Monday, 8 April 2013

Take a Bow

After being hidden for a long time, the sun finally showed himself again here in Holland: the first signs of summer! Therefore, a post dedicated to something necessary in the summer, sandals. Since last summer, a pair of Ted Baker flipflops (number 3 in the picture below) has been on my mind. After doing some research on sandals, I came to the conclusion that a lot of designers included sandals with a bow on top in their collection for this summer. I can already imagine my legs bronzed, my toes polished with a cute colour and my feet walking on a pair of these sandals..

1. RED Valentino, 'Bow Jelly Sandals', €120,- 
    Colours: yellow, red and blue,
2. Mulberry, 'Jelly Bow T-bar Sandal', €175,- 
    Colour: black 

3. Ted Baker, 'Polee Bow Flip Flop', 
    Colours: black, green, hot pink and light pink

4. Steve Madden, 'Troppic', 
    Colour: black

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Tip of the Day: Chanel Mascara

This one is for all the Dutch readers. To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Vogue Nederland, this months edition of Vogue includes a free sample mascara from Chanel! The mascara, called 'Le Volume de Chanel,' has been called one of the best mascara's on several websites. After trying this mascara out for a week, I'm actually thinking of buying it (the only thing that stops me from doing so is the price: €30). The mascara stays true to its name, as it really gives your eyelashes more volume, lengthens them and darkens them. Especially the impact this mascara has in combination with my eyelash curler surprised me. For me, the mascara had the best effect if I only applied one layer, otherwise my lashes would stick together. A couple of friends even noticed that I was wearing a different kind of mascara and complimented me on it :).

Apart from the mascara, this issue of Vogue also is a lot of fun to read and features articles as 'Who's who in fashion', in which all the important names in the fashion branch are once again explained accompanied by little drawings, and a spread about Karl Lagerfeld.

So in conclusion: this is your chance to own a Chanel item (who cares that its only mascara) for €6!

Monday, 1 April 2013

Dress to impress

Hi there!

So, last week I was caught up in intense debates. Not with my parents this time, about whether they would allow me to buy a new pair of ankle boots, no, I was debating about the actual problems the world is facing today in a Model United Nations conference. Model United Nations simply means pretending that you're an actual member of the United Nations and coming together with a bunch of students from all over the world to find solutions for, for example, food shortage. Sounds difficult and intellectual, doesn't it :)? 

However, during these conferences it's also the time for us girls to show our knowledge about fashion, as it's the opportunity to get dressed in fancy attires! (And I love getting all dressed up). So let me show you some of the outfits I wore: 

Day 1:
On day 1 I wore my blue River Island dress. Although it's from 2 years ago I guess it's still okay to wear (this summer you will definitely see lots of lace again!). All of my outfits were accompanied by a pair of Wolford stockings. Although it's quite an investment, these stockings are really worth it. Not only do they look fawless, but they also last a really long time. 
Dress: River Island, I forgot the price

Day 2: 

The day after, I was wearing this combination. The top is from Lofty Manners, a brand I had never heard of before I bought the top. I especially like the little golden details on the collar. The skirt is from last years collection of Zara, and is a perfect basic for an event on which you have to dress to impress! Although on the photo it seems like it's grey, it's actually black.
Top: Lofty Manners, €39,95,-
Skirt: Zara, 

Day 3:

The heels you see in this photo were one of my best bargains ever. These Madden Girl-pumps originally were 60, but I got mine for 15! Despite the fact that they look high and therefore really uncomfy, they're actually pretty good to walk on (for heels, nothing can beat a pair of vans of course). The skirt is from Pull&Bear and whenever I wear it I try to let the golden studs on the pockets match with my earrings and necklace. The blouse is, surprisingly, from Primark. Although I expected it to fall in pieces, explode, or whatever, because of the reputation Primark has, it has been in my closet for 3/4 year now.
Blouse: Primark, €11,-
Skirt: Pull&Bear, 
€15,95,- (I believe)
Pumps: Madden Girl by Steve Madden, 

What do you think? Have you ever participated in an event like this, and what did you wear?

Love, Louise