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The salopette dress: when pervy meets practical

The first thing I did when I got hold of this salopette dress: put it on with nothing underneath, take a mirror-selfie, send it to my husband in the States, and wait. Within seconds, my screen lit up. “Taking the next plane home.” Bingo!

I will spare you that picture, but I did want to show you just how versatile this amazing dress is. Naughty or nice; it swings both ways. (Gheghe.) This weekend, Amsterdam was aglow with the spirit of Indian Summer, which I celebrated on Saturday by wearing my salopette dress with just a short-sleeved white button down shirt and vintage gogo-boots. My spectacular new gold-and-snakeskin carryall sparkled in the sunlight…

Beertje van Beers wearing salopette dress by Gentlemen's Affair

Frolicking in Rijksmuseum’s ‘hidden’ garden. Heavenly. 

Beertje van Beers wearing salopette dress by Gentlemen's Affair, close up

This dress by Gentlemen’s Affair is perfection, and I LOVE the color! (would that be called petrol blue?)

Ain't it a stunner? Snakeskin bag by Bidadari Vogue, made to order.

Ain’t it a stunner? Snakeskin bag by Bidadari Vogue, made to order.

Then, on Sunday, I paired it with a turtle neck, tights, a baret, high ankle boots by Supertrash and my Rockin’ Items fringed clutch bag. (me and that bag have been inseparable for quite a few seasons now). I guess Indian Summer had turned into Autumn. Brrrr.

Beertje van Beers wears salopette dress by Gentlemen's affair

But the good news: this perfect all-weather dress is on sale now, half off. Go check Gentlemen’s Affair’s  site! Babelicious designer Lise Nyborg Pederson (see picture below) knows exactly what naughty-but-nice girls like… Oh and if you live in Amsterdam, pop into  Studio Appel 67 in De Pijp. They carry Lise’s designs but also specialize in perfect basics. Tata!

Lise rocking one of her own designs..

Lise rocking one of her own designs.