I’m in The Netherlands again which means I get to hang out with my friend Greetje. We like to wander around and explore new towns and on this day we ventured out to Alkmaar.

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Alkmaar is known for its cheese market but is also a quaint town with canals, lots of cute little streets and fun boutiques to match.

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As you can see the sun was out which means everyone goes outdoors so sit on one of the many beautiful outdoor terraces in Alkmaar. It was also a great opportunity to wear my new hat.

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Just by accident Greetje was dressed in the same colors as me: red, white and blue.

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You may recognise the top as i bought this in Australia a few years ago. I love it when something old goes perfectly with something new. This striped skirt from Stella Carakasi is right up my alley. The Fly London sandals (similar) are still a favorite for city trips. (for many more great options for good arch support shoes go here)

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Of course we did some shopping too. I bought this fabulous dress. It’s a reversible dress that you can wear both ways and I especially love the right version.

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The striped fabric comes in pants too which I wore on another day while visiting a market in Haarlem. It works really well with my asymmetrical knitted top (similar) and paired with my Antelope sandals.

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Here is another knitted high-low top that I wore paired with my older asymettrical booties from Antelope.

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And finally here is an asymmetrical tunic from Stella Carakasi (another option) worn for another sunny (but windy) day.

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Outfit details:

– Patterned top (old) Dogstar Clothing
– Striped skirt: Stella Carakasi
Black Fly London sandals
– Hats: Capello, Nijmegen
– Colorful dress, Lizzy & Coco (Cruz)
– Asymmetrical knitted sweater: Stella Carakasi
– Striped pants: Stella Carakasi
Antelope sandals 
– High-low knitted tunic: Stella Carakasi
– White skinnies: Stella Carakasi
– Antelope asymmetrical shoes (old) 
– Asymmetrical tunic: Stella Carakasi
– Red skirt, DKNY (old)
– Red sandals, Ganter

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