Cardigan by Max Mara with yellow shoes

Cardigan Max Mara and yellow sandals (7 van 12)-2Before summer is over you had to see this outfit. The cardigan by Max Mara is of course one of the items I bought at the Max Mara outlet in Turin. The bag as well. The top is by Zara, trousers are old; shoes by Michel Vivien, a Paris shoemaker (seen before here and here). The shoes were terribly expensive (fortunately a gift from husband Ron) but you can remove the flap leaving only straps, so you get two different pairs of shoes for the price of one (any excuse will do).  Continue Reading →

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White trousers taking a walk at the fair

White Hope trousers fair (34)_LRThese white trousers are the comfiest trousers you can imagine. The crotch hangs way low, they are soft as butter and they don’t pinch my belly. The name of the brand is Hope, a fantastic Swedish brand. All their stuff is sooo soft. They do “normal” trousers and dresses as well, but I happened to buy their “relaxed” items, as I did this winter (you saw my black and white trousers which I wore to Antwerp). Continue Reading →

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Art T-shirt by Melanie

T shirt Melanie (1 van 20)The blogger meet-up in Vancouver was terrific because of all these fabulous women I met. As a bonus I got to take home many treasures. Like the art T-shirt Melanie (Bag and a Beret) made for me. Melanie is a gifted artist. She made the fun drawing on the front of the shirt (representing her alter ego Miz Bagg) and the quote “I surrender to chaos”. So sweet. I love the way Melanie looks at the world. Continue Reading →

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Purple silk jacket and a photo shoot

Purple silk jacket (9 van 13)One Sunday Sylvia, Anja and myself arranged to meet Misja Beijers, female 40+ photographer with a blog, showing many street style photos of women (and men) over 40. A really inspirational blog. Both Anja (Curly Traveller) and Sylvia (40+Style), had discovered this lady who is also living in our town Haarlem. As we all have quite a few things in common, a meet-up was organized by Sylvia. What should have been a beautiful sunny day, turned out to be a very humid, rainy day. Which ruins my hair completely. And you know how fussy I am about my hair….

Meeting Misja was fun (I will see her more often if possible) and she kindly took our pictures that day. A bad hair day is no reason to be a spoilsport, right? Continue Reading →

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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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