The review of the short ones! As promised I hereby review some of the nicest short winter jackets of this season. Or, at least the ones that have been in stores at this moment. I suppose some brands will introduce a few in-between-season-jackets later this season, but most of the collections have been sent out by now. The one that really made my day is the salmon fake fur jacket by Modström. The colour is spectacular and matches with most of the hair and skin colours. Besides that it is a colour that immediately upgrades most of the dated wardrobes. Furthermore, for me fake fur is the ultimate winter jacket fabric. I feel powerfull, glamourous and, of course, completely protected against the cold.
Inspired by the cold weather influences I’ve experienced last week I’ve enjoyed focussing on this season’s winter coats. What have we already seen arrive in stores and what can we expect to dominate the upcoming autumn/winter season? As always ;-), this time I want something different! Something that can really lighten up my winter coat wardrobe! Something that not only can be a winter coat but also A WINTER COAT! So… Now you know my mission for the upcoming months! Below I’ve made a little collection of nice long winter coats to examine (Y.A.S., Michael Kors, Ted Baker, ARMA Leder (x 2!), TOPSHOP, DEPT & NIKKIE). Next time I will focus on the short ones!
For many years now I’ve been having a weak spot. This weakness relates to the designer of the most fabulous pencil skirt ever: Jane Norman. I’ve never tried on a pencil skirt from a brand other than Jane Norman that fits better, looks more luxuous and is more easy to handle than and the ones I’ve collected over the years designed by Jane Norman. I mean, really, you should try them yourself. I can assure you will be SOLD! I guess one of the reasons for my secret ‘addiction’ is that the pencil skirt can be worn on many different occasions and may be combined with both casual and business wear. Like oversized sweaters and sneakers for a casual look, or a perfectly ironed blouse or peplum top for a more formal look.
Besides the perfectly designed pencil skirt Jane Norman also has outstanding (pencil) dresses in many bright colors and very nice peplum tops.
Below I’ve posted a few items that are part of my favorite ready-to-wear wardrobe at this moment. The Peplum top matches great with any kind of pencil skirt for a dressed up look!
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Autumn is in the air! Lot’s of rain is heading our way, temperature is still nice and now and then the sun is un-hiding ;-). For me, this is the right moment to change my wardrobe view 180 degrees and prepare for the next season. I’m loving it!
At this moment I really appreciate the red and maroon colored pieces. It almost matches every skin type (at least if you combine it with the right color tone for your skin type) and, most important, it’s trending FW15/16!
Underneath I’ve selected a few items that should complete my autumn wardrobe for now. My key item should be the stunning red Filling Pieces sneakers!
Since the wedding season has started quite a while ago, I GUESS it’s time for a nice outfit post I’ve selected for one of my neighbors upcoming wedding party next Saturday. The party will be held on a very nice location at the beach, so I’m praying the weather (and then I mean lots of sun!) will be on our side. And if not, I GUESS a few more bottles of champagne should do the trick…
The black studded biker jacket and skirt are from GUESS, black zebra printed t-shirt, black high heeled sandals and the gold chain evening bag from Michael Kors.
Do you remember when it was again? When KENZO came into our world blurring our vision with their tiger-influenced master pieces? Well I do!
But really, how do they do that? Designing those fabulous prints that stay popular season after season, and most of the times even become more popular over the years. KENZO is one of those great examples of creating a hype with their tiger-print. We’ve seen it appear on about every type of apparel or accessory and, even more important with respect to measuring the impact of this hype: about every high street fashion brand has adopted the tiger head and designed one of their own to be shown on their designs.
Well, I can tell you I’m a big fan for a few years now, and I predict I will be for at least another few! KENZO, please give me a call when your new tiger-designs hit the shelves…
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Never thought I would say this, but I have to be honest on this one: the Premium Collection by H&M is really nice! Good quality materials used, extremely good fit and, most important, great designs! Hereunder I’ve posted a few pieces of their latest Premium Collection. In my opinion with this collection they’ve made an excellent step in upgrading their collection!
This week we will be welcoming summer (temperatures) in the Netherlands! Today I’ve made a start catching up with my summer outfits but unfortunately, due to my not-ready-for-showing-without-stockings-legs, I think it’s a bit early for ‘skirts-day’ (as we like to call the first sunny days of the season) so I’ve chosen an outfit in which I’ll be able to ‘get used to’ the idea of summer. A Maison Scotch Indian shirt, with a trousers underneath and some nice summer heals from French Connection. The crown on my outfit is definitely the fabulous Moschino biker bag form the Capsule Collection.
Last week I discovered the ultimate party dress! Lot’s of black sequins, perfect length and with lyrics from the most fabulous singer-songwriter ever: Stevie Wonder! Still, there was one problem: the heels. When you’re really ‘delivering’ with this kind of over-the-top-glamourous-dress we all know we need to keep the rest of the outfit basic… When your mind is blurred by glitter and sequins this is easier said than done right? Well, considering my heels: it didn’t work out as ‘basic’ as I thought it would. But I surely feel like I can take over the world wearing them! I’d say take a look at my outfit below and let your mind get in the party mode!
In the outfit above I’ve combined a black sequin dress from the ByDanie collection with a faux fur coat from Candy Dulfer by Mexx and shiny heels from Jeffrey Campbell. The fringe clutch is from D&G and the fringe charm bracelet from Saint Laurent.
Sometimes I just feel like wearing comfortable yet fashionable clothes. And when I think of comfortable yet fashionable I definitely think of tomboy style! I’m sure you recognize the feeling! When I’m in that kind of mood ofcourse I want all the items in my outfit to match, and that really isn’t not a problem nowadays. There are so many styles to wear looking stylish at this moment. Whether it’s casual, casual-chic, Paris-chic, bohemian, street style, business, punk, gothic, rock & roll, western, tomboy or whatever. Everything is possible this season.
Hereunder I’ve posted one of my tomboy outfits I really love.