3 back to school outfits

*This post is sponsored by Kohl’s.

When I was a child the month of August was such a cocktail of emotions, most of which were some sort of excitement and anticipation. One of the task that took the edge off of my nerves was buying all my needed school supplies. I’d choose coordinating binder and folder colors. pencil boxes and cherished that brand new box of unused crayons. Even more though I looked forward to new clothes! My mom would often buy me a few complete outfits rather than interchangeable pieces. Picking out what I’d wear back for the first week at school made me feel so special and gave became one things I could expect during a week of firsts in a new grade level.

Now that I’m a mom with a school aged child, which is still hard such a funny thing to hear myself say, I look forward to giving my son a similar experience. It might not seem significant to us as the parents but for our child, coming home with those new supplies and clothes gives them a boost of confidence to start this new journey.

Kohl’s asked me to partner with them to show a few back to school outfits which fits in perfectly with August preparation plans. While my son typically could not care less about what he wears, getting something new and comfortable still makes him feel special. With his help we chose a more sporty outfit with Nike shorts , Converse shoes, a moisture wicking tee and base layer pants.
He also help me choose a comfy, casual outfit composed of striped rolled cuff shorts, a raglan tee and Adidas shoes. The last outfit was more autumn appropriate with a striped tee, stretch cotton pants and the same Converse shoes we used previously.

Beyond comfort we also like to keep his outfits pretty neutral and monochrome as well as spanning multiple seasons. This just simplifies the process of mixing articles of clothing, unlike the pre-made outfits of my youth. Hopefully this also saves bit of time in the morning when it’s always a little chaotic to get out of the door on time.

And! Join in on the Friends and Family sale online for 20% off STOREWIDE with code FAMANDFRIENDS VALID 7/27- 7/30

The Staple Sneaker

You don’t have to be athletic to appreciate the everyday wear of a sneaker. Embracing my sporty side here, or the closest thing to it, with one of the last looks to finish off the year. Winter layers are brought to life with loose tailoring, relaxed silhouette and what I consider to be “the” staple sneaker, Adidas Stan […]


Hi everyone! This week has been slow start but I’m breaking away from talking about interiors for a moment because I have a fun giveaway for a $100 giftcard with Famous Footwear, which you can enter on Instagram by following me and @famousfootwear. Also because who doesn’t love/need shoes, right?

Giveaway lasts for 24 hours so go comment and good luck. :)

Socks are from COS and culottes from Zara.

Thank you to Famous Footwear for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.


#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.    


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!


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. :)

Let The Sun Shine

It’s almost time to get those legs out, the sun has been trying its best to show its face, which means it’s time for me to start using a little St Tropez Gradual Tan! The clocks changed today so officially it’s British Summer Time and soon we’ll be staying out later in London and enjoying […]

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Daytime Pyjamas, Anyone?

The closest I’ve come so far to the pyjama trend are these amazing wide-led trousers from Samsøe & Samsøe; they’re soft, loose and super comfy. Lots of friends have asked me my thoughts on the pyjama look, most have said that they don’t really get it, I’m still on the fence. I love a classic […]

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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

Chalet Girl

Val-d’Isère was the perfect place to test out Ille De Coco‘s wonderful warm knits. Their roll-neck tunic, made with soft merino wool, kept every bit of me warm and cosy. There was no need for a scarf as the roll-neck comes up high and is quite a snug fit around the neck. I really love […]

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In The Alps

I love being in the mountains, I grew up skiing from a young age (I was first put on skis at three) and have always found the fresh air, sun (when it’s out), and all-day exercise makes me feel so good. Being in such beautiful surroundings also helps. I’ve been going to Val-d’Isère in France […]

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Oi, Oi, Sailor!

I’m wearing: Samsøe & Samsøe Kahlia Coat | Samsøe & Samsøe Eta Sweater | The White T-Shirt Co. Long Sleeve Round Neck T-Shirt | Isabel Marant Étoile Davan Boyfriend Jeans | Saint James Mariner Cap | Jimmy Choo Rebel in Leopard Print (limited edition, available in black here) | Adidas Originals Stan Smith Trainers c/o […]

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Let’s Play

The Comme Des Garçons Play collection is brilliant; stripe t-shirts and shirts, plain white tees, cute cardigans and jumpers, and (their collaboration with Converse) Chuck Taylor plimsolls, all embellished with the iconic Play heart. I bought my stripe t-shirt in Paris from the Comme Des Garçons Play shop in Le Marais, whilst there for Paris […]

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Why you should wear what you love

Why you should wear that you love – what I learned from my past fashion faux-pas Wearing: Knitted Top & Knitted…

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Pink Walls & Grey Coats

As I’ve mentioned more than once, I’ve gotten really into navy and grey this season. Okay, I  guess obsessed would be more appropriate but it’s just such an easy combination. I really wanted to find a good grey coat this winter, something versatile that would work with 90% of my wardrobe. Grey is an easy […]

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ZADY Coat and Sweater / MOTHER Jeans (More here and here) / MANSUR GAVRIEL Bag (more here) / GENTLE MONSTER (Similar here and here) / ADIDAS Sneakers


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How to Dress Down Anything

How to dress down anything Wearing: Shirt – Adidas | Lace Skirt – Bruug | Perspex Cuff – Cooee |…

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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.    


RAG & BONE Sweater (More here) / FRAME DENIM Jeans (Similar here) / CÉLINE Bag / ADIDAS Sneakers 

This weekend I went to visit LA’s newest addition The Broad museum. They currently have Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room on view.


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Wearing a cardigan against your bare skin, with nothing underneath, is an evocative and delectable experience. The V-collar lets us subtly reveal some fine lace and delicate jewellery. Lines/Manner opts for a sporty chic look with a clean and classic … Continue reading


Details: FRS Camel graphic-print sweatshirt c/o Front Row Shop | OSCAR watch in Black&Silver c/o Charlize Watches | MIXxMIX 365BASIC Mini Pouch | Adidas Originals Campus


ACNE STUDIOS Jacket (Similar here) / TESS GIBERSON Dress / MIRLO Cuff / ADIDAS Sneakers GIVENCHY Bag (Similar here) 

P.S. – Shopbop SALE ends tomorrow. 


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365 Basic V neck

 365 Basic V neck Knit c/o MIXxMIX Sorry for the creased jumper, I was afraid to iron it as I have a tendency to burn items when I do so. Hopefully leaving it hanging up will get rid of the creases.

The Cashmere Crew

The Cashmere Crew c/oThe White Label’s Cashmere CollectionI am honored to bring attention to The White Label, an online brand bringing you classic luxe essentials that every woman’s wardrobe deserves. They have a beautiful collection of Silk and Cashme…


J BRAND Pink Jeans (J Brand will donate 20% of retail sales to the Young Survival Coalition for every purchase of the little pink jean.)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and it is a cause that is very close to my heart. My dear friend Yuri fought breast cancer in 2010 and is fighting it again for the second time around. Read more about her story here where you can also support her fight. 


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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.

Suited To LFW

Photos: Dina Tsesarsky ME+EM – Tailored Box Blazer in Navy | Zara – Tailored Trousers | A.P.C. – Demi Lune Bag in Beige | Adidas Originals – Stan Smith Trainers | Ace & Tate – Sebastian Sunglasses in Bio Black | V Jewellery – Marnie Ear Jackets | Jenny Sweetnam – Drop Ring / Necklace […]

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Details: Simple Cat Eye Sunglasses c/o Plastictail | Knit Cardigan c/o Shein | F21 Tee | Gazelle Bucket Bag c/o LORENA | Skinny Distressed Jeans | Adidas Superstars | Finally feeling like Fall in California, at least in the mornings. I’ve …

7-Day Satchel

Details: Simple Cat Eye Sunglasses c/o Plastictail | F21 Distressed Trim Tee | 7-Day Satchel c/o LORENA | High Waist Belted Ankle Pants c/o Persunmall | Acro Goal Achiever | Adidas Superstars | Finally found a pair of trousers that I am happy with…

A Day At The Beach

UNIQLO – Denim shirt (similar + on sale) | H&M – Leather trousers (similar + on sale) | Adidas – Stan Smith trainers | Jil Sander – Wayfarer sunglasses | Tateossian – Rotondo Guilloche rose gold watch We were down in Dorset for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and spent some time at the beautiful […]

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COS Cardigan (More here) / 6397 Shirt (More here) / J. Crew Jeans / ADIDAS Sneakers (Similar here) / CÉLINE Bag JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.FACEBOOK / TWITTER / INSTAGRAM / PINTEREST / SHOP / BLOGLOVIN’  

COBE designs flagship building for Adidas headquarters

News: Danish studio COBE has won a contest to design a new landmark building at Adidas’ global headquarters, with plans for a rhombus-shaped building filled with winter gardens (+ slideshow). Located at the Adidas Group’s World of Sports Campus in Herzogenaurach, Germany, the building – named Adidas Meet & Eat – is part of a masterplan to transform the sports brand’s headquarters into a visitor attraction. Related […]
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EMERSON FRY Coat (Shop coats) / EVERLANE Bag / FRAME DENIM Jeans and T-Shirt / ADIDAS SneakersLARSSON AND JENNINGS Watch 


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Grey Coated

Warm and happy, thank you @3_Floor!

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WOOD WOOD Sweater  / ZARA Skirt (Similar here) / ADIDAS Sneakers MANSUR GAVRIEL Bag 

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J BRAND Coat and  Jeans MANSUR GAVRIEL Bag (Similar here/ FRAME DENIM Shirt / ADIDAS Sneakers 

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FRAME DENIM Jeans and here / ADIDAS Sneakers / LARSSON & JENNINGS Watch / MIRLO Baguette Ring and Andy Heart Ring / ZARA Shirt / MANSUR GAVRIEL BagFACEBOOK / …


ACNE STUDIOS Blazer (Similar here and here/ J BRAND Jeans and Sweater / ADIDAS Sneakers

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