Hotel Adele & Jules review

Staying in Paris with my sister

About two weeks ago I went to Paris. You might have seen it from some Parisien pictures on my Instagram. Together with my dear sister Melanie, I was invited to come and experience a pretty new hotel in the city of lights, Hotel Adèle & Jules. Located in the picturesque Opera District,…

ImPerfect Esprit December

#ImPerfect = perfect

Hi girls! Happy new week! It’s December, time flies so fast! Especially during this time of the year I am always struggling what to wear. It’s definitely getting colder outside but it’s not winter everyday yet. Guess it’s always the choice between dressing too cold or too warm these days….

sisley products

Review: Sisley Paris phyto-lip & eye twists

Sisley is a brand that is probably less known than brands like Dior, Chanel and Lancôme. It’s a French company that develops skin care and makeup products and also has a perfume line. Sisley was founded by Hubert d’Ornano Sisley in 1976 who early realized how important plants are in…

festive jewellery

Festive jewellery

A few weeks ago I was asked a few questions about jewellery, in particular festive jewellery. Although this article never got published due to the client I’ve worked with, I do think it’s fun to share it here with you. I hope it’s helpful too and I’d love to hear…

shearling collar jacket

Shearling coat

Hi you! Yeah you, you sassy bundle of amazingness! I hope you’ve all had a great day. In today’s post I’m wearing my newest beauty, a biker coat from ZARA with an oversized shearling collar. It really reminds me of that one Acne jacket of a few years ago (a.k.a. a…

Coatspiration in collaboration with Otto.nl

Today’s inspiration: more coats!

The chill is real. And if there’s one thing I love most about the colder days, then it must be wrapping myself up in a big ass, cosy, comfortable and above all: warm coat. How’s that for you? I’ve discovered that Otto.nl has so many pieces that are super trending this season. Let…

Monki puffer coat

Monki puffer coat

Hope you’ve all had a great weekend so far and are already up and ready to rock a new week. We’re already halfway November. Can’t believe we’re getting closer and closer to the end of 2016. It seems like this year flew by like crazy. Don’t you agree? Here in…

ByBar coat

Granny style for fall

Last Wednesday, November 2nd, something happened. I’ve turned 28. That 30 is coming close now. I’m getting old! Hence the opticals, the granny style printed boots from Floris van Bommel, the mom jeans from Storm & Marie, plus the title of today’s blog post. To break anything too formaly styled…

comforting vegan curry

Vegan recipe: comforting curry

One of those nights you just don’t want to be bothered with doing too much in the kitchen. But you still want something delicious for dinner. Oh yeah, I gotcha! Well, this vegan curry recipe comes together super easily and is satisfying yet completely vegetable-driven. Thus it’s of course fully…

ASOS winter coats 2016

Coatspiration

This season it’s all about coats. The bigger, the better. With cool trainers, sophisticated heels, chunky ankle boots, patent loafers, you name it. Since ASOS is having a major Halloween sale day today, I thought it might come in handy to make a shoppable coat-trend post for you guys today….

Review Frank Body

Review: Frank Body Original Body Scrub

From an early age I’ve been deeply interested in beauty and skin care. It was my mom, introducing me to her daily skin care routine that first sparked this interest. I can always remember the feeling of wanting to know how to take care of my skin, why you should…

SkinCeuticals review

Review: SkinCeuticals

Let’s talk about skincare once again. Now that I’m in my late 20s and turning 28 this Wednesday (oh my!), I’m focusing more and more on skincare rather than make-up. I believe investing in great skincare is worth so much more the money than spending loads on cosmetics to cover…

Sisley skincare routine

Review: Sisley skin care routine

Breakouts don’t only happen to teenagers. After having much trouble with acne during my puberty, acne hit me again in my mid-20s. To some extent it was due to my weight gain, which was part of my eating disorder recovery. But my genes played a big role too. My mother struggled with…

vegan buddha bowl

Vegan recipe: Buddha bowl

Happy Sunday everyone! It’s time for another vegan recipe. Yup, I see you’re thinking. Frederique, a Buddha bowl..? You tell me, what’s that? Well actually it’s a bowl full of deliciousness. The Buddha aspect refers to Buddha’s belly, which is all nicely filled up with food. 😉 Well, my variation on…

Lady in Red fashion blogger

Lady in red

Of all colors red is my favorite color to wear. In general. It has always been. Red is often the color chosen by someone outgoing (check), vigorous (check) and hilarious (oh yeah, check). It goes with an ambitious nature (check) but those who choose it can be abrupt at times (check), determined to get all they…

Hoxton fashion blogger, Amsterdam

Maxi skirt

For quite some time I have been craving a black maxi skirt or a somewhere below pencil one with interesting ruffles. You know, a skirt that makes people ask: I love your skirt, where is it from? As time passed and the obsession kind of passed away too, I unexpectedly ran…

Just wanted to share

Ulay, Oh

I love modern art. And I’ve been wanting to share this video with you guys for so long. But I keep on putting it of since it might be off-topic on this blog. However, since it has been stuck in my head for months and this blog is about what…

knitwear for fall, Labee

Fall knitwear

As it’s getting colder and we’ve moved into October already, it’s about time to give our wardrobe an update. We need to get ready for fall! I think a cardigan like this one I’m wearing is just excellent to add to your wardrobe. I love its colors and knitwork. How…

Swarovski new collection 2016

Urban Romance by Swarovski

Morning ladies! On day 3 of my visit to Paris for Paris Fashion Week, I was invited to come over to the Parisian showroom of Swarovski located at the famous Rue Saint-Honoré. When you’ve been shopping in the city I’m sure you know the streets around Place Vendôme are filled…