Haarlem

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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Monochrome grey

It is very rare for me to wear anything monochrome. It is also rare for me to wear grey. And yet, here I am, wearing monochrome grey. When I saw this opening photo, I could only think "Oh good heavens, the "girls" are definitely taking centre stage. Chances are, I...

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Long scarf by Essentiel Antwerp

Low temperatures in The Netherlands means sweaters, leather trousers, boots and scarves. This long scarf by Essentiel Antwerp doesn't count as winter wear. Purely for decoration. Essentiel had a dress in this print as well, which was a bit short for me. Plus, a dress...

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My big fluffy orange sweater and Anja

As I am always on the lookout for bright coloured clothes, I immediately spotted this orange sweater. Jumping from the rack, screaming: take me home! It combines very well with my green legging with side stripe. Only the legging isn't that warm while the sweater is....

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One holiday day with lots of friends

As it happened I spent one holiday day with lots of friends, the last day. First there was lunch with Anja (blog Curly Traveller) and Misja (blog MisjaB). (You have seen both on my blog a lot of times.) In the evening I went out to dinner with 3 friends: Marianne,...

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Looking at vintage bags in Haarlem with Sylvia

There is this lovely little shop selling vintage bags in Haarlem. Sylvia and I had a great time looking around there. In the past I have bought a few bags of the friendly lady owner, like the grey one in this post. It started with a hobby (of course) and now she buys...

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