Not everyone will reach for a floral peace when it comes to dressing, mainly because it hits the dreamy and "girly girl" department. But let me tell you a statement piece in this print can look really effortless and cool. You just need to pair it with the right items. Keep on reading on how to rock the floral trend like a cool girl.
Lately, I have noticed Bali becoming more and more the ultimate hot spot for pure relaxation. The beautiful beaches, great surf spots, the hippest restaurants, a huge yoga and vegan scene, a vibrant nightlife, alluring resorts and last but not least the rich culture is something that will keep you coming back over and over again for more. After four months on The Kei Islands in South East Indonesia, we are back in Bali and are absolutely loving it!
You can find yourself stretched out on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and still you have this gnawing feeling. What's happening? Well picture this. Six months ago, you were still in rainy Amsterdam scrolling your Instagram feed, lusting over tropical destinations. Now that you are here on a beautiful tropical island in east Indonesia you don't feel quite as content as you expected. What the hell is wrong with you? You scratch your multiple mosquito bites on your legs, You've counted twelve new bumps since yesterday. The itching is killing you. Catching Malaria is one of your worst fears, but let's not think about that.. You look around, gazing at the soft waves of the clear blue ocean and the swaying of the stunning palm trees. "It's so beautiful here'' you think while having another sip of a banana and avocado juice. This is paradise right? You try to think of what to eat for lunch. You crave Greek yogurt topped with blueberries and granola. How about an almond milk latté and a smoked salmon spelt sandwich? All the organic health foods you crave are not available in this part of the world. Let's eat white rice and fish again, but you don't want rice after four months. All you want is a solid freaking sandwich and a glass of wine. So what is this feeling? The last thing you want to feel is ungrateful. Being grateful is your life's mantra. it's what you live by, because life is good. Then it hits you and when it hits, it hits you hard...
Here on the Kei Islands in Indonesia, the weather is still too warm and humid to feel any kind of a holiday spirit. Yes, we've seen Christmas trees and decorations in the shopping mall and quite a few cute houses have their Christmas lights up. Still, I feel like I am in a world way too far from anything wintery festive. Thankfully we have the sun here, though. The weird thing is that I am longing for Europe and miss wearing layers of clothing, drinking hot cocoa and strolling through the cold. The only thing I can do is wear fall and winter appropriate trends and prints to feel like winter is here too. Of course, I am fooling myself lol. For now, I have to make do with drooling over winter wonderland photos by reading my favorite blogs. I know, I know we always want the things not available to us don't we?
The color blush has got to be my favorite color of all time. I think this hue looks amazing on every skin tone and is perfect for every season. Fall is nowhere near on the Kei Kecil islands, so my outfits remain summer proof. I added a cool captains hat to my outfit, basically because they are so on trend right now. Incorporating trend pieces makes an outfit fresh and up to date in my opinion. What's your favorite trend piece this summer?
Life can throw you the biggest challenges even when you find yourself located on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. As you may have read in my last post here and on my Instagram, Emiel and I have been hitting a very rough patch. Thankfully through a very strong support system and lots of quality time with each other Emiel and I have found a little peace and are trying to accept the fact that life comes with challenges. After numerous tears, we decided, we just have to keep the faith and keep ourselves strong. We shot these photos at Ngur Tavur Beach a few weeks ago during very happy times and I thought I could post them and say hi to all of you. Thankfully, we are doing a little better today!