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January 31, 2013

January through Instagram

The first month of 2013 is (almost) over! My highlight of January was definitely being featured in a magazine (see here). Besides that, I've been studying, reading, drinking coffee and posing in front of the mirror ;) I was also on a shopping ban which made me appreciate all the pieces that I already have in my wardrobe more. Hope you've all had a great month and don't forget to follow me on Instagram (username @cinjasblog) or here if you don't have Insta.

January 29, 2013

Style Evolution / Blue Jeans

Blue jeans are definitely a staple for anyone's wardrobe, if you ask me. While my favourite model is obviously the skinny, sometimes I also love some boyfriend jeans or a little bit of tie-dyed denim. Jeans can really be worn with everything - you can dress them down or dress them up. Any other denim lovers out there?

January 27, 2013

Sunday DIY

How are you spending your Sunday? Besides studying, I'm planing on giving these old jeans a fashionable update. Destroyed knees are no rare sight in my inspiration folder, so it's time I got some jeans with cut details myself. You'll see the result soon!

January 26, 2013

Streetstyle Perfection / #2

photo via BillieRose

One of my favourite bloggers rocking those "sweatpants". I am so copying this look as soon as temperatures start rising!

January 25, 2013

Navajo Comeback

I was wearing a coat, scarf and pants from Zara with a jumper from Minimum and a ring from H&M.

While I thought the whole Navajo trend was all over, these pants kept smiling at me from my closet (yes, I have an open closet). I really loved wearing the pattern again, though these pants are thin as paper, so the next time I'll wear them will have to be with temperatures well above zero.

January 24, 2013

New Shoes


One minute you surf the web in innocence and, what do you know, the next minute you're hooked on a pair of shoes. Happened to me on Saturday! So on Monday, I sneaked into the store, found a pair in my size, tried it on, fell in love again and went to the counter. I love how very Marant inspired these boots look. They're from Zara, by the way.

January 23, 2013

Pom Pom Hat in the Snow

I was wearing a jumper from H&M Trend, a coat from Zara, jeans from Levi's and a hat from New Look.

I've been envying all the Brits and Dutchies for their winter wonderland weather for the past week. Over here it's been terribly cold, but we didn't have any snow. Until yesterday, that is! It's really nice waking up to a snowy world, especially when most of your tasks for the day require you to stay in anyways. I had to pop outside to take these pictures, though - who doesn't love shooting in the snow?!

January 22, 2013

Pay Attention to the Details

Unpublished detail shots of recent outfits. Hope you like them!

January 21, 2013

Something in the Way You Move

I was wearing a coat and shoes from Zara, a beanie from Primark with a jumper from Mango, jeans from Levi's and a bag from BCBG.

I've got so much on my list today! I have to run to the doctor's first, then hopefully pick up a pair of shoes I fell extra hard for (ahem), rush home and make lunch. After that, I'll dash off to my horseback riding practice in the cold (yay), followed by a movie premiere/press screening. Oh, and I also still have to study. Does anybody else feel like the major part of a week's to do list always lands on mondays?

January 20, 2013

I'm in InStyle Magazine!

I'm over-the-moon excited to be featured in the february issue of InStyle Magazine Germany. It feels amazing to see myself in one of my favourite magazines among all those fashionable ladies. Thank you so much to the people at InStyle for choosing my photo!

January 19, 2013

Skater Skirt

I was wearing a coat, skirt, shoes and a bag from Zara and a jumper from H&M Trend.

I know I'm super late to the party, but I really love skater skirts. I'm still a little mad at myself for leaving that cute leather-look one on the racks last year... So I switched my opaques for some wool tights and put on a huge knit jumper and voilĂ  - the skater skirt is ready for winter weather.

January 18, 2013

What's in my Bag

What's in my Bag - the typical fashion blogger post. I think I've done one before, but that must have been ages ago. So here we go...

2013 Agenda: Although I don't have 20 different meetings and appointments a week, I can't live without my agenda. I'm quite organized and I need to always be able to write down appointments and to-do lists - on paper, that is. My agenda is from Paperblanks, if you're wondering.
iPod: I know, I know, you can use the iPhone to play music, but I love my green little fella and I'm simply too lazy to transfer my whole music library to my phone.
Keys: I don't think this needs any explanation (my keyholder is from Swarovski).
Blistex Lip Relief Cream: I die if I can't moisturize my lips every 30 minutes. I never forget this one at home - and if I do, I freak!
My phone: My iPhone, currently wearing its bunny cover (which I keep getting weird looks for). This is possibly the most important thing in my bag. I can't live without texting, checking Twitter and Instagram...
Hand cream and sanitizer: I always feel a very strong need to sanitize my hands after using public transport. I use the Anti-Bacterial Sanitizing Hand Gel from Victoria's Secret and the Candied Ginger Hand Cream from The Body Shop to keep my hands moisturized.

January 17, 2013

Video / Snow Again

Here's my first attempt of playing with iMovie. I really like the idea of including more videos into the blog. Let me know how you feel about that? I know this one is quite shaky, but we'll get better at that!

January 16, 2013

Snow Again

I was wearing a coat from Zara, a jumper from H&M Man, boots from Akira and gloves and a belt from H&M.

It's gotten really cold again, but I think I did a good job at not looking totally boring and still being warm. Burgundy is on duty again! Let's see what I can come up with for the next few -freezing- days.

January 15, 2013

Streetstyle Perfection / #1

photo via cottds

How about some inspiration? I love everything about this look Cindy is sporting in the picture. She certainly never fails to inspire me. Streetstyle perfection indeed!

January 13, 2013

Garage backdrop

I was wearing a coat and pants from Zara with a knit jumper from H&M.

It's Sunday and I should really be productive today, but I find myself watching yet another episode of Downton Abbey as we speak. It's such an addictive show and I'll trade in my books and deadlines for some historical drama, a cup of tea and a bottle of nailpolish at any time.

January 12, 2013

Style Evolution / Leather Pants

Since I didn't do an all my outfits from 2012 post, I thought I'd start posting collections of looks in different categories. I'm starting with (black) leather pants. I think it's fun to look back at what my style was like a year ago, 6 months ago and so on. That's one of the best parts of running a fashion blog, I think! I only own two (faux) leather pants and a pair of leggings and have been getting a lot of wear out of them. What do you think about all my leather pants looks?

January 11, 2013

Ombre Update

I recently gave my ombre a little do-over since I felt the roots had gotten a little too long. I think it all looks a bit more natural now, though it doesn't really show that accurately in the photo (it was raining cats and dogs when we were shooting!). Now all I need is a fresh cut and I'm good to go!

January 10, 2013

All White Everything

I was wearing a coat, jumper and pants from H&M, boots from Zalando Collection and a bag from Zara.

So I decided to give the all-white look a go. Though it felt weird wearing those floral print pants in winter, I really liked the change.

January 9, 2013

Something for the Weekend

I was wearing a coat from Zara, a jumper from French Connection, faux leather pants from New Yorker, boots from Zalando Collection and a beanie from H&M.

Wearing that coat again! I'm really so happy with it, I think it's the perfect coat. I'm also loving my new bag. Another find from my mum which she gave me for Christmas. It's really cute and "brit-chic", plus it fits all my papers I need for uni and work.

January 8, 2013

Beauty Favourites

It's been a while since I last posted about my favourite products in the beauty department. I've also added a few newbies to the collection, so here goes...

Smashbox High Definition foundation and concealer: Perfect coverage and smooth texture. It's a bit cakey when applied with a brush so I just use my hands which works really well for me. Also, I've finally found a tone that suits my skin ('fair' if you're wondering).
Caudalie Vinosource day cream: I've had some nasty breakouts recently and this cream seems to help quite well. It mattifies my skin and I feel it also clears my pores. I use this every morning.
Essie nailpolish in 'Chocolate Cakes': Throughout the last year I've collected more and more nailpolishes by Essie, including a hot red for summer, a light natural pink, black and this dark burgundy colour. They're all constantly on heavy rotation on my nails.
Caudalie Eau de Beauté: Everyone and their mum loves this one and it does live up to the hype! I apply this before doing my make up in the morning and whenever I feel the need for a refreshing spritz. Although my boyfriend hates the smell ("ew that herbal stuff again!"), I really love what it does for my skin. Apart from making my face feel all smooth it also does a good job at setting my make up.
Chanel Eau de Parfum 'Coco Noir': I've mentioned this before, but I can't say it enough. This scent is heaven! I'm wearing it every day now.
Nivea Creme: My grandmother swore by this one, and as I've recently had some nasty dry patches around my nose I thought I might as well go back to this classic. I use it as a night cream and it moists my face quite well.