Blogger meet up in Vancouver

Vancouver blogger meet up (1 van 4)

It was sooooo much fun…. the blogger meet up in Vancouver. I arrived on Thurday afternoon and was met by Suzanne Carillo (in above photo on the right) who visited us in The Netherlands last year. Suzanne is one of the organisers of the meet-up, together with Melanie (Bag and a Beret) and Sue (A Colourful Canvas), further referred to as “the girls”. Around 20 bloggers attended. From LA, Florida, Utah, Singapore, London, Haarlem (me), Vancouver and other places in the USA and Canada. Continue Reading →

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Blue Max Mara dress

Blue Max Mara dress (6 van 8)Today the last series of photos taken by Shoshanna. (See the two previous outfits she shot here and here.)

This blue Max Mara dress was one of the items I brought home with me after visiting the Max Mara outlet with Daniela in Turin. The shoes you have seen before and are also by Max Mara. Dan found this dress for me in the rack and when I saw it on the hanger, it did not appeal to me at all. I thought it would make me look like my grandmother. Continue Reading →

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White boho blouse

White Ibiza tunic (10 van 18)When you are in Spain, near Ibiza, you come across Ibiza type clothes. “And….”, as my neighbour said, as she saw me in this blouse, “….being on holiday you buy things that are less appealing when you are back home”. Clearly she was not a fan of my white boho blouse. Neither is my husband Ron. When I showed him my new treasure he just laughed. And I could see in his eyes what he was thinking…: “from which large window did you yank those curtains?”. Nevertheless he once again took these photos. Bless him. Continue Reading →

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Cream wide skirt with two tops

Cream skirt Marella with two tops (8 van 8)Right… let’s start at the bottom this time and show you these awesome shoes I bought in Turin when I was with Daniela. They are by Max Mara and photographed by Shoshanna, the girl who also photographed my checked black and white peplum top with the black trousers. The angle Shoshanna chose is brilliant. You can see the screw through the perspex and .. through the left heel you can see the point of the right shoe. I love this photo and ignore the fact that my vains are getting more visible every day (note to self: get rid of them this winter). The shoes are one of two pairs which I combine with a cream wide skirt in this post. Makes the skirt modern (IMO). Continue Reading →

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White jacket and some holiday shots

Irie Wash white jacket with striped capri (1 van 6)When I left for a week’s holiday in Spain, this was my travel outfit. Flat comfortable shoes, a stretchy blue/white striped capri and a white jacket + top (by Irie Wash). You saw the jacket before in this post. Nothing pinches and layers for temperature differences. Fortunately it was rather warm when we left The Netherlands. We were quite mean as we took all that warmth with us to Javea in Spain. LOL

What was the holiday like?? Well: 30 degrees Celcius, beach with some wind, swimming pool, shopping and 4 girlfriends to laugh with till after midnight. You will see some holiday shots at the end of the post.  Continue Reading →

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A rose tunic

Marc Cain rose tunic (1 van 1)-8When you read this post, I am on holiday in Spain. Therefore a short post. Husband Ron photographed again, although “around the corner” is not his idea of fun. This rose tunic (brand Marc Cain) was a gift of Ron back in the beginning of January. It took me a while to style it. A black T-shirt was my first choice. Hmmm… didn’t do it justice. Then I remembered the complementary colour of red is green. And I had just bought a pair of grey green trousers. (Also featured in this post.) I know it is not a very big achievement but I am still pleased with myself for coming up with this outfit. (All relatives on my father’s side of the family are always very pleased with their own achievements. It is hereditary). Continue Reading →

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Checked black and white top

Checked black and white top and black trousers Marella (4 van 4)Husband Ron has very good connections and lovely friends. One of them is Shoshanna who has recently changed career and is now a professional photographer. Ron asked her to make the photos for this post. We went to the old tram depot in Amsterdam, which is a bit of a run-down area. Very industrial which makes a nice contrast with the clothes I was wearing. The result of my visit to Dan (The Pretty Cute) gave me plenty outfits to choose from. As a matter of fact, I brought 4 outfits to the photo shoot. For this post I chose the checked black and white top. Continue Reading →

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