TIED UP TO THE PAPERBAG WAIST TREND

If you follow my Instagram you may have noticed this summer I am obsessing over the paperbag waist trend! After screening all the brands and online retailers I love, this summer I went back, yet again, to Opus. I’ve been so happy with their winter knits and jackets and this summer they’re serving my style again! […]

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IS THE STRAW BAG TREND MAKING US FORGET OF DESIGNER?

Hello girls! We are back blogging and you can expect loads of shopping posts coming to this space again! Since the beginning of the new year we neglected the blog a bit to start my new youtube channel. We needed this period to fully dedicate to a new channel but I admit I started to […]

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{TRAVEL} MARRAKECH: MY TOP TRAVEL TIPS

I’ve had this Marrakech post drafted since we got back the past December. Then the Christmas holidays arrived in a blink, a busy start of the new year and few weeks passed by already since we got back. But I really wanted to share this post with you, so here we are! While I do […]

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{SHOPPING} LAYERING JEWELLERY AS A PERSONAL STATEMENT

I am so passionate about layering jewellery. Especially gold. Even better at the moment if the design has a vintage touch! Lately I am receiving many questions on my Instagram about my jewellery and where is it from, so I thought I will go through it in this week shopping post. All my jewellery (yes […]

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STATEMENT T-SHIRT STILL GOING STRONG

If you’ve followed me over the past year, especially on my Instagram, you’ll know that a good statement t-shirt is an easy but very big way of elevating any type of casual outfits. In particular a white statement t-shirt with red writing are proven to be especially popular, so much that I almost struggled to […]

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{SHOPPING}: 5 OF THE BEST TRAINERS I OWN AND THE NEXT ONES I AM BUYING

Happy New Year Everyone! We are back in the first working week of the year and we are already bringing lots of news! The first big change was my new Instagram handle into my real name @nicoleballardini. I felt it was long due, and what better moment than January 1st as a new beginning? My blog […]

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BEAUTY AND JEWELLERY CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE – PART 3

Christmas is at the the door, we have 3 days left to buy last minute gifts! Today I am sharing with you the last, but not least, beauty and jewellery Christmas gift guide with some more of my favorite jewellery and beauty products. In case you missed the last two appointments, you can quickly find […]

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TRAVELING BEAUTY PRODUCTS: WHAT I TOOK WITH ME IN MARRAKECH

It is Thursday again and as promised, I am sharing with you every Thursday until Christmas, some of my favorite beauty products & jewelry – as Christmas gift inspiration. I am currently in Marrakech for a week holiday and what’s best to share my favourite traveling beauty products? Today I am sharing with you my favourite […]

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TRAVELING BEAUTY PRODUCTS: WHAT I TOOK WITH ME IN MARRAKESH

It is Thursday again and as promised, I am sharing with you every Thursday until Christmas, some of my favorite beauty products & jewelry – as Christmas gift inspiration. I am currently in Marrakech for a week holiday and what’s best to share my favourite traveling beauty products? Today I am sharing with you my favourite […]

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TIPS TO PACK WITHOUT OVERPACKING

  I am already in Marrakech with my little family since Sunday and I´ve been super excited for this trip since in Amsterdam it’s been freezing and snowing! It’s finally time for some warm days for us ( YAY)!! But let’s go back to last weekend when I was getting ready for trip.. I want to […]

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{SHOPPING} DRESSING DOWN A SUIT WITH TRAINERS

One of the trends I am really liking this season and I was very excited to try, is wearing a suit with trainers, in a very casual way! Wearing a suit with trainers, dressing it down and make it wearable for the every day life. Not just office life anymore! We’ve been wearing blazers, since a […]

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BEAUTY PRODUCTS & JEWELLERY AS BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS – PART 1

Personally, I think there’s no better gift than giving things I am already familiar with, so I know I can go no wrong! This season, I am putting together for you, three Christmas gift posts with my favourite beauty products & jewellery in the hope this can make your gifts research a little easier! I […]

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{SHOPPING} 20 CHUNKY SWEATERS I AM LOVING RIGHT NOW

  Yes! I am guilty of calling myself a fashionista and I do like to follow (almost) all the fashion rules of the season. Veeery guilty! I try the trend, sometimes I embrace it 100%, sometimes it’s not for me and I let it go. The current hot trend of oversized chunky sweaters,  sometimes translated […]

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MY MOST-SPECIAL TIME OF THE WEEK! WHAT’S YOURS?

Since I am a mom, weekends means family time and this became my favorite part of the week. My life often seems to be a race against time. I want to do a million things a day but the hours pass by so quickly that I always find myself struggling with things that still have […]

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{SHOPPING} CHECK PRINT COAT: MY FAVOURITE SELECTION

If you are like me, one coat is not enough to go through the cold days, all day, every day.. but there is a print I am never getting tired of, the check print coat. The coat is the centrepiece of our winter wardrobe. It’s the item we end up wearing the most during the […]

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TEDDY COAT: MY FAVOURITE SELECTION

If you, like me, can’t bear the cold, you are in for the most snuggly coat of the season, the teddy coat! The most oversized, the best.. and in general, a teddy coat is definitely one of the most desired piece available out there! I know, it looks quite massive, as it is about a size […]

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THE BEST THING ABOUT MY NEW BEDROOM

Here we are with the third appointment about my new house! (See the previous interior posts here, in case you missed them!). After a couple of weeks of deciding how to decorate my new bedroom I believe it is finally time to share some pictures with you. I am always spending considerable time deciding every […]

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THROWBACK TO IBIZA WITH GIN MARE

Winter just started in Amsterdam, but it feels like summer left us ages ago already. This makes me go back to some amazing memories of this summer. One of the best travels (if not the best) was definitely my trip to Ibiza last September with Gin Mare and a group of fellow Dutch influencers. You […]

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HOW TO SCORE A DESIGNER BAG FOR LESS

It’s no secret I have a sweet-tooth for a good designer bag and my wish list always looks like a never ending story. But for many of us, spending the equivalent of a month’s rent on a bag remains a serious investment and of course, the bags we love the most, hardly go on sale. […]

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TWO WINTER WARDROBES ESSENTIALS YOU MUST HAVE

Every season has its must-have wardrobe items, and in winter, it’s all about being warm while remaining stylish. Let’s say, hypothetically, that you need only two winter wardrobes essentials in your closet this winter, or at least, they would be a great start to build the perfect wardrobe for the cold days.. do you know […]

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MY LIVING ROOM: A COMPLETE TOUR

We are finally (almost) done with our living room and loving it! The style of the room is what I call ‘scandinavian vibe with a vintage touch’ and I am very curious to hear how you like it. The sofa, cushions, glass lamp and side table are from Fest Amsterdam. I received them already a […]

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HOW 3 COLOURED WALLS ELEVATED MY NEW INTERIOR

Today’s post marks the beginning of a whole lot of interior content coming to the blog with my new home! The first thing I am going to show you is the colour palette we picked for our house coloured walls by Farrow & Ball! I am very excited to share with you all the steps […]

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{TREND REPORT} TOP 5 YELLOW SWEATERS FOR FALL

Yellow is one of the biggest trends of the Fall and the mustard yellow in particular is my very favourite! But first, a little personal life update..   Today is going to be my last day at the office for at least a week to concentrate on our big move! I can’t believe it’s finally […]

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FINALLY FOUND THE PERFECT FIT JEANS!

Finding the ‘perfect fit jeans’ that gives credit to all of ours right places can be a real mission impossible. Today I did the job for you and if you continue reading, hopefully this article will make your research much shorter and your life a little easier!   People who think, ‘jeans is just jeans’, […]

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GIRLS TRIP TO McArthurGlen DESIGNER OUTLET ROERMOND

What’s better on the list than a weekend designer shopping at reduced prices with your girlfriend? McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Roermond is just a couple of hours drive from Amsterdam towards the South of Holland. So I say, if you live in The Netherlands, Belgium, North of Germany or you’re visiting any of these places on holiday.. […]

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MY FIRST 3 FALL SHOPPING PIECES I AM ALREADY WEARING!

Since we have to put up with the fact that summer doesn’t last forever, if you, like me, live in the Netherlands.. One of the good things is the arrivals of the new collections so we can start the fall shopping! Scotch & Soda is always one of the first stores I check when shopping […]

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BEHIND THE SCENE OF MY SHOOT FOR KIEHL’S #MYBEDSIDETABLE CAMPAIGN

Many of you probably don’t know that beside my personal style blog, I’ve also been working as a stylist/content creator the past year. The styling and photography side of my job is the part I enjoy the most. I love creating digital images for brands beside the ones I daily shoot for my personal blog […]

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TOP 5 STRAW BAGS TO OWN THIS SUMMER

Straw bags is all we need to hold this summer! Surprise-Surprise!!.. For once, to be on top of the trends, actually to hold the trend right in our hands, we do not need to break the bank to afford the latest designer pieces.  SS17 it’s been benevolent with our credit cards and the options available […]

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IN BRUSSELS WITH ISKO™

Last week I’ve been to Brussels for a very fun and interesting project with ISKO™. For the ones who never heard of this company, ISKO™ is the world’s most innovative denim manufacturer and its fabrics awarded the Nordic Swan and EU Ecolabel. Nowadays we put so much attention on the origin of the products we eat and drink, […]

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{TRAVELS} PACKED MY CASE, WENT OUT OF OFFICE TO MALAGA WITH OTTERBOX.. AND IT WAS AMAZING!

OtterBox organised an outstanding trip for us. We stayed in Malaga and road tripped for four days through Andalusia soaking up all the magical vibes that the South of Spain has to offer. For my job nothing is more important than my phone and OtterBox had it protected all day every day! We had a whole […]

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TOP 5 PINK SS17 PIECES FROM SOMEONE WHO HARDLY WEARS PINK

We’ve almost made it to summer (yayy!), and so it’s time to think what we will be wearing on holiday and those long summer days. You know I hardly wear colours but this SS17 got me to love some pink splashes here and there. I thought of rounding up for you the 5 top pink […]

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MY NEW ART GALLERY WALL AND A DISCOUNT CODE TO MAKE YOUR OWN!

                  I had in mind to create an art gallery wall for quite some time now. Finally I got my hands on it and I couldn’t be happier with the result! I did some research and fell in love with the vast range of choices at Desenio. I […]

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3 SPRING’S BIGGEST DENIM TRENDS WE NEED RIGHT NOW

Without a doubt, denim is my sartorial best friend. Every season I continue to add my collection new washes and cuts. This spring, it’s all about the high waist with details: frayed hem and embroidery taking it to the next level. Today, I am showing you two denim looks – one more chic and one […]

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CLOSET CLEAN OUT: WHAT GOES AND WHAT COMES IN!

Normally Easter period means to me going through my closet and do a big closet clean out to decide what to toss from the previous seasons. Obviously to make space for new summer clothes! It can be difficult to let go of pretty things that once made our heart flutter.. Am I right?! Let’s be […]

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SHOPBOP SPRING SALE: WHAT TO BUY

Happy weekend from Italy! April so far it’s been all about travelling! After the most amazing week in Tenerife we just stayed a couple of days in Amsterdam and flew to Italy to spend my birthday and Easter holidays with my family. The weather is every day warm and sunny, Emma is having a blast […]

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