Thursday, December 27, 2012

Beach Attire

 First trip to the beach, wearing a lace cut-out top/tunic as a beach dress paired with gladiator sandals (both old) and my denim duffel bag (American Apparel, "here").
Greetings from Curaçao!

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

DIY Xmas Gifts; Round-up

A little round-up of the DIY Xmas gifts I have been posting the past few weeks. 
Hope you got to make some one happy with these self-made treats, I know I did. 
Just a few more days until Christmas...

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The Statement Earring

We all know about "The Statement Necklace" and "The Statement Ring, but now it's time for the  "The Statement Earring" to shine! An awesome way to pull big earrings off is by layering a laid-back look; I'm wearing my chunky knit with a peek-a-booh denim shirt.
Wear your hair up or in a low bun and just show 'em off! 
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Saturday, December 22, 2012


Running some last minute errands before leaving this cold and grey Amsterdam. Might as well make the best of it by layering some of my faves.
Navy stripes and burgundy knit, embellished with my beetle.
Jeans; J. Brand (old), Necklace, Sweater & Oxfords; H&M, Button-down; Unban Outfitters
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

DIY XMas Gift; Sugar 'n Spice Body Scrub

I have been making my own scrub for a while now and I find it so nice and easy. Last year I even hosted a DIY scrub party ("here") because there are so many ingredients to choose from! For the holiday spirit I made a Sugar 'n Spice one which smells so yumm! 
What you need;
-Sugar (about a cup)
-Oil (I use almond oil, but you could use any nut oil or jojoba)
-Essence (I use Vanilla)
-Optional; Spices like Cinnamon
1. Add all ingredients to a jar
2. Make sure the dry and the oil ingredients are mix, especially at the bottom of the jar.
3. Pour oil till mixed well and a layer of oil stays on top of the sugar.
Et Voila! Your own Sugar 'n Spice Scrub!
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Outfit Post; Spots 'n Stripes

Pairing Navy spotted pants with a navy button up stripe shirt. 
Pants & sweat shirt; Forever21 (old), Stripe shirt; Urban Outfitters (old), Sneakers; H&M (on sale now! "here"), Sunnies; thrifted at Zipper 
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Monday, December 17, 2012

DIY Xmas Gifts; Spa in a Washcloth

Very easy gift to make and it smells so good while making it! 
The sea salt will dissolve in the hot water while showering, giving you a gentle scrub and the herbs or flowers like lavender will relax body and mind after a cold winter day.
What you need;
-Needle & thread
-Sea salt
-Herbs or dried flowers of choice (I went with lavender and a mix of rose and herbs)
1. Scoop the sea salt and the herbs into the washcloth
2. Sew it shut
Et Voila! A spa in a washcloth! 
Note: after using it the first time it will harden up as it dries, before using it again wash till softened or till the salt crystals dissolve. 
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Friday, December 14, 2012

DIY Xmas Gifts; Chai Tea Mix

One thing I usually crave when it's cold or rainy outside is Chai latte! 
My friend and I where all about the chai lattes last summer. I tried different brands and different chai lattes (I have discovered my fav now), but why not make your own mix?!
The awesome thing about making it yourself is that you can make it as peppery or as cinnamony as you like! (I prefer more star anise and cinnamon then pepper and ginger) 
What you need;
-Cinnamon sticks
-Star anise
-Dried ginger
1. Crush the cardamom, star anise and cloves 
2. With a meat hammer, smash the cinna-sticks
Note; Do not over crush, it's nice to see the shape of the spices
3. Mix it all together in a mason jar
When gifting, give paper tea bags (find them at a special tea store or a bamboo basket, find this in china town or asian store)
Et Voila! Your DIY Chai mix! 
Serve with with boiling water or cook a spoon full of spices with milk for a Chai Latte! 
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

All that glitter is not gold...

 I couldn't help myself, but to wear the gold wedges. They are mighty comfortable and jazz up any outfit! Still I wish it was warmer out, just a few days and I'll be in warm Curaçao.
Faux Fur Vest; DIY (last year), Pants; Primark, Leather Top; Zara, Gold Wedges; New Look
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Outfit Post; Thrifted Skirt

Talking about thrifted, in Amsterdam you can put old furniture outside (you would have to call trash company to pick it up), most of the times it's even gone before you get a chance to call. This amazing chair was up for grabs as well and if my house happened to be bigger I would have taken it...
That's the thing with thrifting, sometimes you find something awesome for an awesome tiny price, like my skirt that I paired with a vintage cropped knitted top.
What's your best vintage thrift??
Skirt; Thrifted at "I love Vintage", Top; Vintage (had it for years), Coat; Zara (old, similar styles "here")
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Monday, December 10, 2012

DIY Xmas Gift; Chocolate Covered Spoons

I have seen these types of spoons before, a chunk of chocolate to stir in hot milk to create hot cocoa. Now I wanted to make them myself, in a smaller fancier version that makes your tastebuds tingle.
The one on the left is Dark Chili and the one on the left is White Vanilla-bean.
What you need;
-Plain blocks of chocolate (dark & white)
-Wooden Spoons
-Chili (from a grinder)
-Fresh vanilla bean
1. Break both chocolates and put in two bowls, add bit of chili flakes into one and the scraped vanilla bean into the other.
2. Bring a pot of water to boil and place the bowl in the pot*, stir occasionally till the chocolate is melted evenly.
*(this method is called "au bain-marie")
3. Scoop the spoons in the chocolate and place on a lined baking sheet 
leave them to cool down and refrigerate for a bit till chocolate is completely hard.
4. Package them in a plastic baggie and label them with custom-made labels.
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Friday, December 7, 2012

New in; Metallic Platforms

These babies just arrived on my doorstep! and even though it's cold and snowy out, I can't wait to wear them! They will have to wait till Curaçao I'm afraid....
Shoes; New Look (sold out) similar "here" , "here" and "here"

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Winter Layers; Sequins Denim and Fur

One awesome thing about winter is the layering! 
I'm mixing different textures and fabrics to keep warm...
How do you stay warm in the winter??
Vest; DIY, Denim shirt (old) & Jeans; Primark, Sequin Tee; Forever21 ("here")
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