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 / SUPERSTARS

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. :)

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 / 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

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!

WEARING / LUNCH DATE

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

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 SUIT

WEARING: GESTUZ SUIT, HM TREND TOP, CONVERSE ALL STARS AND SOPHIE HULME TOTE BAG / 36 WEEKS Can you imagine how happy I was when I tried on this Gestuz suit and it fit? With only 3 weeks and 2 days to go until my due date. It felt like victory to me! I’m not saying I hate maternity clothes, but it’s not like you have loads of options. Or at least not for the kind of styles that I like. And this suit was perfect for a casual lunch in Amsterdam with my boyfriend. Exactly what I needed.

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 / A FRESH PAIR

WEARING: CONVERSE ALL STARS SNEAKERS, H&M TREND BOMBER JACKET, ISABELLA OLIVER (MATERNITY) LEATHER TROUSERS, ONLY SCARF AND PS11 TINY BAG / 28 WEEKS Got myself a fresh pair of black low Converse All Stars sneakers. Maybe Definitely not my warmest shoe pair, but absolutely my most comfiest. No unnecessary luxury when you’re 28 weeks pregnant. ;)

OUTFIT / NOT MUCH TO SAY

WEARING: GESTUZ PANTS, HM TREND CAMI TOP, HM OVERSIZED BLAZER, ZARA LEOPARD HEELS, JILL SANDER CLUTCH / 16 WEEKS There really isn’t much to say about this outfit. Besides, it looked so much better in real life (or at least I hope it did). Maybe there are just too many oversized items going on here in 1 outfit. I blame the secret baby bump! But still, it did looked OK when I was wearing this 10 weeks ago. Anyway, sharing this outfit on the blog even though I would rather not. haha. You can not always be on top of your game, right?

OUTFITS / OCTOBER

So, my October outfits were all about showing off the baby bump. One that have growed big time the last few weeks. I officially had to say goodbye to all my jeans and leather trousers (accept for one pair!), since I simply can’t fit in to them anymore. Not cool! But hey, it’s for a good cause.

OUTFIT / BETTER LATE

WEARING: GESTUZ LEATHER TRACK TROUSERS, HM TREND TANK TOP, PRIMARK DENIM BLOUSE, ALEXANDER WANG ‘FABIANA’ HEELS AND PS11 MINI / 19 WEEKS Oops. This shoot is already from 5 weeks ago, but completely forgot to publish it. But better late than never, right?

OUTFIT / WANG

WEARING: ALEXANDER WANG ‘LYS’ BOOTS, ZARA LINGERIE SHORTS, HM TREND TRENCH AND TANK TOP, PS11 MINI / 19 WEEKS Definitely not an outfit I was wearing this week. Way too cold! Shot this outfit a few weeks ago with my new Alexander Wang ‘Lys’ boots.

OUTFIT / FLASHBACK

WEARING: FRENCH CONNECTION DRESS, HM OVERSIZED BLAZER, ISABEL MARANT TWO TONED KNEE BOOTS AND PS11 TINY BAG / 16 WEEKS A little flashback to 5 weeks ago when I was 16 weeks pregnant, but when I couldn’t share this outfit yet. I decided to shoot this look anyway so I could show it to guys after the big announcement. And there is moreeeee!

OUTFIT / THE TRENCH

WEARING: MUUBAA LEATHER TROUSERS, HM TREND TRENCH COAT AND TANK TOP, JILL SANDER CLUTCH AND KURT GEIGER LEOPARD HEELS / 19 WEEKS Don’t know if you guys had noticed that this Jill Sander clutch was one of my favourites ways to hide my pregnancy – by positioning the clutch in front of the bump. haha. It feels so good to not have to hide it any longer! And I’m SO happy that I still fit in to these Muubaa leather trousers, which were actually a bit too big at the waist before.