I hope that my stories can enliven, that they can make hope grow and fear disappear. I hope they can inspire, and that you’ll hold them forever near. Hope that they can provide you, with whatever it takes that you need. I hope that I can do right by you, that you feel alive whenever you read.

OUTFIT INSPO: BRONZE BEAUTY

Everyone that knows me even a little bit knows that I adore everything that’s either rose gold or copper-coloured. It might not be a very big surprise that there is one colour that can be spot in fashion world that I am quite a fan of: bronze. Therefore, I had no other choice but to dedicate a blogpost to my first bronze-coloured item. Are you ready?

A nice turtleneck top is always useful, am I right? You can combine it with all kinds of items: high-waisted jeans, flared pants, dungarees, skirts, jumpsuits and dresses. When I came across this bronze item in a ribbed velvet fabric, it immediately ended up in my online shopping cart. I instantly envisioned how I wanted to wear it: underneath my slipdress with lace and leopard print, combined with a buckle belt. Et voila!

When I came across this bronze item in a ribbed velvet fabric, it immediately ended up in my online shopping cart

I think this combination is super fun to wear, because it is not only comfortable, but also has a touch of chique. You can finish this look in a somewhat fancier way by wearing this combi with a pair of geels, but you can also wear some cool boots like Dr. Martens with them for a more badass look.

Which of the two do you prefer? 

Love, Rachel

OUTFIT INSPO: COZY GREEN

Did you always have a colour of which everyone used to say: ‘you should wear that more often?’ For me, it’s the colour green. Now, there are some touches of green I tend to avoid (read: neon green), but I can always be enticed for items in mint-, moss-, olive- or bottle green. When I came across this super soft, comfortable long sweater, I had to have it. And I still don’t regret that!

You know the deal: there are days that you don’t want to wear something uncomfortable, but you want to look like you didn’t just roll out of bed. Whenever I’m having such a day, this is my absolute go-to outfit. Because I want to pimp the sweater a bit (because, let’s fact it, it is an oversized sweater), I love to wear it with a stocking with a cool print. Of course, that is not particularly warm, so I like to wear them with some knee high socks. In this way, you still see the print, my legs are kept warm and – in my opinion – it gives the outfit a nice little touch.  

You know the deal: there are days that you don’t want to wear something uncomfortable, but you want to look like you didn’t just roll out of bed. Whenever I’m having such a day, this is my absolute go-to outfit

To complete the outfit, I love to wear these items with my Chelsea-like ankle boots with studs. Also, I think it looks really cool to finish the look with my plaid trenchcoat. Not only does it give the look a touch of chique, it also creates more of a waist to my somewhat oversized sweater and brings out the colour of the sweater thanks to the brown, green and red in it. You could even finish this look with a quirky cap or baret – how fun is that?!

Love, Rachel

OUTFIT INSPO: GET ON THE GLITTER

This is a post especially for those that believe that you can only wear glitters during the holidays or on your birthday. Hereby: you’re wrong 😉 With the right combination you can wear glitters all through the year, even on a regular weekday!

 
For quite some time, I was looking for a glitter pants in a different colour than black. I already own a black pair of pants with ruffles on the legs that is perfect for both parties and days on which I want to feel a little bit extra. Even so, I wanted a pair of pants with glitters in a colour that is softer than black and I knew I had to have these pants as soon as I saw them.

Thanks to the light colour, the pants are really subtle despite the glitters and that’s exactly why I like it so much

These cream coloured pants with silver glitters are perfect for a casual look, don’t you think? You can easily combine it with a knit sweater, like this white one, but also with a t-shirt and an oversized cardi, it is very cute. Thanks to the light colour, the pants are really subtle despite the glitters and that’s exactly why I like it so much.

Of course, you can also wear them to a party. It is a glittery pants after all! Wear them with a pretty silk or chiffon top for an extra chique look. Also, you can make the outfit a little bit more tough by wearing it with a leather jacket. All you have to do for a complete look? Finish it with a nice pair of heels and a clutch!

Which of the two options would you go for: chique or comfy (or both)?

Love, Rachel

OUTFIT INSPO: GALAXY GLAM

Everyone that knows me well, knows that I am crazy about everything that has to do with stars. Therefore, I own quite some items with a star print or star dangle. This new score has a little more than just stars, but that might even make me like it a little more…

The last couple of years have been a period of breaking taboos for me. I had never expected to see myself in flared trousers, midi skirts (and dresses) and leopard print. Meanwhile, I can definitely cross those of my list, but there has always been one item that I never expected to wear: the maxi dress. I am just a short girl and, therefore, I have always thought that maxi dresses were just not for me. Quite a shame, of course, since I thought they looked really cool on others. Nevertheless, I decided to take a chance when I came across this galaxy printed dress during a shopping afternoon.

This dress has everything that my heart desires: a super cute, different, galaxy-themed print, a chiffon layer and some ruffles here and there

This dress has everything that my heart desires: a super cute, different, galaxy-themed print, a chiffon layer and some ruffles here and there. Because it is such a long dress, I do think it is important to create a waist. Otherwise, I think I disappear into the dress due to its fit. That’s why I wear the dress with a buckle belt around the slimmest part of my waist. Not only does that create a slimmer waist, it also creates a tough contrast with the lovely dress.

To create an even tougher effect, you could of course combine the dress with some cool boots, such as Dr. Martens. Because I like to create more length when wearing a long dress such as this one, I choose to wear it with some heeled boots. It makes me feel a little less small…

How would you style this dress?

Love, Rachel

OUTFIT INSPO: PINK & PLAID

While saying that I’ve never really been a fan of plaid, I wrote another post on my plaid leggings… I have had this in my wardrobe for quite some time, but that’s why I think it is even more fun to create new combinations with this black-and-white beauty. And yes, this is one of my absolute favourites.

About 4 years ago, I bought this high-waisted legging by Miss Selfridge. It fits really nicely and has small black-and-white plaids, which makes it perfect for creating all sorts of combinations. Super cute detail: the bottom is turned over, which looks super cute with some ankle boots. I love to wear those with these leggings!

One of my absolute favourite scores this year, which I – surprisingly enough – can combine with almost anything

These leggings are, of course, ideal for combining with an oversized sweater, but I recently found a combo that I absolutely love. True, it is still oversized, but with a little twist. I bought this ‘Bad Girls Go Backstage’ t-shirt with boyfriend fit last year on The Wild Babes. Thanks to the subtle colours in the shirt, it is perfect for combining with both black-and-white items and coloured items and so it is perfect for this combo. To bring out some of the colours in the shirt, I am wearing this bubbly woolen cardigan by My Jewellery with it. One of my absolute favourite scores this year, which I – surprisingly enough – can combine with almost anything. I liked it so much that I bought it in cobalt blue as well… 😉 

With a quirky combination such as this one, you can let out the quirky accessory. Even though my boyfriend isn’t exactly happy with me wearing this fisherman’s cap, I always feel totally empowered when I am wearing this bad boy. To complete the outfit, I like to wear my black buckle bag with golden details with it – chique, but also a tiny bit rebellish. 

Love, Rachel