The Gray Stairs

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When I’m on the run, this is the sort of outfit I’ll throw on. I absolutely love this coat and it perfectly matches with my fringe booties. My alarm went off at 7.30 yesterday and I left the house one hour later so there’s your answer regarding the messiest ponytail ever. :))

I had a pretty nice Thursday though. After school, my sister, her hubby and my nephew came on a visit and they bought me the coolest gift. A polaroid camera! Ahh that’s the best gift! Will show you what it looks like in my next diary. Lise came over for dinner later and we watched Bridge of Spies. At first we were like whaaat is this? Why aren’t they talking yet? Where’s the action?!? But 10 min later we were totally into it. Now I have to run some errands. Have a nice weekend!! X

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Coat – Zara last year (similar here)
Bag – My Paper Bag
Boots – Boohoo
Destroyed jeans – here
Jumper – Primark (similar)

City strollin’

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To balance out all of the lifestyle related posts lately, here’s an outfit post. Yesterday I wore light jeans, a matching light blue jumper and a long gray coat. I added my pink pom pom key chain to my bag to create a bit more color. By the way, I had no idea – till this morning  – that that little pink fluffy ball is called a pom pom haha. Makes sense though.

I’m having breakfast right now and I’m preparing my presentation for today. I have to present a new Bershka collection at school (all fiction though, I didn’t become a Bershka designer suddenly). Tonight Lise will come visit me and we’ll have a sleepover. Not sure if it’s going to be an at home Netflix night or if we’ll actually leave the house and do something fun! We’ll see. Have a great day! X

I was wearing (or similar):
G-star Raw jeans
Tom Tailor jumper
ASOS coat
Forever 21 bag
Topshop pom pom
Isabel Marant shoes

 

My week in photos #2

Hey there! Good evening. Sorry for the lack of updates last week.. My dad was on a visit and I didn’t prepare any blog posts (baaad!!) Won’t happen again! Here’s what I was up to:IMG_4093


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On Monday I visited a PR agency to meet the team and discuss some ideas. In the evening Sam and I watched the movie The Revenant; really good but a little too rough for me at times. I won’t give away any spoilers, but if you have, you probably know which parts I’m talking ’bout.

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^ Later that evening my sister and I picked up our dad at the airport 😄
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^ We drove to Kleeve, Germany on Tuesday. We ate cake at a German bakery and we shopped a little bit, then we drove back again. The only thing I bought was dry shampoo though, not so exciting haha :))
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^ I went to school on Thursday and followed a marketing class. We have a photo studio in our school and that’s where I took this (shameless) selfie. 😋
IMG_4610^ Friday evening I played the Bean Boozled challenge with family. Let me tell you one thing: the canned dog food flavor is nasty on a whole new level. The worst part was that I couldn’t get the flavor out of my mouth for the entire evening.. It was fun to play though!

mnkok^ Nijmegen on Saturday! I got home with fresh flowers, new stuff for my house (like towels etc) and a new pair of black jeans. You can never have enough black jeans. At least that’s what I think!
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^ Sunday aka yesterday was the last family day. (buuhuu) We went into town and out for dinner. Now it’s time to focus on my blog and school again. See you soon! ♡ Xxx

Today’s inspiration

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Good evening :) Hope you’re doing fine. I had a pretty busy day today! My dad landed yesterday evening and he is staying here for a week. Whenever he is here, we (my sis, brother & I) try to do as much fun stuff as possible. For instance, we visited Germany today and later this week we’ll go to Antwerp, Belgium. Now we’re going to play cards and eat arabic candy! Cozy nights at home are very nice too. I’m going to put away my laptop now. See u soon!! <3

My week in photos #1

Good morning! Happy Monday! As I wrote on here a few weeks ago, I wanted to blog more photo diaries in 2016. So here’s the first one, hope you like it xxx
Goedemorgen! Zoals ik een paar weken geleden al schreef, wilde ik in 2016 meer foto diaries bloggen. Dus hier is de eerste, hopelijk vind je het leuk. Fijne maandag! Xxx
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^ When I returned home from France last Sunday, there was a parcel from Zalando waiting for me. So nice! And guess which socks I’m wearing right now while I’m typing this article? Right.. :))
^ Toen ik terug kwam uit Frankrijk vorige week zondag, lag er een pakketje van Zalando op me te wachten. Super leuk! En 3 keer raden welke sokken ik nu aan heb terwijl ik dit artikel schrijf? Juist.. :))
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Tuesday I visited Amsterdam together with Sam. Doesn’t this look like a post card? ♡
^ Dinsdag ging ik naar Amsterdam samen met Sam. Ziet dit er niet uit als een ansichtkaart? ♡

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^ Thursday was moving day! Sam & I drove with all of our boxes to our new apartment, we lifted everything upstairs (we live on the second floor) and Sam went to work. I unpacked all of the boxes and once I finished, I ordered sushi. I saw a lot of ‘Best Nine’ pictures floating around on Instagram so I gave it a go as well. It’s funny to see a pattern! Does this mean I need to post more selfies?! Haha..
^ Donderdag was verhuisdag! Sam en ik reden met een hele volle auto naar ons nieuwe appartement, we brachten alles snel naar boven (we wonen op 2 hoog) en hij ging vervolgens naar z’n werk. Ik pakte de dozen uit en toen ik daar klaar mee was bestelde ik sushi. Op Instagram zag ik de ‘Best Nine’ veel voorbijkomen dus ik keek ook wat mijn meest gelikede foto’s waren van het afgelopen jaar waren. Grappig om een patroon te zien! Betekent dit dat ik meer selfies moet posten?! Haha.. 
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^ Vrijdag ontvingen we bloemen, kaarten en Tony’s Chocolonely. Lief!
^ On Friday we received flowers, cards and Tony’s Chocolonely. Sweet!
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^ Our dining area / laptop area / board games area / homework area.
^ Onze eethoek / laptop hoek / bordspelletjes hoek / huiswerk hoek. 
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^ Saturday I posted a lot on Snapchat. Here are some of my snaps (my username is stephsa.com). I went into town and out for dinner with Sam. Didn’t buy that Instax polaroid camera (yet). What do you think? To buy or not to buy?
^ Zaterdag snapchatte ik er op los! Dit zijn een paar van m’n snaps (stephsa.com is m’n gebruikersnaam). Ik ging de stad in en uit eten met Sam. Die Instax polaroid camera heb ik overigens nog niet gekocht, wat denk jij? Leuk of niet?
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^My outfit of that day. Coat: Zara, pants: H&M and shoes: Clarks
^ Mijn outfit die dag. Jas: Zara, broek: H&M en schoenen: Clarks 
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^ On Sunday our family came on a visit and I made these snacks. Plus, it was time for champagne!
^ Zondag kwam er familie langs en maakte ik deze hapjes. Ook was het tijd voor champagne! 
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^ Vervolgens gingen we de buurt verkennen en liepen we langs deze woonboot. Ik vond het wel een foto waard. Mooi zo met al die gebouwen op de achtergrond toch?
^ After the snacks and champagne we walked through our neighborhood. I had to take a picture of this view, the houseboat + buildings on the background looked pretty together! Right?
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^ We went out for dinner after our walk. We ate paella and drunk sangria. And yes, we knew we weren’t in Spain. 😛
^ Daarna gingen we uit eten. We aten we paella en dronken sangria. En ja, we beseften heel goed dat we niet in Spanje waren. 😛

Happy New Year!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope you all had a great night! I started my new year with oliebollen (a New Years Eve tradition in the Netherlands) in our new apartment. Sam and I moved in here yesterday. :) I will show you some pictures soon.

The bag I’m wearing in these pictures is from MYOMY. My classmate wore a similar bag and she told me that they offer a wide range of fair trade produced items. Since my school is teaching us all about sustainability and the importance of conscious fashion, I did a little research and read their whole story here. Really inspiring. ”Purchasing a MYOMY bag, will make you a proud owner of a iconic Dutch Design item, as well as contributing to a better world.

GELUKKIG NIEUWJAAR! Hopelijk heb je een leuke avond gehad! Ik ging het nieuwe jaar in met oliebollen, in ons nieuwe appartement. Sam en ik zijn hier gister naartoe verhuisd. :) Zal binnenkort wat foto’s laten zien.

De tas die ik draag op deze foto’s is van MYOMY. Mijn klasgenootje had een tas van dit merk en vertelde mij dat het een fairtrade geproduceerde tas is. Aangezien ik op school les krijg over duurzaamheid en ik hier erg geïnteresseerd in ben, ging ik op onderzoek uit en las ik het hele verhaal hier. Een inspirerend verhaal. ”Met de aankoop van een MYOMY tas ben je niet alleen een trotse eigenaar van een iconisch Dutch Design item, maar draag je ook bij aan een betere wereld.

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MYOMY bag (sneak preview of A/W 16/17)
Boohoo coat and bag
G-star black skinny jeans

What I wore (or similar items):