What’s new / Budgettips

I always feel that my budget is fighting against what is trending. That little voice inside my head always says to me: ‘You really like does …., don’t you? Just buy them!’ Unfortunatly I am not rich (at all) and my bank account doesn’t like me spending all that money. I have found some ways to indulge myself in the new trend, but don’t spend to much. Here are some budgettips:

1. Go Outlet shopping. I am really lucky to live about 5 min away from a pretty big outletcenter.
2. Go sample shopping. Follow some blogs who will give you more information about where/when.
3. Go to second hand/vintage shops.
4. Go on Ebay and buy second hand.
5. Find out which online shops offer free delivery and affordable clothes. I find new online shops using Fashiolista. I will make a list of my favorite online shops soon.
6. Never buy something in a online shop without using a discount code. Just use google and you pretty much find some codes for every online shop there is.
7. Don’t buy the real thing but search for a real nice knock-off. I will make another post about this topic.
8. Make a list before you go (online) shopping. Then you only buy things you really need.
9. Clean out you closet, you will find things you forgotten about (feels like shopping).
10. Sell you stuff and make money instead of spending it.


I would just die having this closet.

Hope these tips will help you to become a better (online) shopper and you are able to save some money. Let me know if you want to add some tips? I can sure use them.

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What’s new / favorite blogger #3

I number all favorite bloggers ad random. Today I am introducing you to FashnChips. Christine is a Dutch blogger. She does exactly what I like. She combines clean and shophisticated items with simple t-shirts, sneakers or ripped jeans. Boy, do I ❤ here style.

Here are my favorite looks: 

What do you think about Christine’s look?

What’s new / Fashiolista

Well, not really new. Just to show my Dutch pride (Fashiolista is founded by Dutchies) I have to share this with all of you.


Fashiolista helps you save & share your greatest fashion finds from all over the web. With the special Love button, you can save your fashion favorites from nearly every online store in one convenient place. Your personal Fashiolista profile will become the a wish list of items that you love, want, or that just inspire you.

Best of all, you can browse the profiles created by other Fashiolista members. Browsing other people’s fashion finds is a great way to get fresh inspiration. The members come from all over the world: New York, London, to Rio de Janeiro & Tokyo. Among them are many of the top fashion bloggers and influencers.

I think it is the most convenient tool, since facebook. It works the same as Pinterest. You can save all your fashion finds from all different webshops in one place, get inspired by other and find new webshops. I never forget where I saw that beautifull blouse or pair earrings. Fashiolista also has a bunch of extra’s for fashion bloggers.  Fashiolista is also available as a free app for your Iphone/HTC/Samsung and Blackberry.

And I love it

Please check it out and follow me.
Would you?

What’s new / favorite blogger #2

Because I love reading blogs too, I decided to introduce you to my favorite bloggers every month. It is time for part 2. As I said before, I start numbering with #1 and end whenever I am done, but this has nothing to do with how much I like them. I absolutly love them all.

This month I like to introduce you to another Dutch blogger, but a fashion blogger this time. Her name is Rosanna, her blog is called Billie-Rose. She writes in English, so perfect for everyone. Billie-Rose is al into latest trends, she posts a lot of outfit photo’s which give you heaps of inspiration. What I love is that she is girl which isn’t as thin as a straw. Just like me she has curves and their is nothing wrong with that. She is a little more girly than I am, but she always gives her outfits a rough twist.

Here are some inspirational pictures.

Please let me know what you think about her blog?

What’s new / One Lovely Blog Award

This morning Jessyka (Corks and Leather) suprised me with the most pleasant news, she nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award. I am truly honored and love to spread the word to others.

The recipient rules to this award:

  • Link back to the blogger that nominated you
  • Paste the award image anywhere on your blog
  • Tell us 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers you like for the award!
  • Post a comment on your nominees’ blogs telling them of their nomination!

7 random facts about me:

  1. I am a huge fan of Scandinavian fashion (designers). I can’t really explain why.  
  2. I am a little crazy, that is why not everyone understands me. I am so lucky to have my friends who love me for it.
  3. I love travelling and my favorite (shopping) city is London.
  4. Dancing is my life. I have been dancing since I was 4, it releases my stress.
  5. I am so Dutch, all my (great) grandparents have been Dutch (both sides), I love Dutch things like riding my bicycle and eating chocolate sprinkles on my bread, you can’t be more Dutch than I am.
  6. I really like my job at the University, I am surrounded by students all day and it doesn’t feel like work at all.
  7. I am addicted to the sun, honoustly in the winter I can get a bit depressed.

My nominees are:
Corks and Leather – fashion blog
Kukkuk.me – fashion blog with a arty farty edge
Chanel Wears – fashion blog
Kellista – beauty blog
Joliette – beauty blog
Being Arindam – inspiration blog
Beautylab – beauty blog
LiveLifeGorgeous – beauty blog
Lesley Carter – travel, adventures and new experiences
Fashion in the Urban Jungle – fashion blog
Sleepingbootay – beauty blog
Megan’s Musings – journalism, work, life, thoughts and opinions
Tartars and Teacups – adventures and abstracts
Fashionvictim – fashion blog

and number 15 I leave open for one of my followers to take the chance and start blogging.
Why not join us?

What’s new / Utrecht

Last Friday I went shopping in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Here are some impressions of this beautiful city in the center of Holland. Unfortunately, the weather was extremely bad in the morning so the photo’s turn out a little dark. I will show you some of my new buys soon.

Have you ever visited Utrecht?

What’s new / Uniq One

The holy grail has been handed to me by my hairdresser. Here is the Uniq One


So what it does:
Restores dry and damaged hair;
Shine and frizz control;
Protection against heat;
Softness and smoothness;
Protects hair with UVA and UVB filters;
Simplifies brushing;
Detangles great;
Durable hair styling;
Prevents split ends;
Gives more volume.

This is absolutely incredible because I use up to 7 different hair products right now. Since my hair is frizzy, dry and damaged, tangled, anything but voluminous and I have split ends.  Protection against heat and the sun is always welcome, so what more could I wish for.

Did anyone know about this product?