Outfit: printmixing with checks on checks

tweed coat, velvet purse, polkadot tights, leather fiddler cap

Review: soothing sensitive skin with Kruidvat Skin Science Derma Sensitive

Review: soothing sensitive skin with Kruidvat Skin Science Derma Sensitive

Hi babes! I have some light Sunday reading material ready for you, as I'll be reviewing Kruidvat's new Skin Science Derma Sensitive skincare line. Let's get to it!

Outfit: tweed pinafore, over knee boots

Outfit: tweed  pinafore, over knee boots, fiddler cap

Outfit: channeling Woodstock in shaggy faux fur and leopard boots

Outfit: channeling Woodstock in shaggy faux fur and leopard boots

Giveaway: e-Polette blue light filter glasses


Hi babes! Raise your hand if you have a job where you spent most of your day staring at screens. Yep, technology is basically the best thing ever if you ask me, but it also means being stuck at your desk, developing eye strain and headaches that make it hard to perform at your best capacity. If all of this sounds familiar, I have three tips for you:

- use the 20-20-20 rule, which means that every 20 minutes you should give your eyes a break by focusing on something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. This is an optician's tip to prevent tired eyes
- invest in a matte screen, set it at a brightness that is similar to the light level of your current surroundings, and use the blue light filter that most devices come with these days when it starts getting late
- if all else fails, get yourself some prescription eye-drops and try out glasses that filter blue light out. Like these e-Polette Joplin glasses I'm wearing today.

Interested? I'm giving away a pair of e-glasses (without prescription lenses) today. You can choose the frames yourself from Polette's e-polette range - worth a try, right?

All you have to do is:
- follow Polette on instagram (@poletteeyewear)
- follow me on instagram (@stylingdutchman)
- leave a comment or email me at thestylingdutchman@hotmail.com, mentioning your instagram handle and the e-polette frame you'd like to win

and that's it! I will pick a winner  on the 28th of January, 8pm. Good luck!

Beauty: Urban Decay Heavy Metal palette review

Beauty: Urban Decay Heavy Metal palette review

Hi babes! Time for another beauty review. A little late, because this palette is a holiday release by Urban Decay, but things have been crazy busy and I have seen this palette still on sale everywhere so I bet someone will find this useful!

The Heavy Metal palette is quintessential Urban Decay: the shimmers, the brights and the statement packaging. But is it a must have for you? Let's find out.

Outfit: polkadots and red boots

Outfit: polkadots and red boots

Outfit: Statement loafers and 60s vibes

Outfit: Statement loafers and 60s vibes

Outfit: red tights and nighttime in Paris

Outfit: red tights and nighttime in Paris
 military coat: Zara - polkadot wrap dress: New Look - bright red tights: H&M - brogues: c/o Softwaves - faux leather baker boy cap: c/o Shein - handbag: Kate Spade NY - turtleneck top: Uniqlo

Hi darlings! Happy New Year! I had an extra day off today, and I made the most of it by basically doing as little as possible. I cleaned up a bit after having over the in-laws for New Year's, but I spent 90% of my time reading a book and napping on the couch. There's something extra sweet about having a day off when everyone's back to work, you know?

We have another busy month ahead of us at the office, so what better time to reminisce a bit more about our little Parisian getaway? Today's pics were all shot mid-december when we arrived in Paris on a sunny, cold afternoon. We spent our evening like we generally do when we travel: walking around for hours on end, going where our feet take us, talking, stopping for food/drinks and taking pictures. Despite wearing a bunch of layers here, I was still quite cold. Should have worn a longer coat but once in a while I let style prevail over function. What better place to be cold but stylish than Paris, right? And I really liked taking these red tights out for a spin again. At least my head was nice and toasty with my faux leather cap. Featured in this blogpost: cute streets in le Marais, the Nôtre-Dame de Paris, the BHV Marais, the Seine and some bars. Enjoy the pics!