OOTD; happy in navy

I’m such a happy camper today! I’m ashamed to admit that I have had this dress for years and I have never worn it… No idea why, because the second I put it on I felt amazing. I’ve placed it in my favorite outfits top 5 (I don’t have an actual list like that… just an imaginary one in my mind, with outfits that are smokin’ in case I ever have to find an outfit quickly and I don’t know what to wear).
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It doesn’t happen often that a dress is both comfortable (it’s made from a stretchy fabric) but also structured at the same time. It sucks me in in all the right places, but at the same time it’s just as comfortable as sweatpants (not that I wear a lot of sweatpants, but you know what I mean right?).
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I was actually a bit nervous at first to post this outfit, because you can see the outline of my tummy a bit… But then I thought I just really needed to be a big girl (pun not intended) and suck it up (again, not intended :p), get over myself and just post them. So there you have it!
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I’m wearing it with black tights and navy shoes. Don’t be afraid to wear different (darker) colours with black; black and navy is such a heavenly combination, and they look so great together.
You haven’t seen me wearing a lot of accessories in previous posts… I’m not sure why, but I tend to wear more accessories in the fall and winter than in the summer. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I lean more towards statement jewellery, and that it makes me feel overdressed in the summer. I don’t know, but either way; I think statement necklaces are awesome, and can be worn at any moment of the day for any occasion (not just for eveningwear).
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dress Sportmax (size L) – necklace H&M

modeling again – eeek!

A couple of months ago,  I decided I could use a break from modeling. I was stuck in a rut, didn’t know what I really wanted, and I’m a true believer that distance can bring wisdom. And it did! As time went by, I realized how much I love modeling, and how much I missed it, so Idecided to pick it up again.
Luckily for me, my boyfriend is a photographer, so I asked him if he wanted to do a photoshoot with me. I had been “out of the running” for a while so I was actually really nervous, maybe even more nervous than for my first shoot! But he was patient and supportive, and I slowly felt my model-confidence return.
Here are the results. It was a short shoot, so not a whole lot of pictures to share… but who needs a bunch of pictures when there is this one shot that is so great that you feel happy just by looking at it? It made me realize that all the fears and insecurities I had before are totally unnecessary. They existed only in my head. And even though they were only tiny bumps in the road towards my goals, they had started to feel like mountains in my mind. I am very happy that I can now look forward again, with more peace of mind, drive, passion and inspiration than ever before.
You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.
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photographer Arno Nieuwhof