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DIY | (faux) Leather Jacket – 3D Embroidery

DIY | (faux) Leather Jacket – 3D Embroidery

After my recent collaboration with Mollie Makes involving an embroidered denim jacket, I just couldn’t get out of the ’embroidery vibes’ and decided to embrace it when this beautiful vegan leather jacket arrived in my mailbox! Now don’t get me wrong, this jacket (and most jackets) don’t need to be ‘upcycled’ because they look great as they…

SEWING DIY | Custom Fabric Frame Purse

SEWING DIY | Custom Fabric Frame Purse

Are your ready for the most handmade DIY project ever? Because not only can you make your own frame purse, you can also design the inner and outer fabric yourself! Which means that (apart from the frame) everything about this purse will be designed and made by you! — I am all for upcycling DIY projects…

SEWING DIY | Geometric Fabric Scrap Zipper Clutch

SEWING DIY | Geometric Fabric Scrap Zipper Clutch

Are you also always starting many new projects and have a ton of leftover pieces of fabric that are too small to turn into something wearable, but too pretty to throw away? Well, do I have a great solution for! Turn them into a patchwork clutch! And no, by patchwork I don’t mean a granny style purse,…

SEWING DIY | How to Make a Robe Coat in 30 Steps Without a Sewing Pattern

SEWING DIY | How to Make a Robe Coat in 30 Steps Without a Sewing Pattern

Today I am sharing my collaboration with the amazing Spoonflower with you! I designed my own fabrics and used them for this robe coat project. I documented every step of the way, to make sure that you can also do this project at home and design your own fabric and make your own coat! Let’s…

STYLE | How To Wear Heels In The City

STYLE | How To Wear Heels In The City

So you are packing your suitcase for a fun city break, you pack your sunglasses, toiletries, favourite outfits, picture of your cat, etc. Until you have everything in order except the most challenging packing item of all: formal shoes. Which brings me to todays very girly topic: How is anyone supposed to wear heels in the city?…

DIY ROUNDUP | 10 DIY Gifts Under 30 Minutes

DIY ROUNDUP | 10 DIY Gifts Under 30 Minutes

No Holiday gift yet? No worries! here are 10 DIY gift projects that you can make in less than 30 minutes! What a better way to surprise someone this Christmas than with a homemade gift. And no, crafty gifts really don’t have to be jewelry boxes with pasta glued to them anymore. I have been…

OUTFIT | Autumn, Me & My Tripod

OUTFIT | Autumn, Me & My Tripod

My love for Berlin just keeps growing with each new season. Oh how I loved that there are so many parks to enjoy in the summer, I have spend many hours, even days reading books in pretty parks. And now that autumn really has arrived, it has turned everything into a fall fairytale. I never realised…

SEWING DIY | Two Step Blouse Upcycle

SEWING DIY | Two Step Blouse Upcycle

I think that this is the quickest DIY project I have ever made! It is just so simple, that I can’t believe I never thought of this before. Upcycling projects are my favourite kind and I visit thrift stores as often as I can to spot new projects, and to give old items a new…

CROCHET DIY | Granny Square Sweater

CROCHET DIY | Granny Square Sweater

Let’s start off with a confession: I had never used the crochet technique before I started this project. I always thought that it would be waay too difficult and that the results would turn out to be a very poorly old fashioned (in a bad way) cushion cover. But, wow was I wrong! A few…

OUTFIT | Autumn Days

OUTFIT | Autumn Days

Autumn has definitely arrived here in Berlin and that called for a drastic wardrobe change. It seemed that everyone here had to switch from flowy summer fabrics to cozy jumpers in a matter of days. I am really not a big fan of cold weather and I am already dreading the snowy season, but one…

OUTFIT | Birds Flying High

OUTFIT | Birds Flying High

Get ready for a blogpost filled with photos of, well, me…;) a few personal thoughts, upcoming projects and last but not least: my new flowy dress soaking up the sun in Berlin! Showing off this dress has not been a challenge, because the weather here in Berlin has been amazing! The sun has been shining all…

DIY | Doodle Stitch Shirt

DIY | Doodle Stitch Shirt

When looking for new DIY inspiration, I quickly noticed so many fun new style trends for this fall. Not only did I see so many colourful pieces, but everything is also so incredibly playful! Patches, embroidery, pins, tassels, glitter, oh so many lovely things! My favourite collection so far is the 2016 Gucci fall collection, you can find it…

OUTFIT | Contrast

OUTFIT | Contrast

I am so excited to share these photos with you! As you probably know, I usually take all of the photos for this blog myself: the projects, step by steps, travel pics and my outfit posts. Yes, most of my fashion shoots are done by me with a remote in hand. (also explaining why almost…

STYLE | Ode To Pink

STYLE | Ode To Pink

What started off with a pair of new pink shoes, quickly escalated into an “ode to pink” photography project! In this very pink outfit post, not only will I show you my outfit ;) But I will also share the backstory of my inspiration for this post! And… I am also finally showing off my…

DIY | Origami Embroidered Book Cover

DIY | Origami Embroidered Book Cover

I guess I have been a little bit obsessed with origami shapes lately. I just love how a few simple lines can create this delicate and unique looking shape. Today I am sharing my new very simple project with you: An origami embroidered book cover! I am not kidding when I say that I made…

SEWING DIY | 10 Minute Fabric Basket

SEWING DIY | 10 Minute Fabric Basket

Ever since I moved into my second sublet here in Berlin, I have this mixed feeling about the emptiness of the space. It has all the basics: sofa, table, chairs, shelves, etc. And the walls are pretty and high and clean and light. So it’s a perfect blanc canvas, but unfortunately a canvas that I…

OUTFIT | Bright and Bold in Berlin

OUTFIT | Bright and Bold in Berlin

Not only am I sharing one of my new favourite dresses with you today, I am also happy to announce that I just moved into my second temporary apartment in Berlin! For those of you that have no idea what I am talking about: I am currently living out of suitcase in Berlin (you know…

SEWING DIY | Geometric Blanket

SEWING DIY | Geometric Blanket

I have always had a fascination for textiles and prints. Every time I would shop for clothes, bedding, etc. I would come home with fun prints or unusual fabrics. But why shop for something that you can make yourself! Today I am showing you a very detailed DIY of my geometric blankets! The idea behind…

DIY | Sharpie & Alcohol Textile Print

DIY | Sharpie & Alcohol Textile Print

How about a fun summer inspired print tutorial! It’s easy, quick, affordable, fun and apparently very much in style. You might recognise this skirt from my L1 Fashion Collection. This was my first ever fashion collection and all of the pieces are made from reused items like curtains. Including this skirt, which is believe it or…

OUTFIT | Oh So Seventies

OUTFIT | Oh So Seventies

Oh How I lOVE the seventies!! This new outfit post is dedicated to warm yellows and wide legged pants and I am crazy about it!! I already mentioned it in my recent newsletter that ever since I started watching the second season of Fargo (on Netflix people, start watching!), I have been obsessed with the…

DIY | Sequin Heart Top

DIY | Sequin Heart Top

  I think we all need some love themed crafts every now and then, to keep things romantic and festive. So be prepared for this super easy, super fun new DIY! I have to sisters as you may know (Barbara, you all know pretty well by now ;) And Kelly, my other sister. Kelly has…

OUTFIT | A Very Vintage Fall

OUTFIT | A Very Vintage Fall

Hey guys! Fall is officially here and that inspired me to do a vintage themed outfit post this week! I have been working on a stage design in the last few weeks and it mostly involved actually ‘building’ a huge decor. Crafting went to a whole new level the moment that I started to build a…

PERSONAL | I Want To Ride My Bicycle

PERSONAL | I Want To Ride My Bicycle

How about a blogpost that is all about shopping! Because let’s be honest here, one of the biggest perks of being a blogger is shopping for supplies! In other words: Today I am sharing my shopping trip for LRS newest DIY project with you, including shopping tips and tricks! You can find me in all…

OUTFIT | Last Days Of Summer

OUTFIT | Last Days Of Summer

When I’m on pinterest or talking to people they’re like: ‘Ooh fall is starting, I just love to wear big sweaters and drink hot chocolate milk again and stay nice and cozy inside..’ At that point I just get a sudden urge to scroll really fast through my Pinterest searching for bikinis. And the people..…

OUTFIT | L1 – The First LRS Fashion Collection

OUTFIT | L1 – The First LRS Fashion Collection

I am incredibly excited to share this news with you: I just finished making my very first fashion collection!! I have been working on it for the last few months in my spare time and I finally finished the lookbook yesterday. Hurray! It has a strange butterflies-in-my-stomach feeling to it, to be sharing this with…

DIY | Fabric Banner

DIY | Fabric Banner

  Last month was my boyfriends birthday, and I alway love to go all out on decorations and gifts. I am not a big fan of the regular store bought plastic banners and I know my boyfriend definitely doesn’t like them. So this year I decided to get up a little early on his birthday…

TRENDS TIP | Wear Pumps Without Pain

TRENDS TIP | Wear Pumps Without Pain

Do I have an educational post for you today for my tips and advice series! I am sharing you my experiences in wearing pumps and heels without pain! For those of you that don’t know, I am not very tall. And I have come to terms with the fact that my legs will never reach the…

DIY | Personalised Socks

DIY | Personalised Socks

Let’s start of with something I am sure pretty much all of you can relate to: finding or making gifts for men is insanely crazy! There are two men in my life that I need and most of all want to buy gifts for at least twice a year: – My dad who will get…

DIY | Tasty Tote

DIY | Tasty Tote

You know what makes spring really perfect besides warm weather? Ice cream! And not just any ice cream, the real tasty colourful kind! To celebrate my love for not just the taste but also the look of ice cream, I decided to create a fun, easy and very quick bag tutorial. You could name it: your…

OUTFIT | Home Office

OUTFIT | Home Office

I guess I am one of those people that isn’t only a cat lady: I also enjoy just being at home. You know, hanging out, crafting away with some pretty girly music on.. Yes, It’s sort of a confession, because it seems that it’s very unfashionable to admit to being an ‘indoor’ person. Don’t get…

DIY | Colour Block Cushion Cover

DIY | Colour Block Cushion Cover

I am always a big fan of colours in my household accessories, but every once in a while I crave for simplicity and a more toned down design. So it was definitely time for some new colour block items! Not to mention that I just bought this black and white rug from Ikea, and I had…

OUTFIT | It’s All About Perspective

OUTFIT | It’s All About Perspective

Excitement all around here at the studio, because I just finished working on these outfit photo’s. All of you newsletter subscribers already received a preview in you mailbox last week, but now I am sharing the full post here today! Hurray! As you may know by now: I love experimenting with photography and outfit posts…

PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY | Falling

PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY | Falling

It started as a fun photoshoot to show you some of my dresses in this new outfit post, but quickly turned into one of my favourite photography projects I did so far. I have been fascinated for a while now with the ‘falling’ photography concept: using post-production techniques to transform a regular photo into a…

OUTFIT | Prints Just Want To Have Fun

OUTFIT | Prints Just Want To Have Fun

Ok, here is something slightly embarrassing about my outfit posts that I never really shared with you: almost all of my outfit posts are taken by me, just me, only me, you know: all by myself.. Which can be something I am proud of I guess, because it means that I do all of the…

DIY | Cat Purrrrse

DIY | Cat Purrrrse

In need of a quick fun bag DIY? You are at the right place! I made this kitty purse in less than an hour  and love how the technique can be use for any shape! Maybe next time, I’ll make a bird purse or a doggy purse, so many options! How to make your own…

DIY | From Blanket to Fleece Sweater

DIY | From Blanket to Fleece Sweater

There is one thing that annoys me the most while preparing for traveling or dressing for a long walk, and that is the look of fleece sweaters. They are oh so practical being lightweight and warm, but it seems like there are not many designers that bothered to update the look of them (at least…

DIY | Kimono

DIY | Kimono

The kimono trend as been going on for a while now and it was time to turn it into a project! For those of you that don’t know the meaning of the new found kimono: it’s the perfect piece of clothing! You can wear it over your clothes as a vest (but more hipstery fashionable),…

DIY | Temporary Art Tattoo

DIY | Temporary Art Tattoo

I guess I can safely say that this is my most favorite DIY so far! I have always loved tattoos especially the girly ones, and I do have a few (small ones). But it is still a very big step to get a (new) tattoo. So how excited was I, when I discovered that you…

OUTFIT / TRAVEL | Backpack Packing Tips

OUTFIT / TRAVEL | Backpack Packing Tips

Vietnam here I come! I have never been this prepared in my life, and it is all thanks to writing this post! I have been traveling as much as my wallet and time allows me to for the last few years. And because I am always on a tight budget it either involved me packing…

OUTFIT | Summertime, Summertime

OUTFIT | Summertime, Summertime

Finally! The summer has made it to Holland since last week! Which means that I have to hurry up and wear all of my summer dresses this month. For some reason, my closet consists of about 90% outfits that are meant to be worn in the summer and 10% worth of sweaters.  And even though…

DIY | Sturdy Camera Strap

DIY | Sturdy Camera Strap

I know that there are many camera strap DIY’s on the internet already, and even though I like a lot of them, I never tried them because they often don’t seem as strong enough as the original camera straps that come along with your camera.    I did this camerastrap upcycle right before I started…

DIY | 10 Minute Shirt Upcycle

DIY | 10 Minute Shirt Upcycle

  Also feeling tired of having spend all of your money on airplane tickets but seeing all these fun printed shirts in the stores that you just have to wear on your trip? I know I do!   Do I have a solution for you, just upcycle your old shirt in 10 minutes! And the…

DIY | Pom Shoes

DIY | Pom Shoes

Today I have a very simple and quick shoe upcyle tutorial for you!  I made these tule pompoms a while ago, and actually forgot about them until I recently started doing research on my new costume designs for school. For my costume ideas, I wanted to make a bold statement with the shoes and remembered…

OUTFIT HOWTO | 3 Ways To Wear A Party Dress

OUTFIT HOWTO | 3 Ways To Wear A Party Dress

Playing dress up is always so much fun to do! and I just loved to get the opportunity to mix and match with this gorgeous dress from Pepaloves!   I must be honest here, I cannot complain about the size of my wardrobe. But I do find myself wearing a lot of the same items…

OUTFIT | Roses Are Red, Jumpsuits Are Blue

OUTFIT | Roses Are Red, Jumpsuits Are Blue

  I have two new loves in my live that I really need to share with you: Greece and this Blue Jumpsuit!    Last week I went to Greece to take a short break from school and to clear my mind to make room for new ideas, and it was wonderful! The weather was the…

OUTFIT | Urban Exploring

OUTFIT | Urban Exploring

I don’t know what it is with me and abandoned buildings, but my last experience in the Loew’s 46th Street Theatre has triggered a new fascination in me.  So when my boyfriend mentioned this abandoned building he saw a few weeks ago, I just had to explore it! I don’t know what used to be…

OUTFIT HOW TO | Combining Colors

OUTFIT HOW TO | Combining Colors

I don’t know about you but my favorite season has always been spring, because it has the best beginning: I love the moment when I wake up and feel that it’s warmer outside, go to my closet and feel the strong need to wear as many colors as possible! I usually don’t even care if…

OUTFIT | Theatre Time Traveling

OUTFIT | Theatre Time Traveling

I am so excited because I have a very special outfit post for you!    Yesterday I had the rare opportunity to visit the old Loew’s 46th Street Theatre in Brooklyn. Its a very pretty theatre that opened in 1927. It has been closed for many years now and time took it’s toll and turned…

DIY | Shoe Transfer

DIY | Shoe Transfer

I always love it when I have discovered a new trick that involves restyling!    I ordered these cute boots from Chicwish with the idea that they would match with everything, and they do. But when they arrived, I realized that I have bought most of my shoes with the idea that they should match…

DIY | Cat Socks

DIY | Cat Socks

What happens when you put two of your favorite things (cats and fashion) together? You get Cat Socks!  And no, not socks for your cat to wear, but to keep you warm and cozy during these cold months.  They are extremely easy to make, and I think I finished them in under 15 minutes! Here’s…

OUTFIT | It’s Time To Pack

OUTFIT | It’s Time To Pack

Tomorrow is the day that I’ll be traveling to New York, so today has pretty much been a packing day. Or as I call it a: “start-packing-but-ending-up-jumping-on-the-bed-day!” I know that I will only be going for 3 weeks and not 3 months like last time, but it’s still hard to say goodbye to the boyfriend,…

OUTFIT | Embrace the Lace

OUTFIT | Embrace the Lace

I am a big fan of wearing bright colors, but I often meet people that tell me that they are to afraid or just ‘not ready’ to take the step in wearing colorful clothes. And I completely understand, it attracts attention and it’s always difficult to come up with new combination that work, because it…

DIY | Upcycled Bow Gloves

DIY | Upcycled Bow Gloves

The holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean that we have to be less fancy! So today I am showing a very quick and simple tutorial on how to give your old gloves just that little bit extra and upcycle them into a pair of show stealers! You can use your big fluffy winter gloves,…

OUTFIT | Folklore

OUTFIT | Folklore

Yesterday I told you about my fascination for folkloric inspired textiles and materials and showed some inspirational pictures from the designer runways. Well, today I am proud to post my new Folklore Outfit Post!  I ordered this pretty and colorful necklace from Rings and Tings and wanted to use it in an outfit post because…

PARTY OUTFIT | New Year’s Eve Fashion Checklist

PARTY OUTFIT | New Year’s Eve Fashion Checklist

It’s almost New Year’s Eve! And that means that we have to finalize those pretty new dresses that I’m sure you all bought by now:) Because having found that perfect dress, is not the only thing that’s going to make you to be the star of the evening. It’s the total look that will make…

OUTFIT | Theatrical

OUTFIT | Theatrical

What a better way to embrace my theater internship, than with a theatrical outfitpost! When I ordered this faux fur coat from Chicwish  I didn’t really know how to incorporate it in an outfitshoot, because of the typical Dutch fall weather. But I was so in love with the coat and kept thinking of ways to…

OUTFIT | Love and Hearts

OUTFIT | Love and Hearts

Yesterday was one of my favorite days of the year! My boyfriend and I had our anniversary and that called for a relaxed but also fun day! So we started off with a blueberry pancake breakfast, then hiking trough this beautiful area with my sisters dog. Next was drinking hot cocoa back home, and to…

OUTFIT | Let’s Go Yellow!

OUTFIT | Let’s Go Yellow!

Let’s start by me saying that I just love the color yellow! It makes me happy by just looking at it! About the last few weeks, I can name a few reasons for my less frequent posting: broken laptop, broken camera, extremely busy projects at school, family stuff, etc.  But no reason to think that…

OUTFIT | Ponies & Flowers

OUTFIT | Ponies & Flowers

I am back! And it’s time to celebrate with ponies and flowers today! I have had a lot of busy projects and I finally have the time to share it with you. Remember me talking about a theater design I did with a friend which involved filling a whole living room with flowers? Well, it’s…

DIY | Monogrammed Tablet Sleeve

DIY | Monogrammed Tablet Sleeve

I always love to make things that are not only easy to make but also have a practical purpose!   So when a friend of mine asked me to make him a protective sleeve for his new tablet, I started sketching straight away!  I decided to keep the design as simple as possible, but I…

OUTFIT | This Magical World

OUTFIT | This Magical World

Working on my theater project and being in a room filled with flowers (pictures will follow soon) all day really has a magical influence on my daily life. I just can’t seem to let the theme go, even when I get home.  I think of flowers, birds, colors and smell them in my dreams. And…

OUTFIT | Let’s FRAME It!

OUTFIT | Let’s FRAME It!

Who doesn’t like to play dress up with a prop and feel like a retro doll?!  Well I LOVE it! So todays outfit post is: retro, fun, pink and includes a gold frame that I crafted myself :)  I am still pretty busy with my theatre project, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t have…

OUFIT | Lana Loves Vintage

OUFIT | Lana Loves Vintage

One of the vintage stores in my city had a big sale last week and I just fell in love with this fifties dress! And after I bought it, I started thinking of ways to share the newest addition to my ‘dress collection’ ;) with you. When I stumbled upon this wonderful post on the pineneedlecollective. …

OUTFIT | Love, Lace & Leather

OUTFIT | Love, Lace & Leather

The best thing that living out of a suitcase in New York has taught me is to wear pieces of clothing in different ways.  I just love to take one basic piece (this gorgeous leather skirt from Chicwish) and combine it with things that I usually wouldn’t even think of wearing with a skirt.  …

OUTFIT | Bikes,Hearts & New York City

OUTFIT | Bikes,Hearts & New York City

I recently already posted a sneak peek of this dress from Chicwish on Instagram, because I was just so excited to be wearing it! I mean, who doesn’t love to wear a perfect red dress with a big heart cutout on the back ;)  And I wouldn’t be Dutch if I didn’t wore my new…

DIY | Shoe Restyle

DIY | Shoe Restyle

Today I’m sharing another summer shoe upcycle!   Walking on heels in the summer is a must, but sometimes flats can make your day a bit more comfortable :) So I am sharing this DIY to restyle those simple comfy shoes into some serious summer sneakers!  Supplies: Shoes (Primark) | Ribbon | Fabric Glue |…

DIY | Wallet Restyle

DIY | Wallet Restyle

I just love restyling things! Every time that I see a plain surface, shirt, or right now even a wallet it makes me want to restyle it!   And it is the perfect excuse for experimenting with new techniques!  Today I want to show how to restyle your wallet with a few supplies you will…

OUTFIT | Are You Sure It’s Summer?

OUTFIT | Are You Sure It’s Summer?

The weather seems to be changing so much lately that some days I’ve been wondering if it’s really summer :) There’s a heatwave going on right now here in New York City, but it was even less than a week ago when I was wearing my coat because of the rain during my road trip.…

DIY | Dip Dye Collar

DIY | Dip Dye Collar

This DIY has been on my todo list for ages. I remember seeing a Dip Dye collar on the runway a few months back on a mens shirt and thought it looked so cool! And I totally forgot about it until I saw this nice looking plain shirt on sale.  I immediately felt like experimenting…

DIY | Restyled Wedges

DIY | Restyled Wedges

I just love the summer! Because it means that I can restyle everything in bright bold colors! Today I want to show you a very easy tutorial on how to paint your shoes and change their look in a few simple steps.   I always have a lot of trouble with finding shoes that fit…

SUITCASE OUTFITS | Maxi Dress

SUITCASE OUTFITS | Maxi Dress

I started my suitcase outfits series, because I have been living out of a suitcase in New York City for the last two months. But what I probably should have anticipated is that I could not resist buying some new cute pieces!  But having a few new dresses does not mean that I don’t just…

DIY ROUNDUP | Upcycled

DIY ROUNDUP | Upcycled

What a better way to spend your sunday, than to do some upcycling! I have found these pretty amazing projects and inspirations that just make me want to get crafty all day! Oh how I wish I could do them all in one day! :) And the best thing is that they all use old…

DIY | Cross-Stitch Wallet

DIY | Cross-Stitch Wallet

I bought this wallet a while ago and just love the simplicity and the slightly vintage look to it. But I felt that it missed a personal touch.  So I tried out a technique that I haven’t used since I was ten: cross stitching. I have seen some cross stitching items in stores lately and…

SUITCASE OUTFITS | Playful Skirt

SUITCASE OUTFITS | Playful Skirt

Be ready for the third post in the Suitcase Outfits Series! This series shows you how to create different looks with a limited amount of clothing. Today I am styling 3 different looks with one playful purple skirt. Skirts are the ideal piece to bring along on a trip. They usually don’t weigh much and…

DIY | Bathrobe

DIY | Bathrobe

When moving to NYC I realized that the only bathrobe I owned was pretty heavy for traveling and not very suitable for summer. And I always wanted to make a nice robe, but it just seemed unnecessary, since I had a nice one already.   So my trip gave me the perfect opportunity to finally…

SUITCASE OUTFITS | Little Black Dress

SUITCASE OUTFITS | Little Black Dress

Today it’s time for the second Suitcase Outfits post: the little Black Dress!  My guess is that almost every woman owns a (little) black dress, or something very similar. But what a lot of women don’t realize is that there are many ways to wear that particular dress. So today I want to show you…

SUITCASE OUTFITS | Vintage Lace Dress

SUITCASE OUTFITS | Vintage Lace Dress

  Moving to another country is one of the most amazing things to do! But one thing that I really did not realize was that a crafty (fashion)blogger and a tiny suitcase do not match well:) I really had a very hard time selecting the items I wanted to bring, and while I was leaving…

DIY | Felt Hard-Drive Sleeve

DIY | Felt Hard-Drive Sleeve

Remember my Phone Case DIY? Well, I realized that my external hard-drive also might like a warm coat:) So I decided to use the same method as my Phone Sleeve tutorial, but add a bit of color to the design. It’s really simple, and you can of course use this method for anything that might…

DIY | Cat Phone Sleeve

DIY | Cat Phone Sleeve

There are just so many ways to make cute phone sleeves and I really felt like coming up with a new design.  And since I have been wanting to try out my wood burning tool on leather, this was the purrrrfect opportunity;)   Here’s how: Supplies: Leather,scissors, chalk, woodburning tool, sewing supplies. 1. Cut two…

DIY | Pom Poms

DIY | Pom Poms

I am currently working for the fabulous designer Miek Uittenhout as an intern. And one of the fun things that I did while working for her was making a huge pompom skirt.    Making the pompoms for the skirt was so easy that I kept thinking of all the different ways to incorporate the round…

UPCYCLING DIY | Sweater into Gloves

UPCYCLING DIY | Sweater into Gloves

Remember my Upcycled Sweater Bag? Well, I still had some fabric left and thought it would be perfect to use for another winter project. So today I am showing you how to make these lovely gloves from old sweaters! It’s really very easy, and you can mix and match with different sweaters!   Here’s how:…

DIY | Leather Heart Shirt

DIY | Leather Heart Shirt

Valentine’s Day may be over, but that does not mean that hearts are out of season! I just loved all those Valentine tutorials so much, that I really missed them once it was over.  So I decided to finish a project that I already started, and keep the love in the air :)   Here…

DIY | Cape Coat

DIY | Cape Coat

I bought this coat a couple of years ago in a thrift store, and even though I really like the fabric and color, the coat just didn’t seem to fit me right. But I just never wanted to get rid of it, because it is so pretty :) So I decided to see what else…

DIY | Fabric Painting

DIY | Fabric Painting

My parents gave a big party on new years eve, and I thought it would be fun to make my own party dress. I didn’t really now what kind of dress I wanted, so I just started to drape some fabric on my mannequin. I used this white fabric and decorated the edges with some…

Shoelace Upcycle Project

Shoelace Upcycle Project

I bought these shoes on sale and just love the potential that they have. I was looking for shoes that are suitable to wear under a skirt or dress, without being to sporty, but still comfortable.  So the minute that I got home, I started to think of ways to restyle them and personalize them.…

Black & White

Black & White

I am a person that loves color, but there are some of those days that it seems like nothing in your wardrobe or interior matches. Today was one of those days, and instead of fighting it and keep trying to let everything match, I decided to accept it!  Because there is one combination with all…

Last Minute Christmas DIY’s

Last Minute Christmas DIY’s

Are you like me, and have you been procrastinating making that perfect hostess gift? Or are you still putting your christmas outfit together, but there’s still that personal touch missing? Not to worry! I have the perfect last minute DIY’s for you that are easy and quick to make! Here’s a list of the useful…

DIY | Felt Christmas Ornaments

DIY | Felt Christmas Ornaments

I just love felt! It is such an easy material and it really seems to match with everything! That is why I just couldn’t have a Christmas DIY Week without some cute felt ornaments :)   You can use any type of felt for this project and make the ornaments in your preferred size. DIY:…

DIY | Painted Fabric Ornaments

DIY | Painted Fabric Ornaments

I already gave you a sneak peek on twitter and Facebook about this DIY and I am so excited to share my christmas crafts with you this week!  I have been in the christmas spirit all week while preparing these crafts for you and I hope you will enjoy them as much as I have! Christmas…

DIY Love

DIY Love

  – I just love these Doily star ornaments by Martha Stewart – These Faux Bois Vases  by Centsationalgirl are so pretty! – These are the cutest Cookie cutter ornaments ever! by Martha stewart – Everyone should own a shirt like this! Tourist T-shirt by annaeversplanb

Everything Red

Everything Red

What a better way to express yourself, than to embrace the color red! 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Etsy Love

Etsy Love

I can just browse on Etsy for hours and hours. There are just so many amazing things on there! I also get so much inspiration when I see all the pretty artwork that people made. Here are some of my Etsy favorites.   1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

DIY | Fabric Transfer

DIY | Fabric Transfer

  I recently posted a couple of old pictures that my dad took and I really wanted to integrate them into a new project. So I used one picture to try out a fabric transfer project using Gel medium.    The picture is of my mom and I wanted to capture the vintage feel of…

DIY Love: Roundup

DIY Love: Roundup

I read a lot of other blogs and love to see what everybody else is up to. And sometimes I just come across some DIY’s that I wish I came up with! I do make my own version of a few DIY’s that I see somewhere but I don’t want to copy the entire thing.…

DIY | Tea Towel

DIY | Tea Towel

I am so excited to show this tutorial! I made these tea towels from scratch and hand painted the drawings on them. It was so much fun to do!    I have been seeing a lot of new and fun tea towels over on Etsy, and just felt so inspired to make a series of…

DIY | Sweater Bag

DIY | Sweater Bag

I think that autumn just makes you want to snuggle up in anything. Because I apparently want to upcycle everything fluffy, soft and warm in, well, anything!  Today I want to show you how I transformed an old thrifted sweater into a bag. I also used some leather fabric samples that I got at a…

Trend love: Tiny Houses

Trend love: Tiny Houses

  I just love the trend that uses tiny houses, It seems that you can take the pretty shapes and use it for anything! I already used it for my Bleach Drawing Dress, but the above images are already making me want to use the shapes more! Image links: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

DIY | Boots Restyle

DIY | Boots Restyle

  After I upcycled my dress shoes, I decided to restyle a pair of boots that I recently bought at the local thrift store.  The boots where still in pretty good shape, but the noses where a bit worn out. I choose a pretty floral fabric and started project boot restyle!   DIY:   Take…

3 Ways to wear heart shorts

3 Ways to wear heart shorts

Last weekend I bought this cute heart patterned shorts and I am totally in love it! I usually find it very hard to find a pair of shorts that fit me properly, but this one is just perfect! I immediately started to think of all the ways that I could wear them and came up…

Inspiration: Prints

Inspiration: Prints

I just don’t seem to get enough of prints! I already posted a picture of me shopping for prints on my facebookpage, and I am busy integrating the trend into a brand new Tutorial! Here are some of my favorite print combo’s. If you’re like me and still want more, visit my Pinterest page to see…

DIY Love

DIY Love

Here are some pretty DIY’s that I just love this week!   Have a lovely saturday! Sequin elbow patches from A pair and a spare Vintage basket light fixture from Hello Lidy Mint Chocolate Lipgloss from Oh the lovely things Doggy Silhouette Necklace from Crapatcrafts Upcycle Socks from Pearls and scissors    

DIY | Fabric Stamp

DIY | Fabric Stamp

  I have been wanting to create my own stamps for a while now and finally got the time to do it. I used a simple eraser to create the stamp and used it to restyle a scarf. It’s very easy and fun to do, and also extremely inexpensive (which to me, is always a…

I Heart Hearts

I Heart Hearts

I am always searching for new prints and patterns to include in my DIY projects, but I always tend to go for my favorite: the heart shape. Because who wouldn’t love to have a heart on there sweater? Or a pillow in the shape of a heart?  I recently made a heart tights project, and…

Autumn Wishlist

Autumn Wishlist

The leaves are falling and the rain has made it’s way into my daily life, so it’s time to dream about the good things that autumn has to bring! The only thing that I like about this season is dressing for the occasion: hip rain boots, pretty gloves and being able to snuggle up on…

I love fridays: DIY Roundup

I love fridays: DIY Roundup

It’s Friday! And that means that I can spend the upcoming days starting new fun projects to spoil you next week with some new DIY’s! In case you also feel like crafting. You can check out my Tutorial archive, or follow some of the DIY’s below from my fellow bloggers. Bike Makeover by A Beautifull Mess | Friendship Ear…

DIY | Painted Heart Tights

DIY | Painted Heart Tights

  I recently made the amazing discovery that you can use textile paint on tights.    I was so enthusiastic that I immediately started thinking of all the fun things that I could paint on them. I decided to go with the classic heart shape, because who doesn’t like hearts right?!   DIY: 1. Draw…

UPCYCLING DIY | Dress Shoe Restyle

UPCYCLING DIY | Dress Shoe Restyle

I bought these shoes a couple of years ago for about 2 euros. I tried to spray paint them, but it failed miserably and I completely forgot that I had them, until I was cleaning out my closet.   I decided that I could easily restyle them with the help of some mod podge and…

Inspiration Roundup

Inspiration Roundup

Today it’s pretty rainy here in Holland. And it’s making me very lazy;) I have to admit that I’ve been looking at images on Pinterest for about two hours now! I don’t know what it is, maybe it’s because of the new season coming along, or I’ll just need a lazy day. The upside of…

The Look: My Favorite Day Dress

The Look: My Favorite Day Dress

It has been a while since I’ve done an outfit post, and I felt that it was about time that I showed you a peak inside my wardrobe! Today I am showing you what I love to wear: my favorite daytime dress! I bought this dress in a vintage store and just love it! It…

DIY | Bleach Drawing on Fabric

DIY | Bleach Drawing on Fabric

  I have been wanting to try bleach painting on fabric for a while now, and I finally had the time ( and dress) to do it. I bought this simple black dress for only 4 euros and wanted to spice it up a bit and the cheapest way to do that is by painting…

Summer DIY Roundup

Summer DIY Roundup

Tomorrow school finally starts for me and although I’m very excited to start some new school projects, I will also miss all the time that I could spend crafting over the summer vacation. Don’t worry, I will still craft on! But I will just have less time to do it, so my schedule will be…

How to: Shop Low budget & Vintage

How to: Shop Low budget & Vintage

Most of the things in my house and closet are vintage, second-hand or just very cheap and people sometimes ask me where I find all those thrifted and discount items. That’s why I am writing this ‘How to’ about Low Budget Shopping.   There are of course some shops that I visit where I’ll know that…

Pin Love

Pin Love

I keep being amazed at what an absolutely clever medium Pinterest is. In the “old days” when such a thing as Pinterest didn’t exist, I saved all the inspirational images from the internet on my computer in one huge file. The file always got so big, that I never bothered to look at it again. …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Lately I’ve been extremely tearable at time management. There are still so many things that I would like to do and make, but to be honest: it’s not my fault! I just keep being distracted from all those other pretty blogs! It probably sounds strange, but other DIY blogs have kept me from DIY-ing.  Let…

Branch Trends

Branch Trends

I might be a little late by catching on to this trend, but I just love how the unique shapes of branches has found its way into peoples homes and wardrobes! I just keep bumping into new and fun ways to integrate the branch trend into my home. I am very inspired and feel a…

DIY | Restyled Canvas Tote Bag

DIY | Restyled Canvas Tote Bag

My mom got me this Canvas bag from Turkey (picture below), but I didn’t really know what to do with it. It was a very nice gift, but I just didn’t see myself using it. So I restyled it into a summer beach bag! This is wat the bag looked like before and after.   …

Editorial Monday

Editorial Monday

I just fell in love with these beautiful photos from the September 2012 UK Vogue issue. The editorial is called “Dark Blooms” and is made by Ryan McGinley. I truly wish to own any of these floral pieces and show them off while hanging in a tree ;)         Images from fashioneditorials

DIY | Phone Case

DIY | Phone Case

My boyfriend just bought a new phone and needed a new phone case to go with it. So I promised him I would make him one. He really wanted it to have a simple design and no bold colors. I decided to use felt, since it’s affordable and if you use it in grey it…

Look of the week: Red Hair & White Ducks

Look of the week: Red Hair & White Ducks

      I dyed my hair again and that called for a new look of the week post! And what better to match with red hair then some cute white duckies. And this time I had the pleasure of being photographed by my lovely big sister. And let me tell you, it’s harder then…

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

It has been a busy but very fun week. I have been working on the new lay out for this blog, and I am proud to say that it’s almost finished! I have also been crafting away like crazy and will show you the results this coming week.   For today I have picked out…

Fabulous Festival Trends

Fabulous Festival Trends

  Inspired by the fabulous look of my boyfriends sister and her friend. I decided to write a post about festival outfits. Some of you lucky people might get the opportunity to visit a music festival this summer like her and what better way to go, than to go in style! Here are some of…

Dress Me Up!

Dress Me Up!

Bracelet: Topshop | Shoes: River Island | Dress: River Island | Cludge: H&M | Necklace: Dorothy Perkins | Flower headband: Ebay   Oh, how I would love to have all those pretty flowerpatterned items that seem to be everywhere these days! But since my wardrobe is full and my wallet is empty, I have to come…

DIY | Modern Patchwork Pillow

DIY | Modern Patchwork Pillow

I bought some old plain cushions and pieces of fabric from the local thrift store and decided to design my own new cushions! The pieces of fabric actually where textile samples, from what I assume to be a home decorating store. They are a really nice material and the colors match really well. So my…

DIY | Dip Dye Coat

DIY | Dip Dye Coat

Today is the final part of the Dip Dye Tutorials. I dip dyed this simple coat that I bought for only 5 euros at Primark. I liked the model but I didn’t really like it ‘on’ me, so I changed the silhouette a bit after I dyed it.  Have fun Dip Dye-ing!  1. Get some fabric…

DIY | Dip Dye Dress

DIY | Dip Dye Dress

I kept finding fashion photos of dip dyed clothing and didn’t want to be left out in this new trend. So here is a two day dip dye tutorial for you!    Today I upcycled an old dress from H&M. The dip dyeing process is actually really easy:   1. Get some fabric paint. I…

UPCYCLING DIY | Vintage Shoes

UPCYCLING DIY | Vintage Shoes

I bought these shoes at a local thrift store for less than one euro and was really excited to add a personal touch to them. Here is a very easy to do tutorial to help you spice up you’re old shoes!   1. Remove the shoelaces. 2. Clean the shoes with nail polish remover and…

6 Ways to use vintage headbands

6 Ways to use vintage headbands

There are always those days that you don’t know what to do with you’re hair. So here are some easy ways to use simple headbands and create an original vintage look.   Pictures by Lana  

DIY | Ruffled Top

DIY | Ruffled Top

Today is the final day of my Upcycling Shirts Tutorials series. This obviously does not mean that I am done with reusing old shirts, but I think that it’s time for some new tutorials and inspiration sources.    So here it is the last in the series: Take an old plain top (a new one…

DIY | Mens Shirt into Women’s Top

DIY | Mens Shirt into Women’s Top

    Here is a new fun tutorial to change you’re boyfriend/brother/dad/uncle’s shirt into a pretty top!    I really wanted a simple comfortable top to wear around the house and got the idea to turn one of my boyfriends shirt into a comfy top. But when I finished the base, there was still something missing……

UPCYCLING DIY | Mens Shirt Into Skirt

UPCYCLING DIY | Mens Shirt Into Skirt

My boyfriend and I have been cleaning out our closets and it felt like the perfect opportunity to recycle some of the shirts and turn them into some fabulous new pieces.    So be prepared for the following days, because there will be a lot of upcycling shirts tutorials on the blog!   I hope…

2 Pieces, 5 Looks

2 Pieces, 5 Looks

Skirt- New Yorker, Top- Primark   Pictures by Lana

OUTFIT | Simple & Chic

OUTFIT | Simple & Chic

Dress- H&M, Scarf- Vintage, Shoes- Vintage Pictures by Lana

OUTFIT | Culottes

OUTFIT | Culottes

I found this amazing bag at a local thrift store for only one euro! I was so happy with it, that I decided to match an outfit with it for my look of the week post. And it just so happens that my new found love for culottes matched perfectly with this bag. Don’t they look good…