It is very rare for me to wear anything monochrome. It is also rare for me to wear grey. And yet, here I am, wearing monochrome grey. When I saw this opening photo, I could only think “Oh good heavens, the “girls” are definitely taking centre stage. Chances are, I won’t be wearing this outfit much. I had taken iPhone photos which were apparently not that good or I would have seen this. On the other hand, they are there, why hide them? Or should the answer be: ‘buy turtlenecks that fit better”?
Update on the knee
The knee is finally getting better. Still a long way away from wearing high heels or even walking more than half a mile on a stretch, but definitely getting better. I now also know what was causing the inflammation. My support soles. Yes indeed. I am so happy for having put two and two together. A colleague of mine told me she was already scheduled for a back operation when, by chance, she found out that support soles were the solution. No operation necessary. With that story in mind, I thought back on what I had been wearing, what I was doing and not doing when the first pain started. Outcome: I had been walking on flat shoes with support soles for a longer time than usual. The day I got the first real pain I walked on high heeled boots, the only ones with support soles.
Got it checked by a podiatrist and bingo: the soles caused a completely wrong posture. My orthopedist would never have found this. He is a specialist and looks at the knee, the symptoms and the photos, not the human being as a whole. So I could have been operated and been messed about in my knee. All of it would have made things worse without finding any solution. So glad I kept using my common sense. On my way to full recovery now.
An afternoon with my friend Marjolein
You have seen Marjolein a couple of times, last time in this post about Urban Farmers. She came over to keep me company and to try on some of my Eijk boots. As I had been raving about them and she wanted to feel what they were like. I think Eijk has another fan.
For lunch we chose to go to a nearby restaurant called Loetje, which is famous for their steaks. For lunch we had club sandwich and salad though. The weather was rather grey, with rain threat and I knew they have a porch which is handy if you want to take blog pictures. We could also park the car right in front. A must when you can hardly walk.
Below: Loetje is modern but still cosy. At dinner time it is packed. Loetje himself, father of the owner, had a pub, which he extended and he started to sell steak, french fries and salad. He became famous for it and his son has opened 14 restaurants with this concept and never changed a thing about the recipe. You can even find the recipe on their site so what is the big deal? No idea but they are very successful. You can read about Loetje here.
Below: Blog photos on the porch after lunch. Marjolein wore a green leather jacket, blue trousers and a floral top.
Below: “Walk towards me and I will take a head to toe shot.”
Below: I totally fell in love with Marjolein’s top, even though florals aren’t my thing. The straps of her tank top worked very well with it. I shamelessly copied her and now own this top as well but wear it longer. We have been friends for 42 years and live in different cities. We don’t have issues with these things. I love our friendship and I know she does too.
Below: “My boots! You didn’t get my boots in the photo!” Marjolein is a danser and very lithe (learned that word from Nikki – Midlife Chic).
Below: I know I shouldn’t be talking while my picture is being taken but never seem to learn. The grey kimono coat fits the monochrome grey theme. It also works very well with the wide khaki trousers of last week. Much better than the python coat I wore then. White rubber bag is by Obag and the mini bag is by Zara (sorry Michelle Tyler). The gloves are from Paris, bought in the same shop as The Paris Necklace, so bloody expensive. Fortunately also bloody good.
Below: Probably looked the booby way because I stood tall. It is good for my posture…
You see that the trousers are tapered and ankle grazing. They seem to be the rage but I need to get used to them.
Below: Close-up of the pearls. Bought the necklace at a house sale from a friend of a friend. You can wear them long, medium and short. The earrings were given by my father to my mother in the sixties. I had them adjusted to fit my earlobes.
Below: Goofing around at the climbing tree for kids. Don’t for a minute think I did anything else than carefully placing my foot on the branche.
Till next week.