The reason Ron wanted to go to Paris was the huge brocante market at Chatou, just outside of Paris. We have been going there several times in the past 21 years. Only, back in 1995 we had a house full of brocante stuff. Now, we changed to a modern style. Which made me question why we were going. Surely not to buy more brocante? He answered he really liked to go as it was always so much fun. I didn’t argue with that. Besides, apart from the market being nice, three of the four days would be Paris… Stop questioning the guy for his reasons.
Above: this vendor photobombed us as Ron was trying to take a picture of me with the brocante as background. The wind kept blowing up the shirt which forced us to take many pictures.
Below: as you can see the shirt is high/low. The trousers have elasticated bottom legs. Both items are by a new company called Bellamy Gallery. Especially for my Dutch readers: go and visit either their shops or buy online. The quality is amazing, the fit excellent and the price very low. Everything in the proces is sustainable. Made in Europe etc. I hope they will grow fast. I am in and out of this shop all the time buying more items.
It was hot that day so I chose my Jan Jansen flat shoes. I can wear them with support soles and they don’t give me blisters. Of course my O’bag was excellent for such a day.
Below: this is how I wore this outfit back home when we went out for dinner. With my cream Eijk Amsterdam booties and green earrings. During the day I had worn shirt and trousers with high heels to the office. But I can also wear them with slippers to lounge on the couch. Very versatile.
Below: let me give you an impression of this huge brocante market.
Below: of course I was focussed on clothes. When I came across this sequined jacket I thought of Lisa (The Sequinist).
Below: this girl doll looks so creepy. Really frightening.
Below: passing this stall, I thought of Judith (The Style Crone). As she has a very large hat collection and wears a hat every day. Looking so gorgeous all the time.
Below: our house is finished as you can see in this post. But boy oh boy, did we like these chairs.
Below: Yves St. Laurent slingbacks.
Below: no idea why I didn’t try this jacket on. Perhaps I looked at the price?
Below: we passed this stall and Ron thought this moving doll was the best thing he had seen in years. He would have bought it and used it for client presentations. But as such meetings are rare for him these days, he didn’t. Pfff… The vendor asked € 2.500,- for it. Are you kidding? Watch the video to see what the doll does with eyes, ears, foot, hand.
Below: then it got serious….. designer shoes and bags…
Below: the black one was gorgeous, but my eye was caught by the little yellow one in the corner.
Below: Ron also had his camera with him. Checking the asking price: € 245,-. (What???)
Below: the vendor tried to tempt me by lowering the price of this little Lancel bag to € 200,-. But it was used (you could see that, it was a little dirty) and I thought, no matter what brand it is or what the original price was… “Is this item really worth that much to me that I am willing to pay this price?” The answer was NO and I left it behind.
Below: cute doggie.
Below: doors anybody?
Below: time to lunch in one of the many stalls with very nice food. The market is famous for their oysters and their ham. I know, strange combination.
Below: one last stroll through a few lanes.
And we headed back to Paris. On our way to the station we passed big bunches of mistletoe. Yes, Ron did pull me underneath it and kissed me. He is such a romantic.
Below: the mistletoe.
Below: one last outfit photo near the station. See how dusty my shoes had gotten? The lanes were covered with pebbles and white sand. If you ever go: don’t put on your good shoes.
Below: in the RER train back to Paris for a little lie-down as we knew it was going to get pretty late that evening. To our standards that is. We are getting old 😆 .
Next week: wearing a dress for an evening with drag queens.
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