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I am already in Marrakech with my little family since Sunday and I´ve been super excited for this trip since in Amsterdam it’s been freezing and snowing! It’s finally time for some warm days for us ( YAY)!! But let’s go back to last weekend when I was getting ready for trip.. I want to share with you some tips to pack your luggage, since it’s something I love to do..

(I know, freaky!!)

I love packing, but maybe, when it comes to traveling, packing isn’t the most fun part for most people. Especially when you’re expected to pack all of your favourite outfits into one luggage or hand luggage even! I used to overpack my luggage with clothes I never wore in the end, just because I was scared I would not bring enough..


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My first tips to pack are to exactly plan your outfits few days ahead and match clothes together to avoid bringing too much. I try to plan looks where I can switch accessories since shoes and bags are the pieces that keeps the most space and weight. Then I quickly try on the outfits and take a mirror screenshot so I remember exactly what goes with what. Then I keep all the screenshots ready day-by-day on my phone and that’s it, no outfit stress for the whole holiday!

Another of my tips to pack is is rolling your clothes, not folding them. I first place all the shoes, bags and bigger items at the bottom of my luggage, then fill in the spaces with the rolled clothes. It saves loads of space and for tidy freaks like me it keeps your luggage nice and organized. Finally, I try to always finish packing the day before so I have room for the last things I was going to forget! And that happens all the times!

If  you are thinking of travelling to Morocco in winter time, you can take some inspiration from what I packed. All the items are linked below and you can follow my Instagram to see all my daily outfits!

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One of the trends I am really liking this season and I was very excited to try, is wearing a suit with trainers, in a very casual way! Wearing a suit with trainers, dressing it down and make it wearable for the every day life. Not just office life anymore!

We’ve been wearing blazers, since a couple years ago, in combination with a simple white t-shirt, and already was my cup of tea! In general, we may think, of course, that suits are more for formal or business wear. However, nowadays a simple addition of a casual top and sneakers, can easily make it very cool! Suits can change from formal to everyday wear with sneakers very easily and still keeps you very chic!

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Personally,  I really love trends with a masculine touch such as suits, blazers and trousers. I mix it with casual pieces, mostly sneakers, t-shirts and knits and it can really give you a more comfy feeling for every day wearing. It does look more stylish than a pair of jeans, but keeps the same easiness.

You can take a traditional suit you already own and make it more interesting and fun with the ‘suit with trainers’ combo, or you can take a look at the ones I’ve selected below!

I am curios to know how you like this trend!!

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Yes! I am guilty of calling myself a fashionista and I do like to follow (almost) all the fashion rules of the season. Veeery guilty! I try the trend, sometimes I embrace it 100%, sometimes it’s not for me and I let it go. The current hot trend of oversized chunky sweaters,  sometimes translated in “excessive”, however, is quite the first option for me.  There is no scare in the “too big”, when combined correctly, the result will be totally  worth it!

Chunky sweaters are one of the current pieces of clothing that are very popular, especially with a playful neckline: off the shoulder, turtle neck, backless.. and the basic formula is the bigger the better!!

The one I am wearing in the picture is from Acne Studios and it’s the most versatile of all the chunky sweaters I even own. I can wear it off the shoulder or with a loose turtle neck layered with a blazer. I can tuck it in jeans for a more casual look or wear it over skinny jeans. Without mentioning how warm it is!! These are the kind of pieces I like to invest in! Like it was the coat I was wearing last week you all loved so much on my Instagram. I should actually wear them together!!

Chunky sweaters are a must for your wardrobe this season as a very comfortable fashion stall that should not be missed in your wardrobe. With falling temperatures, you will surely appreciate it because the biggest advantage is that you will be for sure very warm (much needed in Amsterdam!!).

I like the ‘oversized mood’ because creates a contrast that looks very stylish! It is not difficult to find simple, cozy versions that are extremely comfortable and soft, and above all, stylish. There are so many interesting versions I cannot wait to build an outfit around it.

I have linked 20 outstanding chunky sweaters for you I am loving right now:




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Since I am a mom, weekends means family time and this became my favorite part of the week.

My life often seems to be a race against time. I want to do a million things a day but the hours pass by so quickly that I always find myself struggling with things that still have to be done. Spending quality time with my little family is my priority especially when I am so busy with my job.

I am not gonna lie, I do enjoy Monday mornings too.. when Emma goes to daycare and Menno to the office and I can finally enjoy the silence, a good coffee and organise my work week. But those moments I switch off from social media over the weekend and I dedicate myself 100% to my little girl, make me love my job even more!

Simple, timeless, elegant, perfectly round is what Ebel watches are and I fell in love with them. Time is precious and I love my busy week schedule but also spending it slowly at home enjoying every moment over the weekend.

Having a good quality watch at my wrist is essential for me. This is why when it came down to choose I went for a top Swiss quality and luxury design like Ebel, and I picked my favourite design, the Ebel Wave.

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During the weekends when I take everything slowly and enjoy time with my family my Ebel watch becomes an amazing accessory and I just love to look down at it! It makes me feel dress up even in my most simple look!

Combination of rose-gold tone and diamonds brings with it elegance and style which make any of my outfit special but at the same time gives me that modern feeling I want. I think it’s the case of the watch, made from stainless steel, which gives that perfect modern feeling.  Diamonds and 18K gold crown make it classy at the same time.  A dial is galvanized in silver with diamonds with application of Ebel symbol. It’s just the perfect combination for a stunning watch! Because the watch’s bracelet is brushed and polished two-tone stainless steel with closing, it looks elegant and easily combinable with any style you may wish!

Do not forget to watch your time and take it slowly sometimes to enjoy time with yourself and your loved ones!

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If you are like me, one coat is not enough to go through the cold days, all day, every day.. but there is a print I am never getting tired of, the check print coat. The coat is the centrepiece of our winter wardrobe. It’s the item we end up wearing the most during the winter season. So, why the xxx would we only wear one!

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The check print coat was already a big trend last spring but now it is coming back as a must have in our closets. Whether it is a stylish blazer or a winter coat, it got my attention already! I’d say, get at least one check print piece in your wardrobe because this season belongs to this pattern!

The thing I also love about a check print coat, it’s that it just looks amazing in any possible way. You can dress it up and down and you can easily combine it with anything else in your wardrobe. If you are wearing an evening look, it adds some sophistication, and if you wear it, like me, with sneakers, adds a touch of playfulness.

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Don´t be afraid to invest in a proper check print coat because it is one of the most timeless and basic pieces you can have in your wardrobe. It will always find the way to come back as a big trend, so make space in your wardrobe and keep it there.

This is my favourite selection available to buy online at the moment:

Inside Out the Look:

Check print Coat: Asos | Berret: vintage | Knit: JOA | Necklace: By Alona | Bag: Gucci | Belt: Gucci |

Jeans: vintage Levi’s | Shoes: Converse x Comme des Garcons


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