Beach please

Beach please

I’m really happy that the sun is finally coming through the clouds! In the morning it is still fresh, but when times flies during the day, it will be very warm. If I would go to the beach in the summer then it will be lovely to wear this (ir kind if) outfit to the beach.

Summer workday

Summer workday
Summer is coming closer and closer! Many people still have to get to work. I am a mother being at home all the time. I don’t mind that at all, but sometimes I wish I could do something with friends if I had one! 

LBD Spring Break Style Challenge

Beautysets - LBD Spring Break Style Challenge

I work on this project for a while now, but now I am able to share this with you. I am so excited to let you know why!

Do you wear this at your next spring break vacation?

Have you ever thought what you want to take on your spring break vacation? Or have you ever doubted whether you have taken the right outfit for your spring break vacation? If you’re still asking yourself what to get into your suitcase for your next spring break vacation, I found the inspiration for you!

My spring break vacation

For my spring break vacation – and that will be a family-weekend of the other grandmother of my husband in the beginning of May – I was inspired by DailyLook. I was thinking: “What can I do with a black dress?”. I know the temperatures will be very warm during spring and then wearing a black dress could be very warm for the body, but it is very challenging to combine a black dress during spring and having no warm body.

In the end I love this black dress, so I made the decision to use this dress for an outfit. Previously I took more classic or chic dresses, but this time I thought to do something different. I like to try other outfits, because I haven’t such clothes in my closet. I’m still finding out my style – which I haven’t found yet – but I am getting there. I only save a budget for when I need clothes and I hardly need new clothes.

My idea about this outfit

O, I created this outfit to go to the forest by day and in the evening just wear the jean jacket and the scarf and you’re done with your outfit for on the beach at night. Yes, I do love going to the forest and yes, I do love going to the beach. I never went to the beach by night. Something for on my wish-list!

I’m a mother too and I don’t dare to wear this dress without a legging. I think because people look at you when you’ve children. And then I ask myself: “Everyone is looking at me, is it appropriate to wear this dress without a legging? People can see my underwear if the dress gets up when there is some wind!”. Maybe I am thinking wrong or I am too afraid of it?! Who knows… It feels wrong. That is why I should use a legging, but for people who really dare to wear this dress without a legging, you definitely should wear this without a legging!

Why did I used those items?

Gauzy Boho Dress: As you know I like more the classic and chic dresses. But lately I also have an affection for challenging dresses with holes from the shoulders. This black dress will be a perfect example for a simple, chic, daily, casual and challenging dress.

Matisse Leather Cowboy Booties: I also want to try a country-look outfit. These boots is perfect for getting the country-look, I think. I’m curious if this outfit will fits me!

DAILYLOOK Bronson Stone Hoop Earrings: To stay with the chic looks, I found these beautiful earrings. And it has a statement as well. Which I love too.

Quay Round Lens Sunglasses: Last two days the sun was shining a lot. Yesterday it was 20°C! So, it was time to get the sunglasses. Unfortunately I forgot mine at the location where I was for a course I was following. I bought a new one today. It was’t looking like this one. This will fit great with this lovely outfit!

Stela 9 Leather Quixote Small Bucket Bag: Who doesn’t like bucket bags? I do, although I haven’t one. It will be on my wish-list. I have chosen the red bucket bag, because I have a weakness for the colour red.

Velvet Heart Gloria Classic Jean Jacket: The jacket jeans are in fashion again, like they were in the ’90s. I always loved them very much. I had one when I met my husband, but when it got holes I dislike it and gave it away. I have so many regrets of it, because I could have so much fun with it these days. And I still can have so much fun with it.

Full Knit Scalloped Infinity Scarf: I am just a big fan of scarfs, but I have’t wear them that much since I have had a bad experience with a scarf. The scarf was colourfast. I then had a whole blue neck… But I have a few of them. So, I will wear them much more often now! I have chosen for this scarf, because it is red and it fits perfectly together with the red legging and bucket bag and the dress itself.

DAILYLOOK Beaded Bracelet: Like the earrings, the necklace and the rings – the bracelet is from gold-looking material which is perfect for the statement of this outfit. I have chosen for this bracelets, because it is easy to combine with the other jewellery or just put it off if you

Classic Knit Legging: To stay with my red colour affection, I decided to create this dress with a legging. Maybe to be save in the creativeness?! Because I am always afraid to get cold, I used a legging too.

DAILYLOOK Double Band Ring Set: I love this double band ring set, because has a gold-looking colour. I love gold or gold-looking jewellery. It has some kind of a statement! And it fits great with this outfit. Like red, gold and gold-looking colour is one of my favourite colours at the moment.

DAILYLOOK Polished Chain Link Necklace: You see these kind of necklaces a lot. I have one myself, but I am not wearing necklaces too much, because of playing the violin. I can damage the violin by wearing it. But for events like parties I do wear a necklace. This necklace is safe for each outfit you create. Mostly – in my opinion – simple is the best.

Bailey of Hollywood – ELLIOT Hat natural: Last but not least, this wonderful cowboy country hat. This will be on my wish-list too. Love it. Have I told you I love the Australian serie McLeod’s Daughters? I truly love it. I think I told you before. This hat finish this outfit perfectly!

I hope you like this post as much as I did. Let me know what you think of this outfit. Do you like or want to wear it?

Best Spring Looks

Best Spring Looks

Spring is getting around now. On April 15, in Odijk it was almost 20 °C! It was very warm. Lovely… I need the sun. I feel me free when the sun rises! I was doing the garden. My daughter Anna helped me around. At the age of two children are just doing what the parents and sibling are doing! Great to see.

Which outfit do you like the most? Let me know in the comments!

Outfit 1: Sweater (similar) // Jeans // Bag // Shoes // Ring // Necklace (similar)//

Outfit 2: Top // Blazer // Pants // Bag // Shoes // Ring // Necklace // Bracelet // Earrings (similar) //

Outfit 3: Dress // Sandals // Bag // Ring  // Bracelet // Earnings //

Outfit 4: Short // T-shirt (similar) // Sandals // Bag // Ring // Bracelet // Earrings // Necklace // Hat // Sunglasses // iPhone case (similar) //

First and Second Easter Day

Happy First Easter Day

Dress (Similar) // Jacket // Legging // Sandals // Sneakers // Bag // Ring (Similar)  // Bracelet // Necklace (Similar) //

Very sorry for the very very very late Easter-post! But I have no space for adding any pictures in my posts for a long time now. So, I had to find out how to show you my Easter pictures… For now I found out a solution through my Flickr-page. For this occasion I will show my children. Has anyone has a solution for me how I will get pictures in the post without saving it to my account? Let me know in the comments…

I also had my birthday last week and the grandmother of my husband died. She had fallen out of her bed late February and she had to recover in a home for elder people. She had some pain in her belly, the doctors discovered she had a tumor in her belly. It was too risky to even do surgery at the age of 93 with her injury she had as well. Unfortunately on the night of First on Second Easter Day she passed away. So, we had her funeral last Saturday at the birthday of my daughter Esther (she was born with Easter in 2009). I had such mixed feelings, because of all things happened in one week. I didn’t know how to feel, how I wanted to feel and I just thought to feel me on how I feel at the moment…

But this post isn’t about my last week, but about what I’ve done with Easter.

First Easter Day:

I just had a great day on First Easter Day. I went cycling with my husband and three daughters. We went to the Zeisterbos. It is such a beautiful forest there! Lovely to walk there. You also can cycle or mountainbike if you would like to. And riding horse – if you’re a horse rider – there’re horse paths as well. We were so lucky having such beautiful weather. I was feeling free in the forest with this weather. Spring is coming finally! I hope it will last for a long time. We walked for a long time. We went from home at two o’clock and came home at half past four. For almost three hours we stayed at the forest. I love the woods very much. The children loves to play with the sand, pieces of the trees and all the other things in the forest. The pictures you will find here.

Second Easter Day:

This morning I heard that the grandmother of my husband died. On Second Easter Day we went with friends to the forest again, but this time it was Bornia – near Driebergen. There was an open place with lots of sand. I love that too. Their child is such a cute boy! He is almost the same age as Anna: 2,5 years. Anna is 2 years and two month. Both played lovely together! In the evening we went to their house to get BBQ. The photo’s you will find here.

Happy Birthday: Ask me what you want to know about me

On 9th April it is my birthday. So I was thinking today what I can do for you! I thought you might like it to get to know me better. So, this week – until 16th April – you may ask me questions about what you want to know about me!

You can ask me questions via fashiontolivefor@gmail.com or in the comments below of this post. Then I will answer those questions in a blogpost on April 16th or April 17th.

For those who want to know what age I am now: I am 27 years. Still three years and I am turning 30. Scary…

From my husband I got a photo frame and a power strip.

In the beginning of the week we had a great Easter. Later this weekend you will read about it. But we also lost the grandmother of my husband. The funeral will next Saturday (on the birthday of my second daughter).

Review: Max Factor – Coffee Toffee

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Hi beauties! I have a lipstick to show you! This lipstick is from Max Factor. This is a brown lipstick. Between light and dark brown. A lovely colour, but I think it is not a colour that fits with my skin tone. It is a flesh brown colour.

The texture is good, but it won’t stay on the lips for hours. I think for at least two hours. Sometimes the lipstick will get aside the lips.

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Fashion Forward – Country Style

Fashion Forward - Country Style

Dearest readers, have you ever have been on the countryside? Or do you live there? Maybe you have friends living there? I never have been on a country land – at least I can’t remember I was (in The Netherlands (maybe I cycled through it?))- and I don’t know if I ever will be. I am not sure if I can handle it. The silence I love, but being away from anyone in the world gets me nervous. I’m wondering if it is true that people living in the countryside have special fashion taste? Anyway, I love (some of) it. When I see those pictures I love the big yard to feel freedom and sitting and walking through it and read or talk with friends. Maybe I have to see some and learn about those businesses?!

If I would live on the countryside, I will definitely not have animals. First of all, I am allergic for them and secondly it is such a big investment to take care of them. I really love them, but it will be too much for me. My husband love to be on a farm. If he was educated for it, he definitely would be living there. He loves the peace. No one would bother you!

About ten or twelve years ago I watched he TV show McLeod’s Daughters. So, the attraction is somewhere! It is so beautifully done. It is a shame that there are just eight seasons. But I loved to watched it. I only have seen it until 2006 when I met my husband.

#music #5: I’m playing music for you!

I am in fond of music, I wrote you that before. Especially classical music. But I don’t mind to find out and learn about other music genres. I love that very much! Music is such an important thing in my life. I play the violin since I am seven years old. For such a long time!

I'm playing music for you!

As you may know, I play in an orchestra. We play such lovely music, but I have to admit that the music is changeling so much. I still have to practise a little bit more, but I have still time until our concert on 13th of June this year! I am so excited to have this concert.

So far to be ready

So far to be ready

As you may have noticed in earlier posts, I love nude outfits. Of course you have to look which nude fits best with your skin and what you love. This outfit looks chic and still comfortable. And you can wear this to the office, but wearing this just during the day as well. I don’t remember when I wore a nude outfit for the last time.

Backpacking in the mountains

Backpacking in the mountains

I like walking through the mountains very much. But I have done this once in my life. It was in 2008 in Switzerland. I don’t remember where I’ve been, but it was with my husband and then eight month old daughter. We were invited for a wedding of a good friend and former colleague of my husband. One day we were walking through the mountains and my daughter was crying all the way. When were at the top if the hill she was laughing all the way. She loved it very much… So am I and my husband.