zaterdag 23 juli 2016

NEW IN: The Perfect Summer Sandals

Summer sandals. They never go out of style. We all know that our plastic flip-flops aren't always the answer during summer. But hey, sandals are! They're still as comfy and breathable as your plastic footwear, but way more stylish and chic! In other words: a real summer essential!However, finding a pair of cute sandals is easier said than done. It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack. There are so many different types of sandals - and apart from finding one that is really to your liking, it's very important that the shoes fit the shape of your feet perfectly. For example: avoid at all times the too-narrow-sandals-for-too-wide-feet look. I’m serious, you don’t want that. 
So that's the reason why I found myself only a few weeks ago - quite unexpectedly - the perfect summer sandals. I was just looking on Pinterest - doing nothing special, probably bored - when I saw them passing by. My heart skipped a beat. The sandals looked like they were literally made for me. The leather straps in the perfect color, the white platforms that makes me look a bit taller and the golden details which don't curse my jewelry. 

I found out that the sandals were from the Polish shoe brand Venezia. Never had I thought that I would find the perfect sandals all the way in Poland, but good things come from unexpected places. When I ordered them, I wasn't exactly sure about my size. I decided eventually that I'd take a size smaller than I usually do. They arrived shortly afterwards and - hell yes - they fitted!

You can't find love, love finds you is what they say, right? ;)
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zondag 12 juni 2016

DIY: How To Make The ‘Alexa Chung’ Denim Dungaree Dress

A few weeks ago I saw this picture of Alexa Chung on Pinterest. Bohemian top and a denim dungaree dress. The perfect combination for a cool and effortless outfit. And gosh, how badly I wanted to own a dress like this myself.

As a possessed person, I’ve looked everywhere. Every online shop that I could think of and every physical store nearby. Unfortunately, without success. Not a single store sold the ‘Alexa Chung x perfect denim dungaree dress’.

But my hunt went on: a few days later, I went with my mom to my old hometown - Amsterdam. You must know that, if you’re a sucker for good vintage clothes - Levi’s 501 anyone? - Amsterdam is place to be. So, my hopes were up pretty high.

Eventually I didn’t find them, but I did find something else. In every vintage store I went, there were racks full of denim dungaree shorts - all with the perfect denim wash, length and price (€25). So I thought, why don’t I make the ‘Alexa Chung x perfect denim dungaree dress’ myself and turn the bottom from short to skirt. And so I did.

So for the people who also saw this picture, wanted the dungaree dress, looked for it everywhere but couldn’t find it - this one is for you ;)

zondag 29 mei 2016

LOOKBOOK - STARS

Happy Sunday! As you’ve probably already noticed, today’s article is an outfit post. And I’m kind of excited for this one, because it’s all about my newest purchase: the coolest pair of wide trousers with tiny stars all over it!

Last week I scrolled trough the sale section at hm.com, when this eye-catcher passed by with 70% off! You’ll probably understand that I had to buy it.

A wide trouser could be seen as a difficult garment, because you have to be careful that it doesn’t get too clumsy. But, it’s not so hard to avoid that. The golden tip for wearing wide trousers is to combine them with a tighter (and plain - if your trousers are printed) piece of clothing. In that way, you don’t become a shapeless bag and all the focus is on the trousers.

Because of the lightweight fabric, the trousers are perfect for those chilly summer days next season. For example, combined with a simple white T-shirt and a pair of white slip-ons or espadrille wedges underneath it.
But also when you live in Holland where the summer takes a long time to show itself, you can wear these trousers. To toughen them a bit up, I’ve decided to combine it with a black long-sleeved rib top and - one of my favorite pieces from my wardrobe - my leather jacket from Zara. On my feet, I wore my new chelsea boots from Vagabond, which I absolutely love! Soon more about them on the blog. For now, thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment below! 

zaterdag 14 mei 2016

How To Create The Perfect Ear Party?

From left to right: golden dot stud earring from the jeweller - golden bar earring from ASOS - golden bar with chain from Luv Minimal via Etsy.

#EARPARTY. I’m sure you’re familiar with this hashtag. If not, I wonder where you’ve been in the past few months. Because the trend this hashtag is linked to, is hotter than hot. On Instagram and other kinds of social media, tons of pictures of the most beautiful ear party’s are passing by. The entire female half of the population exchanges their bald earlobes for ears, which are fully decorated, with many tiny minimalistic earrings. Moi incluse!

But how do you create the perfect ear party? That’s what I want to talk about in this article.

Creating an ear party consists of two steps. The first step is the place. This is the basis. Remember: asymmetry is the key. Go all crazy with one ear - make it its own little party - while you keep the other ear simple. In that way, it won’t get to shriek. For example, in my right ear I have three holes, which I vary with different kinds of golden earrings, ranging in size. In my other ear I have just one hole, with only a simple golden dot stud earring in it.

The second and last step is the most important. Because without the jewelry, there wouldn’t be any ear party at all. The simplicity of the jewelry is necessarily. You want to wear minimalistic and fragile jewelry which can easily be combined with each other. Play with different sizes. For example: combine one slightly prominent earring with two smaller ones. I recommend purchasing two simple dot stud earrings, because you can combine them very well.

Et voila! Let the ear party begin!

dinsdag 3 mei 2016

LIFESAVERS: The Best Moisturizer for Dry Hands

Luckily, the cold season has been over for a while now, but unfortunately our skin needs some time to recover from it. I myself experience that mainly with my hands. During the cold days my hands aren’t happy, no matter how much I take care of them. It’s hard to find the right moisturizing cream that can repair the damage. It can cost you tons of money.
But, if you’re one of the unfortunate with extreme dry hands (including myself), it’s you’re lucky day. Because I’ve found the cure!

The cure is where you wouldn’t expect it to be. It’s not some expensive liniment or some exclusive ointment, but this moisturizer can be found in nearly every home. I’m talking about the Dove Nourishment Cream. Doesn’t it ring any bells? You probably know what I mean when I say it’s the white cream in the blue-white tin.

Who would have thought that this simple moisturizing cream would be so effective, when it’s not specifically meant for dry hands? The white cream isn’t greasy, but soaks in really slowly. Unlike any other moisturizers I’ve tried, it won’t just vanish into your skin. And therefore it’s so good! I’ve rubbed it for quite a couple of months now every night before I go to sleep on my hands. The next day they’re baby soft, well hydrated and no longer any trace of dryness. Besides, this cream smells really good! And all that just for €2,-.

If you haven’t got it already, I would say; run ASAP to your nearest drugstore!

vrijdag 29 april 2016

DIY: How to Customize Your Levi's 501

The vintage Levi’s 501. These are definitely my all time favorite jeans. The thick denim, the washing, the model - everything is just perfect. If I could choose, my whole closet would be loaded with them. Unfortunately, as you might know, these jeans are hard to find in the right size. You have to be very lucky to come across a perfect one.

If you are one of those lucky few and finally get your hands on a Levi’s 501, it can sometimes be a bit shapeless and not very flattering. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t change that. If the Levi’s fit perfectly around your hips and bottom, you can easily customize the rest of the jeans entirely to your body. In today’s article, I’m going to show you how you can easily do that yourself.

vrijdag 15 april 2016

LOOKBOOK - DOUBLE DENIM


As you might have noticed, the double denim trend is taking over this season. Denim jackets, denim blouses, denim pants (=jeans), denim skirts, denim dresses, denim shorts, you name it. Everything can be combined with each other and everything goes. One piece of denim is simply not enough. Since I’m a huge fan of this trend, today’s outfit is all about the double denim.

You must know that finding a particular garment can become quite an obsession for me. For example, my search for the original Levi’s 501 jeans. Man, I’ve wanted these jeans so badly. I’ve chased all kinds of vintage stores up, both physical and virtual, in the hope of taking possession of this gem.
I didn’t achieve much success. Luckily, a while ago, I discovered the site Vestiaire Collective. The world opened up in front of me. If you already know this site, you know what I’m talking about: the best second-hand designer pieces and the best vintage pieces are offered for a song (well, in relative terms). Seriously, it’s like heaven.
Because there it was, the jeans of dreams, waiting patiently for my visit. I purchased it immediately, received it shortly after, adjusted it a little and I’ve worn it ever since.