A Beautiful Infinity

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(My first poem on the interwebs and I'm so nervous to show it to you guys haha. 
It's a dedication to a person in my life who has brightened my world, and continues to do so every day. 
I would love to hear what you think ! x)


Oh that summer
Seemed to last forever

With its Levi shorts
And hopeful hearts

But as leaves started to change
In colour
And wind started to gush
Around us

Time was chasing us 
Telling us 
There is no such thing as 
Forever 

But that summer 
We made every moment 
Infinite 

Coloured the skies 
With our happiness 

Painted the walls 
With our love 

And as fall came around 
Our summer did not end

But it marked its presence
In the fallen leaves 
And the raindrops around us  

When snow clouds the sky 
And frost covers the walls 

Our hearts will warm
On the thought of that summer 

A beautiful infinity 

My Inner Lumberjack

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TARGET shoes, FOREVER 21 flannel 

Oh no I didn't... Ehrm, yes I did.
But hey! Look at those babies! I've been wanting a pair of Docs for a while now and these ones come close enough for me. Oh and yes, I bought a flannel. I'm seriously not kidding when I tell you that I think ALL Canadians own a plaid shirt. Naturally, I couldn't stay behind. Embracing my inner lumberjack, and it feels so goooood.

My budget here doesn't allow me to go all crazy on shopping, but that's fine. I didn't bring a shitload of clothes from home for nothing right! I hope to show you guys an outfit soon, shooting with all these pretty autumn colours outside here should be fun! Let me know what you think of my new purchases :)

x

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When Life Catches Up On You

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Yes, the Rockies are really postcard-perfect ! :) 
Oh, hi there... Can you tell my life has been crazy hectic since I've left my homecountry? I can't believe I'm already gone for 6 weeks, and I can't believe I've been living my life here in Canada for over a month already !
I haven't given myself the time to update the blog, even though I really wanted to. I just needed some time to settle down and settle in, meet all these amazing new people and sort out my life. Which hasn't fully succeeded yet, to be honest.

Coming here, to Edmonton, Canada, I was so afraid to feel lonely, or worse, be lonely. Obviously those fears are always super unnecessary, which proved itself once again because I already have an amazing group of people around me here who I am so lucky and happy to call friends (or surrogate-family, if I may ;).
So in that respect everything is going very well here. Classes have started which took some time getting used to, but I think I have everything well organised at the moment.

So why do I feel like I'm sometimes losing my grip on life? I guess because I felt this summer would last forever. I have not been online this summer, because my life was CRAZY and it seemed everything was happing at once. In a good way.
And this past month made me realise two things. 1 - Summer does really end and 2 - Long distance is a bitch.
Long distance as in missing your family, friends, and that special someone. Oh, and don't forget the dog. Hell, I wish her black and blonde tail could come wagging in my room right now.

I'm not homesick. That's not it. It's just that sometimes so many great things are happening to you and you just wish people from home would be there to experience them with you.

But I guess this is all part of the process. Call it culture-shock, call it being overly emotional (ehh yeah that's me), it's part of living on my own in a country across a huge freaking ocean. Trust me, I've seen it (from an airplane window- that is).

This doesn't mean that I'm not fully enjoying my stay here. I feel so lucky that I get this opportunity to build up my life here in a foreign country and spend a semester learning about so many new things and experiencing things I will benefit from my entire life. At some times it's just a little harder to enjoy it all on your own. And that's okay :)

I feel like blogging will take a little turn for me. I want to explore the writer-side of me, as well as sticking with fashion from time to time (Hey, don't worry! Once a fashionvictim, always a fashionvictim. They couldn't beat it out of me if they wanted to ;)). That's so great about having a blog: it's my own and I can do whatever I want with it.

I hope to bring you guys on my journey with me from now on. I really feel like my stay here and everything that is happening in my life at the moment already makes me grow so much - and I hope to give a little piece of that to you guys through the magical world of the interwebs. :)

See you soon !
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Goodbyes & New Beginnings

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Hi sweethearts!
What have you been up to? It's August already, I can't believe it! In exactly a week I'll be on a plane on my way to New York (and beyond!). That awful cliché "time flies when you're having fun" is definitely applicable to my life...

Last week I've said goodbye many times already. I'm not made for goodbyes. The thought freaks me out, I always have to almost-cry (or full-on-cry...) and I never seem to find the right words to say - and when I do, it's when I walk away.
I know I'm only going away for four months, which is nothing. However, my life as I know it won't be waiting for me when I get back. I'll come home in a different home and I will have to look for a place of my own. I have to find a new job. I will have found out, as harsh as it sounds, who are meant to stay in my life: four months across an ocean will naturally not leave room for superficial friendships. Which is fine, I'm ready to give all of my attention and love to people who are happy to return it :) It's just that everything will be different. But that's okay. 

And about that thing they call love... I have not really talked about it yet and I'm not sure I ever will (it's just so personal), but let's just say that my life has taken a 180 these past five weeks and leaving the continent does not necessarily make that situation very easy! Especially not when you're a planner, like me, and would always kill for a peek into the future - to prepare for what's coming. However, this whole adventure (the past month included) has forced me to discover another part of myself: the part that cares a little less and enjoys a little more. I wouldn't be myself if I wouldn't have my occasional worries and insecurities; however, I've found out that life is so much more fun when you let things go. I am one very lucky girl - to feel these certain feelings and to receive them - and I am very thankful that someone has showed me (and continues to do so) that sometimes the best way to live your life is to be unprepared for it. Amazing things can happen if the plan is that there is no plan ;)

If I may quote one of the most inspirational bloggers and prettiest girls out there, Katie (seriously though, go read that article), I can say that this past month I chose to be alive. No more mentally running away from the "scary" future. Living in the moment is what has made me so happy this summer, and I'm definitely continuing that mindset these upcoming four months (and beyond that, for sure).
Yes, I'm shitting my pants already thinking about how I'm going to survive all by myself, when I hardly know how to fix the tires of my bike or get the washing machine to do what I want (to name just two examples haha). But I will promise myself that I'm going to wake up every single day like it is the first day of the rest of my life. Because it is. I choose to be alive, I choose to love and therefore it will be my own responsibility to be a very, very happy girl.
And I'm doing pretty good so far :)

Just a week before a new chapter in my life begins. 
I cannot wait to take you guys on this journey with me!

- Leneth

Evening Glow

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MONKI blouse, LEVI'S (vintage) shorts, NEW LOOK boots, MARC BY MARC JACOBS watch, RAY-BAN sunglasses 

(What's up with the boo-tay pictures? Hahaha)
Okay I'll admit: it might have been a little too hot outside to wear this white blouse. I wore it anyways, I love it so much! I also think you can never go wrong with a crisp blouse and some denim, so I decided to balance out the high neck of the top by showing off some skin, a.k.a. my legs ;) Also, my shorts decided to have a little life of their own so now it looks like one leg is shorter than the other. Not my fault, blame it on the sweaty weather haha.

Luckily in between work days I get to relax a little bit and enjoy the weather. I don't think I ever had a summer where I'm continuously out doing things and meeting people, and I love it so much!
Thank you by the way for all your sweet comments on my last post. The fact that you are excited for me going to Canada makes ME excited haha, I love it! I feel so lucky to be even a little part of such a great community :)

Have a great day ! x 
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See You At The Beach

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Hi everyone! You might wonder where I have been for these past three weeks. My life is like a crazy rollercoaster at the moment and while I was planning on taking you guys with me on that ride, time and space doesn't always allow that, so I've experienced... While I was busy planning my stay abroad in Canada, my parents decided they wanted to start a new chapter in their lives as well: we're moving ! I've never moved in my entire life and now, in the upcoming half a year, I'll move THREE TIMES. First to Canada, then back to my parents new home and then on my own to Utrecht... I guess now you'll understand why I call my life a little crazy at times !

However, this isn't a bad-crazy. I'm so happy for my parents and I love the fact that we're all starting up something new, even though it's apart from each other. Also, I've met some great people and have done some superfun things these past couple of months which has made me realise that new experiences should be welcomed with open arms. You'll never know what it may bring you! I was so busy with figuring out my stay in Canada (I got a room by the way! I am SO happy about that!) that I forgot for a little to look around me and all the great things that were happening right in front of me. And even though I'm only here for just four weeks, I am busier with living in the "now" than ever!

Being so busy, however, has made me put my blog on the backburner a little bit. I'm going to try to change that though! A lot of working days are coming up so I'm definitely not promising to post a certain amount of days a week, but I DO promise to keep you guys updated on new outfits, changes in my life and all-round-feel-good-moments. Because a happy life is better when shared :) 

Lots of love x 
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What Other Bloggers Wear - June

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BOTH - Collage Vintage 

Whoooops, this month went by so fast that this post is actually a day too late.
Ah well, I think you guys can handle it, right ;)
Because I've been so busy with deadlines I didn't have time to keep track of other blogs very well, but luckily my favourites never disappoint! I really like the striped top below (from Jony) and yeah everything by Collage Vintage is just on my want/need list... I love her style !

Which look is your favourite? x 

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Oh Sale...

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I don't know what it is but every season it's the same thing: I order myself to NOT go into the shops when the sale has just started (for various reasons but the main one is always because I need to SAVE instead of SPEND.. yeah say that again to a shopaholic) and every time I fail.

I was in search for a certain grey dress with stripes from Monki but I haven't found it yet - I hope I have better luck next week when I'll be in Amsterdam for a day. However, this white blousy beauty did go home with me. I love the high neck and the lack of buttons, I feel like it is finally something different than those 1000+ white blouses I have laying around in my closet... (or am I just justifying this purchase ?!)

At the least, it was more than 20 euros down in price. See, I CAN save up. Sort of.

Messy Hair And Dirty Shoes

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LAUNDRY INDUSTRY (vintage) jacket, MONKI jumper, BERSHKA jeans, H&M shoes,
MARC BY MARC JACOBS watch, RIMMEL lipstick 


The full outfit of what I wore Wednesday, as promised! It was a little too warm to wear this actually but Dutch weather is sooo unpredictable that I'm just always at a loss of what to get out of my closet in the morning. It worked anyways, I really like this combo. What do you think? :)

Other than that I don't have much else to say! Busy all day today and tomorrow, but that's alright - it's fun doing stuff that isn't related to school and deadlines, so no complaints ;)

Have a great weekend! x 

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Oh Hi, New Hair

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Remember that tale about that one blogger who was offline for too many days? Yeah, I know. I had my last exam on Monday and I've just been away all day err day since then. And to be honest: I was lacking any kind of energy to do anything, really. I'm always completely deflated after a period of exams and deadlines but... there's time to recharge right now because I officially have summer holiday! Yay !

I went shooting outfit pictures yesterday with the lovely Sara (check out her blog if you don't know her already!) and it was so much fun! Today I'm showing you some better pictures of my blonde hair :) What do you think ?

I hope to fully get back in the blogging game now I have some more time on my hands. I have quite some stuff planned in the upcoming month which will be fun to feature on the blog as well so hopefully I can take you guys with me on my trips while I'm still in Holland. Less than two months and I'll be hopping on a plane, craaaazy!! Can't wait though !

Have a great day! Be sure to check back tomorrow for the full outfit :) x 

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Hat Me Up - Continued

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP : TOPSHOP, NEW LOOK, RIVER ISLAND, MONKI

Since I wrote this post about large, black fedora hats, I really feel like I need one. And even though I kinda put myself to a halt shopping-wise (I really need to save some money for New York), I can't get the fedora out of my head (wordplay, anyone? I know, lame). So here's the edit: where to find the best & (in most cases) affordable black hats!

Which one is your favourite? I think I like the one from Monki best !

Feeling Edgy

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Secretly this one cannot really function as a dress - more like a long tunic or else I'd be standing in my undies in no time. However, it DOES serve for good inspiration to wear dresses more often (or, if you're like me, to start with it).
For this outfit inspiration I decided to go for an edgy look - who said a dress has to be girly ?!
Flaunting some bare leg and wearing a red lippie - feminine but tough. Because what's fun about being sweet all the time, right! ;)

Let me know what you think & have a great weekend! x 

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The Dye Happened - I'M A BLONDIE

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Gracing you guys today with a shameless selfie... of my new hayuuurrr ! The ombre didn't really happen, sadly - my hairdresser did her best to combine highlights with the beloved dark-to-light effect, but you don't really see the latter. Ah well. I'M BLONDE ANYWAYS, and I love it :) Better pictures soooon ! What are your thoughts on it so far? 

Sorry for being a lil' MIA by the way, deadlines got the better of me and I just didn't have any inspiration for the blog. In the end it's still a lovely hobby, which sometimes will not get all of my attention.... I do have a lot of exciting stuff coming up in July though (some even blog-related! ), so don't leave me just yet ;)

Have a great day ! x 

P.S. This is blogpost number 100 ! Yay ! 

Brain Out, Topknot On

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ZARA leather jacket & t-shirt, BERSHKA jeans, BOOHOO loafers, MARC BY MARC JACOBS watch

If I ever get through these final weeks of school, then I seriously don't know how haha. My brain is not working with me at the moment.. and that right before my finals! Thank you brain, thanks a lot...

So because I can't really think - I'm even struggling writing this blogpost, it's serious, I know - I wanted to wear something comfortable. And I know I've said it before but I'll say it again: these pants are heaven ! They are like pyjama-jeans. And yes, that's just as comfortable as it sounds ;)

I'm going to return to my womancave (a.k.a. room) now and lock myself up until I've got something on paper for my deadlines tomorrow. Oh and let me know what you think of this outfit !  x 

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Summer Suits

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Inspiration : Pinterest 

Who said that suits were just for the office? Hell nahw buddy! It's summer time & time to suit up ;)
A little classier than the jump- and playsuit (which are all-time favourites of mine), the printed two-piece will get you through summer looking über-hip. I love how versatile it is : wear it together when it's a little cooler or just the shorts/pants with a flowy white shirt when the sun is out. Add some sneakers for a little edge and you're good to go!

Do you love this trend as much as I do? x

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So Long! (With Shorts)

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Finally, a proper summer in the city ! And the time to enjoy it! Had such a lovely afternoon in Utrecht yesterday, and of course I had to shoot some outfit pictures ;) My good camera broke down so I'm figuring out how to work with this one (which is a little older). As you can see the autofocus didn't really work with me at some times, but I actually quite like the effect. Oh, I'm so artsy ;)

It was so warm outside that I decided to go to class wearing my shorts. It wasn't 'just' a day of classes though, it was my last day here for many many many months (so long, uni!)! I have some exams the upcoming two weeks but that's it really! Sucks though, because I'm planning and doing so much stuff for my trip this coming August, I'm already in a holiday mood while I actually need to be writing essays... Aaaah, if somebody finds any focus, please tell me where it's hiding !

What do you think of my outfit? And do you have a lot of class to go still or are you joining in on the summer mood? 
Have a great day ! x 

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