Grey Layers

Grey Layers   I could wear grey layers all day, everyday…while I love black and white of course, there is something ultra cozy about getting lost in layers of tonal grey knits. Last of the Wintery transitional looks, this has an ever so slight nod to an off-duty sweatsuit, mainly due to the heathered color, but […]

Common Projects Woman

Simple, chic, off-duty staple, my newest all-white sneaker addition…Common Projects Woman. They have a low-key vibe, clean finish and narrow design which altogether make them feel sleek and elevated. Love them! Common Projects Woman Sneakers | White

Variety

New asset in the white sneakers collection.. Sneakers Clean 90′ Axel Arigato (out of stock – similar here)      

Isabel Marant Bart Sneakers

Newest addition to my white sneaker collection… Isabel Marant Bart Sneakers | Taupe | Pink | Yellow

West Coast Casual

West Coast Casual   Adapting my chunky Hope Grand sweater to my current West Coast life…less layering and more casual than my all black NY look last time around. (NY vs LA ; ) Love the oversized, slouchy get-lost-in-it-feel of this look – perfect for a cooler California day! Wearing HOPE SWEATER (SIMILAR) | Aritzia crop pant | […]

New Neutrals…

New Neutrals   Starting off the New Year wrapped in cozy neutrals by Eileen Fisher. Cashmere separates and extra long knit cardigan are perfect alternatives to tons of layers and heavy coat thanks to our mild Winter ! Neutrality (and simplicity) at its best is a great way to start 2016 ! xo Wearing Eileen […]

Sneakers + Stripes…

Sneakers + Stripes   The epitome of off-duty, weekend-casual could quite possibly be classic stripes & sneakers. Sneakers of course have now become staples of everyday dressing but they used to be strictly off-duty wear to give tired feet a break from the daily grind. And stripes have always, to me at least, had a carefree, nautical […]

CROPPED

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

ADDITIONAL FAVORITES

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Neutral Territory…

Neutral   Territory…   Not quite grey, not quite taupe…and somewhere between heathered and marled is how I would describe the current knits, coats, & wraps in my rotation. A perfect collection of neutrals, in various shades of the same, that are just different enough and seem to always work together – tonal and always complimentary. These […]

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.    

Sleek + Slouchy…

Sleek + Slouchy   A little sleek, a little slouchy, pretty much sums up this look ! Wide-leg style trousers in a cosy flannel-esque material are both cozy & warm while the sleek, black, everything else makes them feel a little less casual ! Check out all the transitional Fall to Winter looks in  A Good Transition • […]

Mechanism

The textured knit dress, a staple piece of any wardrobe. With a turtleneck, it becomes the ideal transitional garment for these colder days. A particularly functional and versatile key piece that Lines/Manner obviously selects in one of its three colors … Continue reading

French Uniform…

French Uniform…     My current “uniform-du-jour” …During my time spent in Paris for the last several weeks, I have made this (or a slightly modified version of this) my go-to ootd ! Armed with Oversized coats in Grey, Charcoal and Noir, a handful of faux leather leggings that are all slightly different but the […]

Bare Minimum…

Bare Minimum…   When buying pieces, I tend to think long-term. I’m not one for current trends or passing styles. I also gravitate towards monochromatic pieces in black, white & grey, my go-to classic color palette that is both effortless and timeless. While not quite monochrome, these nude tones feel very much in the spirit […]

Isabel Marant Bart Sneaker

I am as just as obsessed with white sneakers as I am with black boots ;  ) When in doubt, usually one of these two works for any & every outfit ! These Isabal Marant Bart 2 Tone Leather Sneakers are the perfect mix of casual and elevated, the stitch detailing make them feel special […]

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.

The World Belongs to You

  “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” Lao Tzu Hummel x Atmos … Read More

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Back to Black…

Back to Black   Loving this Oak+Fort Vest-Jacket hybrid. Kind of the perfect piece for Spring/Summer when you’re craving to wear a structured coat but with weather appropriate short sleeves that make it functional and not feel too heavy. Simple silhouette and minimal closure also help to make this midi-length topper feel a bit lighter […]

summer sweater

Summer Sweater   I’ll find any excuse, even in summer, to wear a knit ! A rare cool NY summer morning was just the break I needed in the weather to curb my sweater withdrawal haha… Kept the styling simple given the season, with no layers or extra accessories…also kept the palette tonal to not […]

Wrapped Up…

Wrapped Up     Even though its almost summer and typically we already have hot weather in NY …this year has been unpredictable, even having a handful of cold days well into June. Thankfully I received some cold-day gear in the form of this coat from my friends in Australia to wrap myself in and […]

Marled…

Marled…   I don’t normally opt for full on matching pieces but love the look and feel of this marled top and bottom in heather grey…kind of like an updated luxe sweatsuit…perfectly paired with sneakers, relaxed trench as a topper and feat.my new PS11 Tiny Bag. Love effortless dressing in my fave palette of whites […]

VANS & OTHER STORIES

VANS & OTHER STORIES SneakersNew in. Collaboration with Vans & Other Stories.FACEBOOK / TWITTER / INSTAGRAM / PINTEREST / BLOGLOVIN’ 

Only One…

Only One   Sometimes all you really need is that one great piece to feel pulled together and this Anna Quan Coat (available by special order) is just that piece for me. I kept things simple on purpose, wearing it here with minimal styling, having the coat itself be the feature – just so good ! […]

L.A. Packing List

L.A. Edit   Here are my travel essentials for my recent trip to L.A. ! Packing for L.A. was pretty straightforward, I kept it to my usual staples of black and white pieces as my base but opted for more relaxed tees and faded destroyed denim mixing those with classics and voila, I was L.A. […]

streamlined…

Streamlined A few weeks ago I did an Aritzia Instagram Takeover debuting fresh + clean + white pieces for Spring that epitomize effortless dressing with a nod to 90′s minimalism. There is nothing better than having a few key pieces that you can just throw on and still feel pulled together, in this case, this […]

Outfit • 98

 98 Wearing Isabel Marant for H&M Coat (similar here) | Aritzia Wilfred Rebelle Leggings (similar here) | Helmut Lang Cashmere Silk Gauze Scarf Black | Aritzia Wilfred Chemin Hat Heather Black Mix (similar here) | Adidas Custom Stan Smith All-White (similar here) | Prism London Moscow Sunnies Cream Tort (also avail. black tort) | Aritzia Six […]

Outfit • 96

96   Wearing Isabel Marant Parka Black – No longer avail. (similar here and here) | Aritzia Wilfred Rebelle Legging Black – No longer avail. (similar here) | Hope Marine Sweater Black (similar here) | Proenza Schouler PS11 Tiny Bag Black (budget option here) | PrismLondon Moscow Sunglasses Cream Tort (also avail. black tort) | Adidas Stan […]

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. =)

Outfit • 94

94   WEARING ISABEL MARANT H&M WOOL COAT CHARCOAL (SIMILAR HERE) | ARITZIA SWEATER NO-LONGER AVAIL. (SIMILAR HERE) | TOPSHOP MOTO HAYDEN BOYFRIEND JEANS (SIMILAR DESTROYED DENIM HERE) | ADIDAS CUSTOMIZED STAN SMITH SNEAKERS (SIMILAR ALL-WHITE HERE) | PRISM LONDON “MOSCOW” SUNGLASSES CREAM TORT (ALSO AVAIL. BLACK TORT) | PROENZA SCHOULER PS11 TINY BAG (BUDGET OPTION HERE) | NIKOLAIROSE KNOTTED SILVER CUFF (SIMILAR 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.

Outfit • 93

93   Wearing Oak + Fort Funnel Neck Coat – Sold Out (similar here) | ARITZIA BABATON COHEN PANT BLACK (SIMILAR HERE) | ADIDAS CUSTOMIZED STAN SMITH SNEAKERS (SIMILAR ALL-WHITE HERE) | ALEXANDER WANG PRISMA SKELETAL SATCHEL BLACK – no longer avail. (SIMILAR HERE) | PRISM LONDON “MOSCOW” SUNGLASSES CREAM TORT (ALSO AVAIL. BLACK TORT) | THPSHOP PEARL EAR CUFF SET & Silver Twist Ring […]

Outfit • 90

90   WEARING ISABEL MARANT H&M OVERSIZED WOOL COAT CHARCOAL (SIMILAR HERE) | ARITZIA KNIT DRESS (SIMILAR HERE) |  | ADIDAS CUSTOMIZED STAN SMITH SNEAKERS (SIMILAR ALL-WHITE HERE) | NIKOLAIROSE KNOTTED SILVER CUFF (SIMILAR HERE) |  RAYBAN FOLDING WAYFARER SUNGLASSES BLACK | FLAT128 MIXED METAL STACKING RINGS (Similar here) | PROENZA SCHOULER PS11 TINY BAG BLACK (SUPER BUDGET OPTION HERE) | ARITZIA CHEMIN […]

Custom Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers

My current go-to shoe… Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers | Custom all-white Customize here | Purchase Similar all-white at Barney’s New York

outfit • 89

89   WEARING ARITZIA BRYAN WOOL COAT IN HEATHER COMET (SIMILAR ALEXANDER WANG COAT HERE) | ARITZIA JAX SLIT SKIRT SOLD-OUT (SIMILAR BUDGET OPTION HERE) | ARITZIA NICOLAS TURTLENECK SOLD-OUT (SIMILAR HERE) | PRISM LONDON “MOSCOW” SUNGLASSES CREAM TORT (ALSO AVAIL. BLACK TORT) | VRAI AND ORO STACKING RINGS (SIMILAR HERE AND HERE) | Adidas Stan Smith All-white Custom (avail. 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 • 88

 88   Wearing Aritzia Jax Skirt Black (similar slit skirt here) | Montpellier Sweater Black  (similar here) | Six Eleven Clutch (similar here) | PRISM LONDON “MOSCOW” SUNGLASSES CREAM TORT (ALSO AVAIL. BLACK TORT) | HELMUT LANG OVERSIZED CASHMERE SCARF | NIKE FREE BLACK (similar here) | Vrai and Oro rings (similar here)

outfit • 87

87 Wearing Isabel Marant H&M Oversized Wool Coat Charcoal (Similar here) | Zara Asymmetrical Knit Dress (Similar here) | MACKAGE KENYA LEATHER JACKET (SIMILAR MACKAGE JACKET HERE) | Adidas Customized Stan Smith Sneakers | Helmut Lang Oversized Cashmere Scarf |  RAYBAN FOLDING WAYFARER SUNGLASSES BLACK

More Black Friday !!!

Ready for it ?? I did all the work for you haha ! Check out below for Black Friday Sales !! : D ASOS 30% off (ends Nov 30th) Code TGIBF – Helmut Lang 40% off (ends Dec 1st) – Nordstroms Black Friday Sale – Shopbop 15% off $250 | 20% off $500 | 25% […]

Shopbop X Black Friday

Finally it’s here !! Time to scoop up all those pricey items that we never purchased b/c we can’t justify price or stock up on fave basics that are in heavy rotation and will need to be retired soon ; )  …the Shopbop Black Friday / Cyber Monday promo is here – use code GOBIG14 […]

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PERSONAL / IT’S A….

It’s a…. BOY! I actually already know since I was 15 weeks pregnant. haha. Patience is not my middle name. It’s still a little surreal that there is a little boy growing inside of me. These cool Nike roshe run sneakers were my gift to my boyfriend right after the ultrasound. I bought a girl version (navy with pink!) and this boy version. One wrapped in pink paper and the other in blue. Well, it’s obvious which one he received. I just couldn’t help myself buying already something for the baby since we didn’t buy anything until we knew the gender. (We’re just not in to unisex clothing for baby’s I guess) After that hell broke loose and we did some major shopping sessions. Will share the baby room and the wardrobe soon! PS: The Cola bottles were a little gift from my sister <3

outfit • 81

81   Wearing Aritzia Wilfred Maison Wool Coat Black (similar here) | Aritzia Babaton Cohen Pant Black (similar here) | Aritzia Babaton Hamish Blouse Black (similar here) | Alexander Wang Prisma Skeletal Satchel Black (similar here) | Converse All Stars White | Prism London “Moscow” Sunglasses Cream Tortoise (also in Black Tortoise)  

outfit • 75

75 Wearing BC Label Granite Dress Black | Saint Laurent Paris Classic Skate Slip On Leopard Print (similar here) | Aritzia Six Eleven Huggable Clutch Black | Ray Ban Folding Wayfarer Black | Vrai and Oro Stacking Rings (similar here)          

outfit • 73

73   Wearing Aritzia Wilfred Prony Sweater Royal Navy | Proenza Schouler PS11 Tiny bag Black | Saint Laurent Paris Classic Slip On Sneakers Leopard Print | Prism Moscow Sunglasses Cream Tortoise | Vrai and Oro stacking rings Silver and Gold (similar here)