Lazy Sunday

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On Lazy Sunday just a picture out of my collection !

Enjoy your Sunday…

Love, Kathleen

Villa Ephrussi-de Rothschild, Cap Ferrat, France. Window overlooking the Mediterranean Sea towards Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Fashion: Retro halter dress

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Today’s outfit is built around a dress that’s at least 6 or 7 years old ! I still love it, but as it is a halter dress, I don’t have many occasions to wear it. Plus I have been a jo-jo for I don’t know how many years (as you could read in this post) so during some summers the dress didn’t even come out of my closet !!

But I never could part with it and each summer with an OK weight, I’d wear it several times and I’d always get compliments about it. And now I’m on my target weight for the second summer in a row (yeah !), the dress has been worn again… and again with compliments with me on the receiving end (which is ever so nice !!)… Read more about this outfit!

Fashion: LBD – Draped

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Last month I started this LBD-of-the-month post with a strapless dress (seen here and also at one of the last pictures in this post). As it is the last Friday of July… it is already time for the second LBD-of-the-month post.

A couple of years ago I was in Paris with my husband. We were in the Marais, a fantastic, bustling neighbourhood in the ‘City of Lights’. The LBD on show today I bought in one of the many little shops overthere. Read more about this LBD!

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

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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!