Flower skirt with red cardigan and black jacket

In these photos you will see another part of the streets around my house. So funny when you put your tripod in the middle of the street and all your neighbours cycle past. All passing comments. As I have very nice neighbours it is a lot of laughs. They all mean well.

This flower skirt is quite old and by Tommy Hilfiger. As flowers are popular again, out comes this skirt.
The top is lime green, one of the many I own.

I have tried the skirt with red and black shoes. They are the same.
On a trip to Gent in Belgium I saw the red shoes first. Fell in love staring at them in the window. Coming home after this purchase, I could smack myself for not buying them in black as well. An error which has been corrected haha.

Personally I think the black shoes are better with this outfit. The red shoes make it a bit too red in my opinion. What do you think? As far as the cardigan and the jacket go: I like them both.

The photo below shows a number of bicycles, nicely in a rack. We are a country of cyclists.

Below: my hair is looking rather strange…. (notice the garden chairs are out?).

Below: the same outfit with red shoes instead of black shoes. 

Below: with a black jacket and red shoes.

Below: the jacket with black shoes. 

Trying out the camera and the settings for different light. Difficult stuff.
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  1. 2 May 2013 / 18:44

    I’m all about the red shoes and the black jacket since I love anything red.I also think that red shoes have a bit of OZ magic on them.Loving the skirt flowers and the length.

    • 2 May 2013 / 19:47

      It is an oldy but goodie. OK Ofelia, I have you down for the red shoes. Let’s see what the others have to say.

  2. Marianne van den Berg
    2 May 2013 / 19:46

    It may be old, but not to me. When you would have told me that you bought it yesterday I would have believed you. It looks so today’s fashion. I like both combinations with the lime green and the red top. And I think the red shoes are egually good as the black ones. I really like this fashion statement.Now we are waiting for your flowerdress to be altered

  3. 2 May 2013 / 19:52

    I really like your skirt. As I like the outfit with the jacket is dark, as you expected, right? I have doubts among red shoes and black shoes. I like the look of the photo 6 and 7, there’s wearing red. With Red Jacket are perhaps excessive. I like the pictures in the street are full street fashion. Each day your posture is more natural pose, I like it.

    • 2 May 2013 / 21:33

      Thank you. Posing is still difficult for me but practise makes perfect. Glad you think I am improving.And I agree that red shoes with the red cardigan is a bit too much.

  4. Happiness at Mid Life
    3 May 2013 / 03:57

    I am in love with your skirt. The cut, color & pattern gives you so much styling possibilities. I can’t decide which look I like more, so I would say I love them equally. What a great spring style!Alice http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

  5. 3 May 2013 / 05:06

    Very pretty skirt! Although all the shots are great, my favorite has to be the last one. With the black jacket & shoes. Your photos are really beautiful!

  6. 3 May 2013 / 07:14

    Very nice outfit Greetje. That skirt is perfect. I think I prefer the red shoes although all combinations are nice. What distracts me the most is the big black belt. I find it a bit too big and dominating for the outfit and wonder how it would look with a thinner or a red. In the last 2 pictures the belt is less dominant because of the jacket. Perhaps that is my favorite combination but I really like the skirt with the red too. As I said minor issue. All great looks!

  7. 3 May 2013 / 09:14

    Thank you Alice. I have to say that it also looked very good with a lightblue jeans jacket. But I gave that away.

  8. 3 May 2013 / 09:16

    Ok, one in favour of the black shoes. Thanks for the compliment on the photo quality. Coming from you makes my day as I always think yours are so beautiful.

  9. 3 May 2013 / 09:22

    I have tried it with different belts and found that this one gives me a waist. The skirt is low on the hips, so if my belt is smaller, it would not cover the top of the skirt and would look silly.If I use a red one, it will have to match the cardigan. Or just wear it with a black jacket and shoes.But you gave me an idea. Perhaps a longer jumper with a small belt in my waist would even be nicer.Thanks for juggling my mind.

  10. 3 May 2013 / 18:06

    Floral prints are beautiful. I like very much the skirt with red sweater and black shoes.(and your red ones are lovely!)

    • 3 May 2013 / 18:21

      I love the red shoes, but cannot find much use for them. I have to try harder. Problem is that I need the colour red near my face, not down at my feet. LOL

  11. 5 May 2013 / 02:20

    LOVE, love and want your skirt. Isn’t it wonderful when you hang on to a piece like this? I actually like both your combinations. The black shoes work so well with the red on top and visa/versa the red with the black on top. You know me, I don’t like too much matchy-matchy. It cracks me up to just imagine you in the street with your tri-pod set up, I would never be brave enough to do that, but I think its wonderful! And, it makes for great photos. Do you ever wear this darling skirt with simple sandals and just a white or pink t-shirt, just for a casual, (sit in those garden chair) kind of day?

  12. Anonymous
    5 May 2013 / 13:15

    Dear Greetje, I love the red shoes also in combination with the black jackets much better than the black ones. I also prefer the black jacket above the red cardigan. The skirt is beautiful! And the black belt in all the combinations as well. Greetings Helena

  13. 5 May 2013 / 17:55

    I used to wear it with a jeans jacket, but gave that away. I do not own simple sandals as I hate flat shoes. I need them for long walks but they do not at all flatter me.If I am having a casual day I wear trousers, never a skirt. Funny really. Your idea of a white T-shirt is a good one. I have that and I didn’t think of it. Thanks for the idea. (I do not own pink tops as I do not have pastels near my face.)

  14. 5 May 2013 / 17:56

    Hi Helena. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Nice to know you follow me hahaha.I think there are as many people in favour of the red shoes as the black shoes. Which says to me: I can choose whatever I want

  15. 6 May 2013 / 20:42

    All very lovely looks!

  16. 7 May 2013 / 00:09

    Very fresh and pretty looks! I love a floral skirt for summer. Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday.

  17. 7 May 2013 / 07:16

    The skirt is fantastic, so bright and colourful! I like the combination of red jacket/black shoes and black jacket/red shoes. Seems more colour-balanced to me like that.

    • 7 May 2013 / 08:14

      Yes, red with red is a bit too much. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  18. 7 May 2013 / 08:13

    Thanks for the compliments. And for hosting Visible Monday. Great initiative.

  19. RedTagChicLosAngeles
    7 May 2013 / 16:13

    I will grab that floral skirt & red shoes anytime…cuz they’re so versatile & highly mixable!Rebeccawww.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • 7 May 2013 / 20:21

      Well you do better than I then. I don’t get them working for me too much.

  20. 8 May 2013 / 01:44

    Such a pretty skirt, and love how you’ve styled it! I can imagine a lot of different jackets with it as well as the black one (very nice, BTW.)My husband misses riding his bike in the city … here, it is all rural highways with no place to ride. The trucks will run you over and it’s so hilly and 40 miles from anything worth riding to!

    • 8 May 2013 / 14:33

      In The Netherlands most of the things are 20 minutes by car. You can get across the country from North to South in 3 hours by car and from West to East in two hours. Which is why it is a crowded but very cosy, nice country. Everything is close by. And cycling is necessary and handy.

  21. 8 May 2013 / 05:10

    I love the red shoes, with the red cardigan! So bright, and they don’t tone down that wonderful skirt.I need to work on my camera settings, too – mine are always too washed out. If I ever bothered to read the manual I might figure it out!

  22. 8 May 2013 / 14:36

    I will have to tell you Val, working a camera is really not easy. It takes more than reading the manual. At least I needed more than that.I am still far from taking really good pictures, but my niece is teaching me f.i. a whole afternoon (she is a photographer by profession) and then I practise, practise, practise. Baby steps though. I could do more and better. My respect for photographers was always high but it is now enormous.

  23. 9 May 2013 / 02:14

    I love, love this floral ensemble. What a brilliant combination. You rocked it!!

    • 9 May 2013 / 07:18

      I did not expect such praize from you. I would have thought this was not really your thing. But thanks.

  24. 14 April 2014 / 18:38

    This is the first time I’ve seen this look. You look fantastic in red!! Love it.

    • Greetje
      14 April 2014 / 21:05

      That is because it is an old post Glenda. I needed a flower outfit to go with Share-in-Style.

  25. 14 April 2014 / 21:24

    You are a true vision in that skirt, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    I know you look fabulous in trousers, but that skirt make feel weak in the knees, ahhhhhhhhhhh
    Love and sunshine, dear Greetje.

    • Greetje
      14 April 2014 / 22:50

      It is a happy skirt!

  26. 16 April 2014 / 18:15

    The skirt looks boss on you- gorgeous and vibrant! Love the red shoes and the black jacket pairing best, in case you ask. Bold colors surely do become you- Greetje.

    • Greetje
      16 April 2014 / 20:21

      Isn’t it funny? I can more or less wear any bright and bold colour and it suits me. Weird but wonderful as I like these colours.

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