First a dress, now a skirt. It must have been ages since I last wore one, let alone one with ruffles. I like it though and it feels good to mix that tomboy deep down inside me – I used to climb in trees, not play with Barbie dolls as a kid – up with some femininity.
ps: I am doing a little train ride today to shoot a City Guide with the ever gorgeous Tiany!
Shirt, COS (my boyfriends); Skirt, J.W. Anderson; Shoes, Acne; Sunglasses, Filippa K; Bag, Kurt Geiger.
These shots were taken last weekend, when I spent a few days in the city of romance with my boyfriend and his family. And oh, how I wish Paris could always be my background. Or at least for a few months…
For quite a while now, I have been thinking of temporarily moving to another city – preferably Paris. Just for the sake of being in a different environment and around other people for a bit.
It is not that I am sick of Amsterdam nor the people I have around me, it is just that íf I am ever going to do it, it is probably best to do it now. You see, no kids, only a rental house…
I have friends that moved to London (and some never came back, haha), friends that moved to Paris (and are almost coming back, yay!), to New York and even to the other side of the world! I am wondering what is keeping me from packing my bags and do the same.
Maybe the fact that I already miss my boyfriend 10 seconds after he leaves the house in the morning. Maybe because staying just feels so damn comfortable. Maybe because I learned over the past few years that I am not a loner, not at all! Maybe because I already travel quite a lot.
I think it is just because I am scared. Scared and lazy, lazy to figure everything that needs to be figured out for an adventure like that out.
Moving to Amsterdam from a smaller city in The Netherlands already felt like a big step to me, but should I take another step – or better said, a jump? If it is only temporary, what could go wrong?
How about you, did you ever – forced or voluntarily and temporarily or for forever – move to another country? Did you like it?
As you are reading this, I am walking around Paris to hunt down the coolest bag and other good things that are just better when bought in the city of romance. I kind of restricted myself to visit no more than three stores, since there is more things to do than just shopping, right?
One of the stores I am planning to pay a visit is & Other Stories, is it worth it? I have to be honest and say that from what I saw online, I am not convinced by the clothes (and shoes) yet, but the accessories and especially the beauty stuff looks quite good! (I NÉÉD all that Stop the Water stuff!)
Concerning the bag hunt… I always tend to fall for black bags, but as you can see I already wear a lot of black, so another color would probably be a better choice, no? Maybe I should take it step by step and get something subtle before I go orange or whichever other bright color. Maybe burgundy, or forest green. They both go well with black…
On other ‘making choices’ notes, I have been thinking about getting a tattoo for a long long time now, but the more I think about it, the more questions pop up in my head.
Like, how long should I wait to get used to the idea and to make sure I will not regret it afterwards? Do you have one? How long did you wait? What did you get? Does it mean anything to you? Is it addictive? Is it a good idea to get inked somewhere visible? Like on my arm? Or would it be better to choose a spot that I will not be able to see without using a mirror (just so that I won’t get sick of it from seeing it too often)?
ps: I would love to share what I have in mind, but I want to wait until I am completely sure myself.
afterDRK was created by Sabrina Meijer in 2009 with the intent of appealing to all fashion seekers, especially the ones that have a slight appreciation for simplicity, but always with some sort of edge.