Hello there!I'm Sonja, a fashion loving Dutchie living in Amsterdam. I'm a huge fashion lover, and I'm also a vegetarian, a crazy cat lady, an interior and pancake junkie, and I'm all about living a green and cruelty-free lifestyle!
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October 2, 2017
Yay, finally a new video! And not just any other; a video of our trip to Bali! In August me and my boyfriend went to Bali for a month. Or actually, we went to Bali, Lombok & the Gili Islands! It’s a short 3 and a half minute video to show you the vibe of those places and of our trip. You see what we all did in the (rainy) surroundings of Ubud, how we did absolutely nothing on the gorgeous beach on Lombok (I literally only filmed our (stunning!) hotel there), how we continue those chillings on Gili, and after that discover the surroundings of Canggu and the boyfriend surfing there. I love having these kind of video’s as a souvenir of our holiday, and to watch every once and a while. And I hope you also love watching it! Have you ever been to Bali?
September 27, 2017
The first fall outfit of the year is here! I was browsing through the new s.Oliver collection to find a new outfit and I kept finding beautiful items in warm fall-ish colors. And I decided to throw them all together in this outfit! The warm brown tones give the outfit a vintage kind of vibe, while all items are actually brand new. I also like that the colors in the sweater are more bright, which makes the sweater pop out. I really love these kind of colors for fall. What do you think of this combo?
September 25, 2017
On Saturday and Sunday I always make a more special breakfast for us. I really enjoy doing that, plus it adds that lovely weekend vibe to your day! Banana pancakes are one of our big favorites on the weekend. The past few years I’ve been experimenting with these pancakes to get them exactly how we like them. And it worked! We actually like this vegan version soooo much better than the version with eggs I used to make a few years ago. They’re delicous and fluffy, and they even are a bit like the classic American pancakes. So if you have any ripe bananas laying around, this recipe is highly recommended! I usually serve them with blueberries from the freezer and agave syrup. Delicious! And vegan!
September 20, 2017
When I was cycling through Amsterdam with Joy, on our way to a spot where Joy wanted to shoot her outfit, we randomly bumped into this amazing spot! An old train wreck in the middle of an Amsterdam living neighborhood?! Just how?! There was even some part of the old train tracks left. So naturally I decided I had to shoot my outfit at this spot. All of this happened in the week before I went to Bali. So thats why I’m only posting it now, while it’s already becoming fall, haha! Back then it was quite a lot warmer, so I felt like wearing shorts. The off shoulder top I’m wearing actually has long sleeves. But it’s made from very thin fabric, so I decided to roll the sleeves up and wear it like it had short sleeves. This green vintage belt is a huge favorite of mine, but I don’t actually wear it that often. Somehow it doesn’t go too well with most of my outfits, but I’m determined to wear it more often from now on, haha! And last but not least, I added the red sandals, which are actually a total mismatch with the green belt. I totally seem to be digging a subtle amount of mismatching lately. What do you think of this look? <3
September 18, 2017
Like the title of this post already says; I’m back! Back from vacation, but also back on my blog! The last post is from 6 weeks ago. After that I went to Bali for a month, which I will definitely be posting about here! And when I got back home, I wanted to take the time to think about my blog’s concent, and where I want it to go. Lately I’ve mostly been posting outfit posts. Next to that I’m also very active on Instagram (@RetroSonja), on which I post 5 times a week, and where I also show a lot of my outfits. I’ve been noticing for a while that everything was kind of shifting from blogs to Instagram. So I kind of got the feeling that I was doing everything double. I certainly want to keep posting outfits on my blog, because I love doing that, and because you can show more details of an outfit in a blog post than on Instagram, and there’s more space to tell a story about the outfit. But I want to write more different posts, also about subjects that you might not post about on Instagram, and which are better suitable for a blog.
The idea is that I’m going to divide my blog into a couple of categories. So you can exepct posts about all of those subjects. Next to fashion, I also love (vegetarian/vegan) cooking, interior, travel (hello Bali!), lifestyle, and even beauty every once and a while. In the category fashion itself there are already so many options to write blog posts, next to outfit posts. And I want to pick up YouTube again! My last video is from my summer vacation from last year, and the first upcoming video you will be seeing is going to be about my summer vacation to Bali this year, haha!
So what can you expect from now on?