Happy Kingsday!

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Happy Kingsday to all of you! Today the Dutch celebrate the King’s birthday with street markets, carnivals, festivals and everything orange.

No kidding: it will be a blaze of orange wherever you look from clothes and decorations to traditional foods. Everything usually takes place out on the street with larger cities turning into one big street festival, but with a horrible weather forecast it seems this year we will have to adapt just a little.

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I personally rather dislike orange clothing, so I have decided on a rather classy homage to the king this year in the form of Chanel. I’ll be wearing Arthur: an amazing bright red with a clear hint of orange. Enjoy your day!

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Fijne Koningsdag! Ik hoop dat jullie allemaal leuke plannen hebben en dat het slechte weer niet teveel gaat verstoren.

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Zelf ben geen groot fan van oranje kleding: ik draag de kleur zelf nooit. Daarom heb ik besloten dit jaar een chiquere homage te brengen aan onze nationale kleur in de vorm van Chanel. Ik draag vandaag Arthur: een mooie felle rood tint met een oranje ondertoon.

Heel veel plezier vandaag!



16 thoughts on “Happy Kingsday!

  1. Karen Rees April 28, 2016 / 11:26 pm

    Fabulous shade of Chanel – gorgeous on you I’m sure, you rock those colours Anne! Though it’s a little later than planned I hope you had a wonderful Kings Day! Sounds like fun 🙂 XXXXX

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    • Anne May 2, 2016 / 9:44 am

      Thanks hun! I didn’t really do much this year, given the horrid weather, but it is a lovely holiday. Always fun to show international friends the hidden crazy side of the dutch. xo Anne

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      • Karen Rees May 2, 2016 / 11:53 pm

        Absolutely – and it’s lovely to learn all about the hidden crazy side too 😀 hehe xxxx


  2. stashmatters April 27, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    It’s so neat to learn about celebrations around the world! I’d love to see a sea of people dressed in orange! 😀

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    • Anne May 2, 2016 / 9:57 am

      If you are ever around I will happily give you a tour. It always fascinates my international friends: the dutch really go a little OOC crazy on days like this.


  3. fivezero April 27, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    Happy Kingsday! I love orange, personally, but Chanel Arthur is a nice compromise! Tulips are my fave flower – I have always wanted to visit the Netherlands to see them 🙂

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    • Anne May 2, 2016 / 10:09 am

      Thanks! The tulips are looking lovely this year. I am from the tulip region, so I have grown up around them and never quite understand all the fuss.

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      • fivezero May 5, 2016 / 8:09 pm

        That’s always the case, isn’t it? I really never know what to tell people who want to come sightsee in Toronto. 😀

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  4. annie's beauty... April 27, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    have an awesome day! and what better way to celebrate it but with a Chanel lippie! especially Arthur, which you know it’s my absolute favourite! 😉 xx, Annie | Annie’s Beauty

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  5. Lifestylebites3 April 27, 2016 / 11:08 am

    These tulips reminds me of Keukenhoff. What an amazing floral exhibition! Love this orangey, fiery red. So classy, classic and branded too. Chanel rocks! Happy Thursday Anne.


    • Anne April 27, 2016 / 10:05 am

      Lots better than some ugly orange shirt or dress 😉 Thanks! xo Anne

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    • Anne April 27, 2016 / 10:06 am

      Dank je wel! Hoop dat je ondanks het weer een leuke dag hebt.


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