Friday, January 29, 2016

Cold in Amsterdam


January is almost over and I must admit,.. I haven't done that many fashionable activities. Trust me, when you're working on geeky and science-y things together other geeks around you towards a deadline... fashion is the last thing on my mind. :-P

Fortunately, earlier this month, the weather was sunny (though still freezing cold!), so I met up with my long-time friend Bianca for some catching up and among other things.. we also visited the famous Hermitage Museum.

As always, when travelling to Amsterdam, it's easier and cheaper to park outside the city and take the public transport into the inner city. You can see it was pretty cold.. leather gloves, tights and long coat and boots! It was below 0 degrees Celsius (that's 32 degrees Fahrenheit for you Yanks :-P ).

While walking towards the entrance of the actual museum, you had to be careful.. there were still patches of ice scattered around. Very treacherous!

The exhibit was on the Dutch citizens during the Dutch Golden Age and then primarily about the rich upper class in Amsterdam in the 17th century. They are mostly depicted in paintings called 'schuttersstukken', a type of group painting of which the most famous one is 'The Night Watch' by Rembrandt.

Obviously, this painting is displayed in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, so they projected an image of 'The Night Watch' with a beamer between all the other real paintings.

The visit was lots of fun and very educational.. and after such an activity (and a bit of window shopping) it was time for dinner and coffee, so we went to do just that in the Bijenkorf Shopping Centre. And after that, a bit of chilling on the couch in the stylish coffee bar. :)

Just like that 8 hours had passed and we had walked about 14 kilometres in total throughout Amsterdam and the museum and the shops! I was glad I was just wearing my 4 inch heeled boots! ;-)

Of course, after having spent a day together roaming around.. we also took a picture together outside the museum's gates. We didn't plan our outfits, but I do like the green next to the red colour!

Bianca was so nice to also film some small clips of me.. so I'm very grateful that I can present this video! :D

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Preparing for spring: casual jeans with red jacket


Hmmm.. my intention of posting something every week did not really go as planned. Everyone who is doing something like blogging or vlogging knows that consistency is important.  Just as much as the content of what you post. But yeah, it's just very easy to crash on the couch after a long day of work. ;-)

Of course, for me.. it also doesn't help that it's winter. I love snow, but really.. I'm the kind of person that lights up when spring starts knocking on my door. So, I decided to prepare myself for that inevitable glorious moment by diving into my closet and test-driving some outfits. :)

Y'all know I love dresses and skirts, but I'm just as much a fan of jeans. These ones were 10 euros from Berschka and they fit perfectly if I may say so myself. And I love colours that stand out.. so this fire truck red leather jacket was a no-brainer!

The heels I'm wearing here are not for hours of shopping, but for a casual Friday at work or a lunch date.. I'd pick these babies. :)

I will limit myself to these two shots (less is more, right?).. this white background is quite boring. :-P

Sometimes I film myself inside, but most of the time I can't be bothered. So here's some extra footage of the white skirt/blouse outfit that I wore during my holiday in France. Hope you enjoy it!