Mac

Sorry guys, no Backstage post yesterday and nothing interesting new post today, except for the fact that Luuk bought me a secondhand MacBook! It was supercheap, because its keyboard was broken, but my handyman managed to fix it in order to sell it again. However, since my laptop is in need of replacement, I’m busy trying out if I’ll ever be able to get along with a Mac, because besides I just dón’t seem to get how it works, it’s exactly what I’m looking for. I always said I’d NEVER get something Apple, but it’s just soooo pwettiieeee. Anyway, the lack of updates is due to the fact that I’m having A LOT of troubles with learning to get along with a new control system (I feel like an old granny who’s just too simple-minded for this shit). Please, don’t go anywhere, because I’ll get there… some day.

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february outfit
LEOPARD COAT | BURGUNDY JACKET
SLOUCHY LONG CARDIGAN | MINTY JUMPER

I didn’t beat January’s six outfits, but I’m still quite happy with these five I produced in february. Last month, I had to rely mostly on some new combinations of “old” items (now I sound very spoiled, but you get the point right?), but this month, some pretty cool new pieces were introduced to my wardrobe, such as the leopard coat, the burgundy biker jacket, the Sendra biker boots, the loooong grey cardigan, and two basic v-neck sweaters (in mint and grey – still owe you the latter). And there are even more to come, so don’t go anywhere!

Location-wise, outfitshooting is getting better. Okay, the minty jumper-outfitshoot was a disaster because of the overload of sun (you don’t here me complaining about that in any other context though), but the long cardigan- and burgundy jacket-shoots were a dream! Also love the snow in the Sendra boots-outfit below, as well as Runwithfashion’s Iris and I making the most of it during the leopard coat-shoot in The Hague. And now I’m curious to hear what’s your favourite!? I think mine indeed is the one with the leopard coat, because it was pretty much out of my comfortzone (a year ago, I wouldn’t have thought to be running around in leopard, leather pants and with a beanie), but at the same time, I felt enough like me to be comfortable! And that’s what it is all about right?

february outfit
SENDRA ANKLE BOOTS

ps. Sorry for the overload of black skinnies. I’m wearing different ones in every outfit, but you probably can’t tell the difference, HAHA. I’m going to try to change this habit of mine!

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Sheinside

Even though I completely understand the romanticness of lace, I’ve never been one to wear it (except, of course, for lingerie, but right now I mean ‘normal’ clothing with lace). But while going through all the lookbook outfits of Sheinside, I couldn’t help but falling in love with this lace top. It has the perfect wide neck and flared sleeves, as well as a good price (€12,59) for something that is a little out of the box for me. With the prospect of wearing it with a contrasting top during spring and with a strapless bra or bikini top in summer, it’s the perfect first winter-is-over acquisition of 2015. What do you think?

lace top

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lace top
LACE TOP | Sheinside

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Supertrash

To me, Supertrash always was exactly what the name of the brand implies: super trashy. At the same time, I kinda admired ‘our’ Dutch Olcay Gulsen, who had managed to set up this brand with quality clothing that’s still affordable. Now I don’t know if Supertrash changed, or if my taste did, but I recently found myself on Asos selecting everything ST. Since Asos is always pretty expensive compared to individual webshops, I surfed to ST’s own webshop and voila, here are my faves! I absolutely fell in love with this awesome casual zipper blazer and those gorgeous half-leather-white-striped pants (these ones are also extremely fine)! Besides, I first selected a pair of heels with the same gold croco-print as the espadrilles, but then discovered these more comfortable shoe option. Finally, with all my travelplans, I definitely need a passport cover for my (future new) passport, as well as a minimalistic coffee mug for all the much-needed coffee at school.

TOP €49,95 | PANTS €249,95 | ESPADRILLES €99,95 | BLAZER €179,95 | PASSPORT COVER €29,95 | MUG €14,95

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burgundy jacket

I already showed you collages and pictures of it, but here’s my baby in real life; my burgundy jacket! On the Sheinside webshop, there were no photos of fashionbloggers wearing this jacket, so I was pretty nervous about how it would look like, but isn’t it fab? I think I wouldn’t wear it during Christmas time next year (to prevent people mistaken me for Santa), but the burgundy red colour is perfect for spring-is-coming-but-it’s-still-winter days like these. And did I mention how awesome biker jackets match with biker boots? Still really, really happy I bought these Sendra booties secondhand.

Luuk and I shot these pics in between rain showers on a deserted parking lot. I’m trying to find more of these grey-ish/industrial places to shoot. They go well with the colour palette of my wardrobe. Also, love how the sun lights up some of the pics, while the clouds in the background predict more bad weather (which eventually came when we drove back home).

winter outfit

teddy biker jacket

burgundy jacket

burgundy jacket

teddy biker jacket

sendra ankle boots

burgundy jacket

SWEATER – slightly similar | Monki | see me wearing it here as well
PANTS | Monki | see me wearing them here as well
BOOTS – similar | Sendra via Marktplaats | see me wearing them here as well
JACKET | Sheinside | more pics here
SCARF – in brown | Monki | see me wearing it here as well

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dichromatic scarf

The day before yesterday, I already showed you the first part of my Sheinside order (the teddy biker indeed <3!) and here’s part two. On Instagram, you guys were already very enthusiastic about it and I must admit I also was very curious to see if this dichromatic scarf would be as good in real life as it looked like in the webshop. The answer is yes, it is! It is such a good addition to my scarf collection. Nowadays, I almost exclusively wear grey scarfs and I’m starting to get a liiiitle bored by that. Therefore, how cool is this grey-and-nude-in-tha-remix variation? I love it!

dichromatic scarf

dichromatic scarf
SCARFsold out when I was writing this post, sorry girls! | Sheinside

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week 8

Sorry for not posting yesterday, but I’ve got this new blog rule which says that I don’t have to blog each and every single day if I really cannot find the time to do so (which was the case yesterday). But no worries, because here is yesterday’s post: my diary of week 8! Last week wasn’t that exciting, so I didn’t make much photos. I did a lot of study-related stuff and was completely exhausted at the end of the week. Luckily, I didn’t have to come to work on Saturday (only for dinner and drinks at night, which was fun!) and on Sunday, it was time for some relaxation with Luuk his family, enjoying some small kind of music festival at Luuk’s hometown. Take a look!

MONDAY FEB. 16TH
I start the week very enthusiastically with Latin class and homework. Bring it on! | In the mail I receive this cool, slouchy long cardigan by Promiss | and Luuk and I immediately capture it for an outfitpost. | In the evening, I spot this boho fringed dress on – how accordingly – Boohoo.

week 8

TUESDAY FEB. 17TH
I haven’t been looking forward towards today, because my studymates and I have class in the morning and two lectures in the afternoon. Howeverrrrr, the lectures are by Joan Breton Connelly and she tells us all about her amazing research on the sculpted frieze of the Parthenon. We’re all completely blooown away by her theories and she turns out to be a very nice woman as well. I’m definitely going to buy her revolutionary book, The Parthenon Enigma, because her research is a perfect example of what can be said about history on the basis of a work of art. Long story short, it’s already late when we leave the library (love the building). | Sunset (you could have guessed that, right?)

week 8

WEDNESDAY FEB. 18TH
I don’t do much more besides studying, studying, studying. | At night, I edit my latest outfitphotos and write a blogpost around it.

week 8

THURSDAY FEB. 19TH
I’m having a day off, so I’m dressing casually in my new blue dungarees by Sheinside (show you soon)! I take things easy, visit my mom and do some more studying. | Always when I don’t have the time, I feel like knittinggggggg. I discover a website with so much cool knitting patterns and inspiration. Gotta make myself a blanket like this one one day.

week 8

FRIDAY FEB. 20TH
The weather is baaaadd today and I feel even worse. Still, I go to Latin class in the morning, brrrr. | I start making pictures of clouds. I’ve always loved random patterns and I love how pics like these turn out, when adjusting lighting and contrast. | I feel so horrible and tired while studying at home in the afternoon, I need to take a powernap (which makes me feel even worse). Luckily, there’s Blow, who loves me unconditionally, as you can see, HAHA. | I find even more knitting inspo, aaaahhh <3.

week 8

SATURDAY FEB. 21TH
I get out of bed early to study before I need to go to work, but then it turns out my collaegues don’t need me, so today slowly turns into something extreeemely productive, whooo. I do all kinds of things I wouldn’t have had time for otherwise, such as shooting outfitpics with my new teddy biker jacket (soon on the blog)!

week 8

SUNDAY FEB. 22TH
It’s Luuk’s aunt’s birthday (are all those ‘s-s correct haha?) and we spend the morning at her house with family, coffee and cake. In the afternoon, we all go to this little music festival in the neighbourhood together to have drinks. Afterwards, Luuk and I get ourselves some French fries and return home (this food-pic was actually taken two weeks ago, but I thought the idea is kinda the same, HAHA). | We’re both sooo tired and go to bed early.

week 8

Well, let’s hope this week will be one of content, haha! Besides school, I’m having two fun dates scheduled; one with my fellow-ancient-history-lover and another with some friends to visit my bestie’s new apartment. On top of that, I have my first Latin exam on friday… fingers crossed!

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teddy biker jacket

This burgundy teddy biker jacket; I had it on my wishlist for aaages. I only talked about it in a diary and a Sheinside wishlist post here, but secretly, I had it in mind way earlier as a substitute for my teddy biker by H&M. Now I finally have it hanging in my coat-closet, which is pretty rapidly expanding lately. Coat-closet sounds like I have a special department for coats at home, but that’s not the case, and because of that, I need to get rid of some older coats, such as my beloved H&M teddy (it’ll be in Shop My Closet soon)! This burgundy successor was comparable in price, but it’s better quality-wise. And of course, in my case, it’s always a good idea to add a pop of colour to the multiple blacks, greys and camels. Can’t wait to show it to you in an outfitpost!

teddy biker jacket

teddy biker jacket
TEDDY BIKER JACKET | Sheinside

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knitting ideas
DIAGONAL PINSTRIPE SCARF

I must admit that for yesterday’s post, I accidentally ran into this blog by Purl Soho (a knitting- and sewing shop in New York) while searching for cool knitted blankets. In the process however, I got completely lost in between all the cool knitting ideas that are to be found on the site. Aaaaahh, I WANNA HAVE MORE TIME TO KNIT. How cool and incredibly satisfying would it be to spend a whole Sunday afternoon knitting? Instead, I now only find these little five-minutes-in-between to knit (which is quite satisfying and relaxing as well, but still… if only)! Anyway, if these lazy Sunday afternoons will finally arrive, these three projects are the first on my to-knit-list. Especially the blanket scarf pictured above is – I think – sooohohoho pretty. I’d definitely pay a lot of money for this if I’d spot it in a store somewhere, so how awesome would it be to make it myself? The scarf directly below is not my kind of thing colour-wise, but I absolutely want to try to achieve this gradient effect one day. The blanket completely below is a in-your-dreams kinda project, but I’ll keep this in mind for when I’m a granny.
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knitting ideas
GRADIENT COWL

knitting ideas
DOUBLE SEED STITCH BLANKET

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knitted blanket

When I see a knitted blanket like this… my hands start to itch to buy myself a shitload of a wool and start knitting something huge! It’ll probably take forever (taking into account my knitting speed), but – as I mentioned earlier – I just love timeconsuming projects. For now, I’m busy finishing my friend’s scarf (it’s about time she receives her birthday present), but after that… I’ll probably get lost on Pinterest finding the most wonderful knitting patterns haha. Oh, if I could only have my own little knitting shop one day <3. Find more pictures of this blanket and the pattern on Purlbee.com.

knitted blanket

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