Hurray, I found something I could wear and doesn’t hurt or show my bloated tummy. It is a wool skirt by Wolford which I found somewhere in a second-hand shop a while ago. Very good quality of course. The black and white blazer you have seen before, worn with green trousers. The skirt I wore for warmth underneath my pleated summer skirt. It appeared on the blog for the first time with a green/white/black polka dot jumper, an outfit I still really like but I gave away the top (why??).
Black and white outfits are all the rage this season so, although it is all old stuff, I created something fashionable with it. To add some colour and modernity to the outfit I chose my burgundy boots and my bright pink earrings by Lara Design. Marcella of Lara Design changed the button on my earlobe by my request from white to golden.
Below: Marijke (one of the BVA girls) visited me this week and I pushed the camera in her hands and said: “You have to photograph this outfit as my photo stock is running out”. Marijke is very easy going so she laughed and complied.
Below: As background we chose the neighbourhood which I found on one of my walks.
Below: I had asked Marijke to be my “stand-in” and she decided to pull a serious model face and emphasize her trainers.
Below: That seriousness didn’t last very long. It is a blurry but fun photo and it conveys her joyful character.
Below: It was windy again so I tried my best to keep my hair in shape (failed miserably).
Below: Trying to get my hair back the way I want it. I always carry a comb with me. Marijke asked me whether I minded my knees being visible between the skirt and the boots. My answer was: “Not at all.” I was wearing black hold-ups (thigh highs) but they could have been more opaque. The fact that the boots are pretty wide at the top is new in fashion and I don’t mind that either.
Below: A little bit further down the road, we spotted a blossom tree.
Below: Oh yes, that makes a really pretty background, especially with the pink earrings. It is all in the details.
Below: Close-up of the earrings.
So nice when my friends are helping me with an impromptu photo shoot.
What happened in my life this week
Saturday was a glorious day with sunshine. Ron and I went into town for coffee on a terrace. Unfortunately my selfie was so bad that I had to cut Ron out of the photo.
Below: I was wearing my olive coloured trousers and French Kande jewellery. My friend Susan of ‘Une femme d’un certain âge‘ wears a lot of their jewellery and I like it too. She arranged for me to buy the necklaces in a sale (rare for this brand) and gave me the bracelet as a present. (Link to a post for details of the necklaces.)
The trousers were the only pair that felt all right with my tummy. That is, for a while. I took them off when I got back.
Sunday we had a nice spontaneous chat with neighbours in a new neighbourhood restaurant.
Tuesday Marijke came and we chatted before we took the photos for this blog post.
Below: Wednesday Marja visited me. Of course we had a lovely time together.
Observe the two embroidered black stripes coming out of her breast pocket.
Below: The back of her shirt jacket with more embroidery. What a stellar garment.
Below: I wore the same wool skirt that day. This time with cream boots and a blue jumper carefully hiding my belly. You have seen the jumper before with blue trousers and with cream trousers.
Wearing black opaque hold-ups here, which I think looks better. The skirt looks blue in this photo, like the jumper, but is black. I have no problem (anymore) wearing black and blue together.
Below: Close-up of the Angela Caputi necklace I am wearing in above photo. Black and white with two very small yellow beads in between. The black beads are faceted.
(Link to a 2018 post with this necklace with a white shirt in a summer outfit.)
Below: And these are my new Lara Design earrings which I am wearing with the above necklace. I think they are a good match.
Friday was a great day too. Lia and Harry came and the four of us had coffee and lunch at the neighbourhood restaurant.
Below: They arrived with a bunch of flowers. Luckily, the flowers in that spot had just wilted.
Below: Lia in front of their custom-made camper.
Harry is a mechanic and has a creative soul. He single-handedly built this camper. I had totally forgotten to take a photo while they were here, so Harry took one of Lia on the camping site where they were spending the night.
Below: The same photo but now you can also see their view. Typical Dutch landscape.
So much for this week. Next week it should be warmer and without rain. Fingers crossed.