Posts Categorized: Recessionista

40 And Fabulous; CC Cream To The Rescue

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We women love to celebrate our forty and fab life, but drinking champagne and dancing on the table does leave marks on our face we’d rather not have. Ironically enough the rescue also comes from a bottle, CC cream to be exact, hydration, color corrector and sun protection all in one.

Now I’ve tried various price ranges from Chanel to Kiehl’s, but the Hema CC foundation is my new favourite; 9 shades to match all skin tones, no perfume, no animal testing, SPF 15 and luxurious packaging for 10 euros. That saves us at least 20 euros to order some more bubbles, cause true beauty comes from feeling fabulous. Happy Weekend ladies!

Bash Or Budget; Etoile Revolution Sweatshirt

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I love that je ne sais quois feeling of the Isabel Marant Etoile Fall 14 collection, which is far less boho than her regular collection. I mean, who can resist a relaxed sweatshirt and an oversized plaid coat on casual days off? If the Revolution sweater is a bit over budget, add some eighties fun to your Fall wardrobe and go on the hunt for a vintage black Coca Cola version, same font, same look but a whole different price range.

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Casual Friday; Patchwork Denim

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For women over 35, a skinny jeans is most flattering, but we wouldn’t say no to a cool boyfriend jeans on casual days off. So why not make your own patchwork denim as seen at Junya Watanabe? The DIY procedure is simple; take some cool fabrics and old denim and sew them on an old pair of jeans. If you’re not the crafty kind of woman, Isabel Marant Etoile and Hope STHLM also stock cool ones in their Fall 15 collections.

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Scandinavian Interior Style On A Budget

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Minimalist, clean, simple and stylish, we all love Scandinavian design but the Ferm Living baskets and cushions or the Hay Copenhagen kitchen towels and bed linens are quite expensive. Highstreet home stores – such as Dutch Hema – have adopted the style, so we can have the same interior for less, while saving for that one designer item we truly love. For a DIY on the basket table and daily Scandi interior inspiration, follow @onlydecolove on Instagram.

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Images borrowed from onlydecolove.com, hema.nl

How To Style The D-Ring Belt

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Truth to be told Phoebe was the first to launch the D-ring belt as the new trend in accessorizing. Now, the double ring buckle is also used by Bassike to give an extra edge to the oversized trousers, skirts and tops from their Spring 14 collection. Although their leather belt is amazing, I went on the hunt for an affordable classic canvas. I couldn’t find one in my man’s closet, the highstreet or the military dump shop, until I got my lightbulb moment in yoga class and bought a yoga belt instead. It’s not only cheap, but has an extra long strap to create some similar edgy looks.

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