Haarlem

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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Multi-coloured knitted cardigan and fun in a store

Kitty had asked Karlijn, the owner of kpa.haarlem, one of my favourite stores, whether it would be all right if we had a photo shoot in her store if it was a cold day. She agreed and of course I chose to feature the multi-coloured knitted cardigan I had bought there a...

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Short blue coat and white lace-up booties

Apart from a simple cream top, you can see all my recent purchases in this post. (Remember when I "fell off the no-shopping wagon" when I was cruising Haarlem with my friend Marja, a couple of weeks ago?) I started my shopping with a short blue coat from one of my...

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A yellow jacket with black leather trousers

Normally I would have used a head-to-toe shot of my outfit to start with. Only such a photo of Haarlem's town hall is too good not to use as a first picture. Besides, you cannot miss that yellow jacket with black leather trousers. The jacket makes for a beautiful pop...

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A houndstooth blazer in green and cream

Apparently this is a houndstooth blazer, not a houndstooth jacket or worse, a checked jacket as I would have called it. I went back to the site of ME+EM, where I bought it, to see what they said about their garment: a houndstooth blazer it is. They showed it with...

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