The three of us finally got together again…: Anke, Sabine and me. We form a group called Shopping Saturday haha. This time we decided to go to Rotterdam, to the Markthal (Market Hall) as there is only food there and no clothes or shoes. The plan was NOT to shop. Hah… doomed from the start. It became a day for Shoes and Sunglasses.
Above you see me (sloughing…I am working on that) at the Market Hall, in my new distressed boyfriend jeans (G-Star). I never had really distressed jeans and last week I bought these. Because they are so comfortable. In March I can wear them with boots like these golden ones. In spring and summer I will wear them with pumps. Because I don’t want to look completely scruffy, I combined them with a fitted purple velvet jacket. The white T-shirt is to brighten up the outfit. The pink flamingos have golden lines, which combines with the golden boots. My niece printed this shirt.
Let’s start our day.
Below: Sabine waiting for me to get down from the second floor.To be honest, we were not really very impressed. We much more prefer the atmosphere of the Food Halls in Amsterdam. Remember my post?
Below: we walked back into town, to the shopping area.. (I can hear you think.. and yes you are right.. no self control whatsoever). We started at Ace+Tate, a Dutch brand for (sun)glasses where Daniela and I bought our sunglasses in 2014 (see this post). Of course we all tried some on. Anke bought the ones top left.
Below: Sabine looks like a movie star hiding from the paparazzi.We went in and out of a couple of shops and forgot to take pictures. But in the first shoe shop I found the patent leather pumps with pointy nose I was after. I will admit that the ones I had tried on in Utrecht were hotter. But I couldn’t walk on those, and I can very comfortably walk on the ones below. By that time (only half an hour on our way) my hair looked like wire because of the fierce wind. (Note to self: don’t talk when your picture is taken 🙄 .)
Below: me looking dead serious while paying. Calculating in my head how much that is going to set me back….Below: boyfriend trousers from the back. Considering I have such a small bottom, these jeans don’t look bad, don’t you think? The bags you see on the left are Furla… I resisted them. Not easy for a Furla- and structured bags-lover.
Below: as we continued our shopping spree, the long handle of my bag got caught. In addition to a bag with shoes and camera, a heavy winter coat and my handbag, I now also had a branch to carry. Charming. Below: we went passed the Koopgoot, an underground shopping area of Rotterdam, marked by that strange wing. This is a good picture of Rotterdam for you. After the severe bomming in Worldwar 2 they had to rebuild the town, which means a lot of high rise buildings, concreet, wide streets. Just not my cup of tea.
Below: next stop.. a department store, The Bijenkorf. Sabine needed black high heels. Like these.Below: so what did she buy and justified brilliantly (like any woman can)???? Red pumps with black spots! Completely ruining the sale bargain by also buying the matching clutch… Mind you… had the shoes been one size smaller, I would have taken these LK Bennett’s home. They are gorgeous.
Below: these boots were fun and in the sale, but we thought they drew too much attention.Below: one last “shoe awe”.. I was trying on these cute summer LK Bennett pumps. And didn’t buy them. I can be strong (when I really hit rock bottom..).You have had a lot of photos to go through these past weeks. I promise to do a much shorter post next week.
Linking to 40+Style, where Sylvia and other women are showing how to wear pastel colours.
Linking to Not dressed as Lamb where bloggers show a graphic T-shirt on I wear what I like.
Linking up to Not Dead Yet for Visible Monday, where bloggers show jeans.
Linking up to Cherie’s Shoe and Tell Fashion link-up.. As it says… it is all about shoes.