From Couch Potato to YouTube Yoga Fanatic
I never thought this day would come. I’ve never been a very athletic person. In fact, I was one of those kids that was picked out last at PE. So imaging the surprise to be able to tell you guys that I’m now working-out at least 4 times a week!?
Yep, that’s right! And it’s all thanks to YouTube and it’s wonderful Yogi’s who upload awesome yoga home practises. From beginner to pro, the YouTube database is bound to have some yoga lessons for everyone!
Check out this post to see why I chose Yoga home practises via YouTube instead of a Yoga class at the gym. I’ll also list some of my favourite (beginner) YouTube videos. Who knows, maybe you’re going to be a 4-times-a-week-youtube-yogi as well! #sofit #sohealthy
Leaf-instagramming girls, seasonal depression & governmental tab-water conspiracies. Yep, all that in one outfit post.
This seasonal shift from Summer to Autumn usually hits me rather hard. Maybe it’s because in the Netherlands “Autumn” mostly means a shitload of rain accompanied by a steady decline of temperature.
This year round however, we got pleasantly surprised by a phenomenon called Indian Summer. This basically ment I got to extent my Summertime nostalgia for a couple weeks whilst simultaneously adapting to the idea of the upcoming colder seasons more smoothly.
My experiences with Autumn were generally characterised by spending a minimum time outdoor to avoid getting soaked through to the bone & the onset of seasonal depression indicated by fanatical Netflix marathons. As you might have guessed, I’m not your typical Autumn obsessed fallen-leaf-instagramming basic bitch.
But not this years!
2016 goes down in history as the first year I truly enjoyed Autumn. The fortunate lack of blizzards -finally- made me appreciate the beautiful colour palette this season has to offer. The world even smells good during Autumn! The need for knitwear cardigans and blankets on the couch overwhelmed me not with a wave of dispair but rather a feeling of sincere… cosiness. Oh, and the launch of the limited edition Lush collection doesn’t hurt either.
Who knows? You might make an Autumn loving person out of me just yet! #autumncolours #fall
or maybe the city council of Amsterdam flooded the tabwater with a tad of hallucinogenics
Whatever the reason… I wave my goodbyes to Summer with the last few of my Summer OOTD’s & hope the transition to Winter goes just as smoothly!
Btw, what’s your favourite season?
As you guys know Lush is one of my favourite cruelty free cosmetics brand out there! From dry hair products to skincare favourites… I love everything Lush!
Without trying to come off -too much- as an obsessed manic, you can probably imaging I was pretty stoked to be invited to the Lush Halloween / Winter 2016 press event. A few other bloggers & I got an exclusive preview of the upcoming collection before they hit the Lush shops! So, what can you expect for the Lush 2016 Halloween & Winter collections?
There’s a lot for you to look forward to! Next to some exciting limited editions for both Halloween & Winter this 2016 collection is also Lush’s first collection which is entirely self-preserving. How awesome is that huh!?
Let me take you through some of my top picks of the upcoming Lush Halloween / Winter 2016 collection & give you a peek of the Lush Press Event!
Denim Dilemma’s & Thrift Shop Finds
From someone who never used to wear jeans to -slowly but surely- getting comfortable with styling different denim variations. You guys know I love a beautiful pair of mom jeans or high-waisted shorts. Today, however, it’s time to try something different!
Enter: the Boyfriend Jeans! I found this pair of oversized jeans in the thrift shop a couple of days ago. I thought: why not give it a go? For only 4 euros I’ll be able to try it on for a couple of times… See if it matches my style, body type & general fashion vibes!
Let me know what you guys think!
Lush Livin’ on a Low Budget…
Us modern hippie folks are sometimes -often- not terribly good with finances & figures. Maybe it’s do with a general disconcern for the capitalist financial system? However… this can get us into trouble when managing our budget. Today I’ll share with you my tips & tricks for living a green lifestyle on a low budget!
These are 6 easy steps that help me a lot with managing my finances! Setting up a budget is personal and everyone has their own way of keeping track of their finances. If you’d like to share any tips that work for you… Please do!
Hit the ‘continue reading’ button to see how I index my finances, set up a budget & find free or cheap alternatives that are completely sustainable!
No souls were harmed during the making of this Ethical Fashion Lookbook
An Ethical Fashion Lookbook full of Vintage & Thrifted outfit ideas? Look no further! Phylicia of video production company SCREEN LABELS & I teamed up to create this lovely lookbook. It took a while to film all the outfits -the Dutch Summer was characteristically horrid- but I’m very happy to show you guys the finished results!
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Fabulously vintage or feeling more Kawaii? These denim dungarees got you covered!
These vintage denim dungarees are -without a doubt- one of my best fashion buys this year. It did take me a while to find the perfect pair of denim dungarees though! I must’ve tried about 20 pairs at several vintage shops… I have a healthy level of antipathy for shopping, especially in Summer. But I guess the whole endurance was worth it in the end: I’ve been wearing these denim dungarees loads!
The loose fit makes these denim dungarees extremely comfortable, yet they still look a bit more put together than your average comfy shorts. I like to wear them on chill days, but you can also easily dress them up with a few accessoires. With lots of tops to choose from to wear under my new vintage staple I’ll never get bored! #denimdungareesfordays
With this OOTD I wanted to dress my dungarees up a bit. The pink floral blouse -thrifted at Waterloo Market for only 1 euro- gives this look an instant Kawaii feel. I also added a white belt to accentuate my waist a little more, making the dungarees appear a little more feminine. Also, this served as the perfect excuse to wear my white vintage backpack again!
A Vintage Leather Long Coat for a Rainy Summer Day…
I can hardy believe I found this vintage leather long coat at the thrift shop. It cost me only a few euros! Coats like these are often way too big when I stumble upon them during a thrift-shop plunder sessions. This one however fits just right!
This whole Summer I’ve also been looking for a nice, high-waisted denim shorts… Levis 501 are mid-waist on me so I ended up writing them off. Fortunately while rumbling through a stack of 501’s at the Vintage Kiloshop in ‘De Pijp’ I found this beauty who’s high-high-waisted fit suits me perfectly. Big ups for second-hand shopping!
Photo: Team Peter Stigter
Counter-culture, a Futuristic Reality & Sustainable fashion
Taking a stance against the polluting fashion industry… one hologram at a time? At least that’s what Amber Jae Slooten envisioned when she embarked on her ‘Future Generation: The Next Day‘ project which launched at Fashion Week Amsterdam this year.
Vintage Levi 501’s in white this time ’round…
I did it. I bought white jeans. A vintage pair of white Levi 501’s in fact.
After long consideration I though I’d just give it a go… I’m still not completely sure what to think of it though!
These white Levi 501’s are definitely something I only wear when I absolutely feel like wearing it… for me it’s are not an item to just throw on when I don’t know what to wear.
I always got certain clothes I really need to be ‘in the mood’ for and others I can just wear regardless of my mood that day.
Is this superweird or do you guys also have this distinction of clothes?