Monday, October 2, 2017

Yet another three dresses - sponsored by ROMWE

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Well, it seems like I'm getting back into the swing of things with posting new stuff.. let's see how long this lasts! :-P

Again, I'm showing 3 dresses I chose from the Romwe website .. it was a sunny Sunday last week when we shot all the material. And this Sunday.. I actually had time for editing!

The first dress is a red off-the-shoulder summer dress. I think the colour is fantastic.. and I paired it with a new pair of stiletto heels! It is a dress that shows every curve.. and judging from the video, I think I need to flatten my tummy a little bit to make this dress look even better! Ah well.. a week of my mom's food didn't help! :-P


The second dress is a cute blue-ish dress which I combined together with my red heels, because I think red and blue are just perfect together! I think it would look even better with a petticoat underneath it, don't you think? ;-)


The third dress is black one-strap dress with lovely flower prints on it. I think this one is really elegant.. and I'd probably wear this to a garden party.. even though I don't think October will have many outdoor parties. Unless I travel to Australia or New Zealand!!


Again, I am totally in love with these dresses.. that red one is really hot, the blue-ish one is so nice for a day out sight-seeing.. and the third is great for a party!

What do you think? I really want to hear your feedback and opinions! :-)

Similar to the last few times, my experiences with Romwe was very pleasant! Again, they also gave out a $5 coupon code when your order is above $55: RWENJOY5

Anyway, here are the links if you want to check these dresses out!

Have a great week!


Video clips of all these dresses.. enjoy! :-)






Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Feeling blue

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You might be thinking,.. a blog-post within a week of the last one?! Oh yes, I am going to make a serious effort to be a bit more productive! :-D

While my summer has been busy, I did get to enjoy the warm and sunny days.. and I did get to wear my pretty dresses and sexy shoes! And better yet.. my friends were willing to photograph and film during those days! ♥


For this day, I went for a blue dress (and I think it's well established that I pretty much like all kinds of blue dresses). The lace details are so cute and feminine and I think this dress is perfect for both the office and for having cocktails afterwards.


Since it was a warm and sunny day, I actually took the effort of painting my nails, both fingers and toes. I have lots of other nailpolish colours so I should try them all before it gets too cold.

Are there any nailpolish fans out there?


One thing I only recently started paying attention to.. is checking how my outfit looks from the back. Sometimes a dress looks gorgeous looking in the mirror, but really frumpy from the other side. And let's be honest.. lots of people will also be looking at your backside, right? ;-)


I really like the combination of blue and red whether it's nails or heels!


Here's a close-up of the heels. Yes, they look really high.. but surprisingly, they do walk quite comfortably! Check the YouTube video if you don't believe me! :-P


So yay! I actually posted something within a week! Let's see if I can keep it up! ;-)


 Hope this is a nice week for you all!


The sun was setting when we got to photographing and filming this outfit.. so there's not much footage for the video. Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy it!! :-)






Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Stripey stuff, short skirts and sandals.. and fast food

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I'm not even going to comment on the fact that again it's been quite a while that I blogged something. We all know how time flies, right? ;-)

Summarising the summer: it has been a busy couple of months.. haven't had any holidays yet.. and in 2 days, it's going to be officially autumn ( or fall if you're American :-P ).

Though that didn't stop me from enjoying the occasional sunny day with my friends!


When it comes to outdoor outfits, I noticed I usually wear dresses or jeans. I think that's because choosing a dress is much easier and wearing jeans is just super comfy. With skirts, I always have to think about a flattering top.. hoping that it will enhance my almost non-existing curves.


My previous post was on black and white patterned dresses and yes.. even my top couldn't escape my preferences. I do love how it makes the outfit give off a sort of French Parisienne vibe! The only thing I need now is a beret, some wine and a baguette! ;-)

I don't know if the pink/coral strappy heels can be considered French... but it was one of the last nice days of summer, so I was dead set on wearing these kind of shoes before boots season starts!


As you can see in the pics above.. our afternoon late lunch was not exactly French cuisine! :-P


Earlier that afternoon, we parked the car somewhere near a park.. but there was no real path to the water. So I just got one shot on the gravelly path and then we headed back to the car to go the Burger King.

That's it for this week.. hope to post something next week. We can always have good intentions! ;-)


 Hope you're all off to a great start of this week!


And yes, new footage means a new YouTube video! Short and sweet.. so enjoy! :-)






Sunday, August 27, 2017

The quest for the perfect black and white dress

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Oooh.. boy! Almost a month since my last blog-post and YouTube video.. what is up with that?! 

It's supposed to be summer, but it has been so busy with work that I couldn't find time to properly sit down and do some editing and create actual stuff. And yes, I do notice that it's far easier to just post a photo to Instagram or Flickr. Still, not as fulfilling as writing and finishing a blog-post.

Anyway, enough yammering! It's Sunday and I thought to post a few pics of my indoor test photo-shoots I did last Friday. The theme of the shoot was black and white patterned dress.. and I ordered two dresses to see how well they fit me. I would love to hear your opinions!  ;-)


The first B/W dress has all these black stripes in a random pattern which I really like. With my height of 1,70 metres ( that's 5 feet 7 for you Yanks :-P ), this dress ends just above my knees. Respectable, right?


With B/W dresses, I like to put in some bright colours in there. So for this outfit, I chose red heels and slightly brighter bag. Just for that added pop!

The second B/W dress has a pattern which I think is inspired by both florals and ink-blots. I do think this dress looks darker because there's more black in it. And with these kinds of dresses, I do prefer them to be a bit more brighter.


No bag for this outfit, but I did change the shoes.. because variety is the spice of life.. or something like that! :-P


So, what do you think of these dresses? Do they fit and flatter me? I'm not super convinced yet.

And what colour would you choose for the heels? You all know I have many to choose from! ;-)


 Hope you had a great weekend!


Haven't found the time yet to create new videos, even though I have tons of material just waiting to be editing. So I will just put some links to these older ones. :-)






Monday, July 31, 2017

Three dresses - sponsored by Romwe

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In my previous blog-post last week, I mentioned that I tried to be a bit more efficient than usual.. and get photos and video clips of my dresses in the few days that were available to me. And since I promised to post all the stuff before August: well.. it's still July here in the Netherlands. :-P

Thus today, I'm showing 3 dresses I chose from the Romwe website .. all in the glorious sunshine these dresses deserve!

I was also checking out the tights section of the Romwe website, more on that at the end of the post.

The first dress is a super bright sunflower summer dress. You will notice a theme with all three dresses and that is that they do not cover my shoulders. I think my shoulders are on the wider side, but this is still okay, right?


The second dress is a baby blue ruffle dress which I combined with a black belt of my own.. just so that it defines my figure a little bit more. And I think light blue goes very nicely with the red bag and stiletto heels! ;-)


The third dress is yet another sunflower dress, but more on the orange side. I also really love this dress, but one of the straps did break while I was wearing it for this photo-shoot! Fortunately, a friend of mine who's quite handy with the trusty needle and thread fixed it. So keep in mind that the quality might not be the best.


The fourth item is actually a set of 4 items in itself! And this was a set of fishnet tights with varying pattern sizes. Here is a pic from the website and I can at least confirm that they look like this in real life.


I do have some photos and video clips, but I did not have the time to properly edit them. So that will be something for the next post, but I can already tell that they fit perfectly.. considering my legs are relatively long for my body length of 170 centimetres.

So yeah.. I was really glad with these dresses considering the hot weather of the last weeks. What do you think of them? I really want to hear your feedback and opinions! :-)

Similar to the last few times, my experiences with Romwe was very pleasant and they were so patient while I found the time to get photos and videos.. and post all of the stuff. They also gave out a $5 coupon code when your order is above $55: RWENJOY5

Anyway, here are the links if you want to check these dresses out!

Have a great week!


Video clips of all these dresses.. enjoy! :-)






Thursday, July 27, 2017

A red jumpsuit and blue top - sponsored by Shein

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It's summer.. but somehow, this summer doesn't feel like a real summer to me. Lots of work and lots of rain.. it feels like a normal month in the spring or fall. I hope August will bring that classic summer feeling!

Anyhoo.. this is another sponsored post, since Shein offered me yet again to pick two items from their website. At this point, it's quite hard trying to also find time to do these photo-shoots. So during this day.. I also did photos for another sponsored post, which I will post in a week. I hope you don't mind. :-)


The first item is a red jumpsuit with some frilly details and a mesh neckline. I have come to appreciate jumpsuits and I have one in black and one in dark blue. Some boots, a belt and possibly a hat.. and you're done!


I got this jumpsuit in size M. I like it, but to be honest,.. it didn't fit as well as I hoped. Also, the quality of the stitching of the mesh neckline was shoddy. It unraveled a little bit when I tried it on the first time.

I paired this jumpsuit with my black boots from Forever 21 and my always dependable black belt with metal details. A combination of black and red always works so nicely! :-)


The second item is a blue top with an split open back. Now, this one's totally on me for not carefully reading the description!


Firstly though, I also got this top in size M and I totally love the colour of the top! This was the main reason I picked this item. What I don't like.. and again, my fault for not reading: the open back.. my bra is visible.. the wind basically exposed everything.. so, definitely not a keeper!


I hope you like my short reviews on these items. I am always honest which is quite clear in this post! :-)

Again, my experiences with Shein was very pleasant even though I am not this enthusiastic about the items this time. Anyway, here are the links if you want to check these items out!


Have a great week!


Rotterdam is such a nice and versatile city... so I did shoot the videos over there!






Saturday, July 15, 2017

High heels dance performance

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As some of you might know from my other social media accounts (mostly Flickr, Facebook and Instagram).. I have been following high heels dance classes since the fall last year. I had never danced in my 40-year life.. and I just wanted learn some graceful feminine moves. And perhaps not make a fool of myself if I ever found myself on the dance-floor! :-P

So, imagine my hesitation when the dance teacher, at the beginning of this year, asked our group if we wanted to perform at the end-of-season festival! After a bit of thinking, we all said: what the heck.. and we went for it!


And all the photos that you see in this post were the result of taking a risk and saying yes! :-D


The festival was on the 2nd of July.. and there were two session scheduled: on in the morning and in the afternoon. So, we had to get there early and get in our dresses and do our make-up. And of course, snapping pics for Instagram.


Of course, we had to make a group photo! Sadly, our teacher was missing in this photo, because she was also very busy running the rest of the show.


Fortunately, the professional photographer took a pic of the 6 of us together striking a pose!


Here is an action shot of me... I'm just relieved the photographer caught me in a somewhat okay pose. It's very easy to catch someone in very uncharming pose when they are dancing! :-P


I don't often take selfies, but this one in the changing room was quite all right. I guess I should be thankful for smart-phone filters! :-P


And this is us after the performance.. giving our feet a little bit of rest!

Needless to say, it was an amazing experience and I hope to be part of this next year!


 Have a great weekend!


There is a DVD of the whole performance available for sale. I still have to buy. In the mean time, you can see part of the performance on Instagram! And of course, you can watch the last 2 videos I posted on YouTube. :-)






Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Dottiness in blue

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People who follow me on my Instagram might have seen that I wore a cute little polka-dot dress to a social event. It was quite a blurry pic which happens a lot if you use a smart-phone indoors.

So, I thought.. what's the harm in wearing the same dress the next day.. with a friend.. into sunny Rotterdam.. and take lots of photos?!


As it was an unusually gorgeous day.. we took a lot of photos and video, so I apologise in advance for all the photos in this post. Normally, I think 3 or 4 photos is enough! :-P


This part of Rotterdam is near the Erasmus bridge and this is a very busy and happening spot where you can walk along the canal with lots of nice place to eat.


The bridge itself is quite an iconic part of the skyline.. and love it or hate it, it does make Rotterdam instantly recognisable! :-)


About the dress itself,.. I guess it's no secret that I like polka-dots! It's also no secret that I love high heels! :-P


I think the blue and the pink go nicely together.. no PhD required to figure that one out! :-P


And even with all the posing.. I try to take myself not too seriously!


And just to drive the point home with this last photo.. I was in Rotterdam!


 Hope the week is going well.. just 3 more days!


I think a lot of people will be quite curious to see how I manage to walk in these super-high pink stiletto heels. Take a look and judge yourself! :-P






Saturday, June 10, 2017

The trusty LBD

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Another gorgeous weekend in terms of sun and blue skies!! :-D

Life has still been super busy with mostly work-related stuff, but it seems to be slowing down and I have made a conscious decision to actually enjoy this weekend without the worrying and guilt. I mean, life should be a good balance between work and fun, right?


Usually, I have plenty inspiration for outfits.. but sometimes, my brain just won't cooperate! And then, it's good to know that I have a couple of little black dresses that I can always rely on!


I do try to add a little bit of colour.. sometimes a belt, sometimes a bag. This time, it was time for the jacket to provide the red pop!


These yellow stairs are near the train station of Rotterdam and I thought it contrasted nicely with black. Lots of people wanted to use these stairs.. so I was grateful for their patience! :-P


By the way, white dresses.. so hard to keep clean and smudge-free! Eating becomes a really challenge.. especially when red sauce is involved. :-P


In my last post, I wrote that the good weather would probably lead to more posts.. but I guess I should revisit that theory!


 Have a great weekend!


I saw these stairs and I had to walk up them in my heels! :-P






Wednesday, May 17, 2017

White and red

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What a beautiful day this Wednesday! It's sunny and it's warm! The only drawback though.. I have to work today. :-P

So, it's been a while since my last blog-post and that was because of all my travelling and work. And you know how it goes: if you lose that rhythm of writing, editing and posting stuff.. it really becomes harder to get started on new stuff.

Anyway, time to get back in the groove of things! :-D


Yes, another photo shoot in Rotterdam. I thought it was appropriate since the major football club of Rotterdam, Feyenoord, after 18 years finally won the title! And I just love the Rotterdam skyline. ♥


I know some of you have a sharp eye.. and you may have noticed that I've worn this dress last year when I went to an archaeological park in Germany. And you might also remember that I wore cute wedges with it. 


Well, as cute as they are.. we all know that my love is for stiletto heels! And so, I had to also combine this dress with these red stiletto heels. Which makes this outfit very simple colour-wise but still quite effective.. at least I think so.


By the way, white dresses.. so hard to keep clean and smudge-free! Eating becomes a really challenge.. especially when red sauce is involved. :-P


Anyway, the weather is steadily improving.. so that will also increase my motivation to post more often!


 Have a great week!


I think the light of the setting sun was near perfect for this video shoot! You be the judge!






Friday, April 21, 2017

Skirts, blouses and jeans - sponsored by Romwe

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April, warm, hot even.. and then cold.. including a day of hail! Yes, hail.. for real! :-P

Weird weather aside, I got to choose a couple of items from the Romwe website and I would have posted this sooner but my work brought me to Washington DC last week. It was a lot of fun even though I had to work long hours over there! No dressing up.. and not much social media activity. I do apologise if you haven't heard from me in a while!

Anyway..this time when checking out the Romwe website, I felt I needed a couple of blouses and a midi-skirt for when I want to wear something office chic! Of course, I couldn't help myself, so I also picked a mini-skirt and a pair ripped jeans. Because I'm still me! ;-)

The first two items are a simple white lapel long sleeve blouse and a pair of black high waisted ripped jeans. I do think that for most work places (that aren't too strict) this would be considered office appropriate, right?


I used the same white blouse together with a plaid bodycon white skirt.. and yes, that is a super short skirt, I know!! ;-)


The fourth item is another blouse, but blue with vertical stripes. For this office look, I used the same pair of black ripped jeans of the first outfit.. I do love the versatility!


The fifth and last items I got, was a midi-skirt with a black and white floral pattern. I paired it with a black t-shirt.. nothing fancy, but I think it's a cute summer outfit. And the length makes it quite elegant for a lot of occasions.


So, this was an attempt to mix and pair all the different items from the same haul. What do you think of them? I really want to hear your feedback and opinions! :-)

Again, my experiences with Romwe was very pleasant and they were so patient while I found the time to get photos and videos.. and post all of the stuff. They also gave out a $5 coupon code when your order is above $55: RWENJOY5

Anyway, here are the links if you want to check these dresses out!

Have a great weekend!


Lots of small video clips in the sun.. enjoy!!