Petit Pink

It’s no surprise that I love pink dresses. I have a closet full right now, that I don’t fit anymore :(. Each week I become fatter and fatter, up to the point that our little girl is expected to pop right after summer. So rather than getting myself more pink dresses that will look awful anyway, I started looking for pretty pink items for the little one that’s on her way :). Especially on lazy weekend like this one, I can’t resist swooning over all the cute pinkness I spotted. I’ve rounded up my 15 favorites pink mini outfits of today: 

Pink Baby Fashion

Pink Baby Fashion

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Valentine gift guide

Just four days left now. Did you already craft or bake a Valentine’s gift? No?! If u really don’t have any time to do so, here are some gifts I wish I’d love to receive that don’t require any crafting or baking ˆ-ˆ

valentine gifts

valentine gifts

 

(1) Honey and Bloom – Love color screen print, $35 (2) Ban.Do – Sweet talk bangle, $24 (3) Ashley Brooke Designs – Everyday I am hustlin’ travel mug, $22 (4) Fortune – Telling book of love, $9.94 (5) Erin Jane Designs – Twig Ring 14k Yellow Recycled Gold Branch Band, $366 (6) Essie – Nail polish glitters, $8.50 (7) M.A.C – Pretty Please lipstick, $16 (8) ModCloth – On par with posh heel, $69.99 (9) Honey and Bloom – Gold bits heart of hearts bracelet, $135 (10) Ban.Do – It girl Bobbi, $12 (11) Holly Becker – Decorate with flowers, $17.25 (12) Rituals – Jasmine dream relaxing  scented candle, $29 (13) ABC Carpet and Home – Muuto pink visu chair, $419 (14) Society6 – I love you beady much print, $18 (15) Ted Baker – Ceirra round tassel zip clutch bag, $241.

What do you have on your wish list? 

My 10 most useful buys in 2014

Besides the necessary groceries, I did not buy as many personal things like I used to buy. Before I was planning to move and before I was engaged. Because the whole wedding was such a giant pill to swallow. The biggest purchase in my life so fat but certainly also the biggest gift I’ve ever given to my family and friends and therefore definitely also the best purchase in my life so far. I will treasure the memories of this day forever but I am also glad it was a once in a lifetime investment so I can now save up for my next and probably even bigger purchase; my house. 

Most of the stuff I buy for myself, I buy because it looks pretty (like girly dresses, accessories and house decorations) but not useful stuff. But here are some purchases that may not look appealing, but were actually very, extremely useful to me this year.  

Buys 2014

Buys 2014

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Greenpoint (Brooklyn NY)

 

Greenpoint Brooklyn New York

It was on this cold and rainy day that I was so brave to go outside and walk around, exploring the area in Greenpoint (Brooklyn).  

Greenpoint, also called ” Little Poland ” has been an immigrant enclave for more than a century. Along Manhattan Avenue, you’ll see Polish signs on the store windows and a number of Polish restaurants. 

Today, Greenpoint is still mostly a residential area and not as commercialized yet compared to areas like Williamsburg and Dumbo, however it’s definitely on it’s way in the upswing. More and more designers, musicians, hipsters and even some celebrity are moving into the area. What’s popular in Greenpoint are it’s four B’s: Baked Goods, Beauty, Booz and Beats. And thanks to Trina my teacher at the Fashion Instate, I did not only discover some nice 4 x B’s but also some beautiful boutiques with locally produced designer stuff, vintage treasures and more. 

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My NYC Fall shopping wish list

One more night and I will be back in New York City! I am well- prepared; made my restaurant reservations, bought my Halloween tickets and yes … I got my Halloween outfit (I’ll share some pictures with you after Halloween). I always say that my favorite pieces of fashion are those I collected when I stumbled upon them by accident and wasn’t looking for them. But as an excited and fanatic shop addict, I could’t resist to have a look at the websites of some of my favorite shops in New York City. Some pre- shopping orientation ;-). And they have so much to offer that I want. I have a strong weakness for purchasing pretty pink dresses but I have an abundance of these in my closet and I rarely have occasions to wear them. I seriously need to look for some more warm and practical pieces of fashion. In neutral colors. Here some everyday wearable (and affordable!) basics I am planning to get in order to survive this fall:

New York City Fall Items

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10 Mugs I want

My kitchen drawers have bursting doors due to all the mugs I have. Also my storage room is full of boxes of mugs. Mugs in general don’t cost a lot and there are so many pretty ones out there, I keep on buying and buying mugs. I use them al lot too, for every cup of tea (I drink lots of tea) I basically use another mug. Here are x mugs I wish I could ad to my kitchen drawer…

Kade Spade Mug

(1) I love love love Kate Spade‘s current dining collection, including this Glazed Mug ($10). Simple but so pretty. 

anna-weatherley-annas-palette-teacup

(2) This aqua green mug Anna Weatherley Anna’s Palette Teacup ($45,60) is another simple but oh so pretty mug that I wish I had. 

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My summer suitcase wish list

Vacation Packlist

One day left and I am going on vacation!!! My beach house is booked, did my research on all restaurants and bars to visit, but I wish I was a bit better prepared about what to bring. I did not pack yet and haven’t done any summer stuff shopping for a while so time to refresh my closet. Here are some items I wish I could bring into my suitcase: 

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Nog een dagje en dan ga ik eindelijk op vakantie!!! Mijn strandhuis is geboekt, ik heb mijn huiswerk gedaan en een eindeloze to-do list aan restaurants en bars gemaakt maar wou toch dat ik ook beter voorbereid was op wat mee te nemen. Mijn koffer is nog niet gepakt en heb ook al een tijdje geen zomer spullen meer gekocht. Tijd om mijn kast aan te vullen dus! Hier een aantal items die ik oh zo graag in zou willen pakken: 

Vacation Packlist

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Fruity things I like

One thing you see more and more in the stores nowadays are fruity items. Bags, furniture, home decorations; you see them in all kinds kinds of fruit. Although I don’t have a fruity piece yet, it’s certainly something on my wish-list for upcoming summer. Here are some of the bags considering to buy: /

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Steeds vaker zie fruit- spullen in de winkles. Tassen, meubels, huis decoraties; je ziet ze in allerlei fruitsoorten. Alhoewel ik er nog geen heb staat een fruit item zeker op mijn verlanglijst voor aankomende zomer. Hier een aantal fruitige items die ik momenteel overweeg:

Fruit

(1) Top Shop – Fruit print bow headband, $25 (2) Asos – Mini fruit watch, $28.58 (3) Asos- Watermelon necklace, $11.43 (4) Charlotte Olympia – Ana pineapple acrylic shoulder bag, $750 (5) Modcloth – Cutest of the fruit dress, $52,99 (6) Etsy- Watermelon iPhone 5 case, $16 (7) Forever 21 – Fruit frenzy ankle socks, $1,50 (8) Zara Home – Fruit coasters, $16 (9) Mother of Pearl – Fruit trainers, $385 (10) C-Wonder – Citrus fruit melamine dinner plate, $12

The Candy Table Part II

In my previous post, I was telling that I am currently working on the design of a theme- colored candy table. I did not decide about all the details yet but It will be a mix of pink, peach, gold and glitters. Since I have only about half an hour to set things up it can only be a small table with a few simple eye catchers.  Here are a some of the items that I purchased for it.  I am not sure yet whether I will need all of them but I hope my candy table will turn out pretty! Do you have any ideas about what I can do with these items? 

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In mijn vorige post vertelde ik over mijn plannen om een snoeptafel te maken geheel in thema kleur. Ik weet nog niet helemaal in  hoe deze eruit gaat zien maar het wordt in ieder geval een mix van roze, perzik, goud en glitters. Omdat ik slechts een half uur heb om de tafel op te zetten wordt het waarschijnlijk een kleine tafel met een paar simpele eye catchers. Hier een aantal dingetjes die ik voor mijn snoeptafel gekocht heb. Ik weet nog niet zeker of ik ze wel allemaal nodig heb maar ik hoop dat het een mooi resultaat wordt. Heb jij een idee met wat ik met deze spullen kan doen? 

Candy Table

Candy Table

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