Things I Like: Purple

As opposed to most of the other things I like, purple hasn’t been my favourite colour for as long as I can remember.
It used to be all shades of red (and clothes wise, red is still a favourite but that’s a story for another day), but that kinda changed around my twelfth birthday, when I got to choose my first grown up watch.

Since I have a tiny wrist, the (at the time) immensely popular Pop Swatches, were out for me. So I ended up discovering the beautiful United Colours of Benetton watch collection (by Bulova).
I fell in love with a beautiful watch that featured several shades of purple and as my love for the watch grew, so did my love of all things purple.

Just like with red, I kinda like all shades of purple (although not all shades are appropriate for all intents and purposes) and my love of purple is well spread around the house: there are ovbiously purple dresses, shoes and other items of clothing, but there are also over 10 pairs of purple earrings, several shades of purple nail polish, my favourite cup is purple with polka dots (double win) and my car is a deep blueish kinda purple.

My latest addition to my purple collection is a car key cover, which I ordered here, that arrived in the mail today. And which one of my housmates helped me get it around my key…



Shopping in Breda

It isn’t easy to find suitable pants for my crane-fly of a partner. Jeans that are long enough not to look like capri pants on him are not to be found in Belgium, so we have to go shopping for them in the Netherlands.
As Armistice Day is a bank holiday in Belgium but not in the Netherlands, my partner and I have made a tradition of going shopping in Breda on November 11.
Just like the past few years our stop over at Jeans Center was a success and he took home 2 pairs of jeans.

Since I discovered the pleasure of wearing Marlies Dekkers lingerie an extra stop at the Breda flagship store is also on the list.
Shopping there is a real experience: the shop is beautifully decorated, the shop girls are very helpful, there are comfy seats to soften the pain of having to wait till I’m done trying and choosing and there’s always good quality tea and coffee if you like.

Through the newsletter I knew that there were some very lovely purple models in the collection and those were the once I wanted to try on, since after a lingerie drawer clear out I no longer owned a bra in my favourite colour (the horror). The choice fell on the below model.