Tag: fashion

How to find your fashion style

Find your fashion style

I get so many questions about fashion, shopping and style that I figured it would be good to share more about this on my blog. The last couple of years I’ve gained a lot of confidence and this translates to my wardrobe. Self-love is an important part of my style journey in fashion. Today I’m sharing some tips about ways to find your fashion style. What it all comes down to? Dressing up your inner beauty!

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Hello Belloya! Meet the brand ambassadors…

Belloya

This post is also available in Dutch.

It’s been a long time coming… Okay, just a couple of weeks. But I’m finally able to share the Belloya campaign I shot with blogger homies Edith and Marianne. I’d love to hear your feedback: is it cute or is it cute?

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How to rock a plus size bikini (video interview)

plus size bikini

Yay! Last month Anna Nooshin and I got together again for our second video for her YouTube channel. This time we talked about being plus size during the summertime. I showed some outfits and a my favorite plus size bikini ofcourse!

The viddy is in Dutch so just like last time I’ve translated some of the highlights. During my teens and twenties I avoided the beach. Some of my followers will remember my first post about my beach body and plus size bikini. I’ve come a long way and started to love bikinis more and more. My palm print Gabi Fresh bikini represents my change. This is the first bikini I own that I truly love. Having a plus size bikini that I really dig also made it easier for me to feel good when I wear it. I’m still a big fan of Swimsuitsforall and their collabs with bloggers en models. But I’ve also been shopping swimwear at Wehkamp and Monki. If you’re new to wearing a bikini order some goodies online. And figure out what shape and model makes you feel comfortable.


Anna also asked me if summertime makes me more aware of my body. And yes, it does. For me this has to do with the fact that I’m showing more skin during Summer. When it’s Winter I can hibernate and watch Netflix on the couch, but when the sun is out I like to be outside too. When it comes to food I try to eat healthy stuff 80% of the time. To me this is a great balance. I’m still not working out in the gym a lot but I do walk around Amsterdam for hours. Something that isn’t just great for my body but for my mind as well.
plus size bikini

One of my most important body love lessons is smiling at myself when I stand in front of the mirror. Uncomfortable at first, but it makes the start of my day truly better. I’ve also stopped focussing on the things about my body that I don’t like and started to look at the bigger picture. I am a complete person. I’m not just my fat. I’m not just my cellulite. So I remind myself to look at all of me instead of parts of me that I don’t like.

At the beginning and the end of the video I also show some Summer fashion. A lot of cute stuff from MS Mode, ASOS Curve and Monki. My favorite bikini is featured too, I’ve combined it with pants with palm print, just like the bikini. How cool is that?

plus size bikini

Most important, don’t let the way you look at your body dictate the way you live your life (during Summer). Put on a cool bikini or a bathing suit. Hug your body with a skirt or dress. Rock those jeans. Put on that freaking bikini! You are worthy of lots of sunshine and positive vibes.

Keep on shining!

 

 

 

Outfit: Emotional Baggage

Emotional baggage

It’s been forever (over a year!) since I posted an outfit on this blog… but better late than never. I’ve shot some looks recently and will continue to do this on a regular basis. I’m not really into just sharing outfits so I’ll always add some fashion tips or a short personal story. In this case it’s a story about my emotional baggage…

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Ivy Park – Straight size shopping with Beyoncé

Ivy Park

I have a thing for Beyoncé. So when I heard that she was about to launch a performance wear clothing line named Ivy Park I got pretty curious. I read a lot of things like ‘it’s a brand inspiring us to stay strong, healthy and happy – no matter what your sporting ability or body shape’. Would my body shape fit into Ivy Park? I figured there was only one way to find out… Here’s what I discovered.

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Marbles Vintage Monday Crush!

Marbles Vintage

I love me some vintage and second hand shopping so I was super excited when Marbles Vintage asked me to be their ‘Marbles Monday Crush’. Last week the super sweet and talented Laura Andalou took some pictures of me in my home. And I love them!

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River Island is launching a plus size collection

Yay! Good news! In March 2016 River Island is launching a plus size collection.

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Outfit: Autumn Jungle

autumn jungle

Since it’s Fall I like to get inspired by Fall colours. I’ve mixed it up with al little bit of jungle fever.
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Outfit: Graphic Black & White

I love graphic black and white combinations. So when I saw this legging at H&M I just had to try it on. Size 12 is the largest size in the trend collection but I was able to fit my size 18 butt into it. Sometimes stretch is my bff. Don’t judge.
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