“Things are not quite so simple always as black and white.”
― Doris Lessing
And sometimes things are quite simple. When I travel for example, it’s a simple choice what to wear. The first thing that most often does not go in my backpack or suitcase, is my old black & white maxi dress. When the temperatures are summerly warm, it is my preferred outfit for travelling by car, bus, boat, train or plane. Let me give you 5 reasons why:
- It’s made of cotton, so lovely cool.
- It’s pretty wrinkle friendly, which is a super bonus for travelling.
- The loose shape is comfortable and perfect for hiding some extra weight (I don’t know about you, but I love trying out lots of local food 😉).
- The length of the dress is very practical, because you never know on what kind of chair (plastic, dirty, broken…) you are going to sit for hours and hours.
- On top of all that it goes well with my sneakers, which add even more comfort to the outfit and are my favourite shoes for travelling (see this previous blogpost).
Dress: H&M (see more of the dress here and here and disguised as skirt here)
Advice from a palm tree…
~ Soak up the sun
~ Stand tall & proud
~ Remember your roots
~ Drink plenty of water
~ Be content with your natural beauty
~ Enjoy the view
Dress: Yes or No (new), Cardigan: Street One, Bag: H&M, Boots: Dansi (TheLittleShoeShop)
“Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.” – Miranda (from the film The Devil wears Prada)
Not groundbreaking maybe, but floral dresses are a spring thing once again in 2019 and while I owe quite a few of them I thought one more would be OK. This one is perfect to transition from winter to spring and both my pupils and I absolutely love the dress.
Read on to find out what I love about the dress and what my pupils think of it. I am sure you are as aware as I am that “children and fools tell the truth” – Spanish proverb.
“Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.” – Anonymous
After having enjoyed so many snow walks this winter, we decided to swap the snow for sand and we went to Fuerteventura in February. Wow, what an island! You can find so many different beaches and coastlines there, just amazing.
On my blog I often talk about small changes with huge effects and ladies, I’ve got a great example for you this week!
The first day of our holidays we went to the beach on the east coast of Fuerteventura. The second day we went to the west coast. As the island is pretty small, the change to go from east to west (or west to east) is not a big deal. The effect of that small east-west change is anything but small: it’s big, it’s huge, it’s enormous!
OK, not so big, huge and enormous as the difference between east and west we have grown up with, but still quite impressive. Have a look for yourself: Four beaches, four outfits, four stories. Enjoy!
Dress: H&M (this season), Jumper: Esprit, Boots: Dansi via the little shoe shop
“A person’s true nature will reveal itself despite disguise.”
This week people all around the world will be partying in Carnival’s costumes, disguising themselves in creative ways, according to the festival’s theme and/or their own taste. I do it my way and show you a disguised dress.
Dress: Only, Boots: The Little Shoe Shop, Hat: H&M, Top: Tally Weijl, Necklace and Bag: ? (gifts from my mum)
“Walking Your Talk Is A Great Way To Motivate Yourself. No One Likes To Live A Lie. Be Honest With Yourself, And You Will Find The Motivation To Do What You Advise Others To Do.”
– Vince Poscente
I am a blogger who “walks her talks”. That means that I have enjoyed lots of yummy meals and cakes during the holidays and…tada…being 40+, this has had some effect on my beautiful belly! I can imagine that some of you may recognise this and that’s why I show you several stylish dresses and skirts that have this extra bonus of hiding your belly pretty well.
Dress: Only, Ankle boots: Chigo
It will come as no surprise that I have embraced the tartan trend in the form of another dress (like I did with the animal print trend too). I take the phrase “dress to impress” quite literally I suppose.
During my autumn break I did not only visit Eltz Castle, but also Milan. It was a short city break, filled with lots of Italian food, gorgeous weather, impressive architecture, vivid Italians and just a bit of shopping! Yeah, seriously, the shopping was only a small part of the trip. The best part of the trip was my companion, my teenage daughter. We had two days of quality girls’ time!
Dress: H&M, Ankle Boots: Chigo, Sunglasses: Polaroid
As a dress lover I have decided to embrace the “wild animal print” trend by adding another dress to my wardrobe. Having experienced the many advantages of an elastic waistband in dresses and being a fan of volants, the choice for this dress was an easy one.
Dress and Cardigan: Street One (very many seasons ago)
In the autumn break we visited this gorgeous castle, Burg Eltz, in Germany. As the colour purple has been associated with royalty, power and wealth for centuries, I thought this dress and purple cardigan perfect for the occasion.