Spring vibes

The Bagscout
28 February 2019

spring vibesI don’t know what about you, but I already have massive spring vibes. Yes, it’s still winter, but the weather has been pretty amazing here in Ollanda lately. I can’t remember that I ever had lunch outside at the 15th of February ever before in my life. Some people already quit wearing their coats, but hey it’s still mega chilly in the morning. But to be honest this sunny weather makes you hate your winter coat and big jumpers. You just don’t want to wear them anymore and all you can think about is a whole new wardrobe. What can I say, spring vibes all over the place! I already lightened up my hair, so now it’s time for some brighter clothes, hahah.

Colour bomb

I have one goal for spring and summer 2019: I want to wear more colour! I already mentioned before that I love colour, but that I sometimes have a hard time combining them (you can read it in a earlier post here). There are already some coloured items for the top of the body (a pink jumper, a green blazer) present in my closet, but I think none for the bottom. And that has to change. Continue reading Spring vibes

How to make a designer bag a little more street?

The Bagscout
10 January 2019

street styleI once had this colleague who believes that a girl can only wear an expensive bag if she is wearing expensive shoes too. In other words if you wear an expensive bag the rest has to be posh also. In my opinion that’s the biggest b*llshit ever. Especially nowadays, because streetwear is it. The runway shows are fun, but not achievable for the average girl. Street style is what you need to check! But how do you make your designer a little street without downgrading it?

A little street style never hurt nobody

The ones that follow me for a while now, know that I ONLY wear sneakers and Dr. Martens. I love to gaze at heels, but I hate wearing them. My favorites are Nike Air Max, in every possible way and my white Air Forces. You also know that I love my Céline. It never in a million years occurred to me, that this is a weird combination. In fact, add a big coat, and voila there is my favorite outfit. I think street style is the biggest source of inspiration. Continue reading How to make a designer bag a little more street?

Dressing up for Christmas: yay or nay?

The Bagscout
13 December 2018

dressing upHoliday is over and I’m back in Ollanda again! I finally had the time to chill and read some books/magazines. Heavenly I can tell you. I can think straight again and feel happier than a few weeks ago. I’m glad, because it’s festive season and Christmas is around the corner! I loooove festive season! The city is pretty, lights everywhere (did you already checked De Bijenkorf?!), beautiful storefronts and everybody is cheery. It’s that whole vibe, I just love it. And……………..it’s time for dressing up again!

Glitter or onesie?

So, next weeks will be dominated by scoring the perfect Christmas gifts. But just as important as the gifts, is the outfit: what the F to wear? Every year it’s the same question……….go big or go home? Glitter galore or a onesie? I have to admit I like dressing up and I love the idea of a long table full of people fully dressed up with feathers, smoky eyes and ties. But unfortunately, not everybody feels the same way, hahah. Continue reading Dressing up for Christmas: yay or nay?

Bring back Phoebe Philo!

The Bagscout
1 October 2018

Celine team Phoebe PhiloI can hear you think, there she is whining again about Celine. Blahblahblah. I will promise this will be the last thing I’ll say about it. I’m just sad you know. I spent the whole Saturday talking with other disappointed fans trough my Instagram private inbox. And today I still am. We want Phoebe Philo back!

This was everything we were afraid of ( you can read my earlier post about my worries here). A second YSL. Bleeegh boring! Hedi lives in a world where everybody wears black and sequins. In f-ing spring! And where every girl is skinny and boyish. Where did the colour and the creativity go? And the real woman? Phoebe Philo was all about real woman. She understood us and that’s why Céline (so Céline, not Celine) build a massive amount of fans.

It may sound weird, but I really am sad. I loved this brand, every part of it. The photography by Juergen Teller, the interior of the shops, the knotted jewelry. And suddenly I have to find me a new favorite brand. Me and my Céline (again Céline, not Celine) friends were already discussing about what other brand that will be, hahaha. One said Jil Sander, one other said Loewe. I don’t know yet. I hope Phoebe will start somewhere new soon

Yesterday in the Celine boutique in Amsterdam it was crowded, very crowded. I think everybody wants a last memory of what Celine was. Phoebe Philo’s Celine. They already changed the name and I heard the sales man say, that everything will change in February. I hope they will do a sale before they burn everything down. Otherwise I don’t think I will do another Celine purchase. No sale, no purchase.

Bye bye Céline it was a pleasure!

Lots of love #teamphoebe

Dress Scandinavian

The Bagscout
21 September 2018

Dress ScandinavianHow to dress Scandinavian? That’s the question Pernille Teisbaek discusses in her book that was published last year. Since I’m a massive fan of everything Scandinavian, I had to buy it. Scandinavian interiors, Hygge, IKEA and a whole lot of stores of the H&M Group (COS, &Other Stories), I like it all. So during my few days off a couple of weeks ago, I finally had the time to read her book.

Dress Scandinavian

But how do you dress Scandinavian? According to Pernille it’s all about clean, minimalistic vibes and a few good basic items. Mostly in not too flashy colours. Think of grey, beige and dark blue. In her book she names a few items that every woman should have in their wardrobe, like a pencil skirt, a white shirt and a blazer. And she is all about jeans and trainers. She is that girl that’s a star in the ‘blazer + hoodie + jeans + trainers’ combo. I just love Pernille! Continue reading Dress Scandinavian

September issues

The Bagscout
6 September 2018

September issues coat Stand OfficialDo you already have butterflies in your stomach too? I mean, come on guys it’s September! Time for a new fashion season and my absolute favorite. I love love love the autumn/winter collections. All those knitted jumpers and hats are bringing me instant happiness. And don’t even start about all the magazines, the September issues. I mean I do love summer, because of the sun and stuff, but if it comes to outfits I wish it was autumn all year.

Fall vibes

It’s hard to explain, but I do fall a little bit in love when I see an autumnal image. I think it’s those colours, the vibe and the layering of the outfits. I don’t know, but it’s the whole shebang, I just love it. In a earlier post I already mentioned, that I’m not that fan of summery clothes (you can read it here). It makes me a bit self-conscious and I just like myself better with some more clothes on. It’s more me! And one loves a good bold summery earring and I just love hats and caps. I really can’t wait to wear my Isabel Marant cap again. You know what I mean?! Continue reading September issues

Viktor & Rolf: Fashion Artists 25 Years

The Bagscout
23 August 2018

Viktor & Rolf: Fashion Artists 25 Years Last weekend I have visited the exhibition Viktor & Rolf: Fashion Artists 25 Years in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. Like the title already reveals, it’s an exhibition on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of this fashion duo. The exhibition shows more than 60 beautiful pieces.

About Viktor & Rolf

Viktor Hosting and Rolf Snoeren met each other in 1988 during their first year of the Academie voor Beeldende kunsten in Arnhem (ArtEZ, University of the Arts), which study they finished in 1992. While they were graduating, it became clear they share a similar vision when it comes up to fashion and a collaboration between both was born. At first the world of fashion was not that interested. The museums were, they saw it as art , but the buyers and magazines were a bit hesitant. Until their first of five haute couture shows in a row in Paris in 1998.

They became more popular and they finally got the change to create a ready-to-wear collection. From 2000 until 2013 they had their focus on the ready-to-wear collections, the last years they only create haute couture. Continue reading Viktor & Rolf: Fashion Artists 25 Years

So fresh and so clean

The Bagscout
1 August 2018

crispy white shirtsYou all know I can appreciate a good print. I even did an ode to the leopard print (click here, in case you suffer from oblivion). But just like my shopping habits, my taste has changed a bit too I guess. I’m all about crispy white shirts, neutral colours and golden details lately. It’s all about a fresh and clean look, with some dreamy details!

I always had a lot of clothes, and I still have, but I shop way less than before. Uhuh, I sound like a granny right now, but I noticed that I’m getting a little bit older. I used to party a lot, and of course I needed a brand new outfit for every occasion. Bold colours, sparkles, you name it and I had it. Nowadays, I’m more like “let’s get dinner or a drink”. Instead of having pieces for a specific occasion, I try to build a wardrobe that’s useful for multiple occasions. Of course, a wedding asks for a special dress and Christmas also, but nine times out of ten I go to dinner after work. It’s the trick to pick an outfit that’s fun and representative for both. An effortlessly cool look is always a good idea. If you got some good items, it’s easy to combine and you can always spice it up with a fun item. Continue reading So fresh and so clean

I have this thing with yellow

The Bagscout
24 May 2018

yellow maxidressSo, a few of my followers on Insta already noticed, that I’m totally into yellow lately. A bright jumper, Chanel’s nr. 592 Giallo Napoli and my latest brilliant catch, a yellow maxi dress with floral print. In my world this colour means summer! I really think yellow can bring you happiness, and some happy thoughts. So hereby I make a plea why everyone should collect some yellow items.

Sunflowers, lemons, the sun of course, it all screams summer. Who doesn’t love the image of a white beach, turquoise sea and yellow beach chairs in combination with a the same colour umbrella. I swear, when I’m having the winter blues, I think about that image. Last weekend my boyfriend and I had a picnic in a field full of buttercups. Really, I couldn’t be more happier. And accidently it happened to be that I had a very bad mood that day. Gone at the end of the day! I kid you not. And that’s why I think everybody should add some yellow to their lives. Continue reading I have this thing with yellow

Summer essentials

The Bagscout
3 May 2018

summer essentialsI don’t shop as much as I did a few years ago, but what never changed is the fact that I’m always excited when a new fashion season starts. New stuff is always fun! It starts with buying the fashion issues of the magazines and from there I’m going to think, what will work for me. I did some ss18 shopping before I went to Curacao and at that time there was a limited collection of summer clothes. Nevertheless I want to share a few of my first purchased summer essentials with you.

Maxi skirts to the max

Unlike the bags I own and share with you, I mostly do my outfit shopping at Zara and &Other Stories. Since super sunny days are rare in Holland, I think it’s a waste of money to spend a lot on typical summer items, like hot pants and mini skirts. Because, unless I’m on a holiday, I don’t wear that kind of items that much. So it needs a little creativity, but I always go for items I can wear during our rainy summers and during holidays. I love wearing maxi skirts! With a jumper or a t-shirt, it’s always sophisticated. And….you can hide your pale legs, hahah (click here, for my earlier post about this struggle). Continue reading Summer essentials