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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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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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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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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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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 LONGEST

Looks like an old friend of mine is back and he’s here to stay for good. You either love him or hate him but from now on there no way arround it annymore. So take a stand and stick to it, no need to tell you which camp I choose. I know it’s not the most easy style to wear since they don’t fit every body type very easily. But if you find the perfect one than they will serve you well. A good pair will make your legs go on for miles and slims your waist to its very best point. Mine is always high waisted and super long so I can wear them with my highest heels. If you weren’t a fan already maybe you are now. . | Jacket ZARA | Top COS | Jeans MANGO | Bag + broche CHANEL | Necklace PIECES | | Heels FENDI | Ring YSL | Sunglasses PRADA | | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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OKB

Over knee boots, or OKB’s,  can be a tricky item but  I have always loved them. None the less, you don’t want to end up looking like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. One of the reason I always style mine in a classic way. Preferably with a dress, sometimes with skinny jeans a la Kate Moss. She definitely know how style hers, but then again, she looks good in anything right.  Back to my outfit and these boots. I first spotted them in last month’s Glamour magazine and fell in love immediately. Like so many things seen in magazines I always find them hard to track down and when I do finally find them the usually are; 1 Overpriced, 2 Don’t look as good in real life, 3 not my cup of tea after all. Well I’m sure you can guess this was not the question with these babies. I think we are going to walk many miles together, comfortable and chic, just what I needed. | Dress Zara | Boots NLY | Bag and Sunnies CHANEL | Jewelry Christian Dior |   | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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CLASSICS

The last weekend before New Year I spend a few precious days with my familiy at this gorgeous castle near Maastricht, celebrating my parents 40th wedding anniversary. On days like these, when you don’t know what the activities will be, I always dress “safe” and so I usually make a combination of my favorite classics. This time I combined my pinstripe jacket (how classic can you go) with a pair of brogues (truly classics) and my ever favorite Chanel bag (classic of classics). Off course, the lastest addition to my vintage collection, a big Gucci scarf was not to be missed. Already such a big favorite that, I can tell you right now, you will see many more times to come. I guess everybody has his own favorites and classics that can’t be missed and these are definitely mine. . | Jacket MANGO | Pants H&M | Scarf Vintage GUCCI | Bag CHANEL | Shoes ZARA | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |  
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STAND IN

New year, new style is what I was thinking. As seen in my last post, The Blues, my black leather jacket is one item I wear on a daily basis almost year round. It give al my outfits a little more cool, from dresses to jeans. But as I’m not one who wants to wear the same things every day (I get bored very soon) it was about time that I found a stand-in for my most trusted wardrobe item. Not that this jacket will replace it but more like another option, a second choice. And it’s not really a leather jacket but it sure does has the same feeling, the coolness. I really love the combination of the leather sleeves and wool body, the golden accessories are also perfect. I hope that in time, while wearing it, it will age beautifully like a good leather jacket should do.   | Jacket ZARA | Sweater H&M | Jeans &OtherStories | Heels ZARA | Bag DIOR | Scarf Vintage GUCCI | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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NEW BEGINNINGS

Looks like 2014 is really going to be an amazing year. The weather has never been so soft and I’m really enjoying it. I also really love cold and snow but only for a week or two. These days I can still wear my heels without socks and I do not have to hide myself under ten layers of clothes. And with the sun also shining the start of the year couldn’t be better. First on my agenda for this year, stylewise, was this scarf as a shoulderstrap thing. I saw it in a magazine not to long ago (also posted it on my Instagram) and it immediately inspired me to do this with my own vintage Kelly look-a-like. I think it looks really smart and creative, and not only is it very cool it’s also very practical. . | Sweater ZARA | Shirt ZARA | Jeans ONLY | Heels TOPSHOP | Bag Vintage with CHANEL Scarf | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |
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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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FAUX

Something faux fur is always an essential for me to have in my winter wardrobe. I love them as a short jacket (see it here) a sort off scarf (see it here) or as this short sleeved longer jacket. It comfortable and cool at  the same time and perfect for these in-between-weather days. This time I combined with my all time favorite boyfriend jeans that I already have for several years. I already put it in my “classics” section, alongside these nude heels, another new classic. Maybe a denim blouse will also become a all time favorite, I been wearing them on a regular base the last couple off years. In the end that’s the most important thing for me, love the things you wear and wear the things you love. . | Jacket ZARA | Denim Shirt H&M | Boyfriend REPLAY | Heels ZARA | Sunnies H&M | Necklace PIECES | Ring YSL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |TUMBLR |
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PINSTRIPE

While the weather is still warm for this time of year, ultimately the days will get colder, my hunt for the perfect winter coat has started. On the top of my list is definitely a navy blue example. Not only did I not own one I also believe this will be the to go to color for me this winter. The first jacket that meets all my needs is this gorgeous pinstripe from Mango Suit. It’s very sleek and polished and workes perfectly with the rest of my wardrobe. Already have lots of ways to wear it and this time I choose to wear it with another classic dessin, the pied-de-poele. . | Jacket Mango | Sweater ZARA | Skirt Vintage | Heels ZARA | Bag ZARA | Watch Michael Kors | Sunnies CHANEL | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST |TUMBLR |
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SUNDAY

Yesterday was the most perfect September Sunday. The weather is just amazing these days and it allows me to wear some of my summer favorites for the last time this year. I always love to wear pencil skirts because of their positive effect on a womans figure but they also give me a dressed-up feeling. By wearing them with a sweater they become so much more relaxed and also more fall proof. I hope we keep this weather for many more days to come to I can keep exploring more summer meets winter combinations. | Sweater H&M | Skirt Warehouse | Heels ZARA | Bag Vintage | Necklace Pieces | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |
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THE SHIRTDRESS

When I think of a white shirt, I think of long summer days and the ideal dress to wear from day till night. This dress doesn’t need much, a little belt and heels are enough to make it suitable for  long summer nights while a pair of slippers make it more suitable for hot summer days. I also love to wear it as a beach cover up, to get some poolbar refreshments or from the beach to the hotel. Even when my skin got to much sun this piece comes in very handy and keeps my skin stylishly protected. In short, the perfect dress for any sunny holiday.   | Shirt dress TOPSHOP | Heels MIU MIU | Belt Vintage | Sunnies Chanel | . | Follow me on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST | TUMBLR |  
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