Thursday, July 27, 2017

A red jumpsuit and blue top - sponsored by Shein


It's summer.. but somehow, this summer doesn't feel like a real summer to me. Lots of work and lots of rain.. it feels like a normal month in the spring or fall. I hope August will bring that classic summer feeling!

Anyhoo.. this is another sponsored post, since Shein offered me yet again to pick two items from their website. At this point, it's quite hard trying to also find time to do these photo-shoots. So during this day.. I also did photos for another sponsored post, which I will post in a week. I hope you don't mind. :-)

The first item is a red jumpsuit with some frilly details and a mesh neckline. I have come to appreciate jumpsuits and I have one in black and one in dark blue. Some boots, a belt and possibly a hat.. and you're done!

I got this jumpsuit in size M. I like it, but to be honest,.. it didn't fit as well as I hoped. Also, the quality of the stitching of the mesh neckline was shoddy. It unraveled a little bit when I tried it on the first time.

I paired this jumpsuit with my black boots from Forever 21 and my always dependable black belt with metal details. A combination of black and red always works so nicely! :-)

The second item is a blue top with an split open back. Now, this one's totally on me for not carefully reading the description!

Firstly though, I also got this top in size M and I totally love the colour of the top! This was the main reason I picked this item. What I don't like.. and again, my fault for not reading: the open back.. my bra is visible.. the wind basically exposed everything.. so, definitely not a keeper!

I hope you like my short reviews on these items. I am always honest which is quite clear in this post! :-)

Again, my experiences with Shein was very pleasant even though I am not this enthusiastic about the items this time. Anyway, here are the links if you want to check these items out!

Have a great week!

Rotterdam is such a nice and versatile city... so I did shoot the videos over there!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

High heels dance performance


As some of you might know from my other social media accounts (mostly Flickr, Facebook and Instagram).. I have been following high heels dance classes since the fall last year. I had never danced in my 40-year life.. and I just wanted learn some graceful feminine moves. And perhaps not make a fool of myself if I ever found myself on the dance-floor! :-P

So, imagine my hesitation when the dance teacher, at the beginning of this year, asked our group if we wanted to perform at the end-of-season festival! After a bit of thinking, we all said: what the heck.. and we went for it!

And all the photos that you see in this post were the result of taking a risk and saying yes! :-D

The festival was on the 2nd of July.. and there were two session scheduled: on in the morning and in the afternoon. So, we had to get there early and get in our dresses and do our make-up. And of course, snapping pics for Instagram.

Of course, we had to make a group photo! Sadly, our teacher was missing in this photo, because she was also very busy running the rest of the show.

Fortunately, the professional photographer took a pic of the 6 of us together striking a pose!

Here is an action shot of me... I'm just relieved the photographer caught me in a somewhat okay pose. It's very easy to catch someone in very uncharming pose when they are dancing! :-P

I don't often take selfies, but this one in the changing room was quite all right. I guess I should be thankful for smart-phone filters! :-P

And this is us after the performance.. giving our feet a little bit of rest!

Needless to say, it was an amazing experience and I hope to be part of this next year!

 Have a great weekend!

There is a DVD of the whole performance available for sale. I still have to buy. In the mean time, you can see part of the performance on Instagram! And of course, you can watch the last 2 videos I posted on YouTube. :-)