Black pants

I bought these pants for my concert last year. My other pants was too small for me as it was a year after my last pregnancy. I wanted pants I fitted in during that concert. Since then I wore it a lot. Even, I love it very much. Actually I just fall in love with it.

O, those shoes I wear each summer since I have them when I met my husband eight years ago! And I also like them very much.

What I wore:
Pants – H&M
Top – Clockhouse
Shoes – Big Leaf Schoenen

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Face of the Day – 25 May 2015

It was a grey day. What I mean is that the weather was not that beautiful, but it wasn’t rainy as well! So, I wanted to create a look that fits with the weather. A little bit dark with a little bit happy. That is how I felt about the weather today.

What I used:
EyeshadowNew York Color HD Color Fashion Bootcamp
Mascara – L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes So Couture
Blush – Limited Edition Haute Future Blush Pearls C01 iROSEdescent
Lipgloss – Gosh Lip Lacquer Flirty Lips

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Mad summer

Mad summer is what I need. Doing crazy things I will always remember. Do you have had a mad summer? If you had, what kind of a mad summer was is? I was a little child when I went to music camps. I had such fun with all those little children. Once we all couldn’t sleep because of the thunder. We all were really afraid…

Mad summer

M Co plus size top
€14 – mandco.com

Maurices vest
€35 – maurices.com

DVb Victoria Beckham stretch jeans
€260 – harrods.com

Steve Madden black sandals
€89 – jildorshoes.com

H M white studded handbag
€42 – hm.com

Joomi Lim gold bracelet
€115 – shopbop.com

M Co gold jewelry
€6,99 – mandco.com

Pearl jewelry
€12 – lorisshoes.com

Humble Chic gold jewelry
€43 – humblechic.com

MARC BY MARC JACOBS square sunglasses
€94 – bloomingdales.com

Face of the Day – 23 May 2015

Yesterday I had my first official workday as a freelance journalist for the local newspaper. I was happy that I finally going to make my own money.

What I used:
Eyeshadow – Essence Night Club Glamour To Go Eyeshadow and Gosh Copper Mono Eye Shadow
Eye pencil – Essence Kajal Pencil Beach Bum
Mascara – L’Oreal Paris False Lash Telescopic Infinite Length Effect Fibres
Blush – Catrice Defining Blush Rosewood Forest
Lipstick – New York Color Expert Lip Color Creamy Caramel

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Violin is all I need

Do you have dreams? If you have, which dreams would you like to come true? When I was about eleven years old I had a dream to be the best violinist in the world.  I wanted to go to the music school. Music is everything for me. Only my father asked me continuously if I still wanted to go to the music school, but he asked me that too much and that’s what I didn’t like. I got the feeling he pushed me. But as a parent I now understand that he wanted to know it for sure before he spend his money in my music education. I am glad I got the opportunity to play the music. I have so many regrets that I didn’t practice how I should had practised! I let fall my dream apart. The music is still everything to me. I give all my emotions in the music; how I feel, if I am sad and so on… So, I have chosen to get children first and I have to accept that I only can play as an amateur. Thanks to myself! I should had listened to all the people around me. I can do my best as an amateur… I think I am too late now to be the best violinist in the world. I can teach to small without an education.

Violin is all I need

Adrianna Papell long sleeve dress
€460 – johnlewis.com

Ippolita silver jewelry
€185 – neimanmarcus.com

Alexis Bittar clip earrings
€245 – marissacollections.com

Pure passion – we rarely remember our youth

Pure passion - we rarely remember our youth

What is your pure passion? What is your memory of your youth? My biggest passion in playing the violin and of course raising my daughters. Besides that I love blogging, volunteering for my orchestra, the local radio/TV-station and the local political party.

My memories of my youth are too much to me, but for me my trips abroad with my youth orchestras were amazing. I have been to Czech, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany and some other countries I just forgot.

Yellow denim jeans

yellow demim

This yellow denim jeans is one of my favourite jeans I have. But the thing is, that I just fit this about two years after the birth of my children. I hate that: having clothes – and it is your favourite – and you could wear it a few years after the birth of my child. Yes, I would like to wear it much earlier, but actually I was lazy to do anything about my belly to get it flat. But I definitely will do something about from now on. The summer is coming and then I want to wear my bikini which lays in my draw for years not wearing it! So, time for change now!

When I shoot those pictures, I was so tired of being on the Fair. So, I decided shooting in my garden!

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What I wore:

Top – Clockhouse
Jeans – H&M
Shoes – Ecco
Handbag – HEMA (national store in The Netherlands)

Garden Fair Odijk 2015

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Yesterday I’ve been to the Garden Fair in Odijk. It is always in the weekend after Ascension Day. We – my family – went to the main street where the Fair has been held. It was such a rainy day. Not that much fun to go then, but I wanted to go, because I needed to get some inspiration for the garden in my new home. And for our current garden we got the plan to have a zucchini plant, pumpkin plant, cucumber plant and an eggplant plant. And guess what: we found it all! So, I am curious when I can see them growing.

At the Fair were lots of stalls with flowers, garden decors. But there were companies with food and fashion stalls as well. I was wondering why it called a Garden Fair if the organisation also let not garden related companies promote their products?

At the end I ate ‘poffertjes’ again. These ones were less tasty then at the Fair on Ascension Day.

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Blue power

Blue power

When I was looking for a creation for this post, I actually had no inspiration! But when I saw someone in blue clothes yesterday, I thought: ‘This is the colour I want to use for this post!’. So, here it is.

In this outfit:

Sweather – Carven
Skirt – DKNY
Boots – Giuseppe Zanotti
Handbag – Valextra
Bracelet – Charlotte Russe
Ring – House of Harlow
Necklace – Kenneth Cole
Sunglasses – Dolce Gabbana

Face of the Day – 16 May 2015

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What I used:

Eyeshadow – Catrice – Limited Edition “Haute Future” Baked Eyeshadow – iROSEdescent and Maybelline New York – Big Eyes By Eyestudio – Luminous Turquoise.

Eye pencil – Catrice – Kohl Kajal – Ultra Black

Mascara – L’Oreal Paris – False Lash Telescopic Infinite Length Effect Fibres

Blush – Catrice – Defining Blush – Rosewood Forest

Lipstick – New York Color – Expert Last Lip Color- FLIRTY

Fair in Odijk 2015

Fair in Odijk, 2015On 14 of May I went to a Fair in Odijk – the town where I live. It is a Fair that always will be held during Ascension Day. This was the first time I came here since I’m living here in 2009. I thought it wasn’t for me, but after all I loved it very much. Just walking on the Fair was great. At the time I was there – around two o’clock – it was very busy. This Fair was kind of a small market. At least that was  from my point of view.

There were so many stalls! Well, it wasn’t a market like Utrecht, but it was really nice!  I went with my daughters. They enjoyed it as well. We saw stall with clothes, food, drinks, things for at home, toys for the children and many more.

First we went to the one of the stall with clothes. This stall was not my style – maybe one or two items – but not all. Then I went to the jewellery stall. They had a mix of jewellery. From plastic bracelets to more expensive. I was not sure about the quality of the materials.

The sunglasses are made by bamboe. Very nice. I like such materials. I was wondering if these were from real wood. I think so. I love candles as well, but I am afraid for accidents, so I don’t use them a lot. That’s why I didn’t buy any of them.

At the very end we ate some – what we in Holland call ‘poffertjes’ – fritters. They were very delicious. I liked them a lot as well as my daughters.

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Upper chic in gold

Upper chic in gold

When I think of gold, I think to high end pieces to wear. I love that colour very much! If I could wear this kind of outfit one day, then I would be a happy girl. Now I feel happy wearing gold looking jewellery, although it is not real gold, but cheap looking gold.

In this outfit:
 Top – MARC BY MARC JACOBS
Jacket – Moschino
Skirt – Monique Lhuillier
Bootie – ALEXA WAGNER
Handbag – Anja
Earrings – Alexis Bittar
Bracelets – Chanel and Calvin Klein and Stephanie Kantis
Rings – Lord & Taylor and Paula Mendoza
Necklace – Tom Tom
Glasses – Vivienne Westwood
Hat – BP