Why You Need Gingham this Spring and Summer

Black and White With only a few days left in March, it is only appropriate to look forward to some warmer weather and start building your spring and summer wardrobe. One of the most prominent pattern trends this year is gingham, and it is taking over by storm! I have seen a [...]

Statement Pants for Spring and Summer

Bigger the Better Happy spring everyone! I am so glad that it is officially the spring season as this past winter seemed to drag on forever, and nothing improves my mood like a good dose of warmth and sunshine! To kick off the season, I am introducing one of my most favorite [...]

Military Jackets + High Shoulders

Military Inspired Spring is definitely on the way here in Nederland, and although there have been some rainy days, things are certainly improving! The slightly higher temperatures and mild breezes put me in such a light mood, and I feel more inspired with my outfits when the rain is not making a [...]

Pajama Style Printed Trousers

Spring Trends Among the trends that have passed into 2017 from last year, bedroom and sleepwear inspired garb has definitely made the list. There is something about the idea of wearing your silk and satin pajamas out for the day that is so satisfying, and having it look both intentional and [...]

Blush Pink Spring Jumpsuit

Jumpsuits & Rompers In the spring and summertime, my favorite closet staples are always rompers and jumpsuits. They are so simple to throw on for an instant, on-trend outfit, plus they are a packing savior for summer vacations and getaways. I have already showcased a few jumpsuits on my blog for this [...]

Bell Sleeves for Spring

Sleeves for Spring Everyone predicted that bell sleeves were going to be ridiculously HUGE this spring, (both literally and figuratively!) and of course, here we are in March and every top I see has an excessively large opening at the wrist. Off-the-shoulder tops have stuck around from last spring, so luckily [...]

Spring Style | Featuring JORD Wood Watches

Spring in the Air Now that February is finally over, it is acceptable for me to look ahead to spring temperatures, and plan my outfits accordingly! As heavy coats and thick-knit sweaters are packed away for the time being, in their place come light knits and t-shirts. With warmer temperatures come [...]

Inspired by Menswear

In the Rain (again!) Happy March everyone! Spring showers have, over the past few days, greeted us here in Holland en masse with no end in sight; thus my spring outfits may well be in an overcast and wet atmosphere from here on out! I have always dreamed of living somewhere [...]

Trench Coats and Buckled Shoes | Spring Style

Trench Coats There are only a few items of clothing that truly qualify as 'timeless,' meaning you could wear them today and 30+ years ago and not look out of place. Luckily, trench coats have completely stood the test, and for good reason; they are practical for transitional season such [...]

Jumpsuits for Spring

Time to Work A few times a year I fly the 5,000 miles from The Netherlands to my home state of Washington, to visit family and generally relax in the beautiful northwest. I have just returned to Europe and I had such a wonderful time, but also unintentionally took a bit [...]

Accessorizing for Spring

90's Sun It is no secret that the last few seasons of fashion have brought back the 90's with a vengeance. First with denim on denim galore, then brand mania, and this summer you can add round frames to the ever-expanding list. I have had my eyes on a few sunglasses to [...]

Oversized Cricket Sweater

In the Rain Dutch winters tend to be dreary and gloomy, and on this particular February afternoon, it caught me an my wonderful photographer (aka boyfriend) off guard in a sudden rain storm. Despite the slight rise in temperature, it has remained rather dull and sunless the past few weeks, [...]

Embroidery | Trending Now

Spring Styles Happy weekend! The weather has finally decided to warm up above freezing here in Western Europe, and I am taking full advantage of this by breaking out more of my spring-time outfits.  January and February tend to be difficult months for me, not only in terms of fashion, but [...]

Lingerie in the Streets

Everything that Flows Happy February everyone! I have a strong feeling that 2017 is going to snap by way too quickly, it seems like New Years Eve was yesterday! But I will admit that warmer weather coming soon is fine by me. During Amsterdam's fashion week [...]

More 90’s Please

90's Now Whether it's because I watched too much Friends back in the day, or because I was actually alive for this throwback trend, the 90's are a definite favorite for style inspiration. I don't feel like I'm wearing items from the past, so much as I [...]

Looking forward | Spring Silhouettes

Play with your Clothes When it comes to clothes, I absolutely love to play. There is nothing more fun than finding ways to imitate what inspires me with items I may already own! With spring inching closer, (a bit quicker please!), I have started to look ahead [...]

Canals and Culottes

KANAAL On the western side of Nederland, where we are only a few precious feet above sea-level, the cities have hundreds of canals that allow the water to enter the city limits.  While many remain practical means of transportation, water regulation, and even housing, they are an iconic feature [...]

Heels & Destroyed Denim

Block Heels One of the best ways to take your outfit up a notch is to add a pair of snatched heels, but until recently, that entailed foot pain from the minute you walked out the door. Wearing items like boyfriend jeans or straight leg jeans promotes a relaxed [...]

Jacquard Prints

At the end of last year, I became obsessed with finding the perfect pair of jacquard trousers for the winter season. With items of clothing that are more statement in pattern or style, I spend more time finding the best pair for my taste and fit, and luckily [...]

With Cool Tones

Blue Baby With cooler temperatures and snow threatening to appear any minute, I was feeling inspired to pull out an entire cool-toned outfit, complete with lavender lips. While I love my nudes, mauves, reds, and plums, sometimes I need  a change of scenery. I personally do not mind the extra [...]

Coffee & Coats

The Importance of Coffee Growing up in Washington State, I was spoiled by excellent coffee at home and in the city. Each coffee house had a unique vibe; rustic, outdoorsy, excellent latte art, Italian influences, and beyond. But each would turn out spectacular coffee, usually roasted [...]

Cobblestone Streets in Winter

This post is in association with Zaful In The New Year I hope you are all recovering from a fun NYE weekend! With temperatures below freezing and fog hanging low in the air, my boyfriend and I drove to the university town of Breda, Netherlands [...]

On a Cold Winter’s Day | Austria

Let it Snow After living in Indiana State for 2 years, my attitude about snowfall has been rather bitter; the cold temperatures, digging out the car every other day, and walking home with snowflakes down your coat gets old. However, I'm feeling a bit warmer (ha) towards this fluffy matter after a [...]

Emerald Dreams

I hope you are all recovering and relaxing after weekend of holiday fun! I know I need a bit of a refresh after Christmas and New Years to get my mind straight. I took a bit of a social media break, (my first since starting my blog!), and found some time [...]

Time to Bundle

Winter Solstice Happy Winter! With only a few days left until Christmas, and New Years just around the corner, it feels like 2016 has positively flown by! I am both terrified and excited that 2017 will be here in a snap, and of course I am [...]

Weekend at the Christmas Market

Christmas markets are a dime a dozen here in Europe, but none are quite as spectacular and large as the markets in Germany. I have seen them in Berlin and Cologne to name a few, and while each city has a unique charm to offer, they all celebrate the season with hundreds of huts [...]

Ruching | Casual Day Out

As an American living in Europe, what I consider normal daily activities has completely turned around. Who knew that someday I would prefer to get around to my various destinations via bike because it is faster? Growing up in the hills in Washington State, getting around for the day on a bike would mean [...]

Florals in Winter

Once in a while I find a piece of clothing that just screams my name off the hanger, and recently a true-match happened in the form of the most flirty christmas outfit. An A-line, drop-waist romper in a rich floral print? Perfection. Simply add a few friends, music, booze, [...]

Acting the Tourist | Paris in Winter

Welcome to the Louvre Palace, a beautiful enclosed space including the famous pyramid and oh-so-beautiful architecture. The second day of our weekend in Paris included trying to see as many famous and beautiful points of interest as possible, and The Louvre was naturally on the list. It [...]

Ruffles in Paris

Since moving to Holland 1.5 years ago, I have been able to enjoy an ease of travel between famous cities that would be unthinkable living in the states. From our home in The Netherlands, Paris is a mere 4-5 hour drive away, and it is [...]

Wear It On Your Sleeve

This post is in association with Zaful This autumn has been all about the details on sleeves, and has welcomed back a lot of old favorites. Bell sleeves, oversized, and all sorts of cuts and ties; they all give your outfit a little bit [...]

Give me Mustard | Color Trends

Whether it makes you rejoice or recoil, mustard and golden yellow are popular colors of the season. With such a warm tone, it is a favorite for the fall and wintertime every year, but this year yellow is particularly loved. These rusty and buttery hues are cloaking [...]

Morning Fog in Blue

This post is in collaboration with Zaful As a 'street-style' blogger, I am often at the mercy of the weather for good lighting and fair skies, but once in a while nature will throw me a curve ball that ends up working out better than [...]

Casual Tulle

When day dreaming about holiday and wintery fabrics, tulle sits right up there with lace and velvet as seasonal musts. Its silhouette-skimming and slightly revealing properties draw me in, and all I want to do is to sip red wine in a cozy corner, with good company, and my tulle [...]

Oversized | Trending Now

Wide-legged trousers and above-the-ankle flairs have pushed everyone's trusty skinny jeans to the side. When I first started styling my looser-fit bottoms, I often would pair something fitted on top to make sure I have some shape, but after feeling a bit inspired on Pinterest I started pairing pieces [...]

Red and Blue

Ever since I saw this photo on Pinterest over the summer, I have been itching to pair cobalt blue with red. Perhaps it is all the Tommy Hilfiger styles filling my Instagram! Blue and red tend to remind me of national colors and would not normally attract my attention together, but [...]

Coats and Mules

I love infusing current trends into my outfits, but at the same time I like to keep around my quality wardrobe items that really last, and make them work for the current season. Example: Oversized, long coats in black, camel, faux fur, etc, are all the rage, and while [...]

Sweater Dresses – Bundle Up!

This week in Holland we recieved our first bit of frost, which means: time to get sneaky with my outfits. One item that is sure to keep you warm is a sweater dress, especially since you can bundle something else underneath. This one is a loose, thick, and cozy number that I [...]

Animal Prints for Fall and Spring

This autumn season, leopard prints have roamed free once again in loud jacket prints, shoes, and tops. While leopard print is not yet on the way out, you can soon look forward to a new print to emerge: Zebra. With animal prints reigning supreme on the cat walk [...]

Gift Guide – Trendy Ideas for Men and Women

Need some inspiration for your holiday shopping? I have compiled my favorite gift ideas here, in order by price, to try and help you find the perfect item for your friends and family! Click on the photo link to find the item in an online shop.  $16 - Proraso After Shave Balm (3.4 [...]

Knit Sweaters for Fall

I buy at least a few chunky-knit sweaters every fall, and the only rule I keep is that the new pieces must not be the same shade or cut as others I own. I tend to lean towards those with a thicker knit because they genuinely keep the [...]

Bralettes and Bodysuits

The bralette: blissfully freeing and oh-so cute. What is not to love? I personally do not wear them out and about alone, but I think a well layered lacy bralette is attractive and flirty. If you have not already picked up one this [...]

7 Things to do in Bellingham, Washington

Bellingham: Gorgeous Northwest views, nestled in between Seattle and Vancouver BC, and home of the most legit hippies. I was lucky enough to call this charming city 'home' for 20 years, and after all that time I have a modest idea of what to see when you are passing through! Visit Historic [...]

Cats in Fashion

Cats have moved from our Instagram feeds and YouTube videos into our wardrobes, and not only in the form of leopard print coats and tees, but statement bags, tops, and more. I find it kind of amusing, but as a cat [...]

Olive and Blush Tones

The crisp mornings and chilly afternoons here in Holland are drawing me towards my collection of scarves and hats in order to warm up my transitional wardrobe. While going out for a cup of coffee, I decided to sling this oversized scarf to [...]

6 Spots to Eat in Hong Kong

After one week in Hong Kong, my boyfriend and I were already fond of a few restaurants (particularly some coffee shops!) and collected photos of the spots that were notably enjoyable. I have linked the TripAdvisor pages to the titles of all the restaurants, in case you need to save for a future trip! The Cupping [...]

Long-Cardigan Affair

About this time of year I start to get more creative with my layering, so that I can use some of my summer items into the colder weather. This season I have already purchased a selection of long cardigans and I [...]

6 Scented Candles for Fall

Fall is in full swing and at our house and we have scented candles going all day long! Usually I only buy a few for Spring and Summer, but I go all out on Fall candle purchases. The ones featured below are a few of the candles I picked this year to add some holiday spirit [...]

Bags with Pompons

Fuzzy, colorful, trendy, and fun! This little detail is an eye-catching addition for your 2016 Fall/Winter wardrobe - an instant update to anything you pair it with. Pompons are easy to find anywhere from Nordstrom to your local clothing boutique, and the color/size combos let [...]

Love from Hong Kong

Greetings from Hong Kong! After recovering from some jet lag, my boyfriend and I started to explore this seriously fascinating city. I have never traveled outside of Europe or North America, and this has been a delightful few days of dipping my toes into a [...]

Go-to Outfit

I always keep two particular things in my closet: a black and white longsleeve top, and a lightweight black jacket. These simple pieces have great versatility and, depending on the cut, will not go out of style. In the past I have owned two other striped tops [...]

Vancouver BC in the Rain

My hometown lies nicely in between Seattle and Vancouver BC, and in most of my visits I will take a day trip to walk around one or both of these gorgeous cities. This trip I spent a day in lovely British Colombia, and had [...]

Mom Jeans and Cropped Sweaters

Mom Jeans and Cropped Sweaters It has been such a lovely first few days of Fall here in Bellingham, Washington, but unfortunately on this photo day we had a bit of an overcast as well as a glimpse of the weather to come. Luckily we [...]

Autumn Attire – The Fall Shoe Edit

Autumn Attire As someone raised in the Pacific Northwest, there is nothing I love more than the transition from Summer into Fall. The colors on the trees here in Washington become the most beautiful shades, and the warm hues stick around until the first big [...]

Afternoon in Vegas

Afternoon in Vegas After spending a few days in the red rocks of Utah, my boyfriend and I found ourselves with some time to spare in the upside-down city of Las Vegas. The desert temperature was a scorching 100 degrees, but we managed to go [...]

The Backwards Shirt

The Backwards Shirt Yes, it has been around all summer in the form of breezy button-ups, but the backwards shirt look seems to be continuing on into Autumn. Luckily, shirts with usually-in-front details have expanded to include all sorts of styles such as knitwear [...]

Germany on a Summer’s Eve

Germany on a Summer's Eve My boyfriend and I spend quite a lot of time in Western Germany since he grew up on the Dutch/German border. There are mostly small cities along this border, and we tend to visit the little German town of Elten to see what is new in [...]

Back to School Look

Back to School look Ah, September...the time of year to revamp your wardrobe and spend two weeks dressing nicely for your college classmates. Of course, by the end of the month we have all switched to sweatpants and sneakers, but for the first few weeks, everyone looks a bit more polished. [...]

Autumn Sun

Autumn Sun Holland is already beginning to show fall tones and the leaves are flashing red and brown in the remaining sunlight. Like many, as soon as I see these hues my mind wanders towards cozy sweaters, warm ankle boots, and other autumnal staples. Luckily, it is not quite cold yet and [...]

Spain in a Week

Spain in a Week Downtown Valencia This year my boyfriend and I spent one week in Spain to unwind, escape the disappointing weather that was "summer" in Holland, and explore a new country. Neither of us had ever spent time in Spain, so it was completely new. Our trip consisted of two [...]

Bike Chic

Bike Chic Here in Holland, everything is done via bike. Grocery shopping, transportation to work and school, getting home after too many drinks, and anything else you could possibly need to do is completed on two wheels. This is great because it means inexpensive transportation, and the country is completely flat so you won't [...]

Hello Indigo!

Hello indigo! Denim overload seems to be back in a big way and I love it! I can't get enough of the 90's vibes in make-up and fashion, so I hope it is here to stay for a bit. The rules this time around appear to be 'anything goes', and everything [...]

Orange in the Sun

Since we are finally getting around to our summer temperatures, I had to get out and get some vitamin D! It was a completely cloudless day, and as the sun was burning everything in sight, I snatched my bright-orange top from Forever 21. I hardly go into [...]

Leather and Denim

Leather and Denim Before the 70's summer trend disappears, I had to get in a good wear of my second-hand For Love and Lemons leather halter top. I luckily picked this up at a Buffalo Exchange in June, but unfortunately I have not have many chances to wear [...]

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