Haarlem

Denim jacket, orange ankle boots and an orange coat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Dries van Noten sweater with black ribbons

Dries van Noten sweater with black ribbons

As it is a highly unusual design, I bought this Dries van Noten sweater with black ribbons. Was it wise? Will I wear it a lot? Hmmm, time will tell. It is one of my biggest pitfalls when buying clothes. So far I managed to have a wardrobe filled with unusual pieces...

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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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