Purple brown tunic

First of all guys & girls, I have to slow down. At this pace, posting a new outfit every day, I will be exhausted soon and my marriage might suffer. Having a more than fulltime job, it is not easy to take photos, choose the right ones, adjust them to a better size and write articles. Every day. I have underestimated the task.

So …. how about every other day? Will you still follow me? I do hope so.

Today I will show you my purple brown tunic. I can wear it “up” with black trousers and high heeled boots. Or “down” with jeans and flat boots. I can wear it with a blouse of with a T-shirt.

I especially like the back of the tunic. Most things I do not like at the back, but this one…hmmm, nice.
High heels are my preference (always), but if I want to go shopping my flat boots are a better choice and the outfit will still look nice.

What is your ideal combination with this tunic?

Above left: I did not take into account I was wearing jeans with a big belt underneath the tunic, so the tummy part of the tunic is sticking out a little.

Photo above: black pearls sometimes look purple. The pearl in my ring is more purple than the necklace and the earrings.

You have already seen a close-up of my high heeled cognac boots on December 7, so I am only showing the flat ones.
Till Tuesday.



  1. 16 December 2012 / 20:24

    I really like this robe and you’re right, the back is beautiful. No option that I like, but I think it will choose the second, more casual with jeans. The first is nice, but you look like a medieval prince. These boots are gorgeous and the necklace too. I like to see a close-up, is more closely at meet you. 🙂

  2. 16 December 2012 / 22:49

    Hahaha, you are such a charmer Josep-Maria. Must be your Spanish blood. And you are right, I do look like a medieval prince. I think I don’t mind, but I know you don’t like that style.

  3. Anonymous
    17 December 2012 / 02:36

    First of all – you won’t get rid of me by posting less often. 🙂 Even if you post only once a week I will find you. I need the laughs!Your tunic is SO beautiful! I like both the casual and the more dressed up version. Both looks are special and serve a different purpose. I love, love, love your clothes! And boots. And the yellow Coach bag. You have excellent taste. USA Suzanne

    • 17 December 2012 / 12:38

      Hi Suzanne, I thought about you a lot these last days. Especially because of your grief over the horrible shooting. Felt rather awkward still posting. I close myself off from these terrible things as they happen too often in too many places. Cannot take that. Grief in my own little circle can be bad enough. If I read in the paper that an animal has been tortured, I immediately see the picture and carry that with me for the rest of my life. I stopped reading papers.So I will continue to bring laughs in your life. That is my goal.

  4. 17 December 2012 / 05:01

    Hi dear! I’ve missed you! Way too busy here. But slowing down now the schoolyear is over (I’m a teacher). Will have a great time catching up with your posts! I’ll always follow you, even if you post less often- love what you write, love your style, love your figure(it is so pleasing to the eye) and love your so friendly and joyous smile! Plus, I’d be helping save your marriage ;-P. I used to follow a blog whose owner posted once a week- she is a working woman too so she would take photos of her outfits daily, but only posted in the weekends. I would have kept following her but unfortunately she stopped writing.

    • 17 December 2012 / 12:40

      I missed you too, you follower from the start. Glad you are going to catch up. My slowing down a bit is to preserve the fun in my hobby so I won’t give up. Everybody is so kind about my blogging.

  5. 17 December 2012 / 05:12

    Love your tunic, as for timing…Everything I’ve read on blogging and what I’ve come to believe is true is that what is important is not frequency but consistency. When I first started I was super excited and posted all the time, but within a few weeks I couldn’t keep up, so I slowed down to about 2 a week. It was fine. Because I want to make money on my blog I’m now up to 3 a week. It’s plenty! Figure out how many posts you can comfortably create a week and stick to it. If you burn out its all over with, so don’t let that happen!

    • 17 December 2012 / 12:41

      Hah, experienced advice. That is what we need. Thank you. Consistency and discipline are two of my better caractersides.

    • 17 December 2012 / 15:25

      I agree with Heather. As I wrote to you, Greetje, I think that even every other day will be too much for you to keep up with. I would suggest going back to twice a week, on fixed days of the week and see how that works for you.

  6. 17 December 2012 / 08:34

    Interesting tunic Greetje. I prefer the first version as I think the purple is too bright. The tunic has enough colour already. I would experiment with another colour underneath as I also feel that the white shirt is too high contrast. It seems brighter than the white (or is it grey) from the tunic. As for blogging: Heather is right. Just be consistent. There are plenty of high profile bloggers that only post twice a week. Better to post during the week as traffic slows during the weekend. It is far more important that you keep it fun for yourself, so you will continue blogging rather than wearing yourself out. Even I struggle (which is why I don’t usually post in the weekend and blogging is (almost) my full time job! Many people who follow you will get automatic reminders when you post something new anyway. And many will actually prefer it, because even for them it’s hard to keep up with a blog 7 days a week.

    • 17 December 2012 / 12:52

      Thanks for the advice Sylvia. I learn the hard way. LOLAnd you are right… Josep-Maria was already complaining he could hardly cope with commenting.

  7. 17 December 2012 / 11:59

    I really like this tunic, but I have to agree with Sylvia on both the tee and the shirt being a little too bright…how about picking up the teal or brown instead? Otherwise I like both the jeans and the black trousers with it:)

    • 17 December 2012 / 12:59

      I thought I had to bring in colour as the tunic is colourful but not bright and bright colours suit me better. The blouse is cream and could be replaced by a white one or a pale green one. Have not got more. Oh… I have a purple blouse as well. And yes also a very cold brown one. Have to wear something underneath it then for the warmth. I will try that. Teal is a colour which does not suit me at all.

    • 17 December 2012 / 17:15

      Perhaps it’s turquoise, not teal – that greenish, blue color on your tunic anyway:) I’m sure you look beautiful in turquoise with your coloring?

    • 18 December 2012 / 00:42

      Ah… turquoise yes. Greenish blue/blue greenish. Unfortunately the colour in the tunic is petrol. And that colour is not my colour. I will have a look whether I can pair it with something totally different. Catherine from Not Dressed as Lamb does it all the time.

  8. 17 December 2012 / 16:33

    The tunique is fantastic! And many of the combining clothes that you used are good choices. Just not necessarily in those combinations. I agree with Sylvia that the white blouse contrasts too much. May I suggest some other combo’s: 1. the black trousers – black blouse or black long-sleeved Tshirt – black or brown boots2. the black trousers – the purple Tshirt – black boots3. the jeans – the brown boots -a Tshirt in one of the following colors: brown (matching your boots or matching one of the brown colors of the tunique)), olive-green (as in your tunique)

    • 18 December 2012 / 00:34

      Ahh… I love my cognac boots. Why black again? Oh I know elongate legs … The thing is, brown and black near my face is not a good choice, cognac might work. Is there olive-green in my tunique?? I thought petrol which is a bad colour for me.

  9. 17 December 2012 / 16:33

    Love this tunic dress.The top and bottom knits are slightly different, and on a tall figure, the back gets a little short. There is also an edge to the bottom of the front and sleeves that has a little bit of a silver thread running through it.Barbara Carrera.

    • 18 December 2012 / 00:37

      Thank you AGJ. Welcome to my humble blog. Yes I am quite pleased with the tunic as well. And ever so comfortable.

  10. Marianne van den Berg
    17 December 2012 / 21:09

    I am so grateful that you are going to twice a week. You know that I am addicted to your blog and Sylvia’s, so I am close to a burnout because I have to follow you. Now I can relax a little. I am late with my comment but I agree with the suggestions above. The tunic is lovely there is no doubt about it.I only have one guestion, can you count your boots, I am still seeing ones I don’t know, so I want to know the amount Imelda Marcos.

    • 18 December 2012 / 00:37

      I would not dare counting them and saying out loud how many I have…. LOL

  11. Katrien
    17 December 2012 / 23:49

    I love your postings and will definitely keep reading them even if you post less often. Don’t want to mess up your marriage knowing Ron is the sponsor of some of your great outfits! Beautiful warm colors in the tunic with lots of possible color combinations. I don’t mind the bright colors from the shirts worn underneath as they bring out the colors in the tunic itself even more. Prefer the jeans I guess as I agree with Joseph-Maria’s comment on the medieval princess.

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