My first Christmas in the Netherlands (and in general actually, since back home we don't celebrate Christmas at all) and it's been nothing but fun all around - getting a tree and decorating it together, all the stores play happy holiday songs, santas in the streets and yummy olie ballen everywhere ..what can I say? it's a magical holiday and it really lights up the city and brings warmth where it sure is needed!
I would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a great and exciting new year:)
Zara dress; Camper shoes; Castro headband/neckalce
I have a thing with leather, it doesn't have to be real but I just love it, it makes everything look more rock n' roll. I always prefer it black because that's just the color that compliments it most but Zara's new collection has really put leather in the spotlight this winter and combined it with everything and I mean EVERYTHING- from t-shirts to sweaters to wool coats and tights. The store looks like an S&M shindig...
Anyway- this sweater is really cool because of the contrast between the over-sized coziness and the fitted sleeves that actually look like long gloves (which I was planning to get myself anyway), especially when worn with leather gloves, and with this weather now I really need any cover I can get!
Zara knit; Hema gloves; Mango pants; H&M clutch & hat; Romwe boots
Wow, it's been a while. I've been so busy, between work, writing another blog, hosting friends and traveling across Europe (well, more like one trip to Paris) even taking the time for a few pictures seems like a lot. This weekend was all about art and culture- yesterday we went to see the Andy Warhol Exhibition, which was actually only one work called The Last Supper. I never particularly liked Andy Warhol but he was and still is such a pop icon I just had to see it for myself. I must admit that I wasn't that impressed, especially since only one print was on show and it's basically Leonardo De Vinci's Last supper, printed twice on a big pink canvas. Today we went to the Hermitage Museum and saw the Van Gogh exhibition (again) as well as a special exhibition of impressionism. Now, that was impressive! Whenever I see Van Gogh's work I get all emotional, in a way that I just can't explain, just like when I'm reading Kafka's short stories.
Anyway, this is what I wore. I love mixing up casual wear and more elegant pieces like this tuxedo jacket and sweatshirt, which I wore upside down, matched with leggings and my new Brandy backpack. That way I never feel overdressed or under-dressed and it just feels very cool. P.S my boots are by Manas and are super comfortable, one of my best buys.
H&M Jacket & sweatshirt; random leggings; Brandy backpack; Manas booties
Last weekend we went to Bruges.
It's this magical, quaint city in Belgium, very French with its chocolateries, patisseries and Christmas shops.
However, the residents speak Flemish, which is really similar to Dutch. Everywhere you go you see statues, monuments, beautiful architecture and lace. lots and lots of lace. It's a super romantic city, very famous for its mussels and wonderful chocolates. We took these photos before going to dinner one evening. It was quite cold so I chose these cold colors, but the light behind me really warmed up the atmosphere...
The best part about living in Europe is definitely the fact that you can just "hop" over to another country for the weekend!