Here you see the whole outfit with the bright blue top which I wore in last week’s post. I wore it again to the brocante market in Haarlem with Sylvia of 40+Style. It is an easy outfit. As I get older, I appreciate ease and comfort more and more. Still wearing the high heels and tighter dresses, but I am getting better in saying no to uncomfortable clothes and shoes.
We will start with the outfits Sylvia and I were wearing. Later on some Street Style photos of other women as well.
Below: Bag Marina Rinaldi from the Max Mara outlet two years ago. Bracelet: Little Mole Boutique. Sandals: my trusted address for comfortable and stylish shoes: Eijk Amsterdam. You can adjust the top strap as there is velcro involved. You cannot see it, but it is heaven when your feet swell in the heat. Trousers are old, as is the belt. Both are items I treasure.
Below: Sylvia in a grey and white ensemble. Of course with a pop of colour (red bag) and her new shoes.
Below: Another good shot of her. Sunglasses are in tune with the rest of the outfit.
Below: Let’s see what the market had to offer.
Below: Lovely little stalls underneath the trees, the kind of market you hope to find in France. And here we are in Haarlem. Who needs to go on holiday? Not me.
Below: Hey… what do I see there? Leopard spots?
Below: I “chased” the woman and asked whether I could take her photo and would she mind being featured on my blog? She didn’t mind. My kind of outfit.
Below: Cute little pigs. I know, they are corny and for old ladies. Cannot help liking them (didn’t buy though).
Below: Tin toys.
Below: I used to collect these old photo frames and those cases. I only have a few left as our house is “modern” now.
Below: Passing another very interesting lady.
Below: She was very nice. Love her kimono jacket.
Below: Details of my outfit. By this time I had switched my sandals for flat shoes. Not for comfort but because of the little pebbles and dust at the market. Didn’t want to damage my nice sandals. These flat shoes are by Peter Kaiser. The little yellow bag is Zara.
Below: Leaving the market as it was time for lunch. The waitress spontaneously offered to take our picture. SURE, why not? 😂
Below: Our view in the centre of Haarlem was lovely.
Below: There was a red carpet through all the little streets in the centre of the city. A festive thing: Haarlem Shopping Night. Shopping till midnight with lots of discounts, special deals, stalls and creative festivities. From our seats we had a great view. This woman is wearing a jumpsuit with mules. Very fashionable. (Sorry dear lady, just caught you when you pulled a face.)
Below: And this is her from the back. Oh, I forgot, there were balloons too.
Below: Two well dressed ladies, although too young really, to be on this blog.
Below: When I complimented her on her T-shirt, she offered to pose for the camera. A happy T-shirt.
Below: Aha, a lady within the blog age group, looking terrific. I want her shoes and bag.
Below: After lunch and coffee Sylvia and I crossed the street to seach for a red dress to be worn over wide trousers. This one came close but still didn’t make it.
Below: This lady is making those old fashioned collars (from the Middle Ages?). They are often bought by acting companies. These ones you can wash and they stay in shape. Contrary to the old days, where they had to be starched, folded and ironed back into shape.
Below: One last picture I shot very hastily. I like these sandals.
Sylvia has left The Netherlands for more than a month vacation elsewhere, but I still have one post in stock of her and me together.
Leaving you with a blog tip. I recently discovered The Vivienne Files by Janice Riggs. A blog with loads of practical information about capsules, colours, clothes and accessories that go together and where to find them. Janice really puts in a lot of work, reseaching the right items.