Face of the Day – 16 May 2015

FOTD16052015

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.

Fair Odijk 2015

Fair Odijk 2015
Fair Odijk 2015

Fair Odijk 2015

Fair Odijk, 2015

Fair Odijk, 2015Fair Odijk 2015

Fair Odijk, 2015

Fair Odijk, 2015

Fair Odijk, 2015

#music #6: country music

Lately I listen to country music. It is one of the music genres I am finding out. As I love classical music very much, I also like discovering other music. Below a list of country music I like.

Love this denim jacket

Denim jacket

When it was Mother’s Day last Sunday I chose for a comfortable outfit in which I can walk easily during the walk in the forest. We had such a lovely day! First we cycled to our destination: the forest between Zeist and Driebergen. Lovely place to go. I literally found the rest I needed so much! I am a bit tired the last few weeks. I went with my family and parents.

When we arrived we spotted a place to sit down on our blanket. I used to do this a lot when I was a little child. So great to continue this kind of tradition (during special days). We had our lunch and the children played in the forest. Anna is trying to show us she has her own mind and goes her own way. She will walk away when she thinks I am not seeing this. But she is wrong; I’m seeing her action from the corner of my eyes! But she is very cute too, so adorable. The other two just played around and coming back all the time.

We all loved this picnic very much. I definitely will do this again! I’m just feeling rested when I come home from a day in the forest.It’s kind of a relief. And we have more forest in our neighbourhood. And it is easier to go there when we will move to Bunnik next year!

Have you ever had a picnic in the forest? How was your experience? Will you ever picnic again?

denim jacket

denim jacket

denim jacket

denim jacket

denim jacket

What I wore:

Denim jacket – Miss Etam – similar

T-shirt’s – Clockhouse and Anni Rolfi – similar and similar

Jeans – Jane Norman – similar

Shoes – Reebok – similar

Earrings – Six

Sunglassessimilar and similar and similar

Watchsimilar and similar

Questions about me

I asked you twice about asking me questions, because it was my birthday. It was sad to realise nobody was interested in asking me any questions. I will give myself feedback why it came that far. I thought to give you more time, but nobody asked me any questions.

So, this will be the last change for you to ask me any questions about me. Send your question in the comments below before Monday 18 May 2015. Come with any question you want to ask me.

xoxo Agnes

My Mother’s Day

Breakfast mother day

Last Sunday it was Mother’s Day!! But in the morning my two eldest daughters made breakfast and brought it upstairs, so I can eat it while sitting on bed. That was so sweet of them! They were asking me if I wanted that two days before, but some children forget it when the day arrived! But they didn’t!

I knew the weather will very beautiful on Mother’s Day. A lot of sun. So, I had planned a trip. I decided to go out with my family and parents. We cycled to the forest between Driebergen and Zeist. A beautiful nature to go. I love it there.

At one moment my father, Wigard and the children went walking to an other open place in the forest (not far from where we sat down) and they were looking for a salamander. When I came later, I was looking for them, but when I looked to the floor I saw a salamander running away from my feet when it came closer. Whet the salamander stopped I took my moment to photograph it. Haha, my father and Wigard were a bit jealous that I found one and got my moment with the salamander!

My presents for mother day

Three generations

Salamander

Running on the hills

Family again

Woods between Driebergen and Zeist

Jumping

hello

Flowers in the tree

Day at the market – Utrecht

We ate Kibbeling.

Last Saturday I went to the market in Utrecht with Wigard and our daughters. We had such fun! When you walk from Hoog Catharine and the Train Station through V&D (Rijnkade 5, Utrecht) downstairs, you directly see the market – in the centre near TivoliVredenburg – which will be held on each Saturday. We walked on the market and we bought such nice food for dinner. First of all we bought some Kibbeling fish. This one was pretty good. You always have to look which Kibbeling will be good, because there are some differences in quality for Kibbeling.

Later on we went into shops to look.

 

Family weekend in Vaals

Family weekend Vaals - Cafe Koffereck

From 1 May until 4 May I have been to a family weekend of the aunt and uncle of Wigard. The reason we gathered together was because they are married for 40 years! I hope I will be married that long. We went to Vaals – in the province Limburg. There were so many hills! I love the view from our home.

May 1

When we arrived the weather was so beautiful. It was warmer than I expected.

On the first evening Wigard and I went to the Cafe Koffereck to drink with all of his nephews: four of them, including two of their girlfriends. It was a great place to go.

May 2

On May 2 I slept until 11 o’clock. That was great and exactly what I needed. I was a little bit tired. In the evening we had the dinner in the Hotel and Restaurant Bloemendal in Vaals. The first course was asparagus soup. I never ate that before, but it was very delicious!! While we had to wait for the main course we got a glass of ice cream with blueberry and red raspberry and some champagne (I never had champagne before). Second was asparagus with vegetarian burger and a thick sauce of green stuff (I don’t know what it was, but it was very nice!). As a desert I had a soft round cookie (it seems like a rusk people in Holland are eating for breakfast or lunch) with cream and above this cream there was a white topping cream with a little bit coffee cocoa and some fruit – red raspberry and black raspberry. I loved the whole dinner! At the end we got some coffee and tea. I don’t drink coffee that much, but I had some tea and I loved it very much.

May 3

On Sunday 3 May we has some tea and cake at the holiday house of the Wigard’s aunt and uncle. There we planned to go to the city Maastricht. It is such a lovely place to go. Someday must be the first one.

What I wore during dinner:

Dress by Anna van Toor (similar) // Shoes by Van Dalen (similar) // Vest by Anna van Toor (similar) //

My outfit for the dinner!
Family weekend
asparagus soup
Asparagus soup
Champagne with ice cream, blueberry and red raspberry
Champagne with ice cream, blueberry and red raspberry
Asparagus with vegetarian burger and a thick sauce of green stuff
Asparagus with vegetarian burger and a thick sauce of green stuff
Soft round cookie (it seems like a rusk people in Holland are eating for breakfast or lunch) with cream and above this cream there was a white topping cream with a little bit coffee cocoa and some fruit - red raspberry and black raspberry
Soft round cookie (it seems like a rusk people in Holland are eating for breakfast or lunch) with cream and above this cream there was a white topping cream with a little bit coffee cocoa and some fruit – red raspberry and black raspberry
At the end we got some coffee and tea
At the end we got some coffee and tea
Familyweekend Vaals
View from our window in our bedroom at the holiday park Hoog Vaals from Landal.
St. Servaas Basiliek, Maastricht
Sint Janskerk, Maastricht
Sint Janskerk, Maastricht

Kingsday in Odijk

It is more than one week ago, but still I have my outfit for Kingsday. Pretty the same as my outfit for the football matches during the World Championship last year. Only the jeans bodywarmer I got new in – given by my mom.
Luckily we had such great sunny weather! I love it when the sun starts rising. Wigard, Judith, Esther, Anna and I were walking to the football fields near the building of the local government. There were so many things to do for children.
At noon there were the biggest lunch of Odijk. At least that was the goal of the organisation. I think they made that goal. At least, I liked the lunch very much.

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?

Remember: Ask me what you want to know about me

Last Friday I asked you to aks me anything you want to know about me, because it was my birthday. You can still do that until 16th of April! Ask me anything you want to know me through fashiontolivefor@gmail.com, the contact form or in the comments below!!

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

DSC_2402

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.

DSC_2405

DSC_2412