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GOT ME SOME GLASSES

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After trying lenses for quite some time I was completely done with them. They itched, I would always forget to put them in or get them out and I would loose them all the time. Now, my discomfort is over forever because I got glasses! I don’t have to wear them all the time but they can come in handy for driving lessons, watching television, 3D movies or for next year in big lecture rooms.  Continue Reading

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GET THE VINTAGE LOOK

2I love vintage. If you know me even the slightest bit you will know that about me. In this post I will show you three items I recently bought/received that I love!

IMG_6818IMG_6878First up, this beautiful jewelry set from Lucardi. When they asked me if I would like to receive a set of their new jewelry I could not resist. And yes, I know this is not ‘real vintage’ but it does give me that old, expensive vibe that vintage jewelry has. I really enjoy Lucardi’s jewelry and I always pay them a visit in Hilversum when I go shopping there. Tip: take a look at the stuff they have for mothers day!

1Secondly (and thirdly), these two cool shirts I bought at Vintage per Kilo last Sunday. It seems the event gets more and more popular and although I really enjoy the concept, I don’t like how busy it was. I hate saying this but (as me and my friend said to each other): “we were there before it was cool” (lol). I don’t think I will be going next time. BUT I do love these two shirts I bought for only €7,-. They both have a bit of a sporty feel to them. Imagine them with some high-waisted shorts, Nike Air Force and hair in a high ponytail; perfect for some easy summer days.

Do you also love the vintage look? What is your favorite era? Mines are the sixties or the nineties.

NOTE: part of this post was in collaboration with a brand. I will never collaborate with a company or recommend something if I don't sincerely like it. 
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VINTAGE GLITTER MOM JEANS

IMG_5022I never really look at pants while shopping vintage because you have to try them on. But while looking through the racks my eye fell on this amazing pair of mom jeans. Light blue and bedazzled with glitters it screams 90’s. So of course I decided to try them on. They fitted me like a glove! (which is quite rare with vintage stuff).

2IMG_5096IMG_5037Blue Top Vintage per Kilo // White Top Primark // Jeans Vintage per Kilo // Necklaces made by a friend (see @ceelotblog on instagram) // Boots Dr. Martens

Last Saturday I went vintage shopping with two friends at the Vitage per Kilo event in Amsterdam. I took home this amazing pair of vintage jeans, a long silk skirt and an Hawaiian blouse. I only payed €17,- for these three items. Although I did not find a lot of stuff I will most definitely go again next time. The whole atmosphere at these events is amazing: happy music, happy people and crazy clothing. What more do you want in life?

I might make some holes in the knees because right know they are a bit too plump-looking on me. Oh, and the cute necklaces I’m wearing are made by a friend of mine. If you are interested in owning one, you should follow me on instagram (@ceelotblog) because she is going to create an account and sell them on there. When the account is online I will post about it on my Instagram!

What do you think of these crazy jeans?

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A MINI GUIDE TO VINTAGE SHOPPING

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A mini-guide to vintage shopping. The questions Why, Where and How will be answered!

Why vintage
I think at least one quarter of my wardrobe is vintage. I love how you can find something very different and unique that nobody else has. Every piece has it’s own story and, however cliché it may sound, that idea appeals to me. Who wore it before you? How did the previous owner wear it? Why and how did it end up at a vintage shop? Another thing I like about vintage shopping is that it is a bit like treasure hunting. It is an amazing feeling to find something you really like in a pile of rubish. Looking through all the clothes is hard work but in the end it pays of.

IMG_4430Where to shop
I buy vintage stuff all the time. It just saves you a lot of money and you can still look cute. Most of the stuff I have that is vintage is either from a vintage shop, a flea market of from a vintage event. One of my favorite events to shop vintage at is Vintage per Kilo (Not sponsored I just really like it). As the name says, here you can shop your vintage and pay per kilo (€10-€15 per kilo). There is a Vintage per Kilo event on the 26th of February in Amsterdam that I will attend. If you like vintage shopping I would highly recommend having a look!

IMG_4404How to shop
First of all, it is very important to look through everything. Yes, this will take time but otherwise you might miss some nice pieces. Secondly, and also very important, is to be open minded. A lot of things I buy are somewhat horrific on their own but when paired int he right way, they a re actually quite awesome. Take the oversized blouse on the picture above for example. It has weird buttons, an assymetircal print, is oversized and has an arm lenght that isn’t really flattering. But I wear it over a black turtleneck sweater with some black skinny jeans and a leather jacket. And voila; it works! Thirdly you should not buy things because they are cheap. That is something I did in the past. You can buy a lot of stuff for little money but if you end up hardly wearing it, it is a waste.

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Do you like vintage shopping? If you know any shops in Amsterdam please tell me so I can visit them when I go there. Oh and today is the last day to enter the giveaway so you can win Tony’s Chocolonely. Click here to enter!