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 Style.com.

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. ;-)
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