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april 2013

Ordered || Beachwear

april 30, 2013

Ph// Asos.com

Whoa! Wednesday next week I will be in Greece! Can’t wait to feel the sun on my body and the sand on my feet! Of course I had to buy some new beachwear. Didn’t go for the standard bikini, instead I chose something with more details and even a swimsuit! I’m curious how it would look on me but I definitely want to try them again after not wearing for about ehmmm…15 years?!

You can find these and many more on Asos.com! They have a hugeee collection and you’ll definitely succeed in finding your perfect swimwear for summer!

Love, Farah

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INSPIRATION || Queensday

april 28, 2013
Orange - Inspiration Queensday

It’s my favorite day of the year! Queensday in the Netherlands! I love Queensday more than any other day of the year. I always look forward to it and I even always make sure that I’m not away on a holiday!

Queensday is the day that the Dutch people celebrate the birthday of the Queen (actually, it’s the Queen’s mother’s birthday, but since our Queen’s birthday is on the 31st of January, it wasn’t a good idea to shift the day to January since it’s always cold that time of the year).

But! After this Tuesday I will not be speaking about Queensday anymore but I will be looking forward to KINGSday! Queen Beatrix will abdicate the throne on this 30th of April and the Netherlands will have a new king, King Willem-Alexander. Abdication itself is nothing new or unusual for the Dutch Royal Family. In fact, she will be the third successive Dutch Monarch to voluntarily abdicate the Throne following her grandmother, Queen Wilhelmina, and her mother, Queen Juliana.

Enough formal talk! ORANGE is the color to wear! Imagine so many people walking, dancing, drinking, chatting, partying – all wearing orange. Everybody is happy and everything is orange. Not really my favorite color but there are items in orange that are definitely pretty! I usually pimp my outfit with orange accessories and makeup!
Hope I’ll inspire you with my orange collage! Do you already know what you’ll be wearing?
Love, Farah

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Outfit || Red Leo Hood

april 27, 2013

Some red to the leo! Enjoy your weekend guys! I have to work the wholeeee weekend and I’m a little bit sick 🙁 (damn you unpredictable Dutch weather!!). But hey, thinking positive and pretend not to be sick helps a lot! 
Love, Farah
What I’m wearing:
Coat/pants/heels/bag: Zara ( you can call me a Zara-addict yes:)
Blouse: Bershka

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Outfit || Striped Suit

april 24, 2013

Et voilá! The total outfit! The ones who are following me on instagram (@formulafarah) or facebook must have seen me buying some black and white essentials at the Vanilia Sample Sale 1.5 weeks ago!
This suit  is definitely a treasure I found (for only 70 euros!)! I’m speaking about perfection all over. The fit, the material  and of course the special effect by the stripe on the sides. You see stripes all over the stores right now, but I have already found my perfect striped essential! And to give the outfit that extra edge (and with the knowledge of an extremely windy day), I chose for a messy side ponytail! Something else, something different.
Love to read your comments and I will comment all my lovely readers back soon!
Love, Farah
What I’m wearing
Suit: Vanilia
Heels: Zara
Top: La Chica
Necklace: gifted
Earrings: Swarovski
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Sneak Peek || Striped Suit

april 24, 2013

Hi guys! How are you doing today? I have a difficult exam on Friday. Desperately trying to study like craaaazy! For today, a preview of what I was wearing on my birthday last week! The ones who are following me on instagram (@Formulafarah) might have seen me wearing this on the train (while applying nail polish hihi, you can see my ‘naked’ nails on the picture!). It was extremely windy that day (hence the hair, do you like it?) and while we we’re waiting for the train, I thought it would be nice to take some outfit pictures at the Amsterdam’s (grand) Central Station!

I didn’t know where we were going (my boyfriend surprised me), turned out that I was about to see an exhibition about Jean Paul Gaultier (read: amazing haute couture!) at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam! It’s a must see for all fashion lovers!

Tomorrow, I will show you the total outfit!
Have a good day!
Love, Farah
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Outfit || Electric Blue

april 21, 2013

It’s Monday again! Wake me up, give me an electric shock! Oh no, please don’t. I have a better solution: just give me some electric blue! A color which is a musthave in your closet to give your Spring outfit a color boost! It’s a color that catches my eye in every single store and I found it difficult not to buy everything I see in this color. Normally, I don’t wear two items of the same color in one outfit (especially on top of each other). But I think it works quite well with this color! Ok. What I just said doesnt count for black and white of course 😀
 
 
Happy electric blue Monday folks!
 
Love, Farah
 
 
 
What I’m wearing:
Top/skirt: H&M (current collection)
Heels: Aldo

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Outfit || Flaring Embroidered (and the B E S T birthday E V E R)

april 18, 2013

Ph//AnnisaGM

O H M Y! What a wonderful birthday it was!!! I’m still amazed! My boyfriend had planned the best birthday ever! First, he took me to ‘I-don’t-know-where’, until I found out we were about to see an exhibition about Jean Paul Gaultier. Could you make me more happy than watching haute couture on my birthday?

Well, he could! When we came back to Amsterdam, he took me to a restaurant, ‘the Bierfabriek’ which literally means the Beer Factory. Now you probably think ‘say what?!‘ Yes, the Bierfabriek :D. They brew their own speciality beers, but more importantly, (my friend Annisa has been telling me about that place over and over again) because they serve the best chicken and fries in town! So I couldn’t be happier because I was going to eat fries on my birthday! Hahaha, I’m such a kid right :D.

But..after we had entered the restaurant, I suddenly heard some crazy people yelling and shouting. So I thought, ‘what-the-heck-is-going-on-over-here’?!?! Then….I started to recognize people! There it was, a  S U P R I S E  party! Kidding me?!?!?! My eyes started to tingle and little tears started to stream down my cheeks – frozen for a lifetime and crying within seconds. I was in serious shock for about a minute or two (my friends said that I was just standing for at least 10 minutes :p).

And then the little streams became waterfalls and I started to really cry. All my friends were sitting there waiting for me to make my birthday the best ever. And I’ve been spoiled like WOW!

The funny part of it was an item of my ‘petit’ wishlist. It was definitely petit cause I got not one, but TWO white Zara shoppers that were part of my wishlist! Not to worry, I will exchange one bag for the white sandals!

Of course I will write a goodies post about all the gifts that I got! So happy with them! Most of them are white (read: my latest obsession), my friends know me too well 🙂 I’m so so so thankful for everything and to have all of you in my life!

They even suprised me with a nomnomnom birthday pie after dinner! It was just perfect..every single bit of it!

Now something about this outfit! I found this super cute white embroidered top (read: currently obsessed with white) at H&M two weeks ago and it caught my eyes immediately! The fitting and the details are more than perfect!

I combined them with my good old flared jeans. Flared jeans, it’s a love or hate relationship! 
Do you like them?
Love, Farah
What I’m wearing:
Top: H&M
Flared jeans: Mango (old)
Heels: Aldo
Bag: borrowed
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BIRTHDAY!

april 17, 2013

Today, it’s my B I R T H D A Y ! ! ! I welcome you 24!

A year has passed by. A year full of joy, happiness, wisdom, knowledge, adventures, but also a year with some difficult periods. But I guess that’s normal. The thing I always keep in mind and try to do is to stay positive and realistic. It’s good to have dreams and to always try to achieve them, but, it’s also good to be down to earth and think clearly.

I’m definitely a dream hunter. After many years of hesitating, last year, I finally decided to start a fashion blog. A dream that has become reality now. And I’ve not regretted it, not even for a second. However, it’s the support of the people around me that has made it become reality. And therefore, I will not make a wish for myself on my birthday, but I wish my family, my friends and of course my biggest love, all the happiness and luck in this world. Love you all!

My love and my bff took these beautifulll photos in a studio and I’m so happy with how they’ve turned out! The balloons, the confetti, they made it all complete! Of course I have to end with saying something about ‘fashion’ :D, don’t you just loooooove the dress?!
Love, Farah

What I’m wearing:
Dress: Mango (here)
Heels: Steve Madden
Accessories: H&M
Hair and make-up (thank you!): AnnisaGM
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Wishlist || White Birthday

april 16, 2013

Aaaah tomorrow it’s my birthday!!! I’m getting 24 years old..or should I say young? Celebrating my birthday with a total white look, that is something I wish for since white stands for
purity and joy! Buuuut I do have another awesome post prepared for my birthday! And that’s a colorfull post for sure! Stay tuned!
So…dear friends and family, you know now that this white wishlist will make me feel younger!;):p
Blazer: Mango
Shopper: Zara
Sandals: Zara
Heeled sandals: Nelly

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Fashjournal || Fred de la Bretonière A/W’13 / Store opening Fretons

april 15, 2013

Ph//AnnisaGM
Three brands with one vision: Fred de la Bretonière, Shabbies Amsterdam, Fretons = affordable quality. Last week, I got the chance to see the new A/W’13 collection! What a day! Besides the surprisingly beautiful shoes (they look and feel amazing in real life), me and Annisa (my bff/photographer) had such a good time with the master himself, his wife and other people we met and spoke to!
Comfy, quality, and good-looking, three keywords I think apply to Fred de la Bretonière. The three brands are totally different so every person can find his or her perfect leather item. Which means not only items for our feet, but also accessories and bags that make your outfit even more beautiful!
After chatting about an hour with everybody, we had to go. Back to uni! Buuuut since we had such a good time, we decided to visit the store opening of the Fretons collection in the afternoon as well. Yap, where the party was! A new shop with lots of Fretons in many kinds of shapes, materials, textures and prints. I really recommend you to visit the store in the Jacob Obrechtstraat in Amsterdam and get yourself some quality and good looking sneakers!
Thank you Fred de la Bretonière and Puur PR (especially many thanks to Marloes of Stylesandwhich!) for the invite!
Love, Farah
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Outfit || Flowers & Feathers

april 13, 2013

Ph//AnnisaGM

I feel so girly girly wearing such an outfit! That’s a good thing I can tell you! Last Tuesday, I got invited to see the new collection of Fred de La Bretonière. This is the outfit I wore that day. The fashjournal about that collection presentation will follow soon!

Today is the first day with actual ‘sunny’ and ‘springlike’ weather. Cannot wait to walk outside without jackets/coats/gloves/shawls/etc. etc. You probably know what I mean with covering up yourself! I was definitely cold when taking these pictures. Haha you can see the goose bumpbs on my skin! 
Remember I told you about the Vanilia sample sale last week? Today, I will go and discover it with my mommy! Hope we’ll find pretty pretty things! 😀 Speaking about bargains, my outfit is all about bargains. I bought the skirt and the bag last week at the IJhallen, a fleamarket in Amsterdam. It costed me 4.50 euros all together! Oh, and the top was just 3 euros on sale. Those are some ‘cheap‘ flowers and feathers right 😉
Enjoy this lovely sunny day!!! Maybe it will be the last one untill next year Spring haha (hope not though!!)!
Love, Farah

What I’m wearing:
Skirt/bag: IJhallen
Top/wedges: Bersha
Blazer: New Yorker

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Fashjournal || Hippe-schoenen

april 12, 2013

 
Ph// AnnisaGM
And it’s time for a fashjournal! Hippe-schoenen it is! Have you ever heard about them? Hippe schoenen is a website where you can buy fashionable shoes for a maximum price of 50 euros! Well, isn’t that a good deal? Last week, I was invited to see their 2013 spring/summer collection which is imported from Brazil, the United States and France. This makes the collection unique in the Netherlands! I was suprised and escpecially loved their sandals!  
Lucky for us, we got 50 euros to spend on the website! Shoes, we can’t have/get enough of them 😉
There was more to have a look at than shoes. Priscilla van der Meer from Beautysalon La Piu Bella presented her clothes, bag and accessories. Her webshop will be online soon!
It was a lovely afternoon… 

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Outfit || Zahara Zebra

april 9, 2013

Ph//AnnisaGM

Last week, I visited the launch of the webshop Hippe-schoenen and this is what I wore that day! After tigertees and leopard prints, now it’s time for zebra prints as well! You’ve probably noticed the zebra print trend! Well, I’m a fan for sure! It’s black and white and that’s always a good thing 😉 It was love at the first sight and I took it home with me. And guess what, it’s Zara’s 😉
 Have a wonderful day!<3

P.S. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER THE STUDDED WEDGES GIVE-AWAY! MORE HERE!

What I’m wearing:
Skirt/coat: Zara
Blouse: Bershka
Heels: Aldo

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Contest || Winner Female-Blogathon Style Contest 2013!

april 7, 2013

Hi lovelies!

I want to share with you that I won the the Goosecraft x B.Loved Female-Blogathon Style Contest 2013! (See my outfit and more here!)

Thank you all for your support and of course a big thank you to Goosecraft and B.Loved. I won the beautiful bag and the necklace! They will pimp up my Spring outfits for sure!

And last but not least, a big shout-out to my lovely friend Annisa who made me this beautiful collage! <3 you!

Love, Farah

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Sample Sale || Vanilia

april 7, 2013

Voor de Nederlandse meiden en dames! Er is weer een sample sale van Vanilia! Een sample sale van een Nederlandse topmerk waar je voor weinig veel kan scoren! Mis het niet!
Klik voor meer informatie hier! Let op: aanmelding is mogelijk t/m 8 april!
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Recap || March

april 3, 2013

March has been such a good month! Lots of outfits, lovely followers and a month full of support and love! Thank you all for that! <3

P.S. Of course, I’m always curious which outfit is your favorite one! 😉

Love, Farah

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Outfit || Pink Easter

april 1, 2013

Hi lovelies,
Hope you enjoyed your Easter weekend! Probably it was all about yummy in the tummy 😉 It was for me! I had a delicious meal with the family of my love. Aaaand besides eating a lot of good food, I did some good resting and of course some shopping, resulting in a new pinky peplum top (suede) and mirror sunnies from the H&M! 😉 
Yesterday I visited the launch for Hippe-schoenen, a webshop with great shoes for great prices. More about that later! 
Hope you’re completely energized to rock this week! Have a good day!
Love, Farah
What I’m wearing:
Jacket/top/sunnies: H&M
Skirt: Mango
Shoes: Aldo
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