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?
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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.

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Today I was at Anja’s and she photographed this black dress I had on. But we were indoors and it was really bad weather, so the photos are not such good quality. And cropped to all sizes.

She had the Dutch singer Caro Emerald on with her number A night like this. See and hear her music here:

A night like this

So I could not keep my feet still. We had fun. The necklace is jade (almost Emerald green, what a coincidence). And Anja bought me another scarf, which I tried on. This girl is spoiling me.

 

 

 

 

 

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I had to publish this Sarah Pacini suit today. You see, in The Netherlands, today (December 5) we celebrate Sint Nicolaas, who is a sort of a “colleague” of Santa Claus. And Sint Nicolaas has helpers, “black Peets”, who wear wide trousers.
The tradition dates way back when the bishops in Spain (were Sint Nicolaas is coming from….) had Moor servants. A lot of people nowadays are against portraying black Peets like this. They say it is discriminating. Difficult discussion. Of course it is not meant to discriminate, but still…
As I say, a difficult discussion as this feast is the highlight of the year in our country.

As you will see from today’s outfit, it resembles a black Peet outfit. Which is why I would not dare wearing it today.
I like this outfit a lot. It is the same sweater as I wore a couple of days ago with the red cowboyboots.
And the shoes are the same as shown yesterday.

It is very comfortable and the “bow” at the back is perfect for my figure.

The green bag is for the “pop” of colour. As is the necklace.

I have noticed from uploading all these outfits, that I have a lot of black clothes. Also a lot of tops which are all cut the same way at the top at the back. Strange… I should vary a bit more.

Above: see what a bodyshaper can do? LOL

Hope all you Dutch readers get lots of presents from Sint Nicolaas tonight.
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My husband and I were walking into a department store where they displayed this combination on a mannequin.
Husband: “I think that is really nice”.
Me: “I totally agree”.
Husband: “OK, then I’ll buy it for you”.
Me: “Oh, don’t be silly. That is really nice of you, but there is no need. So no thank you”.

We turned a corner and I thought to myself: “Why did I say that? Why? I really like it, I have no money at the moment. He likes buying me presents…. why would I stop him?”
So I turned around and said: “On second thoughts, yes please.”

And my husband is a very generous man, so I got this lovely combination. It is really for spring or fall as the trousers are a sort of in-between-material. The sweater is quite warm. Strange.

Again, it does not look too good at the back. Really broad shoulders, hardly any bum. Luckily the dog is in the picture, attracting attention.

 

 

 

I really had to laugh terribly loud over a joke                             Our beloved dog Charlie (she is a girl).
my nextdoor neighboor made over the fence.                             Breed: Korthals Griffon.

Ciao.
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