Boss Boots by Everlane

It is officially time for boots. Leather and Suede. Always opting for ankle boots with block heels, pointed toes, and zippers to add an edge. The first choice will always be ones which combine comfort, minimalism, style/character, and qualitative fabri…

Mellow Yellow

  New to the mellow yellow vibes, of fizzy sherbet and pastel mustard. This colour platte has me looking sunny side up… xx earrings: Ellery  .  t-shirt: Vestments  .  trousers: Ellery  .  ankle boots: Acne Studios SHOP LO-FI:

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Balenciaga Bandwagon

  You are probably well aware of this by now.. but my love for Balenciaga runs deep. Here are my must have Balenciaga items right now! SHOP THE POST:

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Perfect Balance

The perfect balance between day and night… funnel neck top: Topshop  .  gold hoop earrings: Eddie Borgo  .  checked blazer: Balenziaga  .  leather midi skirt: A.W.A.K.E    suede ankle boots: Dorateymur  .  leather belt: Frame SHOP LO-FI BELOW

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Oh Mercy

Backstage Balenciaga has got us dreaming of those deep burgundy ankle boots.  We all love a good red, sometimes we’d rather just wear it than drink it .. lace-up velvet ankle boots: Chloe  .  fur ankle boots: Maison Margiela  .  reflector-heel leather ankle boots: Vetements Shop Lo-Fi options:

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5 mid heel ankle boots

From the last post I shared a few things I liked and mentioned that I’ve been hunting for ankle boots, so I thought I’d share with you some that I’ve been looking for, all with a mid sized heel. When I was younger I remember my mom would explain that f…

for the weekend & things I liked…

image from Kråkvik&D’Orazio

This weekend is already half way over but I still hope to get several things done before Monday, including to finish painting in our bedroom, and make sure the kids are ready for Halloween. My son has known all year that he wants to dress up as Kylo Ren and my daughter wants to be a princess. I tried to suggest a few other ideas to her but she was quite adamant that she must be a princess. Thankfully she received this really beautiful Tutu du Monde dress recently so both kids are basically waiting for Monday to come. I’ll try to take and share some photos too.

If you need a last minute costume idea and a more sustainable one at that, I thought this campaign by Zara about recycling their shipping boxes was clever. Scroll down a bit to the mask/black swan DIY section.

I share this on my FB page recently but I thought I found it to be so inspiring. It is a video for Bugaboo however I loved seeing into the lives of CEO’s Kasper and Sofie Egelund as they’ve moved continents to pursue new markets with VIPP. A leap I’ve often wanted to take in the opposite direction but with young kids I’m too nervous to follow through with.

Currently I’m searching for the perfect-for-me ankle boots. I have a long wishlist but realistically I’m not looking for an investment piece, just something chic and comfortable enough to, you know, be a mom in. These from Jennie-Ellen are seriously tempting me!

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen my Story yesterday of a new book called Scandinavian Dreaming. It has some of the best interiors and if you love Nordic design or just simply interior design half as much as me, this is pure eye candy.

Foreign Correspondant

Current wardrobe inspiration: Puss’N’Boots.  Trust me, it wasn’t supposed to happen this way but I’ll blame in on a childhood obsession with fairy tales, or better still, modern day romantic Kym Ellery. As I took my place last season in Paris at Kym’s AW16 show, I knew that we were in for trouble.  Blue lame […]

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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.    

Reflector

    Just when you thought safety-wear was for the curb-side council worker, Vetements add their own take on the kind of boot you should be rolling out as your workwear .. Vetements Reflector-heel leather ankle boots Affordable options here:

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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!

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 / LUNCH DATE

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

10 Black Ankle Boots For AW15

10 of the best for AW15 1. MICHAEL Michael Kors – Shawn ankle boots | 2. Kin By John Lewis – Genie ankle boots | 3. Isabel Marant Étoile – Patsha ankle boots | 4. MICHAEL Michael Kors – Saylor ankle boots | 5. Daniel – Bond Street ankle boots | 6. Rag & Bone […]

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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. :)

Kinetic

i A good graphic is like a painting, to be revered and adored from afar even though it’s the details that make it genius.   I think it might be for this reason that I’m so selective when it comes to running a print, although let’s not get too serious here it’s not like we’re curating […]

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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.

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…

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 / 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.

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. =)

5 Wardrobe Essentials

The Biker Jacket   Skinny Jeans   The Ankle Boot   The Camel Coat   The White Shirt Photos: Stop It Right Now, FIGTNY, Mija, We The People, afterDRK   Finding and investing in good essentials has become really important to me. Once upon a time I would buy things I liked without much thought, […]
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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 / 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.

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.

Christmas Wishlist

  Christmas Gift Guide: Wishlist 1. Vianel – V3 Black Card Holder || 2. Marina London – Danni Shirt in White || 3. Acne Studios – Canada Scarf in Light Camel || 4. The Boyscouts – Helix Bracelet in Gold || 5. Marjolein Delhaas – 2015 Weekly Planner in Original Black || 6. Rizzoli – Tom Ford: Ten Years  || 7. Nobody Denim – Beau Jean in Devise || 8. Kenton Sorenson – MacBook Air Portfolio || 9. Senso – Blake XI in Ebony Hi Shine Croc || 10. Aesop – Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream || 11. La Cerise sur le Gāteau – Gaston Yellow 50 Cushion Cover || 12. La Cerise sur le Gâteau – Gaston Indigo 50 Cushion Cover || 13. La Cerise sur le Gâteau – Odette Indigo 50 Cushion Cover || 14. Mansur Gavriel – Mini Bucket Bag in Black with Ballerina Interior   The…Continue Reading
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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!

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 / LAST TIME

WEARING: MUUBAA LEATHER TROUSERS, ZARA TEE AND JACKET, ISABEL MARANT ‘TACY’ BOOTS, PS11 BAG AND WEEKDAY SCARF / 23 WEEKS It’s time to say goodbye to my all time favourite leather trousers for awhile. The bump is getting to big! Really need to do some research on maternity clothing/labels (anyone?). I did already got spoiled by ASOS Maternity with a some super cool black ripped skinny jeans and by the maternity label Isabella Oliver with a pair of leather leggings (stunning!) to get started.

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!

7 X FROM WHERE I STAND

And here we have a new #fromwhereistand again. Starring my new Alexander Wang heels! Still have to share the full look of this #fromwhereistand shot on the blog though, will publish it next week. :) Hopefully the weather continue to surprise us …

Shacket & Boots

New Shopping List post including a gorgeous @isabelmarant leather skirt

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