Skinny and Mini

Skinny and Mini_LR (3 van 8)Last week you saw me in a dress. This week back again in my trusted skinnies. All photos were taken at the MINI dealer in Heemstede (a village nearby). Hence the title Skinny and Mini (OK, I am probably the only one who thinks that is funny). They have not asked me to do a post about them or their cars. And they don’t pay me to promote them either. Nothing of the sort.

I was there because my husband (Ron) is looking for a new car and he happens to like the MINI Clubman. As the new “MINI 5 doors” had just arrived at the dealer, we went to take a look. Trying to combine things I took the camera with me as I needed blog pictures. You can imagine people stood looking surprised when we were taking these. Even though it was his idea to use the cars as background because of the nice colours, Ron felt totally uncomfortable. He is a good sport and very creative but really not at ease photographing when people are watching. I am quite the opposite: couldn’t care less who sees it or comments on it.  Continue Reading →

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Visiting Dan in Italy

SAM_5524_LRThis is a picture of friendship, of two people who hardly knew each other two months ago and now are friends. It was taken when I was visiting Dan in Italy. She is a blogger like me (The Pretty Cute) and visited me in July (see here and here). Our time in Amsterdam together was so nice that I booked a flight a week after she left, to see her place. The fact she lives near two big outlet places with dream brands like Missoni, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Max Mara… you name it, added to the fun of course.

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Lime silk blouse DVF

Lime yellow blouse with B&W (122)_LRNow this is totally my kind of thing: black and white and a bold colour like lime. Perfect. Add to this lime silk blouse DVF (Diane von Furstenberg) and there is quality too. You may think: how many black and white items can you throw into one outfit? I can hear you all shouting: “modesty my dear… not too many”. But, that is not me. If I have it, I’ll flaunt it.  Continue Reading →

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Street Style women over 40

Streetstyle aug 2014 (4)A couple of months ago I asked you whether you still liked my reports on Amsterdam (see tab Amsterdam, top navigation of this blog). Or whether the concept was getting stale. In case you are all fantastic liars… you brought it upon yourselves… I will continue these reports.

One reader (thank you Charlene) replied to my question “what else do you want me to show?”. She said she would love to see how stylish, mature women in other parts of the world are presenting themselves. STREET STYLE women over 40!! Fantastic idea. Continue Reading →

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Bloggers get together part two

Photo by Anja the Curly Traveller (11)_LRThings can go a bit crazy when you put four bloggers together who are mad about clothes. OK fair enough, this was not my idea; crazy Anja and Suzanne came up with it and I played along. Reluctantly, I will admit, as there wasn’t anything flattering for me in the clothes box, being a size larger than the other three. The photos in this bloggers get together part two, are taken mostly on the Saturday (see part one here). Taking advantage of the weather (and my husband), we went for a boat cruise through Amsterdam. Always fun. Continue Reading →

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Bloggers get together

Suzanne Carillo (4)It is getting quite busy here in The Netherlands with bloggers coming and going from all over the world. OK,OK that is a bit exaggerated. Still, in July blogger Dan from The Pretty Cute was over from Italy and now Suzanne from Suzanne Style Files (Canada) is staying in The Netherlands. And two more bloggers get together with us: Anja and Sylva. Continue Reading →

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Amsterdam and Haarlem with Daniela

SAM_4903_LROn day two of her visit, I explored Amsterdam and Haarlem with Daniela. Well… explored…the weather was unkind and forced us to sit inside a lot. Lots of rain showers. We started in Amsterdam, near the Amstel and Staalstraat, where Waterloo square is. Below: Daniela and the Amstel. Continue Reading →

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Showing Amsterdam to Daniela

Daniela and meThe best thing about blogging is the contact with other women, especially (but not only) bloggers. One of my great fellow bloggers is Daniela, better known as Dan from the blog The Pretty Cute. She is a very elegant Italian lady who invited me to visit her in Italy. But as faith had it, she came to The Netherlands before I could book a flight. Of course one of my major “tasks” was showing Amsterdam to Daniela. After all, I had not been publishing all those posts about Amsterdam for nothing (see the tab Amsterdam at the top navigation of my blog). Continue Reading →

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