Red and white striped blouseWhen I saw this red and white striped blouse on the blog of Yvonne (Funky Forty) I fell in love with it. You can see Yvonne in this outfit at the end of her post. I know, I shamelessly copied it. There are 7 reasons why this blouse is sooo me. I told her this and luckily she didn’t mind. Don’t we (bloggers) all want to inspire? Nevertheless, thank you Yvonne.

As I am still trying to show you a skirt/dress one week and trousers the other week, I had to get this outfit on camera quickly. The previous two posts were with trousers and I had another trouser outfit lined up. There was a need for a skirt post in between.
I therefore wore this to the office on the Friday after Ascension Day. (Ascension Day is a bank holiday in The Netherlands and the weather was splendid. Nearly everybody took the day off. Not me, bummer.) Anyway, my cunning plan was to ask a young colleague whom I knew was working that Friday, to take some pictures in one of the managers’ offices. They have lots of light and nice furniture. As I guessed the floor was deserted heh heh.

Below: see? Nice chair. The jet pendant I am wearing, is there for fun. I am also wearing jet earrings and a jet bracelet.

Red and white striped blouse

Below: no idea what that plush giraffe was doing there but I thought it was a terrific prop.

Red and white striped blouse

Below: I pretended to sit on it. Which is quite a strain on old knees with high heels.

Red and white striped blouse

After I finally left the office, I rushed to my friend Anja’s house as it was her birthday. And she had bubblies.

Below: Anja drinking birthday champagne. (Anja’s blog is called Curly Traveller.) Anja  decorated her shed herself years ago.

Anja

Below: Misja, our friend and photographer was at the birthday party too. See Misja’s Street Style blog here. Misja wore a copper colour top with a bit of gold shimmer which she bought in the shop of Sacramento’s (Mis Papelicos) daughter. Sacramento is very colourful and creative and so is her daughter Rebecca.

Red and white striped blouse and Misja Beijers

Below: as Anja, Misja and I are all bloggers I didn’t feel at all guilty asking (pushing?) them to do a photo session. If you missed it, here is a link to a post where the three of us took loads of photos. Misja is much more modern than I am. See her funky sneakers.

Red and white striped blouse and Misja Beijers

Below: Anja directed us: “Strike a pose ladies!!”

Red and white striped blouse and Misja Beijers

Below: the back of the blouse. Which, by the way, is Zara. At night, just before going to bed, I discovered I could also wear the belt at the front as a big bow with long ends. Would be more comfortable. You probably recognise the mini bag (also Zara) from my post last week.

Red and white striped blouse

Below: this is Yvonne, another friend of Anja. We bossed her to pose as well. Cute dress and sandals.

Yvonne

Below: Misja wanted to take a picture of Anja and me…. This is me pulling a “oh yuck, do I have to? with her?”-face. Pretty aweful right?

Anja and me

Below: this is the nice equivalent.

Anja and me

Next week you’ll get to see lots of outfits of my BVA-friends and me. And a new, more rocking way, to wear my black pointy flat shoes.

Greetje

No Fear of Fashion