Just Franky ring

If you follow me for a while, you might now I’m not much of a jewelry person. Or well, let’s put it differently: I am very much a jewelry person, but I don’t own much, ’cause I want it to be special. Thus, for my birthday back in May, my boyfriend bought me a personalized necklace with my name in his handwriting, handmade by the girls from Just Franky. As you can imagine, I’m still completely in love with it. And now I want more, ’cause I recently discovered that besides necklaces and bracelets, they’ve started making rings as well! Plus: you don’t necessarily need to choose a name or word, but even small drawings can be eternalized in gold. I’m definitely going to think about a design for a ring, so I’ll keep you posted! If you’re as enthusiastic is I am: a Just Franky ring costs €84,95 and you can order it here.

Just Franky ring

Just Franky ring

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Oracle Fox

Ah! I discovered three super inspiring blogs again, so today is all about watching amazing photographs. Meet Sarah Mikaela from Framboise Fashion, Priscila Betancort from My Showroom Blog and famous Amanda Shadforth from Oracle Fox. All three are fashion blogs, but they are not only about outfits, but also about providing a lot of inspiration photography-wise. And isn’t it a little bit tooooo coincidental that they all have this long bob that I want? <3 Anyway, if you click on the pic you like, you’ll be forwarded to the corresponding post.

Enjoy! Hope you’ll have an awesome day today. I’ll spend mine at the university, studying and drinking coffee with friends. The evening will be about relaxing on the couch with my loveee.

Framboise Fashion

My Showroom Blog

inspiring blogs

Inspiring blogs

inspiring blogs

Inspiring blogs

Framboise Fashion

Oracle Fox

My Showroom Blog

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Wool and the Gang
JOLIE MIMI CARDIGAN €85,-/€195,- | QUARTERBACK DRESS €160,- | MARY SWEATER €69,-/€129,- €49,-
ARIEL TOP €57,- /€144,- | RIVIERA SWEATER €114,-/€185,- | JULIA SWEATER €84,-
SEASTAR SWEATER €95,-/€189,- | NIRVANA SWEATER €140,- | PENELOPE SWEATER €66,-/€138,-

My knitting addiction is getting out of hand and lately I discovered something amazing, namely Wool and the Gang, a “global knitwork of gangstas” with a web shop to buy knitted pieces of clothing or complete knitting kits to knit them yourself (if available, both prizes are indicated above)! Sometimes I’m wondering why I don’t think of starting an initiative like that… Anyway, besides the fact that these pieces are all very much on trend (not like the usual granny-kinda jumpers and cardigans you’ll find knitting patterns for), Wool and the Gang also makes you “wear with pride and sleep soundly”, because the web shop contains “no mass produced clothing, just quality fashion produced in a sustainable way”. Of course, these things come with a prize, but WHO CARES, I love it. And this is a very, very good motivation to improve my knitting skills, because you can become a Gang Maker yourself! Earn money with knitting, HELL YEAH. Well, let’s finish school first.

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Zara fall
COAT
€159,- | T-SHIRT €19,95 | PANTS €279,-

The Zara fall ’14 collection: Oh Em Gee, need I say more? Probably not. I recently payed Zara a visit again (hoping to purchase the grey scarf I spotted a month earlier, but it was GONE, boohoo) and fell in love with basically everything. I’m completely into the slouchy-chique look lately (combined with skinnies and leggings though) and I’m on the look for oversized-but-still-sophisticated-looking items. Where better to go than to Zara? Hope you like these small collages and expect some new Zara stuff in my outfit posts soon!

Zara fall
T-SHIRT
€39,95 | BOOTIES €79,95 | COAT €129,-

I find these booties suspiciously much looking like the Sendra boots that are high on my wishlist! Only much cheaper…

Zara fall
BLOUSE €39,95 | JACKET €159,- | LEGGINGS €25,95

09 zara favourites 101112
DRESS
€49,95 | HAT €9,95 | SCARF €49,95

This week, I’m being extremely busy due to miscommunications with myself (very strange indeed), so Zara has to wait. But I do want you know I SPOTTED THE FRINGED H&M COAT (I told you about earlier) BACK ON SALE so I immediately ordered it in two different sizes, just to be sure… Stay tuned!

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diary september

Good old September, here you are. I already told you about the changes September brought me and now it’s time for the pictures (that involve remarkable few study pics, haha… something’s going wrong here =p). Anyway, it was a busy but nice start of the month and I feel totally inspired and motivated in all possible fields. Let’s say I’m happy! Here we go:

IN THE FIRST HALF OF SEPTEMBER I…

diary september
…received a present from the Danish brand Notice! This grey knit is exactly what I was looking for to welcome autumn and I haven’t taken it off since (figuratively speaking).

diary september
…tried to invest in more us-time with Luuk, resulting in eating together on the dinner table (we mostly watch television while eating, oops). Look at this delicious paella my man made for me!

Opi by Nicole
…got this OPI by Nicole nail polish from Luuk. He saw it on sale at Action (a budget store in the Netherlands) and got me a green one as well. Shiny!

diary september
…had to go to school for the first time, wearing the second part of my Notice present, this zebra striped jacket! Again Notice, thank you so much!

diary september
…became completely obsessed with knitting again. And so does Blow, who helps me a lot, ahum.

diary september
…bought Luuk this Ray-Ban for our four-year-anniversary. It looks like it has been made especially for him, that’s how good it looks on him, so cool!

diary september
…went to Luuk’s grandparents to eat chocolate and cake and drink coffee and tea. Well, aren’t those basically the things everyone does when visiting grandparents? =p I shot this pic while driving (well, while Luuk was driving), because the sky was looking so cool! (Ofcourse I added a little bit of extra saturation to it, gege.)

diary september
…wore this oversized outfit to feel comfortable with all the coffee and chocolate, HAHA. Love the location by the way.

september diary
…shot this snapshot-kinda pic of Luuk. I’m thinking of a Snapshot category on the blog for pics like these that have a kind of vibe/sphere to it. If you get what I mean… or am I getting too philosophical here?

diary september
…received my new Phildar wool! I’m so excited about my new to-be-scarf, HAHA.

diary september
…finally went on a date with my Athens friend again and totally forgot to make pictures. We ate at De Markt (which is always fun) and had some wines OF COURSE. Later that night I spotted this beautiful jacket at Massimo Dutti and captured an alien (the green stripe) AGAIN. We had talked about this phenomenon and about Massimo Dutti during dinner, so I think the picture is a good summary of the whole night, haha.

diary september
…thought it was a good idea to start wearing my jewellery again.

De Keuken van Thijs
…had this delicious lunch at De Keuken van Thijs <3.

De keuken van Thijs
…was kinda jealous at Luuk’s as well.

Merely Merel
…shot my to-go to look if I don’t feel like stepping out of my comfort zone.

Next two weeks are going to be about trying to keep up with school (I’m doing well now, but I don’t know for how long it’s gonna last)! Besides, I don’t really have plans yet, except for working and blogging and meeting up with friends, but we’ll see what happens!

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knitting

Let’s make time for an update on a personal level, ’cause I feel like a lot has changed lately and I didn’t really tell you about it! Well, not much has changed actually… only school has started again, but still it feels like MAJOR CHANGES ALARM-ALARM.

SCHOOL
First of all: school. Forty hours a week are from now on literally occupied by studying. I need to read complete books, give presentations, and hand in writings every week, it’s insane! But luckily, I feel totally in place: the subjects are super interesting and I couldn’t have wished for better class mates. I’ve started with studying at coffee bars again, ’cause I realized that makes me much more productive than when I’m sitting at home all day feeling like a SUPER NERD without a life (which I actually am, but okay).

KNITTINGGGGGGG
Aah aah aaaahh, do I need to say more, ’cause these pictures say it all right? I’m looking like a knitting MACHINE. I’m completely into it again. Maybe because it makes me suuuper relaxed after a day in opperste concentratie (= in utmost concentration). On the pictures you see me trying out the seed stitch and it turned out so well that I decided to go on and make a scarf out of it. I’ve started working on my grey scarf as well, I’ll show you soon.

FASHION
I’m totally into fall, as I told you earlier. Big knits (HAHA), scarves (there you go), coats, sweaters, stripes, and pyjamas. Yes, I’m definitely wearing my new striped beauty with old-granny-pyjama pants on these pictures, you saw that completely right. BUT WHO CARES, it’s autumn! In my head at least. I’ve already sneaked through my favourite shops (yes Zara and Monki, I’m talking about you) and cried me a river because of SOME PEOPLE totally letting me down lately (yes bank account, I’m talking to you).

BLOGGING
I still think blogging is awesome. And what really is awesome… is that it’s almost Merely-Merel’s birthday! Of course I’ll keep you updated about that and I’m thinking about organizing a giveaway (I seriously had to look up the translation of win actie, because I typed win action at first, which suddenly seemed very awkward at second sight). What would you like to win? I was thinking about a (very uncreative, but fun for everyone) gift card for Monki, Zara, or H&M. Any preferences?

HEALTH
Since I’m not very sure about the best way to distribute my time between all these demanding factors in life (I didn’t even talk about the boyfriend, the family and friends, Blow, and other people – and animals? – that need attention), soooo I’ve put sports and healthy cooking on a low burner (op een laag pitje, HAHA). As soon as I feel in control of my time again, I’ll pay more attention to it (on the blog as well, of course), promise!

knitting

knitting

That’s it for now, hope you are doing well too! And please forgive me if I don’t react on comments (and on your blogs) as much or fast as I would like to!

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comfort zone

Meet my favourite pieces! Staying very much within my comfort zone with a lot of leather, black, and oversized stuff. You’ve seen all of these items before, but that doesn’t really matter, because it’s about how you combine it, right? These pictures were taken right after class, hence the TERRIBLE hair, haha – I was planning on wearing it in a bun so I did absolutely nothing with it in the morning. Anyway, afterwards, I went to grab some lunch with Luuk (at De Keuken van Thijs at the Biltstraat, nice place!) and scored another perfect-striped-thingy I’ll show you guys soon. Have a nice day!

Merely Merel

Paperbag

Comfort zone

Invito

Comfort zone

TOP – River Island via Asos | see me wearing it here as well
JEANS – H&M | very similar ones (I actually think they’re the same) here | see me wearing them here as well
JACKET – Ibana Rouge via Marktplaats | see me wearing it here as well
MY PAPERBAG – MYOMY | see me wearing it here as well
BOOTS – Invito | similar ones here | see me wearing them here as well

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Triangl Milly

I know, it’s not really bikini season for us Dutchies (the lucky bastards that are still going on a holiday not included), but in Australia it very much is and Triangl comes with this three new awesome colours of the Milly bikini I already own in orange (or Arizona Sunset, as it’s officially named). I am a b s o l u t e l y in love with it and even though I look super tanned in Arizona Sunset, I will always fall head over heels in love with black. And white is also a good option bikini-wise if doesn’t get see-through after a quick dive (and it won’t, because neoprene isn’t intimidated by water). And well, I don’t need to convince you about the yellow colour, do I?

Triangl Milly
TRIANGL MILLY €62,96 | Indiana Ice | New York Noir | Las Vegas Lights

Triangl

At the same time, I’m also still a littleeeee bit in love with the traditional Triangl bikinis. I don’t know if this style really is a good idea with my boobies, but hey, I’ve got some time left to consider the option (until next summer, haha). This triangle Triangl (HAHA) also comes in black and in white, as well as in a gorgeous cobalt blue colour called Malibu Blue. If that doesn’t sound tropical…

Triangl
TRIANGL TRIANGLE €55,88 | Indiana Ice | New York Noir | Malibu Blue

Let’s save some money for next summer in advance, so buying a new Triangl bikini won’t be a rib from my body again (that’s a Dutch saying for spending much more money than you can actually afford =p).

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from above

1. Going to work with freshly painted nails. Classic red is still the best!
2. Aaaah, autumn’s really here. Time for a bathrobe in the morning (and during the whole day, if possible).
3. Going on a Bagel & Beans plus shopping date! Find out what I shopped here.
4. Comfortably working from home in my new Notice sweater and aztec printed leggings.
5. Cute, the little son of one of my teachers is called ‘Pietje’. Find the ripped jeans outfit here.
6. Whoop whoop, love the striped jacket (showed it to you here) I wore on my boring plog day.
7. On my way to the first real class of the year! More striped pictures here.
8. Can’t get enough of oversized sweaters, skinny jeans and high heeled ankle boots.
9. Again a comfortable school outfit with my almost forgotten canvas bag.

Find the previous edition of From Above here.

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phildar wool

I recently told you about my plans to knit a scarf with grey and silver Phildar wool. Well, let’s start now, because I received the wool (in a very cool vacuum package, haha). The Phil Light Givre is a little bit more on the greenish side than I expected, but that doesn’t really matter, ’cause it looks great together with the sparkly Strass Light Argent. Both yarns are super thin and soft, so I think (and hope) my future scarf will fall very smoothly and won’t be too stiff (if you get what I mean). Since the length of a Strass boll (ball?) of wool is twice as short as the length of the Phil, I ordered three bolls of Phil and six of Strass. This must be more than enough, I’ll update you about the amount I actually needed for the scarf. For now, wish me a lot of fun, courage, and perseverance!

Wolplein

Phildar wool

Phildar Phil Light Givre

Phildar Strass Light Argent

Phildar wool

Phildar wool

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