ARRIVED IN MARRAKECH!

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Morning from Morocco! Yesterday evening we arrived here in Marrakech and the driver picked us up at the airport. He took us to the the villa, which is ah-ma-zing, but more about that later. Once we arrived in our room, we unpacked our suitcases and  freshened up a bit. Around 8.30 PM we all gathered in the living room, met each other (we’re here with 7 bloggers + friends) and had some dinner and drinks. The Steve Madden team told us about the brand, we saw the spring/summer collection and afterwards they spoiled us with even more shoes. We sat together outside, talked a bit and went to bed around 1.30 AM. I’m going to take a shower now, I think we’re going into town today. Will take my camera with me so that my next post isn’t all iPhone pics like this post hehe. Have a great weekend babes! X

MARCH PLANS

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Travel: this afternoon I’ll be traveling to Marrakesh. Steve Madden invited a couple of bloggers and we’re going on a girls trip! I’m taking Lise with me and we’re both preeetttty excited. Never been to Morocco, but since it’s an Arabic country it does feel a bit familiar some way. When I tell people I’m going to Marrakesh, most of them tell me it’s really nice, the food is amazing, but that I should be careful (for pickpockets or scams etc.).

Blog: I want to spend more time on my blog. Now that the grey, rainy winter days are over *knock on wood*, I can get back to taking outfit pictures on the streets while it’s sunny. I love spring fashion, so hurry up warm weather!

YouTube: yes YouTube, that’s a new category. I want to start making weekly vlogs! I’m doubting between Dutch and English vlogs though. Personally, dutch would be easier but I have more international followers than Dutch followers, so it would be more logic to do it in English. Decisions decisions.. Any opinions? Please help me out! :-)

Hair: I went to the hairdresser yesterday to go a bit darker! In my next blog post you will see how it turned out.

Family: the best of all.. this month my sister is expecting her second baby. I can’t wait to meet my new little nephew! Come already! (But please after my Marrakesh trip, otherwise I can’t rush to see you!) ♥

Some spring items:

CONCRETE JUNGLE – 2 LOOKS

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Hello from an early bird! Woke up at 6.30 today and not because of my alarm, just couldn’t sleep anymore. I went out of bed, took a shower and now I’m writing this post with a towel on my head, hehe. Hope you had a great weekend babes!
Today I’m sharing 2 looks where I’m wearing the new River Island Studio collection. The theme is called Concrete Jungle and is all about femininity, botanical embroidery and sophisticated pieces. Since Amsterdam is not your typical jungle, I found a little magical garden to shoot some photos. On the first couple of pictures I’m wearing an outfit which is all black, just the way I like it! I really like the sandals, they are a real eye catcher. The open back makes this look a bit more playful (just a bit too cold for now though). The second outfit, which Sam and I shot in a botanical garden, is perfect for upcoming month. Not too warm, not too cold. Pretty simple yet feminine and I love the details of my jacket! Which one do you like more?! XX

Both outfits from River Island

BY THE WATER

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Just some photos we took with my phone the other day!

I’m having breakfast right now and I’m excited for the weekend. I have a busy one planned. My weekend will be Tuesday & Wednesday this week hehe.. No, in all seriousness, it’s going to be a busy weekend but filled with fun things. After breakfast I’m going to have a huge cleaning session (boring but I can’t avoid it anymore :p), my brother & his family will come over for brunch, then Lise will visit me and we’ll shoot 2 different outfits for Monday’s blog post. Afterwards we’re going to the city to do some shopping for Marrakesh, hope it doesn’t rain. Tonight we’ll either go to the cinema or chill on the couch like 2 grannies.. Tomorrow’s planning is a bit more chill. Lise and I will go out for breakfast probably and in the afternoon I’m going to take pictures with Sam. This week I’ll publish a blog post every other day :-) I missed blogging so I’m excited to do this!

Jacket – All Saints (similar)
Jeans – Forever 21
Jumper – Zara (similar)
Shoes – Lulu’s

DRESSING UP

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Since I graduated Vogue Academy last summer, my mornings now look a little different. With less stressful mornings, comes a new way of dressing up.

Less rushing in the mornings means that I get to spend more time in my comfortable clothes. I love wearing comfy clothes! Most of the time I can eat breakfast wearing pajamas & fluffy socks and get ready while wearing a soft silky robe. 

As a kid I loved dressing up and till this day on, I still do :-) What I wear, depends on my mood. However, I do like to play with the current trends. For example: yesterday I wore a sheer top combined with a black triangle bra. Since we’re getting closer to springtime, you’ll probably see more sheer tops. What you’ll probably see more of as well, are flower patterns! My cardigan has tiny embroidered flowers. Makes a plain black cardigan a bit more interesting, right?!

Items from Hunkemöller via Kleding.nl.

PARIS DIARY #2

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Table for two please! What an amazing view, right?  ♥
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This picture is taken at restaurant The Lobby, located in the Peninsula hotel. Sam and I had lunch here one day. By the way.. Yes that is cheesecake, yes our lunch included dessert. Hmm!

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We visited Louvre on our last day. Of course I had to take a picture here! Outfit details: I was wearing an All Saints jacket, Zara skirt, River Island top, Loavies shoes and bag.Paris4
Inside of Louvre. An impressive big painting on the left. On the right you see Mona Lisa, which isn’t as big as I thought?! You can’t even see it very well because of all the tourists (which I was one of🙈).
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We stayed at Renaissance Le Parc Trocadero hotel. We  l o v e d  it here. Perfect room and perfect location.
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Breakfast in our cozy room, yes please! We overlooked the garden, which was very calm in the middle of a big city.
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The entrance of our hotel. We walked almost everywhere because we of it’s good location. If you’re going to Paris soon, I can recommend this hotel for sure. Check out their website here.
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Sam and I went on a boat tour on the Seine late in the afternoon. This was a very spontaneous idea and we didn’t really prepare for it. If I knew we went on a boat tour, I would have worn 4 layers at least hehe. We sat upstairs, on the deck, but it was quite cold. So after a little while I covered myself in a blanket. And 10 minutes later in another one. And a little while later in another one. Haha. But it was nice to discover Paris from the water and see all of Paris’ attractions! A real must-do if you ask me.
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One morning we walked to Tracedero before we had breakfast. It’s like a 5 minute walk from our hotel so went here a few times actually! Trocadero is a platform where you have the most beautiful Eiffel Tower view. Normally it’s pretty crowded, but at 8 AM it’s a whole other story.
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Paris at night is so beautiful as well! During this photo we walked to the subway, because we wanted to do some shopping. Champs Élysées is only one subway station away from the hotel.

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