Today something nicer than yesterday… my olive green dress from LaDress (la dress online). A lovely online shop with dresses that will suit any woman. You can dress them up or down. (I do not get paid for this advertising haha, I just like the shop.)

You will see my olive green dress with shoes and a brass wolves necklace. With a peach top and peach / black dotted scarf as belt. With pink/cream boots (Suzanne, these are for you) and with my black boots.
You can pick and choose what you like best.

Perhaps you will see this dress again in the future as Anja styled it with some more items, clever little thing.

Now I have to upload the photos very quickly as my husband wants his dinner on the table. It is my turn to cook.


Allright….. this post is for a good laugh.

Some people seem to think that I am really stylish. That I know how to put together the perfect combination.
That is not true. I struggle. I try. Sometimes I succeed but lots of times I fail miserably.

Up till now I have shown you mostly my successes. Some of the outfits were put together by friends who are better in styling than I am. Some of them were actually by me.

This time I will show you my struggle with a very old, comfortable black sweater. As big sweaters are in fashion again, I thought I could re-use it. I also still had the long yellow skirt which I bought together with the sweater. (I saw to my surprise it was by Rykiel. Never knew that. Bought it in a tiny shop in Nice.)
And as leather and big sweaters are also in fashion, I got my long leather skirt out too.

We can safely say that it is hard to re-use something twenty years later. I don’t mind sharing my failures with you. As the subtitle of this blog says: live, learn and laugh.

OK…. now for the laughs:

I have uploaded the above yellow skirt with a fiited jacket to the Forum of the site:
40plusstyle forum

And these were the best pictures of the series……

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.