Fall essentials

This moment of the year is always quite bittersweet. Especially in the Netherlands it feels like one day it's summer, and the next day it's full on fall. It went so fast that I haven't really had time to prepare for fall fashion, because honestly fall fashion always kind of bums me out, because it means the sun dresses are banished to the back of my closet. This year, however, I'm quite excited about fall fashion because everything is très retro.

You'll find a 70's vibe all across the shops and I'm so in love with. Some would argue that it's too much, but when I walk past shop windows and I see all the burgundies, mustards, camels and emeralds, my heart skips a beat. Today I want to share some fall essentials with you so you can really rock that retro look.

Flared jeans

These babies have been trying to make a comeback for quite a while now, but I feel like this year is the year that we'll finally really start to trade our skinnies for flares again. I actually even find it hard to find a pair of skinny jeans nowadays, because the world has decided we're all about flares and culottes now. Might take some getting used to, especially if, like me, you only get around by bike and you have to make sure your flares don't get stuck anywhere.

Ankle boots

Winter, spring, summer or fall, the half-boots are always an essential in my book. They're basically all I ever wear, and I love the retro vibe they give off when you wear these with dresses and skirts. Why do I think they're the best footwear around? They're cool enough in the summer, but they're warm enough in fall and winter. You can even stomp around puddles with them, unless you get suede ones like the burgundy stunners pictured above.

Shirt-and-dress combo

This is another one of my favorites that you might have seen me wearing a lot already. I love showing off my legs, and I like to balance that out by not being too sexy on top. So what I usually do is I'll wear a dress and layer it with either a button-up or a turtleneck or a longer-sleeved tee. Perfect for fall, when short sleeves just won't fly anymore but you're not ready to say goodbye to your dresses.



Blogging is a relatively new 'job' and it's constantly evolving. Even more than I realise, sometimes. I know I don't give this blog enough attention because, well, I'm obsessed with Instagram. However, I've found another way to express my emotional exhibitionism: vlogging!

I've made two video's for NSMBL, but they're mostly in Dutch. The Trainwreck interviews are in English, so you can check those if you want! Amy Schumer, Vanessa Bayer, Bill Hader and Judd Apatow are absolutely hilarious. It was so fun meeting my heroes Bill and Judd.


My favorite trends at the moment

Honestly, I've never been someone who is very up to date with what is trending in fashion. Usually because whatever's on trend is not really my proverbial cup of tea. Lately, however, i've noticed that some of this season's biggest trends are so my style. I'm going to show you three of this season's biggest trends and tell you about why I love them and how to I like to style them.

Button-down denim
Whether it's skirts or dresses, I'm absolutely in love with this look. It's extremely 70's. As I've mentioned before on this blog, I love pairing denim with stripes. Honestly, there's no better pairing in my style-book. Also loving the denim-on-denim! I already have a skirt and a dress in this style, but I just went ahead and ordered another one. Oops.

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Adidas Stan Smith
These have been on my wish list forever, and I'm thinking I might soon just go ahead and buy them. Yep, the Adidas Stan Smiths have been heavily trending and I'm late to the party. I especially love them paired with skirts or dresses, and I love that there are a ton of variations now. But I'm thinking I should get the classic white-green ones.

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Off-shoulder tops and dresses
My absolute favorite trend for the summer. This style is so girly and beautiful, and I like that it shows some skin without getting tacky. This is especially perfect because I don't have a lot of cleavage to work with and I think this style works a lot better for me. Topshop and Zara have some really pretty ones!

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Denim dress

Dress - Zara / Jacket - PCC / Shoes - Forever21

I feel like my go-to combo lately is denim and stripes. They just always work perfectly together and can be worn in so many different ways. I scored this mid-length denim dress at Zara a while ago, and I can style it in so many different ways! Well, usually combined with stripes.

Everyone who knows me knows I own a ridiculous amount of stripey shirts, and my friends always laugh at me when I buy more stripes. But to me they all have their own different 'vibe'. Am I the only one who feels this way?


How to nail the ultimate shoe essentials

Anyone who knows me, knows I don’t have a ton of shoes. Well, that’s a lie, I own a lot of shoes, but the pairs I actually wear can be counted on one hand. I’m currently alternating between three pairs: a pair of vintage ankle boots, cowboy-shoes from Topshop and a pair of pointed brogues.

I just think it’s important to invest in a few good items that you’ll want to wear all the time. First off, I’ve ruled out pleather. I was often tempted to buy €20 high-street shoes just because I liked the design, but I noticed that that was an absolute waste of money because you never end up choosing them over comfortable high quality shoes.

Basically I've learned that the less choice you give yourself in shoes and narrow your shoe closet down to a few iconic essentials, it's so much easier to get dressed in the morning because they will go with basically anything. Let me show you some ways to style the perfect classic shoes.

Everybody needs a pair of classic brogues, but you can definitely experiment a bit with them. These white ones with a chunky sole add a bit of edge to a classy party outfit. Plus they're comfortable!

Top – New Look / Culottes – New Look / Clutch – New Look / Brogues - Invito

Ankle boots
Ankle boots go with everything, and recently I've been in love with pointed ones. I feel like they're great for any kind of city girl outfit with a girly touch. I'd picture Alexa Chung wearing these, strolling around in Brooklyn.

Dress - Topshop / Top – Topshop / Bag – Topshop / Ankle boots - Invito

Chunky heels
Surely everybody loves a good heel, and if you're anything like me, it can't hurt to be a bit taller. What can hurt, however, are uncomfortable heels. That's why I always stick with chunky ones to ensure a certain amount of stability to help me in my constant fight with gravity. I'd style a chunky heel with a 70's vibe.

Top – Topshop / Hat – Topshop / Bag – New Look / Shorts – River Island / Shoes – Steve Madden


GIVEAWAY: €130 to spend at BON'A PARTE

Coat by BON'A PARTE, tee by Primark, jeans Pull & Bear, shoes Invito

Ah, summer has finally arrived in the Netherlands. The harsh reality is that on most Dutch summer days, a coat is still a must. Luckily there are plenty of cool light coats to be found, like this one from BON'A PARTE. It's perfectly light and easy to take with you, more airy than a leather jacket and more stylish that your average cardigan.

Either way, I'm in love with this coat and I'm glad I get to give you the chance to help one of you on your way to finding your perfect summer outfit. I get to give away €130 in shopping money at BON'A PARTE to one of you lucky ladies. That's plenty to find your own perfect coat - or anything else that's still on your wish list. Leave a comment below with your favorite item from the webshop. Don't forget to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win!


Stripes and denim

H&M dress / vintage denim jacket / Keds sneakers
Photos by Yvet

I've not really been sure what to do with my blog now that Instagram is basically taking over my life. However, I do feel like I should post more outfits here again. It's always difficult with the winters in Holland, when it gets cold and dark and I basically hide in the same boxy sweater each and every day. Bear with me, I will try to be better!