Category Archives: FASHION + STYLE

FRIDAY FASHION FILES: STYLISH HATS

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I love hats! With this versatile accessory you can turn a cardigan, t-shirt and jeans into a bohemian chic outfit. My favorite styles are the floppy hat and the Fedora style hats that are very fashionable at the moment. Today’s post features some examples on how to wear these hats. Looking for a nice hat? I found these affordable ones online: felt wool floppy hat, oversized fedora hat, felt rancher, leather trimmed rancher, floppy hat with leather strap, Tigerlilly floppy hat, navy felt wool fedora and panama style hat.

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THE FASHION FILES: CORAL DRESS FROM &OTHER STORIES

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It is winter but I have summer on my mind. Coral is definitely a summer color and I love this open back dress from &Other Stories. The fitted waist gives the silhouette an ultra feminine twist. The good news is that it reasonably priced (75 EUR).

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THE STYLE FILES LIKES …

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Today some random things that found online which I liked. There is no connection between the photos but I tried to make a selection of images that works well together. You can find the source at the end of this post. I hope you enjoy this selection!

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FRIDAY’S FASHION FILES: O MY BAG AT MINT

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One of my favorite bags I own is the Sleazy Jane from Dutch fashion brand O My Bag. Not only do I like the bag as it is stylish as well as functional, but I also like the philosophy and values of the brand. O My Bag supports the concept of ‘Trade, Not Aid’, which means part or all of a company’s supply chain involves trade in a country with a struggling economy. At the end of this month O My Bag will be presenting a range of new products during the Dutch fashion fair “Modefabriek” in Amsterdam. They will be present at MINT, a unique tradeshow event (part of the Modefabriek) which aims to inspire towards a fashion scene that is both happening and harmless. MINT offers forward fashion: amazing style, made with respect for people and our environment.

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For those in Amsterdam and who would like to visit this event, you can find more information here.

A FASHION DESIGNER’S STYLISH HOME IN COPENHAGEN

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This is the stylish and elegant home of Naja Munthe, co-founder of Danish fashion label Munthe plus Simonsen. The apartment is located in Frederiksberg, an area in Copenhagen, Denmark. The color palette of brown, black and white gives an elegant and somewhat glamorous touch. More about this home and Naja’s life can be found in her beautiful book ‘Fashionable Living’. In this book Naja takes you through her private homes, charming shops, inspiring studio and behind the scenes of the marvelous shows.

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A HOLIDAY HOME ON A FRENCH ISLAND

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This is the holiday home of Domitille Brion, one of the two sisters that created French fashion brand Soeur (which is French for sister). It is located on Île d’Yeu, an island and commune just off the Vendée coast of western France. The house is decorated in a basic manner but it offers everything for Domitille and her family to escape city life.

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10 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL & UNIQUE DIY GIFTS

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It is December which means that it is time to start with the holiday gift guides! The first post of this series is a DIY gift guide as these gifts take the most preparation time. Making gifts yourself take a bit more effort but the result is an unique and personal gift which will definitely be appreciated! I searched online for the 10 best DIY gifts, I hope you will enjoy them. You can find links to full instructions at the end of the post.

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20% CYBER MONDAY DISCOUNT AT EMERSON FRY

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It is Cyber Monday and uber stylish brand Emerson Fry is offering 20% discount. You can see their entire collection here. And don’t forget to use EF20 at check out! For more great deals check out my Black Friday post as most discounts are also valid today.

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IT’S BLACK FRIDAY!

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It is Black Friday, which means that you can shop with substantial discounts. Here are some of the best deals:

- Get up to 25% discount at Shopbop and East Dane with code BIGEVENT13;
- Get 25% off at J. Crew with code HOLIDAY;
- Get 20% off at ASOS with code GIMME20;
- Get an extra 15% off + free shipping at Yoox with code THANKYOOX;
- Get 40% off at Loft with code ENJOY;
- Save 30% off your total purchase at French Connection with code W13COUPON.

Happy shopping!

FRIDAY FASHION FILES: MEN STYLE

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Today I am stepping a little bit out of my comfort zone: we are gonna talk about men fashion! Not that I’m an expert on the subject but living with a little guy and a big guy for some years now I had to gain some knowledge about men style. My partner often complains that it is difficult to find good quality men clothes that are stylish yet not too trendy. I kept this in my mind when selecting images and items for this post. I know that there are a lot of men reading the style files and I hope you will enjoy this post. And for the ladies: perhaps the suggestions can serve as inspiration for the upcoming gift season. For more inspiration you can visit my Men Style Pinterest board. Shops for men that I like are Mr. Porter and East Dane.

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1. check wool blazer by Rag & Bone | 2. knit beanie from Paul Smith | 3. vintage-inspired leather schoolbag from O My Bag | 4. wool and cashmere blend scarf by French brand A.P.C. | 5. regular straight fit jeans by Nudie Jeans Co | 6. Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots | 7. heavy-duty construction duffel bag from Filson | 8. 3-in-1 coat from Relwen | 9. cashmere with pure merino wool blend cardigan | 10. leather desert boots from A.P.C. | 11. denim shirt by Acne.