Orange brogues with boyfriend jeans

Orange brogues with blue boyfriend jeans 1
On my exploring tours through Amsterdam, I had to see the inside of shops too. Which is a bit too much temptation for me. In a shop called Dominio (click the British flag for English) they sold handmade Italian leather shoes and these brogues were half price. They are soooo soft.
If you want them too… they are still online. Full price now, but who knows, if you send them an email, they might do you a deal. They come in blue, brown and orange. I can vouch for their quality.

Now, as some of you know, I do not like flat shoes, never mind brogues. Brogues are absolutely “an acquired taste” for me. A year ago it would have taken me a couple of years to get used to such trendy things. Now other bloggers show me how to style and wear them and it grows on me much quicker. 

I am trying to style them my way. This is outfit one. Not perfect yet. I really need normal boyfriend jeans with wider legs near my ankle. These are narrow and they make me kind of stumpy with the hem turned up. It can also be the camera….. as there is something very strange with the photos. No idea what I did wrong but our fence seams to bulge all of a sudden. (Note to self: check all features of your camera first ! All of them. White balance, face focus, etc. )

My black and white belt again proves to be an excellent piece (seen here, here and here). And to get some colour near my face, I am wearing my hamburger scarf. Present from my husband (tedious subject by now). In the last picture you see why it is a hamburger scarf.

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Orange brogues with blue boyfriend jeans 3Below: this cuff is another buy while touring through Amsterdam. It is “faux gold”, so I had to put nail varnish at the back of the bracelet. Forgot that I am allergic to “faux” (that figures… haha).Orange brogues with blue boyfriend jeans 4

Orange brogues with blue boyfriend jeans 6Below: wearing the scarf like this is a more difficult way as it is silk. Which means it slips and slides all the time. Anne of Playing with scarves taught me the way I am wearing it in the pictures above. Still colourful and near your face. No sliding.Orange brogues with blue boyfriend jeans 4aHere it is… the hamburger scarf. The bun at the top, then the lettuce, the meat with sauce, again lettuce and bun.Orange brogues with blue boyfriend jeans 5Greetje

1) If you like to see more bloggers, here are a lot of them all together at Visible Monday.
2) Also connecting with Shoe Shine of The Citizens Rosebud, where you can see all sorts of fabulous shoes.



  1. Happiness at Mid Life
    7 October 2013 / 09:25

    What a fun scarf! I recently bought some similar brouges and have been wearing them without the laces. I have only worn mine with boyfriend jeans and would like to wear them with a dress/skirt as well but have not found the right outfit yet. I love how the shoe laces mirrors the belt!


    • Greetje
      7 October 2013 / 11:16

      They don’t really mirror the belt as the laces are brown/white, but you don’t see that.
      Wearing brogues with a dress is a very risky thing as far as I am concerned.

  2. 7 October 2013 / 13:00

    Those brogues are so perfect. They make the whole attire.
    Have a good Monday Greetje.

    • Greetje
      7 October 2013 / 20:19

      That was the intention. The attire was made up around the shoes.
      Have a fine week too Sacramento.

    • Greetje
      8 October 2013 / 19:31

      Thank you for leaving a comment. And a nice one too.

  3. Rosemary
    7 October 2013 / 15:27

    Love the black and white belt! The whole outfit works. I know what you mean about brogues, but your orange brogues aren’t those horrible clumpy things.

    It was so good of you to risk going into dangerous areas (fantastic shops) to bring us those lovely photos of Amsterdam. We should all send you some danger pay!

    Should have my new laptop by this Saturday, which will make blogging a lot easier for me than fighting with my present computer.

    Much love from England,
    Rosemary from

    • Greetje
      8 October 2013 / 19:33

      I don’t mind taking risks for my readers hahaha. No need in paying me danger pay.
      And I am thinking of a new laptop as well.
      The fact that my server host has changed something in the settings has already made me quite happy.

  4. Marianne
    7 October 2013 / 18:28

    I like your shoes very much, just by looking at the photo I can see that the leather is very soft and comfortable to wear. I would only wear them with trousers or it must be a long skirt like your leather one and then with an orange top.

    • Greetje
      8 October 2013 / 19:34

      I agree with you: only with trousers. And even with trousers I have to figure out which type.

  5. 7 October 2013 / 19:03

    So cute your shoes, and they look very confortable! Funny the hamburger scarf…I like how you are wearing it in the last photo: the spot of colours near your face is very nice.
    P.s. 1
    Looking at your photos, it seems that in The Netherlands you are having a good weather and high temperatures…
    p.s. 2
    A tour in Amsterdam can turn out to be risky for finances!

    • Greetje
      8 October 2013 / 19:36

      Well Dan, these photos were taken last week. It is still nice weather in The Netherlands, but only 17 degrees Celcius, dropping to 11 at the end of the week. Brrr….
      And yes, should you come to Amsterdam to “do” a tour it is financially risky so be prepared. Save up. LOL

      • 8 October 2013 / 20:15

        Quite chilly here too!!Your posts about Amsterdam have made me very curious, but. . .will I be able to save enough money with all the temptations around??
        Hard question to answer!! 🙂

        • Greetje
          8 October 2013 / 21:40

          Same here. If I walk to the centre of my lovely little town (near Amsterdam), I pass so many nice shops that I am broke before arriving at the market square.

  6. 7 October 2013 / 19:28

    The scarf burger is fantastic, I love it. And I love your shoes, are precious. I like the outfit, casual and comfortable. The scarf is gorgeous and matches perfectly with these shoes. I do not see anywhere chubby, do not see visions 🙂

    • Greetje
      8 October 2013 / 19:39

      That is a very nice to say, no chubby anywhere.
      As for the scarf… I really like the vivid colours near my face. Another good find and present from my loving husband.

  7. 7 October 2013 / 20:11

    Ha, ha, I love your hamburger scarf! And I like these narrow boyfriend-cut jeans. You could also wear chunky platform booties with them for a completely different look if that’s within your comfort zone. The orange brogues with those unexpected laces are truly special shoes. I like how they are soft leather because I usually associate brogues with hard leather and blisters.
    I know what you mean about cameras – they are very demanding! But I think you still look gorgeous in all these photos.

  8. 7 October 2013 / 22:02

    Those shoes are really delightful – you look great, Greetje, and the scarf is the perfect finisher. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

    • Greetje
      8 October 2013 / 19:47

      I hope my orange brogues prove to be just as useful as your sandals.
      Mind you, I bought a pair of black suede booties with a high heel and they prove to be so comfortable. Such a surprise. They might become my favourites this winter.

  9. 7 October 2013 / 22:46

    I did a similar post with a pair of black and white shoes. I too felt slightly off and I couldnt figure out why. I like the orange shoes very much.

  10. Cat
    8 October 2013 / 00:03

    I love the outfit and do think the shoes add a nice touch. Like you, I find inspiration (and encouragement) on styles that I may normally wear. Your post has done that and will look out for the shoes and try the look out. 🙂

    • Greetje
      8 October 2013 / 20:05

      Gosh, I am still not very used to being an inspiration, but I like it when it happens. Always bear in mind what your figure is like compared to the “source of inspiration”. I tend to overlook such obvious things and buy something which looks great on a tiny girl and looks ridiculous on a tall woman like me.
      Also, have a look at Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb. She is really good. Here is a link to a post with brogues. (Now that look I cannot copy for instance. As she has a flat tummy and hips and I have a tummy and straight hips.

  11. 8 October 2013 / 02:10

    I love brogues to begin me but your juicy orange juice ones are delicious! And I love the way your styled the scarf- like a bold choker, has me oohing and ahhing. Nice work!

    • Greetje
      8 October 2013 / 20:07

      Never thought I could get you to oohh and ahhh. That is indeed nice work hahaha.

  12. 8 October 2013 / 03:18

    love those shoes, i am falling in love with brogues this season
    only have one pair, need to buy more….

    • Greetje
      8 October 2013 / 20:07

      And you rock this look as well, so I saw on your blog.

  13. 8 October 2013 / 03:39

    Your new shoes are cute and look comfortable. The orange color is so attractive. Such a pretty and fun scarf that could accent many outfits in a lively way. I do think it is impossible for your legs to look stumpy! I’m guessing you are tall?

    blue hue wonderland

    • Greetje
      8 October 2013 / 20:11

      I am 5ft74 (1m75), which used to be tall in my youth, but not so much anymore. Mind you, the Dutch are the tallest people on earth and have been for years.
      And thank you for the compliment but as an artist you know that you can make anything look taller or shorter by framing and light and whatever is necessary. LOL

  14. 9 October 2013 / 02:10

    The brogues are awesome! I’ve been considering getting a pair myself – funny because I didn’t like the look when it first came out a few years ago!

    • Greetje
      9 October 2013 / 07:37

      Neither did I. It still is not my favourite look, but it is comfortable.

  15. 9 October 2013 / 18:42

    Greetje! We are style sistas, at least for today! I know you are *trying* brogues, and they are a bit out of your comfort zone. I love these brogues…from the minute I saw them on Sylvia’s site…I knew they were You! Me too, but that’s another story. I think this silhouette is very flattering for you. With the top tucked in, your legs still look long and lean. I also love how you’ve kept the colour palette simple enough that the brogues are the star. The scarf also draws the eye upward, and it’s too funny about your hamburger! I mean, the scarf is gorgeous, especially in the second look! Ah, the places we find inspiration from.

    Well, I’ve got a few pairs of brogues in my wardrobe just waiting to be worn, and I’m off to try a few new looks. Being short, I’m always challenged with proportion, but I’m not giving up my flat shoes! I love how scarves draw the eye up, {I liked that about my outfit too}, and will continue to *play with scarves.*

  16. 9 October 2013 / 22:29

    Those shoes are lovely! The colour especially. I don’t think you look stumpy at all and I like the upturned cuff.

    I have a bit of an obsession with brogues and have about 6 pairs I think. I try to get them with a little baby heel and then I find them more comfortable.


    • Greetje
      10 October 2013 / 18:26

      Oh I find these orange brogues very comfortable even though they are flat. Or perhaps because they are flat. But no obsession yet with me.

  17. 10 October 2013 / 04:12

    Adorable post! So fun. I love you in brogues … I am so resistant about flat shoes. What a baby I am. But you look great … may have to break down and try a pair. These are so clean lined and cool-boy looking! Beautiful. Rich-looking styling!
    I’ve been looking at your photos for a day or so, and was inspired to run out and buy “boyfriend” jeans. I’m not sure I really understand how they should be worn yet, but I know they are “boyfriends” cause they say so on the waistband. Good hip at waist and thigh, comfier below. Hmmm. I’ll figure this out. They are like your lighter ones. I’d like some in a darker wash also! You inspire.
    I’ll tell you this, though … great idea to wear light belt with light shirt … especially if short-waisted like I am. GREAT idea. Thank you.
    Reading your blog is getting expensive, but sooooo worth it!

  18. Greetje
    10 October 2013 / 18:50

    You are not a baby, you are just not that tall. So it is quite understandable that brogues or flat shoes are not your favourite. They are not mine either. I don’t like flat shoes because I have flat feet.
    As for looking at other blogs… Oh yes, so expensive! All that inspiration. But you have your shopping list! Stick to it.
    Have a look at this post by Trina of Tea Time with Trina. In the last picture She is wearing boyfriend jeans the way I think they should be worn.

    I have not got such a pair. I think my bum looks horrible in these boyfriend jeans, but hey… you cannot win them all.

  19. 11 October 2013 / 06:36

    Great shoes Greetje! Love the laces on them. I think you should try wearing them with dressier pants also. I often love the contrast of male / female. casual / dressy

    • Greetje
      11 October 2013 / 13:56

      Risky….. I have tried them under my trouser suit, but that was too manly to my taste. I still have trouble finding the right mix.

  20. 12 October 2013 / 17:14

    You look great and I love the colours you’ve put together in this casual outfit. I’ll take the scarf but make mine a veggieburger!! 🙂

    <3 carmen

    • Greetje
      12 October 2013 / 18:26

      Hahaha… Well the scarf is still for sale (silk, so not cheap, I think around € 150), but with meat. Sorry veggie.

  21. elle
    12 October 2013 / 22:32

    I am in love with the brogues, the color, and the laces, plus i love the detail on your black and white belt: a perfect compostition!
    Love the scarf in the other picture, too!
    XX, Elle

    • Greetje
      12 October 2013 / 23:01

      Thank you Elle, doing my best with styling. A hard job. LOL

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