Monday, October 10, 2016

Clothing haul from ROMWE - my first sponsored post


So.. apparently, my fashion blog and my YouTube videos have reached monthly view counts such that web-shops have started sending me invitations to do collaborations. One of them is ROMWE, a Chinese on-line fashion shop. They told me I could pick 4 items after which I would make a blog-post and YouTube video about them.

I chose 2 dresses, 1 tunic (which I actually use as a dress :-P ) and a pair of yoga pants. I will give my opinion about them, honest and straightforward as always.. which is why I put the 'sponsored' right there in the title.

The first dress is a simple black dress with some white stripes. I love dresses that have these kind of patterns. And I really love this dress, though I will make two general observations about this dress and the other dress and the tunic:
  1. The length is on the shorter side. I'm 1.70 metres tall (or 5 feet 7 inches) and you can see the hemline is nowhere near the knee. ;-)
  2. The material is pretty thin, so I'd probably only wear these clothes in the warmer months.

Black White Patchwork Short Sleeve Shift Dress - size S
Black White Patchwork Short Sleeve Shift Dress - size S

The next item is a tunic with a black/white/yellow floral pattern. Yes, I know I should be wearing it with a skirt or some skinny jeans, but the weather was just too good (mind you, this is freakin' October!).. so bare legs all the way!! :-P

Cold Shoulder Florals Ruffle Dress - size M
Cold Shoulder Florals Ruffle Dress - size M

By the way, not part of the clothing haul, but a recent addition to my vast shoe collection.. what do you think about those black 5 inch stiletto peep-toe heels by Little Mistress? I think they're so sexy and gorgeous!

Next up is a blue and white dress, a little bit like Delft Blue pottery. I knew when I chose this dress that I would be wearing red heels with this one!

Blue and White China Print Dress - size M
Blue and White China Print Dress - size M

I also added a cute red bag with this outfit.. I really do love the combination of red with the white and blue. Again, the material is quite thin.. so you could my bra pattern up-close. ;-)

The last item on the list are a pair of grey yoga pants with white stripes on the side. I thought.. I still need some yoga pants for my dance classes, so why not pick one now?

Grey Contrast Striped Side Leggings - one-size-fits-all
Grey Contrast Striped Side Leggings - one-size-fits-all

This is a one-size-fits-all.. and I would say that for someone of my length, it probably is a bit too short, but I think I can still do all my moves and exercises with it. So I'm not complaining.. even if I had to pay the actual price (6 dollars).

All in all, my experience with ROMWE was pleasant. The clothes were delivered within 10 days, the quality is what you expect for the prices you pay.. and for me, the items fit nicely. But I will let you be the judge of that!!

I got the clothes earlier this week, but I only had time to film all four pieces of clothing on Sunday. It almost felt like working.. modelling so many items in less than 2 hours!! :-D

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Roman times: are you not entertained?! :-P


A whole month.. OMG! I guess I should just stop explaining why I never seem to satisfy my own desire to publish every week. Once again, it was a mix of work, deadlines, family stuff and sometimes.. sheer laziness when all you want is to enjoy a cold beer (or white wine) in the sun. 

Fortunately, my absence from social media did not mean I sat still though! My computer is full of photos and videos clips of my outings.. and I'm going to make an effort to share them on a regular basis.

And I'm starting with my trip to an archaeological park in Xanten (Germany) where they rebuilt an old city from the Roman Empire.

I went with my friend Sara who is a history buff like me, though she actually studied it. Though I did study 6 years of Latin in high school.. and I was surprised how well I could still translate all those ancient texts.

Colonia Ulpia Traiana, as the city was known in Roman times, was an important city and as such, had an amphitheatre. Obviously, I had to stand in the middle of the arena and yell: "Are you not entertained?!" while holding my water bottle as a make-believe sword. :-P

They say "When in Rome, do as the Romans do.", so I decided to wear a white dress to give it that ancient feel. I do wonder if they had wedges back in those times. ;-)

See, I didn't just look... I also fiddled around with ancient Roman technology. I don't think I quite agree with Obelix who always said (in the 'Asterix and Obelix' comic books) that the Romans were so crazy.

We were so absorbed with this fantastic park that I actually did not really want to interrupt the flow with taking long videos. So I ended up with just a couple of clips of me going up and down the stairs. Nevertheless.. enjoy!!