25 August 2014

BOHEMIAN VIBES

cut-out rim crop top: FRONT ROW SHOP  | dress: H&M 
shoes: BANGGOOD | necklace: VINTAGE
glasses: SPECSAVERS | watch: DANIEL WELLINGTON
And here's the packaging that went with this gorgeous top! 
It's the start of the school year - and so my second year of university begins! This week is 'introweek' (aka freshers week) - one of the most fun weeks of my life. To give back - and relive introweek a little - I'm volunteering to make sure everyone stays safe and has a good time. Pretty exciting stuff. Let the introweek games begin!

So, with this fresh new start, I've decided I'm going to slowly change my wardrobe - a teeny bit - (along with an increase in time at the gym) - more whites, bohemian and beachy vibes - a style that will hopefully help me relax a little too - really feeling it! Of course, however much I do, I know I'll always be adding those grunge elements. Don't expect major changes, just a few more airy and clean elements. Hurrah!

Are you going back to school soon? If so - have you tried to change your style over the summer at all? Let me know in the comments below!

18 August 2014

SHOPS THAT SPONSOR BLOGGERS

(Selfie taken this morning with my tripod and remote)

So, let's get real - most bloggers have probably thought about the awesomeness of getting sponsored by shops - getting free stuff your hard work - it's a dream come true for any fashionista! You've gotten to the stage where you think you could mean something to a brand. Is your blog is taking off, or do you have great photography? Maybe you even have a solid fan base, but haven't considered working with shops yet - or have only had shops approach you in the past. So, - I thought, - why not create a convenient list for all of you - a list of shops that will be happy to work with established bloggers - just remember, if you do try to contact these shops, put your best foot forward, be honest and show why you matter.

Most importantly, when contacting shops - no one likes a beggar, when writing your emails, make sure you sound professional and that you're not toooo eager. There's a big difference between enthusiasm and overbearing.

All links go to the blogger sign up pages. 

SHOPS THAT SPONSOR
CHICNOVA
EFOXCITY
JESSICA BUURMAN
CHOIES
STYLEZI
GOOD NIGHT MACAROON
JOLIE MOI
SOLILOR
INDRESSME
ZEALOTRIES
REQUIRED FLARE
SHEINSIDE
YOUR EYES LIE

(please do let me know if you know of any yourselves that I can add to this list!)

EMAIL EXAMPLE
Here's an example of an email that you might want to write to companies to promote your blog - keep it clean, simple and happy!

(Title email something like - "Blogger sponsorship")
Dear _____(name of website or given correspondence name),

First of all, I would like to say that your website is _____ (specific comliment - no generics)____ . It would be an honour to be considered for your ____(sponsorship program)____ .

To help you make your decision, here are my statistics:
Lookbook (add links): eg. 10k + fans
Instagram: ____ eg. 7,500+ followers
Blog: ____  (add unique views/ page views per month)
(and so on)
You might even want to add a total number of your compiled following - eg: A total following of 20k+

In the past I have worked with many other companies such as _____, ______ and _____, and have recieved great feedback and results - here is an example of my style and what you can expect (add link)

I look forward to hearing from you soon and hopefully to a fantastic collaboration!

Sincerely,
(your name)
(your signature)


Also, if you do end up recieving products to review, make sure that you provide awesome content - eg. images, writing, video and an honest review of the items.
They want you for you - so stay true to yourself!

I hope this has helped you - let me know if you liked this and if you would like any other info - tips or tricks!

A DAY FOR NEW EARCANDY

Just a quick post in between days to show you this quick natural easy make up and photography look to showcase my new ear bling. So temped to get another piercing, they're definitely an addiction - though funnily enough I hardly wear normal earrings - it always has to be something a little odd. 
Just some eye liner, basic foundation, matte lip lacquer and liquid eye liner.

I got this ear-candy from OASAP

For those who are interested I took this with:
Canon 7D 
50mm 1.8 
ISO 400
Natural grey cloudy lighting
A little dodging and burning in photoshop.


16 August 2014

CHEEKY AND CHIC

Here are two outfits that I'm loving this summer. yes, they're a little daring, but who cares when you're walking around the city and nobody knows who you are! I would wear my Chic look to a more formal event, and the cute look to any and all fun and festive events. Glastonbury 2015 anyone?


Both dresses featured I received are from OASAP, and I'll give you my honest opinion of them

CHEEKY 
THE FRUIT PRINT CRAZE
DRESS OASAP
NECKLACE THRIFTED
GLASSES SPECSAVERS
LIPSTICK RIMMEL LONDON 303 APOCOLYPTIC

Watermelon dress: 
Yep, I did it - I gave in to the fruit print craze of the season - watermelon (closely matched by Pineapples!)
This dress is made of a thin, but wonderfully soft cotton - with a clean cut, unlikely to fade looking print. I would however say that at 5'3 I still find it to be very short. So if you're any taller than 160 cm, you might want to wear this as a top or ├╝ber short dress. Also, due to the thin fabric, the dress is slightly transparent, only slightly, so a white bra is a necessity. Overall, would give it a 3.5/5. 

CHIC
CLASSIC MAXI ELEGANCE
DRESS OASAP
NECKLACES THRIFTED
(use the code "recclestone" to get 15% off your order!)
SHOES DIN SKO

Black maxi dress:
Ok. This dress is amaze. I have a pretty small waist and bust, so this one size only dress definitely isn't one if you're well endowed. The texture of this dress is clean, and elegant, and at the price tag - definitely an amazing dress for that prom or formal dinner as it shows of your figure, but gives you the freedom to stay cool and dance all night - thanks to a gorgeous side slit at the bottom of the chiffon fabric. Definitely would recommend this dress!
Selfie after realising there were hundreds of swarms (this is only a fraction of what I could see) of mosquito's flying around me at dusk). Nightmare. 

All photographs taken and edited by me.

12 August 2014

UNDER THE RADAR COLLECTION

Want to get your hands on your own LOWLANDS tee? Get yours here
Tag your pics with:
#gsusxll14
to get seen by fellow lowland lovers!



Top and shorts : GSUS SINDUSTRIES | Watch: DANIEL WELLINGTON
SHOES : DOC MARTENS | Hat : OASAP | Necklace : GINA TRICOT
What is Lowlands? 
Lowlands is a huuuuuge Dutch music festival that features artists like Imagine Dragons, Kaiser Chiefts, Die Antwoord, Milky Chance, Skrillex and Stromae (these are only a few, - what a line up, I'm jelly!)

The limited edition collection
For this occasion GSUS decided to work hand in hand with Lowlands to create a radical line of limited edition lowland tee's, tops and hoodies for ladies and men named 'UNDER THE RADAR'. There's even a special unisex design for kids, we likely!

For Dutchies, here's the official press message from Gsus Sindustries
Gsus en Lowlands slaan de handen ineen en ontwerpen samen een limited edition collectie. 
De creatieve en muzikale roots van Lowlands Art Director Peter te Bos en Jan Schrijver (founder en art director Gsus) zorgden direct voor een sterke chemie. 

Met als festivalthema; ‘Under the Radar’ wordt de collectie gekenmerkt door stijlvolle kleuren en opvallende prints. Daarnaast zijn ook een aantal herkenbare Lowlands elementen als de iconische ingang en Razor Bob in de prints verwerkt. De collectie bestaat uit tees, tops en hooded zip sweats voor heren en dames. Voor kids is er een speciale unisex tee ontworpen. Vanaf eind juli is een beperkte oplage verkrijgbaar via de gsus webshop en stores.


Tag your pics with:
#gsusxll14
to get seen by fellow lowland lovers!
All photographs taken and edited by me.

10 August 2014

HOLIDAY FEVER: WALES - BRISTOL - CORNWALL



The evening sun beating down over a quaint little Welsh village, my hair being swept away by the sea breeze.

WHERE: Wales, Bristol and Cornwall.

WHY: My fam and I drove from the North of Holland, all the way down to Wales for a family birthday meet re-union last week, and afterwards decided to turn it into a little week long holiday in the south of the UK too. So here are some of the snaps, they range from pictures camping on the coast of the UK, to shorelines in Wales and amazing food in Bristol. Have you ever been to Cornwall or Wales, if so, did you love it? I sure did! 

I hope that you love the pictures, let me know! 
Above: Tent beach selfie and some delish coffee from LEON whilst on the road
Off the Welsh shoreline - these stunning cliffs were drawing us in #photographersdream
Wearing Oasap skirt - Urban outfitters tee
#datass (of my beau c;)
Wearing OASAP sea shells sweater