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Finally, the holiday’s are upon us, my favorite part of the year. For me this is where it all comes together, fashion technically speaking. I just love winter clothing more than summer stuff and off course these days it’s totally normal to go all the way with sequins and glitter. Even during the day nobody will raise an eyebrow when I’m wearing my favorite party pieces. Except maybe a some man or two. And then I fell in love with this cute LBD from Maje. Simple and chic, no glitter and no fuzz. Perfect for daytime festivity’s like work related Christmas dinners or cocktail-party’s. So hereby I declare the party season opened. | Dress MAJE | Heels CHANEL | Clutch ZARA |
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SECONDI

Wearing my favorite skirt again, this time the relaxed way with sneakers and a leather jacket. Super comfortable and cool at the same time. Perfect for mama’s on the run.   | Jacket ZARA | Tshirt VOGUE PARIS | Skirt FILIPPAK | Shoes CONVERSE | Clutch BERSHKA |
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PIECES DEUX

One of the best investments I made this season, this 2-piece by Filippa K. From the moment I first spotted it on a store mannequin to the day I purchased it at the Filippa K store in Antwerp, it was on my mind. And from the day I bought it until this very day it has proven to be the great buy that I tough it would be. Worn together it makes the perfect winter dress, worn with heels for a night out or with boots to the office. And separately the sweater works great with jeans or any other trouser or skirt (as seen here). And the skirt works great with a leather jacket and sneakers for a more comfortable day-time look. All together it’s the most versatile set of clothing I ever had. I just found out it comes in 2 colors, so maybe………………….   | Sweater FILIPPA K | Skirt FILIPPA K | Heels ZARA | Clutch BERSHKA |    
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AUTUMN

  | Jacket ZARA | Sweater OILILY | Tregging COS | Shoes ZARA | Scarf OILILY | Clutch H&M |
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SLEEVELESS

  | Jacket ZARA | Sweater FILIPPA K | Jeans ZARA | Heels FENDI | Bag CHANEL |
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BACK TO BLACK

Needless to explain myself, right. Black is just my all time favorite color (or technically shade) to wear and now that it’s winter again I somehow feel even less restrained wearing it on a daily basis. | Sweater H&M | Jacket H&M | Pants ZARA | Bag VINTAGE |
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STARS

‘Life’s a party, but it’s your job to hang out the bunting! So true if you ask me. And the bunting? Just hanging in my closet! I believe every day is a party and nothing more fun than getting ready to party. Most of the time I like that evermore than the party itself. Or just wear a beautiful dress on any given day, just because I can. Because, we live in a free country were woman can wear whatever they want. Even a party dress in the middle of the day, combined with a sweater and a denim jacket. I love it! Het leven is een feestje, je moet alleen zelf de slingers ophangen. Wat mij betreft helemaal waar. En die slingers? Die hangen bij mij gewoon in de kast! Wat mij betreft is het elke dag feest, niets leuker dan mezelf lekker optutten voor een feestje. Vaak vind ik dat nog leuker dan het feestje zelf. Of gewoon een mooie jurk aantrekken, gewoon omdat het kan. Omdat wij in een vrij land wonen waar je als vrouw mag dragen wat je wilt. Zelfs een avondjurk midden op de dag met een trui en een spijkerjack. Ik hou ervan! | Dress RECLAIMED VINTAGE […]
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MELLOW YELLOW

Yellow. I used to hate this this color so much, and only because my mom said it sooted me. Much rather I wore pink, like the person I most looked up to, my big sister. These days, yellow is one of my favorite colors and even my man, kid and house get their shair. Luckily not reluctantly. Mother are always right, in the end…….     | Coat ZARA | Top COS | Pants COS | Heels MANGO | Bag CHANEL |    
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TO THE POINT

I have a weird sense of memory when it comes to all the clothing and accessories that I own. I almost exactly know when I bought it, what it cost me and the occasion I bought it for. For some reason this information is all somewhere stored in the back of my mind. Some items have a story that is just to good to forget. Like this sweater for instance that was not available in The Netherlands. I ordered it online and had it sent over to my French relatives who brought personally delivered it to me. Yes, in the pocket! And later on this denim shirt, found at a supermarket-discounter for almost next to nothing. Yes! Especially fun when you see someone’s face when they ask me where I got that cute shirt.   | Sweater MAJE | Shirt ALDI | Jeans ASOS | Heels ZARA | Bag CHLOE |
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TWINKLE TWINKLE

Twinkle, twinkle, little star How I wonder what you are Up above the world so high Like a diamond in the sky Twinkle, twinkle little star How I wonder what you areWhen the blazing sun is gone When he nothing shines upon Then you show your little light Twinkle, twinkle, all the night Twinkle, twinkle, little star How I wonder what you are | Scarf CHANEL | Sweater ZARA | Skirt ZARA | Bag H&M | Flats ZARA |
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ATEAM

I’m always carrying a vest or jacket in case I get cold. During the day I put it on or take it of multiple times, usually depends on whether I’m sitting still or not. So comfort is key and off course the need to look good. A black blazer is always my number 1 choice but to for some variation I depend on this casual vest. I love how it really works well with everything. From jeans to black dresses, even a classic office look gets better. One of my best buys from last year.   | Vest MANGO | Shirt LOST INK | Trouser ZARA | Heels ZARA | Bag MANGO |
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JUST ONE

Trend come and go and after many years of experimenting I feel like I’m finally getting closer to my ideal wardrobe. Mainly because the last few years I shop by the Pareto principle, also known as the 80–20 rule. This means that 20% of what I’m buying is trendy or a real eye-catcher and 80% is timeless and of good quality. I also realized that 80% of the time I’m only wearing 20% of my wardrobe. I can go on forever because actually you can apply the 20/80 rule everywhere. But as I’m not here to lecture anyone I will stop here. I just love to wear black and jeans (80%) and something trendy (20%). So far a mathematical explanation of this outfit. If my math teacher explained it like this I probably would have paid more attention…..   | Jacket ZARA | Top ASOS | Jeans ZARA | Heels TOPSHOP | Bag CHANEL |  
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H&M STUDIO MINI ME

What do you say when H&M asks you if you would like to do an exclusive photo shoot for their new H&M Studio Kids line? You say yes of course. And so it happened that on a morning in August, with temperatures rising up to 30 degrees that day, we were shooting these super cool matching fur coats. Circumstances like these brings out the worst in people and shows who the real professionals are. And I have to say, Chloé already is a real professional. The whole time she was smiling, clapping her hands and flirting with the camera. What’s that to say about me? I guess she’s just so used to being photographed all the time that it is just normal and fun to her. And she loves all the attention of course, but then, who does’t. So, before I’m turning into a Kardashian kinda momanager, please stop me :)    | Photo’s exclusive for Fabulous Mama and Fabmama.nl –  Photo’s by LEX SELMAN | | Me: Coat H&M Studio | Chloé: Coat H&M Studio mini-me |
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FLARE

I know men (mine included) don’t always understand the fashion choices we make but the flared jeans always seems to be the most criticized one. It al started this summer when the skinny jeans got some serious competition of the culotte and now followed by the flare. Personally I think men just naturally have an aversion for anything wide or concealing. Luckily I’ve been the type to worry about that, if you don’t like what you see just look the other way, at least for now ;)   | Blouse ZARA | Jacket H&M | Jeans ZARA | Bag MANGO | Hat ZARA | Heels TOPSHOP |
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SHIMMER

Turtlenecks, you either love them or hate them but this year they are fur sure hard to avoid. I’ve been loving them forever and for the first time I don’t have to struggle to find one or wear the same one for years to come. This year, thanks to the 70’s trend, they are everywhere, even at my favorite hangout, Zara. My new favorite pair of heels also have a kind of 70’s vibe to them. They make me feel very Studio 54, even in broad daylight. And the best part is, they are super comfortable for a pair of heels. Straight out of shoe heaven.   | Sweater ZARA | Skirt ZARA | Bag MANGO | Heels VALENTINO |
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MENSROOM

I make no secret of my love for men’s clothes, especially those from my own boyfriend, and this dotted shirt is just one of my latest discoveries. I already had my eye on it when it was still in store so I bought it so we could both wear it. Luckily my men isn’t into skirts so we are both wearing it different ways, nobody will notice we’re wearing the exact same shirt. Love is, sharing clothes.   | Shirt ZARA MEN | Skirt ZARA | Heels ZARA | Clutch MANGO | Sunnies PRADA |
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ALL IN ONE

Finding something to wear for a special occasion, like a wedding, used to be my favorite waste of time. Hours and hours I could browse the internet in search of the perfect dress and matching heels. That was, until I became a mother of a little girl that needs my attention all day long. Carrying around a 9 month old baby and wearing a short or tight fitted dress don’t go very well together. Just a much as I love to look good I want my clothes to be comfortable and things like hemlines to stay in their place. So for the first time I did not wear a dress or a skirt but I opted for a comfortable, yet chic, jumpsuit. And it turned out to be a good choice. I bend over numerous times, changed diapers, fed my baby twice, was spit on twice and yet still look good at the end of the day. Mission completed.   | Jumpsuit WAREHOUSE | Heels KURT GEIGER | Jewelry KENNETH JAY LANE |
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DENIM DAYS

More and more denim pieces are finding their way into my closet these days. Not only because designing them is still my main job and it happens to be very trendy this year but also because it’s kids proof. Denim and jeans in particular, is so easy to wear, combines with almost anything and very easy to maintain. It’s almost indestructible  and one of the few things that only look better with age. In short, the perfect piece of clothing to survive  my first year as a mother in style.   | Dress ASOS | Flats DOLCE&GABBANA | Bag VINTAGE | Sunnies PRADA | Scarf CHANEL |
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CUPID

Sometimes cupid shoots straight into my heart, like when I spotted this perfect all-year-around-wearable sweater from Carven. Not only perfect for the new season to come (my favorite, fall!) But also on a chilly summer day or on a winters day. Combines perfectly with all denim and black pieces. Just the type of clothing you are never looking for but always have to have in your closet.   | Sweater CARVEN | Skirt MANGO | Heels ZARA | Bag CHANEL | Sunnies PRADA |
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COMFORT COMBO

Not long ago I would have styled this skirt in a totally different way. Meaning, I would have never ever worn it with sneakers or any other type of flat shoe. Maybe I would have made an exception for a pair of flat sandals on a holiday but heels were always the core of my outfits. But luckily last year I discovered a whole new side of my wardrobe, the more comfortable side. Maybe being pregnant had something to do with it or maybe I now finally have the confidence to ditch my heels now and then. The best thing I have learned, style wise, over the past year is that you can look very feminine while wearing sneakers. And feel good about it.   | T-shirt ASOS | Skirt H&M | Slip-ons H&M | Bag and Sunnies CHANEL |
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BLACK

Nothing beats wearing an LBD, not even in the heat of summer. And although I have more black dresses than I could ever need, there is always room for more. I love them all the same but this one is specially dear to me since this was the first thing I bought after Chloé was born. I bought it specially to wear to the party we held for her to celebrate her coming in to this world. Along with the Sophia Webster heels I already told you about earlier (click here) they made the perfect combination to make me feel like my old self again.   | Dress ASOS | Heels KURT GEIGER | Bag DIANE VON FURSTENBERG | Sunnies PRADA |
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SHORT SUMMER

It took me some time, we’re already half way into summer, but I’m finally ready for wearing shorts. For me being ready has more to do with a state of mind than any physical barriers. Because I’m more of winter person when it comes to clothing it always feels a bit unnatural for me to bare so much skin. But ever since I discovered the perks of fake tanning I’m doing much better. A pair of shorts (or a skirt) just look so much better (in my eyes) with a paired of tanned and toned legs. And since I’m no Doutzen and do neither have the time nor the energy to work out every day and work on my tan on a regular base, I put my trust in a little jar. Et voilà, in just a few hours your’e ready to go. In case your’e wondering what I use: Lóreal Sublime Bronze serum or One day glow.   | Sweater H&M | Shorts ZARA | Clutch BERSHKA | Heels ZARA | Sunnnies PRADA |
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FRINGED

Just as much as I love casual clothes I love extraordinary pieces, like this fringed skirt for example. It was love at first sight. I immediately visioned myself twirling around those fringes and all the fabulous ways I could wear this skirt. A match made in heaven so I quickly closed the deal. I also have the perfect occasion planned to wear it and plenty more will follow this summer.   | Shirt H&M | Skirt ZARA | Heels KURT GEIGER | Bag DIANE VON FURSTENBERG | Sunnies PRADA |  
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OVER MY SCHOULDERS

I love to wear my coat the fashionable way (read; over the shoulder) but like everyone, I’m always struggling to keep it in place. Now a cape short of gives me the same fashionable feeling but with a little more comfort. So when I spotted this cape-jacket I knew this was the solution. I absolutely love it so much that I’m even considering buying it in black as well. Perfect for next season, non? | Cape jacket ZARA | T-shirt ASOS | Jeans REPLAY | Heels DOLCE&GABBANA | Bag VINTAGE |
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PALAZZO

Besides the flared jeans I’m also deeply in love with palazzo pants. Now more than ever you can find them almost anywhere. I love the way they sweep around your legs like a breezy maxi-skirt but are as comfortable as summer pant should be. And because my high heels are a bit hidden and the waistline is high they make your legs look long and lean. To bad the most effect is gone when wearing flats but that’s just another good excuse for wearing heels I guess. Last year I already found the perfect palazzo in white and blue (Click here) so this year I added this one in black and orange to my wardrobe. Because if it works for you, stick to it they say. | Top ASOS | Pants ZARA | Bag and Sunnies CHANEL | Heels ZARA |
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FLAT FINISH

Looks like summer and flat shoes go really well together these days. Last year I was sort of forced to wear more flat shoes, something that I really looked up to since I’m a very attached to my high heels. But, against all odds, I really got the hang of it and now I have to admit that I’m really becoming a sneaker fan. Although I really try to stay away from the more traditional jeans and sneaker combo. No, I like to keep it feminine by wearing them with skirts and dresses. And this is by far my favorite combination now, perfect for walking around with a stroller. | Top COS | Skirt ZARA | Sneakers CONVERSE | Bag ZARA | Sunnies PRADA |
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UP HIGH

Special occasions are always a good excuse to purchase something really special. And with something really special I mean serious designer stuff. So last year, when my hormones were at an all time high I spotted the most gorgeous Sophia Webster heels online. Not your everyday splurge but really something for a special occasion. And of course I had just the perfect occasion in mind, our baby girls first party to introduce her to all of our family, friends and acquaintances. A few days later a big gift box arrived at my door and when I opened it I jumped for joy. They were perfect except for 1 minor detail, they didn’t fit. Being 8 months pregnant does not go so well with high heels, especially high heels with narrow ankle straps. But I kept faith that after giving birth it all would go back to its normal size. And as you can see, luckily it did. 4 weeks after giving birth I was wearing these beauties for Chloé‘s first party.   | Jacket H&M | Jeans ZARA | Bag ZARA | Heels SOPHIA WEBSTER | Sunnies PRADA |
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ALL THAT GLITTER

| Sweater ZARA | Sweater COS | Skirt H&M | | Clutch H&M | Heels ZARA | Sunnies PRADA |
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CITY SAFARI

I love to try new combinations and new stuff, trying to make them my own and blend in to my wardrobe. But this time trying something new does not involve new stuff. I simply combined two pieces that I had never worn together before. Funny, because both the jacket and the pants are among the most worn pieces in my wardrobe. Together they make a whole new statement, like I’m on some kind of city safari or something. Anyway, I really like the feeling of this combination that much that it got me thinking of buying a utility jumpsuit. I’m really going for green this summer. | Jacket H&M | Trousers RIVER ISLAND | Broche CHANEL | Heels ZARA | | Sunglasses PRADA | Bag PAUL’S BOUTIQUE |
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THE NEW SKINNY

When I’m not wearing a skinny jeans I’m usually wearing some sort of black skinny trousers and the leather version (real or fake) is by far my favorite. Easy to combine with almost everything, dressed up or dressed down, this garment will do the trick. Even now when the weather is turning for the better I can not live without this style anymore. | Jacket ZARA | Pants H&M | Top ZARA | Heels KURT GEIGER | Bag ZARA | | Sunglasses CHANEL | Bracelets KENNETH JAY LANE | .  
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