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Girls of Honour Christmas party 2019

5 December 2019



Last week I was invited to come to the Girls of Honour Christmas party and to celebrate her book about weddings. And yes!! It's been such a long time since I wrote anything on my blog, this year has been a blast and it went by so fast. This year I focused on my wedding photography and I organised 3 big styled wedding shoots. I've been busy with my artwork but also putting more diversity out there in the wedding industry.

I've been following a lot of wedding blogs and magazines since i'm in the industry. Girls of honour is honestly my favorite wedding blog from The Netherlands, and Marit is such an awesome woman. I really love her unique approach on weddings which is so different from what is mainstream. She also published a magazine, ánd a book! Which is very handy for all brides, how do you plan a wedding, how can you organize a real personal and unique wedding, and so much more. To get more inspiration from real weddings but also styled shoots! If you are not really in the wedding business it might get really tricky to find the right vendors.

Of course I brought my camera with me to this event to take pictures. There was this amazing table decoration by: Happy vintage with dark blue table cloth and napkins. The black candles really finished the whole styling.









We could also try some wedding dresses from amazing bridal shops. 

Wild at heart from Nijmegen
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"Wild At Heart Bridal is a unique bridal boutique for the modern bride, who will always be wild at heart. Wild at Heart stands for all unique women with a strong sense of identity, who are funny, adventurous, romantic and do not want to conform to the traditional. What binds them is that they are truly themselves, in everything they do. This is the reason we started our bridal boutique. To provide wedding dresses to match those personality traits that make you so unique. Are you a little bit of a tomboy then Houghton is definitely for you. Feel like a total boho babe, than check out Rue de Seine, and so our list goes on. We would love to welcome you in our light and comfortable space in Nijmegen and find the perfect dress for you! Feel like we’d be a good match? Get on with it then, book your appointment!" 





Ieks bridal
Instagram / Facebook

"Real love sees you for who you are. And so it should be on your big day! You want a dress that fits you. A dress that stands for who you are and accentuates your beauty. In which you can dance, eat and love! Our goal is to provide you with your dream wedding dress! We create custom made wedding dresses based on a mix & match principle. During the first fitting we will try on different tops and skirts. Together we will look for the right silhouette, fabric and colour. That's how we end up with your ultimate dress! Here you can find inspiration."



Nienke Bijtje from Utrecht

Nienke and Bijtje creates unique handmade wedding dresses. They have a lot of beautiful fabrics, they even sell them separately. 

"We like to work with silk for our wedding dresses and other designs. You can also buy these fabrics separately from us! We have an extensive silk collection, think of doupion, crepe statin, crepe de chine, taffeta and satin duchesse. In addition to the silk, we also have a beautiful collection of special fabrics. Think of lace, lasercut and embroidered fabrics." 



Sams bruids boetiek
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She has amazing detailed wedding dresses, if you love that you should definitely check her out! Her shop is based in Enschede which is near Germany.

"We find it important that we can meet all the wishes of the brides, therefore we have different types of brands and price ranges in our range. With us you can already find your dream dress for € 500.00.
Picking out a wedding dress is not just something. This is something that most girls used to dream about. Their Great Day. We know how important this is at Sam’s Bridal Boutique. We listen to the wishes of the bride to be. Ample time is taken to make all wishes clear and then the best part of the appointment can begin: fitting the dresses. Don't the dresses that you have in mind suit you completely? No problem! We are happy to help you find the perfect wedding dress. Adjust different styles? Maybe you will soon say Yes to the dress to a dress that you would never have chosen yourself ?!"



I met Ariela Slakhorst at the event, she is a blogger for Girls of Honour, one of the founders of Melan infinity magazine, journalist, ánd she is also doing photography. When talking to Ariela I really connected with her because we share the same interests and vision.

In this photo she is wearing a dress from Wild at heart.


I love her boots underneath it!!



What a queen, look at her slaying this dress.










I really enjoyed the event, the vibe was amazing and the people I met were all really nice! I also finally met Marit after only having online contact haha. I thank her for inviting me to join this event. 




(Some phone photos from Marit)





This post is not sponsored. 

~ RJ

80's MOMMA

19 April 2018









LEOPARD PRINTED BLOUSE - THRIFTED
BLACK TOP - ALIEXPRESS
HEELS - EBAY
WATCH - ESPRIT
WHITE JACKET - PULL&BEAR 

~ thanks dio for taking the pics.

I totally can't get over this look! When I received my package from To Save, I couldn't wait to wear the overalls I got. It's such an unique piece, something I've never really seen. The belt and the shape is so different from what i'm used to. I wore it the next day I got it. Maybe it's a thing that I do, but whenever I get something new. It doesn't matter what it is: socks, shirts, jackets, I always wear it the next day. When wearing this outfit I feel really confident and I really want to wear something like this everyday if I could. It's just too much of a hassle wearing something like this, because I have a backpack full with stuff to carry around with almost everyday and when I wear heels this high... I think I will fall so many times because i'm just too clumsy. Even when i'm not carrying a heavy backpack, I will already trip haha. 

I wish I picked a smaller size because usually I will go for an asian M since asian M is a "normal" sized S. But I think you should just go for your normal size if you want to buy these overalls, because the straps always fell of my arms which is super annoying. You can really tell in the pictures it's happening because you can see it haha. I went for gold details in this look, such as my gold earrings (you can't really tell i'm wearing earrings), watch and the gold belt I got with the overalls. I also almost sold the leopard printed blouse since I never wore it anymore, but i'm so glad I didn't sell it! I think I got this one for only 5 euros in my local thrift store. It has regular beige buttons which are pretty boring. I might change them, but the blouse has shoulder pads so I think it's from the 80s. I'm not really sure. I don't really mind the shoulder pads, but maybe because of this hot weather we have now it might be annoying and warm.

This post is sponsored.

~ RJ

F 4 K 3

17 April 2018







BLOCK TURTLE NECK - ALIEXPRESS
FAKE SHIRT - RIVER ISLAND
PANTS - ALIEXPRESS
RANDOM BLACK SOCKS
SHOES - ALIEXPRESS

~ thanks dio for taking the pics.

It's beeeeeen forever! I've been doing 100 things at the same time like always. When shooting this outfit, it was soo cold! I'm so happy it's getting better now, because I had to shoot some outfits for you. I have more outfits ready for you to post.

I think this shirt i'm wearing is really one of my favorite pieces, because I can always wear it and I am always wearing it! My style has changed so much, I don't really wear skinny jeans anymore because wide pants are just way too comfortable.

I also want to dye my hair again, but because of the bleaching my scalp is really stressed out so I should just let it rest. I'm getting used to this blonde hair, maybe I will cut it soon because I don't like this length.



This blogpost is not sponsored. 

~ RJ

ANCIENT CHIC

22 February 2018












BELT - H&M
BLAZER - H&M
SOCKS - NEW CHIC
SHOES - H&M

I've been more active than ever on Instagram but I haven't been posting here since last year, and wow... so many things happend. I really miss writing for this blog, sharing my thoughts and putting it out in the world wide web for everyone to read. I've had a lot of stress and my depression kicked in again but good things are slowly coming my way. I also didn't have a lot of motivation to take new photos outside of myself because of the weather. I didn't know if it would rain or not, and it was way too cold for me.. but hey I finally took some photos today at 2 celsius. I wouldn't recommend shooting in the cold because my toes and hands were freezing! I also had to bike to my home and I told myself I shouldn't shoot anymore in this cold. But I want to so I will. :)

Yesterday I went to Amsterdam to do some vintage/second hand shopping. One of the things I bought was this adorable pink satin blouse with flowers and ancient Chinese buildings on it. It was only 12 euros and it fitted perfectly. I'm wearing this with my dark blue pants from Asos I bought on sale and found a matching blazer from my moms closet in the same color from H&M. I also haven't worn the belt for a few years but I also didn't want to donate it when I was cleaning up my closet. I donated a lot of clothes I don't wear anymore because I always kept the things "just in case". I'm glad I donated because now I have more space for other "new" stuff.

Can't wait to show you all my outfits if you don't follow me on Instagram. I will shoot in this cold for the sake of this blog.



This blogpost is not sponsored.

~ RJ

RED DRAGON

1 October 2017







Top - Aliexpress
Fanny pack Yamaha - Thrifted
Pants - Monki
Checkered blouse - H&M
Socks - Aliexpress
Platform sneakers - Aliexpress

Today's weather wasn't the best, took around 400 pictures but so many failed. I wasn't even sure if I took enough when I wanted to go home. It was getting way too chilly so I hoped for the best haha. 

I actually had this pink/red color in my hair before but I didn't took any pictures with it, so here I am! I dyed my hair in the same color again. :) Unfortunately it fades away so fast but I also want to do another color after this one.

This post is not sponsored.

~ RJ


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