Ok, so Sunday is by far my favorite day of the week. Why?
A few reasons:
-Breakfast by my favorite Dutchman
-Wearing comfy (cute) clothes
-FaceTime with my family
…Need I say more?
The thing about dressing comfy can be tricky. Sometimes you just want to feel cute but don’t want to try that hard but don’t want to look like a slob. What do you do? Throw on a beanie (the Dutch weather is not especially kind to my hair so I am thankful that this is a fashionable option), oversized cardigan, your favorite striped tee and you’re good to go. Why overthink it?
One of the best things about these simple looks is that it really lets your personality come through. Want to make it more playful? Throw on your favorite ‘Yeezy’ (as my sister would call it) sneakers and go with it. Wanna dress it up? Add a bright red lipstick and you’re good to go. Most importantly, make it you.
How do you like to spend your Sunday?
Ok, so am I the ONLY one that took nearly a lifetime to find the perfect flare jean?? Not too wide, not too loose, not too long, but just right?
I searched for ages, trying to find the perfect flare. Flares can be tricky, you don’t want them to be too big or too baggy, so remaining persistent until you find a pair that fits just right is the key.
All that to say, keep looking for your flare denim. I can assure you, it is not going away. This trend is here to say for a good while. Paired with my favorite rust colored faux fur, retro glam just got so much easier. Just when you think you’ve looked at every store and tried on every last pair of flared jeans, the perfect pair will find you (hopefully with a pleasantly surprising price). So don’t knock it til you try it, flares look fun on just about everyone. If you’re feeling body-conscious, try wearing a looser top or flowy blouse paired with a cute bootie.
Looking for an easy day-to-night look? Throw on some faux fur with your flared jean and a fun necklace and you’re good to go.
Share your flare looks!
So one of my favorite things to do in my free time is TRAVEL.
For those of you that know me, this should come as no surprise to you. Europe is so small and easy to get around in, why not?! Each time we visit a new place, I feel inspired and refreshed (and like I’m not the only outsider in the world).
One of my family’s favorite places to travel to is Italy. Again, not a surprise for those of you that know me. We have been countless times. The food, atmosphere, way of life, culture, shopping, I could go on…
One thing that I have learned since moving abroad is that travel abroad can be much more affordable than what you might think. So what if you eat cheaply for 75% of your trip but save up for that one special dinner for something amazing that you’ll remember for years to come? Or what if you decided to stay in a cheaper hotel or Airbnb but were able to spend the money you saved on lodging for an amazing experience or a few extra days exploring? It’s all about making priorities when it comes to travel. If you want to see the world (or at least part of it :)) then something’s gotta give.
One thing I can assure you, never have I ever regretted spending money on a vacation. Maybe I looked back thinking I didn’t really need that new jacket or bag, but I have never felt that a cent has been wasted on travel.
“I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist, but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.” -Michael Palin