Trench Affairs

Pink Trench Affairs Coat
Pink Trench Affairs Coat

My first outfit post as a 29-yo and I couldn’t figure out what to wear. I decided to let movies dictate, the way movies already dictate half of my life. Trench affairs. That was what I was going to go with. The ambiguous trench coat, both classy and sexy, playful and dangerous. Neo wore a black trench coat in the Matrix. As did Rorschach in Watchmen, a leather one. Malcolm Reynolds wore his signature ‘brown coat’ on Firefly. Sherlock brought back the dark blue trench in the BBC instalment. Doctor Who, the Tenth Doctor, often sported a brown trench. And in the last scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Holly Golightly wears the classic beige trench. My inspiration however goes back even further. Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart. No man ever wore a trench coat and fedora better than Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca. Period.

Pink Trench Affairs Coat

Pink Trench Affairs Coat

My colleague came in today asking about my birthday and how old I am now. That was when it felt official. Telling people you’re 29, there’s no way back from there. I feel as if I got sucked into a wormhole from age 21 to the back of the line. Time is a precious thing. We don’t cherish it as much as we should. I keep thinking about that video of Jerome Jarre lately, the video where he turns down a million bucks. In the video he tells about the inspiration for his journey around the globe. “Imagine you’re 99,” he says, “and you’re on your deathbed. If you had a chance to come back to right now, what would you do?” Those exact words echo in my head day in day out. What would I do.


Back to that trench though. When the apocalypse comes, you’ll see me waving my swords and guns blazin’, in a trench.

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Pink Trench Affairs Coat

  • Diana Cloudlet

    I’m in love with your blog! I like your photos and style of writing! I know that it requires so much time to update blog, but keep doing it!)

    Diana Cloudlet

    • Thank you for the kind words Diana – I’m humbled. Blogging definitely takes a lot of effort and time to keep up, something only bloggers know. Thank you for stopping by!

  • Lovely look! Trench coats is such a classic and that bag looks very versatile also 🙂


    • Thank you Alyssa! it’s a very versatile bag.. the leather is so gorgeous I sometimes want to sink my teeth in it. Thank you for stopping by!

  • DQ

    Ik denk ook heel veel na over “de tijd die we hebben” en het goed besteden ervan. Soms kan ik echt besprongen worden door angstige gevoelens over de toekomst en het feit dat ik dan misschien spijt heb over hoe ik mijn leven heb ingedeeld. Maar ik ben van mening dat bewust nadenken over “gelukkig zijn” al een goede stap is 🙂 Prachtige jas trouwens. X

    • Wijze woorden 🙂 Ik denk dat we af en toe stil moeten staan bij wat we willen, waar we heen gaan, waarom we bepaalde keuzes hebben gemaakt (of niet). Alleen dan kom je verder. We moeten voorkomen dat we in een sleur raken waarin we de ene week in gaan, de andere uit. Thanks voor je comment :)!

  • Trench coats are definitely a big hit for Spring, looks lovely here!

    • Trench coats are one of those fashion items that just never really go out of style! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Tracy

    What a great outfit! Love that trench!

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  • Happy belated birthday! You look super stunning in that trench. You styled in a very parisian way…so effortless and naturally beautiful! J’adore 🙂

    Jasmin xx

  • KaiLe

    Hi hi happy birthday girl! For what it’s worth: you sure as hell don’t look 29! But I totally understand where you’re coming from. Metabolism rate is going to shits, memory, back and neck aches..the whole shebang!

    • Hi KaiLe,

      Thanks 🙂

      Plus the whole being regarded as ‘old’ thing.. as if I’m this prehistoric being, ancient and all senior and stuff. Then again, it may all just be in my head…

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • wendy

    Haha 29 erg he! Ik ben al 30! Ssssttttt niet verder vertellen. Ik probeer dat zo goed mogelijk te verbergen en volgens mij lukt dat aardig. Maar afspreken bij de Wasserette (schrijf je het zo?) in Amsterdam klinkt goed. Wanneer zou je kunnen? Ik kan eventueel het weekend eind maart en anders in april?


    • Haha, wow! Die zag ik niet aankomen 😉 Ach, age is nothing but a number 😉 Ik ben de komende weken niet in Nederland dus april zou voor mij beter uitkomen. Herinner je me er dan aan? Ik vergeet het anders weer haha *shames away*!

  • Trench coats are so in for spring! You picked a perfect neutral shade that goes with everything 🙂

  • Kind of loving the whole post on time and ageing coupled with your gorgeous trench. Might just have to go out and buy one now. Love from Australia –

    • Thank you for the kind words 🙂 Much love back from the Netherlands! Thank you for stopping by!

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