Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January's Top Finds @ Fashiolista

Dear readers,

Which items of my list did the members of Fashiolista love most this month? Lets have a look!

Chrystal-embellished watch by Michael Kors (net-a-porter.com)

Glitter-finished leather iPad sleeve by Jimmy Choo (net-a-porter.com)

Vanessa Bruno Drape Jacket - Smets - farfetch.com
Navy silk drape jacket by Vanessa Bruno (farfetch.com)

Which of the 3 items above is your favourite? My vote goes to the Michael Kors watch! When I was in Las Vegas I almost bought this watch, but my boyfriend advised me to wait and see what other watches were out there. Although I am glad I took his advice and am very happy with my Fossil watch which I showed you in one of my previous posts, I still think it is a gorgeous watch!

Love, Melissa

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dutch Designer Sarena Huizinga

Dear readers,

Amsterdam Fashion Week has showed the world what new and upcoming Dutch designers have in store! One of my favourites was the show of Sarena Huizinga, the designer from label 030784-SH. She has put together an eclectic, non-traditional, unique and just gorgeous collection!

Some photos for you to get an impression of her work. For more information visit http://www.sarenahuizinga.nl/

Don't you just love those hats?

Love, Melissa

P.S. Remember that name: Sarena Huizinga!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Atelier Versace Spring 2012

Dear readers,

I have one word for the Atelier collection from Versace: STUNNING!!! I love the colours, the futuristic design, the fabrics used, the luxury feel to it...I love it all! I made a selection of my favourites for you to see!

Also, I thought the shoes were so gorgoeus and unique, so I just needed to show you them from up close.

But euh...what about those toes?!?! They definitely need a pedicure and some polish...WOW!!!

And of course, Donatella cannot be missed, so here a shot of her with all the models seen from the back!

What do you think of the collection, the shoes and the whole feel to it?

Love, Melissa

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mint and metallic!

Dear readers,

Metallic and mint, two of my favourite colours this season! Why not create an outfit consisting of those colours then? Exactly...here my creation :) Loving it?

Love, Melissa

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OOOK - Vicini - Guiseppe Zanotti Shoes 2010 Spring-Summer - LOOK 9

Monday, January 23, 2012

Decision time!

Dear readers,

Sorry for not posting as much as you and I would both like me to do...I have just been so crazy busy! Last week has been so inspirational for me...I have been on an inspiration path lately :)

This time in my life I feel as though I am on a crossroad and thinking about taking a left or a right. Do you feel me? Have you ever gotten to that point? Share your thoughts with me, I would love to hear them!
Anyway, when I came across the quote below by Tony Robbins, it felt as if it were just for my eyes only!

"Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided."

Thinking about this, I know I haven't made a decision yet. I hope to do that sooner than later, because it is torturing me inside! On the other hand, I don't want to rush into anything! Pfff..I have to be patient, I guess!

Love you all,


Friday, January 20, 2012

Double-up outfit!

Dear readers,

Cannot get enough of creating outfits! And because it is less than a month before I will travel to Istanbul, I got inspired to create a shopping outfit for Istanbul, but not just a regular one...NO, one you and I can also wear during a night out in one of the amazing clubs this booming city has to offer! Great thing about this outfit is that you can switch into other shoes, putting the flats in your handbag, when you want to try and look more feminine.

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H&M – fashion en kwaliteit voor de beste prijs | H&M NL
For those of you who prefer wearing heals when having a night out, you can switch the flats into, for example, the following shoes:


What do you think? Is it an outfit you would wear?

Love, Melissa

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

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Blonde Salad!

Dear readers,

I get a lot of inspiration from fashion bloggers, one of them being Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad. Besides being beautiful, she has a great taste of fashion and she is one of the biggest names in the fashion blog industry. 99% of the times I just love her outfits, the other 1% of which I don't like are mostly because of the shoes she picked for her outfit, but that 1% is also what I love about her, that she just wears what SHE likes and whether you like it or not, she does know how to rock those shoes.

Here a selection of some pictures from her blog: http://www.theblondesalad.com/!

What do you think of her style? And are you already a follower of her blog?

Love, Melissa

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Nude & Leather

Dear readers,

I'm still in love with the colour nude, such an elegant, calm and feminine colour, don't you agree?! I love to combine this colour with some tough materials, like leather. It is still a feminine look, but with a slight rough edge. Do you like this combination?

Love, Melissa

P.S. All items can be found & loved on my Fashiolista page!

Spogliatoio - Crea combinazioni di moda con prodotti, foto e gli elementi grafici marchati - trendMe.netBague "Lililove" - Fred | Vogue
Giuseppe Zanotti Wedge Shoe - Biondini - farfetch.com

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A blind girl...

Dear readers,

I was so moved by this story, I just had to share it with my dear readers!

"There was a blind girl that hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, “If I could see the world, I’d marry you”. One day someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend. He asked her, “Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?” The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn’t expected that. The thought of looking at him for the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him. Her boyfriend left her in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying; “Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.” This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what our life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations. Today before you say an unkind word – Think of someone who cant speak. Before you complain about the taste of your food -Think of someone who has nothing to eat. Before you complain about your husband or wife – Think of someone who’s crying out to GOD for a companion. Today before you complain about life – Think of someone who went too early to heaven. Before you complain about your children – Think of someone who desires children but they are barren. Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn’t clean or sweep – Think of the people who are living in the streets. Before whining about the distance you drive -Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet. And when you are tired and complain about your job – Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job. But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another -Remember that not one of us is without sin and we all answer to one MAKER. And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down – put a smile on your face and thank GOD you’re alive!"

What a sad, but thought worthy story, right?
Love, Melissa

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Primark Lookbook Spring/Summer 2012

Dear readers,

I love to see previews of collections, especially those of Spring or Summer, mostly because I am always looking forward to those days where the temperatures finally go up, but also because I love the fact that I can finally wear all my open-toe shoes, without stockings or socks that is :) To feel the air wiggle through my toes is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G haha!

Up til now I haven't been to a Primark store, but I'm ready to change that! The last lookbooks of Primark, as well as the one I am about to show you is right up my alley and those prices are seriously up my alley :)

Here some shots of the collection.

What do you think? Like it? If so, which item(s) would you love to have hanging in your wardrobe this coming spring/summer? I'm totally in love with 4 of the items above, being:

1. The white/mintgreen retro dress.
2. The pastel yellow flair dress.
3. The metallic silver blazer.
4. The white blouse with studded collar.

Maybe I will head to Primark tonight ;)

Love, Melissa