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16.5.18

Vrolijk Je Interieur Op Met Super Leuke Muurstickers


Vrolijk Je Interieur Op Met Super Leuke Muurstickers
Hoi allemaal! 

Ik ben alweer bijna een maand terug in Nederland! Wat gaat de tijd toch snel zeg! Volgende maand staat ook weer in het teken van reizen. Ik ga namelijk een paar weken op taalreis naar Florence en daarna een weekje met mijn familie naar Valencia omdat ik de stad super leuk vond! Stay tuned, want er komt gauw een artikel aan over mijn reis naar Valencia met tips van lekkere restaurantjes en leuke winkels. Vandaag wil ik graag ik iets anders met jullie delen. Het is bijna zomer en ik vind dit altijd de fijnste periode om mijn kamer opnieuw in te richten of kleine dingen te veranderen. Soms heb je daar gewoon behoefte aan. Ik heb al een tijd mijn kamer hetzelfde en ik ben een beetje aan verandering toe. Ik ga alle muren nog een keer opnieuw verven, nieuwe gordijnen kopen en ik ben op zoek naar iets moois voor aan de muur. 

Er zijn zoveel idee├źn mogelijk dat het soms lastig kan zijn om een keuze te maken. Ik ga in ieder geval een schilderij kopen en toen kwam ik ook op het idee van een muursticker. Je denkt er misschien niet meteen aan, maar muurstickers worden steeds populairder! Online kun je super veel muurstickers vinden. Van retro stijl, tot een sticker voor in de woonkamer, voor kinderen, of voor je eigen slaapkamer. Het is ook tof dat ze in verschillende talen zijn. Vaak vind ik Engelse teksten het leukst. Je kunt ook je eigen muursticker laten ontwerpen op de site met de ontwerp tool en je eigen gedicht of wens bedenken. 
Vrolijk Je Interieur Op Met Super Leuke Muurstickers


Enjoy The Little Things
Ik was op de site Meermetstickers.nl aan het kijken en toen kwam ik bij deze sticker voor in mijn slaapkamer, met de handgeschreven tekst enjoy the little things. Deze zou ik dan boven mijn bureau kunnen plaatsen of boven mijn bed. Ik denk zelf dat ik de tekst in het zwart zou kiezen, omdat dat overal makkelijk bij past. Misschien als je kamer al best rustig is qua kleuren, dat het dan juist wel mooi staat als je een sticker kiest in een wat fellere kleur. Wat ik eigenlijk het grooste voordeel vind van deze stickers is dat je heel snel een saaie muur of kamer opvrolijkt. Je hoeft er ook niet technisch voor te zijn. Ook fijn om te weten dat wanneer je je sticker niet meer wil, deze ook weer eenvoudig van de muur af te halen is zonder schade! 

Vrolijk Je Interieur Op Met Super Leuke Muurstickers

Ben jij fan van muurstickers?

Isabella

A Lady's Quick Guide To Valencia

Valencia things to do






About a month ago I went to Spain for the first time. And I loved it very much! I was doubting a lot between Valencia, Barcelona and Madrid. Eventually I made the decision to go to Valencia, as I heard so many great things about the City. It isn't as popular under tourists yet, but becomes more and more well known, especially under Dutch people. It's a city known for jogging and is really lovely to study for a semester abroad and there are just so many things to do in Valencia. I spend two weeks in here to study Spanish at a Spanish language school and stayed with an host family. 

AIP Language School

This is the school I stayed at during my stay here. You can also learn other languages, such as English or Italian. But I would recommend, as you're in Spain to study Spanish because the level is higher. The location is good, it's situated close to the Jardin de Real, and in the city with shops and lots of cafes and restaurants nearby. I don't know if next time when I want to learn Spanish I'll go back to this school. The lessons are good and the teacher I had was really friendly. What I didn't like very much, was that when you're staying longer then a week they basically force you to buy the Spanish book. What I noticed was that in Valencia, not a lot of people know English. The teacher explained everything in Spanish, so if you're an absolute beginner it can be a bit difficult. I can still remember a guy from China in my group, having to translate every word on google translate. But it was fun haha and he eventually improved a lot! The school also organises weekly activities with all the students, like going to the beach, yoga, intercambio's and more things like that. That's a great initiative and they were fun. Overall, it's a nice school and nothing wrong with it. Of course, you can't compare it with language school like EF. 

Playa de Malvarossa 

Valencia has five beaches in total. I only went to the Playa Malvarrosa, because it was the easiest beach to reach from my apartment. I stayed in Benimaclet, it's according to what my host family said a cheaper neighbourhood and a lot of families live here. The location is perfect, the city is around 15 minutes by bike and the beach as well. In the same street of the apartment you had bakery's, a pharmacy, restaurants and a small parc. It took some time to get to know the routes and where everything was, Google Maps was my life saver. The beach is really nice, with palm trees and a big promenade with bars and restaurant with fresh sea food. The food is also quite cheap, so you don't have to worry about spending too much on it. You can easily go to a Mercadona for some fruit or bread. If you're going to Valencia I recommend visiting this beach for sure! When you're going during summer it's also fun to go surfing or windsurfing because there's always wind there. 

Valencia things to do

Ciutat Vella

From all the neighbourhoods in Valencia, Ciutat Vella is my absolute favourite one. It's the oldest part of the city and you can find anything from old shops to cafes. There also is a main square where there is also something going on like music or a festival. From Benimaclet I cycled toward the Turia Parc in de direction of the Ciutat Vella. There is a big castle at the beginning of the city and you can also climb it if it's open to see a view of Valencia. I rented a bike for a week, because it's a lot easier to go to places instead of walking. The busses and trams are also going very frequently, so that's also a good option if you don't want to cycle. I found a Dutch bike shop called Passionbikes, where you can rent a bike for a day or longer. It's starting at around 8 euros a day, so not that expensive. You can also rent a bike at Valenbisi, but it charges more per hour. Only the first half an hour is free. If you're staying for a few months, it's best to buy a cheap secondhand bike. 
Valencia travel




Where To Shop In Valencia 

Of course, I couldn't arrive empty handed at home. In Ciutat Vella I came across a small vintage shop named Goybal Home with all kinds of home decorations and dolls. I bought an handmade doll with clothes from the Fallas. The Fallas are a festival only in Valencia with statues and colourful buildings ending with fireworks and mascletta's. It's really popular and a big thing every year. Valencia has many shopping malls and streets and lots of Zara shops. If you want to go to a Zara, I recommend going to one in a shopping mall. They are much more organised and quiet than the one in Calle Colon. This is a street with shops like El Corte Ingles, a big department store. You also have Uterque, Massimo Dutti, even a Mango Outlet and much more Spanish shops. I went to two shopping malls as well, one called Nuevo Centro and Aqua Multispacio which have nice shops too. 

Valencia travel

Valencia travel






Quick Tips and Must Visits
*To never get lost, just follow the Turia Parc. The parc is almost 10 km long and was a river many years ago. It's from the north to the direction of the beach, heading toward the Museum of Arts and Sciences. 
*The Museum of Modern Arts is also worth your while. 
*At Raco Del Turia, Flor de Valencia and Casa Carmela you can find the best paella.
*Ruzafa is a trendy neighbourhood close to Calle Colon. It has colourful buildings and architecture and is definitely Instagram worthy. I went to Dulce de Leche for some tea and dessert. They have so many delicious things, like carrot cake, donuts, brownies and more. 
*It takes time to get used to the Spanish way of living. At around 14:30 they usually eat lunch and after that there is a siesta. All the shops are closed as well and open again at around 17:00. 
*The Museum of Arts and Sciences is also a must visit. It's the picture you see everywhere at first when you search for things to do in Valencia.

Valencia travel


Have you ever been to Valencia?
Isabella

11.5.18

My Top 3 Goals For May


short term goals

Hey everyone,

It's already May and Summer is around the corner. I'm really loving the sunny weather currently. It's much better than those longs winter days. I've always so many things I want to do and accomplish and sometimes it can seem as if time just flies by without realising it! That's why I thought, why not make a short list of some of the things I want to accomplish this month and really write down my top 3 goals for May. I think it's better to come up with a few goals, and focus specifically on them than to make a whole list and do everything half. Let's get right to my short term goals!
  1. Improve my Italian. I love learning new languages. It's fun to get to know new cultures and every language is special in it's own way. The beginning of June I'm going on a two-week language trip to Florence, to study Italian. Because I'm half Italian I can already speak the language, but with errors and can't write it that well. Lets say there's always improvement possible. I've been to Italy a lot of times, but never really to Florence. I've heard so many great things about the city, and I hope it's as beautiful as they say. My goal is to already start preparing for my trip and to study Italian at least half an hour a day. I bought a book with basic grammar and text comprehension exercises so when I'm there it'll be a lot easier already. If you love languages as well, Babbel is a great website. I used it to study Spanish for a few months before I went on a trip to Valencia. 
  2. Make a gratitude list. Sometimes I forget how fortunate I am for all the things I have in my life. We tend to look at others and compare your life to theirs. It's like you're comparing you're weaknesses with their accomplishments and you're basically doomed for failure. I want to write down a few things everyday where I'm fortunate for to have. Those can be small things, like a friend who helped me with my assignment or even just a delicious meal I had for dinner. By writing these things down you start to appreciate and realise the smaller things in life. Small things often make a big difference!
  3. Reorganise my room. Once in a while it's necessary to completely declutter and organise your room. I've had my room the same for a while so it's time for a change. I'm going to paint my walls again, I love the color taupe so maybe that will be one wall and the others in white. And some new curtains in taupe as well to match the wall. I also need to sort out my closet. Maybe you also have this, but every season I buy new clothes having in mind to wear them next summer as well. But than you don't like those clothes anymore. The pile of clothes to sell becomes bigger and bigger every year.. When I've organised all of that too my room will be completely new. An organised room means an organised mind!
What's one goal you'd like to accomplish this month?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella❤

4.5.18

Shopping Is My Cardio

Shopping Is My Cardio
Hey everyone,

It's a sunny day today in the Netherlands. It's finally not that cold anymore and on these days I love just going for a walk on the beach and enjoying the fresh air. Spring is the perfect season to shop for some must haves for summer. It's the season for cute summer dresses, shorts, barbecues and beach essentials. I absolutely love shopping and making wish lists. Like every girl, I can never have enough of anything. 

As a student, you can't always buy everything and have to watch carefully how much you spend. I think that you can better buy one good quality item instead of a lot of cheaper things and in the end you end up spending a lot more anyway. That's where LatestDeals.co.uk can come in handy. It's a site where, as the name says, find all kinds of deals. You can find the latest bargains, coupons, discount codes, freebies and more so you never spend too much on your next purchase. They have all kinds of deals, from travel, to fashion, to music and books all in one place. 

New Look is one of my favourite clothing brands. They always have so many cute things and luckily you can also find this brand on their site. In the category shoes you can find a lot of different kinds of shoes. Lately I'm really into loafers and mules. They are classic and still casual that you can easily combine them with almost any outfit. I love to wear heels to a formal occasion or a party. They now have heels for discount so that's perfect to buy now! I'm going to a gala in a few weeks and want to look for a new dress as well. Karen Millen is another brand you can find on there that has many beautiful cocktail and evening dresses in all colors and styles. It's an expensive designer brand for women who know their style. My favourite color is pink, haha I know really girly. If you're in need of a dress and a good deal than you can find it here for sure! 
Shopping Is My Cardio

Black Suedette T-Bar Barely There Sandals

Shopping Is My Cardio
BLACK/WHITE BEADED BARDOT MAXI DRESS
Thank you for reading today's post! I hope you enjoyed it! Shopping is fun and especially when you have a website that helps you with saving money on your favourite brands. 
Question time - What is your must have for summer?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella❤

30.4.18

Cute And Colorful Bridesmaid Dresses

Hey everyone,

Spring and Summer are the perfect seasons to get married in. At least, that's what I think. The sun is out, it's not that cold anymore and the days are longer. I can't  wait until one of my friends get married one day, so I can wear a beautiful bridesmaid dress and make their day special. Today I would love to show you some bridesmaid dresses that I like very much. Read further now!

Dresslily has many cute dresses at an affordable price. Besides that, they also have swimwear, jeans, accessories and much more for a filled wardrobe. Bridesmaid dresses come in so many different colors, patterns, shades and styles that it can be difficult to choose what style fits their wedding. 

Pastel Blue
Because it's Spring season, it's finally possible to wear those bright and pastel colored dresses again! I came across this bridesmaid dress that's perfect for a beach wedding. It's in soft blue, with a v-neck and with a floral print. I love that it's knee length and sleeveless as well. This dress also fits my style very well, it's classic and elegant and you can never go wrong with it!


Lace 
This dress is in another shade of blue. It's darker but still cute for Spring and Summer. It has more of a vintage touch to it and is more fitted. This would be great for an indoor wedding. It's a lace dress, above the knee and also is available in burgundy. Both the dresses are cute to wear to a party as well, not only specifically for a wedding. Also with the right accessories you can make the look complete or change the style a little bit to your taste. 


Thank you very much for reading my post! Shopping for dresses is always fun, and with the help of the bride you can match your style to hers and the venue to find something beautiful.
Question time - What is your favorite shade for Summer?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella



28.4.18

It's An Add To Cart Kinda Day

It's An Add To Cart Kinda Day


Hey everyone,

It's a sunny day today in the Netherlands. It's the day after celebrating Kingsday, so it's nice to have a long weekend every once in a while. That means more free time to blog as well! If you haven't read my previous post about a must have for summer, you can read it here. Today I want to share another fashion must have with you!

When it comes to clothes and shopping, what you wear under your outfit is sometimes just as important as your clothes. When you wear lingerie that looks cute and where you feel comfortable in, it gives you a confidence boost. Even if you can't see it, at least I feel better when I know I'm wearing something that matches my outfit. On Rosegal you can find so many cute and colourful lingerie items. From lace, to sets and much more.

Bits Of Lace
If always fun to mix and match your lingerie sets. But it's also good to buy at least one matching set, in the same color. When you have this in your closet and you can't find anything to wear, this will always be your go-to lingerie set. I always go shopping for lingerie online, because it's a lot easier than having to go to the shop and finding out they don't have as many things as they have online. I was looking on the webshop and came across this beautiful red set! I absolutely love red, it's my favourite color. It has lace details with a balconette pushup bra. 

It's An Add To Cart Kinda Day

Another lace lingerie set that I like very much is in a different color, in burgundy. It's besides red one of my favourite shades, almost like wine red. It's a lace sheer bra with cute pajama shorts. You can use the set as a pajama, but you can also always wear the bra with different pairs of underwear as lingerie. 

It's An Add To Cart Kinda Day

I hope you enjoyed reading today's post!
Question time - What is your favourite color for summer?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella

27.4.18

Go Short For Summer

Best shorts ever
Hey everyone,

It's Spring and it finally feels like it, the flowers are blossoming, the sun is shining and that means it's time to give your wardrobe a complete refresh. Not only for Spring, not to forget to get ready for summer too! Shopping is one of my favorite things to do. It's fun to combine items and create new outfits every morning to spark that creativity inside of you. Today I want to show you a must have item for Spring/Summer. Lets get right to it!

I've never really been the kind of girl that wears skirts a lot. I feel more me and more comfortable in a dress or in a pair of shorts. Shorts are definitely a must have for the upcoming seasons. They are in so many different colors, shades, patterns and styles that you can always find a pair you like. And with the right accessories you can style the pair of shorts from casual to chic for a night out. 

On Zaful you can find any item you want. From cute summer dresses, to tops, to shorts and much more. It's a great store for shorts. I love that they always have good deals going on and that they have a big range of different kinds of clothes. 

Plaid
I came across this set, it's a cropped top in combination with an high-waisted short. It's really cute! It's like out of the 90's and you see the plaid pattern a lot this summer. It has ruffle sleeves and a sweetheart neckline which makes it a little bit less casual. I would definitely wear this outfit to the beach, with a pair of sandals, a floppy head and a pair of red or black sunnies. 
Best stores for shorts

Soft Pink 
I stumbled across another pair of shorts and really like them too! For me, besides how something looks, it's also important that I feel good in what I wear. These shorts look really cute and comfortable! They are high-waisted and in a soft pink shade, that you can combine easily with a white top or tee. And for the chillier evenings you can always add a denim jacket to your look. 

Best stores for shorts

Thank you very much for reading today's post! I hope you enjoyed it! Shopping is fun and especially for summer. 
Question time - What is your must have for summer?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella❤

23.4.18

Basic Pieces For Your Spring Wardrobe

Basic pieces for your wardrobe

Hey everyone,

Now that we’re in the middle of the spring season, you of course have your wardrobe set for the season, right? If you're like me, than you probably always need new clothes, especially the basic items. Even if you have a fairly good grasp on fashion there are some items which are must haves for the spring season. These are a few items to invest in, whether or not you already own them to look your best during the warmer spring months. Below I've listed some basic pieces for your Spring wardrobe!

Skinny jeans
The perfect skinny jeans never go out of style, regardless of the season. With spring, you want light and airy, you want comfortable and confident and you want something you can wear with everything. Look no further than skinny jeans. Black, dark or light denim, washed, faded; you name it, you can find the colour or finish. You can choose them in tapered, long, flare or other styles to ensure you have the perfect pair for every occasion.

The little black dress
The little black dress is another must have item. You can pair it with heels or flats, wear it to the beach or to work or you can pair it with a light cardigan or jacket on cooler days. You can choose knee-length or something a bit longer in length for a formal event. Go with long, short, mid or sleeveless. There’s a style, lace, texture and fabric which is right for any spring day.

Essential wardrobe pieces

Tees
You need to have the right tops for the season, of course. So, don’t forget your tees. White and black are staples. Choose sleeveless, short sleeve, and ¾ varieties. You can throw a tee on with a blazer for work or dress it down with shorts for a beach date. Going to dinner or date night? Easily pair it with your favorite jeans, light jumper and heels for the perfect look. You don’t want too formal, nor do you want something which is extremely under-dressed for certain occasions. Therefore, having a few varieties of your black and your white tees will pay dividends during the spring months.

Essential wardrobe pieces
Others basics 
A few jumpers, a pencil skirt and a navy blue blazer are also some items to incorporate into the wardrobe. These are casual items, you can easily dress them up for work, wear them for a night out on the town and you can pair them with different colours of your favorite shoes to create your own distinct look. No matter what the event or occasion, with these items in your wardrobe this season, you are always going to look your best and stand out in any crowd you are a part of. If you are interested in purchasing a few of these essentials then I would recommend visiting a catalogue comparison site to find the best deal possible.

Thank you for reading today's post! I hope you enjoyed it!
Question time - What is your favorite essential for Spring?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella