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november 2013

Outfit || Blue Fur by BYVH

november 29, 2013
Rino & Pello faux fur coat // Zara pants // River Island boots // Vanilia lace top // Pedro bag

 
ph// Vivian Hoorn (BYVH)
 Hi dearies!
It’s weeeekend! Do you have crazy plans? I’m counting the days that my boyfriend, Diederik, will be back again! He’s coming back on Monday and I can’t wait! It’s like the feeling when you were a kid and when you were counting the days until your birthday. So glad he will be by my side again. Celebrating the holidays together and enjoying the Christmas vibes in town. Amsterdam is so pretty at the moment. Christmas vibes everywhere!
Last week, I visited the sample sale of Hunkemöller. I didn’t expect  that there would also be clothing, though. This is where I got myself this blue faux fur from Rino & Pello. I hesitated for a while but in the end I bought it and I haven’t regretted it so far! Do you like it? It’s a statement piece and something that you either like or dislike. Since it was on a sample sale I tried to find it on the web and I did! Click here!
A few weeks ago I met the beautiful fashionblogger Vivian of By VH at a meeting of Ilovefashionbloggers. She does a lot of photography herself as well, which resulted in a shoot we did together last week! I love the results! Thank you babe!
Oh! And what do you think of the boots in action? 😀 😉
Have a great great weekend!
Love, Farah

 

 

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Shopping || Sample Sales

november 29, 2013
  Click on read more to see the sample sales of this weekend!

Hi lovelies!
As you all know, I love Sample Sales! Last week, I visited two (Vanilia and Hunkemoller) and this weekend (starting today), there are three more sample sales that you all can visit! Since I noticed that you liked the sample sales as well, I thought to share the other sample sales today on the blog! 
Let me know if you succeeded in buying beautiful items!
LEVIS              >> HERE
ZOE KARSSEN        >> HERE
NIKKI PLESSEN     >> HERE
Have fun!
Love, Farah

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Outfit || Eye Catching Elegance

november 27, 2013
  Vanilia dress // Style Headquarters statement necklace

Ph//AnnisaGM

Hi dearies!

Hope you’re all doing well! After a week of exams this week is filled with a lot of blogger and press events and things to do on that endless to-do-list. Monday, the first day of the week. Not my most favorite day of the week. I decided to use it make the most out of it and got up early and spent the whole day with my bestie to work on new ideas/designs for the blog as I told you here. With that said, I wanted to dress up nicely. I actually believe that dressing up will always make you feel better resulting in better results in anything you’re doing at that moment in your life. 

It’s raining sample sales lately, and last weekend I went to the Vanilia sample sale with my mommy, bestie and her mommy and sister. The Vanilia sample sale is definitely one of my most favorite sample sales since I love their clothes and I always succeed in buying beautiful, good quality items.
Such as this dress. A beautiful dress that for your Christmas dinner with your family (and/or in-laws)  and for NYE with your friends. It also works for just a day working on the blog at the Starbucks and chillings afterwards at one of Amsterdam’s skylounge of the Double Tree Hilton Hotel. A hotspot in Amsterdam! Why not? Throw your own party every day!

Topped the outfit off with this beautiful necklace I, recently, got from Style Headquarters. I don’t have to tell you any more about my love for statement necklaces! Speaking about that, yesterday I visited the press event of the new Spring/Summer 2014 collection of Swarovski. A blogpost about that will follow soon! Be ready for some drooling 😉 :).
Love, Farah

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Accessories || Hairbow

november 26, 2013

 The accessories section of River Island is just next to the shoes. How can one miss it? This bow was winking at me from far away! I couldn’t resist. It makes your hair look cute and being cute is always a good idea, non?
Love,
Farah

River Island Black leather-look hair bow  (here)
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NEW IN || River Island Metalics

november 25, 2013

Hi dearies!
Figuring that these are my fourth(!) new pair of shoes this month, you probably wonder where in the world I keep them. Well, just like a lot of people: in my hallway. Only issue is, I can’t open my front door properly anymore! I’ve got so (/too) many now! A little while back, my closet was featured on the website I Love Fashion News, and I showed a little bit of my shoe collection. What you don’t see on the photo is that the entire floor is covered with shoes as well!
Anyways, that doesn’t stop me from expanding my collection though! Here’s a (another) new pair of boots that I can be worn everyday to survive the cold Dutch winter – in style
At the moment, I’m at the Starbucks at the Double Tree Hilton hotel, brainstorming about Formula Farah 2.0 with my bestie! If you have any ideas and/or suggestions, please let me know! I would love to hear about them and incorporate them to my blog. Comment me on Facebook, Instagram or just leave a message down here! Thanks so much, really appreciate it!
Love, 
Farah
River Island boots (here)
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Outfit || Falling Pink

november 23, 2013

Hi lovelies!
It’s the weekend! Hope you have lots of great plans! I had two exams last week and I’m sort of exhausted because of all the studying and practicing. The ones who follow me on Instagram must have seen that I went to the Hunkemöller Sample Sale after my exam! Well, shopping was well deserved right 😀 Oeh! I also bought another faux fur coat! Can’t wait to show it to you!
To the ones who have no plans for today, it’s at the Borchlandweg in Amsterdam! I can recommend it to everyone! There are lot of sample sales going on lately. Tomorrow, I’m going to the Vanilia Sample Sale, definitely one of my favorites! It’s gonna be a double date with my mother and my bestie who is also bringing her mother. I announce the sample sales on my Facebook, so if you’d like to be updated, make sure you’re following me on my Facebook page! Last week, I reached the 1000 likes mark on Facebook! A milestone. Thank you so much, again, for all of your support!
About the outfit! Still going strong with my New York City outfits! It’s almost time again for some bad weather in the Netherlands outfits :(. The Brooklyn Bridge is a stunning place to shoot outfit pictures and have a romantic walk.  I’m wearing a complete Forever21 outfit! When I told you about the boots yesterday (here) that wasn’t the only thing I got in that store! I cannot wait for Forever 21 to open in Amsterdam soon! The color pink is all over the place and I adore it. Still haven’t bought a pink coat but a pink knit will do for a while! 🙂 Combined it with a cute dress full of flowers and of course, with the beloved overknee boots.  Also, I’m wearing this new cute beanie with a flower and some veil to make the total look less girly. I’m totally in love with the beanie-with-veil trend! I’m about to make myself one! 
Have you ever been to New York and what was your favorite place?
Have a great weekend!
Love, Farah
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Details || Over the Knee

november 21, 2013

Hi lovelies!
The search for the perfect overknee boots (while on a budget) was endless. Until I found the perfect overknees at River Island. And remember that I got a 100 euro giftcard that I could spend at the RI? I was absolutely excited! However, they didn’t have the boots in my size anymore! I even went back a couple of times, but they just didn’t have them anymore :(.

But, some new inspiration came my way and I saw the beautiful blogger Noor of Queen of Jet Lags wearing these boots! I couldn’t be any happier ’cause you can get these boots at Forever 21 and I was about to go to the Big Apple! (Amsterdam is going to get her own F21, but for now, I had to go to a city such as NYC.) To make matters better, my size was still available! And to make my wallet happy as well, these boots were only 44 bucks! Hellooooo new boots and thank you Noor for the inspiration!

Love, Farah
Forever21 boots (here)
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Outfit || Fall coziness

november 19, 2013
   Pieces via Sans-online  studded bootsZara skirtShoeby knitMango blazerPazzion bag

Hi lovelies!
After surviving another Monday it always gets better right? 😀 This week is an hectic week for me with my two upcoming exams. Seeing these outfits and reminiscing about New York helps me get through it though!

I seriously didn’t have any time to shoot outfits after I got back to Holland, but hopefully you will be satisfied with some sunny and bright outfit pictures straight from the Big Apple!

The most common way to get around and travel from Brooklyn to Manhattan is of course by subway. But..think bigger! There is also a ferry that takes you to the other site of this beautiful city! The trip across the water is totally worth it! It didn’t take long, so no worries about getting seasick!
Now, let’s talk about the outfit! I’ve already showed you the new beautiful ankle boots (here) I got from the webshop Sans-online from the brand Pieces! While browsing the web in search of new inspiration and buys, I saw these beauties and even without having them yet, I already thought of many outfits I could wear with them! Perfect for Christmas and/or NYE. Shiny and they look like a piece of art don’t they ;)?
For this look, I combined them with an oh so comfy and fluffy knit from Shoeby and a skirt from the current Zara collection. This a-symmetric skirt is the perfect basic item to combine with a huge knit during these fall days. Just the way I love it, as you can see!
Love, Farah

PS. I would like to share a very cool competition by Gaastra with you guys! By uploading a nautical inspired picture on their facebookpage you can win the designer Choice Award aaaaaand a clothing check of 1000 euros! You can be the inspiration for their new collection! Don’t wait and upload your picture here!

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Outfit || Body Language

november 15, 2013

 Zara dress (similar) // Maidenform Shapewear // Pedro heels 

Hi lovelies!
It’s so strange to see a bare legged outfit in November right? But let me tell you a secret. The weather in New York was strange: on one day it was 20+ degrees and the next the temperature could decrease down to 10 degrees! Crazy! So I walked bare legged and I walked around feeling very cold! That’s strange isn’t it ;). 
This dress. Those colors. Those flowers. It’s called perfection for an outfit for those warm autumn days. The length and the turtleneck make it perfect for fall, whereas it’s not really suitable for summer.
This dress is speaking body language to the max. I think I have never worn a dress as tight as this one. Sometimes it’s good to step out of your comfort zone and be proud of your curves!
A while ago, I got the opportunity to try out Maidenform shape wear. I had never worn/used shape wear before but it was a great discovery after wearing it with this dress. First of all, the fabric is very luxurious. It’s seamless and very soft. But most importantly, it’s comfortable. There is no extreme compression but it’s all about toning. After wearing this I couldn’t believe I never wore it before. I think that every woman should own one of these shape wear dresses. No matter how fit you are, it boosts your confidence and charisma that make every tight dress you’re wearing even more sexy.
Love, Farah
PS. You have to try the delicious cakes of the Magnolia Bakery (those who have watched Sex and the City know what I’m talking about:)! Believe me, wear your Maidenform shapewear and there is no guilty feeling at all hihi 🙂
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Outfit || PLAID

november 9, 2013
 Topshop plaid suit // Pedro heels // Pazzion bag

Hellooooo weekend!!
Do you have crazy plans? Going to the EMA’s tomorrow?! I wish I could! Unfortunately, that’s not the case hihi. I will have to work and going to visit my parents again!

As I promised and told you before, I still have some outfit shoots from NYC that I’m dying to show you. This is also quite handy at the moment, since I didn’t have the time to shoot my outfits this week! The last three days were hectic. Visited the launch of the new issue of Fall Magazine, went to a pressday and I had a meeting with Ilovefashionbloggers and other bloggers. Will tell you more about that soon! Stay tuned! 🙂
Yesterday, evening I suprised my bestie with her birthday by collecting all her friends at a restaurant. That was a good beginning of the weekend, I’ll say! Guess I like to suprise the people I love! I had a suprise party myself as well last year and I enjoyed it so much!
Let’s talk about the outfit and of course….NEW YORK! First of all, thank you for all the sweet messages on my social media accounts! Many of you liked this plaid suit! Can’t blame you! I got so many compliments on the streets in NYC as well! ‘You wear that plaid well lady’, was the sweetest comment by an old woman standing in the Starbucks.
On that day, my boyfriend took me to the bakery where they bake the best cookies in town! A hotspot I recommend everyone anytime you’re in NYC. The cookies of Levain Bakery in Manhattan. The biggest cookie I have ever had. So big, that I couldn’t even finish half of it. But hey, sharing is caring right 😀 my boyfriend didn’t mind that at all haha!
Enjoy your weekend lovelies and don’t forget to leave a comment since I accidently deleted 100 of your lovely comments last week. 🙁
Love,
Farah

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NEW IN || Golden green

november 6, 2013

 

Hi lovelies!
I’m back again..unfortunately. It was a long trip back  home and I am now suffering from a jet lag. I  still have some outfit shoots to show you! Will be reminiscing about New York this week on the blog that are joined by some storytelling of course! For now, I wanted to show you a pretty necklace I found at the F21 in NYC. Statement necklaces are my favorite to spice up Fall/Winter outfits. I like to where them with a huge knit. Simple yet beautiful. My formula for the cold days.
Coming back home also means a lot of things to do again! It all starts good with the launch of the new issue of Fall Magazine tonight! Follow me on my instagram account for  pictures!
Love, Farah
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Outfit || DARK ANGEL in NYC

november 4, 2013
Topshop skirt // Sans-online boots // Vanilia top  

Hi lovelies!
Hope you had a blast this weekend! I had a blast for sure! Last Saturday, we had a Halloween party at the Brooklyn apartment. It was my first American house party ever, which included punch, rummy bears (gummy bears soaked in rum),  funny (and/or sexy) Halloween outfits and playing games (beer pong, flip cup and such). You Americans are so funny haha! 🙂
It was my first Halloween in the States ever, so I did some research on the internet for some outfit inspiration. In the Netherlands, we go for ‘scary‘, but over here, it’s more about wearing either sexy/hot costumes and/or dressing up as a character. (Have you seen Nicki Minaj or Miley Cyrus’ outfits?!? Oh my… 0_0). I’m not good with painting the face, so in the end I chose a practical and classy outfit, a Halloween la Formula Farah outfit! I was a dark angel with black angel wings, a beautiful black masque and dark lipstick. We took the pictures on the rooftop of the apartment at sunset with an amazing view of Manhattan. Picture perfect.


Have a lovely Monday (evening) lovelies! I’m leaving today already! So sad but all good things come to an end.. Hope to show you more pictures of New York very soon!
Love, Farah

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Outfit || Shopping in SOHO NYC

november 1, 2013

H&M hat & jacket // Max30.nl dress // Pazzion bag // Mango belt // Hippeschoenen boots

Read everything about shopping in Soho after the jump!

Hi lovelies!
Let me start this one off by thanking you for all the sweet responses. I loved to share my story with you and it was great to see that you guys liked it as well!
It’s  my fourth day in New York already. Time is flying by so fast when you’re having fun! Yesterday, I spent the day walking around aaaaand shopping in Soho, the place for a shopping spree. Next to all the regular shops, you can find all kinds of boutiques and brands you’re searching for. It’s my favorite place to shop in New York! My boyfriend asked me what I liked to do on the second day of arrival and of course I was dying to shop! And this all resulted in: some good damage. The ones who follow me on Instagram must have seen the plaid suit I was wearing. One of yesterday’s purchases! An outfit post with all the details will follow soon!
Now concerning the outfit! What’s important for a day of shopping is you have to be comfortable in what you’re wearing, moreover it has to be easy. And with easy I mean that it has to be easy to take them off and put them back on again. ‘Cause that’s what you’re constantly doing when you’re trying on clothes in the fitting rooms. Last week, I got this lovely dress with beautiful details on the arms and the shoulders. Spiced it up with my beloved hat and I was good to go!
After a day of shopping my boyfriend (read: after a day of suffering for my boyfriend) came up with the idea of a so called ‘boyfriend zone’ in shops. A place made for the guys to relax while the girls are doing their thing. That sounded more than good to me!
Hope you enjoyed this second post from New York! Will get back to you soon!
Love, Farah
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