Today I dropped by the Hummingbird Girls and saw their fun Picnik edited photos, and I really wanted to try it out for myself. So since my outfit today fit the whole retro vibe, I went ahead and played around a bit! What do you think? Silly gimmick or cute? Does it offer something extra or should I just keep it realz?

I think it looks ridiculous and cute at the same time! :-D I'm wearing too of my 1 euro treasures today: the sailorcollar top and the polkadot dress. I was skipping about in my bedroom this morning, trying to find something to wear, when I spotted these two hanging over a chair because I hadn't found the time to put them on a hanger yet (read: too lazy), and I suddenly realized these'd look awful cute together, so I just grabbed them and some red tights to play up the nautical vibe, et voila: outfit was born! The umbrella adds to the retro, ladylike vibe, so I used it as a prop. I'm creative like that (errr). I love how the entire look turned out and I'm sure I'll be wearing it more often!

The observant reader might have noticed that Tobi badge in the top right on my blog. That's right, I have my very first sponsor! I feel so very professional that I'm actually doing something with my blog that goes beyond the whole outfit diary idea. I'm super excited! If you use the code DUTCHMAN20, Tobi will offer you a 20% discount! I'm superglad I can give something back to my readers this way, because I am so grateful for the time each of you put into reading and commenting every day :) Hope your day was lovely!

dress, sweater: vintage (T2)
tights, umbrella: H&M
shoes: old, don't remember

Here's the before and after, for those interested!


  1. aww bless congratz on you first sponsor!!
    I think the images have a really nice vintage feel to them!

  2. i love these pictures!! the polka-dots and red tights definitely give a retro feeling and i like the effect you used for the pictures. and the umbrella is such a fun addition!

    cute and little
    enter my Vintage Scarf giveaway!

  3. Love the outfit! And I think what you did with picnik looks great, you didn't do any of the stupid tacky stuff people usually do ;) Just simple.
    and YAY congrats on the sponsor!!! :D

  4. I never came OUT of a lanky phase. . .I've been lanky forever. haha.
    no problem. however this outfit is also so amazing. I'd feature this one too if that didn't seem a little odd and stalkerish hahahahahaha.

    that's great that you have a sponsor now. I hope that you get them good business and that they continue to sponsor you.

  5. This combo is just too adorable!! Love the back of the sweater too!!

    Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for adding your blog to the Vintage Blog Link Party!!


  6. That outfit is so cute! Love it.

  7. Great combo with sailor and polka dots! I like the retro vibe done with Picnik.
    And congrats on your first sponsor, that's pretty cool.
    I was wondering if you could help me out with some good second-hand shops in Antwerp. I was planning a trip next week and I'd like to visit some vintage clothing shops, cause I feel a bit bored of the mainstream shops.

  8. I want to teleport to your town so I can go to the 1 euro sale!! That way cheaper than my US vintage stores..even with the exchange rate! hehe..

    And kudos for the new sponsor. I'll be sure to check it out!

  9. I just tried Picnik too (maybe it was my post you read?) and I love all the fun stuff you can do. And it's so easy. I love the effects you did on your picture. It's perfect.
    Your outfit is out of this world perfect. I seriously love everything about it. I wish I had an awesome cute umbrella too. I had this cute clear 60s looking one from Target but I lost it somewhere and now I just have a janky old black one. Oh well, I'll be using it tonight!

  10. Ooh I do like these picnik photos!! I got a picnik account a while back because I needed to make a collage for my blog header, and it worked out great. It's so easy to use and it's free! Plus they have so many ideas...i haven't even tried yet. Anyway, love the umbrella!

  11. I looove the retro feel!! This is awesome that top looks great with the polka dot dress.
    Congrats on your first sponser, youre officially official!

  12. these are so pretty, i love navy red and cream. must try this photo editing thing out :)

  13. I love the mixture of polkadots and stripes with a touch of red.
    So lovely!!!
    Much love and besos.

  14. I think it looks great actually, defintiely keep doing it :)

  15. This is such a cute outfit, i especially adore that sailor top! I love how you tap into the nautical trend without ACTUALLY looking like someone dressing up like a sailor. So subtle yet so effective :)

    Congrats on your first sponsor, that's brill! I'm going to check them out now :)

    And I think the pictures look fab, although I didn't notice anything different except the rounded edges. They look great though!


  16. there is so much going on: stripes, dots, the pattern on the tights. and yet you have managed to create a whole and complete look. how can a clash look so stylish? I love the combination of the blue and red. My favorite part is the sweater. Ps please don’t ever stop smiling.

  17. :) Hey i love picnik. Its so great for a little pick up in pictures. It must have worked being in the style gallery and all ;) PLUS the gorgeous styled outfit xx

  18. I like it! Past zeker bij de stijl van je foto's en je outfits :)
    Superleuk dat je je eerste sponsor hebt!

  19. Lovely pics!
    So cute!
    Follow me? I'll be very happy if you do it! Thank you so much!

  20. Well done on the sponsor! Love the photos, the vintage feel is quite muted which is nice, and the umbrella is a great prop! x

  21. I was always a love of editing photos! And thos vintage effect goes so perfect with your outfits! Love it! And congrats on the sponsor! A big YAY!

  22. You look so beautiful, as always! I love polka dots, and you pulled it off perfectly with that adorable little sweater. I am glad there is another umbrella fan out there. It is my favorite accessory on a rainy day (or even a sunny one!) Love your blog lady and I always enjoy reading what you have to write. xoxo

  23. Cuteee! Def. Like the edited pictures, they give that little extra :)


  24. I love this! Your outfit is adorable. And I love vintage, so that makes me love it even more. I think the photo editing is great! :)

    Also, I just found your blog, and wanted to say that it's wonderful!


  25. AHHHH!!!!! what a pretty dress with the umbrela!!!

  26. That sweater is awfully charming! You WOULD be the type of person to somehow cosmically manage to style a cute outfit on accident ;)


  27. I think you look adorable!! I absolutely LOVE this outfit!


  28. congrats with your sponsor, annebeth. :)

    btw, love the pictures that were edited with picnik.