SHOPPING TIP / PRIME DAY

So, there are two things I’m excited about at the moment: 1. SUMMER! Which means lot’s of barbecues with friends and family and late night wine sessions in the garden. (YES!) 2. PRIME DAY on Amazon is coming! Which means lot’s of d…

NEW IN / FURLA METROPOLIS CROSSBODY BAG

Hello on the last day of 2017! Any big plans for tonight? I don’t recall ever staying at home on New Years eve, but at the moment we’re in the middle of moving houses, so I’m just longing for a quiet night at home. On the couch. Wi…

INSPIRATION / INTERIOR + HOME UPDATE

Hello there! With 2018 around the corner, a new chapter has begun for me and my family. For those who follow me on my Instagram and Facebook account have probably already seen some of the sneak previews I’ve shown of our new home. In …

NEW IN / TOM FORD SUNNIES

Completely in love with my new sunnies from Tom Ford (found at SmartBuyGlasses). Lately I’m really in to big sunglasses, like my Celine shadow sunglasses. This Tom Ford beauty is a perfect addition to my collection. What do you think? ON PHOTO: TOM FORD DESIGNER SUNGLASSES, FUJIFILM INSTAX POLAROID CAMERA, H&M CANDLE, MARC JACOBS ‘COTTON’ PERFUME, BANDHU BRACELET WEARING: TOM FORD DESIGNER SUNGLASSES, ZARA BOMBER JACKET, T-SHIRT, PANTS AND ANKLE BOOTS, PROENZA SCHOULER BAG

OUTFIT / #OOTD

WEARING: ACNE STUDIOS ‘CONY’ BOOTS, GOOSECRAFT LEATHER TROUSERS, H&M TOP, ZARA BLAZER, MODE MUSTHAVES HAT, DUFFYBAG TOTE BAG (S/S2017)  

MY WARDROBE / NEW FAVES

Let me first start by saying: happy (belated) 2017! Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. Between eating and spending time with my loved ones, I also thought it was the perfect time for a wardrobe clean up. And to putt together my new Ziito Design wardrobe, where I can store all my current favourites. Like my new shearling coat from ZARA, this insanely gorgeous dress from Magali, grey crossbody bag from Rough Studios and my new black leather shopper from MYOMY (found at Marington) just to name a few.. But hey, there is always room for more.. ;)

INTERIOR / HO HO HO

So, I’m pretty excited for the holidays. Before I had Enzo I actually never decorated our home. But you know, when you become a mom, you get all soft and all.. ;) But I have to say it’s now my favourite thing to do; buying a tree together, decorating the house and have Christmas breakfast for with just the three of us. And with my black and gold obsession, it should not come as a surprise that my Christmas decorations are any different. Eventhough I didn’t had the time to buy any new decorations, I did receive a surprise box from Blokker with all kinds of Christmas decorations. I just can’t get over that golden cutlery. LOVE it! I’m super happy with how my table turned out, it feels like a little party that’s going on in my dining area. During the holidays it just needs to pop! Can’t wait for Christmas morning! Unwrap gifts and have breakfast with my own little family. Thanks, Blokker, for saving our Christmas breakfast with all the golden interior goodies! And, to all my readers: ENJOY the holidays!

OUTFIT / CINEMA

WEARING: PRADA ‘CINEMA’ SUNGLASSES (VIA Edel-Optics), SEZANE ‘JOHNSON’ COAT, ZARA PATENT LEATHER TROUSERS AND KNITTED SWEATER WITH LOW V-NECK, KURT GEIGER OVER THE KNEE BOOTS, CHLOE FAYE BAG Eventhough the temperature is dropping quickly here in the Netherlands, I have to say that I don’t mind it one single bit. The cold fresh air is just what I need right now. And especially when the sun is shining, like last weekend, it’s just so nice to be outdoors (plus I get to wear my new Prada sunnies. Ha!). Can’t believe it’s only one more day before December! Time flies so fast, it’s just insane. Very excited for the Holidays though!! I have to restrain myself to not already buy a Christmas tree and decorate the house with all kinds of Christmas stuff. It’s my favourite time of the year, and I can’t wait to have a first (normal) Christmas with a healthy Enzo this time.    

WEARING / MARBLE CLUSE WATCH

Hello on my favourite Friday of the year: Black Friday. I mean, who doesn’t love shopping with a discount just because it’s Friday, right? I’m all for it. And speaking of favourites: today’s post is all about my latest obsessions: 1. black marble 2. golden details. 3. 1 and 2 in one. Before I was a huge silver lover, and never even wore golden jewelrey. But that have completely changed. So today I’m sharing a couple of my favourite golden items from this moment: like the Cluse La Roche watch, which have a golden case and not to mention that black marble dial. Loving it! Other favourites are – of course – my Chloe Faye bag, Prada sunnies with golden bridge, Mimi Et Toi golden necklace and the Balenciaga Derby boots. Looks all perfect together! PS: ONLY today you can order the Cluse La Roch watch with a  15% Black Friday discount! Get yours here and don’t forget to use their discountcode: CLUSExBF16

INTERIOR / NEW CORNER

Styled a new corner in our living room. Love how the white, grey and black comes together, and yes.. I’m still a big fan of the marble hype in my home. Got the XL lamp, mirror, marble candle holder and marble table at my latest online shop-addiction: Westwing. It’s basically a designer interior outlet with brands like Hay, Zuiver, Vita, Pols en Potten, Bloomingville, you name it. Every day they add new sales and campaigns with different items and brands, so I pretty much check their website every single week (yes, it’s that bad!). Can’t wait until we can decorate our new home! It will still takes about 9 months before it’s done. We just finished designing our new home with an architect, and then soon the building can start. I just can’t wait, it feels like forever!

WEARING / BLACK IS MY HAPPY COLOR

WEARING: ZARA BLAZER AND DRESS, DUFFYBAG SUEDE TOTEBAG, RAY-BAN AVIATORS AND BALENCIAGA BOOTS Just a quick hello from the other side! Hope everyone is doing OK! Thank you for all the sweet and nice comments on my previous article, with the 14 outfits. Hopefully that made up a little for my unregular posting. Still love to shoot something every now and then, like the photos above that we took just before lunch at the College Hotel in Amsterdam. Too bad you can’t really see my super super awesome new Balenciaga boots! My latest shoe score! But you can find a better look at this outfit on my Instagram account (find it here). Anyway, wishing you all a happy Friday!

14 OUTFITS / 14 WAYS, 14 DAYS

#1. WEARING LEFT: AVELON BLOUSE, GOOSECRAFT LEATHER TROUSERS, ALEXANDER WANG FABIANA STRAPPY HEELS, CHLOE FAYE BAG #2. WEARING RIGHT: GOOSECRAFT LEATHER TROUSERS, ISABEL MARANT POUR H&M WOOL COAT BLAZER, ISABEL MARANT ANDREW BOOTS #3. WEARING LEFT: ISABEL MARANT POUR H&M WOOL COAT BLAZER, MANGO JUMPSUIT, H&M BELT, ISABEL MARANT ANDREW BOOTS #4. WEARING RIGHT: ALL SAINTS LEATHER JACKET, MANGO JUMPSUIT, ADIDAS STAN SMITH WHITE SNEAKERS, RAY-BAN SUNGLASSES #5. WEARING LEFT: ALL SAINTS LEATHER JACKET, RIVER ISLAND LONG DRESS, ALEXANDER WANG FABIANA STRAPPY HEELS, CHLOE FAYE BAG #6. WEARING RIGHT: RIVER ISLAND LONG DRESS, ADIDAS STAN SMITH WHITE SNEAKERS #7. WEARING LEFT: LEVIS DENIM SHORTS, ASOS WHITE BASIC T-SHIRT, ALL SAINTS LEATHER JACKET, ADIDAS STAN SMITH WHITE SNEAKERS, CHLOE FAYE CROSSBODY BAG, H&M SCARF #8 WEARING RIGHT: ASOS WHITE BASIC T-SHIRT, LEVIS DENIM SHORTS, BERSHKA TRENCHCOAT, ALEXANDER WANG FABIANA STRAPPY HEELS, CHLOE FAYE BAG #9. WEARING LEFT: BERSHKA TRENCHCOAT, ASOS WHITE BASIC T-SHIRT, GOOSECRAFT LEATHER TROUSERS, ADIDAS STAN SMITH WHITE SNEAKERS, CHLOE FAYE CROSSBODY BAG, H&M SCARF, RAY-BAN SUNGLASSES #10 WEARING RIGHT: ZARA KNITTED SWEATER, GOOSECRAFT LEATHER TROUSERS, ALEXANDER WANG FABIANA STRAPPY HEELS #11. WEARING LEFT: H&M TREND MINI SKIRT, ZARA KNITTED SWEATER, ALEXANDER WANG FABIANA STRAPPY HEELS #12. WEARING RIGHT: H&M TREND MINI SKIRT, AVELON BLOUSE, ALEXANDER WANG FABIANA STRAPPY HEELS, CHLOE FAYE BAG #12. WEARING LEFT: AVELON BLOUSE, LEVIS DENIM SHORTS, ALEXANDER WANG FABIANA STRAPPY HEELS, RAY-BAN SUNGLASSES #14. WEARING RIGHT: MANGO JUMPSUIT, ALEXANDER WANG FABIANA STRAPPY HEELS, CHLOE FAYE BAG Today I have the honour to speak at a new summer event: Share A Perfect Day in Holland and share some of my styling secrets. For my presentation I picked the theme: travelling. How to pack lighter, smarter and more efficiently. You can’t have too many tips and tricks when it comes to packing, right? During Fashion Week season, or any other time when  I had to pack my bag, the seams of my suitcase always look if they were about to burst. And even when I could manage to close the damn thing, the weight exceeded the maximum weight. And so, the downsizing began and so did the headache. Time for a change! I created a way to pack my bag as efficiently possible:  the 14 days, 14 ways plan. So, how does that work? I will tell you… In this case I picked 7 winter/fall items and 7 spring/summer items from my closet (yes, that includes shoes!). Why, because I want to be prepared for any kind of weather. I’ve choosen neutral colored items so that each item will be interchangeable and will match the others. You might need an hour (or two) to mix&match but I can assure you, it’s really worth the effort. Another huge advantage is you always know what to wear, so you can save yourself some time with sorting out outfits in an overfull and chaotic suitcase during your Holiday! So, from now on: keep calm and start packing! PS: In collaboration with bagageonline.nl, you can use the discountcode COTTDS to receive 10% off your SuitSuit suitcase.    

OUTFIT / SMILE

WEARING: AVELON FASHION BLOUSE, DENHAM LEATHER SKIRT, ADIDAS STAN SMITH SNEAKERS, ALEXANDER WANG BAG There really is no reason not to smile when the sun is shining and you’re touring around the city on your bike. Especially not when you’re doing it on this cool matte black one from VanMoof. I just love everything about this bike. The way it looks, and the way it makes me feel. I now rather choose to move around by bike when the weather is allowing it, it’s still Holland we’re talking about, instead of just always jump in my car. I just feel so much more alive with the wind in my hair and being outdoors! Thanks VanMoof for the amazing gift! PHOTOS BY DENISE PS: I’m giving away a pair of GIVENCHY sunnies on my Instagram, don’t forget to enter!

OUTFIT / SUPERSTARS

WEARING: ADIDAS SUPERSTAR SNEAKERS (VIA WINKELSTRAAT.NL), HM TREND DRESS, CHLOE FAYE CROSSBODY BAG Ever since Enzo came in to my life, I’m much more of a sneaker addict then a high heel kind of girl. Yup, kids sure change you. But running after Enzo is a lot easier when you’re not wearing 5 inch heels. Plus a new pair of white sneakers never hurt anyone, so I got the Adidas Superstar as well. And by sometimes pairing them up with a long dress I still feel a bit like the old me. :)

OUTFIT / FOR THOSE RAINY DAYS

WEARING: MUUBAA LEATHER TROUSERS, HM TREND BLOUSE AND COAT, CONVERSE SNEAKERS AND DUFFYBAG TOTE BAG
Not sure where the sun have been hiding this week, but it is raining non-stop over here. Rain, rain, go away!

OUTFIT / THE BOMBER JACKET

WEARING: GIVENCHY SUNNIES (VIA SMARTBUYSUNGLASSES) ZARA BOMBER JACKET, HM TREND DRESS, ALEXANDER WANG THIGH HIGH HEELS, CHLOE FAYE BAG In love with two things from this outfit: 1. the bomber 2. my new sunnies from Givenchy. I actually never wear round sunglasses, but wanted to try something new and absolutely love it! PS: Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram if you want a pair of Givenchy sunnies as well, because I’ve teamed up with SmartBuySunglasses for an awesome giveaway! Stay tuned!

OUTFIT / WIDE PANTS

WEARING: AVELON FASHION PADDED LEATHER JACKET, ZARA PANTS, CHLOE FAYE BAG, ISABEL MARANT BOOTS Wide pants don’t care! My hips sure don’t lie with these awesome pants from ZARA, but still love it. But what I love even more is my dreamy new leather padded jacket by Avelon Fashion!

OUTFIT / SNEAKERS

WEARING: GESTUZ LEATHER TRACK PANTS, HM TREND TOP, ZARA BLAZER, CHLOE FAYE BAG AND ADIDAS STAN SMITH SNEAKERS Feeling a bit like a tomboy in these photos… It’s definitely a different outfit that you are used to here on COTTDS.com. But, I do love wearing sneakers just as much as wearing high heels lately. Especially my white Stan Smith ones! Photos by Iris

NEW IN / A CHLOE BIRTHDAY PRESENT

O, yes. This Chloe Faye crossbody bag is finally mine! I’ve been drooling over it for quite some time now. And what a surprise to receive this as a belated birthday present. In January I turned 31 (yes, I’m officially old!), but due to the circumstances we never got to celebrate it. But this was definitely worth waiting for! Welcome home, Chloe…

OUTFIT / I’M STILL HERE

WEARING: HM TREND COAT, ZARA LONGSLEEVE TOP, MUUBAA LEATHER TROUSERS, HM DIVIDED HAT, SOPHIE HULME TOTE BAG AND ISABEL MARANT BOOTS Morning dear readers! Hopefully you haven’t forgotten about me already… It’s been a while since my last post here on COTTDS.com. But, I’m still very much alive! And I haven’t given up on this blog either. But being a mom is always my first priority and unfortunately we had some challenging months to deal with. Nevertheless, everything is going great again and we even got to celebrate Enzo’s first birthday! Time flies! PS: Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram from daily updates!

VIDEO / COTTDS X STOKKE ON THE GO CAMPAIGN

A few weeks, maybe even days, after I started blogging again, Stokke reached out to me for an awesome collaboration. I already shared the two hotspots I shot for them (if you have missed them, go here and here), but we also shot a video together. And I have to say it is truly one of my favourite collaborations so far! Shooting the video was so much fun together with the team, but of course also filming with Enzo. You don’t see that much of him, since I don’t want his photos circle all over the internet, but it’s nice to share this side of my life with you guys for a change as well. Hope you enjoy the video! You can click on the three different looks that each have their own story: Family, Friends and Me-time. (or click on the links)

INTERIOR / CHRISTMAS IS HERE

Well, basically we’re still a few days away, but in my livingroom Christmas is definitely here! It have been years since we had a Christmas tree in our home. But it’s Enzo’s first Christmas, so I couldn’t hold back on the tradition. Wishing everyone happy holidays already!!

OUTFIT / SUNDAY MEETINGS

WEARING: H&M TREND OVERSIZED CARDIGAN, H&M T-SHIRT, MUUBAA LEATHER TROUSERS, ISABEL MARANT ANDREW ANKLE BOOTS, PS11 TINY BAG Nothing better than a big knit and a pair of leather trousers for Sunday meetings. But, I have to say I’m wearing this older leather pair from Muubaa lately on repeat. After not touching it for almost a year, it now leaves my closet almost every single week. It’s so funny how a forgotten item can be your most recent favourite… Photos thanks to Iris.

WEARING / WHEN IN BERLIN

WEARING: STREETONE BLOUSE, MUUBAA LEATHER TROUSERS, JILL SANDER CLUTCH AND ADIDAS STAN SMITH SNEAKERS A few weeks ago I was invited in Berlin by the German brand StreetOne for a fun design project. We met up for an inspiration workshop in the most beautiful loft. Together with Dutch colleague bloggers: Rosanne from Billie Rose, Noor from Queen of Jetlags and a few German Bloggers we’ve designed a cube that represent “The Shape of December“. Starting on the 7th of December you can bring out your vote on your favourite design. It will be amazing if you OF COURSE can vote for me! Haha. To get a glimpse of what we were doing in Berlin, check out the video underneath.    

BEAUTY / ONE MILLION

It’s golden! One of my favourite perfumes of this moment: Pacco Rabanne’s Lady Million. A golden bottle in the shape of a diamond. What’s not to like? Somehow I always choose this scent in the night time. Whether it’s because I’m going out to dinner with the boyfriend or hitting the town with my girls. It’s just the perfect finishing touch after getting all dressed up and doing your ‘going out’ make up. Or is that just me? Having a fragrance for every occassion or part of the day?      

WEARING / BETTER LATE

A few photos from my unpublished folder on my desktop. Shot these photos months ago for the blog, and forgot all about them. O, well. Better late than never… Enjoy your Sunday.

OUTFIT / RELOADING

WEARING: MANGO CAMEL COAT AND DESTROYED JEANS, H&M BASIC TEE, PS11 TINY BAG AND UGG MINI CLASSIC BOOTS
Took my new Mini boots for a little ride yesterday. After a super busy and hectic week, including a 24 hour trip to Berlin, I needed some fr…

#WEEKEND

#WEEKEND! I got all my essentials ready to get through this Sunday morning. And what are your plans today?

OUTFIT / DUFFYBAG X MINI

WEARING: H&M SKIRT, PRIMARK BLOUSE, ALEXANDER WANG BOOTS, DUFFYBAG X MINI TOTE BAG AND RAYBAN AVIATORS And with this shoot I’m wrapping up the collaboration I did with/for DUFFYBAG X MINI. A long but fun day of shooting in Amsterdam together with an old and new friend! We sure had some laughs and panic attacks, but in the end it was all worth it! PS: For all the non-colour lovers, it’s also comes in black. ;)

OUTFIT / STOKKE ON THE GO #2

Time for part 2 from my collaboration with Stokke, using their Stokke Scoot stroller. This time for a hotspot with a different angle: shopping! But not for me, for Enzo. He is seriously making us bankrupt, I shop more for him than for myself. Stokke asked me to show you two of my favourite spots and I also wanted to share you one of my favourite stores in Amsterdam for Enzo. My #1 is the store called Big & Belg, but the store Keet in Huis is a little bit more hidden and that’s why I chose to share that one with you. It’s where I bought Enzo his crib, changing table, chair and his very first little outfits. They have all kind of cool stuff, and that’s what I love about this store. Where you can find them? KNSM-Laan 297. Have fun shopping!! PS: You can read all about my first hotspot in collaboration with Stokke here. (including a review about the Stokke Scoot)

LATELY ON MY FEED #9

I’ve visited some beautiful places last month during my trip to Croatia. And since we were so close to Italy we’ve also spend some time in Venice, such an amazing city! But vacation is over now and we’re back to reality…. Find me on Instagram @COTTDS

LIFE / STOKKE ON THE GO #1

A new collaboration is up and this time I’ve teamed up with Stokke to capture two of my hotspots in Holland. So, have you ever wondered how I start my weekend? Every Saturday morning you can find me in the Haarlemmermeerse Bos for a work out. Normally it’s for a bootcamp session, but this time I took Enzo with me in the Stokke Xplory stroller for a powerwalk training. Nothing beats a good sweat in the fresh air after a long and hectic week. After every work out I always stop by the restaurant Vork en Mes (which means fork and knife) for a cup of coffee. This restaurant is located at the Haarlemmermeerse Bos and uses organic ingredients which are mostly self-grown. Besides the amazing quality of the food the building is also just beautiful with the greatest view over the lake. It’s where I reload and enjoy some time for myself, while my mother is watching over Enzo. And even though I normally always pay Vork en Mes a visit without Enzo, it was nice to spend some quality time together at one of my personal favourite spots. So to all you fitgirls and momma’s I highly recommend you to visit Vork en Mes one day. WEARING: MUUBAA OVERSIZED LEATHER JACKET, FRONTROW JACKET, JOGHA JUNGLE TIGHTS, ADIDAS SNEAKERS AND RAYBAN SUNNIES ENZO WEARING: DUDES AND DOLLS PANTS, YOUNG ONE APPAREL (BOTH AVAILABLE AT THE COLOR BLUE.NL), CONVERSE SNEAKERS AND HM CARDIGAN REVIEW OF THE STOKKE XPLORY: Besides that I love the design of the Stokke Xplory it’s really practical too. By reversing the seat you turn the stroller in to a chair for your little one, that way you can make any restaurant or cafe child-friendly. It’s super easy to fold in and out and therefor easy to take with you anywhere you go.

WEARING / LUNCH DATE

WEARING: ISABEL MARANT ANKLE BOOTS, ZARA LONG BLAZER AND LINGERIE SHORTS, HM TREND TOP AND DUFFYBAG TOTE BAG

LIFE / MORNING FROM CROATIA

MORNING! Love spending my morning at this Croatian home, which is such a peaceful space. A completely different vibe and style than my own home. I love waking up here and have my coffee on the balcony as the sun comes up. Truly the best way to sta…

OUTFIT / HIT THE ROAD

WEARING: GESTUZ SUIT, ALEXANDER WANG HEELS, RAYBAN AVIATOR SUNGLASSES AND DUFFYBAG X MINI TOTE BAG
After a long road trip we finally arrived in the beautiful Croatia. Our very first family Holiday! It feels so good to break the pattern of normal l…

OUTFIT / TO NEW BEGINNINGS

WEARING: ZARA BLAZER AND FLARE PANTS, ISABEL MARANT POINTY ANKLE BOOTS, RAYBAN AVIATORS AND DUFFYBAG X MINI TOTE BAG HELLO THERE! It’s been awhile since my last outfit post on COTTDS.com, or basically anything for that matter. Motherhood is a full time job, and since they grow up so fast I really wanted to take the time to enjoy my little one. (Who is not so little anymore, Enzo turned 6 months already last week!) And keeping up with a blog takes time and investment. The thing is, after years of working on COTTDS.com, I maintained a high standard for it’s quality. And I felt I couldn’t live up to that anymore. Everything needed to be done so quickly ever since Enzo came in to our lives. So, I decided to not post anything on the blog until I could live up to that standard again. Anyhow! I’m happy to kick off a new COTTDS with a cool new collaboration together with DUFFYBAG X MINI. Last weekend we shot a series of outfits with this super cool tote bag, and I’m eager to show you the rest very soon! Also a fun new collaboration where Enzo is starring is on it’s way! Here’s to new beginnings!

LATELY ON MY FEED

Eventhough it was a little bit quite around here for awhile, I did kept you guys in the loop of my life and my outfits on my Instagram feed. For those who have missed it, here’s a little recap of what I have been up to and of course what I have been wearing. :)

INTERIOR INSPIRATION

Just some pretty Pinterest interior inspiration photos!

WANTED / ISABEL MARANT OVER THE KNEE BOOTS

So I have this thing with Isabel Marant and I have this thing with over the knee boots, someone better hide my credit card because this means trouble! Who’s with me on this?

OUTFIT / FLARE

WEARING: ZARA BLACK FLARE JEANS AND SWEATER, ALL SAINTS LEATHER JACKET, ISABEL MARANT ANDREW BOOTS, PS11 TINY BAG, YSL SUNNIES

INTERIOR / BEAUTY CORNER

Last week I’ve received a huge box with the entire Balmain Luxury Care & Styling product line, such a treat! The packaging is just too beautiful to store away in a closet, so I’ve created a little beauty corner in my bedroom. I’m such a sucker for minimalistic beauty packaging. <3

OUTFIT / LIFE AFTER THE PREGNANCY

WEARING: REISS FASHION COAT, GESTUZ LEATHER TROUSERS, ALEXANDER WANG BOOTS, PS11 TINY BAG, RAYBAN SUNNIES, FASHIONOLOGY JEWELRY, ZARA TOP I’m slowly starting to get back to blogging, I really missed updating my blog! Right now, my main focus is of course on Enzo, and I’m enjoying it to the fullest. But it’s also nice to have something else to do besides changing diapers and all. ;) So, hopefully I will be back on track soon enough! Don’t give up on me, yet.

INTERIOR / THE BABY ROOM

I’ve promised you photos of the nursery, so here we go… Love how Enzo’s room turned out. It’s maybe not an average newborn’s room, but to us it’s perfect! For the first few months he will be sleeping in our bedroom, so we kind of already styled it for when he’s just a little bit older. For sure my favourite room of the house! PS: My sister and I have been working on something exciting for the past few months. Keep an eye out for @thecolorbluenl ;)

LIFE / HE’S HERE!

Sorry for the radio silence, but I think you already could guess what happened. Yup, I’m a mom now! After 9 long (!!!) months, 4 days after my due date, on the 28th of February I finally could hold my little one in to my arms. Say hello to Enzo. I don’t have to tell you how madly in love I am. Keeping it short for now, life is a little hectic right now ;), but just wanted to share this amazing news! This post was in collaboration with Hippe Geboortekaartjes.nl – where you can buy all kinds of great birth cards or DIY – like we’ve did with our card for Enzo. Many thanks Hippe Geboortekaartjes! PS: I have scheduled a post with photos of the nursery for next week, so stay tuned!

OUTFIT / IMPATIENT

WEARING: ISABEL MARANT POUR H&M OVERSIZED BLAZER, MUUBAA LEATHER TROUSERS, ZARA BLOUSE, ISABEL MARANT ANDREW BOOTS, ALEXANDER WANG BAG, FASHIONOLOGY JEWERY AND YSL SUNNIES And the waiting continues. Only 2 days before my due date and still nothing! Getting a little impatient over here…

ESSENTIALS / SILVER

A few of my current (silver) favourites. The watch was a Christmas gift from my boyfriend. I never ever wear watches but I absolutely love the simplicity of this one. Now I just need to remind myself to check the time on my watch instead of on my iPhone… I also love the new colour of Chanel’s Limited Edition ‘Intemporel’ nailpolish. From now on you will see me rocking metallic silver nails instead of the usual black.

OUTFIT / FAKING IT

WEARING: HM TREND TEDDY COAT AND TOP, HM MATERNITY JEANS, LEOPARD KURT GEIGER HEELS, SOPHIE HULME TOTE BAG AND YSL SUNNIES / 38 WEEKS I’m not going to fool anyone, these heels didn’t stay on for long. But, boy, did it feel good to wear some heels again and feel elegant for a change. Especially, after a week of staying in bed watching series like ‘Faking it’ or ‘Orange is the New Black’ for the entire day. Which is awesome too! But… I do miss getting dressed up (besides for my weekly check ups at the hospital).

LIFE / GETTING READY FOR

Layed out are all the essentials to cover the shows from Vodafone’s Firsts Fashion LAB. Just like last season, when I had the pleasure to interview the super talented Fernanda Fernandes.  Vodafone Firsts Fashion LAB is where new designers make their first debut at Fashion Week Amsterdam, a once in a life time shot for a young designer. I was very curious to see all the shows of these newcomers, with one in particular… Liselore Frowijn. For the very first time in her career she showed her first fashion show last week during MBFWA. And not just any show, she had the honor to kick off Vodafone’s Firsts Fashion LAB. A dream come true. Her collection ‘No. 3 Formania’ made a big entrance in front of the Dutch fashion press. And it also got live streamed worldwide thanks to Vodafone. I can’t even imagine how that have must felt for Lisalore! To learn more about Liselore and to see her journey watch this inspiring docu:

OUTFIT / THE SUIT

WEARING: GESTUZ SUIT, HM TREND TOP, CONVERSE ALL STARS AND SOPHIE HULME TOTE BAG / 36 WEEKS Can you imagine how happy I was when I tried on this Gestuz suit and it fit? With only 3 weeks and 2 days to go until my due date. It felt like victory to me! I’m not saying I hate maternity clothes, but it’s not like you have loads of options. Or at least not for the kind of styles that I like. And this suit was perfect for a casual lunch in Amsterdam with my boyfriend. Exactly what I needed.

OUTFIT / OVERSIZED KNIT

WEARING: ISABELLA OLIVER LEATHER TROUSERS, ZARA TEE, H&M OVERSIZED KNITTED CARDIGAN, ISABEL MARANT POUR H&M FRINGE ANKLE BOOTS AND PS11 TINY BAG / 35 WEEKS Just an easy weekend look with my new comfy oversized knit from H&M.

PERSONAL / BABY STUFF

I have been sharing some baby stuff on my Instagram account ever since I’ve announced my pregnancy, and I’ve noticed that my followers really like to see some of my buys and the room every now and then. So why not share some on the blog as well? Of course COTTDS will not suddenly turn in to an mama/baby blog, but I do like to give you a small peak from this part of my life too. So, let’s talk about shoes! Even though the baby still have to arrive, he already owns 15 pair of shoes. You can’t collect sneakers soon enough, right? We especially love Vans for our little guy, and the ones that are on the photo aren’t even all the Vans he has. It’s a bit insane, but the shopping is just part of the fun of being pregnant and I’m not holding back! haha.

OUTFITS / DECEMBER

This will probably be my last monthly recap on COTTDS.com for awhile. I think some of you already have noticed that I have been posting less outfits. I’m definitely trying my hardest to still keep up with my blog – and outfits – but it’s not getting easier now I have arrived in my 9 month pregnancy. The days are passing by so fast, especially for me, now I hardly have energy. Somewhere around 8/9 PM my day have come to and end and bedtime starts. Haha. I feel like such a grandma! But hey, we’re just keep on going. =)

INSPIRED BY / INTERIOR

Currently re-decorating a big corner of our livingroom, so I have been browsing a lot through my Pinterest account for inspiration. Here are some of my current favourites!
Photos via Pinterest and Mydubio

OUTFIT / THE CAMEL COAT

WEARING: MANGO LONG CAMEL COAT, ALEXANDER WANG BOOTS, PS11 TINY BAG AND YSL SUNNIES / 34 WEEKS How can I not love this coat? It’s perfect! And a good change from all the black coats that I’m sporting normally. PS: How funny does my baby bump look on that third picture? My little boy is growing so much every single day. I still have 5 weeks (+3days) to go, I’m curious how I will look like by then…. :O

NEW IN / CAMEL COAT

Completely obsessed with long coats at the moment. And all that was missing my closet was a camel coat, got that one covered now too. Found this perfect one in the Mango SALE.

WEARING / ON THE GO

ON PHOTO: MUUBAA SADEO LEATHER JACKET, ALEXANDER WANG BOOTS, PS11 TINY BAG, YSL SUNNIES, CHANEL AND MAC COSMETICS MAKE UP, FASHIONOLOGY JEWELRY, ONLY SCARF (CURRENT COLLECTION) AND A SWISS WATCH
A favourite combination of mine for when I have 10 seco…

RECAP / OUTFIT FAVOURITES FROM 2014

A Little tradition we have here on COTTDS.com is the yearly outfit recap. Picked out my personal favourites from the over 100 looks I’ve posted in 2014. It have definitely been challenging to shoot my outfits for the blog the last 6 months. Starting in June when I had a positive pregnancy test. After that my whole world changed, I changed. Mentally but also physically. The physical changes were pretty intense in the beginning. The first 3 months I was extremely tired and I hardly had energy to blog (or anything else for that matter). At that time my baby bump also really started to show, which didn’t make it easy to take outfitshots without showing it.. After 4,5 (long) months I finally shared the amazing news with you, and I was able to show off that cute baby bump. My favourite accessory for sure! ;) It have been a life changing year for me. A dreamy and special year. And the fun part is that 2015 will be even greater. Can’t wait to meet my little man next month! PS: Curious to see the yearly recap of 2013? Check it out here.

OUTFIT / CONVERSE COMFY

WEARING: LILIJA LARIONOVA COAT, ISABELLA OLIVER MATERNITY LEATHER TROUSERS, HM TOP, WHITE CONVERSE ALL STARS SNEAKERS, PS11 TINY BAG AND ONLY SCARF / 33 WEEKS Currently so hooked on my Converse sneakers that Santa got me a white pair as well. Found these under the Christmas tree 2 weeks ago. They are so comfy to wear during my pregnany, the only downside is that I need assistance to get them on. Can’t even tie my own shoe laces anymore. haha.

OUTFIT / BACK ON MY FEET

WEARING: MUUBAA LEATHER JACKET, HM MATERNITY JEANS, ASOS T-SHIRT, PS11 TINY BAG AND ISABEL MARANT ANKLE BOOTS / 32 WEEKS HAPPY 2015, guys! Hope everyone had an amazing time during NYE. My end of 2014 was a little less exciting, spend the last days in bed with a flu. Yup, I was that lucky. But, I’m back on my feet again and my first outfit of 2015 – besides my pajamas – was this one. Decided that it was time to unleash these leopard ankle boot again, since they have been spending a lot of time in their shoe box lately.

BEAUTY / COLOURED LIPS

It must be the Holidays, but I’ve been wearing lipstick almost every day for the last few weeks. I especially love the pink one, that just adds a soft colour on to my lips. Nothing flashy. The orange/red one is – of course – for those days that I do want to wear something flashy. Perfect for tomorrow night, right? Photo 1: make up applied by Meghan

OUTFIT / THE DARK SIDE

WEARING: LILIJA LARIONOVA OVERSIZED COAT, ISABELLA OLIVER LEATHER TROUSERS, GIVENCHY TEE, PS11 TINY BAG, KURT GEIGER HEELS / 31 WEEKS

INTERIOR / THE (NEW) DINING AREA

Not so long ago I’ve showed you photos of my kitchen area (you can see it here), just before we’ve changed the dining area. With a kid on the way we wanted to have a ‘normal’ dining table. So we’ve did some shopping and this is the result. I’m very happy with how it turned out, especially since we didn’t had a lot of space to use. Squeezed in a little outfit as well. Love this oversized knitted sweater, but definitely don’t love how big it make me look on the photo. Haha. O well, I guess these sweaters are not the best option when you’re 31 weeks pregnant. Only 9 weeks left, guys! PS: Enjoy the holidays!!!

OUTFIT / LAST ONE

WEARING: GESTUZ COAT, MUUBAA LEATHER TROUSERS, ALEXANDER WANG HEELS AND PS11 TINY BAG / 23 WEEKS No worries, shot this look in October when it was still OK to wear strappy sandals outside. With a warm coat on top to compensate a little of course. ;) Finally, I’m through my looks that I shot up front. It’s time to shoot more previous ones!

OUTFIT / I’M HOOKED

WEARING: ISABEL MARANT POUR H&M OVERSIZED COAT, ISABELLA OLIVER (MATERNITY) LEATHER LEGGINGS, ISABEL MARANT ‘TACY’ BOOTS, PS11 TINY BAG / 29 WEEKS I’m pretty hooked on my leather maternity leggings from Isabella Oliver. I seriously don’t know how I would have survived this maternity clothing-thing if I didn’t had these. I just need – at least! – one pair of black leather trousers in my wardrobe.

WANTED / CHRISTMAS WISHLIST

Some items that I wouldn’t mind finding under the christmas tree this year. ;) With some items a bit out of budget unfortunately, but a girl needs to keep dreaming, right?

OUTFIT / THE FULL LOOK

WEARING: ZARA JUMPSUIT, MUUBAA LEATHER JACKET (find it here or here), KURT GEIGER LEOPARD HEELS (find it here) AND PS11 TINY BAG (find it here and here) / 23 WEEKS A couple of weeks ago I already showed you a preview of this look with my new oversized leather jacket. And here we have the full outfit. These photos just remind me again, how perfect this jacket is. Can you tell I’m in love?

OUTFITS / NOVEMBER

And just like that we have landed in the last month of the year ALREADY. Why is time always flying so fast? Which also means I’m starting to get really close to my due date. I can’t wait to meet the little guy that’s growing inside of me, but it’s also becoming a bit scary now it’s all going so fast! Just two more months before my new life is kicking off. Can’t wait!

OUTFIT / A FRESH PAIR

WEARING: CONVERSE ALL STARS SNEAKERS, H&M TREND BOMBER JACKET, ISABELLA OLIVER (MATERNITY) LEATHER TROUSERS, ONLY SCARF AND PS11 TINY BAG / 28 WEEKS Got myself a fresh pair of black low Converse All Stars sneakers. Maybe Definitely not my warmest shoe pair, but absolutely my most comfiest. No unnecessary luxury when you’re 28 weeks pregnant. ;)

OUTFIT / 23

WEARING: HM OVERSIZED BLAZER, MUUBAA LEATHER TROUSERS, ISABEL MARANT ANDREW BOOTS AND PS11 MINI / 23 WEEKS I’m kind of happy that I shot so many looks up front, the cold is just insane. No way I will voluntarily stay outside longer than 5 seconds. Brrr!

IT DON’T MEAN A THING

If this video doesn’t set you in the holiday spirit, I don’t know what will. This winter H&M is celebrating the Holidays with their Holiday collection and this awesome campaign video featuring superstars Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett! Which makes me want to do two things immediately: 1. decorate my whole apartment in Christmas spirit and 2. chase down that amazing knitted oversized sweater Lady Gaga is wearing. Who’s with me?