2011-08-31

Another Weather Report

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Skirt? Thrifted Shirt? h&m Vest? Thrifted Belt? Roots, thrifted Shoes? Frye, Winners Bracelets? Thrifted and the Crazy lady at The Ex Purse? Thrifted

We've been in the Netherlands for a week now, and so far it's almost my dream country. The streets are cobbled. Picturesque canals run through most towns. There is rush hour... for bike traffic. I can buy droppies everywhere! Dutch girls wear colours, prints and layers even when they don't have a fashion blog. Yogourt comes in easy pour cartons.

I told you... Holland is magical. A sweet dutch man even took in my camera when I left it after setting it down on the street as I unlocked my bike and returned it to me, when I came back to the location half an hour later, practically in tears. That's a lie, I don't do anything 'practically in tears', I just skip right to the full-on tears part...

If there is anything that stops Holland from being perfect, it is the weather and the tiny bathrooms. It's been cold and rainy with 5 minute increments of sunshine for the time that we have been here and legend has it, that it has been so this whole summer. I get to practice my autumn wardrobe in this chilly weather and I feel all inspired with the seasonal change; that's the good news. There is no good news concerning the small bathrooms though... I just need to get used to my knees touching the door. Weird.

30 comments :

The Daily Fashionista said...

I've heard Europe is famous for their tini tiny bathrooms. I guess you get used to it? Not sure I would..but meh. And that is so sweet that man made sure to keep your camera safe. I'd be in tears too.

I love the bright orange skirt you are wearing too! The layering is so great as well:)

Kimberly said...

Can't believe most of this outfit is thrifted! Looks amazing - you're inspiring me to check out my local thrift stores more often :)

Megan said...

I am SO jealous that you're getting to play around with layers right now!

Holland looks good on you :) I know what you mean about the little bathrooms, my sister lives in Germany and you can't even put your arms up in the shower - you just kind of stand there with your arms at your side squirting soap up into the air and hoping it lands somewhere it needs to be.

briannelee said...

Hahahaha, when you said you were going to Holland in your email, I thought you meant Holland, MI. Anyways, I am glad you are having a great trip!!!!

Kate said...

Glad you are loving Holland, m'dear! Your skirt POPS like crazy in these photos, it jumped right off my bloglovin'!! You look perfectly layered for the chilly weather! Love it!

Linda said...

First of all..Droppies are gross!
secondly why the hell would they make such tiny bathrooms? Dutch people are freaking huge...like taller than tall...were they smaller way back in the day?
I'm going to lose sleep over this now.

Also I miss you.

:) <3

Leah said...

ahha I love this! Buying droppies everywhere is one the best parts of Holland! (sad but true) This vest/shirt combo is pure perfection, and I hope that the bloggers in Ontario will start to influence the real world to wear bright colours. Maybe you should wear your landscaping kneepads when you use the washroom. Just saying.

xo L.

Della said...

Is it horrible that I can't disconnect you from the movie Girl with a Pearl Earring? Never mind that it was probably a different country....maybe? Geography never was my strong point.

Love the red skirt and layers; you are looking perfectly fall-ish.

Bri said...

Loving your layered outfit and listening to your fun adventures! So lucky about your camera!

CessOviedo said...

Omg! lucky you, so glad to leart there's still nice people out there, that man was like an angel, can't imagine loosing my camera! on the other hand that skirt is majorly amazing!


Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Katya said...

I love all the layering. It works SO well together :)

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Frannie Pantz said...

Sounds so blissful! Even in the rain and drizzle. I love your layering here. What great "practice" for fall!

D said...

That skirt is fantastic! Also, I am totally jealous of your being in Holland.

A Stylized Hysteria said...

I feel like homes are smaller in Europe in general! Especially the bathrooms!

I am obsessing over your amazing skirt! LOVE IT!

Briony said...

We were in Amsterdam in mid July and it rained approximately 85% of the time. I'd optimistically packed as though I was going to some Mediterranean beach resort...no coat, just a helluva lot of dresses and wedges. Needless to say, negotiating the cobbled streets, and dodging bikes and puddles was 'interesting.' Managed to resist donning my bikini though...

Yet it was still a beautiful city and an awesome holiday. That's the beauty of the Netherlands for you. I'm jealous you're there now!

WendyB said...

This is a great look. I don't relate to a lot of layering but I feel like even I could do this look! It's very sleek.

hilldalehouse said...

Lovely!!! I love your mix of colors! You just inspired me to head to the thrift store which I haven't really done since high school! Thanks for re-igniting the thrifting fire in me :) and keep the cute outfits going!!

simplychicforcheap said...

the pop of red is fantastic! love it :)

xo jeanette

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Natalya's Closet said...

Stunning photos! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

C said...

That skirt is ELECTRIC and I love how you turned the volume down slightly with the khaki. LOVE!

Lianna J said...

i love the skirt and vest!

Catherine said...

You look lovely as always. And your description of that beautiful country transported me right there! Sooo jelly. Kendi n I are still enjoying Dallas temps above 100degtees. Enjoy the rest of your travels Come back safely:)

Terri said...

You look great in that orange color! The tiny bathrooms would freak me out, though.
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Leslie Christen | LifeStyling said...

P E R F C T . L O V E . N E E D

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Martina Lynne :: the life academic said...

Oh my goodness, this post makes me so nostalgic! I studied abroad in Holland when I was an undergrad and it was the greatest time in my life. I loved the country and the weather and the everything.

Mommyblogger said...

That truly does sound like a magical place! Even if the weather isn't the greatest, you made up for it with this super outfit! I love the skirt, that color is fantastic on you.

Courtney said...

I am so claustrophobic I don't think I would be able to handle the small bathrooms! No way hose! Love your skirt! You look beautiful as always. I love visiting new places.

Courtney
I Can Be Many Things

Between Laundry Days said...

You look 100 miles tall in these photos, and I mean that in the best possible way. Also, the color combos and layering in this outfit are just effing phenomenal.

Francesca said...

I LOVE Holland. I lived there five years as a kid and have such great memories! (And I was a tiny little girl so the small bathrooms didn't bother me, but yeah, it's the tallest population in Europe and they pee in teeeny tiny cubicles, kind of weird...).
I love the contrast between the gray weather (that I used to love as a kid for some reason) and your bright and colorful outfit (which is totally awesome by the way).
I used too many brackets in this comment, but I'm too lazy to change things around...

Kayla said...

Dutch bathrooms are very tiny. I'm staying in Utrecht with my family and I still can't get used to our bathroom. There's some really good websites that give you exact times for when rain will come. That way I know the rain will continue for 15 minutes and I'll have 30 minutes to get to the cafe. I love the outfit by the way! Very nice layering. I hope you enjoy the country. Eat lots of stroopwafels!