Oh-uh-oh you’re in the army now

I am wearing a Vila top • Vila shorts • Twice As Nice earrings • Christian Di Riccio Shoes via Torfs

Phew – Finally aye. I’ve been out of my posting game for a while, bugging you with two travel posts in a row. Unintended, but still. Over the weekend, the boyfriend and I shot no less than 5 different outfits that I happily recreated for you . Beginning with an outfit that my dad says could land me a spot in the army undoubtedly. I don’t care what my dad says. I bought this outfit as a whole, which is something I don’t often do. The day after I returned from Maastricht all I wanted to do was sleep, but my parents took me out to the animal market to buy a new chicken for our run – country life, folks, country life – which they couldn’t agree on, so we went off and drove around aimlessly until we passed a local outlet store that I remembered had a huge collection of both old and new Vero Moda and Vila clothing. To my big surprise I convinced my dad to stop there and actually go inside too. Upon entering my eyes immediately spotted this tank top in the back of the store. I picked it up and hung it back about three times because I thought it was still a little overpriced. While my sister was trying on colorful jeans my eyes caught the leather shorts and the outfit just came together in my thoughts. I hate it when outfits come together in my thoughts. They stick and I can’t resist. So yeah. I went home with a whole new outfit. And I am loving it!

The past weekend was one of pure summerness. Two barbecues, way to much ice creams, strawberries, learning  how to snooker, playing pétanque and look for holidays in the sun because… well… the travel bug is tickling me again and I haven’t even showed you all the pictures from our last trip yet! The photos from Venice are lined up for Thursday. In the meantime: enjoy the sunshine and I wish you all a happy week! 

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  1. 15 July 2013 / 16:54

    fantastic photos and wonderful words. happy week to you!

  2. 15 July 2013 / 18:02

    Love the outfit and you did great putting it together! Love the location too!

  3. 15 July 2013 / 19:14

    Mooie outfit, ik vind het topje heel leuk 🙂

  4. 15 July 2013 / 22:51

    Nikki, you look so very happy. Fun outfit.

  5. 15 July 2013 / 23:19

    Great outfit – those leather shorts rock. And I'm jealous of all the ice cream you had! I could go for some right now..

  6. 16 July 2013 / 07:58

    Oh, ik zou ze ook allebei meegenomen hebben! Ik hou echt van stuks met kraaltjes en ben dan als de dood dat ze er allemaal gaan afvallen 🙂


  7. 16 July 2013 / 09:14

    Such a nice outfit! I really like the embellished top! 🙂 So good that you had outfit inspiration in store, it's resulted in a lovely look although it may have hit your wallet, haha! 🙂

    So looking forward to seeing more of your travel pics 🙂

    Away From Blue

  8. 16 July 2013 / 12:47

    Can't wait for Venice photos! I miss it, too.
    Love the outfit! And I totally agree with you… ah! Once an outfit is in your mind, its pointless to try to forget it 🙂


  9. 16 July 2013 / 15:34

    Wat een prachtige top!

  10. 16 July 2013 / 17:23

    Well…I'm glad this came together in your thoughts because I love it. Simple, yet pulled together, edgy and modern all in one!

  11. 16 July 2013 / 17:47

    Pure summerness sounds amazing! I love the beaded detailing on your top, so pretty! Hope you're having a wonderful day 🙂
    xo Hannah


  12. 16 July 2013 / 19:23

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  13. 16 July 2013 / 19:29

    Sounds like your weekend was just incredible! Who doesn't love a good BBQ! Your tank is just fabulous love the detailing at the front!


  14. 16 July 2013 / 19:43

    hahah couldn't agree on a chicken- most definitely country life. and i like your feminine take on the military look! that shirt with its sparkly pieces is so pretty. and i don't mind the travel posts one bit 😉

    ps- i drove through Montana while moving to seattle and it was GORGEOUS. you should definitely visit it 🙂

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  15. 16 July 2013 / 22:20

    Love this outfit head to toe! Glad you bought it! 🙂

    xoxo, Julie @ OBSESSED

  16. 16 July 2013 / 23:51

    I am dying to get a flouncy leather skirt. Haha taking fashion critiques from your dad.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  17. 17 July 2013 / 02:47

    I am the same way when I shop. My boyfriend hates shopping with me because I take FOREVER to decide on things. I have to absolutely love it before I will commit to buying it. The only exception is when things are on a crazy sale. Then it's a little easier to decide 🙂

    Exploring My Style

  18. 17 July 2013 / 10:19

    Bon, dat liedje zit dus zeker een hele dag in mijn hoofd nu :p
    Leuke foto's!
    Amélie // Bags and Chocolate

  19. 17 July 2013 / 14:30

    Sounds like a great summer weekend! You look so pretty, Nikki 🙂 Love your hair in these photos and your shoes are sooo cute!!

  20. 17 July 2013 / 14:34

    Geweldige outfit! Het topje staat je heel goed, en inderdaad, vaders en fashion moet je niet te veel naar kijken 😉 Ik vind het een leuke outfit!

    XO Imke

  21. 17 July 2013 / 14:58

    I love your blog! it's so cool 🙂
    You look amazing in those pictures!


  22. 18 July 2013 / 04:08

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog Nikki! Its always fun finding other redhead bloggers! 🙂

    Xo, Amanda


  23. 18 July 2013 / 11:19

    Sounds like a perfect weekend! This top is so pretty. Not sure how it could land you in the army, ha. Dads are silly. And can't wait to see all your other outfits 🙂

  24. 19 July 2013 / 19:42

    awe, sometimes i can hear my Dad in my head critiquing me on an outfit i've chosen for the day too. i love the army green on you Nikki, it's super feminine with the added bit of sparkle plus those shorts are too darling for words! ♥

  25. 25 July 2013 / 14:29

    I love the matching of your earrings and your top detail. Great idea 🙂

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