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NO MORE

NO MORE

Yup, it has been a while since I updated the blog. To be fair: I don’t think I ever took a blogging break this long since I started blogging in 2008 and to be even more fair: I can’t say I feel sorry for it. […]

JOTTING DOWN THOUGHTS

JOTTING DOWN THOUGHTS

Every now and then I just like to sit down and jot down some thoughts. Thoughts that slowly but certainly turn into a story that sometimes I share on this blog and on many occasions I don’t (true story, my phone is filled with stories/thoughts […]

THE LISBON LOOK PART IV

THE LISBON LOOK PART IV

Lisbon look number IV is something I’d never imagine myself wearing: a floral (!) playsuit (!) with frills (!). And visual waist line (!). Oh Lord, have mercy. But even though I’m by no means a Marie Kondo fan, the fact that this happy number actually sparked joy when I saw it on the racks of our Swedish retailer, I decided to go for it for once. And I love it.

After this outfit post I still owe you guys my Lisbon guide, which is definitely coming, but I wanted to show some of the outfits I wore first. Check out the other looks I wore during out little trip here, and let me know in the comments what you think :)

Playsuit – H&M / Shoes – Tibi / Bag – A.P.C. / Sunglasses – Miu Miu

THE LISBON LOOK PART III

THE LISBON LOOK PART III

Remember that time that I was walking around in beach dresses, with bare legs, slightly sun kissed skin and salty hair? Me neither. Seems like ages ago, but looking at these pics bring a smile on my face. Lennart en I had such a great […]

I’M WEARING A SKIRT!

I’M WEARING A SKIRT!

Black and white never fail me. Even though I tried to wear a little bit more ‘colour’ lately (blue and camel tones that is), I always get back to wearing my trusty old black and white combinations. Also something I always go for: leather jackets, […]

HAPPINESS IS SCARY

HAPPINESS IS SCARY

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Happiness. Even though we all have our own definition of happiness – from having a reason to smile will having to smile for no reason, yes, think about that one twice ;) – for most of us it comes pretty natural to be happy. Of course, we all experience the occasional ‘down’ besides our ‘ups’, but I dare to say that many of us are lucky, and therefore happy, to have great family or friends, a roof above their heads and enough food to survive (and yes, I’m aware of the fact that for some there’s more to happiness that just that, but just to make a point). I have been reading quite some articles about happiness and its origins, but one article by Robert Holden caught my attention. He states that we often relate to happiness as something special. Or odd. Or lucky. But on the other hand we don’t really greet happiness with open arms for one reason: we don’t trust it. And I’m pretty sure he’s right.

Applying this to my personal situation: I’m pretty happy. Or wait: I pretty f*cking happy! I’ve got a great boyfriend (we’ve been together for 11 years now), we live together in a lovely appartment in Amsterdam. I’ve got a great job, I’m running my own business, I’ve got awesome friends, a family who loves me and tons of shoes. Let’s blame my cautious nature for it, but somehow I’m always waiting for the fall. Waiting for things to go wrong. I admit this may sounds as a very negative take on life, but even though I don’t consider myself a negative person, it’s the truth.

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I allow myself to enjoy the happy moments – of course – but as soon as the experiences are starting to get more intense or deep, I’m too afraid to loose it. Let’s get even more personal here: this might have anything to do with the fact that a lot of things in my life have always been guided by self doubt and I guess I doubt my happiness as much as I doubt myself.

So here’s an outfit post we shot at one of those moments I feel the happiest: during a relaxing, long weekend on the island with my love. I’m so grateful to be able to visit this wonderful place whenever we want (I received quite some questions about it, I’m thinking about devoting an entire post to it, but it’s the Dutch island Texel where my boyfriend grew up and where we always have a place to stay if we want to escape the city madness for a bit). As a girl who has always loved the city more than the country side I’m pretty surprised to say that those weekends on the island definitely are the moments I feel most relaxed (besides travelling abroad, I love that even more) and happy. Why? Perhaps because I never doubt a single thing about the happiness I feel when I’m there: I’m sure it will not fade.

Happiness. Are you afraid of it?

Dress – Costes / Boots – Sarenza / Sunglasses – Ray Ban / Bag – A.P.C. 

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DO AS THE FRENCH DO

DO AS THE FRENCH DO

Honestly, when I started this no-shopping-month experiment a little while ago I expected it to be 1. much harder and 2. something that would bring me in a state of sartorial stress to the max. Both couldn’t be less true. In fact, it has been […]

UNIFORM DRESSING

UNIFORM DRESSING

I can’t believe how fast the weeks are passing by. I’m not complaining, my weeks have been filled with great stuff lately, so I can really confirm that time flies when you’re having fun, but my goodness. Sometimes I’d love to hit the pause button […]