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Category Archives: OOTD
Lately I’ve begun to appreciate Winter more than I ever have. I was never much of a Winter lover as I’m always cold. But this year the country of the Netherlands -usually characterised by it’s dreary and, most of all, unremarkable climate- got treated to a few days of real, cracklin’ snow. The kind that makes a nostalgic crushing sound as you tread carefully through the streets…
Lately I’ve been thinking about a lot of new art projects! I’ve got some really cool photography projects in mind and I’m also trying to paint & write more often. Of course that’s all really fun but that also means I might be focussing less on this blog…
Ideally I would do both. But I’m still being treated for Lyme’s Disease and I’ve also recently found out I’ve got a slight vitamin D deficiency. I haven’t really got enough energy for all the things I set my mind on unfortunately… Lately it feels as if I’m juggling too many balls in the air again and I notice my body resisting. What do you guys think?
On a lighter note: enjoy this OOTD! It’s vintage and green and conscious all the way! I’m flirting with masculine fashion a bit so that’s why I chose this pretty blazer…
‘the age of red is over, the time of black has begun’
Maybe a little dramatic but it is true nonetheless. As I’m typing this I’m no longer a redhead… After 5 long year I thought it was time for a change!
I still really, really like the bright quirky red hair. Tori Amos galore! But I also thought it was becoming a little predictable and monotone. I could no longer identify with my red hair and, at the same time, was getting a little annoyed people predominately seemed to identify my by my red hair!
Something had to change! With my new hairstyle I also felt invigorated to try out new clothing combinations. For one, because this coupe is far more neutral, I can get away with a lot more colour combinations! Possible downside: wearing all black + makeup makes me looks like a 15 year old Goth. I’m going to be asked for my ID a lot more!
Want to check out the non-redhead me? I’ve already posted some pics on Insta!
A walk through the somewhat snowy Flevopark
Night temperatures have been steadily below zero these last few days. Whenever this happens most Dutchies typically go into this hysterical “ice-skating craze”. Generally, all common sense is abandoned as people are hoping for the chance to skate a 200 Kilometer tour (see: elfstedentocht). Previously endured afflictions include but are not limited to: amputated toes & frozen eyeballs.
Ehm, I think I’ll just stick to a walk in the lovely Flevopark this Winter…
While hiking through the wonderful forest & dunes of Terschelling with my grandparents and sister I couldn’t resist a little witchy OOTD shoot. It was awfully windy during the Christmas holidays but luckily the trees provided us with enough cover. The landscape of Terschelling really is incredibly beautiful and versatile <3
Lately I’ve been quite inspired to do more nature photography again… Naturally, I took my camera with me wherever I went! Halfway through this family walk we also encountered some unexpected friends: A herd of Icelandic Horses!
Enjoy the pics!
After celebrating my 25th birthday last Wednesday I was completely exhausted and a tad bit surprised by a leftover flu virus. I wanted nothing more but to snuggle up in bed, watch LOTR & experiment to see if people are also able to hibernate ;)
However, the Holidays are coming up so it’s no time for Winter Blues! I need to get the lasts gifts for my family sorted and prep for the journey ahead. Traveling to a (somewhat) distant island with two bunnies, an OOTD worthy wardrobe selection & Christmas gifts is no small matter!
Hope you’re all going to have a wonderful time this Christmas <3
I’m in the kitchen with the Post-Berlin Blues…
My city trip to the amazing German capital Berlin left me completely drained of energy for an entire week! That’s why you haven’t really heard from me after I returned to Amsterdam.
Fear not, I have successfully escaped the everlasting Berghain-Sisyphos-KitKatClub-KaterBlau clubbing cycle and have safely returned home.
You won’t miss out one bit though. I’ve got a big Berlin post planned! Check back in at Everyday Escapism this week and it’ll be awaiting for your reading pleasure <3
I’ll share my experiences with budget city tripping per bus, show you guys some non-touristy sightseeing wonders & much, much more!
In the meanwhile I would like to present… my new and improved brows! It’s a hate it or love it thing I guess but I’m really happy with the change in my aesthetics!
“Each golden day was cherished to the full, for one had the feeling that each must be the last. Tomorrow it would be winter.” – Elizabeth Enright
Reflecting on Indian Summers & the shifting of the seasons…
Indian Summer is a time of the year very dear to me. There’s something inherently nostalgic about it. But how can something be inherently filled with nostalgia when it’s an ongoing phenomenon? Does this make the Indian Summer an oxymoron? Maybe Indian Summer only sets about an contradictory feeling in me. I just love the strange sensation of appreciating the sunny weather to the fullest because I know it will be over shortly.
I hereby christen Indian Summer the Sakura of the seasons! If you can actually call this Summer-Autumn inbetweener a proper season. Just like the Japanese Blossom it symbolises the ephemeral nature of life and that’s probably why I feel drawn to it so much…
Vintage Denim Dungarees & Teva’s in Summer
I know it’s been a little inactive on Everyday Escapism lately but I’ve been struggling with a nasty case of the flu these past two weeks! Ever since the rainy Autumn days started to hit Amsterdam I’ve mostly been in bed watching movies and sleeping excessively long. Can you believe I’ve actually re-watched The Hobbit flicks, Lord of the Rings extended versions & the entire Harry Potter series!?
Well… here’s some pics of better weather days! A late Summer surprise sunshine day. No tights or coats necessary! Ah the sweet nostalgia <3
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?