PERSONAL | Sometimes, I just need to write stuff down.

Sometimes I get this really big urge to write. When I was a little girl, I wanted to become a writer. I've always been fascinated with creating stories. There's something magical about the ability of expressing yourself through writing. When my thoughts become something others can read as well, it gives me the same feeling as if somebody's staring into my eyes; terrifying, uncomfortable yet mesmerizing. Writing has always been one of my passions. It comes naturally with my character. I'm an extrovert. I've never been scared to talk about my feelings, thoughts and personal experiences - hence the blogging thing and such. I'm so open and brutally honest towards people. I do this to such an extent, I think it will become the end of me someday.
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NYC DIARIES | Unforgettable Memories

I'm writing this blogpost at 1.30AM at night, after I had a great last day in New York City. I made so many unforgettable memories today. First of all, I loved spending these last couple of days with my mom. Because we're both very busy (I got my workaholic lifestyle from her lol), I don't see her as often as I would like. Spending q-time with her in New York is one of the best things ever. Second of all, I did some majoooor shopping. I didn't buy a 'lot' of things, but I decided to splurge on two Alexander Wang designer items and a new pair of Gentle Monster sunnies (my favorite sunglasses brand EVER). I don't want to spoil too much now (I'm going to dedicate two separate blogposts on these two beauties!), but they're black, rose gold and pretty visible in this picture, haha. I waited so long to buy the perfect designer item to add to my lil' collection. I'm very glad I decided to buy these two pieces in NYC, because they will remind me of the memories I made here, everytime I wear them. Last but not least, I got a new piercing. I heard great things about the piercing and tattoo shop New York Adorned, so I knew I had to get my next piercing there. It's a helix piercing in my left ear and I love it! I picked out a pretty rose gold ring and although my ear hurts now, it was worth it. And yeah, I will also dedicate another blogpost on that one ;)
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NYC Diaries | On Top of the World

Experiencing this stunning view is probably one of the coolest things I've done in New York City so far. Yesterday I was luckily enough to visit the Rockefeller Center (and yes, I felt like a lil' groupie when I realized my beloved Jimmy Fallon could be in this same building right at the same time as me!) and climb all the way up to the 70th floor for a different perspective on New York. I made a lot of pictures - of course - but I haven't found the time yet to edit them all. That's why I'm sharing one of my faves with you already in this new NYC Diaries post. Hope you like it! :)
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NYC Diaries | Arriving in New York

Yellow caps, interesting architecture and shopping streets to die for: I'm talking about The Big Apple, aka New York City. If you follow my blog and social media, you'll know that today is the first day I'm visiting NY. I thought it would be cool to make these little NYC Diaries every day on my blog, just so I can update you guys on my adventures (also, follow #wanderlustwithlilylike on Twitter & Instagram for more stories!). And damn you guys, NYC is treating me right. Today I arrived at this beautiful city and I have to say, I'm in love. This is my first time in New York (or USA in general) and I thought I wouldn't really like it. I usually tend to go for smaller cities and I don't find big metropols that attractive. Well, I have to make an exception for this city, even though I haven't seen a lot. I love the atmosphere and the vibe of the streets. It almost feels like I'm 'coming home'.
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PERSONAL | My Body Confidence Issues

When I was younger, I really struggled with myself and how I looked. Most of these struggles were related to my body confidence issues. I don't like to admit this, but I used to be a very insecure girl. I would wear tons of make-up (still like to do tho) and wake up 1 hour earlier to straighten my hair everyday, because I didn't like my natural texture. And even when I did that I didn't feel good about myself at all. I've always been a sporty girl (I played tennis, figure skated and danced), but it never made me look skinny. I've never been a naturally thin girl. I've always had thick thighs and legs and I hated them so much. I also felt like they looked even worse, because I was so small. It made me mad that even if I worked out or ate healthily, they never became any less noticable. And it annoyed the fuck out of me - being a perfectionist. I would never wear certain clothing items for example, because I was scared it made look really fat. Yeah, this issue goes deep for me...
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