Friday, 29 November 2013

Music for the Weekend

These are my favourite songs at the moment. When I am feeling a bit down I listen to Pharrell Williams with the song 'Happy' and my mood instantly changes! Do you have any tips for great music for the weekend? 

Avicii - Hey Brother

Pharrell Williams - Happy

John Legend - All of Me 

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Want it Wednesday

I said it before and will say it again: I miss Sephora here in the Netherlands! Why oh why did they have to close all the branches? Now I miss this beautiful holiday set of Marc Jacobs! This 7-piece holiday set consists of a mini rollerball of Honey, brand new Style Eye con No.3 in The Star, Lust of Lacquer Sheer Lip Vinyl in Kiss as well as the Magic Marc'er Precision Pen and Lash Lifter Gel Mascara. Let's not forget the makeup bag designed by Marc Jacobs himself. For the lucky ones who can still shop at Sephora (I promise I don't hate you....okay, maybe just a little..) you can buy this pretty gift set here 

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Made in Britain: A Perfect Bag

My latest addition to my handbag collection is this brown leather classic satchel from The Cambridge Satchel Company and I am in love with it! I went for the The Classic 13 inch and it is perfect. The bag is made from 100% leather and has an adjustable shoulder strap with nickel plated hardware. The colour, vintage, is one of the most popular colours, however, there are many gorgeous colours to choose from. One of the things I love about this bag is that you can personalise it, which you see a lot nowadays. You can choose from 4 different embossing Styles which are; black, blind, gold and silver. I choose for blind embossing and it makes the bag even more perfect. At the moment the company presents free worldwide delivery on bags, so order your Christmas gift now! 

The company is a real family business and is established in 2008. From creating the satchel at the kitchen table to pay school fees, the company is now selling to 70 different countries. I found 2 clips about the company which are definitely worth watching. 

Friday, 22 November 2013

Happy Friday!

I wish you all a happy Friday! And of course a lovely weekend. 

I was very busy this week. I even hadn't time to tell you about the amazing bag I purchased this week, but I will definitely show you some pictures soon! 

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Hart of Dixie Style

I always have been a fan of Rachel Bilson since she was playing in The O.C. Anyone else here who was totally addicted to that show? I was so happy that Rachel Bilson returned to television and is playing the starring role in Hart of Dixie. The show is already at its third season. I still love the show and with that all the outfits Doctor Zoe Hart is wearing! 

Her Style is classy and simple. However, with her short shorts and skirts a bid edgy. Colourwise her Style is quite neutral, but the clothes have great graphics. She is not wearing a lot of accessories, but always carry a bag (Hello Chanel!). She is totally bringing the New York vibe into Bluebell! Which outfit of Zoe Hart do you prefer? For me definitely nr. 6 with the great black and white graphic top and the one with the fabulous cape in the snow! 
(Pics from Pinterest)

Monday, 18 November 2013

Grandiose Gift Sets

The best thing about this time of the year is that you can purchase all kinds of pretty gift sets. Also Benefit introduced limited edition holiday sets, you can find them here. These sets are great and colourful and honestly, you almost want to buy them solely for the packaging... 

I can recommend the products from Benefit while I use the Fakeup, hydrating crease-control concealer, the Hellow Flawless custom powder, the instant brow pencil and of course one of the best mascara's at the moment: they're real!. For me the concealer and mascara are certainly the best and I definitely cannot leave the house without! What are your thoughts about Benefit cosmetics?   

Friday, 15 November 2013

Words of inspiration

Now and then we all need some inspiration about life! What do you think of these?

I especially love the 'a party without cake is just a meeting' quote, it is so true!  
(Pics from Pinterest)

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Musthave Bag Spring 2014

The winter has yet to begin and I am already looking for bags for spring 2014. What do you think of this Proenza Schouler PS11 Classic shoulder bag? I am a big fan of Proenza Schouler for quite some time now. I think the bags are classic yet contemporary, especially in the pastel shades for spring 2014. I am happy that the details are in silver and not gold-coloured like you see a lot nowadays. This yellow pastel shade is the perfect spring colour combined with a white and grey outfit. So, don't you think it would be a great idea to skip winter and move on to spring immediately?!
You can buy this pretty bag here

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Dots and daisies

Oooh I do miss Sephora badly here in The Netherlands. I still don't know why they closed all the branches earlier this year, what were they thinking! 

Every now and then I visit their website to stay posted. I came across this great limited edition gift set of Marc Jacobs fragrances. The set consists of three perfume rollerballs; Daisy, Daisy Eau So Fresh and DOT. I think this set is just perfect. The packaging of the gift set and the rollerballs look lovely with the dots and daisies. You can easily vary from fragrance and it happens so that I can speak from experience that all three perfumes are smelling awesome! 

You can buy this great set here

Monday, 11 November 2013

Sunday Shopping

I hope you all had a great weekend! I did a little shopping yesterday and bought a few nice items. It was extremely busy in the shops so in the evening I went further shopping online and found the white t-shirt, leather skirt and the rings. Unfortunately, the t-shirt and rings were not available anymore. 

Hopefully the leather skirt will fit, you never know when you order online. I think it will look great with the t-shirt and a vest or with the sweater. I will let you know! What do you think of these Styles for fall?

Friday, 8 November 2013

Countdown to the weekend

It is almost weekend! What are your plans? Mine consist of family visits, attending birthday parties, having sushi at my favourite place and who knows what else! 

Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy! 

Beautiful Braids

I always have a love-hate relationship with my hair. I like my curls but sometimes they have a life of their own. When I am at home and have nowhere to go, my curls are perfect, but of course when I go out it is a mess. 

I love these braids and wish I could braid my own hair like this! I especially love the Style on picture 3 and 5. The combination of braids with a messy bun is perfect. What do you think of these braids Styles?
(Pictures from Pinterest)

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Vintage New York City

Here are just a few great pictures I found while surfing on the internet. I think these are so interesting and make me extremely curious how the lives where back then. On the pictures it looks all charming, but I bet the people had a tough live. I found more interesting pictures, but I will save those for later. 

This is believed to be the earliest photograph of NYC. It is taken in May 1850 at Broadway between Franklin and Leonard Streets. I am always interested in history and especially the history of a big city like New York. It is interesting to see how a city developed from a small village to a metropole. Look at the buildings at the left which are built in a great style. And at the right it looks like there are restaurants or shops. 

This is the largest private residence ever built in New York City and was owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt II. The mansion stood at Fifth Avenue and 58th Street from 1883 to 1927, after which it was bulldozed to make way for Bergdorf Goodman. The gate in front of the mansion was saved and is now the main entrance to Central Park's Conservatory Garden. The mansion looks enormous and I am so curious how the it looked inside, think of all the great treasures you will find. Do you see the oldtimer on the left, how lovely! 

This is one of my favourite streets in NYC; Bleecker Street. This picture was taken in 1925 when the neighbourhood was Italian with groceries, fish stores and bakeries. The building is located on Bleecker and Christopher Streets. According to one of my favourite websites, it is a grocery shop and the crates are placed in the shade of the canopy. I love this picture and who could thought back then that this street is now the place to be to buy your designer handbag or eat a delicious cupcake.  

Can you guess which place in NYC this is? It is Times Square when the Times building was finished in 1908. Look at the space! Nowadays Times Square is packed with tourists, shops and traffic. Back then, the people took it easy with their carriages with 3 horses (see left). The greatest thing about this picture is the gentlemen with the stylish hat who is posing in front of the Times building; 105 years later we are still doing this!
(Pics from Pinterest, and Ephemeral New York)

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

NYC's Ridiculous Rents

The New York Post recently published an article that Hermes pays the highest rent on Madison Ave. The new boutique will pay $1,700 dollar per square foot for a space of 30,000 square feet. After adding the numbers up the total rent for 10-year extension will be $51,000,000. Yes, you heard it right, 51 million dollar.... For that amount Hermes will continue to rent a three-story space, which houses a singel building that is entirely occupied by Hermes. 

While a vintage Hermes Birkin bag made of crocodile leather is sold for $64,500 at the moment, you can imagine that an amount of $51 million dollar is peanuts for Hermes. On my favourite bag website Purseblog, I came across this colourful overview of details of Hermes bags. You have to admit, even though the prices are crazy and slightly ridiculous, you got to love the bags! What do you think of Hermes? Is it your Style?


Monday, 4 November 2013

Rain, rain, rain

How was everyone's weekend? Mine was great, except for the weather. It was raining and storming the whole weekend. I only went outside to get dinner and the rest of the day I watched my TV series. I was a bit behind with Homeland and now I am up to date and I can say it is definitely worth to watch the new season! 

Today I had to go to the rain..... and it has not stopped since then. But, don't let this weather influence your mood! Take a delicious cup of coffee and put on your fluffy, favourite sweater to keep you warm!
(Pictures from Pinterest and Tumblr)

Friday, 1 November 2013

Mixed and colourful patterns

I don't have a lot dark coloured clothes hanging in my closet. I always choose for colourful dresses, tops and accessories. I am still looking for the perfect little black dress, but never succeed to find it. Mixed, colourful patterns for spring and summer are my favourites and with the fashion shows for spring 2014 finished I have a great idea what to wear next spring. I am already looking forward to it!

Some of these clothes are from this year and some from the latest fashions shows.