Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Dear readers,

Today a tribute to some of my favourite veggies...you know, those foodies that contain EVERYTHING we need! We all know the healthy benefits of vegetables, but I don't think we REALLY know how healthy vegetables actually are! We could solely live on vegetables and be as healthy as a human being could ever be! Now, I am not saying other food products don't have healthy benefits, I am just saying that from my perspective vegetables are so full of nutrients that we could live on them alone. And aside from them being flavourful, I love the vibrant colours!

So, which vegetables can be found in my refrigerator on a regular base? The following:

Which vegetables are your favourite? And do you eat at least 200 grams per day? I love my veggies and eat them - I think - 355 days a year! Yes, I do eat fastfood occasionally :P

Some advices I would like to give you are:

1. Try to buy biological vegetables! These are not contaminated with all sorts of chemicals AND it tastes so much better!
2. Try to eat a different vegetable every day of the week. A great tip to do this is to eat red-coloured vegetables on Monday, green-coloured ones on Tuesday, yellow-coloured ones on Wednesday, etc., etc.
3. Try to eat Thai or Chinese food once a week. You can throw all sorts of vegetables in these kind of dishes. Not only will it look like a festive meal, it will also taste like one!
4. Once a week, try a different recipe for a veggie-juice! It sounds horrible, I know, but I promise you it does not taste horrible! There are so many recipes out there, that for sure you will find some that you will love! And I am not even talking about all the health benefits a veggie juice can bring to a body!

Enjoy your veggies today and don't forget to thank them! ;)

Love, Melissa

Saturday, March 24, 2012

See you soon Colombia!

Dear readers,

I am SO excited...in less than 12 hours I will be headed to Bogota, Colombia! :) Seriously cannot wait! My trip will be as follow: Bogota, Cartagena, Santa Marta, Taryona Parc, Cali, Popayan, Cali and back to Bogota. If any of you readers have been to one of these places or are currently living there, please share some tips! I would love to hear them! It would definitely make my stay so much more special, indulging the local tips! :)

As always, I will post photos as soon as I am back in Holland! In the meanwhile I hope I can write some posts when I am in Colombia.

For now...I wish you a very pleasant Easter and talk to you soon!

Love, Melissa

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Combining pastels!

Dear readers,

Some people might find it hard to combine pastels, that's why for today's post I wanted to create an outfit which combines different pastel colours...YES, I am lending you a hand ;)

My advice is: don't make it too difficult for yourself! Lay out your clothes on your bed and see if some colours work together or not. There is no formula, play with it!

Le Prairies de Paris / Le Loose Drape Back Sweater | La GarçonneOh no! Product not found | THE OUTNET
J Brand | Bright Orange Mid Rise Skinny Jean by J BrandOOOK - Valentino - Women's Bags 2012 Spring-Summer - LOOK 37
ALDO Calcagni at Zappos.com

Do you like the combination I put together?

Love, Melissa

P.S. As always, all items can be found & loved on my Fashiolista page! Are you a follower yet?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's official...

Dear readers,

Today, March 20, is the day in which it is official: Spring has arrived :) And I am feeling the sun already and I am hearing the birds singing, which by the way always brings a smile on my face :) Nothing better than a picture to mark this day!

As the baby bird in the picture, a new season has come, a new birth of the year, make it a new era for yourself also!

Enjoy this day!

Love, Melissa

Applicated flowers!

Dear readers,

On the top of my wish list is this orange georgette dress by Marni, which also comes in white and black:

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It looks as if the flowers are applicated onto the dress, so pretty! I love the orange one, because I think it matches so well with the flowers and the style of the dress...really a must-have for this summer :)

Do you like it? If so, you can NOW buy it at http://www.theoutnet.com/!

Love, Melissa

Monday, March 19, 2012

Primark lookbook Summer 2012

Dear readers,

Until a few months ago, I had never been to a Primark store, but after seeing all the amazing Primark campaigns, I knew I had to go there ASAP, so I did and WOW...I was impressed! Trendy clothes at a REALLY great price! For me...this was FASHION HEAVEN! LOL! I mean, of course I love Valentino, Chloé, Hermes and all the other amazing designer brands, but seriously...who can afford that? Not many people, and for now...definitely not me! ;) Anyways, I bought like 10 items and only spend € 48,00...WOOHOO!!!

So, when I saw a glimpse of the lookbook for this coming summer, I knew I had to share it with my lovely followers and readers! :) See for yourself!

What do you think of Primark's lookbook for this coming summer? It definitely reminds me of Miami, only then some decades ago :P I love, love, love the retro vibe of this collection and the popping colours!

Which items are your favourite? I have my eyes set on the floral suit displayed in the first picture! I am just hoping that it will be there when I arrive at the store, since Primark is known for changing its collection on a daily base. Another one of my favourites is the retro dress pictured in photo number 2 and the neon pink transparent cap!

Love, Melissa

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Dear readers,

Want to add some colour to your outfit this spring? Try NEON! I love the eye-catching effect neon has, whether it is pink, yellow or orange! For today's outfit I chose neon yellow combined with some other - calmer - colours and an adorable necklace! I hope you like it!

Love, Melissa

P.S. As always, all items can be found & loved on my Fashiolista page! Are you a follower yet?

Peach Sheer Sweat - Miss SelfridgeMonsoon | shortnecklaces | Premium Monaco Pearl Necklace
Welikefashion.comMiu Miu
Casadei Spring 2012 Shoes : 3 : Accessories Index

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Head spinning!

Dear readers,

Time to post a great picture again! How cool is this shot?

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

This is really taken at the exact right time!

Let me know what you think about this topic! I am curious to know!

Love, Melissa

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pretty shawls!

Dear readers,

Don't you just love shawls?! I think they are such a great accessory, they can really spice up an outfit! That's why I have like 20 shawls hanging in my closet lol! :) I have them in all kinds of different colours, fabrics, styles etcetera...a girl CANNOT have too many shawls is my motto ;)

Anyway, I came across two very pretty shawls from Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti which I just had to share with you!

Have a look for yourself!

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Bead-trimmed silk-chiffon scarf - 65% Off Now at THE OUTNET
Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Bead-trimmed silk-chiffon scarf - 65% Off Now at THE OUTNET

Are they not perfect?! I love the silk fabric and the beads...so fun!

Which one is your favourite? I think both colours are superb, I really cannot choose! You can buy these shawls at www.theoutnet.com!

Love, Melissa

Friday, March 9, 2012

ALDO goes tropical!

Dear readers,

I LOVE ALDO!!! And I am so bummed that there is not a single ALDO store here in The Netherlands :( Grrr....hate when that happens!
Anyway, ALDO has a new campaign out for this coming season and I wanted to share the adorable photos with you! Have a look!

When seeing this pictures, I cannot wait for summer to begin! :) What a tropical and retro vibe do this pictures give, right?! And how fabulous does model Anais Pouliot look?!

What do you think of this new campaign?

Love, Melissa

P.S. Did anyone notice the banana-phone?! ;)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Comfy shoes!

Dear readers,

Sometimes you just want to dress down, but still look feminine and fabulous, right?! I know I do! So, again a creation of my own hand in the hope it will inspire you.

Tell me when it does :)

Love, Melissa

P.S. Again, all items can be found & loved on my Fashiolista page!

Gold Sequin Mini Bodycon Skirt Buy OnlineIppolita Oval Station Rosé Bangle | Nordstrom