dress: H&M
headband: etsy (little honey pies)
coat: Zara
shoes: vintage
blazer: pimkie

I just got back from the River Island press event for their spring/summer 2011 collection and it was great! The clothes I saw were nice, I am not completely crazy about the pieces I saw but I do love the “trends” they are presenting. A bit of fifties influence, a bit of Marc Jacobs S/S 2011 inspiration (that disco  slash Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver collection), a bit of safari neutrals in seventies silhouettes and, as always, DELICIOUS shoes and bags and whatnot. I tried on a floppy seventies hat that I found on the floor and I intend on buying it one of these days, it was absolutely perfect. I’m kind of tired now so I’m not in the mood to get into all the resizing etc, but I’ll upload a good bunch of pics from the event tomorrow!
I had a blast with my model friend Paulien who invited me there (thanks again sweetheart!).
This is what I wore, something very simple that would represent my style and that I’d feel comfortable in. Feeling comfortable in your own skin is key when meeting up with models, stylists and all kinds of gorgeous girls at some event as a rookie blogger. My lace bodycon dress, my new vintage shoes (loooove), one of my signature flower headbands (got complimented on it by Kim from Allaboutthestyle at the event!), a simple black blazer and my leopard coat because it was cooooold! There were loads of other important fashion people in gorgeous outfits, which was very cool. I even networked a bit, but that wasn’t all that hard since the girls present were all just super sweet (I'm looking at you, Sofie!). Other cool chicks present: Emma, Tiany, Cindy and Krizia!

Edit: Ok I'm not that lazy so I'll just upload some pics now!

chic girls with chic shoes  AND AN ALEXA BAG waiting outside for the party to begin!


the lovely Paulien

stuff that isn't new but STILL VERY COOL

a bit of the foooodz (I ate the rest)

coolest thing in store

some pictures of the people
Krizia, Cindy, me and Sofie
I really want this hat
my left arm still hurts from lugging around a gazillion things all night
shooooooes! I have those nude brogues.
me, Kim and Paulien

YES SOPHI there were snacks!! The mini brownies were sensational. And the best thing? We all got a 100 euro gift voucher to spend at River Island! I'll most definitely be shopping there one of these days... Gotta have those mustaches. And those cute swallow bags!

What are your favorite pieces? That brown skirt is divine in real life, it's in this soft, supple suede <3

Thanks Oona for the invite and for this awesome event!! I'd love to do more of these "official" fashion things in the future :)

Don’t forget to check out my olsenboye contest entry and my winter wonderland contest entry- and fave them if you love them!


  1. Wat een leuke post al meteen !! Wil je eventjes je email adres in een comment sturen, dan kan ik de foto's sturen van ons !

  2. Oh my goodness, your shoutout to me had me cracking up so much. I was like "shoes, clothes, shoes, clothes, MACARONS!" as I was looking through the photos. I guess we know what makes me tick.

    I love those black platform wedges! And a 100 euro voucher! that's so generous :D

    Love your outfit, too. It's totally you and very chic. Those are beautiful shoes!

  3. the collection looks lovely :)http://leopardlipstick.blogspot.com/

  4. loving the outfit, that headband is great :) and also the fun picks. i need that moustache kit :)




  5. Great photos -- I definitely see the Marc Jacobs inspired pieces, very fun!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  6. I loooove this, I like those yellow shoes photographed, and the white shorts, so freakin cute. Also those boots shes lickin are fantastic

  7. Oh my goodness, so many gorgeous things! I just bought my first river island item from asos last month, and I love it! I'm particularly loving the two tone satchel and the white shorts! ALSO! You look lovely! I love that white lace dress! So pretty.

  8. Loving the shoes shoes shoes!! <3


  9. OOOh, zo lief van je! :) Ik vond het echt super fijn om je te ontmoeten en je blog is zo leuk! Je poseert altijd zo vrolijk ♥ Hopelijk kom ik je meer tegen op events :) x Sofie van Fashionata.be

  10. I'm in love with your brogues. Anyway, looks like you had a lovely time x

  11. Hi babe! Ik heb je gevonden haha! :D Je zag er leuk uit gisteren!

    Volg je me?
    Liefs xx

  12. Gorgeous outfit, I adore the H&M dress and the headband looks amazing on you with your dark hair.

  13. Love what you wore, especially that gorgeous coat, looks so warm! I always find it funny to see S/S previews this time of the year. It's so cold (and so miserable in Brussels today!) and freezing the warmer months seem cruelly far away :S
    Hopefully you will show us what you will purchase with the gift voucher xxx

  14. you look really pretty in those outfits :) love the coat! and tell you what i love river island too :D xxx <3


  15. Je hebt een super leuke outfit aan.
    De collectie van River Island is erg mooi!!
    Hadden ze daar ook de Alexa? Hoe duur was hij? Ik vind hem namelijk zo mooi en wil hem echt al heel erg lang!! Weet je ook wanneer de collecties in de winkel liggen? Dank je voor het antwoorden!

    Liefs, Manon

  16. Jammer, hij is namelijk zo mooi!! Bedankt voor je reactie. Ik hou River Island in de gaten;-)

  17. ooh leuke fotootjes! de hapjes zien er ook heerlijk uit! lucky you dat je meemocht met je vriendin!



  18. ik volg je nu trouwens:) volg je mij ook ? :)



  19. Zo te zien zitten er een paar hele leuke items in deze nieuwe collectie van River Island. Ik ben vooral verliefd geworden op de accessoires. Ik ga er zeker even langs binnenkort.
    Ik volg je nu!

    xoxo Steph (http://youngforeverrr.blogspot.com)

  20. lijkt me zo leuk en gezellig, zo'n evenement!

    join the give-away on my blog here: http://www.fashionisaparty.com/2010/12/give-away-50-euro-free-shopping-at.html

  21. lijkt me zo leuk en gezellig, zo'n evenement!

    join the give-away on my blog here: http://www.fashionisaparty.com/2010/12/give-away-50-euro-free-shopping-at.html