I bought a lot this year.
Perhaps a little bit too much? I don't think I can buy this much in 2015, because my closet can't handle it anymore. I bought a lot of shoes, coats, dresses, skirts, (printed) pants and tops. Last year I made a top ten and I this year I'm doing it again.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
It was so hard to make a choice in my best outfits of 2014. I already knew this after the first week of 2014. A top 15 wasn't possible because I simply couldn't chose only 15 outfits. I did make a selection 'cause I'm not showing all my favorite outfits. Nevertheless, looking back, I don't like all of my outfits this year. Some failed, some were basic and while I love basic, I don't like those outfits for this post.
Monday, December 29, 2014
The end of December is always a weird time. I often forget which day it is, I know the date but not the day. Fridays don't feel like Fridays and Mondays don't feel like Mondays. Well, depending on which day Christmas and New Years Eve are. It's just a weird month, especially the last two weeks.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Sale is everywhere! Well, I'm not sure everywhere, but at least at these stores/webshops it is. I already posted about the H & M and Vero Moda sale. Now I'm sharing the other sales.
Topshop now € 52,-, originally € 115,-
Saturday, December 27, 2014
I already showed several items from the new H & M spring collection. I already spotted several items in stores as well. This sneak previews shows a lot of yellow items. Yellow is the color of spring (and perhaps summer?). You will also festive, colorful prints. I already tried on the pants and it look too much like pyjamas when I wore them. But I'm sure they're women who will rock these pants. Based on this collection I can't wait for the whole spring collection.
Friday, December 26, 2014
The last time I showed something from Lauren Conrad collection was quit some time ago. The collection is only available in the United States. While most of my readers live in the United States, quit a lot live in Europe. Plus most of the clothes from the Lauren Conrad collection you can buy for less money at H & M and Primark. These clothes are of course not exactly a like, but they're often similar. So why sharing these pics? Some of the items are affordable and I really love the pictures. Yes they're basic, but that's what I love at times. And the clothes, from the November and December collection, are super cute!
Thursday, December 25, 2014
If you still don't know what to wear today/tonight then here is some inspiration for you. I have some pictures from other bloggers but I'm also sharing pictures from my outfits from last year.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Sale time! I'm showing items from Vero Moda. I always love their lookbooks, I'm just not super into their collections anymore. Up until two years ago I bought a lot at Vero Moda, but the prices went up and the quality and items (sorta) remained the same. I can buy the same sort of clothes at H & M (sometimes) and Primark for less.
Now € 23,95, originally € 34,95
I love jeans, but I also love jackets. I also love denim jackets, even though I only have one. But how much denim jackets does one person need? I thought at least more than one. I have one from H & M, which I bought in 2012. It's kinda dark and short. But I also wanted a lighter one. I have searched for one, but I usually thought I already have one when I looked at the price.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
I was searching for affordable knock-off Adidas Stan Smith sneakers and when I saw nice knock-offs at H & M I immediately ordered them. But they were a let down. I'm not sure if the real Stan Smith look as plastic as the H & M version. In case they do, I think I can scratch them of my wishlist.
Almere time! I was in complete shock because I didn't buy anything at H & M. I did buy some new items though. I also didn't discover a lot of new items at Primark, but I did buy two new clothing items at Primark.
The astronomical winter actually started yesterday, but it's not too late for this post yet. I always love using Pinterest for inspiration. Sometimes I just don't know what to wear. Plus, when it gets really cold I still want to look good. Sometimes this can be a challenge since I don't want to freeze to death either. I found some nice pictures from other bloggers on Pinterest and I wanted to share these winter outfits. Most of these outfits show jeans, tartan, stripes and cozy sweaters. Skirts and dresses can be so cold in the winter, so jeans are more practical.
Monday, December 22, 2014
The winter sale has arrived at H & M online and in stores. I have to confess, there isn't a super big sale online. It might be because items are already sold out. Or its just not as big this year. Nevertheless, there are nice items on sale. I picked some items I would like to own.
Now € 17,-, originally € 29,99
I still can't believe it, it suddenly went so quick. But I can finally say I graduated! I'm so happy and still a little bit flabbergasted. It just went so quick since last week. Last week I had my last meeting and I got my grade. I got another grade that same day as well and that meant I finished everything and had all my grades. The next day I was called if I could join the diploma ceremony the following Wednesday (meaning this Wednesday in my ootw post). Naturally I said yes!
Sunday, December 21, 2014
I went shopping with a friend today. We both needed a Christmas outfit. Sale has started in some stores, so that was another good reason to go shopping. Unfortunately we both didn't find a Christmas outfit. I did buy some new clothes though.
If you like shopping as much as I do, you might like this T-shirt (
as much as I do). This T-shirt is from Zara and the text isn't the only great thing. The price is another great plus: it's only € 9,99. This T-shirt is from the special prices collection Zara has.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
I just wrote about knock-offs of the Adidas Stan Smith sneakers and suddenly I find new knock-offs at H & M. I'm always wary of webshops I don't know. I prefer ordering items at webshops I do know. And I know H & M pretty well.
My last post in November showing the latest articles at H & M showed mostly Christmas clothes. This post barely shows Christmas clothes since the holiday is almost near. It does however shows spring(ish?) clothing items.
Friday, December 19, 2014
This year I saw several houndstooth coats at different stores. None of them really appealed to me, even though I would like to try a houndstooth coat. Most of the coats were very baggy and long. They would probably look like my grandmothers coat or something. Sure, enough women can pull of that look. I (unfortunately) am not one of them. This houndstooth coat from Noisy May, which I spotted at the Vero Moda webshop, is less baggy and looks amazing.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Cheesy Christmas are fun and well, cheesy. I think cheesy sweaters are a great part of Christmas. I think the holiday is cheesy itself, so these sweaters fit. Primark has a lot of these sweaters for the last couple of years, but others stores followed as well. I already wore my cheesy Christmas last week, but I secretly want another one.
H & M € 29,99
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
I swear, C & A seriously uprooted their collection for the better these last two years. The clothing was frumpy, but nowadays I barely leave the store without clothing items. I buy things from the regular collection but I also buy a lot from the Clockhouse collection.
Monday, December 15, 2014
It has been a really crazy, hectic week. This week really had its ups and downs and I will probably never forgot this week. I had dinner with collageaus, went for drinks with friends and went to school on Thursday for a big interview. I will tell more about it on Wednesday.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
I wanted a Harry Potter T-shirt from Primark for ages and then I finally found a sweater and T-shirt on December 4. I bought them at Primark. My mom and sister went away for a weekend and there went to a Primark. There they found another Harry Potter T-shirt and they were so sweet to buy it for me! So now I have two Harry Potter T-shirts and one Harry Potter sweater.
Sale season is upon us. I think sale season is my favorite season of the year, even though it happens at least twice a year. Intreza now has a sale with up to 70 % discount. And some shoes now have amazing prices. I'm telling you, my hands are itching and my mouse wants to click on almost every item! Intreza has also great bags on sale.
Now € 39,99, originally € 79,99
Saturday, December 13, 2014
I wrote about the new Mango spring/summer collection lookbook this week and now it's time for another summer lookbook. This lookbook is from River Island and as I said shows the summer collection from 2015. Yes, summer. Which we won't be seeing any time soon. But lookbooks are always nice to look at. I think based on the lookbooks from Mango and this one from River Island the spring and summer collections will showcase a lot of items with fringes, flared jeans, bohemian (prints) and long flowy dresses. You see a lot of items from the '60s, '70s and a little bit from the '80s.
Friday, December 12, 2014
After the spring/summer lookbook from Mango, I have another lookbook for you. This time it's a Christmas/holiday lookbook again. 'T is the season after all. This lookbook from Urban Outfitters is called 'Liquid Gold' and I can see why. The collections shows indeed quite a lot of gold, but also a lot of sequins, glitters and flashy items in general. The lookbook also shows some fringe and we'll probably be seeing a lot of fringe next spring and summer.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
It's not a lookbook of yet another Christmas collection again I promise. It's a lookbook from Mango from their spring/summer collection of 2015. Sounds so far away, yet in a few months I will be writing about fall collections. Even though I already spotted some sneak previews from brands on Instagram. Back to the Mango lookbook; it looks the brand is going back to the 70's. Most of the items are very flowy and wide. You see a lot of dresses, polkadot and stripes. You can see some color, but not a lot. Join me and look at the first lookbook showing the collection for spring 2015.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
If you're not against knock-offs and searching for fake Adidas Stan Smith sneakers, these might be the ones for you. Webshop Modemusthaves has these fake Stan Smiths at their webshop for only € 24,95. I gotta admit, I was super tempted to order them.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
It's only a few weeks ago I showed the latest pictures of the new Home collection from H & M. Today I'm sharing yet again new pictures of the new Home collection from H & M. These pictures show the new trends of 2015. H & M is predicting the new trends will be Strictly Modern (clean, not much fuss), The Piping (dark yet sophisticated), The Geometrics (geometric shapes and patterns), Natural Vibe (green and natural fabrics), The Fabrics (linen, jute, cotton), The Greens (nature and green), Romantic Touch (taupe and pastels), The Floral Prints (floral print), The Frills (ruffles, lace and frill), Bold Expressions (bold prints and colors), The Birds (not the movie, but cute birds) and The Colors (strong colors and bold prints).
Monday, December 8, 2014
I went shopping this week and it was a big success. It was also very cold and whenever I'm making outfit pictures I wish we could go back to summer. It's not just the cold weather, but the sun is also nowhere to be seen. Making outfit pictures isn't that great either when the weather is absolutely drab and when it gets dark early. Lets hope that at least the sun will come back pretty soon!
Sunday, December 7, 2014
I have wrote about peplum tops before, but I wanted to share this faux leather peplum top from H & M with you guys. The price of the top is € 19,99. The top is from the Divided collection.
It's too edgy for my taste, but what do you think?
It's too edgy for my taste, but what do you think?
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Cut-out boots aren't really practical this time of the year, even though it's quite warm for December. But when I see boots like these cut-outs from Van Haren I feel like trying them on. Because I don't own cut-out boots myself. I like the trend, yet at the same time I'm not 100 % sure if they're my style.
Friday, December 5, 2014
A while ago I posted some pictures of the lookbook from H & M with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett. The lookbook showed the Christmas collection. H & M just released a new lookbook with new Christmas looks, in case you haven't found your outfit just yet.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
I already showed a ton of Christmas lookbooks and here is yet another one. I think this will be the last one, since most of the big affordable brands now posted their lookbooks. This lookbook is from Zara and shows the evening collection. A lot of the pictures are in black and white and most of the collection are also in these colors. I'm not surprised, since Zara usually has a lot of clothes in these colors. But I wish they had shown some more colors.
I'm slightly embarrassed at how much I bought. It's a lot, but when you think about, most prices weren't that high. I did spend a lot of money, but I also bought a lot. If you follow me on Instagram, you perhaps already spotted the picture with the bags. I gotta confess, whenever I saw women with so many Primark bags I wondered if I ever would buy a lot at Primark. The last two times were also a bust, so I didn't have high hopes when I went to Primark today. And guess what? I bought amazing stuff at Primark.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
I'm often browse through a lot of webshops. It is also very often that I see something I like, so I'm not sure whether it's a good idea I often look at webshops. However I usually order something at H & M. I have occasionally ordered something at C & A and Van Haren. But I don't order a online on other webshops.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
I love affordable fashion and I usually don't want to spend too much money on one item. I made exceptions for my Roshe Run and All Stars, which I don't regret. Air Max are still on my wishlist and I was super excited when I saw these fake ones at Scapino. Unfortunately my size wasn't there and they're sold out online.
First € 24,99, now € 15,-
Monday, December 1, 2014
I feel like it suddenly has become winter. It was so cold this week (and still is). I also feel like the temperatures were still quite okay last week. I don't know, I might be wrong. But it is so cold.
I feel this is the year Black Friday really has become a thing in the Netherlands, mostly online though. But there was Black Friday discounts at stores as well. Even though it's not as big as in the States and the UK, I suspect it will be within five years. Cyber Monday might become big as well. On Cyber Monday the discounts are usually higher than on Black Friday, yet Cyber Monday wasn't that big. But this will become big as well.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
I warned myself a few months again during the summer, when it was so warm you couldn't do anything, I would gonna miss summer. It was so crazy hot back then that I longed for some other temperatures. I didn't want winter either. I don't mind wearing cozy sweaters and fluffy vests, but when I go outside it's so cold. Too cold. So I'm longing for summer. Just not the crazy hot temperatures either. To remind myself of nicer temperatures, I collected my favorite summer outfits. I wore some outfits when it was really warm and some outfits when it was a little bit colder. That's why I'm wearing blazers and jackets. Click on the pictures to go the post to read about the details.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Zara and I have a love/hate relationship. I always post their lookbooks, I covet most of their coats and I usually like a lot on their webshop. I'm usually not a big fan of their lookbooks and I rarely visit the store since I think Zara is a bit pricey. But since I always post their lookbooks, I'm posting this one from the TRF as well. This lookbooks shows a lot of (fake) fur, prints and colors. The fake fur items will come in handy soon because it's cold and it will probably get even colder. Brrr!
Friday, November 28, 2014
Yesterday it was Thanksgiving in the States and the following day is always Black Friday, which means a lot of discounts at a lot, if not all, stores. Most people in the Netherlands haven't heard about the phenennom. We don't have a Black Friday but I wouldn't be surprised if that's going to change. Since a lot of international fashion stores have a Black Friday in the Netherlands as well. Here are some of the discounts and most of the discounts are only today.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
I lately love leopard and at the moment I don't think I should buy anymore leopard prints. When you wear a leopard clothing item or shoes, I think the rest of the outfit should remain basic. That's why sometimes it can be a challenge to combine leopard while remaining classy or stylish. But it's certainly possible!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
I still don't have a nice dress or outfit for Christmas and New Years Eve. I could wear the dresses I wore last year, but honestly I like searching for a new dress. I found some cute dresses at Vero Moda and I wanted to show these. The dresses are in a nice price range. I don't want to spend too much money if I'm gonna buy a new dress.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
It might be a little bit tacky, but I don't care. I love this leopard blouse/T-shirt from H & M. At the moment it's too cold, because I was nearly freezing my ass of even while shooting these pictures. I can wear it with a vest or blazer at the moment.
H & M released a video of Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, who are the faces of the Christmas collection from H & M. You can see some of the items from the collection here. Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett performing the song It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing).
In the video you see different models showing the Christmas collection.
Monday, November 24, 2014
It was the week the movie Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 came out. I've been waiting forever for the movie and I loved it. There was not a lot of action in it, but I loved seeing the toll the games and the war took on Katniss. I really want to see the movie again. It wasn't perfect, but it was so much better than I expected. I felt like the third book would be hard to film, but they did an excellent job. I think splitting the movies is very justified as well. It would've been too much for just one movie.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Lily Aldridge is the new face of the NLY Icons: Collection. Lily Aldridge is a model and a Victoria's Secret Angel. The model shows the Christmas collection from webshop Nelly in their latest lookbook. I also added some pictures of behind the scenes from the photoshoot.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
I would love to show spring collections, but at the moment Christmas is everywhere. I swear a lot of people will be sick of Christmas when it finally arrives. Bershka has released a Christmas collection, just like a lot of brands did. The collection is quite dark and has a lot of sequins and lace.