4/27/2013

SUPER SPAGHETTI

I love, love, love this pasta. It's so easy to make and so delicious. The easiest recipes are often the most delicous, talking about Italian food, because with not to much ingredients, you can taste every single ingredient. That's why I love this pasta so much, and because basil is one of my favourite herbs.
When I'm homealone, when I'm in a hurry, when friends are having dinner at my place, or just for my family: it's always the right occasion to make this pasta. Believe me!



Ingredients
4 persons
  • 380 gram (0.84 pound) linguini or spaghetti
  • 400 gram (0.89 pound) cherry tomatoes
  • 2 hands of fresh basil
  • 7 tablespoons extra virgin olive-oil
  • 1 piece of garlic
  • salt and pepper



Directions
10 minutes

Follow the cooking directions on the packaging of pasta to cook the pasta 'al dente' in a pan with salted water. While the pasta is cooking, halve the tomatoes and put them in a big bowl. If the basil leaves are really big, tear them in smaller pieces. Peel the garlic and cut it in little pieces. Add the basil, garlic and olive-oil to the bowl. Flavour it with salt and pepper. Now crush everything a bit. Drain the pasta when it's ready and then add it to the bowl. Mix everything and your pasta is ready!


4/21/2013

A RED SKATER SKIRT






Hello again! Today I made pictures with  my sister. So this is the first blog post with pictures made by my sister. What do you think of it? I think she did a really good job! We made around 250 (!) pictures, so more outfit posts coming up..
I'm wearing a new skirt, which a bought in Nijmegen yesterday (later a post about my day in Nijmegen). I've been searching so long for a skirt like this. So I'm really happy I finally found one! I really like this kind of skirts, because you can combine them with a lot of things. And I just like the way it fits :)

top with cut out back Monki - skater skirt and heels H&M - bracelet and bag vintage

3/11/2013

WISHLIST & OTHER STORIES

You've probably all heard of & Other Stories, the younger sister of H&M, COS, Weekday, Monki and Cheap Monday. They've just opened their first store in London. This summer I'm probably going to London, so you can guess what I'll do then. Paris, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Berlin and Stockholm will follow after London. Unfortunately not one in the Netherlands, but fortunately their website is online now as well.
Their collection is based on four themes: contradiction & minimalist, sophisticated & architectural, poetic & dandy, industrial.
The problem with these themes is that they're quite basic, they don't use many colours. Therefore clothes will soon look boring. Well, that's what I found about the 'ready-to-wear' collection. There were some awesome pieces of course, but overall the 'ready-to-wear' collection disappointed me a bit.
On the contrary I'm in LOVE with their bags, jewellery and especially their shoe collection. They all have this special thing. I can't describe exactly what.
A made a top-five of the things in my shopping bag, and that wasn't easy, there were far too many things in my shopping bag.


Abigail Lorick Oxfords

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Oh my word...I have no words for this. These shoes are by far my most favourite item on the webshop.
I want I want I want I want I want..

Contrast knit dress

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This dress is actually really simple. Just black with a few lines, minimalistic. The typical style of & Other Stories. I like it.

Cat-eye sunglasses

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The sunglasses collection is amazing. Actually I love all of the sunglasses from & Other Stories. This one is my favourite, because of the colours, mint and brown, (I love them both and especially the combination) and the retro looking model.

Brass Ring

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Just a silver ring. But that shape, woooow.

Open ankle boot

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And again it's all about shape and lines. Special but simple.


There's only one thing left that I wanted to say: it's free shipping, wooop woooop!
Hello & Ohter Stories order, bye money!

What do you think about the collection of & Other Stories? Are you going to order something?

2/24/2013

THE ANGEL OF THE NORTH

 
 
 

I haven't written on the blog for such a long time! I can't believe it..I think it's like one month ago I wrote the last time on the blog?! But I have a good reason for it.
I took part of an exchange with England, more precise with Chester-le-Street, a place between New Castle and Durham. And I had such a great time! The people there are quite different. For example the style there is different from here and boys are more into fashion, I think. Further I visited the Durham cathedral, Harry Potter has been filmed there! So that was just awesome. We're already planning to go back in autumn or summer!
After I got back from New Castle I went to Switserland for skiing and snowboarding. I enjoyed the snow but to be honest I'm really looking forward to spring now. Unfortunately it has just started snowing here...
Anyway it's good to be back!


Black cape Romana - Mint green blazer, necklace, trousers H&M - Black heels Sacha - Ring Monki - Bag Zara

1/24/2013

THE KEY ITEM

 




I love the way my trousers and heels a bit camouflage-like with this background. In this way my neon blazer looks even more neon. And, no, I didn't feel like wearing a coat again, though it's -10 degrees. Ouch..I felt that. It was so cold that it actually hurt me. And after making this pictures I had to cycle all the way home again for twenty minutes. When I came home I literally had to cry. And I have to say that felt quite okay, because tears are warm..
So I'm still looking at gloves which are warm, also when it is freezing like the ice age has started again. I don't even mind what they look like. I've tried everything. And then I mean everyting. Once I wore four pair of gloves one over another. And I had to ask somebody else to put them on, because I couldn't do it myself anymore.


Neon blazer H&M - Necklace Zara - Blouse (without sleeves) Monki - Trousers Brandy Melville - Shoes H&M

1/22/2013

LIEBSTERAWARD!

Maybe you've already heard about the Liebster Award. It is a way to discover new and upcoming blogs. And I've already discovered new blogs by this concept, so it works! I like the idea, so I'm in, thanks to Hopeless Wanderer!


The rules
  • List 11 facts about yourself (I'm not goining to do this though)
  • Answer the eleven questions given to you
  • Ask eleven new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award
  • Choose nine bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate
  • Go to each bloggers page and let them know about the award
  • Thank te person who nominated you and link back to their blog 

Answers to the questions from Hopeless Wanderer
  • Since when have you started blogging? About three weeks ago now.
  • Which city is your favourite city and why? Amsterdam! I've been to many cities, like London, Paris, Chicago, New York. All really impressive cities, but I like Amsterdam the most. It's hard to explain why. I think because it is big, but still cute and cozy.
  • Do you watch series, if yes, which one(s)? I'm not a tv-type. I watch tv once a week and then I watch Dutch series like 'Wie is de Mol?'. It is a very tactical game, that's what I like about it. But my favourite serie ever, which isn't on tv anymore (unfortunately..), is Sex and the city!
  • I you were an animal, which one would you be? Hmm, I think I would be a bird, because then I could see the world from above.
  • What is your favourite band? I don't have one. I don't listen that often to music. But a few bands I like are Foster the People, Chef'special and Adele (but she is not a band, haha).
  • Which season do you prefer: Autumn, winter, summer or spring? I love the changeover from winter to spring. First the cozy athmosfere of winter and sitting on the couch with hot chocolate, then the warmth of the first sunbeams and the feeling of walking outside without a coat for the first time.
  • What do you think is the most horrible trend this season? Well, horrible is a bit excessively, but I'm not really into bermudas. They're too formless.
  • Where do you get your inspiration for your blog? Magazines, photographs, shopping, my wardrobe and surfing on the internet.
  • Who is your fashion icon? I don't have ONE. But a blogger who really inspires my is This Chick's Got Style.
  • coffee or tea? Tea, definitely! I can drink three teapots an evening.
  • Have you had fun answering these questions? Yes! I like this concept anyway. So I really like to take part of it.

The nine blogs I nominate

Questions from me to the blogs I nominate
  • What is your favourite shop?
  • To which country would you emigrate, if you had to emigrate?
  • Did you ever buy something which you regret now? If yes, what?
  • What do you prefer: reading a book or watching television?
  • What is your favourite perfume?
  • If you had to choose: never wear heels of never wear jewelry?
  • How would you describe your style in three words?
  • Why do you have a blog, just for fun or because you want to make your job of it?
  • What is your favourite kind of flower?
  • What is your top three favourite blogs?
  • What is your favourite runway show of spring/summer 2013?

I hope the nominated blogs will all take part of the Liebster Award! Further I hope you know more about me now and after all I hope you know more blogs now!

1/19/2013

My sneaker wedge life story





 
 

As you can see, snow has fallen. Although most people hate snow, I adore it. Everything looks so fairy-tale-ish. Love it! I only hate the freeeezing cold, brrrr! Fortunately I have my new coat to keep me warm. I combined it with my new blouse, light blue trousers, pink lips, and sneaker wedges. At first I didn't like sneaker wedges at all. I mean, come on, it are sneakers and heels in one, what's that?! But then I saw these ones and it was love at the first sight. Now I wear them 24/7. They fit so good! I can walk on them the whole day while it feels like I'm wearing flats. I'm sure you will see my sneaker wedges frequently on the blog. What do you think about sneaker wedges?


Coat Zara - Necklace Topshop - Blouse Monki - Trousers Mango - Sneaker wedges River Island

1/13/2013

SALE SHOPPING

Finally..here it is: the big 'new-in' post! Actually, when I was making this post, I found out that I haven't bought that much. But I felt just so happy with every single piece, that it felt like I bought a whole lot.
 
 
You've already seen this bag in this outfit post. I bought it at the Zara in Arnhem, which is quite a miracle, as I rarely manage to find some nice clothing in Arnhem. Especially when there are sales at the Zara (it looks a bit like my room when I don't know what to wear, but hundred times worse). I'm still really happy with the bag. My phone and wallet perfectly fit in it.
 
 
I bought this blouse at the Zara as well. Not in Arnhem this time, but in Amsterdam. The Zara in Amsterdam is much cleaner and it has four floors. So it's quite impossible to buy nothing. This blouse catched my eye because of the colours.
By the way, the necklace, which isn't new, is from H&M.
 
JAS MET APPLICATIES MOUWEN
 
I feel almost ashamed to say that I bought this coat at the Zara AS WELL. I think we can conclude that Zara is one of my favourite shops. You would almost think that I'm a kind of adverter for Zara in cognito. But honestly, I'm not. I haven't bought this coat in Arnhem, nor in Amsterdam. I bought it in Dusseldorf. I was there for the first time and I would love to come back! All the famous shops are there, like Chanel, Burberry, Max Mara and so on. So it is a chic city, good for shopping (if you have lots of money..). 


In the middle of the picture above, you can see my new su├Ęde trousers. The main reason I bought them was because they are so soft! It feels like a wearing my pyjamas, though it doesn't look like. On the picture the trousers looks a bit green, but they are totally black. I bought them at the Mango.
 

Last but not least, another blouse. You can see me wearing this blouse here. As I already said in that post, it is a beautiful basic.  And I think beautiful basics are always good investments. I bought it, no, not at the Zara, I bought it at the Monki! Also one of my favourite shops! The necklace (not new) is from Topshop.
 
Literally everything I bought was in the sales. I didn't even do it on purpose haha. I don't mention any prices, but if you want to know them, you can always ask it.
Have a nice sunday!

Source (pictures of the coat from Zara): Zara.com



1/10/2013

ON A STREETSTYLEBLOG

Hi guys! Sorry, not the promised huge shoplog this time.. School has started again and so has the tests.
Well, while I'm learning about the fact why the whole christmas tree lightning malfunctions when only one of the hundred lights is deffect, you can't read a new blog post of me (apart from this one, but it is so short). Instead, you can read a blog post ABOUT me!
Some streetstylephotographer apoached us when we were making pictures for my last blog post. He is really kind and makes beautiful pictures. His streetstyle blog, on which we are, is called The Viewfinder.Go check it out (click here)! xoxo


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1/06/2013

THE CAPE-COAT










This is the last day of my vacation, unfortunately. It has been a vacation with a lot of cozy christmas dinners, fireworks, shopping, photos and sales. Oh I love the sales, I have bought so much. For example the bag I'm wearing above. It is so cute and the format is really good. I will show the the other things I bought in the next post. It will be a huge shoplog!

I've been thinking really long about the title, I just didn't know how to call the thing which I now call cape-coat. The problem is, it looks like a cape, but it has sleeves, so actually it is a coat. So I decided to call it cape-coat. You won't believe it, but I bought this cape-coat long ago at the Primark. The material is very fine and it has a lot of details, like hidden buttons. The only disadvantage is that the sleeves are quite short. So it won't keep me warm.
But in the Netherlands they say: 'Who wants to be beautiful, has to suffer'. And they are quite right, I think.

Earrings - vintage
Cape - Primark
Sweater - Zara
Bag - Zara
Tregging - vintage           
Shoes - Invito

Photography - Irene Ha

1/05/2013

MEGA VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY













 
 




Today I went to the Mega Vintage Sale with Sam, Irene and Iris. It is an event, twice a year, where a lot of vintage shops come together and sell their stuff with a lot of discount. This time were Froufrou's, MOD*vintage, 1709, MarieHill vintage, Swinging Chicks, Hiernamaals, Net-A and Q Vadix at the event. I've already bought enough this vacation, so I didn't want to buy anything. It costed a lot of discipline, but I succeeded! Still me and my Canon made a lot of beautiful pictures.

Lots of bisous,
Me and my Canon