the christmas gift guide

GIFT GUIDE issue no. 1


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. With about 4 weeks to go before Christmas, it is time to get into the festive spirit and what better way to build up your excitement with a holiday gift guide on the blog. This first one is dedicated the money-making Santa Claus…


LolaLiza Utrecht


Fashion, friends and fun. Somewhere between two to three weeks ago, I was invited by LolaLiza to come and join the official opening of their one and only Dutch flagship store in the beautiful city heart of Utrecht. Of course I had to say YES: Utrecht, fashion, friends and fun; sounds like…

Marington tas

New in


Meet the latest addition to my closet. A really unique black shaped bag from a new discovered online store (go check it out if you’re a bag lover). Call me superficial, but this perfect black baby made me such a happy girl. Definitely my no. 1 favorite piece as we speak….

Lief festival CB12

Caught on camera


Hello cuties!  Remember I went to Lief Festival in Utrecht with Tess and Claire the other day? 🙂 I bet you do! If not, read my report on this day here. The festival experience was hosted by CB12. For all of you who missed out on my Snapchat during that day, here’s an impression…

Dare to be different quote

Customized shizzle


If you’re anything like me .. .. you probably have different cell phone cases laying around the house for different occasions and outfits. A colorful pink one for example to take me through those days when I feel girly and playful, a plain black one when I just don’t want…

Jewelry fall trends

Fall jewelry


I’ve been looking for fall jewelry lately. And I may finally have struck gold with this display of seasonal pieces. It’s just a helpful place to find an unbiased selection featuring all of the trendiest items for the coming fall, pulled from various stores and designers across the web. Budget…

pineapple smoothie

Tropical pineapple smoothie


On a random midweek morning it always helps me to kickstart my day with a fruity smoothie. I don’t know why.. It just makes me feel good about myself and it simply tastes amazing with any fruit really. A few weeks ago I was asked by Vita Coco to share my favorite…

lief festival 2015

About last weekend


Fresh! Hello pretty ladies! How was your Friday? I’m always super motived to get a shitload of work done on Fridays, cause I want to spend my weekend with my boy and not with my blog. He told me he’s in desperate need of spending some time together again. And yes,…

pearl ear cuff

It’s all in the details


The little things.. Even though somewhere inside we all know it all too well, the small things in everyday life matter the most. Every now and then I take a step back and pay attention to those. Not only the little things in life, like a bird singing its song (check for today),…

Sperry boat shoes blogger

SAIL Amsterdam with Sperry


It’s a wrap! SAIL Amsterdam 2015, you were amazing! And Sperry, I couldn’t have wished for a better host then you. Damn, you guys definitely know how to throw a party. So okay Frederique, what was going on, which celebration did you went to? Well, about a week ago I was invited by…

vegan beauty products review

All good


All vegan. All good. The commitment to officially say “I’m vegan” was a decision I deliberated about for a long time. In the end, it took me over fifteen years before I completely cut out animal products. Mid July the time was just right and there was no question about it: this…


Beauty: another DIY


Soaking up the last bit of weekend. Hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend. I’m back home! Not yet ‘home’ in terms of Arnhem but I’ll probably go there later this week. I’m in Leiden at the moment, where I’m helping my boyfriend out with getting things done. He just moved here…

pink summer dress

Let’s go aperitivo


Aperitivo. One of the many things I love about Italy is the concept of aperitivo! You have a glass of wine or prosecco together with your partner, friends or family before dinner, along with some delicious antipasti. Going for an aperitivo is also the perfect occasion to wear that one dress you feel drop-dead sexy in. Which…

cats of instagram

This morning


Buongiorno! Some images of this morning here in La Fossa, near Vetto. Happy Wednesday! Location:  La Fossa, Vetto

vineyards tuscany



Thank God it’s Monday! Let’s get this week started with some images from my weekend, shall we? Gorgeous scenery dominated by vineyards, the perfect nestle for a romantic fairy tale style shoot. Although I’m spending little time in the sun for various reasons, you can see I’m already having a tan going on. Still taking it slow however, listening…


Sexy back


I’m bringing you.. Sexy back. Hope you’ve had a wonderful week so far. Are you looking forward to the weekend? About today’s outfit, I’m not entirely sure if you can actually call it an outfit, since I’m not wearing much you know.. But what I am wearing is enough on its own for…

italy tuscany

Update from Italia


Another life update in images. I’m just dropping in today for a minute, telling you life is all good here in Tuscany. We’re currently staying in this beautiful place in Radicondoli called Il Bel Canto and really, I wish I could stay here forever. Our little apartment with the stunning view from our second…




Life is good! Trying to capture the Italian agriturismo vibes over here is kind of hard. I mean, everything is just too good to capture. You just have to be here! It’s awesome, we are enjoying ourselves big time. And I’m trying to live in the moment as much as I…

travel essentials



♪ We gonna ring-rang-a-dong for a holiday. Put your arms in the air, let me hear you say ♪ Yay! My boyfriend and I are leaving for Italy today, where we’ll be spending our next two and a half weeks. So I thought this is about the perfect time to show you guys what I’m…

flowers paris

Eline talks Paris – Part 2


Time to talk Parisian again. Today it’s Eline’s turn again to share her experiences on living in Paris. In her first post on FAB le Frique about this city, she gave you guys a bunch of tips on how to make it easier to move to Paris. In this second article she’s sharing her…

best kept secret festival



No surprise I went to Best Kept Secret Festival yesterday. And if it is, you might get better on following me! Hihi, nooo.. I’m kidding! I totally understand if you drop by on here every now and then instead of every hour. That’s totally fine with me. My webpage is open for you whenever…


Another video for you


Me in 3D again. Remember I won the best upcoming blogger award 2015 the other day? 🙂 I bet you do! Read previous BUBA posts here and here. The event was hosted by Holland’s new secret crush and MTV-host Kay Nambiar and Jolique Möller from ilovefashionbloggers. For all the fashion minded girls and…

river island disco ball

The day before yesterday


A little recap photo diary.  The day before yesterday I was on the haunt for a new apartment – which you might have seen on Snappiechattie – and I was attending the River Island AW15 press presentation later that day. Since I have only 15 minutes left before I’m heading to…

free your mind report 2015



Free Your Mind, baby! In collaboration with The Sting‘s new festival campaign Celebrate Summer I went to Free Your Mind festival yesterday. Great weather, one of my best friends right next to me (aka my sister), amazing location (near the river, there’s even a little beach there!), music (uh, quite obvious…