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HOW I FINALLY BALANCE MY TIME BETWEEN WORK AND BABY

Sometimes I like sharing with you some topics not solely fashion related and talk about my personal experience. Today is about how I finally found a balance to share my time between work and Emma.

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I am not here to say it is easy to be a mom trying to juggle a business with a family life. It is everything but easy. It took me quite some time to find a good way, in fact, Emma grew into a 18 months toddler in the meantime 😉 Luckily I have this new stunning and chic timepiece from Larsson & Jennings helping me to keep organised!

Both Menno and myself work free lance and the fact we don’t have strict office hours facilitate the whole situation in a way. For the first year of life as a mom, I had Emma full time and it’s been very often a struggle to find the time to work during ‘daylight’.. The time I could dedicate to myself and my work was mainly during her naps, one day a week she was staying with daddy and I could mainly work at night after putting her to bed.

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When Emma was closer to the year of age and my work loads kept on growing we had to start thinking of childcare. This is easier to say than actually make the decision. It feels very easy now but back then, I had to let go of the guilt of thinking someone else would take care of my child for most time of the week. I think that actually making the decision and find the right place for her it was the most difficult part.

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I am not here to say I discovered the hot water with childcare. I think I am a much better mom with doing what I am passionate about, without living with the frustration of never having time to cope with everything and every minute spent with Emma becomes more precious.

Some things in my life had to change. Living the moment is not an option anymore. I have to be super organised starting from the little things. If I try to leave nothing to the case, life becomes a little easier. Little things like planning the night before mine and Emma’s outfits, the next days meals, keeping a fridge always stocked up and who does what sharing the tasks with Menno. Life is now lived around priorities, which means everything rotate around Emma’s needs. Discipline became a daily routine and I divide my tasks I can do when Emma is around or not.

Finally, I make sure I always allow some me time during the week! Lunch with a friend in a pretty spot, a new manicure, some shopping.. anything that makes you feel good with yourself and reloaded!

This way I am able to drop my bags when I come home from the office and dedicate my time fully to Emma. My home time is Emma’s time and not ‘struggling-to-get-things-done-while-taking-care-of-a-baby’ time. The quality time I can spend with her, that time have no price in the world!

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Inside Out the Look:

  Created in collaboration with Larsson & Jennings. Story, styling, photography and creative direction my own. Shoot at The Pulitzer, Amsterdam.

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[PERSONAL OUTFIT] TRUST YOUR EVENING BLAZER

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Blazers are a staple in my wardrobe. I always liked to invest in good ones.

I like how I can excite a daytime ensemble with a glamorous velvet one. It gives my outfit the autumnal easy chicness I want.

On an below level, I needed to find a way to style my beautiful gift from Triangl Swimwear.. I couldn’t wait for the next tropical holiday! I quite like the result of a bikini top wore as a bra underneath a white deep V!..

Definitely to be tried in the city!!

Inside Out the Look:

Blazer: Zadig et Voltaire (more hère) | T-shirt: Zadig et Voltaire (similar hère) | Bikini top: Triangl (hère) |

Hat: Zadig et Voltaire (similar hère) | Jeans: Diesel (more hère) | Shoes: Zara (hère)

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[PERSONAL OUTFIT] FULL LENGHT IN AMSTERDAM

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This AW we can only be fashionable if our knit sleeves are longer than expected.. When I say longer, I mean MUCH longer! Imagine them covering your fancy watch, your brand new rings and your fresh manicure.. There is no showing off in any of these areas as Acne, The Row, Celine and Stella taught us (just to name a few of my favourites).

The last time I can recall my sleeves covering my thumb it was actually as a teenager, including my mother telling me off because of it!

..When my mum is going to see these photos is possibly going to text me the same thing once again! Funnily enough now I can justify myself having Celine and Acne backing me up.. What could she possibly argue now?

The jumper is a new entry accompanied by a funny story. Funny for one party only actually..

Last week Menno asked me to update his winter wardrobe with new knitwear. How can a lovely girl friend refuse such a request? Nothing i love more than shopping for him.. which means I pick from some of my favourite menswear departments and he pays for it! I stocked him up of Sandro sweaters, strategically getting him also two of the same ones, one in navy and the other one in grey.. Yes! The one I am wearing!

The result it was us walking down the canals in Amsterdam wearing the twin knit, including last night dinner with his parents where we got a proper weird look from his mother this time!

Look mums no hands!!

Inside Out the Look:

Sweater: Sandro (here) | Denim: Diesel (similar here on sale!) | Shoes: Converse (similar here) | Bag: Zadig&Voltaire (more here) |

Biker: Alexander Wang x HM (here) | Beanie: Carhartt (here) | Sunglasses: Celine Caty (here)

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