OOTD: Taupe & A Handmade Bag

Dag lieve lezers,

Vandaag deel ik met jullie mijn outfit van vorige week, de dag dat ik met mijn ventje langs mama en bomma ging voor een doordeweekse koffie. Al was het deze keer eerder een ice tea, want de temperatuur lag toen haast over de dertig graden!

Qua outfit koos ik voor een taupe kleurig ensemble, een kleur die quasi altijd mooi staat ongeacht het seizoen. Mijn topje is van Liu Jo, ook één van de vele stuks die ik gekregen heb van mijn lieve collega 🙂 ❤ Het zwarte rokje heb ik al enkele jaren, zo’n basic die ik ooit eens bij Vero Moda kocht. Dat is zo’n kledingstuk dat je met alles mix en matcht. Mijn cross body/schouder tas heeft mijn mama zelf gemaakt ❤ De stof is in kaki kleur en de flap is gedecoreerd met glitterveertjes. Een beetje een nonchalant vallend model, het staat erg leuk met die losvallende top van Liu Jo. Verder droeg ik (natuurlijk) mijn satijnroze ballerina’s van H&M, alweer zo’n topper die ik regelmatig draag.

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Mijn make-up was vrij sober, ik koos voor dezelfde tinten als mijn outfit: taupe. Voor de rest ging ik voor de no makeup look, kortom: veel laagjes fond de teint, concealer en slechts een dunne laag mascara. Eyeliner liet ik deze keer achterwege. Qua fond de teint koos ik natuurlijk voor producten van L’Oréal afgewerkt met het Matte Perfect poeder van M.U.A. om glans te doen verdwijnen. Mijn wenkbrauwen zette in in vorm met de Eyebrow Filler van Catrice, wat iets meer natural oogt dan een potlood. Ik gebruikte nadien de Keep It Perfect spray van Essence voor een sublieme afwerking die mooi bleef zitten.

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We hebben echt een erg leuke dag gehad samen, wat resulteerde in mooie foto’s, mede dankzij de iPhone X van mijn ventje. We hadden ook ons Fien (konijntje) mee, die heeft het ook erg leuk gehad, achteraf kon ze nog loslopen bij mama thuis en zij komt erg goed overeen met het hondje van mama.

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Tot de volgende keer,
handtekening

Confidence: Being the best version of you

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Hi readers,

Today’s post will be about the one topic we all have to deal with: confidence. Y’all know, that one thing we always seem to fail in: believing in our own capacities. The famous Obama quote: “Yes we can!” can be a great shout out, but believing it is another story. Can you be confident?

I believe it’s about being the best version of you.

That’s the essential thought, basically. The question is: how? How can you be the best version of you? By taking care of yourself with love. Loving yourself and accepting yourself for who you are now, that’s just the start. You are fine how you are now, it’s not about getting a reward at the end of the road, you’re already getting that reward now. It’s time to stop pushing yourself to the limit. You’re okay. More than okay. And it’s just a matter of improving your capacities.


You have received this amazing body from God or whoever is behind our existence (whatever your beliefs are). Treat that body with kindness and respect. Do not let it starve to be skinny, do not let it down by being unhygienic and do not damage it in any way. You have this wonderful gift of nature, spoil it with love. Give yourself a body scrub, massage it with body cream, make it look beautiful. Feeling beautiful starts with a lovely me time moment in the bathroom. Not only the outside needs love, your body needs to have enough vitamins so you get energized during the day. Choose healthy alternatives and stay fit, pamper your stomach and skin with the best fruits and veggies you can find.

Every person has his own qualities. Maybe you’re really good at sports, or maybe you have a very creative mind. Don’t waste your talents, but develop your full potential – because you deserve to be heard and seen by others! Don’t you think great talents like Van Gogh had their moments of weakness? Moments when they thought they were worthless, moments that they thought their work wasn’t special at all. Of course! That’s just your insecurity speaking. Even when you think you failed, failure doesn’t equalize giving up. You still have a choice, and the right choice is to try again. When you do something with your heart, that’s what you’re supposed to do. Life’s all about ups and downs. If we didn’t have the downs, we wouldn’t appreciate or acknowledge the ups. The downs are just as necessary.

Find peace with how you look. This one’s typical for women (all though man can suffer from insecurities with their appearance too of course). But the pressure for us women is real. We are living in a world of Photoshop, botox and Kim Kardashians. Yes, that’s quite a challenge. We can try our hardest to look flawless, but what is perfection anyway? Will you ever stop trying to create this unreal image? Probably not. It’s something that will absorb you and it will never end. Make your boobs bigger and then you’ll start thinking your face needs a lift, and then you’ll think about having liposuction, and on and on. Instead of focusing on your “flaws”, focus on your qualities. We all have qualities that make us special. Maybe you have beautiful eyes, or beautiful hair. Name it. That’s what counts when you look in the mirror. Focus on those qualities and highlight them. If you have beautiful eyes, you might as well try a smokey eye to make them pop out even more. Invest in beauty products that fit your skin and body type. Invest in clothing that flatters your figure.

Being happy with who you are starts with embracing what makes you different from others instead of trying to be like the others.

Want to feel inspired to do the same? Stay tuned on my Instagram @outfitvandedagblog, which serves as an inspirational board for all ladies to stay true to who you are and be the BEST you! It ain’t impossible at all!

How are you dealing with self confidence? Let’s support each other, share your tips in the comment box below.