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?
Talkin’ vintage fashion, Brigitte Bardot & unisex clothing…
The second fashion victim to feature in our Fashion Fanatics series is Tanith van Kammen. Maybe you’ll know her better as ‘Tanitha Bonitaa‘, her insta handle.
Tanith & I met at a chance encounter at Gaasperpleasure Festival when I took her picture for my Festival Fashion streetstyle report. As likeminded fashion fanatics often do we decided to keep in contact via Facebook and Insta!
Tanith was born and raised in the city of Groningen but she moved to Amsterdam recently because she’s starting at Vogue Academy this year to pursuit her career in fashion. I couldn’t think of a better fit to follow up Joa for the Fashion Fanatics posts!
Vegan Amsterdam essentials to visit on your next trip
Vegan food in Amsterdam…Where to grab the juiciest veggie burger, find the best hummus & eat out for under a tenner. You’ll find it all in this elaborate guide to the best vegan Amsterdam has to offer!
Vegan Restaurants & Lunchrooms are marked GREEN
Vegan Squatters Cafes are marked CYAN
Vegan Grab ‘n Go Bars are marked PINK
Vintage Suede Skirts & Military Hats
All vintage outfit today with a mustard suede miniskirt, thrifted green blouse, dr Martens and a captain’s cap to finish the look off! I absolutely adore this skirt I bought at Rumors Vintage a while ago but somehow I haven’t really worn it a lot… You guys probably have one of those pieces laying around your wardrobe, haven’t you?
The blouse, however, is a terrific bargain… I bought it at Waterloo market for only 1 euro and I reckon’d it’d go pretty well with my slightly neglected suede miniskirt.
Added some Docs and an old Captains hat and I felt like the lovechild of a bohemian hippie and a naughty sailor!
I’ve had a bit of a busy weekend so I’ll just keep it short this time…. Let me know in the comments if you’ve enjoyed these pics!
Get Your Daily Dose of Festival Fashion Inspo…
Festival Fashion… it’s time for some outfit inspiration! This long anticipated post is finally up and I’m pretty sure it’s my most elaborate Festival Fashion report to date. It wasn’t a big surprise that a lot of people showed up in their channeling-my-inner-boho look though as Ruigoord is just the place to let your hippie spirit roam free.
Annual festival Georgies Wundergarten takes on another level due to this magical location. A lot of people come here every year because of the relaxed vibes, beautiful decor and musical diversity. With eight stages & locations you’re bound to find something to your liking!
Take a look at this fashion impression I shot at Ruigoord this year <3
Vintage Levi’s Denim & More Thrifted Finds…
Sportin’ the full-on-vintage look again! Just this week I found this awesome beech leaf print shirt at the famous Waterloo market in Amsterdam. Although Waterloo can get quite tourist-y it’s still also possible to find some really cheap second-hand clothes… you just need to know where to look!
Next to the usual market stalls you’ll usually find some people with piles of clothing on the floor. Although it may remind you a little too much of the worn items you’ve been accumulating in your laundry basket you’ll surely be able to find some vintage gems there! All you need is a little patience when sorting everything through. But hey, you can’t have it all when prices range from 1 to 3 euros per item…
Hope this little insiders tip is useful to you guys when you’re travelling to Amsterdam. Go get those hidden vintage gems!
Ehhum, but make sure to leave some for me though <3
Lush Fun Bar Review & Alternative Uses
The Lush Fun bars… One of the few things from my favourite cruelty free beauty brand that I felt a bit awkward about!
Maybe I’m not deeply in touch with my ‘inner child’ but my first thoughts were: “Mould and play with soap under the shower? Who’s got time for that!?”
Then a helpful Lush employee hinted at a more pragmatic use… ‘Why not use it as a shaving cream?’
Velvet Skater Skirts & Vintage Tops
Ever feel like you’re juggling with too many balls in the air?
I sure know I have! Lately I’ve noticed a slight decline in my overal health so I’ve got to decide which of the balls I’ll leave laying on the floor for now… Of course my health is always my nr. 1 priority and now that I’ve noticed my fibromyalgia pain and energy levels getting worse I’ll have to cut down on some other area in my life like friends and also this blog. Just wanted to give you guys a little heads-up as to why you haven’t seen as many blogposts here.
I’m still working on the ideas I mentioned in this post earlier but it’s just all going a little slower than expected. I want to get some awesome quality content your way! However, due to the current situation that means posting a little less often… I hope you guys understand <3