One thing I’ve learned since I became a mother is that life has so many more bright sides than I used to think! Not that I was a glass-is-half-empty kind of girl, James and Stella remind me on a daily basis that joy can be found in little things, things that are too cliché to share here, yet so precious, sometimes hilarious or terribly cute. Every now and then I give you an Instagram sneak peek of my daily life and share some of these happy moments with my family, but usually not on my blog. Today, however, it’s time again to show another one of my favorite mommy-moments for my Mother’s Day collaboration with Chanel and Bergdorf Goodman!

On Fridays Stella and I are together until we pick up James from school. During the day we love to go for grocery shopping – or anything shopping related really, she just loves to shop – and get a coffee with something sweet on our way back. We often open a kids cook book around lunch time and make a special lunch dish. She is an adventurous eater – the total opposite of James, who still sticks to his few favorites and rarely tries something new – which is something I love so much about her. Especially since I love to cook, and until Stella started weaning, I couldn’t really be creative with my kids meals, because James simply wouldn’t eat it… For Stella I can go a little crazy, though at dinner time I keep it simple, because I don’t have time to cook two different meals every day LOL.

So when at five the kids take a bath, I prepare their dinner, set their plates at the bar – we have a kitchen sort of in the middle of our living room – and fill up their cups with water. James loves cucumber, so that’s his veggies most days, whereas Stella like any veggie so tonight I will prepare cauliflower with a little cheese for her. Then adding some crispy fish fingers – they are obsessed with those – and pasta al dente. Pretty plane meal, but all organic and fresh, of course! We often finish with an apple, or some yoghurt for Stella. And sometimes, when daddy comes home after work, they get a small bowl of popcorn!

And these are exactly some of those little things that make life so good, a little treat after dinner, the cheese on top of her cauliflower, or the crispy fish straight from the oven. It’s nothing worth mentioning here, but the smiles on their faces are just priceless, over and over again!










I’m wearing a Chanel SS16  dress, bag, sunglasses, and sandals (all available at Bergdorf Goodman) with a simple Zara top, and Stella wears a La Dress dress, GAP denim shirt, Zara knit, and Salt Water sandals.

Photos by Marinke Davelaar, hair & Make-up by Claudine Baltazar


  • Carmen Jny (carmitive)

    This is such a sweet and wonderful post! I love how you mixed different prints into this look – so fab!
    xx, Carmen –

  • Natali

    Oh yes, those small things are the most precious moments in our lives.. .To see our little ones happy and fine is all that matters in the world. :) You’re an amazing mom and super stylish too! I’m always impressed with and inspired by your outfits.

  • Hele mooie outfits van jullie beide! Wat heb je toch een schattig dochtertje.

  • Nice outfit! These colors are awesome, I love the Chanel bag!


  • Very cool outfit! Only the shoes are not really mine..

  • These photos are so cute! Love the bright colors.

  • Jada Nosworthy

    Love that bag! Great post :)

  • Enjoy your Mother’s Day Charlotte! You look fabulous!

  • Beautiful photography and fabulous look! Hope you enjoy your Mother’s Day.


  • Pia Hocevar Mucic

    this is beautiful outfit, love the long interesting skirt!

    Fash ‘n’ fudge

    Fash ‘n’ fudge

  • What a beautiful post, both the photos & the words. It must be nice to have that separate Mommy/daughter time, I still love that with my Mom now when we go for our monthly shopping/lunch day.
    As for the outfit….swoooooon! I adore cobalt & just wish I had the resources to wear head to toe Chanel.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Love the vibrant colours and gorgeous pics in this post!