maandag 29 september 2014

TRAVEL || PALERMO

Ph: Roel & me

When on Sicily, you have to pay a visit to Palermo.

donderdag 25 september 2014

GUEST WRITER || MARISSA


Happy Socks.

I have always been more of the wintery type than the summery type. When leaves start falling, my face starts smiling. It’s not that I hate sun or anything ‘vampiry’ like that. It’s just that I dislike sweating and I prefer winter fashion over summer fashion. Gotta love those warm knitted sweaters, long hooded cardigans, and fashionable coats that cover up my little love handles and upper arms. But more than anything, I hate to see feet. Especially other people’s feet. I really don’t see why people feel the urge to show their ugly feet to the world. Well, to show them to my world at least.
Yes, I wish that people would cover up their toes. Which is one of the reasons that I like socks so much. What, like? No, love. I love socks. Really, I do. I adore them. I know that it’s all hip and trendy now to wear those Happy Socks, especially when you’re a male business hot shot with Italian couture suits. But my love for socks is so much deeper than that.

Socks are wonderful. In their ability to cover up feet, they make the world a more beautiful place. And they’re the perfect way to release your inner child. Think about it; a good pair of socks turns every wooden floor into an amazing slide way. But there’s more. I am 30 years old, just bought a grown-up house and I have a busy full-time job. A grown-up life with grown-up responsibilities. We can all relate, right? People expect us to look representable and act professional. So what better way to start my grown-up day with a pair of Minnie Mouse socks on my feet? Winnie the Pooh socks are the ultimate way to kill a Monday morning depression. Or, if I really need a dose of happy energy, why not wear two different socks? I put my cheerful socked feet in elegant boots and get ready for a brand new professional day.

Wearing my melons and oranges socks, I feel like I can rule the world. Having a bad day at work? Who cares, I’m wearing my penguin socks! Stuck in traffic? Who cares, I’m wearing my Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs socks. Are people treating you like jerks? Who cares, I’m wearing my elephant socks! Flat tire? Who cares… Well, you get the point. It is my little happy secret in this grown-up world. Can you imagine how empowered I feel when wearing one lion sock and one Donald Duck sock! And hey, if I am feeling really bad, I can always go the toilet, take off my boots and stare at my socks for a little while.
Or, and I’m going to extremes now, buy a new pair of socks. A girl just can’t have enough socks. It’s like shoes, but affordable. Like comfort food, but without a fat ass. Being a femininely curved woman, fashion shopping can be a drag. Not with socks! Socks always fit. Socks will never remind you of that extra pound you gained. You’ll never need a larger size. Socks are just always there for you.

After confessing my love for socks to my friend yesterday, she said; But you can use underwear for that too, right? Wrong! Wearing Mickey Mouse socks gives you a nice little twisted edge when you’re in your thirties. Wearing cotton Smurfs underwear is just twisted when you’re in your thirties. And a bit scary. And unattractive. And if anyone thinks it is attractive… Well, that’s just even scarier.
So I am happy that summer is coming to an end and the season of socks is approaching. Go ahead. Call me a weirdo, a nut case, an idiot or a lunatic. Call me crazy, twisted, childish, or immature. But there is so much trouble in this world and I am just having a little fun. What can I say: Life’s too short for serious socks.

Wanna read more (in Dutch)? Feel welcome to visit my website www.marissaharmsen.nl .

dinsdag 23 september 2014

OOTD: LAST DAY OF SUMMER

Ph: Roel van Tienen
skirt - H&M trend, top - H&M divided, sandals - Birkenstock, sunglasses - Primark

Days are shorter and nights are colder. Fall is on it's way.

zondag 21 september 2014

DIARY: 18


My world through an Instagram filter:

baby Felix with auntie George and auntie Lin on his first birthday party. can't believe my little love bug is one year old already! // pink leather OOTD... ♥ // it's a hard knock blogger life with a cat like Twiggy! // chai latte and a chocolate iced latte with Sanne at the Tea Lab, loving those afternoons! // yeah, he hates selfies. but he made an exception for me in Paris :) // Gijssie! so happy we were home again after our weekend in Paris // the Tea Lab again! with Marinke and Desiree, a tuesday well spent! // going to a concert with Roel last friday night. the GOASTT feat. Sean Lennon (yes, John's son!) and Charlotte Kemp Muhl, very awesome! // baby Madelief, cutie // from where I stand in a maxidress and ponyhair slip-ons // at the presentation of a new TV-show. I had a little part in the preparation of an episode. cool to be on the Media Park for a day! // the weather is still so great, a perfect indian summer. I could even wear this all white outfit last saturday!















vrijdag 19 september 2014

FRIDAY FIVE || GUILTY PLEASURES



A new year of my own personal style blog and I start it with a new topic. Not every friday, but every now & then I'll share a Friday Five. Today I kick off with 5 of my guilty pleasures:

woensdag 17 september 2014

ANNIVERSARY || 1

Ph: Roel van Tienen
body - H&M divided, donut - Donuts & Bagels, candle - Hema

Hip hip hurray! Yesterday it was my blog first birthday. Except for it being a good reason to get some decorated donuts on my way home, I took the time to look back on the last 12 months.
By the time the end of our 4 month trip through South-America was approaching, I got the idea to start a new blog. I spent nights in Colombia thinking about a concept, a name, a lay-out... I could hardly wait to go online! I wanted it to be some kind of magazine. With my outfits and a lot of fashion, but with articles about other subjects as well. Art, travel, guest writers, hotspots in Rotterdam. And show you a bit of my life behind the clothes as well. A new post everyday!

But...I found out it's a hard job, blogging. Especially in combination with a fulltime job and a photographer a.k.a. my boyfriend who doesn't like to take pictures at all! After a few of months it became a stress factor, rather than a challenge. I had to make a change. By now I blog less often, but with much more fun! My blog is my little baby!
Page views continue to rise and my number of followers is still growing. Just reached 500 followers on Instagram, yes! I know it's nothing if you compare it with the 1.6 million from Negin, but for me it's a goal achieved!
Besides that, I've been to cool events because of my blog and met some great people. Even made some money writing! Growth in small steps, but I'm content.

Last, but not least I want to thank you all for the support. And a special thanks to my own handsome man Roel, who continues to shoot my outfits and other pictures, even though he hates it. ;) To Eline, for her monthly moodboards on the blog, which are a great inspiration every time. To Wesley, Alexis, Hennie, Marco, Ravennah, Sanne, Fatma, Yasmin and Jurmelyn for sharing their stories as a guest writer. And to all of you reading my articles and/or following me on Bloglovin', Instagram, Facebook or Twitter!
And if you don't, just click on the link to do so! ;)

To a year as awesome as last!



maandag 15 september 2014

OOTD: LITTLE BLACK DRESS

Ph: Roel van Tienen
dress - River Island, slip-ons - H&M

I always felt like it is an advantage to live so near to the port. The ships are imposing, the sunsets are stunning and it's nice to stroll along the water.

zaterdag 13 september 2014

TRAVEL || PARIS II


Ph: Roel & me

Strolling through Paris is like walking through a museum, there's something beautiful around every corner.

donderdag 11 september 2014

TRAVEL || PARIS I

Ph: Roel & me

Paris has been so good to us!

dinsdag 9 september 2014

OOTD: BIRTHDAY IN PARIS

Ph: Roel van Tienen
dress - H&M trend, bag - Mango, slip-ons - H&M

Buy less clothes is a promiss to myself I never keep. Live with less is an idealism which I pursue, but I always find myself eating another luxury pastry or looking for another item to make my wardrobe complete.

zondag 7 september 2014

ANNIVERSARY || 31


It's my birthday!
And I'm in Paris! 
Yaaaaaay!

dinsdag 2 september 2014

DIARY: 17



Hey guys!
Here's another diary. My life in pictures, some pre-holiday, some post-holiday. This is what you are looking at:
my favorite summer outfit: a dressy skirt and flipflops. hope we'll have a great indian summer, so I can wear outfits like this a lot! // a tuesday date with Levi and his Plains hero Dusty. and his mom ofcourse ♥ // my new fast food sweater I bought in the Monki sale. fits me well. I love fast food! :) // at the wedding! // this super super super cool passport cover was a self made gift from Desiree. another treasure to take with me on my trip! // at a house nearby. awesome! // pre party selfie! can't get enough of the flowercrown... // vanilla skies // Roel and I at the wedding. wind and I don't go well huh, it always makes me look so stupid!

good morning selfie // funny greengrocer... it says 'everything for 1 euro, thanks to Poetin!' // the beautiful bride & groom ♥ // Gijssie! // Roel and I at the wedding party. my feet still hurt of all the dancing! // Twiggy! // a feather, fresh from the pigeon in front of me // from where I stand on a hungover sunday // homemade cake by the bride at the wedding... mmmmmmmm!!

So, what are you up to this week? I have to work an extra shift today, although I love my free Tuesdays so dearly! But... it's for a good cause! Friday Roel and I will take the big red train to Paris. Yeah! A surprise love trip to Paris, which I will tell you more about later.
Counting down the days....