Oct 7, 2016
When thinking of investment pieces, a pair of pyjama pants isn't likely the first thing to come to mind. But just because we are more inclined to spend the bigger part of our pay-check on daywear, doesn't mean it is the right way to go. I mean, think about it: how often have you worn those classy heels that seemed such a bargain when they were on sale at Net-à-porter? And how often do you wear your grey joggers and that old sweater with holes in it? Now do the math when it comes to the cost per wear of each of those items and you'll quickly know what I'm talking about. And if you haven't got you convinced just yet, read on for 4 more reasons to invest in stylish loungewear.
Sep 30, 2016
Maria Grazia Chiuri's debut collection as Dior's Creative Director, shown in Paris this week, stated yet again what has been clear for the last few seasons now: fashion and feminism are about as inseparable as a pair of happy newlyweds. But where does that leave the latter? Has feminism delapidated into nothing more than a fashion trend, a marketing move, a cheap shot? Or should we embrace the fact that the female cause is now totally on fleek?
Jul 18, 2016
When it comes to making sartorial choices I'm always torn in two. The fashion girl part of me wants to put on Man Repeller-esque outfits that involve bralettes over shirts, socks in high-heeled strappy sandals and possibly ruffled shorts. The lazy girl part of me just wants to jump in a pair of sweatpants and a white oversized tee.
Most of the times I end up somewhere in the middle, building my outfit around a nice pair of jeans. Comfortable, yet fashionable. If you choose the right fit, that is.
Jun 24, 2016
Do you like drooling over perfectly styled food pictures on Pinterest just as much as I do? Well, then you must recognise the feeling of thorough dissappointment when you click through and find out that the recipe is waaaaaaaaay too complicated for your taste. Now, don't get me wrong, I like cooking as much as the next girl (certainly when there's a glass of red wine involved), but too much of a good thing is still too much, which is why I like to keep my cooking short and sweet, and easy, and with not too many dishes to wash afterwards.
Luckily I was never the type for following recipes anyway (how very rebellious of me, ey?), and over the years I have become quite the pro in hacking 'em and turning them into a lazy-cook approved version. Like this pea, herb and mozzarella pie by Nigel Slater for example.
Jun 6, 2016
Idle hands are the devil's workshop. The saying might be over a thousand years old, and even sound very outdated, but the idea that being lazy is just no good is still widely accepted. Every day new articles, blogposts and books about how you can increase your productivity pop up like mushrooms. "Just do it" and "Get shit done" seem to be the prime mottos of our decennium. But while we're all busy making highly effecient colour coded to-do lists, a burnout seems to have become the prime illness of our time. Time for simply doing nothing seems like a long forgotten luxury, something we simply can not afford, because it doesn't help us to "reach our goals". Well, here's what I say. I say, screw productivity. I say, get less done. I say, enjoy life more. I say, be lazy without feeling guilty. And should you need a little help in that department, check out my 5 tips.
May 20, 2016
Since changing job location a few months ago (which made my daily commute a tad longer), I have been a firm fan of a tight morning schedule. I used to always need about an hour and a half to get ready in the morning. But when that suddenly meant getting up at 5.30 am, I realised drastic changes needed to be made. Because there was no way José that I would be giving up on a good hours' sleep in the morning, right? So, if you feel like snoozing that little extra with me, read on!