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THE SUITCASE DIARIES

In about four weeks I’m leaving for an early summer get a way to the beautiful island of Curaçao. You can only imagine how excited I am and that’s exactly why I have started a sort of a countdown. From this week on I’m on the hunt for the perfect islands wardrobe. I’m will be digging out my closet, take notes from previous holiday pictures, shopping and flipping trough magazines to gather the perfect holiday wardrobe. One thing that I’m already sure about is that I’m sticking to my color palette packing like I did last year when we visited Santorini. A palette of whites, black, blue and turquoise is all that will be allowed in my suitcase. This makes it so much more easier to make new combination on the spot when I don’t have my whole closet to my disposal. These gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana Belucci slingbacks definitely earned their spot in my suitcase last year so they will for certain join me this year. The white skirt is also a good option and a sweater to keep me warm at night or on the plane never fails to. Let the suitcase diaries start! | Sweater ZARA | Skirt […]
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PATCHES

As a denim designer and lover I’m always on the hunt for a new pair to add to my collection or to be inspired by. My latest score is this pair with patches from H&M. Somehow they always fit me perfectly and I love how they are always on top of the trends combined with a very affordable price. To create some balance I always combine pair of statement jeans like this with some modern classics like these simple strappy heels and a men’s shirt. And now that spring has officially arrived I wanted to wear my fur stola for one last time, I love how it brings just a bit of fun in all of my outfits. For now I hope I don’t need it anymore to keep me warm and that the sun will take over from here. I’m ready!   | Stola H&M | Shirt ZARA Men | Jeans H&M | Heels ZARA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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THE BLACK BLAZER

Ever in search of the perfect black blazer I stumbled upon this one at Zara. Almost matching all off my requirements and helped by the fact that my old one really needs a stand in every now and then, I decided to purchase this one. Only missing a button and matching hole at the front closure, which is something that can be fixed, if I ever wanted to. Worn with a white t-shirt and black skinny’s always a winner. | Blazer ZARA | Tshirt ZARA | Pants TOPSHOP | Heels H&M | Clutch HEMA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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STUDIO LINE

Since a season or 2 Zara is selling a collection called Studio. And since last year it has it’s own category on the webshop which is now the first category I check out after New In. I think everyone of you knows my preference for Zara and this Studio line only made it worse haha. My latest score is this perfect LBD, ideal of both summer and winter and perfect for the in-between weather like this early spring. I’m always a big fan of 3/4 sleeves, a little split never hurts and somehow I prefer a round neckline. And yep, this dress has all of that, the touch of blue compliment it all off. So when it comes to Zara from now, remember to check out their Studio line. . | Jacket ZARA | Dress ZARA STUDIO | Heels ZARA | Bag &OTHERSTORIES | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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BLUE SKIES

All good things come to end and so did my week off in the snow. On the last day there was nothing but blue skies and sunshine, such an gorgeous contrast with the white landscape. Just like this jacket is. This baby blue number is the perfect transseasonal piece. Warm enough for the cold mornings we are still have but in a shade that’s already a link to summer. Worn with thights and my furry Fendi heels all winter appropriate but also ready for jeans and sandals. I’m ready to be home again. | Jacket ZARA | Dress ASOS | Thights WOLFORD | Heels FENDI | Sunnies CHANEL | . . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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POINT OF VIEW

Is it weird to wear open toe or sandals in February? From my point of view not but some consider it not done. Aren’t you cold or don’t you have cold feet is a question a get a lot. Usually I’m not and when I am I do wear boots or socks. Even tough I think there’s still a huge difference between wearing sandals or pumps. Whenever shoes are closed I have less problem wearing them in February then a open toe or sandals. This year is different though, these days temperatures are rising till 15 degrees, pretty comfortable if you ask me. Although I usually draw the line at 20 degrees this year I could wait any longer. I just love to wear sandals, not for comfort but just because I love the look. The things we do for fashion, right.   | Jacket H&M | Baggy leather pants ZARA | heels ZARA | Scarf Vintage CHANEL | Clutch H&M | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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EARLY SPRING

Looks like we having a major early spring this year. The temperatures are rising to a point it’s actually pleasant again to wear heels without socks. Not that that bothers me but it’s a nice side effect. An other side effect of spring is that I always feel the need to lighten up my hair and so that’s exactly what I did last Friday. Nothing feels like spring than some fresh light colors. Yesterday I matched my clothes to my new hair and went for an all soft color palette of camel, white and soft grey. Now spring definitely feels near.   | Camel Coat ZARA | Sweater ZARA | Jeans MANGO | Heels ZARA | Bag H&M | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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TOP WHITE

Black and white always work, no question about that, but from a distance  it can get a bit boring sometimes. To keep an black and white look interesting I always love to play with structure and materials. I love how the softness of this sweatshirt contrast with the rigid part of the embroidery. The sweater in whole is also a contrast to the coolness of the leather pants, in turn the leather pants give a good contrast to the cuddly ponyhair booties. Simple yet interesting when looking closer. Nothing boring about that right. Enjoy your weekend! xo Hanneke . | Sweater ZARA | Shirt ZARA Men | Pants H&M | Booties ZARA | Bag Vintage | Scarf & Sunnies CHANEL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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THE ANCHOR

Let’s say that I have a “thing” for elbow patches. I also have a “thing” for stripes, and many more now that we’ve come to mind, but lets start with the patches. I love simple sweaters, they match with anything so anytime I see one that’s matches my criteria I buy them. Now a closet full of round neck sweaters is so boring so maybe that’s were my fascination for elbow patches started. And while these anchor’s are not exactly patches they are placed at the right spot and just that one special detail detail that sets this sweater apart from all the other sweaters I have. Including all the striped ones I own. | Jacket ZARA | Sweater ASOS | Pants ZARA | Heels ZARA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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DOUBLE LEATHER

If you would ask me 2 years ago which era schould never return fashion wise I would have said the nineties, no doubt about that. But like all things in fashion, one day you will find yourself wearing it, (for some of us) again, and loving it, again. Off course, you take the best parts out and leave the rest were it belongs, on fashions graveyard. Some things have to grow on you and somethings you like immediately. Things that deffinitely had to grow (back) on me were slippers and sneakers but wearing a skirt over pants is something I immediately loved again. It’s perfect for winter, when you don’t want to wear thights and yet not freeze your legs off. It’s also adds some grunge to my looks, just what you need sometimes to spice things up a little bit. So what do you think, are you ready to wear your skirts over pants again? After my first attempt, which was succesfull in my eyes I went for this all leather look. By keeping it all black it’s about as much gurnge as it gets for me, for now. | Sweater ZARA | Skirt OASIS | Pants H&M | […]
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I GOT IT COVERED

Wearing double jackets is the way to go these days. It’s perfect for this strange winter/fall weather we have to endure this February. Kinda crazy thinking that this time last year the weather was all snow and freezing temperatures. Luckily the weather gods decided to be kind this year, almost just a kind as the fashion gods. They were for sure on my side when I scored my latest shoe obsession, these furry Fendi’s. I love how they perfectly balance this look, from ripped jeans to dressy coat, all glued together like it was meant to be. | Jacket ZARA | Blazer H&M | Sweater ZARA | Jeans ZARA | Heels FENDI | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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ALL THAT WANG

This Wang dress is one of the best purchases I did last year. Same for this jacket and heels form Zara, their both so comfortable that combine them with almost anything in my wardrobe, from dresses to jeans. Experiences like these made me realize that I should buy less and invest more. In the end, you can only spend your money once and you better spend it wise. Now let’s hope this will be a very successful project.   | Jacket ZARA | Dress ALEXANDER WANG | Bag CHANEL | Heels ZARA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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DRESSCOAT

Besides all the big puffy coats that I have been comfortably wearing non-stop this winter I wanted something more dressy. Something more polished and fitted. Well, be carefull what you wish for, because within days I spotted this coat at Zara. Because of the voilant it’s almost more like a dress than a coat, something that definitely sets it appart from all my other coats. The only thing I did not like about it was the original belt that came along with it. So I swapped it with a belt of my own and voila, the perfect dresscoat. | Coat ZARA | Pants H&M | Heels MANGO | Clutch ZARA | Necklace PIECES | Watch ASOS | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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HAIRY

| Fur Vest Vintage | Sweater MANGO | Trousers H&M | Heels ZARA | Clutch H&M | Bracelet CHANEL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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WHITE LEATHER

Recently I discovered an old favorite of mine, this white leather jacket from Mango that I bought years ago. I don’t wear it very often but last week I realized I should wear it more. The size and fit are still perfect and the leather ages so beautiful. Also, white is on top of my list since last summer and will be again this coming summer. When I bought this jacket about ten years ago it was sort of an investment, pricewise, for me. Now its proof to me that buying investment pieces is really the best you can do for your wardrobe.   | Jacket Mango | Sweater COS | Jeans ZARA | Heels ZARA | Sunnies CHANEL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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MR BLUE

| Jacket H&M | Sweater ZARA | Jeans ZARA | Heels Dolce&Gabbana | Necklace PIECES | Clutch HEMA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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BARGAIN

Last week I scored this super cool sweater at the Zara Sale. Never shaw this sweater before, not in store or online, but that’s just what’s so cool about Zara. Just one of those gems you sometimes walk in to. And at one fifth of it’s original price, which is nearly nothing at Zara, I had to take it home with me. Maybe it’s a little bit over the top but paired down with jeans it’s balances perfectly well.   | Sweater ZARA | Jeans ZARA | Heels TOPSHOP | Bag Vintage Kelly | Accessories CHANEL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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WHITE

Last Friday it totally hit me, it’s actually 26 degrees warmer now than this time last year. What a difference, but style wise I’m liking it all the way. I even dared to pull out my white jeans, only this time worn with a black coat, more winter appropriate. But then again, this is so a first for me. I never ever worn a white jeans in January before. Now I can only think, why not?? It find it very stylish and sophisticated and my style icons are all doing it for year’s. Never to late to try something new I believe, sometimes you just have to do it. | Coat ZARA | Jeans ZARA | Sweater COS | Bag PRADA | Heels ZARA | Sunnies Stella McCartney | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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BLUE LAYERS

| Jacket H&M | Sweater H&M | Pants ZARA | Heels DUNE | Bag and Sunnies CHANEL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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BORROWED

I was always a fan of borrowing from the boys but after I started wearing his clothes more regulary this season it seems like I can’t get enough anymore. More and more I find pieces that, when I’m being honest, I don’t want to give back anymore. Like his sweater, shirt and my latest discovery, this jacket. All current favorites of mine. It all misfits me perfectly, just like the Parisian style that I love so much. | Jacket ZARA men | Sweater Iris&Ink | Jeans ZARA | Heels ZARA | Clutch ZARA | Sunnies CHANEL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |  
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WAISTED

When I stumbled up on these light grey heels I immediately fell for them. This pointy shoe with it’s soft grey color is  perfect for when I want to give my black heels a rest. And if they manage to survive the winter they will also match perfectly to my spring and summer wardrobe. For now, the weather is still warm enough to wear them bare footed. Perfect with this high waisted pants that I also couldn’t resist. Combined with a simple black top, my BFF (best fake fur haha) and a cute embellished bag I’m feeling all Marlene Dietrich. | Fur Stola H&M | Top COS | Trousers ZARA | Heels ZARA | Bag ASOS | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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BLACK

There is absolutely nothing that I can say about black that I haven’t said before. It is, and always will be, my favorite non color. And after sort of deciding to buy more black (yep, more not less) I feel like I have more choice in what to wear. Somehow I just feel a lot more secure when wearing black, in winter time that is, and it’s just the perfect base to build an outfit from. Like a little magic touch, maybe that’s why they call it black magic. | Sweater H&M | Pants ZARA | Scarf Louis Vuitton | Heels Dune | Clutch ZARA | Bracelet CHANEL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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BRUSSELS

So last weekend it was time for our sort of annual  girls weekend spend in Brussels. And this time we decided to also pre-celebrate my 31st brirthday, as you can image we had loads of fun. After visiting Brussels a few times now I’m starting to know my way around the city a little bit, as far as the nightlife that is, because visiting musea is never on the menu with us girls. After we arrived late friday night we stayed in and enjoyed ourselfs with wine and comfort food. My girls surprised me with pink champagne and a lovely gift, the perfect weekend kick-off. After a late night/early morning we started our saturday at lunchtime, enjoying a delicious lunch at Lola. And after our french lunch we hit the streets for some shopping and visited some of the many chocolateries. At night we dined at one of Brussels most gorgeous restaurants Cospaia. After dinner we were surprised with champagne and fireworks in the coctailbar. We ended the night at club Spirito Martini, were we booked a VIP table to spend the rest of the night instyle. Here we were also provided with champagne and fireworks (bottle nr 4 in […]
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SEQUINS & FUR

| Jacket H&M | Fur vest Vintage | Top COS | Jeans, Clutch & Heels ZARA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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EMBELLISHED

| Sweater H&M | Jeans MANGO | Heels Dolce&Gabbana | Clutch ZARA | Ring YSL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |  
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HIS

There are a few items that I love to borrow from my boyfriends closet. One of them is this white shirt, slightly oversized for me but oh so cool and comfortable to wear to wear. I also love to borrow his scarf, I’m wearing it right now, and off course his sweaters. And should I not forget the boyfriend jeans, also one piece I was borrowing long before they became a style of there own. Borrowing from the boys is just timeless, especially when you make it your own.   | Sweater COS | Men’s shirt ZARA Men | Jeans TOPSHOP | Bag CHANEL | Heels ZARA | Scarf COS | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |  
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THE EYE

| Jacket ZARA | Sweater ASOS | Skirt ZARA | Heels DUNE | Big Clutch/Laptopcase Marc Marc Jacobs | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |TUMBLR |
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PARDON MOI

The last time I wore this gorgeous dress I was enjoying a heavenly summer holiday on sunny Santorini, Greece. Sadly all good things must come to an end, and now I find myself batteling the auttumn weather. But that doesn’t stop me from reworking some of my summer favorites. And now what better way to rework a summer maxi dress (click HERE to see my summer look) than to just add a fun sweater. This season it functions more like an maxi skirt, easy to combine with all kinds of tops and jackets. This way a sleeveless dress will last all year round. | Dress ZARA TRF | Sweater ASOS | Jacket ZARA | Heels ZARA | Sunnies CHANEL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |TUMBLR |
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DALMATIAN

I believe that somethings are just meant to be. Like this Dalmatian printed coat that I accidentally stumbled upon at the last of the last (read: this-is-so-cheap-please-buy-it-because-we-cant-get-rit-of-it corner)  at Zara just at the end of summer sales. Somehow this lonesome piece immediately caught my eye and at 1/5 of it’s original price and being the right size this was just waiting for me. By the way have you already read the Open Toe season blogpost by The Man Repeller? So true, so hilarious, so genius! . | Coat ZARA | Shirt ZARA | Pants COS | Bag LUELLA | Heels ZARA | Sunnies H&M | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |TUMBLR |
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FALL WHITE

Yes these photo’s were taken last weekend, and yes I’m wearing all white and no socks or thights. The weather these days has got us all a bit of fashion schizophrenic  and forces me rework all my summer favorites combined with some new winter scores. Well luckely white also seems to be this winter hottest color and it combines perfectly with black (duhh) so I can only hope this sunny weather will last all winter (wishful thinking I know). | Sweater ZARA | Pants ZARA | Bag CHANEL | Sunnies CHANEL | Heels ZARA | Watch Michael Kors | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |TUMBLR |
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