After a break … I’m back with the blog

“Life is a blog, everyday you write a new story”

With this quote in mind I started this blog, in the summer of last year. To write about my personal feelings on beeing on the spectrum and getting some bad comments about it.

Even now I get reactions ‘you’re not Autistic, you don’t look like the dude from Rainman’. Well, I’m on the spectrum but I’m totally different than ‘Rainman’. I can communicate, I just love fashion and shoes, I’m in with what’s going on with life around me, I can you shopping and pick something that’s fits me, I can clean, I can cook (with recipes), etc…

BUT

I have problems fitting in when I’m the new one, I can’t make new friends without sharing a big love for shoes or Disney(Land), I need a lot of lists, a good planner, can’t stand in a waiting line, can’t go to concerts, can’t work in an office with a lot of people … and the list is kind of never ending.

The past months were like crazy. Moving out, working all summer, getting a dog to stay for a week, now getting a cat, while I still have mine at my parents home.
So yeah, a lot of changes, and a lot of changes will still come in the next weeks. But HEY I can handle this !

With that said ….

Welcome to my blog, or welcome back to read some more stuff about fashion, lifestyle

Moving out …

So beeing here on my own with a cat called Tijger (he’s the gast and react like he’s the king of this house), is very nice.

The first 2 months were kind of hard, but now with this cat in the house I finally can call this home my home.

The only thing needed in my house was a cat, not the furniture !

Country music all day long, drawning, just having some more me space is really nice after 30 years 🙂 !

So for the future things look great here, never thought I would say this out loud or just put it here on my blog.

Work

I’m now without a voice at the moment. That really sucks ! I miss work, really want to work but I can’t till Monday. My voice is better, I can go outside but I just must avoid little kids because they could get it too. The ironic thing … while helping a sick kid in store last week I have to stay at home all week.

Yesterday I went to do some grocery shopping, because I needed some precious fresh air. Well yeah felt so tired after but glad I could you outside and smell the after summer fall weather again !

So next week I can’t wait to go back to work before I’m on vacation for a week. I kind of really really really love beeing a shoeseller and give people advice about their shoes.

Like this season when Dr. Martens are back in fashion and the Fila Disruptors. Oh the good old 90s are back !

Wearing the Buffalo boots or shoes again this season … well I still love them but I’m not convinced yet. I have ordered a pair at work but really don’t know untill I fit them.

Oh yess, doing your passion every day you can go to work. What is better than that ! Nothing can beat the amazing feeling I have when working in that incredible team!

The past days

So while beeing sick I managed to go grocery shopping. Okay I was grumpy because it was too crowded and off course had to go twice as I forgot some things.
Even with a list I forget things when there are a lot of people in the store.

I even went to Ikea just to pick up some items I really miss in my new house. Everytime I was cooking or baking I had to invent because I was missing the equipement in the kitchen like big spoons etc.

Guess most childern where out of school and had the same idea to go to Ikea. OMGosh. Luckely I had a list and only took everything on the list but I was so happy to be home.

Here are some pictures of the new Ikea store we have here at Zaventem, Belgium. The recently redecorated the store and it really looks beautiful but it’s such a different not knowing where everything was.

The large 3 sit couch is still on my wishlist 🙂 even as those lamps for 12,99 each. Guess I need around 20 lamps like that so budget wise it will still be on the list for a while.

Eating HEALTHY

I needed some fysio for my right hand because the pain kills me everyday. I have fibromyalgia, but this was apart from that.

So my fysio told me to stop eating carbs, stop eating sugar and quit drinking cola zero. Sorry for the Coca Cola Company but I almost drank 2L of that soda everyday 😮

I started with small steps on September 17, had a bad day September 20 when I had an event at work, but ever since that one bad day I made it to live without sugar, carbs, and most of all without Coke Zero. OMG is that last one such a positive influence on my budget at the grocery store.

Lost about 4kg, but I can’t really see the difference yet. I guess that will come in a few weeks when I’m totally off all those products !

Today was another bad, cheat, day. I went away for the day to shoot some pictures and ended up at Mc Donalds. I took just a normal hamburger with a bacon and cheese salad. Well, okay it’s not good. It’s wel better than eating a Big Mac, a hamburger and a large Coke Zero (no fries, as I hate fries ! yess living in the land of fries and I hate them).

For dinner I still have some leftover pumpkinlasagne, like the way Steffi Vertriest made it. Very good, and lots of pumpkin. Totally love to eat pumpkins every single day.

Let’s end this blog

I’m so proud of myself to renew this blog. I had a premium account here on wordpress but I made the discission to go back to the free one. The last months I hadn’t had much energy to put in this blog. Now I got the free version again I’m totally back.

The lay-out looks nothing like my style but this temporary.

So I really hope you all liked reading this blogpost, and I hope that you will come back to my page for more. If you want you can also like my blog and set it in your favorites.

For more frequent and daily updates on life and on fashion/shoes … please check out my Instagram page @autistccountry

Now blog, means a new ending to this posts …. I can now close every blog with a little note and using my real name insteat of Lucy. NOW i’m ready to share this with the whole world !

Liesbeth, it is !

So let’s end this in a good way…

Lot’s of love and have a great weekend xx Liesbeth

 

 

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Blogmas 9 … time to Party! Outfit & feelings

Yesterday was a pretty bizzy day, and was back home well it was today. This is how my day was and what I wore that evening.

Workday

My day started with a workday at 9.15 am till 5pm. Not a long workday like every other Saturday but that was good.

It was a bizzy day at work, lot of people in store to buy winterboots. Oh yess, that’s how Belgian people think. We not buying wintershoes untill it’s cold and snowy. I guess people here are guessing that winter starts when the sales starts and that is good to send your kids to school in the snow with summer sneakers.

I always plan, plan and plan and I’m buying shoes for fall in summer time when they first arrive in store. I’m always prepared for colder weather, guess any weather 😉

The first shoes of the summer collection came last week and yesterday I also have put the last pairs of them in the store. There are some really pretty shoes for kids out now, which I shared on my facebookaccount to my friends.

It’s 5 PM

Most people were surprised that the store was going to close at 5 PM insteat of after 6PM. But hey, that one day we could go to a party together.

Between 5pm and 5.45pm I went to the store next to us to buy a black shirt. I wasn’t sure my black tee from Zara was good enough after hearing wat others were going to wear. I’m always so insecure about my own clothes :/

After that it was time to prepare for the party, to do my hair and put on my clothes. It was kind of strange to do your make-up in a shoestore.

Once I put on my whole outfit I felt so proud, even with that Zara shirt.

Time to party !

We arrived at the party at 8.30pm. It was soooo pretty inside (sorry I have no pictures to show). The time was ‘magic’ but it felt like a magical woods. I really love it.

When we arrived it was good, not a lot of people, not a lot of lights etc. When the party started and everybody showed up it was insane for this autism girl. So much noice, so much different lightning. Like an instant I had a massive headache. It was so shocking all that pain in less that half an hour 😮

The food was great, but I couldn’t eat much because of the pain.

After eating it was time to dance, so I did. A BIG surprise for me, that I (yeah MEEEE) danced for a few hours ! I never did that. So I danced with a lot of pain.

I came home around 1.30 am this morning. Years ago that I came home that late, normally I go to bed at 10pm.

OUTFIT

So yesterday was the day I could were my beloved Pink tutu to the party. Insteat of wearing this tutu with a pair of high heels, I wore it with my pair of dr. Martens to make it more ‘rockchic’. I really loved the combination.

Oh I wish I could wear my tutu everyday from now. I missed it wearing it today. ‘So where’s the next party!’

Last evening I FORGOT (oh yeah forgot) to take pictures of my outfit before the party, because I was bizzy talking to colleagues.

So this evening I took some pictures to give you all an idea of how my outfit was that evening.

I felt so great wearing this, so proud, so confident, so happy, so meeeee.

Are you ready to see them ?

My dr.Martens MONO black boots with silver glitter socks. Both are coming from Schoenen Torfs here in Belgium.

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My midi long pink tutu (from The Tutu Shop, a  online shop for tutus here in Belgium) with my black basic shirt from Zara

My total outfit with my faux leather jacket from Vila by Zeb Belgium

Some more details… The little handbag is from Kisses of pearl, from Schoenen Torfs. The cat ears are from H&M

Other things

The evening I wore some earings from Pieces, like an old silver, the ones I always wear.

For make-up I wore…

  • foundation 010 by Lidl
  • powder by Maybelline
  • red lipstick by Clinique, my last berry pop one
  • mascara by Benefit
  • eye shadow the ones I bought on friday from Catrice
  • setting powder was by Maybelline

Like always I don’t do contouring or use blush, because that makes me look older. I really want to look young as I am and how I dress with that.

 

So I hope you loved reading this #blogmas part of me preparing for the party I was so looking forward to. I felt like ages. Now that the party is over, I have the feeling that I lost my christmas feeling. I feel like the season is already over. So strange. Maybe it’s because this was something I really wanted, and I could be me all the time yesterday. 

Now I have to found my inner Christmas spirit again.

Love Lucy xx

Blogmas 8 … Heidi Klum collection & grocery shopping at Lidl

Wow, it’s already December 8th 😮 I just can’t believe that tomorrow is our party at work!

Grocery shopping

Today I had another day of, so the time to do some grocery shopping at Lidl. Since we have a brand new store here in Boortmeerbeek, I really love to go there for grocery shopping. For me it’s now the perfect ‘auti-friendly’ store !

There was nothing special on my grocery list, besides some bread with nuts, spinach, bananas, peanutbutter. Most of the other things I normally eat for lunch and diner I already had bought earlier this week. I just needed some more fresh things for the weekend.

Heidi Klum collection @Lidl

Since this week you can shop the new collection of Heidi Klum at Lidl, in store and online. I saw some nice things online but I wanted to see what there was in store.

As I new there was another party collection coming, I saved some money to buy me something of this collection.

Online I saw I very nice mini skirt and a nice blue dress. Both were for sale in the store, and some of the clothes were out of their packaging. So good to check for the sizes.

Wel I was in shock how small the sizes were! I’ve took a mini skirt in the color pink I wanted and it looked great. Till the moment I saw the size, I had a size 42 in my hands and I looked like the normal size I would take in my normal shop in a size S.

So I didn’t take that skirt because the sizes didn’t felt good.

In the box next to the skirt I found the blue dress. But it was another no. The color was perfect but agian it looked so small. There was a size 44 (L) open and it looked again like my normal size 36-38 😮

I couldn’t take those clothes realizing I had to take them back to the store when they are not good from size.

Other things I liked from this collection but weren’t in my budget (I made the choice to buy the skirt and dress at home) were the scarf and a black sweater.

There was only one scarf left, and just the one with the dots I liked so I bought that one.

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This one I can wear with my uniform I have to wear on Saturdays at work. This one was 9,99 EUR.

Heidi Klum collection Scarf

In the same box as the scarf I found the black sweatshirt with the zippers. This I bought in my normal size 36-38 and it look good from sizing, not toooo smal as the party collection.

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This sweater/hoodie was only 14,99 EUR and I’m going to wear this a lot. You never can do a thing wrong with a good black hoodie ❤

Black Hoodie Heidi Klum

My afternoon

As I had a day of today, and it was cold and snowy outside, I spent the afternoon just at home watching others vlogmas on Youtube.

Together with a hot chocolate milk (powder from Lidl, Blogmas 1) and a cookie

 

Evening

This evening I took the time to DIY color my hair again. As always I used the color from the brand Syoss. My hair stays healthier and looks so much better than when I go to a hairdresser.

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My hair is ready for the party tomorrow!

Tomorrow

Later this evening I’m going to bed early. Idd, early to bed on a Friday evening while everybody is going out. I’m going out tomorrow evening after a long day at work.

Tomorrow I have to work from 9.15 am till 18.30 pm and after that we leave for our party with all the colleagues from Flanders. My first party with all the people I love.
I hope I will be awake till 3am on Sunday. It’s going to be hard because as an autistic girl I never go out at night.

Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow I love you Tomorrow ! Yess, tomorrow  I can wear my pink tutu with my new dr. Martens and I can share you all the style for this party.
I will be changing clothes at work, but hey in a shoe store you have enough mirrors !

After work untill we leave for the party I will drink a loooooot of coffee !

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So tomorrow I will not have the time to post another blogmas as I will be not at home in the evening. I will put some updates on my outfit on Twitter or Instagram in the evening so you can see something before I go to the party.

See you later ! Love Lucy xx

My Christmas wishlist … PLEASE READ ALL !

I making a list, and checking it twice ….

Like so many of you, you write down all the things you like to get from Santa for Christmas. 

Well, here is my list … PLEASE see all THREE pages below. The most important thing to read is on the last page 😉 Thank you !

 

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Some new Timberland boots, a new handbag, new Dr.Martens (high ones and low ones), giftcards from Zara, etc. or a new Canon Powershot for my blog …

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Oh yess, I have more on my list… Don’t be freaking out, here is the rest of my list.
Please read the next page of what I really want from Santa !

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I hope you all know now what I really want for Christmas this year. No fancy presents, just some more RESPECT from the world around me. 

Please ignore my drawnings and handlettering … it’s not easy to drawn and write with a very painfull and tick hand 😦

Many Regards, Love Lucy xx

 

It’s just a party … don’t freak out !

English below

 

It’s just a party so don’t freak out like this !

Als je mijn Twitter of Instagram hebt gevolgd, heb je het allicht gemerkt dat ik zo ontzettend hard aan het stressen was. Het leek wel of ik paniek geslagen was.

Paniek ? Oh ja, het was eerder paniek en een aanval van pure stress.

Begin december heb ik op het werk mijn eerste personeelsfeest. Een feest met al de collega’s van over gans Vlaanderen. Mijn contract loopt eind maart af, dus ergens heb ik iets van ‘dit kan ook mijn laatste feestje daar zijn’. Dat licht dus echt aan de basis dat deze aspie zo in de paniek geschoten is.

Op zo’n moment vind ik mijn autisme dus echt een ontzettend nadeel! Iedereen kijkt er zo hard naar uit. Ik heb er gewoon pure stress van. Het is nu half november, nog een 3-tal weken te gaan voor het feest. Iedereen is zo kalm, weet perfect wat ze gaan dragen op het feest.

Ik had een beeld van outfit dat ik al lang eens wilde dragen, namelijk een roze tutu. Zo’n lange roze tutu, zwart oversized shirtje en leren jasje. Dan kwam natuurlijk de stress van SCHOENEN ! Werken in een winkel met duizenden schoenen, en dan nog niets hebben om aan te doen.

Euhm wat? De afgelopen maanden heb ik veel te veel schoenen gekocht, en toch niets passend om bij die roze tutu te dragen. Mijn hoofd stond op zijn kop, kon nachten niet slapen. Gewoon niet kunnen slapen omwille van een paar schoenen. Beetje stom, hoor ik jullie nu denken. Inderdaad dat is ook zo, maar kan er niets aandoen.

Vandaag, mijn vrije dag, ben ik dus opnieuw naar mijn werk geweest omdat ik moest & zal vandaag mijn schoenen hebben voor onder die tutu. Anders zou ik toch geen oog dicht doen de komende dagen.

Et voila, hierbij mijn nieuwe Dr.Martens, Black mono. Perfect onder mijn tutu, gewoon basis zwart, zonder te veel details, en iets wat nog comfortabel is voor gans de avond/nacht op mijn voeten te staan op het feest.

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Even mezelf wat RUST gegund de komende dagen, door vandaag deze te kopen. Zo hoop ik de komende dagen toch te kunnen slapen, en mijn gedachten weer elders te kunnen op vast houden. Nu was het steeds ‘schoenen, schoenen, schoenen’, morgen werken tussen de schoenen maar nu moet ik ze niet meer zoeken voor mezelf.

Hopelijk vinden jullie de combinatie ook zo geslaagd. Mijn collega’s vonden dit in ieder geval heel erg geslaagd.

Hoe de totale outfit er gaat uitzien, ga ik pas laten zien na het feest. Beetje zoals bij een huwelijk 🙂

Dank je voor het lezen ! Veel liefs, Lucy xx

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It’s just a party so don’t freak out like this !

If you have followed my Twitter or Instagram the past days, you already have seen the whole thing about me finding some shoes. I was totally freaking out, it was more panic than stress.

Panic? Oh yeah, it was the panic the past few days. Now I had a perfect tutu to wear to the party but I couldn’t find the perfect shoes. I was just dying from all the stress that I had from not having the right boots/shoes for my outfit.

At the beginning of december I have my first party at work. A party with all my colleagues from the Belgium stores. I could be my first and last party because I’m not sure if I can stay there at my job after March. So yeah, this aspie was all panic.

At this moment I terrible hate my autism, so it’s all negative at the moment. Everyone is so excited for the party and doesn’t have the stress I had finding the clothes or shoes. Well, now it’s November 17, and the party is just in 3 weeks time, but everybody is so calm.

I had an idea of an outfit I wanted to wear that evening, the pink tutu. The long pink tutu was just perfect for this evening. Together with that I want to wear a oversized black t-shirt from Zara and a leather black jacket. Kind of the rock chick look with a pink tutu. But all the stress came from finding the right boots.

Working in a shoestore with thousands of shoes and not be able to find a pair of boots … that’s hurts. At home I have the perfect boots to wear but I bought them in Florida at Steve Madden so, I can’t wear them that evening.

Euhm What? These last month of working there I bought a lot of shoes, and yess I still haven’t got the perfect boots to wear with the pink tutu. My head was spinning, just couldn’t sleep for the past nights because I didn’t had the right shoes. Oh yeah that the life of having Autism. When you want something, you just can’t do a thing before you have it. 😥

Yess, it is so stupid. When you can’t sleep because of a pair of shoes.

Today was my day of, but i went to work today. Just to look at some dr.Martens Mono black boots. I just had to have boots today so I can sleep better the upcoming nights.

And here they are… my new dr.Martens black mono boots. They are just perfect under my pink tutu. Just basic black, no details, and just so comfy to wear all evening long at that party. Goodbye stress, I HAVE BOOTS !

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Now I have some more rest for the next days, just by buying these today. I hope I can sleep the next days, turning my mind of and concentrate on something else dan boots. Now it was just ‘shoes, shoes, shoes’ all day long. Tomorrow it’s back to work, back to a store full of shoes. This time I can help others finding the right shoes, and not freak out about not having the right ones for me.

I hope you like the boots in this combination. My colleagues at work liked this combination very much. And I’m also very happy !

How I’m going to look with everything on … well you have to wait till December 11, till I post some other pictures. Stay tuned for that. Just like a marriage, you can see the dress the day 🙂

Thanks for reading this blogpost ! Love, Lucy xx

 

 

Enjoy life, it can be beautiful ❤