Last week’s blogpost got quite a good review. A hard act to follow. You do understand, I cannot always deliver such posts, don’t you? LOL… Why not? Well…because of the factors time (or rather the lack of it, due to a full-time job), availability (of husband with camera, time and willingness), good light and nice weather (usually bad in The Netherlands in winter). Fortunately my dear Ron asked me once again whether I wanted anything photographed for my blog and suggested the railway station of Haarlem as a setting. Beautiful old station, which meant Dark! And the day was Grey. And it Rained. Continue Reading →
Many times I have “guided” you through Amsterdam, but my own little town is just as pretty, only smaller. Today I am showing you the market in Haarlem as there are a lot of beautiful historic buildings around the market square. On Saturday there is an actual market where you can buy the usual things like vegetables, cheese (very Dutch) and loads of flowers (also very Dutch). I am going out on a limb here in showing you so many photos and only one outfit. If you disapprove, please let me know. Continue Reading →
Let’s start the 3rd Street Style with this jaw-dropping picture. I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw her. Perfect.. what a fun outfit, what a style, what a guts. And also very comfortable. Which just goes to show, it is not always necessary to walk in heels (hurray). That Saturday in The Nine Streets of Amsterdam, I was very brave and dared to ask a lot of young looking women whether they were over 40. A lot of them barely were and fortunately they did not get cross with me. I callously dismissed the two women who were younger (only 1 year haha). They didn’t pass the bar yet. LOL Continue Reading →
Readers who have been following my blog from the start, might have seen this outfit before, as I published a post about these grey green baggy trousers, back in November 2012.That won’t have been many readers though. Besides, this time I have changed shoes for boots and added a scarf and a coat. So plenty of new things to see. Continue Reading →
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 →