Shopping in Haarlem

Anke, Greetje and SabineYes we did it again…. Shopping in Haarlem this time. At the end of one of these Saturdays our little group of friends can hardly wait for the next date. I think we could happily do this at least once a month. Alas, there is not enough money in the bank for that. We choose a different town each time. As you might have seen, we have been in Eindhoven, Antwerp, Utrecht, Amsterdam, again Amsterdam, and I probably forgot a few times. View Post

Black skirt suit by Max Mara

Black skirt suit Max MaraThis black skirt suit has been a difficult item to style. When I bought it in 2015 I was in awe because it reminded me of the New Look by Dior in the fifties. But…. (yes there is a but) … there is a whole lot of black going on. I did find out that some bare leg showing (pumps) looked better than boots. You can see the skirt with boots here and with red pumps here. Both outfits were sort of all right but not the kind of outfit you feel terrific in. View Post

A jeans jacket at a bloggers’ shoot

jeans jacket G-StarImagine…three bloggers meeting for lunch. What do they bring? Right!! Cameras. All three of them. So meeting Anja (Curly Traveller) and Misja ( for lunch, meant I needed to wear something you hadn’t seen yet. With all the pictures that were bound to be taken, I could create another blog post without having to trouble Ron. Anja is photographing for a long time and she knows how to handle my pigheaded camera too. Her blog shows wonderful pictures of all her travels. And Misja is a photographer by trade. Her blog features all kinds of people she photographs in the street (indeed… Street Style), but only of people over 40. View Post

An ochre dress with burgundy

Ochre dress with burgundyThe old station of a little village near Haarlem, called Vogelenzang, is the background for this ochre dress with burgundy. The dress is the last of my August finds in the Max Mara outlet. It is nice and warm, but I still added a little layer underneath as the temperatures were around freezing point. The boots are still much loved by me. You saw them last year here and here. It took me a while to style the dress as I didn’t have anything burgundy or ochre. Then I decided that dark brown was almost burgundy and by matching the boots with the belt… styling “problem” solved. (We need not overthink everything, right?) View Post