Going military

It’s been such a journey these last 4 years and I do not even know if the idea of writing my thoughts here again is a good one. I tried to keep my facebook fashionsensitiveinlowlands page alive, easier to post an inspiring photo and a phrase than a real blog, which implies responsibility and tones of organization skills. Sometimes I miss this blog, but sometimes I feel it’s not offering me what I expected. I moved a lot, not only changed countries, but also jobs and my virtual spaces. I purchased a domain (.com) and I have been writing there until 2014, but meanwhile lost it in the périples of life.  But the other side of the coin is that I met so many new people in my non-virtual life and I grew so much. I think a lot has changed also from a fashion point of view, I am amazed how colors and clothes I would have never worn in the past are appealing to me now. And today it is about the utilitarian clothes and military green with a touch of interior design that I spotted at the ShowUP Fair close to Haarlem, the Netherlands. The red cross on the cushions reminds me of my previous job. I dared to share also the last picture even if Dutch summer is not going to come any time soon.

Source: 1 – Vogue US 2010; 2 – by me; 3 – HM Summer 2013 ad campaign

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Backless

I am very happy that one of my friends, young designer, is helping me with my mint dress for the college reunion I was (I think) telling you about. So, not only that she drew some sketches for me together with her teacher, but she is also helping me to find the perfect mint silk and have a splendid dress in the end…And I was speaking with her all morning about backless dresses and the perfect cut in order to match the shape of the back. “We are not all models, so I do not have a perfect back” I told her and she said: “Let me tell you something: skinny backs are not the best of, it depends on many other things, for example if you are a sportive person, than your back can be too wide or if you have wide hips, that the cut has to stop above your hips”.  So, what do you want to see when you are looking at a person wearing a backless dress? Or do you like backless dresses?

Have a lovely weekend! I’ll see you on Wednesday as I’m having a long weekend, we are celebrating in Romania the 1st of May – the Working Day (by not working, wink)!

Source: riches for rags

Floral

I know everybody is fed up with the floral trousers of Olivia Palermo and her leopard shoes, but if we take only the trousers and match them with other shoes/sandals, I think is a marvelous idea, right? Looks who’s talking, the girl that almost never wears prints. I bought 3 pairs of trousers last week, no prints though :(. Maybe I have not found the perfect floral trousers yet. My favorite are Jessica’s trousers that I have already posted (this ones) and the last ones, photo with the lilac clutch.

Source: 1 – fashion finder, 2 – fashionista next door, 3 – the glitter guide, 4 – little bit of lilac

Opinions

What about stockings and open toe pump or sandals? There was a time when everybody was saying: “Never stockings and sandals!“. I am still one of those persons. But there’s no rule without exception, so if I were to wear such short  grey or beige or burgundy stockings (and I have a lot of them, I told you my obsession with Calzedonia, I even avoid now driving near the shop on my way to the office not to be tempted to stop) like Lily Cole and a crazy colored dress, having a coffee in Paris or Rome, wink, I would dare to have my sandals on, if not, no way! For example, I will never wear long classic black stockings with sandals. I chose this photo because it entirely represents my image of this combination. There is no other way, for me, of course, to use stockings with sandals. So, I am still a classic or just normal?

Source: pinterest – fashion tells a story

In my garden

I wish I had a lot of flowers in my garden. When you read garden, please think about wardrobe and when you read flowers think about dressesEven if we had some bad weather this Easter (a lot of rain, but warm enough for the flower print dresses and leggings), I was not unhappy. My mood is usually depending on the weather outside, but this time I did not care about the rain, I enjoyed my long and rainy weekend, wink.

I hope that all of you who celebrated Easter this last weekend had a marvelous time.

Source: 1 – You are my Fave, 2 – French by Design, 3 – Pinterest