The Life Of A Romper

May 17, 2016

Location: Ohoidertawun beach - Kei Kecil Island - Indonesia

Romper, Play suit, Chloe Mini Marcie bag tan, Rainbow aviators, Flat sandals, Kei Kecil, Maluku, Indonesia, beach outfit, Tamara Chloé, TC Style Clues



Rompers are hot and trending this summer and there is a good reason for it.  Most of you have to agree with me that the romper a.k.a. play suit is the easiest and most comfortable piece of summer clothing a girl can ask for. When it comes down to summer wear, I am a total skirt and dress type of gal, but rompers are just as fabulous because of their comfort and effortless vibe.

When we arrived here on the Kei Islands in Indonesia, I was totally bummed that I brought along only one romper with me. "I will buy tons of new rompers on the island" was my brilliant idea. Think traveling light right?  Big mistake, because wearing anything else just seemed not comfortable in this heat we've been dealing with here. Hopping into town in a desperate search and grab a few more rompers ended up with no luck and quite some frustration. They just don't make these fabulous pieces of clothing on this island. The result is me wearing this colorful number almost everyday making everyone think I didn't bring enough summer outfits with me. Going to the beach, going shopping in town, in and around the house, this piece was on me like a lifeguard against the sweltering heat.

This particular day, we went cruising on our rental scooter and drove to a beautiful remote beach near the village: Ohoidertawun on the north side of the island. White sands and crystal clear waters. This stunning beach is every travelers wet dream. Can I stay here forever?






 


I Needed This Break - Double Patchwork Denim

May 13, 2016

Location: Namar,  Kai Kecil Islands - Indonesia 




It has been a while, but boy, how great has it been to do a complete digital detox. No social media, no blogging and no editing photos for more than six weeks. I needed this break and now I am back with tons of summer outfit posts and inspiration for you guys. The things you start noticing around you when you are not glued to your phone anymore. It has been so calming, invigorating and most off all inspiring.

As you might know I have been on the remote Kai islands in Indonesia lately. Being stuck on this remote tropical island has been more then an eye opener to me. Most of us in the western world live way to hectic, too stressed and we hardly take time for each other anymore. Over here the local people actually sit down and have a real conversation without feelings of being rushed. I am sure, going back to my roots and visiting the island where my grandparents were born has been an oppurtunity of finding myself and really be able to destress.

Staying fashionable is not an easy task when the heat is unbearable and the air humid as hell.  Loose fitting clothing is an only option and being a huge fan of the denim on denim look I have been wearing this type of a look lately, as long as the denim is thin and light.  Excuse my "just got out of bed" hair, but keeping my hair straight and frizz free has been challenging. The longer I have been spending time in Indonesia, the better I got at keeping my hair frizz free. More on that subject in a later post.

Hope you enjoy a few snaps of the area we were staying at!






 



Pasir Panjang Beach

April 1, 2016

Location: Pasir Panjang Beach, Kai Islands-Indonesia



Finally I am back with a new post everyone! We arrived safely at the Kai islands more then a week ago. The Kai islands are a very remote group of islands located in the east of Indonesia. Both my grandparents were born here. Can you imagine my excitement visiting this beautiful place for the first time in my life and meeting family members for the first time? It has been an thrilling and emotional roller coaster so far. 

Being somewhere far on a remote island has it's great advantages. First the peace and quite and slow pace of living does wonders for the soul. This place is the perfect spot to do a digital detox. Everything is so beautiful, it's easy to forget about your phone and laptop. Second, the people are so friendly and kind, it warms your heart. I am taking it all in with great joy. although there are a lot of things I have to get used to here.....






 




Hello Bali

March 20, 2016

Location: Indonesia



Hey everyone

I am sitting at the airport in Surabaya Indonesia while typing this to you guys. We landed in Bali safely and sound after a very long flight from Amsterdam four days ago. Today we are flying to the very remote Maluku islands which will take all day and three planes. Not an easy task for a nervous flyyer like me, but hey I am a happy camper because Emiel is with me and I am finally getting to see the island where my grandparents were born.

The first days in Bali was really all about getting some much needed rest and doing absolutely nothing than eating and drinking at the best places and hanging out at our hotel rooftop pool. We were staying at the U-Paasha Hotel in  the trendy city of Seminyak which was great. Beautiful big rooms, right in the heart of everything and a lovely staff taking care of all our needs.  I was thinking about shooting a bikini post for you guys at their fabulous pool, but honestly for the first time in ages I was way too tired for it. I hope you guys can understand that after four years of blogging and a twenty four flight a girl needs to unplug and some time for a serious recharge.  Of course I will take tons of photos during this six week trip to share with you guys. So lots of summer outfits coming up to hopefully inspire you for summer coming up. Here a few snaps taken on the roof of the hotel to give you guys an idea of how stunning Bali really is. For the first time in my life I got sunburned really bad by just walking in the sun for half an hour. Seriously the sun is brutal here and and the temps are high. I am not complaining. This trip is pure heaven. I have to run now because we will be boarding in half an hour and flying to Ambon city.Yay!

Talk to you all soon!

With love from Indonesia







 

Happy International Women's Day

March 8, 2016



To all my lovely ladies out there, because you are all so very dear to me.

I have always loved this beautiful quote, so I want to share it with you on this special day. 

 

“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.” 

 - Audrey Hepburn

Happy International Women's Day everyone!  


With love Tamara Chloé



 


 

13 Must-Haves To Rock The Rose Gold Trend


March 5, 2016 




There is nothing more glam than the rose gold trend that has been going on for a while now. Think rose gold on bronzed skin with an all white outfit or pair it with black, brown, coral and camel tones for a sexy sophisticated sparkle, Rose gold mixes beautifully with silver jewelry and white pearls and looks stunning with anything pastel. I picked out a few favorites that make me long for summer like there is no tomorrow. The good news is; we are leaving for Bali soon, so I am totally stocking up.  

My rose gold obsession really kicked in when I finally got my new iPhone 6s in this hue two days ago. I just had to grab a pretty phone case that would still show off the beautiful rose gold details. I am not a big fan of phone cases that completely cover the phone. This see through case filled with 24K real gold foil is a real show stopper and soooo my cup of tea. I just can't seem to take my eyes off my phone now LOL. One of my other rose gold favorites is the fabulous wood watch by Jord which you can also see me wear here. Which item is your fave?





 


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Outfit - Shearling

February 24, 2016





For some reason I am already on spring mode and it shows, because lately I keep reaching for pastel colored clothing. To keep it all winter proof, I chose to pair this gorgeous boho inspired Shein dress with a cozy shearling coat and over-the-knee boots to keep me warm. I should have worn some tights, but hey I thought bare legs look better on photos and I didn't want some black sheers to mess up the beautiful color pallete, so what can I say. Fashion over comfort right?