Killin it

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I’ve been pretty much killin it this week if I may say so – getting tons of work done, getting my taxes done right, moving into an office and doing the NSMBL sale yesterday (thanks for everyone who came!), so my sweatshirt could not have been more appropriate. Hard work always pays off and I definitely feel like it did this week. The only thing that suffered was my night’s rest – I’m absolutely exhausted right now and have been feeling like I’m getting the flu all week (you know that in between-feeling when you’re not feeling well but well enough to  work? hate it) so I might take a day off today (but let’s see if I actually will) and catch up on some sleep and relaxing, because I also have a busy but fun week ahead!
When tired and busy I always opt for the always good to go-pieces: skinny jeans – and yes, these are again Cheap Monday second skin jeans of which I have 4 and they are my favorite jeans ever – big sweaters and the buy of the week: Vans with cat print. I mean, Vans with cat print. YES.
Happy Sunday!

‘Killin it’ sweater: Boohoo.com / Jeans: Cheap Monday via ASOS / Trainers: Vans x ASPCA


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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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What I Wore

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In between all the new office excitement and a lot of ongoing projects I totally forgot to do an overview of March, so here it is!
Which one is your favorite look?
Happy Thursday!


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Life in sweats

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Sweatpants are taking over my wardrobe, and I’m loving it. I instagrammed last week that I soon might have more sweatpants than jeans and that could actually be true..

They’re just so comfy, there’s so many good ones out there and all you have to do is throw on a pair of good kicks, a slightly sexy top and you’re good for some instant casual cool. Now I am very much aware of the reputation sweatpants have an that many would not in a million years wear this to work, but luckily I’m my own boss and these sweatpants are so cool that I would wear them any day. I decided to spice them up a little with a very open fishnet top and some leather. Can’t get over contrasts like sexy with sweats, nor will I get enough of sweatpants with leather jackets. Both the trousers and top come from a brand I often wear: Noisy May – of which there is a big selection available at  Sojeans.
I’m off again though, settling into my new office. Thanks for all your sweet messages yesterday!

Leather jacket: Zara (old) / Top: Noisy May via Sojeans / Leopard print sweatpants: Noisy May via Sojeans / Shoes: Adidas Gazelle via Zalando


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News / Lovely By Lucy has an office!

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One of the things I’ve been working on and that has gotten me excited lately has been looking for an office space. Ever since I started Lovely By Lucy I’ve been working from home, but I felt now was the time to start looking for a more focused place to work. Not only to be more focused, get more work done in a shorter amount of time (no Netflix allowed at the office!) but also to bring Lovely By Lucy to another level and maybe get a little less intertwined personal and work life. I found an office space, actually a shared office space where I have my own (very big desk) in an inspiring environment with lots of other young entrepreneurs in all kinds of different fields. I’m moving into my office today and couldn’t be more excited. Stay tuned because this is just the start of lots more to come.

Now all I have to do is decorate my workspace. Which might be even harder than finding one. Luckily there’s Pinterest for that!
images via my Pinterest.


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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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