Look book of the day

Jeans - basically DIY (read below)
Sweater - ASOS
Shoes - Timberland
Bag - Zara

My jeans are an excellent example of how to take something old from your closet and transform them into something new. I bought the jeans a few years back in Gina Tricot. Back then the jeans were regular straight cut jeans and had a few slits in the front. The pant was also long and rolled up. However, nature took its course on the jeans and through wear and use the slits got progressively bigger up until today when the two slits had tore up so much that I decided to go Gigi Hadid style and just make them into one big torn up hole. Since I had already been bitten by the DIY bug and was holding scissors in my hand, I decided to crop the leg of the pants asymmetrically as well, another current jean trend. When cropping or tearing up your jeans DIY, a handy tip is to use a nail file (or sand paper) to create that worn look and soften the edges of the cut if that makes sense. 

I actually got the bag I'm wearing on Black Friday but of course it happened to not be on sale. The weak bitch that I am I still couldn't put it down, so now it's mine and I haven't been happier. I hope I'm not the only one whose will power for spending wisely has been undermined this holiday season...? Ok, I am maybe over exaggerating  a little. After all, the bag was only 40e. On the other hand, 40e translates to at least 400 packs of noodles if we talk in the universal currency of university students. Still, no regrets, I'm in love with my bag. Besides, I'd rather convert my purchase to my own personal 'how-much-exactly-am-I-sacraficing-here currency': Kiko liquid lipsticks. And 40 e converts to four and a half. Ehh, ok not that bad but I did miss out on four new lipstick shades that could have really made a difference...

Anyways, that's all for this post! I hope all of you my fellow fashionistas are kicking back in style this holiday season. Remember to convert the price of all the christmas presents you are getting yourself into your 'sacrafice currency' to make smart choices, like Kiko lipsticks... or noodle cups... Just kidding. Treat yo self!

Kiss kiss,

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cap - River Island
Jacket - Philosophy Blues Original (I added the belt)
Shoes - H&M

My two friends and I decided to make a day trip somewhere after our exams were finally over. After looking at different cities in Belgium and Netherlands we ended up deciding on Rotterdam. It proved to be the perfect destination for switching up the scenery for a little bit, as it was in direct contrast with our dainty little Maastricht. Rotterdam looks like a city of the future with its modern extraordinary architecture. In fact, the whole city seemed to be some sort of an art exhibition. The futuristic buildings were seamlessly blending together with the beautiful trees and rivers, as well as with its metropolitan bridges and artsy colorful street cafes. 
The weird thing was that I had been told beforehand of Rotterdam being an ugly city. This seemed like a joke to me while I was standing in the city looking at the sun blinking off of the glass surfaces and the colorful fall trees swaying against the blue sky. 

A tip: If you arrive by train, go to the small information hut in the entrance hall. There you can buy a map (1e) and the information desk worker can mark down the location of the town hall (and the small yellow huts), the erasmus bridge, and the restaurant/pub street. The city also has a zoo which looks pretty cool, but it may require its own day to explore. Everything is in a walking distance from the station but the city also operates a tram network, which is very easy to use. (Ahem, for example if you aren't wearing very comfortable shoes...) 

Fun facts of the day: You know, the smart person that I am, I forgot to turn on my alarm before falling a sleep the night before. As a result, I had to get ready (without any exaggeration) in 15 minutes... For someone like me this equals breaking an olympic record... Especially if you consider that I managed to shower, do my makeup, hair, and also manage to look okay. I mean, impressive right? (Yes, yes, most people get ready in 15 minutes on a daily basis, blah, blah. Just let me have my moment, ok?). Another incident took place when we ordered food in a restaurant and they forgot our order completely. The awesome part was that the waiter ended up being awesome and gave us two plates of potato fries and beverages for free.  

Jokes aside, if not for the architecture alone, I'd say this city is definitely worth seeing.


The Current & Upcoming Trends To Keep an Eye On

Hello fashion lovers! Now that the fashion week has come to end I decided to blast you with some of the current and upcoming trends for this fall. I hope you enjoy it.


Torn and a-symmetrical denim

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Attention! Keep scissors and sand paper nearby because this trend means DIY!! Now the hem lines and pant lines of anything denim have become extremely frayed and/or a-symmerical. These are convenient times for the DIY queens with an unsteady hand such as myself. Did you accidentally cut a hole? No worries! Now you can patch it up because, guess what? Patches are in, too. 

Find the trend here:

Puffer jackets

Photo from Topshop Magazine


Whoop, puffer jackets are back! I remember having one when I was little... Now the key is to find one with an exquisite texture, e.g. satin, metallics, or a cool print. 

Find the trend here


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This season velvet has been seen especially in the shoes department. No item is off-limits when it comes to velvet.

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Late 60's Meets the 70's


1960's, Source: retrowaste.com
1960s, photo from Magdorable

Year 1967, photo from Magdorable

1969, source unknown

 Year 1969 High School Fashion
1970's, via retrowaste.com

Year 1970, photo from Magdorable
Year 1970, photo from Magdorable

Year 1970, straight pants & platform shoes

Year 1973 edition of the Seventeen Magazine
Year 1973 edition of the Seventeen Magazine
The latex go go boots and wide sleeves of the 70's


1960's shoe vibes spotted on the street of 

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Major 60s vibes from Thom Browne, Fall 2016
The comeback of go go boots by Lacoste, Fall 2016

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Alix of Bohemia via Vogue.com
Coach loafers, Fall 2016
Gucci loafers, Fall 2016

Olivia Palermo with the 70's style trousers

The fashion winds are blowing from the 70's and 60's! In regard to clothes the emphasis leans on the 70's with flared pants making a comeback. Flares are not only limited to pants you can see frills and flares in most blouses. One of my favorite trends is the loafer that could be seen in the new Gucci collections as well as Tommy Hilfiger and Coach. I also found amazing pink and silver ones from Topshop! When it comes to 60's you will see a lot of kitten heels and flat shoes but most importantly a round toe with a Mary Jane strap. I also see the below knee boots as very 60's and 70's inspired, as they remind me of the go-go boots!! I cannot wait to experiment with all these new vintage vibes.

Find the trend here

60's square toe caps flats
60s sling back pumps with a block heel
70's loafers with a block heel
70's Jeffrey Cambell silver mules

70's style blouse
70's style wide pants with a side split

Dresses over shirts

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Source: The Blonde Salad

I love to wear this style with my velvet navy blue strap dress on top of a basic white t-shirt. However, it looks like I'm going to have to try it out with an edgier top.

Shop the trend here:
Dress 1
Dress 2
Dress 3
Dress 4
Dress 5

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Top 2
Top 3
Top 4

Cut-out elbows

First, it was cut-out knees, now we have moved on to elbows. I actually find this trend quite fascinating and have been itching to get my hands on a thick knit jumper like this one.

Find the trend here:

Military greens

Zara TRF 2016
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This trend was already seen on Olivia Palermo as early as March but you can still see the military green taking over the color schemes of every store at the moment. 

Shop delicious military greens here:


Alexander McQueen SS17

Louis Vuitton SS17

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Anything sheer has become one of the current trends. Of course sheer fabrics have been present for quite a while but now it was seen on the runways as well as on the bloggers more than ever. A sheer piece is a must have for the upcoming fall. The more embroidered or embellished, the better!

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Balmain SS17
Gigi Hadid for Isabel Marant SS17  

Miu Miu SS17

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Now that the weather is getting colder belts are seen especially over jackets. The pro way is to add layers and tie everything together with a belt. 

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Feline Prints

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Giovanna Battaglia wearing Dries Van Noten trousers (photo photo from whowhatwear.com)

The feline prints are here! I love especially love the feline print in accessories. Maybe one day I will be as brave as Giovanna Battaglia and throw on feline print statement pants. Interestingly, the feline print come back does not only cover the traditional print but also prints with literal cats. Meow!

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Jane Keltner de Valle, photo from whowhatwear.com
Shirt by Chloe, photo from whowhatwear.com

Hey remember when I was obsessed with mustard? Because, me too. So guess who was excited to see all the shades of MUSTARD worn on the streets of the fashion week? Um, that would be me. MUSTARD IS BACK, BABY!

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Mini dress with frills (if you wanna hop on the 70's trend then this is it!!)

Laced Up

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We have already seen lace ups in V-neck tops but now the trend is back 2.0 and it's everywhere. Sleeves, pant legs, pant fronts, you name it.

Shop this trend:

A Laced up satin bomber
Puma x Fenty Laced up sweatpants
Puma x Fenty laced up tights
Lace up sleeve sweatshirt dress
Lace up miniskirt
Dress with a laced up side