25 May 2014


Photos taken by my husband

Rayban Clubmaster (vintage) | Vintage jacket customised by 'Flor de Vida'Roxy dress (old) | Converse sneakers | Bonbon boutique bracelet (right) | Nadine Calor bracelets (left) | by1Oak necklace

Hope you are having a lovely weekend. These shots were taken on one of those sunny days last week. I got this jacket during the Las Dalias Flea market a few weeks ago and never thought it to be this versatile. It can be worn with a simple tee and heels to work and when wandering through the streets of Amsterdam with a summer dress and sneakers like I did here. A good investment piece I say!

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14 May 2014


Photo taken by me

Versatile, classic, comfortable yet feminine. Important keywords when it comes to my sneakers. And a necessity with my little boy. I have been noticing the amount of my white sneakers growing slowly and to be honest...I think I am not quite done yet. The fresh white -soon to be black and grey I suppose- color definitely gives me that instant let's-go-to-the-beach feeling, and who doesn't love that?

What do you think about white sneakers?

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05 May 2014


Photo taken by my husband

Moscow shirt | Acne 'Pop' jeans

A simple white shirt worn with boyfriend jeans and a pair of sneakers. A classic that never gets old. 

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01 May 2014


Photo: Tumblr (weheartit.com)

No plans for the weekend yet? Here are three of my personal suggestions.

1) Las Dalias On The Road 
The famous hippie market from Ibiza is coming to Amsterdam. The Westergasterrein will be filled with more than hundred crafts stalls selling arts, shoes, clothing and jewelry. There is some entertainment for the little ones and also some fine music and good food. I heard positive stories about the market, so you might find me here on the hunt for some precious gems.
When: 2-3-4 May: more information and tickets, click here.

2) The Amsterdam Coffee Festival
Held at the NDSM-eiland it's an event where coffee-aficionadas (and who isn't?), tea-aholics and chocolate-lovers (well: hellooo!) can meet, drink, taste and enjoy all of the above in a friendly atmosphere with music and good company. It will also host the finals of the SCAE -Dutch Chapter, including the Dutch Barista Championships, Latte Arts Championships and Brewer's Cup.
When: 2-3 May: more information and tickets, click here.

3) Springsnow Festival.
The Springsnow festival is a celebration of the whirling elm seeds during springtime. If you are not really into large crowds and up for a stroll through the city (I heard the weather report is predicting a dry weekend so far), you should definitely try the Elm route and get yourself a different view from Amsterdam. 
When: 21 April - 21 June: more information, click here.

See you this weekend?

26 April 2014


Photos taken by my husband

Lee dungarees | Maison Scotch top | Monki bralette | Converse sneakers |
BY1OAK necklace | Bonbon boutique bracelet | Rayban sunnies

Talking about the 90ies: I am so happy with my new dungarees. I wore them when I was a little girl and I also used to have one in high school, but I ended up wearing it for paintwork around the house and gardening. But after seeing them popping up everywhere on the streets and in magazines, I felt I needed a new one and found one from Lee with a more feminine cut. I am already considering to get myself a denim shortie with turned up hems for those hot days at the beach. Plus they always work well on festivals!

Here I combined it with a pair of sneakers and a simple top. I reckon it a challenge to see with how many combinations I can come up with. Are you joining me? What do you think about this new old trend? 

Hope you had a great King's day!

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