BVA friends, allotment garden and family

BVA friends, allotment garden and familyBVA friends, allotment garden and family.. means a bit of everything. Not a very thought-through, well styled (ahem) post but more like a lot of things thrown together. You don’t mind, do you? It is about friends, outfits, husband’s allotment garden and a family Sunday. View Post

Wearing a red Sportmax dress to Marianne’s 70th birthday

Red Sportmax dressThat wasn’t easy.. choosing what to wear to Marianne’s 70th birthday party. Of course I wanted to look my best without outstaging the birthday girl. With the restriction that I had to style an outfit with flat shoes. So I opted for the black sneakers again (like last week) and worked my way up. Chose a pair of 7/8 trousers as I knew I had to show some flesh (not bare, mind you, it was too cold for that; silly fashion these days to wear sneakers with bare feet IN WINTER). Last I pulled this red Sportmax dress out of the closet. Not as flashy as I would have wanted but I liked it enough.  View Post

Blue cardigan jacket and my BVA friends

Blue cardigan jacketRight.. 2018.. first blogpost. Back to normal. I wore this blue cardigan jacket with the striped leggings when visiting Marianna. She is one of the members of the BVA friends group which you have seen many times. Marianna decided to move to the east of the country, which is a two hours drive. As we Dutch are used to everything and everybody being very nearby, a two hours drive means very far away. It is worse for her as she will have to drive the distance 5 times when the others are host of the day. Nice thing for her is that she has family and friends living near. View Post

Diane von Fürstenberg colour block tunic

Diane von Fürstenberg colour block tunicWhat are the odds of finding a Diane von Fürstenberg colour block tunic when you are looking for it at a second hand sale? Not too great I would say. Nevertheless I did. One of my friends whom I hadn’t seen for a year (terrible), got in touch and we decided to go to the Designer-Vintage Sale at the Amstel Hotel. Don’t think “ ah bargains” as the stuff might be second hand, but it still is designer stuff. I oogled the price tag of a pretty black bag: € 4.000, Chanel. I mean… really? Fortunately there were less dramatic prices too.  View Post

Black pointy flats rocking

Black pointy flats by Eijk AmsterdamYou saw these black pointy flats before in the post with the white shirt. They are very soft and do not give me blisters wearing them with bare feet. In summer all shoes give me blisters, so this is such a happy exception. Last time I styled them in a hurry but I think they look best with black skinnies and a black or red leather jacket. But… it is warm and I wear them with bare feet, so adding a leather jacket would be far too hot. This thin summer sweater is a reasonable alternative in my opinion. The plastic accessories help to convey a “rocking” vibe (agreed?? Or not?). View Post