Retro Sonja Fashion Blog
October 25, 2017

Hi dears!

I bought the kimono I’m wearing in this post in Ubud in Bali. I fell in love with the color and print instantly. And here in the Netherlands it turns out to be a great fall layering item! There’s quite a lot going on in this outfit; print mixing, multiple colors, glitter! I’m aware of the fact that this outfit might not be for everyone, but personally it made me really happy. So I wear it anyway! I’m mostly happy about the combo of the burgundy glitter sweater under the kimono. The colors just work really good together. And secretly the sweater and the kimono even match! The glitter in the sweater is a golden thread, and there are also dark yellow / gold-ish details in the kimono print. What do you think of this combo?

Retro Sonja Fashion Blogger Fall Outfit Rijksmuseum Tuin Kimono from Bali

October 19, 2017

Hello sweeties!

My fall lookbook is here! I’ve been working on this since the beginning of fall, by means of filming a fall outfit every week. I asked you on Instagram stories how many outfits you would like to see in a lookbook video; 4 or 5? And 63% voted 5! So 5 it is! I tried to make a nice variation of different types of outfits. From casual to more dressy, and a more extraordinary kind of outfit which is probably one of those love-it-or-hate-it kind of looks. So, 5 outfits in little over 2 minutes! Which is your favorite? And what’s your ultimate fall combo?


October 16, 2017

Hi loves!

Yay, part 1 of my Bali Diaries is here! In this post I’m showing you my photos of Ubud and the places we visited in that area. After this I also have a part 2 with Lombok, Gili and Canggu. We stayed the longest in Ubud, so that’s why I have the most photos from there. While we were there we did the Ridge Walk (seen in the first pic), we saw stunning waterfalls, a ton of rice fields, beautiful temples, and lovely monkeys! Below every picture I stayed the location. So if you’re visiting Bali and you want to see that temple or rice field too, you will know where to go! I hope you like it! :-) Have you ever been to Bali?

Retro Sonja Vogel Blogger Dutch in Bali Ubud Ridge Walk Travel Style Photography Influencer Instagrammer
The Ridge Walk

October 11, 2017

Hello dears!

About two weeks ago I went to an event I was invited to. I didn’t really have any expectations. On the invite it said it was the launch of a new brand, and it also said to ‘Bring your boots’. Other than that I didn’t have much information. And it turned out to be such an amazing event! The location was amazing, and they had delicious bites. They even took care of vegetarian and vegan bites. And there was a real photoshoot with a photographer and a make-up artist. So much fun!

The new brand turned out to be Bootiez. Bootiez are sleeve-like accessories you can use to give your boots (or basically any other pair of shoes) an upgrade. You put them on your legs, then add your regular shoes, and there you have a new pair of shoes! A fun way to expand your shoe-wardrobe, without taking too much space in your closet. Yay!

Retro Sonja Fashion Blogger Bootiez event shoot RVR photography Reidunn Glam by Yasmine

October 9, 2017

Hi sweeties!

I have a new recipe for you! And this time it’s a dinner recipe! My boyfriend and I are vegetarians, but we also eat vegan very often. So today’s recipe is a simple vegan one! Every once and a while I buy these ‘Chicken Tandoori’ boxes from a Dutch brand. It’s actually a quilty pleasure, because it’s one of those quick-to-make things from the grocery store, which are not too healthy because of all the preservatives. We actually don’t use those normally, but we make an exception for this one. We eat it with veggie chicken from the ‘Vegetarian Butcher’. Yummm! But they always put waaaay too much rice in the package. So that’s why we now have a collection of yellow rice bags, haha! Time to use it up in different recipes! I came up with a combo with spinach, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms and cashewnuts. Actually also very simple and quickly made, but also very good! Of course you can also make this recipe with white rice, or couscous or bulgur. Whatever you like! Does this sound good to you? Then read on for the recipe!

Recipe Vegan Yellow Rice with Spinach, sundried tomatoes, cashewnuts and mushrooms