This is basically my heatwave uniform and survival kit that I wear and use when I absolutely need to go outside during the sunny hours. I try to avoid it as much as I can because this much sun with pale skin and freckles is a real challenge!
Some of my May favorites so far.
Wearing: top, H&M – sandals, Mooy – bag and jeans, vintage – necklace, May21 – bronzer and liptint, The Body Shop.
Reading: Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
These last weeks have been so cold that I was slowly turning into a sheep! My vintage shearling jacket, boots and mittens were the only clothes warm enough to keep me from freezing. Not a lot of room for fashion when temperatures drop below zero (at least not for me). Luckily I was so busy with illustration jobs that I could spend a lot of time inside with my thermos filled with tea right beside me.
Wearing: shearling jacket, wool cardigan and mittens, Vintage – jeans and tights, H&M – hat, Newyorker – boots, so old I don’t remember – thermos, Mizu.
Reading: The signature of All Things – Elizabeth Gilbert
So far, I have spend most of this November inside. After a few days in Amsterdam, where I went to see The Lumineers (yay!), the flu got the best of me. Today I’m finally back working at some illustrations. Here are some of my favorite things of the moment, including my new Dali Katch speakers. They sound even better than they look! I take them into my work room when I’m working, into my kitchen when I’m cooking, and yes, into my bedroom when I’m sick in bed with the flu. After all, music heals, hopefully even flu 😉
Wearing: maxi skirt, vintage – sweater, H&M – bag, vintage – mittens , handmade – shoes, Carmens -nail polish, Maybelline Superstay – blush, MAC
Using: Dali Katch speakers – banana tea mug, H&M Home
Listening to: The Lumineers, Kings of Leon, Ben Howard, Donovan Woods and Nathaniel Rateliff
September so far: sunshine, some orange in my Dutch wardrobe, The Lumineers’ Cleopatra on repeat and finally reading The Catcher in the Rye.
Summer means festival season and this was the first dry one this year, so no rubber boots this time! In stead, I could finally wear my new favorite summer dress and sandals 🙂
Wearing: dress, Zara – sunglasses, Newyorker – backpack, a gift so unknown – lipbalm, L’Oréal sexy balm – waterbottle, Dopper – mixed bracelets, Anna + Nina, A la and Etsy, sandals, Femme Plus
We’ve finally had a few lovely sunny days here! It was almost too hot to draw but I still managed to finished another calender page.
The Dutch summer so far: rain, rain and more rain. Excellent summer weather to stay inside, read, drink tea and have an occasional sunny cocktail.
Yes! The sunny part of spring has finally started in my city and I’ll be off to the park soon. But these have been my spring favorites for the more wintry part of the Dutch spring.
Wearing: boyfriend blazer, Newyorker – dress and tights, H&M – bracelet, Ala – bag, vintage – berry liptint, Maybelline – nail polish, Catrice – shoes, Carmens.