Bathing suit 1MSpring is here again and many of us will go to the stores with a dangerous purpose: finding a swim suit. With our white bodies in these dreadful fitting rooms. Being over 40 makes matters worse.

The text you are about to read is a fun article which was sent to me by a friend. I have no idea who wrote it but it killed me laughing. I have published it twice before, but because it is so hilarious, I am posting it again. For those faithful readers who have read it before, sorry… but I hope it will make you laugh once more. Illustrations were kindly made by Anja (see her travel blog Curly Traveller). View Post

Behind the scenes of a photo shootOh guys, this was fun !!! Not only did I get the chance to take pictures behind the scenes of a photo shoot, I was in the photo shoot myself. I love these kind of things but I was never asked as a model. Probably because I haven’t got a face or body according to the golden ratio. Great joy when in December I found the invitation in my mail: “Would you like to participate in a photo shoot for spring fashion in a women’s magazine?” (For the Dutch: the magazine is Margriet.) Of course I would! No problem, just say where and when. The stylist (Inge Holkenborg) who arranged this (in the orange cardigan photo above), had no idea who suggested me to the magazine. When I received all the details I was pleasantly surprised to see that my friend Misja was one of the other models (see Misja’s street style blog). I assumed she had put my name forward but no, she didn’t even know I was going to be there. View Post

Green midi skirt Essentiel AntwerpWhat do you know?? I shopped my closet again! And found this green midi skirt by Essentiel Antwerp. You have seen it once before with a fuchsia top and black boots (photo at the bottom of this post). I like it with the fuchsia top but to me it is equally nice with the brown blouse. This is making more use of what you’ve got. Something most people do of course. I am just late to the party. Call me thick. View Post

Purple velvet jacketThis outfit with the purple velvet jacket was put together by me and myself. Shopping your closet is always a good idea, but never really my favourite pastime. I know, I know, many of you are frowning now. Not very sustainable. But look at if from another point of view. All the clothes and shoes I buy support many families. Honest, hard working people manufacturing beautiful clothes, hoping to sell them (to me). Then, when I no longer want these clothes, I give them to friends. Someone has got to start the sustainable chain of second hand clothes. Let it be me. Only not for a couple of months. I will return to help the economy thrive in May (??), perhaps even sooner. View Post

Black IRO bootsOh I paid deerly for this shoot. In lots of ways. One, because these black IRO boots are too high for a person with a bad knee. Even for 15 minutes, which is how long the photo shoot lasted. Two, because it was very, very cold. And three, because I had sworn not to buy anything anymore and failed miserably. View Post