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Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Aloha bunnies!

The French surroundings have pushed me into trying new things, shooting on different, non-citylike, locations. We walked around the foresty land close by our holiday home (or more like clumsily stumbled around on our tippy-toes trying not to get stung by the weeds) and eventually froze right at this spot. I'm wearing a silky dress from H&M - kind of looks like a chic nightgown - which I have purchased before the summer even started, but have never really got the chance to wear it properly (other than once as a festival dress). So I thought why not introduce this blue beauty to you guys.
Showing you these pictures makes me kind of nervous and excited at the same time. It's something totally different than usual, no streetstyle kind of shots. My lil sis says and I were talking about how it's good to keep renewing, showing different things, making sure you guys (and myself included) don't get bored. So so true. Still, trying new things is kind of scary sometimes as well. Just because you never know if it will work out, if I end up liking it myself, or if you will receive positive feedback. So I'm really curious what you're thinking...



Friday, July 25, 2014


La Salopette is French for dungarees. You must be thinking that my French has improved since I have spent two weeks on French land, but that is far from the truth. The house we rented was located in the Dordogne, somewhere practically in the middle of nowhere (a beautiful area - really quiet and peaceful in comparison to the Amsterdam city life) so I didn't get to practice much. (I don't consider ordering six croissants et deux baguettes as a heavy practice). So thank god for Google translate, which made it possible for me to enter this cute French title. 
Anyhow, being back in Amsterdam feels good (I always love to be reunited with my own bed, and friends of course). However, I would be lying if I would say that I'm not longing back to a pool or spending time with the family. OH, and wearing whatever the F I want. Total liberation! Most of the time I was hopping around in just my bikini bottoms, FREEDOM AT LAST! Having shared this information with you the outfit I'm wearing in this post will probably make more sense now. So here we go, dungarees and a bikini. Simple as that. And sometimes 'fashion' just needs a little simplicity.

Dungarees | ASOS (similar here and here)
Bikini top | H&M


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Thursday, July 17, 2014


Good morning love-bugs! How have you been? I'm writing you from France and am happy to say that the weather has been Great (with a capital G) the last few days. Or should I say Hot? Either way, some sun is just what we needed! A happy me results in a happy outfit. I'm usually not a big print person (I don't know why really), but when my eye caught this cute tanktop when I was wondering through the Forever21 I just couldn't leave without taking it with me. So here I am, flowery top, yellow wall and a big smile. Happy holidays!

What do you think? Should I be wearing more of these crazy prints? I would love to hear your opinions!

Top | Forever21 (sunflower tops: here, here and here)
Shorts | Levis (old)

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Monday, July 14, 2014


Yesterday was that time of year again, it was ma birthday! Yes yes, I turned 25. Twenty-five. A quarter-century! WHAAA. But you are as old as you feel right? That would make me... uh... 75? Just kidding! Unfortunately it poured all day so we didn't get the chance to lay out or make use of the pool (crazy France!) but if we may believe the weather forecast the upcoming days are gonna be insane (30 degrees and up) so that will make up for lost tanning time.
Enough about that, my birthday. My family and one of my besties who came to visit woke me up with some pretty loud birthday songs. Man, they are blessed with golden voices (NOT). I have to admit, waking up like this makes you happy. We had breakfast (three times hooray for the country that encourages carbs: une baguette s'il vous plait!), I got to open my presents (champagne, super cool Ray Ban sunnies, a silver necklace which I'm never-ever gonna take off anymore, some coconut goodies and sweet words. Also, my parents made me a slide-show with different pictures from when I was a baby till now. So sweet!
Later that afternoon we ate tarte du pomme, drank champagne, played pictionary (yes really!), ate some more, opened another bottle of champagne, watched a Despicable me, had dinner, laughed at each others stories and I ended up planking myself into the sofa. Sounds good huh? If the rain ever thought it could destroy my birthday, it was wrong, HA!

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Friday, July 11, 2014


Bonjour! My first French-like post is a fact (!) and gosh we have been lucky, the sun decided to come out today! Gimme a halleluja ya'll! It has been cloudy all Sunday and the weather forecast hasn't been really optimistic either. But hey how trustworthy are these weather guys anyways? I feel like I'm way better at predicting things anyways, and I swear the sun is going to shine tomorrow. Point made. In the meantime this weather calls for washed denim shorts and oversized T-shirts, just the way I like it. I have made this cute anklet with shells (got to stay creative on rainy days), and I'm really loving it. What do you think?

Oh I almost forgot but you must have noticed... My hair color! (big YAY!) As I told you before I went to Rob Peetoom last week and am very happy with the end result. Got my chocolate brownish color back again, and we added some subtle highlights for a more summery, nonchalant look. Do you like it?

T-shirt | H&M (similar)
Shorts | H&M old (similar)


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Thursday, July 3, 2014


Tomorrow I have an appointment at Rob Peetoom, one of my favorite hair salons. Ever since I changed from being a blonde to being a brunette I have been a regular customer. I always really enjoy my time at the salon; someone fidgeting with my hair, reading some magazines, sipping on a cappuchino. Just a little me-time. The only thing I always find difficult is figure out what I want with my look. Since I went from light to dark it is difficult to change things up without totally destroying my hair. Luckily I'm still very pleased with being a brunette, so I don't see myself going back to blonde any time soon. Maybe just a few highlights here and there? Or not... I don't know yet. 

Curious? Stay tuned, I will make sure to upload some pictures on Instagram whilst this all is happening.


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