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 / 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

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 / 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

#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 / FLARE

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

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…

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).

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

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.

WOULD LOVE TO WEAR

Even though the weather is still really unpredictable (sun/rain/sun/rain – choose already!), but this week it’s really starting to cool down fast. Especially now the days are also becoming shorter and darker. So now all I want to wear are chunky knitted sweaters, with a pair of knee boots and a warm coffee in my hands. This looks pretty perfect to me! ON PHOTO: ZARA KNITTED SWEATER, GIVENCHY SHARK LOCK WEDGE KNEE BOOTS, PRADA SUNNIES, FASHIONOLOGY JEWELRY, 3.1 PHILLIP LIM WEDNESDAY TRAPEZOID TOTE BAG

WEARING / UNPUBLISHED

A previous outfit that I had to shoot with a big clutch in front of my baby bump (16 weeks). But since, we don’t have any secrets for each other any more… ;) So sad I don’t fit in to this leather skirt anymore. Luckily for me there is a new black leather pencil skirt on the way, especially for the preggies! Feels so much better to be able to breathe in my bottoms haha. Enjoy your Saturday!