A red velvet jacket at the Bags museum

Red velvet jacket
A little while ago I went to the Bags and Purses Museum in Amsterdam with my stepdaughter Nicky. I have been to this museum about 4 or 5 times in the last two years. Every time I discover new beautiful bags because: a) there is so much to see, you cannot take it all in during one visit, b) they change some of the collection and c) they have temporary exhibitions. For this day of walking I chose my white sneakers and a red velvet jacket which I scored at a thrift shop (sometimes I get lucky). The jacket can be a bit dowdy or old-fashioned when you style it the wrong way. Fortunately I had Anja (Curly Traveller) to help me. Lots of little helpers keep me stylish  😆 . View Post

My favourite outfits

favourite outfitsToday I am being featured by the very popular Fabulous After 40 site. Many of my blogger friends have been interviewed before me at this community for women over 40. And of course I am very flattered to join them. This post is an addition to my regular posts on a Sunday. In line with the interview I decided to show some of my favourite outfits. Might be nice for new readers. Those of you who have already seen them, perhaps even commented on them, can sit back, relax and come back Sunday. Or click through to Fabulous After 40. Many of the photos I chose were taken years ago, when my camera skills were …. not that good…But they are still my favourite outfits. I wear each and every one of them.  View Post

Pink, black and white scarf in Haarlem

Pink, black and white scarf and a Marck&Co bagToday a simple outfit for a woman still wearing flat shoes/boots (me). The pink, black and white scarf is new to you. The bag you have seen before here. In reality the pink colour of the bag is much more like the pink in the scarf. I was having lunch that day with Misja, a female photographer who you have seen on my blog before. Misja asked me to take pictures of her while at work for her blog, and … could she take some pictures of me? Hah could she? Of course!! Free photos by a pro… what a fluke. And at the same time doing blogging work with a friend. Always so nice. View Post

Diane von Fürstenberg jacket

Diane von Fürstenberg jacket blue pink and redLast week Ron wanted to shoot two outfits in one afternoon “so he wouldn’t have to go the following week”. Because, contrary to what you probably think, Ron doesn’t really like taking my pictures. He only does it out of love for me. Oohhh this is getting soppy.

Anyway, that is why I had to think fast. I bearly had the time to come up with one outfit, let alone two. Lightbulb moment. The Diane von Fürstenberg jacket! View Post

Green sweater Max Mara

Green sweater Max MaraLast Sunday…Ron said: “How about some outfit photos while it is dry and sunny outside?”… Oh dear, I had to think hard which outfit I was going to present to you. I knew you hadn’t seen this green sweater by Max Mara yet, which is the last buy from my Turin trip to visit Daniela. Lazy as I am (or busy…. doesn’t that sound a lot better?), I had not styled this sweater yet. Just threw it on, put some black trousers on, looked at my tooshie (as Michelle of Retro Chic Mama called it.. so sweet) and thought “Oh well .. OK”. I did try this sweater with the pink/beige skirt but that didn’t work. View Post