Black Tara Jarmon dress

Black tara Jarmon dress 1One of the nice things of going abroad is buying clothes in different shops then you are used to. Often to find out they sell the same thing at home…. Globalisation has its down sides. The time I bought this black Tara Jarmon dress was when we visited Gent in Belgium. Not really far away, just popping over the border, but still abroad. Tara Jarmon is a very good brand and not very well known in The Netherlands. Normally I don’t wear things like this as it can make me look like a stick. I planned to hoist it up until it was a tunic, which turned out badly. It looked as if I had several fat bulges from waist to bottom. Not flattering.  View Post

Black&white big sweater and skinnies

Black & white Perfectly Basics 4
Oh gosh, fall was here the day I took these pictures. Which meant: COLD and taking photos indoors. In my tiny house with no space and no light whatsoever in dark days. Being a bad photographer anyway, this is a real challenge. Looking at the pictures I can think of two solutions: 1) taking more lessons or 2) having more pictures taken by Alexandra, my “private” photographer LOL. View Post

Max Mara trousers with a vertical stripe

Max Mara stripe trousers with black top 5
Well fooks…. here we are again. Me and the dog. And the weeds. It is getting embarrasing. 
In my defense, I have been doing a lot of overtime each day for the past 3 or 4 weeks, even on my day off.
Doing the weeds by hand, proved to be rather a task and I have given in to a weed killer. But… that is not as easy as you might think. It has to be the right weather: not too sunny or too hot, no wind and… no rain to be expected for 24 hours. I mean, this is The Netherlands for Pete’s sake. No such weather so far. View Post

Black jacket and skinnies with yellow details

Black skinnies black top 2

Sylvia of 40+Style was over from Singapore visiting my neighbourhood as her parent-in-law live just one street away from me. (What are the odds of that?) 
Together with our mutual friend and my neighbour Anja of Curly Traveller, we went through (a part of) my wardrobe and they styled me. It is good to have friends.
I asked them to give me more possibilities to wear these yellow sandals and this is what they came up with. I like it but I am a bit insecure about this outfit as the jacket is rather short for these skinny trousers.   View Post

Yellow ochre trousers

After my trip to Paris, my husband (Ron) surprised me again with a gift. His current assignment involves a shop where they sell clothes by Dutch designers. And he spotted these yellow ochre trousers which, in his opinion, were super. Wouldn’t I look great in them?

I disputed that I already had similar yellow trousers. He replied they were nothing like it. Then I argued that it was nonsense to add another pair of yellow trousers to the vast pile of clothes that I already own. I actually heard myself say: “Do I really need these trousers?” Furthermore I could only think of the green jacket, to combine with the new trousers. Nothing else.
“Not to worry”, Ron said, “we will go to the department store and check out whether they have another top.”
My reply:
“Isn’t that a bit strange? To try and find something to match a piece of clothing you are already in doubt over because it seems superfluous?” Ron chuckled he had never hear me use this argument before.

Now stop…..! You will have to agree that the casting in such conversation is rather unusual. Most of the times it is the other way around.

I was still in doubt and felt a bit strange but decided that if your husband loves to see you in it, it is worth keeping.

Boy, was he right…. I don’t know what you think of it, but a lot of people in The Netherlands like it. A lot.
With another warm Thank You to “my man” for styling me. (Such a pity his assignment ends before the start of the Autumn collection hahaha.)

Above and the two below: at the office. 

My hairdresser did not understand me when I said “don’t cut the fringe too short”….
I hate a short fringe.

Below: a few extra photos taken in our garden. With a new fence…YEAH. 

Below: with cat Sophie (after Sophie Tucker). 

Below: the material of the trousers are like little buttonholes, with another layer of yellow cotton underneath.

We never found another top to match these trousers, but I am sure I will find something in my closet. Don’t you agree?
PS.. linking up to other 40+ bloggers at Visible monday.