Bloggers get-together in Haarlem

Bloggers get-together in HaarlemIt doesn’t happen often, but we were able to arrange a mini bloggers get-together in Haarlem. Misja (MisjaB), Anja (Curly Traveller) and I live in Haarlem and Sylvia (40+Style), although Singapore based, almost always spends some time in Haarlem in the summer. We all know each other and we all have a blog (well.. Sylvia’s blog is a website to be honest). It is not all about fashion and outfits in our conversations but as you can understand the subject does come up. View Post

Four colours in one outfit

It might be easy for some people to use four colours in one outfit, but not for me. As a matter of fact, this is the first time I have pulled it off. Three colours in one outfit was the best I could do up till now and no, a multicoloured piece of clothing doesn’t count. The above photo is taken in my friend Anja’s (Curly Traveller) garden in front of her shed, with Sylvia of 40+Style standing next to me.  View Post

With Sylvia of 40PlusStyle in Haarlem

With Sylvia of 40+Style in HaarlemLast week I spent an afternoon with Sylvia of 40+Style in Haarlem as she is back in the country! What a joy. She is a friend and my blog mentor. She kicks my butt when I am lazy. Naturally I reserve time to meet her in the weeks she is here. This day we had lovely sunshine and we went for lunch, like we often do. We have to eat, right? So why not do it together. The weather has been so good here in The Netherlands, really warm (29º C/84ºF) with rainstorms because of the same warmth. Not too bad in this west part of the country but causing floods in the south. Back to my Wesnesday with Sylvia.  View Post

Shopping Saturday loose in Haarlem

Shopping SaturdayMy face is a bit silly in this picture. It was the start of another glorious Shopping Saturday with my friends Sabine and Anke. As the knee wasn’t up to shopping (story is getting old) we decided (or I dictated) to shop in Haarlem. That way I could travel by bike instead of walking. Riding a bike is good for the knee. We started in a place called Heemstede which is glued to Haarlem, as we had done before in February 2017 (see this post). View Post

Orange trouser suit

Orange trouser suitI bet you said “WOW, my goodness” when you opened this post. An orange trouser suit is not for the faint-hearted, especially not in such a bright shade. Readers who have been following my blog for a while, know it is definitely something for me. I don’t mind standing out in the crowd. If somebody doesn’t like it, well tough, we are all different, we all have a different taste. You don’t have to like it for me to feel good. Of course if everybody was to tell me I look aweful in an outfit, it would make me doubt. But I do have a mirror and I am not blind. View Post