I had to publish this Sarah Pacini suit today. You see, in The Netherlands, today (December 5) we celebrate Sint Nicolaas, who is a sort of a “colleague” of Santa Claus. And Sint Nicolaas has helpers, “black Peets”, who wear wide trousers.
The tradition dates way back when the bishops in Spain (were Sint Nicolaas is coming from….) had Moor servants. A lot of people nowadays are against portraying black Peets like this. They say it is discriminating. Difficult discussion. Of course it is not meant to discriminate, but still…
As I say, a difficult discussion as this feast is the highlight of the year in our country.
As you will see from today’s outfit, it resembles a black Peet outfit. Which is why I would not dare wearing it today.
I like this outfit a lot. It is the same sweater as I wore a couple of days ago with the red cowboyboots.
And the shoes are the same as shown yesterday.
It is very comfortable and the “bow” at the back is perfect for my figure.
The green bag is for the “pop” of colour. As is the necklace.
I have noticed from uploading all these outfits, that I have a lot of black clothes. Also a lot of tops which are all cut the same way at the top at the back. Strange… I should vary a bit more.
Above: see what a bodyshaper can do? LOL
Hope all you Dutch readers get lots of presents from Sint Nicolaas tonight.
My husband and I were walking into a department store where they displayed this combination on a mannequin.
Husband: “I think that is really nice”.
Me: “I totally agree”.
Husband: “OK, then I’ll buy it for you”.
Me: “Oh, don’t be silly. That is really nice of you, but there is no need. So no thank you”.
We turned a corner and I thought to myself: “Why did I say that? Why? I really like it, I have no money at the moment. He likes buying me presents…. why would I stop him?”
So I turned around and said: “On second thoughts, yes please.”
And my husband is a very generous man, so I got this lovely combination. It is really for spring or fall as the trousers are a sort of in-between-material. The sweater is quite warm. Strange.
Again, it does not look too good at the back. Really broad shoulders, hardly any bum. Luckily the dog is in the picture, attracting attention.
I really had to laugh terribly loud over a joke Our beloved dog Charlie (she is a girl).
my nextdoor neighboor made over the fence. Breed: Korthals Griffon.
I adore these red cowboy boots. My husband bought them for me. Really to go with a lime yellow dress he also bought me, but that is another story.
This weekend I was photographing outfits like crazy as you never know in Holland when the light will disappear again. So I was in and out of the house in between showers. (It rained a lot.) Also in and out of clothes, and when I came into the living room half dressed, half naked, my husband stuck his thumb up and said:”Great hobby”. LOL
These photos however were made a while ago, when I just came home from the office. No time to do my hair (…. bad mistake..)
Hope you like this outfit as well. The top is by Sarah Pacini, the bag by VOI, the boots by Sendra.
The pendant is a Victorian wax stamp. Also a present from my husband. He is very good to me.
Till tomorrow. (I have to find a better and more original way of ending my articles.)
To show you that I take you seriously, I have tried a couple of the things you advised me:
- paired my lemon green jacket with jeans
- pinned up the skirt of my D&G suit (you can see the pins in the photos.. hihi)
- tried my D&G suit with more colour at the top
The lemon green jacket with the jeans is no problem. I really like it. These jeans were inexpensive and from an unknown brand but they are even better than my 7For all mankind. Which is why I photographed my bum so conspicuously.
I have also paired this jacket with my little black dress, which you will see another time.
I am not so sure about taking up the skirt, though. I think it makes the suit more ordinairy. The longer skirt gave it something special in my opinion. Or am I the only one who thinks this?
Colour at the top of the black suit is not simple as the buckle doesn’t sit in the middle Which makes a longer necklace a bit awkward. A short necklace will hardly be seen due to the lapels. Perhaps a simple short gold (= shiny) necklace? But will that match the new “buckle” of rhinestones?
The scarfs in the photos are not something I would wear. I think it makes me look old (-fashioned).
Darned, why did I lose that buckle (it was black)……
Well dears, have a go at it. I am anxious to hear your comments.
Sleep well or have a nice day.
This red sweater plus belt was a find in a lovely shop in Amsterdam, called Young Designers United (YDU).
As you can read on their website they are a shop where the collections of young and upcoming fashion designers are sold for affordable prizes. You get unique pieces at a really nice price.
Of course, like all fashion designers, they aim at the young and lovely. And I might convince myself I am the latter, but I certainly am not young. Still, I have found at least 5 pieces there which I wear regularly without thinking I am dressed too young. One of the pieces is a necklace and you cannot go wrong there haha.
The trousers are by La Dress La Dress . Funny.. dress, trousers. They sell mainly dresses all over the world and they are very good. These trousers are called “Paris” (€ 76). Unfortunately they are not on their website anymore.
Let the photos do the rest of the talking.
The belt can be fastened at any width as it closes with press-studs all the way round. Drawback is that it is always skew.
I bought this bracelet in Milan, two years ago and do not wear it much. Usually there is already so much going on as in necklace or print or design that the bracelet becomes too much. With this sweater I think it is just right.