Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas gifts inspiration

1) Monogram mug (Here) 2)Ciaté tree trinkets (HERE) 3)Chanel Coco Mademoiselle fragrance (Here) 4)Yankee Candle (HERE) 5)Book: Cologne's got style (HERE) 6)Ted Baker make-up bag (HERE)

Today it's the 24th of November, one month before Xmas. Since many shops have installed their Christmas gifts section as well as their decorations, I thought that today was a perfect day to give you a little selection of possible Christmas gifts you can buy for your family and friends. Lights, chocolate, Christmas markets, decorations, they're everywhere… I just love this christmassy feeling to the point that I already did some gifts shopping.
Personally, Christmas is my favourite festivities season, for family gatherings, love is all around us, food (better said chocolate) can be found everywhere, and of course you get to spoil all your loved ones.
Sevral items that you will find on this list are actually also on my Xmas wish list.
Have you already made your Christmas list ? 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

SuperTrash - Olcay Gulsen

On Friday, I attended a big event at the SuperTrash store in Rotterdam where we were all waiting impatiently for Olcay Gulsen to arrive.
Following the big queue I experienced for the Alexander Wang collection at H&M, I was  worried that people might have to queue for this event too. So, in my determination I went 30 minutes early. Luckily, I was wrong, no queue at all, no one was there which was perfect because that meant that I could chat with one of the sales women. 

Once I sat foot into the store, a very nice sales women came up to me (unfortunately I don't know her name) and we got talking. I told her I was a blogger and straight away I was treated like a VIP. She was kind enough to give me lots of information about the brand and store as well as about the collection that is currently out.
She told me that in this collection there is the "Baylee splashed blouse", hand painted by a designer who only works for SuperTrash, and it's 100% silk; very special. Now like nearly every designer brand, there is one item that comes back in every collection and in this case it's the "Tordos top". It comes in practically every colour and it appears in each collection because it's the one piece of clothing that is designed to fit every body shape. The sales woman also told me that SuperTrash is against fur, so every piece of clothing with fur will entail fake fur but of the highest quality. Indeed, when touching it, it's really not far of from real fur and it has the perfect shine. There was thus one thing of which I was amazed by: SuperTrash sells reversible jeans! How awesome is that 2 in 1 jeans. I recommend you have a look at these jeans.
SuperTrash has now even created a magazine that you can buy in stores; very interesting actually. I find this brand very cool as they sell shoes, clothes, accessories, candles, etc. In addition, every week you can find Olcay's favourites at the store's entrance. You can as a result get THE look. 

Finally, it was time for Olcay to arrive, the store was packed. As soon as she sat foot in the store all the girls and women took out their phones and stormed her to take pictures, speak to her and eventually get an autograph. After 10 minutes, it was my turn to shake hands and speak to her. I was so glad to tell her that I read her latest interview in Discover Benelux magazine, that I just loved SuperTrash and that I couldn't wait to write an article on my blog about this event. She seemed happy to hear that I was a blogger. After taking a couple of pictures with her, I asked for an autograph and that was it. I am so glad that I attended this event and learned more about SuperTrash. A great experience. 
Unfortunately, I was not allowed to take pictures of the clothes in the store so below you will find my favourites with it's link. 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 

1)Karl top (HERE) 2)Baylee splash blouse (HERE) 3)Carnaby ankle boots (HERE) 4)Skipper skirt (HERE) 5)Brady blouse (HERE) 6)Quote pouch (HERE)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Knitted cape

Dear all, I must apologise for not posting anything the past week but I was extremely busy with University assignments and I was concentrating on a project. I had no spare time to blog. Now that it's all calmed down, I will have plenty of time to blog again, and I have plenty of outfits and stories that I can't wait to share with you. 

The cape… I've had in my closet for maybe 2 or 3 years and I don't use it very often but this year, I must say I am completely into it. I can't wait to shoot different outfits with it. It's warm, cozy and sometimes it reminds me of Harry Potter's cloak. I can close it up and feel fully wrapped up in it. This time I chose to combine it with black as I thought that it would be the easiest way to make it stand out. I matched it with a simple black knitted shirt, leggings, rubber boots and to add the final touch... my new hat. Plus, this is my first outfit with my Chanel Boy bag, even though you can not really see so much of it. I will make sure to put the bag more in focus on the next blog post on Monday. Hopefully, the weather will allow it! At the moment we've been having loads of rainy days here.
By the way make sure you hit the "Like" button on my Facebook page for more everyday updates. Pictures by Denisa Galaskova
Have a nice weekend! 

Cape: Zara (similar HERE)
Hat: Invito (similar HERE)
Leggings: Zara (similar HERE)
Boots: Burberry
Bag: Chanel
Ring: I am

Friday, November 07, 2014

Alexander Wang x H&M

Yesterday was THE day where IT was finally available in a selected number of H&M stores: Alexander Wang collection x H&M. Like every blogger and fashion lover, I had to be there. So let me tell you my little story… Not having any courses to attend, I thought it was the perfect occasion to finally go stand in an H&M queue for the first time ever. Everything was planned the night before. Alarm clock set for 7:45am, clothes layed out, handbag ready to go... etc. I managed to get to the city center at 8:30am, and that's where I was shocked to see so many people already standing in front of the store. I never fathomed to see such a big crowd especially since a lot of people seemed to dislike this collection from the comments I read on social networks. Anyways, standing in the back of the queue, this sales woman from H&M comes up to me and asks me if I wanted to go to the men or women section. Obviously, I said women and so she gave me a bracelet with a time written on it, which  was the time allocated to me to enter and Alexander wang collection. Meanwhile if you wanted to see the men's collection there was no need for a braclet and since my viewing time was set for 10:30, I thought why not go for a sneak peek. 9:00am the store opens, men and women rushing upstairs to the men's collection. I finally got into the store at 9:10 and once in the men's area EVERYTHING was already nearly sold. There were only some sports bags left, a couple of pairs of shoes, several shorts, key-rings and that was it. So, I left the store again, went back home and at 10:00am I returned to the store... Yet again so many people in queue hoping to get in (unfortunately most of them didn't have a bracelet). When the clock finally hit 10:30am, I only had 10 minutes to grab what I liked/wanted. Of course, all the girls stormed in to fetch the last grey "Wang" sweater. It was unbelievable to see how all these girls/women were just out of their minds, stressed and shouting whilst grabbing the items. Once in the changing rooms, I tried on the white shirt dress with the holes, the gym leggings and the black neoprene trousers. The girl in the opposite the changing room had of course the one item on my wish list: the grey "Wang" sweater size S!!! I asked her straight away if I could have it if she wasn't going to buy it. I must say I didn't get a very friendly answer but eventually she handed it over to me. I tried the sweater on and neither the mirror nor me thought it suited me! Disappointed but still happy... I left the shop with one item after all: THE GYM LEGGINGS! By the way, you should really get them whilst you still can as they are extremely comfortable.
So, this is my story of this special H&M event. You also know now why you won't see me wear the famous sweater that we were all desperate to get. 

I would LOVE to hear your stories that you've experiences this time or in the passed years, so feel free to leave a comment! :) 

Rug: Ikea (similar here)

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Tulle skirt

Tulle skirts... Wasn't that the BIG thing ?! I must say it was an instant crush when I first saw this skirt. I was actually thinking for quite some time about ordering one online, until I attended a blogger closet sale where I saw the skirt hanging, waiting for me to buy it! 
Obviously, I grabbed it right away before anyone else… 
I do know that this post with the tulle skirt should have come earlier than November but for some reason I never found the right moment. Either I had no one taking pictures for me or I simply forgot my camera… silly me! 
Oh well, better late than never. right? So, here is the complete look. Thank God the weather was nice enough to take these pictures outside. This actually is the second outfit that I shot with Annouk, so big thanks to her too!
Now, with the cold weather coming up, especially here in the Netherlands where it's particularly cold at the moment, I can't leave my house without wearing my skiing jacket, hat, scarf, gloves and (huge fashion fail) Uggs… I suppose that my tulle skirt will now be buried in my closet until spring shows. My next posts will definitely be adjusted to the weather.
I do hope that you like this look and somewhere in this world the weather is still nice enough for you to wear such a skirt. But right before I finish my post, I do want to state this quote taken from my all-time favourite movie:  "Give me a full ballerina skirt and a hint of saloon and I'm on board" -  The Devil wears Prada 
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Sweater: Zara (similar HERE)
Skirt: American Apparel (similar HERE)
Boots: Steve Madden (similar HERE)
Clutch: Primark (similar HERE)
Bracelet: Hermès
Necklace: No name

Monday, November 03, 2014

November inspiration

November is finally here. Personally, I love this month for many reasons: firstly because the days get colder, secondly because you can finally wear your winter coats, as well as nice, cosy sweaters, warm boots and, last but not least, because it's the beginning of Christmas decorations in shops and cinnamon biscuits in bakeries. As you already know, I love knitted, fluffy, soft sweaters but also coats. So I've bought a few new coats that I can't wait to show you! From what I've read and seen in shops, I have to say that this year's colour for your fall coat is baby/light pink. Of course, since I am pretty impatient I already got my pink coat at the end of August… Why? Simply because I'm a fall and November lover and wanted to make sure to not miss out on the perfect coat.
Having said that I though it would be good idea to do a little sweater - coats inspiration post. You can as a result find below a selection of nice and warm sweaters and lovely coats for this month. 
Are you also more of a fall person? If so, why?  

By the way, I wanted to share with you a little news: I've created a Facebook fan page so feel free to give me a thumbs up if you like what I do / my blog ! Just type Arifashionthread in the search bar and you should find me :) You can also find more everyday pictures on my instagram @arifashionthread !