10/30/11

30th of October

On thursday I was very very very surprised when Dutch top-stylist Danie Bles chose me as best dressed Fashionista at the launch of her Winter 2011/2012 Styleguide. I won a €500 Fashioncheque! Wow?!

Honestly, I overslept that morning and I got ready in 10 minutes, throwing on one of my trusty Miss Patina dresses and going out the door with greasy hair and sloppy make-up. It's a huge ego-boost if a successful stylist like Danie picks you over lots and lots of other girls lovely-looking, especially when you're in such a state. She said my style was really 'me' and I mixed and matched highstreet, vintage and indie designer well.




Fashioncheque is a giftcard that you can spend at a select amount of stores in Holland. So I get to spend €500 at all kinds of expensive-type stores, which is really exciting, cause I thought: YOU GUYS, I'LL GET PROPER PRADA STUFF AND SUCH. But I must say: as a true budget-shopper, it even hurts to spend free money on expensive things. High-end designer fashion just pisses me off. Yesterday Tanya and I tried shopping at designer stores, we just came out going: €1200 FOR A BLOUSE? PEOPLE IN AFRICA ARE STARVING TO DEATH AND PEOPLE ARE SPENDING €1200 ON A BLOUSE?! It's outrageous.

We quickly decided designer wasn't the way forward, so now I bought a really beautiful €100 dress from Supertrash (which, turns out, is not trashy at all! Misleading advertising!). I'll show you the dress later. €400 more to go!

Did you guys have a nice weekend? Any Halloween-parties going on? Remember to enter my Romwe-giveaway in the previous post!

Song of the day: The Ruby Suns - Tane Mahuta

23 comments:

Taylor said...

Ahh, congrats! I feel the exact same way about designer items... Why would someone pay that much for a single piece of clothing? I'd rather spend that amount at thrift stores, or someplace more reasonable... But hey, having a designer item or two isn't a bad deal, either.

hah, I love how you mention leaving the house with greasy hair, I seem to do this more often than not (always oversleep!) and those days I always get the most compliments...

Bohemian said...

Super Congrats!! En het is toch ook veel leuker om veel te kopen dat een heel duur item :)

Julie said...

congratulations!!
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Lauren Helen said...

This is so exciting! I won a $200 dollar giveaway once for a writing piece and could hardly believe it! It's the most exciting feeling, and totally flattering!

OtherMix said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see the dress!

*paper* bouquets said...

congratulation.

Emma S. said...

I looove your coat <3

SophieSweetVintage said...

Yeah, super dat je gewonnen hebt! En helemaal terecht, je ziet er altijd zó tof uit. Have fun met shoppen :)

Rainbow Gatherer said...

congratulations, it's lovely to win !


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The Daily Fashionista said...

Congratulations!! That is an awesome prize:) I totally agree with you about the outrageous prices of designer clothes. I could never imagine spending 1200 euros on a blouse! That is about 4 times my rent.

The Fancy Teacup said...

The dress is a gem, and for such a steal of a deal, too.

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Ilse said...

wauw, haha dat is een mooi compliment op zo'n off-day haha! gefeliciteerd, en geniet ervan - zou er zelf ook moeite mee hebben om de overige 400,- in één keer uit te geven, maar as you said het is gratis geld!! :P

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Congrats, girl!

Jo said...

Oh my! What a prize, indeed! I am so so so excited to see what you get! <3

x
Lost in the Haze

Kitsune-kun said...

wow! SUPER lucky! congratulations, that's totally exciting!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

congrats!!! i love your t strap shoes!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Congratulations on your award!! You totally deserve it. I think this is a lovely outfit as you always look so good.
XOXO

Sarah said...

congrats babe! you look wonderful :)

lisa signorini said...

congrats!!!

happy dark halloween!!!
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Carolina said...

I feel the exact same way about that.. it's really sad that the ones who have the money don't care enough to change things..

congrats on your gigantic card!

:)

ANNIE said...

Congratulations! What a lucky girl you are! it will be quite nice to see what you end up buying with the money :)

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Phara said...

Oh super, proficiat! En die outfit is inderdaad helemaal jou ^^
X

Inique said...

Van harte gefeliciteerd meid! Ben erg benieuwd welke jurkje je van Supertrash gescoord hebt? Je hebt groot gelijk 1200 euro voor een blouse, dat gaat echt nergens over.