Tuxedo skinny black and white

Black&white trousers with black stripe 1aHerringbone is what this print is called. I learned that from Sylvia at 40+Style. I commented on her blog: “No…., herringbone is not for me”. And as usual I bought these skinnies the very next day. The times I have to eat my own words are countless.

They appealed to me because they show off my legs. The part of my body I am rather pleased with. I have lots of uncertainties about my body, like all women, but my legs.. they are good (thank you mum and dad).

The lady in the shop had this lovely sweater to go with it. It covers my bum nicely and it is made of cotton as I cannot stand wool. It always itches.

The necklace was one of the purchases I succumbed to while photographing the shopping routes of Amsterdam for you. It was a hard task. They are pieces of gold foil dipped in perspex. Lovely as this colour lights up a black sweater and it is contemporary. I am slowly changing my jewellery style to a bit more contemporary.

The bag…. ah ….the bag… Elle over at My daily costume showed us her leopard hat box bag which she thrifted at Ebay. This bag was so great that I tried to copy it. Searching Ebay and Etsy for a long time trying to find a copy. Never found one of course. And then I came across this little bag and held my breath. “Mine” it said.
Black&white trousers with black stripe 1The background with the yellow autumn leaves is great with the bag and the necklace. This time I don’t mind so much that these pictures are taking in the garden again. Hope you don’t mind either.Black&white trousers with black stripe 2

Black&white trousers with black stripe 3

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Black&white trousers with black stripe necklaceBrand name skinnies: Cambio. Brand name sweater: Sarah Pacini. Booties Panara.
Next week another route through Amsterdam.
PS linking up to Très Chic Style Bits over at Searching the Inner Me.



  1. 25 November 2013 / 01:17

    Yup! You most definitely have great gams, and these skinnies show them off beautifully! Your necklace is lovely, and thank you for explaining what it is made of.

    It’s a pleasure to see you both in the garden, and out and about!

    • Greetje
      25 November 2013 / 05:53

      Thanks Sue. I nave done a photo shoot loutdoors. Taken by a good photographer. Have not seen the results yet. Excited in anticipation.

  2. Happiness at Mid Life
    25 November 2013 / 01:49

    What a pretty necklace and fun handbag! I have herringbone jacket and skirt but not pants. I have a couple pair of printed trousers but not skinnies. I am still trying to be brave enough to wear them. The tuxedo style suites you nicely!

    The flowers in your garden are so pretty. I love how they climb your wall.


    • Greetje
      25 November 2013 / 05:54

      Yes, that bush creates a good background, but after a while you want some other backgrounds as well. At least I do.

  3. Ann
    25 November 2013 / 03:11

    Now I’d say this is the perfect mix. The balance between the necklace and bag is right on. You got legs my dear and these cool pants show them off beautifully. I hope your husband gives the nod of approval to this outfit!

    blue hue wonderland

    • Greetje
      25 November 2013 / 05:55

      He did Ann. His full approval haha.

  4. 25 November 2013 / 03:33

    Love your tweed trousers! You do have great legs, and I’m glad you show them off.

    • Greetje
      25 November 2013 / 05:56

      They look tweed but they are not. They are just thick cotton. Print can be deceiving.

  5. 25 November 2013 / 04:13

    Nice outfit Greetje, although I always prefer skinnies to be a bit less leg hugging. I adore your accessories and shoes in this outfit!

    • Greetje
      25 November 2013 / 05:58

      Normally I go for less hugging skinnies as well. I get your point, you don’t want to look too young. But I OKed these. In reality they are alright. I just pull a face like “Aren’t I fantastic??” That helps LOL

  6. 25 November 2013 / 07:45

    Yes, these skinnies look great on you. And you are right…great legs. By the way, love the booties. Im in the market for a pair.

    • Greetje
      25 November 2013 / 08:39

      Those booties are one of the best buys this season. I can wear them so many times. They are good with almost everything.

  7. 25 November 2013 / 12:19

    First thought: Great legs!
    Second thought: Aren’t those trousers itchy?
    But then I read your text on the sweater and I fully agree, I cannot stand anything woolen which is either itchy or hairy like Mohair or Angora. So I assume the trousers are soft and comfortable! I know Cambio and had a pair of classic black trousers, excellent quality.

    Such a cute bag and a lovely necklace!

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Greetje
      25 November 2013 / 12:29

      The skinnies look wool, but they are in fact thick cotton. So nice.

  8. 25 November 2013 / 19:03

    I like pictures, yellow leaves, necklace, your jersey, bag and … your legs, which have always liked. But pants, mmmm … Stamping is very nice and fit very well with your legs, but this black stripe, mmmm …. Well, maybe if I like, I do not … In other legs sure I would not like, but in these …

    • Greetje
      25 November 2013 / 21:52

      Hahaha, you are so funny. If the black stripe is the only thing you don’t like, I am not worried.

  9. 25 November 2013 / 20:00

    Yup, you do have great gams! And they look good in these herringbone skinnies. The sweater provides just the right balance of beauty and bum coverage for comfort, the latter of which I prefer when I wear skinnies too. The golds in the necklace and handbag are great complements. The necklace must be luminous. Love your garden photos.

    • Greetje
      25 November 2013 / 21:55

      Thanks Melanie. If you are ever interested, just type “Garden” in the search box and you see the whole garden.

  10. 25 November 2013 / 22:15

    Hi Gretje, I like seeing you again in your garden, and the colours around you create a beautiful background for your photos.
    Your outfit looks confortable and suits well your body.
    The small bag is funny! Ebay is great to find something unusual and special. . .

    • Greetje
      26 November 2013 / 05:47

      The only thing is with Ebay that shipping and custom clearance can cost ass much as the purchase. As was the case with this bag. Still… it is an unusual bag and I love it.

  11. el punto de lola
    26 November 2013 / 01:37

    Bonito look,los pantalones son preciosos. Besos

    • Greetje
      26 November 2013 / 05:48

      Thank you. Glad you like them.

  12. Catherine
    26 November 2013 / 01:41

    I LOVE this outfit on you! The skinnies do flatter your legs (which look great by the way!) and you should so show them off! 😉

    Thumbs up!

    Cat x

    • Greetje
      26 November 2013 / 05:51

      My husband likes this outfit a lot too. And he is a good judge. Nine times out of ten he can tell me what is wrong with an outfit, so I use him as a stylist. LOL

    • Greetje
      26 November 2013 / 05:52

      And they are so comfortable too. Which is a bonus.

  13. 26 November 2013 / 04:59

    Oh, yes. OH, YES! Such a flattering and extremely hot outfit … you know you have astonishing legs, and you know how to dress them as well. Looking very, very, cute. Every element a plus … can’t tell you how much I love the necklace! The bag … THE BAG!!! Adorbs, and a perfect little surprise with this sleek outfit!
    Clever girl … so glad I got to see this!
    Have a wonderful week, Greetja!

    • Greetje
      26 November 2013 / 05:55

      Thanks Jan. That is a lot of praise. As a matter of fact the outfit looks even better in reality. Somehow the photos did not capture it very well. Skinnies like this tend to be a little dangerous (mutton dressed as lamb), but I thought “what the heck, I just go for it” haha.

    • Greetje
      26 November 2013 / 18:25

      I don’t know about “of course” haha, but I’ll accept this compliment with gratitude.

  14. 26 November 2013 / 20:05

    Greetje, dear, you look amazing in your skinnies!!!!
    Yes you have fabulous legs (how I envy that 🙂 )!!!!!!
    Well, I guess one can never say never ahah, but I think you did it right returning back with your words.
    The all look is flattering and the bag…. OMG the bag is soooooo dam cute. The necklace gives the statment needed.
    In one word Stylish!!!!!!

    Thank you so much for linking.


    • Greetje
      27 November 2013 / 12:35

      So many words of praise, you make me shy. But I am glad you like it. And yes I am very fortunate with my legs. Dressing well has a lot to do with putting the focus on your strong points and hiding the lesser ones. As you know.

  15. 26 November 2013 / 21:18

    Dearest Greetje/Beste Greetje,
    Found you via Seeker/Vond je via Seeker…
    Funny to read you are Dutch as I was Dutch before I became a proud American Citizen almost 20 years ago. You must be quite tall, as this outfit makes you look very slim. Comfy boots you wear here and they will serve you well in your rather cold climate.
    Here in the southeast of the USA it seldom gets that cold, however we do have some nights with frost but during the day it usually warms up again to 20°C (68°F).
    We call it therefore sweater weather. If you like to see me (I’m a couple of years older than you are…) just click the button that I’ve added on Seeker’s post.
    Hugs to you and stay cozy!

    • Greetje
      26 November 2013 / 23:21

      That is fun.. a fellow Dutch person. Thanks for leaving a comment. I have been to your blog too.

  16. Elle
    27 November 2013 / 06:43

    Greetje, I was so excited when I saw the bag! it is just gorgeous , the shape and the patten. LOVE IT! Also love that necklace and pretty sweater. Beautiful backdrop really highlights this great ensemble!

    • Greetje
      27 November 2013 / 11:06

      It is a tiny bag unfortunately, but it is a great accessory. I am still on the look-out for your leopard hat box bag haha. But also really content with this little number.
      As for the yellow leaves, the yellow necklace and the yellow in the bag… it just coincided. Well the leaves did. The rest I did think through this time haha.

  17. helena
    27 November 2013 / 10:17

    Dear Greetje,

    A beautiful outfit and yes the legging suits your beautiful legs. The handbag is very special and goes very well with the necklace.

    What route do you take next week?

    Greetings Helena

    • Greetje
      27 November 2013 / 11:09

      Ah… Helena, you got through with your comment. Great. Much appreciated. After you submit your comment, I have to approve it before you see it on my blog. If you have commented once or twice (not sure how many times), the system recognizes you and will not ask my approval anymore. You already have been “marked” OK haha. This is to stop spammers and unwanted visitors.
      The Amsterdam route-post next Monday will be Part II of the Nine Streets which I scouted with you.

  18. 27 November 2013 / 21:18

    It’s a good thing you decided to eat your own words because those skinny’s are TO DIE for. I’ve not come across any of those in my shopping days and I’m absolutely loving them. Although, I will admit, you definitely wear skinny’s much better than I could ever dream of wearing them. And, I don’t know how you could turn down herribone in the first place, the pattern is so very classy, you are going to find that you want to pull on those pants several times a week. I’m smitten with your new bag, you did very well with that find as well as you necklace.

    • Greetje
      28 November 2013 / 13:44

      Yes I thought I did well too this time. Classic with a modern twist is what I strive for.
      Although I do have a slightly uneasy feeling as in “can I still wear skinnies as tight as this?” But in reality they look less tight. Strangely enough. Or I refuse to see that. LOL
      As legs are my strongest good point I want to make the most of it. You have a bum and hips. Not too much, not too little. I can envy you for that.

  19. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    30 November 2013 / 16:42

    OMG someone’s looking so caliente! I knew it…..I can’t wait for the day when you try what I have been wanting you to try……THE CAMO TREND…hahah!


    • Greetje
      30 November 2013 / 18:10

      Caliente hahaha. Thank you very much. And I would not hold my breath if I were you, waiting for me to wear the camo trend…

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