today is a special day. 
i am showing you one of my items that i have for so long, but totally lost out of sight: 

the biker jacket. 

a while back, i was cleaning out my closet (well, boxes stuffed away in the corners of the room) with my friend. when i threw this item at her, she went crazy and forced me to wear it. sceptic as i were, because i thought the arms just weren’t right for me, i tried it on.
and what happened: i fell in love! 

at the age of 13, my parents, brother and i went to florence, italy. if you have ever been there, you know the leather market there is amazing. i wanted a leather jacket for years back then -indoctrinated by the great michael jackson, who wore lots of them- , and when i found this one i literally got mad. and when a total stranger, also at the market who saw me try it on, told me that i looked “so new yorkish” well: that was all i needed to hear. 

but somehow it ended up in the corner of the room, in a box (which is actually so depressing as i am typing this right now 😉 ) and i never really worn it. 

until a few weeks back. 

so long story about my jacket, time to take a look how i styled it.


i wore it with black high waist skinny jeans, my all time favorite boots and a turtleneck sweater. oh, and how cool are my glasses? i got them for only 1 € at the accessory shop where i work: six. 

so what do you think of the jacket? it’s so tough, powerful leather, i am really loving it again…




i feel like i am such a badass 😉 HAHA !

so what do you think? do you have an item with a similar story? let me know !!!

XOXO, daphny


since i have never formally introduced myself and my blog, here is a little story into the history of my blog.

you know the feeling you get the best ideas just before your good nights sleep kicks in? story of my life.

every night, right before i close my eyes, the best ideas pop in my mind. like for starters: this blog! i started it over 5 years ago, when i just wanted to share my outfits and my love for illustrations. five years later, i am still struggling with finding my own personal way of sharing articles. because you know, time, graduating, work, friends….

so i decided blogging for me will always be my hobby: i cannot promise 5 articles per week, because ‘rules’ (even my own) scare me and i am fighting them.
‘al dromend’ means ‘while i was dreaming’, because when i dream, i am my best self.

no rules, no limit, everything is possible. 

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you know those days where you stand in front of your closet feeling like this:


well, today was like that.
here’ what i came up with:

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may i present you, my personal top 5 jeans whom i cannot live without. read and buy, my friends. 

the first: non negotiable, and therefore ranked #1 on this list: black high waist skinnies.
to be paired with anything: your favorite big ass sweater, a crop top or white blouse; you name it.

high waist

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leuke, lieve, fijne mensen,

na een fijn geslaagd festival-avontuur kom ik vaak op zondagavond laat thuis, of soms nog beter: op de maandagavond.
en telkens zodra ik de sleutel in het slot steek, bekruipt mij datzelfde gevoel: heimwee. heimwee terug naar een weekend vol gekkigheid, vol glitter en ranzigheid, maar vooral een overlaad aan euforische momenten.
ik was de glitters van mijn gezicht, het zand van mijn voeten en wens dat de echte wereld nog even uitblijft.

zo ook afgelopen weekend, toen ik mysteryland bezocht met mijn vriend.
ik neem je mee (of geef je een terugblik als je net zo lucky was als ik) naar de zondag van mysteryland.

we begonnen op de heilige beukberg, die uitkijkt over een heel stuk mysteryland-terrein, maar waar we opstonden om de aap van qdance te bewonderen: hoe mooi was die. aangezien mijn man een grote fan is van alles wat hier gedraaid word: beuken! (en ik er stiekem ook best lekker op ging), hebben we hier ons lekker warm gedanst.


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