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White trousers with a blue top

White trousers with a blue top

Of course this combination is the easiest of all: white trousers with a blue top. To make it a bit more interesting I threw in two more colours: red and yellow. If you are a loyal reader, you will recognize the trousers, bag and shoes. They have been featured a number...

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A colourful midi shirtdress

A colourful midi shirtdress

My friend Marianne gave me this colourful midi shirt dress on one of the get-togethers of the BVA girls (my group of friends). She got it from her daughter and it is by H&M. It came with a belt in the same fabric, but somehow I lost that. I tried about seven...

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Summery Kenzo top

Summery Kenzo top

Finally I can wear the Kenzo top I bought in Paris (actually it was a present from my husband Ron). I loved the pattern but the sleeves were a bit too short for my liking. Now I am wearing a top underneath it with polka dot sleeves and voilà, problem solved. Well,...

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A yellow and silver jacket

A yellow and silver jacket

Reassessing the items in my wardrobe is what I ought to do and sometimes I do. You have seen my yellow and silver jacket twice before: in 2014 at the bloggers meet in London and in 2018 when I styled it with a soft yellow sleeveless dress. The most obvious styling is...

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Orange dress and the Shopping Saturday girls

Orange dress and the Shopping Saturday girls

The Shopping Saturday girls met again. We were so pleased to see each other again. And after carefully sanitizing our hands, Sabine took photos of me with my camera. It was very hard to get the colour of this orange dress right. The light, the sunshine changed the...

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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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