TALK YOUR WALK

                            The cause behind STANDFOR INITIATIVE ‘S One Gender campaign is subtle yet strong.     The cause behind STANDFOR INITIATIVE ‘S One Gender campaign is subtle yet strong. Having passed the 2018 threshold it’s only fair and logical not to discuss …

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New York Fashion Week 2017 Fall Recap

New York Fashion Week 2017 Fall/Winter – femininity, feminism, and a brutally beautiful city New York Fashion Week 2017 Fall/Winter: the homeostasis of the bumble bee hum of tool-belted makeup artists and the nonchalant, carrot grazing of model gazelles was intermittently cut through by the bitey Brooklyn accent of a zealous female security guard. Such commands as “Step back!” “Let the models through!” and “Get away from mah door!” were barked, unceremoniously, at the throng of photographers who – despite one pointedly reminding all that he had not one, but two, Vogue accreditations – had been waiting peevishly for the best of an hour for their call to shoot ‘first looks’ at TOME NYC. But this was, as it turned out, only the white noise prelude to the veritable warzone that then ensued, as front of house was finally opened, and we found ourselves caught in the crossfire of cameras shuttering, lights flashing, and vying voices which had finally lost all their cool. TOME’s Fall 2017 collection, unabashed in its activism, challenged the sartorial language of femininity. This was expressed through men’s cuts with detailing that implied the naked female figure, tailored contouring that refused to be fully fitted, and […]

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Best Street Style Looks of NYFW Fall 2017

Fashion weeks usually make me really happy, despite all the “circus” leading up to fights between bloggers and editors (that I find really, really lame of editors btw), I look forward to fresh inspiration from runways and streets. However this time New York Fashion Week kind of made me sad when I saw all these amazing women looking just as fine even during horrible winter conditions, something which I always claim is the reason why I look like crap in winter. Apparently it’s not winter, it’s me. Here’s hoping these 100 best looks from NYFW starring Ramya Giangola and Jan Michael Quammie will light a fire in me. image sources: the impression, the cut, harper’s bazaar, refinery29, fashionista, vogue fr, vogue es, style du monde, wwd Save Save Save Save

OUTFIT / #OOTD

WEARING: ACNE STUDIOS ‘CONY’ BOOTS, GOOSECRAFT LEATHER TROUSERS, H&M TOP, ZARA BLAZER, MODE MUSTHAVES HAT, DUFFYBAG TOTE BAG (S/S2017)  

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.    

H&M X KENZO

What I should admit about this collaboration is how surprisingly well the two corporations managed to work together for the final outcome. Examining exactly this, while closing one eye, it’s quite hard to tell whether it’s KENZO or H&M , excluding logos of course. This is exactly the point that’s makes this collection so different …

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PROCESSING

So I’ve come up with this plan; the plan is to have two plans. Two equally well functioning satisfying plans. This way there’s nothing to lose. First, an exceptionally high goal is being set, a short term intense plan. If this one can’t be achieved, there is the other one, a well organised schedule, quite …

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Ball In My Court

The title of the post is a part of the little poem I just wrote, it goes; Balenciaga on my mind… and that’s pretty much it. Everything from the last two Balenciaga collections is on my mind and it has completely changed my styling habits altogether. Call me a fashion victim but I can’t wear my jackets and coats properly anymore; I constantly feel the need to open the shoulders, button it wrong or at least choose the most oversized design possible, all the while feeling glad I kept my still-relevant-last-season white booties, found the tree-that-keeps-on-giving vintage Levi’s 501s and recently bought freakish-bargain-find Forever21 handbag. . Grey off shoulder top Front Row Shop (similar here & here) . Camel trench coat Lartigent (similar here & here) . Cropped vintage 501 jeans Levi’s (similar here & here) . Black handbag with metal circle handle Forever21 (similar here & here) . White leather booties Zara (similar here & here) Save

SPOTTED WHITES

Today’s concept was simple, white base black ends. However there is always a way to make things more interesting, more personal. Not just the outfit, but the layout as well.     Most of the times, displaying plain images is not enough, needs an extra something to make it differ and actually memorable. Each image …

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SMALL JACKET

This is officially my last post, shot in Paris and the third part of my collaboration with MELANGETROIS featuring their jackets! Although it was prepared some months ago, I felt like this was the time and season to post it, a way to say goodbye, at least for now.     This experience was something so great and …

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FOR WOOD AND METAL

How come and in most occasions the only variable of importance is time?     There is either too much, so the most miserable uncreative moments seem like ages, or there’s not enough and you are trying to squeeze everything in 24 hours. Then you end up with the satisfaction that you managed to visit all …

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LAST BUT NOT LEAST

As time goes by, I’m beginning to try getting used to my departure from Paris. I catch myself photographing views with my mind, in order to create a beautiful and huge collection of experiences that will never fade out, and that I will always cherish.     Over this past few months, if I’m able to …

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NOSTALGIA

Thinking about the outcome of the post beforehand, I’m not quite sure what to expect. I almost believe that’s exactly the purpose, just to figure things out. I intended to make a comparison, not only to my pre-Paris posts, but to my pre-Paris self, to my pre-pre-Paris self, and so on.     The similarities …

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A WEATHERED PENNY

I am very proud and honoured to announce the continuation of my collaboration with one of my favourite minimal jewellery brand, A WEATHERED PENNY. Still, as the first time I discovered it, one of my top destinations for minimalistic stackable pieces, designed by Kayleigh Carter, notice my favourite earrings please, so satisfying!     Starting with …

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A Conscious Search

It’s been a long while since the last time I went crazy over a piece of clothing I couldn’t initially find and if I remember correctly, that last time I promised myself never to do it again yet here I am, wearing the H&M Conscious mules for which I searched the whole world frantically for two whole months. I checked stores here, then in NY, Paris, Istanbul, Ankara; I asked my hubby to check them in Berlin, Oslo – they were completely sold out everywhere, which is a hint that you should give up on them at that point, but I refused to get that message from the universe. And much like every other dream, this one too came true through eBay and here they are: my slightly overpaid for, fancy mules. The search is over. finally. Thankfully. . White back button shirt Need Supply (similar here & here) . Black cropped jeans H&M (similar here & here) . Black satin bow flat mules H&M Conscious (similar here & here) . Tan leather bucket bag …

BOMBER AND KHAKI

Almost out of season again, with a rather pre-fall outfit and general vibes, I could easily and honestly believe that summer may never come. After taking a breath, but without erasing my previous phrase, I can totally respect the moody atmosphere of Paris, I adored it before I came and I adore it now, but …

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TRENCH AND SILVER

The circumstances under which this photoshoot was taken got me thinking…which of the outfits of the beautiful girls that I follow are their everyday actual looks? Is this how you go to work, lunch, coffee, shopping, cinema?     Perhaps just because I don’t post that much, I invest too much time into being creative …

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Looking Over The Shoulder

Despite my love for black, which doesn’t even need explanation at this point, I don’t like wearing all black. I actually refrain from wearing all black, I don’t think I have the right hair and skin tone (or Scandinavian cool) to pull it off so you can almost never see me in all black. But it took this off the shoulder sweatshirt from the exclusive Martine Jarlgaard x Byond collection (yeah, it’s a sweatshirt made from a sustainable fabric with open shoulders that you can pull to either side) to make me wear head to toe black in the middle of summer. I tried my usual recipe; white pants, linen pants, denim and then khaki pants but none of them did justice to this top like my classic cut tailored black pants with Converses to tone down the flare. . Black off the shoulder envelope sweatshirt available only on BYOND . Black pants Topshop (similar here & here) . Black sneakers Converse All Star (or get it here) . Gold earrings Anissa Kermiche  

OUTFIT / SMILE

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!

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. :)

IN CONTRAST

The more I was thinking about this outfit, the more excited I became! The drop of temperature in Paris, combined with the melancholic yet beautiful cloudy days coloured the view in silver shades. The right moment came for my favourite parisian bridge; Bir Hakeim.     In my latest collaboration with TANROH, I decided to wear …

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ALMOST GREY

Having the magnificent Palais Galiera as an element of greater importance than just a background, the cold marble and first warm light of the day set the palette for some golden and silver tones and of course, a minimal grey base, almost.     So, a beautiful piece from MONOMIN arrived, and it totally made …

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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!

Best of Seoul Fashion Week Street Style

I don’t know when or why exactly Seoul Fashion Week became all about toddlers but I can’t complain much, especially when we can start the week looking at all these adorableness. I haven’t seen anyone (or any denim gang, to be more accurate) that has swag like these boys and it’s not all them, there are many other fantastic looks from different 3 year olds that would make you question your style (or couple styles or beauty routines?!) for real in this post. Some good looking adults are bonus. Here are my 45 favorite street style looks from Seoul Fashion Week. sources: vogue, w magazine

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!

Still Here

Soooo, it turns out winter didn’t go anywhere, it just rested a little bit. While I very much appreciated the short break and even this cold is considered ok for a regular Montreal winter, I froze to the marrow this weekend and had to say a temporary goodbye to my thin wool coats and leather jackets. Only upside is I got to wear my new faux fur coat I hadn’t gotten a chance to wear before so we’re all good. Now that I accomplished that we can move on to spring now, permanently please. . Grey faux fur coat Lamoda101 (similar here & here) . Black straight leg cropped jeans H&M (similar here & here) . Oversized tee Urban Outfitters (similar here & here) . Black leather pointed toe Jensen booties ACNE Studios (or get it here & here)

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

Destination Princetown

Aside from being the absolute it shoe of the season and possibly one of the most beautiful ugly shoe ever, these Gucci loafers are one of the most comfortable creatures I’ve ever slid my feet into and they actually, miraculously, REALLY keep your feet warm thanks to the fur insole. I’m not kidding, yes I wore them under this outfit for post purposes and it was fairly warm (for a Montreal winter anyway) but I was almost sure I will freeze to death or, best case scenario, kick the walls next month thanks to severe menstrual cramps. I may still have to welcome the monthly unwanted visitor but I think I’ll mind it less than ever. . Beige wool belted jacket Vintage (similar here & here) . Black wide leg cropped jeans Stylenanda (similar here & here) . Black leather loafers Gucci Princetown (or get fur-free version here & here) . Black leather crossbody bag Céline

Best Street Style Looks of PFW Fall 2016

This season will be remembered, more than anything, as the season of the street style. No, it’s not the first time people dressed up for the cameras, not the first time bloggers flooded the shows (or at least the entrance of the shows) nor the first time people cared more about street style more than (some) runway shows but this was the season the power of streets was finally confirmed commercially and creatively. The most buzzed about and celebrated collections of the season were Vetements and Balenciaga, both in the hands of the same creative director, both all about the “streets”. Things finally turned the other way around, from streets to runways, now it’s time to wait for the next thing and meanwhile enjoy this new era, starting with the (many, many) best street style looks from Paris Fashion Week. sources: harper’s bazaar, the impression, vogue, the cut, w magazine, wwd, style du monde, collage vintage

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!

Best Street Style Looks of MFW Fall 2016

I can’t believe a day has come where I’m cherishing Milan style scene more than London (or even New York) as someone who always thought of Milan fashion as too caught up in their history and not inspiring at all. I remember visiting London for 3 days when I was living in Milan and wanted to live there instead so bad, I was blown away by all the creativity. Of course it’s nonsense to assume a fashion fueled week would represent the whole character of the city, but Milan Fashion Week literally saved the street style scene of this fashion month (for now, as I think the ending in Paris will make up for everything). Here are my picks of the best street style looks of Milan Fashion Week that ended yesterday. image sources: harper’s bazaar, collage vintage, the impression, vogue, the cut, w magazine, a love is blind, fashionista, wwd, style du monde, j’ai perdu ma veste

Best Street Style Looks of LFW Fall 2016

If there were anyone left in the world who still undermined fashion bloggers and their impact on the industry, you can be sure that there won’t be any after this fashion month. Because while the celebs and even most of the editors are unable to carry through the cold of New York and rain of London, super bloggers like Hedvig, Camille, Pernille, Irina, Pandora, Susie, Zina and one specific non-blogger fashion heroine Laurel Pantin (you were so missed in the past years!) nailed the pitch. It was kind of a dull street style scene in general, like most LFWs, but I managed to pick 50 looks that are truly inspirational. image sources: harper’s bazaar, refinery29, vogue, w magazine, the cut, wwd, a love is blind, the impression, style du monde, collage vintage

MONOCHROMES

We are going through this time of the month, when the weather hasn’t decided its style yet, therefore nor have we! Sunny days, followed by non-stop rainy days, followed by all-time clouded and moody ones. This allows us to have many options, though, like showing some skin under layering.     I had actually forgot …

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Pre-inspiration Board

Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Kiev, Paris (couture) and New York (menswear) were *some of* the cities that hosted fashion weeks during the month of January (and a little bit of February) and hand in hand they eventually provided us with a lot of serious pre-fashion month winter street style inspiration. Lessons learned: colorful furs, long overcoats, cropped pants, classic blue jeans, Chanel and Celiné heels & Gucci loafers are in as ever but the bomber jackets are literally having the time of their lives. source: a love is blind, vogue, harper’s bazaar, w magazine, j’ai perdu ma veste, the impression, style du monde

MENSWEAR SAFE

Let’s start with pointing out that basic isn’t simple, simple isn’t casual and casual isn’t basic. The differences between these terms, when it comes to fashion and style, and their application to wardrobe capsules are definitely growing to be some of the most interesting and complicated phases I’ve experienced!     Starting 2016 with this post, …

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Best of 2015

Have you ever had one of those years where it felt like it lasted a lifetime, like almost everything you remember doing happened in just the last 365 days? 2015 has been like that for me in terms of my career, I feel like I started my blog this year and it just evolved and developed even though it’s been 6 years already. This was the year I got featured as the it-girl on Vogue Turkey’s February issue, the year I was one of the instagram users to follow on Cosmopolitan Turkey’s September issue, the year I was on The Main MTL, Flare Mag, multiple posts of NY Mag The Cut, Blue is in Fashion This Year and other websites & blogs, the year I got thousands of repins on Pinterest, the year I raised my Instagram followers from 3k to almost 30k – which was the biggest accomplishment of all on my end. I’m usually a pessimist and I undermine everything I ever do so please bear with  me as I humbly brag for …

OPACITY

Each time I am getting close to my next outfit post, there are several matters I examine. Apart from choosing an outfit, the location is of equal importance. In this particular project there are two factors that I wanted to deal with and highlight: opacity and formations.     The first one is related to colour, …

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WON HUNDRED

While still remaining away from festive posts and decorations [my one and only christmas tree lights don’t work any more, no time for that!] and just because of the chance of a warmer weather that permitted a no-coat look, I grabbed it with pleasure.     I was so excited to share with you some …

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DEEP V

While attempting just a quick turn to favourite total blacks, I wanted to try out a combination of strict cuts and delicate lines. A touch of deep colour shades is quite necessary when it comes to maintaining a sophisticated monochrome look.     I find it really interesting when the layering comes with such fine shapes …

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LINES IN SAND

Although I had prepared this outfit since two weeks ago, I decided to delay it a bit; there was a BALMAINATION break on line! But here we are now! After the SAND QUIZ here comes the outfit styled by you!       There were so many amazing combinations in my comment box and I really want to thank you …

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OUTFIT / RELOADING

WEARING: MANGO CAMEL COAT AND DESTROYED JEANS, H&M BASIC TEE, PS11 TINY BAG AND UGG MINI CLASSIC BOOTS
Took my new Mini boots for a little ride yesterday. After a super busy and hectic week, including a 24 hour trip to Berlin, I needed some fr…

BALMAINATION

I feel I ‘ve got too much to say, but I can’t stand on the balmaination ‘s way. I happened to have an exclusive invitation of the pre-shopping event so I just couldn’t but make my way into the madness!     I’d been eyeing this sleeveless coat since the first presentations started, so I …

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SAND QUIZ

I am really excited to share with you, that this beautiful Mansur Gavriel bucket bag in sand colour is soon coming my way! At the beginning, I was a bit anxious and uncomfortable with the colour and the fact that it’s gonna be big and not just a small cross body bag like the one I …

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WHITE IT IS

SO…today’s goals were casual and monochrome. Close enough! I am honoured and proud to announce my collaboration with FSHN BNKR and prepare this post including the ivory FINDERS KEEPERS skirt that instantly made her way to my top favourites!       …I mean, how beautiful and interesting is this front slit and folding?! I find it really …

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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)

RUIN FLARES

I am not feeling like talking too much about this photoshoot. I guess the imagery speaks for itself. This has been a project that I ‘ve been planning for a while now, and I was really excited about, just because I really wanted a perfect outcome, an editorial and professional essence, interesting light, background and …

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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 / 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!

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 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.

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. =)

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

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.

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 / THE DARK SIDE

WEARING: LILIJA LARIONOVA OVERSIZED COAT, ISABELLA OLIVER LEATHER TROUSERS, GIVENCHY TEE, PS11 TINY BAG, KURT GEIGER HEELS / 31 WEEKS

OUTFIT / LAST ONE

WEARING: GESTUZ COAT, MUUBAA LEATHER TROUSERS, ALEXANDER WANG HEELS AND PS11 TINY BAG / 23 WEEKS No worries, shot this look in October when it was still OK to wear strappy sandals outside. With a warm coat on top to compensate a little of course. ;) Finally, I’m through my looks that I shot up front. It’s time to shoot more previous ones!

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.

OUTFIT / THE FULL LOOK

WEARING: ZARA JUMPSUIT, MUUBAA LEATHER JACKET (find it here or here), KURT GEIGER LEOPARD HEELS (find it here) AND PS11 TINY BAG (find it here and here) / 23 WEEKS A couple of weeks ago I already showed you a preview of this look with my new oversized leather jacket. And here we have the full outfit. These photos just remind me again, how perfect this jacket is. Can you tell I’m in love?

OUTFITS / NOVEMBER

And just like that we have landed in the last month of the year ALREADY. Why is time always flying so fast? Which also means I’m starting to get really close to my due date. I can’t wait to meet the little guy that’s growing inside of me, but it’s also becoming a bit scary now it’s all going so fast! Just two more months before my new life is kicking off. Can’t wait!

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 / 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 / A NEW FAVOURITE

WEARING: ZARA LONG KNITTED CARDIGAN, H&M TURTLENECK, H&M MATERNITY JEANS, KURT GEIGER HEELS AND SOPHIE HULME TOTE BAG / 27 WEEKS

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?