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beautiful batik

Tweet I’m totally into batik-prints and fabrics right now. This shouldn’t come as a surprise considering I’m all about prints and colors. The different colors and patterns are so beautiful to me, plus the fact that this ancient technique is still around for us, amazes me. Batik is a medium that lies somewhere between art and craft, and is believed to be at least 2000 years old. You can read all about it here. These 3 different fabrics are two scarfs, see here how I’m wearing the reddish one, and one larger piece of fabric which I’m currently using as a tablecloth.

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today’s look: more mulberry

Tweet We were about to jump in the car to go visit my family in law and I threw this look together at the last minute. I love casual looks for visiting or travelling, I just think ballerina flats are the best invention since… beds?! Jeans, jacket and leather belt – H&M Ring – no brand Top – vintage Shoes – H&M Leather shoulder bag – vintage Mulberry

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today’s look: darling dior

Tweet I bought this leather Christian Dior clutch last week and I’m so happy I found it. It’s very rare, in very good condition and so chic! I made two versions of this look, this one with heels and another, more casual, one, which I’ll be posting tomorrow. Jeans, jacket and leather belt – H&M Top – vintage Shoes – Asos

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travelling to paris pt I

Make sure you stop for Macarons at Ladurée. Tweet How lucky were we: celebrating spring’s first day in Paris! (actually it felt a bit more like summer at 25C/77F) We didn’t know how fast to throw our suitcases in the hotel room (read about me Packing for Paris here), freshen up and jump in the metro to Les Invalides where we sat down in the grass between this amazing monument and the Grand Palais, just enjoying the sun and looking at all the tourists and Parisians walking by. A wonderful start of a 3-day Paris trip. We started walking towards Les Tuileries for a drink and snapped this shot on the amazing Pont Alexandre III. It gives a good view on my version of the Parisian Tourist-look. I’m wearing a gorgeous vintage boucle jacket, a pair of dark skinny jeans,

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today’s look: in the mix

Tweet I always share how I love mixing prints and fabrics. It can give me the richest feeling. Today I’m wearing my orange cashmere sweater, as it just feels a bit chilly. I love the satin snakeprint vintage blouse with it and chose the studded belt and studded suede shoes. These chunky Marni x H&M necklaces I will save for next time.

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today’s look: casually me

Tweet I love a casual outfit although I don’t wear casual looks often. And, when i do, there has to be a little something here and there. Like the sequins on this shirt, the leather sneakers with a snakeskin print and cut and the amazing leather tote, which I have in burgundy as well. (I’m thinking about asking the black one for my birthday, I just love these bags from Zara.) So, although casual, there’s a bit more to this look that looks like it’s been thrown together. When do I wear this? I think it’s perfect for a bbq, tea with a friend or taking my five year old grocery shopping. Wanna see how I transition this look to evening? Check out this today’s look Blue Glam, taken last summer. Jeans and top: H&M Jacket: Dutch brand Leather tote:

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today’s look: gorgeous from greece

Tweet This is one of my favorite vintage dresses, from Greece. I love the colors, the fabric, the print and the classic cut. The leather peeptoe heels are Zara, the necklace I custom myself (vintage necklace and vintage butterfly brooch), the red bangle is vintage and the wood and yellow bangle and red patent look clutch are from Steps, a Dutch brand.

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garderobecheck nu € 99,-

Tweet Aanbieding GarderobeCheck geldig tm 20-11-2014: *Al je winter- of zomerkleding, accessoires, schoenen in setjes gefotografeerd. *Advies op maat voor elke dag, feestjes, werk, vakantie et cetera. *Figuuranalyse: ken je sterke punten en de kleding die daarbij past, tips om je zwakke punten te verhullen. *De inhoud van je kast draagbaar en overzichtelijk. *Winkeladvies: wat voegt echt iets toe aan je garderobe? *Advies over kleuren die je staan, trends en welke items echt niet meer kunnen. Lees hier wat dames vinden van de StylingYou GarderobeCheck: “Ik wil dit elk jaar!” “Is dit mijn kleding?” “Ik dacht dat ik niets leuks meer had…” “Ik krijg zoveel complimenten!!” “Ik kan veel meer met mijn kleding dan ik dacht.” “Na elke garderobe check voel ik me meer zeker van mijn eigen stijl”. “Ik hoef dit seizoen niet meer te winkelen voor iets nieuws.”

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vintage shopping in paris

Thanks to this great Guide to vintage shopping in Paris I was perfectly prepared for my vintage hunt in Paris. I’ll be travelling to Paris some more this year, for this trip I picked a few shops in the 4th arrondissement so I could get my vintage-fix and my husband wouldn’t go totally crazy waiting around in cafe’s all day. Lucky me, I found some more while going from shop to shop. I started at Come on Eileen, which is actually in the 11th arr, close to the 4th on 20 Rue Rivoli. But it was closed, to my shock and horror because the window alone made me want to spend an entire afternoon just digging and gasping and buying. At least I’m sure which shop is my first stop the next time I’m in Paris. On to the next!

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today’s look: girls night out

Tweet I love this look, it’s comfortable yet ‘glam’ enough for a girls night out (we went for drinks, bowling and had pizza). I’m wearing a khaki pair of pants, a black vintage fringed top, a short black jacket and a big statement necklace. The leather bag is a vintage one I bought in Paris. A pair of sequined flats completes this look.

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how to wear: layered necklaces

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today’s look: green love

Tweet For quite some years, green has been my favorite color. I do love about every color there is, but green tops them all. A rich, emerald green piece of clothing, a shiny green scarf or a green suede bag just makes my heart jump, instantly. This green pair of leggings by Versace x H&M just raise the bar a little. Love green x love prints = more to love! This outfit is a perfect layered one for spring, when it gets warm during the day I take the scarf or the jacket off. The dress is H&M, the heels Zara, the leather jacket I bought in a Dutch boutique and the bag is a black leather vintage one I bought in Paris last week.

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today’s look: oscar in paris

Tweet I love my vintage Oscar de la Renta jacket, the cut is perfect and it’s so versatile. I’ve paired it with my pointy toes in pastel yellow and pink pleated pants by H&M. The gorgeous bag in chocolate brown is vintage Hermes. I’m wearing a vintage Sarah Coventry pineapple bracelet and a silver ring with rhinestones. The necklace is a collection of vintage pieces paired with random finds, after the shoot it just kept growing.

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what I’m packing for paris

click images for larger view Tweet I have to admit: for me, anticipatory pleasure is one of the best things about going away. Be it a camping trip to Italy, France and Austria, a fabulous beach vacation in a fancy hotel overseas or, this time, a romantic weekend to Paris, I’m ‘on high’ weeks beforehand. Without a doubt, thinking up outfits when laying in bed at night, picking out jewelry, sunglasses, shoes, bikini’s are some of the things I never grow tired of. For this Paris trip color was a big thing, it’s almost spring everywhere and spring chose Paris for a full-on visit! (25C / 77F) As for jewelry: I always pick a lot more than I need as I love and need options. (For example, this time I managed to use only one, yes I repeat one!, pair

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life & the art of enjoyment

Tweet Much has been written about life and all the questions surrounding this interesting phenomenon. What is life? To be or not to be, is that the question? For me, a major part of life is about enjoying it. Enjoying the good things that come with life: the lessons, people, love, nature, books, buildings, art and, ofcourse, fashion. Enjoyment in itself is free, how wonderful is that. Every human being can enjoy a brand new day, a beautiful sky, a smile on someone’s face, a beautiful song, the wind or the rain on dry land. So I guess it’s true: life is what we make of it, and that goes for enjoyment too. I more and more try to embrace the saying ‘Carpe Diem’, because life is too short. That means I do wear that red dress and put on

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