Black and white… again..

White trousers and black Theory top 3
These trousers and this top do not crease, they are airy, light and (I think) classy. Great in my book.
By adding the modern necklace I hope to achieve a modern look. Neutralizing the classic pumps. 
I always fall for pumps. Rarely for awesome, modern shoes. Nevertheless, as soon as I see another blogger wearing them, I think: “Rats… this looks so much better, more modern”.
Even as a teenager I liked pumps (with a low heel at the time). My mother used to say: “My goodness child, what an old-fashioned taste you have in shoes”. Being the fantastic mother she is, she just bought them and let me be happy.

She was always wise. Imagine this: my mother, neatly dressed in skirt and jacket and me, 16 years old, walking next to her wearing…… corduroy trousers, very, very tight and bleached. Together with a black thrifted astrakhan/Persian fur coat, three sizes too big and falling apart from old age. Literally. I had to stitch the back once a week. Oh… and I wore a red crochet yarmulke on my head, not being Jewish at all. Got the picture?
She never said: “I am not going shopping with you, looking like that”. She just accepted it. Which doesn’t mean she never expressed her disgust. She did… once in a while, LOL.
Gosh it took me a long time to develop some style.

My apologies for the quality of the photos: I had my lens on Manual Focus instead of Auto Focus. I figured that out after the shoot and did not want to do it again.

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Above: the necklace was a gift from my husband (…) last year when we were in Paris.




  1. 1 August 2013 / 18:19

    I wish to see you in 16 years and your pants and your big coat. Perhaps you struggled to find your style, but you did it. I love this black and white set, I always like this combination. The blouse, so soft, it’s beautiful, and pants, as always, to you feel great. The shoes are nice, but I like more a totally enclosed at the tip. I love the necklace and I love the last photo, that gorgeous close-up, that beautiful!

    • Greetje
      1 August 2013 / 23:16

      Oh you are back… And I love it. So good to read your comment. I prefer closed shoes at the nose as well. But in the summer that is not always possible.

  2. 1 August 2013 / 19:17

    One can never go wrong with black and white
    SO classic

    • Greetje
      1 August 2013 / 23:17

      Totally agree with you. Thanks for commenting. I know you have little time and your life is stressful at the moment.

  3. 1 August 2013 / 19:48

    Yes, it’s classy, such lovely clean lines. And wouldn’t I just love to see photos of you in your younger days with your hat and coat. Someday I’d like to be able to write the phrase “gift from my husband last year when we were in Paris”! Beautiful.

    • Greetje
      1 August 2013 / 23:19

      I am blessed with my husband, I know. And the happy life. At the moment however Ism working my but off. Doing overtime like crazy. Not so happy life.. But it will pass.

  4. Marianne
    1 August 2013 / 22:50

    Nothing can go wrong wearing this outfit. Classy and chic, but in my heart I like you more as a daredevil, trying out new looks and new shoes , I like the modern Greetje, but that’s my opinion. Wearing the unexpected that is what I like.

    • Greetje
      1 August 2013 / 23:19

      Then this qualifies as unexpected too. LOL

    • Greetje
      2 August 2013 / 22:13

      Sleek… I like that word. Makes me think I am a bit Italian (= design). LOL

  5. Happiness at Mid Life
    2 August 2013 / 06:55

    Such a classy outfit with a fun necklace Greetje. I say nothing’s wrong with loving pumps – they are timeless and goes with almost everything. I always reach for my black pumps when I don’t know what shoes to wear.


    • Greetje
      2 August 2013 / 22:14

      So do I, so do I…

  6. Barbara
    2 August 2013 / 21:25

    A very good look, particularly like the necklace. it somehow resembles very much what a dutch summer feels like (changes in temperature). Classy. read in your comments u r working like crazy, hang in there, me too, it feels especially unfair in summer, doesn’t it?

    • Greetje
      2 August 2013 / 22:15

      It does. Doing 12 hours on a stretch each day AND working on my day off. Beginning to get some RSI signs too. Lovely to be busy with my blog behind a computer after 12 hours work hahaha. I am definitely doing something wrong.

  7. 2 August 2013 / 23:47

    That’s a look I’d immediately wear, Greetje! Lovely with the long necklace, you know I like that.
    Your portrait photo is gorgeous 🙂

    I think we all went through these phases and it is great when our parents accepted it (mine did). The same way we should let our children experiment on their way growing up…

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Greetje
      3 August 2013 / 23:05

      Love it that you like my portrait photo. I can tell you, there are a lot of things in that photo which make me cringe. But I do like the happiness which is showing.

    • Greetje
      3 August 2013 / 23:06

      Classic with a modern edge… that is the style I like most. Or casual with a classic twist. Or… oh I don’t know. I like a lot.

  8. 4 August 2013 / 15:21

    Greetje, you are stunning in your black and white ensemble. Your husband is a master gift giver! The necklace is beautiful and I remember you mentioning gifts that he had given you in a past post.

    Thank you so much for linking up with Hat Attack. Your top hat post ranks high on my list of many that I love on ‘No Fear of Fashion.’

    • Greetje
      4 August 2013 / 17:17

      Today I was tempted to buy a summer hat, inspired by you. But my reluctance remains. It will ruin my hairdo.You probably have good hair; just ruffle trough it and bingo it is fine again.

  9. Ofelia
    4 August 2013 / 20:36

    Pumps do look very elegant, I can’t wear anymore since I lived in tropical weather must of my life and are use to sandals and wedges. How wonderful to be accepted for you way of dressing even if she express some discontent once in a while. In my case my family (mom and others but not my kids) up to this day complains about my gypsy like dressing and the fact that I’m always making noises when I speak (I constantly move my hands and all of my bracelets make noises!).
    Black and white is very suiting for your elegant and long-leggy figure!!!!

    • Greetje
      4 August 2013 / 22:12

      Yes I am very fortunate with my mom and dad.
      I would actually think that the noise of your bracelet is a very cheerful sound.

  10. 4 August 2013 / 22:42

    So very very classy, my friend. I don’t think we can ever get tired of a classic black and white attire. Love the simplicity of this outfit and the clean crisp feel, it’s absolutely perfect in every way — from your head to the cute little pumps.
    Love your 16 year old memory, you had attitude even then, LOVE IT!

    • Greetje
      5 August 2013 / 06:20

      Don’t know whether it was attitude. More like following the group. Although I think I was indeed abit of a hand-full…
      Glad you like the black and white combination.

  11. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    5 August 2013 / 06:55

    Anything in black & white combo will always win in my style book Greet….& this look you styled is NO exception!


    • Greetje
      5 August 2013 / 20:50

      Hah, I am home and dry then with my preference for black&white. Thank you for your kind words.

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