Green Italian kimono top

Green kimono top 1
This top is great in summer as it is silk, therefore very light.
I like tunics with capri trousers. Are capri trousers out of fashion? Am I giving away that I am an old lady? 
For me it is a dressy but still casual outfit, wearing the tunic with these trousers and low heeled shoes. The shoes are years old. Nevertheless by Prada (my one and only). For some people these heels might be high, but for me they are low. I can do town with these. Soft as a glove.

The tunic is hand-made and acquired on a trip to Rome with Lia (one of my two BFFs). Imagine this picture…. we were strolling round an old area in Rome (not too difficult as everything is old there), through a lovely little alley with cute shops which had their front door open. In one of the shops was a girl, young and definitely an entrepreneur, sewing away, making these lovely tunics.  I did not hesitate, especially because this is one of my favourite colours. In reality the green is deeper, warmer than the photos show. 

Anja made these photos around the corner of our street, which is why I laugh so genuinely. The remote never gets my best smile.
Green kimono top 2

Green kimono top 3
Below: the necklace is a gift from Ron. And I should have straightened the folds in my top… Where is a stylist when you need one..
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Below: this is my genuine smile when I am happy.

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Below: looking to see how I can show the width of the arms… For those who remember: Sally Field in The Flying Nun.
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  1. 2 September 2013 / 20:09

    Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO perfect, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Best top everrrrrrrrrrrrr.
    I have no words, juts wowwwwwwwwwwwww

    • Greetje
      2 September 2013 / 21:34

      And it is so easy to make. It really is only a few seams, no darts whatsoever. Very simple. The material and the colour do all the work. Nice to see you are so impressed. YEAH.

  2. 2 September 2013 / 21:04

    The bright colour of your tunic is beautiful on you and the shape makes your outfit very special.
    Do you have a pair of Prada? Lucky woman!!

    Rome. . .I used to go there so often once!

    • Greetje
      2 September 2013 / 21:38

      The setting for the photographs made it a tiny little bit Italian. And yes I was very lucky with my Prada shoes. Have them for years now. They do last. Going out of style is my biggest worry.
      One of me colleagues said there is a huge outlet near Florence which sells all the big brands with a major discount. She bought a bag and a pair of shoes, both Tod’s for 700 euros, while the bag alone already cost 1.100.
      And I loved Rome. What a perfect city. Was there for 5 days last year.

  3. 2 September 2013 / 21:51

    I know the outlet near Florence your colleague talked of. There are many similar in Italy. One of those is Serravalle outlet, which is near Milan. I posted it in spring.

    • Greetje
      2 September 2013 / 22:04

      Now who is lucky….

  4. 2 September 2013 / 22:36

    Mmmmmmmm …. I do not see clear. The kimono is nice, especially the color. But you know I do not really like the capri. The whole look has an oriental style, which does not excite me. And these shoes with this look … Greetje Sorry, not today I really like. But … I love your smile!

    • Greetje
      3 September 2013 / 05:48

      OK.. I very much appreciate your honest opinion. You know that. I always hesitate with capri trousers as well. But there is somthing about the proportions which attracts me.
      Any squggestions for different trousers or shoes are welcome. I would try that.

  5. 3 September 2013 / 04:48

    Beautiful outfit, great color and design! I think the pant looks good. You look tall and can wear this outfit with grace. Oh hollyhocks, pretty setting!

    blue hue wonderland

    • Greetje
      3 September 2013 / 05:52

      I had to look that one up… holyhocks … haha. The flowers! Yes they are pretty, but you really need to cut them as soon as they start withering because they look terrible then.

  6. 3 September 2013 / 10:33

    I think the kimono is beautiful. I like the colour on you but the style suits your figure perfectly. It really is gorgeous Greetje.
    Don’t worry about the style of the trousers. I don’t know if they are ‘in or out’ at the moment, but it seems to me any style of trousers are acceptable in the fashion world.
    This outfit combination wouldn’t look half as good with wide trousers.
    Another fabulous combo from you. Brilliant!

    • Greetje
      3 September 2013 / 22:02

      Thanks Aileen. Really appreciate this raving comment from you. If an item is conspicuous, I am sure to spot it, buy it and combine it with something plain and solid. That is my styling ability haha.

    • Greetje
      3 September 2013 / 22:02

      Thank you very much Sylvia. Lovely comment from the woman who started it all.

  7. 4 September 2013 / 00:18

    Are capris out of style? No. Nope. Ney. Nicht. Non. NOT! They are absolutely of the moment, especially the way you have them styled with this luscious tunic. Gorgous in every way. Another thing that makes this outfit so perfect is the little heel on this shoe. You look spectacular.
    Besides, you can wear whatever you want and that makes it in style, you with your great figure and taste.
    Can you tell I like it?
    I just noticed how many of your brill posts I miss, so I subscribed.
    That will, I hope, take care of that!

    • Greetje
      4 September 2013 / 16:10

      Hahaha, you are funny. Yes I can tell you like it. And no, I do not have a great figure although I cannot complain too much. I just know what works for me and what not. Took me a while, but I am getting there.

  8. 4 September 2013 / 00:20

    … Gorgeous… I misspelled.
    And look, we have the same haircut now!

    • Greetje
      4 September 2013 / 16:23

      Not quite. I had a look, yours looks gorgeous (spelled right the first time LOL).
      Obviously you have much thicker hair.

      • 4 September 2013 / 17:14

        Glad you think it is! I’ve been using minoxidil for a couple of years now because of lots of hair loss. It works, but it’s still thinner than I’d like. So happy to hear that it doesn’t look thin!
        This has been a better week for my own opinion of my hair than I thought!

        • Greetje
          4 September 2013 / 18:31

          Glad to hear. Nice how something bad can turn into something good.

    4 September 2013 / 12:05

    beautiful top, love that wonderful green shade

    • Greetje
      4 September 2013 / 16:11

      This is the sort of green I am always looking for and in reality it is even better. Nowadays when green is in the stores, it is a sort of petrol green. Which has too much blue in it. Does not suit me. Pitty.

  10. 4 September 2013 / 20:32

    THIS IS HOW TO ROCK A PAIR OF CAPRIS! I’m not a fan per se of the capri- but in this context, I am a convert. You look amazing- right colors, right amount of interest and right on! Love the emerald green on you, the top is a stellar garment, and your little black capris just rocked the Kasbah. Well played, Fearless. Well played.

    • Greetje
      4 September 2013 / 22:27

      WOW, thank you. I am never too sure about capris. Feel like it is not really fashion.

  11. SusanG
    4 September 2013 / 22:31

    While I don’t care for the colour green on myself, it looks fabulous on you. Gorgeous top!

    • Greetje
      5 September 2013 / 06:11

      Thank you Susan. I appreciate you leaving a comment (and such a nice one too). Green is one of my most favourite colours but hard to get in the right shade.

    • Greetje
      5 September 2013 / 06:13

      Thank you Lisa. I wonder what you think of the outfit itself. LOL

  12. 5 September 2013 / 06:13

    Good that you did not hesitate in Rome! The green tunic is a stunner and I love how it looks with your capris. And of course the Prada pumps. I love the silhouette and I think it’s important to wear what we want!

    • Greetje
      5 September 2013 / 06:15

      Indeed, wearing what you want is important. I often wonder why I like to conform so much.

  13. 5 September 2013 / 15:06

    Greetje, this green is fabulous, I love that colour!
    And since the blouse is really unique I find black trousers perfect – although I’d prefer skinny 3/4 trousers rather than the short ones.

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Greetje
      5 September 2013 / 19:02

      That is a good idea. I don’t have them, but I can fake it with my blue 3/4 trousers. See how that looks. Thanks.

  14. Happiness at Mid Life
    6 September 2013 / 07:31

    What a gorgeous top on you! Green is your color. And how amazing that top is custom made for you!


  15. 8 September 2013 / 18:04

    Well, you know I love capris and I have a pair just like yours 🙂 I think pant lengths are like skirt lengths now-a-days; skirts can be anything from mini to maxi and we can wear shorts to long trousers. Capris or 3/4 length are so summery!

    Lovely shade of green and it suits you!!

    Fashion is fun!!
    <3 carmen

    • Greetje
      8 September 2013 / 20:23

      Yes I saw our capris look similar. I also like 7/8 trousers.

  16. 16 April 2014 / 18:17

    Wow! GORGEOUS!!! That colour is stunning! Even better that it is handmade.

    The photos are so pretty. Great outfit.


    • Greetje
      16 April 2014 / 20:18

      It is the colour that drew me to the top. And it is sooo simple to make, I should really copy it.

  17. 16 April 2014 / 19:47

    Fabulous colour and style Greetje, isn’t it funny how the simplest garment car turn out to be the most spectacular. Love it xxxa

    • Greetje
      16 April 2014 / 20:19

      Funny Aileen, how you found this old post as well haha. Bloggers land… it is a fabulous land. And yes I love this tunic most for its colour.

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