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French Kande necklaces

French Kande necklaces

There is a story to tell about these French Kande necklaces and it’s a long one, so get a cup of coffee or tea and make yourself comfortable. It all began with my bloggy friend Susan of Une femme d'un certain âge. She loves the jewellery French Kande make and they...

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Pink orange maxi dress

Pink orange maxi dress

The shorts which I had bought went back to the store, however cute they were and instead I bought this pink orange maxi dress. I love maxi dresses as they give me the opportunity to wear flat shoes with them rather than high heels. I call this colour 'pink orange' as...

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Grey trousers with a yellow jumper

Grey trousers with a yellow jumper

The outfit for this sunny day consists of grey trousers with a yellow jumper, green accessories and black+white shoes (5 colours in one outfit, yay). The location is a courtyard with almshouses called Teylers Hofje. Most 'hofjes' in the old days housed mainly elderly...

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Blue and lime sweater by Essentiel Antwerp

Blue and lime sweater by Essentiel Antwerp

The easiness of this blue and lime sweater sold me, plus the earrings that went with it. As I cannot wear those earrings yet, I chose my lime rubber necklace as accessory which is a present from Sylvia (40plusstyle). You have seen it before here and when Sylvia,...

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Pink trousers with a green jumper

Pink trousers with a green jumper

Spring is marvellous in the Netherlands with lots of sunshine. Small let-down is the wind: from January on there is a mean cold wind blowing, making beautiful sunny days seem cold. Nevertheless, I am counting my blessings. Retired, sunshine, garden and the arrival of...

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Green and yellow silk blouse, so pretty.

Green and yellow silk blouse, so pretty.

There is a saying in the Netherlands 'Wat je van ver haalt, is lekker', meaning 'What you bring (fetch) from far away must be good'. It is a nonsense phrase of course as you can get beautiful things nearby too. In the case of this green and yellow silk blouse however,...

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Does this bag take the cake or what?

Does this bag take the cake or what?

The world is on fire and talking about outfits seems trivial. On the other hand I want to provide some light entertainment for all the women keeping social contacts to a minimum. As I am housebound, I have nothing better to do than to create blog posts anyway. The...

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Bright pink jacket and leopard trousers

Bright pink jacket and leopard trousers

This photo does sort of jumps off the screen, doesn't it? The owner of the shop (kpa. Haarlem) suggested the combination of the bright pink jacket with the leopard trousers. I was only in the shop to look at the new spring items and chatted with the owner. No...

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Orange snake print shirt

Orange snake print shirt

Personally I would call this orange snake print shirt, a python (print) shirt. But not everybody knows which snake they are after. And perhaps I am wrong thinking it is python. No doubt my friend Lisa (The Sequinist) will set me right as she knows these things. You...

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Tiered ruffle skirt with a bright pink jumper

Tiered ruffle skirt with a bright pink jumper

You might think it makes me look like a layer cake but I find this tiered ruffle skirt fantastic. It is by Hope Fashion UK and it is still available at £95 but the stock is low. Here is the link to the skirt. Although I take a size 14 in waist, I ordered the slim...

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Wearing a bright pink floral blouse to an antique market

Wearing a bright pink floral blouse to an antique market

After hitting the Max Mara outlet, Daniela and I visited the Marella shop in Turin. We both like this brand and last time I was there I came away with really good items. This time I couldn't resist this bright pink floral blouse with matching pumps (both in the sale)...

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The saffron shift dress I hate

The saffron shift dress I hate

It isn't often that I dedicate a whole post to a piece of clothing that I hate. And I hate this saffron shift dress for a lot of reasons. I will sum them up: Wearing a shoulder bag with it is not possible because it pulls the dress (evidence above). When you sit down...

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