Pink T-shirt and a wide, silk skirt

Pink T-shirt and gold silk skirt 1
This post is for Dan, my Italian blogger friend. She and I both love bags and especially the ones of Furla.
I picked up this cream beauty in the airport of Geneva (present from my husband…again).
My best friend Pat lives there and thanks to Easyjet (and careful planning) a visit to Geneva can cost as much (or as little, whichever way you look at it) as a train ticket to the south of The Netherlands. 
Which means I can get on a plane at half past 8 in the morning and be drinking coffee with my friend at 10.00 o’clock. Perhaps to American standards this is quite normal, but it still fills me with amazement.

The bright pink T-shirt is a gift from Anja, my friend, neighbour and stylist, who knows I love screaming colours. It was far too big for her, so the pink thing moved a couple of doors down the road. The silk skirt with little embroidered holes was also a gift from her.

One day I picked the T-shirt up to wear it one last time (before washing it) to go to my fitness club. And I grabbed the skirt because I could wear that on top of my sport gear and change quickly on arrival.

Looking in the mirror I thought it was quite a good look. The T-shirt is tied in a knot at the bottom and worn backwards as otherwise my girls would be totally exposed. And we don’t want that.
I took out my purple suede heels and bingo: an outfit was born. Wearing purple heels with a bright pink T-shirt was more than enough colour, so I kept the bag neutral.

At the bottom of this post I will show you another way I wore this skirt, which to me is a bit dowdy. 

Pink T-shirt and gold silk skirt 1a

Pink T-shirt and gold silk skirt 2Then my husband wanted to contribute to the photoshoot….. “Here” he says, handing me a cloth and detergent, “Totally colour blocking!”….Pink T-shirt and gold silk skirt 3See how low the front of the T-shirt is?? Now it is low at the back. Much better for me.Pink T-shirt and gold silk skirt 4

Pink T-shirt and gold silk skirt 5And a close-up for Dan:
Pink T-shirt and gold silk skirt 6Nearly forgot… here is the old way I styled this skirt:Sand skirt, raspberry top Collage 1S

Linking up to a bunch of other fabulous bloggers, all together in one spot: Visible Monday.




  1. 23 September 2013 / 08:42

    I very much prefer the “old way” you styled your skirt, Greetje. I find the tucked in shirt more flattering.
    Love your purple sling pumps, they are fabulous!

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Greetje
      23 September 2013 / 21:06

      Most of the others seem to agree with you or like both. I am surprised. I thought it was so old fashioned. Here is me thinking I was being modern haha.

    • Greetje
      23 September 2013 / 21:07

      I was thinking about you a couple of times last week. Wondering how you would be… and there you are ! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Glad you approve.

  2. Rosemary
    23 September 2013 / 14:39

    Hi Greetja, nothing wrong with the “old” way you styled the skirt, and nothing wrong with the new way either. What fun that the same skirt looks so different when you combine it with different tops. I love the idea of being in another country in a few hours. That’s the beauty of Europe. And of course, the beauty is also that each country has something unique to offer. So glad I moved here from North America!

    Cheers from England,
    Rosemary from

    • Greetje
      23 September 2013 / 21:10

      AHHH… you are not British at all???? You fooled me.
      Glad you like both ways. The votes for the “old” way are more than for the new way. But, there is still time for other voters. LOL

  3. 23 September 2013 / 15:19

    I like the skirt styled both ways, too – it’s nice to have a few options! Love the color of the top, and the fabulous shoes. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

    • Greetje
      23 September 2013 / 21:11

      Always a pleasure to link up to your virtual bloggers meeting place. Loved your dress.
      I am still surprised the “old” way of wearing the skirt gets so much approval.

  4. 23 September 2013 / 18:32

    Oh, you look so good in bright pink, WOW! I love all the items of this ensemble, but I agree with Annette, I actually prefer the “old way” you styled the skirt, and it’s nothing but dowdy. In fact it’s very very stylish and flatering on you.
    Very impressed in hubby’s knowledge of color blocking, the two of you must be quite entertaining to be around.

    • Greetje
      23 September 2013 / 21:05

      Hubby and I are a bit of a comic duo, yes.
      And I am surprised about the opinion of everybody about the old way I styled it. I thought is was really aging after I saw the photos.
      Well, subtitle of my blog: you live and learn.

  5. Marianne
    23 September 2013 / 19:59

    Colourblocking in it’s cleanest way I would call that. I agree with the other ladies they are both very lovely combinations, totally different though. But I prefer the old one because I can see your waist more. Both your handbags are great as well as your shoes. I hope that you will use those bright colours in your winter wardrobe as well, because they suit you.

    • Greetje
      23 September 2013 / 21:15

      I am afraid I will have to rely heavily on scarfs and necklaces this winter. As I bought quite some black and white (did it again).

  6. elle
    23 September 2013 / 22:58

    Love this outfit, and love both styles! The pattern on the skirt is so pretty, and it fits you so well, ending perfectly at the knee. Love the shoes, too, gorgeous color Greetje! I am sure the white and black you bought will be beautiful with your scarves and necklaces!!
    XX, Elle

    • Greetje
      24 September 2013 / 06:04

      Thanks Elle. You can be the judge of that as I will of course feature all my black and white on the blog.

      • elle
        25 September 2013 / 01:35

        Judge, I will, and I am sure it will be favorable: abundant talent noted!
        XX, Elle

        • Greetje
          25 September 2013 / 08:06

          Hahaha.. you are funny. I do not have a lot of talent, quite the contrary. Just got a lot of talented friends and shop assistents.

  7. 24 September 2013 / 00:04

    Beautiful shoes!

    I just bought my first Furla bag (one of the less expensive ones) and I’m excited to show it off – what pretty bags!

    • Greetje
      24 September 2013 / 06:07

      Yes it is a great brand. I also love Coach, but that is difficult to get hold of in The Netherlands. And ordering it from the USA is not that easy either plus all the extra cost.

  8. 24 September 2013 / 03:24

    I like the skirt styled both ways. I think it depends on your mood and what you have planned for the day. I see you as a bright color person and I think especially the hot pinks and purples mixed with neutrals looks great on you. I’m loving the shoes in the first outfit. Have you worn them before?

    blue hue wonderland

    • Greetje
      24 September 2013 / 06:15

      Yes you saw them once before (August 15) in the post about my Yellow summer dress. I would gladly give you the link but I am on IOS7 with my iPad now and all of a sudden I cannot copy the url. Have to work that one out.

  9. 24 September 2013 / 04:38

    Both work! I know what you mean about the neckline on the adorable pink! Great way to work it. I’m just liking a higher crew or boat neckline these days. The drape is so graceful in back … gives them something else to admire as you walk away! Pretty skirt, pretty combination … killer shoes.
    As usual you have it all going, lady.

    • Greetje
      24 September 2013 / 06:10

      I think these shoes bring every outfit to a higher level (no pun intended). After wearing them a day, you come home and kick them off, you can understand that.

  10. 24 September 2013 / 15:23

    Here it is your wonderful cream Furla bag! You look very cute wearing pink, and I find it is beautiful on your tanned skin. To wear it backwards is a smart trick! ( but I am sure that it would be very feminine on you the right way. I wish I had a similar problem with my ” girls”!)
    I love your silk skirt and I find it is perfect on the brigth top. Both outfits are very nice, they only differ in style. . .
    Just to let you know. . .I couldn ‘ t resist to a new Furla bag. . .

    • Greetje
      24 September 2013 / 18:37

      I am off to your blog to see whether you have already uploaded a post with the new bag. LOL

  11. 25 September 2013 / 16:32

    Ha ha! your husband is a real cracker!

    I do love the colours in the “new” way. Those shoes are killer. I do think this look is younger, more vibrant.

    I like the belt you wore in the old way. It defines your waist more.


    • Greetje
      25 September 2013 / 23:27

      Ah, but when I move with the new bright pink top you also think I have a (tiny) waist. Appearances can be so deceptive hahaha.

  12. 27 September 2013 / 16:03

    Both ways look great! The old one is a bit more classic, but not boring, with a flattering silhouette. The new version is younger (in a good way), so happy and you, and ‘looser’ (no, not loser!;-)).

    • Greetje
      27 September 2013 / 19:35

      LOL… thanks for your comment. I was going to mail you to have a look. After all, you were the one who gave me these things.

  13. 28 September 2013 / 18:57

    You are wearing a skirt, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    I love the shoes very much too.
    I found the bag on a pile of clothes, shoes, etc in a market .I paid 1 euro for it.They had no idea what there had.
    Have a fabulous weekend, dear Greetje

    • Greetje
      29 September 2013 / 13:55

      Am I not wearing a skirt that often? I do, don’t I?
      And that bag of yours is such a great find. You are very good at finding treasures.
      Have a lovely Sunday. When is the baby due?

  14. Happiness at Mid Life
    30 September 2013 / 02:17

    I think your old way looks great too Greetje! I do love the color pumps you chose with the pink top – so unexpected and it works! I have a top similar that I need to wear backwards because it was was too low for my comfort.


    • Greetje
      30 September 2013 / 21:43

      Yep I saw that on your blog. Great minds think alike. LOL

  15. 30 September 2013 / 05:16

    The purple and pink combination makes your outfit sing. Happy to see your shoe back on the ladder, which is a brilliant way to showcase its beauty.

    Both looks work for me; each brings its own feel and self expression.

    • Greetje
      30 September 2013 / 21:46

      You are always so kind. You do know that you can also tell me when you don’t like something. I don’t mind at all. I cannot please everyone all the time. So you would not hurt me in any way.
      And shoe on the ladder is my signature now haha. Wish I could photograph like Ann Wood of Blue Hue Wonderland…

  16. 4 October 2013 / 04:36

    loving the color of this hot pink t

    • Greetje
      4 October 2013 / 15:42

      Is this colour what they call “a lot of saturation”?

  17. 5 October 2013 / 21:27

    I’m really enjoying watching you style your “screaming colors” This mix is particularly pleasing- bright pink with the fuchsia suede pumps are just so fun and pretty. I also like the back scoop, with a more modest front decolletage. Quite chic!

    • Greetje
      5 October 2013 / 22:53

      Much obliged Bella. I was quite pleased myself with this by-accident-combination.

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