Amsterdam covered in snow. It’s a beautiful picture. But for heel-lovers like me it’s a nightmare. I love my city but I like it best when it’s warm enough to sit outside on one of Amsterdam’s beautiful terraces, enjoying a cappuccino or something stronger.
Luckily, it doesn’t snow that often over here. But for the few days a year it does, I am the proud owner of two pairs of snow boots. They are ugly, very un-ladylike but they serve their purpose. As soon as I get inside, I change into more fashionable footwear.
February hasn’t been a good month for me. I fell ill with the flu and it took me almost all of February to recover, both physically and mentally. I didn’t post much on Instagram, so this is going to be a very short overview! I wore my red bow heels a lot: they cheer me up.
This Sheinside.com dress is made of tricot and is very warm and comfortable. I did have to add a belt because the waist was a bit too wide (shop here) The little bag is from Zara, the shoes can be bought here.
Same shoes, different dress. This Asos prom dress was love at first sight. I can never resist anything with polkadots (dress is available in tall and regular).
There they are again, my lucky shoes. The Saturday sweater is from ShopForGoodies (here), they have a sweater for every day of the week. Luckily, my favourite day of the week comes in one of my favourite colours!
Finally my new flamingo dress. Although with a print usually worn in summer, the dress is perfect for colder weather due to its long sleeves and stretch material, which allows me to wear a warm t-shirt underneath (shop here).
And that was most of February. Now I wish to move on to March and spring and pretend February never happened.
I have a deep love for berets. Over the years, I have collected them in (almost) every colour. A beret can change any outfit from bland to beautiful: an all black outfit with a bright coloured beret on top? Perfection! A beret can also serve as camouflage: bad hair day? Never when wearing a beret! Another perk of berets: it’s good for your French. Everybody starts to speak French to you once you’re wearing one. I wonder why??
Berets don’t have to be expensive. On the ones in the colours I know I won’t be wearing often, I don’t want to spend too much. But don’t go too cheap. I have bought some at Aliexpress for next to nothing but those berets are shapeless and made of the flimsiest material. Better check stores or websites like Accessorize and Asos.com for reasonable prized ones of better quality. The berets I wear most often ( black, red, navy and raspberry) are from my favourite luxury department store in Amsterdam: De Bijenkorf. I have had them for years and they’re still going strong!
One of my favourites: my raspberry beret. The kind you find in a second hand store 😉 Or at Etsy! Skirt is from J.Crew via Zalando (shop here (UK), here (NL) here (FR) or here (DE), bag is from Lulu Guinness (shop here).
Baby pink from Asos.com (shop here). The cake bag is from RommydeBommy (shop here).
A classic: navy. Bag is from Furla (old, but similar styles here). Skirt is old!
Now go and get a beret and feel French for a day!