Red and white striped blouseWhen I saw this red and white striped blouse on the blog of Yvonne (Funky Forty) I fell in love with it. You can see Yvonne in this outfit at the end of her post. I know, I shamelessly copied it. There are 7 reasons why this blouse is sooo me. I told her this and luckily she didn’t mind. Don’t we (bloggers) all want to inspire? Nevertheless, thank you Yvonne.

As I am still trying to show you a skirt/dress one week and trousers the other week, I had to get this outfit on camera quickly. The previous two posts were with trousers and I had another trouser outfit lined up. There was a need for a skirt post in between. View Post

Aleida blazer by All SaintsNext to my COS top (see previous post) I also bought this jacket in London. It is called the Aleida blazer by All Saints. A shop which I thought wasn’t in The Netherlands and had a good reputation. That was a mistake. Not the reputation or the Aleida blazer but the presumption the brand wasn’t available in my country. It is. Big shop in Amsterdam, Heiligeweg. Plus easy ordering online. Learned that for next time. Ordering from the UK is pretty good for us, far better than ordering from the USA (shipping and customs kill the fun in shopping). Whether that will still be this easy after Brexit is implemented….. View Post

With Jacqueline of Petite Silver VixenLondon in April. Let’s start with the obligatory photo of two people on a terrace haha. There are always people willing to take a picture of the two of you (or more). Although this doesn’t do much for the artistic side of things, at least you have documented a happy occasion. In this case my meet-up with blogger Jacqueline of Petite Silver Vixen. And petite she is. With me being rather tall, the difference in size between us was magnified. That is only the outside. Inside we are much more alike. I met Jacqueline in May last year at the 3040 Blogger Meet, and I wanted to meet her again, if only for coffee. View Post

UK Blog Awards 2017Right… that was fun! I attended the UK Blog Awards 2017. Not because I thought I could win. All I have is a modest Dutch blog although I write in (pidgin) English. No, it was because two of my blogger friends in the UK were nominated: Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb and Nikki of Midlife Chic. They were cheered on by most of the members of the Over40Collective. This group of women promotes fashion and style of women over 40. Only the seventh member of this Collective, Lizzy, couldn’t be there because it was her son’s birthday and she has her priorities right. I met all of them (and more bloggers) in May last year at the 3040 Blogger Meet, remember? That was fun too! View Post