zaterdag 17 september 2016

FASHION WEEK SS 17: Recap New York

They say that in fashion world September is equal to January. Why? Because this month is all about a new beginning. Or - to be more precisely – it’s all about the launch of new collections. 

We flip through our September issues and are being introduced to the new trends and collections of the new season. The Autumn / Winter season. But that’s not it. No, we’re also looking forward. Further into the future. Because, during the well-known Fashion Weeks in the fashion capitals, we’ll see the collections for next year’s Spring / Summer season. And this event, with the duration of four weeks, is happening right now!

Traditionally, New York is the first one to be taken over by the fashion industry, then London, Milan and last but not least, Paris. While all of the models, photographers, fashion gurus and journalists etc. have meanwhile moved themselves to the city of London, I would like to reflect New York Fashion Week for a moment.

Though I wasn’t there in person, I have seen all of the fashion shows via the website of Vogue. The shows of Tommy Hilfiger, Proenza Shouler and 3.1 Phillip Lim were definitely my favorite! I’ve put together my 60 favorite looks of the whole thing in this slideshow down below. What do you think?

zaterdag 10 september 2016

LOOKBOOK: Pyjama Shirt

Survived the first week of high school. I have started my last year in this place - if everything goes as planned. It’s getting serious now. Within a few months I will be able to do whatever I want. Traveling, moving back to my dear Amsterdam - everything is possible. Seriously can’t wait J. But first: I have to graduate. And I’ll have to work hard to manage that.

When I seriously try to be a good student and to make my homework, I cannot deny that I get distracted sometimes and find myself screening the Internet for gems. Yes, I have to admit; I’m slightly addicted to online shopping. And the fact that I’m actually very good at it, doesn’t help. For example; last week I spotted this leopard printed pyjama shirt from LoveStories with 70% off. Score! 

The famous pyjama shirts from LoveStories combined with a leopard print. What more do you want in life? For the people who don’t understand that it’s normal nowadays to rock your pyjama shirt as a normal shirt - well - we probably live in a time where that's okay. I don’t know. 

So, about my outfit. I was wearing the pyjama shirt with a blue cotton button-up shirt from the label Oxence based in Paris. They have the best classic button-up shirts, a must have in every closet. Make sure to check it out! To make the look complete, I wore a pair of Levi’s 501 and simple white slip-ons. Do you like it?

maandag 5 september 2016

FAVORITES: An Ode To Vagabond

For today’s article I wanted to share my enthusiasm for the shoe brand Vagabond. If you have never heard of this brand before, it’s a good thing that you’re reading this now. Because man, they’re amazing. And I think everyone should know!

Vagabond is a Swedish fashion brand, but they are mainly known for their awesome shoes. I would describe them as minimalistic, timeless and of high-quality. At the moment, I’m the proud owner of two pairs of Vagabond shoes.

donderdag 1 september 2016

LOOKBOOK: Shirt = Skirt

Hi  September! The beginning of this month means it’s official. The holidays are over. Finito. Soon, days will be filled again with school, studying and working. But it’s not all sad, because September is also the start of a brand new fashion season. Autumn / Winter 2016-17 - I think you're gonna be a good one! 

Last week I went to Amsterdam on my own. I love to come back to this city, where I’ve lived the most time of my life and where I’m planning to move back to as soon as I can. This is the outfit I wore that day. The pictures are shot in my new room, which I’ll dedicate a post to very soon. Because of my new wooden white floor, a perfectly bright corner has been created which will serve as my main photo location. What do you think?

I was wearing a striped button-up shirt which I wore like a skirt. Recently discovered this new trick and I like it very much! All you need to do is button your shirt until your waist, wrap the sleeves around yourself, make a knot and smuggle the sleeves away. Click on this link for a tutorial video. 

With my make-believe skirt, I wore an oversized white T-shirt, my favorite leather jacket and my new pair of leopard print booties. They are from Zara’s autumn collection from a few years ago, but I managed to purchase them via eBay. By the way, I seriously recommend this site. This month I’ve made a few great deals on eBay, which I’ll share soon in a shoplog post J 

See you soon! 

zondag 28 augustus 2016

TUTORIAL: 5x Different Ways to Wear a Silk Scarf

By  writing this post, I have a major déjà vu about my first blogpost ever. Three years ago (!!) I started my blog because I wanted to share the things that were on my mind in terms of fashion. Back then I was obsessed with bandana’s and I wrote about how you can wear a bandana in different ways. It’s very fun to read it back because I have the feeling that over the years, I’ve changed so much as a person. And with that, the way I dress myself. But clearly, my obsession with scarves - sounds very creepy - has always been there. 

A colorful scarf can give a simple outfit that extra touch. Give it some sophistication. And sometimes, that’s exactly what you need.
This season, the cotton bandana has given way to his more luxury version - the silk bandana. A good development if you ask me, because they’re a lot more fun. Besides the fact that they come in all kinds of colorful prints, you can wear them in so many ways.

In today’s post, I’m sharing 5 different ways to wear your silk bandana. Hope you like it!

woensdag 24 augustus 2016

LOOKBOOK: Monaco

After three weeks of laziness, tanning, sleeping in and basically doing nothing, it was time to say goodbye and to head home. Back to Holland. Back to real life. Which means finishing the renovations of my new room (soon more on the blog), working at the local grocery store all week and within two weeks starting my last year in high school. Fortunately I can extend the holiday feeling a bit, because there’s an actual heat wave going on right now and because I’m sharing a few photos shot on our holiday :)

During our one-week stay in San Remo, we decided that it would be fun to make a day trip to Monaco - a.k.a. the land of the rich people. It was just an hour's drive and we did the usual touristy stuff. We’ve seen where the rich people moor their yachts, where they gamble away their money, where they sleep for €2000, - a night and where they shop the most expensive clothes. *Sigh* What a life.

I was wearing a green suede skort (skirt on the front, short on the back), a white T-shirt from my brother’s closet, silk scarf around my wrist, straw hat, Ray-Ban sunglasses and a pair of summer sandals. Do you like it?

zondag 21 augustus 2016

LET'S DISCUSS: Red Swimsuit

Swimsuits are back! They were off the radar for quite a while, caused by the popularity of the bikini. Such a pity, because swimsuits are really amazing. Apart from the fact that they’re not great for tanning, the swimsuit has many benefits. It's flattering, comfortable (no more fumbling with sagging bikini tops and bottoms after a jump in the water) and you can just throw a pair of Levi’s shorts on top of it and you’re good to go.

There are now all kinds of different swimsuits. Personally, I’m a big fan of the simple ones, with a scoop back, round neck and not too much going on. A black colored one was on my shopping list for this summer. Eventually I succeeded at J.Crew (a.k.a. provider of the best basic swimwear), however, not with the black one like I’d planned, but with a red one.

I don’t really know why – I normally never wear the color red – but I had to have it. However, I have to admit that I had my doubts at first. Wasn’t it a bit too sexy (à la Baywatch – the hit TV show back in the 90s), too showy? Too dramatic? It’s an eye catcher for sure. But I decided to just go for it, to step out my comfort zone. And I have absolutely no regrets.

So, I’m curious to know what you guys think of a red Baywatch-inspired swimsuit. Yay or nay? Leave a comment below and let’s discuss J
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