Drop that waist

Dress: Gap • Flats: Anne klein (similar ones by Gemma Go via Spartoo schoenen)
When word spread about The Great Gatsby – which I still haven’t seen – everyone started talking about tenties and thirties fashion. This winter season, drop-waist dresses and tassel necklaces are everywhere. I am loving this dress from Zara and that lovely tassel necklace I spotted in the J.Crew lookbook. Since my whole fall / winter budget is currently going to household appliances and cleaning material, I will just enjoy wearing my summer-y drop-waist a littkle more and pair it with my new leopard flats for a bit of a fall feeling. I almost can’t wait until I can dust off all my fall clothes again. Fall truly is my favorite season style-wise as I feel like the colors compliment my hair well.
The past weekend was full of fun. On Thursday we packed up a backpack full of sandwiches and cans of soda for a fun day with the family at The Efteling in The Netherlands. I enjoyed roller coasters rides with my younger sister and brother,put my fear of heights to the test in the Pagoda and had delicious poffertjes at the end of the day. It was fun to release my inner child one more time before I pack up my bags and leave for university. Shopping for plates, towels, cutlery and whatnot, has made me feel like my childhood has faded into adulthood for good. I even bought a cookbook. This is going to be interesting… .

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PS: I was nominated for a Liebster Award by Leen, from Strong As A Lion. Thank you Leen for thinking of me.



  1. 26 August 2013 / 10:56

    supermooie kleur! Staat je goed xx

  2. 26 August 2013 / 11:22

    Lovely. And I love the color of the dress with your hair.
    Have a nice week ^^

  3. 26 August 2013 / 11:54

    supermooi bij jou dat kleedje! mij staat dat model eeeecht totaal niet! oh en the great gatsby MOET je echt zien!!! zo leuk dat je naar de efteling bent geweest, eeuwen geleden bij mij 🙂 veel succes met het zelfstandig wonen ook, jeeej koken! 😀

  4. 26 August 2013 / 11:59

    Love that dress on you, beautiful colour for you and the leopard print shoes are really nice with it 🙂

    Hope the cooking goes well and the cook book is helpful! 🙂 Grown up stuff can be boring, but essential sometimes.

    Away From Blue

  5. 26 August 2013 / 13:18

    Zo'n jurk staat echt prachtig bij mensen met jouw figuur, jaloers! Ook heel mooi gecombineerd met die dierenprint flats 🙂
    Ik wil ook nog eens naar de Efteling! The flying dutchman is zooo leuk 😀
    Naomi, x

  6. 26 August 2013 / 14:42

    Leuk jurkje! Wat een prachtige kleur:)

  7. 26 August 2013 / 16:52

    glad to have found your blog on Kristian's post today! best wishes to you moving into your studio & starting a new semester! where do you live in belgium btw? my hubs and i were fortunate enough to visit brussels, antwerp, leir & ghent & my friend will kill me but her little rural hometown somewhere several hours outside of antwerp that was just gorgeous! oh and i LOVE this dress on you, such a great color. the drop waist never works w/ my figure but def does w/ yours! and i dont rec the movie unfort. but the story of course is great.
    Cuddly Cacti
    Mitla Moda

  8. 26 August 2013 / 17:20

    You are so skinny it's ridiculous! I say that in the best way possible, those long legs look amazing in that dress!

  9. 26 August 2013 / 18:16

    I can't wait for Fall, myself. I'm sure you look AMAZING in all the fall colors with your pretty hair and pale skin. I'm pretty pale myself and just recently went red-headed, so I think I'll like Fall even better this year 😀 Also, you look great in a drop waist and I'm jealous. I couldn't wear that silhouette if I wanted to. Sadness. I shall live vicariously through you!

    xo Ashley

  10. 26 August 2013 / 19:36

    goodness, i need to do some traveling in Europe!

    and this dress, the color, the fit, its perfect on you.


  11. 26 August 2013 / 20:04

    Ik vind dat echt een géweldige kleur en 't staat je heel goed :)! Lovin' that 20s look :).
    Sabrina, x.

  12. 26 August 2013 / 20:22

    1. I really loved watching The Great Gatsby movie. There are definitely people who say they do not but I thought it was a great overview of the actual story from the book and the visuals were stunning. PLUS, the costumes and jewelry…such a lookbook!

    2. You look great in this shade of green! It's so amazing with your hair

    3. That dress is so lovely!! So pretty!!

    That's all! =D


  13. 26 August 2013 / 20:42

    Leuke kleur en toffe combi met die tijger ballerina's!

  14. 26 August 2013 / 21:27

    What a beautiful drop waist dress! Love it!

  15. 27 August 2013 / 01:38

    i love this dress on you! it's a shame drop waisted dresses just don't suit my figure so i can't wear them, but it looks really pretty and elegant on you, especially the green with your red hair.

    little henry lee

  16. 27 August 2013 / 06:08

    Drop-waist dresses are seriously the best, and I find them to be surprisingly flattering, too! You look absolutely lovely and this green shade is perfect on you.

    Xo, Hannah


  17. 27 August 2013 / 06:37

    Aww..sounds like a fun day. I've taken my son to a little fair that had rides and he loved it. But as I get older, I think my equilibrium is more sensitive, so I'll definitely have to take some anti-nausea medicine before we go on any big roller coasters when he's older!

    Love that cute green dress! Drop waists are so fun and such a unique shape! <3


  18. 27 August 2013 / 08:14

    Nikki, you look so lovely and I agree, the green color suits you very much 🙂

  19. 27 August 2013 / 13:03

    Het brengt toch wat met zich mee om in te trekken in een kot :p ik moet nog een zetel en kast zoeken…
    En het is een supermooi kleedje!

  20. 27 August 2013 / 14:32

    Wauw, wat mooi! Staat je erg goed. En je moet The Great Gatsby zeker zien en vooral lezen, echt de moeite waard! Leo is een fantastische Gatsby.

    De Efteling is zo leuk! Ik ben dit jaar ook nog geweest met het jaarlijks personeelsfeest, geweldig, en je moet weten dat ik bij de jongsten ben daar 😉

    Wat spannend dat je voor het eerst op kot gaat zeg! Het is fantastisch en ik kan het niet meer missen. Je gaat het heerlijk vinden.

    XO Imke

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  22. 27 August 2013 / 17:08

    I love the silhouette on this dress! Drop-waist dresses are the way to go if you don't want to go too casual or too chic. And I love the green with your ginger hair 😀 Lovely pairing!

  23. 27 August 2013 / 18:37

    I really love the 1920s, it was an interesting time and the fashion was neat, but I find it so strange that it is popular once again as it is a look that not many can pull off since it requires a more, um….slender body than most possess.

    You, however, rock this look. So I'll be excited to see you in moe Roaring Twenties look 🙂

  24. 27 August 2013 / 20:41

    Mooi kleedje, ge staat er echt goed mee! Ik had het al op twitter gezien van de efteling en nu wil ik er ook zo graag nog is naartoe haha, echt al jaren geleden. En oeh, spannend, op kot gaan! Ik ga nu een jaartje niet op kot en ik hoop misschien volgend jaar met mijn lief.

  25. 27 August 2013 / 22:43

    Oh wow this dress is stunning on you. Beautiful colour and I adore the dropped waist. I love incorporating elements of the 1920s into today's fashions, I must do it more often myself. The shoes are just the perfect touch for this dress.

  26. 28 August 2013 / 01:48

    What a gorgeous colour on you! You pull off the drop-waist so effortlessly!

  27. 28 August 2013 / 01:49

    I am so jealous of the poffertjes. I had them about half a dozen times the week I was in Amsterdam a few years ago and have been missing them ever since.

    You are right that this color looks stunning with your hair, and with the leopard.

    Chic on the Cheap

  28. 28 August 2013 / 13:40

    I have a full time job and still don't really consider myself and adult, maybe when I have kids. Good LUCK!

  29. 28 August 2013 / 17:56

    Heel mooi kleedje! En hmmmmm poffertjes 🙂

  30. 29 August 2013 / 17:13

    Ooh zo zalig de Efteling, al niet meer geweest sinds ik zo nog bang kon hebben van al die grote beelden (zes dus). Erg mooi kleedje trouwens! Die drop waist is bij mij niet altijd zo mega flatterend maar jou staat het echt beeldend, mooie kleur ook!

  31. 29 August 2013 / 23:39

    lady, those sunbeams are practically doing a dance around you – such beautiful natural light here. i haven't seen TGG yet either but keep checking Apple TV for a sighting, can't wait! love me some Leo!!! you've sure got the outfit insp nailed down though, the drop waist dress is lovely on you and that color is splendid too!

    sounds like you had the perfect weekend, one that all the kidadults in all of us could really enjoy! xo ♥

  32. 2 September 2013 / 13:03

    Ik moet ook dringend eens op zoek naar ballerina's in luipaardprint! Staan echt bij alles he? 🙂

  33. 4 September 2013 / 17:01

    Super mooi kleedje! love it!

  34. 10 September 2013 / 16:51

    Ik ben ook nog op zoek naar een drop-waist jurkje, dit is echt een MOOIKE! Kan de zomer nog niet helemaal loslaten maar ik ben READY for fall want ik hoop nog voor de winter te verhuizen, bring.it.on!


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