Yellow summer jacket, yellow sandals, black&white accessories

Yellow summer jacket, yellow sandals, B&W 1
As I have often said, I am not very good at styling, at making new combinations. But because there are many women (and my husband) in my life who are, you think I am just being modest, haha. Not true but never mind. The outfit you see today is a blatant copy of the original, thought up by Trina of Tea Time with Trina. She created 5 combinations with her new yellow sandals. View Post

Yellow summer jacket

This is going to be a quick post. About my yellow lightweight summer jacket.
You have seen it before in my post of my trip to Paris. Such an easy piece. Doesn’t even crease.
I bought the blouse and the jacket at the same shop in Zwolle where I bought my black and white striped jacket.
And in Paris I found the second blouse at Kenzo. Together with a blue jacket but you will see that in a different post.

Usually I buy tops and jackets to wear with skirts and dresses, so I am pleased I found things to wear in my free time. Why not look smart on your day off ehh? Please your husband instead of walking around in jogging trousers and a shirt. Which I don’t but still, I am usually simply dressed. And the poor soul is giving me so many lovely clothes, like this Kenzo top.
Before you start thinking that I am “a kept woman”… I am not: I work full time and pay for my own clothes.
I just have a generous man. A matter of doing some research before you get married.. hahah, no, no don’t take this seriously. I am only joking. Love the man.

The photos are a bit vague. You know my photographing skills…




Below: the Kenzo blouse. See the little (fake) pocket?



Below: a bit too much light on this yellow jacket makes it impossible to really see it. The first photos show it better, but I wanted to show it to you with the Kenzo blouse.


What I wore on my trip to Paris

As you might know, my husband Ron gives me a very nice birthday present each year since 2008. He gives me a generous budget to spend time with Lia, (one of) my (two) best girlfriend(s) on a trip to…. where ever we choose. So far we have been to Paris, London, Milan, Kopenhagen, Rome and this year again to Paris.

I know Lia since we were 16 and we are very harmonious together. Neither of us dominate the other and neither of us get annoyed with the other. Which can happen when you are together 24 hours a day for 3 to 4 days. And we also share the same humour. You can imagine the fun we have.

As the weather forecast was not very good for our days in Paris, I had to pack more than I wanted. An umbrella, a coat and boots that could withstand rain, lots of different shoes for walking, meaning they had to be right for my support soles (we are getting older…). Layers of clothing, socks etc.
Fortunately the weather forecast was too pessimistic. We had half an hour of drizzle the first day and 1 hour the last day. So just 1 1/2 hours in three days.

On our second evening, Ron texted me: “Here is another budget for you and Lia. Go crazy!”
…. We did.

At the Jardin du Luxembourg. Wearing boots as it drizzled.

Ordering a crèpe (pancake). Wearing my leather coat which is excellent for spring weather. 
I left my handbag in the hotel as this Camper bag is super light and can hold more things.

Below: sewing on a button on Lia’s coat in the hotel. It had come off and I don’t mind sewing. She does. What are friend for….. 
This is what I was wearing when we came on the train. Similar in this post but in Paris with a sweater.

Below: The Louvre

Below: look what Lia’s camera did with the above photo!! Amazing isn’t it?

Below: in the garden of The Louvre: Les Tuileries. Wearing my new brogues. Which of course, made my feet hurt after 8 hours walking.

Below: having one of our many coffee breaks.

Below: the striped jacket was on tour as well. This time with an orange top.

Below: Lia and I, again on a terrace, waiting for the pina colada and the mojito.

It was great fun and I bought too much stuff, amongst others a top and jacket by Kenzo.
You will be hearing more of this in another post.