Green knitted Max Mara tunic

Green Max Mara sweater 3
Every year my friend Lia and I go to a different European city. A present from my husband for my birthday. Lovely generous man.
Three years ago we went to Milan, a beautiful place. We roamed the city, visited the largest cemetry in Europe (the things you do when on holiday haha). And on the last day we shopped. I found perfect clothes at Max Mara, which is such a great Italian brand. Amongst others this green knitted tunic. My kind of green.

Side story:

Trying to lose 1 kilo /2.2 Lb (….. I know, I know… you think I am ridiculous) I had taken sugar out of my coffee. Even after drinking it like that for six months I still did not like it. Disappointed I started adding sugar again. And did not like that either. To me that was a small disaster. Coffee was my only true vice. And I think I am entitled to one vice.

 It was at Zucca in La Galleria, where they serve the best coffee of Milan, where I learned to appreciate coffee again. 

Below: me at Zucca, really enjoying my new found pleasure in coffee.Green Max Mara sweater 6
Below: I like to combine this sweater (tunic?) with dark blue 7/8 trousers:Green Max Mara sweater 5

Green Max Mara sweater 4

Green Max Mara sweater 1

Green Max Mara sweater 2
Below: another present from my husband: a brooch from 1930, rosé gold with onyx.Green Max Mara sweater brooch




  1. elle
    8 August 2013 / 18:55

    Greetje, Nothing better than emerlad green, except for Max Mara in Emerald gree, good coffee, and gorgeous gifts of jewelry from your sweet husband! Yay!.
    XX, Elle

    • Greetje
      8 August 2013 / 19:41

      Indeed YAY. I am a fortunate woman.

  2. 8 August 2013 / 18:58

    I like the green tunic, and I like the combination with the blue skinny jeans. If I were a woman, would want a husband like yours: travel, brooches, … The brooch is beautiful. Cheer with the sugar, a vice is good. I think with this husband never able to conquer … LOL

    • Greetje
      8 August 2013 / 19:43

      I admit, he is hard to beat. When we first started dating he was already generous with gifts, but I never thought it would last haha.

  3. 8 August 2013 / 19:25

    The emerald green tunic suits you so well, and in combination with black makes the outfit really chic.
    Milano is a city which I love, and , yes they do great coffee . . . ( to say nothing about their cappuccino!! )

    • Greetje
      8 August 2013 / 19:46

      We had cappuccino too, but this was an espresso macchiato. They have perfect coffee everywhere in Italy. When we went to Paris this May, we asked for cappuccino a couple of times…. Terrible! Switched to espresso.
      Glad you like the sweater. We are such Max Mara lovers, aren’t we?
      And by the way: the trousers are blue.

      • 11 August 2013 / 17:47

        Yes, we both love Max Mara! Ops. . . ( about the colour of your pants ). Both blue and black are nice with emerald green!

  4. 8 August 2013 / 19:29

    Beautiful outfit on you.
    Ah, cutting vices is a tricky, especially if you only have one! I used to use Stevia in my coffee and then I worried about the manufacturers and quality control so I stopped and now am trying to do black coffee again. I love that photo of you at Zucca. So glad you refound that joy.
    Your brooch is lovely. And I like how the cat crept into one of your shots.

    • Greetje
      8 August 2013 / 19:52

      I forgot about the cat this time. If it isn’t a cat it is a dog who wants to be in the picture. Such nosy animals. I think Stevia is rather good quality. I hear good things about it, but perhaps it is made by the same manufacturers who make sweeteners with aspartame.
      I use Sukrin these days, hoping it is safe.
      It is quite a content face I am pulling at zucca, isn’t it? Glad you like the outfit. As always way more conservative than your outfits, but we have to judge an outfit with the person in it in mind.

  5. Marianne
    8 August 2013 / 22:50

    First about the sweeteners in your coffee, Stevia is the best, because it is made from a plant, so therefore a natural product and the others aren’t, ask in your reformshop they will have it . You know that green is my favourite colour too, and I was looking at the new fall collections and there is more green this year . I like your blue trousers , they are skinny too. I think I will never get used to wide trousers again.Talking about coffee, I am so happy with my Nespresso, I really enjoy it, but of course you can not compare it with real italian coffee.

    • Greetje
      9 August 2013 / 06:06

      We will have to buy more green for winter now that it is finally there. Hope it is the right colour green.

  6. Barbara
    9 August 2013 / 04:45

    Would be lovely with white too. show us your other mm pieces, i love the brand! grtz from Cuzco

    • Greetje
      9 August 2013 / 06:07

      Never tried this with white trousers. I only ever wear it with these blue ones. Strange….

    10 August 2013 / 03:40

    I love those pants you are wearing.

    • Greetje
      10 August 2013 / 09:15

      7/8 trousers are indeed not bad for me. Strangely enough. I presume from your comment you are not too keen on the sweater?

  8. 10 August 2013 / 11:43

    Gorgeous outfit! I love the colours and you wear that length pant perfectly. The tunic is really lovely. You have a very lovely and generous husband;)

    • Greetje
      10 August 2013 / 15:39

      Yes, the more I write on this blog, the more I realize how generous he is. So many times I have to add “this was a gift from my husband”.
      And I love the sweater too, such a nice green. As I was browsing through your blog I found a lot of black and white and grey. Did I not look far back enough? Or do you not like colours on yourself?

      • 11 August 2013 / 00:01

        Greetje, you have caught me out:). I do like colour but more so on others. I feel most like me in neutrals and black,white and grey is a very consistent colour palette for me at the moment. I do have some red,cobalt and coral in my wardrobe but I use colour more as an accent with black as my foundation:).

        • Greetje
          11 August 2013 / 12:15

          I love black and white, but I know that colour, especially bright colours, make me look so much better. And lift my spirit. I had one of these colour tests done and that proved it once more. Also proved that beige, pastels and black&white did nothing for me. I am a “fall type”. Just cannot seem to shake the b&w. I do add another (bright) colour most of the times. Did you ever test colours on you?

  9. 10 August 2013 / 17:33

    I adore green in just about every shade. It looks lovely on you. Love the brooch too!

    • Greetje
      10 August 2013 / 21:36

      Thank you very much. The brooch was one of my first Christmas presents from my husband.

  10. Happiness at Mid Life
    11 August 2013 / 03:08

    Emerald green is such a pretty color on you Greetje. And yes, I did laugh and maybe a bit jealous that you only need to lose 2.2 lbs! Your husband has a great eye – that pin is gorgeous.


    • Greetje
      11 August 2013 / 12:19

      We go to the jewellery store together. We have such a darling shop in Amsterdam, they treat you like a queen. And Ron loves to go there with me.
      And yes I do not need to lose much weight. But that is because I am very very stict and disciplined. If I gain 2 lbs, I will put a lid on the cooky jar immediately.

  11. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    11 August 2013 / 22:05

    Yummm…..a MaxMara will always be a MaxMara….luxe & expensive, you are truly a lucky girl Greet! And life is too short to not have sugar on our coffee!!


    • Greetje
      12 August 2013 / 06:18

      But now it is artificial sugar and I still enjoy my coffee. Luckily.

    • Greetje
      12 August 2013 / 06:24

      That is ever so sweet of you Elle. I am flattered by your invitation. But I would not feel comfortable in your link-up. Far too young for me.

  12. 13 August 2013 / 14:15

    Love the green top, one of my favorite colors too. Lovely pairing with jeans and pretty shoe. I also like the accent of the pin for a bit of decoration. On bloglovin when I click back to your blog the page is visible for 5 seconds and then disappears. I thought you might want to know this. I can go back to one of your comments on my blog and get to your page this way. It did this with this post and also your most recent post.

    blue hue wonderland

    • Greetje
      13 August 2013 / 20:36

      Oops… Something is definitely wrong. I will have to ask my IT guy. Who is on holiday…. Networkblog does not work either. I am up the creek without a peddle.
      Thank you ever so much for warning me. And glad you like my outfit.

  13. Alexis Grace
    14 August 2013 / 17:41

    I love Max Mara– and this tunic is beautiful on you. Love the color and the brooch. Admittedly, I do not drink coffee, but always enjoy a tea at a lovely cafe when on holiday in Europe— I think this is simply a must!

    • Greetje
      14 August 2013 / 21:17

      Does not matter what goes down as long as you are enjoying it. My mother drank a lot of coffee so I was raised with coffee.

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