Although obviously a much higher profile event, the birth of a British princess wasn't the only thing happening today ;-) I actually spent this afternoon feasting my eyes on a LOT of Dutch fashion, all packed together in the Rotterdam Theater during the Mode Marché.
As I don't have a Valentine to spoil, I couldn't resist getting an early birthday present for Vashti and Taiyo (they will be turning 3 on 16 and 22 February) in the form of this awesome tank from Suck UK. Suck UK creates unique gifts, accessories and items for the home, and I think their collection for pets is just too cute! They also offer a variety of other 'human inspired' condos and scratchers.
Sometimes you encounter a coat, that is just perfect in every way... And the Duchess of Cambridge has a particular knack for finding those. I totally fell in love with the Black Watch tartan one by Alexander McQueen, and then again with the dark green 'Angel' coat from Reiss. And now she's done it again, with this gorgeous baby blue coat by Matthew Williamson (btw, she has been wearing baby blue two times in a row now, is she trying to tell us something? ;-) ). It just looks so comfy and chic at the same time!
Looking at Kate's gorgeous coat reminded me that a pastel coat is at the top of my WWW (Winter Wardrobe Wishlist), and it should be on yours as well. I mean, seriously, how much brighter would those dark winter days be if everyone wore soft pinks, greens and blues instead of black, grey and navy?! Below you can find a few of my favourites available at the moment (several of them are available in other colours as well).
So, what if your approach to winter pastels? Absolute yay, or a no-go?
P.S. If you are looking for a good RepliKate of Kate's blue Matthew Williamson coat, ASOS has one that is very similar. A custom made one from the Tatiana's Delights Etsy shop is of course also possible. In that case, be sure to send me a message via Etsy regarding a custom listing!
Happy Friday everyone! Great plans for the weekend? For me it is working on my new 'walk-in closet' again, and - of course - studying (as ever). In both instances I expect to be getting a lot of help from my feline housemates Vashti and Taiyo.
As a self-confessed Crazy Cat Lady, I obviously love products that feature cats, but sometimes it is hard to find cute things that are quirky and fun, among all the cat-stuff that is stuffy, and sometimes downright psychotic. Luckily, cats are hot at the moment. Thanks to the internet and Taylor Swift (the Queen Bee of all crazy cat ladies), it is totally 'fetch' to expose your inner Crazy Cat Lady. To make it easier to do so I thought I'd share my current favorites. I am very much coveting number 8! Wish I had some occasion to wear it to. Maybe there is an annual Crazy Cat Lady Convention somewhere?
I feel like I have been living under a rock, that it took me until now to come across the fashion diamond that is Massimo Dutti! While browsing Pinterest I saw this amazing leather bag, when I clicked on it I was redirected to the Massimo Dutti website.... and now I'm smitten.
The bag that started it all
For those of you who are as unaware of Massimo Dutti as I was: contrary to what the Italian name suggests, Massimo Dutti is a Spanish brand, owned by the Inditex Group (which also owns brands like Zara, Oysho and Bershka). Originally a brand for menswear, in later years it also added womenswear (in 1992) and children's wear (in 2003) to its repertoire. By now, Massimo Dutti has over 731 stores in more than 71 countries. Although these are mostly located in Europe and Asia, people from the US, Canada, Mexico, and several European countries have the opportunity to shop the collections online at massimodutti.com.
Massimo Dutti mostly offers good quality at a reasonable price (considering what you get). With approximately US$ 40 for a leather belt or US$ 300 for a large leather tote, the brand is somewhere in-between Zara and Reiss prise-wise. But what I love the most about Massimo Dutti are the designs of all their garments! A combination of equestrian, preppy and classic, this totally suits my style, and the items are very suitable for both work and dressy casual!
Below are my 10 favourite items from their Fall Collection. How about you? Do you like the brand? Have you purchased anything from Massimo Dutti in the past? I would love to hear your thoughts!
Happy 1st Birthday, George!
Hip, hip, hooray! I wish you a very happy 1st birthday, little Prince George! (My God, that year went by fast!)
It is always so lovely to see how inquisitive children can be! I feel that for parents it is really important to always stimulate their children's natural curiosity. William and Kate's choice to go to the Sensational Butterfly exhibit is really great in that aspect. I was always that child that kept asking "Why?... But why?.... But why?", which can be very annoying for any parent, I'm sure :-P But my parents always tried to answer me anyway. That way I knew it is always good to keep asking questions and never take anything for granted. Keep exploring, George!
As for the fashion in the photos: Kate wore her green 'Budding Heart Silk Tea Dress' (including baby spit on her shoulder, how cute :-P) by Suzannah (US $ 810) and her Kiki McDonough '18ct Yellow Gold and Diamond Hoops' (US$ 850) and Annoushka 'Pearl drops' (US $ 505) combination earrings.
I must say, that 'Budding Heart' dress by is really starting to grow on me. I didn't like it at first, but actually it is one of those rare dresses that looks flattering on pretty much EVERYONE, so below are a few replikate options.
My, my! We all do a lot of flying these days! So much so, that the 'airport outfit' is very much a thing. The thing to keep in mind though is that when traveling it is much more about being comfortable, than being fashionable. The perfect airport outfit combines both. But where to start?
Well, I'm off to Sicily for a few days, so expect some traveling posts the coming week!
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