As I have spent too much money on the fall/winter 2012 clothes, I now have to shop in my own closet.
Lots of stuff is hanging there, not exactly being 2012 but still very nice. Like this skirt.
Actually there are two skirts, the top one is sheer and sheer is IN.

This skirt was left on its own after I decided I did not like the lime-green jacket anymore with which I bought it. I could not think of another combination. But with my new-found “wisdom”, thanks to 40plusstyle and other bloggers, I felt confident enough to have a go at it.

So far I have come up with at least 3 combinations and I have not really tried hard.
Trying hard means: thinking up other colours and combinations than the obvious. Something I am not very good at.
Although this combination is very “brown”, it gives me a terrific figure.

I have also included a funny photo (last one). There was a fierce wind blowing and everytime I had my hair nice and neat, the wind blew it to pieces. And eh…. Josep-Maria, this is my new haircut.

Above: No I Do NOT Photoshop my wrinkles. Unfortunately they are back.

Above: despair!


Before I went to the hairdresser (…) I photographed this jacket with my charcoal coloured skirt.
It was cold outside, but the jacket is nice and warm. Which is why I only wear it when it is freezing cold. Especially because it is an indoor jacket.

Sometimes when I wear it and the heating is high up, you can see steam rising up from my neck. My head becomes red and flustered and I regret having the jacket on.

I used to combine it with a lovely faux fur brownish skirt. But that was a long skirt and it didn’t fit me anymore. (Would probably have fitted after I had my waist liposucked, but I already gave it away before I thought of that.)

As the jacket is quite an eye-catcher I chose to put black sturdy boots on and not the cream coloured boots which I also own.

Above: standing underneath the dripping tree…. Getting pretty wet.

Reveiling a bit of leg. Sorry guys.

Till tomorrow

I love this jacket and wear it quite a lot. Even though it is a very bright green. Almost neon, but you cannot see that on these photos. Pitty. Could not get that right.
The jacket is by Marlene Birger, the trousers are Hoss and the scarf is a present from my friend Anja. She brought it with her from Singapore.
The scarf was just lying on my bed when I was trying on the jacket for something else. Suddenly I thought of Catherine who has a blog called Not Dressed as Lamb. I love her style although I am more moderate than she is. Catherine is a very good stylist and a perfect photographer. Which is probably why her blog is really popular.

Because she inspired me to pick up the scarf, I call this outfit “my Kermit Green Jacket with a Catherine twist”. Normally I wear black high heels with this outfit. But for comfort I thought of these ballerinas with a small wedge. Having flat feet, I do not like flat shoes. I have them though and wear them because my feet need a rest from time to time.

Because there is not a lot of space in my house, you see my kitchen and corridor in the picture below:

I also took a couple of photos without the scarf. But outside the colour is even more off.

Shoes in detail.

I was a bit fed up with all combinations in black, although I still have loads of them.
Therefore I went out this afternoon, in the snow, to take these pictures.

It was not a very bright idea to pick that spot underneath the tree as the snow was melting…… The camera was drip-dry secure underneath a little roof of the shed, but I wasn’t.

It is supposed to be very cold today. Haven’t noticed it really. Which is not that strange considering I have been working indoors most of the day. You should have seen me! Dressed in a worn-out dressing gown (with stains….. terrible). Hair…. how shall I put it? Not as neatly combed as normally, is the understatement of the year. Reading glasses on. Typing away, telephoning etc. So glad there is no visual contact yet when you are phoning. At least not standard. In the near future you will have to explain why you leave it switched off.

By the way: hairdresser tomorrow. Not a day too soon.

I have no further comment with these photos. Do you?

Something different this time.
No outfit, but still about styling. (Once a week I might bore you with such an article.)

When visiting the blog of Style Crone, I was inspired by the heading “A house is not a home without art”.

Three years ago we decided we needed another couch and (easy) chairs. Again. We tried to replace them before and failed to form one whole.
So we saved (we are Dutch, we save) and with some money in the bank we went off to a furniture store. A very good one. To make a long story short….we ended up replacing everything in the living room, including the paint and wallpaper. The only things that remained were the table and dining chairs and the parquet.
Which led to a loan…. so we will probably die in this setting as we do not have the money to do this again.

No big problem as we absolutely love it. Although it is colourful we do not get bored with it, nor do we find it “busy”.

It is not everybody’s taste, far from it. So you don’t have to like it. But I am curious to know whether you appreciate an article like this or whether you prefer just outfits and clothes styling. Please be honest!

Although the photo is a bit vague, you can still see me sitting on the couch. (I never seem to be able to “shrink” a photo without loss of quality.)

Above: the sculpture on the mantelpiece and the painting you can see in more detail further down.

Above: the painting you can see in detail further down.

Sculpture on the mantelpiece.

Painting 1

Painting 2 (not a very good photo… the vertical lines you see are of the lamp above the table.)

And last…: the hallway. As it is a very tiny house, the hallway is very small. I had to photograph it in parts. We had so many little drawings, paintings etc. left that we decided to create this “gallery”. The big silk-screen print on the right was a lucky find on (the Dutch equivalent of) Ebay.