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Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. And to celebrate, they've come up with: 10DAYSDOWNTOWN. 10 Events in 10 Days on 10 different Locations. Yesterday I traveled to Amsterdam to attend the Bloggerscafe by Fashionchick. A lovely (+ free) event for every blogger, journalist and lover of fashion to come together and network! :-) After a whole hour of bloggers catching up and sipping on some delicious Baileys Chocolate Luxe, we were welcomed into a room full of balloons, chairs and goodiebags. The next hour was filled with inspiring and funny stories from three successful bloggers: Monique van Loon, Yvonne Eijkenduijn & Anouk Bas. All three shared their secret recipe to a successful blog.

photo: instagram fashionweeknederland
Monique, who first started Girlscene and now blogs on foodblog, advice was to: 1. never doubt yourself when it comes to blogging. 2. blog because you are passionate about it, and not because you think it will make a profit & 3. don't publish something you wouldn't share with your own friends. The very comical Yvone, who is the blogger behind Yvestown, also shared some good advice of her own. And that is to socialize and do fun stuff with other bloggers to expand your network. By the way, I definitely recommend her blog to anyone who is into interior design! The last speaker Anouk, founder of creatorsofdesire, even shared the 7 sins of blogging! Don't be narcissistic, greedy or jealous, don't copy others, always keep it professional and try not to be lazy!

I can honestly say I learned a lot from these three ladies and I'm definitely going to keep their advice in mind.

 Outfit of the Day:
Coat - H&M
Cropped Sweater - H&M
Faux Leather Leggings - H&M
Sneakers - Minusey
Necklace - H&M
Bag - USA


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  1. That looks like so much fun! I def agree with the 'don't post anything that you wouldn't share with your own friends' thing. Great advice!

    Corinne x

  2. Looks like you had a fun time. Lovely blog here. Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.

  3. Super leuk dat je er ook was! Wat grappig ik zie Silvy (het meisje met de blauwe jas) en mij (met de hoed en de witte jas) ook tussen de foto's staan. Leuk verslag heb je geschreven. Van de presentaties kreeg ik echt enorm veel inspiratie!


    1. Hi Jamie! En ik dacht nog 'waauw die twee hebben zo'n mooie jas aan' haha, wat grappig!
      Ja ik heb er ook onwijs veel aan gehad!

  4. Looks like an awesome night! Great blog, glad I found it! :)

    x leah symonne x

  5. Leeeeeeeeeuk!! Ik vond het ook een super leuke inspirerende avond!! x Dani

  6. Klinkt leuk! Super toffe outfit had je aan, de jas is echt geweldig!

  7. I want to go the fashion week! Great post. I like your blog. Maybe you can visit my blog and follow me on gfc and bloglovin.

  8. Leuke post heb je ervan gemaakt! Jammer dat ik je niet gezien heb. Vond het ook echt een leuke inspirerende avond! <3


  9. Leuke post, ik vond het een leuk event met inspirerende presentaties :) Volgens mij
    heb ik je wel gezien, herken je aan de panterprint jas die is echt leuk! Mooie blog heb je,
    ik volg je nu op bloglovin'.

    Liefs Bodil,


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