Embroidered

Embroidery and intricate details (basques, folds…) entirely sum up this Parisian chic blouse by Balzac Paris. An ode to all such lightweight, romantic, and subtle assets. Balzac Paris Blouse – Jonak Square Boots

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 / 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!

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.    

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 / 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. ;)

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…

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. :)

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…

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 / ON HOLD

WEARING: ZARA LEATHER JACKET AND RIPPED JEANS, PRIMARK BLOUSE, ISABEL MARANT ‘ANDREW’ BOOTS AND PS11 TINY BAG The baby bump haven’t disappeared, don’t you worry, these photos are just very old. Took them when I was about 13 weeks pregnant, but decided not to publish these until the word was out. In these photos you can definitely tell that my body was already changing, and during that period I felt a bit insecure about my mini bump. I mean, if you see me now, you can definitely tell that I’m pregnant. But in the first 16 weeks or so you could easily think that I just had eaten too many burgers. (haha)

OUTFIT / CHECK

WEARING: H&M BLOUSE AND OVERSIZED BLAZER, MUUBAA LEATHER TROUSERS, ALEXANDER WANG STRAPPY HEELS AND PS11 TINY BAG And, again, a look that I took a few weeks ago. When it was still acceptable to wear open heels outside. Now? Not such a good idea. (freezing!) I feel like I’m a bit behind on my blogging, it’s quite challenging to keep up with my normal life nowaways. Maybe it’s just time to face the fact that I’m pregnant haha.

OUTFIT / PALLADIUM

I think it’s about 15 years ago when I was rocking my Palladium Pampa boots to highschool. All the cool girls were wearing them that school year, so of course I had to have my own pair as well. Such a trendsetter (haha!). After that hype I kind of forgot all about Palladium. Until now. Because they are back! And with an awesome worldwide campaign. Of course Amsterdam is represent as well. In this #ExploreYourCity video you will discover places in Amsterdam that only the insiders know. So put on your Palladium boots and go exploring!