Brocante market in Haarlem with Sylvia

Brocante market in HaarlemHere you see the whole outfit with the bright blue top which I wore in last week’s post. I wore it again to the brocante market in Haarlem with Sylvia of 40+Style. It is an easy outfit. As I get older, I appreciate ease and comfort more and more. Still wearing the high heels and tighter dresses, but I am getting better in saying no to uncomfortable clothes and shoes. View Post

Bright blue top with a camel, pleated skirt

Bright blue topNow, this, I believe, is a stunner of a photo. Ron had spotted a coleseed field and asked whether I had a bright blue top. Hah, as it so happened, I had this outfit lined up for the next photo shoot. The reasonable weather was over but the pretty yellow flowers were not going to wait for ideal circumstances. Rain was expected at 11 a.m and we left the house at 9.30 a.m. Talk about cutting it short.  View Post

Flared jeans or wide legged jeans?

Flared jeans with Kermit jacket (28)_LRNever thought I would ever buy them again, flared jeans or wide legged jeans… what is the right name? I think it is flared jeans. These are by Paige. I had never heard of that brand before and found them in a high end fashion store in Vancouver, during the 40+ blogger meet-up this summer.

Sylvia of 40+Style liked them as well and bought them too. See how she styled them (and her white flared trousers) here. As she lives in Singapore and I live in The Netherlands we happily copy each other. Truth be told I copy her more than she does me. (Thanks for your mediation with this black and white belt Sylvia haha.) View Post

Wide fuchsia skirt with dark blue blouse

Fuchsia wide skirt with blue mirror blouse (36)_LRWoman in the woods. That is what comes to my mind when I see this picture. (Inspired by Susanne Carillo in the travelling yellow skirt (so funny).Wide skirts… I love them. Fuchsia? One of my favourite colours. This wide fuchsia skirt was therefore too tempting to pass up.

Wide skirts are excellent for women with small hips and bum. They are also excellent for women with large hips and bum. It usually is a flattering item. If…. they are made well. This is the tricky part. Sometimes they are too narrow at the hips, deleting all advantages. Or they are too thick in the waist. Again not something you want. This skirt features 84 wedge shaped panels to create a perfect silhouette. Narrow at the top, very full at the hem. Made by Madame Hall. Owner Lisa Hall is Australian, living and working in India and professionally trained in the ‘European’ style of pattern making and garment construction. She was interviewed by Sylvia on 40+Style, where I discovered her. And fell in love with her work. View Post

Visiting Dan in Italy

SAM_5524_LRThis is a picture of friendship, of two people who hardly knew each other two months ago and now are friends. It was taken when I was visiting Dan in Italy. She is a blogger like me (The Pretty Cute) and visited me in July (see here and here). Our time in Amsterdam together was so nice that I booked a flight a week after she left, to see her place. The fact she lives near two big outlet places with dream brands like Missoni, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Max Mara… you name it, added to the fun of course.

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