Monday, October 8, 2018

Leather with a pop of fuchsia


Here's me with another 'clean-up' post. :-P

I love fashion and coming up with outfits... and I love wearing them and modelling them while walking around in my heels. However, when it comes to editing them.. there is always this reluctance. Like I actually don't want to see how the photos and videos have turned out. Do any of you also have this issue? Or is it just me?

So this outfit is from way back.. and it's mostly leather items with a pop of colour in the form of a fuchsia top.

I don't wear hats that often, but when it's really sunny.. it really is hard to get a flattering photograph of the face, especially without some sort of a fill-flash. If I was a little bit better at editing in Lightroom or Photoshop, I could've brightened up my face a bit. What do you think?

I wore this outfit while visiting Eindhoven and the harbour at the Biesbosch in the Netherlands. I don't know if I'm the boating type.. but I could definitely see myself chilling on the deck while sipping on a delicious cocktail! ;-)

So wearing leather in the summer.. yay or nay? :-)

 My family member's medical has improved significantly.. thanks so much for your support!

As always, here's short video of me walking around in this outfit and these very comfy boots (despite the 5 inch heels)!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Nothing says summer like polkadots and sandals


Another long time between posts! I'm sad to say that the medical issues of one of my two family members have gotten much worse. On top of that (but way less important in the grand scheme of things).. my job has gotten more stressful and busier than it's ever been!

While this doesn't mean that my social media activities are completely down to zero, it usually means that my fashion blog is the first one to be neglected. I do still post regularly on Instagram and Facebook. And usually my Twitter and Flickr pages can be found with the occasional updates.

Anyway, I did of course go out and do fun things.. so here's an outfit I wore when I went on a photo-shoot with a student who interviewed me for her research. :-)

You all know how much I love polkadot clothes.. whether they are dresses or skirts or tops. I've seen super cute polkadot stiletto heels, but sadly.. they didn't fit. Ah well.. can't have it all, right?! :-P

The beautiful location was near Utrecht in a park. Since it was a warm day... drinking fluids was important. Really enjoyed this mango smoothie!

I'll just keep this post short and snappy. So, which colour do you think is best? Or would you have worn sandals or sneakers? :-)

 I do miss posting on my blog, but family is much more important! Take carel!

These stiletto heeled sandals from Lost Ink are just the sexiest ever! And they are relatively comfy to walk in.. just check the video!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Enjoying hot spring in a red dress


Oh my gosh, almost 2 months since my last post! Despite all good intentions at the beginning of the year, it seems life and work always get in the way!

While I try to keep this fashion blog relatively light and happy.. I have to say that the last couple of months have been turbulent in a less than positive way.

My apartment got flooded because of very heavy rainfall, two family members had serious medical issues and I'm in the process of moving house. On top of that.. lots of issues, challenges and stress at work, so it's not hard to imagine that on most of the evenings.. I just crashed on the couch!

Anyway, I might elaborate a bit on these things in a later post, but for now.. I just want to express how happy I am with the warm weather these weeks! Apart from that whole flooding thing! :-P

With this warm weather, I just love my cheap short dresses.. and I am totally in love with this red one! I don't have to think about coordinating stuff.. and I can just choose whatever colour shoes I want!

So yeah, I put not one but two pairs of heels in my car for these photos. Black stilettos from Lost Ink (my favourite affordable stiletto heels brand right now) and red stiletto heels from River Island (they have so many great colours). I can't help myself! ;-)

I'll just keep this post short and snappy. So, which colour do you think is best? Or would you have worn sandals or sneakers? :-)

 It's great posting again, hope you all are well!

A very short video with both the black and red heels. I need to film more footage!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Colourful dress and uhm.. stiletto heels in the grass


There we go.. another post of an outfit worn on a beautiful day last year.. my hard drive is almost cleaned up! :-P

Last weekend was the first warm weekend of 2018, so yes.. I was outside pretty much the whole time! My next blog-post and video will be about that but I can tell you already: it was wonderful!! :-D

So, on that beautiful day, I was wearing a colourful dress (relatively short), a black cardigan.. and a pair of black strappy stiletto heels. The heels are from one of my favourite brands, Graceland. Not only are they relatively cheap, they are super comfortable.. and I think they're pretty sexy too!

In fact, they're so comfy and stably.. I felt completely confident to walk over grassy fields.

I even have some footage where I'm walking up a hill.. would you like to see that? ;-)

One of the reasons, I was wearing this outfit for this photo-shoot was because I wore this a couple of weeks before this day while meeting a friend in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, it was a bit too dark for proper photos.

Anyway, about this location.. it's part of what's called the "Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie" and it was the upgrade Dutch defence line and along this line, there are many cool forts. Ideal for photo-shoots, I say!

I love visiting other countries, both in Europe and the rest of the world.. but there's so much to see and visit in this tiny country called the Netherlands! And I really hope this spring and summer will be warm and sunny so that I can visit a lot of those places.

So, do you have any suggestions on what places I can visit for photo and video shoots? Let me know! :-)

 Wherever you are, I hope you enjoyed the warm weekend!

This video is less of about walking in heels and more about the gorgeous views that make the Dutch landscape!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Boots in the French snow


Happy Easter! I hope you all had a great weekend with your loved ones. And I also hope you didn't fall for any April Fool's jokes! :-P

So at the end of January, I went to France on my first snowboarding trip of the season. Most of my days were spent in snowboarding outfits, but I did find some time to get dressed up! ;-)

Just look at all the snow!! According to the villagers of Les Arcs, it hadn't snowed like that in 30 years!!

For my outfit, I chose for striped tights, a warm burgundy dress, an even warmer black coat and a cute hat!

And yeah, it's me whom we are talking about, so I couldn't wear flat shoes! For this occasion, I chose my super comfy over-the-knee boots. They do have a 5 inch heel, but the boots also have a little platform, so it was all good. However, the other people thought I was crazy! :-D

And I would be lying if I said I wasn't freezing my buns off! :-P

The above pic shows how high the snow stacked up.. I'm 1 metres and 70 centimetres and the snow was higher than that!!

I did manage to get a couple of indoor pics without the coat, so you can see the simple cute dress I was wearing.

I did go on a second snowboarding trip in the beginning of March, but to Austria this time. However, on that particular trip, I did not pack dresses and heels! :-P

 Hope you had a great Easter weekend!

Making films while it's snowing.. very challenging! Props to my friend!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Bulgaria in a denim dress and strappy heels


It's officially March! There are only 10 more months left in 2018.. and it feels so weird. :-P

My intentions for being online a bit more haven't really picked up.. but.. I did renew that gym membership! So yay there!

So, I've done quite a few things this year, which I did post on Instagram and Facebook.. but I haven't blogged about it. And I will, but let me first mention my holiday in Bulgaria of last April because it was amazing!

It was a short holiday.. 4 days in total, but it was totally worth it. I loved walking around Sofia!

And since it was really warm and sunny, I decided to wear my short denim dress and strappy heels. They might be 5 inches high, but they're perfect for walking a couple of miles around the city! ;-)

We also went to visit the second city of Bulgaria, which is Plovdiv, but I didn't dress up for that trip.. no pics were taken there! :-P

I loved reading about the fact that in Sofia, many of the world's religions and their holy places were located in a small region of the city. I went to visit them all!

Anyone who can read Bulgarian and translate that for me? ;-)

So, after a long walk through the whole city.. I did get tired and I had to give my feet some rest. I might be addicted to heels, but I'm not (that) stubborn! :-P

 Have a great weekend!

My friend did some filming with my camera.. I think the quality still holds up. Let me know what you think!

Monday, January 15, 2018

At the beach in a studded denim dress and pink heels


First new post of 2018! One month since my last post in December.. and I guess my resolution to post more often is not going too well! :-P

Which reminds me, renew gym membership!

Anyway, most of you know that when it comes to dressing up and going outside to have photos/videos taken, the winter is not my best time! So here's a dress that I wore during last summer while visiting the beach.

I love this dress so much.. it's short, it's the right shade of blue.. and it's shiny! :-D

Even though I love boots.. especially the over-the-knee kind, these kind of strappy heels are a big part of the reason I'm such a fan of the spring and summer!! ;-)

I went to the beach with a couple of friends who graciously helped me with my photos and videos! And before you ask.. no, I did not walk in the sand with my heels! :-P

I love staring into the sea.. it brings up feelings of adventure. Though I don't think I would be pirate material. Not that I would turn down a role in Pirates of the Caribbean!

So, this beach was in Hoek van Holland from which you can take the ferry to England. Apparently, it's not even 9000 km Shanghai. I'd rather take the plane though.

Nothing beats the feeling of having the wind blow through your hair! :-D

 I hope everyone had a great start in 2018!

So yeah, filming at the beach, without a proper microphone equipped with a dead cat to remove the noise.. a challenge! I hope you still like the video though!