zondag 26 oktober 2014

LET'S DISCUSS: Alexander Wang x H&M Collection

Hey loves! Holiday is for me unfortunately almost over and tomorrow I’m back in the classroom. I’ve enjoyed this free week so much: I've slept in, watched Netflix a lot (I’ve discovered a new series “Once Upon A Time” and I highly recommend it!), read a book which I hadn’t done for a long time ‘cause I had too little time and spend a day in my former hometown Amsterdam. It was nice to go back to my old neighborhood Oud-West and see what’s changed. What really made me happy to see was that it’s totally brightened up with cute little cafes in former vacant buildings such as “Bar Spek” and “Berry”. Nice to visit sometime!
In brief: I had a really nice week. How was your week?

Yes, yes, yes! The moment where Fashion World has waited for so long is finally here: the annual cooperation of H&M with a great designer is within a few days finally for sale. This year it’s Alexander Wang’s turn and that bodes very well. Though the collection is not available until November 6th (a few lucky ones have been able to obtain a few items), it does has already been released. Below are all the items of the Alexander Wang x H&M collection. Enjoy!
If I’m being totally honest I have to say that I find it a bit disappointing. It’s too sporty if you ask me and I think it’s a pity that the logo WANG or the initials AW are abound. Yet I’m a big fan of some items including the leather backpack and leather pants. The black cocoon coat is also really beautiful! 
In short: it’s not quite what I expected but there are a few gems in between.

I’m very curious what you think of this collection. Feel free to give your opinion in the comments below ‘cause that’s the whole point of a “LET’S DISCUSS-post”. 

What do you think of the Alexander Wang x H&M collection?


zondag 19 oktober 2014

INSPIRATION: Autumn/Winter Outerwear

Happy Sunday everyone! While I’m writing this I’m lying in my sweatpants and hoodie on the couch enjoying this lazy Sunday. I have nothing to do today because I’ve FI-NA-LY vacation! I’ve been looking forward to doing nothing and not having to study for so long and I’m happier than ever that it’s finally here. I haven’t scheduled anything (except a day in Amsterdam which I’m really looking forward to) and decided that I’m going to read and watch Netflix a lot. After this free week I have a few busy weeks with tons of tests, presentations and a lot of homework so I have to focus 100% at school. Therefore I’m going to enjoy this week even more and experience the ultimate laziness.

Upcoming Tuesday I’m going to Amsterdam. I’m very excited for it because I'll have some quality time with my mom and it’s also a good opportunity to expand my fall wardrobe. I’ve already make a list of the things I’d like to buy in A’dam. The thing I always do before going on a shopping trip is to search for inspiration on Pinterest for example, so I can see what the trends are this season and see what goes with my style. Since coats and jackets are returning every fall and winter and a nice coat is high on my wishlist, I thought it’d be nice to share my finds with you. I hope you like it. Enjoy!
pics from Pinterest, CollageVintage.com, TheOutsider.us, WhoWhatWear.com, Le21Eme.com

What kind of coat is on your wishlist?


zondag 12 oktober 2014

MY FAVORITES: Fashion Webshops 5x

Hi everyone! The online stores are getting better at making us forget ‘old fashion shopping’ with beautiful pictures, low shipping costs and 360 degree views. Of course a shop session with your friends or your mom is super nice. But if you don’t want to go outside on a rainy day though you do want a new outfit, online shopping is ideal!

Because I love to shop online, I thought it would be nice to post this week ‘My Top 5 Favorite Webshops’. The best, biggest and most versatile online stores get a place in my top 5. Enjoy!

1.    ASOS
Asos is by far my favorite! This store has a gigantic supply and is therefore the biggest webshop on the moment. They sell not only their own brand, but also designer clothes and clothing from all kinds of other stores. Asos has great pictures and in addition you can also see moving images of a model with the selected item. Besides, Asos has low shipping costs and fast shipping. Very nice!
Tip: If you click on OUTLET and then DESIGNER, you can find for a small prize a beautiful designer piece.

2.    ZARA
Zara definitely deserves a place in my top 5. The cosy knits, the soft scarves, the silk blouses, Zara knows exactly what we want! The webshop is quickly restocked and if you choose to send your purchase to a store nearby, the shipping is free!

Especially because of the great shoe collection and nice warm coats I like to bring a visit to this webshop. Sometimes it’s a bit pricey, but it’s worth every penny. It’s also very nice that you can sit on the couch looking for nice items instead of doing that through a giant crowd.

4.    H&M
Trusted by the low prices and yet nice clothing this store can’t be missing in my top 5. Although the store and the webstore are the same, you can find online often more items in sale. Also, new collections are faster available and everything is restocked very quickly.

5.    FOREVER21
Last but not least, Forever 21. Ideal if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the store and scroll behind you laptop through the pictures of nice clothes.

So these are my favorite webshops! I’m always looking for new cool stores, so if you know a store that should get a place in this top 5, let me know!

What are your favorite webshops?


zondag 5 oktober 2014

SPOTTED: The Perfect Sweater

Good morning everyone! It’s October already, gosh, the time flies! A month ago I was lying in my bikini on the beach and now the warm clothes can re-emerge. What a difference! But I don’t mind that the warm months are over, because I’m always really excited for autumn.

One of the reasons why I’m so happy about autumn are sweaters! I love me some good sweaters! Chunky, wool, refined, turtleneck, cashmere, love them all! They are so comfortable and you can give it a nice tough by, for example, combine it with a statement necklace, blouse underneath or a nice jacket. Every year I’m expanding my sweater collection and I’ve already bought last month some nice ones.

As time has passed, I know what my YAY’s and NAY’s are on sweater area. I’m kind of short, so oversized sweaters fits me even more oversized what gives me a dowdy look. Therefore I prefer to avoid them. Also I don’t like too much fuss at a sweater, less is more if you ask me. A itchy sweater is also a real don’t! I’m fan of sweaters that are falling just over my jeans for example and that are made of a nice fabric. 
Of course, my idea of a good sweater doesn’t need to apply for you, but if you have about the same demands as I do, then this sweater I’ve found last week is probably something for you! 

Alpaca-Blend Sweater in Gunmetal Grey
Last week I was looking around on MANGO.com when I came across the perfect sweater. It’s nice and soft, warm, has the perfect length and met all my demands. Also a big plus: the sweater was only €15,99. So I couldn’t pass it up.
It’s the ‘Alpaca-Blend Sweater’ and it’s available in many different colors. I’ve bought it in ‘gunmental grey’ and ‘camel vigore’.

I wanted to share this find with you ‘cause I know that much people are also looking for the perfect sweater. I hope I’ve helped these people with this article.

What demands should your perfect sweater meet?