3040 Blogger Meet in London

Yellow dot jacketMarvellous, fun, great, warm… I have many such words to describe the 3040 Blogger Meet in London last Monday. Because I want to share it with you I am publishing this post a bit earlier than usual. Our host was Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb and sponsor was the brand Hope (Fashion). I finally met bloggers in real life who I have followed for three years, like Catherine herself and Annette (Lady of Style).

Of course it was a bit of a thing what to wear (…), especially as the weather was sort of in between. Turned out to be pretty warm. Fortunately I had this yellow dotted jacket (see above) by Sylver, a young Dutch brand. (I really love this jacket too, but so far my self-control is still working.) Continue Reading →

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Blue white yellow summer shirt

Blue white yellow summer shirtA very short post today. About this blue white yellow summer shirt which I bough last year. It is by an Italian brand called Caliban and very thin and soft (silk). With sleeves. Very good for a hot summer’s day and still covering my arms (which I prefer).

Today (Sunday) I will be on my way to London to meet other bloggers. I am very excited about that. Finally meeting a lot of bloggers whose blog I have been following. Of course I will show you pictures of the day next week. As I suppose all of us will do. But first this outfit.. Continue Reading →

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Max Mara jeans dress worn as a jacket

Max Mara jeans dressA week ago I took the Friday off and Ron and I headed to Amsterdam. I wore my Max Mara jeans dress but this time as a jacket (versatile piece). It is always a pleasure to be in Amsterdam and this time it was especially nice as we visited the jeweller. Yay. While walking through the city we both took pictures. Me for this post and Ron for the site of his new enterprise: showing tourists Amsterdam from the water and teaching them how to navigate his boat. Read all about it on www.amsterdamboatcompany.com (I will do a post on such a tour when it is warm enough…). Continue Reading →

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Leather, pearls and polka dots

Leather, pearls and polka dotsFinally another skirt post. Because finally I can wear my beloved Max Mara boots again. Stupid sprained ankle. Still a bit painful on high heels, but hey… I am back! This post is going to be without beautiful houses, neighbourhoods and quirky pictures. Just a plain and simple outfit post. About leather, pearls and polka dots. In my book a perfect match. Polka dots and pearls… well .. that figures. I throw in  the leather to steer away from a classic look. Not that I have anything against classic, nothing at all, but it isn’t me. Continue Reading →

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Blue Kenzo jacket dress worn in Amsterdam

Blue Kenzo jacket dressFriend Misja asked me whether I wanted to model for a spring fashion shoot she had to do for a German magazine. Haha.. of course I wanted to. Vain as I am. She had to photograph 14 different women, all over 40, in spring clothes. With Amsterdam as the background because the title of the magazine article is: “What do women wear in ……” …..Amsterdam this time. Oh and no coats and no black clothes. Not such an easy task as spring was still very young two weeks ago. We chose my blue Kenzo jacket dress. Fortunately the sun shone lovely and away we went. Continue Reading →

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Haarlem and a lime necklace

black Theory top, cream jeans and booties. Lime necklace.Slowly, very slowly, not nearly as quickly as I would like, my ankle is mending. As the weather was really nice last Wednesday, I dared to wear my beloved cream booties by Eijk to go shopping with Marjolein in Haarlem. I wore my cream jeans (seen before here with my green leather jacket) with a black top by Theory and a lime necklace which is a present from Sylvia (40+Style). Sylvia always has very cool and modern necklaces and she brings my collection up to date. (Did you know she offers a course in accessorizing?) Anyway… Marjolein is a friend from way back and we swapp clothes since I was a mere lass of 21. Despite the fact she is a lot smaller than I am. Continue Reading →

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Shopping Saturday in Rotterdam

Distressed boyfriend jeans with a purple velvet jacketThe three of us finally got together again…: Anke, Sabine and me. We form a group called Shopping Saturday haha. This time we decided to go to Rotterdam, to the Markthal (Market Hall) as there is only food there and no clothes or shoes. The plan was NOT to shop. Hah… doomed from the start. It became a day for Shoes and Sunglasses. Continue Reading →

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