When I found the blouse, I knew there was another green -summer- blouse in my closet. Very similar.., as you can see here. But… (here are the excuses…)… the summer blouse has wide kimono sleeves. Not very handy when you need to put on your winter coat. Also… the summer blouse is tight around the hips and requires a smooth pair of trousers, not a bulky pair like jeans. And last but not least: I can wear something warm underneath this green blouse, which I cannot do underneath the summer version. Do you agree with all these excuses? Have I done the right thing?
You will find 10 photos in this post as I decided to show you my Max Mara coat ánd dress at the same time. Fruit of my trip to Italy to visit blogger Daniela. Boy oh boy, did I go mad at that Max Mara outlet.
Ron (my husband) had asked me to show him in advance what I wanted photographed so he could “scout” a location. Unfortunately it rained this afternoon, so in spite of careful planning we had to look for a sheltered place. Which he knew. Of course. Great man. Continue Reading →
This post was long overdue… a post about the Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam. Such a beautiful place, such a lovely things to see. As the name says… they have bags. Lots and lots of them. And they are in the prettiest building you can image. Where you can have tea, coffee and lunch. Please click on the link to read more about this splendid place, as my skills of showing you its beauty, are limited. Continue Reading →
As you were so positive about the first Street Style post, here is number two. This post is called Street Style on Saturday, because that was the only day I had time to go into town. Most people in The Netherlands are dressed very casually on a Saturday. So I saw lots of relaxed women but not very stylishly dressed. And on other days I saw some very stylish women but had no camera with me. Life of a Street Style photographer is hard with a full-time job next to this task. Continue Reading →
In between rain showers, Ron took photos of this black linnen dress with booties. I used to wear this Sarah Pacini dress with flat white boots, but that is soooo over. (As if I care, but still, booties are the thing now and I have them.) When I showed my husband the same outfit with pumps he disapproved of it immediately. He is a modern guy.
The dress is smaller at the bottom, allowing me only to walk like a lady. It has folds and creases as a design, not just because it is linnen. The slit at the back is not centered. Continue Reading →
This blue dress by Filippa K (a Swedish brand with lovely basics, using great fabrics) is a recent buy from when I went shopping with Daniela (The Pretty Cute) in Amsterdam. Daniela nudges me towards wearing more dresses and she is absolutely right. I love her elegant style and don’t mind shifting back from skinnies to dresses. Daniela found this blue one for me. Please ignore my cone shaped hair. Hair and me… a constant battle.
And by the way…. no, ladies, I am not going to excommunicate skinnies. I will remain who I am: loving colours and loving leggy things. Continue Reading →
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 →
This 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.