The market in Haarlem

Black pencil skirt with lime blouse (1 van 32)Many times I have “guided” you through Amsterdam, but my own little town is just as pretty, only smaller. Today I am showing you the market in Haarlem as there are a lot of beautiful historic buildings around the market square. On Saturday there is an actual market where you can buy the usual things like vegetables, cheese (very Dutch) and loads of flowers (also very Dutch). I am going out on a limb here in showing you so many photos and only one outfit. If you disapprove, please let me know. Continue Reading →

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Street Style and flowers

Street Style 3 (1 van 15)Let’s start the 3rd Street Style with this jaw-dropping picture. I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw her. Perfect.. what a fun outfit, what a style, what a guts. And also very comfortable. Which just goes to show, it is not always necessary to walk in heels (hurray). That Saturday in The Nine Streets of Amsterdam, I was very brave and dared to ask a lot of young looking women whether they were over 40. A lot of them barely were and fortunately they did not get cross with me. I callously dismissed the two women who were younger (only 1 year haha). They didn’t pass the bar yet. LOL Continue Reading →

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Grey green baggy trousers

Grey green baggy trousers (66)_LRReaders who have been following my blog from the start, might have seen this outfit before, as I published a post about these grey green baggy trousers, back in November 2012.That won’t have been many readers though. Besides, this time I have changed shoes for boots and added a scarf and a coat. So plenty of new things to see. Continue Reading →

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Green blouse with jeans

Green blouse with jeans (2 van 6)I love nice tops with casual trousers. So I wore this green blouse with jeans and finished the outfit by adding a black and white statement necklace.

When I found the blouse, I knew there was another green -summer- blouse in my closet. Very similar..,  as you can see here. But… (here are the excuses…)… the summer blouse has wide kimono sleeves. Not very handy when you need to put on your winter coat. Also… the summer blouse is tight around the hips and requires a smooth pair of trousers, not a bulky pair like jeans. And last but not least: I can wear something warm underneath this green blouse, which I cannot do underneath the summer version. Do you agree with all these excuses? Have I done the right thing?

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Max Mara coat and dress

Max Mara dress B&W (4)You will find 10 photos in this post as I decided to show you my Max Mara coat ánd dress at the same time. Fruit of my trip to Italy to visit blogger Daniela. Boy oh boy, did I go mad at that Max Mara outlet.

Ron (my husband) had asked me to show him in advance what I wanted photographed so he could “scout” a location. Unfortunately it rained this afternoon, so in spite of careful planning we had to look for a sheltered place. Which he knew. Of course. Great man. Continue Reading →

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Bags and purses

Bag Museum (2)This post was long overdue… a post about the Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam. Such a beautiful place, such a lovely things to see. As the name says… they have bags. Lots and lots of them. And they are in the prettiest building you can image. Where you can have tea, coffee and lunch. Please click on the link to read more about this splendid place, as my skills of showing you its beauty, are limited. Continue Reading →

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Street Style on Saturday

Street Style 2 PaulaAs you were so positive about the first Street Style post, here is number two. This post is called Street Style on Saturday, because that was the only day I had time to go into town. Most people in The Netherlands are dressed very casually on a Saturday. So I saw lots of relaxed women but not very stylishly dressed. And on other days I saw some very stylish women but had no camera with me. Life of a Street Style photographer is hard with a full-time job next to this task.  Continue Reading →

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Black linnen dress with booties

Black dress with booties (1 van 1)-2In between rain showers, Ron took photos of this black linnen dress with booties. I used to wear this Sarah Pacini dress with flat white boots, but that is soooo over. (As if I care, but still, booties are the thing now and I have them.) When I showed my husband the same outfit with pumps he disapproved of it immediately. He is a modern guy.

The dress is smaller at the bottom, allowing me only to walk like a lady. It has folds and creases as a design, not just because it is linnen. The slit at the back is not centered. Continue Reading →

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