All White in Shirtdress and Gladiator Sandals

white outfit shirt dress zara gladiator sandals
white shirt dress
white outfit shirt dress zara gladiator sandals
white broderie anglaise shirt dress
white outfit shirt dress zara gladiator sandals
white outfit shirt dress zara gladiator sandals
double pearl earrings
white outfit shirt dress zara gladiator sandals

white shirt dress: Zara - cat eye sunglasses: ASOS - purse: c/o Emmy Wieleman - gladiator platform sandals: c/o Wanted Shoes via Sojeans - watch: c/o Zadig&Voltaire - double pearl earrings: Ebay

What to wear when you completely want to ignore the end of summer lurking around the corner? Yep, all white. Nothings creams summer like white dresses if you ask me, and this crisp white shirt dress I picked up at Zara during the sales is a great, more grown up version of girlier white summerdresses I used to live in during previous years. No spaghetti straps, nothing short or tight or ill-fitting, no costume-y dowdy vibes: just a flattering, clean, cotton shirt dress with beautiful detailing. This would work just as well at the office as at the beach. The white gladiator sandals are really cool as well, like a more subtle take on those cool, clunky water sandals in white or clear rubber that have been enjoying a comeback.

I already had so many pictures (sorry, vain day), but I still wanted to show you two close ups of my make up because DAMN this was a good face day.

90s fall make up brown pink lipstick
90s fall make up brown pink lipstick

For fall, I'm totally feeling matte grey-purple-brown shades both for eyes and lips, and a good strong brow. The sort of make up that looks really natural and "done" on brunettes, sort of 90s inspired. I might do a tutorial soon with a round up of some of my favourite brown/pink lipsticks as these really are key for the look I'm rocking here. Is that something you'd be into?


Sundress and Basket in the Vaucluse

sundress: Mango - hiking sandals - sunglasses: ASOS - Decathlon - hat: H&M - basket: Nyons street market

Ah, sun, rolling hills, vineyards and sandals: MUST BE FRANCE. And yes, you're right. I wore this outfit for a day of market exploring and mountain climbing (by car, natch) which I'll tell you guys more about later. I had too many pictures to get all of it in one post, so this is part one. We stopped for some pictures on our way down from Mont Ventoux, which was also the only time during our holiday that we actually took real outfit pictures. Taking a holiday from outfit pictures was very liberating as well, and a continuation of my general less frequent picture taking and blogging over the past months. Sometimes I feel like a quitter for not blogging as often anymore, but I'm making an effort to look at the bright side: rather than taking pictures of every outfit I wear (and forcing myself to style something up every single day), now I only take pictures when I really like how an outfit came together naturally. So: higher quality, and more realness at the same time.

The dress is an old favourite of mine (100% cotton: airy and comfortable yet pretty) and I picked up this basket at the Nyons street market for just 15€. Usually, items are really overpriced at tourist markets so I was happy to stumble upon this beautiful marriage of aesthetics and practicality for a totally reasonable price. I used it every day during our holiday and I'm sure I will continue to do so at home. Yeay for functional souvenirs! Another item that served me well over the summer is this hat. Hats or other forms of headcoverings are really indispensable when your hair is basically black and you're spending some time in the sun. My dark hair soaks up the heat and totally gives me heatstroke if I don't take precautions.

Btw, pro tip: if you're planning on doing loads of walking, put some medical tape on your feet to cover the spots where your footwear will rub. I taped up in the morning and it lasted me through the day, saving me from blisters and general discomfort. Simple medical tape (usually in the same aisle as bandages) works perfectly. Make sure to have the tape run vertically rather than horizontally, this ensures that the tape won't rub off. Lifesaver.


Floral Zara Dress and Cat Eye Sunglasses

zara floral open back dress
zara floral open back dress
silver name necklace
zara floral dress gold wonders peeptoes
oasap cat eye sunglasses
zara floral dress gold peeptoes wonders shoes

floral dress: Zara - peeptoes: Wonders - name necklace: Onecklace - cat eye sunglasses: c/o Oasap

Here's a more dressed up outfit I wore to the birthday celebrations of my boyfriend's eldest brother. He treated us to an amazing dinner, so the least I could do was dress up nicely, right? I hope you live somewhere warm where outfits like these are still an option. As we speak, I'm sitting on the couch watching the VMA2014 reruns wearing a big cardigan and my fluffy pink slippers, warming my legs under a tv-blanket. THAT's what the weather is like over here. The dress will have to come out again next summer. It's one of my only summer sales buys. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it on the Zara webshop, but I never spotted it in stores until the sales. Something that happens to me quite regularly at Zara. Yeay Zara!

About the VMA awards: how amazing was Beyoncé?? I went from awestruck to fuck yeah to having tears in my eyes throughout her medley, it's definitely worth the watch if you love pop music or female awesomeness in general. You can watch Beyoncé's VMA2014 performance here.

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