Category: fashion

PRETTY THINGS: tote bags

pretty things tote bags via au pays des merveilles

My daily bag is most definitely a canvas tote.  Whether you need to bring just your daily necessities, do some groceries on the way home or bring an extra sweater: it always fits and it’s never too bulky.  There’s just one problem: they don’t last a very long time.  Now that my favorite tote bag (I’m talking about the white version of the “my bauhaus is better than yours” tote from this post, which already replaced the black version) has  developed holes big enough for my keys to fit through, it’s time to think about replacement.  I’ve been keeping an eye out for a pretty substitute and I’ve gathered my finds here.  Number 2 is probably my favorite, although I have a hard time picking just one.  (Especially when I look back at this post from two years ago, where number 4 and number 6 caught my attention again.)   Which one would you pick?  (And feel free to share if you found other great designs!) Continue reading

PRETTY THINGS: etsy finds

etsy finds via au pays des merveilles

It’s hard to imagine that some of you have never bought anything on etsy, but if that’s the case: this is your chance.  If you register on etsy now via this link, you’ll get € 5 discount on your first purchase, not bad right?  Etsy offers an amazing amount of pretty things and it’s easy to get lost when you’re looking for something specific, so I’ve selected a few of my recent favorites that I think you might like as well.  Continue reading


scotch & soda showroom at goldwood interiors via au pays des merveilles

As I mentioned before, the Scotch & Soda showroom was yet again located in the most beautiful venue.  This time, the honor was for Goldwood, an interior shop that sells the most beautiful vintage furniture and doubles as an art gallery.  I could go on and on about the gorgeous space (those brick walls, the light and that glass shelving system next to the windows!) and the stunning furniture (I’d sign for one of those wooden shelves in a second), but I’ll let the photos do the talking.

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PRETTY THINGS: press day favorites

pretty things press days favorites via au pays des merveilles

If you’re into the blogosphere, you probably noticed the past weeks were filled with press days and new collections.  I joined in on the fun a little bit and discovered lots of pretty things!  Totally appropriate for a Pretty Things post, so I’ve selected 8 brands you want to keep an eye at for next season. Continue reading


PRETTY THINGS jewelry via au pays des merveilles

I’m still as much of a fan of delicate and dainty jewelry as I was when I wrote this and this post, so here’s another round-up of my latest favorites.  If you can’t get enough, take a look at my pinterest board on jewelry because there’s a lot more where that came from!

  1. Gold plated Linya ring from Silva/Bradshaw, available here at Still House.
  2. Lone Studs from Young Frankk, available here.  (Just a tip: at the moment they sell similar earrings at h&m for a more affordable price…)
  3. Silver folder earrings from Etsy seller AgJc, available here.
  4. Open thin gold ring, from Etsy seller StefanieSheehan.  Available here.
  5. Necklace N°2 from New Tendency, with stunning detail in the back designed by Marie Burkhard.  Available here.
  6. Lightning necklace from Veronique, a jewelry designer from my hometown who also makes the most beautiful name necklaces.  You can order her jewelry on her facebook page here.  (Prices for the necklaces vary between €50 and €75, depending on the material.)
  7. Steven Shein’s Pharos ring for Of a Kind, with two conflict-free (!) white diamonds.  Available here.
  8. Silver initial on gold chain necklace, available here.

pretty things jewelry via au pays des merveilles

Current favorites from my own jewelry box and a little sneak peek at how I store my jewelry and make-up: galena mineral necklace – h&m,  twig necklace – fashionology, chevron necklace – paper and chain (goodbye/birthday gift from my best friends), bullet necklace – c/o scotch and soda // boxes with cork lid, black and white box and glass – ikea, clips – hema, bowls – thrifted, tiny tin box – unknown // silver vertical ring – fashionology, tiny golden knuckle rings – h&m, gold and silver tiny bar earrings – h&m, golden triangle earrings – unknown (gift from a friend), – silver triangle earrings – fashionology

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