sneaker freaker

Never thought I’d be a sneaker freaker kinda girl one day, but the various sneaker hypes of the recent years really got to me. And well, let’s be honest, I never was a heel kinda girl either, so I was pretty much running out of options, HAHA. Anyway, as you can probably tell, I completely embraced the sporty and comfy look: beanie, oversized shirt and cardigan, washed jeans (like, literally washed, they were deep black once) and one of the latest sporty additions to my shoe wardrobe.

Let’s seriously talk shoes here by the way. I restricted myself from buying new ones since the start of OCTOBER (whuuuutt, yes for real!), because I kinda felt like I already had everything I could possible need (make sure to capture this moment, ’cause I don’t say this that often). But suddenly the sneaker-vibe hit me and I caught myself looking in sale racks for reasonable priced Nikes (joke’s on me, Nike’s never on sale!) and Pinteresting for sporty inspiration.

And that’s when I ran into these beauties by Monshoe. I didn’t know about this brand yet, so I was quite hesitant at first, but I found them on Sooco, which is a relatively small shoe webshop selling all kinds of quality brands (quite reasonably priced as well by the way, you should definitely check out their sale, because they do include cool Nikes). Anyhow, browsing through the sneakers, I fell in love with these black-and-powder-pink ones that match (and bring colour to) my black and grey dominated wardrobe!

Quality-wise, they’re perfect! The suède is gorgeous and they feel very firm and well made. They come with gold laces as well (not real gold of course, I mean something like the colour of the v-shape on the sides), but – as usual – I prefer black. The only drawback I can think of, is that they’re quite hard to combine. The rose pink colour make them mismatch with other colours quickly. Luckily, I’m a non-colour-lover! And besides, I’m always in for a challenge, so in Spring, I’m gonna try to include powder pink in my colour scheme.

We shot these pics in front of De Munt by the way, such a beautiful building! (And full of ancient Roman coins, which is always a good thing.) In between rain showers, we cycled through Utrecht to find a cool spot and we should definitely do that more often. Afterwards, I handed in two papers, shopped a new coat (show you soon!) and we treated ourselves to some Starbucks coffee and carrot cake. I’ll be busy finishing my last deadline today and then I’m finally homework-free for two days =D. Happy friday!

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Monshoe

sneaker freaker

sneaker freaker

sneaker freaker

Sooco.nl

Monshoe

T-SHIRT | Monki | see me wearing it here as well
JEANS | H&M | see me wearing them here as well
SNEAKERS € | Monshoe via Sooco
CARDIGAN - kinda similar | H&M | see me wearing it here as well
SCARF – only in cognac and blue | Monki | see me wearing it here as well
BAG | bought in Spain | see me wearing it here as well
BEANIE – only in grey | H&M men | see me wearing it here as well

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Greece

Instagram followers already know, but a few days ago, I booked a ticket to Greece! I’ve possibly seen Athens’ airport more often than any other airport (except for Schiphol and Eindhoven maybe), so it almost feels like going home, but this time, I’m going to visit maaaany new places. Or well… old places actually, new only for me. A friend and I are joining one of our professors on a “school trip” with students across Greece. We’ll be visiting various ancient sanctuaries and other holy places. Of course, we’ll start in Athens with the acropolis and the temple of Zeus, but then it’ll be one big road trip to Korinth, Epidaurus, Olympia and – what I’m particularly excited about – DELPHI. The above picture might not seem that interesting to you, but from what I’ve heard, it’s won-der-full. We’re going in March/April and I seriously can’t wait. Now, let’s prepare with Michael Scott’s book Delphi, which I’m going to buy myself soon!

Picture via Imgkid.com.

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coordinates collection

Warning: this post is going to ruin your bank account. I might be a bad blogger, because I didn’t know about the Coordinates Collection yet, but I’m totally going to make up for that by announcing that I NEED TO HAVE A COORDINATES BRACELET RIGHT NOW. And these pictures tell you why (they’re all taken from their Instagram account. Make sure not to follow, because you’ll be hooked instantly). As you might know (or notice from my outfitposts haha) I don’t have a lot of jewelry and that’s because I’m mainly interested in special, customized (expensive mostly, yes) pieces. These coordinates bracelets (they also have rings and necklaces) totally fit in that picture. So, let’s save up some money by not buying inexpensive jewelry and maybe, one day… I’ll get myself one!

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coordinates collection

coordinates collection

blogging laptop

coordinates collection

coordinates collection

For your information, the bracelets start at around €150,-.

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white laptop

Ahh, words can’t express how much I want a white laptop lately. My almost four-your-old red baby with black keypad is struggling a lot to stay alive since a few weeks, so to prevent myself from a nervous breakdown (think: crashing laptops while finishing papers), it’s time to get me a new one. I don’t know a-ny-thing about things like these, the only thing I know is that I want my future lappy to be white and have a backlit keyboard (for cozy blogging nights in bed! Ahum… finishing papers at 3am, that’s more likely to happen). Does anyone know which model I should opt for? And no, I don’t want a Macbook (me and Apple don’t go well together and besides, they’re way too expensive for what I’m using it for). For now, some delicious inspiration. Got-to-do-a-home-make-o-ver-right-NOW.

white laptop

white laptop

white laptop

white laptop

Images via Wearesodroee.com, Seesbysanni.blogspot.fr, Justdandy.org, Apartmenttherapy.com, Stylizimo.com and Elisabethheier.blogspot.nl. Know any more sources? Let me know! Find all of them on my Pinterest account.

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week 4

Bye bye week 4! You haven’t been a very busy one, but with major deadlines coming up, you’ve made me feel like my head is going to explode. Or is that because of the Saturday night drinks? Anyway, let’s recap.

MONDAG 19/01
Waking up at 1pm. Apparently, I needed some sleep. I spend today in my pj’s with coffee and studybooks. | And nail polish, yes indeed. No matter how busy I am, nails should be polished, always. | Preparing tomorrow’s stripy outfit in the evening.

week 4

TUESDAY 20/01
Eating delicious cake at work because of a colleage’s bday <3. | Totally not being jealous at Luuk, who’s on a holiday in Israel (I was dropping him off at the train station this morning at 5am, dear Lord). | Dreaming of nail art skills to make myself these nails one day!

week 4

WEDNESDAY 21/01
Rise and shine early today! | Having a breakfast extraordinaire before spending the whole day studying. | Writing a post about these beauties I’m anticipating! | Dressing myself to post a Shop My Closet package (brrr, it’s cold)! | Clicking this fluffiness home in the evening. | Picture to fill the space.

week 4

THURSDAY 22/01
Yayyy, they’re here! And they’re toooo gooood! | Luuk chilling out to the max in the Dead Sea. | Doing nothing more really than studying and preparing a blogpost about my disposable camera photos.

week 4

FRIDAY 23/02
Cycling to work in the mist this morning. Where’s the Dom Tower? | Making these delicious tortillas with guacemole at night, it’s just an Albert Heijn recipe, but it’s goooood (and simple, I like). | Preparing tomorrow’s outfitpost full of golden oldies.

week 4

SATURDAY 24/01
Today’s study gear! Wearing my new sneakerthafreakers (<3) and drinking shitloads of coffee! | I BOOKED A TICKET TO ATHENS. Tell you all about it soon! | Keep on writing papers until it’s winetime with friends (which I don’t capture, wisely enough).

week 4

SUNDAY 25/01
Blow and paper towels are the cutest combination ever. | I totally forgot to prepare a blogpost for today, and since I’m working, you guys need to look at this outfit one more day… Scusate! | And now Blow and I are both off to bed, because we’re ridicuously tired.

week 4

I know I said it a million times before, but next week is going to be hell on earth. I need to hand in three major deadlines (starting TODAY) and I don’t know how exactly that is going to happen, but fact is.. that it is going to happen. Luckily, Luuk comes back home again, so hopefully he’ll provide me with some moral support (and prevent me from getting insane), haha!

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black and camel

Golden oldies in today’s outfit post! And yeah, uhuh, you know what it izzz, black and camel, black and camel, black and camel, black and camel. Okay, sorry for putting that song in your head. Anyway, about the outfit: I didn’t really have something in mind when putting together this outfit, but I think it turned out quite cool! I was in my wetlook leggings and oversized men’s knit because I was studying all day (comfy-dot-com) and when we went out to shoot these pics I thought it would be nice to put on my beloved fringed coat again (little bit too cold for this time of the year though). Completed the look with oooold laced booties and a verrrrrry old (but all time favourite) zebra printed scarf.

ps. I can’t help but thinking about Jenna Marble’s drunk make-up tutorial in which she states: stand before things that are white… it makes you look… less white =D. Don’t really know if that holds true here, but well.

black and camel

merely Merel

black and camel

black and camel

SWEATER | H&M | see me wearing it here as well
LEGGINGS | Asos | see me wearing them here as well
BOOTS – similar | Invito | see me wearing them here as well
COAT | H&M | see me wearing it here as well
SCARF | Zara | see me wearing it here as well

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disposable camera

A little while ago (oops, I looked it up, it was back in July 2014! I guess time flies when you’re having fun) I was totally inspired by this post on Tessa’s blog (Señoritabytessa.weebly.com) and decided to buy a disposable camera myself (this one by Hema). I took it with me on several occassions, forgot about it for a while (for example when on vacantion to Istanbul, grmbl) and finally decided to capture the most boring every-day-scenes, just to get it over with and see how they would turn out. Well, let’s say not all of them turned out the way I wanted to (only these eight pics were blog-worthy, haha!), but I’m absolutely in love with their vintage look. Not to mention the pleasant surprise to rediscover which photos you’ve taken – where and while doing what – after dragging this camera along for several months. Besides, I’ve learned by now that some things work really well for disposable cameras, such as SUNLIGHT, and some things don’t, such as NO sunlight. Can’t wait to buy myself a new one to capture my journey towards spring!

Oh, and pricewise: it’s not that cheap, but also not that expensive: the camera costs about €6,-, the developing of the film about €12,- (including a cd with a digital version of the pics, which costs €2,50). Maybe I’ll show you a few of these pics digitally as well, but since I have no cd-player on my laptop, I’ll have to wait for someone who has (my parents?), HAHA.

disposable camera

disposable camera

disposable camera

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Monshoe
SNEAKERS | Monshoe via Sooco.nl

Spotted these Monshoe sneakers on Pinterest and now they’re on their way to me! I’ll tell you all about it when they’ve arrived. And believe me, I can’t wait, haha. For now just some to-wear-them-with inspiration below. Happy thursday! (Hope yours is better than mine, ’cause I’ll be sitting behind my laptop writing papers all day – and night, probably… #studentlife.)

Monshoe

Pictures via Crushculdesac.tumblr.com, Lacooletchic.tumblr.com, Artsymphony,blogspot.in, Itslatingirl.tumblr.com. Know any more sources? Let me know! Find all of these images on my Pinterest.

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v-cut manicure

When I saw the picture below on Danielle’s (Weworewhat.com) Instagram, I just couldn’t wait to RUN to the nail salon to get myself some brand new acrylic nails and a proper v-cut manicure. I mean, how a-a-a-awesome does this look (especially compared with her pointy shoes)! Unfortunately, I was at work all day (and I’m running out of time and money as well), so I’ll just have to wait to get it done. But in the mean time, (that is, in the near future) I’m definitely gonna try this on my short, horrible nails, because this must be looking good on any nails right? And with a little bit of scotch tape and some patience, it shouldn’t be that hard either.

v-cut manicure

v-cut manicure

v-cut manicure

Pictures via Instagram (see link in text) and Pshiiit.com. Know any more sources? Let me know! Find more inspo on my Pinterest.

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stripe

All the credits for this catchy blogpost title go to Chapter Friday’s Yara. Since I read her article about stripes, I haven’t been able to get this statement out of my head every time I find myself picking something striped out of the (virtual webshop) racks. This black-with-small-white-stripes-beauty found its way to my wardrobe very recently, for only €3,- (seriously, I’m doing a good job sale-shopping-wise this season). And because stripes and dungarees are always a good idea (check out my summer version here), I thought it would be a good excuse to pull these black ones out of my closet once again. Oh and yes, the weather wasn’t to write home about (Dunglish), so Luuk and I shot these pics in the bedroom, haha. And yes again, that’s my nail polish rack in the background… Quite a girly bedroom right?

stripe

stripe

stripe

stripe

Oh and a third yes, because yes I dyed my roots again, but they remained yellow this time, bwuhhh. Guess I need to give up on the healthy-hair way of dyeing and go for bleach after all… keep you posted about my hair thoughts, haha!

TOP – similar | Zara
DUNGAREES – similar | H&M | see me wearing them here as well

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