alcázares, the prettiest place on earth
Been there, done that tag
Create your own good vibes jar
Cosmopolitan x Levi’s Denim Night in Amsterdam

Go check ’em out if you haven’t read these already!

And lastly but not least, I finally am updating consistently on the Facebook page I created for Naomi in Wonderland, so pretty please with a cherry on top, go check it out & give it a like!

Liebster Award Nomination

I’m still very new to the whole blogging community so I didn’t even know about this until the wonderful Dora (thank you lady!) from Bangs Bang nominated me for a Liebster Award!

So Liebster Awards are rewarded to bloggers, from other bloggers, with less than 200 followers. When you’re nominated you nominate 11 other bloggers yourself, so that way you get to know and discover more (new) bloggers.

So these are the so called ‘rules’, they’re very simple! You have to mention the person who nominated you on your blog & link them, you answer 11 questions set by the one who nominated you. You end up nominating 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers, so newer blogs I’m assuming and link them. (I hope I got this right since I don’t know how you can figure out how many followers someone has) Create your own 11 new questions to answer. And of course, let the nominees know they’ve been nominated!

So here are my answers to Dora’s questions!

1. What made you start a blog?
Inspired by one of my best friends, Marlies, who started a travel blog. I’ve started blogs several times before but I wanted to actually make something of this one. I started in February 2014, but I didn’t really update the blog until last December. I like blogging because I love writing. And I love that other people seem to enjoy my writing as well.

2. If you could live in any country, which country would that be?
Either America, preferably California, or Spain.

3. If you could be the main character of a book (imaginary or not), which one would that be?
Oliva Pope. Because she’s just bad-ass. Wait Scandal is just a TV show right? I read tons of books but I can’t really think about a character..

4. You most beloved song that you would play on repeat for ever?
Easiest question for me to answer in the world. Jeff Buckley’s version of Hallelujah (originally by Leonard Cohen). It’s my favorite song in the whole wide world and I will never get bored of listening to is. Fun fact: I have “Minor Fall, Major Lift” tattooed on my right ribcage.

5. The biggest dream you want to realize?
I have tons of dreams.. I guessss the biggest one is that I one day get to open up a 360° management/record label. But I also want to travel the world. And move to Spain. Speak fluent Spanish. Live in the LA area. Adopt wolves. I have dreams so big they scare me. But I like it that way.

6. Top three favorite foods.
Belgian French Fries with mayo, Green Fish Curry from a restaurant in Ostend called St-Malo & sushi.

7. Long or short hair?
Difficult question. I prefer long hair for myself but I LOVE short hair on pretty much anyone else.

8. Are you a family or a career person?
Definitely a career person. Like I mentioned before, I have so many dreams I still want to accomplish. I’m sure that one day I’ll have a little family of my own and I absolutely adore my family members, but for now I want to go for my dreams.

9. Black or white?
Black. (Until they create a colour darker than black)

10. What camera do you use?
Nikon D3200 & iPhone 5c

11. Favorite style/fashion blog?
Too many. I already had a hard time picking out 11 nominees for this award.

And last but definitely not least. My eleven nominations & my questions for them!

Pretty Things & Wander Love
Harriets Beauty Box
Following My Own Yellow Brick Road
Courage Dear Heart
Fashion Backyard
DIY Daisy
Sweet About Me
Beauty By Mel
Suddenly Sonder

1. What’s the story behind your blog name?
2. If you could travel anywhere in this world, where would you travel to?
3. Morning or evening person?
4. Do you prefer Coca Cola or Pepsi?
5. Who’s your biggest inspiration in life?
6. What is your favorite thing to do on a cold Winter evening?
7. Are you a cat or dog person?
8. What movie could you watch over and over again?
9. Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
10. Coffee or tea?
11. What do you want to accomplish in 2015?

“I’ll wear a different color when they make something darker than black”

My sister and I decided to go outside for a bit to get some fresh air so we drove around, parked my car and we spend some time outside. In the meantime we took advantage of the cool backgrounds we found and we both took a ton of photos with my new camera.

I love wearing black. I must admit that about 75% of my closet is black. You can never go wrong with that color, yes it is a color, so I prefer to own a lot of it.

I’m obsessed with the coat & shoes I’m wearing. The coat is my sister’s, shoes are all mine. They’re pretty painful to walk in if you’re going to walk miles & miles but are perfectly fine for shorter distances.

What are your favorite winter fashion items? Do you own more color in your closet?

Shoes: Zara
Pants: Zara
Coat: Mango
Top: H&M
Long sleeved shirt: Guess

3 Instagram accounts you just have to follow

Instagram is hands down my favorite social media network. I love looking at pretty photos with fun captions. Today I wanted to talk about my 3 favorite Instagram accounts. Accounts that will put a smile on your face, leave you inspired or even make you shed a tear or two.

1. Humans of New York

My favorite account ever is HONY. Humans of New York is created by Brandon back in 2010. He thought it’d be interesting & cool to photograph New York City’s inhabitants. He eventually also started to interview the people he was photographing, posting incredible quotes & short stories from their lives. That account has inspired me more than once and I’m looking forward to read new photos & stories every single day. It’s so fascinating to see wonderful & beautiful people discussing very personal parts of their lives. If there’s one account you should follow on social media, it is without a doubt Humans of New York.

instagram / facebook

2. Ferdalump

Ferdalump’s account is a must follow account for everyone who loves Disney. I’m sure you’d appreciate this account even if you don’t like Disney. (but in all seriousness, who doesn’t love Disney) Ferdalump is a collection of photos & short videos of mini human, Lane and her Disney adventures. Lane’s mother creates Disney themed costumes for her little one and it’s the most adorable thing ever. I’m pretty sure she is living the dream.

instagram / tumblr

3. Harlow And Sage

Greatest dog account ever? I would say YES. Sage was Harlow’s best friend, sadly Sage passed away about a year ago and the owners of Harlow & Sage got a new brother for Harlow, called Indiana. Very recently they got another sibling for Harlow & Indiana, called Reese. The Instagram account documents their fabulous & adorable adventures. They always put a smile on my face. The captions and pictures are absolutely amazing and I am convinced you will like this account as well

instagram / website / facebook

What are your favorite Instagram accounts? Have you heared about the ones I mentioned before?

A few things I want to accomplish in 2015

It’s been 2015 for a few weeks now and I’ve had some time to think about what I absolutely want to accomplish this year.

♡ Find a “grown-up” job 

I graduated from college in 2014 as an event- & project manager and I must admit I kind of took some time off to travel a bit (more). I started looking for jobs here and there (read everywhere in the world, guys I really like a lot of different places) and even though I took it very seriously, I have not found the “perfect” job, yet. I don’t know how it is for young adults where you live, but college grads are struggling in Belgium. There aren’t that many jobs available, especially not for those without tons of professional experience. But I’m staying hopeful and I’m excited about the future.

♡ Move out 

Along with getting an actual job comes the whole “moving out” thing. I lived on my own for a few months when I was finished up college but moved back home since I wouldn’t really be home that often, at all. I don’t know where I’ll be living yet, I guess that will completely depend on where my job will be.

♡ Go whale watching in Vancouver

Okay so I REALLY, really love whales. Especially killer whales. They’re majestic & beautiful & powerful. But I’ve haven’t had the chance yet to see these babies. (They’re all babies in my head, I know it’s weird.) I recently discovered that one of the best places to go see these stunners in the wild (I absolutely hate Sea World type of prison parks) is Vancouver Island.

♡ Have a semi-successful blog

I genuinely enjoy blogging a lot. It’s something where I can share my photos, try and give out advice and just write my own thoughts down. With a semi-succesful blog I mean that I would love to have even more people enjoy what I write & post. It doesn’t really matter whether I have 5 or a 100 visitors a day. I just hope that people will continue to read what I write & enjoy watching the photos I post.

♡ Learn how to speak Spanish

I have been madly, utterly in love with this language for as long as I can remember. I started learning Spanish for at least 20 to 30 times but I’ve never been able to stick with it because it’s really hard to learn it on your own since there are a billion (yes a billion) different accents & sounds & you know, things. But I am trying. As mentioned plenty of times before, I love Real Madrid and I usually watch their games with Spanish commentary and I tend to read Spanish articles so I’m not completely clueless. However I really want to be able to have a proper conversation in this stunning language by the end of the year!

What are some goals you would love to achieve in the upcoming months?