Yellow ochre trousers

After my trip to Paris, my husband (Ron) surprised me again with a gift. His current assignment involves a shop where they sell clothes by Dutch designers. And he spotted these yellow ochre trousers which, in his opinion, were super. Wouldn’t I look great in them?

I disputed that I already had similar yellow trousers. He replied they were nothing like it. Then I argued that it was nonsense to add another pair of yellow trousers to the vast pile of clothes that I already own. I actually heard myself say: “Do I really need these trousers?” Furthermore I could only think of the green jacket, to combine with the new trousers. Nothing else.
“Not to worry”, Ron said, “we will go to the department store and check out whether they have another top.”
My reply:
“Isn’t that a bit strange? To try and find something to match a piece of clothing you are already in doubt over because it seems superfluous?” Ron chuckled he had never hear me use this argument before.

Now stop…..! You will have to agree that the casting in such conversation is rather unusual. Most of the times it is the other way around.

I was still in doubt and felt a bit strange but decided that if your husband loves to see you in it, it is worth keeping.

Boy, was he right…. I don’t know what you think of it, but a lot of people in The Netherlands like it. A lot.
With another warm Thank You to “my man” for styling me. (Such a pity his assignment ends before the start of the Autumn collection hahaha.)

Above and the two below: at the office. 

My hairdresser did not understand me when I said “don’t cut the fringe too short”….
I hate a short fringe.

Below: a few extra photos taken in our garden. With a new fence…YEAH. 

Below: with cat Sophie (after Sophie Tucker). 

Below: the material of the trousers are like little buttonholes, with another layer of yellow cotton underneath.

We never found another top to match these trousers, but I am sure I will find something in my closet. Don’t you agree?
PS.. linking up to other 40+ bloggers at Visible monday.



  1. 3 June 2013 / 19:30

    I would never argue whether I need new trousers, shoes or a handbag, Greetje!!Furthermore, these trousers are completely different in colour and style to the ones you have.Your styling is perfect!I find them just a bit wide around your bottom and hips. I know they shouldn’t be worn tight but maybe a bit tighter? What do you think?Otherwise fabulous and well done to Ron!AnnetteLady of Style

    • 3 June 2013 / 20:05

      I argued because my wardrobe is getting ridiculously big. Even by my standards.And I cannot alter the trousers without losing its shape completely. It is what it is. And as I have no hips, it shows.

  2. 3 June 2013 / 20:44

    Your husband is right, the pants are beautiful, and different from the yellow. He knows see how beautiful you are with your looks and works to achieve them. LOL. Seriously, the pants are nice (do not get as well as jeans, but they work) and the outfit is gorgeous. I like the combination of colors.

  3. 3 June 2013 / 20:47

    I don’t mind them being loose. It’s nice for a change with all them skinnies. And yes, they are gorgeous and you look great in them. Other possible combinations as far as colors go (and thinking of your wardrobe): black, purple, white, brown, orange….Time will tell what you come up with;-).

    • 4 June 2013 / 23:40

      Frits will be here, but I am sure I will be able to find time;-).

  4. 3 June 2013 / 21:10

    Strange isn’t it? Ron doesn’t like shopping or trying on clothes. Yet he does see these things. I am a fortunate woman (in more ways).

  5. 3 June 2013 / 21:12

    How about you giving me a hand? I have my holidays last week of June and first week of July. …LOL

  6. 3 June 2013 / 21:15

    The trousers colors is so amazing! I love it, it makes me think of lemonades and fruits.Ah, a hairdresser that doesn’t listen and a husband that know yous style well make for a great combination of men in your life!

    • 3 June 2013 / 21:44

      Correction… the hairdresser is female haha. And she does listen but we apparently had different definitions of “not too short”.

  7. 3 June 2013 / 21:20

    Greetje – I LOVE the color of these pants and this color goes with absolutely every other color. Some might be out of your comfort zone, but they would look fabulous: red, hot pink, cobalt blue, bright green, orange. Have fun finding new combinations just shopping out of your closet.

    • 3 June 2013 / 21:46

      Red and hot pink appeal to me. Well… bright green and orange as well.Oh heck.. I have a bright green fitted jacket. Thanks Jeanne.

  8. 3 June 2013 / 22:31

    Your pants are nice with your jacket. I remember I had a skirt of a similar colour once, which I put on with purple tones and found they went well together. . . I like your necklace too. Is it heavy?Sometimes I think that hairdressers speak a foreign language! (I have a question:what does LOL stand for? )

    • 4 June 2013 / 17:56

      My necklace is super light. Weighs nothing.LOL stands for Laughing Out Loud. Used on the internet to indicate your tone of voice. If I say something, you can hear and see me laugh. If I write the words and you cannot hear or see me, you might interpret it wrong. Which is why I put LOL or hahaha whenever needed.

    • 4 June 2013 / 21:23

      It has been so kind of you to explain me, thanks!

  9. 4 June 2013 / 00:05

    Well, your husband was right – these are wonderful on you! Sophie likes them too : > Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

  10. 4 June 2013 / 00:10

    What a great pair of pants! And to have your husband be the one to find them and insist that you buy them — that’s unheard of in our household! He’s a keeper 🙂 Love the color and love the necklace you’re wearing with them.Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

    • 4 June 2013 / 17:59

      And I doubted it in the beginning… My husband is better at styling than I am.

  11. Happiness at Mid Life
    4 June 2013 / 05:44

    I have to agree with your husband – these trousers are completely a different shade of yellow, cut and pattern from the ones you own. Plus they look fabulous on you. I adore your necklace and how you paired this with an olive green. This is not a combo I would have thought of. I love to wear yellow but always struggle with combos. I am afraid if I wear black & white, I would look like a bumble

    • 4 June 2013 / 18:00

      Never…. It is quite hard to look like a bumble bee. Unless you have horizontal stripes in black and yellow.

  12. Marianne van den Berg
    4 June 2013 / 13:04

    I like the material of the pants. This model of pants is very in fashion this summer. I got a pair for my birthday, and you have a pair already, the ones you bought in Zwolle. What I wear on it is a wide open blouse and a tighter top beneath. So you have the looseness of the trousers in the blouse and you still look slim because the top is slimfitting. Your purple top from Zwolle is nice and then a blouse over it, which one I don’t know.

  13. 4 June 2013 / 17:33

    The fabric is sort of modern eyelet embroidery! He really did well for you … you look quite chic and bright. Great with subtle neutrals … grand to combine with suede shoes! I have a pair of taupe suede heels that I got at the end of winter, and have wanted to wear them. Hmmmm. Lovely on you, all of it. Yes, your fringe may be a little short, but it will grow out, and it does look very contemporary!

    • 4 June 2013 / 18:05

      Hahaha, something to hold on to: “I look contemporary”. At last.Thanks for the compliments.

    • 14 June 2013 / 16:02

      Oh, dear. Greetja, it seems I’ve offended. I apologize for insulting you, and certainly didn’t mean to. I didn’t mean that you don’t otherwise look contemporary! What I meant was that if your hair stylist cut your bangs too short, at least during the grow-out period you would be wearing what many regard as a very of-the-moment style of fringe. I’ve had haircut disasters that just looked dated and completely awful with no redeeming virtue at all!Please forgive … my attempts at humor sometimes fall short, and I am a fan of yours always. Jan

    • 14 June 2013 / 17:27

      Oh dear… Written comments are so hard to interpret. You cannot see the person and you cannot hear. In no way was I offended. Not the slighest bit. In fact your remark about my fringe made me happy. I meant it: finally I am considered contemporary. And I had put “hahaha” to indicate that I was laughing. I don’t consider myself very contemporary.So don’t you worry at all. You have to do and say a hell of a lot more before you can offend me. And thank you for your sweet message.

    • 14 June 2013 / 21:30

      Great news! No suicide on my part required, then? Whew.So glad …Have a great, contemporary-looking week.Jan

  14. 5 June 2013 / 03:25

    I want those pants!! They are fabulous. The color is ahhh-mazing!! And, of course you’re wearing the heck out of it. Love it!!

  15. RedTagChicLosAngeles
    5 June 2013 / 07:16

    I think black will always be the perfect match to those ochre pants…so save yourself the effort of finding a top to match it! Rebecca

    • 5 June 2013 / 08:28

      I know, but I am already wearing my black jacket with my other yellow trousers. So it is not “different” enough. (I wish everybody had just these problems LOL.)

    • RedTagChicLosAngeles
      7 June 2013 / 16:24

      BTW…’re one lucky woman with a man like that!!!!

  16. 6 June 2013 / 08:16

    I can’t believe you even gave these pants a second thought, they are fabulous! Yellow eyelet trousers, I want some. And, from what I know of you, I’m sure there are many beautiful tops waiting to be worn with them. I would be grabbing anything purple, white, gray, or navy. I also love your shorter hair trim, seriously looks great on you. Oh, and the new fence is beautiful.

    • 6 June 2013 / 09:20

      Cannon wait until the fence is overgrown with plants. And I think I hesitated because I reached a point of saturation. Never thought I would reach that point and it will probably pass, but at that given time I felt I had more than enough clothes.And I have little navy, no gray, some white and little purple. A challenge.

  17. 7 June 2013 / 04:48

    What a fabulous combination! Love the green and yellow plus the texture of this outfit is interesting. The necklace is a nice touch of hue wonderland

    • 7 June 2013 / 08:36

      Coming from a creative person like you, that is quite a compliment. Thank you.

  18. 10 June 2013 / 20:10

    Glad you like them. I will have a look at your blog. Good luck with it, I know it is a lot of work. And a lot of fun.

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