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I know I’ve been a very bad blogger lately, but believe me when I say I got shitloads of inspiration to share with you, but just not enough time to work it all out. Semester four from the uni just started (which, again, is an incredibly demanding one) and I’m quite busy finding my way, but I’m confident things will turn out for the better and there EVENTUALLY will be more time for Tha Bloggg. Anyhow, here are some pics from Corinth and Eleusis. These are not very popular or touristic sites, but maybe that makes it even easier to shoot arty pictures of smaller objects and details. Hope you like this fifth diary, there are still three more to come, mostly dealing with Athennssss itself. Stay tuned!

Corinth
Temple of Apollo, Corinth

ancient relief

sleeping dog

artemis statue
I’ve decided to go write my masters thesis about statues of women like this one (this one in particular is considered to represent the goddess Artemis)

ladybug

corinth

funerary vase
“Boks ouwe”, as the Dutchies would say

vase libation
This is a typical libation scene; a priestess offering something liquid (wine, for example) to a god(dess).

ancient inscription

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spain

Just some random Spain pics again. They were taken with my DSLR, my BlackBerry and my friend’s Iphone, but the one thing they do have in common is that they breathe ZEN. I mean, beach, palm trees, sunsets, cocktails, Sudokus… couldn’t ask for more (or less, actually). I posted some of these pics on Instagram as well and there will probably be more #takemeback ones in the next couple of days, haha. Maybe I’ll collect them here on the blog too, but if you’re in need of holiday inspiration, follow me on Instaaa.

spain from the air

palm trees

merely Merel

friends

octopus sand
Not made by us, haha #justsaying

sunset clouds

merely Merel

palm trees sunset

cocktails

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ripped mom jeans

Knew I had to have these ripped mom jeans right when I saw them online. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find them in my size here in Utrecht, but in Alicante, I did. Combined with good old All Stars (Luuk washed mine, don’t they look brand new again!?), an oversized top and a canvas tote they make a perfect evening beach outfit.

In the meantime, I’m back in The Netherlands again, trying to get into study-mode. Laaaast semester of the year, hope I’ll make it to the finish line, haha. Definitely planning on shooting loads of comfy study outfits in the coming weeks, so if that’s your cup of tea too, make sure to stick around!

comfy outfit

ripped mom jeans

all stars

outfit details

beach outfit

TOP | Bershka
JEANS | H&M
ALL STARS | Converse via JD Sports | see me wearing them here as well
BAG | Monki | see me wearing it here as well

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Nafplio

This blog is slowly turning into a photoblog, haha. I just got so many Greece and Spain photos to share with you and I don’t wanna put too many pics in one post, so here I am again with another Greece diary. These pics were taken at the b-e-a-utiful sites of Mycene and Epidauros, with some concluding sunset-views from Nafplio. Extremely memorable was the big “Atreus” tholosgrave as well as the great Epidauros theater.

Lionsgate

Mycene

Mycene

atreus tholos grave

greek vase

Mycene tholos

epidauros

ice coffee

Nafplio

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spain

Gotta love Spain. Prepare for a lot of we’re-getting-totally-zen-around-here photos, because basically, that’s all we do. Today, we’re already flying back home and even though I feel completely re-energized, I’m sad to leave. I’d really love to spend my time around here more often. If only for KIKO by the way, haha! Last Wednesday, we visited the KIKO store in Alicante and drooled over aaaaaallll the nail polishes, lipsticks and eyeshadows for ages until we finally made a (sort of) selection and left with loads of new beauty stuff (I’ll probably show you my picks in a separate post soon). Anyway, see you when I’m back home!

pink flowers

spain

Alicante

sky clouds

KIKO

pink flower

gel nail polish KIKO

spain

boulevard spain

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H&M loves coachella

Being all H&M loves Coachella-like here in Spain! It may seem like all I’m doing is going on holidays lately, but believe me when I say I was really IN NEED of this little Spain-getaway. Greece was super intense and here in Santa Pola there’s nothing to do besides sleeping and going to the beach. So my besties and I are doing just that. Oh and before I forget to mention: we also WORK OUT, on the beach. Like whuuttt, yes we do! In the evening, we wear clothes like the ones I’m wearing here: comfy-to-the-max. I combined a pair of leggings with a H&M-loves-Coachella lace top, my oversized Bershka jacket, a little hat against sunburn (but that is too cute to take off at night) and forever-and-always-Havaiana’s flip-flops.

H&M loves coachella

H&M loves coachella

summer outfit

summer hat

summer hat

H&M loves coachella

TOP – or try this one | H&M loves Coachella
LEGGINGS – or try Zara | Modemusthaves | see me wearing them here as well
JACKET | Bershka
HAT | H&M
FLIP-FLOPS | Havaiana’s via Invito | see me wearing them here as well
SUNGLASSES – or opt for the ‘real’ Wayfarer | bought in Greece

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Olympia

Our fourth day in Greece we spent in Olympiaaa, which – of course – is the place where the Olympic Games once began. At the time, the games were purely religious, so there are still a lot of temples and cult statues to be admired. Just like Delphi, Olympia lies in the middle of nowhere, so it’s not a place I’ll visit any time soon again. Gotta love the great statues of Athena Nike (Athena the Victorious) and the Hermes and Dionysus in the museum at the site. Also, very interesting to see they were busy excavating again! Anyhow, enjoy the pics.

Athena Nike
Athena Nike

Olympia

Hermes and Dionysus
Hermes and Dionysus

marble horses

shells

excavations Olympia
Excavations with a part of a pillar in one of the pits

Olympic Stadion
Entrance to the ancient Olympic stadion

flower

clouds

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comfy clothes

Today, I’m off to Spain for some well-deserved SLEEP and catch-up time with my two besties and the boyfriend. Besides them, what could be better company than some kick-ass, summer printed, silky sleek, easy breezy comfy clothes? When I visited H&M the other day, I didn’t even know where to look; sooo much fun and pretty summer items! Can’t wait to put my toes in the sand again!

HAT €9,99 | RED BRA €14,99 | SINGLETS €4,99 p.p. | STRIPED BRA €9,99 | LACE BRAS €14,99 | PEPSI €14,99 | HOTPANTS €12,99 | JEANS €39,99 | JUMPSUIT €29,99 | PRINT TROUSERS €19,99 | BLOUSE €29,99 | TROUSERS €29,99 | KIMONO €19,99

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sfinx

Can’t believe I actually visited Delphi. It was definitely one of the places listed on my bucket list. For some of you, Delphi might not be that interesting, but for me it is, because in Antiquity, it was the religious center of the world. Here, people from all over the world came to visit the temple of Apollo to ask the god for advice. Nowadays, it’s just another ancient sanctuary in ruins, but when you take into account the viiiieeeeewwws… wow, I can definitely imagine people once thought a god lived here.

athena pronaos
Athena Pronaos temple

fwis

Athena Pronaos

Delphi
Apollo temple

delphi

ancient horses

delphi charioteer
The famous bronze ‘Charioteer’

ancient bronzes

sky

Many more pictures to come, so stay tuned!

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air max croc

My god, I really underestimated my trip to Greece and the wifi availability. So sorry for not posting regularly, but beforehand, I didn’t have enough time to prepare posts and in Greece, the days were too looong and exhausting (and unbelievably amazing, as the pictures will show). Anyhow, I’m back with this outfit shot before Greece! I’m wearing my brand new (oh well, they’re actually second hand, but that doesn’t show right?) croco Air Max with some golden oldies, such as the half leather pants and my Wintervacht coat. The Nikes went with me to Greece as well, so they do not look as new anymore haha, but they served me perfectly fine! Hope you like the look and happy Fri-yay!

air max

merely Merel

Wintervacht

Wintervacht

Nike Air Max croc

merely Merel

SWEATER | Primark | see me wearing it here as well
PANTS | Vero Moda | see me wearing them here as well
AIR MAX 1 CROC – or try the normal ones | Nike (secondhand) via Marktplaats
COAT | Wintervacht | see me wearing it here as well

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