April sun

Some time ago, I wrote that I want to post more fashion related blog posts. So here I am, with an outfit post! I went shopping after classes yesterday and bought this white top with a “peasant neckline”, which I think is super cute and makes me long for better weather. I love that dreamy, romantic tops like this one are in fashion at the moment since they are 100% my style. Today I combined it with a pair of mom jeans. If you know me a bit, you’ll know that I rarely wear trousers, so if you’ll see me wearing them it will be either a pair of mom jeans or simple high waisted black trousers. When the weather gets better, I will probably combine this top with a mini denim skirt or a faux leather skirt and a pair of black lace-up ankle boots to mix the romantic vibes of this top with items that are a bit more tough. I got both the top and the trousers at Bershka, and the shoes are from Pull&Bear.

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“hora aurea” ft. my go-to Spring outfit

Hi everyone! Today’s blog post is all about my go-to Spring outfit of the moment. I have been wearing this blazer that I got at Clouds of Fashion last season almost every day. The blazer trend is definitely going strong at the moment and I feel like it gives a very chique touch to my daily outfits. Inspired by some of my favourite French fashion bloggers and their “Parisian chic” style, I decided to go for a classy look and combine it with a faux leather skirt and a light cable knit sweater. The pictures are once again taken by Naomi. We wanted to catch the golden hour at one of Ghent’s prettiest spots: the St. Michael’s Bridge, and I love how these pictures turned out!

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#sundaysharing: Billie Rose in Ghent

Hi guys! First of all: Happy New Year! I can’t believe the first week of this new year is already over. 2019 will be a special year for me, since this is the year that I will (hopefully) graduate from university, which is both exciting (so many possibilities!) and frightening, as I will have to make some serious life decisions. My resolutions for 2019? Enjoying my last months as a student (although there’s a chance I might start another course after this one) in Ghent. I feel like in the past couple of months a lot of new cafes, restaurants, coffee bars and independent shops opened in Ghent, so I’m excited to get to know some of them. But I’m also aware of the fact that there are sooo many nice places that I haven’t been to yet. That’s why I decided to start a new sort of “category” on this blog, which I decided to call #sundaysharing. Every once in a while, I would like to share with you a place that I discovered and really liked, or a place that is a favourite of mine and which I want to tell you more about. This Sunday’s share is Billie Rose in Ghent.

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Annabel Pesant x House of Articles: Parisian Chic in Ghent

Hi everyone! Here I am, once again, with a fashion blog post. Lately I’ve been really enjoying reading about fashion on other people’s blogs, and I decided that I wanted to create some more fashion related content, too. After all, Rooftops & Runways started out as a ‘fashion and travel blog’. Last week I posted my blog post about my collaboration with Hunkemöller and I got so many sweet comments on it. Thank you so much for that! Today’s blog post is all about a fashion shoot I did some time ago with Naomi. In the summer, we went shooting together for the first time and since I really enjoyed that, I wanted to do this another time.

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My favourite items of the new Doutzen’s Stories collection by Hunkemöller

Last Tuesday, October 30, was the launch of the new “Doutzen’s Stories” collection by Hunkemöller. I got approached by Hunkemöller to be one of the first to receive some items of this collection, and of course I said yes! When it comes to lingerie, I have a soft spot for black lace, and this collection has a lot of that. I’ve always liked the designs by Hunkemöller and especially the ones from the collections in collaboration with dutch model Doutzen Kroes.

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Why the summer of 2018 was a special one for me

The warm weather we had this October has not made it easy to get into the “autumn spirit”, but I’m not complaining. Autumn and winter are still my favourite seasons, but the summer of 2018 was a very special one for me for several reasons, so I’m not quite ready to let that go yet. For the first time in my university career, I passed all of my exams so I had three longs months of vacation. In other words: plenty of time to travel! And that is exactly what this post is all about: my travels of July, August, and September 2018.

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Leopard skirt

Hi everyone! The past couple of days have been extremely busy for me as the new school year started on Monday. Last Saturday I came back from an amazing trip to Bali and the jet lag clearly affected my body more than I was expecting. This, plus the fact that my time table isn’t fixed yet made it quite of a stressful week for me. Today, however, is a Sunday, a day to de-stress and relax, and do one of the things I like the most: writing for my blog! Today’s blog post is all about an outfit I want to share with you.

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Vegan avocado and tofu poke bowl

Hi everyone! We’re almost halfway into the summer holidays and in July I was mostly working in a clothing boutique in Ghent. I’m only working a few days in August and September, because I will be traveling a lot (tomorrow I’m leaving for Venice and Verona!), and in between my last working days and the days I will be away, I like to get creative at home by trying out some new recipes. Yesterday I told my family that I would cook a vegan dinner for them, more specifically a tofu poke bowl with some sushi rolls as a side dish. Both my parents, sister, and I loved how this bowl turned out, so here’s the recipe, if you want to give it a try!

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Amsterdam hotspot: Pluk

Hi everyone! A couple of weeks ago I made a little trip to the Netherlands, to meet up with some girls I got to know in England last term. The plan was to meet in Amsterdam, have lunch together and visit the Rijksmuseum and then, in the evening, take the train to Utrecht. One of my Dutch friends has a place in Utrecht so the five of us could stay there. I arrived quite early with the coach  bus in Amsterdam, so I decided to look for a nice place to have breakfast, since the others hadn’t arrived yet. I had seen and heard a lot about Pluk, a breakfast- and lunch spot in the centre of the city.

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Vegan in Ghent: my recommendations (part 1: Breakfast & Coffee)

Hi everyone! Not everyone knows this about me, but the past couple of months my eating habits have changed drastically, since I am switching from a vegetarian to a vegan diet. I have not eaten meat or fish for almost four years now, and could not imagine ever going back. When I was in England for my Erasmus, I forced myself to eat vegan whenever I had the opportunity, and realized that this was easier than I thought it would be. Many restaurants had vegan options and vegan grocery shopping was an easy task. I think I can say that England is definitely ahead of Belgium when it comes to vegan food, especially since it has become sort of a trend, with a lot of celebrities opting for a plant based diet and vegan youtubers making ‘What I eat in a day’-videos. When I had to return home, I feared that it would be very hard to stick with my good resolutions. I knew that compared to what I was used to in England, the range of vegan products in the supermarkets would be limited and that some traditional (read: old-fashioned) restaurants don’t have anything fully plant based on their menus. That’s why I decided to do a little research and try out some supermarkets I would not normally go to, in order to find out what they have to offer. I came to the conclusion that a lot has changed already and is still changing when it comes to plant based food. Apart from checking out the supermarkets, I went through the online menus of all the places I used to go to in my university town Ghent, to see what I would still be allowed to eat as a vegan.

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