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Let’s Play Outside

Let's Play Outside


Just when I was ready to come out of my (self-chosen) hibernation and start bothering about spring trends (aka sleeveless dresses in graphic patterns), winter has struck back with a vengeance and covered Amsterdam in a white and silent blanket: snow! It's only a couple of centimetres that we're talking about, but as the Dutch never seem to be prepared when it comes to winter (except when the canals are frozen - read: skating boots) a whole city has now turned into a "sleeping beauty" - winter fairytale.

It's so quiet you may very well hear the ice flowers grow on your window (goodie bag from mother nature, delivering A/W trend "floral patterns" straight to your home - AWESOME!), and utterly tempting to stay inside indeed. Can't resist taking flowers out into their natural environment though and enjoy a "white" carpet for once.

Let's play outside, shall we?


Today's shoes are Prada
Today's story was enthusiastically written before slipping on icy ground (damn you, leather soles!) and getting myslf a well deserved big bruise. Will never utter a bad word about the Dutch and their winter gear ever again.

Snowflakes Keep Falling on my…Shoes

Snowflakes Keep Falling on my... Shoes


Although I promised myself not to fuss about the weather on this blog anymore (a theme equally recurrent over this past year as my lousy attempts at exercising): I obviously can't resist. With the first snow arriving in the Netherlands - and everybody talking about it anyway- I just can't help myself.

Love it, when the whole world (aka Amsterdam) is covered with a blanket of white, soft flakes, even though am fully aware that this also means the end of high heeling as I know it. Have literally been living in thermo-underwear for weeks already, but now case is taken down to feet as well, meaning rubber soles (for grip), rubber boots (to prevent wetness) and *sigh* inches reduced to the minimum so as not to slip and break a hip early in my career as a "high heeler".

With snowflakes continuosly falling on my shoes, am tempted to call 911 (aka personal "salt sprinkler"): "This is an emergency, need you 24/7 to take care about my path being snow free and 10 inch friendly". Oh, or never mind. It's just too beautiful.


Today's shoes are Vintage Prada. You didn't really think I would take a new pair out in the cold, did you?


A Hairy Case

A Hairy Case


Whenever cat's are frightened, they tend to lose a bunch of hair at once. I've witnessed this phenomenon quite often (and now tend to think I might be the cause of scaring them sh**- ergh... hairless)... but it's actually rather funny (as long as you're not the one who has to hunt all that hair down with a vacuum cleaner afterwards).

Was reminded of the above as it's that time of the year (aka weather getting worse and worse) that one comes to rely very much on warm gear. Of course I don't mean by growing yourself some bushy eyebrows (although they are a huge trend this year) or by skipping the daily routine of shaving, I'm saying it's time to get the furry boots out.

So I released today's beauties from their boxes to confront them with their duty (aka helping me overcome own reluctance and getting me safely through wind and storm), only to find they'd lost almost all of their hair while safely stored in their "cage". Whoops! Seems I am not the only one NOT wanting to leave the house. Vacuum cleaner anyone?

cell spy
Today's shoes are Charles Jourdan