As I am always on the lookout for bright coloured clothes, I immediately spotted this orange sweater. Jumping from the rack, screaming: take me home! It combines very well with my green legging with side stripe. Only the legging isn’t that warm while the sweater is. There are fashionable people who walk around bare legged in winter to go to a party in lovely strappy sandals (you know who you are). Or who wear boots in summer with a tanktop. I cannot do that. My outfits are either for winter, for summer or for in-between. Never a mix. Which is why this orange sweater is better on jeans with boots. I might try thick tights underneath the striped legging; it was rather an awesome combination.
My friend and neighbour Anja is back in town and she agreed to come into town with me. Quite a miracle as she hates the cold. She loves The Netherlands for her friends and the fact she can layer her clothes and wear cuddly coats. But the cold… not her cup of tea. So I was very pleased she agreed to come out and “play” with me. “Play” in our case means: taking pictures for blogs as Anja also has a blog, a travel blog (Curly Traveller).
Below: Anja in her colourful outfit as she is a “more is more” person. A feast for a photographer. She really brightens up the day.
Below: Anja posted this picture on her Instagram saying: “It is cold in The Netherlands”. We liked the red table and benches against our green coats.
Below: Anja knew a nice shop (Home Stock) with furniture and interior decorations which she thought would provide a good background for our photos. And … (important).. no wind blowing. We used her camera as hers is better equipped for indoor shooting. Even so, the light indoors is never sufficient. The store is indeed fantastic. Very creative with a warm, homey atmosphere.
Below: Spread across the couch. You have to think of something original. 😆 The sweater is by American Vintage.
Below: We tried several couches. Anja is my boho friend.
Below: And she loves velvet (this tunic is blue). Look at that bear rug underneath the blue chair! How cute is that.
Below: Searching for a place to have coffee and take photos. This place had pretty marble stairs but it was too dark for photos.
Below: On our way to another place. I love Anja’s hair. I know it is high maintenance, but gosh the result is worth it.
Below: Hah, we found a place.
Below: Anja photographing me across the table and me photographing her. People around us probably thought we were insane. Not dangerous, but definitely not normal.
Below: The scarf is by Pauw. Added to create more interest to the outfit.
Below: Close-up of the big watch. Present from Ron a couple of years ago.
Below: When I took this picture it was still too bright to see the pretty lights.
Below: But darkness soon settled as we walked home. Anja goofing in front of the bears in the window.
I am glad Anja is back. Many cups of coffee and chats.
PS: I am linking up with Adrienne and Jill, who are hosting “How I wear my blazer (or jacket)”. This is the last month they are hosting “How I wear my..”. A shame but understandable.
How I wear my Blazer at The Rich Life in Wine Country
How I wear my Blazer at Everything Just So.
And I am linking up with:
- Visible Monday of Not Dead Yet Style
- Shoe And Tell Fashion Link-up of Style Nudge
- I will wear what I like of Not Dressed as Lamb