Hi my loves, how is your summer going? Maybe you are enjoying the beach all day, or maybe you are working your ass off to get some savings for the winter? However, I hope you will get some time to chill and relax for a bit. Growing older, I find it harder to get the time to do this. Especially as a blogger, you always have some work to do. I got a lot of questions about my fitness routine on my Instagram lately. It is time to share my favorite work out gear and how I stay fit and healthy during summer. As many of you know I eat about 80% off the time vegan since last year December. It has a major impact on my body. My hair and nails grow insane, I feel energetic and well – rested. I really want to change this to a 100%, but I am still learning about this lifestyle. I am taking this step by step.
My summer workout routine consists off:
– Horse riding twice per week
– Going for an every day run ( around 45 minutes )
– 3 times per week weight training in the gym ( legs + booty workouts )
These workouts together make me feel the best ever! I never liked running and now I do this every day. I even feel grumpy when I do not go for one day. It clears your head and gives you a stronger mindset. In the pictures I am wearing some active wear from Stronger. I love this brand! My shoes are of course my well loved Fila’s. These are perfect for running to !
By your active wear set HERE.
Important: Change your mindset from ‘how I look’ to ‘How I feel’
Very often I just wanted to be lean, skinny and in perfect shape. Just like all the Instagram models. Now I just want to feel good and confident within my body. I feel less stressed when I work out. I feel stronger, more beautiful and fit. The pressure is high to look GOOD in your swimsuit. But who is going to say you don’t? It is about how you feel in your bikini, not how you look. I see so many girls with so much body confidence, it is amazing. If you can change this mindset, focus on how you are feeling, you feel great and more motivated to actually work out!
Set up a routine
To start : set up a routine which suits you. What are your goals? And how often do you expect yourself to have time to work out? ( or make the time haha ). I am working out for 3 years straight and my routine changed every half year. Sometimes a different routine matches a different time in your life better. In the summer, for example, you will have more time !
Take a look back ones in a while to see how far you have come! This is my biggest motivation !
Sitting in my room, where it is still 25 degrees, listening to some music. Summer evenings are the best. I love to stay up late and watch the sky full of little stars. Trying to write a blog post during the day is a waste of time, I never have enough inspiration or words to tell you. I just had an argument with someone close to me, we talked a lot, which was needed. Soon after I sit here behind my desk, looking for the right words. Is it weird? Maybe, but always after something hard, I feel so motivated to go and move forward. To start things positive again. It feels like a relieve. When some thing is on your mind, which is hurting you or holding you back from happiness, tell someone. Or the person which is involved in the situation. Although it might hurt the other one. That is though, but it can bring you closer together.
Writing has always been one of my passions. From keeping a diary, to writing little stories about animals when I was younger. The decision to start a blog was easy. Now I am fortunate enough to tell you that I am working on something so cool! It has been my biggest collaboration so far and it makes me super happy to add these brands to my collection. I will share a few items today, starting off with this amazing bag from: Faithfull the Brand. How cute is it?! This is definitely my go to summer outfit. A dress, combined with some sneakers and a simple wooden bag. You can style it in so many ways! My dress is this one from: Loavies. Unfortunately it is out of stock, but they still sell it in blue!
To shop the bag, you have to go to: OPEN THIS.
Besides the fact that I love to wear dresses around the summer holidays, I also have a big love for Skirts. This dress is kind of a combination. It has a gap between the bottom and the top, which I think is so cute. You can adjust the bow however you want, you can even leave it. But I prefer to make a knot and let it be in his place.
Right now it is an hour later, I have written the blogpost, checked all the data and it is ready for tomorrow morning. Sometimes I have to pinch myself, I feel so amazing and happy that so many of you are reading my posts! I get a lot of comments in the mailbox everyday and I am so glad that you guys are giving me this positive vibe.
Lots of love for you <3
For a while now I am focusing more on fashion blogging, then Instagram. I recognized that I missed writing and sharing my thoughts with you guys. Instagram can create a distance between me and you, sharing the ‘perfect’ picture says nothing about me. Oh well, maybe that I am creative then 🙂 . But it is hard for me to tell my story true Instagram, I prefer to write everything down. Focusing on my blog made me realize how much options you have as an entrepreneur. Instagram is a great platform, but it has his boundaries. I want to share more pictures of my daily outfits and style. Sharing the same pictures over and over again on my Instagram won’t help. I also wanted to have to possibility for you to shop my looks easier. So from now on you can find any piece down below in my blog posts !
I find a lot of fashion inspiration online, to see which items are trending. Lately I saw a lot of white tops going around. This summer I am obsessed with white shoes, but I didn’t had one like this in my wardrobe yet. This white top is from Loavies and I think it is super cute, but classy. I pared this top with a simple short, the stripes make this outfit a little bit more playful. Unfortunately I can not find the link from the original one, but you can find similar ones here: Striped Shorts.
This looks makes me wanna go party all summer night. The short is so soft and light. Next week the weather will be great in the Netherlands and I can not wait to go to the beach. What are your plans?
Into the woods.
Last weekend I went to ‘t Leidse Hout with my boyfriend, it is a pretty but small forest nearby the city. I am obsessed with fall and all the fall colors so we had to make some pictures. I wore my long light brown coat, that I bought last year at Zara. It is my favorite one, I love it so much! With the cold wind, you definitely need a long coat to keep you warm. To make this outfit complete I wore my over the knee boots
Since the leaves disappeared already, I couldn’t wait to share my last fall photo’s with you. Winter is just around the corner, it was so cold today! I love the change of seasons, nature can do such amazing things. My skirt from Monki is perfect to keep me warm, the material is really thick. You can wear some over the knee boots or a legging like me and you are ready to go.
Although I had a lot of winter coats already, I fell in love with this grey one from Chi Chi Clothing. They kindly send me a message last week if I wanted to try out one of their coats from their new collection. How could I say no? View Post
Finally back with a new outfit of the day! I am so happy that I could work together with Lewis Melly , a small (but colorful) brand from Belgium. There items are very unique and stylish. View Post
It is my birthday today, I turned Twenty- Two! It makes me feel so old, although I am still looking (in my opinion) so young. Last week I took this photo’s together with Kimberley from The Beauty Blog NL. This outfit is one of my favorites to wear when there is something special to celebrate. The sparkles on the skirt makes you ready to party! Unfortunately I can’t go crazy this weekend, because I have some deadlines and exams coming up next week. Tonight I will be at my parents house, to have a lovely dinner. For now, I want to tell you all about this look.