Tuxedo, a smoking suit for women

Smoking suit 1

As you know, I found lots of good stuff, like my black and white striped jacket and my yellow summer jacket with yellow/blue blouse. But the “piece de la resistance”, to use a French expression, is my tuxedo. It is not something you can wear a lot or combine easily. But I liked it so much, I could not bring myself to leave it in the shop (that happens a lot, I admit). Besides, there is no need to wait for a party. My motto is: if it looks nice, wear it. And so I did…. to the office. My colleagues are used to my “over the top dressing” by now.

As Anja is back in town, she took the photos in her garden. Anja is a colourful and creative person, as many of you know. She has painted her shed and turned it into a holiday resort. Perfect background.

Smoking suit 2
Smoking suit 2a
Smoking suit 6
Smoking suit 7
Smoking suit 3
Below: Anja’s cat called Guust. 
Below: here I am pulling the weeds out, so I did not have to photoshop all the pictures.
Anja could not resist shooting a couple of pictures. Especially the right one is very elegant….
Smoking suit 5aSmoking suit 5
Linking up with other lovely bloggers at Visible Monday. Check them out.


  1. Marianne van den Berg
    17 June 2013 / 19:57

    I like this smoking and you are so right to wear it to the office, every day is a party when you feel like it. How about the purple top,I prefer it when you don’t see the drawstring and the booties or are they too heavy.

    • Marianne van den Berg
      17 June 2013 / 22:07

      The drawstring is the waistband of your trousers. I mean that I like it better when your top falls over it, like the purple one. And the booties I mean the black ones, I thought it would be more smoking like when you wear a closed shoe.

    • 17 June 2013 / 22:14

      Aha… Hmmm.. must try that top. The boots are just too hot. As these trousers and the jacket are for warm weather.

  2. 17 June 2013 / 20:02

    Great outfit! The smoking jacket – no wonder you couldn’t leave it behind. It’s so elegant, and those pants with the side detail are the perfect match. Great backdrop. I have a few of those “pulling the weeds” shots too! LOL. Have a great week.

    • 17 June 2013 / 21:41

      Thank you Melanie. Fun that you left another comment. Much appreciated.

  3. 17 June 2013 / 21:47

    Greetje, this look not like much, sorry. The white jacket with black top, I like, and I think it could work well with other pants, they do not like and I’ve looked long. I hate to say I do not like 🙁

    • 17 June 2013 / 22:10

      See… I don’t know you well enough. I thought you would like this and call it stylish. But no, you don’t.Never mind Josep-Maria. I rather have you giving me your honest opinion than just flattery. The more I will appreciate it when you do like an outfit. Still love you.

  4. 17 June 2013 / 21:50

    I totally agree with your motto…and if you feel nice, the day goes on in a better way! Beautiful jacket, but…who is Anja? ( if you like to tell ). Amusing photos the last two! They reveal you have a great sense of humor…

    • 17 June 2013 / 22:12

      Anja is my friend and next door neighbour. She is the one who made the drawings in my post “just for a laugh” about trying on bathing suits.She is also the one that introduced me to Sylvia of 40plusstyle.comAnd about the last two photos… the more laughs I can get, the better.

  5. 17 June 2013 / 21:54

    Greetje, I love reading your blog because besides having a great style, you make me laughed!!!!!I’m voting for the elegant photo as my favorite so far!!!Besides that one I love the one that you are squatting down because it looks like fun and you also look quite stylish.The outfit remind me of the amazing Yves Saint Laurent take on the tuxedo.I must also add that you and Anja are a great team.

  6. 17 June 2013 / 22:23

    Oh I love a woman’s tuxedo – I am looking for one right now! You look fab, thanks for linking up to Visible Monday.

  7. 18 June 2013 / 00:09

    I’m surprised too, that Joseph Maria does not like this outfit. Indeed no problem at all and kudoos to him for being honest, just the way you like it;-). I like it very much; indeed stylish and elegant. And whenever you feel to make a comeback for some more weeding, you are most welcome. I will gladly take pictures from your royal behind then, dear;-).

    • 18 June 2013 / 06:43

      Like that word “kudoos”. Took me a while before I knew what it meant. LOLThank you for addressing my behind as royal haha. And no, I do not come over. There is enough weed in my own garden.

  8. 18 June 2013 / 00:45

    Those tuxedo pants are awesome! I’ve been seeing tuxedo pants around a lot and wanted to see how they would look as an outfit. You just ROCKED this look. This is the Best outfit I have ever seen you in. Oh, and great minds think alike (right), since I did a black and white post today. I’m going to hurry and add you link, if that ok? Everyone needs to see how to wear tuxedo pants and have the perfect white jacket.

    • 18 June 2013 / 06:44

      Of course it is OK, but I also did a post about my black and white striped jacket, remember? Which is very similar to yours.But I leave it up to you. Linking is ALWAYS good.

  9. Happiness at Mid Life
    18 June 2013 / 07:10

    I love your motto Greetje! I think I need to live by it too 🙂 Love this outfit and you pulled it off really well. Love the action shots of you pulling weeds :)Alicewww.happinessatmidlife.com

  10. 18 June 2013 / 16:02

    I’ve always loved tuxedos, so your post is a delight for me. Your poses are fabulous and always a dash of humor. Plus a lovely background!

  11. 18 June 2013 / 16:03

    Love it!! Those pants are awesome. I happen to be partial to drawstring pants. Great look.

    • 18 June 2013 / 20:46

      They are so comfortable. Ideal for a diner as I always “extend” one size after an evening meal. Which is very difficult and awkward.

  12. 18 June 2013 / 20:53

    Beautiful in your very, very cool pants. Love the drape, and the stipe is such a nice surprise. Perfect for your white tuxedo jacket.Looks like you need to be taken out for a lovely dinner and perhaps a little theater …Sweet kitty bomb, and I always find it helpful when my photographer shows me from the back, bending over. Classic pose, I thought. Good to be able to do it in heels!

    • 18 June 2013 / 21:33

      Yes, getting everywhere in heels, thanks to fitness class twice a week. (Not on heels though. LOL)

  13. 19 June 2013 / 16:46

    And you keep telling us that you have no butt!! I beg to disagree…Lovely tuxedo, so unique. I especially like it when you have the jacket closed. I’m sure you can combine the jacket with your other clothes as well. Kudos for wearing it to the office; I’m all for wearing your good clothes as often as possible!

  14. 19 June 2013 / 18:07

    About the butt…. looks can be deceiving and never trust a photo.Kudos is getting to be a popular word. LOL It stems from a Greek word and is internet slang meaning respect and recognition. For those who don’t know. (I had to look it up.)I also like it best when the jacket is closed but those darned breasts keep getting in the way. I am just reading an article in the Dutch Elle with the subject:Fashion and teat, never the twain shall meet, hahaha. So true.

  15. RedTagChicLosAngeles
    20 June 2013 / 16:17

    Smoking hot Greetje is your description here my friend…..but I would love to see your long gams in a skinnier pair of pants!! :-)Rebecca http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

  16. 20 June 2013 / 16:34

    super cool outfitlove the jacket and the pants are terrificI can see so many ways to style thisBrett

  17. 23 June 2013 / 19:19

    I am currently a bit behind with my favourite blogs, Greetje, but finally made it!
    First, I am very impressed by your new layout and especially the size of your photos which makes a huge difference.

    Your tuxedo is WOW, I really love it! And your trousers are probably made of a very soft fabric? Very stylish look!

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    • nofearoffashion
      23 June 2013 / 20:02

      Yes, the trousers feel like pajamas. My husband thinks they look a bit common haha. Probably has the same taste as Josep-Maria who didn't like them either. Never mind.
      I am still updating my new blog. Work in progress.

  18. citizenrosebud
    24 June 2013 / 15:59

    Smokin' in your tuexedo, Greetje! I love the detail of the bronze (leather?) stripe and the herringone print on the pants.

    • nofearoffashion
      24 June 2013 / 17:59

      Actually, the stripe isn't leather but sequins.

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