My alarm goes off and after snoozing a few times I get out of bed. I make myself oatmeal & fresh coffee. I like to take it easy in the mornings – I’m not really a morning person 😉 I scroll through Pinterest to start the day with some fresh inspiration. Then I hop in the shower. I already know what I’m going to wear. My brand new black Cluse watch, is the centre of my outfit: I love that it’s all black metal with small crystals, which gives this rock’n roll feel to it. I add in a couple of my favourites: a striped Ganni top, Levi’s 501 jeans, Stan Smiths & my black & white Furla bag.
I work in Amsterdam, so everyday I take the train from Haarlem station. Haarlem is a cute & quiet city and I enjoy living there. It only takes a 15 minute train ride to get to Amsterdam – sans delays -, which is perfect! I’ve never missed one train thanks to the close precision of my watch.
I have arrived at my workspot: #Workmode. I take my place at one of the shared desks, log onto my Macbook Pro and I’m ready for the day!
I usually start with writing my to do list for the day. This consists of answering emails, writing blog posts and meeting up with new people for possible collaborations. Today I’m also writing a collaboration proposal for a brand I love, so fingers crossed! I’m busy working my way down my to do list, when my stomach tells me it’s lunch time. Time to meet my 13.00 o’clock appointment!
A couple of weeks back I posted a request on Instagram to work with new photographers. Today I’m meeting one of them: Igrien of The Avantguardian. We have been in touch before, but Igrien lives in London, so it’s harder to meet up. Every time I’m in London, she’s in Amsterdam and vice versa. We’re meeting at one of my fave lunch places: Pllek in Amsterdam North. I order a sourdough toast with aubergine spread, spinach, pommegranate, goat’s cheese and nuts. Yum! Igrien tells me she recently quit her job as a lawyer to follow her dream of becoming a fulltime photographer. I think I like this girl!
We head into the cold to shoot one of my looks for the blog. This isn’t always exactly what I’m wearing on the day itself. This time I swap my warm faux fur coat for a leather Sandro jacket and my white sneakers for my brand new Marc Jacobs creepers. How’s that for a rock ‘n roll look that matches my all black Cluse watch perfectly? I really love Amsterdam North because it’s so different from the city centre. There are no canals and everything feels really industrial. We decide to pick the old trams as a backdrop. The pictures on Igrien’s camera screen look promising. She promises me to send me the pictures later this week, so I can post them on the blog soon. We agree that we should meet up more often and after that I’m heading back to #Workmode. On the ferry to the city centre I post my lunch on Instagram.
Back in the office! Now let’s get things done. I edit pictures for a post on my new office space and write the text that goes with it. In the meantime the boyfriend texts me: do we feel like cooking, or is it pizza night? We both know it will probably be the latter.
Yes, my post is done! I’m catching up with fellow #Workmode girl Nina over tea, who I used to go to art school with. The perfect moment to trick her into taking some pictures of me for this post :-). When it gets dark I’m closing my laptop and I’m heading back to Haarlem. Pizza’s on my mind!
This post was created in collaboration with Cluse Watches.