Orange safari jacket

Any reader from outside the Netherlands will not know the name of the brand/shop called Pauw. Translated it means Peacock. Quite an appropriate name for fancy clothes and the women who wear them.

This shop or brand has had a good share of my wallet in the past. Especially in winter time.
This brand has many pros and cons. The clothes are horribly expensive but very good quality. They last a long time so most of their things I own are very old. They are not fashionable at all which has its upside as you want to get as much wear out of these clothes as you can get for that price. The downside is the “old fashioned lady-like” character of many of their clothes.

Today you will see an orange safari jacket by Pauw which I have combined with jeans and with my grey-green baggy trousers. The last combination was a bit of a risk, but I actually like it better than with the jeans. More edgy. And the jacket hides the bum, so no problems there either.

That dog insists on being in the photos….

Above: “What? what?”
The heels are grey-brown booties from Max Mara.

Which combination do you prefer?



  1. Marianne van den Berg
    7 January 2013 / 21:42

    Back on my post!. I like the jeans combination more. For Pauw it is a rather casual jacket. I am used to their ladylike clothes. I think this jacket is very easy to combine with other clothes you own, especially with your new style of dressing.

    • 7 January 2013 / 23:24

      Do I have a new style of dressing??? Please tell me what the style is, as I don’t recognise it yet. Do you mean like the baggy trousers and the modern shoes?

    • Marianne van den Berg
      8 January 2013 / 15:42

      Yes you wear more contempory stuff, not only trousers and shoes but the way you combine your classic style with modern and edgy elements. Like you say yourself before you went into a shop and bought yourself a set of clothes. Now you have your own style of mixing your clothes the way that you like it and not how the saleslady in the shop told you to do. And you are reusing things from your closet like this jacket for instance with elements of today’s fashion. So in mine opinion you put your own stamp on it, no mather what other people think about it, and that to me is style of dressing.

    • 9 January 2013 / 00:55

      Very flattering words. I feel too much honour, but will accept it in great delight.

  2. 7 January 2013 / 21:42

    I LOVE that jacket, and like you, like it more with the denim. This coat does not say “old” to me one bit. I LOVE it.xo,Terry

    • 7 January 2013 / 23:22

      You were to quick in reading: I like the baggy trousers with the jacket more than the jeans. But it is a close call. Thank you for the compliments.

  3. 7 January 2013 / 22:34

    Both looks are nice and the jacket looks contemporary. Well done!

  4. 8 January 2013 / 01:40

    I love that jacket, I think its the color I like the most.

    • 9 January 2013 / 00:41

      Red, orange, bottle green, yellow and purple are my favourite colours. In that order. Hard to come by. Most of the stuff in the shop is black. And as black and white is also a combination I like…. I end up with lots of black and white. While those other colours suit me so much better.

  5. Anonymous
    8 January 2013 / 02:11

    There is nothing “old fashioned” about the way you dress! A safari jacket is a classic that is never “out” but the color of yours makes it modern and fun! And I do think that is a good description of your style – modern and fun! That suits your personality. :)Both outfits are great. The jeans are a more traditional (expected) look and the green pants are a more trendy look. You are fabulous in both. You are such a happy person. USA Suzanne

    • 9 January 2013 / 00:46

      And you contribute to my happiness. But I am not always a happy person haha. You should sometimes hear me rage in anger in the office…. Today I even got labelled “bitchy”. That is a first. I know I am very straightforward and direct and will agree that I can rage when I get angry because something is really unfair in my opinion. But bitchy? Hmmm Is it passion? I laugh very often and very loud as well. Perhaps the rage is the downside of it?

    • Anonymous
      9 January 2013 / 04:23

      Well I have been called the “B” word a few times myself but I am okay with that. I think you and I are a lot alike. We actually CARE about things and if they are positive we share the joy and if they are negative we let the offenders know. I too rage against unfairness. It is okay to be passionate. I think that makes us deeply alive. I am usually a happy person but if I get mad – my hubby says I am 95 pounds of dynamite! LOL! I do not hold a grudge though. Life is too short to be bitter or sad. I just want to get things done and move on. :)Suzanne

  6. 8 January 2013 / 05:57

    thanks so much for popping by my blogi love this jacket, the style and the colori would totally shop at a store named peacock!brett

    • 9 January 2013 / 00:50

      Haha, Brett, thanks for returning the visit. If you ever pop over to this country you should indeed stop at Pauw. It is an appropriate name and they do have good things.

  7. 8 January 2013 / 09:12

    First of all, I LOVE your orange safari jacket. That’s a sort of ladylike old fashioned look I can get into. My fave is with the jeans, but I like it with the other pants too.

    • 9 January 2013 / 01:51

      Thanks Heather. I was quite pleased with these two combinations as well.Doesn’t often happen that I am really pleased.

  8. 8 January 2013 / 12:23

    Love that jacket, the color and style is excellent and it looks really good on you! I prefer it with the jeans, and I think it would look great paired with you white jeans as well, or your cream skirt and brown boots:)

    • 9 January 2013 / 00:53

      Funny you should say that. In the shop they paired it with a very elegant, shiny skirt, which actually looked good. Perhaps because of the old combination of classic with casual? Never tried it myself. Might get more wear out of them. I am so re-discovering my wardrobe.

  9. 8 January 2013 / 21:08

    I prefer both! tehee. THe fact is, that is an amazing jacket! It looks streamlined with the jeans and edgy with the trousers. You’d wear them in different occasions, to offer a different look, but you’d be stunning in both.

  10. 9 January 2013 / 08:32

    There is nothing old fashion about that wonderful safari jacket, especially in RED. I like it best with your jeans, makes a very classy oufit you could go anywhere in.

    • 9 January 2013 / 16:44

      Actually the colour is orange. (Which is a sort of red, I grant you that.)

  11. Katrien
    10 January 2013 / 00:53

    LOVE it Greetje, color looks great on you and what a nice taille. Like both combinations but jeans one perhaps slightly more. Like the booties as well. First time they call you B at work, perhaps just first time in your face:) They probably just can’t stand the fact that you are right once again (as I know from experience).

    • 10 January 2013 / 23:06

      You know me, always very clear and concrete. I have to work so hard that I have no time nor patience to wrap my remarks in velvet. And if I dish them out without that, new people are gobsmacked.

    • 11 January 2013 / 22:51

      Wouldn’t that be nice? Spring? I can bring out lots more colours.

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