CARPE DIEM


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Shirt – H&M // Skirt, Loafers, Bag – Zara  

It was literally too hot to handle the past days. And especially no weather for leather. So this is what I would be wearing if the temperature drops a few degrees.
It has been silent on the blog, as it was silent in my head. The terrible accident of flight MH17 has left its mark on all of us and I can’t even explain in words how I feel about it. I haven’t lost a friend, sister, father or family member and I can’t even imagine how terrible it must be for the ones left behind. But I do feel sad, empty and confused because I simply can’t understand why this has happened to innocent people. Carpe Diem. Those words are popping up in my head every day since the crash. Think about how lucky we are to be alive, love the people we love and laugh every single day. 

SMOKEY

soophisticated.smokey soophisticated.smokey.tools soophisticated.smokey.closeupBlack Shirt – Asos // Earrings – River Island

My beauty routine is almost always the same: foundation & powder to smoothen the skin, black eyeliner and mascara to let my eyes pop out more. But sometimes, mostly when hitting the city for drinks and parties I’m going for a more heavy make-up look by using the smokey eye technique.

Don’t get the wrong idea: I’m not a beauty/make-up expert at all (wish I was though), but nevertheless wanted to show you how I create smokey eye.

I bought the Maybelline color tattoo (color: Immortal Charcoal) last week and oh boy I like it! I’m normally not a fan of creamy eyeshadow, because it get’s sticky and all over the place, but this is the first eye “shadow” that lasts on my eyelid the entire evening. Simply add some white shimmery eyeshadow in the inner corners of your eye and black eye shadow in the outer corner and there it is; your smokey eye. Apply a black line and some mascara and your good to go! 

SUMMER CROSS BODY BAG

soophisticated.bohobag2soophisticated.bohobag3Bag – H&M / Sunglasses – You & EYE

The perfect bag for a walk on the beach and going for drinks at the boulevard. Combined with these platform espadrilles and a light flowy dress. I actually bought this bag a while back, but never showed it on the blog before. It’s not the most functional bag, but hey, sometimes beauty over function is best. 

SMARTSHOPPER OR LUNATIC?

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wintercoat in summerwintercoat in summer 2Coat – H&M / Chelsea boots – Sacha / Dress – H&M

Imagine: you’ll find a long, grey, bit oversized coat in the corner of the store, in between all the sale craziness and under the prize of €30,-, but knowing it’s the hottest summer day so far at the moment. To buy or not to buy was my doubt. But while trying on, a women came to me and said: hey, somewhere around the world it’s winter! True that. So with the thought of winter in my head I walked to the register, still feeling a bit of a lunatic. 

THREE OF A KIND

soophisticated.necklace(s) soophisticated.necklaces soophisticated.flowersNecklaces – H&M // Top – Zara

Three of a kind? That’s right. These are three necklaces mixed up, instead just one. Stacking necklaces is the right solution when you can’t find the right one. I think I won’t be wearing them separately, but piled up they’re perfect. I’m keeping my eyes open, cause I would love to add some more styles and chains here! 

Keys to stacking:
- choose different lengths
- pick different styles (chains, rhinestones, coins)
- mix thick with thin necklaces
- keep on stacking

P’INSPIRATION

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‘Pinspiration’ is the best sort of inspiration. I could spend 24/7 clicking through photography, quotes and graphic designs on Pinterest. In this post I feature some pins from Jemima Phelps’ account. Her boards are so well themed and categorised! I’m still thinking about changing my themes as well. Do you have Pinterest? I’m so curious to see yours! Share your link in the comment box below! 

Peonies

soophisticated.peonies3soophisticated.peonies2soophisticated.peoniesDress – Monki // Leggings – Forever21 // Chelsea Boots – Sacha

Two of my favorites combined: all black and peonies! The best thing about peonies: they are already beautiful when you get buy them, but even more when they start to bloom. I always loved flowers, but since my boyfriend and I moved in our apartment, I always make sure we have fresh flowers.