Wednesday, October 30, 2013

ootd | Don't underestimate the man with a fedora hat

H&M fedora, Primark vest, New Yorker green blouse, H&M highwaisted jean, Alysa wedge (old)
I have locked myself up in my room the past few days to minimalize distractions from my study.. Unfortunately I still need my laptop and internet, so avoiding it is almost impossible. What definitely keeps my occupied is this new NBC series "The Blacklist". It has just started with it's first season but it's very promising. It almost gave me the same feeling I got from watching one of my favorite tv series 'Suits'. 

Anyway, the serie is about a criminal Raymond Reddington, who is on the top 10 of the most wanted list, who turns himself in and told the FBI that he has similar interest in getting rid of other criminals and terrorists who are on 'the Blacklist' according to Reddington. But for that cooperation he only wants to speak to a rookie agent Elizabeth Keene. No one knows why he chose her and what's on his agenda.
It's probably not a really good synopsis but if you're interested, you should definitely check it out! 

The point of it all, is that Reddington likes to wear fedora hats. And since I'm so uninspired in the fashion department lately and mostly am obsessed with the Blacklist, that I wore my 'sort of fedora' hat. 

Do you have any series you like to watch and recommend? Share it below!


Monday, October 28, 2013

EVENT | Dutch Design Week Eindhoven 2013

The last few weeks, I've been on some 'cultural' outings. First there was a Pixar animation expo in Amsterdam and just recently I visited the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. You can walk through the centra and visit several expositions and view all kinds of Dutch design. I liked the graphics and unique fabrics/textiles you can view at Vlisco unfolded the most. It's really nice to see how they go from a sketch to a patterned rug. There were a lot more things to see and photograph but we decided that we had enough after some dinner. If you have the time, you should definitely visit or maybe next year!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

ootd | A lovely day to wear a dotted skirt

H&M white linnen shirt, H&M lyocell gilet, Gaudi (Indonesian brand) dotted skirt, Bershka pointy wedges,
Fjalraven backpack, Micheal Kors watch

Hi there guys! Sorry I've been MIA lately.. mainly because my project was taking so much of my time and I had to gain skills in autoCAD, Sketchup and such which forces me to make long hours. If you follow me on instagram, you'd know what's up.

Anyway, the following two weeks are my exams so I need to hit the library to study.. I can't do it without my favorite backpack at the moment. It has traveled with me quite a lot and I'm wearing it today as well. I paired it with a gilet I got on sale at H&M and a dotted skirt from a local Indonesian store. 


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Product haul | Got 99 problems but a shoe ain't one

The last two months has been crazy for my shoe 'collection' and my wallet. And I can add these Bershka pointy wedges to it. I liked the feminim style of these shoes since I've only been buying sneakers lately. And these were 46 euros, so why not eh?

I've been thinking of doing more of these sort of hauls posts, where you just collect similar items you've bought over the last months and called it "99 problems but a .. ain't one". Maybe I can shop less, because of it.. What do you think?


Monday, October 14, 2013

ootd | Floral Kimono

Primark floral Kimono, Primark highwaisted jeans, Zara sweater, Bershka wedge
What's the best feeling in the world? You probably have some jeans or pants laying around in your closet which are a size too small, but you still have that hope that one day you'll fit them (again). And when you do, you'll feel invincible and just plain ass awesome. I had the same feeling with these Primark highwaisted jeans. I accidentally bought a size too small and since I don't really live near a Primark and I "try" not to go that often, I just threw it in the far back of my closet.
Today, I tried them on again and suddenly it fitted! It wasn't intentional though, it's probably because I get screwed by public transportation everyday which forces me to bike about 8km to my uni back and forth. At least it did something good.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

ootd | This is not a carpet around my neck

River Island (old) vest, H&M Leather jacket, H&M shorts, Pieces shirt,  H&M ankle boots
Another outfit of the day. I have this vest more than a few years but was never able to wear it without people thinking that I'm wearing a carpet around my neck.. But this fall I couldn't care any less. The difficult part of wearing this (or these sorts of garments) is you never really know how to wear it with a jacket on.. The downside of throwing a jacket on top of it, makes you look bulky and sometimes even uncomfortable. So I like to wear the vest over my jacket. Same goes for fur vests or anything bulky. How would you wear it?


Personal | Are there 'Dancers among us'?

Photography by Jordan Matter 
Since I'm doing my minor in Retail Design, I get to research a lot for inspiration for my shoe store which will be specialised in dancing shoes. I found this awesome shots by Jordan Matter which is from a book 'Dancers among us'. I've always liked photos with people dancing and Jordan really took it to the next level. I love the high jumps in random situations, which really makes me think why do dancers not do it? As for my project, I'm currently a little stuck on my designs which means long nights, a lot of headaches and caffeine.

Anyway, I have a huge favor to ask to people who likes to dance regularly.. I need to ask dancers a few questions for the research.This will take about 5 minutes of your time and I will very much appreciate it if you do! The questions are multiple choice and some are rating-questions. If you know more people who would like to fill it in, feel free to pass them the survey! Thanks in advance! 

Here's the link to the survey!


Sunday, October 6, 2013

HAUL | Dunking sky high with my homies

Homies sweater (similar here), Nike Sky High Dunk (similar here)
Bought some new stuff.. again. I've been bad with my bankaccount this month. I bought yet another Nike pair. This time the sky dunk high, the ones with a wedge heel in it. I've been wanting one so bad, I was contemplating to buy this as well when I bought the Nike thea, see post here. So when I saw these shoes on sale at the 'Drie dwaze dagen' at Bijenkorf (for the Dutchies) for 85euro I had to buy it. 'Drie dwaze dagen' which means 'Three Crazy Days' are quite well known sale days for a Dutch warehouse, Bijenkorf. You usually see these shoes with purple laces on it, but I wasn't really feeling it so I exchanged it for the black ones which was included. And what about the Homies sweater? I've seen similar sweaters often but they're all quite expensive, so when I saw this one for 15euros. I thought why not? I can totally see me wearing this when I don't really feel like dressing up.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

ootd | Three shades of grey

H&M leather jacket, Primark fluffy feather sweater, Bershka grey skinny jeans, H&M peeptoe wedge boots, Primark sliver ring
I couldn't resist to wear this fluffy soft and cozy sweater to uni today, eventhough the sun was shining bright. It's just so comfortable and soft that I just want to wear this every minute of the day. Another thing I'm obsessed about lately, is this nailpolish I'm wearing from Essie. The color is called 'bahama mama' and is great for fall!


TALK | Let's get personal

Something different than the usual outfit or haul post right? I thought it is time to get personal again.
These are pictures of my family and I. Yesterday was my dad's birthday and we thought that since the weather has been nice lately, a family picture on a big canvas would be nice as a gift for him. Of course without my dad knowing for what the photoshoot actually was. So we asked a friend of my brothers to take the pictures. I think they turned out well, what do you think?

Looking at these pictures I feel blessed, although we have our own family issues, I feel lucky to have loving parents,sister and brothers. Even when they called me a 'goth' for wearing dark lipstick. I can't believe at how much love can heal, especially at what we have been through this year, with the 'breaking in our home' and stuff. You can read more about it in this post. I wouldn't have thought back then that we would be jumping and laughing a few months after the happening. Maybe it has brought us more together and it was all a lesson for us to appreciate the love we have for each other. I hope that when things get rough, I will look at these pictures and remember the fun we had while shooting it. And that my family will do the same..


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