At Paris Fashion Week

My Paris Fashion Week started yesterday, visiting the Barbara Bui show and Hypeed party. I got my pictures taken, met with readers of my blog and have the sorest feet ever. Paris Fashion Week is amazing, it's everything I imagined it to be. And I'm still pinching myself that I'm a part of it all!

Gotta run now, getting breakfast with my boyfriend!
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Zara exclusive jacket / H&M clutch / H&M jumpsuit (in stores in week 49) / H&M shoes (in stores in week 43)

First impressions

I'm writing you this post from my Paris bed and going to call it a night! What a hectic day it's been, filled with impressions. We (yes, my boyfriend came with me to Paris!) couldn't check in until 5 so all my clothes came out wrinkled when I was finally able to unpack... Wardrobe emergency! But I guess that's part of travelling :) Tomorrow Paris Fashion Week is really starting and in the evening I'll visit the Hypeed cocktail party. Let me know if you're there too! Bisous, Yara

(Zara jumper / H&M shoes)

Packing for Paris

Needless to say, attending an international Fashion Week – let alone Paris Fashion Week, the mother of all Fashion Weeks as Andy put it – is something I couldn’t be more excited about. But packing for Paris is serious business. Right now I’ve piled half of my closet on my bed and it looks like my room exploded. What do we do in such situations..? That’s right: we make a list.

My Fashion Week essentials:

A loose black dress, the perfect layering piece.
Leather or denim skinnies, to wear with a loose T and clutch, always works.
Blazers, blazers, blazers. If you have little packing space bring a black and one statement blazer.
A bunch of tights, in case you discover rips 2 minutes before leaving.
♥ One fab party dress, you never know what you end up doing.
Cigarette or harem pants, they're comfy yet stylish and provide some warmth. Printed or one toned both work.
Basic T’s and blouses, to mix and match with.
An a-line or maxi skirt.
(Leather) shorts.
A jumpsuit, for when you're want to make a big statement with minimal effort.
A pair of mind blowing heels.
Wedges, to give your feet a break but still add that extra height.
Ballet flats, to switch to when walking a lot in between shows.
Nail polish, the perfect finishing touch! I’m bringing one color for every day.
Bags and jewels, bring multiple clutches so you don’t have the same look each day and one big bag for long days with more carry on stuff.

Paris Fashion Week, here I come!

Some of you already guessed... I'm going to PARIS FASHION WEEK on wednesday! I didn't expect to go because of my financial situation after the USA trip but with invites to a few really pretty things like the Barbara Bui show and Sonia Rykiel show I couldn't not go. Just no more shopping for the next 3 months!

Please share your favorite shops, streets and restaurants in Paris with me! ♥ And if you're visiting Paris FW too, let me know (and perhaps we could meet up!)

Paris FW images via Jak & Jil blog


I like these soft, retro pictures with stunning light. And they're a great hint to the news I'm gonna tell you tomorrow... Can you guess ;)?

Also, I was interviewed on Fashiolista. Check it out and get to know me a little better!

images via fashion gone rouge

Pant proof

As much as I love dresses, I've recently found new appreciation for a good pair of legwear. It definately helps that pants are a big item this season, so there's plenty good ones to choose from!

Wasteland top / Mango pants / LF Stores wedges / Zara leather bag / Ray ban Wayfarer

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Mirror, mirror an the wall.... these shoes are the prettiest of them all.

Mirror heels via Stockholm Streetstyle

The best blazer

I took my new Queens Wardrobe blazer out for a walk immediately after receiving it and it's the perfect addition to my collection. I'd like to have blazers in all shapes, colors and prints. Are you just as fond of blazers as I am, or do you have another favorite piece of clothing?

ps. Don't forget to enter the Shopbop give away here, to win a 100$ shopping money!

Queens Wardrobe blazer / COS dress / old H&M belt / LF Stores ankle boots

Around the edges

Scalloped hemline, check. Soft nude color, check. Boyfriend fit, check. My new blazer from Queens Wardrobe has all the prefect ingredients. You'll see me wearing this soon!

Girl crush

I've admired Chloë Sevigny for years, so about time she gets a post on here. She shows us that being unique never goes out of style.

images: studded hearts

Magazine features

Nieuwe Revu

Grazia Catwalk guide

When I got back from the States I had been featured in two magazines; a big interview in Nieuwe Revu and in Grazia's Catwalk guide. Such a funny thing to see yourself in print!

Shopbop give away!

I teamed up with Shopbop for something special. Shopbop is giving one lucky reader of This chick's got style a 100 dollar gift card. And that could be YOU!

Shopbop sells some of my favorite brands like Jeffrey Campbell, Acne, T by Alexander Wang, or you could buy Juicy Couture (for example the Juicy Couture sale or the Juicy Velour collection), Pamela Love, See by Chloe, Sam Edelman and many, many more.

The give away is now closed, a winner will be announced soon.

United Nude

With Andy

I NEED these shoes! Too bad I don't have a spare 300-something euro's somewhere

, you won't find a dull shoe in the United Nude store. The boots, heels and wedges are almost architectual, which makes sense since one of the founders is architect Rem D. Koolhaas (Yes, the nephew of). At their party in Amsterdam yesterday, I fell hard for their booties and wish I could have hidden the buckle wedges and lace ups in my clutch! That didn't happen, but I did have a good time with my friends and fellow bloggers.

LF Stores top / H&M clutch / Zara leather pants / Forever21 two finger ring / Prada shoes

Sunny days

Our lovely city of Amsterdam has been covered in rain and clouds ever since I got back from the USA. So when the sun showed up I got enthousiastic and went for a summer outfit, although it was actually a little too cold ;) I should move somewhere with a better climate, which place on the world would you pick to live?

Secondhand H&M dress from Wasteland (A huge vintage store in San Francisco, if you're in the area definitely visit!) / H&M Fashion Against Aids mens hat / Zara leather bag / LF Stores wedges

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