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


Romwe Giveaway

I've been working with Romwe as my sponsor for a really long time now, and we thought it was time to give something to you guys as well! That why we're pairing up to give away $80 of shopping money to two of you lovely gals.

Romwe has everything from dresses to shoes and coats and accessories; all in a wide variety of styles. I love that they have really cutesy peter-pan collar dresses, as well as that classy city-chic look.

For those who can't wait to shop, here's some discount codes!
Use StreetFashion1 on purchases over $50, and get $10 discount.
With StreetFashion2 you get $20 off when you spend more than $100. You can use these two until 11/31/2011
To celebrate Halloween you get 20% discount when you use HLW20 (up to 11/30/2011)
and all new members get 20% off their first purchase when they use the code 20%off.

Well, who wants to win $80? You do, of course. Here's how:
  • Make sure you're following my blog (either on GFC or Bloglovin)
  • create a Romwe-account (don't worry, they don't spam or anything)
  • leave the e-mail address you used to sign up right here in the comments.
On the 8th of November I will randomly choose two winners who will receive $80 each! Good luck, ladies!



24th of October

Blouse and skirt from Miss Patina.
I very rarely wear an outfit exactly like I've seen on a shop's website, but how perfect do this blouse and skirt from Miss Patina go together? I've been looking for a blouse like this forever and I'm so happy with it. The ribbon is detachable as well, so you can wear it with basically anything. Be prepared to see this blouse a lot on this blog, haha.

Thank you all for your sweet comments on our home! We're happy you like it as much as we do!

Song of the day: M83 - New Map


Our home

Well, well. Here it finally is! Our home! We're (nearly) finished and we're really happy with how it turned out. My favorite is the poster I made of the place where we met. And our painted fridge I told you about earlier!

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!

Song of the day: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Home


Sale at Nelly.com

Remember my favorite shoes? They are on sale now atNelly.com for only 20€! My size is sold out, otherwise I would've bought an extra pair right away. There's a lot more sale going on, so this morning I bought two more pairs of shoes. This one and this one.
For the Dutchies: Je kunt vanaf vandaag opNelly.com ook met iDeal betalen. Superhandig!


XOXO Gossip Girl

I'm wearing a coat, faux fur, and feather headband from H&M, a vintage skirt over a Indiska dress and Timeless brogues fromNelly.com
Photos by Daniel.
I feel a bit like I should be on Gossip Girl with this outfit, haha! It's getting really cold outside now and I love wintercoats and faux fur collars. That and Christmas are the only reasons I get excited about winter.

This weekend we finally fixed the last things in the apartment. Its so nice that it's done now and it feels so much more like our home. This weekend I'll post some pictures of the apartment as you guys requested, so stay tuned for that!

Today I took the day off work and I had a lovely Swedish camera-crew over for an exciting TV-interview, which I'll tell you more about later!

Song of the day: 65daysofstatic - Mountainhead


15th of October

Coat from KLING, top and skirt from H&M, heels fromNelly.com
Photos by Daniel

You guys! We finally have a BOSS RC-50 loop station! I'm such a happy bunny. Someone actually found me whining on my blog that I wanted one and he contacted me to sell his. Thanks, Chris! We've been playing with it a lot since we got it yesterday and we've been creating tons of cool things. Hope to be able to show you some things soon. We can make the two of us sound like a full postrockband or like, I can sing over and over and over myself to create a choir of a 100 Laura's! Best toy ever.

Today we're working on many exciting projects, for example we painted our fridge green (!). I think we're finally going to finish some of those last things in our apartment that have been bothering us for months. Paint some last things, put up some frames and posters and other things to make the apartment more of a home.

What are you guys up to this weekend?

Song of the day: Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz (also known in my book as one of the most awesome songs of all time.)


Anecdote press breakfast

Super-cutie Anna.

Top from Vero Moda, skirt from H&M, shoes fromNelly.com.
Photos by me / photos of me by Roos.
This morning I went to a collection presentation breakfast for Dutch knitwear label Anecdote. The showroom was such a beautiful place! Jet, the designer, was adorable and told so passionately about the label. Anecdote makes lovely knitwear that you can wear on any occasion! Every item comes with a little story on the tag which makes it really sweet and personal.

On Sunday me and my colleagues Ellen, Marlies and Elize went shopping in outlet-village Bataviastad. We got to shop for €100 each! I bought this blouse and I'm sooo happy with it. I also bought a pair of shoes that I'll show you later.

Okay, now I'm going to watch the new episode of How I Met Your Mother! Have a lovely evening/day/morning/whatever it is when you read this!

Here We Go Magic - Only Pieces