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  | Dress H&M | Jeans ASOS | Heels ZARA | Bag L.K. BENNETT | Sunglasses H&M |
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STYLIST

One of the best parts about my job is that I get to watch a lot of fashion shows. Not live, as I only tend to get few invitations, but I always have a front-row seat from behind my own desk. Attending a real live Chanel show is still my biggest wish (fashion wise) but that’s a total different story. For now I just wanted to tell you about what I have learn from watching fashion shows. On and off the runway it’s all one big pile of inspiration, a great learning school if you know how and were to look. Because, for the most of us all the looks we get to see are totally out of reach, budget wise, but styling wise there is al lot to learn. And the best part, it’s all for free. Like for example the way I’m wearing this scarf. I immediately fell for this look when I saw it on the Burberry runway 2 years ago. And I still love it now. And this is just one of them. So next time you watch a fashion show, real live or online, watch closely and release your inner stylist.   | Dress ZARA | […]
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SALE SCORE

Sale, you either love it or hate but you can’t hide from it. And that’s exactly why I’ve turned myself into a sale lover. Back in the days, when we could only shop in stores haha, I really hated this time of year. Messy stores and crowded streets, not my type of shopping. But ever since I started shopping online I also started to love the sales. Nothing beats sale shopping out of the comfort of my own home or office. And over time I have learned a few tricks as well. For one, I have subscribed myself to the mailing-list of all my favorite stores so I know exactly when the sale starts and when to get the best discounts. Then, when I spot something I love I always ask myself 1 question; would I buy it if it was not on sale? If, the answer is NO than don’t do it. You will not be happy in the end. And last but not least, stick to the basics and things you are sure of to wear over and over again. This way you would be buying anything just because it was on sale. And so that’s basically how this […]
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FASHION-VINTAGE

Me and some of my clothes we go a long way back, mainly because I’m so sentimental and recently also because I want to save some of my stuff for when Chloé gets older. But last december, as I took a good look at my overflowing closet I decided it was about time to let some of it go. So I teamed up with the girls from Fashion-Vintage and Designer-Vintage.com to sell some of my pre-loved stuff. So if your interested take a look at my boutique and buy, buy, buy. I will be adding some more pieces over the next couple of days so keep an eye on my social media of you want to be the first to know! xo Hanneke
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JOIN THE CLUB

The first time I spotted this jacket it immediately made me think of the Pink Ladies from Grease. So if I ever wanted to start my own Girl Squat this jacket might as well be our uniform. Because if you’re a part of our squat you A; love black and B; love shoes. So if you feel the same join me 😉   | Jacket NIKKIE | Sweater ZARA | Pants H&M | Heels ZARA | Clutch H&M |
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ALL IN TWO

For me Christmas is all about old and new traditions. Old traditions like dressing up and having dinner with my family and friends and new traditions in the making. As a mama I love to start new traditions, that hopefully Chloé will remember and maybe continue once she gets older. One of the new traditions we are starting this year is adopting the typical American way of spending Christmas morning opening up presents underneath the Christmas tree. And off course we do it in style. No old pyjama‘s or washed out lounge-wear for us, but brand new, all black, easy going lounge-wear. For me it’s a comfortable 2 piece from Zara and for Chloé a cool onesie from H&M. Because creating a tradition is one thing but looking good while doing so is just as important to me, especially when pictures are being taken. Can’t wait to look back in about 10 years from now. Then, I want to wish you all a fabulous Christmas with all of your loved ones and all of your favorite traditions. Hopefully you will also enjoy some great memories and traditions in the making.   xo Hanneke     Me | Sweater and pants […]
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AUTUMN

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

I always rather dress up than dress down, but ever since I was pregnant and later on being a mom I noticed than on many days comfort is key. So to compensate or sometimes to hide my comfortable or understated looks I found the perfect cover-up. Ever since I spotted this gem online I couldn’t get it of my mind, and that’s always a very bad sign as you know. But ever since it arrived in my life I haven’t regret it for one second. Like any coat should be, it’s the perfect cornerstone for my wardrobe 2.0. | Coat ASOS BLACK | Sweater COS | Jeans and Shoes ZARA | Bag H&M | Sunglasses PRADA | | 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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