First I bought the skirt. Then I remembered, it was near my face that I need all these bright colours. Therefore, a skirt was not such a good idea. Solved it by buying a matching jacket (…… If I keep solving problems like this, the bank will soon own my wardrobe.)

It is really better to wear them separately, but when there is a party, they work quite well together as a party suit. Do you agree? Or do you think it is too much?
If you agree on the party suit I have another question: can I wear this at Christmas? Or is it too much like summer?

I tried the skirt with two different tops: a black jacket and a red/raspberry coloured shirt.
The black jacket balances the red better in my opinion. With the shirt there is too much red going on.
I added the long green necklace1) as counterbalance for the red and 2) to give the outfit a bit of a modern look. Because, although it is a recent buy, the style looks a bit outdated. Don’t you think? Nice and feminine, but not modern.


And last one…. the failure. The skirt came with a separate sash and I decided to put the shirt over the skirt and the sash around my waist…. Oohhh what a mistake.

Notice the different shoes I am wearing: black closed shoes (leather), red closed, red open (both suède).


PS I now know how to keep my photographs the same size in my blog. But it means I cannot crop them as much as I used to do. Before I just cropped them until there was nothing on either side that bothered me. Have to watch the background of my photos more in future.

These trousers are very comfortable, which is something I appreciate more and more as I grow older.
I remember the times (seventies) when I laid flat on my back on the floor in a jeans shop with the shop assistent bending over me trying to get the zip up. Those jeans were so tight, that you saw the impressions of the trousers in your body.
These days have gone.

It was quite difficult to find the right shoes with these “harem trousers”. I found out by trial and error that I needed to show some flesh (of my feet). So no boots. Not too high heels etc. Finally I stumbled upon these flat shoes from Marithé et Francois Girbaud. They are a bit funny with a little flap on the nose of the shoe.
I got a few comments that the trousers were too long. When I look at other photos I agree with those comments. When I look at the trousers in real life or in the photos in this article, I don’t. What do you think?

I tried the trousers with several tops. The vest with flower pattern is nice, the white jacket is nice, but the green jacket with the slanting belt… no, a failure.




The green stone is periodot and the bracelet is in reality a watch.
You can open the top like a little lid and see the time.
Do you think it is dangerous to show jewellery on a blog?



Take a deep breath (I did). Here are my trousers with a black top and (as variation) with a brown leather jacket.
When I saw the back of these trousers I had to laugh and thought about the blog called Man Repeller.
Josep-Maria is not repelled by them, so it does not apply to all men. (You are unique Josep-Maria, but I bet you already knew that).

The sneakers are lovely to wear. They have flowers on the side and studs and are made of leather.
The jacket is not my favourite. If I wear it outside as a coat, it is too cold most of the time. And if I wear it indoors I have the idea that I am ready to leave the house. Especially with that scarf, although I think the scarf is lovely.

All in all, I do not wear the trousers much like this. Stay tuned… tomorrow I will show you these trousers with something more tight at the top but still with sneakers. A sort of part III and the end of this sequence.
Here are two photos of the front…..


And here the photo of the back….

Oh really, it looks terrible. HAHAHA.

The photos with the leather jacket look quite relaxed. But it also looks as if I have short legs which I have not.

Until tomorrow.


Because showing failures got such enthousiastic comment, I decided to show some more.
Failures??? No problem. I have lots of them.

This time my baggy trousers. Dangerous territory for a women of 58. Dangerous territory for women who want to please men. Because hardly any man likes this look. Pity. I cannot help it…. I love these trousers.

The high heels in the first (right) outfit and the nice, cream coloured jumper, are what the trousers need.
As a sort of compensation.



The jacket which I tried later and the orange scarf are both hopeless.

Tomorrow I will show you some more photos with these trousers.With sneakers !

Have a nice day or sleep tight.

I have a nice purple dress which I combine with a purple/green necklace and green shoes.
I did not have purple shoes and choosing black shoes is not a challenge. So after discovering this necklace, I remembered I had green shoes. Why not?

As I was encouraged to try and make more than 1 combination with a clothing item by the women on, I tried the dress with two scarfs. This attempt failed, we can safely say.

I am showing you the right combination first.

Now you will see the dress with an orange scarf which is too big and too long.

And with a multicoloured scarf, fastened in a cowgirl fashion. Only a few women get away with that style (like f.i. a friend of mine…). I clearly do not.

You learn more from your mistakes than from your successes, therefore I am not afraid to show you the failures too. As I say at the top of this blog: live and learn (and yes, you may also laugh).

What I will have to learn with this blog, is how to resize my photos in a way that you see only one size and not different sizes. And I have to improve the quality of the photos as they are not always that good.
I am getting camera lessons and already know that good daylight is essential. However, I live in a small house, with a small garden in The Netherlands. Half of the time it is raining or winter here and photos have to be taken indoors. I am working on a trick, but will show you my old photos first. Will you stay with me?