Retro Sonja Fashion Blog
December 21, 2017

Hi dears!

To me it’s always fun to find inspiration for new outfits. Nowadays we often get our outfit inspiration from Instagram for example. But it could also be a fun idea to get inspired by a movie! The website of Zalon shares styling advice inspired by 6 iconic movies with 12 iconic outfits. From these 6 movies I chose ‘The Great Gatsby’ to insire me to create an outfit appropriate for Christmas or New Years Eve! ‘The Great Gatsby’ plays in the roaring 20s. And those times were all about a whole lot of pearls, shininess and fur. In this case, as a vegetarian, I obviously chose for a faux fur jacket. In the 20s women often wore multiple very long pearl necklaces. I also did this, but I also added a pearl choker to give the outfit a more modern touch.

Great Gatsby Inspired Movie 20s Roaring Retro Sonja outfit Zalon

November 27, 2017

Hello sweeties!

Lately I’m totally into ‘all colored everyting’ kind of outfits! Which you can tell by looking at the photos in this post, haha! It probably won’t be a surprise that I love color, because I always did. But lately I just can’t seem to have enough color in my life. I’m especially falling for pink, red and purple tones at the moment. So that’s why I got super excited when I found all these items in the s.Oliver webshop. A purple glitter turtleneck top, a baby pink blazer, red/pink trousers and bright pink velvet loafers! I love it! Especially on these grey days I only want to wear even more color, to brighten up the day a bit. What do you think of this outfit and color combo?

Retro Sonja Fashion Blogger s.Oliver pink red purple colorful outfit amsterdam

November 8, 2017

Hi loves!

Better late than never is what I thought when I decided to post this outfit. I already photographed this outfit last winter with Janne. I remember planning to post it, but different posts kept coming up. Then it turned into Spring and Summer, and I didn’t really think this outfit would be appropriate to post. I almost even forgot about it! Until I ran into it in my outfit post folder! It’s already Fall of course, and it’s getting colder and colder. I would totally wear this outfit again now! When we shot this look I just recently got the cardigan, and I basically ended up living in it at home the rest of the winter. It’s soooooo warm, soft and cosy! I’m so going to wear it again this fall and winter! What do you think of this casual chic combo?

Retro Sonja Fashion Blogger Outfit Casual Chic Cosy Warm Winter Outfit

November 6, 2017

Hello dears!

I have a different kind of post for you today; namely an IKEA hack! We recently rearranged our living room. Which made the high table we had standing behind the sofa to hide Minoes’ cat stuff useless. So we had to come up with a different solution to cover up her basket and her food. I went on an online quest for a piece of furniture that could do the job, but I couldn’t really find it. Eventually I found this table at IKEA. It’s the IKEA hol table, which has a loose top, such that you can use it for storage. I looked into the manual and it seemed to be possible to simply leave out one of the sides of the table. And it turned out to be really easy indeed! You also get a bottom of the table, but I didn’t use this either because it just seemed uncomfortable for Minoes. I had this ‘cat stuff cover’ all done in 10 minutes. And trust me, if I can do it, you can do it, haha!

So how do you make this IKEA hack? Super easy! Put the table together like the manual describes and simply leave out the bottom and one of the long sides of the table. And there you have your cat stuff cover!

As I had been looking for something like this for quite a long time, I figured there could be more people looking for something like this. So that’s why I’m sharing this tip with you! And it’s so easy, and it even looks very good in our interior! Win win win! What do you think of this IKEA hack?

IKEA Hol Tafel Table Hack Cat Stuff Kat

November 1, 2017

Hi sweeties!

About 2 weeks ago I posted part 1 of my Bali Diaries, and here is part 2! After our time in Ubud we took the boat to Lombok. Which was quite the adventure with the high waves and some fuss with a bunch of taxi drivers. But it was all totally worth it, because the hotel we arrived at had the most beautiful beach I had ever seen! From the hotel room you walked right onto the beach, where super cute two-person huts were waiting to lie down in. You could even order food and drinks from the hut. So much yes! So naturally we didn’t do much in Lombok, haha! All photos from Lombok below were taken in our hotel, on the beach in front of our hotel or in the direct surroundings of the hotel, haha! Loved it!

After Lombok we went to Gili. And here we also did a ton of relaxing. We also went on a day trip to another Gili island. On Gili I mostly took pictures of sunsets, because those were astonishing every night! And finally we went back to Bali for our last stop; Canggu. Canggu was on the list because my boyfriend was going surfing here, as this is a famous surf spot. From Canggu we also went to Tanah Lot for a day. This is a temple in the ocean with beautiful surroundings. All in all we had a wonderful trip. We’ve seen a lot, but we also relaxed a lot! Below I’m showing you my photos of Lombok, Gili and Canggu. And of course you can find the locations underneath the photos in case you would like to visit them as well! What do you think of my shots? :-)

Lombok

Lombok Indonesia Novotel Beach Kuta