Monday, August 27, 2012

Plussize Outfit Day: Get shorty

Hi there, remember me? Yep, I know it's been a while, I've been extremely busy with my work (there have been some changes, no big ones but still) so I put the blog on hold for some time (again). I was not sure if I wanted to blog anymore because it takes up so much time. But when I came to think of it, not blogging wasn't an option as well. I still have to figure out a way to keep the blog alive. Maybe 1 post a week? Well, let me think about that one.

A few weeks ago miss Bartoz and Melanie came up with the idea of a Plussize Outfit Day. Every month there will be a theme and this time it is Black and White. I think it's great idea and offered to make the logo for this project (you like?) and it gave me just a boost to kickstart the blog again. Oh and I love to see what the other ladies came up with. Check out their blogs if you like:

miss BARTOZ:
Miss Temple:

So my outfit! Well, for the very first time, since I was 16, I'm wearing shorts. Big big one for me since I absolutely hate my legs. I don't know what it is, I just like to hide them for the whole world. That's maybe the reason I like maxi dresses so much. But every time I saw a curvy lady with shorts I really liked it and so had to have a pair for myself. I'm not that self assured about it but I really want to give it a try. I even got a playsuit last week... (more on that in another blogpost). Off course there is no way that I will wear them without tights and heels. So there I go, into the world, just me and my shorts...

Hope you have a nice week and don't forget to check out the other lovely ladies who are teaming up with me in the Plussize Outfit Day project!

Love Els x

Shorts and blouse H&M+
Heels Blink
Ring Ydeltuyt
Necklace Mi Moneda

Monday, June 25, 2012

Carmakoma Lookbook AW12-13

Get ready for an overload of pics because I think I love every single piece Carmakoma has made for us this autumn and winter! They are known for their rock chick style in mostly black and this time they even have leather pants in the collection! I don't know if it's real leather but I can't wait to get my hands on a pair. My absolute favorite is the outfit from the picture above. Love the tough look of the leather pants against the sweet flowery top. Second favorite is the grey and black spotted dress.
The collection will be available in August.

So, happy viewing! Love Els x

PS. I know it's been ages since my last post but I've been busy working so the blog will be on a low profile for a while...

Monday, May 14, 2012

I love Blondie!

Wow! How cool is this? Spotted this tee just now on Asos and had to click it home right away. I just love Blondie and I listen to her music almost every day while creating beautiful things ;-) What can I say: it just keeps my creativity flowing, she's a real inspiration to me. I think I might wear it with a fancy skirt and a blazer.
Can't wait!

Love Els x

Saturday, May 12, 2012

My life in pictures

What are you looking at?

1. A fake Arty ring, <3 it!
2. A new iPhone cover from Asos
3. Dinner with my love
4. My porn heels ;-) bought 3 pairs of shoes at a sample sale at Café Moda
5. Extreme rain the other day, the street became a swimming pool!
6. Beautifull dutch model Daniëlle van Grondelle in Jackie Magazine
7. Meet Harry, he's trying on my new glasses necklace ;-) Very sophisticated!
8. A Mimic Copenhagen bag I got from Elle magazine. It's huge!
9. Smoothies! Made by my daughter Anne
10. Enyoing a 'Bossche bol'. It's a sort of cake ball covered with chocolate and filled with whipped cream. It's a famous pastry from the dutch city Den Bosch
11. Flowers from my love
12. A gorgeous man at my feet! This is Storm, he was hit by a car 6 weeks ago and broke his spine, he had to live in a bench for 5 weeks. Poor guy, but he's is free again! Oh and the shoes are one of the 3 pairs I bought at the sample sale ;-)
13. An advertising design I made this week
14. Planning my trip to Paris with my daughter. All tips are welcome!!

That's all folks! Wish you a very nice weekend and enjoy mothers day!

Love Els x

Thursday, April 19, 2012

OOTD: Girl on a mission

I had so much fun today shooting for the blog. The wind was playing with me and my skirt and even now, while writing this, I smile again when thinking about the people passing by, wondering what the *bliep* is she doing out there?

Well people, I can tell you exactly what I'm doing out there. I'm on a mission to tell all you girls and woman that you can have fun dressing up when you are curvy. And that you can look and feel beautiful. Just by putting on clothes that match your personality. Don't hide your curves, show them and be proud of them!

Now and than I get compliments by complete strangers that I look nice or great or that I have a nice dress. When they say it they sound almost surprised... like it's impossible for a curvy girl to look nice. Don't get me wrong, I love compliments and those people mean well. In my opinion you have to put in just a bit of extra effort to look good when you are a big girl, put on some make-up, do your hair, wear those heels hiding in your closet. You feel better when you do, am I right? Yes, I am and you know it!

About the clothes: this blouse I got some time ago from Big on Fashion. Remember the personal card that came with it? (see here) I've worn it quite a bit but didn't use it in a OOTD so far. So here it is. The skirt is made by me. I made another one and I an't wait to show you. So coming up soon...

Love Els x

Coat: PAS (old)
Blouse Replace
Skirt DIY
Heels Bullboxer
Belt Carmakoma
Tights Hema
Ring Topshop
Necklace Lana's Sieraden (seen on the lovely Nefferth from ModePlus!)
Eye liner Blacktrack fluid line by MAC
Lips Lady Danger by MAC
Nails Fred said Red by Catrice

Saturday, April 14, 2012

OOTD: Lady in red

Oh la la, this is what you call red, can't miss me in this one! This sleeveless dress I bought a few weeks ago at the 'Grote maten Beurs' and it was on supersale. So off course it had to go home with me. It's quite romantic because of the flowers and I tried to give it a kind of an edge with the leather jacket. I imagine wearing it bare legged with a nude or red pump in summertime but for now I prefer to keep my tights on (brrr....). I have a red cardigan in exactly the same color so I think I might team them up some time. When I'm in a romantic mood. Oh and braid my hair for that extra romantic touch... keep you posted!

So for now I wish you a very nice weekend, make it a good one!

Love Els x

Dress Zorbé
Jacket H&M BiB (old collection)
Heels Café Moda
Rings red H&M, capricorn by Uniek
Lips Lady danger by MAC

Thursday, April 12, 2012

OOTD: Zebra pants

Well, here I am, with my pants on! I think it's a first on this blog, me wearing pants. I don't like pants that much, I'm more of a dress/skirt kind a gal. I even hate jeans (on me that is...) and I don't know what it is but even now and then I find a pair to my liking. So what do you think: more pants wearing on the blog or not?

Oh and those heels: gorgeous but they are killing my feet! Auch!

Love Els x

Pants Great Looks (last year)
Blouse & blazer H&M BiB (last year)
Shoes Blink
Glasses Action
Necklace Mi Moneda
Ring Ydeltuyt