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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fall Shopping Guide #1: Boots, Outerwear & Sweaters ❤

Heey lovelies,

It's the first of October which means we really have to start getting used to the colder and darker weather. It's now officially time to trade my summer wardrobe for sweaters, scarves and comfy socks. So for my first Fall Shopping Guide, I'm giving you a few of my favorite fall essentials that are both comfortable and trendy. Hope you enjoy reading!

Of course heeled boot(ies) are going to be the first thing on my essentials' list. Even if the rest of your outfit is so effortless, with these selection of heeled shoes you can instantly look more stylish. Honestly, Public Desire has really stepped up its game with their new fall boots.
Fall 2014 Shopping Guide Boots Outerwear Sweaters
black ankle boots - grey ankle boots - blue ankle boots - bordeaux ankle boots - black ankle boots

No fall wardrobe is complete without (a few) comfy coats. Here in the Netherlands I try to reserve my thickest coats for the winter, so I always like looking for new fashionable fall coats and jackets that aren't too chunky but can still keep me warm.
Fall 2014 Shopping Guide Boots Outerwear Sweaters
Fall 2014 Shopping Guide Boots Outerwear Sweaters
mint coat - white coat - black vest waistcoat - red plaid coat - grey collarless coat - purple coat

I most definitely think the most worn item during the fall time are sweaters. They're just so easy to style, comfy and there are literally a million types of sweaters. Personally I like the cute and girly ones, like these three above. Pair them with casual denim jeans, cool sneakers and throw on a few accessories and voilà. 
Fall 2014 Shopping Guide Boots Outerwear Sweaters
grey asymmetric heart knitted jumper - eye embroidered pink jumpergrey hem pullover

What are some of your fall essentials? Definitely stay tuned for my second Fall Shopping Guide!

Xx

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Event: Blogging101 - The Bloggers Academy Workshop ❤

Heey lovies,

Is anyone else super bummed that the weekend has gone by so fast? However I still enjoyed my days off and even attended a bloggers' event on Friday. For a little while now I have been a member of the Blogging101 facebook group. And when the admin Nene Merit (from online magazine Elegancy101) announced she was hosting a special bloggers' workshop, I was so excited. Since I've been blogging for almost 4 years now, I really think it's time to step up my blogging game and (try to) gain a steady income. I still love blogging with a passion and can't even imagine my life as a non-blogger. 

During the event topics like 'how to be an online influencer', 'corporate branding' and 'social media psychology' were discussed. We also got some useful tips and tricks from successful FROMHATSTOHEELS.com blogger Larissa Bruin. And I think her little presentation inspired me the most. Just to see other bloggers doing so well, kind of gives me a push in the back to really get my blog out there. Besides getting me really inspired to start using social media more effectively for my blog, I also had a lot of fun meeting new fellow bloggers: swapping business cards & networking. If you couldn't make it to the event, I want to leave you with a little impression of a fun night. 
Event Blogging101 - The Bloggers Academy Workshop Elegancy101 Zoetermeer
Event Blogging101 - The Bloggers Academy Workshop Elegancy101 Zoetermeer
It was such a beautiful venue!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

PEARL YOUR LIFESTYLE EVENT + 2 Tickets/Front Row Seats Kim Keizer Fashion Show GIVEAWAY ❤

Hello lovelies,

I haven't been the happiest person knowing that summer is officially dunzo, but I think that can all change right now! In case you guys haven't heard about PEARL YOUR LIFESTYLE EVENT yet, I will gladly school you. It is the ultimate Urban Lifestyle fair for all trendy people! This year Pearl is bringing tons of different cultures all under one roof at the Jaarbeurs Utrecht. In every square inch there will be something different to experience and encounter: from fashion shows, make-up contests for black beauty and black hair workshops to performances, Miss&Mr Pearl pageant, photobooth moments, good food and so so so much more!
Pearl your Lifestyle event Jaarbeurs Utrecht 25 26 October 2014 tickets giveaway

I am especially excited to see the runway show styled by celebrity stylist Kim Keizer!! She is bringing her entire wardrobe and the ones from her celebrity clients to give us her take on A/W 2014 fashion trends! And it gets better: during her closet sale, she'll be giving free personal style advice! I'm also so thrilled that I'll probably get a chance to interview Kim before the event! So if any of you have any fun questions you'd want me to ask her, leave them all in the comments.  

Did I get you all pumped up yet? The PEARL YOUR LIFESTYLE EVENT will be held on the 25th and 26th of October 2014 from 11:00 - 19:00. The tickets in the presale are all €14,95 and €19,90 at the door.

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ROOTS-PR has given me the opportunity to give away 2 entry tickets to one of you lucky readers, so you and a friend can join in on the fun! These tickets will include: 
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to the Kim Keizer fashion show

How cool is that? All you have to do is
 Like CONFESSIONS OF THIS SHOPAHOLIC on facebook
 Leave a comment below with your name, email adress (so I can contact you if you win) and your preferred date. 

For extra entries:  follow CONFESSIONS OF THIS SHOPAHOLIC on bloglovin +/or tweet about this giveaway and mention @COTShopaholic

Giveaway will end on the 30th of September. Winner will be announced on the 1st of October.



I'll definitely be there! I want to thank ROOTS PR for giving me the opportunity to give away two tickets and attend this event as one of their press! In case any of you are going on the 25th, you can meet up with me as I'll be in the press room. Also, keep up with PEARL on their facebook page because they're announcing something new every day!  

Xx

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Outfit: Twinkeltje Twinkeltje Little Star ❤

Hello lovies,

I haven't done a proper outfit post in such a long time, but I was really excited after shooting today so here it goes! Monochrome is still one of my most favorite all-time trends, but I always like to add something extra to this look. Like my favorite denim booties! The blouse I'm wearing today was a gift from a trendy Dutch online shop called Twinkeltje.nl. It's definitely one of those type of blouses that can literally be worn in so many different ways. As you can see this time I dressed it up a little, but throw on a pair of converse and it'll look just as trendy.  
Twinkeltje.nl white button blouse review
Twinkeltje.nl white button blouse review
Now as you can see the blouse is slightly see-through, which I didn't realize at first. But it's nothing an appropriate color bra can't fix! I think what I appreciate the most is the circle cut-out detailing at the top, the back and the sleeves. It would have been such a plain white blouse without it (which I'm not saying is bad), but I just love when a basic item turns out to be not-so basic! And because it's so versatile, you can wear it to school, to dinner, even on a fun date since it's super flowy and comfortable. But if white is not really your color, or you're clumsy (don't worry we all are sometimes) you can get them in different colors.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

My 24th Birthday: Pictures & Outfit! ❤

Heey lovies,

So as some of you may know, yesterday I celebrated my 24th birthday! And since I love all the pictures we took, I wanted to share some of them on my blog for all of you to enjoy as well. We went to the fun fair and after a few short rides, we later ended up eating at a lovely Greek restaurant 'Athene Palace' in the city. Take a look at some of our fun snapshots!
COTSHOPAHOLIC 24th Birthday Kermis Den Haag Athene Palace Outfit H&M ZARA Forever21 Nelly.com
After changing my mind sooooo many times (at least 5: I went shopping for birthday dressed and everything XD) about what to wear, this was my Birthday Outfit! I loved it though!

DETAILS:
Leather jacket - H&M
Crop top - H&M
Circle skirt - Forever21
Platform heeled sandals - Nelly.com
#FASHIONCODE clutch - ZARA

COTSHOPAHOLIC 24th Birthday Kermis Den Haag Athene Palace Outfit H&M ZARA Forever21 Nelly.com