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Transitional Vintage | OOTD

We’ve gotten lucky. Autumn has officially begun, but we’re getting a bout of perfect late summer weather in the Netherlands this week! Now, I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I’ve had an outfit waiting around for this exact type of weather, and I’m super excited I get to wear it now. It’s the ideal late summer/early autumn transitional outfit which mixes two of my favourite colours: summery pink and autumnal burgundy. These aren’t colours I’d normally combine, but in this outfit I feel like it works wonderfully. Plus, I finally get to properly feature my beautiful retro 50’s dress! This is definitely one of my favourite outfits in a long time. I feel like it’s very 2017 Lucy: classy casual with a touch of retro. I’ve found myself gravitating towards this kind of style a lot lately. This outfit is also a perfect excuse to wear my shiny burgundy shoes, which have proven to be very difficult to combine. They go so well with my new little backpack! Love it.

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I’m Going Off Hormones

Alright, the time has come. This is the week I should start a new cycle with my NuvaRing… And won’t. I’ve decided to come off hormonal contraception. And since for some reason I feel no shame about topics like this, I’ve decided to document the process. Over the next couple of months, I’m going to let you know what happens to my body and mind as I re-adjust to my natural menstrual cycle, and become independent from artificial hormones. I’ll be sharing the good, the bad, and everything inbetween.

Lately I keep coming across more and more women who decide to come off hormonal contraception. It might be my age and the life phase I’m entering (24), but since the vast majority of these women aren’t looking to get pregnant yet, I don’t think that’s the case. I think it’s more to do with the trend of wanting everything to be more natural, and a rising aversion against long-term non-necessary synthetic hormone use. And I’m ok with that. Whatever the reason is, I’ve noticed more ladies would like to ditch their hormonal contraceptives and IMO, the more stories there are about the process, the better. Awareness, empowerment, education, you know the deal. So I’m going to add my story to the pool. Before I get started, it might be good to share a brief history of what contraceptive I’m currently on, and why.

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Rain, Rain And More Rain | Loepsie’s Life

Happy Monday my lovely readers! I’m happy to report I’m finally feeling better and the sniffling has almost gone away. This past week I still suffered from the cold and was a bit drowsy, but I survived a pretty eventful week just fine. Eventful for me, that is, haha! You know me, I like things nice and quiet 🙂
Let’s take a look at everything I was up to last week.

On Monday morning I headed to the vet to get some medicine for Penpingion, who’s been sneezing again. The ratties are doing great in general by the way, especially considering their age. They’re turning two in December already 🙂 In case you were wondering by the way, yes, the rats are coming to Amsterdam with Robbert and me when we move!

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