Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Day At The Beach

One of the reason for including "Other Stories" in my blog, is that sometimes, I visit places and/ or do things that are not fashion related. One of those things was me visiting Kijkduin with a friend this past weekend. Kijkduin is a Dutch seaside resort in the city of The Hague.

I was super excited as I have been there before. On the day we went it was a bit cloudy, but upon arriving I could not help but feel happy and relaxed. The smell and wind of the beach made me feel like I had no care in the world, that life is simple and the world if full of endless possibilities.

I could not leave there without taking a few pictures of the amazing view and of course the outfit I wore that day.

A Day At The Beach Kijkduin - Ms. George

Dresscode for the day was sporty comfy. With MyJourney2GoodHealth I started enjoying many activities I would have not before. It is funny to see that I now consider an afternoon walking on the beach as much fun as a lazy Sunday laying on the couch watching TV.

A Day At The Beach Kijkduin - Ms. George

My pictures do not do justice to how amazing beautiful the place is. I recommend visiting Kijkduin to everyone and if you do not live in The Netherlands any beach will do. Even if it is too cold to swim, just walking on the coast is a wonderful experience in itself. 

I hope you have a wonderful Summer.

Stay Fashionable, Miss George

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Grand Opening Zizzi Delft

Sometimes you just have to be spontaneous and take the train and go shopping. That is exactly what I did, when I saw the newsletter in my e-mailbox of Zizzi Fashion letting Dutch readers know that the next day there would be the grand opening of a Zizzi store in the city of Delft. That is when I knew exactly what my plans for the next day would be.

I have never been to the city of Delft before, but there is no time like the present. After visiting the city, I definitely recommend everyone to visit the city at least once. It is a beautiful city in The Netherlands that is full of Dutch history. Delft has so many things to see and do, from shopping to museums to guided city tours and even boat trips through the canals.

Zizzi has a webshop (link here) and 6 stores in The Netherlands located in different cities around the country. I also read on the website of blogger Wondervol (link here) that at the end of July, a new store will open in the city Haarlem as well, which I think is fantastic. If you read my blog, you know that Zizzi is one of my absolute favourite stores in The Netherlands. I usually shop at several Zizzi stores as each store offers a different selection of clothing from the the Zizzi collection. With the Grand Opening of Zizzi Delft, I was curious to see what the store looked like and also the new items from the June collection I read they would only start selling on the day of the opening.

The grand opening of Zizzi Delft was actually the re-opening of thier store. They previously had a store at another location in the city, however they have now moved to a bigger more central location in the city. Visiting the store I was impressed with the layout of the store, it had a lot of room to walk around and see the collection. The store also displayed the clothing in a very organised and visible way that you could almost see the entire collection no matter where in the store you were standing. With friendly and very helpful shopping assistants the new Zizzi store offers a great shopping experience. 

What is that 50% card in the picture you may ask? Well for the grand opening Zizzi Delft offered the first 20 people to arrive at the store a golden ticket that gives the shopper 50% discount on the total purchase for that day. And as diehard fan of Zizzi Fashion, I was one of first 20 people to arrive at the store and was given a Zizzi golden ticket. I really felt like Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. So my initial plan to buy only one item turned into a big Zizzi Haul.

To top off a great day spent at Zizzi Delft, I also met Els Sprenkeling, curvy fashion blogger of xl Fashionfile (link here). It was really nice meeting her in person since she was the first Dutch plus size blogger I started following before starting my blog in 2012. True story: I found her blog by googling how to accessorise a dress I had bought and she had a post showing how to accessorise the exact same dress. Curious to see which dress, link here.

Looking forward to showing my purchase in upcoming outfit of the day post. Stay tuned!

Stay Fashionable, Miss George

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Next Make Up Guru

O my goodness! Has it really been two months since my last post? OK then, new years resolution goal to blog more has officially failed. Haha. Wondering what I have been up to lately? Keep on reading.

For the past few months, I have been diving deep into the world of make up. Let  us just call it "my journey to make up". It started last December with my purchase of a MAC make up brushes set. You know what they say about make up brushes, that they make all the difference when applying make up. At least that is what I have been told.

            • 316 Lip Brush
            • 213 Fluff Brush
            • 209 Eye Liner Brush
            • 129 Powder/Blush Brush
            • 190 Foundation Brush

For me, I just thought that if I was going to be experimenting with make up at least I should have good brushes. Make up brand MAC Cosmetics, which is quite well known, has very good reviews of its brushes, so I started with a basic brush set that included mini brushes for the face, eyes, cheeks and lips. Next I had some friends over to my place and together with my make up artist friend Chozann (link to her Instagram here), we organised a make up party.

Where I learned the basics of a full face of day and night make up and cool tips and tricks for a beginner like me. Now you can say I am fully equipped to play around with make up and become the next youtube beauty guru. LOL. 

End result after make up party

As someone who's make up previously consisted of lipgloss and eyeliner I have a long way to go from to being highly skilled at make up, but at long as I am having fun, why not?

Looking forward to showing you all my make up hauls in the next posts.

Stay Fashionable, Miss George

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Love Yourself Part 2

Hello my lovely fashionista's, how has your weekend? In my previous post I shared with you my new appreciation for valentine's day. I shared my thoughts on loving yourself and on treating yourself, because your worth it. This year I treated myself to something amazing. So amazing, I could not include it in the previous post as deserved to have its own post. It all began with my spontaneous trip to the Designer Outlet Roermondwhere I thought I would walk around and check out the final sale and see what was left of the Winter Sale.

I did not really have a shopping list, but was meaning to maybe purchase a bag. As my first designer bag was from Coach, I went to their outlet store first to see what they had in stock. I was urprised when I walked in the store and saw they only had classic leather bags. In between the six years since I bought my Coach bag, the Coach brand moved away from Nylon type bag and started focusing on basic, vintage-inspired bags

Disheartened with the coach store I continued window shopping, walking from one store to the another. With Designer Outlet Roermond having around 150 stores there was much to see, so I was far from bored. Towards the end of the afternoon, when the busy crowd started dying down and stores clerks started tidying up. I decided to walk in to Mulberry store to have a look before heading home.

The shopping assistant welcomed me in and asked if I was looking for anything special. I replied that I was looking around for a bag, but not that I had any specific bag in mind. I walked around in the Mulberry outlet store and looked at some of classic Bayswater bag they had. While the Mulberry Bayswater bags were definitely beautiful it was a bit too classy and not the everyday bag I was looking for. After the shopping assistant questioned me for a bit on what type of bag I liked, she brought out a small cute bag from the Cara Delevingne collection in oxblood colour  To say it was love at first sight would be an understatement and guess what.

I saw it, loved it and wanted it, so I bought it.


This Mulberry bag which is no longer available was released in 2014. As mentioned before it is part of the Cara Delevingne collection. Cara Delevingne, former top model and actress know for her most recent role as Enchantress in  the movie Suicide Squad teamed up with Mulberry to create a collection where she was also part of the designing process. All the bags in her collection have features that are unique to her as shown in the youtube video below. (Link here).

The bag is a smaller version of the Bayswater that doubles as a backpack. While I also love the classic Bayswater, for someone who is always on the go and often uses public transportation, I also wanted a bag that is pratical and having a bag that has straps long enough to be worn as a backpack is an added bonus.

I have no regrets in buying this Mulberry designer bag. It might not be everyone's cup of tea and that is ok, because worrying about what others think never made anyone happy.

Stay Fashionable, Miss George

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Love Yourself

Happy Valentine's Day to all my lovely fashionista's. As someone who in the past disliked valentine's day, who thought of it as day that society reminds single people that they are less of a person for not having a significant other. It felt quite unusual becoming so found of valentine's day.

A while ago I came to realisation that a lack of a partner does not make one a less of a person. There are many relationships that are filled with love, be it from your family and/or friends. And even if you have neither, the most important love is the one you have for YOUrself.

One of my favourite songs that I feel is suitable for this post and for valentine's day is: Love Myself by Hailee Steinfeld.

Check out her music video here.

Gonna love myself, no, I don't need anybody else. I love me.

My valentine's day celebrations already started a week ago with me going to the ladies night movie premiere of 50 Shades of Darker with a girlfriend. A fun afternoon filled with hot guys, live music, goodies bites and drinks. If you follow me on snapchat (username: journey2fashion) you also heard my story about winning a special goodie that was raffled between the attendees. To say I was shocked was an understatement.

Say what you want about the movie, but I really enjoyed the afternoon. That  is the beauty of loving yourself, there is no one to give account to but yourself. So if there is something you want to do, go for it and if there is something you want to buy, buy it.

Stay tuned for part two of my Love Yourself post, where I will show you an amazing gift I purchased for myself.

Stay Fashionable, Miss George

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Winter In The Caribbean

Hello Fashionista's missed me? Well, I was off and about in the Caribbean for the holiday season. Visiting the lovely island of Aruba. Spent my time visiting relatives and friends who I had not seen for several years and also spent time relaxing on the beautiful white beaches which has this way of making all your worries disappear.

When I came back in January it definitely took some time before I got the hang of things. The island way of life kind of rubbed off on me. Started to even think if I should stop blogging permanently. But here I am with some updates. No new year is complete without a new years resolution. Mines?

  • Continue my Journey to Good Health to become a healthier and fit fashionista. Check out my Journey2GoodHealth pictures on Instagram. (Link here).
  • Read more books and document them on my youtube channel MissLovelyA. (Link here).
  • Last but not the least, keep posting blogs about fashion and other stories. Follow me on Facebook page to get the latest updates. (Link here).

As you can see all my resolutions seems doable. Let us see how well I am doing half a year. Haha. 

But more on a serious note, after some self reflexion, I wanted this year to be about me focussing on living in the moment. I have realised that it is good to have plans and goals, but sometimes you have to stop planning for life to happen and realise that it is happening at this very moment. It is all about letting go of stringent plans that is keeping you away for what is in front of you. The quote below sums it up perfectly. "Cherish yesterday, dream tomorrow, live today". This will be my mantra for 2017.

Let me know in the comments your new year resolutions and if you think you will be able to stick to them till the end of the year.

Stay Fashionable, Miss George

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