Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April 16th

I love cami tops. I almost would say: "if you buy only one thing this summer, let it be a cami top". However, that's quite a daring statement since if you don't have a swimsuit or bikini, buying swimwear should be your number one priority. Summer is al about enjoying days on the beach and what's more awkward than going there without swimwear? ;-) Anyway, cami tops are simply great. They are feminine and sexy, without giving too much skin exposure, they are comfortable and perfect for the warmer weather, and last but not least they can be styled in so many ways. Since my love for camis is immense, you probably understand my excitement about this dress with "integrated cami top". It's definitely one of my favorite dresses for spring and summer.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Moment of pleasure

Creating a pleasant moment immediately after I wake up is very important to me. A nice start of the day is inextricably connected with happiness, physical energy and proper brain functioning for the day to come and since I don't want one of these three things to be absent at any day, I highly value my 'moment of pleasure' in the form of a breakfast of champions WITH a big cup of tea. I usually got the same flavor every morning (I can't get enough of it) but I currently switched brands. That is, when I discovered SMT, I was immediately hooked! SMT is an Australian-based 100% natural health supplements company that promotes a healthy balanced lifestyle. And their products are divine! For example, try their Acai tea. It's delicious, it boosts energy levels, improves cellular health and due to its antioxidant properties, free-radicals that are harmful to your body are fought.

Sleepwear - Hunkemöller; Mug - De Tuinen; Tea -  SMT

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The ultimate summer feeling

Every individual has got preferences for certain combinations; whether it's about food combinations, combinations of characteristics that are attracting to you, or color combinations. Why do I mention this? Because I want to stress my love for the combination of white and nude. That is, when the temperature rises en the sun comes out, I love to wear white dresses, skirts and tops in combination with nude-colored pumps. It gives me the ultimate summer feeling and I adore the luxurious look that this combo of neutral colors creates. Do you have a strong love for particular color combinations?

Top - Kenzaa; Skirt - Lookbookstore; Bag - Manfield; Pumps - Invito

Friday, April 4, 2014

Working from home

I count myself a very very lucky individual. For me, being able to work from home in spring and summer (read: working from an Ipad, while sunbathing) is definitely one of the most important secondary needs of human life. And I'm lucky enough to enjoy this privilege every now and then. It requires some creativity to design an environment in which you actually can be productive, but I mastered the art of creating a working space in the garden where I've got access to notebooks, electronics, and pens and therefore I could work straight from the sunny yard last week. You probably can imagine the euphoric mood I was in. My look for the 'working vs sunbathing experience' one of the days is the one pictured below: it was just the tiny little dress, no makeup, and my hair in a 'just-out-of-bed hairstyle'.

Dress - Sheinside

Monday, March 31, 2014

Wild thing

Picture this: it's Sunday, both you and your friends got a day off, and there's this beautiful spring weather. Sound like the perfect conditions to have an incredible day, don't you think? Since I'm quite active during the week from the moment I wake up till the moment I'm going to sleep, I love a day off every now and then. I joined some friends who were having a good time at the lake and we spent the afternoon having bites, drinks, and of course we were continuously laughing. The base of the outfit that I wore was the Amy & Ivy top that I received a little while back. Amy & Ivy is a relatively new brand in the brand portfolio of The Sting, and they gave me the honor to pick a couple of my favorite items from the collection. I believe minimalistic tanktops and tees look great on jeans - with a stunning pair of heels - and probably that's one of the reasons why I like this new brand: they've got a variety of such tops in their collection. This asymmetric tank is from their 'Gold' collection, but personally I like the 'normal' collection at least as much.

Top - Amy & Ivy; Jeans - My God; Shoes - Zara; Sunglasses - Nueu

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Messy but chic

This is a typical outfit that I wear if I'm having finals: comfortable, but fashionable at the same time. Singly, the draped top and draped skirt are only feminine and chic, but due to the combination of the two, a kind of messy effect is created. Which I thought was totally appropriate for the occasion of making a three hour exam.. What do you think? :-)

ps besides my wish to show you (part of) the outfit that I wore to my finals last Tuesday, I also want to mention a great competition that's currently going on. It's for Dutchies only (my sincere apologizes to my international readers), so I'll continue in Dutch: Zalando geeft in totaal voor €550,- aan vouchers weg aan de drie creatievelingen die de mooiste Koninklijke outfit samenstellen. Gezien het feit dat jullie allemaal super stylish zijn, ga ik ervan uit dat een van jullie de prijs in de wacht sleept! Dus waar wacht je nog op?! Meedoen kan via deze website.

Top - Esprit via Sans-Online; Skirt - Topshop; Sunglasses - Boss Orange
Purse - Tommy Hilfiger