Bloggers get-together in Haarlem

Bloggers get-together in HaarlemIt doesn’t happen often, but we were able to arrange a mini bloggers get-together in Haarlem. Misja (MisjaB), Anja (Curly Traveller) and I live in Haarlem and Sylvia (40+Style), although Singapore based, almost always spends some time in Haarlem in the summer. We all know each other and we all have a blog (well.. Sylvia’s blog is a website to be honest). It is not all about fashion and outfits in our conversations but as you can understand the subject does come up. View Post

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 count. The above photo is taken in my friend Anja’s (Curly Traveller) garden in front of her shed, with Sylvia of 40+Style standing next to me.  View Post

My big fluffy orange sweater and Anja

orange sweaterAs 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. There are fashionable people who walk around bare legged in winter to go to a party in lovely strappy sandals (you know who you are). Or who wear boots in summer with a tanktop. I cannot do that. My outfits are either for winter, for summer or for in-between. Never a mix. Which is why this orange sweater is better on jeans with boots. I might try thick tights underneath the striped legging; it was rather an awesome combination. View Post

One holiday day with lots of friends

One holiday day with lots of friendsAs 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, Claudia and Jiske. Two other members of this group of friends were on holiday. All of these women are used to having their photograph taken, so that was all right. View Post

Red and white striped blouse

Red and white striped blouseWhen I saw this red and white striped blouse on the blog of Yvonne (Funky Forty) I fell in love with it. You can see Yvonne in this outfit at the end of her post. I know, I shamelessly copied it. There are 7 reasons why this blouse is sooo me. I told her this and luckily she didn’t mind. Don’t we (bloggers) all want to inspire? Nevertheless, thank you Yvonne.

As I am still trying to show you a skirt/dress one week and trousers the other week, I had to get this outfit on camera quickly. The previous two posts were with trousers and I had another trouser outfit lined up. There was a need for a skirt post in between. View Post