30.6.12

DIY Fringed Denim Shorts


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You'll need:
Denim trousers, fringed ribbon, scissors, sewing machine

1. Cut off the denim trousers, optional: mark the length you want them before cutting.
2. Put the shorts inside out, pin the ribbon on it.
3. Sew the ribbon on the shorts, at the same time you are making sure the denim shorts won't fray to much.
Jeeej! Happy summer shorts!

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29.6.12

Swiss Mountains

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Tomorrow morning I will leave Holland. I'm going on a hiking vacation with my boyfriend and his family for a week. I'll stay in the Swiss Mountains and have prepared some DIY's, which I will post during the week.

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28.6.12

Red Flowers



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Leather Jacket: Dept | Blouse: Maison Scotch | Tee: Hema | Trousers: Maison Scotch |
Leather bag: COS | Leather Allstars: Converse | Flower crown: DIY

I decided to go for a total red look, because I liked my own inspiration post from yesterday very much, haha! (I guess it's a good thing that I find myself really inspiring). The DIY flower crown is some late evening project, but I made photos so I will post them next week. My last exam went very well!

Have a nice sunny day!

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27.6.12

Reddish Inspiration


 Ph, Different sources

I'm probably not the only one, but I've noticed a lot of red-tones on the streets lately (of course I haven't seen it in real life but in the online environment. I do like color, but a total red ensemble is something new to me. I'm going to try this out really soon, I bought red trousers today!

Not only on the streets, also on the runway a total red look is 'in'. Left to right, Michael Kors, Derek Lam, Céline, Ellery and Jil Sander.

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26.6.12

Lazy Evening



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Leather jacket: Dept | White jacket: Humanoid | Distressed denim: DIY | Shoes: Clark Originals | Rings: DIY

Had lunch in Amsterdam with fellow communication student Nikki. In the evening I went to the movie '21 Jump Street' with the boyfriend. Some parts were kind of hilarious, others utterly predictable. All together it was a funny movie, on a lazy springlike evening.

Tomorrow I've my last exam and then all I have left is a presentation on Thursday. Then I can say goodbye to University for two months: holiday, jeej! Saturday morning I'll trade Holland for Switzerland for the  week. I'll schedule posts so I can hike in silence, I won't leave you empty handed for the rest of the week. In fact literary, because I'm preparing a lot of DIYs.

I hope to work out enough, one for each day I'm in the Swiss mountains. But we'll have to see if that is going to happen. I can already promise you that at least four DIYs are coming up next week, since I've already finished them.


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25.6.12

Dyed Hair


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Like I told you earlier, I was about to dye my hair a second time. As you can see in the photos, it turned out pretty OK. The colors are much more vivid and visible. So I have to be less gentle with conditioner a next time. I don't know why but the turquoise in my bangs turned out pretty heavy, well I guess it will fade soon enough.

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24.6.12

Weekly



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What are you looking at?
1. Went to the hardware store and bought a lot potential DIY material. Oh gosh I love buying unusual stuff, jeej to re-purposing!
2. Pasta! Food, another love!
3. Red roses growing in the middle of the street.
4. Ice cream, dame blanche!
5. While watching the humiliation of the Dutch soccerteam (they lost the third match in a row) we ordered food. Never done that before, what a great experience.
6. Beautiful green moss growing at a tree trunk, well at every tree trunk you can find in the woods.

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23.6.12

Garage outfit



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Denim Jacket: DIY | Denim top: Zara | Skirt: Thrifted | Bow Belt : DIY | Bag: Thrifted | Hat: Vintage

What I was wearing yesterday. As you can see almost all the color already have left my hair. So if I have some time left coming weekend I will dye it again (with less conditioner this time).

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22.6.12

DIY Bow Belt



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This is a really easy DIY, IF.. you have the right belt. I've had this idea since forever (see this post) and have been searching for a few months to find the perfect belt to do this with. The belt needs to be long enough to make two bows. I was lucky to find one with holes in it, so it was really easy to make measurements.

You'll need: Long thin belt, revolver plier (optional, to punch holes in leather), marker two nuts and one bolt.
1. Just try out some bow ties, start from one point and twist and turn till you think you have it.
2. Mark the places were the middle is, so were the bolt needs to punch through.
3. Make holes, enlarge holes, or if the holes are OK, do nothing.
4. Stab the bolt through the layered holes and confirm by putting the nuts in place. Use two nuts (one by one)  so it will stay at the right place even while wearing.
5. Wear it with flair (hope I did this part right)

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21.6.12

Sale Wishlist

I wish I had enough money to buy all the pretty items that are in sale at Net-a-Porter. There are just too many items I would love to have. I made a little wishlist, a look I would gladly add to my closet!

Acne ombr√© leather jacket  €1300 - €910
Rochas leather gladiator sandals €570 - €285
T by Alexander Wang silk dress €260 - €130
Pamela Love triangle earrings  €275 - €192
3.1 Phillip Lim leather satchel €985 - €493

Have you been lusting over any items lately?

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20.6.12

Camo at the Stairs



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Camo Jacket: Thrifted | Lace Top: Vintage | Jeans: Thrifted | Shoes: Zara | Leather Bagpack: Vintage

Went on a quick shopping trip with my brother and boyfriend. Back at home I made a fish-courgette dinner and my boyfriend made some delicious smoothies. All together a lovely day. Today was about writing a paper, next week is my final week at University. I'm so happy if it's finally ended, so I'll be able to spent more time on my blog. The first week of July I'll go on a hiking trip to Switzerland.
What are your holiday plans?



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19.6.12

Into the Wild




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Leather Jacket: Dept | Denim: Thrifted | Black Leather Allstars: Converse | Necklaces: Random

Together with my boyfriend I went to Sonsbeek Park in Arnhem, to walk a bit. I love the natural decoration of these woods, the tree stumps, the moss growing on tree trunks, the deers, the flowers and of course the rays of sunlight peeking through the canopy.

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18.6.12

Happy New Hair



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Like I told you before, I was going to dye my hair. This is the result, a bleach dip with pastel tips.
I was inspired by all the pastel thing going on everywhere (seriously, open a magazine and you will find a fashion shoot about pastels in it). But I didn't want the 'regular' dip-dye with one or two colors. So I decided to put 4 colors in white hair.

The first step would be creating white tips, so, that's exactly how I begun. I tried to create a white dip dye with the La Riche Directions White Toner, but nothing happened. So I bought some highlight bleach hairdye and used it to lighten up my ends. Then I seperated my hair in different layers, with different strands within each layer and dyed those with the colors. But before I diluted the La Riche Directions colors by adding conditioner (maybe with a bit too much conditioner, but it's pastel, like I wanted).

After washing, Tadaaa, pastel hair.

Soo, what do you think?

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And the winner of the Maison Scotch Give-Away is: nr. 22 Senja! 
Of course I will personally contact you! I hope you will have lots of fun with those goodies!


17.6.12

Weekly



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What are you looking at?
1. My breakfast: muesli yoghurt with apple and red fruits. And of course coffee!
2. Love my men-shoes!
3. While shopping for the boyfriend I went wild picturing every tiny detail. Like this beautiful bobby with fur hat.
4. Making rings, armcandy and other jewelry.
5. Squared potatoes, haricot verts, beef, mushrooms and tomatoes! I really love making dinner!

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P.S. This is the last day of my Maison Scotch Give Away, were you can win all the items in the photo beneath. Open till tonight, 11:59 PM CEST.

16.6.12

Baseball Jacket


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Baseball jacket: Maison Scotch | Dress: Saks 5th Avenue | Necklace: COS | Rings + Hand-jewelry: DIY

 Yesterday my boyfriend gave me this beautiful leather sleeved baseball jacket from Maison Scotch. I've been craving for it from the first moment I saw it in the shops. But since I have way to many jackets, I didn't buy it directly. But I couldn't stop thinking about how great it would be to own this jacket. The sale started and my boyfriend went to the shop directly and bought it for me. I'm so happy! I love the linen boxy fitted body and the black leather sleeves. I'm sure we are going to have a good time together!

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P.S. I've you're interested, the Maison Scotch Give Away is open till June 17th 11:59 CEST.

15.6.12

Denim Jacket



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Vest: Thrifted | Denim Jacket: vintage Levi's Big E | Lace top: Vintage | Trousers: H&M Trend  
Shoes: Miista | Leather bag: COS | Necklace: COS | Anklets + rings: DIY


What I was wearing a couple of days ago. We went to the city to buy my boyfriend a new denim. So of course we visited his favorite store in Arnhem, The Globe. It was a successful trip, he found a cool 15 ounce unwashed denim.
My hair-dye came in, so I'll paint my hair on Sunday. Excited!

Have a nice weekend!

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P.S. I've you're interested, the Maison Scotch Give Away is open till June 17th 11:59 CEST.

14.6.12

Clutch It


 Ph, Jak&Jil

When I see all these beautiful clutches, I can't wait till it finally gets summer. That means never ending evenings with drinks and lots of fun outside. What can I better use to carry my belongings with me than one of these beauties above?! 

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P.S. I've you're interested, the Maison Scotch Give Away is open till June 17th 11:59 CEST.

13.6.12

DIY Chain Jewelry




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Of course you all know how to make this, so I'm not going to give you a step by step explanation.
You'll need: Different chains, closure (clasp and rings), round nose pliers and an extra one is optional.

I made two anklets, one with two different chains and a large closure and a simple version. Apart from the anklets I also made three delicate chain rings.

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P.S. I've you're interested, the Maison Scotch Give Away is open till June 17th 11:59 CEST.