ring / set of rings/ necklace / ear cuff / bracelet
I never really wear a lot of jewelry, but when I do, I prefer minimalistic pieces. I found these lovely examples of beautifully elegant accessories, and all at a great price. I feel like simple jewelry adds a touch of elegance to any ensemble, it doesn't distract too much from whatever you're wearing, but it's still a way to add a couple of subtle details to your outfit. How would you wear these pieces?
It's weird to think how a string of chance events can influence your life in such a big way. My best friend Michelle told me about this band called Cayucas in April and I thought they were awesome. When I found out they were coming to a festival in Amsterdam I decided to go there by myself just to check them out. After the show I spotted the band, and because I felt like a big loner I decided to go and say hi. I ended up drinking and dancing with a bunch of loud (and lovely) Californians and a slightly more reserved British tour manager called Jamie. The latter was the one I felt a bit shy around. They were in Amsterdam for the weekend so I ended up hanging out with the group a lot. The week after we were all going to Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona.
Got to the festival in Barcelona and kept texting Jamie to see when he was going to arrive. Shit, he's cute. Lost my friends at the festival and ended up hanging out with just him. Tension in the air. The good kind. You want to go see My Bloody Valentine with me? Lots of laughs, lots of Red Bull, lots of dancing and a kiss to my favorite song. Eeeep. Talking and laughing and dancing and drinking until 8 in the morning and a stroll through an already awake Barcelona.
In the days, weeks, months after that another chain of chance events made me end up with someone else. I guess in the back of my mind I always knew Keith wasn't the right choice for me. Sure, he was fun and adventurous, but he didn't treat me the way I deserved to be treated. Jamie and I always stayed in touch. Going though the whole Justin and Selena-style on-again-off-again situation he was always a good friend, he always knew what to say when I was feeling shit and his messages always made me smile. There's something about this guy.
While I was gathering strength and sanity to break things off with Keith in October, I kept thinking about Jamie. We kept sending each other the longest e-mails and in December I asked when we'd see each other again. I'll probably come through on tour in February. Not until February? But I want to see you sooner. I could come over next week, if you want. Heart skips a million beats.
In that week before Christmas it kind of felt like all the puzzle pieces fell into place. I feel so good around him, so open, so respected, comfortable, appreciated and loved. Everything just seems to makes sense and he keeps surprising me with what an amazing guy he is. He truly makes me happy and I haven't really felt that in a long time. I guess 2013 has really been the year in which I learned not to settle for less. Don't be with someone who disappoints you, don't be with someone who needs to change to make you happy, don't settle for someone who doesn't make you feel like the freakin' Disney princess you are.
Posted by Laura @ The World Looks Red at 2/10/2014
Leather jacket / shoes / coat / trousers / backpack / dress
When I was younger I used to wear a lot of black. Like, mega goth black. In my late teens I decided to change things up and I decided not to buy any black items anymore and switch to navy and grey for darker colors. However, over the past year or so I've been really rediscovering black in a non-goth way and came to realize that black really is the best color. Here are a couple of essential black items that I think everyone needs.
Sweater from Zara, trousers from H&M, bag from Monki
Last weekend I was in Barcelona for the launch of Seat Mii by Mango and to visit the Mango fashion show. I'll tell you more about this trip soon, but here's what I wore! It was really nice to be back in Spain because it was a lot warmer than it is in Holland.
Suit from Supertrash
Oh, Netflix! Spent this weekend catching up with a ton of episodes of Weeds, I don't know why I didn't start watching that show before! It's great. This outfit was shot by the boys of OOTD Magazine.
You might have seen Jamie before on my Instagram, because we've been friends for a while, but recently our friendship turned into something more. I'm super happy! Last weekend we spent a couple of days in beautiful Dorset, by the coast of Bridport and in the gorgeous little town Beaminster.
When visiting my parents over Christmas we went to a museum with lots of cool taxidermy. Most of the animals looked a bit dodgy, which made it extra fun. How have you all been? Hope you had a great start to 2014!