Outfit of the week : sneak peek

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Now that’s a retro-print, isn’t it ? Tomorrow the entire outfit’s to be seen on this blog…

Love, Kathleen

2015-07-31 sneak

Photography : Peter Kluskens


France: Normandy – part III : harbour towns

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Beach cabins in Deauville.
Beach cabins in Deauville

This is the third and final post on Normandy. In the first post, I told you more about gardens in Normandy, in the second post, I took you to the D-day beaches and this third post is about the harbour towns of Deauville, Trouville and Honfleur.

It is possible to visit these 3 towns in just one day as we did, but then you’ll just have time to get an overall feel and do some sightseeing… and you better start quite early ! Read about our trip to these harbour towns!

Fashion: How to wear… pink flowy skirt

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Pink midi skirt with basics

Pink and flowy was my skirt on last Saturday’s post. I combined it with my bright yellow sweater for those chillier summer days. Below you see three more styles : with basics (like the combination I wore on yesterday’s post), with black (must try this one !) and colour block style with vibrant orange (a bit like in last Saturday’s post but don’t you just love those booties !).

Which style do you prefer ? Vote in the poll below the images !

Love, Kathleen

See two more styles!

Today’s quote : burn-out

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“That’s the thing: You don’t understand burnout unless you’ve been burned out. And it’s something you can’t even explain. It’s just doing something you have absolutely no passion for.” – Elena Delle Donne

Walking in Les Andelys (Normandy), near the Seine (photograph taken by my husband Peter).

I was always the one who saw things in a positive light, who couldn’t say no. Many times people told me “I don’t know how you find the time… you seem to never stop… Where do you get the energy?”. Well sometimes I didn’t even know that myself, but I was always able to handle anything at any time until about 7 – 8 months ago. I started to have these headaches, I was extremely tired all the time, I couldn’t concentrate anymore and last winter I have been sick several times which isn’t my habit.

It took me a long time to realise that there was something wrong. I had lost myself, I had become a stranger to myself and one day a specialist doctor said to me “I think you’ve got a burn-out”. Read more about this quote!

Beauty : My favourite fragrances… part III

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Time for the third and final part of my favorite fragrances posts.

Part 1 covered my summer favorites Parfum d’été by Kenzo and Fragonard by Fragonard. In part 2 I told you about 2 fragrances I wear all year round : Pure Poison by Dior and White Linen by Estée Lauder.

Now this third part I reveal which iconic fragrances are on my bathroom shelf : Chanel n°5 by Chanel (Eau de toilette) and First by Van Cleef and Arpels. Read more about these iconic fragrances!

Lazy Sunday

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On Lazy Sunday just a picture out of my collection !

Enjoy your Sunday…

Love, Kathleen

Merry-go-round and pregnant lady on Brighton Beach, England.

Fashion: Pink flowy skirt

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I don’t like the H&M sales as it tends to be too crowded and messy in the stores. Just before the start of the sales though (at the end of June mind you… I didn’t go shopping now as I am on my 50-day-challenge !!), they do reduced prices on some articles. The only condition is that you’ve got to buy at least two reduced articles… no problem for me there ! So about a week before the actual sales start, I’m off to H&M to see if I can find some bargains.

During the summer sales, I always try and buy things that I can still wear on colder summer days and in the autumn. We don’t have an extremely long summer season, so I usually don’t buy that many really summery stuff. This time I bought a soft pink midi skirt. Read more about this outfit!