Chill Factor

October 05, 2014

Editorial: Chilly Days Ahead
Magazine: Elle Netherlands September 2014
Photographer: Barrie Hullegie
Styled by: Antoinette Degens
Model: Inga Marie Tekukwitha

Happy Sunday with a little bit of inspiration to welcome the chilly days to come. I know it's only fall and it may be too early to think about winter and wearing coats, but eventually it has to come across your mind. Right now, it's cool enough to keep your knits within reach, but soon stores are going to start stocking coats on the racks and then decisions will need to be made so why not think ahead. Who's ready to bundle up?

Have a lovely Sunday!

Cinch and Carry

October 02, 2014

When I transition my wardrobe from season to season, I like to think about the handbag I'll carry as well. For the summer, I used this white bucket bag from Old Navy and now I'll head into fall using the navy version of the same bag. If you can't tell, I'm totally in love with bucket bags. I blame it on the coveted Mansur Gavriel ones (mentioned before here) that I wish could splurge on, but just can't. I know this style of bag isn't new, but it peaked my interested in them again. I was really sold on the structured shape, roomy interior and soft quality faux leather these bags have. I couldn't be any happier to have found exactly what I need to carry all of my daily essentials and more.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

(FYI these bags are no longer available. Old Navy does have a new bucket bag for fall online.)

Fall Moodboard

September 24, 2014

Fall Moodboard
(1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7)

The reasons why I love fall must be repetitive by now. Sweaters and layering are always on the very top of that list. I find that I can get the most use out of my closet during this time. So many ideas come into my head on how I can style this or that. The possibilities seem endless. That same thought also comes to mind when I think about wanting to spend more time in the kitchen. I have already started doing that, but fall kind of sets up new rules when it comes to cooking and baking. Stews, soups, and anything with pumpkin or apples are some of those seasonal foods to drool over. I also want to document those adventures in the kitchen more (see all the baked treats I've previously posted on the blog here). I want snap more photos in general to keep moments in time still. Lastly, I want to know if there's an upside to fall's short dark days because it's the one thing I dislike.

Are you ready for fall?

Blue and White

September 17, 2014

I do most of my shopping online these days. ASOS has been my go to destination for clothes for over a year now. I like that they're always well stocked with unique pieces. The dresses are my weakness and it's no surprise that I bought a couple with my latest purchase. I'm excited to wear the quilted A-line the most. I just couldn't resist the blue and white vintage floral fabric as soon as I saw it. I can't wait to styling these pieces this fall/winter. It's definitely something to look forward to.

Hope you're having a great week!

From the Summer

September 04, 2014

(Madewell button up shirt, thrifted denim shorts, Jewelmint necklace, Old Navy bucket bag, Steve Madden boots)

Summer has unofficially come to an end. I'm already excited for fall so that I can start wearing knits again (yay!), but for now I've got one last look from the summer to share. This one was taken back at the end of July before life got chaotic. I was in the mood for basics that day so I reached for a simple white button up and some denim shorts. I added a statement necklace to make things look a little fancy (and now Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" is on my mind).

Well the weekend is almost here. Hope you have a great day!