The worst bun in blogging history and that perfect plaid shirt

J.Crew shirt // Massimo Dutti skirt // C&A scarf // H&M tights // Footwork boots
When I uploaded these photos on my computer I smacked my head onto the keyboard. Doing my hair in a bun is never a good idea, I knew that. Still, I wanted to give it another try. Yeah, didn’t turn out that well. What is that!?

In my last post I mentioned that the good man (St. Nicholas, not Santa, FYI) came to visit our house on December 6th. Only this year he did not come from Spain bearing toys, mandarins and chocolates. No, This year he came from overseas and brought along in his jute bag this most perfect plaid shirt. I love its bright colors, the boyfriend fit and not to mention, it is perfect for mixing with different patterns and an array of colors. It’s my love of the season, and as J.Crew normally is a watch-and-wish-only store, you can imagine what happened when I was handed my present. Overly excited ladyyyy. I have practically been living in this flannel, and can’t wait for the next fall to wear it with my boyfriend jeans on a lazy day or over a fun printed dress. For this winter I’m thinking about pairing it with my LBD’s for a casual-fancy mix and to brighten up an all black outfit. Look at me, getting all excited about it again. It’s only a shirt, haha.
Oh, excuse me for my rattling writing today. I have a major deadline in two days and basically my mind keeps drifting off to that essay every two minutes. It’s one of those typical essays that you can keep tweaking, re-writing and editing if you want. It never feels finished. Anyway, my youngest sister just came home with a box off apple cake macarons. I have to go and try one. Call me nuts, but uuuh, I have never tasted a macaron that I actually liked…. Maybe these are the ones!
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  • Lovely colors! They go so well with the snow. Pop! And I think your hair looks lovely in a bun.

  • Love this colourful outfit and the snow looks so good! It's very hot here this summer, jealous of your snow!

    I like your hair too I think it's cute! I tend to just throw my hair up any old way sometimes, you just get spared the sight of it as I only take front on photos haha πŸ˜‰

  • Haha, okay, admittedly the bun isn't great but this outfit definitely is! You are adorable nonetheless!

    xoxo, Julie @ OBSESSED

  • Ja, heel mooi 'bouwvakkershemd'! Mijn collectie wordt ook elk jaar groter en groter :).

  • This is SUCH a cute outfit! I would have been super excited about that plaid shirt too πŸ™‚

    The Other Side of Gray

  • I'm so jealous that you have snow! It's been so awkwardly warm here lately. That plaid shirt is such a dream, the colors are great!

  • Oh, I think your bun looks cute! Your hair looks messy and fun πŸ™‚ And I LOVE this outfit… definitely my type of style. That top is adorable.

  • Perfect Plaid shirts are amazing and this is certainly one such! (and lol, that we both posted plaid shirts so close together. Great minds think alike?)

  • Ahaha I like your bun Nikki. It's cute. And that shirt is so stellar. I phoned my mom the other day and she told me she had gone shopping at J. Crew and that she wasn't really impressed. I almost died. #stylebloggermomproblems.

    Also I am loving the snow on the ground! I can't wait to go home and jump in all the snow there!

  • LOVE your plaid shirt and red skirt!

    you should get one of those top knot bun scrunchies, they sell them at CVS and they help you make the perfect bun!


  • erg leuke outfit! dat oranje staat je leuk πŸ™‚ β™₯

  • Your bun isn't bad! And I love the top! So cute!

    xo Emily Beth @ Inspired Attire

  • love the bun actually, and the red is gorgeous
    Xo Megan,

  • you look adorable Nikki! love the cheerful outfit, those boots, and the snow!! Don't be too hard on yourself girl!

  • A little to red for me. But I love how happy you look in it. πŸ™‚

  • Love the plaid shirt !! πŸ˜€

  • haha, hope you get your essay done. As for the photo bun day … I think it happens to everyone at some point. Great outfit! πŸ™‚

  • I love that plaid shirt too! So cute – and it looks so cozy with the infinity scarf πŸ™‚

  • I am in love with your new shirt! It has the perfect pattern to it and it just looks so comfy πŸ™‚ You are too cute

  • i see why you're so excited girly, that shirt is amazing and will be super versatile πŸ™‚

    C's Evolution of Style

  • Super cute, also the bun!!!

  • Awww, I think your bun looks cute! And that shirt – what a great gift! I agree, though – J. Crew is one of those stores where I want the clothes, but can't afford them unless I have a gift card.

  • I may have the blonde but girlfriend that Gorg red hair is to die for!!! So pretty, loving this outfit too!

  • This is adorable!! I love how you paired the shirt and Jcrew knows how to make em!! I think your hair is cute!! Great look!

  • LOVE the outfit!

    You're a fun writer; I really enjoy reading your posts!


  • you look lovely good luck for the essay xxxx

  • you look lovely. good luck for the essay xxx

  • Wat zie je er leuk uit! En ik ben jaloers op je haarkleur

  • Dit is echt een superleuke outfit! Simpel, maar toch is er iets dat hem speciaal maakt. Ik denk de combinatie van blauw en oranje, die een beetje ongewoon is. Erg leuke outfit! πŸ˜€