Black & white striped skirt with several tops

Anchor blouse with B&W striped skirt 1

You will probably like this post as there is quite some variation. With a failure to finish it off. 

It is all about this horizontally striped skirt. I showed you this skirt before with my pink neon top and my lime sweater. I think I have worn it once and I am deeply ashamed. In my defense…. it was lousy weather till two weeks ago and it is a summer skirt. View Post

A lime sweater creates lots of combinations

On one of those rare sunny days in a cold and snowy spring…… I walk through town feeling very happy and content with the world. That mood makes me do reckless things like visiting the Pauw shop
I KNOW I should not go into that shop as my resistance is so low.
I KNOW I love and hate their collections for reasons I have explained in my orange safari jacket post.
I KNOW I have already spent too much money.
I KNOW I have more than enough spring/summer clothes. Much more than winter clothes (yes, I can hear you think… “good heavens”). Which is ridiculous as in The Netherlands wintertime lasts a lot longer than summertime.

What can I say? I just have no discipline when it comes to clothes. Or jewellery, or bags, or shoes….. really anything that has to do with adorning myself. In other areas I am very, very disciplined.

But have a look at the website of Pauw and see (part of) their collection. It is a miracle that I left the shop having only bought a sweater, belt and a little scarf.
At home I tried to work the scarf and belt. Easy wouldn’t you say? It wasn’t. Had to go back for explanations. They have nifty ways to make these accessories look their best.

Photographs were made by my niece, who is a professional photographer. She is teaching me and was showing me the effects of different settings, light and colours that you are wearing.

Above: with the new scarf and white trousers.
Below: with the new scarf and black pencil skirt.
Below: the striped skirt proved to be a challenge with this sweater (no scarf) as the front of the sweater went up a bit and does not follow the horizontal lines of the skirt.


Below: with a polka dot scarf and a white skirt.

And of course, with my black skinnies.

Below: indoors I could take my sunglasses off. (Showing my new bag as well.)

Below: this last photo is just to get you laughing.
I bet you laughed… Good!

Pink neon top in two combinations

One Wednesday I was out shopping with a girlfriend from my schooldays. First time the sun was out since a long, long time; lovely company and new spring clothes in the shop. An irresistable combination.

My friend is an outspoken person like me. A quality most of my friends have.LOL Anyway, my friend’s taste is somewhat different from mine. Not that we dress totally opposite, but she is more classic than I am.

We were in a nice shop and I got carried away:
yellow boyfriend jeans, striped sweater, lovely horizontally striped skirt and a neon pink blouse.

The blouse was meant to be worn on jeans which met the approval of my friend. The shop assistent turned out to be a qualified stylist and said it was totally S/S 2013 to wear the blouse in the skirt.
I tried it and was just thinking it was indeed a nice look when my friend called out from behind a rack with clothes: HIDEOUS!!!
I had to laugh so hard….How I love my friends and their honesty.
As you will see from these photos, it did not stop me from wearing it like this. We are all different people with different taste.

Those black skinnies…. I love them to death….


Below: I had to wear sunglasses as the sun was behind the camera and in my eyes.
The two photos below are for my next door neighbour girl (age 6 1/2). 
She lent me her necklace: pink glasses with a black mustache underneath it.

Oh, one more thing:.. last week, Trina had the scoop of a very similar skirt. Have a Teatime with Trina.