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3 key pieces to wear this Fall season

The Animal Print Trend This trend is coming back every year and this year designers went all the way! You can see so many different kinds of animal patterns in stores. I have to say: I needed some time to actually like it. As soon as I bought my leopard printed top from Only I was in love. So I am definitely going to invest more in these kinds of pieces! Rock the Western Style From California to here, the western boots patterns and styles arrived and found themselves away into fashion week. What was I missing? I have to admit that this isn’t my favorite trend to talk about… but we can always give it a try. I selected a few pieces that I would wear underneath a skinny jeans. Combared with a white styles western blouse. Going well Plaid This print is coming back every season. It is timeless to wear and every year I am excited to see how the trend is turning out. This year it is hot to style different colors of plaid pieces together. Like…

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Ministry of Style x Esmée Rodrigo

Hi lovelies, how are you doing? Summer feels so far away already! I started my internship this week at a PR agency in Amsterdam. Which is so interesting already.  As a blogger, I am signed in at different PR agency’s, for my internship I wanted to do something in this nice. So, this was a great opportunity. I will be learning all the work that is going behind brands, agency’s, stylists and so on. I am wondering how far I will be in 6 months. Despite this, it is really busy in Amsterdam at the moment because it is Amsterdam Fashion Week. This weekend I will be visiting a few shows, it is my first time attending fashion week. Have you ever visited a show? Today’s outfit is in collaboration with a brand I adore so much! Ministry of Style is a brand from Australia, the clothing items are so gorgeous. I am going to wear a whole Ministry of Style outfit to AFW. The jumpsuit I am wearing is called: The Embracing Me and it fits amazing. Also, the quality…

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10 ways to make people read your blog in 2018

It is not a secret: blogging is DYING. The growth of social media, like Instagram, took away the importance of having a blog. It is hard to find original bloggers nowadays, everyone can start an Instagram page. Taking the time and effort to design a website does not feel like it is worth it anymore. I am going to explain to you why it still is and how you can make people actually read your work. Having a blog besides any other social media platform will give you a few important benefits: You can manage your online identity and build up trust. Your engagement will increase with your followers You can show more of you Brands are still looking for bloggers to write articles about their products Looking for a job? Show your blog, they will be impressed! It is a way of expressing yourself Share your knowledge, help each other out! You will learn a lot about designing, SEO, building a website, laws, photography…. and so on Since blogging isn’t that popular anymore, it gets harder and…

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Cult Gaia and Versace | Zakynthos

I can not believe how fast the time goes every time I travel abroad. My and my boyfriend had a relaxing week in Zakynthos, a Greece island. It was my 5th time visiting a Greece island. It is clear that I can not have enough. Greece definitely stole my heart. The small streets, the sweet people, the food, the sea, ones you have been there you know what I am talking about. Zakynthos is the greenest island I have visited so far, it contains so much nature. We drove around for hours on our quad to explore the caves, beaches, and little villages. As soon as we booked I decided to check out google to find the best places around our apartment to shoot my outfits. When I saw these sunbeds, I had to make this matching picture. This beach was in Agios Sostis, a small village right next to the beach. Our apartment was 5 minutes away, it was the perfect spot! I normally never buy anything on the beach but this day there was…

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Summer to Fall | Sneakers to wear

We are halfway summer and my summer sneaker collection is bigger than ever! And I realized I never talk about them. Perhaps, you have seen a few passing by on my Instagram or blog. Today I will get you through my summer shoe collection and the ones who are on my wishlist for Fall! I personally cannot wait for fall, I already invested some money in new tea flavors. Soon there will be a blog post online with my favorite Fall pieces. Maybe I can make one about changing my wardrobe and making it ready for fall? As some of you know, me and my boyfriend have our own apartment now. I haven’t shared a lot about it, because moving takes time and energy folks haha. Well, more about that later. Let’s talk about my favorite sneakers a.t.m! In the picture above I am wearing my white sneakers from the brand: Hummel. This basic pear is simple to style and wear during every season. They are so comfortable! They are small and not that big. So…

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Summer Swimwear | Hunkemöller x Doutzen Kroes

Hi my loves, as you probably know I am on holiday in Zakynthos right now! We arrived this morning and we are so ready to explore this island. Last Friday we made our travel – planning. We like to do this everytime before we are going somewhere. Write down a few points you would like to see and we also schedule some time to relax of course! Have you ever been to Greece or a specific island? Greece is definitely the best place to visit when you are looking for a fun but relaxing holiday! To enjoy my time as much as I can at the pool I find it important that I  am wearing a bikini which makes me feel great and confident about my body. I selected a few that I liked, to share them with you today. These bikinis are my favorites. Down below you can see which ones I am having with me. You can see my favorite one on the picture above from the Hunkemoller Doutzen Kroes collection. (it is on SALE now!)…

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Do’s and Don’ts as a Blogger

After blogging frequently for one year now, I discovered some things that work and things who do not. As every beginner, I made some mistakes, which brought me in positions when I did not know what to do. Luckily everything always works out in the end! And with the help of the internet, you will come a long way. I thought it would be interesting to share my Do’s and Don’ts as it comes to blogging, to help you out. DO’S: Post Frequently and Consistently This is one of the most important things to do as a blogger. In this way, you will keep readers engaged and they will return back for more. Of course, if your content is helpful and interesting for them to read. Make a schedule for yourself, this can be a monthly or a weekly one, to keep yourself on track. Choose a day or more per week on which you will publish a blog post. For example, I always post one on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 08:00. Reach out to…

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Shopping: Zakynthos Wardrobe

For my trip to Zakynthos next week, I did some last minute shopping. I can not wait to visit this beautiful island, I heard so many good words about it! Of course I had to visit Shopbop , to order from my favorite brands. When I pack, I always like to match and mix different items with each other. When I ordered this skirt from the brand Lost + Wander, I decided to match it with these See by Chloé Sarenza Slides and a simple white top. We booked our holiday a few weeks ago and I already searched on google maps for the best photo spots. I found out that our apartment is blue and the pool chairs are also blue with a striped pattern. So I decided to buy a blue/white bikini to make the matching picture. I am planning so much for our holiday, but I now it will be worth it. For accessories: I love all the bags from Cult Gaia, especially the wooden ones. They make every outfit so summery ! I am planning on…

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Feel your Best | Summer workout Routine

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…

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