dinsdag 28 december 2010

snow and a blue cape

Hello dears, I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas and are currently enjoying some well-deserved days off. I'm finally done with end-of-term finals, and I had the most perfect Christmas, with presents and all. It's still very cold and quite snowy, so I'm constantly wearing my new cape - it's fleece-lined and very warm when paired with this cardigan (layers, layers!)

O, and this is a terrific song.

pomplamoose - telephone (lady gaga cover)

dinsdag 21 december 2010

no winter extravaganza

Hello my dears! I apologise for the absolutely terrible lack of updates here.

What I've been up to in the past weeks:

- Studying for finals (what do you call them in English once you're at university?) like the nerd I am. I even get really stressed out by them, resulting in lack of sleep and loads of disgruntled behaviour

- Ploughing through a massive blanket of snow that, while making Amsterdam very pretty, is responsible for a crazy amount of delays in public transport, and making it fairly impossible to go anywhere by bicycle without slipping.

- Taking up the rather ambitious plan to start a blog with longer stories, in Dutch, which is not about style (shocking, yes)

- Finding that going to an Amsterdam club called the Melkweg ('the Milkyway') when it has a theme that, surprisingly, tells us to go ahead and 'Kill All Hipsters', is a very nice thing to do on a Saturday night.

- Eating inordinate amounts of chocolate (whether or not in liquid form), cookies, sandwiches, and many other things. Which is all good because it's nearly Christmas.

- Participating in the largest student demonstration that Amsterdam has seen since the 1970s. Pictures here. It was so very, very awesome.

- Spending faar too much time on Facebook.

What I have not been up to these past few weeks:

- Make blog photos.

- Put up a Christmas tree.

- Go to cool holiday parties that require me to wear sparkly dresses.

I'm so out of it! Anyway, expect improvement soon, as I have five WEEKS of Christmas holidays. FIVE. So I'll have no excuse for not making posts then :)

Wish me luck for my next few exams and see you soon!

photo by me.

woensdag 8 december 2010

Then I'll float to you, my darling, with the evening on my tail

 It's so disgustingly beautiful and wintery outside with all the snow, it's killing me! I want to go outside and make a snowman with a carrot nose! But well, being tucked up under a pile of blankets with my laptop isn't that bad either, even if it is for doing homework. This is a picture I made of the Westerpark yesterday, with my cellphone (so not the best quality):

Enough to put me in full-blown Christmas mode! I even put up a mini-Christmas tree. Anyway. In these pictures I'm wearing a Zara dress, which unfortunately gets packed under at least three jumpers whenever I venture outside. I'm in love with the pattern and the collar! The pendant is actually an old brooch.

maandag 6 december 2010

i get misty

ella fitzgerald - misty

It's stopped being so darn cold outside, but now the fog comes creeping in - and I love it. It looks so dreamy and fairytale-like! This is what it looks like in front of my window:

zaterdag 4 december 2010

now that I know, the way it goes

devendra banhart - now that i know

It's so snowy outside! I bravely ploughed through the 10cm layer of snow today to go buy absolutely necessary things like shampoo and christmas decorations, and I will never doubt the functionality of fur coats again (though I still feel a tiny bit like a Russian hooker when I'm wearing one). I must go out soon to make pictures against a perfect snowy backdrop, but for now I just really want to share this AMAZING spread in British Vogue. Every image depicts a different star sign, in the most beautiful interpretation of the zodiac I've ever seen. And how great would it be if they made this into a 2011 calendar?! This Devendra Banhart song I'm currently addicted to goes perfectly with it, I think.

btw; making monthly playlists is my newest obsession. Click here for my November and October mixes (and also for my fondness of using 'a tad' in my descriptions). A December-playlist will be up soon as well.

zondag 28 november 2010

domestic goddess

When we went dubstepping on Friday, one of my best friends wore this blouse in white with only a bra underneath, and I thought it looked awesome so I'm blatantly copying her! I probably wouldn't go to class wearing this, but it suits the Sophia Loren 'domestic goddess'-theme quite well. And in this theme I can also showcase my kitchen once again, with Christmas lights and all. I'm still exceptionally happy in my own little place, although I wasn't quite so glad when I tried to sleep yesterday and someone in the building was having a party and the music was making my bed tremble. Ah well, serves me right for staying in on Saturday night instead of going out like a normal student!

vrijdag 26 november 2010


My hair is red, and shorter. I don't like the shortness, but I do like the red! Now I'm going to a dinner party and then I'm going out :)

woensdag 17 november 2010

the harbor at my door, and an abundance of jackets

So far I'm quite enjoying winter! It's really, really cold and foggy outside, which wakes up some sort of grizzly bear-like winter sleep instinct in me. So I huddle up under the blankets as often as I can (preferably with a certain goodlooking blonde-haired boyfriend), go outside only if I must and in my cute but not very feminine padded parka, and put up my first Christmas decorations. Yes, I'm disgustingly homely come winter times.

During one of those rare days when the temperature outside is actually bearable, me and the previously mentioned blonde-haired boy went out into the harbor near my home (near actually means 'near' here, I can see the ships from my room) and made pictures of me in my new mid-length skirt. As you might have noticed unless you live under a rock with no internet reception, mid length is so back it might never go away any more, and I love it. So this look was inspired by the gorgeous Louis Vuitton A/W10 show (see the full show here, or head over to Selina's blog for her inspiring post on mid-lengths), but halfway through I got quite cold and put on my jacket, and then I decided to try my boy's new trenchcoat on for good measure. Here we go:

lace panel dress: h&m /// skirt: vintage (lady day) /// belt: pieces /// brogues: manfield /// blue jacket: h&m /// men's trenchcoat: zara

Here you can see where I live!