Fuchsia, orange and red…all together in one cardigan

Anja and I went to a “try and fitting”-session by LaDress. This brand specializes in dresses which make every woman look good. They sell online but also offer “trying-on” sessions at different locations across the country. This time it was in a lovely hotel in Amsterdam, called The College Hotel.
“The hotel is housed in a stylish 19th-century building, which began life in 1895 as a school. Today the hotel and restaurant are continuing the tradition of developing talent, as the staff are students at various hotel management schools, managed by experienced professionals.”, so they say.
And indeed it is a lovely place. Even loved the toilets.

We had a look at the LaDress clothes. Beautiful, but I already knew their collection and did not need anything, so we went for coffee and lunch. Anja was so kind to take pictures. Lunch was nice. As was her company.

I am wearing an oranje top with matching cardigan from Claudia Sträter (sorry girls from abroad, this is a Dutch brand that only ships within the Benelux). The wrap cardigan is fuchsia at the top, orange in the middle and red at the bottom. The top is longer than the cardigan which is why you see some orange at the bottom. The trousers are by LaDress and the sand-coulered booties were my lucky find in the sale last week. Although pretty high heeled, they are very comfortable.

Above and below: see how long and skinny my arms are??? No wonder people think I am a size zero.
I am not (a Large), just have ridiculously long and skinny arms.

If you want to see some of my LaDress clothes, have a look at my yellow tunic, my olive green dress, my red dress with polka dot sash and the same red dress with two different jackets.



  1. 14 May 2013 / 18:17

    You look very relaxed in the photos, what fun? Start at the bottom: I love the boots, pants, as always, to you feel great. And now the hard part. I like your jacket? Yes, I do, it looks nice. I can hardly believe it, but with you I like. It has an air psychedelic sixties. A style that is not going far, but I see in you looks nice. What is happening to me? LOL

    • 14 May 2013 / 21:01

      Hahaha… you don’t like those bright colours, but you like them on me? Well.. in that case they are 100% right for me.

    • 14 May 2013 / 22:49

      You recognize that an outfit looks good if it is just right for a peron(ality). And then it does not matter if it is your taste or not. It is just a fit, a good match.At least I think it is that.

  2. 14 May 2013 / 20:15

    Yes, it was a nice lunch and photo session! And you look great; this look is really you. The colors, the silhouette….very contemporary and fashionable!

    • 14 May 2013 / 21:02

      Thank you, thank you. For the nice comment and for taking the photos.

  3. 14 May 2013 / 21:31

    Your clothes are so colourful and they are perfect on you, the place is beautiful and as it was a school would be perfect for me! ( for more details see the reply to your comment on my blog )I am never been to Amsterdam but I think it is a wonderful town!…and a last thing… me too have ridicolously long and skinny arms!!

    • 14 May 2013 / 22:51

      I will hop over to your blog again haha. And yes Amsterdam is wonderful, especially in early summer.

  4. 15 May 2013 / 04:26

    It’s amazing how red & pink look so good together! I love it with black pants!You do not have long arms. Skinny, yes! 😉

    • 15 May 2013 / 08:50

      Skinny and long. By the golden ratio standard. But being different makes us people so interesting. So no problem.

  5. Happiness at Mid Life
    15 May 2013 / 05:37

    What a pretty sweater & top Greetje. Great color blocking! I envy you with your long limbs over my somewhat stumpy body. We all wish to have what we don’t have. Alice http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

  6. 15 May 2013 / 08:21

    The colour scheme is brilliant and energetic, I love the combination and wears it together as well, much to the horror of some who do not understand how well it works, nice ensemble, and you wear it very well!FF

    • 15 May 2013 / 16:18

      Somebody else thought of it, made it, sold it and I just recognized it as pretty and bought it. So simple.

  7. Anonymous
    15 May 2013 / 11:01

    What a beautiful combination of colours that suits you very well. And the black skinny trousers make you look perfect. Although your figure is also oke to wear skirts I prefer this style on you because of the perfect shape of your long legs (I’m jealous of I told you many times) comes out great. And the entourage doesn’t need any comment: altogether very stylish and the photo’s as well. Love Helena

    • 15 May 2013 / 16:19

      Thank you for the compliments and I will pass them on to the photographer.

  8. Marianne van den Berg
    15 May 2013 / 13:02

    No one is saying something about your new booties, so I will. I think they are very nice, they don’t pop out like your other colorful ones, but I think these ones are very easy to combine with almost anything. Like you proof here with your Red/pink/orange combination. I had a combo like that in my fourties. Even with a skirt in that colors. So I think it is a very good colorcombination, but most people think that they are not matchable, like green and blue. So thank god taste changes over the years.

    • 15 May 2013 / 16:19

      I like blue and green together. Even a lot. One of my favourite outfits.

  9. RedTagChicLosAngeles
    15 May 2013 / 14:59

    Whoa look at the backdrop! you are lucky to have an all-in-one cardigan like that…..you can definitely dress it up or down!!Rebecca http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • 15 May 2013 / 16:21

      Learned another word: “backdrop”. Yes the College Hotel was a nice photo setting. And indeed I have also worn this cardigan on a white skirt. Was also very nice.

  10. 15 May 2013 / 20:47

    Fabulous look, Greetje! The colours are brilliant and I love everything wrapped because it gives a nice cleavage and waist.And your booties are great, I am sure you can wear them a lot.Lovely scenery for the event and the photos.The last one is my favourite – so stylish and ladylike.AnnetteLady of Stylefollow me on Facebook

  11. 16 May 2013 / 04:28

    Ah, it looks like you should be in Puerto Rico or The Dominican Republic having some pina coladas by the sea!The colors just make me think of my Caribbean home and do like The College Hotel sleek style.

  12. 16 May 2013 / 20:06

    Orange, red and fuscia (my all time favorite) combination and you managed to find them all in one beautiful cardigan. It’s fabulous! I love how you brilliantly paired it with your bright tank underneath, this is one of your best outfits to date. And, you look as though you could be posing for a magazine there on the sofa. GREAT post, my friend.

    • Greetje
      24 May 2014 / 22:48

      It was my pleasure entirely my dear.

  13. 26 May 2014 / 12:24

    My deearest Greetje, thank you so much for being part of Share-in Style.

    • Greetje
      26 May 2014 / 17:14

      As a matter of fact I am wearing this combination today.

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