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So I finally got my US visa after the whole ordeal that I had to go through. I had to miss the first interview because of my own stupidity. All the way from Eindhoven to Amsterdam driving since 5AM just to arrive sans passport. Who goes to a visa interview without a passport?! So I had to reschedule the appointment. Or rather, make a new one. For the second time I wasn’t taking any chances of being late so I stayed over in Amsterdam from the day before.

By the way I’m loving these Acne Studio jeans that I bought on sale. I ordered some pairs online before purchasing this pair and none of them fit! I was so disheartened. But decided to just go to the store and try a couple of pairs. And these ones are the winner. What I like about them is they don’t stretch even after wearing them back to back. I can’t say the same about some of my other jeans.

Shoes Collection: Boots

I was planning on jamming all photos of my shoes with text in one blog post. But trying to categorize them as well as trying to figure out the pretties markup gave me headache. Thus, I will make separate posts for each shoe category. You’d think as a front-end developer, I would figure out the markup with my eyes closed. But man oh man, I just burned my fingers from making chicken nuggets, I’m not about to set myself in another journey.

So let’s talk about shoes! My second favorite accessories after bags.

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Isabel Marant Etoile Deyissa

My latest boots purchase. Come to think of it, the last time I bought myself a pair of boots were last Summer when I bought my Dicker boots. I have been waiting for quite some time for these boots to go on sale. Honestly, I didn’t think they were ever gonna go on sale. Even a few days prior me purchasing the boots online, I checked deBijenkorf sale section (online) and they weren’t. Good thing I went back to check them again because now I’m a proud owner of these boots.

The leather is so beautiful and smooth. The first thing I did when I picked them up from the store was to bring them to the cobbler. The guy even witnessed me ripping off the tissue paper that covered the shoe box!

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Isabel Marant Etoile Dicker

Second boots on the line is my other Isabel Marant boots. They have served me well for the past year and I believe they will continue to do so. I have a feeling though that my Deyissa pair will get more use than these ones eventually due to color. Although I did choose taupe because I was in the market for something else than black.

One thing I noticed about the two boots above, they require no breaking in at all. No feet were harmed in the period of me wearing them.

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5th Avenue Chelsea

My oldest pair of the three. Trusty old pair of Chelsea boots. This pair has been with me for the past three years. They need some serious spa day. I think I paid around 30 or 40 euros for these shoes and they have proved their worth. The temptation is real to ‘upgrade’ them to a nicer pair, but honestly, they will look brand spanking new once I revive them.

So those are my current boots that I’ve been rotating frequently. Other boots that I do own but not mentioned are in process of rehoming. I find that I didn’t wear them enough to justify keeping them. But feel like they can worth something if I try to sell them first before donating them. Also there’s another pair of boots that I will put into “Others” category since I only wear them on a specific day.

It’s a Trench Season

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Finally I’m able to wear my trench again without freezing my butts off. Also I biked without gloves for the first day today. Fun fact, I have had this pair of jeans for more than 8 years. They still look brand new! I had to hem the length when I first got them. I asked my step aunt to help me with hemming them. It’s still vivid in my mind how we did it in my parents bedroom.

MANGO trench coat
ZARA jeans
CONVERSE sneakers

Back to Leather Jacket


Probably I have mentioned here that I am on a hunt of the perfect leather jacket. I understand that this is probably equal to hunting a unicorn or triple rainbows. There are so many qualities that I look for in a leather jacket that probably no company ever will make it so. And I figure, rather than knocking my head over something that I don’t have, why not just enjoy something that I have despite how annoying it is when I accidentally rub the fabric together. It squeaks. One of the many cons of fake leather.

The weather finally is agreeing with me again. I no longer have to wear my super cozy warm parka that makes me look like a hot dog wherever I go. Not that I mind being comfortable, but I broke the zipper so it ended up not being insulated enough for me to keep warm. And I just miss wearing leather jacket again. I need to wear a layer of down jacket underneath if I have to bike but I don’t mind that. The main reason why I bought my Uniqlo ultra light down jacket is to layer underneath any other jacket I own. So it actually serves its purpose.

And today was finally the day I wore my Isabel Marant dicker boots again. I haven’t worn them in about three weeks and that is the longest I have gone without slipping my feet into them. Also every weekend, I always switch bag into my blue Celine trio. I don’t need to carry my agenda during the weekend so there’s no need to use a big bag. This one is sufficient and I’m enjoying how it organises my items.

By the way, I don’t want to jinx it, but this pair of RayBan has been with me since last Summer. Which is quite long for me! I’m notorious for losing my RayBan after two weeks of having them. This is my fourth pair!!! Please pray for me so I won’t have to buy my fifth pair.

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