This outfit was lingering in my photo album “Outfits still to post”, and I “perfected” it a couple of weeks ago. It was time to show a skirt after all those jeans. An orange leather skirt with a brown jumper is such a good combination (I think) because the two colours complement each other and I like the little orange piping on the jumper. The skirt is really old and the jumper is from a designer sale, the designer being Mart Visser.
Marjolein and I went to the centre of The Hague to do the photo shoot and started at the restaurant By Ami. They do make restaurants very “Instagrammable” these days, the new term for photogenic. I will show you many photos of the restaurant as there was a lot of eye candy.
Below: The entrance of By Ami.
Below: Marjolein still being cold from outside, gloves on, trying to get warm. We dumped our coats and bags on the lovely chairs and table.
Below: I don’t know if the theme is sea world or fairy tales, but this is what our tabletop looked like.
Below: The other part of the restaurant. Colour overload, I love it.
Below: A couple of detail photos.
Below: The entrance leading to the WC. Stairway to heaven?
Below: I photographed Marjolein against the stairway to heaven background. She looked very smart as always.
Below: Time to go outside and photograph my outfit, with this building as a background.
Below: The building had lovely red shutters, clashing beautifully with my orange skirt. I bought the tights especially for this outfit. The boots are old, bought at the Max Mara outlet in Turin years ago. The heels are high but reasonably comfortable to walk in. Not too far though. The bag is Longchamps and also years old.
Below: It would have been more attractive if the back of the skirt had been filled with a round tush. Alas, mine is flat as a pancake. I’d better make sure not to turn my back to people too much LOL.
Below: The stork is in The Hague’s city coat of arms. Some say they chose the stork (in the 15th century?) because it was believed to bring luck.
I am pulling a strange face here.
Below: Close-up of the brooch and the gold star earrings.
Below: The colour of the brooch above isn’t quite right, so here is a better photo.
Below: Ending this part of the post with two beautiful buildings.
So much for The Hague.
What happened in my life this week
It was a mixed week, which started with a delicious dinner in an Indonesian restaurant together with friends and neighbours Froukje and Petro. Delightful evening.
Of course I saw mum, to whom I had passed my cold on. She wasn’t very ill, thank goodness. I brought her new shoes which fit perfectly and are comfortable to walk in. Somehow we have lost her winter shoes in the move to the nursing home, so we had to replace them.
I was a good girl and exercised twice this past week. Even went cycling twice.
We had the new gas cooker fitted. That’s one thing ticked off my list. Now we have a problem with the glass door of our shower. The darned thing is out of plumb and that is dangerous. The glass door may break. Problem is to find someone who can fix it. Everybody is talking about re-using, recycling etc but most companies only want to sell us a new bathroom. Not on your Nelly. We haven’t got the money for that.
Marcella stopped by for coffee and we created four videos to promote her website. I fell in love with a pair of gold-plated earrings she brought and she gave them to me. Sweet!! Real party danglers. See below. (Link to those earrings. I have to say, they are better in reality.)
Loes (below) visited me for a cup of coffee and after an hour of chatting we decided to do an impromptu photo shoot as I wasn’t happy with the photos of another shoot (my fault not the photographer’s). You’ll see more next week.
Kitty also came for coffee and a glass of wine but I forgot to take a photo of her. She is doing fine.
Below: Another brown with orange outfit I wore this week
I hate the rainy weather which is back, so I don’t get out of the house much. Let’s hope the new year will bring us better weather. On the upside, if this is all that’s troubling me, I am blessed. And I do feel blessed.
Have a wonderful Christmas time and I’ll be back with a post next weekend.