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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…

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 Green Fashion Dilemmas: Where to Buy Second Hand Clothes? The Pro's & Con's of all Second Hand Shopping Options

The Pro’s & Con’s of all Second Hand Shopping Options

Second hand clothes: Where to score the best bargains, find unique garments & shop (ethically) till you drop!

This post full of insider fashion secrets to help you find the best second hand clothes. Let’s build that unique wardrobe in a conscious, green fashionista way! I’m sharing my favourite places to look for beautiful second hand fashion gear. Every locations has it’s up- and downsides so make sure to check out which option is best for your liking!

This post is part of my #6MONTHSNONEWCLOTHES challenge. Hope it’ll inspire you to venture into the lovely world of pre-owned clothes!
Keep an eye out for more second hand fashion blogpost specials at Everyday Escapism as there’ll be a lot of #6MONTHSNONEWCLOTHES themed posts in the future.

What can you expect?Secrets To Succes When Shopping Second Hand / Vintage Clothes‘, ‘The Pro’s & Con’s of Shopping Second Hand Clothes‘, ‘Thinning Out Your Ethical Wardrobe: What To Do With Clothes You Don’t Wear Anymore‘ & much, much more!

Enjoy!

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OOTD Something Witchy with Vintage Black Velvet bodycon dress with Golden Embroidery

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!

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New Year Resolution for a Happy Green Hippie Life

What small changes can you make to live your life a little more green & conscious? Maybe this New Years Resolutions post can give you some inspiration!

Normally I’m not really into New Years Resolutions. I don’t have to lose 10 kilos or set up a rigorous sport schedule. I’m pretty content with my life as it is. Beside, I don’t need a specific date to change the things I do want to change about myself… I do that year ‘round!

But maybe I can work a little green-conscious-hippie-vibes into this New Year Resolutions post. I’m listing a few small points below that will not only make my life more awesome, but also benefit our planet!

Some of the stuff I’m talking about may seem like a lot of work, and -to be honest- that’s why I’ve been putting them off for far too long! Other points are things I enjoy doing, but sometimes don’t take enough time for when life get’s a little hectic.

This post is therefor also a little reminder to make more time for doing the things we enjoy most! 

Are your happy green hippie New Years Resolutions in the list? Check it out below!

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Lush Soap Bars Review for Dry Skin & Winter HandsHarsh Winter weather is murder for your precious hands, especially when you’ve got dry skin already! Thankfully these lovely Lush soaps are great to combat dry, itchy skin. Cruelty free, vegan friendly & awesomely moisturising… What more could you want from soap!?

Oh, and they smell superawesomefreakingfantastic too!

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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

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Lush Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub & Lip Balm Review + GiveawayThere been a LOT of LUSH on this blog lately. But is there ever too much Lush? I guess not!
Check out the Lush Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub & Lip Tint review here and make sure to scroll down all the way down for a nice surprise…

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6 months no new clothes challenge for ethical green fashion!

Change the world, one outfit at a time

The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world. Especially the dyeing and colouring process is facilitated by a mix of harsh chemicals. This chemical cocktail is often dumped in the water, without much consideration about the damage it causes to our planet. Just check out the Citarum River, which holds the dubious reputation of being the most polluted river in Indonesia!

We also know very well our fancy fast-fashion items aren’t created out of thin air. For every 5 dollar shirt we buy a person is making that shirt for an unfair wage in unsafe working conditions.

The fast fashion industry is not something I want to be a part of any longer. As you might’ve read in my Struggles with being a Fashion Blogger Blogpost I’m making a conscious decision to only buy ethical fashion from now on!

A better world starts with YOU so check the video below & join me for this #6MONTHSNONEWCLOTHES CHALLENGE!

<3

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Autumn OOTD with my beloved vintage checkered coat. Tweed in wonderful autumnal 70ies colours!

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!

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“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…

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