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5 reasons why (mini) hats should make a comeback in everyday fashion

March 20, 2017 | Retro Fashion | 1 comment

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When it comes to retro fashion I am a big fan of certain accessories. Today I want to shine some light on (mini) hats. I love them for several reasons, but here is a list of 5 reasons why (mini) hats should make a comeback in everyday fashion:

1. Instant Rainproof

A big floppy hat is perfect for those rainy days. And we have a lot of those in the Netherlands. Besides that, it also gives a little bit of protection to your styled hair. Not always applicable if you have long hair by the way. So I usually tuck my hair in my coat during winter days. Of course wind is definitely not a hat’s friend. So in that case, buy a hat that isn’t gone with the wind in a few seconds.


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5 reasons to wear tassel earrings

March 8, 2017 | Retro Fashion | 6 comments

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I have to admit it. I like big earrings and I cannot lie. Next to the classic pearls, big earrings are my best friends when it comes to my favorite modern vintage accessories. I do like them a little bit different. For a typical oriental meets retro look, I often use Indian style earrings. You may have seen some examples in my blog post about my Oriental meets Retro looks.

However, Indian earrings are often heavy, not very wearable for more than a few hours and most importantly: they have ripped more scarves than I can count. So I leave those for the Spring and Summer days.


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How personal branding adds value to your life


I’ve been in the 90s mood lately. It all started with binge-watch sessions of Full House. After that I went for 90s binge-listen sessions on Spotify. So I was listening to this song – I know how 90s eurohouse can it get – and my mind wandered away and stopped at the personal branding station. Be somebody is a good motto. Be yourself is even better. Not for the world, but especially for yourself. And branding who you are will add value to your life. I remember when I was a little girl…


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Retro sweater weather

February 19, 2017 | Retro Fashion | 4 comments

Winter is not really my season. Wait, that’s an understatement. Let me rephrase that: Winter is totally not my season (with exception of the holiday season). Basically, I want spring on the 2nd of January. January is in fact already my least favorite month, because of the lack of sunlight, skin troubles and all the layers of clothes you have to wear. So it’s typically retro sweater weather.


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