Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I've moved...

Hi Guys,

By now you must have noticed that this blog isn't being updated anymore. It's not you, it's me. I've been working on a project that's very dear to me: my own website!

You can find me here now:

It's not fully completed yet, but I'm already posting there and there's sooo much more to come that you won't want to miss! Like my style inspiration archives, lifestyle posts and more!

Hope to see you there soon.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011


I have the day off today, so naturally I hit up Primark. You have to get there early, because after 11.00 AM it's mayhem!

I picked up this necklace (€5) and and bracelet (€4). Cute right? The funny thing is they were bought hanging randomly somewhere in the store. Like they were put there especially for me. ;-)

I also stopped by Zara to check out those red jeans. And luckily they still had them in normal sizes.

Note: That is not my tummy, it's the infamous Zara mirror that's making it look fat... or maybe it was all the pasta and gelati I had on vacation... :-P 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Inspiration of the week...

We went to Venice day before yesterday. Besides all the usual. tourist spots, we also took a stroll trough the little streets and alleys where came across this little jeweler with the most amazing window display. So intricately and yet meticulously laid out.

I could have stood there for hours and hours, continuously discovering something new. Che bella!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Anything boys can do...

...girls can do better! Case in point? Eva Marcille in her white tux for Niecy Nash' wedding.

Yes I know we've seen Janelle Monae do it a million times and don't get me wrong, I think Janelle "werks" the look, but Eva look so darn sexy in this tux!! I absolutely love this last pic. It could be from an editorial or something. I would have chosen a nail color in the same shade as the lipstick though...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Color block idea...

Turqoiuse and yellow?! Yes dearies it seems everything goes with this trend...

(photo from: The Fashion Bomb Daily)

Before I run out and buy a turquoise top though... I'll try it with this chunky turquoise necklace and yellow skirt first and see how it goes.  

Don't worry... I will iron the skirt before I wear it. ;-)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Inspiration of the week...

Denim on denim has never looked this HOT!!

(photo from: The Sartorialist)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Technicolor Dreamjeans...

A few weeks back Zara had a vast array of pretty colored skinny jeans and though I thought they were cute, I wasn't really tempted.

Besides, if you're even a little bit curvy and you know what's good for your ego and healthy body image, you know to steer clear of Zara jeans, because they were not made for women of the bootilicious persuasion. Which reminds me of my bff, the fabulous Pella Bella, who once posted on her facebook from a Zara dressing room that even the mirrors at Zara make you look fat... but I digress...

Colored jeans... yes... On my radar for a while now, but I wasn't really inspired to jump on the trend until I saw this outfit perfectly executed by Nati from Fashion Coup.

(photo from: Fashion Coup)

It was just the thing I needed to see to inspire a whole bunch of outfit ideas. Of course I now need a pair of red jeans...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Vacation Playlist

So while I'm chilling in this pretty little village on Italy's Lake Garda, I thought I'd share my vacation playlist with you.

1. Bruno Mars - Lazy Song (how predictably applicable, but I think the video-clip is so funny. The little head shake thingy in the beginning always makes me laugh.)

2. Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. ft. Boy George - Somebody to love me. (I'm an 80's kid; nothing but love for Boy George!!)

3. Lykke Li - I follow Rivers. (I think this is such a cool song, the clip creeps me out though...)

4. Kreayshawn - Gucci Gucci (I will Stan for LV forever, but I'm not made at her. I'm far from basic. :-)

5.Robyn - Call your Girlfriend (love, Love, LOVE everything Robyn)

6. Mary J Blige - Work that  (This song is off her 2007 album Growing Pains, but I only just discovered it and already it is one of my anthems.)

I'm off to enjoy another limoncello! Let me know what you think and what your current favorites are. Ciao Bellas!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Inspiration of the week...

Ladies and Gents I give you: The sweatshirt skirt.

(photo from: The Sartorialist)

I've seen this done before with a crisp whit men's shirt, but never with a sweatshirt. And that is exactly what I love about this photo. This young lady has taken that initial idea a step further, just beyond the limit of what is "stylish" and what is "out there" and yet it still works.

Are you brave enough to wear your sweats like this?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Perfect Cool in Summer Heat...

I'm so in love Karla's outfit!! This is perfect summer cool to me. It's lady like without being too girly. Light, airy and colorful, stunning shoes, killer bag... perfection!

(photo from: Karla's Closet)

I neeeed those pants in my life!! Which goes to show, a woman's shopping is never done. :-)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Best.Hair.Product.Ever... Period...

My search is finally over. I have found my holy grail hair product! Drumroll please...

It's Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Leave-in Conditioner.

My hair is extremely dry and seemed to have gotten even drier as I went natural. I tried the heavy oils like Sheabutter and Castor Oil that were supposed to "keep the moisture in". They worked okay and I'll admit that they made my hair look great, but oh my God the greasiness was just too embarrassing!! I'm talking full on 'Soul Glow' effect... You can ask my beautician, my dentist and my dry cleaner about me and the nice greasy stains I used to leave behind. Just mortifying but finally and thankfully a thing of the past!

My hair is now soft and moisturized and as an added bonus it smells amazing! Like red raspberry candy, simply delicious!! I'm completely converted. Completely. Period.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Is that?

(photo from: The Vogue Diaries)

Yes, that is Olivia Palermo with my bag!! Haaa! I'm kind of excited about this. lol I mean, I think most would agree that Olivia is a bit of a style icon, so it's really cute to see that she went for the same bag that I fell in love with. 

Here's my baby...

I ended up going for the lighter color. I just thought it would suit me better. Also good to know is that Zara also carries this bag in a beautiful deep red and they retail for €119,-. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Inspiration of the week...

My inspiration this week is the beautiful Gabi from Young, Fat and Fabulous, who encourages women of all sizes to not give a rip about the opinions of others and rock that bikini!! Her message: Every body is a bikini body!

(photo from: Young, Fat & Fabulous)

I see you baby! Work it!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Isn't she lovely...

Ginnifer Goodwill looked absolutely breathtaking at the Met Costume Gala.

There's something very ethereal and fairy like yet so very glam about this look. Just lovely!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bag Envy...

Reese's Chloe Marcie Hobo Bag

Jessica's Loewe May Bag

(images from: The Vogue Diaries)

Clearly I'm having a bit of a bag phase... ; )

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Inspiration of the week...

I'm not a big Freja fan. I know shock, horror, fashion blasphemy!! lol

But I do love this photo.

Why? Because it inspired me in a very unexpected way. I've been suffering from a lack of inspiration for the past 5 months and just couldn't figure out why. Seeing this image reminded me of why I love fashion. I realized that it's the high fashion, high glam, high gloss, fantasy images of editorials that really inspire me! So although I really enjoy street style and personal style blogs, I miss my magazines.

Gratuitous Nudity...

One of the major drugstore chains here in The Netherlands (Kruidvat for any Dutch readers) is having a buy 1 get 1 free sale on nail-polishes from Catrice & Essence. So I picked up these 4 nude colors from Catrice.

From left to right these are:

050 Moulin Rouge Light
060 Mona Lisa Staring Back
030 My cafe Au Lait At Notre Dame
040 Petit Fours As Dessert

I'm so into nudes right now, I couldn't pass these up. This little haul cost me a whopping €5!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Choices Choices...

From the very first time I saw this Zara bag, back in December, I just knew I had to have it. And since I'm not getting designer sunglasses this year, I figure I'm allowed the €119,- "splurge". The only problem is which one to get?

I've narrowed it down to these 2 colors:

What do you guys think? I'm leaning towards the lighter color, because

a. I don't own any bags that color yet...
b. I think that just as with my MK watch the lighter color will suit my skin tone better and
c. I'm hoping that if I get it, I can finally stop thinking about the LV Galliera GM in Damier Azur. Which retails at €1.110,- Talk about splurge... :-)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Inspiration of the week...

So each week I want to share with you the photo that inspired me most in the past week. First up is this photo by Tommy Ton for

I just LOVE this outfit: Creating maximum effect with essentially very simple basic pieces by choosing dramatic colors. Bring on the color blocking this spring and summer! And can you see the little leather cord around the waist? Perfection!

Happy Mother's Day...

We celebrate Mother's Day in The Netherlands today. So I want to wish my ever loving, sweet, kind, sassy, funny, kind and super supportive Mommy a wonderful Mother's Day!!

That sexy woman with the fabulous legs on the right is my Mom on the left is my Auntie H and the beauty in the middle is my Grandmama, who is no longer with us in body, but always in spirit... always.

I hope you all have a fab day with your Moms today!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Stunner Clutch...

I LOVE this clutch from H&M's Fashion Against Aids collection.

It has a beautiful super shiny silver finish like the LV Miroir bags with bright, nearly neon, yellow details.

I'm not sure how I'm going to wear it yet, but I'm so in love with it, I'm sure I'll find a way! I also picked up a couple of other little purses from H&M.

The blue and red one I use to carry little things in my bag like my perfume, tissues, aspirins etc. The pink is a just little card holder, but I love this powdery kind of aged pink color.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Love Child...

If a Bottega Veneta Intrecciato and a Louis Vuitton Speedy got together and had a baby, this is what their love child their would look like....

Isn't she lovely my new darling?

I picked it up last Friday at the bazar in The Hague for a shocking €10!! Even the price was cute. ;-)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sun is shining, the weather is sweet...

The weather has been so lovely here in Holland lately. Time to break out the sunglasses!! I picked up 3 different ones at H&M in the past two weeks. So here's my little sunnies haul.

Over sized Wayfarers in black & tortoise.

And an Aviator

Of course I 'needed' a new case to go with my new lovelies and I've been eyeing this one at Accessorize for a little while.

Little side story on the aviators: Two years ago just after I bought my Chloe Tamaris, I spotted the Michael Kors Tahiti.
Unfortunately I have a little rule to help keep my finances on the healthier side of things: I'm allowed 1 pair designer sunglasses per year. So I couldn't have both and I had to pass on the Michael Kors. This little find makes up for that and at € 7,95 I'm extra pleased, because the Tahiti was € 289. Good prices come to those who wait. :-)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Color blocking done right...

Colorblocking is a huge trend this spring / summer, but I've noticed that the fabric is just as important as the colors you choose. If the fabric isn't right (read: expensive looking), my fear is that I'll just end up looking like I'm wearing my latest thrift store haul.

To be on the safe side I'm going to stick with deep rich jewel tone colors and luxurious fabrics like satins and silk. I will also be reaching for gold accessories, like belts & big gold cuffs, just to tie in with the opulence of the fabrics.

My inspiration?

Aquilano Rimondi Spring 2011

And of course Gucci Spring 2011

I think Rihanna got it spot on with this outfit.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I'm having a moment with Taylor Tomasi Hill, Marie Claire's Style and Accessories Director, and her extraordinary... well.. accessories.

The Corset.

The Chocker.

The Cuffs.

The Sunnies.

The Necklace.

The Shoes.

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