donderdag 27 februari 2014

OOTD || IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET

dress - H&M divided, jacket - Zara, scarf - Monki, boots - H&M, beanie - H&M men's dept.

When I first noticed this scarf at Monki I had to have it. I love checked scarfs (I sort of live in my red one for the last 3 years!), and I do like this color. But I was a little short in cash so I didn't buy it. The second time I saw it, it was on sale. 50% off. But I was running out of time and decided to come back later. When I came back for it, I benefited from an even bigger discount: I bought it, in the end, for just €4,-.
A great example of patience will be rewarded. Yaaay!




woensdag 26 februari 2014

ROTTERDAM || BURGER TRUT


It was a very véry rainy night when Roel and I arrived at de Meent in Rotterdam for dinner at Burgertrut. There we stood, infront of an empty space. No restaurant, no burgers... No moving note. We took off, disappointed. But it had me thinking about it all night. How could a successful restaurant just be gone like that? I asked my friends, maybe something happened when I was in South-America for 4 months. But no, nobody knew anything about it. So I started to search on the internet and found the answer. Burgertrut had moved into Worm at the Witte de Withstraat. Like a shop-in-shop. And so that next Thursday Roel and I went for their lovely burgers after all.

Since the restaurant is below street level, it's easy to miss. But when you found it, it's wonderful. It's like a warm and cozy cave, a bit dark, but with all sorts of lights, lamps and candles. Fresh flowers on the table. A paper menu, vintage furniture and cute checkered napkins. Like we went back in time a little. 
The burgers are totally suitable for a low budget ánd for vegetarians. At least 50% of the card is meat free. That's one of the things I love most about it! My personal favourite is the Japanese burger with lot's of wasabi, yum! (goes perfect with the pear cider, btw..!). And the meat they do serve is organic. 
On the wall there's a handwritten note with the desserts of the day. Homemade, and always different. 

This place is really worth a visit. And since it's close to the theatre it's great for a classic date: dinner and a movie! With your latest Tinder match, with le bf or on a girlsnight out, it all fits Burgertrut!  

Burgertrut
Boomgaardstraat 71 
3012 XA Rotterdam

Openinghours: 
Tuesday & Wednesday 17.00-21.30h
Thursday & Friday 17.00-22.30h
Saturday 14.00-22.30h
Sunday 14.00-21.30h








*The pictures aren't the best quality, but I tried to capture the atmosphere as good as possible. 

maandag 24 februari 2014

DIARY: 05


O hi there, big-fat-diary-'cause-I-haven't-done-a-diary-post-for-weeks! It's crazy busy at work at the moment and when I'm home I'm so exhausted I can't get myself to blog... And then there was the migraine last Thursday, blugh! But the sun gives me energy, I'm really longing for spring! Yesterday was a lovely day, super sunny, well spent with my girlfriends and later on my boyfriend. What have you been up to?
So what are you looking at?

300 followers on Instagram, yaay! thanks guys, I really appreciate it! // very tasty dinner: sweet peppers with couscous, goatcheese and pine nuts // Gijssie was gone, we tried to find him anywhere. after 11 days he was meowing at the backdoor. so happy to have him back!! // my friend Georgina and I met up yesterday (and a lot of other friends! ♥) and she's so beautiful pregnant. 2 more months and there's a new baby in our lives! // having a candlelight dinner with my friend Christel at McDonald's. We're always joking around about how we love fastfood and romantic dinners, and this time she really brought candles! :)  // this was a little flashback to the amazing Machu Picchu. I posted this pic on Valentine's day, love this man an awful lot! // Twiggy behind the tulips we got from Roel's sister. spring feeling! // minicupcakes with Desiree, Georgina and Jessica yesterday // little Felix was joining as well. easy like sunday morning ♥ // vday tompouce, love the little hearts! // grey skirt, sneakers and a lot of sunshine last saturday.  

vrijdag 21 februari 2014

OOTD || BLOWING IN THE WIND

Ph: Roel van Tienen
dress - H&M trend, jeans - H&M &denim, boots - H&M

The wind keeps on blowing, like an everlasting autumn...
It made shooting on this sunny Saturday afternoon very funny, since my dress (and my hair!) was blowing all around! No cranky boyfriends this time. ;)
On Boxing Day I wore this dress with tights and a short skirt underneath, but I like it worn like this as well. This is more like daily look, more casual. I can go to work in this!
But it's Friday, let's not talk about work, let's talk about the weekend! What are you up to?





maandag 17 februari 2014

OOTD || WINDY WONDERLAND



Ph: Tara
coat - H&M trend, jeans - H&M &denim, bag - Zara, boots - H&M

It's a windy Tuesday afternoon when I meet up with Tara from The Profashional to shoot some outfit pics in downtown Rotterdam. It's so much fun to shoot with an other blogger who knows what it takes to get a good shot! And although it was freezing cold - it started to rain cats and dogs right after we finished and got to my place for some hot tea!-, I loved walking around town to search for the most beautiful and photogenic spots in my own hometown.

I choose to wear my teddy coat and some ripped jeans, since recently my daily attire is all about denim and black. Keeping it simple. And I got myself some new boots! I was searching for some low budget black flats to get me through the last weeks of winter and here they are. You like 'm?










zondag 16 februari 2014

GUEST WRITER || FATMA



Moeder zijn is echt zo leuk, een grote roze wolk.....

Ik ben moeder van 2 meiden, Yasmin (5) en Sara (2). Dus ik doe dit werk al 5 jaar en wat ik nog steeds niet begrijp is dat mensen tegen mij zeggen: "Geniet er maar van, ze zijn zo groot!" Ja, hopelijk blijven ze niet zo klein en kom ik iedere dag weer dichterbij de finish... Kan ik eindelijk weer eens rustig op m'n gemak op de wc zitten en hoef ik geen pannenkoeken meer te bakken voor vriendinnetjes die na school komen spelen (alsof ze niet genoeg gespeeld hebben de hele dag op school!). De woensdagmiddagen moeten trouwens ook verboden worden!

Geen poep meer schoonmaken, dat doe ik nu een paar keer per dag al bijna 6 jaar! Kan ik weer eens met een klein handtasje de deur uit in plaats van een luiertas met een overlevingspakket. En kan ik weer pumps aan, van die hele hoge! Als ik ze dan nog pas... jaaaaa... want je poezelige voetjes die groeien ook een maat met iedere zwangerschap. Net als je taille! Enige wat slinkt zijn je borsten. Die worden helemaal leeggezogen en dat maakt ze er niet echt beter op (oh ik zie m'n kind nog als een piranha aan m'n tiet hangen....auw!). Het fatsoeneren daarvan kost +/- €4000,-. Dus als ik komende jaren de kinderbijslag opzij leg heb ik met een paar jaar weer mooie, harde, volle borsten...

Maar goed om terug te komen op het genieten. Ik geniet echt wel van ze, hoor. Vooral als ze slapen. En om dan extra te genieten ga ik kijken of ze wel echt slapen en dat doe ik zo: 
Ik doe heel zachtjes de deur open, hou m'n adem in, sluip heel maar dan ook echt heel zachtjes naar binnen, ga over hun bedje hangen (hou nog steeds m'n adem in) controleer of ze slapen, draai me in één beweging om richting de deur, sluip heel voorzichtig de kamer uit, sluit de deur, begin weer met ademen, laat de deurklinker los en... begin te genieten.

Een theetje heb ik wel verdiend! Dan kom ik de woonkamer binnen en stap op een blokje godgloeiendekutteringtyfusmotherfucker.....aaaaarrrggghhhh!!! 
En ik was zo aan het genieten.....

MAAR. Als je kind naar toe komt rennen, je omhelst en zegt hoe veel ze van je houdt, echt waar dan vergeet je alles en weet je dat je het allemaal doet voor die ene knuffel. Een lief klein frummeltje in jouw armen dat met liefde naar je kijkt. Zo eerlijk. Zo puur. Zo zacht. Zo heerlijk ruikt ze, zoals alleen jouw kind dat kan. Dan stopt de tijd en besef je je hoe mooi en bijzonder mama zijn is. Moeder zijn is echt een fulltime job en het is echt wel zwaar, maar ik ben zo dankbaar en zo trots dat ik moeder ben geworden! En niet zomaar een moeder, ik ben de mama van Yasmin en Sara!

En ik bedenk me nu.... over een jaar of 10 staan er puistenkoppen op scooters voor de deur om m'n meiden op te halen. Nou, daar word je ook niet blij van!

Carpe diem! 

Fatma 

vrijdag 14 februari 2014

ELINE'S MOODBOARD: LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Hi,
My name is Eline and I’m one of the guestbloggers on the blog of my good friend Linda. Over the years I’ve collected images on the internet. Images which inspire me on my personal style, home decoration, delicious recipes en words that touch me. I’m a pinahololic you can say. Pinterest is the perfect platform for me to collect all my inspiration. My own moodboards inspire me every day. From now on I will share the pictures and words that inspired me on pinterest and a lot of blogs in a monthly item. So Flowerchild is my personal platform to share these beautiful images with you. I hope you’ll enjoy and most of all get inspired! 
 

Love is in the air

February is the month of love, because of the celebration of Valentine’s day. Although it's mostly motivated by commercialism I think it's good to dwell on what your beloved ones mean to you. A day to appreciate and actually say or show that to your other half, but also to your mom, dad, brother, sister or good friend.

Now that I think about it... actually every month should be the month of love! It is the most important thing in life. Well... ’thing’ sounds a little bit weird, but it’s a feeling that we can’t live without. We should celebrate that more often! And I don’t only mean the boyfriend-girlfriend thing but also love for your family and friends. We are made to love and connect with eachother, on a deeper level than facebook or anything. So let’s celebrate love and cherish everyone you feel connected to!

- Lien


Sources:

1: tobiasrocks.tumblr.com
2: modernhepburn.tumblr.com
3: hplyrikz.com
4: weheartit.com
5: 31.media.tumblr.com
6: newwonderfulphotos.blogspot.com
7: photocommunity.com
8: pinterest.com
9: tumblr.com

woensdag 5 februari 2014

OOTD: GRAY MOUSE

skirt - River Island, belt - River Island, sweater - H&M divided

The cropped top is growing on me. I think I missed it in my life without knowing it from the day I bought my first high waist skirt. Like this one. Never knew how to wear it without looking like a gray mouse, and now the solution is there!
This sweater is the best thing in my closet at the moment. It's like a hoodie without a hood. It has fleece inside, so it's super warm. And it's cropped!
(And only €14,95...).
Yes!



maandag 3 februari 2014

DIARY: 04


Let's start the week with a diary for a change. A big fat diary from a big fat week.
What you're looking at:

got my hair cut on monday. happy with my new fresh cut bangs! // these little shoes are hanging on my closet door for a very long time - they're my first shoes! - and since we refurbished the bedroom last weekend they come up way better // my mom is in Holland and she brought me flowers. ♥ these red tulips, the sun and red nailpolish make me feel like spring // wednesday Roel surprised me with this lovely brunch, while I was meeting my mom for lunch 2 hours later. oops! just had scones and clotted cream hihi, but we were talking more than eating anyway. we don't see eachother that often, 'cause my mom lives in Spain and in these few hours together we have a lot to catch up on. fortunately I see her again next month, Roel and I are going to Spain for a little holiday in march // dancing with the girls on fridaynight at 'Dance Dance Dance', IFFR's famous afterparty // on tuesday Roel and I went to a IFFR movie last minute. if you buy your tickets an hour before start you get 'm half price. we went to 'Another Year', a Russian film about young love. it was beautiful! // fridaynight I went out for sushi with Irene and Eline and after that I went to see a IFFR movie with Daisy and Jolanda. we went to see 'Intorior. Leather Bar' from James Franco and we were shocked! although we knew it was about gay sex, we never expected this... it was like gayporn, they left nothing to the imagination. between the 'Oooh!'s and 'Ahh's and 'WTF's and 'OMG's we laught our asses off. what a night! after that we went dancing with the 5 of us together // it's way to cold to shoot pictures outside, so we tried to get a good result at home // Gijssie, with not a care in the world ♥ // and another one from the 3 of us - Irene, Eline and I - on friday night!

How was your week?

zondag 2 februari 2014

RECAP || OOTD 01/2014


A new month has arrived, so it's time to look back on January's looks. The first 6 outfits of the year! I find it hard to shoot a nice outfit picture when it's so cold outside, I guess that's what real models are doing all the time. So much respect for that!