When that old jacket still seems to fit

Wearing: Zara jacket, H&M dress, Aldo bag, La Strada shoes, ring bought @ Washington Dulles Airport
It was raining when we made these photos. You know, that soft drizzeling rain, after an unannounced cloud-burst, when the air feels fresh and clean and smells so nice. Since we had the shelter of an umbrella I decided not to take along a raincoat, but to pull on this light summery jacket over a simple lace skaterdress. My mom got it for me after I passed my theory exam for my drivers license,  two years ago now. Last time I wore it, was on the day we took the first ever outfit photos for this blog, then called Go Home My Dear. It makes me nostalgic! Something old, something new. Meet my new purple satin shoes. Now how wrong does that sound? purple satin shoes? They’re gorgeous and they were cheaper than what I usually pick from new collections. I have, like I’m sure many of you do too, expensive taste. Mom says I inherited that from my grandma. I saw these shoes, missed a breath, swiped my card. Short pain for my wallet, but pretty long pain for my feet, because I tried to walk these in when I had a busy day ahead… .
With august coming, my three month summer break from college is almost halfway. I’m not planning on letting it go by without taking full advantage of the fact that I have no worries about school assignments or exams whatsoever. I watch the Discovery channels (we’ve got 4 of them, thanks dad!) untill late night and sleep in late in the mornings. I stay in my housewear for as long as I can and make milkshakes everyday. My plans for this weekend also include a restaurant visit and a day photographing Antwerp. I want to experiment with shutter speeds and different light settings this weekend, so that’s going to be fun! 
Enjoy the weekend!


  1. 10 August 2012 / 10:03

    Aaaah Nikki, wat een perfect jurkje! En die schoentjes, love 'm! Mag ik vragen hoeveel deze gekost hebben (en of je ze al lang hebt?) want deze zouden echt perfect passen bij mijn leren jasje πŸ˜€ !

  2. 10 August 2012 / 10:58

    Leuk he, als een oud jasje nog steeds past :). Mijn zomerjas is ondertussen al vijf jaar oud. Natuurlijk heb ik ook nog andere zomerjasjes, maar die oude wordt nog steeds gedragen! Geniet nog van je vakantie :).

  3. 10 August 2012 / 11:34

    love your jacket and bag πŸ˜€ the outfit is super pretty!

  4. 10 August 2012 / 12:10

    Beautiful dress, I love lace πŸ™‚

  5. 10 August 2012 / 12:55

    How fun this has elements from your first outfit post! I love the neutral on neutral and that tiny pop of color from the ring.

  6. 10 August 2012 / 14:14

    It's always fun to rediscover old clothes in your closet πŸ™‚ This jacket still look on trend…and still fits you beautifully! I love it…and think you should wear it more often.

    <3 Cambria

  7. 10 August 2012 / 14:43

    So lovely! I love the ring….

    And, yes, soak as much summer time as you can! At this point in the summer, i’m usually ready for fall, but i am actually really sad that it’s already august. The past few months have gone by much more fast, and i need more time in the sun and at the beach!

    have a wonderful weekend!

    xo everything-pretty.com

  8. 10 August 2012 / 15:31

    I love your first pic!


  9. 10 August 2012 / 16:13

    Summer breaks are the best! I miss having one πŸ™‚

    I love your neutral outfit, and the pop of yellow from your ring.

  10. 10 August 2012 / 17:14

    You look so pretty! I love those purple shoes. I think I need to get myself a pair in that color!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  11. 10 August 2012 / 17:40

    Beautiful dress! Lace is everywhere right now and you really made it stand out with those shoes:)

  12. 10 August 2012 / 19:34

    I love the idea of purple shoes with the beige lace dress!

  13. 11 August 2012 / 00:15

    You look lovely as always and that really is a great jacket. Seems to me that staying up late and sleeping in, and camping out in front of the Discovery Channel with a milk shake in hand, is the perfect way to spend these lazy, stress free days of summer.Is that a run-on? My grammar could use a refresher. Anyway, I hope the weather is good for you photos! – Jasmine πŸ˜‰

  14. 11 August 2012 / 00:30

    Beautiful outfit! Always so good when you find old clothes still fit πŸ™‚ I really like that dress and the purple shoes are fantastic with the light coloured clothes.


  15. 11 August 2012 / 13:24

    I would like milkshakes every day too please! Those shoes are the perfect accessory to go with the neutrals in your outfit. I hate breaking in new shoes. I always end up walking in barefeet or limping.


  16. 11 August 2012 / 13:28

    So cute! I love your style!

  17. 11 August 2012 / 14:57

    Absolutely love this outfit! I love the pop of color with the shoes and ring. I'm a big fan of neutrals with a pop of color. πŸ™‚

    – Katelyn

  18. 11 August 2012 / 19:32

    haha, het is gek om te zeggen, maar je ziet er ouder uit in die eerste post dan nu :-p
    de schoenen zien er prachtig uit, "purple satin shoes", can't find anything wrong with those words πŸ˜‰

  19. 11 August 2012 / 23:02

    Oh ik vind de wit/wit (of bijna) combinatie echt fijn! En mooie schoenen, tof kleurtje!

  20. 12 August 2012 / 10:39

    Erg leuke outfit, dat kleedje staat je heel mooi! β™₯

  21. 12 August 2012 / 18:13

    Perfect dress and lovely shoes, I love the colour. And the last photo is amazing, great idea.

  22. 13 August 2012 / 03:24

    oh yeah, i remember when your blog was called that… haha

    Love that cute jacket and the lace is so pretty!

    Chic on the Cheap

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