Halloween Essentials

Hi everyone!
As you all know, it’s halloween today and it’s my turn to post today. So, obviously this is gonna be a halloween post. Here are some essentials you will need today.

-Cool friends to scare the crap out of.
-Creepy food like this or this .
-Lot’s of candy to go into a sugar coma.
-A couple of scary movies. As Miss Charming mentioned in her Current Obsessions #3 post, you can find a couple of examples on Buzzfeed.
Spooky decor stuff to hang around your house.
-Maybe some booze to get the party started.
-Your phone to take a lot of funny, terrifying, frightning pictures. Don’t forget to lose it somewhere at a party! That would be nightmarish 😉
-An ominous outfit to make a great impression and win that prize for best costume.

So those are a few things you might need today. Whatever your plans are for today, I hope you have fun. I’m going to a halloween party tonight and got most of the things on my list, so I’m sure I’ll have a lot of fun! Happy halloween everyone!

Love,
Miss Fancy

What To Read

Hi guys,
The thing I like to do most in the Fall is to snuggle up with a blanket, hot tea and a good book. I can sit like that for hours, completely unaware of my surroundings.
Since I finished high school a few months ago, I started reading a lot. Reading for yourself is, in my opinion, so much more fun and enjoyable than reading book for a test. These are my favorite books I read (or reread) in the past few months.

Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
When I first saw the book cover I immediately fell in love with it. It is adorable, just like the story. Even though it is a love story, it is not a “traditional” one in which the boy meets the girl and they fall head over heels for eachother. Set in the year 1986, the two misfits Eleanor and Park slowly develop a friendship in the back of the school bus. The book was released in 2013, but explains perfectly how life in the 80s must have been like, without the internet and iPhones. And with some current issues, such as domestic violence and bullying. Therefore, this book is perfect when you want to read a cute but not cliche love story.


The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
I think almost everyone has either heard about this book or seen the movie, so I won’t explain thoroughly what the story is about. What I will tell you is that this is, up to now, my favorite American literature book. While reading it, all I wanted to do was jump in a time machine and go back to the Roaring Twenties. Partying all summer long, not worrying about anything and, after seeing the movie, dressing in fabulous outfits seems like a perfect summer to me. The mysterious Jay Gatsby makes the whole story interesting and you will want to finish the book to see if he ends up with his true love.
Hannah – Paul-Loup Sulitzer
The story about the Jewish girl Hannah is inspired by Helena Rubinstein. Hannah discovers her talent for marketing when she works at the grocery store in Warschau. Because of unrequited love, the young girl is determined to take over the world. And she will. Her first cosmetics store in Australia is a huge succes, but that’s not enough for Hannah. Opening stores in cities like London and Paris will bring her closer to her dream. The determination she has is contagious and Hannah’s ability to wrap every man around her finger is very inspiring and creates hilarious situations.
Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
I wanted to wait to see the movie after I read the book. But now that I finished the 450 pages full of genius plot twists, I am not sure I even want to see the movie anymore. The story took so many unpredictable turns, I could not stop reading. Every chapter I was curious about which situatiosn the characters would get themselves into, most of them I couldn’t have thought of it myself.
One word: amazing.
Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
This book is a lot more serious than the others. Even though it made me laugh sporadically, most of the time I was trying to imagine myself in the life of Will. Before his motorcycle accident, he did things like skydiving and he traveled a lot. But now he is a quadriplegic and Will has no desire to live anymore.
Suddenly Louisa Clark comes into his life. They are both unaware of the consequences this will have for the rest of their lives. The story is intriguing, sad and contains a little bit of humor. I can’t wait to read the sequel.

Love,
Miss Charming

Should you be a blogger? Quiz it!

Hi everyone!
Should YOU be a blogger? (Ofcourse you should, because it’s super fun.)
I made a little quiz to test, so have fun quizing!

1. Do you have a passion for one or two things in life?
A: 
I do for a lot of things. Life is so amazing!
B: I’m not really into anything.
 C: I am passionate about a couple of things.
D: I’m only passionate about one thing. It’s kind of turned into an obsession.
E: I’m passionate about my friends and family. They’re the most important people in my life.

2. Did you like the writing assignments you got to do at school?
A: 
No, definitely not. I barely even did them. I’m more into figures and numbers.
B: I liked them, but didn’t always get good grades on them.
C: I never did any homework.
D: I loved them! Maybe I’ll even become a writer someday.
E: I didn’t really liked or disliked them. They were okay I guess.

3. Do you read a lot of blogs?
A:  
I spend most of my time on my computer, searching the web for new blogs to follow. 
B:
I am not into reading anything.
C:
I don’t really have much time to read blogs between studying and hanging out with friends.
D:
I spend some time on the weekends reading a few blogs.
E: 
I like to follow a few vloggers on youtube, but I don’t really like to read actual blogs.

4. Have you ever considered starting a blog?
 A: I think I did as a kid, but I can’t really remember.
B:
No, never. 
C: 
A few times, but I don’t really know how to start.
D:
I would love to, but I’m not sure if I can find time to post every day/week.
E: 
I already started a blog. I’m just taking this quiz for fun.

5. Do you have an interesting life?
 A: Depends on what you think is interesting.
B: I guess I don’t really have a boring life.
C: I have a very interesting life, if I do say so myself.
D: It’s not really that interesting. 
E:
I’m a secret fourth member of totally spies.

6. Are you creative?
 A: I’m pretty good at drawing.
B:
Creative isn’t really my thing. I like to leave that to other people.
C:
My hands are always full of glue or paint. Makes me feel like a kid again.
D:
I’m not the DIY type, but I can write pretty cool stories/throw amazing parties.
E:
I can be creative sometimes.

What’s your score?

1: a=4, b=1, c=5, d=3, e=2
2: a=1, b=4, c=2, d=5, e=3
3: a=5, b=1, c=3, d=4, e=2
4: a=2, b=1, c=4, d=3, e=5
5: a=3, b=2, c=4, d=1, e=5
6: a=3, b=1, c=4, d=5, e=2

Add it up and see down here what your destiny holds.

6-10 Never, ever 

You should probably not try this at home.

10-14 Not really meant to be

You could try to start a blog, but it doesn’t seem to be in the stars for you.

15-19 Maybe

I mean, if you got time and nothing else to do. You could try it and see where it goes from there. Who knows? You could become a famous blogger. Or maybe not, but it’s worth a try.

20-25 Needs a push

You should do it! Why haven’t you started yet? Because you don’t know how? Because you’re not sure if you got enough time? Because you don’t know what to blog about? Because you don’t know if your a great writer? Because there are so many bloggers out there and you don’t know how you’re going to stand out? Whatever your reasons are, try to see it as an adventure. You can try it out and if it doesn’t work out, it’s not the end of the world. Read a lot about blogging and get to work! If you’ll never try, you’ll never know…

26-30 Hell yes

You’re born to do this. This is you’re destiny. Just kidding, but I’m sure you would rock at it. You have the drive, you got the skills, now all you need is a page to start blogging!

I hope you liked this quiz. Happy saturday everybody!

Love,
Miss Fancy

Airplane essentials

Hey guys,
So in a week I’ll be going to New York City, as I mentioned in my previous post. Therefore, I thought I’d make a list of the stuff I need to keep me sane on a 6-hour long flight.

Book
As the bookworm I am, I got to have a book with me at all times. Reading will make the time go faster, and before you know it you’ll be at your destination. I haven’t decided on which book to take yet, I’m doubting between The Great Gatsby and Eleanor & Park.

Scarf
It can get quite cold on airplanes, so I always like to bring my big scarf with me to keep me warm with this improvised blanket. Speaking of clothing, I make sure I carry an extra pair of underwear and socks.  You never know whether your luggage will arrive at the right destination.

My phone
Of course with enough music so I can listen to my playlist for hours. I always have a hard time concentrating on the movies they show, so I will have to take care of my own entertainment in airplanes.

Food
An obvious one, the food cart will never come when you’re hungry. Almonds and chocolate chip cookies are usually my go-to airplane food that will prevent me from buying a $7 sandwich. Oh, and don’t forget chewing gum!

Passport
Needless to say, without this you won’t be going anywhere.

Bottle of water
Same with the food, the flight attendants will almost never be there when you’re thirsty. And most of the time I’m too lazy to ask so I make sure I always have my own bottle with me.
Love,
Miss Charming

Shoptrip Haul

Hi guys!
IMG_5664I went shopping today with Miss Charming and bought quite a lot, so I’m doing a haul! Sorry this post is up so late and sorry the quality of the pictures isn’t very great, we just got back. Anyway, let’s get started!
This is a quick overview of all that I’ve bought. As you can see we stopped by at Hema, then went to Perry Sport. Next up was Douglas and on to Hunkemöller. Last but not least we went to the Timberland store to find me some pretty boots to survive this winter.

IMG_5665So first up we have the Hema bag. It contains some stuff from the Fab collaboration. I bought the Iphone cover saying “I only drink champagne on two occassions. When I’m in love and when I’m not.”, but I don’t really care for the text. I just thought it was pretty. I also bought the notebook saying “Fabulous”.

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Next thing I bought are yoga pants/leggings. They’re from Puma and just basic black. Bought at Perry Sport.

IMG_5672The bag from Douglas actually contains the present I’m going to get from my parents. I bought it myself, so they don’t have to go through much trouble to get it. It’s already wrapped, so I couldn’t show you guys. But I looked up a picture of it on google. It contains a 50 ml EDT Daisy Dream, a body lotion and a shower gel.

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These giftboxes were sold online on the Hunkemöller webshop and I thought they could look very cute in my room so I bought these at the Hunkemöller store. They were 1/2 euros each. I bought a tiny pink-white striped one, a black striped one, a pink one and a black one. I think they’re so adorable.

IMG_5675The last stop was the Timberland store, where I was looking for boots for this winter. And I found them! I immediately fell head over heels for them. The are so comfortable and warm.IMG_5676
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That’s all. I felt like Becky from Shopaholic walking around with all those shopping bags. Definitely had a fun afternoon!

Love,
Miss Fancy

NYC Playlist

Hi guys,
So in two weeks I’ll be going to New York City for the first time and I can’t tell you how excited I am. I listen to music everywhere I go, and when I’m going on a trip I always make a playlist. That way, when I listen to the playlist after the trip, I’ll be reminded of the amazing time I had. So here’s the music I will be listening to in New York City!

Full Moon Fever – Tom Petty
This album is perfect for roadtrips and relaxing and just as background music on a long flight. The songs I’ll be listening to the most are Free Fallin’Running Down A Dream and The Apartment Song.

Against the Current
This is such an amazing band and I love listening to both their covers and their original songs. InfinityAnother You and the cover of All Too Well are my current favorites.

All Right Now by Free
This song was definitely this year’s summer jam. So even though I’ve listened to this song so many times last summer, it’s still the perfect relaxing song that will make you feel like you have no worries at all.

Fast Car
Also the perfect song for roadtrips. I love the cover by Boyce Avenue and Kina Grannis, so I’ll be adding this song to my playlist.

Livewire by Oh Wonder
Just listen to this song and you will (hopefully) understand my obsession with it.

The 1975
I am a huge fan of this band and I love all of their songs. But if I had to pick three, The CityGirls and Heart Out would be my favorites.

Emotion by Carly Rae Jepsen
As I mentioned before in the post about my Current Obsessions, I love this album and I’ve been listening to it almost non-stop.

Love,
Miss Charming

Stories behind pictures

Hi guys!

Last time I did a “Stories behind”, it was on clothes, but today I want to do a stories behind pictures that I took off my instagram.

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This is a picture of the news paper I was in, talking about my school research project. In my summer break I joined a project called “Summer Entrepreneurship”, which gave teenagers money to start their own business/company. It was so much fun and I learned a lot about running your own business. FullSizeRender (3)

Here you see my laptop and tv playing Gossip Girl, because that day I bought Netflix. I’d been waiting for months and subscribed to get an email as soon as it was available in the Netherlands, so you can understand I was super excited.FullSizeRender (5)

This is a very symbolic picture. The previous “Stories behind” I talked about my best friend who passed away. I had plans with her to go to Paris, but we never got to go. So the Eiffeltower obviously stands for Paris. The broken mirror stands for the broken dreams and the accident. FullSizeRender (4)

This picture is from when I went to the EMA’s in Amsterdam. It was so awesome! I’m kind of a fan (I’m not really that much into music like I’m into tv shows) of Katy Perry, so it was really cool to see her preform. We also saw a lot of other celebrities, like Miley Cirus, Ariana Grande and a lot more.FullSizeRender (6)

This is a ticket to Swan Lake On Ice. It was such a perfect evening. It was the performance of the ballet Swan Lake, but the extra special part was that it was preformed on ice. It was close to christmas, which is my birthday too, so that made it even more special. I loved it.

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I’m a HUGE fan of Blake Lively (and her role as Serena Van Der Woodsen in Gossip Girl), so I was waiting until The Age Of Adaline, in which Blake stars, made it to the cinema. When it did, I immediately dragged Miss Charming with me. It was a ladies night, so there was champagne and a DJ. I loved the movie and ladies night. Blake looked amazing throughout the whole movie.

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Me and Miss Charming walked into Massimo Dutti to check the store out, but I saw the red hat and loved it. It kinda reminded me of Serena’s hat in season one episode three (the B&S-getting-all-bestie-next-to-that-fabulous-fountain scene). But it was fifty euros, so I didn’t buy it. Little expensive for something I’ll probably not be wearing very often.

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A friend was a big fan of The Fault In Our Stars, so she asked if I (and a couple of other friends) wanted to go to the movie première. I quickly read the book (I hate watching movies, that are based on books, before reading the book (the reason why I haven’t started Pretty Little Liars yet and haven’t watched Paper Towns yet)). The première was amazing.

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My best friend (who passed away) and I always watched Revenge and this symbol is from that tv-show. It kinda became our symbol for friendship, because it stands for infinity times infinity. I carved it into a tree near the place of the accident. Although our lifes don’t last infinite, I love her infinity times infinity.
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This was my birthday cake when I turned sixteen. I always wanted a cake like in cake boss and I loved the way it turned out. We got it made at a cake store in our town.

I hope you understand a little more of my life now and ofcourse I hope you liked this post.

Love, 
Miss Fancy