Vintage shopping in Zutphen

Leather shorts bought at Vintage shoppingThis is what you get when you are in a good mood while vintage shopping. You find something that fits you like a dream, you have a lovely chat with the shop owner and some customers and …. you find yourself buying leather shorts!! At the age of 61, nearly 62!! Because every blogger over 40 says that age doesn’t matter and that rules are there to be broken and ridiculous to begin with.

This all happened on a little trip with Misja, my friend the photographer. She featured a lady on her blog who claimed that her city (Zutphen) had so many nice vintage shops. Misja was going to Zutphen to photograph and interview that lady (Mariël) again, this time for a magazine. I tagged along for fun.

Below: Misja (right) and Mariël (left with the bike). Everything in The Netherlands is done by bike.Misja and MariëlMisja went off to photograph Mariël at a hat shop and I went into town as I didn’t want to disturb Misja while she was at work.

Below: the church square of Zutphen with some views of the Lange Hofstraat (Long Court Street).Chruch square at Zutphen

Below: I saw this cute shop (called Míramé) and spotted white shoes for Misja.MíraméI went inside only to inquire about the white shoes. But came out with a T-shirt and a top. Not a wise deed for somebody who should be saving up for a holiday.

Below: as I thought Misja loved them (we went back together, later in the day). Bummer they did not have her size.MíraméBelow: strolling further into Zutphen, I saw this woman with perfect zebra boots. Turned out her husband made them himself! He makes riding boots so he got the skills. I would have loved a pair like these.Zebra bootsBelow: Zutphen has little streets that make you feel as if you are in Italy or France. Apart from the bikes of course. And the fact there are no electricity wires hanging on the outside of the houses. The Netherlands is a very tidy country haha.ZutphenI was using my iPhone to navigate myself through Zutphen and the battery needed a recharge. So time for a break and a power point. I had a delicious lunch at Chapoo, a lovely restaurant with a terrace outside (too cold though) and a view of a church on the other side of the restaurant. (See below.)Chapoo ZutphenBelow: another picture of Chapoo. I loved the lamps.Chapoo ZutphenBelow: I saw this lovely lady as I left the restaurant and she kindly agreed to have her picture published on my blog. Her hair was longer on one side. I thought she was sophisticated with an edge.lovely lady at restaurant ChapooI went further down the market where the stalls were being cleared away.

Below: this booth had me laughing. It says: “woof meow squeak chew-booth”. Woof-meow-squeak-chew-boothBelow: as I said, lovely little streets.Zutphen

ZutphenBelow: I arrived at Cameleon, one of the vintage (or thrift) shops Mariël had talked about. It looked very good. And that is where I bought the leather shorts….Vintage shop CameleonBelow: the next day I went to my hairdresser who also has a beauty salon (Rob Peetoom). I needed new make-up and Quinty (below) was going to help me with that. Young and skilful.Quinty

Below: and I decided to be brave and wear the leather shorts. In public.Electric blue top and shortsOf course everybody said it looked lovely on me. But hey… I am a customer, what can they say?

Below: my hairdresser and owner of the salon: Inge. Performs wonders on my hair.IngeBelow: I came home and Ron told me he didn’t like the outfit. So I changed the top and put on the scarf you saw a couple of weeks agoLeather shorts bought while vintage shoppingRon thought that was a lot better and took that perfect photo of me (above). Which was nice of him as he was working in the garden and had to stop what he was doing to take my photo. Then he disappeared upstairs and came back dressed as below.

Below: he had switched his work jeans for this very very very old pair of shorts and said: “I hear pink shorts are a trend”. He had me in stitches. And even though this is not a flattering photo of him, he let me use it. Such a good sport.Ron following the "trend"Am I ever going to wear them again? Hmmmm perhaps in summer on holiday, if they are not too hot. Otherwise… no, not really. I want my style to evolve towards “clean lines”, towards “arty and edgy”. This is in the opposite direction. I had fun though. Even if only for a day.

Greetje

No Fear of Fashion

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  1. Jessica
    3 April 2016 / 17:40

    Well I think you look stunning in those shorts. I really hope you wear them again, you have great legs. And Ron has great legs too 😉

    • 3 April 2016 / 19:49

      No I don’t think so Jessica, but thanks for the compliments.

  2. 3 April 2016 / 18:02

    Darling, if I had your legs I would be wearing the shorts all the time… What about a long vest or a jacket over them? Edgy, arty and age-appropriate (if we cared about that sort of thing…)

    • 3 April 2016 / 19:50

      No I would still feel uncomfortable.. but thank you for the compliments.

  3. Marianne
    3 April 2016 / 18:17

    If there is one person who can pull this of then it is you. With your wonderful long legs. I wouldn’t put them away I think they are great fun and well combined with the tights and boots. Please bring them along on holliday, I’ll bet everyone will want to borrow them. I see that it runs in the family good legs when I look at Ron. lol

    • 3 April 2016 / 19:51

      I will bring them on holiday. But might not even wear them there.

  4. Katrien
    3 April 2016 / 18:52

    Can’t see why you would not wear these more often, they look great on you with those killer legs. Love the top and the scarf as well. How about your red cowboy boots underneath:) Somehow these black boots are a bit too safe for me in this combination.

    • 3 April 2016 / 19:54

      Too safe????? There is nothing safe about this outfit. Not at my age. And no, I am not going to wear them. I want to strive for “clean lines”, which is in the opposite direction of shorts.

  5. 3 April 2016 / 19:31

    I am very disappointed to hear you won’t be wearing these again. They are fantastic! They show off your enviable legs.

    I like everything about the outfit with the scarf. So chic.

    I kind of like Tiina’s idea. A long vest.

    Ha ha! Ron cracks me up.

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • 3 April 2016 / 19:55

      I know I disappoint you. So sorry. And I was so pleased Ron allowed me to use this picture haha.

  6. 3 April 2016 / 19:33

    Hahaha! I’m glad you had fun with the shorts. They look fabulous, and I laughed too seeing how Ron joined in the fun. Yes, he is a good sport. And that is a perfect photo – candid, happy, looking good. Now all you have to do is get Ron to learn boot-making! Hahaha.

    I enjoyed the tour and meeting your hair salon friends. I had asymmetrical platinum hair like when I lived in Tokyo, except my hair was flatter. But from her watch to her glasses, I can see why you wanted to take her photo.

    And no electric lines! That’s why everything is so perfect looking. I didn’t realize that before, but that’s it.

    • 3 April 2016 / 19:59

      Tidy little Holland… aren’t I a good teacher? Ha ha. Can you send me a photo of you with symmetrical platinum hair.

  7. Debbie A.
    3 April 2016 / 19:53

    I enjoyed the blog tour in addition to all the fashion ideas. I visited Holland last summer and loved the quaint villages pictured here. Would you ever consider the “sophisticated with an edge” asymmetrical haircut? In my opinion, the red shorts are a definite yes on you. How creative with the fishnet stockings. Don’t send those shorts out to pasture yet.

    • 3 April 2016 / 20:03

      No Debbie, these tights are black with little white polka dots, not fishnet. That really would have been too much. I will take them with me on holiday. No idea whether they will be OK or too hot. The sophisticated with an edge haircut would be nice, but not possible with my thin hair (and little of it).

  8. Katie
    3 April 2016 / 20:20

    Well Greetje, thanks for some cheer on a gloomy day here! I too would be nervous about those shorts…..but you have great legs, so the shorts are fine! Ron’s legs aren’t too bad either!!

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:22

      I think I saw the 25 year old version of myself in the mirror and that made me decide to buy them. But it isn’t me.

  9. 3 April 2016 / 21:45

    The red leather shorts are great and you pull them off in style. I love the outfit. I also love the wooden shoes of your hubby. I wish I still had a pair. I once did and they are perfect for gardening.

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:24

      You can buy a pair of cloggs when you come to Europe. I could of course send you a pair, but they need a good fit and that might differ half a size, And they are pretty heavy, so expensive to ship. Thank you for the compliment about the shorts but I won’t be wearing them again.

  10. nancy
    3 April 2016 / 22:07

    Zutphen! You could almost come by my place to drink a cup of coffee! Honestly, I like to see you in your usual elegant outfits than these. Ron on the other hand…… Gerben and I had a laugh about his outfit. Great humor!

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:26

      “Elegant” and “clean lines” is what I want for the future. The shorts were just a temporarily insanity haha. And I didn’t know I was close to your place.

  11. 3 April 2016 / 23:58

    Thanks for taking us along on this fun tour of Zutphen!

    Like everyone else, I love the shorts on you, especially in the outfit with the scarf! (Such a fabulous scarf by the way…) But I totally understand that you have to feel comfortable in an outfit, and it doesn’t really matter what everyone else says… I have a dress that I only wear with thick tights and people always compliment me when I wear it, but I’m not really comfortable in it as I feel it’s too short, and it’s time to retire it…

    I just love Ron’s sense of humor! It seems you two have a lot of fun together! 🙂

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:28

      Thank you for the compliments but I will strive for “clean lines” in the future. These shorts are moving in the opposite direction haha.
      And yes we do have a lot of fun together. We can laugh so much.

  12. Louise
    4 April 2016 / 00:07

    You look phenomenal is your leather shorts – thank you for a wonderful blog post!

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:30

      Thank you Louise. Before I had the shorts photos I thought it was going to be a rather dull post and I wanted to do another shoot. Then, when Ron said yes to me publishing his photo, I knew I could provide you with a laugh. He has a great sense of humor.

  13. 4 April 2016 / 01:52

    First off Greetje—those shorts are exactly edgy & artsy! And haven’t we all said, you have the legs for them–it’s not like you’re showing off strange looking extremities!
    But, of course, you have to feel comfortable & unconquerable in what you wear, so if you’re really not going to wear them ever again…I’ll be happy to take them off your hands!!
    As for your husband—you have a great fella– one that helps you out & makes us all laugh !!! Who could ask for more?
    Love ya to pieces…jodie
    http://Www.jtouchofstyle.com
    Ps. I’m wearing shorts on my latest blog post….you should wear yours again….just sayin’

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:34

      You wear your shorts very well Jodie. They look very good on you. I was planning to move towards “clean lines” and “elegant”. Those shorts are not that. I have to admit, when I see the photos I am quite pleased with myself as well. Which was probably the reason why I bought them. Ah well.. we had fun. They are a size 10 I think (40 in NL). Suzanne (Carillo) was inquiring after them as well, but she is tiny, as I suspect you are too.
      And yes Ron is a terrific guy. We do sometimes “fight”, but most of the times we laugh a lot. He is very funny. Thank you for loving me to pieces haha. So sweet.

  14. 4 April 2016 / 02:26

    What a fun post. Ron is such a good sport. I love people who can have fun. As you know Greetje, I love it when you do these types of posts. I feel like a world traveler. It’s nice to see your world. The shopping looks so incredible. In regard to your shorts…If you’ve got it – flaunt it! That’s what we say in the States.

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:36

      Glad you enjoy these posts. Before I had the picture with Ron in it, I was afraid it might be boring. I am still waiting for some magazine to make me a job offer haha. The shorts… fun for a day, but no more. Not for me.

  15. 4 April 2016 / 03:36

    hahahahah….that Ron is soooooo funny!

    Short shorts aren’t for every body. You look hot damn in them, but I understand if they are not feeling comfortable for you. You have to feel like You in your clothing. Arty and edgy, but not what you’re looking for. I love following along your fashion and travel journey!

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:37

      I am heading towards “elegant” and “clean lines” in the future. But is is a bumpy road haha.

  16. 4 April 2016 / 04:20

    What a great outfit! So youthful and fun. You have terrific legs so showing them off is smart. The rest of the post is wonderful too.

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:39

      I was so pleased that Ron was game and agreed to have his picture published. It just makes the post. He has a great sense of humour. And thanks for the leg compliments. Your’s are too.

  17. Christine
    4 April 2016 / 04:32

    You look great in the outfit styled by Ron. It really suits you. I hope that you find an occasion to try them again. A woman with your legs truly should make the most of them. And with this incredibly fun look, you have done exactly that.

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:50

      I can show my legs in other ways too and I prefer that. These shorts were just a moment of seeing my 25 year old self in the mirror haha. Then after a couple of hours I came to my senses. I don’t want this. It is not me.

  18. Camelia
    4 April 2016 / 05:15

    Greetje – I’ve been reading your blog for some months now and enjoying it tremendously. Today you made my day – I laughed so much. You have such great sense of humor and Ron too! I have to say you look fabulous in those shorts.

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:53

      Your comment made my day Camelia. Thank you so much for letting me know. I always feel so pleased when I hear I can amuse people. Making people laugh is such a joy. Ron has even got a bigger sense of humour than me. I was so pleased he agreed to have his picture in those old shorts published. It made the post funny.

  19. CJ
    4 April 2016 / 06:23

    What a brave lass you are! Actually, you look quite nice but, I agree, it takes courage to go outside the boundaries of our comfort zones.
    I wore hot pants when they were in style. I wore knee high blue patent boots with blue nylons, navy blue hot pants, and a red, white, and navy blue top. I was in my late twenties at the time. I still blush at the thought that I went out in public dressed like that. Oh, and I had red hair (my natural color) at the time. Goodness, what was I thinking?! I have never, either before or since, adopted such an outrageous trend. I agree that our calendar age alone should not deter us from wearing whatever we like to wear.
    By the way, Ron is a delight! A gifted photographer who always captures you and your style no matter where you are!
    Hats off to him and to you. . .you make a charming couple!

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:58

      Oh yes, those fashion sins in the eighties haha. Been there, done that.
      Indeed, our calender age should not dictate what we wear. But…I just don’t feel comfortable in these shorts. When I tried them on in the shop, I felt 25 and I saw my 25 self in the mirror. When I got home I thought “what were you thinking of??” Then I decided I’d wear them one day. For the blog. Ron’s joke with his old pink shorts, sealed the deal and made the post fun.

  20. 4 April 2016 / 06:31

    Well, I agree with your comments on Instagram. I know it’s popular right now to proclaim that 40+ women can wear anything and although I agree with the sentiment of that statement, I think that there are things better left to the 20+ers. You have the legs, you can pull of this look. However, I think you look much better and more stylish in just about any of your other outfits. I think 40+ women can absolutely wear shorts (I do so all the time) but primarily in the context of how they are usually worn which is on the beach or on holiday and without tights. I would try these in summer with a flowy summer shirt worn over them and sandals. They made for a great post though and I love seeing the images of Zutphen. I don’t think I’ve ever been there!

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:49

      I fully and wholeheartedly agree with you. As I often do haha.

  21. Happiness at Mid Life
    4 April 2016 / 07:09

    I love these leather shorts on you and how you styled it with the black top. I don’t own any leather shorts and not sure I am brave enough to wear them.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:47

      I was only brave for one day Alice. No more haha.

  22. Trish
    4 April 2016 / 10:07

    Well, Greetje, the shorts! I finally saw them, and I have to say, they really suit you. You have great legs. Maybe you can potter around in them, if you don’t feel comfortable outside, but I’m sure no one else would object. I know it’s the age thing. I’m your age, and I find myself looking at clothes and thinking they’re not age appropriate for me. But honestly, who does it hurt! (Sorry I’m asking myself that as well). I’m sure Ron likes them ? Look he is showing his appreciation by copying you! Maybe you should go out together and be the ‘pink shorts’ couple! ?

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:47

      Whahaha.. that would attract attention… the pink shorts couple! Fantastic. Also the contradiction between him in his cloggs and socks and old sweater and very old shorts and me next to him… whahaha.
      I feel I can get away with a red long jacket and those blue leggings I wore a couple of posts ago. That is perhaps not age appropriate either, but it feels good to me. The shorts don’t. So I suppose it is up to your own feeling. Since I follow blogs of women over 40 and started blogging myself, I have become far more daring. And feeling liberated.

  23. Laura
    4 April 2016 / 11:43

    Greetje,please wear more leather you look absolutely stunning in the stuff.

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:43

      I cannot promise you that Laura. I haven’t got anything against leather and I have a few pieces, like a pencil skirt, a pair of trousers and two jackets, but it isn’t something I am going for particularly.

  24. Selina
    4 April 2016 / 11:44

    You have great legs so go for it, looks much better on you than me. My legs are not my strong point. And what a sweetie of a husband he is

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:42

      Even though my legs are my strong points, I rather show them in a more elegant way. But together with Ron’s picture the shorts made a great post haha.

  25. 4 April 2016 / 11:50

    Wow! My compliments for your fantastic silhouette!

    I wouldn’t wear hot leather pants because I wouldn’t feel comfortable, but I think you already knew it…on the other side, if those pants make you smile so nicely … why not??

    Ron is a joyful man and has a great sense of humor which is a precious gift in a man!

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:40

      Well Dan… I want to follow you and go for “elegant” and “clean lines” in the future. I just got side-tracked with the shorts. But only for a day. No more haha.

  26. 4 April 2016 / 12:40

    What a great post about our trip to Zutphen Greetje! As though the pants suit you, they are not arty and edgy at all.
    So for gardening in the backyard, together with Rons pink pants, they are perfect! I’d love to see those two pictures next to each other, can you manage that?

    • 4 April 2016 / 21:41

      No I don’t think i can manage the two pictures next to each other. That would spoil the joke haha. But you are right. The shorts were only for a day.

  27. 4 April 2016 / 21:57

    What an attractive city! I like when bloggers from other countries post mini-tours of places they visit so that I can travel vicariously through them. I really like those white shoes that you spotted for Misja – the soles on them look like they would be great walking shoes, but still funky looking.

    So, the shorts – I think they look great with the black top and tights, and bravo for taking them out for a “test drive” so to speak, especially when they are so far out of your comfort zone. If you decide you want to get rid of them, depending on their size, I could buy them from you.

    • 4 April 2016 / 22:03

      You are number three asking me for the shorts. I think I will decide on the size of the person haha. The shorts are size 40, which I think is a 10 in USA. Just mail me if you are that size. And you would not have to buy them, I never sell anything. You would get them for free. (I am too scared somebody up there might punish me for trying to get money for my old stuff, being blessed with such a good salary. Don’t want to be jinxed.)
      And I love that you get me.

      • 4 April 2016 / 22:10

        I will send you my waist size and we’ll see who fits them. By number size, they sound like they might fit, but my waist is larger in proportion to the rest of me, so they might be too tight.

  28. 4 April 2016 / 22:30

    Beautiful photos in a beautiful city, where walking and buy should be a pleasure. Your friends look wonderful, kind and sympathetic women. I can tell you about the age and fashion? You know perfectly my thinking and philosophy, is not it? And you know perfectly what I think about your style and the way you dress. I know that leather shorts are just a point divertimento, but I can not help but comment on them. My dear Greetje, your figure and your legs allow you to make decisions like this. The outfit is worthy, is nice, and even has a point of elegance, why all the clothes combine perfectly, are nice and balanced. Your socks are cute, and your smile becomes anything beautiful.

    • 5 April 2016 / 19:52

      But still Josep-Maria, I choose not to wear them. It is not the style I want to go for. But I am glad with your compliments.. (Big smile on my face.)

  29. 4 April 2016 / 23:42

    You in shorts and spotty tights
    Ron in shorts and clogs
    my life is complete!

    I’m with everyone else, you look fantastic in them, Greetje so even though sadly you won’t be wearing them, I thank you for sharing them with us as you really do rock them.

    And thank you for the tour of Zutphen – Tall Brown Fox was particularly interested when I showed them to him as his grandparents lived in Zutphen and when they were still alive he used to visit there so it brought back memories for him!

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • 5 April 2016 / 19:54

      Oh what fun for Tall Brown Fox…. I hope he recognised some of the streets. When I started to read your comment I laughed out loud: “my life is complete” hahaha. Thank you for making me laugh.

  30. Barbara
    5 April 2016 / 05:13

    Wow, your legs look amazing in the red shorts.
    You had me in stitches with the photograph and comments from Ron.
    Barbara

    • 5 April 2016 / 19:55

      When he agreed to publish his photo I knew I had my post “sewn up”. That was the thing that was missing: a good laugh. He often makes me laugh. Bless him.

  31. 5 April 2016 / 14:53

    We all love to experiment! And like all the above, I do like the shorts on you – but you have to love them or it’s no fun. And wonderful photos, as per always from talented Ron. xox

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • 5 April 2016 / 19:57

      Ron only photographed me in the street, the rest of the photographs are mine this time. Agh well… I had fun with the shorts, if only for one day.

  32. 5 April 2016 / 15:01

    Ron is hilarious! Such a gent to allow you to use that photo.
    Although YOUR shorts are not at all funny…they are amazing…I am a little bit in love!
    Especially with those tights and chunky boots!
    Send them to Scotland :oD
    XXX
    Samantha

    • 5 April 2016 / 20:02

      You are number 4 asking me to send them along. I think I will, but I want to send them to someone who fits them and you my dear, are much slimmer than me. I am a size 40 German, which is 44/46 France/Italy and 12 UK (although I was always told it was a 14).
      I saw my 25 year old self in the mirror when I put them on… the mirror broke when I got home haha. Don’t forget I am 61, which is a lot older than you are. And besides, it is not who I am, what I want to convey.

      • 5 April 2016 / 20:13

        Awww, Greetje, I am a Uk 8-10 :o( ….. booooooo
        Never mind, I hope they find a loving home, they deserve it.

        As for being 61….that is Bullsh*t (pardon my Scottish)!!
        Age is a number that does not define how fabulous someone can look in leather shorts.
        You look great…full stop…end of story.
        As for portraying a look that you want to portray….well, fair enough. I do agree with that!
        However your legs+ smile+ attitude = Fabulous
        Regardless of age.
        XXX

        • 5 April 2016 / 22:44

          I have to say Samantha… blogging is one hell of a way to boost ones confidence haha. Thank you so much. It is hard to stay modest when you hear praise like this, but I will do my utmost. ????

  33. Diana
    5 April 2016 / 20:03

    Geweldig! Wat een leuke blog. En ja, Zutphen is zo mooi!

    • 5 April 2016 / 20:12

      Hi Diana, wat leuk dat je de moeite hebt genomen om een commentaar achter te laten. En ook zo’n aardig commentaar. Mocht je dat vaker willen doen (graag haha), zou je het dan in het Engels willen doen? Alvast dank.

      • Diana
        6 April 2016 / 09:48

        The rehearsal 🙂 Wonderful! You wrote such a nice blog about your stay in Zutphen. Zutphen is such a nice city/town. I love being there now and then.

        Regards, Diana

        • 6 April 2016 / 10:58

          ????? Thank you (she grinned).

  34. 5 April 2016 / 22:02

    this is the greatest post i saw in weeks!!!
    😀
    you introduced me to stylish women, showed a cute town, gave a lot of useful informations if i ever visit it, it had pics of you looking spectacular in hot pink leather shorts AND a good, wonderful fun at the end!!!
    thanx greetje!!!!
    xxxxxx

    • 5 April 2016 / 22:45

      It is my biggest goal in life Beate… to entertain people and make them laugh. Thank you for this comment.. it made my day.

  35. 6 April 2016 / 00:02

    The two of you crack me up in your shorts. You have great legs, so why not!

    Zutphen has a hat shop and vintage stores? Be still my heart. Sounds like the place for me!

    • 6 April 2016 / 11:00

      Nice, but nowhere nearly as good as the stuff you get in the USA Judith. Arnhem is the designer town of The Netherlands. And of course Amsterdam holds many rreasures as well.

  36. 6 April 2016 / 03:07

    Zutphen looks a bit like Haarlem, so it seems, looking at your pictures. Nice.

    I like the booties behind the white shoes. And of course the zebra boots. The lamps in that cafe are cool.

    About the red leather shorts: as many stated, you have the legs and figure for it. But I agree with you: definitely not your best look in terms of ‘you’. I don’t like the hairy boots with them. Elegant shoes (heels) would be better, I think. But even with those, I would not wear them again, if i were you. Probably not even in summer without tights, but I’d have to see that first…

    Fun experiment and fun post though;-)!

    • 6 April 2016 / 11:02

      They have been put on the “OUT” pile. I think with heels those shorts would look even more too young or even tarty. Anyway, as you say, fun experiment and good for the blog.

  37. 6 April 2016 / 19:38

    I think those shorts are amazing! Especially with tights, I would say they are arty and edgy and you should wear them again!

    • 6 April 2016 / 20:35

      Thank you for the compliments Gemma, but .. tough.. I am not going to haha. Not really my style.

  38. 8 April 2016 / 00:53

    Another fun day! You certainly know how to spend your free time, don’t you? I love Ron’s reaction, that is definitely something both Par and my son would do to me as well. But all in good humor, right? I’m with you on wearing shorts, especially leather ones, I might venture out like you were dressed but most likely only once as well. And yet, they are so fun!
    I also love those zebra boots, now that would be a fun craft husband to have around, wouldn’t you say? Have a great rest of the week, my cute friend.

    • 8 April 2016 / 18:08

      Of course, all in good humour. Ron would never hurt me. I feel the same as you do about the shorts and the zebra boots. Oh well… we will continue to do our best in looking fabulous haha.
      Have a nice weekend Trina.

  39. Donna
    11 April 2016 / 03:08

    OMG I love those shorts! you look so groovy in them. I want some now 🙂 I think I might feel a bit funny wearing them in Melbourne which is a bummer. I am behind in your posts a little as just got back from holidays. I saw this weeks one with your G star jeans which I love too, not sure on the boots with them, but you can get away with anything.

    • 11 April 2016 / 17:54

      I will style the G-star jeans with high heels next time Donna. Promise.

  40. 11 April 2016 / 08:44

    I don’t want to be too argumentative, but all I see with those shorts are elegance and clean lines–which is what you are after.

    The shorts are very classy.

    Of course, this is only my two bits! Haha. I love them. And I see I am in line for them too. I’m a US 10. Does that match up with all the measurements!?

    I’ll be the broken record though and tell you one more time: they look great on you!!

    Love, Ann

    • 11 April 2016 / 17:56

      I think you are in line yes. I have to start asking all the ladies for their measurements haha.
      As I am not going to wear them anymore. You would. Samantha would (she is sizes too small though). Anyway, it was fun while it lasted.

  41. 13 April 2016 / 04:32

    Greetja, I love the way those shorts look on you. I am 56, but I have not shown my legs more than an inch above my knees out of fear. What kind of fear? Well, I think my legs might be fit enough and not too flabby, but I guess my fear comes from not wanting to appear that I am a “cougar”, around younger me, and being truly too old. You look great. You do not look like you are trying to do anything except just being yourself. I love the look of confidence you have in your photos. I want that look of confidence for myself. It is far different than the “look of being a cougar,” which some women are doing. I applaud you. Kathi

    • 13 April 2016 / 20:42

      Gosh Kathi.. I am really flattered by your words. And even though I look confident, I did feel like mutton dresssed as lamb. In other words: trying to look too young. Even though I do so appreciate this look on other (older) women. But it is just not me.
      The day I wore them I thought to myself: “I don’t care what anybody says…This is how I want to be today. Period. (And I have great legs, so eat your heart out)” Hahaha. Perhaps that attitude conveyed confidence. I just couldn’t care.

  42. 16 April 2016 / 16:59

    Do please wear the shorts again. They look fabulous. I often see women that I would like to photograph for the blog, but am too shy to ask ! Looks like a fab day out.
    Laurie x

    • 17 April 2016 / 11:00

      No, I cannot wear them anymore. They are on their way to a new owner. It is not the look I want to convey. Even though I do like them on me.
      I am never shy, never have been either. My experience is that people often respond positively on any request when asked friendly and with respect. I hesitate when my “desired model” is with a girlfriend. That is tricky. And I always give my card. That oozes authority and reliability.

  43. 19 April 2016 / 10:49

    fabulous pair of shorts, even if you’re not going to keep them! but I think you look gorgeous in shorts!
    And such an amazing place to go shopping, really a beautiful town! (and I’ve laughed a lot about that comment about electricity wires outside the houses, ’cause that’s exactly how they’re still in many places, including my own town!, and nobody seems to worry about that!)
    besos

    • 20 April 2016 / 14:02

      The Dutch are very good in fussing and rules and regulations. I often talk about the differences between Italy and The Netherlands with blogger friend Dan (the Pretty Cute). I think perfection would mean a bit of both.

  44. bella lauren
    4 October 2016 / 13:37

    The best place to go for vintage shopping .I just love those shorts ,you look really amazing in this outfit.

    • 4 October 2016 / 18:15

      Thanks Bella, but in spite of the fact the shorts looked great, I have them away after one day. They just aren’t reflecting the person I want to be today. But thank you very much for the compliment.

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