Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Owl Things Considered

I couldn't quite decide whether or not it was strange to do two bag-posts in a row, so I just decided to go for it. As it turns out Acccesorize is selling some adorable owl bags these days. Like this one with the metallic scallops!

But when I passed by one of their windows a few weeks back, I also spotted an owl backpack! I love it! I'm not really sure if it's the practical backpack I am looking for, but it's adorable and looks like it might just be waterproof.

I'm glad to see they're not done with the owl hype yet, even though it's been going on for years now. Lucky us, right?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Daisy Dream Come True

Perhaps you've heard about the global Marc Jacobs tweet shops, where you can tweet a picture to get a free miniature. I knew about them but heard about the one in my city pretty last-minute. Just in time to join in and win a bag though!

The most creative tweets won either a real Marc Jacobs bag, a perfume or pair of glasses. I did my best and came up with an original idea that obviously paid off. I am so happy! Never in my life have I had such a fancy bag as this!

Apart from being over the moon about my taupe leather satchel, I also still appreciate that Daisy Dream miniature a lot, I was really hoping to somehow get my hands on one of those so I could add it to my existing Daisies at home.

The big eau de toilette was a birthday gift to and from myself in Singapore, the Daisy flower I got in a really nice sale a few months back.

Anyway, I am so thrilled with my new leather satchel, the mini bottle and the little canvas make-up I got. So much has been going wrong lately and I really needed to catch a lucky break like this. Guess I earned the Karma points!

Apart from showing off these amazing goodies, my point is... if there's a Marc Jacobs tweet shop opening near you, go there. It's free to join and might just be worth your while. Also, it's just a whole lot of fun!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fifty Shades of Frozen

I foolishly thought the world was done with Fifty Shades of Grey, until, of course, the movie popped up. Having dodged most of the hype, I did catch the trailer at the cinema a while back. However, I also happened upon a phenomenal mash-up trailer called Fifty Shades of Frozen. I wonder how Disney feels about it though… Check it out:

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mixed Shelf #12

I've read a lot of YA recently, but after finishing the Divergent trilogy I am now venturing into historical fiction. It's a genre I haven't read that much of yet, but I definitely plan on reading more! It's keeping me quite entertained.

Wanting: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
This book is getting pretty much only good publicity. Or at least I haven't heard anything bad about it so far. I haven't made my mind up if I am actually going to read it though. The premise is quite depressing, as the book follows a woman while she awaits her execution. I think it's even based on a true story, which probably indicates a sad ending.

Reading: Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
This is such a delightful book so far. Perhaps it is something you need to be in the mood for, but I most certainly am. It's quite slow-paced, but enough happens to keep the reader interested. Also, I just really enjoy the main characters and the change of perspective between them. Also, this book is filled with fossils, and that is so rare in fiction! 

Waiting: the Girl in the Blue Beret by Bobbie Ann Mason
Honestly, I can not tell you a great deal about this book. I actually picked it up in a sale-by-weight event and mostly because I liked the cover. The main character was rescued by a girl -in a blue beret, of course- in the war and can't stop thinking about her. It could be great or it could be boring. I just need to pick it up and try it at some point.

What have you been reading? And do you have any historical fiction you can really recommend?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Lovely Movies: the Fault in Our Stars

Shailene Woodley made one hell of a Hazel. Not my Hazel, but she was so good I couldn't help but believe her to be Hazel as the movie went on. Now Augustus on the other hand. I just didn't like Ansel Elgort as Gus. Okay? Okay.

What issue do I have with him? He doesn't have emotion in his eyes and he came across as a way cockier guy than the Gus from the book. Anyway, it was still a good movie. A great one actually, though with some lesser parts...

I also noticed a few mistakes, especially Dutch things, being an "Amsterdame" myself. (I heard myself think: "wait, that tram doesn't go there".) But I still loved seeing my city in a movie and was relieved they hired some actual Dutch actors too.

Anyway, if you haven't seen it yet, but you plan to… bring tissues. I can not emphasize this enough. I thought I'd cry once or twice, but I have to admit I was sobbing through most of it. And of course I couldn't find my own Kleenex…

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Owl Things Considered

We're having a bit of a heatwave and it is definitely way too warm for pajama bottoms right now. But I suppose this cute set would work. Ever since last year I found I actually sleep better when I do have sleeves on. Strange, I know.

It has to get really warm for me to ditch the sleeves altogether, so this might just be perfect for most of the summer. Anyway, the set is available at ModCloth, but that should come as no surprise as it fits their style perfectly.

Sunday, July 20, 2014


A couple months back a wonderful cat came into my life. It took a while to get everything in order and for him to settle in, but I now feel like I can introduce you to the wonderful feline that has made my first own apartment a real home.

Not only does he look stunning and adorable, he is actually the friendliest cat I've ever met. We had an instant connection, but we still bond more each day. Every morning I get a 15-minute greeting full of cuddles and purring!

He does silly things, like fall off footstools regularly and jump into mirrors, and clever things, like playing fetch. He's very vocal and has different meows for different things. Anyway, I'm sure you'll see plenty more of him soon.

Also, if you have a cool idea for a name let me know! I have something in mind, but I might be persuaded by something that has a really good ring to it or that fits him even better… So feel free to leave a suggestion.


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