Beauty and the beach

Dress: quinze heures trente, Jeans Jacket: Yes or No, Sunglasses: Cerjo (all previous seasons)  

This week a very summerly blogpost! I have spent a few days in Holland, this time not only enjoying family time, but real holidays too. The great thing about going on holidays to a place very familiar is that you can easily ignore the urge to see and do as much as possible. I like that type of short breaks too (as you can read here), but since I was totally in the mood for pure relaxing, a short holiday in Holland seemed like a good plan to me. And right I was.

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King’s Day outfit without orange

Skirt (new) and bag: H&M, Cardigan: Esprit, Top (new): Yes or No, Ankle Boots: Stravers Shoes, Sunnies: Cerjo

Today is King’s Day in Holland. It’s King Willem-Alexander’s birthday and a public holiday. Many people dress up in orange and in every village, town or city there are all kind of festivities: like parties, flea markets, fancy fairs, concerts…you name it. The King and his family always visit one big city to join the party there. This year they will be in Groningen, which is in the north, so Willem-Alexander will be “King in the North” today😉

Instead of posting a red-white-blue or orange outfit, I have chosen to show you a rather flamboyant and exotic skirt in a typical Dutch landscape. It feels like a Willem-Alexander & Maxima (his wife from Argentina) mix, so I consider it a perfect outfit for King’s Day!

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A flower dress to wear to the country of flowers: Holland

     Dress: H&M, Sunglasses: Cerjo

Last week I told you that I like to pack wrinkle-friendly clothes when travelling. This was one of the dresses I took with me for my trip to Holland, since it is absolutely wrinkle-free and it takes up no room at all in my suitcase. It’s an elegant yet very easy to wear dress, so a perfect choice for the Easter weekend, full of visits to family and friends.

For me my family and Dutch friends are the main attraction when visiting Holland. For a lot of tourists, it’s the many flowers Holland is famous for. So, this dress was in more than one way apt for this long Easter Weekend!

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10 reasons why it is great to be small

Holland is known for its tall population and I am approximately 15 centimetres smaller than the average Dutch woman… However, in stead of focussing on the challenges of being small, I’d rather look at the positive side of being small. I know that being tall is practical on many occasions, but so is small! Have a look at my personal list of ten reasons, in random order, why being small is both positive and practical. Enjoy!
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A short and comfortable burgundy dress: perfect for teachers, travellers and those looking for classy and comfy in one

Dress: Only, Boots: Dansi, Top: H&M (all previous seasons)

Burgundy is a colour that fits the autumn season well and can be combined with both darker and lighter colours, depending on your mood. Being over 40 does not mean you can no longer wear short dresses. You just have to find the right ones. Read on to find out what the many bonuses of a dress like the above are.

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Feeling like a sailor in my striped shirt

Trousers: Tally Weijl, Shirt: Only, Ankle Boots: Hobb’s, Bag: Maddison, Sunglasses: Cerjo (all previous seasons)

You might know the saying: “A smooth sea never made a skilful sailor”. Well, you can see that I am standing comfortably on a large boat in a more than calm harbour. Still, surrounded by so many boats and wearing this striped shirt, I felt very much like a sailor.

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A very versatile midi skirt

Skirt: H&M, Shirt: Street One, Shoes: Moda di Fausto, Sunglasses: Cerjo (all previous seasons)

A few weeks back I spent a weekend in windy Holland. This midi skirt was a perfect choice for the occasion. It is absolutely wrinkle-free, so great for travelling and I like how playful the skirt looks when it is windy! It is definitely one of my more versatile skirts.

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