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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Fashion Tip: Bowtieful Bow Ties ❤

If you're looking to "undull" your outfit with just one accessory, Bow Ties can definitely do the trick. Whether your style is preppy, casual, girly, boyish or chic...Bow Ties make a total statement. Now I know how hard it is to find Bow Ties you really like in Holland, so I found the next best thing. Or in this case, person.

Danielle is a 17year old girl living in Holland, that has been making her own Bow Ties for three months now. I was so impressed with her handcrafted Bow Ties, that I decided to get to know her story behind Bowtieful.

How did you come up with the idea to start making Bow Ties?
I always thought some of the Bow Ties models were wearing in fashion magazines looked very simple. I wanted a Bow Tie of my own, but I wanted one that was original. My very first Bow Tie was a black leather one and had 4 silver studs. I got so many great reactions, and people kept asking me where I got it from. When I told them that I made it myself, I kept getting the question if I wanted to make one for them as well. That's how I got the idea to come up with more Bow Tie designs, and when I realized that a lot of people were interested in buying them, I started putting all my designs on the site: On this site people can see all of my latest Bow Tie designs and order them if they like. 

Where do you see Bowtieful's success in a few years?
My Bow Ties collection is still extending, and that is why I'm busy trying to set up my own webshop. I hope that in a month from now, I can successfully launch Right now I'm also busy getting my Bow Ties into several shops. In a few years I would still love to be known as the creative designer of Bowtieful, but with a lot more exposure!

How would you style an outfit with one of your Bow Ties?
I think you can wear a Bow Tie with any outfit. Bow Ties are originally known to be worn only on formal occasions, but my Bow Ties are much more than just classy. Most of my Bow Ties are decorated with studs, spikes and other applications, which makes them an everyday accessory. But I think a Bow Tie looks really cute on a blouse that is buttoned all the way up.

                                                              A few of Danielle's Bow Ties
Bow Tie: Soft Tarantula Fabric with Studs and Chains
Bow Tie: Shimmer Purple and Golden Chains
Bow Tie: Black Leather Studded
Bow Tie: Blue Jeans and Spikes

If you are (not) feeling these 4 Bow Ties, check out Bowtieful's site for more. Danielle even makes Bow Ties on request! With your choice of print and/or color, you can rock your own unique Bow Tie whenever you want. She even ships internationally! If there is more information you would like to know, just visit the website.

What do you think of her Bow Ties? I loooove them. 

GOOD TO KNOW: Soon one of my readers can rock their own Bowtieful Bow Tie, as Danielle was super nice to sponsor one of her Bow Ties for a giveaway on my blog. COME BACK TOMORROW FOR MORE INFORMATION!


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Friday, March 30, 2012

a 10 for Inspiration #046

And just like that, we're [almost] entering a new month! If it was up to me, I'd make this next week pass by real fast since I have exams. But I'm taking a little break of all that studying and spending my time with family. 

 Enjoy your weekend!!!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Reminder: Bloggers Event ❤

It's 27th of March today, which means the Spring & Heels Bloggers Dinner Party is just one month away! The amount of work we have put into this event is unbelievable, but we're doing it with soooo much pleasure! We just want it to be the best "from-bloggers-to-bloggers" event! And the great thing is, it just might be....

Over the time we have received so many positive reactions from bloggers as well as all potential sponsors for the amazing goodiebags! I'm having such a hard time keeping every thing a secret, but I'm so excited about the goodiebags and the activities that will take place. It all really just makes me want to be a guest at our own dinner party! :p Lucky for you, you can! There are still a few tickets left. So try to get yours fast. 

Some of you might still be hesitating on whether or not to attend. Let me help you out with some of your possible concerns:
- I don't want to travel/attend alone: We know it might be a little intimidating to attend any event all by yourself. That's why we think you should definitely bring a fellow blogger friend with you!

- I don't know what to wear: We want you to feel comfortable in your own fashion style, no matter what that might be. But just in case you're really having trouble deciding, we have posted some (and will be posting more) looks on our facebook page that might give you (a little) inspiration!
Outfit with items from a few of our sponsors!
- I don't know what to expect: We think it's perfectly understandable that you would first like to know what the event will be like, before you get your ticket. Our event is a dinner party that allows all  attendees to socialize with each other. Networking is essential for every blogger, and it's just fun to meet new people with the same interests. On our event there will be several opportunities (apart from the very nice dinner self)  to get to know one another better, with the help of fun activities we have planned. We promise it will be right in your element, since it has everything to do with fashion and beauty! After the event is over, every attendee gets a nice goodiebag as a BIG BIG thank you for coming! 

I wish I could give you every little detail, but some things are just better as a surprise! For other questions, you can check our faq. For (daily) updates like us on facebook and on twitter. Tickets are available here. And if there's anything else you would like to know, feel free to send an email to

I just want to end this post with a personal message from me, to why I want you all to attend the Bloggers Event. Reallyyyy reallyyyy hope to see you there! 


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Monday, March 26, 2012

Bag Crush: Guardian Angel by V & V ❤

I'm so obsessed with bags... always have. All shapes and sizes. Lately I have been obsessing about the ultimate it-bag, the Celine bag. But for some time now I have found my new bag-crush. I'm totally cuckoo for the Guardian Angel bags by Vlieger & Vandam

I'm was never the girl that liked drama, trouble and confrontation. But I feel like this bag can bring out the 'bad girl' in me. This is so fashionable and so edgy. That's why I definitely love seeing Rihanna rocking this brand. It totally fits her personality and style! 
But when it comes to me rocking V&V, I might need to start saving up for one of these, because I..Need..Those..Bags/Clutches!

Do you love the guns or is this too rebellious for you?

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Friday, March 23, 2012

a 10 for Inspiration #045

Finally SPRING is here (for two days now)!!!! I love it, because that means we're so much closer to Summer! I'm impressed so far with the Dutch weather, let's hope it stays that way (or gets better). It feels sooo good to be able to walk around in my summer jacket without catching a cold! 

 I'm in love with these pictures.
Enjoy your weekend!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

New In: Sephora 3 for 10 ❤

I was contemplating on whether or not to give Sephora a visit after school today and see if there was anything worth buying. In the end *surprise surprise*, the shopaholic in me won! But I promised myself not to spend that much money, since there was nothing that I desperately needed. Luckily it wasn't as crowded as I expected, which made it much easier for me to grab the few things I wanted.
Paid a total of  30.  Look how much I saved!!!
Been wanting these Nail Polish Sticker since forever! I'm definitely glad I was able to find these two.
on the left: A09 zebra instinct - on the right: A10 leopard rocks!
3 VERY Pretty colors! Unfortunately on camera it doesn't really show :(
on the left: 65 sunrise on the moon - in the middle: 84 full moon party - on the right: 71 shrimp cocktail
Such a lovely blue jumbo liner, and the pigmentation is awesome
Crayon jumbo 12H, Jumbo Liner
13 marine
flashy liner waterproof
03 flashy mauve
I usually wear black eyeliner, so this will be a nice change! I have so much trouble applying a liner with a liquid eyeliner. But practice is gonna make perfect, I guess!
Long-lasting eyeliner
16 black purple
This is probably the product that I'm most excited for, but also most skeptical!
lash stretcher, maximum extension mascara
 I did notice they had the same (face) products from last time, which made it easier for me not to go overboard. But I definitely can't wait to try out these new products! What did you get?!


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