Et voilà….. the first pictures of my purchases in Turin with Daniela. Dan picked four skirts and I loved them all. My problem however, is that I cannot style a skirt in a modern way. So I asked her to pick some tops as well. Sure enough she came back with 3 gorgeous tops in a sort of neoprene material. Each one of them suits this Max Mara cream pleated skirt but I wanted to style it myself for a change…. (getting adventurous aren’t I?). For a couple of days I thought the skirt was made of very thin leather. Then I got wiser. It feels like that, it looks like that, but it isn’t.
The boots were a given. They are also bought in the Max Mara Group outlet (no idea about the brand). Dan had them first and I copied her. Can I say in my defense that all the people whom I copy, live in different countries? Can I call it inspiration and get away with it then? Or am I fooling myself (and not you?).
Dan showed her boots several times on her blog and I saw that they made all her outfits modern. Something which I crave for but hardly ever achieve with skirts and dresses.
When I tried this sweater I first let it hang loose. And tried different necklaces, earrings and brooches. Until the thought of a belt popped up in my brain. I think I wore this belt only once. But I never throw out belts or scarves. Some day they will complete an outfit. This was one of those days.
Now for the photography. Ron and I went to an exposition (from Bosch to Brueghel) in a museum (Boymans van Beuningen in Rotterdam) and he took these pictures between the carpark and the museum.
Above: lovely autumn picture.
Below: this was all around me. The pebbles, unfortunately, made my heels disappear.Below: I started with a coat but the weather was so nice, I really didn’t need it.Below: because Ron doesn’t really like posing he said there was some fluff on my coat. I fell for it… again (Suzanne: I can hear you say…. sucker!)Below: I just had to include this picture. Such beautiful nature, even if it is only a small park.Below: near the car park was a mirror wall (with holes in it). Ron is always in for a more unusual photo…Below: and this is from the other side, through one of the holes. It clearly shows the structure of the sweater which has appeared on the blog once before.Below: behind the mirror wall was a square with a fountain. One of these which squirts water low and high.Below: here I am looking at the water being low.Below: then the water rose and a little girl on a bicycle got caught in the middle…. which I thought was funny…Below: she didn’t.Below: arty picture.Below: another arty picture. Me behind the glass of the car park.Below: the details.In case you are wondering about brands and so on, here they are:
Coat, boots and skirt: Max Mara or subbrand. Scarf with tassles: no idea, had it for about 20 years. As I said: “never throw out scarves or belts”. Cuff bracelet: bought in a small shop in Milan. Belt: an Etsy purchase two years ago (you can really go down the rabbit hole if you look for nice things on Etsy… I spent afternoons on that site). Bag: Longchamp from a couple of years ago. Sweater: Sarah Pacini, a Belgian brand. I have had this sweater for.. 15 years? Longer? Good brand, good quality, timeless.
Till next week.