My 5 favorite dresses and how I style them

My favorite clothing item? A dress. Why? Because they’re versatile, can be worn any season and easy to style. It took a while to find my girly side and accept the ultimately feminine clothing item, but once I did there was no going back. I own so many dresses now that they have stopped fitting…

Monthly favorites (January 2014)

Last day of the month, so time for favorites! This month isn’t gonna go into the list of favorite January of all time. Overall, this month just sucked as I realized that I am a bit worse for wear than I had expected. I am still on the road to recovery and do what I…

Favorites of 2013: Fashion

2013 was not a good year for outfit posts on this space, but I hope to change that next year, if time permits. Despite that, plenty of clothes and fashion trends passed my wardrobe and style this past year. Whether it was inspired by a Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit, or simply by whatever I saw…

LOTD: Burgundy blossom

WOAH! How long has it been since I last did an outfit post? I just checked and the last one went up in May. May! So to say this post is long overdue would be and understatement. Life and light usually gets in the way, but I’m toying around with the idea of making more…

Fabulous Fifties rockabilly inspired look

Remember I was going to a vintage party last Sunday? Well I did manage to take a few pics, but lighting was horrible, so I only have a few to show you. So here it is, without further ado: my 1950s inspired hair, make up and outfit. Completed look Excuse the vacuum cleaner! haha Hair…

Fall/ winter lookbook (#4): Aztec print

Sweaters are all the rage this season. So are prints. Aztec or tribal print has not yet gone out of style and it is one of my favorite prints out there. I own several Aztec print items. Among them is this baggy oversized navy & mustard men’s sweater from Primark which I bought in London…

Amsterdam shoplog: Inglot, MAC, River Island, H&M etc

Yesterday I went shopping in Amsterdam. I hadn’t been there in months. The last time I was there at all was November and I last went shopping there almost 6 months ago. Since yesterday would be the last semi-decent day till who knows when I decided to head out do some shopping. It’s not a…

Shoplog: a bit over the taupe

First of all: Happy Spring everyone! Today marks the official start of spring so yay for that! Over here the weather is getting a bit nicer and so I’m stoked on wearing all of the spring trends. One trend you surely will not have missed is the fact that this time around bright colors are…

OOTD: First hint of spring

Just a quick post today as I have been busy doing job interviews and being let go at my actual job and I’ll be heading out with a friend in a few as well. So here’s just a quick outfit and eye of the day. Here’s the outfit first: Outfit What I’m wearing: nude bell…

Fashion Wishlist Spring 2012

Spring hasn’t even started yet, but summer fashion is already making its way into the stores. I already showed you a few fashion items that I purchased recently featuring spring trends. My favorites have to be the bright and pastel colors. I have always loved a good pop of color in my wardrobe and so…

Handy fashion tips

You know how fashion is usually geared towards looking pretty? Well that’s not what I want to talk about today. No I want to share with you my handy fashion tips. In other words: my personal tips & tricks that are practical rather than esthetic. Want to know how you can prevent pantyhoses from ripping…

Youtube: favorite fashion channels

I love watching beauty videos on youtube and there are plenty of gurus that I follow and I blogged about them too. What I’ve never done is tell you about my favorite fashion and style channels to follow. I have selected only 5 of them. I follow a few more, but I may have to…

Fashion Wish List

So many cool trends have been happening lately and that is why my fashion wishlist has been growing quite a bit. Because of my London trip I’ve refrained from buying too many new things as I want to see what is available at stores that I cannot get to on a regular basis. I hope…

Shoplog: Zara, Bershka, MAC & Urban Decay

Yesterday I took another trip to The Hague to see my allergy doctor. This time not only to get my shot, but also to find out whether I have an intolerance for gluten. Luckily I don’t and these monthly trips usually entail hitting up some stores that I cannot get to on a regular basis…

Warm Winter Must Haves

Temperatures have been freezing lately. Just this Saturday temperatures dropped so low that it hit the top 5 of coldest nights for the Netherlands since 1901. My parents reported -20 Celsius in their backyard and here on the West coast is was still a freezing -16 when I woke up around 9 AM. Trains aren’t…

Last round of sale shopping

Sale usually goes in cycles. Reductions go down more and more as the sale progresses and usually more styles (read: out of season styles, last items) will be added the closer you get to the end of the sale period. So when I had to run some errands yesterday, I not only got what I…

Shoplog: Asos, H&M & Forever21

Last week I posted a shoplog which existed of mostly of beauty related items. This time I’m showing you items I bought which are fashion related. I got most of these things online and on sale as it’s the last bits of sale that are going on right now. The places I shopped at are…

It’s sale time: Asos.com order

It’s the end of season sale and that means shopping. My original plans were to go to Antwerp, but unfortunately my friend couldn’t go and with the weather being hideous I didn’t want to go all by myself. But don’t fret, with the help of some online shopping I still got some pretty cool stuff….

OOTD: Something clean and simple

This is my first outfit of the day. I’ve been toying with the idea for some time now, but I never had or took the time to do one. It’s pretty tough for me to do as the amount of light when I get ready in the morning or when I get home at night…

Fashion across borders

If you’ve been following this blog, then you know that I like my fair share of clothes and shoes. Shoes are a special favorite as I have quite a few of them, but there was one thing I didn’t know about them yet. Apparently different types of shoes are called something different in US and…

Fashion: mid-season sale wishlist

It’s that time of year again: mid-season sale. Mid-season sale is of course a weak excuse for stores to keep us shopping and getting us into shops, but hey, when you love to shop you spend too much time in stores to begin with and getting items at a discount is always nice. And so…

Fall must have: the scarf

When the weather is becoming dreary, just like it did yesterday, I take out my favorite winter accessory: the scarf. It’s great for keeping you warm and it makes you look fashionable at the same time. There are many types of scarves and they come in many shapes and forms. They can dress an outfit…

Trend: Polka Dots

Lately I’ve been noticing a very fun trend: polka dot patterns. They are everywhere and I’m loving it. I’m a sucker for prints like that: polka dots, stars, stripes. It’s simple but it still makes an item look just a tad more cheerful. When I realized how much I love polka dots, I quickly had…