Hey my lovelies,
I’m having such a fabulous time in London. I think I have pretty much officially decided that I will be moving to London in October! OMG I’m sooo excited! Just have a feeling this is the right decision to make – I am so ready for this new and exciting chapter of my life.
I only have a few days left in London (I leave again on Friday, poooo) and need to spend the next few days scouting around for job opportunities, wish me luck!
Sharing another quick OOTD from London:
Blazer: Jersey material, Grey from Zara
Top: White with 3/4 puffy sleeves from ZARA
Scarf: Pink with white little hearts from TopShop
Jeans: Studded Indigo Skinny’s from River Island
Shopping wise am trying to control myself a little because I need to save money for my big move in a few weeks. But I have bought a few goodies (which I will share when I am back home) plus am loving the make up brands they have here! When I get back from London I will be doing a giveaway, including some London beauty purchases, to celebrate that I almost have 300 followers! Wow still can’t believe that sometimes. Have a great week everyone! xoxo
On 29 August, the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place in Los Angelos. I always love checking out all the glamourous outfits. Here are some of my favourite picks from the night:
Claire Danes looked AMAZING in a strapless Armani Privé gown
Think she was my absolute favourite of the event.
Heidi Klum is one “hot mama” in this black, textured mini by Marchesa
Nina Dobrev from Vampire Diaries in a one-shouldered blush, floral, silk gown from Zuhair Murad’s Fall 2010 couture collection. Stunning (wow her waist is teeny tiny right?)
Anna Paquin wore an Alexander McQueen gown, embellished with gold. I like it because it stands out and is a little different. The bottom isn’t super flattering but overall think she looks gorgeous.
Emily Blunt arrived on the red carpet in a one-shouldered Christian Dior gown — and with hubby John Krasinski in tow. Think this lavender dress looks so adorable on her. She looks radiant, pretty and happy! Must be that newly wed glow ;)
Jane Krakowski in navy one-shouldered Escada gown. Love the shape and shoulder detailing.
So these were my faves! What do you think, do you agree?
Oh how I’d love to be glammed up to the max & wear a SUPER DUPER expensive dress (matched with million dollar jewellery) for an event like this one day. Oh well a girl can dream right ;)
Woke up this morning to a lovely sunny day in London! I met up with my friend Louise and we went shopping in Oxford Street where I got some great little purchases (I’ll share my purchases when I get back to NL)! We then went for lunch in South Bank, chilled out at her place in the afternoon and in the evening we went for some delicious Spanish tapas and red wine in Clapham, yummmm! I am getting a great vibe from London, love love love it here! Anyways I thought I’d quickly share my OOTD:
Skirt: Silk “animal print” skirt from Zara
Top: Basic black singlet from Decjuba
Cardigan: Black woolen cardi from Country Road
Necklace: Dutch old coin on chain from Decjuba
Black Tights & new Cinderella leather boots I got in The Hague last week.
I’m super happy with these boots! Shoes for me are always so difficult..I kind of have really bad feet (thanks family genetics, grr) so it’s always tricky to find shoes that are actually comfortable to wear. I walked on these little boots all day today and soo comfy – score! :) Tomorrow off to Covent Garden for lunch and probably checking out Notting Hill Carnival. Am off to sleep now, bye bye xoxo
I am currently blogging from my friends flat in London! I left The Hague this morning and took the Eurostar train for a week trip to London. As some of you might know I left NZ a few month’s ago to relocate (permanently back) to Europe and London has been the main city on my list of potential new home towns. I wanted to spend a week in London to meet up with friends, check out the city, job market & opportunities and to try to finally make up my mind on where I want to move to for the next chapter of my life around October.
I’m very excited to catch up with friends and browse around the city to get a feel of the real London, plus of course get a bit of shopping in while I am here too (hehe). Any tips for some must-do’s; beside the typical touristy stuff?
Yes, I finally finally got my hands on Chanel Particulière!
When I was in NZ it had sold out everywhere and they were waiting on new stock. Then since arriving & traveling around Europe I had been checking so many stores to look for this much wanted nail polish but with no luck. I had pretty much given up all hope! Then all of a sudden last week, I was in de Bijenkorf (a high end Dutch department store) and was casually strolling around the beauty department, as you do, and there in the corner of my eye…IT WAS! Just sitting there….I couldn’t believe my luck, so I just had to get it. Ok it costs €21.50, which is not exactly cheap. But hey it’s worth it & I am now officially part of the cool crowd LOL
The stunning mushroom-hued colour is so gorgeous & sophisticated and the polish applies like a dream. Thank you Chanel! Also, I am already secretly admiring the new nail Les Khakis De Chanel collection which is due to come out September 10 at New York Fasion week!
Shown below from left to right, the collection includes: Khaki Rose, Khaki Vert and Khaki Brun.
I am going to take a wild guess here but I have a strong feeling that Khaki Vert is going to be the new “it” shade! Well, it is on my lust list for sure :) xoxo
I have uploaded a new video tutorial on my YouTube Channel :)
It’s a Peachy Gold eye with a “pop” of blue on the waterline (semi inspired by Stephanie Pratt)
Check out the video:
MAC paint pot in Rubenesque
MAC All that Glitters eyeshadow
MAC Wedge eyeshadow
MAC Nylon eyeshadow
MAC Fluidline in blacktrack
MaxFactor 2000Calorie Mascara
NARS Orgasm Blush
MAC Creme Cup lipstick
Sephora Plumping lipgloss, clear
Before filming this tutorial I had already applied:
MAC Studio Fix Fluid & Powder in NC20
Revlon Concealer & Revlon Bronzer
Song: Inna with Amazing (such a great Summer song!) I hope you enjoy this tutorial!
On Wednesday I spend the day browsing the shops in Amsterdam because I was going to catch up with a friend for dinner in the evening. Now that I have been back in The Netherlands for a few weeks I’m really starting to see the country again with fresh eyes and am gaining a new found appreciation. It’s such a beautiful place :)
The city was pretty busy (but it always seems to be) and Amsterdam has a fantastic variety of shops. I ended up buying most of my purchases at River Island, I really love that shop! Check out my new clothes below:
River Island: Beige ribbed jumper “dress” with scoop neck & gold zip detail
Think this will be so comfy for winter, over leggings, jeans or even to just throw on in the mornings!
River Island: Super Skinny Dark Denim Stretch Jeans
Love the stud detailing on the front and back pocket
River Island: Red check flannel shirt
Rocking the lumberjack look ;)
(Ps wearing the new jeans..)
River Island: Black leather asymmetric aviator jacket with
woolen lined collar & zip pockets.
I didn’t bring an autumn in between jacket with me from NZ to Europe so needed something to keep me a little warmer in the colder days. Love the woolen collar, which also can be removed.
Pieces: Gold coloured long chain key necklace.
I’ve been looking for a key chain necklace for a while. Ideally I’d like to have the Tiffany & Co one but my budget doesn’t stretch that far at the moment haha so I got this one for €9 instead.
I also got 2 new MAC eyeshadows:
Club (red-brown with green pearl, satin)
& Charcoal Brown (muted taupe brown, matte)
Hope you are all having a great week! I am off to the city of Apeldoorn & Arnhem in the Netherlands for a “ladies weekend” with my Mum & Sister. Bye xoxo