vrijdag 29 augustus 2014

Follow Friday... The Classy Cubicle

Can you say 'hi there new style-icon'? That's what I did after finding this tumbler adress. What a beautiful girl and what gorgeous outfits (!) and all totally office-appropriate (that's also her motto). See, that's what I like! 
It's not that hard too look good in a red-carpet dress, but how about an outfit that you can actually wear in your day-to-day (working) life? It doesn't always have to be the highest heels (I'm blaming you SATC, The City, and Suits). 
Get inspired by Mary from The Classy Cubicle.

Here are a few of my favorite looks: 

dinsdag 26 augustus 2014

Clean house, clear mind.

So here's a (pretty simple) cleaning schedule. I've posted a part of this before, but thought it would be fun, and helpful, to do a longer schedule with monthly chores (and chores you can postpone even a bit longer, yay!). 
Of course, this is just what works for me/for us, you're free to do it any other way Emotion: wink

- make your bed
- hang up any left clothes (and coats) and put away shoes and bags
- clean your desk, coffee- and dinner table(s)
- do the dishes
- wipe up spills

Every other day
- sweep and/or vacuum (especially when you have pets, right now I have to vacuum every day)
- scrub sink(s)
- make sure your toilet is clean
- wipe down kitchen and bathroom counters
- put everything in place (were it belongs)

- do laundry
- change sheets
- disinfect everything you touch on a daily basis (phone, keyboard, doorknobs etc.)
- mop all floors
- scrub and disinfect the entire bathroom (toilet, bathroom-floor, sinks)
- do your administration, pay bills, sort out & throw away stuff
- take out garbage

- declutter a different room or closet every month and get rid of everything you're not using or just don't like anymore (sell, give away to friends/family or donate)
- clean paintings, mirrors, bookshelves and surfaces you don't clean on a daily basis
- clean fridge and cabinets

Every three months
- wash pillows
- declutter your closet
- wash windows (or maybe every half year is good enough :-)

My most important tip for keeping your house clean and tidy is to remember that your house is not a storage box, give every room a purpose and try to get rid of things in time. Like when you buy new magazines, give or throw a few older ones away. The same goes for pretty much everything; buy new make-up or clothes, get rid of some other/older pieces.
Storage boxes are handy but make sure you know what's in them and don't just use them to put thing away that you don't actually need (or want).
Definately try not to throw items that are reusable or still in very good condition in the garbage, see if someone else could use it, take it a thrift shop or donate it to a charity.  

Just a cute drawing:-) Happy Tuesday!

source: lily-cats.tumblr.com/ 

zaterdag 23 augustus 2014

New bag!

When I came from work my mommy and niece were having coffee in a small café and I decided to stop by. But first I did a small pitstop at two stores and I scored this cute bag for only €8,99! I think it's a classy bag and I love this color for fall. 

donderdag 21 augustus 2014

Forest Chair (I know, something totally different)

When I was in The Hague visiting a museum in Schevingen and shopping with my mommy and aunt, we came accros this 'brand' in a store. And I fell in love imediately with these forest inspired furniture and interior-accessories. A bit (well, much) above my budget but so(!) pretty! It would look good in different interiors, from something really classic to a more modern loft. This collection is called 'The Forest Leaf Collection' and the artist got it's inspiration from different textures around the world. 
Here's what Michael Aram, the American artist/designer says about the collection; "I believe everybody has an emotional response when they see natural objects. They are part of all of us. I imagine coming across this chair in the middle of the forest, growing right out of the ground, perhaps a bird or a leaf resting on it. It has such a strong sense of the natural world but for me." 

The special thing about these items is that they are actually natural twigs casted in polished aluminum.

woensdag 20 augustus 2014

Dress for less

Thinking about ordering this grey basic dress with a twist (literally:-). Looking good doesn't have to be expensive (€29,95)! 

zondag 17 augustus 2014

Jackets & Blazers oh my... (budget buy)

I love nice jackets/blazers, they can give your (simple) outfit an instant upgrade from plain to classy or glamorous. I like to wear them with jeans or a jersey dress. What do you think of this real cutie? Such a steal for only €35,98, right?! Buy it here.

zondag 10 augustus 2014

My favorite youtube-bloggers/vloggers

I have a few favorite youtubers/bloggers/vloggers who I really like. So I thought it would be fun to share. 

1. Christine of Pink So Foxy.

I did a post with one of her videos before. She's amazing with organizing and DIY projects. I especially love to watch how she organises closets or 'follow a day in the life' (vlog) of their lives in Maui, Hawaii. Her videos/ DIY projects are truly made with love. 
Here's her youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/pinksofoxy
And her blog: http://www.pinksofoxy.com/

2. Lauren Curtis of Laurenbeautyy.

She is such an amazing make-up artist! I love here make-up routines and she explains everything really well. If you compare her to other MUA's, she's actually one of the best! I really like here eyes and eyebrow routines. 
youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/laurenbeautyy

3. Rachel from Rachhloves.

Honest, funny, pretty. A yummy mummy, who blogs on a variety of subjects from cleaning, to shopvlogs, to how to be confident. A lot of bloggers/youtubers seem to have this perfect life/home/closet, well she's a little bit more honest and shows you the mess it sometimes can be at home. Funny (like I said) and cute!
youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/RachhLoves

4. Mascha from beautygloss.nl

I'm not that much into make-up and beauty items so I really like the shift from being mainly a beauty-blogger to a more personal blog. I find watching her vlogs so relaxing, I like to watch them at breakfast or when I get home from work. I think her DIY project are more for schoolgirls (I think they're a bit boring) but the vlogs are nice. 
youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/beautygloss

dinsdag 5 augustus 2014

Happy Tuesday - celebrate the little things 5.

What are your happy things/thoughts or moments? 

Here are the little things that make me happy. Little things I did, bought (or got as a gift), accomplished or just came accros on the internet.

- 60 years of marriage for my granddad and grandmom. How cute! 
- all about the dresses; the dress I've worn to the party/brunch of my grandparents and the dress I will be wearing to our friends wedding. 
- vintage and antiques we've shopped in France
- smoothies 
- sun 
- brushing the dog 
- more that 80 likes for our FB page!