Summer before fall

The sun always shines when you have to study, which is definitely my case at the moment. Nevertheless, I took some time off from my Word document and decided to go outside...

A lot of you may have noticed that I have been experimenting with a lot of white and monochromatic looks for the past year or two. Though, I am not advocating my style as simple and/or minimal I sometimes do get questions about why I chose to wear so much white or other "non-colors" like grey or black. To me white is clean and it has no identity or outstanding characteristics you would associate it with as appose to a vibrant color like red. To me white means that you can put your own creative input as desired. May it be a statement piece or another color. So, with white it kind of feels like I am starting with a clean slate. Sometimes I choose to leave it like that and rock an all white outfit. It may look boring to you but I find it very intriguing and appealing (aside from the fact that I can never keep it clean for an entire day). But there also other times I decide to change things up a little bit. Most of the times I decide to go for a print or fabrics in different shapes or textures.

What style characteristics? Let me know!

blouse H&M Trend / jeans Topshop / blazer Aland / shoes Monki / necklace H&M Trend

Old and New

It's funny how the weather in the Netherlands can take a turn in such short notice. These pictures were taken last week when it was perfectly fine to show some skin. 

Anyhow, I'm wearing a mixture of old and new here, with the leather waist coast being a very old one. I still adore this leather beauty as I bought it for the fraction of its original price. It's one of those staple pieces that goes with everything I have hanging in my closet. Plus, it does a great job at dressing down an outfit. 

I got the tote bag from my friend who went on vacation to Seoul, South Korea last month - including a bunch of other stuff, yay! Hearing her talk about her experiences in Korea gave me such butterflies. Though, not at the same university we have both spent our semester in Korea. And now that we're both back in this small country, I have someone whom I can share my thoughts and experiences with. Never would I have thought I would feel at home in a country that's completely different from what I am used to. 

top H&M Man / leather waist coat H&M Trend / shoes Zara / bag American Apparel / sunglasses Quay

The Eye

Some weeks ago I visited Amsterdam because I was meeting some of my friends I met in South Korea. We started the day afternoon with a visit to The Eye right behind central station where we had some typical Dutch snacks like bitterballen en kroket. The place itself looks really dope as it also a film institute, movie theater and museum. I would definitely recommend this spot if you want to spend the day in the Dutch capital.

University life started 2 weeks ago and slowly am I realizing that I will be graduating within a year. It is an exciting and scary thought at the same time because I will be closing a chapter in my life. All I know is that I will be spending lots of days in the library. Bring it on..

Lastly, how do you like the (re)design of the blog? HTML and CSS codes are being a  bunch of bitches, so please bear with me if some of the links are not working. Feel free to comment, if you have any recommendations!

Photos taken by Celina Sadijo
top H&M Trend / skirt River Island  / rain coat H&M Trend (diy) / shoes bought in Korea

OUTFIT | Monochrome

top ALAND / jeans TOPSHOP / shoes random shop in South Korea / necklace MMM x H&M / sunglasses QUAY

A crisp all white outfit from a couple of days ago.. Monochrome outfits are visually very appealing. Simple yet still strong enough to make an impact.

Hope y'all had a lovely weekend!