Author Archives: Merel

ANY LIQUIDS, ELECTRONIC DEVICES, CHARGERS? | THE AIRPORT SECURITY PART

Any liquids? Electronic devices? Chargers? It’s just another day at Eindhoven airport and I’m waiting in line for the airport security before boarding the Ryanair flight that is going to take me back home. I just had a cappuccino with my dad at the recently re-opened panoramic terrace, which is totally worth arriving too early for since read more »

MERELY MEREL IS GOING PERSONAL

It’s been over six months since I wrote my last post, which was a goodbye one. Or actually, it was a notification of my move to another blog. Another blog that isn’t updated as regularly as I intended to either, but that’s another story for another time. Today’s story is about this blog, that I kept online all read more »

MOVED TO >> CHAINTWENTY.COM

I’m so sorry for the lack of updates over here, but those of you following along on Instagram might already know that behind the scenes, I’ve been working hard to follow my dreams! And now it’s finally here, so let me introduce you to *tatataaammm* www.chaintwenty.com — my new blog + (soon to be) webshop! The idea read more »

HOW TO ADD SOME FESTIVAL VIBES TO YOUR DAILY UNIFORM

It’s a shame, actually, but I haven’t been to any festival yet (and I even can’t remember the last one I went to last year, if any?). Most of the time, I’m worrying about the weather, or I think the tickets are too expensive, or I have to work, or or or… excuses. Truth is, I’m too read more »

MONDAY MOODBOARD | BEHIND THE SCENES UPDATE

Oh guys, I’m so excited! I’ve got nothing concrete to show you, but I’m just here to tell you that behind the scenes, I’ve finally decided to officially open a handmade knitwear webshop! In the previous Monday Moodboard I wrote about my Summer holiday plans, which included work on my knitwear shop, but as soon as Summer holidays read more »

CITY MAP POSTERS THE SCANDINAVIAN WAY

A typical case of an impulse buy I will probably never regret — these city map posters by Anne H Copenhagen. I was looking for a birthday present for the boyfriend (back in January, yep… #sorrynotsorry) when I stumbled upon Anne’s Instagram. And before you think I’m the most horrible person ever to buy her boyfriend a read more »

FOR THE LOVE OF COMFY CLOTHES

Comfy clothes, comfier clothes, comfiest clothes. On the scale of comfyness, this oversized top skyrockets. By now you might have noticed I’m not a heels-kinda-girl and no matter how hard I try to be feminine and sexy and dressed-up and pretty and girly all the time, as soon as I walk into the Zara and spot a read more »

MONDAY MOODBOARD | 5 THINGS I WANNA DO DURING SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Every year, around this time, I find myself in that state of mind where you cannot really comprehend the fact that Summer holidays are around the corner, and where you cannot imagine what life will be like having NO DEADLINES whatsoever, and where you certainly cannot imagine yourself longing for studying in September again. Well, that time of read more »

FLARED SLEEVES TO SPICE UP A MINIMALISTIC WARDROBE

Fired by the desire to adhere to the a less is more kinda lifestyle, I’m continuously trying to create a coherent, minimalistic wardrobe that consists of a limited amount of clothes that can be easily combined with each other. In my case, however, this often results in me buying neutral colors and basic pieces only, which leads to plain and boring outfits. Not read more »

HOW TO UNWIND AND AVOID STRESS

I often find myself wondering how on earth it is possible that — even after those often celebrated inventions such internet, cars, and the laundry machine — we still find ourselves incredibly busy all day every day. We continuously think of ways to do things faster (and often succeed in doing so), but I guess we simultaneously read more »