Summer Fashion Obsession: Berry?!

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Today I thought I would share my current and slightly bizarre summer fashion obsession: berry. Wine red isn’t exactly a typical summery shade, but I seem to be drawn to it lately in both make-up and clothes.

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A Little Lilac Fashion Moment

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Last week, I had a little serendipitious fashion moment in different shades of lilac. I had ordered new sneakers in this season’s in trend pastel shade. It is always exciting to rip open an online order to see the color in real life: sometimes it can be a bit disappointing but I was instantly in love this time around.

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Monochrome Haul and Scandi Design on a budget

shopping haul H&M, Sostrene Grenes, hema

With a slight obsession for knitwear and cardigans, autumn is the ideal time to go shopping (really any excuse will do right?!). My mom and I had a lovely time shopping in the Hague were I picked up some beauty basics, a couple of clothing essentials, and discovered an amazing new budget Danish design store.Want to have a closer look at what I bought?

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Fall Fashion Inspiration

Autumn is arriving and the seasonal change is – ever so slowly – making me think of long forest walks, hot chocolate and a necessary wardrobe update. I absolutely adore the berry and burgundy tones that seem to everywhere this fall and I have pulled together some favorites here. You can find all the links to the products below the image. I am curious: anything in here you love?

berry and burgundy fall fashion inspiration

Grey Hat

Burgundy Coat

Checkered scarf

Berry and Grey Stan Smiths (sold out here, but may be available in your country)

Bow Blouse

Burgundy Pants

Poncho

Green Satchel

Burgundy Bag


De herfst komt eraan en de seizoensverandering zorgt er -heel langzaam – voor dat ik ga denken aan lange boswandelingen, warme chocolademelk en een broodnodige update van mijn kledingkast. Ik ben dol op de aubergine en paarse kleuren die je deze herfst overal ziet en heb hier een aantal favorieten verzamelt. Je kunt alle links naar de producten onder de foto vinden. Ik ben benieuwd: zit hier iets bij waar jij weg van bent?

berry and burgundy fall fashion inspiration

Grijze Hoed

Aubergine Winterjas

Checkered scarf

Berry en Grijze Stan Smiths (tijdelijk uitverkocht)

Blouse met Strik

Donkerrode Broek

Poncho

Groene tas

Dieprode Tas

Current Fashion Obsession: Maxi Dresses and Wedges

There are two items that have slowly but surely taken over my summer wardrobe in the last years: maxi dresses and wedges. I loved the look of long dresses and skirts, but wasn’t brave enough to buy either until I tried one on in H&M last year and was instantly sold.

This is the one I bought last year: a grecian royal blue maxi dress. It truly is one of those “why didn’t I buy it in every available color” items. Wearing this makes me feel very feminine and sophisticated but it is also really comfy.

fashion obsession: maxi dresses

Of course, H&M doesn’t have this particular dress this year so I was looking around for something similar when I found this lovely black and white stripe. Slightly less sophisticated, but so easy to wear.

wedges

Wedges are one of those fashion inventions I never quite understood, until I tried them on and realised just how lovely they are to walk on. Now, I take the massive side profile for granted, because I can simply walk in these all day. Not something I can say for most of my normal heels.

I have a feeling that this will be my go-to summer look, provided the weather remains nice and sunny. What will you be wearing this summer?


Er zijn twee zaken die langzaam maar zeker mijn zomer garderobe hebben overgenomen: de maxi jurk en sleehakken. Ik vond meiden in een lange jurk of rok er altijd geweldig uitzien maar was nooit moedig genoeg om het aan te doen tot ik vorig jaar een maxi jurk pastte in de H&M en meteen verkocht was.

Dit is DE jurk van vorig jaar: een griekse koninklijk blauwe maxi jurk. Het is echt een van die ‘waarom heb ik niet alle beschikbare kleuren gekocht’ kledingstukken. In deze jurk voel ik me vrouwelijk en chique, maar tegelijkertijd heel comfortable.

fashion obsession: maxi dresses

Natuurlijk heeft H&M deze jurk niet meer in de collectie, dus ik was op zoek naar iets vergelijkbaars toen ik deze leuke zwart-wit gestreepte jurk vond. Net iets minder netjes, maar zo makkelijk te dragen.

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Sleehakken vond ik eigenlijk altijd maar lelijke dingen, totdat ik ze een keer pastte en me realiseerde hoe lekker ze lopen. Nu neem ik dat blokkerige profiel voor lief, want ik kan hier echt de hele dag op lopen. Zeker niet iets dat ik kan zeggen van mijn normale hakken.

Ik heb het gevoel dat je me deze zomer kan uittekenen in deze look, als het weer tenminste mee blijft zitten. Wat ga jij deze zomer dragen?

Spring Wardrobe Update #2: Leather Jacket and Stan Smiths

Time for the second update of my spring and summer wardrobe! I am a little obsessed with coats: in winter I love my woolen coats and in spring and summer I love to wear leather jackets! As soon as spring finally emerged, I started scouring the internet looking for my perfect leather jacket.

Spring Wardrobe update Silver Leather Jacket and Stan Smiths

And I found it: a tailored grey suede jacket by Only. I love this look and the versatile color. It has amazing little shoulder details as well.

Spring wardrobe update silver leather jacket and invu sunglasses

I also really needed some new sunglasses and I found this amazing cat eye pair by Invu. I love the slightly retro look. The size is perfect for me, since I have a bit of a big head. No honestly, smaller pairs just look silly on me.

Spring Wardrobe Update Invu Sunglasses

And last but certainly not least: a new pair of sneakers. Everyone is raving about the white Stan Smiths by Adidas. I tried those as well, but I fell head over heels in love with this black pair with jaguar details. I love the white sneaker trend, but I just don’t like the way they look on me. This is so much more me!

Spring Wardrobe Update Jaguar Stan Smith by Adidas

Have you done any shopping yet? What piece are you in love with for the coming season?

Spring Wardrobe Update: New Burkely Bag

Spring time is always a great moment to take stock of your wardrobe and add new and exciting items. Out with the big comfy sweaters and layered outfits and in with light and vibrant shirts and dresses. For some reason, I seem to be gravitating towards leather this spring. Today, I will be talking – or more accurately raving – about my brand new leather bag and next week I willshow you the amazing leather jacket I bought to update my look.

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Is there anything quite like the smell of a leather bag? I have been looking for the perfect leather bag for a while now and even toyed briefly with the idea of buying a  Mulberry Bayswater. That truly is my perfect leather bag, both in look and size, but I find the price just a little too much. I am not sure I would ever let it out of the house as using could damage it, but then why buy a bag you don’t feel comfortable using? So, I was looking around for a proper leather bag that could make me forget the Bayswater and I think I found the perfect one: the Burkely Filippa iPad bag.

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This bag is just the perfect size for daily life: big enough to hold everything you need on a day-to-day basis but not too bulky. I love that it has a detachable shoulder strap, so you can carry it as a cross body bag as well. There are two sides to this bag: the official front has a section of scaly leather and the brand name while the back is just plain leather. Originally, I wasn’t too sold on the scales and figured I would use the plain side more, but they actually look rather nice.

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After some debate, I chose the color Sage. I would describe this as a pale beige or taupe, sage (at least to me) implies more green. A very neutral color that works well with most of my outfits. The bag is officially referred to as the iPad version of the Filippa, as it comes with a padded section for a tablet. The inside of the bag also has some fun bright yellow accents. Two decent sized zipped compartments protect your valuable possessions and the bag has a magnetic closure in the center.

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I am so happy with this bag, it is always a bit of a gamble when you order a bag online but this is everything I was looking for. I already own a big bulky laptop bag by the same brand, so I know this leather just becomes prettier with use. Have you started updating your spring wardrobe yet? What is your must-have item this season?

 

 

Sweet or Naughty: What to wear on Valentine’s day

valentine's fashion choicesNeed some outfit inspiration for your Valentine’s day date? I have put together two looks that will look amazing wherever you go, all you have to do is choose: sweet or naughty? Again – much like with your makeup look – keep in mind that you should feel comfortable and attractive in whatever you decide to wear. That confidence will shine through and is what makes you attractive! You can find links to all products depicted here below the looks.

sweet look

 

Dress: Frock and Frill

Bag: Mulberry

Shoes: Anna Field

though valentine's day look

Dress: Zara

Bag: Mulberry

Shoes: Zara

Eyeshadow: Chanel Hesitation

Nail Polish: Nails Inc Victoria

So, what will you be wearing on Valentine’s day? Any plans?


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Nog wat outfit inspiratie nodig voor Valentijn’s dag? Ik heb twee looks gecreerd die er geweldig uitzien waar je ook naartoe gaat, jij hoeft alleen maar te kiezen: lief of stout? Nogmaals – net als met je makeup look – onthoudt dat jij je comfortabel en aantrekkelijk moet voelen in wat je ook besluit aan te trekken. Dat zelfvertrouwen straal je uit en maakt je onweerstaanbaar! Je kunt links vinden naar alle afgebeelde producten onder de looks.

sweet look

Dress: Frock and Frill

Bag: Mulberry

Shoes: Anna Field

though valentine's day look

Dress: Zara

Bag: Mulberry

Shoes: Zara

Eyeshadow: Chanel Hesitation

Nail Polish: Nails Inc Victoria

Wat doe jij aan op Valentijn’s dag? Nog spannende plannen?

The Perfect Outfit(s) for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve… I have to admit here I am not a great fan. I detest fireworks and have vivid memories of trying to dodge them while cycling to work when I was younger. Still, it is a great excuse to dress up and go all out with your outfit, makeup, and hair! This post will cover my perfect outfit, and in the coming days I will also post a makeup look and fitting nails to welcome 2015.

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So I cheated a little…by giving you two great dresses. I absolutely adore the bright pink lace dress on the right, but it is not a shape which flatters my body so I wouldn’t actually wear it in real life. The red dress on the left is perhaps a tiny bit less special, but has a great retro style silhouette which looks great on my hourglass figure. Either dress would make a great statement for New Year’s Eve. To keep all attention on the dress, I have chosen simple yet sophisticated accessories. You can find the links to all items shown here at the end of the post below the Dutch section.


Oud&Nieuw… ik moet toegeven dat ik niet echt een fan ben. Ik heb een hekel aan vuurwerk en herinner me nog pogingen om rotjes te ontwijken op de fiets naar mijn bijbaantje. Het is echter wel een geweldig excuus om er leuk uit te zien en lekker bezig te gaan met je outfit, makeup en haar! Hier laat ik je mijn perfecte outfit voor Oud&Nieuw zien en in de komende dagen volgen nog een mooie makeup look en de perfecte nagels om 2015 te verwelkomen.

NYElook2

Ik heb wel een klein beetje valsgespeeld…door twee geweldige jurken uit te kiezen. Ik ben helemaal weg van de felroze kanten jurk aan de rechterkant, maar de pasvorm staat mij niet goed en ik zou de jurk daarom in het echt nooit dragen. De rode jurk aan de linkerkant is misschien iets simpeler, maar de mooie retro pasvorm staat perfect bij mijn zandloperfiguur. Beide jurken zijn geweldige opties voor Oudejaarsavond. De jurk is het stralende middelpunt van deze outfit en daarom heb ik gekozen voor simpele maar chique accessoires.


 

Pink Dress/ Roze Jurk

Red Dress/ Rode Jurk

Clutch/ Tas

Alice Band/ Haarband

Heels/ Hakken