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september 2012

By Danie Designer & Vintage Sale

september 30, 2012

Hi lovely people,

Aaand another sale! But this is a really special one, where you can find your own designer item!
Ever dreamed about your own Chanel or Hermes bag? Or Louboutin heels? (The items above are the items that will be sold). Definitely worth a visit don’t you think?

PS: don’t forget to dress up in your best vintage outfit because there will be an actual style competition!
The prize will be an item of Danie herself!

Hope to see you there!


Outfit Dress Red Day

september 29, 2012

I just shot these pictures, I have never been so fast with posting but hey, it’s Dress Red Day (see HERE). That motivated me to put these pictures online as soon as possible!

Are you wearing red today as well? Let me know! I would love to see the pop of red in your outfit!

Top: Necessary Clothing $ 25
Blazer: Mango € 40
Pants: H&M €10
Ankle boots: Supertrash €75
Headband: Monki €2



september 29, 2012

Today the 29th of September, a lot is going on. First of all, today is the national Glamour day. This means that you’ll get at least 20 % off on 31 brands in the Netherlands and Belgium. The only thing you have to bring with you is the October issue of Glamour. See for more details HERE

The second (more important) thing: today is the Dress Red Day. The Dress Red Day is an initiative of the ‘Nederlandse Hartstichting’ (a Dutch science foundation for cardiovascular diseases). Cardiovascular diseases remain the biggest cause of deaths worldwide. For women these diseases are the number one death cause. By wearing something red today (it can be anything) you will show the world your sympathy and pay extra attention to these diseases.

Today it’s also World Heart Day, a global initiative created by the World Heart Federation to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death.

And of course I’ll be wearing something red today! Outfit pictures will follow soon!
Hope to see lots of women wearing red today while shopping on Glamour day!

Red, the color of love.


PINC sale

september 28, 2012


As I told you before, I love sample sales! Therefore I’m a regular visitor of the PINC sale. PINC stands for ‘ Prijzig Is Niet Cool’ ( Pricey Is Not Cool). Well, who doesn’t agree with that?!
They sell the newest items of the fall/winter collection with 40-50 % discount of the following brands:


Have I already warmed you up with these sneak peek shots?

Don’t wait (it starts today in Amsterdam!) and see all the information about this fabulous sale here!






Striped Palazzo

september 27, 2012

    Ph// Annisa G.M.

You love or you hate it, the palazzo pants. So, when is a palazzo not just a wide trouser?
1. Only the name makes this kind of pants fashionable, just say it out loud: ‘Palazzo’. It sounds so cool!
2. Palazzo pants are available in soft fabrics such as linen, crepe, chiffon, jersey and more.
3. Since Palazzos are bottom-heavy, flowy and flared around the legs, it’s best to team them with a light and fitted silhouettes. To avoid looking shabby you should wear only fitted tops.
4. Add wedge heels or block heels to add a few more inches to your height ( under these pants they can’t be high enough;)

Experiment with everything that fits you well and let those pants flow wide down under!

Well, if you do not love them in the end, you can always see it as pants that keeps the mosquitoes away 😉
What you think about Palazzo pants and the combination I created?

Palazzo pants: Zara € 16
Blazer: Koton € 20
Tshirt: Primark € 3
Heels: Aldo $ 60
Bag: H&M € 5


Sneak preview

september 26, 2012

A sneak peek of tomorrow’s post!

PS: do you love sample sales? Then keep an eye on my blog!

This season lot’s of sample sales will be held. The first one I’ll visit, is the sample sale of
Avelon. Layers, asymmetry, skinny jeans with leather applications and outspoken combinations, do these words attract you? Then don’t miss this sample sale of this Dutch brand!

The only thing you have to do is to sign via their sample sale tab on Facebook here!

Thursday 27th Sept: 10:00- 20:00
Friday      28th Sept: 12:00- 19:00

Raamstraat 7-9
1016 XL Amsterdam


The forgotten one

september 25, 2012


Oeps, I totally forgot about this outfit. But hey, you will forgive me right? Not really something to wear with this kind of weather (the wind like almost blew me off my bike). At least it let you dream about beautiful weather…hanging out at a park, having lunch on a terrace and so on.
Have a nice day lovely people and don’t forget your umbrella :D!

PS: I’m featured on See it here!

Dont forget to visit my facebookpage here and to follow me on instagram @ formulafarah !

Dress: La chica €7
Bag: Vintage shop ‘GoedGoed’ ( @ Purmerend) € 4
Boots: van Haren €30
Ring: Six € 2
Bracelet: Queensday €3


A statement of beauty

september 24, 2012

Yesterday I visited the IJhallen. And like always I succeeded in buying lovely items.
This treasure was definitely the absolute highlight of the day. An old man was selling lots of old stuff..and between all the products this necklace immediately caught my eye.

This old statement necklace is the perfect jewel to make an autumn look special.
So stay tuned for this autumn look ;)!

PS: the next IJhallen flea market is held on the 13th and 14th of October. Don’t miss it!

Vintage statement necklace: € 15


The denim blouse

september 23, 2012




Hi beautiful people,
Enjoying your Sunday? Today I’m going to the IJhallen! The fleamarket where I do my bargain shopping. Hopefully I will come back with lovely items. If I do, a post will follow soon! Will I see you there?

Last week I did a Vondelparktour, walking at the Vondelpark with my beloved bf. Seeing all those people biking, running, playing with their kids etc makes me so happy. Living in a big city makes you realize even more how meaningful nature is.

Let’s talk about the outfit. Denim has probably been in fashion since the day it was invented. I guess that people love comfortable and practical things. Denim can be sexy, elegant, edgy, tough, sophisticated and so on. Denim goes way beyond your favorite pair of jeans. Dare and combine!

I bought this denim blouse at the Zara in Lisbon, it’s from the current collection and just loveable. Combined it with a new skirt from Stravidarius ( too bad we don’t have this shop in the Netherlands) and with the boots which are made for a long walk!

PS: I love to play with different colors of eyeliner. The blue eyeliner I’m wearing is from Hema!
For anyone who is interested 😉

You can now follow me on facebook here!

Denim blouse: Zara € 30 (same price outside Portugal/Spain)
Skirt: Stravidarius € 10
Tshirt: Primark (IJhallen) € 1
Boots: van Haren € 30
Necklace: Stravidarius € 8
Rings: – six € 3 and € 2


Hello new boots!

september 22, 2012

Say hi to these gorgeous high-heeled boots! Even though I love ankle boots,  knee high boots cannot miss in my shoe collection. And the rule is: don’t throw new shoes away, before you have new ones!
When I was in Lisbon a couple of weeks ago I did some shopping…aaaaand how could I miss the Zara? The Zara in Portugal and Spain have different prices on a lot of items. In other words, it’s cheaper. That made me want to buy everything. Seriously.  But I chose to buy items that I ( guess what) fell in love with. Hello new boots!

Boots: zara € 90 (Outside Spain/Portugal price € 120)


Denim Dare

september 18, 2012

Phts // AnnisaGM

Hi there! Hope you all had a wonderful day! Today I saw the most beautiful rainbow I have ever seen in my life. It was stunning!
Unfortunately, the weather is not as I love it the most (no explanation needed right? ;)) but for these kind of miracles it’s totally worth it to get soaking wet in the rain.

I wore this outfit a couple of weeks ago, unfortunately, it’s too cold for bare legs now. But.. with the help of those so called ‘tights’ this outfit will be ready steady for the fall!
I combined this simple outfit with a long bold shoulder blazer and topped it off with jewelry. You might find the combination of the chic blazer and the rest of this outfit a bit unusual, but that’s the reason I love this daring combination. What’s your opinion?

PS. Do you already follow me on Instagram? Follow me @formulafarah!

Bold shoulder long blazer Primark € 35
Denim shorts  ZARA (US) $ 30 
T-shirt €1 Primark (found this item with the price tag at the IJhallen!)
Boots €30
Armcandy Monki  € 2 each (sale, what else;)
Necklace € 10 H&M
Rings: Six € 3



ZARA Craving

september 17, 2012

Burgundy, the color trend for fall 2012. Is it even possible to NOT love this color? I literally and figurally fell in love with this burgundy shopper of the ZARA.
Burgundy is a perfect color to wear with varied shades of black, gray and denim. What do you think about this color trend?


FASHjournal: Vogue Fashion’s Night Out Amsterdam

september 16, 2012


What a great evening it was! You will definitely agree if you visited the FNO as well!
We started at 18:00 at the Bijenkorf and we planned to go to the van Baerlestraat and the PC Hooftstraat afterwards. There was so much to see and to do at the Bijenkorf that we lost time!
Aaargh! So I didn’t visit the other two streets anymore! Did I miss something? Was it as fun as it was at the Bijenkorf? I’m so curious, let me know!:)
Do you see those heels? You could try them on! I didn’t, too scared that I would fall (definitely something I would do). Designers: Iris van Herpen (first picture) and Jan Taminiau.

See you next year at FNO!

Coat: Zara € 50
Dress: Zara € 20
Heels: Aldo $ 60
Bag: Zara €40 (Zara in Portugal is cheaper! More on this later!)
Necklace:  Stradivarius € 8



French chic

september 14, 2012

Ever wondered why French women are so chic, stylish and fashionable? When I was in France a couple of weeks ago, I had the urge to dress like a French woman ( thinking about holidays and good weather makes me want to go back so badly!). They are so feminine, confident and self-possessed, I couldn’t stop staring at them. Wearing this dress made me feel a little bit like these French woman. They aren’t afraid of dresses. No, the opposite: dresses are their best friends.

I found this dress a couple of years ago in a Vero Moda shop where they sold this dress for a ridiculous price of only 5 euro. I couldn’t believe that no one had seen the beautiful floral detailing and the boat neck (which is considered as a flattering neckline for many). I brought this lovely dress with me back home; I didn’t had anything to complain about.

For now, just remember that every dress in your closet is one step closer to the ultimate French style!

Think like a woman, feel like a woman, ‘dress’ like a woman!

Dress: Vero Moda  € 5
Heels: Alysa € 20



Preview outfit FNO

september 13, 2012

I hope to see you tonight at the first edition of Vogue Fashion’s Night Out in Amsterdam!


The Vogue Fashion’s Night Out

september 12, 2012

Finally! The Vogue Fashion’s Night Out is being held in Amsterdam for the very first time.
The first edition, you can’t miss it! Dress up and come to celebrate fashion! There are many great things to see and to discover!Your ticket is the September issue of Vogue.
For more information about this fabulous night of shopping click here

Interested in the Vogue Fashion’s Night Out in your own country? Check out the website of your national Vogue.


Peplum talk: flashback to the 80’s

september 11, 2012

Phts/ AnnisaGM

What is more feminine than a top that flows out at the hips? It’s called peplum. Peplum is one of the hottest trends right now.
Not only is it super flattering, it makes every outfit more feminine and flirty. It’s an all-round style that you can easily outfit from day to night.

I found my peplum top from the ‘go to’ spot  for trendy and budget-friendly pieces:  Forever 21. The shape and the material is so beautiful, I couldn’t stop myself from buying it.

At Zara’s final sale I saw this skirt hanging super lonely between other pieces and was wondering why it was still there (i.e. in a small size, not damaged etc.) The asymmetric shape gives the skirt a special look since it gives it a twist compared to a regular skirt. Since I felt so sorry for this skirt, I decided to adopt it and take good care of it. Good excuse don’t you think?  I combined the total outfit with my new sandals I told you about here.

Back to the peplum business!  What are you waiting for? Go out and get your hands on a super flattering peplum piece right now!

Top: Forever 21 € 16
Skirt: Zara € 5  (amazing huh?;)
Sandals: Invito €30
Sunglasses: Aldo $ 12


Jumping in my suit

september 9, 2012

Walking on the beach at sunset, eating a delicous meal, watching stars at the beach at midnight. It was wonderful.
I met a precious  friend of mine a couple of weeks ago and celebrated her birthday by doing all these things. Although I dont see her often (since she lives far away), she is always in my mind.

The outfit I chose to wear that day is a simple black jumpsuit. I love this jumpsuit, it feels like your wearing nothing. I found this item at the IJhallen, a flea market in Amsterdam. I recommend everyone to visit this market! I always succeed in finding beautiful items for a bargain!
The bag is a handwoven bag from Iran I got as a gift. It gives the simple jumpsuit an edge and it definitely brings some color to the total picture!

I was so happy that day I was litteraly jumping in my suit 😉

Jumpsuit: H&M  €3
Bag: gift
Bracelet: gift from Bali
Sunglasses: Accessorize € 2 (found at the IJhallen;)



september 5, 2012

 It’s september again! That means back to college!!!

Black top: Primark € 5
Knit: Zara € 12
Legging: Tezenis (Portugal) € 12 (current collection)
Boots: van Haren €30 (current collection)
Jewellery: Blu.Fashion , Snake (gift)


Baby Doll Dress

september 3, 2012

And I’m back again! I had a wonderful time in….. Portugal! What a beautiful country. I totally fell in love with the city Lisbon. The ambiance, the colorful streets, the lovely food, it was just lovable. 

Since I also visited a beautiful little village in France called La Marre two weeks ago, I still have to show you some outfit shots. Here I just  enjoyed the simple life of eating a lot of French cheese (you could seriously wake me up for that, can’t get enough of it) but more important, quality time with family. I loved every bit of it.

About the outfit, this dress makes me feel like a doll. Just what a baby doll dress should do. The bow and the lace fabric make this dress even cuter. Topping of the outfit with bow shoes. What else?

Life is good. Lace is better. Ready to lace up your life?

Dress: Primark  € 20
Shoes: H&M €30

Sunglasses: ALDO $ 12


Diary || My love

september 1, 2012

Like every single girl and woman in this world, I always dreamed to find my true love. I cannot describe in words how thankful I am I met this boy named Diederik. He is my best friend, the greatest supporter and the best lover. Right now he is staying in New York City where he is following his dream as a  music producer. After I had to miss him before for about 6 months, this time he will stay for just 6 weeks. He is also the biggest support of my blog, my photographer, my technical nerd. Without him I wouldn’t have come this far. I’m so thankful to have you in my life!

P.S. We did these shots in Wageningen, the city he grew up in. Just before he went to NYC, we spent a whole day together in this city where he showed me all the places he has all those memories of about which he has been me telling for years.