TIP | Fashion hacks/tips every girl needs to know

Organize your closet
And by organize I mean REALLY organize. Are you that kind of girl who can't say goodbye to her clothes? Grab your clothes out of your closet and put the clothes you wear regularly back. Are there items you acutally never wear but don't wanna throw away?  Put everything -together- in a plastic bag or in a seperate part of your closet. If you haven't worn any of those clothes after six months, then you must throw them away. I am doing this currently and I have to say, it really works for me! Also, I have a lot of space in my closet, thank to this 'strategy'.

NEVER go shopping when you're not having your day
Please, just don't. Don't.do.it. I bet you'll get back home with ten shopping bags full of clothes you usually would NEVER EVER wear. ''What was wrong with my while buying this ugly top?'' Well, you were having a bad day and decided to go shopping. Don't go to the mall, lay in bed and watch a movie on Netflix, or grab a cup of coffee with your mom/ bff. But never go shopping when you're having a bad day, please.

Invest in timeless, quality pieces
You can never have too many clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry and accessoires, right? However, there are a few items you need to have in your closet that are timeless and made of good quality. You only need one of each, so investing in these items shouldn't be a big deal. For example an LBD, a white tee, the perfect pair of jeans, white sneakers, black boots, a classic blazer...

Don't leave the house when you're not feeling comfortable in your outfit

I was a victim of this problem yesterday morning. I woke up at 7 and I was a little bit in a rush. Usually I always take my time and have plenty of time left, but yesterday was different. Why? Because I didn't feel comfortable in my outfit. Firstly I dress up and then I go downstairs to breakfast and leave for school. While eating breakfast, I was constantly annoyed by my outfit and I decided to switch my outfit literally two minutes before I had to leave the house. Believe it or not, my whole day depends on my outfit. I know it may sound crazy, but when I'm wearing something uncomfortable, I'll be cranky for the rest of the day (shame on me)

A small accessoiy can make a huge difference
Add subtle necklaces to your simple outfit, tie a silk scarf around your bag, wear your blouse backwards, add a brooch to your coat, etcetera. A simply accessory can make your simple outfit look very different. If you would like to try out different styles but are not someone who dares, then simply begin with the details of an outfit. I can guarantee that it will help changing your outfit, but not make your feel insecure about your ootd.

EVENT | Paul's Boutique Exclusive Style Blogger Event

Neon detail: Paul's Boutique bags always use a touch of neon to their bags. Look at the bright straps, I love it!

The perfect color for this season!
Look at that print! The combination of nude and bright orange is definitely eye-catching, if you ask me.
The perfect bags for a sunny holiday destination. This color makes me so happy! Also, the designs are very nice.
Oh Paul, your designs steal my heart. Look at it, just look at it! Lacquer, warm tones, nude, metallic, silver, minimalistic. They have everthing..
Last Sunday was the day: I got the pleasure to attend the third edition of the Paul's Boutique ESBE! An evening full of happiness, bloggers, laughter and not to forget: bags! It was like heaven on earth, all those bags were screaming my name and I didn't know where to look at. You could find literally every color, print and design. From bright colors such as yellow, to warm colors which were perfect for the Fall season. Thank God for Paul's Boutique.

I was so so lucky I didn't travel by train that day. We received a huge (and by huge I mean very huge) goodiebag full of products, including the Exclusive Blogger Bag (sold exclusively at Brandfield NL), a beautiful wallet, OPI nailpolish, Glamour magazine, and a beautiful silver plated bracelet for Heart To Get. I remember visiting this brand in De Bijenkorf and telling my mom how much in love I was with their jewelry. Now I finally own a beautiful piece from them! The bracelet can be found on Brandfield NL as well: click!

This event was definitely one of my favourites. I am already excited for the next one. Thank you Paul's Boutique (and all other brands that are listed down below) for the pleasure and opportunity!
@brandfieldnl – www.brandfield.nl  (verkooplink naar de tas vind je hierboven in de mail)
@djspinkit – www.spinkit.nl
@hardyswines - http://hardyswines.com/
@glamournl – www.glamour.nl
@tonyschocolonely – http://www.tonyschocolonely.com
@lanzabenelux – www.lanza.nl
@opinl – www.opi.nl
@redbullned –  www.redbull.com
@bosworld – www.bosbrands.com
@ams_indvdu  – https://indvdu.nl/
@cindydamen_     www.cindydamen.com

WIN WIN WIN | Loavies bralette (+ one more item!)

Shame on me, de laatste keer dat er een winactie op mijn blog verscheen kan ik me niet eens meer herinneren.. De feestdagen komen langzamerhand dichterbij, dus tijd om iets weg te geven!
Samen met Loavies heb ik speciaal voor jullie -als bedankje- een winactie. Je maakt namelijk kans op een prachtige, kanten bralette. Super mooi onder een sweater die wat losser valt zodat je een stukje bralette ziet, of onder een doorschijnende top. Perfect voor de aankomende feestdagen dus! Het is een maat L, maar trek je hier niet veel van aan. Hij is namelijk verstelbaar, dus voor de meeste van ons gewoon draagbaar ;-)
Naast deze mooie bralette krijg je er nóg iets bij. Hint: kledingstuk, kant en perfect voor de feestdagen. Ik garandeer je dat je er verliefd op gaat worden!
Meedoen is súper makkelijk. Om kans te maken moet je:
- Loavies volgen op Instagram. Klik hier
- Een reactie achterlaten met daarin je e-mailadres (zodat ik je kan contacteren mits je hebt gewonnen)
Je hebt t/m 30 november de tijd om mee te doen, 1 december stuur ik de winnares een mailtje.
Good luck!

TRAVEL | Let's go back to Paris

Two weekends ago I was in Paris (the most beautiful city in the world). I've been to Paris may times, so this time we decided to do it differently: instead of visiting touristic places, we went to cute and less popular neighbourhoods. It was great, the sun was shining (on the second day) and it was like a real seventies movie. We were drinking coffee at Le Voltigeur and there was a girl sitting next to me. She was alone and had her drawing book with her. I loved seeing everyone actually talking to each other instead of being on their phones. It made me smile and I wish I was there now. Maybe soon.. I hope to go very soon again, because Paris Couture Week is in January. Let's hop

INSPIRATION | Converse All Stars (Kortingbox)

Zeg nou eens eerlijk, je hebt vast weleens een paar All Stars in bezit gehad, en misschien nu nog steeds. Ik herinner mijn eerste keer nog alsof het gisteren was: hoge, grijze All Stars. Ik droeg ze zó ontzettend vaak (vind je het gek? Ze lopen héérlijk), dat er langzaamaan gaten in kwamen. Ik, met mijn domme kop, besloot ze dus weg te gooien, maar zeg nou eerlijk, All Stars horen toch júist die versleten look te hebben? I know, I know, erg stom (én dom) van me, ik denk er nog elke dag aan..
Back to the point, als je mij vraagt wat ik de beste uitvinding vind van de hele geschiedenis, hoor je mij maar één ding zeggen: Converse.
Speciaal omdat ik zo'n fan ben van meneer Taylor, heb ik een korte (maar zéker krachtige) tijdlijn gemaakt van deze fantastische man, of eigenlijk, zijn merk.
 Dat All Stars goed worden verkocht, weet iedereen wel. Maar dat er in 1997 maar liefst 550 miljoen zijn verkocht, zette mij wel even aan het nadenken. 550 miljoen paar, dat is ongelooflijk veel..
Simpele jeans, wit shirt, leren jas, All Stars en you're good to go. Maar celebrities denken daar heel anders over. In plaats van mooie hakken te dragen van Aquazzura of Gianvito Rossi, besloot Kristen Stewart haar classic Converse de kast uit te trekken. En to be honest, het staat haar goed ook.

 Al draagt ze een vuilniszak, Rihanna ziet er altijd goed uit. Ondanks bovenstaande outfit erg in was tien jaar geleden en tegenwoordig niet zo snel meer zou worden gedragen, zijn de All Stars wel ge-wel-dig. De eerste 60 jaar waren All Stars alleen te koop in vijf kleuren. Moet je nagaan.. Tegenwoordig vind je ze in allerlei modellen en kleuren. Maison Martin Margiela, Comme des Garçons..
Chiara Ferragni is er ook groot fan van. Ze is vaak gespot met de classics. Gecombineerd met haar Hermes tas en een simpel gestreepte trui, ziet ze er zoals áltijd weer onwijs leuk uit. Zo zie je maar dat je niet veel nodig hebt om op te vallen. Ok,é oké, laten we de tas dan even wegdenken...

Na het schrijven van dit artikel heb ik de neiging om gelijk een paar te bestellen. All Stars zijn in de loop der tijd duurder geworden. Terwijl ze eerst 5 tientjes waren, betaal je nu al gauw €70 voor een paar. Máár, dit weerhoudt mij er niet van om toch een paar te bestellen. Thank God voor Kortingbox, een site waarop allerlei kortingscodes staan. Zo kan ik tóch nog een paar bestellen met korting. Kijk 's aan, dat scheelt me mooi een tientje! Benieuwd geworden? Check hier de kortingscodes voor bijvoorbeeld Zalando. Shop ze!

HOT SPOT | Hotel Basss in Paris

Last weekend I got the pleasure to stay at Hotel Basss, a smart boutique hotel in the heart of Paris. I was a last minute decision and afterwards I was very happy that I said yes to this trip. I mean, Paris is always a good idea, right? Especially when you go during the weekend ;-)
Back to the point: Hotel Basss (everytime I say/write the hotel's name, I think about Chuck Bass!) is a trendy hotel in Paris that is perfect if you are planning to go to Paris for a couple of days (personally I think three days is perfect) with your friends, sisters, parents.
We were with three of us, but stayed in a room where four persons could fit in (because of the extra bed in one of the rooms). I keep saying it, but one of the things I really liked about this hotel, was the location. I mean, look at the view we had! People were sitting outside drinking wine, there was a trumpet player who was amusing passerby while it was raining. It was like a real seventies movie and I absolutely loved it.

 The breakfast was nice as well. Don't expext a big breakfast room. Because the hotel itself is not that big (which I'd prefer more than a big ass hotel where you can get lost easily) but very snug and cozy, the 'breakfast room' is a place where you can sit and look outside, while sipping on your tea and eating a croissant. How parisian!
However, there was a thing, one thing that had made me a little bit astonished. The bathroom was small, and by small I mean very small. I get it, the hotel was not that big, but I don't know if we were the only ones with problem, it was kind of weird, because I literally had to look for it since there was no normal door. After ten minutes I found out that there was a hidden door (sliding door). Anyway, it didn't irritate me, because we only stayed there for one night.
To put it briefly, these 32 hours in Paris were great. I was living like a real Parisian, mainly because of Hotel Basss. Eating croissants, drinking coffee, watching people passing by from the balcony, sleeping with an open window to be able to hear people talking French, it was so so great.

Hotel Basss
57, Rue des Absesses
75018 Paris, France

PERSONAL | Life is a one time offer, use it well

I don't even know how to begin this post. Having a blog has a lot of advantages, one of them is the fact that you can express yourself or your feelings with the rest of the world, something I'm going to do in today's blog post.

There are so many things on my mind that I can't tell other people. Things like 'why can't people just be honest with each other?' or 'is it that difficult to be kind to someone else?'.
Source: WeHeartit
I am that kind of person who finds it really difficult to show other people how she really is. I always struggle with showing how and who I really am. This leads to arrogance and even being mean to others. But am I like this because the people I am surrounded by are not the ones I want to be with, or is it because I just don't know who I am yet?
I am that kind of person who can't be real/best friends with others, simply because nowadays no one can be trusted. For example, when you're surrounded by people who constantly lie to each other and gossip, you'll slowly (whether you want it or not) become one of them. When I feel too attracted to people (don't get me wrong, I am not talking about love, but about friendship), I automatically withdraw. I immediately tell myself I am not allowed to get too close to them, before you know things can go completely wrong.

This day two years ago was completely different and this day last year was as well. We change, we grow and we learn to love ourselves first, maybe this is something I still need to learn. Because truly loving someone else is pretty difficult when you don't even love yourself enough. Sometimes we need to step back to be able to move forward again. There can't be an up when there is no down. But that's how life is.
People come and people go. Then they come again and leave, this time forever. People make fun of you, they embarrass, just to make themselves feel better. I'd say: smile until you make them jealous.

The reason I decided to publish this article, is because I really had to release my thoughts. Sometimes it's good to let other people know how you really feel about some things in life.

FASHION | The best trends (Gucci comeback?)

Fashion Week is over (for a while now), which means we are all up to date of the upcoming trends. Personally, I love watching the shows on my app. Also, I follow a lot of Instagram accounts that post streetstyle photos of famous people/ it-girls before and after the shows. This gives me so much inspiration when I am in need of some! Because Fashion Week is my favorite period of the year, I decided to post an article that includes my favorite trends for upcoming season(s).
I know these items aren't all from the SS17 collection,
but these are just my favorite items that I wanted to show you as an example
Let's put Gucci in the spot lights. If you ask me, I think Gucci used to be a brand that sells those super ugly brown monogram sneakers, click here if you don't know what I mean. But now, a couple of years later, Gucci is the most improved designer brand. I adore every single piece they sell. Their monogram bags with patches and diamonds, the Ace sneakers with pearls and hearts, the flowered wallets and so much more. Every time I visit the Gucci store at De Bijenkorf, it's like I am in heaven for a moment.

The next trend I absolutely love (and which I currently can't name because I forgot how to describe it), is the gold buttoned trend or however you would like to call it. I love coats with golden buttons, I really think it makes your outfit look way more chique and 'expensive'. I am not a Balmain type of girl, but I do like the coats/ jackets they sell. There are more than enough look-a-likes though, so don't worry, you don't need to spend more than $5000 on a jacket. Thank God Zara sells a lot of beautiful coats with golden buttons as well, which are way way way less expensive (think about $100).

Something I really like, but also don't know if it's made for me, is the velvet trend. I don't know if it's because I've never owned something velvet before or because I just don't like the feeling of the fabric, but velvet is definitely something we will be seeing a lot this season. From simple tees, to knee high boots. The more, the better!
Gucci
Zuhair Murad
Dolce & Gabbana

Source: Vogue