Getting Summer Ready

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Nothing beats afternoon sunshine in spring. Except for afternoon sunshine in summer, that is. I really can’t wait for those warm summer days, nor for wearing espadrilles, shorts and bikinis. But everyone knows a summer wardrobe must be built in spring and a little anticipatory pleasure never hurt anyone. This summer will be a laid back one, one with lots of light weight fabrics and lots of denim – which is exactly what you’ll find in the Diesel SS14 collection. I’m in love with this oversized, hand bleached jacket that is the perfect light weight summer jacket I’ll be able to throw over nearly anything really. It’s just one of the great pieces of the new SS14 collection from Diesel filled with bleached denim, cool and easy summer garments and edgy pieces like this sweater with a cactus made out of tiny studs. I love to spice up easy outfits with a quirky print or embellishment every now and then!
Check out the full new collection right here, and let’s hope summer will arrive soon!
Happy Easter Weekend!

Jacket, sweater and jeans from Diesel


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Celebrating Spring – Win £200 to spend at ASOS!

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You might have noticed a lot of happiness on the blog lately. Or not, maybe I just notice it and a lot of people don’t because happiness is normal for a lot of us, especially online. I don’t take happiness lightly though and try be aware of the good things around me. Like spring. Like new shoes. But most of all, you, my readers who I couldn’t do without!
So to celebrate both spring and you yourselves and all your support, I teamed up with ASOS to give one of you the chance to win a gift voucher to spend on ASOS worth £200!

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It’s all about spring favorites since ASOS is celebrating spring as well with lots of new arrivals and great collections, so here’s what you need to do to enter the competition:

- Like the Lovely By Lucy Facebook Page
- Go to ASOS by clicking here and pick one item that represents spring for you. Can be anything!
- Leave a comment with a link to the product, your name and your email address.

- For an extra chance to win, share this post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (@lovelybylucy) and tell me about it in your comment below. Not required but will give you an extra entry!

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This competition is open worldwide and runs from April 9th 2014 until April 30th 2014. Both males and females may enter. A winner will be picked randomly from all the entries and contacted by email. All entries will be checked on having followed the steps described above.

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Pictured in the image are my own spring favorites. From left to right:
Cheap Monday Dress / Cheap Monday sunglasses / Blank NYC distressed denim boyfriend shorts / Wood Wood dress
ASOS leather boxing shorts / ASOS baby blue coat /  ASOS marble shopper / Cheap Monday split side t-shirt
ASOS sliders


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Royal Black and Gold

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So far I’m loving April. The sun is shining, the weather is amazing, I’m in a good mood every day and work wise I really can’t complain either. But there’s even still more to come for April, I’m sure you Dutchies are already looking forward to King’s Day (Koningsdag, celebrating the Dutch Kings birthday) on the 26th, I definitely am. When holidays and parties like this are coming up I always start thinking about what to wear really early. Especially with this holiday, because it’s a thing to wear orange that day and I refuse. But I decided on what to wear this King’s Day: black and gold. It doesn’t really get more royal to me than black and gold so I figured it would be the perfect color combination for me that day (and I love how the adidas logo kind of looks like a crown, especially in gold). Of course I’m wearing sneakers, since I’ll be walking all day. And since all black would be a bit dark I thought I’d add some color, in the form of a super cool Adidas logo sweat - since I’m bringing a sweater anyway for when things cool off at night.
So there you go, my King’s Day look. Can’t wait for one of the best spring parties. I’m especially excited for 8Bahn and Pink City Nomads – much recommended if you’re in Arnhem!

Getting in the mood to plan your King’s Day outfit as well? Check out Zalando’s special featured page here and join the competition at Zalando, pick your royal outfit and have a chance to win your entire look! Enter here.

Black sweater with gold studs: Adidas via Zalando / Blue printed logo sweater: Adidas via Zalando / Jeans: Cheap Monday via Zalando / Trainers: Adidas Gazelle via Zalando / Watch: Triwa


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An ode to Spring

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Spring is in the air. Beautiful first sunrays, dewey green leafs and blooming flowers, I love the fragile new spring, the first moment that you can just feel it in the air, there’s something enchanting about it. To celebrate spring and make our own enchanting moment, Chantal and I went to the park to celebrate spring with Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Edition Première..

Since its foundation in 1811, Perrier-Jouët has been nourished by authenticity, elegance and a real passion for nature. For this season Cellar Master Hervé Deschamps fashioned an ephemeral Champagne Cuvée as he would compose a spring bouquet, refreshing and floral with fruity scents such as cherry and hints of juicy yellow fruit, citrus, a zest of Yuzu and the dominant scent of white elderflowers: Belle Epoque Edition Première. The elegant bottle reflects both the freshness and delicacy of the champagne as it is gorgeous.

It’s not the first time me and Chantal decided to celebrate spring and make it a special moment with a champagne that lives up to the beauty of spring. Last year we had our moment here, but this time it felt extra special. Last year was such a tough year for me and I’ve been living 2014 to the fullest after many unfortunate events that made last year one of my hardest so far. But this spring really marks new beginnings for me and when I compare where I was last year and where I am now, I feel very lucky. I was happy to share this special ode to spring with the sweet and pretty Chantal whose editorial work I really admire and who made it possible to translate our special moment into pictures.

May this spring be as blooming for you as the flowers are. And never hesitate to celebrate an enchanting moment with something special such as we did here with Perrier-Jouët.

Enjoy Perrier-Jouët responsibly.


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Lace 2.0

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For the last year or so, lace has been growing on me. It’s never been in my closet much until the past year when I added some lace to my wardrobe – especially black lace.
There’s some fabrics though that really require quality to look good, and lace is one of them. There’s a really big difference between cheap lace and delicate, detailed lace.

Meet the latest addition to my wardrobe. The most delicate lace, but in a cool crew neck oversized fit with just the right overprint to make it a statement piece. I guess we can always trust Givenchy on that. However, the excitement is twofold since with this top came the discovery of an online store called The Clutcher selling a great selection of designer brands such as Givenchy, Balenciaga, Balmain, Kenzo, Margiela, Céline, Valentino and much more. I must say, it’s hard to decide whether the discovery of this great online store makes me happier or the lace number does, but since the last one is actually mine, it wins.

Givenchy lace t-shirt via The Clutcher


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Move your Lee

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I’ve told you many times about the joy of a great pair of jeans. It’s the type of bottom I wear most, but don’t own that many of as you would expect, because I’m just so picky when it comes to jeans. The ones I have all have their own benefits, but none of them allowed me to do yoga in. Ok, I wouldn’t do yoga in jeans, but movement is something I haven’t always given much thought of when wearing jeans. Lucky for me, Lee has a campaign called Move Your Lee featuring denim that stretches and allows you to move in any way you want to. I’ve tried them for 2 days now and I must say, I feel flexible! There’s no way tight jeans are holding me back from anything when wearing these, which is exactly what I needed even though I didn’t know it.  I love the tones and washes of this line and am in love with the grey-ish ensemble I’m wearing in picture (numbers). It’s really clear that they know what they’re doing at Lee, but then again, you can’t really be surprised: Lee is celebrating their 125th (!) anniversary this year! This year is all about relaunching classic denim heritage and combining what they’ve been doing for 125 years with current trends and styles. A big congratulations to Lee, and a thank you for making both comfy and cool denim in which I can move every way I want to, right up my street.

See more items and the Move Your Lee campaign here and check how I move in my Lee jeans in this video.

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First look wearing Lee denim shirt and jeans, Zara top, Supreme cap, Alexander Wang bag and Nike Air Force 1 via Sneakers.nl
Second look wearing Lee denim shirt and jeans, Chanel espadrilles and Fashionology rings
Pictures by Chantal/Cocorosa


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Comfort Zone

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Let’s talk comfort zone. I have a love/hate relationship with it. It’s a bit in my nature (and maybe even human nature) to stay within my comfort zone, especially when I’m busy, tired or not in a happy place. Breaking out of comfort zones can be scary, that’s the part I don’t like about it. However, comfort zones are probably there to break out of, and often good things happen when you break out of your comfort zone (or not, but then you learn from it). I try to keep a balance between being comfortable and breaking out of my comfort zone every now and then. Sometimes it’s just best to give into comfort zones and for instance this week I’ve spent a lot of time at home, in my new onesies in bed with my laptop because I was tired and felt like I had the flu. But even when I don’t feel like that, I have at least one day a week in which I chill, watch series, eat way too much chocolate and wear either sweats or from now one probably one of these super soft and comfy onesies. Messy hair, little make up, my couch and my sheepskin. That and a onesie sometimes is all I need. I can always break out of my comfort zone another day.

Both onesies from OnePiece.

Want your own OnePiece onesie? Fashiolista is now hosting a contest and you can win a comfy and cool camo print onesie! Find the competition here. Good luck!


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