This jeans dress is by Sportmax and I bought it at full price (ouch). I fell in love with it even though jeans blue near my face is on the negative side of my “colour card”. So far it promises to be worth every penny. I will show you in this post two ways how I styled it, but there are more possibilities (for another post). The difference in style is achieved purely by changing the accessories: shoes, belt, bag and necklace.
What I have done is not very spectacular. There is a lot more to learn about the effect of accessories as Sylvia shows on her site 40+Style. She gives such good examples. You know the saying: one picture tells you more than a thousand words.
Now over to my own accessorizing.
Husband Ron took me to restaurant Veerkwartier, situated by “lake” Veerplas in Haarlem. It is one of these restaurants which looks like a shed or a greenhouse and is put there in no time. A formula which is doing very well in The Netherlands. I know several of these restaurants. Usually by the water. See how Veerkwartier built theirs. In summer it must be a terrific place.
Below: view from the restaurant (through the window… it is winter fooks).It is also a nice place in winter. Very cosy with a wood burner and a perfect cappuccino. We left before lunch, so cannot say anything about that, but the reviews are very good.
Below: another view from the restaurant and my back (see the mill in the background? There aren’t many left but we kept a few for the tourists haha).Below: OK, this is a proper view of my jeans dress, dressed down with a tough belt and tough golden boots. (Seen before here and here.) The blue legging was my purchase at Young Designers United (see at the end of this post). I also bought the belt at Young Designers United, but a couple of years back.Below: collage of some fun photos Ron took of the details at the restaurant.Below: I really liked this shot he took of the “ceiling”. There are little paper garlands everywhere.Below: me looking at another garland.Below: then I changed the belt for the one which came with the dress. Changed the boots for high heels and added a gold necklace. Dressing up. Ron ordered me to sit like this. Silly man. Below: full view, silly face.Below: details of the necklace, and I also added a yellow bag which is a really nice colour with blue. As it is a monochrome outfit, it can do with a pop of colour. (I think I should have tied the belt a bit tighter).
Now… if you want to learn more about accessorizing and dressing to your style, how about signing up to Sylvia’s course at 40+ Style?
Below: here are a few examples she already gave. She doesn’t only talk about accessories but also about the importance of proportions… NOT GOOD at the left to VERY GOOD at the right.Below: Sylvia doesn’t only show herself in the video’s and the course. A lot of friends/bloggers join in. Here are 4 good examples to give you an idea.I will follow the course Accessorizing for sure. And yes, Sylvia is a friend of mine. But no, I would never, ever promote anything on my blog if I didn’t think it was good quality. My obligation to you readers together with my honest nature, wouldn’t allow me to feed you rubbish. And no, I do not get paid for this promotion.