Dress: Yes or No (new), Cardigan: Street One, Bag: H&M, Boots: Dansi (TheLittleShoeShop)
“Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.” – Miranda (from the film The Devil wears Prada)
Not groundbreaking maybe, but floral dresses are a spring thing once again in 2019 and while I owe quite a few of them I thought one more would be OK. This one is perfect to transition from winter to spring and both my pupils and I absolutely love the dress.
Read on to find out what I love about the dress and what my pupils think of it. I am sure you are as aware as I am that “children and fools tell the truth” – Spanish proverb.
“Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.” – Anonymous
After having enjoyed so many snow walks this winter, we decided to swap the snow for sand and we went to Fuerteventura in February. Wow, what an island! You can find so many different beaches and coastlines there, just amazing.
On my blog I often talk about small changes with huge effects and ladies, I’ve got a great example for you this week!
The first day of our holidays we went to the beach on the east coast of Fuerteventura. The second day we went to the west coast. As the island is pretty small, the change to go from east to west (or west to east) is not a big deal. The effect of that small east-west change is anything but small: it’s big, it’s huge, it’s enormous!
OK, not so big, huge and enormous as the difference between east and west we have grown up with, but still quite impressive. Have a look for yourself: Four beaches, four outfits, four stories. Enjoy!
Jacket (new): Tally Weijl, Trousers: Jacqueline de Yong, Top & Bag: H&M, Shoes: Vans
“Love anchors the soul.” – unknown
Red being the colour associated with love and romance, I thought I’d buy myself something red for a romantic weekend away with my love. When you have read last week’s blogpost you know we went to Venice (and thanks to whom).
I am not quite sure if a biker jacket is considered romantic (and Venice is very romantic-trust me), nor do I associate bikers with boats (and Venice is full of boats-trust me), so let’s focus on the colour above all: red for romance!
Focussing on the colour is pretty easy in this case, since this fake leather jacket is very, very red. And my weekend trip was very, very romantic!
Skirt: Yes or No, Top: Tally Weijl, Ankle Boots: Stravers-Shoes, Bag: New-Yorker
“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”
– Eddie Cantor
I am enjoying life to the fullest when you are reading this. I will either be on my way to Venice or already exploring the canals, small streets and Italian food, together with my husband. We have chosen to travel by train, because that is super relaxing and you are rewarded with stunning views of the alps and of Venice (the latter we have heard, not seen yet). On top of that: travelling by train is very sustainable.
You will probably remember that my husband surprised me with this romantic get-away on Valentine’s Day. Well, there is more to tell about how he came to that idea. He (or better said “I”) had some help from a rather unexpected source: a 12 year old pupil of mine…Read on to find out more!
Jeans: Esprit , Jumper: Yes or No , Boots: Andrés Machado (via Stravers-shoes), Necklace: Shoeby, Bag: H&M (new)
“Gray skies are just clouds passing over.” – Duke Ellington
I think the colour combination of blue and grey is beautiful. Grey days are part of life and so are days with bright blue skies. I personally think the expression “winter blues” is a funny one, since most winter days are “winter greys” in the part of the world where I live.
Since I have enjoyed both winter blues (literally: bright blue skies up in the mountains) and winter greys (also literally: in the low lands) over the past few weeks, I have combined both colours in one winterly outfit this week.
Dress: H&M (this season), Jumper: Esprit, Boots: Dansi via the little shoe shop
“A person’s true nature will reveal itself despite disguise.”
This week people all around the world will be partying in Carnival’s costumes, disguising themselves in creative ways, according to the festival’s theme and/or their own taste. I do it my way and show you a disguised dress.
Skirt (15 !!! years old): Steps, Top (3 years old): H&M, Necklace: a gift, Ankle Boots (new):Chigo
“We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.”
– Orison Swett Marden
Second-hand clothing is becoming increasingly popular, thanks to our full wardrobes and a growing awareness regarding sustainable consumption.
When you have followed my blog for a while, you will have noticed that most of my items aren’t new. I am not an overly big spender on clothes (please tell my husband this when you see him😉). That’s partly because I like what is in my wardrobe already, partly financially (I am a teacher remember) and partly for environmental reasons.
When you’re in for tips that boost both creativity and sustainability, please read on. I have found some simple steps to edit your (too) full wardrobe and have gathered some inspiring ideas to implement sustainable consumption in your life that is not about buying less clothes.
Pink jumper: Bijenkorf Collection, Trousers: H&M, Belt: Escada Sport, Boots: Chico(new)
“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.”
Wearing a pre-loved pink jumper on an old pair of beautiful black trousers on a sunny Saturday (look at my eyes…). I have chosen to wear this romantic outfit for Valentine’s Day too, since I knew I would spent quite a bit of time in my kitchen. With this outfit I could be a kitchen princess and get “date night” right as well.
Remember the 5 love languages from previous blog posts? You may have gotten the impression that I am quite impressed by them. Well, you’re right. I am! Keeping them in mind and knowing my family’s love for Italian food, I decided to spoil my loved ones with a romantic red dinner; prosecco with red ice cubes, tomato soup, pasta pollo with red pesto and a gelato dessert with strawberries followed by coffee and chocolate.
Read on to find out how this dinner included all 5 love languages and to enjoy some more pretty pink pictures.
“Enjoy the butterflies of winter. Each as unique and amazing as you!”
Since pictures sometimes speak louder than words, a blogpost with lots of photos and few words.
Wel…that was the plan. Honestly! Truth is that I just like writing too much to go for photos only. I will still show you a lot of snowy photos this week and use the opportunity to tell you why pictures often speak louder than words and how you can use that knowledge.
Jumper: Street One, Trousers: Tally Weijl, Boots: Unisa, Accessories: unknown (al items are pretty old…)
“Saying I’ll try really means I am not really committed.”
– Robin S. Sharma
In this blogpost I show you how I tried out 3 different accessories with the same jumper. Mind you: try out. That is something else than “try”. “Try out” means experimenting and drawing conclusions from it, whereas “try” means….yeah, what message does the word “try” actually bring across? Read on to find out…