WINTER COATS

This morning when I put on my coat, I realized all my coats are pretty much the same. Yes I have a few leather jackets, but all of my proper winter coats are long and classic, just in a bunch of different colors (mostly black and dark gray). And all of a sudden it feels boring! They sure keep me warm, but in a boring way. And so here's my note to self of the day: Step up your coat game lady! Hello, there's an icy cold New York Fashion Week coming up and it seems like winter in Amsterdam has finally started.

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LET’S RAISE A GLASS

I am not going to lie. I was pretty impressed by Sabrina and the results of her juice detox. The power of hydration remains a rather magical one. Nevertheless, my beauty resolution to drink more water exceeds a three-day period. Since I (and perhaps you?) want to make this a successful experiment, I wrote down some suggestions to step up the (water!) drinking game.

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WHAT TO DO?

What to do with a pair of shoes that you’re still madly and deeply and very much in love with, but are too painful to even go on a dinner date in?

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3 DAY JUICE DETOX DIARY

Let me start by saying that I love food. All kinds of food, except for maybe meat. I am not a vegetarian, but I don’t like the taste and texture of most meat. I know that opinions are certainly divided when it comes to juice detoxes. Some swear by it and say it’s the perfect thing to do every now and then. Some think it’s just plain bullsh*t (excuse my language).

Nevertheless, I have always wanted to try a juice detox. Not because I am eager to loose weight (the only way to do that is by eating healthy and working out), more because I am curious and I want to see what it does for me. Will it make my skin glow more than my beauty routine? Will it give me a mental boost?

So when Detox Delight asked me to test one of their programs, I decided to go for it. I picked the Juice & Dinner option, which consists of 4 (500ml) juices for the day and one raw vegan (350gr) dish for dinner. It’s less intense (though the dinner portions seemed scarily tiny at first sight), but they promise it’s just as effective.

Let’s find out.

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TAILORED T-SHIRT

While some think finding the perfect pair of jeans is the hardest task in the shopping world of tasks, I believe finding the perfect t-shirt is even harder. We talked about them for a bit yesterday and I already mentioned a few of my favorite brands for t-shirts, but I never mentioned Son of a Tailor.

The name already gives away what they do, they create tailor made (made to measure) hand cut t-shirts, one t-shirt at a time.

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WHAT ARE THE BASICS?

When I wrote about me starting the 5 Piece French Wardrobe regime again last week and about „basics not counting”, Amanda asked me what are the basics exactly? Good point.

But before I dive into this, let’s change the name of this concept to just 5 Piece Wardrobe. Some of you rightfully suggested that we shouldn’t generalize a specific group of people and their style (plus not all French have a shopping habit that consists of only buying 5 new pieces a season) and that only makes sense. So from now on, 5 Piece Wardrobe it is.

Anyway, back to the basics.

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SMILE!

A little while ago Nicole posted an image of these on her Instagram.

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BEAUTY TALK WITH SABRINA

I remember when I started this beauty talk series, some of you asked me to do one on...me. I always thought it wouldn’t be as fun to share my own tips and tricks as I pretty regularly share beauty favorites I come across. But here it is - better late than never - a beauty talk with me.

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THIS YEAR’S BEAUTY VOWS

Even though my body is still processing the many toasts, shots and shameful dances from New Years Eve (yes, that happened!), I felt it was time to take a step back and look at some changes for the future. So following Sabrina’s footsteps, I wrote down some beauty pointers for 2015.

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