Shopping in Amsterdam, Cornelis Schuytstraat

Shopping in Amsterdam, Cornelis SchuytstraatWe intended to make our shopping in Amsterdam, Cornelis Schuytstraat, another event for the Shopping Saturday girls. Unfortunately Anke was feeling too poorly to join us and cancelled that morning. Sabine and I were already on our way and decided to go through with it. The shops and fall collection were beckoning. Sabine drove me and Knee to the street itself and I only had to cross the street or move from door to door. Knee was very cooperative. As you can see in above picture I was wearing my favourite G-Star Raw boyfriend jeans, my Vic Matié sneakers, an old black summer jacket and a white belt. The cream top is by Filippa K, a sales score. View Post

Blue and pink striped dress

Blue and pink striped summer dressHurray, a dress for a change! Bought this beauty a few months ago, even though it was blue. Again. Most of the dresses and tunics I bought in these past years were blue with white (and yellow). This is a blue and pink striped dress. Does that count as different? It is very lightweight and when I saw it on the hanger I was convinced it would look horrible on me. Jacky, the owner of the shop (Levv in Haarlem), convinced me to try it on and lo and behold, it looks good. View Post

Lemon yellow trousers on the Noordermarkt

Lemon yellow trousersOne of our favourite Saturday morning outings is going to the markets in the Amsterdam Jordaan. It was lovely weather, not too hot, not too cold. Perfect for my new lemon yellow trousers and white sneakers which I bought at LAB Women’s Clothing. When I tried these items on, I had just purchased the white asymmetric summer sweater at Levv. Remember I tried on a black sweater on red skinnies? That was the black version of this white one. It was in this post with the Shopping Saturday girls in Haarlem. That day ended abruptly with the broken finger of Sabine’s son (he is well again) and as the girls went home, I cycled to some other shops. What can I say? I am incorrigible. View Post

Wide blue trousers by Joline Jolink

Wide blue trousers by Joline JolinkOne 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 very good for my knee and walking isn’t). When I was on my way home, I stopped to have a cappuccino at Café de Zwaan. My neighbour Loes pulled up next to me on her bike. Me: “Hi Loes, I am about to have lunch. Care to join me?” And she answered: “Always a good idea. Where?” I knew Café de Zwaan did lunch, so we “parked” the bikes.

(Note: later on in this post you can read about my interview on Glam Up Your Lifestyle.) View Post

Monochrome grey

Monochrome greyIt 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 won’t be wearing this outfit much. I had taken iPhone photos which were apparently not that good or I would have seen this. On the other hand, they are there, why hide them? Or should the answer be: ‘buy turtlenecks that fit better”? View Post