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!

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!

OUTFIT | Dutch heat wave

tops H&M TREND & ALAND / skirt WEEKDAY / shoes MONKI / sunglasses bought in random shop in South Korea / earrings NELLY / wearing DIVA lipstick by MAC

I forgot how extremely hot and humid it could be in the Netherlands, and yet us Dutchies always manage to complain about the weather. As if we're never satisfied! 

Anyhow, the outfits consists of my current faves and boy do I love the skirt. I love the asymmetrical shape and it easily blends with the rest of my wardrobe. I remember buying it right before I was leaving for Korea last year, and was coming up with an entire list of excuses of why I should spend more money on clothes just when I'm about to leave to a country where they already have dope fashion sense. Thank god I did shop a bit before I left because once I arrived in Korea, my worst nightmare became a reality: EVERYTHING WAS "ONE SIZE FITS ALL". I think they forgot to add "foreigners excluded", because I and lots of other friends of mine over there certainly did not fit in standard Korean sizes. But to make it clear, just like any other country Korea does also have tons of chain stores, national as well as international. If you go to the smaller shops, that's where you'll find the unique pieces... unfortunately most of them in a "one size fits all". My favorite store is ALAND, which is kind of like a Urban Outfitters-ish store. Despite their one sizes I always managed to score something whenever entered that piece of heaven.

OUTIFIT | The next step..

top ALAND / skirt WEEKDAY / shoes ALDO / clear clutch ALAND /  jacket H&M TREND (cut off sleeves) / sunglasses QUAY (bought in Tokyo)


Taken on a very hot but lovely summer day.. I am slowly accommodating to my life back in the Netherlands. I turned 23 at the end of May and was fortunate enough to spend it with some close friends in Korea. Now that I am back home, it's funny to see how my life has changed. My interests have shifted and all the decisions I have made before and during my period abroad are defining me into the person I am today. A question a lot of people have been asking me is: what now? Well, that's a very good question, one I'm not quite sure of myself. My first goal is graduating, which will hopefully happen next year. And after that? Deciding where I'll spend my next adventure abroad. Cause there's one thing I'm pretty certain of, and that is that my future might not be in the Netherlands.

To be continued... Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

OUTFIT | Back in my home town

white jeans TOPSHOP / white tops COS and ALAND / clear clutch ALAND / shoes random store in Korea /  necklace MMM x H&M

Back in town for the past 3 weeks, and I can tell you the struggle is real. The moment I arrived at the airport I felt weird. As much as I missed my friends and family here, I can't believe that my life in South Korea is over. Making the decision to do my exchange program and internship was the best thing that has ever happened to me so far. I got to know myself, the good and the bad, and made some great friends. I have travelled and seen so many places people here have never heard of. Above all, I am proud of myself for making this decision on my own. Korea will always have a special place in my heart and I will definitely visit it again. Mark my words on that one.. Now it's time to start my life in the Netherlands again.

First, it's time to enjoy my summer holidays! I have been doing absolutely nothing these past weeks and I needed that because the hardcore Korean working culture started take its toll one me. That's one thing I will not miss for sure.

Also, I am superduper happy to have people around me that actually understand DSLR camera's and have the time to take my photos. I have been neglecting my blog while I was in Korea even though there were so many things to show. But at the same time I was always on the go and did not take that much effort to find a photographer, schedule shoots, edit photos.. basically all the activities that are a blogger's responsibility because I was just too damn busy exploring the country. 

Did I miss blogging? Yes and no, purely due to the fact that this thing called "fashion blogging" was once a niche but evolved into being overly saturated with people whose only intention is to promote brands they don't even believe in just to have more readers. What happened with "I blog for myself, not for the blog public"? 

PERSONAL | Short trip to Hong Kong & Macau

/ top ALAND / skirt WEEKDAY / tote bag American Apparel / 


A little over a month ago I took a few days off my internship and visited Hong Kong & Macau. Though, as I am writing this I have been back home in the Netherlands for almost a week already, and I can tell you it feels extremely weird. Will talk about that in another post..

Having heard so many great stories about this city, I knew that I had to take the opportunity to visit the place while I was still in Korea. Hong Kong is an awesome city with basically skyscrapers everywhere you point your finger at. Unfortunately, the weather was hot, humid and rainy when I was there yet I still managed to visit the places I wanted to see. Like the Ten Thousand Buddhas, which is a small hike up to a hill, where you'll pass tons and tons of colorful Buddhas all the way to the top. It was raining cats and dogs during that moment, so thank God I happen to bring an umbrella with me just in case. 
One of the places every tourist site tells you to visit is the Victoria Peak, where you'll see a gorgeous view of the city. Let me tell you it was definitely worth the visit that I also visited it by night.

Anyhow, I visited Hong Kong all by myself but ended up meeting a nice travel buddy in the hostel I was staying at and we spent most of our time together. The only time we decided to go our separate ways was when I took the ferry to Macau. This place is only 1 hr away and you can see a lot of stuff in just one day. I absolutely adored this city. For a moment I felt I wasn't in Asia due to the Portuguese influences the city has. And of course I went to visit the casino's as Macau is seen as the Las Vegas of Asia. The casino's are huge and very picturesque and I have taken some awesome pictures since the weather was definitely in my favor with its beautiful bright blue sky.


Photos taken by me


After I have visited Tokyo last December/January I fell madly in love with the fashion over there. Though, these pictures are from a while ago I still wanted to share them cause there’s another post coming with street style pics of my beloved Koreans. But at the same time I gotta give it to those Japanese peeps for their laid back, I-just-put-something-together attitude. It might seems a bit over the top sometimes and crazy but that’s Japan, y’all! I had to literally stop, stare, keep walking, and then turn my head again just to see how people choose to express themselves. What I liked the most is that you can find basically any style here and that people not care nor do they comment about someone’s outfit – the same goes for Korea. I can definitely imagine myself living here, spend money like I’m Rick Ross – ahum – and buy myself the dopest Japanese look. Yup.