Graffiti art in Amsterdam

SAMSUNG CSCJill of Everything Just So asked me whether I would be interested in joining Adrienne and her for “How I Wear My Booties” on March 2. She saw my post with the blue sweater and liked it. Of course I agreed. But as I didn’t really like the blue and white striped skirt, I decided to do another post with skirt and booties. On  Valentine’s Day Ron wanted to please me (….) and when I suggested we’d take photos, he agreed. Not his hobby although you might think otherwise. No, it is just my hobby. But it was Valentine’s Day  :lol: . He knew a good spot with lots of graffiti art in Amsterdam, at the Spuistraat. Not really my cup of tea, but I am not the one with the artistic eye. He is. The weather was ideal for photography (dry and bright but not sunny). Continue Reading →

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Amsterdam IJhallen

SAMSUNG CSCThe money was spent. All gone. The lust for shopping wasn’t. My friends Sabine and Anke said: “Let’s go to the Amsterdam IJhallen!” This is an enormous flea market (hallen = market and IJ = the name of a big water in Amsterdam). At the IJhallen, the prices are right for people with little money in their pocket, like us. Anke could only join us at the end of the day, so Sabine and I went to the flea market together. Although without Anke we had a lot of fun as you can see from the first picture. Laughing doesn’t cost anything, yet it is so precious.  Continue Reading →

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Green leather jacket with cream skinnies

SAMSUNG CSCWe have had a post with skinnies, then one with a skirt, skinnies, skirt, so time for skinnies again. As promised, herewith another styling of this versatile piece: my green leather jacket. This time with cream skinnies. Sylvia (40+Style) did a whole series with light coloured pieces for winter and I loved her cream trousers. Couldn’t find them myself. When she was over in The Netherlands we hunted together. With success. They are very comfortable and brighten things up a bit. Continue Reading →

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How to wear a skirt in a contemporary way

Black leather skirt white sweater purple necklace (2 van 11)To continue my search in how to wear a skirt in a contemporary way, this time: my black leather skirt. You have seen it three times before: twice awefully styled, when it was still ankle long (here and here) and once after I had it cut (here). It was a good decision to take the hem up, but I still styled it in a very classic way. Looking at other bloggers I came up with this outfit and I am beginning to like it. Continue Reading →

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Golden boots dressed up with a classic jacket

Golden boots, black Pauw jacket and skinny jeans (3 van 7)Again the golden boots. This time dressed up with a classic black double breasted jacket by Pauw. A lovely brand with flipping expensive clothes. These last two years I didn’t buy very much from them. The black jacket is at least three years old and comes with trousers. The full suit is really for office wear only (see it here).

The jacket combined with skinny jeans is much nicer to me. A juxtaposition with styles and/or colours is a well-known way to create an interesting outfit. I learned both the word “juxtaposition” and how to achieve “this interest” while blogging the last two years. Continue Reading →

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A blue sweater with a blue and cream striped skirt

Blue sweater with blue and cream striped skirt (3 van 6)In my attempt to wear more skirts, I dived into my closet, pulled out this old skirt and styled it….. But I think it has had its last outing….. Gosh, it is so hard for me to style skirts in a modern way. In the old days I just wore a fitted jacket with this skirt. Perfect. The jacket got too tight (it was rather tight to start with) and I had to give it away. The skirt was hanging in the closet, doing absolutely nothing. Then I thought of this new blue sweater (seen before here). Continue Reading →

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How to look younger

SAMSUNG CSCWe all know that our inside, our true being, is much more important than the outside. Still, I always try to look my best. Present the world my best (outside) version possible. The signs of aging make this job more challenging. As I like to be honest with you, I am going to reveal you all the tricks I am using and have used to hide some effects of aging. At least for a while. My second “how to” post: how to look younger. Continue Reading →

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A leather jacket with skirts

Green leather jacket with long skirt (1 van 1)Skirts for a change. A difficult one (a long skirt) and an easy one (a pencil skirt). Attempting to keep the outfits modern, I combined these skirts with a leather jacket. This olive coloured one is softer near my face than a black leather jacket. You can wear it zipped right up as I did in this first photo or leave the zip half open. Looking at the photos again, in hindsight I don’t think this jacket is the best option for the skirts.  Continue Reading →

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