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All about that base

All about that base

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Armed with a bunch of autumn steels (all organic, all flowers don’t you worry...), whistling Meghan Trainor's catchy “All about that bass”, I'm on my way home from a quick stroll through the park. Having just photographed a pair of lovely green heels and knits in the gorgeous setting of the Vondelpark, and totally in the mood for some hot chocolate, I realize that instead of “bass”, I’m humming “base”. Hit by a sudden bout of inspiration (base = basic = basic outfit in a fashionista's head...) had to drop everything and sit down for yet another set of pics “all about those basics” - which I have admittedly cherished over and over again these past few days.

When nature is still inviting us to play outside, an oversized knit and over-the-knee boots (ha, what better kind of “base” to pick for your daily look) will totally do for some outdoor pleasure and - why not - a full post on a heel blog. Although over-the-knees are always a good idea, don’t you think?

But just in case you may hesitate that that kind of boots (or a short pullover) might reveal too much or won’t work for your figure, I can only recommened listening to the rest of Meghan’s lyrics preaching: “Yeah my mama she told me don’t worry about your size. She says, “Boys like a little more booty to hold at night” which totally means I’m going to have two hot chocolates instead of one just now.

Have a happy Monday!

xxx

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Gone Tanning

Gone Tanning

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Long before I moved to the Netherlands and only walked my high heels on Amsterdam's cobble stones as a tourist, I always thought the Dutch were freaking crazy to sit outside whenever there was just the smallest ray of sun. Armed with gloves and cuddled in thick down- gear they would even do so in winter (aka freezing, aka am getting rigid knees and frostbites just thinking about it).

But obviously when you have lived in a country where the weather is more bipolar than all the characters in "Silver Linings Playbook" combined, you come to understand. Take this morning: -10 degrees, snowstorm and I'm tempted to wear three pairs of socks and rubber boots to meeting. The Dutch girl on the scooter next to me is wearing ballerinas. Lunch time: 0 degrees, awful wind. Decide am in utter need of snow gear and score leopard booties at Ab Donkers in the PC Hooftstraat. Two rays of sun! I spot two cabriolets. Roof wide open. 20 minutes later, 3 degrees warmer and sunny (for 15 minutes): Halleluja that's practically summer! Now if you'll just excuse me, can't take any calls or emails at the moment: have gone tanning.

Turns out I'm more Dutch than I thought. No silver linings. Really.

xxx

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