Purple silk jacket

Purple silk jacket 1
Let me start by announcing two changes. The first one is easy: I changed the header of my blog. If you see No Fear of Fashion two or three times at the top of my blog, please refresh and it will be corrected.
Second change: as from next week I am going to publish only one post per week.

1) I spend far too much money on new outfits (a trap most bloggers fell into).
2) I spend far too much time on this blog (behind the computer) and there are more things in life.

Having said that, I want you to know I love you all dearly. For your loyalty, your fun comments, for your visits, your blogger friendship. So I hope you will not forget me and keep on visiting my little blog.

Today my silk jacket is the main attraction. I found this jacket in Macon, in the middle of France. It is silk although it did not used to be… When I bought it, it looked silk but said something else on the label. Nevertheless it behaved like silk so it was torn to pieces after a couple of years. Then I found a great seamstress who could remake the jacket. We went out to look for the right material (silk this time..), she took the old jacket apart and voilà… a new one. I am as happy as a well-fed baby.

The necklace is made by Ina. You have seen her necklaces before here, but not this one.

I forgot to take a closer picture of my shoes. Sorry. The white belt is old and not branded.
The boyfriend jeans (by 7 for All Mankind) you have seen several times, here, here and here.

Purple silk jacket 2

Purple silk jacket 3

Purple silk jacket 4

Purple silk jacket 5
Till next week. I will publish every week on a Monday morning. Which makes it easier to link up to Patti’s Visible Monday.



  1. 19 September 2013 / 18:28

    It’s a lovely jacket, I really like this color and so curious and sophisticated design. I really like the necklace.

    • Greetje
      19 September 2013 / 18:35

      There you are… Thanks for the compliment. It is a chic jacket and I am wearing jeans, so I thought you would like it.
      You have not commented on my post of Monday? I hope I did not offend you because I wrote: you are all grown women….
      Of course you are invited as well. No doubt about it.

      • 19 September 2013 / 18:38

        I did not take offense absolutely and the post with the images of Amsterdam enchanted to me, but I have much work and I cannot comment everything what I wanted.

  2. 19 September 2013 / 18:59

    Greetje, your seamstress must be the sister of mine! They can both do magic things 🙂
    This jacket is beautiful, what a unique colour.
    Your necklace is a perfect add-on.

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Greetje
      19 September 2013 / 22:58

      With such a colour (purple) I can wear the silver necklace. Normally silver is not my colour. Now it doesn’t matter.

  3. 19 September 2013 / 19:35

    That’s garment love – taking apart an old piece and remaking it with finer fabric. And I can see why. What a fantastic design and the colour of this silk is so striking on you. I just love it.

    • Greetje
      19 September 2013 / 22:59

      I will continue to remake this jacket I think. I really love it. And yes this is totally my colour.

  4. 19 September 2013 / 19:35

    Bravo for finding a seamstress that could recreate a garment for you! And this is one beautiful garment. I love the richness of the colour, and the design is stellar! The little twist at the buttons…brilliant! It’s these little things that really elevate a design.

    I don’t have a ‘blog schedule’, but about once a week works for me too. I’ll see you Monday, or maybe next?

    • Greetje
      19 September 2013 / 23:00

      I just love loyal readers. LOL
      The seamstress copied everything to the last detail. And the collar was not easy.

  5. 19 September 2013 / 21:13

    Hi, I had noticed something different in your blog, but couldn’t realised what it was…the new header is nice.
    I did the same considerations about posting, and arrived also to your conclusion: one post a week is the maximum I can manage…in any case, since I extra love your blog, I will be here every time, to read your post!
    And now to your beautiful jacket:I always admire your use of colours, and this time it is not an exception! Once again a bright colour so nice on you!!
    Great shoes and necklace…

    • Greetje
      19 September 2013 / 23:01

      Saturated colours with red and green and yellow are my colours. Glad you like it.

  6. 19 September 2013 / 22:45

    Brava, you! For a bunch of things, but a good place to start is with this so cool approach to these pieces. So smart to have a great tailor who will listen to you. Your husband should be on notice to take you someplace high-priced, edgy and hip with a well stocked bar for dinner. You look AMAZING in this. (Love your little white belt peeping out, too.) Yummy, yummy jacket.

    With our business, I don’t have weekends free so I try to do my posting on Monday, with Tuesday through Thursday to send some love to everyone else. So, good for you … keep it a quality experience for yourself. We’ll just be happy to see you when you do come out to play.

    • Greetje
      19 September 2013 / 23:08

      And with posting once a week, you lot don’t have to comment so much. A win-win situation. LOL

  7. 20 September 2013 / 00:02

    You a remarkable seamstress, absolutely love what she did to this jacket. Plus that vibrant color is fantastic on you. I agree with Jan, I think hubby better be taking you somewhere special in that outfit. I would seriously be pairing that jacket with so many many items. And that statement necklace is, well just that, a statement.
    As for your once a week only, I think its all fine and dandy how could we possibly forget about you? As you know, I have absolutely no blogging schedule, I just post when an idea sprouts in my brain.

  8. 20 September 2013 / 00:03

    Oh, and I like your new header.

    • Greetje
      20 September 2013 / 07:34

      Ah but you do have sort of a frequency.
      I love the jacket, but this is the only way I wear it. If I don’t wearit with jeans, I find it too festive, too much party. And for jeans these are the best combination. So .. Only one way. Any suggestion is welcome. And glad you like my header. Not a big change but an improvement nevertheless.

  9. Rebecca
    20 September 2013 / 00:30

    Gorgeous jacket – you are so lucky to have a talented seamstress! I also love the necklace.

    • Greetje
      20 September 2013 / 07:36

      I have two talented seamstresses (to rub it in haha). One makes and remakes new clothes. The other is a master in changing an existing piece to the shape you want it.

  10. elle
    20 September 2013 / 05:05

    I absolutely love this jacket, it is stunning on you! Your seamstress is gifted. Please dont touch it. Also love the necklace, it adds a nice contrasting element to what could be a dressy blazer. The jeans fit you like a glove.

    I will miss your frequents posts, but i truly understand/ And I love your new header, clean and cool.
    XX, Elle

    • Greetje
      20 September 2013 / 07:38

      Thanks Elle. And you don’t have to miss me that much. Still posting once a week. Gives you (and me) time to also read a magazine for instance. LOL

  11. 20 September 2013 / 05:28

    This is my favorite outfit of yours yet! I love the color and I think your pairing it with jeans is lovely. The white shoe makes it all pop with a good contrast. Your necklace adds just the right amount of decoration to my eye.
    I do once a week also. if you really think about your post as I see you do, blogging takes much time. We will not forget about you, how could we?

    blue hue wonderland

    • Greetje
      20 September 2013 / 07:39

      Hahaha, very comforting. And yes I think this outfit is indeed well balanced. Which is probably why I never combine it in another way. Too scared it will become too dressy.

  12. Rosemary
    20 September 2013 / 12:53

    Once a week?! Oh, no! Well, at least we will know when to look for your next post. I love the photos of your chunky necklaces. Brilliant! No wonder you love them. They are magficient.

    Hope you can drop by to my blog sometime soon to read about my wardrobe disaster!

    Much love from Rosemary of

    • Greetje
      20 September 2013 / 19:49

      Dropped by and had a good laugh about that boot. I can so imagine you on that airport. I bet we have all experienced such a thing.
      Glad you like the necklaces. I don’t use them enough.

  13. Marianne
    20 September 2013 / 17:15

    I can still remember the original version and the moment it was torn to pieces. We were walking on our Girlsday out in Haarlem. However I like the colour of this one better, brighter and the necklace is georgeous. I have to find myself another hobby now your are going to post once a week, because I will have some free time on my hands. Perhaps some computer lessons, oh no a waist of time knowing me.

    • Greetje
      20 September 2013 / 19:50

      It is never a waist of time to learn something. You got quite far already. Remember the old days as a receptionist?

  14. 21 September 2013 / 09:42

    Chic and casual at the same time. I love, love the jacket Greetje beautifully played down with the jeans.
    The bronze statue is Picasso. Málaga was his birthplace.
    Much love and a lovely weekend, dear friend

    • Greetje
      21 September 2013 / 15:04

      I should have recognized Picasso…. so sorry. You have a lovely weekend too.

  15. 21 September 2013 / 12:19

    Stunning!!! Both you and the jacket. What a wow colour and beautiful unique piece, which as you have already done, you can have remade from lots of wonderful fabrics. I think your dressmaker is a one off! Not many people around these days who can do this type of work and so beautifully as well.
    It takes a lot of dedication to be able to sew like this. Lucky you Greetje. Will follow you on Mondays and look forward to seeing how you combine what you already own. It can be very expensive trying to come up with new styles all the time and I’m sure by now you must have thousands of great combinations already in your wardrobe.
    See you Monday…………xxa

    • Greetje
      21 September 2013 / 15:06

      Oh yes, I am very ashamed to admit this but my closets are so full I should be able to come up with something new every day. I am just lousy at making new combinations. It will be the challenge of the coming period.
      Till Monday (still have to make a post…. aahhhh).

  16. 21 September 2013 / 18:57

    This color becomes you- it’s got a magical feel to it- irridescent? Gorgous color and cut. I love the collar and how you’ve framed your face with that remarkable necklace. Kudos, dear Greeje. You have produced a winner!

    • Greetje
      21 September 2013 / 19:22

      irridescent… what a perfect word. Did not know that yet. Learning something every day.
      And I have not produced a winner…. just spotted one LOL.

  17. Happiness at Mid Life
    21 September 2013 / 23:57

    What a great idea to re-make an item that you loved. The color and cut of this jacket is so unique and suits you well. And the necklace is the perfect touch!

    And cheers! to spending more time with people IRL. I think it’s hard to find the right balance of spending time doing things that are meaningful with family & friends and blogging and making internet friends. I tend to blog about a hour a night after my son is asleep.


    • Greetje
      22 September 2013 / 13:20

      Gosh I am spending at least 2 hours every evening and most of the time in the weekend being busy with the computer or making photographs.

  18. 22 September 2013 / 00:02

    Stunning jacket Greetje and I do like the way you have styled it. One post a week is how I work too (if I a, busy it’s a little longer) as I have a day job and family commitments which are also important. It also allows me to focus on the quality of my posts and not worry about the quantity:). I will look forward to my Monday reading:)

    • Greetje
      22 September 2013 / 13:22

      You are right. I felt as if the quality of my posts was going down. I want good pictures and a funny story.

  19. 22 September 2013 / 00:08

    I love the mix of denim with evening wear. Greetja, being a new fashion blogger, I too, find myself always on the hunt for new clothing and accessories. A very expensive habit that I cannot afford. You are a very wise woman 🙂

    • Greetje
      22 September 2013 / 13:24

      Glenda… hang on with your praise….I am not there yet, but I saw my saving account and my credit card bill and decided something has to be done. This will end in disaster one day. I am also not enjoying the stuff that I am buying. Which is so wrong.

  20. 22 September 2013 / 03:01

    Your new header looks great, Greetje! Love the shade of your jacket and the cut is so elegant! Your necklace is beautiful!

    Fashion is fun!
    <3 carmen

    • Greetje
      22 September 2013 / 13:25

      Thanks Carmen. This is one of my favourites.

    22 September 2013 / 15:01

    The color and the fit of that jacket- just amazing. You look absolutely stunning.

    • Greetje
      22 September 2013 / 16:13

      I think you are my biggest fan. LOL
      Please know that you can easily tell me if you don’t like something. I welcome honesty.

  22. 22 September 2013 / 17:37

    Absolutely fabulous! I can totally see why you had the jacket remade. The fit is gorgeous. I love love love how you juxtaposed the casual jeans with the luxe silk dupioni jacket. Love!

    • Greetje
      22 September 2013 / 19:31

      Well… learned two new words: juxtaposed (which I still find a difficult word to understand) en dupioni (I do get that word).
      This is one of my favourite outfits which always gets a lot of compliments.

  23. 24 September 2013 / 02:22

    what a beautiful jacket
    great styling as well

  24. 27 September 2013 / 16:18

    Love your new header. Welcome and support your choice for blogging once a week. Wise and necessary decision.
    Love this combo, although the jacket is on the stiff, bulky side, for my taste. Just a bit though, and more seen from the back then from the front. The color is marvelous and combined with the jeans and white pumps it looks way more contemporary.

    • Greetje
      27 September 2013 / 19:38

      I will walk like an Egyptian, with my back to the walls hahaha.

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