Update | cold days, hot sale

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Hurray, I’m back!

It’s been quiet on the blog.. When I started SASHIONBLOG in August 2015, I had the resolution to really blog regularly. I did quite a good job if I may say so at the start, haha, but now it almost seems like the New Year’s resolution to go to the gym often… On the 1st of January, the gym is packed with people working out. On the 2nd day of the new year, a few people have already given up on their resolutions and a week later… Well, it’s like new year didn’t even happen.

Resolutions are hard to keep up. So I didn’t blog regularly. But in the end, what’s more important: high quality content, or regular updates written with an “oh well I have to post SOMETHING…” state of mind? I guess we all know the answer to that.

An almost perfect vintage movie couple

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen a sneak peek of this shoot. Rinske and I took these photos with selftimer on the day we turned in this red Aygo (featured in the pic) for a white Yaris. As far as I know, Rinske has been dreaming about this car for a long long time. I remember her talking about it when we just started dating, back in 2012. Years go by so fast!!

This shoot started out as a joke, but I guess it ended up more serious than we at first thought. Getting rid of our old car may have been a bit more emotional than we wanted to admit. But hello, it’s been our (mostly Rinske’s) loyal mate for 8 years. Somehow I kind of forgot about this shoot – we did it about three months ago, hence the short sleeves and the freezing cold milkshakes. So, with “better late than never” in our minds… Let’s take a look at the shoot!

Bye bye Spaceboy | David Bowie style

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Most of you probably already noticed it in the news this morning, on social media or through friends / familiar faces. David Bowie passed away yesterday, after fighting cancer for a year and a half. To me, personally, this came as a shock. His twenty-fifth (his twenty. fifth.) studio album was launched on his 69th birthday only a couple of days ago and that same day it arrived at my home – I pre-ordered it, fan as I am, hehe. And I’ve had it on repeat ever since. I can barely believe the news is true.

As a fashion blogger, I thought it would be nice to pay a tribute to my personal hero by giving you a round up of his – in my opinion – best style moments. Because just like his music, his style was ever changing, ever evolving.

Time flies when you’re having fun – a recap of 2015

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They say time flies when you’re having fun and oh em gee, how that is true. I woke up this morning and suddenly realised today is the day the Secret Santa Giveaway ends. As I’m typing this, the giveaway has ended and we’re starting to gather all the names of people who joined our spectacle. We’ll announce the winners soon, so if you’ve entered – stay tu-hu-huned, because magical things will happen soon.

But back to business. This year has brought us a lot. It’s brought us the sudden fame of Justin Bieber (who’s going to his concert?!), a second child of Kim and Kanye (I’m still sad he isn’t called Wild or South) and the realization that global warming is real. But what has it brought me? I decided to give you a small round up of the ten best things that happened to me in 2015 – small and big.

[closed] Secret Santa Giveaway | Have you already entered?

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Merry Christmas everybody!!! I hope your day(s) will be filled with good people, good food, good drinks and maybe even some good presents. Enjoy these days to the fullest and be merry and bright! 😀

Today I wanted to remind you about the Secret Santa Giveaway I’m hosting this year, together with fellow bloggers Mira Tells and Ook Anna Doet Dingen. The three of us have created packages worth over €100, filled with the best stuff you can find on this very planet. For today I thought it would be fun to shine little light on the other packages, because you’ve probably (hopefully!) already seen my own package. In case you’ve missed it, click this link to check it out. And click the ‘read more’ button to see the other pacakges! 😉

Christmas | Gift wrapping inspiration (part two)

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The past week has been all about last minute things. Last minute gift shopping, last minute outfit planning and last minute gift wrapping. Christmas is right around the corner and there’s only a couple more days left until we’re gathering with our families, eating way too much food, drinking way too much wine and opening way too many gifts. I’ve already showed you one gift wrapping inspiration post, but today I’ve got another one for you. This one is, in my opinion, much more Christmassy, with the ornaments, the trees and all the sparkles.

The best the kid’s departments have got to offer right now

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When it comes to shopping, I never really stick to ‘just the women’s department’. I love browsing through the men’s department (the sweaters are amazing: an oversized look with a super soft inside), but I always stop at the kid’s department as well. When I was young, I used to wear Hello Kitty t-shirts and Daisy Duck tops, but oh how the times have changed. Kids these days are super fashionable. I even see a kid now and then looking better than I do. I don’t know if I’m particularly happy with that, but it does remind me to check out the kid’s department more often. So that’s why I browsed through the Mango, Zara, H&M and Bershka websites, to find the best items we all can wear as well!

Christmas | Gift wrapping inspiration

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December is the most expensive month of the year. With Christmas and in the Netherlands also Sinterklaas, we’ve got to empty our wallets in order to buy the best gifts for our loved ones. When you don’t have lots of money (poor poor students as many of us are), it can be quite hard to find those gifts.

But have you ever thought about what happens after you finally find those gifts? Well, you’ll have to wrap them. And I’ve never been quite good as gift wrapping. When I was younger, I used to hand the gifts over to my sister, so she could wrap them nicely. But since a couple of years, I’ve really learned to appreciate the art of gift wrapping. We’ve got many many washi tapes at home (as you might have noticed right here), so gift wrapping became more and more fun when our collection of washi tapes and labels grew.

For today’s post I decided to give you some inspiration for the gift wrapping of your Christmas presents. I’m showing you some classic, two to three toned wrappings. Have you ever knew you could create such beautiful gifts with, for example, plain white paper?

[closed] Secret Santa Giveaway | Win awesome stuff worth about €100

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Secret Santa Giveaway

After months of planning, stressing and the greatest packages arriving at my home, I can now finally announce that the Secret Santa Giveaway is alive and kicking!!! Secret what?! Well, I’ve teamed up with two other bloggers to present you a surprisingly cool giveaway, where you can enter to have a chance on one of three cool packages filled with stuff, all worth about € 100!! How it works, you ask? And what’s in that package of yours, then, you ask? Well, read along and get yourself mixed in the Secret Santa Magic!