Dressed up: Dutch Style

Dear Readers, I hope you are doing great in this late September. I feel like time running up in extreme pace. Suddenly the end of 2014 is getting closer. Anyway, I would like to share some stories about my gone local experience in Holland. I knew I’ve posted a lot about Holland, but this stuff is worth to tell.

So, back then when I studied in the Hague, I didn’t waste any weekend by just staying in my room. Me and my friends wandered around not only in The Hague but also several cities in Holland. One day we decided to go to Volendam, a boat city in Northern part of Holland. The view in this city is quite breathtaking, as you can see the old boats in the harbor. But, the main reason why we went there is not to see the boat and the small conblock path all around the city, but we were filled with desire to pose in Volendam traditional costume!

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Well, Volendam has known for its costume, a peaked cap, black long dress  and kraplap (to be worn on the shoulders). Rumor has it that until now if you are lucky you still can see local people wear it in the street, especially on Sunday. When we arrived there, we went straight to the downtown and find many outlets offering Volendam traditional costume photo experience. Before we went there, we already heard that many Indonesian visited Volendam to get their photo taken. And by doing quick research, we decided to take picture in Fotograaf de Boer. This place located in Haven 83 Volendam. The interior design was neat, old-fashioned, and look promising as well. I can tell that by seeing many famous and friendly Indonesian photos there, from Indonesian former president to celebrities.1620443_10203084748025783_1543221339_n 1920426_611123868942591_523346245_n

We then changed and get dressed, my first impression wearing the Volendam costume is very practical and quick. We only needed 10 minutes tops and ready to be photographed.

Delft

Two week before I return to Indonesia, me and my friend, Mia, went to Delft. Not only we want to buy the souvenirs before we finally of from Holland, but we also want to take picture wearing Delft traditional costume. Why we did it all over again? Because the traditional costume in Delft is different than in Volendam. A white long-sleeves top, with blue long skirt. Delft costume still use a peaked cap like the one we wore in Volendam. What I really love in Delft is the outdoor concept. Yes! We got our pictures taken outdoor, while sometimes people stopped by just to check on us.mia white

So, what do you think readers? Which one suits me better?

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Beach Girl Adventure

Four months ago, i went to two beaches near my city, Yogyakarta. I didn’t know why, but at that time i just felt like i wanted to go to the beach. I miss beach. I always love beach. I love walking barefoot in the beach and feeling the sand and wave in my toes. I love seeing the sun, wave, and the blue sky greets me with their unexplained ways. I love playing with water. In the beach, i become a little girl again. I love screaming out loud when the waves hit me. I love beach and i’ll always do.

I went there with my best friend, Iku. You know what, the trip was totally unplanned. I texted him 2 days before the D-day and he said okay and that was it. We both were clueless about where the hell those beaches were. Okay, i know that i’m a Yogyanese and actually i’ve been to several beaches in Yogya, but when i didn’t drive, i never pay attention in the road. I would most likely fell asleep. Bad navigator, huh? Meanwhile, my friend Iku, also as clueless as i was. Actually i suggested him to take the public transport, but the time needed would be longer and the public transport only operated during particular hour. So, we decided to go there by motorcycle. Why not car? Nah, i wasn’t brave enough to drive my car to the beach. What if the roads were too narrow? What if the roads were too slippy? Thus, the wise  coward me wanted to go there by motorcycle in order to survey the roads first. Who knows maybe someday i’d drive my car there?

On the D-day, Iku handed me a paper nervously. When i opened it, turned out that it was a paper contained full direction to the beach. I knew the minute i opened the paper that my trip would be long and exciting, not to mention lost. We went there at 11.30am. Our destination was Wonosari. It was around 35 kilometers from Yogyakarta. Well, the trip there to Wonosari was almost flawless. The road was a bit scary especially when we had to  pass Bukit Bintang. It was a beautiful hill with steepy ascents. Well, well, after spent 45 minutes, we arrived at Wonosari, yippie. From Wonosari, we had to find the beaches. You know what actually it was quite easy to find the way there to the beaches. There were sufficient sign to tell which way you should go. Okay, the direction was easy, but not with the road. Bukit Bintang steepy road was nothing. The ascent to go to the beach were marvelous. Our biggest fear was stuck behind huge truck which carried sand or wood. Hahahha.

At 12.40, we finally arrived at Kukup Beach. I’ve been there three times, but never get bored. This beach was awesome. I think that this beach is as good as Tanah Lot beach in Bali. So i went change, and ready with my beach outfit and started to pose. Narcissistic. That was why i brought Iku. He was really a good friend of mine. He didn’t mind to help me taking hundreds of pictures. Damn this Kukup Beach was awesome. The water was sooo clear. I could see the living organism obviously. There were several people rented the straw mat for 5,000 IDR only. If you want to enjoy the view, i suggest you to go to this beach. But, if you want to swim, errr, it’s kinda dangerous here. The wave was big. We spent 2 hours there in Kukup Beach. Actually i wanted to stay there longer, but Iku wanted to go to another beach.

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Kukup Beach
happy Iku

We continued our trip to Sadranan Beach. It was 15 minutes only from Kukup Beach. Well, i gotta tell you something. There was tens of beaches in Wonosari and all of them was unique. Until now, i have visited five of them. That was my first time visited Sadranan Beach. Wow, Sadranan Beach was like private beach. There were only several people there. The sand was white and clean. The wave was also friendly. Iku jumped in into the water right away. In Sadranan Beach i saw four fishermen trying their luck. They were very friendly. When they passed us by, they showed us their catch. I spent most of my time there by playing with the waves, writing on the sand, and taking pictures.

Arithalia mini dress, House of Mangos hat

 

Let’s talk about my outfit there. I wore a cute red mini dress that i’ve owned since 5 years ago. I completed my look with a beautiful straw hat and sunglasses. That’s it. The simplicity. You don’t need to wear many clothes in the beach. That’s another advantages of beach that i worship.

Soooo, we then left at 5.30pm. We totally spent 1 hour 40 minutes to return to Yogya. Well, i didn’t enjoy my trip with motorcycle. It was so tiring. I couldn’t feel my feet and my ass. Hahahha. I am so thankful now for having a car for my daily transportation. I then admired people who use motorcycle as their daily basis. You guys rock!!! Alright then, sorry for the long post, it’s hard to keep my mouth shut when it comes to beach topics. Enjoy your week readers. Taaaa

ultra feminine with floral dress

I always luv floral dress. The material is so light, the color is so bright and could i say colorful? Lol.. But one thing that i luv most from floral dress is the extra girly touch in our look. No matter you have short hair or boyish figure, with floral dress you’ll extremely change into feminine!!

You can wear this dress for evening soiree time, beach walking, hang-out in the afternoon, well briefly this dress is just perfect for flaunting your beauty in the sunny day (thanks God, Indonesia is such a tropical country). And in my post now I put some floral dresses which i adore so much. Just enjoy then…

Amo siempre el vestido floral. ¿El material es así que luz, el color es así que brillante y podría decir colorido? Lol. Pero una cosa que amo la mayoría del vestido floral es el tacto del suplemento girly en nuestra mirada. Ninguna materia usted tiene pelo corto o figura infantil, con el vestido floral podrias cambiar extremadamente en femenino!!

Usted puede usar este vestido por tiempo del soiree de la tarde, playa caminando, hangeout por la tarde, pozo que este vestido es brevemente apenas perfecto para hacer alarde de su belleza en el día asoleado (dios de las gracias, Indonesia es un país tan tropical). Y en mi poste ahora pongo algunos vestidos florales que adore tanto. Apenas goce entonces…

Models wearing Pucci

Gucci maxi dress

Bitten floral print tank dress

Marion Cotillard in yellow floral dress

Me in my red floral print dress 🙂

The Two Sides of Bejeweled Dress

I luv Beyonce and Rachel Weisz, others are just a bit too much for me…

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When i was opening my closet, i found my bejeweled green blouse. I wore this only for few times, almost never actually. 

I don’t know why, i just thought that bejeweled clothes are give heavy accent to me. I have petite figure, so maybe i should say nay for all these bejeweled clothes. And plus, i have to keep jewelery to a minimum with a beaded dress as you do not want to look like a Christmas tree. But i’m gonna say nay for the clothes only, because another bejeweled stuff such as clutch, tower heels, tongs, hairband, and other will always okay for me..

Kate Hudson, Alicia Keys and Amanda Bynes in Bejeweled Dress

Jewel tones are hot right now. Additionally, i’ve noticed a lot of hot accessories being adorned in beautiful and bold gems stones. Well, bejeweled is just a trend that we may love and hate.. Which side are you?