Monday, April 28, 2014

Outfit > 250414 Dark flowers


In my last blogpost I told you about the store I visited in Eindhoven, Big Girlz? You saw a little sneak peek of this dress. Well I love this one so a proper outfit post was in order. You know me and flowers... love them! This dress has a little extra, I don't have much of a waist so every help I can get in that area is more than welcome. The pleats suggest a waist and that works just fine for me. The length is perfect and I had to take a size down, always good I say :) I'm wearing a size m here. I think this dress is available in an animal print as well.

What is your body type and do you keep that in mind while shopping?

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In mijn vorige blog van afgelopen vrijdag vertelde ik je al over mijn bezoekje aan Big Girlz in Eindhoven en daar zag je al een paskamerselfie van deze jurk. Ik vind hem zo leuk dat hij een eigen plekje verdiend in de spotlights hier op de blog. Je weet, ik en bloemen, da's een match made in heaven, maar deze jurk heeft net een beetje extra. Ik heb niet zo heel veel taille dus alle hulp op dat gebied is welkom. Doordat deze jurk plooien heeft op precies de goede plek geeft het de illusie dat ik wel een soort van taille heb. De lengte is perfect voor me en ik heb zelfs een maat kleiner genomen (altijd leuk), ik draag hier een m. Ik geloof dat deze jurk er ook in een dierenprintje is.

Wat is jouw figuurtype en hou je daar rekening mee tijdens het shoppen?

Love Els x


Dress Zizzi (via Big Girlz) | Shoes Blink | Tights Hema (wearing size 48-52)
Shawl gift from my mother | Rings coral one H&M, black flower ?
Necklace bought at homeparty
On the lips Vegas Volt by MAC | On the nails Lilis no. 647 by Chanel











Thursday, April 24, 2014

In the spotlights > Big Girlz in Eindhoven


Last week I visited Big Girlz in Eindhoven, I somewhere on the internet read that the owner of the store carries her own label called 'Superangel '. So, curious as I am, I had to see it for myself. The store is located at the Leenderweg 74b and is very cozy looking. Martje, the owner of the shop, is very creative and makes all the clothing for her own label in the back of the shop in her atelier. The shop is filled with affordable fashionable items of her own hand and if you don't like the fabric it can be made in a different fabric, you just pick another fabric in the fabric room. After a week it's ready for you. And if it doesn't suit you it will be sold in the shop. Great right?
Big Girlz carries almost the whole Zizzi collection (yay!) so I think this will be a good address for me in the future. Off course I tried on some stuff and my eye fell on a black and white Zizzi dress. Also tried on some shorts from Superangel, but I was in doubt... so maybe next time :) The dress I took home and will be on the blog on monday.

Tomorrow I will celebrate the first 'kings day' in the Netherlands. Hope you have a nice weekend as well!

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Vorige week ging ik langs bij Big Girlz in Eindhoven. Ergens op internet las ik dat de eigenaresse hier haar eigen label 'Superangel' voert, dus nieuwsgierig als ik ben, moest ik dat met eigen ogen zien. De winkel zit aan de Leenderweg 74b en ziet er gezellig uit. Martje, de eigenaresse, is erg creatief en maakt alle kleding van haar label zelf in haar atelier achterin de winkel. De winkel is compleet gevuld met betaalbaar fashionable spul van haar eigen hand en als het model je wel aanstaat maar de stof niet, dan kun je een ander stofje kiezen uit haar 'stoffenwinkeltje' en na een week kun je dat ophalen. Mocht het toch nog tegenvallen dan is dat geen probleem, dan gaat het gewoon de winkel in. Geweldig toch?
Big Girlz heeft naast haar eigen label Superangel ook bijna de hele Zizzi collectie hangen (yay!) dus ik denk dat dit een goed adresje voor me wordt. Uiteraard moest er wat gepast worden en mijn oog viel op een zwart/wit gebloemde jurk van Zizzi. Ik probeerde ook wat shorts uit van Superangel maar ik twijfelde of ik het ook echt zou dragen. Hmm... nog even over nadenken dus. De jurk nam ik mee naar huis en staat maandag op de blog.

Morgen ga ik lekker de eerste koningsdag vieren. En jij? Stort jij je in de festiviteiten? Fijn weekend!


Love Els x


Vindt jij het ook leuk om een keer met je shop of webshop in 'The Spotlights' the staan? 
Neem dan even contact met me op info@xlfashionfile.com

You can see a glimpse of Martjes atelier in the back
Je ziet achterin een glimpje van Martjes atelier

Some Superangel stuff in bold prints
Superangel met leuke prints
The 'fabric store'
Het 'stoffenwinkeltje'

Even with my jeans underneath this Zizzi dress looks nice.
Oh and how did I miss that gorgeous coat there on the right?
Zelfs met mijn jeans er nog onder ziet deze Zizzi jurk er leuk uit.
Oh en hoe kan ik die geweldige jas rechts op de foto nou gemist hebben?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Outfit > 210414 Salmon and black

This dress I re-found in my closet when I was cleaning it out for the Shop My Closet sale. I bought it a year ago and worn it once or twice. I thought I'd give it a second chance because I love the color and the lace detail on top. This is typical something that needs a blazer or a cardy for my body type to work right. Otherwise it's too much of one color and I need to break that. I think it's a real girly girl dress and it deserves a second chance, right?

Oh and by the way: Happy easter every one! Hope you have a wonderful time with your loved ones and enjoy this chocolate eggs!

Love Els x


Dress Koko by Koko | Blazer Asos Curve
Headband H&M | Shoes Asos | Ring Bijoux Brigitte









Thursday, April 17, 2014

Junarose outfit > 180414 The leopard jumpsuit

When I saw this jumpsuit pop-up in the Junarose webshop I immediately wanted to have it. Bold print, yeah I love those! But when I put it on I didn't know how to style it so it didn't look as I had my pyjama's on. Then I struggled a bit with it, styled it with a leather jacket but no... that wasn't it. I finally came up with this result and I must say I like it like it. I think it's because of the softness of the blazer. This blazer I adore... I know it's an oldie but certainly a goodie. I wear it a lot and I fear the day it falls apart. Hope that doesn't happen any time soon :)

This jumpsuit is available in the Netherlands in these webshops:

So tell me, do you struggle sometimes how to style a certain piece? Share it with me so maybe I can help you out, love doing that!

PS: going to see Justin Timberlake tonight at Gelredome in Arnhem with my daughter. Jeej! Can't wait!

Have a nice easter weekend! Love Els x


Jumpsuit Junarose (gifted) | Blazer Carmakoma (old) | Shoes Blink | Ring Topshop









Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Outfit of the day > 01.02.2014 Flowers and blue suede shoes

I've had this Asos Curve dress a few times in my basket but somehow I never really get to buying it. I don't know why. Until last week I saw a picture of Melissa McCarthy wearing a flower dress that looked very familiar to me... where did I see that one... and yes, of course it is was the one from Asos Curve! I didn't hesitate and clicked it home. She looks stunning in this dress! It's a perfect flattering cut for your curves. Love it! Just needed some blue suede shoes and it's a wrap.

Have a nice weekend everyone!

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Ik weet niet hoe vaak ik deze jurk al in mijn mandje had gelegd en op de een of andere manier kwam ik er maar niet aan toe om ook op de bestelknop te drukken. Ik kan eigenlijk geen reden bedenken waarom ik dat niet deed. En toen, vorige week, kwam ik een foto tegen van actrice Melissa McCarthy in een bloemenjurk die me wel heeeeel bekend voorkwam... waar had ik die ook al weer gezien? En ja, natuurlijk was het die ene van Asos Curve! Ik twijfelde geen seconde meer en heb hem besteld. Want wat staat hij haar tof! Het is perfect gesneden om je curves te flatteren. Love it! Mijn blue suede shoes erbij en klaar.

Fijn weekend iedereen!

Love Els x


Dress Asos Curve | Shoes Blink | Tights Hema | Ring H&M

Melissa McCarthy looking fab!










Junarose outfit > 18.02.2014 Almost back to black

I don't wear that much black anymore. I used to all the time. But when I went to styling academy I was told black was not my color. Well, I knew that of course, but it felt secure and easy. Black just makes me pale. I can get away with it when I wear my hair down, it works as a buffer against the black :) Anyway, more than half of my closet was filled with black and from then on I forbid myself to buy black clothes. I mean, leggings yeah, but tops or dresses no. Now my closet is a wild adventure filled with color and print. Love it! And now, after a few years, I allow myself to put a little bit of black in it again. And so I came accross this H&M+ blouse with the frill in front, very versatile, and this skirt by Junarose. It's a simple skirt with pleats on the side to hide your wobbly bits. The leggings even things out, I have to wear a bit of color, right? It's Junarose as well and it's a low cut legging. Not too comfortable for my curvy bum, a bit higher would have been nicer. During the day I have to pull them up otherwise they slip down under my bum (it happend!).

See you next time! Love Els x


Skirt and leggings Junarose (gifted) | Blouse H&M+
Camee Bijoux Brigitte | Rings Melano | Shoes (old) Café Moda