14 Apr 2014


Remember some months ago when I was a busy bee, working from 9 till 5, for my internship?
I do. Especially the first few days. As the fashion-minded type that I am the ' what to wear'  question was the first one that popped up in my head.
Was is going to be a formally dressed-situation?
Or just casual, would jeans and sneakers be fine? Or was it the New York 'The devil wears Prada'  kinda tight skirts with killer heels?

I think it's important to wear the right clothing when going to work. The outfit should 'match'  the company's appearance. For example, the gym: the employees should wear something sporty & flashy, instead of walking around in worn-out jeans.
Engelbert Strauss has a lot of different styles of workwear, just the right clothing for several types of jobs. And when your works obligates you to wear something specific, you might as well wear it with flair. Bright colors and neon pink, for example.
I'm curious to find out what you'll need to wear to work? Tell me!


9 Apr 2014


I had a period in my life some years ago, in which I only bought heels. Some of them were items I could stare at for days after just buying them. That's why my collection is quite big.
But nowadays I don't wear heels that often anymore.
I threw a lot of shoes out recently. I kept the pretty ones, ofcourse, but some just had to go. I mean, a heel that looks like it's chewed on?
Also I dealed with space shortage. But my guess is that this will be the story of my life.
Because this post is all about showing off some new footgear: my new metallic silver ESPADRILLES!
You like?

Don't forget to enter the jewelry giveaway here!

Park Lane via Asos espadrilles


8 Apr 2014


It's giveaway time! 
This giveaway is for Dutchies only, so from now on I will proceed in Dutch.
Don't worry, an international giveaway will be up on the blog soon!

Ik ben een erg grote fan van statement sieraden en accessoires. 
Lana's sieraden is een online webshop die de mooiste statement pieces verkoopt.
Samen met hen mag ik jullie 2 sieraden naar keuze weggeven! Can I hear a whoop whooop?

Wat moet je doen om te winnen?
- Like Vanilla & Velvet op Facebook
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Deze giveaway zal tot 28 april lopen, de winnaar maak ik de 29e bekend!
Laat in een reactie je e-mail achter en welke entries je gedaan hebt, dan kan ik je bereiken als je de winnaar bent!

I just realized I like blogging in English waaay better. Sounds less nerdy!

4 Apr 2014

White leather

As you could've seen here I finally got my hands on a real leather top! And I went for white this time, since I already had a black one.
This one is cropped and all, so very summer-like!
I'm currently into the tight, tighter, tighest jeans, I think those narrow trousers make shoes - whichever pair you wear, sneakers/heels/flats - just look thát more elegant!
There is a little trip coming up: Antwerp, next week! I'm going with my roomies, stay tuned for a photo diary!

I'm off to the library, my second home for these two weeks! ;)
Oh and before I forget, can you vote for my blog on Stylefruits.nl? It is just a few clicks and it would mean a lot! Vote for Vanilla & Velvet here.


2 Apr 2014


April is here! And so is SPRING!
Another sunny day and for that a bright yellow top was pulled out of the closet today.
Wearing this top reminds me of a weekend in Barcelona, where I bought it at Stradivarius. I went with some friends two years ago and all we did was shopping, laying on the beach and dancing till late.
So, the point is: it's a top with a story. Sort off..

I'm currently trying to combine studying, blogging & the nice weather. The solution for now is: I turned my couch towards the balcony side and while relaxing in an angle of almost 180 degrees I try to soke up some literature. In my break I run outside do to some outfit shooting.
I know, I'm a big dork, but it works for now! Seeee ya!