During my trip to Copenhagen, I (of course) felt the need to look fashionably responsible 24 hours a day. Despite the fact that I’m not such a beauty while I’m asleep, for that reason I also won’t join the woke-up-like-this hype, but this motivated me even more for my daytime outfits. (Not that I don’t feel the need to look properly in the Netherlands btw, but I feel like everyone in Copenhagen puts in more effort, which makes me very happy) Continue reading
We’re already in the last week of my 1-item-a-week challenge. Choosing an item for upcoming week is a bit difficult since it is quite warm at the moment, but it’ll be colder again once the weekend comes. But since it’s so sunny, I’ll go for my white singlet, as it just gives a feeling like summer. Also, I’m working on my tan, so hopefully I’ll soon be beautifully tanned, everything just looks better that way anyway.
But let’s first check out the outfits I wore last week:
Light blue leather jacket – Zara, Black t-shirt – here, Grey jeans – Pieces, White sweater and leather pants – H&M, White trousers – here, Black cut-out boots – Topshop, Light grey jeans – Bershka, Long striped dress – Primark
Today is Wednesday, which means another week of my challenge has past by and a new one has started. (I’ve actually wanted to write this yesterday, but my stupid exam got in the way – time management!)
Last week I’ve been trying to combine my singlet with as many different outfits as possible. You can check below what I’ve been wearing. Btw, last Thursday there was a big outdoor event I had to attend, unfortunately it rained almost the entire day. Nevertheless we’ve had a great time! But for that reason, I chose to wear a sweater instead of my singlet, also, I didn’t want my singlet to get all dirty because I had to wear it several more days. Also, I wore the singlet twice with my dark blue jeans and a jacket, but the dark blue has unfortunately died, so it is at the clothing guy at the moment.
Red singlet, H&M, Short white blazer – Bershka, Nudie jeans – A friend, Leather jacket – similar here, Black destroyed jeans – Bershka, Black jeans, here, Lilac sweater – Cheap Monday, Black blazer – similar here, Leather skirt – H&M, Long white blazer – Topshop, Leather short – H&M
This week is already the third week of my challenge, time flies! The item I’ve chosen for this week is my baby blue leather jacket. I’ve chosen for this one because it’s really spring-like and considering the weather is getting better, but isn’t totally there yet, I think it’s an excellent choice, since you can wear it for indoor as well as outdoor.
As for my second challenge, I still haven’t bought anything, SO PROUD!! So maybe I can extend it for some time. I’ll consider that before my next challenge update.
Today’s post is about another one of my inspirational factors in life. And since it is spring, what better represents the happy light spring feeling than the color white.
I must admit, normally I’m not so much of a white lover, but this season’s trend has got me head over heels. I’m even planning on buying a pair of white jeans, preferably the ripped skinny ones. But at the same time I must remain honest, this white-trend thing only works for me when you transform your entire outfit to white, and not just one piece. Of course this is just how I feel, but I personally feel a high level of awkwardness and replaced guilt when I see someone pairing their white jeans with a pair of brown boots. Yes, it has come to my notice that many women still have the (misplaced) thought that combining the white jeans with brown boots will magically transform their jeans into a winter item, it does not. I have even seen Uggs, they take this idea way too far.
But I’m wandering from the subject. I was actually planning on showing my source of inspiration for this summer, so take a look. In the meantime I’ll try to figure out how to implement this into my wardrobe while sticking to my challenges.
It has been a week since I’ve started my last challenge, which means it is time for an update. I must first confess, I made a very stupid mistake. Last Thursday I attended a party in Leiden, which is about 3 hours away from Groningen, so I stopped by at my mom’s place, since she lives halfway. But during that short stop I had to switch clothes and you can already guess, I’ve left my leather pants at my mom’s. (SHAME!!!) I tried to make it up to you and myself by using my leather shorts for the rest of this challenge instead of my long pants.
Also, I have forgotten to make photos of my outfit every day, so the pictures of the first part of the week have to wait some more. (Note to self: TAKE PICTURES!)
Leather shorts – H&M, Cut-out boots – Topshop, Pullover – Zara
Cowboy boots – Zara, T-shirt – H&M
T-shirt – Zara, Hat – H&M, Boots – Steve Madden
The pictures you see above are from Friday, Saturday, Sunday and yesterday at the Freedom Festival. (Yes, I wore the same outfit twice for lack of normal clothing that I’m suffering from and I made some logistical bad decisions about the clothing distribution between me and my parents)
Freedom festival is all about celebrating the freedom we have and rethinking the war which luckily for us ended 69 years ago now. But I believe it is important to still dwell on the fact that freedom isn’t self-evident.
Anyway, as for my other challenge, not shopping more than one item for 30 days, is actually going quite well! I’ve seen a lot of beautiful items, but I haven’t shopped anything yet. I do have an idea what I’m going to buy though.
And of course, my new item-for-a-week!
For this week I’ve chosen my red singlet from H&M. Because it’s elegant, but you can totally dress it up or down as you want it. Also, we have extremely changing weather here, one moment it’s warm and sunny and the other it’s raining a lot, so this top seems appropriate.
It has been a while since my first challenge has stopped and as I have just started my challenge, I’ve had some time off.
And as any other shop-loving girl would do, I took my prerogative to shop very seriously. Unfortunately, I still don’t have the budget I, and mostly my shopping desire, need, but let’s not let that spoil the fun! I, as well, would’ve loved to add a beautiful new watch to the collection today – to make up for my bad day. But as I’m having a TERRIBLY bad day (but seriously, my phone broke, I bit my lip, which made me look like a retard and I had prepared the wrong part in class), the watch was sold out, so I’ll have to wait some more for my baby.
Anyway, let’s take a look at the item I did buy in the last month.
L. Blue leather jacket – Zara, White pants – H&M
T-Shirts – Both H&M, Lingerie – Victoria’s Secret
Nike Air Max Thea – Nike
As promised, I’ve chosen one of my favorite items for my new ‘uniform challenge’, for which I’ll pick one of my favorite items each week for 4 weeks. Then, I’ll wear this for a week paired with different outfits.
The first item I’m going to mix and match with is.. my leather trousers!
I’ll start this challenge on Tuesday, as I don’t have my pair of leather trousers with me. (I’m at my parent’s place now) Anyway, I’m very excited about what these next weeks will bring when it comes to my imagination.
I’ve already started my one item-one month challenge yesterday, which is already quite hard (good lord) after my big shopping spree in march, shopping is way too addictive!!
I am sorry for the bad quality photo though. Last week, when I was on holiday in England, someone (sshle) stole my camera. I’m currently saving and searching for a proper new one, so if anyone has any tips on what camera to buy or other camera tips, please let me know!
For now I’ll go back to my clothing and food crises.
Leather dress – Zara, Heels – Mango, Lipstick – Revlon
I am so frustrated about my age, last wednesday I turned 21(!!) It feels so mature grown up old-ish.
I know I have said this before and it still isn’t true, but still.
Anyway, yesterday I had my birthday bash, which was not so much of a bash and more of a dinner and a drink.
But I had a lovely evening though.
And now that that has been done, I finally have time (okay, technically not, but I have time to not do other stuff and write blogposts instead) to choose a new challenge! Exciting!
I’m not 100% sure yet, but I’ll decide tomorrow. Procastination is kindof my thing.
Maybe I should start something which involves me not buying clothes again, as I have bought a new dress and two tops since the last one ended.
And yes, I should probably be ashamed of myself, but I really love the new things, especially the dress, so I’ll be forgiven. (It was my birthday after all..)
My sincere apologies for not writing for so long. I’ve been very very busy last week. I’ve had my last two exams for this period, which I’ve hopefully passed, or at least one of them.
And right after that my grandparents had their 50-years wedding anniversary. Isn’t crazy how you can spend so many years together with one person. I know this sounds so wrong, but trust me, I don’t mean it like that. It’s more that when I look at myself, I can’t imagine that anyone could spend so many years with me without going mental. But who knows.
Anyway, that wasn’t my point of today. The point is that I almost completed my challenge, only one more day left!
30 days of not shopping and not wearing the same outfit twice. As I think I can handle that last day as well now that I’ve completed the other 29, I can consider this done!
Nevertheless I cannot say I’m totally satisfied with the result. I mean, I did not shop nor wear the same outfit twice, which is nice. But my whole point of doing this in the first place still isn’t accomplished. I honestly thought that not spending all my money on clothes would provide me with much more savings, but instead I’ve probably wasted it on unimportant sh*t. (I know myself well)
So for the next time I’ll be doing this I’ll implement a new rule: save the money which you’d normally spend on clothes. I believe that will pay off, since I tend to magically make money appear out of nowhere whenever I want to buy something. Saving all this miracle cash will hopefully actually get me somewhere.
But I don’t want to do the same challenge again right now. Even though I’ve already looked up some other fun challenges, I’m not quite sure yet what my next challenge is going to be. So if anyone has an excellent idea, please let me know! (actually any idea will due)
For my before last outfit challenge outfits: (I’m sorry, the jacket of day 26 is missing, so I don’t have a picture of that day) (And again for being lazy and busy and not making proper photos)
Yesterday was one of the toughest days during my challenge, because yesterday was ‘stufi-day’.
stufi stands for study finance. Yes, you’re hearing me correctly.
Each 24th of the month, i the beautiful day when I get my study finance for being such a loyal hard working student, cough.
Although I must say, I’ve been working quite hard last month (still having exams until Thursday, please save me!!!).
And even when I don’t work hard, I do. At least I feel like I do, which counts as well.
But leaving my opinion on stufi for now, it is also a very difficult moment, because now I’m actually able to buy the things I want.
All this time I thought coping with discount codes was hard, I hadn’t seen nothing yet. I don’t even know how to explain, but I’m sure many can compare already.
For the rest of it, I’m handling myself pretty well luckily, and once I survived this, I know I can do anything, so empowering!
Day 16: Jacket – Small local store, Vogue shirt – Dutch Vogue, Grey Jeans – Bershka, Sneakers – H&M
Day 17: Leather jacket – H&M, Lace top – Albufeira, Grey jeans – Pieces, Heels – Mango