TARIN THNGS

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My dad‘s blazer | Tarin Thomas rings | Tao of Sophia top | Reebok classics

I still have a lot of things to do today, so I’m gonna keep it short. To make your to do list a little longer – be sure to visit:

1. Tarin Thomas – I got introduced with this minimal jewellery brand a few weeks ago. I love their pieces!!

2. Boringthngs – I’ve met the blogger behind this fashion/interior blog, Rachel, twice now. We have a lot of fun together and I’m glad to meet someone in the blogosphere with who I can identify.

  

Photos by BORINGTHNGS

INTERIOR DETAILS OF MY HOME

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Some interior details of my home. I got rid of some dark furniture a few months ago. I like to just put things on the ground – for an open and light look. And what applies for my personal clothing style, applies for my interior as well – “minimalistic with a little touch of bohemian“. I love love love minimalism. Minimal fashion and interior excites me. Provoking my heart to skip a beat – or increases my heart rate – or something like that. However, extreme minimalism feels to strict for me to apply in my personal life. That’s why I love a playful touch of bohemian. Maybe other minimalists choose geometric shapes for the same reason – to add something tricksy – but it’s a thing I’m not really into.

A few months ago, The Village Style interviewed me about my personal style, my dreams and lifestyle. Talked with them about the same thing.

Toeing the line between minimalistic and bohemian styles, Sophia has found a happy medium that works for her. “I’m minimalistic because I don’t like too much of anything, and a bit of bohemian because I like an easy touch to the outfit,” she says, “I wouldn’t dedicate myself to minimalism fully–it’s too strict. Of course minimalism is all about clean and easy, but I see something compulsive in it as well. I like to take that down with a touch of bohemian.”

QUILTED LEATHER SKIRT

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Weekday men sweater | Zara quilted leather skirt | Nick Cabana watch | Converse sneakers

 

 

After some man repelling outfit’s – I suddenly felt the need to show more of the woman inside me. This is me being girly. Hi.

    Once bought this quilted leather skirt in sale at Zara – for only 15 euros. It’s real lambskin. Can call that a bargain, right?

 

 

SHOP SIMILAR

RESOLVED

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Showing off my new Reebok Classics here. They are the perfect combination between sporty and casual. I’m gonna be paranoid keeping them white. Wish me luck.

Blessed Are The Meek jumper // H&M dress // Reebok sneakers // Amarilo rings

PRISTINE

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pristine
ˈprɪstiːn,-stʌɪn/
adjective
  1. in its original condition; unspoilt.
    “pristine copies of an early magazine”
    • clean and fresh as if new; spotless.
      a pristine white shirt

       

       

      You can expect more random photos such as these in the future. It feels more creative than just posting outfit posts all the time – which I obviously like the most – but some variation will keep me creative. I think it will keep me conscious about being inspired.

       

       

      T-Shirt by OUIBONJOUR

       

       

      P.S. I started using Pinterest more frequently. I’m getting to love it more than instagram. Probably because it’s more about getting inspired, than to show yourself. Follow me here.

MINIMALISM VS BOHEMIAN

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Zara knit and leather jacket // Mango pants // Daniel Wellington watch // Nike benassi slides

 

When last summer arrived, my style got more bohemian. I was so inspired by metal-colored bohemian jewellery, feathers, cactuses, palm trees (who wasn’t actually?), the sea and surf spirit. I wanted to integrate this all in my blog and instagram. But now that winter is coming more close, by style gets more minimalistic. I think it so funny how seasons seems to influence my style. Both are so different (maybe even quite the opposite of each other), but I just love both.

About the Daniel Wellington watch – I love this classic sheffield with black band and rose gold clock. And the good thing is that you can get 15% off the Daniel Wellington watches with the code ‘taoofsophia’. It’s valid until the 30th of September. Go go go!

www.danielwellington.com

 

 

SMILE MORE

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Smile More top // taoofsophia.tictail.com

I’m wearing the same outfit as in my previous post, but I think these photographs are different enough to put them in a new post. Same outfit, but a different perspective.

I’m wearing the Tao of Sophia ‘Smile More’ top here. I redesigned the webshop – what do you think of the changes?

CHANGES

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Tao of Sophia top // H&M long-line coat // Nike Huarache’s

 

The weather got me confused again. Since I got back in Amsterdam, it has been raining with cold temperatures. I’m already using all the radiators in my apartment and wearing autumn/winter clothing. It feels like Christmas is nearby. Oh and .. the outside air smells like winter! Really! You know what I think is most confusing? Time seems to go faster and faster. I didn’t expect summer to be over yet. Luckily enough, I like a little confusion. And change. Yes, I do like changes. But somehow I feel the entire world is changing. Changing too fast – exponentially – and I’m afraid that we can not keep track on it – adapt on it.

Anyway, don’t get dramatic with me. Sure it will be summer next week again.

EVERY END IS A NEW BEGINNING

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The roadtrip is coming to the end. As I’m writing this, we are heading back to Amsterdam in our car. I’m still not realizing it’s done, and I’m not sure if I will – it doesn’t feel like an end. It feels like a begin. A begin of new adventures. This roadtrip has made me realize I really want to live somewhere else for a certain period in my life. I have had this feeling for quite some years now, but this roadtrip has motivated me to follow this feeling. And now I know where I might want to pursue this dream – in Biarritz. This little city in the south of France, just next to Spain, has stolen my heart. Oh men.. this city has everything I like. It’s the place where surfing is born in Europe. It has that Los Angeles kind of spirit, but it has more overview (it’s waaay smaller than LA). Surfers walking through the city gives such a free and open feeling. It is as ‘hip’ as Amsterdam, with cute coffee shops and the coolest shops (which I am so surprised by, since it’s just a small city). Locals are chilling on the beach the entire day (read: in the night!) with a friends and .. alcohol. That’s how I would like to spend my Saturday evenings haha. And above all, it’s really safe. As far as I have heard, there is so little criminality. Rio de Janeiro is also a city which has the same kind of spirit and contraries, just like Biarritz. When I was in Rio, I was dreaming about living there. But I would’t be able to always walk on the streets on my own, and the city is so enormous. We also went to Barcelona last week – which is a city to my heart as well. I just love beach cultures. But Biarritz just feels so good..

Let’s make a beautiful new beginning of the end of my roadtrip. This new longboard is the first step to follow my dream <3