Blue Velvet: 12.14


2014 in review

On the last day on the year, we look back to remember the best times, tick off all the achievements from our bucket lists, and start imagining all the crazy things that are yet to come. 2015, bring it on!



ACNE always has a way to get to me one way or another with its minimalistic designs. This time with these combat, glossy 'Linden' boots that scream 'tomboy' from miles away and would match my collection of black shoes impeccably. 

Find them on sale here and here. There are only a couple of sizes left, mainly IT38, 39 and 40, so if you're into them you'd better rush to it. And get me one pair as well while at it!


mixing the old with the new

Top, IRO PARIS (also available in grey) || Leather skirt, ZARA (on sale here) || Leather jacket, ZARA  (similar) || Socks, OYSHO || Sneakers, NIKE AF1

Visiting the grandmother's house usually means tons of food, lots of laughter over old photographs and the occasional photoshooting for your personal blog. Normal, every day stuff. 


Net-A-Porter sale

Click on each photo above to shop all the products, or click here to visit the entire sale with free express delivery and free returns.

Because this is the time of the year to pamper yourself and finally get those pieces you've been eyeing all season for 50% off.

TIPS on how to get the best bargains when shopping online:
+ Always check the sizes and measures of products. There are items that may have a slightly different fit than others, so make sure to check the item's descriptions and comments (when they exist), so that you avoid sending it back.

+ There's always a risk when holding back to get a better discount. If you wait long enough before making a purchase, the item may be out of stock. If you shop it immediately, you may miss a better price that may come afterwards. If the online shop offers a price alert, make sure to use it, so that you watch the items closely before they sell out!

+ Besides Net-A-Porter, there are a million other online shops that also host sales, starting on Boxing Day, December 26. Remember to check if each store allows you to use discount codes and offer free delivery; there is a number of sites such as, and that always have a variety of coupons (ASOS is their favorite online shop when it comes to discounts - make sure to use their coupons before shopping!)

+ Reclaim costs if the delivery fails to be on time. Net-A-Porter is using fast courier services to deliver its products, however sometimes even the fastest services can get held up. If that is the case, always ask for your rights. This is something that has happened to me with them in the past, and they immediately refunded me with the shipping costs when I complained about it.

+ Buy out-of-season.  The golden rule of supply and demand: if demand dips, prices fall to attract buyers. If demand is high, the power is in the hands of the e-tailer. Translation: during the Christmas sales, summer pieces will be charged a little extra, whereas coats, knits and boots will be high on sale. This is the right time to shop for classic pieces, like a good crisp white shirt, a classic turtleneck or a warm coat, as you will get it cheaper and use it forever.

Happy shopping!


leopard on dark outfits

Sweater, BRANDY MELVILLE (here or here) || Trousers, ZARA (here) || Bag, BALENCIAGA || Heels, SANTE SHOES

Bringing a lot of uniqueness in a boring outfit with just a bit of leopard. This must be the magic of Christmas, no?



Swrater, BRANDY MELVILLE (similar here) || Pants, ZARA (here) || Bag, BALENCIAGA || Heels, SANTE SHOES

Headless shots and very dark hues from the latest blog post. Stay tuned for the entire outfit!



Bits and pieces.
While I'm getting ready to board my flight back home, here's the latest scoop from the past weeks in London, in case you haven't already caught up with it on Instagram. See you all very soon!


sunday casual


ASOS faux fur collar || Topshop boyfriend jeans || TOPSHOP leather jacket || GUCCI round sunglasses || PROENZA SCHOULER PS1 fringe crossbody bag

Talk about a #sundayfunday - casual and super comfortable, this is what I would love to be wearing today!



Leather jacket, Marks&Spencer (here) || Tee, PRIMARK (Forever21 here)|| Jeans, ZARA (here and here) || Heels, SANTE SHOES || Popsicle stole, PRIMARK (see from ASOS here and the exact same one here) || Sunglasses, RAYBAN

The perfect winter overlay in the form of a candy pink popsicle.


in robe mode

Robe coat, ZARA (here from ASOS) || Bag, BALENCIAGA || Slip on sneakers, ZARA (here from TOPSHOP) || Shirt, H&M || Leather leggings, TOPSHOP || Sunglasses, ZARA

Thank the universe for this season's stylish outerwear that transforms even the most boring outfits. With a loungy look, the toppers have an easy, long silhouette — all the better to wrap yourself up in!