Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fashion journal

 This fashion journal captures some of my past week-and-a-half. Of course I spend 5 days a week working, but me sitting behind a computer screen wouldn't be too interesting to photograph ;)

What are you looking at?
1) The sort of racer back of my new Acne dress
2) Content of my beach bag for a day at Bloemendaal 
3) Pink drinks at Steve Madden store opening
4) The same store opening
5) Canvas bag to store my flats in
6) My boyfriend with Pilotto x Kipling backpack

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A little gift

At the Filippa K 10th anniversary event (that I blogged about here) I was given this cute, nude colored purse. The thick leather is beautiful - so are all their leather goodies by the way - and just so happened to match my nails! Right now it holds my business cards and it's also the perfect little wallet for when I just want to carry some cash and bank cards.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

outfit: Draped darling dress

When I posted the new Acne dress hanging in my room (seen here), some of you couldn't wait for an outfit post. So as soon as the weather allowed me to, I wore it on a Sunday out and about in Amsterdam. I'm still so in love with the beautiful and unique details like the gathered, asymmetric sash on one side, a hidden zipper and a special back. I also like how it’s flowy and layered but still shows my body shape because it’s fitted just below the waist. To dress it down I layered a biker jacket over it, put on peep toe wedges, and done!

Ibana Rouge bag
LF wedges
Storets biker jacket
Priti NYC silver nail polish

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dress Give away!

Time for a new give away! One of you is wining this black A-line mini Jinx dress from Seneca Rising! It's a loose fitted, 100% cotton, fully lined dress that's cut out on the side. The label says size 1, I would say it fits a size xs or s.

How to enter?
This give away is a special thanks to my readers. So it's open for everyone that follows This chick's got style on one or more of these channels:
Bloglovin, Google Friend Connect and Twitter! Just leave a comment with your e-mail adress :)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Pamela Love for Topshop line

I came across the first images of the Pamela Love jewelry collection for Topshop and wanted to share them with you. As you could read here I'm a fan of hers, so I was looking forward to this. Secretly I had hoped for a few more silver pieces that are a little less detailed... It makes sense though that she didn't want to copy pieces from her line and create another big spike cuff or knuckle ring or something. The feathered jewelry is my favorite. I'm curious how you feel about the collection, that ranges between around 50 and 120 pounds, and what your favorite piece is. Thoughts?

Outfit: Sand and stripes

 I couldn't think of a better way to spend the hottest day so far than by going to the beach with my boyfriend. I kept my outfit simple - after all you can only lose or damage your accessories - and opted for shorts and a breezy, nude top. Today is the last day of the so called heat wave, so I'm out the door again to catch some sun before I go back to work.

River Island shorts / H&M top / LF suede wedges / Stanton James love ring / other ring and necklace gift from friends / Priti NYC
silver nailpolish

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Welcome weekend

How I'm spending my Saturday morning... catching up on magazines and deciding what color to paint my toe nails. Stored my favorite polishes in a glass candy jar, after all they're little colored goodies. Next on todays program; visiting my family for a birthday/early Easter party. Wishing you a happy Easter too! Are you doing anything special on those days (next to stocking up on chocolat eggs?) 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

At Filippa K birthday bash

 Visited Filippa K's 10th anniversary party this week. The event was held in one of their stores, filled with pretty clothes. Since I'm trying (emphasis on trying) to stick with a shopping method of buying one high quality item rather than two or three cheaper ones, it's exactly the kind of clothing I'm interested in. Pretty, clean basics in special colors. Lots of knits and stripes (which, next to polka dots are my weakness). Really wish I had the yellow knit jumper and  the nude and pink striped top in my closet! I had actually been to the store to try them both on before. Unfortunately for me, those are not an option right now because... I just booked a ticket for this summer holiday!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Shoot you with my Pistol boots

I can't tell you how great it feels to finally have boots with a lower heel that can take me around town all day. My choices were pretty much limited to All Stars and a bunch of really high heels. At first I ordered a pair of Pistol look-a-likes because they were a bit more affordable. Gorgeous, but they didn't fit. So I decided to get the Acne version after all and I couldn't be more happy.

Monday, April 18, 2011

outfit: On the spot

The moment has arrived... my first day without needing a jacket! Oh, the wonderful feeling of riding my bike with the bright sun on my face. I took out my favorite find from Wasteland in L.A. - I covet anything with polka dots - and painted my nails in a color to match the sun.

Secondhand H&M trend dress / Wolford tights / Nelly shoes / O.P.I. nail polish

Style icon: Taylor Tomasi

I've admired Taylor Tomasi-Hill's personal style for years, and have grown even more fond of her after seeing her in person at Paris Fashion Week (including in that outfit in the last picture on the right). The easy going, joyful energy she gives off, her stunning hair, skin, posture and equally impressive wardrobe have made her one of my favorites. Taylor looks just as good in jeans and a blouse as in short skirts and heels and what I like about her is that she's but never completely glammed up. There's always an element that dresses everything down a bit, to keep an interesting balance.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fashion journal

What I was up to this week?
Well... after much debate (it went something like this: buying, returning, doubt, buying again) I scored that retro red dress on sale, was sick and got better with some rest, Advil and green tea, am lusting over jewelry with black stones, and bought a pair of rather expensive ankle boots...

I'll show you in pictures!
1) My new sale find (I wore Nicole's dress before here)
2) Awesome shoes at Acne
3) My fave tea glasses on my sick day
4) I have this coat in my head and it won't get out
5) Oops... can you guess what's in this shoe box? ;)
5) Want a piece like this by Pamela Love

Friday, April 15, 2011


I came across this FW11-12 collection from altewai.saomes. Wasn't familiar with the brand, until I laid eyes on it on another blog and felt intrigued by the clothes (although the model doesn't look too pleased with them :P). Now I even more want a dress with leather sleeves like the gray/blue-ish one in the middle.

Image: Columbine Smille

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What's new

It's the week of press days! I couldn't make it to all the agencies I had planned, but managed to visit two great ones that are near my appartment: Spice PR and Cream PR. Spotted a lot of dark grey and black, natural prints, fur, sandy tones and bright knits. Always nice to know what will be in stores soon, to stay up to date and run in to my friends.

What are you looking at?

1) at Cream PR  2) Ilja Visser shoes  3) Leonie Smit sculptural dress  4) Nude and gold cluth  5) general impression  6) Monki boots  7) Ilja Visser jumper  8) Gc Watches  9) United Nude shoes and Iris van Herpen leather creations  10) Dept leopard coat (want this one for winter!)  11) Iris van Herpen shoes