The idea of wearing this Sportmax jeans dress with a printed top came from an advertisement by couturier Mart Visser. The printed top is his design and he advertised it with a jeans dress. Such a dress was already in my wardrobe for years (original post and post where I wear it like a jacket). Accessorizing it with a red bag and my red earrings by Lara Design, was the easiest thing on earth. The white sneakers are by Vic Matié and I bought them at LAB Women’s Clothing.
Marjolein and I had decided to go to Amsterdam for the shoot (and the shopping). The weather was gorgeous even though the temperatures were still low.
We had coffee and lunch at one of my favourite places in the Nine Streets of Amsterdam: Koffiehuis De Hoek.
Below: The café had recently renovated their toilets and I thought this sign on the two toilet doors was such a great find. I love it.
Below: As we turned the corner to go shopping, I noticed the café also had tables outside in the sun.
Poor Marjolein was very patient with me and took photo after photo in the same spot before I thought I looked good.
Below: Goofing around doesn’t help either haha.
Below: Close-up of the Mart Visser printed top. The sketch of the woman in red is by his hand.
Below: I tried taking a photo of Marjolein as well, but the light wasn’t right.
Below: We walked along the canals but alas, without the trees being green, it just doesn’t look the best it can be.
Below: The steps provide good photo opportunities though. First I took a photo of Marjolein.
Below: And in return she took a photo of me. I think this one looks really nice.
Below: A close-up of the red with pink earrings by Lara Design.
Below: While I was waiting for Marjolein who was trying on clothes in a shop, she secretly took this photo. Let’s say this is my resting bitch face. Now you know why I always smile when a photo is taken.
Below: Marjolein’s cute vest is longer at the back than the front. This is my secretly taken photo of her.
Below: Oh lovely, another terrace in the sun.
Below: Two pretty buildings coming up, dear readers.
Below: We passed a pizza joint (or something like that) and they had two cute benches in front of the shop. The notes say: “Benches are for customers”, but the second bench is facing the wrong way if you want people to read that sign haha.
Below: As we were on our way to Central Station again, I tried to capture this block of houses. Difficult to photograph. I don’t even know whether it is brand-new or not, but I quite like it.
Below: Underneath the above building runs a beautifully decorated gallery. I have shown it on the blog before.
Below: Marjolein pointed out this building. This time it is not a warped photo. The top part of the building is really askew. I hope they levelled the floors, otherwise it will be difficult to eat soup LOL.
Below: And we were back at Amsterdam Central Station; such a fantastic building.
Below: Bye Marjolein, see you again soon.
What happened in my life this week
On Saturday I met Marita for a coffee on a terrace. The weather was cold but sunny and we sat behind glass panels with a heater above our heads. Very comfy.
Below you see Marita soaking up the sun.
Below: Marita wore this fun boiler suit. I love such suits but they need a more feminine body than mine. Great addition of the pretty lime scarf.
Below: I wore an old dress from the Max Mara outlet in Turin. See original post wearing black high heels.
Below: It is hard to see in the above photo, so here is a close-up of the green boots and the green patterned tights.
On my way home I popped into kpa.haarlem and heard from the owner Karlijn that Marita had done the same and just left haha. She is as addicted to this shop as I am.
Sunday I didn’t go to mum for a change as my brother and sister-in-law visited her. The day before my niece Annelot visited her as well, bringing her youngest, so it was a busy weekend for mum and no photo of her of course.
So I did housekeeping and blog work.
Monday Marcella and I made a couple of videos. One had gone wrong but was funny. We tried to figure out how to edit the two to become one. We succeeded but not in the way we wanted to. So my next-door neighbour girl has been teaching me again on Thursday. Marcella published it on her Instagram account. Be warned; it is in Dutch if you click the link.
Tuesday my eyes were measured for the cataract operation. I was totally confused by the eyesight outcome but my optician put my mind at ease and told me the outcome could indeed be very different than usual.
Ron and I took dog Watson to the beach for a run which is his favourite spot. It was cold but not very and of course we ended up on a terrace. I had Baileys. I hardly drink any alcohol but I adore coffee liqueur. In the evening I had a lovely hour long Facetime chat with Susan of Une femme d’un certain âge.
Then Wednesday morning I jumped out of bed because both my legs were attacked by cramp. And not normal cramp but very painful and it lasted at least a minute or more. I was in agony and screamed a lot. Poor Ron came with warm cloths and a blow-dryer to ease it but that didn’t help at first. I even fell over pretty hard. I immediately booked a physiotherapy appointment for the next morning. It completely threw me off for the rest of the morning.
By the afternoon I was back on my feet again (pun intended) and visited Marianne whose birthday it was.
Below: Marianne, being all colourful on her birthday.
Below: I wore my tiered ruffle skirt from Hope Fashion UK. I always feel very feminine when I wear it and it is very comfortable.
Thursday I had my Instragram Reel ‘Training‘ by my next-door neighbour girl and in the evening I went out to dinner at restaurant Toujours with my friend Helga (below).
Below: Of course Helga took a photo of me too. (Link to the original post with this polka dot skirt suit.) We had a lovely evening, great food and cocktails (porn star martini again, just like last time). Coincidently we sat at the same table as the previous time.
Friday was a glorious day with nothing but sunshine and high temperatures (relatively speaking). I so enjoyed soaking up the sun. Went to the hairdresser (see below).
Friday evening we went for drinks and dinner to our friends Georg and Marla. I think it is a good idea to weigh myself again….
Oh, as far as videos are concerned. Here is an editing exercise. We created this (much longer) video for something else and it is in Dutch. Ron is saying that we put on clothes that are at the top of a pile and me saying: “He does, I don’t”.
Your ‘resting bitch’-face…hhaha…LOL!
Marianne looks gorgeous in those colours!
And your friend Helga is a bomb-shell, no? Pretty!
Lots of alcohol for you; watch out for flensen-loeistof, he? 😉
Marianne always looks good and Helga just doesn’t seem to age. Very good genes.
Flensen loeistof haha. I can manage two cocktails without getting tipsy.
I very much like the denim dress worn as a jacket and it looks really good on you. Thank you for showing us all the beautiful buildings. Marianne is lovely in her gorgeous birthday outfit.
I’d say it was a good post. And it should be as it was a very nice day.
Love, love, love your outfit with the jeans dress over the printed top. So cute, chic and fun! Of course, I always enjoy your photos of Dutch architecture and seeing your friends, too!
If you put it like that, then this post was a good one (grin). Thanks.
I like all of your style photos. Wearing the dress as an overshirt–very stylish! Also very much like the dress with tights and boots and the ruffle skirt. Home runs!!!
Thumbs up on your hair style.
Hi Linda, I am very pleased that you like so many of the outfits. My hair style is really born out of necessity. I cannot do much else with it. Not to worry, I like it too.
Love the dress over the graphic tee – the pops of red are awesome. So many lovely buildings!
I always enjoy seeing your friends (happy birthday, Marianne – you look badass in your boots!). Love your tiered tulle skirt!
I got a remark today that the white sneakers were a bit too matchy/matchy with the white shirt. I get that point; I try to be less matchy/matchy but I haven’t got the fantasy to come up with something better haha.
Very stylish – I’m not mad about double denim as a rule, but this works well with the top and trainers. Marianne looks fabulous in that fuchsia colour. Wish her a belated happy birthday! Lovely buildings as usual, especially the cheerful green & yellow one. Have a great week!
I am not fond of double denim either. Perhaps it works because the structure and colours of the dress vary?
Marianne reads my blog but I will point her to your comment.
Hi dear,love to laugh with you and hope there will be plenty more of that coming soon.Where is the subtitel under the short video…haha lol! Kisss
I cannot put subtitles in videos…yet. iMovie with which I edit my videos does horrible big letters. But in future I might find a solution.
I see that one photo not as resting bitch face but instead showing off a lovely profile and a look that is thoughtful.
Really? I see a tiered, old grumpy face hahaha. Glad you have such a different opinion.
I’m always a fan of a dress worn open as a jacket, especially when you have such a fun print on the top.
Really enjoyed our chat, can’t wait to see you next month!!!
Now I have to go back to your posts “how to pack for traveling” haha.
Looking very much forward to seeing you too.
You know, I always like to see you in your jeans, they are part of our history. The dress you wear as an overshirt is very nice and the shirt too. I love earrings. I always amaze with your photos of urban landscapes, I like them a lot. I loved your black skirt with the white blouse! Beautiful hairstyle.
Sounds like I offered you a lot of nice things in this post. I find that very satisfying. Thanks for the comment.
Love this post with all the photos! Also love your various outfits, especially the first one with the the jeans dress – so cool! You also have a bunch of very stylish friends. I’m now following you and kpa.haarlem on Instagram so I get to see even more.
Have you tried drinking pickle juice when you have leg cramps? It sounds crazy, but it does work, due to the sodium, I’ve heard.
Have a great week!
Oh what fun, you following me on Instagram. Let me know your Instagram name by DM on IG and I will follow you as well.
I have never heard of pickle juice. You mean the juice in a jar where pickles are kept in? Yuck.