Summer vest with leaves

Leaf vest Pauw 1
It is so true that you can only really see what your outfit is like AFTER YOU HAVE TAKEN A PHOTO.
This time it not only showed me that the bag was too matchy/matchy (= not good in most cases… as in this case). It also showed me that the colour of the bag is far too severe with this white skirt. That did not show in the mirror.

For some strange reason there were no dog and no cat in the vicinity, so you will have to do with only me.

The skirt and vest are by Pauw, a heavily overpriced Dutch shop, with gorgeous stuff. I have written about it often enough. Truth is, that pieces from Pauw will last you decades. Fortunately….

The bag is by Longchamps and is still for sale. No idea what the brand of the shirt is, as I cut out the label. Perfect shirt, very soft and light. I am wearing jewellery with peridot: pendant, ring, earrings. This is a good colour for me as it is bright. You can see them in detail in a previous post about my grey wide trousers.

Leaf vest Pauw 1a

Leaf vest Pauw 3

Leaf vest Pauw 2
[twocol_one]Leaf vest Pauw 8[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Leaf vest Pauw 7[/twocol_one_last]As said, this vest is also nice with wide grey trousers (by Sarah Pacini) and a grey top. Grey wide trousers Pauw top
Sorry guys, I have not been able to insert any laughing material in this post.
Is this what people call “a writer’s block?”



  1. 29 August 2013 / 18:53

    Everything is so nice today! ( vest, bag, shoes. . .).
    In the last photo you are extra beautiful wearing wide pants! Just a thing: what a pity I can see well your wonderful shoes!!

    • 29 August 2013 / 19:48

      You mean the shoes underneath the trousers? Just click on the link “wide grey trousers” just above that photo and you will be in a post about the trousers and there is a very clear photo of those shoes in it. (They are by Marithé et Francois Girbaud.)

      • 31 August 2013 / 20:33

        I have just seen the post which is showing your shoes: they are unusual but very nice indeed ( I could say:”they have their own personality!”) and the brown bag,with chain ( I haven’t noticed it in the first photo ), is also beautiful .
        I have noticed that I forgot ‘t in my first comment ( it was CAN’T SEE )…sorry!
        I must double check my English!!

        • 31 August 2013 / 23:31

          Nevertheless I understood you perfectly. The brown bag with the chain was on the chair in the photo with the trousers in the post of the vest this week. So it was hidden a bit.

  2. 29 August 2013 / 19:12

    I’m sure you know this look I like. I love it. I think elegant, simple, delicate and attractive. The vest is cute, matches perfectly with white or gray with the second option. Sencillezz I love the skirt and the softness of the cotton fabric. I do not understand the comment about the bag, for me is perfect with these shoes and is well integrated into the look. In addition, this bag is gorgeous.

    • 29 August 2013 / 19:49

      I thought that the bag was too dark brown with the white skirt. But I am glad you think it looks good.

  3. 29 August 2013 / 19:14

    I’m sure you know this look like me. I love it. I think elegant, simple, delicate and attractive. The vest is cute, matches perfectly with white or gray with the second option. I really like the simplicity of the skirt and the softness of your cotton fabric. I do not understand the comment about the bag, for me is perfect with these shoes and is well integrated into the look. In addition, this bag is gorgeous.

    • 29 August 2013 / 19:50

      aha, you uploaded your respons twice, but the second time it is slightly different.

  4. 29 August 2013 / 22:35

    Greetje, I love everything wrapped and therefore I really like this vest!
    I am a bit of a matchy/matchy person and especially like your handbag and the shoes 🙂

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • 30 August 2013 / 20:58

      So glad you are a fellow matchy/matchy person as sometimes I feel a bit alone in this. LOL
      Glad you like the outfit.

  5. Marianne
    29 August 2013 / 23:07

    It cost a penny but then you have something that is worth it. Like you say you can wear it for years and it never gets out of fashion because Pauw has it’s own style. I think both combination are totally different but very elegant and chic. I agree with you about the colour of the bag, it is more a winterbag.

    • 30 August 2013 / 21:00

      I agree with you about the bag, but most readers do not. Strange.
      And yes Pauw is not really fashion, but it looks good and lasts for years.

  6. 30 August 2013 / 01:33

    Just beautiful! This vest is a keeper. It looks great with both options. Love the taupe sling back shoe, I really like suede for shoes. Beautiful photos.

    blue hue wonderland

    • 30 August 2013 / 21:02

      Are you pulling my leg Ann? Beautiful photos???? Coming from you, with your skills, that cannot be true hahaha; I cannot even get my photos to be sharp. LOL
      As for suede shoes, I also have red and blue ones, so I can please you again.

  7. 30 August 2013 / 12:56

    Very nice Greetje. I like both combis with a slight preference for the one with pants. (although I maintain that those trousers would look better if they were slightly shorter haha)

    • 30 August 2013 / 21:03

      I know Sylvia. Every time I see this picture I think… they are too long… Haven’t worn them this year yet. Perhaps in the fall.

    30 August 2013 / 13:56

    Wow, what a great vest!

    • 30 August 2013 / 21:04

      Not that easy to combine with other things though as it is very outspoken. But I have two combinations. I can live with that.

  9. 30 August 2013 / 15:38

    Lovely looks and I don’t mind about the bag. Although I agree that a lighter color of bag would be even better.

    • 30 August 2013 / 21:05

      We Dutchies seem to agree on the bag being too dark. Everybody else sees no problem at all. Wait a minute: you are an in-between as you don’t mind about the bag.

    • 30 August 2013 / 21:05

      No it won’t go with everything under the sun haha. But I agree it is a nice bag.

  10. 30 August 2013 / 22:21

    That is most certainly a wonderful and versatile vest. I’m really loving it paired with the grey wide leg trousers, it’s just so classy this way. Although, it still looks great with the white skirt as well, just a whole different look.
    Oh, and here, we wear our wide leg trousers long (almost dragging) so you would fit right in style here, no need to hem them.

    • 30 August 2013 / 22:55

      I might have to hem them anyway as there is a little hole in them, from dragging over the ground haha.

  11. 31 August 2013 / 10:27

    Hello Greetje, for some reason your posts are not updating in my blogroll, so I came to check.
    It is so true, a photo always tells the truth, lol.
    Looking glamourous, dear friend.
    happy weekend.

    • 31 August 2013 / 13:26

      I will send you the url of my feed Sacramento. Perhaps it is because of the change to WordPress, I don’t know. Strange things happen lately.
      I am really glad you came to check and leave your comment. Very loyal of you.

  12. Katrien
    31 August 2013 / 23:19

    Very fresh and elegant combination. I always like the color green on you. And those pants were a golden buy, they keep looking great and they are the perfect cut with vests like these. As I am in Holland till the end of the year I would love to admire your collection live again:)

    • 31 August 2013 / 23:28

      OHH!!! How nice, you are back ! Let’s meet as soon as we can. My mobile number is still the same.

    • 1 September 2013 / 11:00

      I made the combination with grey because my friend Katrien said the vest would look good on wide trousers, so I thought “widetrousers? Wide trousers? Hmmm …oh yes, I do have a pair.”
      These grey ones are my only wide trousers. Hence a combination with grey.

  13. 1 September 2013 / 20:31

    I have two daughters. The one hugging me is Rebecca, the oldest. The little one, Paloma, stayed home because she is seven months pregnat.
    Yes, I am going to be a very happy grandmother soon.
    Much love, dear friend.

    • 1 September 2013 / 21:36

      You are a blessed woman. Happy times.

  14. Happiness at Mid Life
    1 September 2013 / 23:30

    The colors and the wrap vest is very flattering on you. I agree that this shade of green is a good coloring. I think your purse looks fine with the 1st outfit – it’s a good color contrast.


    • 2 September 2013 / 05:51

      Thanks Alice. Perhaps it is a Dutch thing.

  15. Rosemary
    2 September 2013 / 14:43

    Lovely! Lovely! The vest is very chic and as you’ve shown, can be worn in lots of ways. The gray is very nice with it. I’ve been wearing my white things a fair bit lately too, to get the last rays of sun before it doesn’t look right wearing white anymore.

    Much love from England,
    Rose of

    • 2 September 2013 / 21:31

      Funny isn’t it? It can be the same temperature in April and in September but where white is OK in April, black is OK in September. And the warmth feels different as well. Glad you like my vest. Don’t know however whether you are right in saying it can be worn in lots of ways. I only came up with these two haha.

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