Aleida blazer by All SaintsNext to my COS top (see previous post) I also bought this jacket in London. It is called the Aleida blazer by All Saints. A shop which I thought wasn’t in The Netherlands and had a good reputation. That was a mistake. Not the reputation or the Aleida blazer but the presumption the brand wasn’t available in my country. It is. Big shop in Amsterdam, Heiligeweg. Plus easy ordering online. Learned that for next time. Ordering from the UK is pretty good for us, far better than ordering from the USA (shipping and customs kill the fun in shopping). Whether that will still be this easy after Brexit is implemented…..

For this shoot Ron and I went back to Veerkwartier in Haarlem. We had done a photoshoot there before in February 2016 inside the restaurant.

Below: Charlie and I sat outside in the sunshine.

Aleida blazer by All Saints

Below: red with gold earrings. With pictures like this I always wonder why I always want very sharp photos. As the years progress I see sooo many wrinkles. With a more blurry photo that wouldn’t show. Never mind, we all grow older and for those of you who are younger: better accept it and move on to some fun than dwell upon it and be miserable. You cannot change it, that is for sure.

Below: we went around the corner. In spring and summer the dogs need to be on a leash on these grounds (playing children, brooding birds etc.). Now .. watch these heels.. They are very narrow like a stiletto heel, but with much more support. Remember these heels when we are further down this “story”.

Dog Charlie

Below: Ron: “Where is the big bag with photo equipment??”.. Me: “Back there, around the corner.” So I forget these things… sew me.

Aleida blazer by All Saints

Below: this stump brought me back to my first day at secundary school, first English lesson: “Splash goes the water. A fish, cries the boy, as he sits on the stump of a beach tree.”  I never forgot that line. And never knew what a beach tree was (I looked it up now).

Aleida blazer by All Saints

Below: time for the first serious head to toe shot. I took off my sunglasses but the light maked me squint. The jacket is actually olive green. I just cannot get that on a photo. It looks grey / brown, but NO, this jacket is GREEN. The top is cream and by Marella. You can see it clearly in this post with Daniela. I love this top. It oozes quality and has a very pretty back. The shoes are by Eijk Amsterdam. Still for sale and soft as a baby’s skin. The mini bag is from Zara.

Aleida blazer by All Saints

Below: close-up of the bag. I am very much into mini bags now. Ever since I saw them in the shop windows in London. Blogging friend Annette inspired me further by wearing a cute Zara bag (see her post: The lady of Style). I checked Zara’s site, which resulted in the acquisition of more than one mini bag. Three to be exact. I adore them even though they are not leather (which is new to me). Big advantage: they are so much more affordable than the designer ones. I don’t want to invest in them as it is only a trend. Today it is mini bags, tomorrow it is totes again. I am good.Zara bag blush pink with studsBelow: “Now, come on Charlie, be my best accessory”.

Aleida blazer by All Saints

Below: she is such a sweet dog. Ten years old now and the love of Ron’s life. OK, his wife and daughter are the loves of his life too, but eehhh.. I bet he loves the dog more haha.

Aleida blazer by All Saints

Below: Ron likes shooting through a window. See that mill (top left)? That would make a good background.

Aleida blazer by All Saints

Below: so here I am again, in a field of flowers (as in this post with the coleseed).

Aleida blazer by All Saints

Below: we tried a few spots. Heels in the grass. Remember those heels from earlier in the post?

Aleida blazer by All Saints

Below: here is better shot of the mill. We still have a few mills left. For the tourists.

Dutch mill

Below: heading back. The restaurant was quite far away from the mill and the only way to get there was across the grass.

Aleida blazer by All Saints

Below: just to show you how far it was, from where we were. Not easy on those heels but they did well.

Below: a close-up of Charlie to say goodbye for now.

Dog Charlie

Greetje

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