TIP | The best Instagram accounts to follow #2

I can't even remember when I posted #1 of these series. Nevertheless, read on to find out who my favourite, most inspirational Instagrammers are. (Random order by the way.)

From seventies vibes and unedited pictures to real travellers and wanderers. I don't follow that many people (142 I think?), so when I do, I either really like your feed, your photos or I know you as a person in real life.

I think I have mentioned her once (or twice..) before on my blog, but here we go again. @tuulavintage posts photos of al her adventures. She has already seen so many places and every picture she posts is magical. Everything goes very well together, what makes the perfect feed. Every time she posts a photo, I already look forward to the next one.
She can rock the simplest outfit: jeans, boots, white tee. Everything looks good on her! @vanellimelli is one of the prettiest girls I follow on Instagram. Her feed is very dreamy, inspirational and has a very chill vibe. Love that!
I don't even know what to say about her.. Magical sunsets that look like paintings, the most beautiful views, perfect pictures of her outfits.. Do I need to say more? @gypsea_lust is a must follow if you ask me.
I just finished reading her blog. I usually never visit blogs (anymore), but @matildadjerf 's blog is the only one I actually do visit. She reminds me a little bit of @vanellimelli, also simple outfits (which look breathtaking on her), dreamy photos and a beautiful face (also, her body is to die for). 

PERSONAL | 30 things you can do on a rainy day

People who live in The Netherlands (or even Europe) know that Summer doesn't last that long.. Most of the year we have to deal with a lot of rain, which can be pretty annoying sometimes.. That's why I have made a list for those who don't know what to do on a rainy, grey day.. Keep on reading, I am more than sure that the next time it's raining, you won't whine ;-)

1. Invite your friends for dinner and make it cozy with some candles and music
2. Prepare an extensive lunch (and surprise your mother with it)
3. Watch crazy make-up tutorials and try them on your on face (tears of laughter guaranteed)
4. Go to a mall. There are a lot of malls in The Netherlands, such as Amstelveen (tip tip!)
5. Make a wish list on Polyvore
6. Get inspired by beautiful pics on Pinterest
7. Make a mood board
8. Painting is always a good idea, especially water painting
9. Most of us don't read books (anymore). Turn off your phone and start reading!
10. Try out new recipes, for example this one, looks so so yummy!
11. Do a yoga session. You don't need a lot of space, just make sure you're comfortable.
12. Shoot some pics for your Instagram feed, such as flat lays.
13. Ask your friends to come over and order food. Quality time is the best, especially with your girls!
14. Bake a drip cake. Buy chocolate, candy, macarons and more unhealthy stuff as a topping for your cake.

15. Redecorate your room. You don't need (a lot of) money to do that, the simplest things can make a huge difference.
16. Indoor tennis
17. Make sure your room is dark (very dark) and pretend like you're in a cinema
18. Visit a museum (jewish museum, Banksy, Rijksmuseum.. a lot of choices!)
19. Me-time is always a good idea. Paint your nails, have a mini pedicure and relax
20. Take a nap
21. Clean your room. For me, this is one of the most satisfying things to do.
22. Create a scrapbook
23. Get out the board games
24. Design a card online and send it to someone you care about. Tell them how much they mean to you
25. Go on a mini road trip (you don't get wet when sitting in a car ;-)
26. Write a letter to the future you
27. Design your own phone/ laptop case online
28. Discover new music and make playlists
29. Write down things that make you happy
30. Grab your umbrella and go outside! We are not made of cotton candy, the smell of the air during rainy days is the best

LIFE | 4 things that will make you love life (even) more

We have good days and bad days, that's life. When I am having a good day, I don't want anyone to remind me how beautiful life is, but when having a bad day, I often forget it. This post is for you, whether you are enjoying life at the moment or you are laying in bed with chocolate and a lot of tissues.

Not my pic. Source: Weheartit
You are you and you are beautiful (& unique)
'What's the most beautiful thing in life?'' 'The fact that everyone is different from each other' will be my answer. Always. You are you and thank God you don't look like any other girl. If you weren't you, who else would be? You are beautiful and unique, just like any other person.

Say what you think (but don't exaggerate)
They say that those who don't talk much are the smartest, but sometimes you have to say what you think. It will give you a relieved feeling and it might be good too.

Own compliments
We compliment each other more often than we think/ know and that's more than great, because we need those compliments and kind words. Let's be honest: one of the best feelings is hearing from another person that your hair looks nice on the day you've curled and styled it. The fact that someone else noticed it makes you feel good and lets you smile. So go give a compliment to that girl you don't know but wears a super cute skirt. Or to that old lady who is carrying a beautiful vintage bag. Their smile is going to make you smile!

It's okay not to be okay
Like I've said before, not every day is a good day. That's not how life works. It's okay when you're not feeling it, it's okay when all you want to do is be alone and think. It's okay when you're not feeling okay. There is always the sunshine to look forward to after the rain.

TRAVEL | Places I would love to see someday

Despite the fact that I have seen a lot of (beautiful) places, there is still a lot more to see. Curious which countries are on top of my list? Read on to see the whole article.

Santorini, Greece // Sydney, Australia // Positano Amalfi, Italy // Venice, Italy // Vancouver, Canada

I have seen almost every country in East Europe (we used to go to Turkey by car every summers we had to drive through many different countries such as Germany and Austria). From Swiss to Bulgaria and Monaco to UAE. On top of my list is Canada, I have heard so many good stories about this country, I would love to go there someday. I am actually planning to go there in two years, never say never! And you are never too early to plan something ;-)
I have visited Italy a couple of times, four years ago I went to Milan and two years ago Rome. Cinque Terre, Florence, Venice Amalfi and Capri are real dreams of mine. Maybe it is time for a road trip in Italy..?
What is on your travel list?