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MATERNITY STYLE

Almost six months later than planned I’m finally posting this video. I originally planned to publish this video on my due date but one self-willed little girl decided to enter our world one day earlier. So off course I forgot all about it (and my blog) when I landed on cloud nine, were I’m still at and intend to stay forever. So here are all of my favorite maternity looks thown together in one video, I hope you like it as much as I do. Sure brings back a lot of good memories for me. Last but not least I like to welkom all of you new readers to my blog, I hope you like it! And all of you who have been here before, thank you for returning and sticking with me while I was gone. Hope you continue to come back and be inspired as you inspire me to keep posting. xo H   | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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CAPETOWN

If you are going to invest in just 1 thing this coming season then let it be a cape. Pregnant or not, this is the most practical cover-up ever. Not to mention so stylish and instand chic. It’s like the Parisienne of cover-ups, it’s got that Je ne say qua” written all over it. I scored mine already 2 winters ago and still I love to wear it as much as I can. These sunny days in fall with only a sweater under neath and in winter time combined with a leather jacket for extra warmth. Whenever you find the perfect one, don’t hasitate but grap it while you still can! . | Cape ZARA | Sweater COS | Leggings H&M | Shoes MANGO | Shopper Louis Vuitton | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR | .  
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BLUE BLACK

This season being comfortable and stylish can be so easy. I just love al the sportswear inspired clothing that is in stores now. Off course it’s all about how you wear it, dressed up or dressed down. I’m wearing my trackpants with heels and a pinstripe coat when I want to be dressed up. When I want to be more dressed down I combine them with my new Kenzo sneakers and a simple sweater. Both perfect options for the upcoming winter season. . | Coat MANGO | Top H&M | Pants ZARA | Heels ALEXANDER WANG | Bag and Sunnies CHANEL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR | .
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BLACKSTREET

The past few weeks have been like an extensive part of summer, the perfect opportunity to wear my favorite winter pieces in a different way than I would in actual winter time. While following the latest fashion trends for the upcoming season I noticed that the seventies are still a popular eara among my favorite designers. Well, and what’s more seventies than miniskirts and overknee boots. I love them in all black, giving them some extra edge and giving them a real modern feel. I mostly wear them with some other classics, like my boyfriends v-neck sweater and my new favorite bag from Diane Von Furstenberg. This bag has the perfect size to fit all of my daily needs combined with the perfect look to brighten up my all black looks. For sure a combination that I will wear all lot this coming winter. . | Sweater ZARA Men | Skirt MANGO | Boots NELLY | Bag DVF | Sunnies PRADA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR | .
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FLOURISHING

With 36 weeks and counting I can now definitely say that maternity wear is not my cup of tea. I have tried and tested a couple of maternity jeans, t-shirts and tops and non of them are to my liking. I try to avoid them as much as I can, guess it’s just not for me. The only items that I have not regret buying are all dresses. Now they are comfortable without any concessions. Like this folk floral printed one from Asos Maternity. It’s my current favorite dress to wear, mainly because it’s just a “normal” dress with some extra space at the waistline, and sometimes that’s just all it takes. By the way, this dress is also available in a “normal” size  for all you non pregnant. Now that’s why I love Asos! . | Dress ASOS | Fake Fur stola H&M | Heels ZARA | Bag CHANEL | Sunnies PRADA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |  
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SNAPSHOT

Just last week I was looking for a pair of shoes to go with my outfit when I noticed something. I noticed that flat shoes were almost filling up half of my shoe closet. Something I could have not imagined a year or so ago. But he, when you have to make changes, you better do it right. A whole new world opened up to me, the world of sneakers and other comfortable shoes. While in Paris I scored my favorite pair so far, the Kenzo eye sneakers. So easy to combine with everything from jeans to a black dress and so comfortable to wear. They are the proof that some changes are for the better, only now I have to make sure flats don’t take over the rest of my closet haha. . | Cardigan COS | T-shirt VOGUE PARIS VFNO | Jeans ZARA | Sneakers KENZO | Accessories CHANEL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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LE PARISIEN

So last week I was back in my much beloved city; Paris. The kick start of a short holiday before our baby girl arrives, these days also know as a babymoon haha (love that term) . Off course I had planned a short shopping spree but due to our late arrival (traffic jams) and an early meeting with friends I was forced to keep it even shorter. In preparation of my new life I was looking for a new pair of sneakers, I had my eye on 2 pairs after our last visit to Paris back in June, a pair form the Nike Style Lab and a pair I saw at Kenzo. Well, you can guess which pair I got now. For the occasion I was wearing on of my favorite dresses of late, another striped number that I also found at Zara. Although again it’s not officially maternity wear it still fits me perfectly. Combined with a pair of flats and my favorite accessories it still makes me feel ladylike in a time when comfort is key. . | Dress ZARA | Flats BODEN | Bag CHANEL | Sunnies PRADA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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CAPTURED

Some moments in life need to be captured in the most perfect way and my growing baby belly is definitely one of those kind of moments. So for the first time ever I planned a maternity photoshoot, and to make sure everything went smoothly I planned it like a little military mission. Only one chance to do this right, right. Luckily this is what I do best so I started as I always do, seeking inspiration on Pinterest and the rest of internet. Soon I found what I was looking for. Being at ease is very important on a project like this so I asked one of my trusted photographer’s to help me. Together we searched for the perfect location with the best light and background. Off course I did the styling myself, although a lot of stuff I pulled in wasn’t even used in the end, the belly got all the attention haha. To keep things natural and personal I also choose to do my own hair and make-up. Because we wanted to use the natural sunlight we were a bit depending on the weather to cooperate that day. Luckily the weather gods were on our side that day, […]
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IN THE MIX

| Jacket ZARA | Dress MANGO | Heels DOLCE&GABBANA | Bag VINTAGE Kelly with CHANEL Scarf | Sunnies PRADA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |  
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30 WEEKS

Time really does fly, and the past weeks have proven that more then ever. Can’t believe I’m already 30 weeks into my pregnancy and that the end is getting near. A part of me wants to enjoy every second of this special phase in my life and a part of me can’t wait to finally meet the little creature inside of me. Although some times she is giving me a really hard time I already love her to death. Guess that’s what’s being mother is really about. And after all these weeks I also get surprised sometimes when a garment from my “normal” wardrobe still seems to fit. This maxidress is very special to me, so special I save it for very special occasions only. The last time I wore it was to the Marie Claire Prix de la Mode awards, a evening that holds a very special place in my heart. And now I felt like the moment was special enough to wear it again. This dress has proven it special status over and over again, and even now, 30 weeks in, it doesn’t disappoint. .   | Dress PINKO | Heels ZARA | Clutch HEMA | Sunnies PRADA […]
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CLEAN SLATE

So after wearing black and only black these past few weeks I was so ready to make a clean slate. And what better way to break a habit by doing the exact opposite. So an all white outfit it is. Besides black, white is my favorite color these days, I know it will never bore me. August is also always the month when I start with a clean slate wardrobe wise. I stop buying summer clothes and dive right into the new season. And this year I’m more excited then ever before. Planning my wardrobe beyond my pregnancy is something that really keeps me going (fashion wise) right now. Not that I don’t enjoy the physical state my body is in right now because I really love it, but let’s just say getting dressed is a lot easier  when your carrying around a baby belly. My first purchase are these super comfortable hairy sneakers. Perfect to wear now with bare legs and later on with pants or tights. They will be the base for my wardrobe this winter. A kick-off for my new style that will match my new lifestyle. Never thought that I would become someone that puts comfort […]
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BACK TO BLACK

And again I’m wearing a black dress in Paris. The first thing that I always pack, no matter what my travel destination is. Only by now I’m starting to feel like it’s all I’m wearing these days. Maybe I can better start a new blog that only futures black dresses because if I could I would wear one every day. I really love them but sometimes it makes me feel a little helpless. Like I can’t come up with anything else to wear, even when I have plenty of other stuff. But  it’s just the one garment I feel most comfortable in these days. So now my next mission is to find a look that makes me feel just a comfortable as this one does because I don’t want to wear the same look over and over again till the end of October. Time to do some serious shopping, and no black dresses aloud. . | Dress COS | Flats DOLCE&GABBANA | Bag, Sunnies & Scarf All CHANEL  | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |  
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WHEN IN PARIS

When I’m in Paris I always feel like dressing up, maybe because dressing up here doesn’t feel so dressed up as it does back home. It feels natural because almost all of the men and women here look good.  Even now, 25 weeks into my pregnancy I still feel like dressing up every once in a while. And why shouldn’t I, I’m still the same woman I always was. I was never the one to show a lot of skin, but a  little black dress combined with heels was, and will always be, one of my favorite combinations to wear when I go out. Even a backless dress is still an option if you ask me. After all, get dressed is still all about feeling good in your own skin and showing off the best of you . Gladly some things don’t change, same woman new curves is my motto these days. .  | Dress ZARA | Heels MIU MIU | Bracelet CHANEL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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RUE DE CAMPAGNE

Last week is was time again for a little getaway to give my body and mind some well deserved rest. So all packed we left home for a few days on the countryside of France, followed by a few days in Paris. This year the weather was very cooperative so I packed a couple of very easy to wear dresses. And what better to pack than lots of stripes. I love stripes so much that I could literaly live in them every day, and in this cute village as well. In the morning we went out for fresh croissants and a baguette, very French off course. I decided to wear all of my favorite French stuff together, so it was stripes, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and strappy sandals in the mix. I felt like a fish in the sea. | Dress TOPSHOP | Heels ZARA | Bag LOUIS VUITTON | Sunnies PRADA | Scarf Vintage CHANEL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |  
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WIDE

| Dress H&M | Heels ALEXANDER WANG |Clutch H&M | Bracelet & Sunnies  CHANEL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |      
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MAXIMUM COMFORT

These days, all I wear is more about comfort than ever before. Sounds very logical but not always to me. I was always the stubborn one, the one to show up wearing high heels when you know your’e are going to regret it very much at the end of the day/night. Nothing was ever about comfort at all, feeling confident was all I ever cared about. And now the funny thing is, I feel more confident now than ever before. Maybe it’s the hormones, maybe it just that I have accepted that some things will change anyway, confident or not. Anyway, I’m always the one that promotes to be confident about what you wear, because when you feel good you look good. And maybe that’s also what being comfortable is all about. . | Top HUMANOID | Skirt H&M | Bag PRADA | Shoes H&M | Sunnies PRADA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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SKIRTPANTS

 | Jacket H&M | Top COS | Skirtpants ZARA | Bag DIOR | Sunnies PRADA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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MOMFRIEND

About a year ago I bought this pair of boyfriend jeans. In just a matter of time they became my favorite pair, wearing at least twice every week. I really loved  them because of the baggy fit, the perfect wash and the distressed parts that give a nice edge to all of my outfits. And now I’m still wearing them on a regular base, not only are they about the only pair that still fits me, they are still major comfortable. Ok, the are not so baggy any more, in fact, more of a tight fit now but they fit my body perfectly. These days I like to call them my momfriend instead of boyfriend. Hopefully one day they will transform back again. . | Blouse ZARA Men | Jeans ZARA | Heels DOLCE&GABBANA | Scarf CHANEL | Clutch HEMA | Sunnies PRADA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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THE ONE THING

The one thing that I can absolutely not live without (wardrobe wise) is a black dress. And this one in particular. Over the past twelve years that I have this special one in my possession it has proven it self over and over again. And even now, half way my pregnancy, I still can’t live without it. The funny thing is, I bought it on sale, back then from a unknown designer to me. Well, she not so unknown anymore. I’m talking a real Isabel Marant here. I must confess I really was in doubt when I bought it, even on sale it didn’t come cheap, but I’m still very happy I did. This dress also stands for all the things she still stands for now. Timeless, well-made classics. Proven once again that some things are worth investing in. . | Dress ISABEL MARANT | Flats BODEN | Bag LOUIS VUITTON Neverfull | Sunnies PRADA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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STRIPED

I know, it’s starting to look like an obsession but I just can’t stop buying stripes. I simply love anything striped, weater it’s a sweater, a pair of shoes or a dress, I own at least one pair and I love it. Exactly the reason that I bought this dress. It’s got summer written all over it and because of the comfortable streching fabric I will be able to wear it for a long period of time. | Jacket H&M | Dress ZARA | Clutch LOUIS VUITTON | Heels ZARA | Sunnies PRADA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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URBAN CAMOUFLAGE

Black is like urban camouflage for me, I can wear it any time any where. Exactly why  this pair of jeans is my current favorite. Only one minor detail, I’m afraid me and this jeans won’t make it till the end of the month. My belly is really getting in the way of this love affair, all the more reasons to wear it as much as possible these days. This time combined with a boy fit t-shirt that will stay with me till the end and some of my favorite black accessories. . | T-shirt ASOS | Jeans TOPSHOP | Heels &OTHERSTORIES | Bag & Sunnies CHANEL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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US GIRLS

Just last week we found out that we’re expecting a baby girl this October. Off course this got me very excited and all, except the fact that I’m not a big fan of all things pink and girly doesn’t make shopping very easy. But you can see I’m trying, I have this skirt a few years now and it’s actually the only pink item in my closet that I like to wear. And like it was meant to be I still fit in to it. Probably not for to long though as my belly seems to be growing by the day now. But it’s us girls now and nothing could make me more happy at this moment. . | Blouse ZARA | Skirt ZARA | Heels ZARA | Sunnies PRADA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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ALL ALONG

| T-shirt ZARA | Maxi skirt H&M | Bag CHANEL | Necklace PIECES | Heels ZARA | Bracelet CHANEL | Sunnies PRADA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |  
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THE ART OF DRESSING

The art of dressing is a craftsmanship that I have been trying to master since I started experimenting with clothes in my early teens. The last two or tree years I was finally getting the feeling that I was getting pretty close to my ideal wardrobe. And I have to admit, internet and this fashion blog really helped me along the way. Taking inspiration from others, testing it and then seeing it back on screen really gave me a idea of what is working for me and what definitely is not (pictures don’t lie I learnt). I got to know my body and personality really well and felt like my perfect wardrobe was for 90 % clear. Well, I can tell you now, that this pregnancy really trough me back to base. Suddenly the rules of the games have changed and all I can do is try to adapt. Not an easy task but up until now I feel like I can manage it. Maybe all those years of experimenting were good for something after all.   | Jacket, Dress and Heels all ZARA | Clutch TOPSHOP | Sunnies PRADA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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EN VOGUE

I’m a big sucker for Vogue t-shirts, you know, the ones you get for free when you buy a copy (see me wearing them here, here and here). I was even feeling as happy as a child last year when I visiting the city of lights and I got my hands on a Vogue Paris t-shirt. I think the salesman never seen anybody that excited while picking up a September copy of Vogue haha. Anyway, the counter is at 3 right now and I hope my collection keeps on growing. My only advice is not to wash (or wear) them to often or to tumble dry them, sadly free t-shirts never respond well to that.   | Jacket H&M | T-shirt VOGUE NL | Jeans TOPSHOP | Bag and Sunnies CHANEL | Heels ZARA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |  
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SEQUIN SHORTS

Lately I find a lot of things that are both comfortable and stylish at the same time. Little things, like an elastic waist, can make a big difference. And can also be a the reason to buy something or not (will it still fit me in a month is a question I ask myself all the time) . Well, hopefully, this short will. I love the combination of sportswear and eveningwear, it makes pieces like this so much more wearable during daytime. And during pregnancy off course.   | Jacket ZARA | Top ZARA | Shorts H&M | Heels ZARA | Clutch ZARA | Sunnies CHANEL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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SNEAKERS

This dress was the first piece of maternity wear I bought. Traditional maternity wear never excited me but thanks to Topshop and Asos that problem is fully covered. I love how their collections are mostly inspired by young and trendy women, something I can relate to. I also immediately bought myself a pair super comfy sneakers, the original Nike air max that I also owned about twenty years ago (and yes, that makes me feel really old). Ever since I became a heels-only girl I totally forgot how comfortable they can be. And now that I’m sort of forced to wear them I really love all this comfortable stuff and I get the feeling I’m not going to give it up any more.   | Dress TOPSHOP | Sneakers NIKE | Bag MANGO | Sunnies PRADA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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SHEER

Now I was always a big fan of maxidresses for summer but this year I think my collection is going to double. Lately I feel super comfortable wearing them and they also compliment my bump. This sheer one is perfect for layering. Wearing a jeans underneath makes wearing a maxi even more comfortable and cool.   | Maxidress ZARA | Jeans TOPSHOP | Bag VINTAGE | Sunnies PRADA | Bracelet CHANEL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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SHORT STORY

From the moment I knew I was pregnant, and ok to be totally honest, from the moment I knew I wanted children I worried about how to dress while being the one  with a bump. Looking at traditional maternity wear and all magazines, shops and equally themed what-so-ever made me sad, really sad. Luckily the last couple of years this image has changed drastically and I’m determined to keep this trend going. Up until now, I’m almost half way, I still fit all of my own clothes so maintaining my own style is no problem so far. But I promised myself to stay as true to my own style as I possibly can, maybe I will not wear heels all day long anymore, I will keep wearing them when I can. And the same goes for short skirts,  fitted dresses and skinny jeans. I’m ready for the challenge. . | Shirt ZARA Men | Skirt ZARA | Bag CHANEL | Sunnies PRADA | Heels ZARA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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GEOMETRIC

    This geometric dress is comming with me on holiday for more then 5 years now I believe. I can’t rember when I bought it exactly but I sure love to wear it. It’s the ultimate vacation dress. It’s comfortable to wear, it doesn’t wrinkle in my suitcase and it doesn’t need much to wow. And then, did you spotted the little bump I’m carrying lately? Well yep, I’m 4 months pregnant by now and it feels so good not to hide it anymore. So funny to see how some outfits can hide my little bump and some (like this dress) make it seem bigger. Anyway, I’m super happy about it and can’t wait to show you more!   | Dress MANGO | Heels ZARA | Bag and sunnies CHANEL | Jewelry KENNETH JAY LANE, YSL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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