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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Video | My designer bags (+tips)

Hi everyone!

I found out that I actually have a lot of designer bags for a 20-something year old, and giving the fact that I never paid the full price for any of them and even got some of them for free! I decided to make a video about all my bags, and give you some tips on how to get your hands on a designer bag (besides saving money of course). I'm also sharing some tips on how to maintain you're designer bags when you already have one (or two, or three..) It's a bit of a long video but I hope you like it! :)

 
PS. Another tip that I forgot to mention: participate in every giveaway you come across by, especially the 'smaller' ones. In big competitions you have very little chance to win, but with the more smaller competitions your chances will increase! I mean you have nothing to lose! ;)

PPS. The leather cream/grease I mentioned is from Sacha, It's a little glass jar with 'Leather Grease' on it, and I love that stuff! I can totally recommend it for all your dark-coloured leather bags and shoes.
 
Lots of love and have a nice day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lookbook | INUA part 1

Hi everyone!

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I borrowed the INUA collection from Joelle Boers & Bregje Cox last week. I saw their show at fashionweek last July and I was blown away by their first collection.
This duo cooperated for the collection since both ladies have their own label, Joelle as a textile designer for Joelle Boers Studio and Bregje as a fashion designer for Noir Near Future. As you might expect Joelle made the prints for this collection, while Bregje made them come to life in beautifully shaped clothing! If you want to know more about the INUA collection you can click HERE.

''IINUA capsule collection by textile designer Joelle Boers and fashion designer Bregje Cox
is a reflection on the wisdom of the mountains and the resourcefulness of the Inuit people.
The Inuit believe very strongly in what we call animism: that all people, animals
and even geographic features such as mountains and lakes possess a spiritual essence.''
 
I made four outfits with the items I borrowed. Since I didn't want to make one post per outfit like normal, I decided to make a lookbook. Today I will show you part 1 with the first two looks.
When you hear the word 'Designer' most of you will think of clothing that's not that wearable for daily-life, but I think this collection is! Printed pants, bomber jackets, boyfriend T-shirts and even an interesting shaped skirt and coat (why not!). My favourite items are the skirt, I just love how it accentuates my hourglass figure, and the printed oversized t-shirt (you can never go wrong with that!)
This shoot is something I've never done before, so I really wanted to give it that editorial feeling. I mean I'm no model, pro-photographer, photoshop expert (I don't even use photoshop!) or stylist so I did the best I can. I did something different with my hair for a change and I tried to skip my normal posing-pattern, so I hope you'll like it!

INUA
 
INUA

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Collage | #projectcool

Hi everyone!

Like promised here's a collage with my lovely readers who sent me a picture wearing my CoolCat t-shirt. I'm still so super grateful I got asked to design my own tee, and actually seeing people wearing it!  I also have a surprise for my readers that still want to buy my shirt! Since it's the last week of the competition you can buy my shirt at the CoolCat webshop with 25% off using the code BLOG25.


My friend Nadine wearing the white shirt // Blogger Annora wearing the grey shirt on her blog 1310bynora //  My friend Maike wearing her white shirt // Annora wearing the grey shirt on her Instagram 1310bynora // My mom wearing the white shirt! She doesn't want to get recognized that's why she's wearing the cap over her face :p // And of course my love wearing the shirt in grey <3 //

Lots of love and have a nice day!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Outfit | Leather top

Hi everyone!

As you might now I have a slight leather obsession (besides my obsession for shoes of course). Leather is just my favourite material, it's just so edgy and gives every outfit just that but of Rock&Roll to it. I already own leather pants, leather shorts, leather skirts, leather jackets, leather shoes and leather bags. The only thing missing was a leather top/t-shirt. And by coincidence I was lucky enough to bump into this stunning number from &OtherStories on the Dutch equivalent of Ebay: Marktplaats. And I bought it for a fraction of the price, you can say that you buy a normal cotton tee for that it at Zara. Turns out the seller was also familiar to me since she used to work at one of the Amsterdam based PR agency's I have contact with. I'm happy with the top (love the V-neck detail!), she's happy with the money. I'm still dying to wear an all-leather outfit, but maybe that's just too much to start with, so I combined this top in a chic but edgy way. I'm also wearing the Marc by Marc Jacobs bag I 'bought' with tweets at the Marc Jacobs tweet shop last weekend. I hope you like it!

Style Chameleon outfit
 
Style Chameleon outfit

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Favourites | Skincare

Hi everyone!
Today a beauty-related post since I thought it might be fun to show you my skincare products. I'm not using that much (I guess?), but in my opinion you don't need that much. If you just invest in some holy grails you don't need 20 different creams and lotions. And those holy grails don't have to be super expensive ;)


Cleanser: I'm hooked to my Clarisonic Mia 2 brush! I've been using it for about three months now (almost time to replace the brush head) and I'm still as happy with it as when I wrote my review after two weeks of using it. My skin is clean, glows and looks healthy. I still have some imperfections, particularly on my right cheek, but I guess that's hormonal since I don't have anything on my left cheek. In the morning I use the Biodermal non-foaming cleansing mouse for sensitive skin. Not because I have a sensitive skin, but because my skin doesn't need a lot of 'cleaning' after a night of sleep. In the evening I use the Clarisonic deep pore cleanser since it works perfectly with the Clarisonic brush. This one's for oily skin, but I don't consider myself an oily skin type.  I prefer this one over the other Clarisonic cleaners since this one doesn't foam that much (aka. foam dripping in my eye when using it)

Micellair water: After I cleansed my face (both day and night) I use a cotton pad drenched in Nivea Micellair water to clean the last bits of dirt/make-up/cleanser of my face. I prefer this product over a toner/tonic since that makes my skin a tad dry.

Day cream: Since I have a dehydrated skin I use the Kiehl's ultra facial oil-free lotion. Oily creams make my pores clog so I get break-outs, but this one is just perfect for my skin. I sinks right in and doesn't make my skin oily.

Night serum: At night I switch my day cream for this Kiehl's midnight recovery concentrate serum. I actually wrote a review about it 1,5 years ago, and this is still the same bottle as back then! I guess it still has about 1/3 to 1/4 left in it. I only use two drops for my whole face, and when I wake up in my skin looks bright and healthy. Definitely a holy grail!

Eye cream: I'm 21 (almost 22) so no need for anti-wrinkle creams yet. But you can never start to early with a good hydrating eye cream. the skin around your eyes is so delicate, and often gets treated very poorly while rubbing the make-up off our eyes, so that's why I started using this budget proof Kruidvat Vitamine E eye cream. I've been using it for a year now, but I don't see much difference. I believe that by using this product now, it will make a difference in the future. And I mean for not even €3 per tube it's worth the try right ;)


Lots of love and have a nice day!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Instagram diary #10

Hi everyone!

A lot has happened the past few weeks, so it was about time for a new Instagram dairy. So check what I've been up to! If you want, you can follow me HERE.



My stay during Fashionweek in Hotel V Frederiksplein // One of my favourite shows of fashionweek: Joelle Boers & Bregje Cox // Icecream break during fashionweek! // My blogger babes! So happy that I met them through blogging! // With my love at the launch of my Coolcat tee // First time of supping on this awesome panda sup Jari made all by himself // With Jari at Vunzige Deuntjes festival // Life's a beach // The view from our Superior room at Hotel Duo in Paris // Huuuuuuuge breakfast // A must to visit when in Paris // Lovebridge selfie // We locked our love // I got my portrait drawn at Place du Tertre // My shoe collection, soon to be featured in Fashionista magazine // Kitty-cuddles from Boeba // The picture I made in the Marc Jacobs tweet shop // And whit this picture I 'bought' these perfumes and bag! //

Lots of love and have a nice day!