Flower dress by Max MaraYou are going to be so bored with me in dresses haha. This flower dress is another score from the Max Mara outlet. It is a very peculiar dress. The front is straight like a sheath dress and the back is all big and pleated. Furtermore the side seams aren’t going straight down but move to the front. 

Nevertheless I thought it was really nice. Difficulty again was “how to get a modern vibe when wearing a flower dress”?? I think I cracked it with these shoes.

To save Ron from another photo shoot, I asked a friend in our street whether she would be so kind to photograph me. And preferably in their sunroom because there is a lot of light there. She did a really good job. (With the shots of me from head to toe, I forgot to set the camera properly -zoom- and place my lovely photographer further back. My mistake. Result: short legs.)

Below: we started with a formal shot on her couch. They had decorated their sunroom in light neutral colours. Perfect for a flower dress.

Flower dress by Max Mara

Below: their cat came to greet me.

Flower dress by Max Mara

Below: I tried some fancy poses like a princess stretched out on a couch….

Flower dress by Max Mara

Below: no, not really flattering at all.

Flower dress by Max Mara

Below: Oh gosh , putting your leg to the side like that, really makes you feel your age.. OUCH.

Flower dress by Max Mara

Below: let’s forget the couch and move on to the kitchen area.

Flower dress by Max Mara

Below: this is how the dress looks at the front, like a loose sheath dress.

Flower dress by Max Mara

Below: we are slowly turning to the side… Suspense is killing you, I know. You are going to see so many shots of this dress  😆

Flower dress by Max Mara

Below: right, I know, strangely wide at the back and with a “tail”.

Flower dress by Max Mara

Below: the back. Doesn’t look wide at all, does it?

Flower dress by Max Mara

Below: moving to the other side. See? It is moving forward and upward at the front. Perhaps it was meant for a woman with smaller boobs? That would help.

Flower dress by Max Mara

Below: close-up of the shoes and tights.

The tights are (again) picked out for me by Stemm Voetiek in Haarlem. The blotches and spots on my legs, are indeed on my legs and not on the tights. Don’t know what I have been doing.

The shooties (ridiculous name) are by Steffen Schraut. Apparently the guy is really famous for his great shoes and I had never heard of him before. The owner of the shop Lab Women’s Clothing, convinced me that these shoes would make any dress or skirt outfit modern. I knew they would be an acquired taste for me as I think they are pretty ugly. I mean, I love pointy pumps, elegant shoes and these are at the other end of my taste. Nevertheless I thought I should get out of my comfort zone, knowing I find pumps with my outfits often old fashioned. Also knowing that when it comes to shoe fashion I am usually decades behind. Do I like these Steffen Schraut shooties by now? Well, a little more. I am getting used to them and I do acknowledge that they make an outfit more edgy. The fact they are bloody comfortable is a big plus. I found out that there are women who actually love these shoes, who think they are fantastic. I guess I just have to get used to them a little longer.

shooties and black tights

This weekend I am spending time with Susan of Une Femme d’un certain age, who has come over to Paris. As Paris and Amsterdam is only 3 1/2 hours by train, it is fun to see her again. Hopefully we will have better weather than the first time we met.

Greetje

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