Betty Blue

To celebrate my good friend Gerrit’s birthday we went to Amsterdam for coffee and cake.
He knew that this place recently opened and thought it would be nice to have the celebration there. It has an urban vibe, it could have been us sitting in New York or Paris.
:-)
The pastry’s are very good so be sure to go and visit Betty Blue and indulge!

http://www.bettyblueamsterdam.nl

(Photos from iPhone.)

Trends

As you get older things change, fashion changes.
Sometimes I struggle with what to wear. Can I stil wear this? How short can I wear shorts, skirts and dresses? For example this season there are some trends that I think I should pass by. Like overalls and crop tops. I think I am too old for that. But ripped jeans? I think yes when you wear them casual chique. Like this outfit :-) Conclusion so far, age ain’t nothing but a number and you have to wear what you feel comfortable in.
For me this is it :-)

Happy week every one!

Jeans Zara
Top Zara
Jacket Mango
Shoes Supertrash
Clutch Notice

Annette wearing ripped jeans
Annette wearing ripped jeans
Ripped jeans Zara
Ripped jeans Zara
Shoes Supertrash
Shoes Supertrash
Shoes Supertrash - open back
Shoes Supertrash – open back
Clutch Notice
Clutch Notice

Stripes

Just the other day I was reading an article:
You know you’re a fashion blogger when…
You like macarons… Love them.
You own a Chanel bag… Want one!
You walk around in Valentino’s rock stud heels… If only…
You hit the flower market twice a week… I walk past a flowershop every day.
You hang out with fashionable people… Obviously :-)
You get energized by coffee… Check.
You read fashion magazines… Double check.
You wear your jacket around your shoulders… When I can.

The one thing missing from this list is:
You wear stripes because it is always a good idea to wear stripes!

Just saying :-)

Blazer Vila
Jeans Esprit
Top Zara
Heels Manfield
Bag V&D

Annette in stripes
Annette in stripes
Annette wearing a blazer by Vila
Annette wearing a blazer by Vila
Heels Manfield
Heels Manfield
Stripes!
Stripes!

& other stories

When I was in London a few months ago we wanted to go to the shop & other stories. It is a concept by H&M. This fall there will be one opening in Amsterdam and I can’t wait!
There was no space left in my luggage or I would have bought a lot more than just this dress.

Dress & other stories
Heels Sam Edelman, they are really comfy :-)
Chair Ikea

Dress And other stories
Dress & other stories
Heels Sam Edelman
Heels Sam Edelman

Work in progress

Last week I got the keys to my new apartment. Going from a studio to a three room apartment is a dream come true! But before it’s time to move some work must be done. That means that I have to take a little break from blogging. Hopefully not for long but until then it’s work in progress

Shirt Zara
Jeans We fashion
Sneakers All star

Annette in her new apartment
Annette in her new apartment
Shirt Zara
Shirt Zara
Jeans We fashion
Jeans We fashion
Sneakers All star
Sneakers All star

Editorial shoot

The reason I wanted to start my blog was for me to have fun with fashion. Trying to use the trends in everyday life for the thirty something girls/women.

So I asked my dear friend Joeri if he wanted to shoot/make the photos and thankfully he said yes. But to keep it interesting and a little bit different from other blogs we try to pick special places to shoot my blog posts. When friends let us use their house for this shoot we were very excited and full of ideas. Here are the first two from, hopefully, a series of different shoots at this beautiful location in Rotterdam.

Blazer H&M
Pants H&M
Top We fashion
Heels Primark
Watch Tissot
Iphone 5S

Annette on the couch

Skirt Claes Iversen for We fashion
Shirt Zara
Heels Zara

Annette drinking Jack Daniels in bathtub

Going for a run

A while ago a colleague of mine was assembling a team to run at the Spieren for spieren run in Hilversum. She asked if I would join, of course I said YES, there was plenty of time to practice…

Last sunday was the big day. I did practice, once. But now there was no going back. Don’t ask me how I made it to the finish. Still, it was fun and next year I’ll probably say YES just as enthusiastically as this year.

After the run I went to see my friends who have the most adorable daughter! Still in the mood for a little race me and her went for it but unfortunately I lost :-). A really fun day and the two days after during which I could barely walk because of the muscle pain were worth it.

Jacket Adidas
Jeans COS
Boots Bon à parte

Adidas jacket, Bon à parte boots
Adidas jacket, Bon à parte boots
The race
The race
Adidas jacket
Adidas jacket
Boots Bon à parte
Boots Bon à parte
Looking up the official times of the Spieren voor spieren run
Looking up the official times of the Spieren voor spieren run (with coffee and a delicious cookie)

TGIF

Because it’s weekend (well, it was when we took the photographs). Time for shopping, meeting friends for drinks and relaxing in the sun!

There have been a couple of fridays just like that and they are the best!
Just two more days of work and than TGIF again! Guess what I’ll be doing.
:-)

Coat H&M
Shirt H&M
Scarf H&M
Jeans Bon à Parte
Shoes Bijenkorf
Bag Bershka
Rings H&M

TGIF, on my way to some friends
TGIF, on my way to some friends
Bag Bershka
Bag Bershka, rings H&M
Coat H&M
Coat H&M