These are a few snapshots I took at the Elle Festival 2014.
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Topshop sweater / Acne boots, sunglasses and bracelets / Nars nailpolishes
I love this simple more rock and fall inspired items. My closet is slowly turning into a more basic and minimalistic one and there are many more items to come. Stay tuned.
Friday, 22 August 2014
I'm a huge fan of Scandinavian and industrial design which you'll see in this inspiration post.
I've got to keep this short, because I have to leave for work in a minute and then later visit my friends new place.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Monday, 18 August 2014
Acne -Donna- boots
Finally! I did not have the intention of purchasing them that day, hell I couldn't even afford them. They had been a pair of so many in my shoe closet in heaven for years until I literally bumped into them. It was an afternoon that I spend with my cousin in the warehouse and we could absolutely not leave before we had a look around the shoe department. The majority of the sands filled with shoes were neither interesting nor exiting and as I was about to leave I took one last turn... and there they were... Donna said hi in her beige tanned skin, she
was still is so pretty and I just could not resist her, so I greeted her. Her perfect soft stitched skin and beautiful wooden heel, even her bottom was soft! Then she surprised me when she showed me her green sticker, 70% off! I had a confessions of a shopaholic moment as I tried them on and tried to figure out her reduced price and how much she was going to hurt my bankaccount's feelings not to mention my dad's face. On the other hand, she would make me confident, taller, thinner, more poised and she would be an investment. Those pro's weighed much heavier than the con's, so the decision was easily made. I swiped my cart through the machine and Donna belonged to me. Who said you can't buy love?
Thursday, 14 August 2014
Topshop skirt, underwear and shirt / WANG backpack / Acne studios bracelets, belt, scarf, glasses and gloves / COS boots / Zara iPhone case / Larsson & Jenning watch / Burberry lipgloss
Copenhagen fashion week just ended, the September issues are in stores and clothing stores have started to sell their fall/winter 2014 collections. The whole shazam. So I thought what better time than now to create a board with several items from different brands that I currently happen to have a secret addiction for.
About two weeks ago I vowed to not spent every cent I have on clothes and be more responsible with my funds. In order to actually make this happen I made a list of items that I am allowed to purchase, because buying clothes is just inevitable.
- A leather jacket (faux leather doesn't count)
- A dress for my 18th birthday paired with shoes
- Black boots
- A black sweater that in fact is capable of keeping me warm during winter
- Underwear (a girls right to underwear should never been taken)
- A pair of sneakers
- Gloves and a hat
Now this shouldn't be too hard, right?...
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
I don’t think it has even been a year ago that I had sworn off my earlier purchased shiny white Birkenstocks when they became hot and happening and a new pair was bought. Around the same time I made a vow to never wear or purchase clothes that feel like you’re about to choke or make you feel like you’re walking around naked. I don’t like the slim fitted dresses and the tight shirts. I prefer to wear everything baggy and lose fitted, except for the skinny jeans that don’t feel like they’re taped on your legs. So when the collection for Spring and Summer 2014 were shown and designers started to introduce the oversized items again, me and my fashion morals held a little party to celebrate.
Modern design and our approach to how we dress is becoming less and less about ‚looking good’ to others and more about a personal approach to how we want to look and what we feel comfortable in. The notion of the notorious Birkenstock and baggy trousers is a confirmation to how free people, in particular women, are becoming with regards to getting dressed in the morning. Birkenstocks, low hemlines and culottes are a middle finger to the idea that we have a societal dress code.
This sartorial revolution and rejection of traditional attractiveness is liberating and takes some courage. It creates this world where we decide what we want to wear, what we feel sexy and attractive in rather than following suit to what we are ought to wear to feel like that.
Perhaps we can also say that in creating a world where traditional attractiveness is ignored, the idea of choice becomes a reality. I can make the choice of wearing something that is flattering according to what we conventionally find flattering or I can wear a sartorial equivalent of a tent. Perhaps the most important message to women is; we can no longer be criticized for enjoying fashion and be told that we are objectifying ourselves.
Any way that I decide to dress is underlined in freedom because there are two ends of the spectrum, not just the one side that pertains to convention and tradition. If I want to wear a sweater which hemline ends under my knees combined with wide trousers and Birkenstocks than it’s my choice. Birkenstocks being praised is just one way of showing how fashion nowadays is giving ownership of the term beautiful to people. What better way to celebrate personal style than by giving people the option to define it themselves? So while not everyone will agree with me, certainly men and especially my father, I give my pair of Birks a solid high five.
Photos found on Pinterest.com
Photos found on Pinterest.com
Sunday, 29 June 2014
Zara bomber and blouse / Levi shorts / Sasha boots
Morning peeps! Summer is fast approaching - It actually already is there - and as much as I love the sunshine and blue skies I’m finding it difficult to give up my black wardrobe and winter boot collection. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer and I love all that comes with it, from the daytime drinking to the late night barbecues and the festival season that literally has me on the edge of my seat! But what I cannot stand is the pressure that emerges and looms over the entirety of spring to prepare for summer, to get that 'Summer Body'. I think it is pretty obvious that girls obsess over weight and healthy food. I mean it literally is everywhere. The Dutch Vogue dedicated an entire issue to Body & Health. The problem is that not many girls know how to deal with it. Some stop eating, others keep eating everything and get obsessed with going to the gym and end up disappointed that they didn't get the result they wanted.
But I think it's very easy. It's more of a mental challenge. The trick is to exercise on a regular basis and eat healthier. You're body can handle a lot more than you would think, though you have to be careful not to get injured while trying to get more fit. I've got a few tips to stay injured free.
1. Listen to your body
When you just started running or practicing a new kind of sport, it's important to not over egg the pudding. Start off light and easy. Progress will be made faster than you would think and you'll feel it. You'll want to go further, faster and more often. It just takes some time before your body gets on the same page as your mind.
So listen to your body. If you get aches, pains or cramps then change the way you're doing the exercise or stop doing it and take a rest.
2. Let it be
'But I want to run that contest in about a month! I'll recover after. My schedule has got no time to deal with injuries!' This is a thought that runs through many minds. You will have to let those ambitions go when you're dealing with an injury and make sure you recover.
3. Look for an alternative
When you're not able to run, doesn't mean you won't be able to stay in shape. There a lots of different exercises that you will be able to do to be able to stay in shape. The two best known alternatives are swimming and cycling.
Swimming requires a little more action, because you'll have to go to an actual pool, it takes some time and you'll need to learn the right technique. It is a great way to exercise your entire body with less gravity.
Cycling is -certainly in the Netherlands- a very easy alternative. You'll be able to go anywhere by bike. Go with you're bike instead of your car or public transport. If that's not really an option then you can always go to the gym.
The most important thing is that you have to continue exercising.
4. There's always a next year
Listen to your body, don't let anything fool you and continue exercising. Sounds easy right? In theory it sure is, but turning it in reality is a lot harder than you might think. I write this from personal experience, but when you took that step, set this timeless goal and start to see some results than it'll get a lot easier to keep the good spirits up!
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
ONLY shirt / Levi's short / Zara sandals / Vintage bag
Ola chicaas! Good morning! In exactly one week I'll be high up in the air flying to one of my favorite places in the world, Nice! Now I've never really been to Nice (France) before, but I have been to Cannes and Monte Carlo, so no doubt that this is going to be a great week.
If you have some suggestions of places we should definitely go to or people that we have to meet, please let me know!
For the past three weeks I have been going through my entire wardrobe deciding on what to pack and what not to pack. To be honest that is one of the most difficult tasks you could ever assign me. When you take a look at my 'packing a suitcase' history then you'll see that I always overpack and that half the stuff comes back home with me untouched (completely wrinkled though..)
I don't want that this summer so I went on the search for tips to do it differently. I found a few and thought that it would only be fair if I shared them with you.
Bring items that match each other is the key to succes, because you can create a complete different look everyday by just throwing on a different shirt or wearing a hat. The items that you will absolutely need no matter where you're off to are a dress (good for a night out or a day at the beach), two pairs of comfortable (denim) shorts, a bikini, a big warm knit (for when it gets cold at night), a chic top, two basic tops, a white shirt (preferably a bit oversized, so you can wear it with a leather skirt and heels for dinner and with a pair of denim short and sandals for a day on the beach), a pair of sandals and a pair of heels, sunglasses. And you're packed! :)
Monday, 23 June 2014
I can still see it in my dreams, I can't get it out of my head and I have absolutely no idea how it will either get in my closet or stop haunting me. It was this extremely hot Thursday afternoon with too many people surrounding you - mostly tourists - and I was walking around town with sweat stains on my forehead and probably my back, hoping others wouldn't notice. You're desperately grasping for a well air-conditioned room, a glass of ice water and chairs that you're legs won't stick to due the excessive sweat production.
The first time I saw it, it felt like a garden full of butterflies had been opened in my stomach, this warm feeling. It looked like it had an aura of light around it. You know that minute that when you lock eyes with someone on the street and for a minute the world just stops? There is no noise, no people, it's just you and that person and nothing else matters? When I first saw this dress, that's what it was like, that's what it felt like. The only difference is that it didn't have eyes. I haven't seen anything in magazines, runways, websites that reminded me of that dress. It was this perfect, boyish, wide but hugging at the same time, black gown. The dress. You're convinced that, by wearing it, you will be thinner, more beautiful and most important, incredibly confident (not arrogant). You could rule the world. And now I will never have it...