Haarlem

Black linen dress, a midi dress to be exact

Nothing as easy to style as a black linen dress, or any black dress really. I bought it at my favourite address: kpa.haarlem, again because Karlijn, the owner, modelled it on Instagram. I knew immediately that this was an ideal dress for me with the full skirt, the...

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An atypical trouser suit

Most trouser suits I have seen, have jackets with sleeves. Mine hasn't, it is rather different. Not only is it sleeveless, the jacket and the trousers are an unusual style, which is why I call it an atypical trouser suit. I bought it at kpa.haarlem, after Karlijn, the...

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Black Vivienne Westwood blouse

My friend Katrien gave me this black Vivienne Westwood blouse. She never wore it and thought I might like it. And I do. It took me a couple of hours to style it, while sending photos to Katrien for feedback. We both liked this skirt and these shoes best with the...

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A striped jacket with big sleeves

Because trendy stuff, like a striped jacket with big sleeves, will become quickly dated, it is not something I am usually very fond of. In a couple of years or perhaps already next year, someone might say: "Oh that is quite old, isn't it?" On the other hand, if...

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Oversized pastel green shirt

Talking about a garment which covers "all sins", how about this oversized pastel green shirt? And it wasn't for that reason why I fell for it. It is because it reminds me of the kind of thing an artist would wear to create a painting. It is fun and quirky (in my...

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Pink and orange brooch, created by an artist

These boots are definitely made for walking. Their third appearance on the blog is with this red and pink pleated skirt, nicely matched (haha) with an orange and pink brooch. I adore the brooch but it is a pain in the you-know-what, to wear it. It is heavy and pulls...

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A red silk shirt with boyfriend jeans

Standing on stairs and sitting on benches are mine and Kitty’s favourite poses. (For those who don't know, Kitty is my photographer.) When I discovered these stairs on one of my cycling trips, I sent Kitty some photos and she approved. We shot this very comfy and...

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Black and white dress with stripes and polka dots

Not only has this black and white dress got stripes, it has polka dots as well. What's not to love, right? I added polka dot patterned tights to keep it co-ordinated. Remember two weeks ago when I told you about my neighbours' wedding and the bubblegum pink stretch...

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A polka dot co-ord

Isn't this polka dot co-ord lovely? I think it is very feminine and so does husband Ron. He saw it on me when Kitty took photos of me in the shop of kpa.haarlem. It was the post with my multi-coloured knitted cardigan. Ron was so taken with it, that he paid for the...

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Denim jacket, orange ankle boots and an orange coat

Buying a denim jacket when you know that this shade doesn't suit you, isn't the smartest move to make. Still, it is in my wardrobe, which means I either make it work or give it away. By adding a blue, white and yellow scarf, there is more 'light' near my face. I...

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Python print boots and a green jacket

The concept behind this photoshoot was good: let's go to the garden behind the Ripperda kazerne (kazerne = barracks) and shoot an outfit with these python print boots. In reality, not such a good idea. The garden wasn't very nice (it is winter... duh) and the barracks...

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Gold and black jacket, bought second-hand

Loes photographed one of my Christmas outfits, this gold and black jacket from Lolly's Laundry. I bought it second-hand with the original price tag still on it. Listening to my friend Marjolein's suggestion, I altered the high neckline into a small V. I didn't find it...

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