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.