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A few weeks ago I went to The Netherlands. I always enjoy trips home, but not only because I get see my friends and family. Also because I loooove shopping in The Netherlands. Why? The seasons are opposite in Australia. We are actually behind fashion-wise, which for a fashion freak quite sucks! When it’s Winter and the Dutchies can buy the newest Autumn/Winter collections, like gorgeous new winterjackets and overknee boots (it’s way too hot in Sydney for those beautiful things!), us in Australia are still in Summer and are stuck with the old Spring/Summer collections. You can imagine that I love checking out the latest collections, the ones that are actually inspired by the current runway trends. So when I’m in The Netherlands, I shop.

My trips in The Netherlands are always crazy: Moving around between friends in Amsterdam, family in Groningen (2 hours north of Amsterdam) and my in-laws in Emmen (1 hour south of Groningen). So I actually hardly have time to shop. That’s why I love shopping at It’s a ‘search engine webshop’, so I can check out all the brands I love at once. Perfect for me!

What I’m wearing

ASOS top (via
ASOS sunglasses (via
VANS sneakers

On my way with Country Road

A new pair of rocking jeans and a coffee to go, while exploring Melbourne. My life as a coffee addict and jeans addict, couldn’t be better!

What I’m wearing:
WANTED heels


Marks & Spencer is currently working with a theme called ‘Life. Spend it well.’. Because I’ve collaborated with this great brand before, they asked me with I think is the best way to spend life well, or better yet, getting the most out of life.
When I think of getting the most out of life, I think of my favorite Instagram accounts. A life well spent is a life traveling to the most beautiful places, eating lots of yummy bad food yet still looking like Gigi Hadid, wearing your vintage Chanel with your new Gucci, sharing it with hundreds of followers online and always being happy. I tried to live that life and I guess I got quite close. I left my home in The Netherlands to travel the world, I’ve got a Chanel bag, over 75K followers on Instagram and I can eat quite unhealthy without turning into Miss Piggy. The only thing missing was my happiness.

Pressure of the perfect picture

The pressure of the perfect insta life made me unable to enjoy the things that were happening around me. I was constantly looking for the right shot to shoot a ‘Look at me, I lead an awesome life!’ photo. I had the perfect travel insta life, yet I felt totally lost. Why? I was focussing on what others liked to see, instead of focussing on what I liked to do.

I took an Insta-break and when I arrived in Sydney I slowly picked up my phone and laptop again. In January 2017 my boyfriend, Rick, and I were asked to create content for my old employee in The Netherlands, a Dutch watch & jewelry web shop. Why? Because he liked my Instagram content so much. The content I was so unhappy with!

Rick and I took on the challenge and realized we are a great content creating team. From then on we started doing more fashion shoots. We would go for a coffee, explore a new neighborhood in Sydney and if we would find a cute spot to shoot, we’d take out our camera. And after the shooting, there was no pressure anymore. We got the shot, our job is done. That’s how we’ve been doing it ever since.

Feeling comfortable and at home

Taking away the travel/lifestyle part out of my content was a great decision. I love not having to photograph everything I do. Believe me, 90% of the things I do aren’t Insta-perfect! Plus, I don’t really enjoy traveling that much. Yes, I want to see what the world has to offer, but I realized that I’m way happier being in a place that makes me feel at home. Sydney is that place for me right now and from there on we’re taking trips. Next up: Bali, Malaysia, and Vietnam!

Enjoy life to the fullest (in jeans!)

Anyway, to answer Marks & Spencer’s question, after a way too long introduction: I enjoy life to the fullest when I’m browsing around a cool city with my love Rick. Grab a coffee to go, take some cool photos, walk around a bit and treat ourselves to a burger and a beer afterward. No fancy restaurants, cool hotspots, tropical beaches or infinity pools, just a great city where I feel comfortable.

I also realized over the past year that I love doing all this while wearing jeans. So to make this story complete, I put on Marks & Spencer’s latest mom jeans during this shoot. Investing in clothes you really love is also a way of enjoying life. Why purchase the latest trends, when you can buy something you’ll feel great in for years? I have a few favorite jeans – these Marks & Spencer ones being one of them – and every time I put them on I feel like a million bucks. I combined these jeans with a white shirt (cause those are always in style!) and a pair of gold pumps to spice things up a little 🙂

How do you get the most out of life?

What I’m wearing:
MARKS & SPENCER mom jeans
MARKS & SPENCER white shirt
MARKS & SPENCER gold pumps
MARKS & SPENCER leather bag
MARKS & SPENCER lace white bra

In collaboration with Marks & Spencer and Shoppinglinks


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Red Leather Skirt

As you know, I’m into minimal, basic looks. Yet sometimes I like to spice things up with something different! Today it’s this red leather look skirt!

What I’m wearing:
GLASSONS t-shirt
KAPTEN & SON shades

Old School Kicks are making a comeback

Old school kicks are making a comeback and as a nineties girl, I love it!  Yes, I was born in 1986 but I spend most of the childhood years I can actually remember in the nineties. I consider myself a nineties girl.

Anyway, we saw the Adidas Stan Smith’s and Superstar’s making a comeback a few years ago, then Puma came back in style (also thanks to Rihanna), Vans made a huuuge come back last year and now those old school Coverse sneakers. Are they ever out of style anyway?! I had a pair in black already, but scored a white pair at Ziengs too, because why not?! If you’re on the hunt for some old school kicks for the Summer, Ziengs has got you covered!


What I’m wearing:
CONVERSE sneakers via Ziengs (currently on sale!)
GLASSONS t-shirt
GLASSONS leather-look jeans

Finally, the perfect stylish backpack

It’s been a long, long search, but I finally found the perfect stylish backpack! This backpack is part of Daphny Raes her newest collection which you can now buy on Kickstarter or their webshop with discounts up to 40%. Score!

I love supporting upcoming brands and after receiving this backpack, I’m even more happy I did! It’s so gorgeous, minimal and functional! Perfect for traveling or a day in town with my laptop and a pair of flats 😉

What I’m wearing:
ASOS jeans


When I shop, I know what I want and I want to have found it within 20 minutes max. Carrie Bradshaw’s quote ‘Shopping is my cardio’ isn’t meant for me, as 20 minutes won’t burn those chocolate bar calories. This is the reason I like to shop at ‘search engine webshops’. You know, those shops where you simply type in what you’re looking for and hundreds of matching results show up. I work with and that’s how I get it done in 20 minutes!

In this case I was searching for something holiday-ish, like shorts or a skirt, and a sweater to go with it. A sweater as a holiday item? Yes! No matter where you travel, the nights can cool off so quickly; I always hate it when I forget to bring a sweater. Plus, I love the skirt + sweater combo, especially with cool sandal-boots. And not to forget, some cool shades to go with it!

I’m currently traveling through Australia. Did you know that Australia is 185 times as big as The Netherlands (my home country) and that the whole of Europe fits in Australia? You can imagine that the climate changes as much over here as it does in Europe. Scandinavia is cold, while Spain is hot. Same here, with The Northern Territory and South Australia. Except it’s the opposite over here as Australia is on the other side of the equator. The north is warm and the south is cold. I’m currently traveling through crispy South Australia and that’s why I really needed a “holiday sweater” too!

What I’m wearing:
ASOS sweater, via
RIVER ISLAND skirt, via
ASOS shades, via
BALENCIAGA sandal-boots


When I selected this outfit at Glue Store I simply put something together I thought would look good. Yet when I selected the outfit photos we shot the other day, I realized this look makes me travel through time! Why?

  1. We’ve got a rock band t-shirt like my dad used to wear in the 80ties. I can’t really tell because I only lived in the 80’s for 4 years. Can’t recall memories from 0-4 years old…, but I’ve seen the photos!
  2. We’ve got a bomber jacket like my brother used to wear in the 90’s. Now this I can recall, I thought he looked so stupid! And now I’m wearing it…
  3. We’ve got the old school Vans the cool skater boys at high school used to wear in the 00ies. Plus, I put a knot in my t-shirt like Britney did in 2000.

I know fashion always comes back in style, but this is insane! Yet very awesome, I love this my new “old fashioned” items altogether!

What I’m wearing:
ALL ABOUT EVE bomber jacket
VANS sneakers
SKAGEN hybrid watch

Pop of Orange

What better way to spice up a basic look than with a pair of orange (!) heels?! I love these Aldo babies <3

What I’m wearing:
TOPSHOP shirt (stolen from the boyfriend)
ALDO heels (via sarenza)
CHANEL rock-in-home bag
BY LIA jewelry

Shoe Buddies

When you’re boy and you are shoe buddies.. ♥

What I’m wearing:
CONVERSE all stars (via sarenza)
ASOS jeans
ZARA jumper
CHANEL rock-in-rome flapbag