Sunday, October 4, 2015

A day and evening in Amsterdam


Right,.. so I had all these plans for this past week: more editing on my photos and videos of my holiday in France, testing outfits at home for up-coming photo/video shoots, checking out all my social media feeds, checking out what's happening on all the blogs I follow.. and leaving comments as I love to do. :)

And then.. I got ill! :(

Posing on the Dam Square with the famous clothing mall "De Bijenkorf"

It wasn't really the flu.. but it was more severe than the average cold, so I stayed in bed these last few days.. while my body was in full recover-mode. Today, I feel better, so I thought I should update my blog.

And today's post is about my trip to Amsterdam where I met up with my friend Amanda from the UK. Like I write in my previous Amsterdam post, I'm not from Amsterdam.. so I also feel like a tourist. :)

Doing a bit of business in front of the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange. :-P

Whenever I do the touristy thing in Amsterdam, I dress down. I just wear jeans with a top. Some comfortable booties and a leather jacket... and I'm all set!

We just walked around while I was giving a modest guided tour to Amanda. Of course, we also sat down and had some drinks.. and that's always a good moment for a selfie. :-P

Do you recognise some of the companies on the stock ticker?

The evening before we headed out into the city of Amsterdam, Amanda and I also had a few drinks in the hotel bar. For me, it doesn't matter if it's a quick meet-and-greet or not... any excuse for a pretty dress and heels? I'll take it! ;-)

Anyway, I had a great time those two days! Meeting up with friends I've met online is always nice.

Amanda and me in front of Amsterdam Central train station

That's it for today. I'm feeling great and I will be checking out all your blogs! Thanks for your visit! :)

Just a few quick clips of me walking in Amsterdam... enjoy!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fail dresses: return to sender


This might sound generalising and oversimplifying, but I don't think I'm wrong when I say that most of the social media is used to show ourselves at our best. Best make-up, interesting locations, perfect fitting outfits, tasty-looking food, awesome friends.. and that's cool, because most of us like looking at positive stuff. :)

It will be different today though, as this post will be about dresses that I ordered online.. and that were definitely not a success when I put them on. By the way, this is what I usually do.. I come home, see the package(s), take a shower, set up the camera and start trying them on.  Am I weird?

It was a long work-day, so I couldn't be bothered to do make-up! So it's back-sides or cropped-off heads.. trust me.. it's for the better! :P

So the dress depicted above was just a little too tight and the colours weren't really working for me. And also the fabric.. I didn't like it.. it gave me goose-bumps.

This second dress.. I don't even think I have to tell you why I returned this one. This dress is a clear example of how a piece of clothing can look great from the front-side.. but absolutely rubbish from the back-side.

This third dress is a classic example of how something looked good in theory on the website, but when finally on my body.. it just looked all frumpy! Ah well.. you win some, you lose some.. right?

And this is why I always take photos when I'm trying on stuff.. from all angles! It's better than relying on just the mirror! ;-)

I have no videos of this dress fitting session, so I'll just leave you with two most recent ones!