donderdag 28 augustus 2014

Long hair shoot

A while back, during the winter sales (huge discounts!), I purchased the red Vive Maria dress that I liked so much. Most clothes of this particular brand can be worn during both summer and winter, since the texture of the fabric is usually the same. It's rather soft and not very thick, which makes all the winter clothes suitable for summer as well, especially when you love wearing darker shades like I do. When it's cold, it's easy to apply some extra layers. I no reason not to wear particular clothes all year round! 

So I wore my red winter dress in summer, while posing with my hair down to have some nice shots of its current length:

vrijdag 22 augustus 2014

Try a new hairstyle each month: high ponytail

The high ponytail is a style I wore a lot as a child. It was comfortable and probably looked quite adorable too. Once I got older, I thought the style was too childish and I never really went back to it again. But when I wore a high ponytail to my work a couple of months ago, some of my colleagues told me they liked it a lot. And so did my boyfriend. I decided it was worth another try, especially since it was so comfortable and probably the hairstyle that takes me the littlest effort at all. 
Just make a ponytail high on your doesn't get any easier than that! Be sure to use a firm hair band that can hold very long hair and carry an extra one with you (in fact, always take hair bands with you, no matter what hairstyle you wear, in case your clip, pin or fork falls breaks and you still need to tie back your hair!). 

I love the casual appearance of this hairstyle and the best thing is that it shows off my length without bothering me the slightest!

woensdag 13 augustus 2014

Instagram - some personal favorites

Since I signed up on Instagram in November 2013, I have posted a bunch of every-day life pictures that probably don't hold much interest to anyone but a few friends and family. I do love photography though and especially when it is atmospheric. Instagram really helped to make some of the photographs that I took and liked, into photographs I love. I am a sucker for things dark and romantic, so here we go....some of my better snapshots of the last couple of months:

Nature (the Netherlands):


Madrid, Spain
Vlissingen, the Netherlands
Antwerp, Belgium
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Bad Bentheim, Germany
Milan, Italy