21-10-09

BUTTLESS.

Sorry. Just have been working my butt off since last week.
Hung out with Willemijn today.


Cora Kemperman blouse, H&M longsleeve, Bristol scarf, Belle rose pants, fake converse.

I really want to upload more and such, but it's just too friggin' cold and rainy over here. It sucks.

10-10-09

MONEY IS BEST WHEN IT'S ROLLING.

I'm not even going to start apologizing. I have the right to live my life, right? I thought so too. And it really isn't my fault it has been so rainy and hectic. That's just the way it is.

In the mean time I did some shopping. I haven't taken photos of all the new buys yet, but here are some, starting with a great Cora Kemperman vest:

Cora Kemperman vest, H&M top, H&M jeans


As you can see it's very versatile! And well, I love versatile stuff.
The next thing I bought is also Cora Kemperman. May I present to you: The great Cora Kemperman blouse!

I haven't taken an "on" photo yet. Sorry about that, but I was too lazy. And it was too cold to take off my cozy sweater.

And last, but definately not least: A vivienne westwood blouse! It looks really great when wearing. It's really tight around the hips and waist and on top it's very baggy which gives a great effect. And again, no photo of me wearing it for the same reason as said above.

Aren't you jealous of me? Well, I would be too!

05-10-09

NE ME QUITTE PAS.

You thought I was dead, didn't you?
Well. So did I.

Or this is just a nightmare. A nightmare in which I have to listen to Jacques Brel a zillion times a day. You know, because I've got a test about the lyrics tomorrow.

01-10-09

SONIA RYKIEL.

You're not going to kill me if I admit that I'm more looking forward to Rykiel for H&M than Jimmy Choo for H&M, are you?
I haven't even seen anything, but man, I can't wait! It might actually be the first time I really want to have something from a [INSERTDESIGNERNAME] for H&M collection.

I also received two new purchases today. Don't you just love that feeling when you know packages are waiting for you to come home? I couldn't sit still all day, today. And they're gorgeous! I haven't taken any photos yet, but I'll do so tomorrow. But to make you drool already:

I bought a Vivienne Westwood blouse and a Cora Kemperman top.

And another Cora Kemperman blouse is on it's way!

That brings me to the next thing. I really have to clean out my closet. But fall break is almost here! I'm organizing a cleaning-out-my-closet-party. You remember that scene from Sex and the city the movie? Bottles of champagne, "keep" and "lose" signs? Well, think along those ways. It should be fun!

30-09-09

LILY ALLEN AND PLEATS.

First of all here's some music for ya. I have to say that I seriously love this cover Lilly Allen did. It makes me so happy.


I saw Lily Allen live last summer. She was actually really good. I never expected here to be good live. But she was. It was a great show.

Now on to today's outfit:


Accessorize beret, Vero Moda top, Warehouse skirt, H&M leggings, Bijenkorf leggings.

The top actually has a waterfall collar, but I rolled the collar so it looked like this.

Now I'm off to bed. Trying to think of some cool things for my art project.

27-09-09

SLACKING.

Hey there people,

I never thought this would actually happen to me, but for a change I did take outfit photos. But I slacked in posting them. So here you go.
Thursday:


Sutherland blouse, Zara dress, H&M leggings, Bijenkorf boots.

I can't for the life of me remember what I did that day. I went to school. And well, there's one thing I remember. And what the heck, we all need a laugh from time to time, so here it is:

I went to the gym at wednesday evening. Zumba, if you wanted to know. Anyway, after I came home I wanted to get the dirty clothing out of my bag and came to the conclusion that I left almost everything at the gym. Pants, bra and well, everything. So thursday, during my free time in between classes, I went to the gym to pick them up. Just imagine how stupid I felt having to ask for my "pants". I'm just glad the lady from the gym was behind the desk, and not a man.

So far for my exciting life.

On to friday:


scarf from a turkish bazar, H&M shirt, vintage belt, warehouse skirt, H&M tights, Graceland shoes.

I had to dress casual today, because I had musical rehearsals directly after school. And after the rehearsals I went home to have dinner. At 9 PM I went to a friend, who moved to another house. I love housewarmings. What I love even more is the fact that I didn't have to get up the next morning until 10 AM. And really, after weeks of having to get up at 6.30 AM 10 AM is goooood!
Have a nice weekend everyone!


23-09-09

Oooh and Aaahh.

I haven't really got a lot I'd like to tell you. My life just isn't all that exciting.
I just wanted to show off the boots.


This is when you go "oooh" and "aaaahhh" and start drooling.


Dress unknown from a sample sale, H&M tights, Bijenkorf boots.

Thanks to my puppy eyes, I convinced my dad that my friend and I should make our workspace from our attic. It's going to be really cool.
It's got beautiful lighting, one large table for our sewing machines, mannequins, notice boards on the wall to pin inspiration to, and a clothing rack to hang the finished clothes. Oh, and some storage space, but there should be plenty.

22-09-09

BOUDOIR.

My art assignment at school is to draw/paint a stillife. I chose the theme "boudoire/burlesque". These are some shots of items I own that I made. Ofcourse this is not all. Among these were a bustier, shoes, more ferfume, jewelry, etc.

I've always really liked the glamour of burlesque/boudoir. Even as a little child. And as I grow up I find myself guilty of buying burlesque (inspired) items.

21-09-09

NEW BOOTS!

I just wanted to show you a quick, fugly webcam shot of my new boots, because I'm so happy with them!

Btw; don't mind the double chin.


bijenkorf boots.

18-09-09

GETTING OLD.

I wore a casual outfit today. Because I just felt like it.
Oh, my new jumpsuit is going to be delivered tomorrow! Excited to see if it fits me. I don't think I'll be able to take any outfit photos, because I have to work from 8 AM until 6 PM and I have to go to a fancy dinner at 7 PM.

Didi dress, H&M dress as top, H&M leggings, black straps around my boots.
Here's a little something for you. I call this photo "Hi, I'm Rachel, I used to be lean, but as you can see I'm not that lean anymore".

I'm off to a birthday party now! It's going to kill me. I'm getting old, I'm telling ya! I can't do that anymore, the going to bed at 3 AM and get up at 6.30.

15-09-09

SINGING THE BLUES

I know it's been ages ago since I posted an outfit photo, so here's one for you! I wore this today, but took the photo last night when I was picking my outfit.
I'm sorry for the crappy photo, but it was dark, I lost my remote (found it again!) and well, it's too god damn rainy outside.


Zu+elements dress worn as vest, Warehouse dress.

I decided that I shouldn't wear so much H&M. Because well, the quality isn't superb, everyone's wearing it and that should be reason enough to not own too many H&M items. I should invest more in pretty clothing, so know I'm addicted to marktplaats (dutch ebay lookalike) in the hope I'll find some really cheap, pretty clothing.

12-09-09

HAIR.

Just a quick webcam shot of my new haircut. The bobbypin is because work won't allow me to have hair in my face (this shot was taken 10 min. before going to work).

Bye!

It's oh so quiet. Shhhhsst..

School has started again. Half a week ago, actually. I still haven't found my swing back. It's sucking the life out of me.

That being said, I've got my hair cut. It's none of the options from a few posts back, I just let the hairdresser do whatever she wanted. And I like it. It feels healthy and smells delicious. Don't you just love that smell when you just got back from the hairdresser?
Well. I do.

And now all I want to do is sleep. But I've got a deadline.

See ya!

P.s. Nevermind this post. It's 0.38 AM, the average amount of hours of sleep for the last week has been 5 or 6 hours a night, and well, that would be it.

07-09-09

FLOWER.


H&M longsleeve, H&M skirt, H&M flower, boots - can't remember.

I decided to do an outfit post again. It's been so long. And I know the outfit isn't really exciting, but it's definately better than my PJ-outfits from the last few days. And I should shop more at other places than H&M.

I really feel like shopping, but I'm saving for a new lens. The baby costs about €450. Yes, that's a lot. So no new stuff for me in the near future, unless I really need it.

05-09-09

INSOMNIA.

I feel sorry for myself. Yes, I do. Self pitty. But there's a reason. I just couldn't sleep last night. So I got out of bed, put on some make up and shot some photos, went back to bed again, made sure my alarm was set at 6.30 and not 7.30 and saw 3.29AM change into 3.30.

That means I had about three hours of sleep today. And I had a workday of 10 hours (8 AM - 6 PM).

I'm totally exhausted now.

Goodnight! I'm off to the couch.

04-09-09

LONG TIME NO SEEING.

I realise that there hasn't been an entry from me for a very long time. I'm very sorry for that, but I'm just enjoying my last few days of walking around in PJ pants. That's all. So there's really nothing exciting to see. Just PJ pants, a longsleeve and that's it.

I still haven't started my new project yet because I'm too lazy to buy new paint (before you judge, I do have to cycle 50 minutes for one tube of paint. And yes, as I said, I'm enjoying my last few days of lazyness).

I have however finished my book, sent my package to Sofie (should be delivired today), watched movies and done nothing. So that's more than I usually can cross off my to-do list. To-do lists are in my case more "what I should do lists".

Now I'm very busy deciding which haircut I like best (because I really do have to get my hair cut!), and editing some photos because I need to have finished them next week.

Here are the options:

Haircut #1:


Haircut #2:

I came to the conclusion that I can't choose. So please help me decide!

01-09-09

TO-DO list

For tomorrow. Or today, actually.


* Bake cookies.
* Finish my book.
* Start my new project - start 1 painting.
* Bring my package for Sofie to the post office.
* Watch movies and do nothing.

Here's a little sneak preview of the project. It's going to involve silent movie actresses.


http://www.silentladies.com/Ladies.html

28-08-09

RANDOM.

I wore a pretty risque outfit today. And that is exactly the reason why I changed in to something different for the evening.

This is what I wore during the day:

sutherland blouse, thrifted see through top, brandless top worn as skirt, H&M leggings, etro shoes, earring from german artmarket.

Sorry for the messy room, but I just love making a mess of things. And I'm sure you all love to see my underwear drawer.

As I said I wore something different for the evening. That was because we had a kinda formal thing. Me and some friends raised money for Duchenne Heroes and that's what the evening was dedicated to. I thought see through just wasn't an option.

Here's what I wore:



H&M top, H&M flower, H&M legging, DIY shoes.

That girl you see is Simone. We've been friends since she's lived in Holland. Our parents know each other and that's how we met. We went to the same kindergarten, the same primary school, same high school.

On to something completely different. Did you know I used to have spanish as a subject at school? Well, it's been almost 3 years ago and I still regret not having it anymore.
The reason I brought this up is because I was watching "De spaanse droom" (The Spanish dream) yesterday. It's a dutch show in which 6 couples compete to win a bed&breakfast in Spain. They have to work together to renovate the old building. Anyway, I saw them all struggling with the spanish (well, all of them except for one or two couples) and I couldn't help but get this thought: "If you want to have a B&B in spain, and you've wanted it for a few years already, then why the hell didn't you take spanish class?"

That night I read some of my old spanish readers and decided I should study it again.

25-08-09

THANKS, SOFIE

Sofie from modediktat sent me the most gorgeous shoes ever, as I already mentioned in my last post. They're from Etro SS08.
I'm struggling coming up with something to sent back. I decided to sent a package with all sorts of little gifts, so there would be at least one thing she'd like. I already thought of some things, but that's supposed to remain a surprise.
Without further ado I present to you, the shoes and the way I wore it:
H&M top, H&M flower, H&M legging, Etro shoes.

Thank you so much again, Sofie! I hope to send the package by the end of the week.

24-08-09

BACK AGAIN.

Just a little post to say that I'm back, to show you some photos and tell you that I had a great time!


Tom wearing the jeans we costumized. Ofcourse we made it as ugly as we could :)

Eating a delicious sandwich.

My blinged shoes.

Best photo ever. Period.

I've got no idea who the guy is.

Recycling.

Chickies.

Groupshot.

My friend with his fans.

Watching Snoop Dogg in the sun.

I admit I look like some sort of idiot. But that is because I wrapped my shirt around my head so I wouldn't get a heatstroke or anything.

Snoop Dogg.


That's just a small part of the photos we took. We had a great time. The best performance would have been Lily Allen. I seriously didn't expect her to be so good. But she really got the crowd going after a few songs. And she could stand on her two feet.

Last, but definately not least, go show Sofie from Modediktat some loving. She sent me the most gorgeous shoes ever. I'll post a photo tomorrow!

Adios.

19-08-09

LOWLANDS.

Holysmokes. I'm packing for Lowlands. I feel like I'm forgetting everything and I've got to go to work in 30 minutes.
Maybe I'll photograph the outfits I'm taking with me tonight, depends on how much time I've got left.

Bye Bye!

P.s. Lowlands is a festival in the Netherlands. And it's going to be hoottttt.
P.p.s. All this stress is caused by the fact that I will leave for lowlands tomorrow at 9 AM. And since I have to work till 6 PM today that means that the stores will be closed.

15-08-09

FLSHT.

Have been busy staying at a friends place for the last two days or so.
made some photos of a friend today. Like this one best:



Hoping to do something creative tomorrow.

P.s. The title is the sound my brain makes. You know, like the slimey poo stuff you had as a kid?

12-08-09

BACK FROM BERLIN.

Sorry in advance for the next line, since it might be too much information.

Our trip started out shitty (quite literally, unfortunately), because I got sick. That's why we got a delay of a few hours. And that's also why we only had two days in Berlin in stead of 2 and a half (and yes, that makes a difference!).
I remained kinda sick during our entire stay (never been good at planning things like that).

Now, on to the photos:


I won't be able to tell you much about the photos, because I always forget what the hell it is.



Now this I know! It was a monument for the lost soldier and someone who died in the camps. Or well, it actually is a remembrance monument, but my dad said they burried a soldier and someone from the camps there. I don't know if they really burried them there, but it sounds good, right?

The view from the Fernsehen Turm. My dad and I had ice cream there.

The only picture of me and my dad together. You can see my desert. Way too big. So my dad had to help after he had his desert.

This is the only photo that kinda shows my outfit. We were at the opening of the U55, btw, if you wanted to know. I was wearing a top up side down as a tubetop, and H&M trousers, the bag is from the wereldwinkel (worldstore) and the sunglasses from Hema.



Too bad I didn't take as many photos as I'd hoped, but it's better than no photos at all.
On our way back we helped some hitchhikers from Sweden. They were very nice. Too bad I didn't take a photo of them.