Burda 9/2015 108 109 110 flounce dress

A perfect little winter dress

I’ve always loved wearing dresses. I love the feminine, classy style I associate them with. Since it’s getting colder here in The Netherlands I wanted a dress that would keep me warm even on the coldest of days.

burda talbot runhoff dress

DIY fashion | Talbot Runhof meets Africa

It’s full blown autumn here in the Netherlands, and even though I love fall fashion I can’t help but miss the summer. This outfit is my way of looking back, and longing for the summer that’s long gone.


DIY African print peplum top


The nice thing about African print fabric is that it’s sold in pre cut pieces of 6 yeards. So you can sew multiple items out of one piece of fabric. Earlier I showed you a pencil skirt, and this time I’ll show you a peplum top I’ve made out of the same fabric.

diy ruffle skirt

DIY ruffled pencil skirt

When I saw this pencil skirt in the Burda magazine I knew I had to sew it. A ruffled pencil skirt with a draped detail is totally my thing.

One skirt, two ways

I bought this pencil skirt a while back at Zara, but it just sat in my closet, not knowing what to do with it. Once I’ve finally found the inspiration to create a look with it, it was enough to create not one, but two outfits. I’ve paired the skirt with two tops that I’ve made myself using patterns from Burdastyle.

the perfect camel coat

The perfect camel coat

I’m sure it hasn’t gone unnoticed, camel coats are hot this winter! And even though its on trend now, it is truly a timeless wardrobe staple. And very versatile indeed. You can dress it up for a chic and classy look, or dress it down with a casual outfit. All the more reason to add this to your wardrobe! If you can find one, that is. I’ve searched high and low, but haven’t been able to find one that I liked, or for the price that I liked. I want it to be fairly long, below the knee. And maybe a tad bit oversized, like a ‘boyfriend’ coat. Something like this one from ASOS: