Friday, February 24, 2017

FRIDAY FIVE

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1. Eyeing on my next bag purchase. I'm currently loving brown tones and square shapes.. Maybe finally getting the Céline Faye I've been wanting for quite some time..

2. COS spring campaign is loooove. The silhouettes and the whole feeling of the campaign. See all of the photos here.

3. What I struggle the most during winter wear season, is not being able to bare my ankles. I love the proportions it gives to my body and the outfits I wear... But soon, soon. Until then, I'll just soak in some outfit inspiration and store it for warmer days.

4. Whether I get a new bag or not, I think I need a nice scarf to tie to my bags. I love the chic touch it gives to an outfit, it's simple yet a great detail. Maybe this one from Totême ?

5. Dress love x2 from H&M. This powder pink satin one is more than lovely and I'm still missing a simple white shirt dress for summer.


Have a great weekend !

xoxo Maria

Thursday, February 23, 2017

skincare goodiebag

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Pre-vacay game is going strong. 
For once I've actually packed my suitcase on time (well, almost anyway..) and I made sure to take my favorite skincare products with me. Lately my skin has been craving for more and more hydration, due to the ever changing winter weather. So trusting my favorite aesop face cream and my latest purchase, a body oil from &Other Stories.

And as you know, the best skincare is your diet. For a little while now, I've been feeling good again about mine - found that balance I had lost for a while. So taking in those vitamins and nutrients and reminding myself on a daily basis to eat my greens.
As it's all about: healthy body - healthy mind.

But now, just a few days until vacay starts ! Can't wait for some sun and warmth. It's my first time in Bali, so if you have any tips, let me know.

xoxo Maria

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

current sports wishlist

I guess it's the progressively growing amount of sunlight that gets me more active. But whatever the reason, I find myself constantly looking for something energizing to do - whether it's an afternoon spent skating or cleaning the house well or walking to work instead of taking the car. 

When it comes to sports wear, I tend to always buy them in a bunch, which means the always wear out pretty much at the same time. Currently I'm eyeing on a new pair of sneakers/running shoes and a few long sleeved shirts. And I couldn't resist buying this Nike dress as my sports crush at the moment is tennis.

But it's not so much about the clothes, it's about that moment when you look at yourself in the mirror after a workout and you feel thankful. Thankful for your body, thankful for the fact that you are able to move and thankful for the strenght your body has. In that moment you don't pay attention to those extra kilograms you normally hate or your thighs you wish were slimmer. In that moment your body feels good and that moment is precious. So if a pair of new running shoes or a new sports top will motivate me to do that workout, I'll buy it. 

As I think we need more of that feeling in our life, the feeling of body acceptance.

xoxo Maria

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Friday, February 17, 2017

FRIDAY FIVE

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1. More sunlight, more happiness. Or at least that's how I've felt lately and with the spring season approaching, light denim feels relevant again. Loving these simple ones from Topshop, but also eyeing on embroided ones too..

2. With only one week to go before a two week vacay, most of my outfit inspiration is concentrated on my travel wardrobe. Got loads of inspiration from Joy Oelen, you should check out her instagram @joyoelen

3. Having a crush on beige and brown coats. Combined with that light denim, it suddenly looks so fresh ! love it.

4. Sara Donaldson always nails the simple yet never boring look, just look at this post. That's what I love about a good sense of style - you don't need a million things to make an outfit (or your wardrobe) interesting !

5. Current music crush: the album Wrong Crowd by Tom Odell.

xoxo Maria

Pictures via Pinterest, Zalando and Harper&Harley

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

that shiny pant

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OUTFIT:
Sunnies Céline
Coat H&M
Bag Céline
Knit H&M
Pants Zara
Shoes &Other Stories

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This time of year all tips and little things that make you a little more inspired about winter wear are very much appreciated. While trying to avoid the annual boredom moment with winter clothing, I decided to spice up my outfit with these black patent pants I purchased from Zara sales. 

And suddenly my favorite knit and ankle boots felt like they were all new too, so you might call it a success. And for some reason, these pants made me walk with just a little more confidence, you know a tiny bit taller - true power pants I might say.

What are your secrets against winter wear boredom?

xoxo Maria

Photos by Eva

Saturday, February 11, 2017

FRIDAY FIVE

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1. So excited about the new spring collection by Dôen. Such good vibes and effortless style, you can see the whole collection here.

2. Having still a crush on ruffled shirts, the approaching spring season makes them seem suddenly fresh and interesting after a long season wearing knits. Fell in love with these two from H&M. (1&2)

3. Even though minimalism and simplicity are starting to be "out", during the past days I've been thinking that I want to be stuck in it - hopefully forever. Minimalism represents  things that I appreciate, a lifestyle which is  timeless and where you don't have to own so many things.
More of this kind of thinking please.

4. Went to see the movie La La Land and well, I loved it. You should too, but if you're not up to a movie night, listen to the soundtrack.

5. An inspiring instagram account I've been loving lately @patjanssen.

xoxo Maria

Pictures via Pinterest, H&M and Dôen.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Vacay gear

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Little by little I'm gearing up for vacay days. 

I like getting a few new things before a trip, rather than spending my time just shopping when I get to my destination. The more I've travelled, the more I've learnt to love just the time spent on there; the different atmosphere and people watching and not going around shopping malls and tourist attractions like a crazy person. 

This time I bought a body oil from &Other Stories and sandals from ATP Atelier, which I was already planning to buy for the upcoming summer season anyway. 

In addition to that I found a perfect black swimsuit from H&M, but I'll get back to that later. Until then, I'll soak in some inspiration from old spring/summer numbers, being a massive magazine hoarder has its perks.

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xoxo Maria