By Bay

Ichi sweater • Uniqlo leggings  • Cypres heels • Twice as Nice earrings

My landlord just left the building and our water is back on. Yesterday around four, I heard water running through my wall. At first I didn’t think much of it, as I knew that the pipes of the studios above and next to me are running through that very wall. But when I could still hear it as I lay in bed later that night, I was starting to worry a bit. Was it a leak? No one showers randomly at 2AM, right? The next morning the water was still leaking, and when I arrived back after lunch I called my landlord for advice. He demanded I closed off the water for the afternoon in hopes to minimize any possible further damage. My housemates were not very pleased with that decision, but it needed to be done. My landlord lives outside the city, yet he stood at my door a few minutes later with a toolkit and a smile. There was a leak, but not a big one so no real damage was done. Or maybe just a little. The leak was in the wall right behind my bed, and hearing the constant stream of water behind my head kept me awake all night. Needless to say I am in a bad mood today, and the fact that I just had to pay for my schoolbooks surely doesn’t do my mood much good. There goes the plan to buy new shoes! 

Yesterday the boyfriend and I went for a late-evening walk. The sun is almost completely gone by 6 these days, so maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to snap my outfit of the day. There also seems to be something up with Bloggers image controller because the photos in my last few posts are very grainy and seem to lose a bit of color. Has anyone else had that happen? Anyway. I bought my first real jumper in a few years last week! I work in the a clothing department of a larger store, yet this oversized jumper from Ichi is only the third item I’ve bought there in four years. I like to believe that I have incredible self-control and that my low spending has nothing to do with the average price of a dress being around $100. This sweater immediately caught my eye when I got to unpack the new fall collection in early summer. I waited and waited, and now that the temps had finally cooled off, I allowed myself this simple pleasure. It’s a mix of black and silver wool, has a long back which i LOVE and the open neckline is not too revealing. Just perfect!

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  1. Bas Raad
    3 October 2013 / 15:47

    Love what you're wearing! I replied to your comment on my blog post, I know you don't get notifications whoops, so I thought I'd tell you here. It's a nice long comment πŸ˜‰ hahaha x Bas

  2. Dilan Dilir
    3 October 2013 / 19:14

    so beautiful β™₯

  3. 3 October 2013 / 23:05

    I like the outfit and am sorry to hear that you had such a lousy day!

    Blogger hasn't given me images problems, but both gmail and blogger blogs have been having issues loading. Only those so not sure what is up with Google.

  4. 3 October 2013 / 23:21

    So cute! I love how classic and elegant this looks, but also seems super comfortable. Also, that location is perfection. <3

  5. EnterKelly
    3 October 2013 / 23:53

    Love the outfit! That really sucks about the water leak!! Ugh those are the worst πŸ™ I live in an old apartment building so I'm just waiting for something awful like that to happen. I hope it doesn't, but I kind of expect it at this point!

  6. 4 October 2013 / 01:43

    I think these pictures are beautiful! You look beautiful, and I'm so envious of those legs!

  7. 4 October 2013 / 01:47

    Great outfit!! It looks very professional, but still comfy! I love the lighting in these pictures! Yes, my pictures have been coming up grainy as well and it's really annoying! I hope Blogger fixes it!

  8. 4 October 2013 / 01:49

    That is such a nice jumper!

    I'm glad the leak was easily fixed and not too much damage was done – hopefully you can catchup with your sleep over the weekend! πŸ™‚

    I noticed my images being funny in blogger a while ago – asked hubby and he suggested I save my images as .png files instead of .jpeg. Seems to have worked, I haven't had issues since! πŸ™‚ Maybe worth trying?

    Away From The Blue

  9. 4 October 2013 / 08:23

    De zon gaat echt zo snel onder he!!! πŸ™ maar wel hele leuke foto's!

  10. Sharon
    4 October 2013 / 13:49

    Oh no, the water noise would've kept me up all night too! I'm glad it's all fixed now and taken care of.

    When I worked retail, I'd buy something new from the store I worked at on a weekly basis. It was bad! You definitely have more self control than I do πŸ™‚

    The Tiny Heart
    Scarf Giveaway!

  11. Nicole
    4 October 2013 / 14:38

    Sorry about your water issues! I know how frustrating that can be! This week our air conditioning has been out, and our place has been about 85 degrees inside! We are sweltering. Haha.

    Love the sweater!

  12. 4 October 2013 / 16:29

    Mooie outfit en hele leuke locatie.

  13. 5 October 2013 / 07:02

    You look so classy dressed all in black! That sweater looks insanely cozy. I bet it'll be great when the weather cools down even more!

    Exploring My Style

  14. Natasha
    5 October 2013 / 08:12

    The photos with the low light look really cool, very dramatic πŸ™‚ That's a great sweater, I've also been liking things with a longer back lately.

  15. AmΓ©lie De Rycke
    5 October 2013 / 09:59

    mooie fotos, nikkitje! leuke locatie vooral!

  16. 5 October 2013 / 15:41

    Thank god you called your landlord! I probably would not have noticed anything until my room started flooding

  17. Mademoiselle Sophistique
    6 October 2013 / 08:24

    love the outfit, again! please be my personal stylist πŸ™

  18. 6 October 2013 / 14:40

    Hele mooie outfit! Ik ga ook vaak aan het MAS wandelen met mijn vriend, zo'n leuke buurt πŸ™‚

  19. Hannah Gottlieb-Graham
    6 October 2013 / 21:45

    Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about the water problem! Good thing you alerted your landlord! I love the pretty lighting in these photos and your outfit is very chic!

    Xo, Hannah

  20. 7 October 2013 / 08:31

    you looks SO good in total black, keep it regular, you really looking great

  21. 7 October 2013 / 08:42

    Haha, ik ben net hetzelfde! Ik heb basic cardigans in alle kleuren van de regenboog, mar warme truien? Enkel deze en één oud exemplaar van de H&M!

  22. 7 October 2013 / 08:43

    I'll admit: I have been tempted! But the higher prices have always kept me from actually spending πŸ™‚

  23. 7 October 2013 / 08:44

    Tank you for the tip Mica! I just started working on my latest photos, so I'll try to save them as .png files and see if I notice a difference πŸ˜‰

  24. 7 October 2013 / 08:45

    My building has been recently revovated, but Kenneth lives in one of those really old apartments down the street, and there's alwas something wrong there. I hope your drains and pipes and wires and whatnot stay cool!

  25. Eline - collars and cupcakes
    8 October 2013 / 10:42

    Mooie foto's! De sweater staat je heel goed.

  26. 14 October 2013 / 14:01

    Zo'n mooie gloed! Wel een goed idee om dan je foto's te maken hoor πŸ˜‰
    Naomi, x

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