Dear Ted, I Love You

blazer: Ted Baker via MMV outlet • top: Zara • jeans: Vero Moda • handbag: Carpisa • sandals: via Torfs

This blazer, my friends. Never had I thought I’d be crazy enough to stalk a piece of clothing, but I did for this one. I first saw this blue bad boy when K and I went to Maasmechelen Outlet Village last September to buy him a new suit. As you guys might know, I have a bit of a thing for the color cobalt blue, so I was super bummed that I couldn’t afford to buy this jacket at the time. When my mom went to London a few months later, I asked her to look out for it for me. No luck. When boxing day came, I searched every online retailer in the UK that stocked Ted Baker. No luck. My heart made a little jump when I came a cross a Ted Baker shop in Paris in April, but still… no luck.  Then K graduated in that new suit he bought (he looked so handsome!), and I was still without my jacket. To be fair, I had given up hope and had slowly forgotten about it. That sounds more dramatic than it really was, haha. After his graduation, K started his first job and needed some dressy shirts and a blazer for in the office, so to The Village we went again (seriously, what is it with boys and only ever shopping in one and the same place?). And there it still was…. my blazer. My love. My precious

Maybe I should quit style blogging after all, because I’m never taking it off again.

That said, I think I should give each and every one of you a big e-hug for your kind words and wonderful responses to my last post. I almost took it offline again because I feared it might have negative consequences, but you guys were all positive and so encouraging that I let it be. You guys sure know how to strike my chords. I may have cried a little… MAY. Ahum. It did me well to read that I am not the only one who shies away from publicity, advertising and the constant battle for more as a blogger. When I wrote that blog post, all I could see was how every blogger around me only seemed to care about PR and blog growth and it just didn’t feel right anymore. I needed to vent, and am really thankful for having you all as my friends here to listen and respond. Maybe I shouldn’t just tell Ted Baker how much I love him, but share my feelings with you as well, because truly guys:


  1. 24 July 2014 / 17:57

    The blazer looks awesome! I think cobalt blue is definitely your color!

  2. 24 July 2014 / 21:37

    Wauw, wat een mooie blazer! Zeker het wachten waard!


  3. 24 July 2014 / 22:00

    I have had the same thoughts when I post really personal posts, but it usually ends up that I feel better afterwards. I’m glad you felt better and I am glad you got this pretty little blazer.

  4. 25 July 2014 / 05:15

    Nikki, your posts always entertain me. You really did stalk that blazer! But it was so worth it, because it is a stunner on you. And I have no problem with you rocking it in every post going forward. Also love the floral top. Isn’t funny when we aren’t wanting things that’s when they come?

    Also glad you don’t regret your last post! Loved the honesty.

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

  5. lippylash
    25 July 2014 / 07:29


  6. 25 July 2014 / 15:28

    Wauw! heb je die blazer lang geleden gekocht? want damn, die wil ik ook ! ^^ Hij staat jou wel echt heel erg goed! en oh man ik kan niet genoeg benadrukken hoe gek ik ben op jouw schrijfstijl…keep doing the thing you do girl, cause you’re good at it 😉


  7. 25 July 2014 / 19:04

    I’m such a fan of blue and white together and I love this combination on you! The tan accents and your hair complement it so perfectly!

  8. 26 July 2014 / 02:43

    Nikki! That blazer is so gorgeous, I can totally see why you’ve fallen for it. The cut, the color, the essence — everything is perfect! I’m so happy you were able to snag it. Also, I just read your previous post and I really appreciate what you had to say about the passion behind blogging. It made me reconsider my blogging goals. Thanks for sharing your thoughts 🙂

  9. 27 July 2014 / 07:59

    Gorgeous outfit!

  10. 28 July 2014 / 00:17

    That blazer! I can see why you stalked it! It’s a gorgeous color and fits you perfectly and it’s a color that works year round, so you can wear it with any and everything!
    P.S. — I love you too! 🙂

  11. 28 July 2014 / 00:43

    Oh, how I’ve missed your blog so! I had been away while on my little blogging hiatus but it felt so refreshing to come back and see a familiar friend on my comments! And looking beautiful in summer whites, might I add. I just read your previous post as well and can I just say that it was exactly what I needed to hear! I’ve had the very same struggles, but like you said you just have to make your blog the best it can be in your eyes- not take it too seriously 🙂

    You are a true inspiration, my friend!

  12. 28 July 2014 / 03:09

    You are so cute in blue! I’m really glad you found that blazer as it looks fantastic on you – well worth the wait! 🙂

    Great to hear that you feel better after reading the responses to your previous post too – sometimes we feel so alone until we take the chance to share our feelings and realise we are not the only one who thinks that way!

    Away From The Blue

  13. Nicole
    28 July 2014 / 18:18

    LOVE the blazer! So worth the hunt! And I’m so glad that you like to write for the purpose of writing! And not just PR. You’re spectacular at it, and I hope you keep it up!

  14. 29 July 2014 / 10:07

    oh my die blazer, Nikki! die staat je echt serieus perfect. Kan geloven dat je daar een soort van witch hunt naar hebt gestart 😀 blij dat je hem hebt gevonden want hij zit je als gegoten

  15. 1 August 2014 / 13:02

    Amai, ik kan het geloven dat je die blazer zo lang bleef zoeken! Zo mooi <3

  16. 5 August 2014 / 20:33

    mooi, die blauw-wit combo

  17. 13 August 2014 / 10:40

    You corny one 😀 Die blazer past u echt als gegoten, extreem goed koopje!
    Naomi, x

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