Haarlem

Having fun with my friend Lia at a Food Truck Market

My biggest joy in life is spending time with friends, which always means laughing a lot. As I cannot walk very far yet, my friend Lia came to me. It was lovely weather, not too hot, not too cold, although Lia was doubting her choice of knee-high trousers and sandals....

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Do you mind standing out? I don’t.

The Haarlem Bloggers got together one last time this summer and I decided to wear my bright pink sweater. I bought it from South of the River and I love the impact of the colour. Yes, it leaps out at you. Fine by me. Sylvia of 40PlusStyle has left for New York, Anja...

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Wide cream skirt with black and yellow polka dot blouse

The Haarlem Bloggers (THB) got together again. Misja wanted to take photos and we all agreed. I decided to wear my wide cream skirt by Marella again. Wel.. again. that is a bit much as I only wore it on the blog twice: when I bought it in Turin (almost last picture of...

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Bright yellow top with bell sleeves

Absolutely not everybody's taste, this bright yellow top with bell sleeves. When you enter a room, dressed like this, you definitely stand out. For me that is a bonus. I don't want to be invisible, quite the contrary. At my work we were psychologially dissecting each...

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Blue and pink striped dress

Hurray, a dress for a change! Bought this beauty a few months ago, even though it was blue. Again. Most of the dresses and tunics I bought in these past years were blue with white (and yellow). This is a blue and pink striped dress. Does that count as different? It is...

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Again, orange clothes. And my friend Marjolein

Yes, I have been at it again. Not going on holiday to Spain with my BVA girlfriends left me sad and needy. (I know, it is pathetic and a very first world "problem"). After having worked the Monday when I was supposed to be on holiday, I decided against working that...

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Four colours in one outfit

It might be easy for some people to use four colours in one outfit, but not for me. As a matter of fact, this is the first time I have pulled it off. Three colours in one outfit was the best I could do up till now and no, a multicoloured piece of clothing doesn't...

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With Sylvia of 40PlusStyle in Haarlem

Last week I spent an afternoon with Sylvia of 40+Style in Haarlem as she is back in the country! What a joy. She is a friend and my blog mentor. She kicks my butt when I am lazy. Naturally I reserve time to meet her in the weeks she is here. This day we had lovely...

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Shopping Saturday loose in Haarlem

My face is a bit silly in this picture. It was the start of another glorious Shopping Saturday with my friends Sabine and Anke. As the knee wasn't up to shopping (story is getting old) we decided (or I dictated) to shop in Haarlem. That way I could travel by bike...

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Orange trouser suit

I bet you said "WOW, my goodness" when you opened this post. An orange trouser suit is not for the faint-hearted, especially not in such a bright shade. Readers who have been following my blog for a while, know it is definitely something for me. I don't mind standing...

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Wide blue trousers by Joline Jolink

One of those glorious spring days, just begging to sit on a terrace and have a drink. I wore my new wide blue trousers, which are very lightweight and great for wearing with sneakers. That Saturday I had to run a few errands in town (on my bike as riding a bike is...

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King’s Day 2018

As I have stated in previous years, you don't need to look like a fool on King's Day. Traditionally the day when everybody goes mad in The Netherlands. We celebrate the King's birthday (April 27) with flea markets everywhere (the Dutch love to make a buck), dressed...

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