Looking Back on 2014

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It’s quite funny but when you have a blog it is much easier to look back on what happened this year than without one. So writing a post about this topic starts with going back about 22 pages and reading my first blog post of the year. This year started with Essentials and after moving from Madrid to the Netherlands in the middle of the year, I had to size down on a lot of stuff to make it there sane. It went much easier after I found a good and cheap shipping service but many things didn’t make it here. Essentials have become my favourite words when it comes to have a functional wardrobe and home. Even now I hardly buy something without asking if it is really needed and where it is going to be stored.

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How to get up and get dressed #12: Autumn Coolness

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The last week of late summer started with clouds and a grey sky nobody will envy us for. It’s not very cold nor does it rain but neither do we see a glimpse a sunshine. So there is no better way of starting this autumn weather than dressing accordingly. I had a lot of training wearing my wool stockings, high boots and winter felt jacket this summer already. This combination of cashmere, felt and leather is my favorite so far. If possible I wouldn’t take of this pullover anymore for some time in the future but life is not fair. Your best things won’t last forever and the worst always hide in the back of your closet, right? Well I will be buying cashmere again, definitely this winter. What’s your favorite winter piece this year? Continue reading How to get up and get dressed #12: Autumn Coolness

How to get up and get dressed #11

monday dressing inspiration

Summer seems to fade away turning into a distant memory while winter is approaching. Today I present you one of my favorite summer combinations, that well is quite classic. A white shirt, golden linen shorts, roman sandals, a color statement clutch and a not so small pearl necklace. If worn over-sized, it looks cool and relaxed all I need in summer.

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How to get up and get dressed Summer Hot #4

monday dressing summer inspiration

I once saw an article on a plane magazine about a couple that dedicated their life to the love for cashmere. I understand but for me in summer it’s rather linen…I just don’t understand why it doesn’t get more attention. Does anybody enjoy wearing polyester? Well today I show you my Saturday shopping outfit. It’s hot but I am wearing a jacket. The trick here is that it’s white (white reflects the sun light) and linen which keeps the heat away and let’s your skin breath. Smart right? It also give this bit of sophistication Saturday mornings at the local supermarket so often lack, right? Well here where I live now, people travel from far to go to Primark, it is really refreshing (and rebellious) to look more, well snobbish-smart but easy-cool.

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How to get up and get dressed: Summer Hot #3

Monday Dressing Inspiration

Simplicity is key in summer as is lightness and warmth. The less I wear the lighter I feel and the easier it gets to stay cool in summer. I love flat sandals, even more when they are leather and sparkle. This summer I decided to try out baskets as you can see, this one from Dille and Camille in Delft. I wear Chanel Rose Confidentiel, it dries in a few minutes and goes with everything. This long shirt is quite a simple but still sophisticated piece when you wear it as a dress. My favorite summer earrings are again from Oddity London, and fit with my handbag. A pair of sunglasses, my favorite armcandy and a hat if it really gets hot. Summer I am ready.

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