Citytrip to MaastrichtPart two of our citytrip to Maastricht will show you more pictures of the beautiful historic town. Narrow streets, castle, big stone bridge, lovely little shops, good food, lots of trees … what is not to love about Maastricht. Oh, I forgot the friendly people. Of course most tourists only see Amsterdam, which has my big love too, but I could easily live in Maastricht as well. Although I wouldn’t be able to understand them. Their speech is very different from standard Dutch. View Post

Citytrip to MaastrichtWe were supposed to go to Paris in September for a couple of days. Dog sitter was arranged, the invitation to the big brocante market Chatou had arrived (remember last year?)… and Ron got a kidney stone. Very painful for a couple of days, hospital etc. but fortunately in 5 days he was back on his feet. Only the kidney stone is still there and will be removed in October. You can imagine that he doesn’t really want to go too far away in case the darned stone decides to descend again. Instead of Paris we opted for a 2 days citytrip to Maastricht. This is a magnificent old town in the deep south of our country, 2 1/2 hours drive from where we live (that is far for us Dutch). View Post

Xenia Walschikow broochThis post is going to show you how difficult styling is. I am often told off for saying this, but really, I am not a good stylist. I know because I have been shopping with a real one. The difference is significant and that difference will be clear when you have read this post.

Trying to style new outfits means taking pictures of every attempt with your smartphone in bad light. Which is what you are about to see: crappy pictures of me. But at the top of a blogpost should always be an attractive photo, so this is the one. The only one.  View Post

Au secours.. a sequined T-shirtThis sequined T-shirt was displayed in the window of the Essentiel shop (Belgian brand). That shop is located right between my house and the centre of town. Whenever I go to town, which is often, I pass it. It is clearly there to test my willpower. I kid myself I was only taking a picture of this shirt to send to Lisa (The Sequinist) to drool over. Of course it was necessary to go inside and take a closer look at the shirt. You can fill in the rest. View Post

Green leggings with side stripeThe reason I bought these green leggings with side stripe was their comfort and the great quality. I figured I could use them a lot. As it turned out, styling them was not that easy. Nevertheless I managed to create 4 outfits (quite unique for me) with the outfit above being my favourite. I prefer to wear the kimono jacket open. It looks and feels like silk, but it is not. It is viscose and cupro (never heard of cupro before). Bought it at Levv in Haarlem, which has a very skilful and lovely owner to help you. View Post