Pink pants

Last Tuesday I promised you a Spring outfit and colours. Well, that was because I was promised sunshine.
The people at the weather forecast were too optimistic. Yesterday it was still cold, grey and windy.
Nevertheless I took my camera to the end of our street and photographed this outfit. While freezing…..

I am showing more and bright colours and as for the black, I apologize. The outfit is the reflection of the weather and says: hope, but we are not there yet.

The tunic is really a short dress with a high waist. Too short to wear as a dress with tights (to my taste that is) and too long to wear with trousers. I tried skinnies with the dress….. hmmm so so. And we are not settling for so so, now are we?

I like it as a tunic (hoisted up with the belt). It has a strange shape but with my small hips I don’t mind this at all. The trousers are in my wardrobe for quite a number of years. They are by DKNY and bought at Schiphol Airport (no shop is safe from me). Are they red? Are they pink? Just called this article “pink pants” because of the alliteration.
You are not going to see many combinations. Just a lot of the same haha. The only variation is the way the scarf is tied (knoted?).

Maintenance work was done to the canal which ruined the grass, but I am sure it will all be nice and green within a month.

Below: tree growing out of my head… and with the scarf longer.
Below: the tree is even bigger. Took this to give you a view of the canal and the street.
In the summer these trees are nice and big.

Hope you liked it.



  1. 11 April 2013 / 20:42

    I love your street, is precious Dutch. They give me envious. Pants are pink? In the photo appear orange and boots too. It’s like, are great and, as always, makes your figure more beautiful. The smock dress is as well, a bit medieval, but well, I like it. The scarf and boots are cute. I’d like to see the dress with stockings. It’s too daring? I think not. Sure you’re great with him.

    • 11 April 2013 / 22:11

      No Josep-Maria, that is too daring.
      And the trousers and boots are red or pink/red. Not orange, but now that I look at the photos again, I see that you are right. They look orange. Oh dear, oh dear.. photographing is so difficult.

  2. Anonymous
    11 April 2013 / 21:25

    This outfit truly flatters you – both the silhouette and the colors. Wearing the red pants with the red boots gives you mile-long legs and I love how you bloused the tunic and made it a top. It has a romantic, bohemian vibe. I do not think a necklace would have suited this outfit – it is the softness of the scarf that works and the colors in that make this “Springy”. I approve!
    You live on a gorgeous street! The architecture is wonderful and I love the canal. A canal – how very charming. 🙂

    • 11 April 2013 / 22:12

      I have to be honest… it was a stylist who came up with the idea of blousing the tunic. Not me. Usually I wear it with a necklace but yesterday the scarf deserved a day out.
      And canals…. we have so many canals in The Netherlands.

  3. Marianne van den Berg
    11 April 2013 / 21:55

    You are my hero posing for a photo outdoors in this cold weather. The only advantage is that you didn’t have to rent a expensive windmachine to blow away your hair. That is what Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez do. But more important about your outfit I like your red pants because they match your red boots, and I like the top too. With a figure like yours you can wear a tunic this way. You brought me at least the beginning of spring with this combo.

    • 11 April 2013 / 22:13

      Glad you found an advantage in our weather haha.
      And thank you for the compliments.

  4. Katrien
    11 April 2013 / 22:25

    Can be short: Hip and happening and very flattering.

  5. 12 April 2013 / 06:51

    Love your street, I need to come for a visit. I know your talking about your lovely pink pants but those boots are something to TALK about. Where do you find pink boots to match those pants so perfectly? I love how well they go together, so slimming (not that you need any help there). I think your tunic is a great piece, you have the perfect body to wear it and great way of accessorizing with the scarf. So much fun to see.

    • 12 April 2013 / 10:09

      If you visit, I will show you around. For sure.
      The trousers are really red with white which gives a pink/red look, although it looks orange on the photos. The boots I bought with a dress. How I found this match? By having a lot hahaha.

  6. 12 April 2013 / 09:52

    Very youthful outfit, Greetje (I mean that in a positive way) and with your red boots you almost remind me of an artist!
    You do have fabulous legs and slim hips and therefore the voluminous top is the ideal contrast to your slim trousers.

    I hope we will all be able to enjoy spring temperatures come Sunday!
    Have a nice weekend,
    Lady of Style

    • 12 April 2013 / 10:12

      Yes I hope so too. I took the day of today, but it is going to be a day full of little tasks. Photographing for the blog is not an option with that drizzle. Good for the garden though. See? Every cloud has a silver lining.
      And thank you for the compliments. Knowing what works for your body and what not, is the key to a good outfit, as we all well know.

  7. Anonymous
    12 April 2013 / 09:52

    Love this especially the boots. The dress looks great as a tunic. It just goes to show how we can adapt things when they are not quite right. Looks like a lovely place to live too. Marie S.

    • 12 April 2013 / 11:09

      Were we commenting on each others blog at the same time? Or are you just darned quick?

  8. 12 April 2013 / 16:36

    Great look, Greetje! Perfect combinations. It does look tomato red, but indeed, colors can appear different on pictures. Whatever color it is; it looks gorgeous! Well done!

    • 12 April 2013 / 20:37

      Thank you Anja. A compliment from my stylist. Hah, not bad.
      The scarf was a present from Saskya. Whoever is in your house, scarfs keep coming my way. LOL

  9. 12 April 2013 / 23:46

    Haha, you brave soul! What we do for blogging sake…right? 🙂
    While the temp didn’t cooperate for you, the outfit rocks! You look springy with that perfect pants with the flowy top! Great scarf, too!
    Happy weekend to you!

  10. 13 April 2013 / 03:04

    love the red boots paired with the red pants
    makes you legs look a mile long

  11. 13 April 2013 / 12:58

    I have never loved too much red on me until now, but your post shows it is beautiful on you. I am having the idea to try it on…
    Funny the tree “growing” on your head. My husband is an expert in taking that kind of photos!

    • 13 April 2013 / 15:42

      I do love red and red loves me. Especially near my face, which is why I added the colourful scarf. In reality the colours red and pink in the scarf are closer to the red of the trousers than in the photo. Still having a lot of trouble making a good photo. It is a skill.

  12. RedTagChicLosAngeles
    15 April 2013 / 07:06

    Hahaha I cant get over the tree growing & growing over your head Greetje!! I almost forgot that I’m supposed to tell you that red is certainly your color….and it always works with black!!!


  13. 15 April 2013 / 18:36

    The trees coming out of your head is very funny!
    You look fantastic in the red? color pants and cowboy boots with the dress as a top and the printed scarf.
    I enjoy tremendously seeing where you live, since is so different and cool to me. I have always dream of winning the lotto and spending 6 months living in various part of the Netherlands, England, Italy and Norway. Well, I’m on my way to play it, just in case!

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