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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Event: Boohoo Dressmas Blogger Event ❤

Last Tuesday I got invited to CreamPR's Boohoo #Dressmas Blogger Event in Amsterdam. Me and a few other bloggers got the first chance to see Boohoo's new Christmas collection in the CreamPR showroom, before Boohoo's launch in the Netherlands. The collection is uber-amazing, with lots of sequins, leather, tartans and leopard pieces. Every blogger got a chance to pick out their favorite pieces and pose in front of a cut-out instagram frame. I also got a chance to have a lovely chat with Sophie (Boohoo's Online Marketing Manager). So it was definitely a great night!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Event: MY Run on Heels in Almere ❤

Last Sunday I traveled to Almere for the second edition of MY Run on Heels race. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, MYROH was an 100m race where mostly ladies raced against each other on high heels for a chance to win the big €2.500 shopping money prize. The event started off with the Dutch All-star Cheerleading squad that got the crowd pumped up, a few fashion shows from various stores nearby, dancing entertainment (i.a Little Chucky crew), the miss pageants, singer Nicole Bus and ofcourse multiple races. In case you missed it, see more impressions below.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

New In: Primark Zoetermeer Haul ❤

I've been praying to the Shopping Gods for a Primark store to open closer to the Hague. I know there's one in Rotterdam Alexander, but it's a bit too far for my quick shopping trip moods. And since the one in the Hague will open until Fall 2014, I was sooo happy to hear there was one opening in Zoetermeer end of October. So ofcourse I wanted to attend to opening. Initially, I wanted to be there when the doors opened. But after seeing pictures of HOW crowded it actually was, I was glad I chose to stay in bed a little longer.

I arrived around 1 o'clock and there was a lot of security, iron fences and still a very long line outside. Inside it was even more crowded. I even heard some people got light-headed and fainted due to the amount of people. Normally I hate shopping in a crowded store, but there was no way I was leaving empty-handed!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Today marks exactly 3 years since I first started Confessions of this Shopaholic! Time has flown by so incredibly fast. If I wasn't blogging these past couple of years, I honestly have no idea what else besides college I would have to keep me this busy. I remember starting my blog just after a long and exciting first shopping trip in the Netherlands. Now 3 years and a lot of shopping trips later, I'm still so glad I made the decision to become a fashion blogger. 

To show my sincere gratitude to all my readers, followers, fans, comment-leavers and overall supporters, I have planned a nice international giveaway for all of you! 

Entering is easy, just follow these simple steps.
 Like COTS on facebook (5 entries)
♡ Follow COTS on bloglovin (3 entries)
♡ Tweet: "I want to win a fashionable statement necklace from @PrncszTffny COTS' 3rd Blogiversary Giveaway! How about you? ❤" (2 entries)
♡ Leave a comment of all the social media you followed. And if you want Statement Necklace (1), Statement Necklace (2) or both.

Good luck! :) Winners will be announced on November 2nd 2013.


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Monday, October 21, 2013

MY Run on Heels Event ❤

Anyone that's ever been into my apartment, knows I own more shoes than I have place to store them. And 90% of these shoes are all high heels. Some even unworn, if I might add. I just love heels! The higher, the better! If your love for high heels is as real as mine and you're willing to proof how well you can rock them, this event has your name written all over...your shoe. 
On the 27th of October 2013 the second edition of MY Run on Heels will be held in Almere. This entire day females (and males) literally race against each other on HIGH heels for a chance the win at least €2.500 shopping money!! I'm going insane just thinking about all the shoes and other things I could buy with that money. And even if you don't win this ultimate prize, your fashionable self can still win the titles 'Miss Sexy', 'Miss Extravagant' or 'Miss Nerdy'. So come dressed to impress!

If you rather watch the race from the sidelines, you can also enjoy the giant lifestyle market. Get pampered in the Chill Out Lounge and enjoy getting delicious snacks and drinks, manicures, massages and all that glamour. Perfect for a day out with your girlfriends and sisters. Also sit Front row to make sure you don't miss anything on the catwalk!

You don't want to miss out on the race and entire event, do you? Get your tickets now! Whether you want to join the race, chill in the VIP lounge or do both! Tickets to participate in the 100m race are just €10. Want to join the race with your entire army of 10? Check here for the prices. And don't forget to check out the rules for entry!
See more impressions on last year's event, find more information about the MYROH event, the organization MoreYin and other partners

My attendance is already confirmed, how about yours? Come join me and many others from 12:00 to 17:00 at Stadhuisplein 1 in Almere. 

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Event: UO Amsterdam Launch Party ❤

Yesterday me and my friend & fellow blogger Omaily from Shades of Sexy Little Things met up in Amsterdam for the store opening of Urban Outfitters. The store is located in the Kalverstraat, has three floors and was packed!! once we arrived. Their clothing doesn't exactly fit my style all that much, but I did really like their accessories, books and other cute gadgets. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

My Favorite Statement Necklaces from Bershka ❤

I don't know why I don't shop at Bershka more often, because every time I visit the store or their online shop, I see so many things I want. This time I was in awe of their statement necklaces. I'm such a sucker for those. Wanna see my favorites? 


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nola.Nova Tee Quote Contest ❤

On the facebook page of Nola.Nova they announced last week that they were looking for some cool quotes to finish their Summer14 collection. I've always been into t-shirt designing, so I got really excited to start brainstorming. Ultimately I came up with a few, including: WAKE ME UP IN L.A. So just now I casually opened my facebook and saw that Nola.Nova chose my quote to possibly be in their new collection! I AM SO EXCITED! 
If you also think my quote is your favorite out of these three, please vote for option A on their picture. Click for direct link.  

Thank you sooo much in advance!


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Black Buckle Boots from SheLikes ❤

For this time of the year I always want to make sure I have some nice winter-proof boots, to keep my feet nice and warm. Now I have seen some really cool boots lately, especially the buckle boots. I'm not sure how warm they can keep my feet, but they are DEFINITELY A STATEMENT. Recently I have found some very cool ones from online shop SheLikes
1.- 2. - 3. - 4. - 5.

Number 1 & 2 are my absolute favorites, but I like them all so much! Are you into these new trendy shoes?


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Monday, October 14, 2013

#WorkoutWithCOTS October Week 3 ❤

Omg time flies! It's already the third week of my October Fitness Challenge! But I have to be honest, I have been slacking off just a little bit in the previous week. But I'm totally motivated again to start fresh this week. I know it's gonna be harder, since the sets and reps are getting higher and higher. But I know I'll be worth itttttt. 

Don't forget to hashtag #WorkoutWithCOTS, if you're joining the journey! Or is there some other type of exercise you're doing? I would love to know! 

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Announcement: Secret Santa Blogger Edition ❤

A couple of days ago I came up with this Secret Santa Blogger Edition idea that I want to organize this year. But to do so successfully, I need a great amount of Fashion and Beauty bloggers (located only in the Netherlands, sorry) that are willing to participate. All detailed information will follow very soon.
Are you willing to participate in this years Secret Santa Blogger Edition? Please comment below with your email address or send me an email at to get more information. The deadline to sign up is 10th of November 2013.

I hope you are all as excited as I am! It's such a great way to get into the Christmas mood and interact with fellow Dutch bloggers.


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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Trend: Matching Seperates ❤

I've seen this trend so much in the past summer, but I'm still digging it this fall. I'm talking about the Matching Seperates. They're literally separate items (tops and bottoms) in the same design/color/patterns. On some online shop you can also find them under the name 'two-piece suits'. I love the idea of the wearing matching pieces together. The only bad thing about them are: 2 pieces, so obviously two prices :( I've collected a few of my favorites that I've seen recently just for you. 
These two are so stylish, don't you think? I am kinda in love with them. They're both from this online store I recently discovered: RUE107. Their prices are a little over my budget though.. but it sure doesn't hurt to fond over them. Loose Crop Top left: $105.00 - Bottom left: $80.00 - Loose Crop Top right: $105.00 - Bottom right: $95.00
All three "two-piece suits" above are from CHOiES. What I love about these is, they are just one price! The white retro patterned suit is my favorite! Too bad it's out of stock at the moment. (I still wanted to show you anyway lol) A close second is the red playful Mickey Mouse suit. Suit middle: $67.99 - Suit right: $54.99
And the last four are obviously from Missguided! I can't pick a favorite here, cause they are all really cute. Not typical fall/winter wear, but you can also create that look with stockings and such! Print Shorts left: €26.33 - Crop Top left: €19.74 - Aztec Shorts middle: €23.03 - Crop Top middle: €32.91 - Embellished Shorts middle: €59.25 - Crop Top middle: €72.42 - Skater Skirt right: €15.79 - Bralet right: €26.33

What's your take on this trend? And do you think they're only a summer trend or can you rock them in fall/winter too?

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Monday, October 7, 2013

#WorkoutWithCOTS October Week 2 ❤

So the second week of my October Fitness Challenge just kicked in! And as crazy as it sounds, I do notice a tiny difference in my stomach area. Maybe it's just my brain making me want to see it, but it did keep my spirit and my motivation up! This week the exercises remain the same, but I have increased the amount of reps and sets of each exercise. Last week I did have a little trouble with keeping up with some of the exercises, especially the situps! But it's all about pushing yourself and your body to further limits. 
Let's go for another week of making great changes for our bodies and self-esteem!

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

New In: Naturally Adorable ❤

It's so crazy how I always decide to place an order on the River Island website, instead of just taking that 20-minute train ride to Rotterdam. It's just so much easier I guess, especially to a lazy person like me! Anyways, a couple of weeks ago I decided to check the RI site to get a glance at the new Rihanna collection. I wasn't really impressed (especially not for those prices), so I decided to check the sale items instead. There's where I found this cute "Naturally Adorable" black sweatshirt. And for just €14.00. 
The sweatshirt arrived yesterday, which is actually a pretty long time for UK shipping. But I'm so happy with it! The fabric is so soft and I love the fit. It's very comfortable and loose. And I really like the text :P. I already thought of so many outfits with this sweatshirt, even before it arrived!

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Plain Plaid ❤

Plaid has definitely made a fashionable comeback this season and I am a fan! I love the 90's rocker-chic feel it gives an outfit: can you say instant statement? There are so many ways to wear a plaid blouse, because they are very versatile. They're almost like a basic must-have. 
Look 1: The first look is very risky and for fashion "daredevils" as I combined the monochrome trend for the top and bottom. Even though the grids and color design are totally different from each other, I still feel like it works really well together. I paired the rest of this outfit with black chunky heel shoes and this black/white/cream clutch to give it an overall dressy look. Look 2: The second look is more of a "messy" look. The grey sweatpants and the sneakers definitely gives it an "I don't want to seem like I put in too much effort"-casual look. To finish this outfit, I would do the beanie justice by having a messy hair look. I think this is a perfect long-day-at-college outfit.  
Look 3: I'm loving the "unoriginal" way to wear a plaid blouse, which is by tying the long sleeves around your waist. I've seen so many outfits like that and I yet haven't come across one that I disliked. That's why I created this look. I think by wearing shorts, the plaid blouse around the waist looks a lot more edgier. Especially with some brown combat boots. And by wearing a funny tee, it's a cross between a tough and playful look. Look 4: The dip-dye pattern of this blue plaid blouse works perfectly with some matching disco pants.And to put the focus on the high-waist of the pants, the blouse will look better tucked in. To finalize this outfit, I chose for classy black high-heeled sandals and a big statement black bag. I love how both the shoes and the bag have gold detailing. The yellow statement necklace is totally unexpected and serves for a pop of bright color. 

Plaid blouses are so trendy right now, so you probably won't have a hard time finding them in stores/online. But I know Forever21 and Missguided really have some cute ones! 

What do you think about this trend? And which outfit is more your style?

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