COLLABORATION | ANOUK MEETS TAVAT

One of my favourite parts of Summer has to be sunglasses. They make life more glamorous and yet incognito. You can use them to hide away the -apparently somewhat too much- fun you had last night. Or use them for one of my favourite activities of all times: watching people. Not staring in a creepy way, but just watching people pass by and making up stories about their lives. Whenever my mom and I go into the city. We have tea on a terrace and watch. Both our imaginations stretch very far, so these afternoons of watching can get pretty hilarious.

Tavat Eyewear designed some great models to stroll the streets anonymously. I'm wearing the Lilou (Black Pattern) and they give me an instant 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' feeling.

Do you guys have some strange summer activities as well? I would love to hear all about them!



RANDOM | SPRINGSPIRATION

Spring is here, guys! Here is some inspiration to take away your attention from the winter weather and let's focus on what's coming! Hooray!






Images via Tumblr.




REVIEW | IBIS ROTTERDAM CITY CENTRE

Citytrips, yet another thing I love. It's like a mini vacation with a maximum of discoveries!
Although I haven't been living in Amsterdam a very long time, recently I went with my boyfriend to Rotterdam to discover the city and it's wonderful Ibis City Centre hotel.

What I loved most about the hotel was the diversity of guests. During breakfast (which was delicious by the way!) we were seated next to a couple that was madly in love. In front of us four girlfriends having a girls weekend, biker buds and some businessmen.

And the bed, oh my Gucci! So comfortable and soft! If my suitcase was big enough, I would have taken the bed with me. Sadly even a fashion blogger's luggage won't do. But we did return home well rested, hooray!

Another big plus for me was the design. Even though I am not a big fan of red in interiors, Ibis totally made it work. The fact that a lot of the red pieces were Eames chairs (breakfast lobby) probably had something to do with that. Gotta love your classics!

Thanks for having me!

Planning a city trip nearby as well? Check out the Accor website for the available hotels here.

Score:

Location: 7/10 Not very close to the central station but if you take one train further you are directly there! The hotel is right next to the city center and the shopping streets.
Room: 8/10 The room was small but clean and had a nice view on the canal. Also: the super comfy bed!
Breakfast: 8/10 Everything was there and jummy!
Service: 8/10 Everybody was very helpful and friendly.













OUTFIT | STRIPEY MONDAY

I now determine that Monday should be a stripe day. I so love stripes, in every direction. They are fashion without effort. Makes your look stand out without being to much. Yes, it is pretty obvious. My love for stripes is infinite.

Not only do they have a 'fashion effect' but also an international one. Just think of all the pretty Parisian women spotted in cute stipe shirts and they are seen on the fashion weeks all over the world.
So you know what to do girls and boys, get yourself some sartorial stripes this spring!

I've combined this particular shirt with a comfortable jeans from the Danish brand ICHI. They are not super skinny so it is nice to pair them rolled up with booties or some cool sneakers.


What am I wearing:

Shirt - Zara
Jacket - H&M
Jeans - ICHI
Shoes - Spartoo - Shop here
Bag - Chanel 
Sunglasses - ICHI







NEW IN | MY OWN SWEATER

Hi guys, I made my own sweater! How cool is that?! I always loved the caps that said coco made me do it. But since I cut my hair, caps are no longer an option. They give my hair some kind of funny umbrella look when I wear one. So when I was thinking about what I could put on the sweater (except for my logo), this was one of the first things that popped up.

As I mentioned before, I have a thing for all things personalised so hello new addition! Also I'm kinda proud of the logo I designed myself. I went through a gazillion fonts to find the right ones but it was so worth it!

Print your own sweater at Digitransfer:
You can choose from different models and colours and you can even hand pick the places and fonts! It doesn't get more personal than this.

I chose the sweater in black, size S.







SHOES | CONVERSE MADE BY YOU

Converse launched it's new campaign last week. They wanted to honour their fans all over the world, by showing the Chuck Taylor sneakers worn by them.

“‘Made by you’ originated from a simple human truth – we all want to be our true, authentic self in this world,” said Ian Stewart, Vice President of Global Marketing. “Fans of Chuck Taylor are the ones who have made Chuck Taylor an iconic badge of creative self-expression. It's time we celebrated them.”



You can discover the artwork at the Van Woustraat 67 in Amsterdam.




NEW IN | READY FOR SUMMER

Ahhh now I am completely ready for summer! I don't think I will be able to swim in the canals here so I'll have to plan a trip south! There are so many places I haven't visited yet. On my (budget) bucket list are Greece and Portugal for now. Let's start planning! What's on your summer trip list, guys?


Bikini - Triangl
Sunglasses - Mango 



EYEWEAR | ANOUK MEETS POLETTE

Let me tell you something more about the new eyewear brand called Polette. Except for it's extremely cute name, the brand has some other perks! One of them definitely is the face that they sell high end models for good prices. The reason they can is that they don't use intermediates, so the frames and lenses go straight from the workshop to the end destination.

Another thing I really like about this brand is the range of original frames (+900). You can pick any frame you want and combine them the lenses you want. This gives you the opportunity to mix and match a pair for every style and outfit!

Discover more on Instagram @poletteeyewear and Facebook.

Ph by Roy Dik




DETAILS | ITALIAN LUXURY

Hi guys

I don't want to make excuses here but I do have to admit that my lack of an internet connection at home kinda blocks me from blogging at the moment.

The move went great though. I found a really nice room in the middle of the city center (9 straatjes!). Where I will be surrounded by the cutest little shops and coffee places. I can move in the 15th of March but in the meanwhile, I'm staying at my boyfriends place. He still needs to fix internet and television but I'm just happy I can shower.

Except for the obvious difference in weather, Amsterdam and Barcelona have some pretty big similarities. Like the huge amount of tourists and the international vibes in the streets!

Here are some details of the latest Italian additions to my closet. The jeans are from Nine in the morning. Which I mentioned before: here.
The personalised bra is from the Italian lingerie store Intimissimi. I have big love for all things personalised so of course, I could not resist this last one.

Ph by Hannelore Vandendriessche









 

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