As most of you know I have been in The Netherlands for 4 weeks now. I love going back there every year as it is so different from Singapore. I love the Netherlands in the summer and especially my newly adopted home town Haarlem and the city of Amsterdam which is close by.

This year I had the delight to live in my own house and even celebrated my birthday there.

Here are a few glimpses of what it is like.

Just as in my dressing style I like to have a lot of white. It serves as the perfect base for all the colors I like to add.

Like the flowers I received from my husband for my birthday!

beautiful pink flowers with roses | 40plusstyle.com

appreciating the flowers | 40plusstyle.com

Yes, I really do have a bright lime green wall in the house.

in front of a bright lime green wall | 40plusstyle.com

And I have a lot of colorful paintings and 8 different colored chairs!

me and the painting | 40plusstyle.com

There is no particular theme to the house but I love the imagery of butterflies. They represent beauty and freedom to me.

cut-out butterflies | 40plusstyle.com

drawn butterflies | 40plusstyle.com

And this is what I’m trying to achieve here.

la dolce vita | 40plusstyle.com

The outfit is similar to what you have seen before but now the white basics are combined with the blue/green asymmetrical top.  wearing white with a sea green asymmetrical top | 40plusstyle.com  wearing a see green and white outfit from Stella Carakasi | 40plusstyle.com

Jacket, pants and top from Stella Carakasi c/o
Shoes: Zara (old)

How do you add color to your life?

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