A black hat and burgundy coated skinnies

Burgundy skinnies black jacket and a faux fur hat 1Wearing a hat is a new thing for me. Never wore one before, until I got inspired by Judith, the Style Crone.
I have shown you her blog once before. She is a fantastic stylist and Hat Master. Every month lots of bloggers put a picture of themselves on her blog, wearing a hat. Of course this black hat is not a very daring one. Taking baby steps here. I did order another one, slightly more daring (don’t get excited, only slightly more daring). Will I ever wear them? I don’t know. I hope so, even though they make a mess of my hair.

I am wearing coated skinnies again (I warned you all…), in the colour burgundy this time. I love them with high heels. Absolutely my favourite.

Of course if I have to walk for a long time, I put on my (flat) knee high black suede boots. As I did when I spent the day with Sylvia of 40+Style who was in The Netherlands in December. See the pictures she took when we (Sylvia, Saskia and me) went to the Chanel exhibition in The Hague. After seeing those photos and the ones you see below, I took my boots to the cobbler and asked him to spray them black again as they look very shabby.

The top is in the same burgundy colour. The black jacket you have seen a couple of times before: with my brown/yellow jeans and worn as a suit. To brighten things up a bit, I added this multi-coloured scarf which is a gift from a friend and shown before.

I never noticed the sign “Keep calm and drink Catalan wines” until I was checking the photos on my computer. So Josep-Maria: this one is for you LOL.Burgundy skinnies black jacket and a faux fur hat 2Below: the glass door of the restaurant / pub served as a mirror. I needed that as I saw from the pictures at 40+Style how silly the hat looks when it is not put on rightBurgundy skinnies black jacket and a faux fur hat 5

Burgundy skinnies black jacket and a faux fur hat 3

Burgundy skinnies black jacket and a faux fur hat 7Below: this is how I look with my hair blown away from my face. It was so cold when Alexandra took these pictures. She was wearing a coat but her fingers were frozen (not handy when you are operating a camera).Burgundy skinnies black jacket and a faux fur hat 6Below: these heels were even 1 cm (slightly less than half an inch) higher when I bought them. My cobbler made them a little lower as it was murder to walk on them.Burgundy skinnies black jacket and a faux fur hat 8

Burgundy skinnies black jacket and a faux fur hat 4This last photo is to make you laugh. See how shabby my boots look? Shame on me.


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  1. 5 January 2014 / 20:23

    I find you are very cute with your hat on ! A hat often adds a special personal touch to an outfit, and yours is classic! You can probably have a different style wearing it more on your forehead. In any case I love it.
    I also like burgundy colour, so versatile and perfect in winter!

    • Greetje
      5 January 2014 / 20:32

      Thanks Dan. You are very quick in commenting haha. Just wore the hat tis afternoon. I am going to try and put it more on my forehead right now.

      • Lorraine
        6 January 2014 / 18:59

        I tried a black hat on today and dismissed it. Now I wish I had bought it!

  2. 5 January 2014 / 20:38

    beautiful as always. Love the burgundy skinnies, and boots, and especially that hat! Great look…xo

    • Greetje
      5 January 2014 / 22:08

      Yes that Judith has triggered something.

  3. 5 January 2014 / 21:53

    Oh, I’m such a hat’s lover….. I guess I tell this every time I see a hat, silly me 🙂
    You look lovely with that hat on.
    And your burgundy pants are awesome!!!!
    The scarf also gives a nice touch to this amazing outfit.
    Looking beautiful, dear!

    • Greetje
      5 January 2014 / 22:09

      Thank you Nanda. Now that I found something that really suits me (I think), like the skinnies I am going to overdo it, mark my words.

  4. 5 January 2014 / 21:59

    Hi, Greetje! Nice to meet you – thank you for reading my blog and for your nice comments. I love the furry hat and you look wonderful in those skinny jeans. Your scarf is beautiful!

    • Greetje
      5 January 2014 / 22:10

      Thanks Sheila. Always nice to get to know another blogger, especially one with spunk, like you.

  5. 6 January 2014 / 00:10

    I think the hat is very flattering. What I don’t understand is how anyone takes coat-less photos outdoors in the winter. Brrr! Some things I will not do even for good photos.

    • Greetje
      6 January 2014 / 09:55

      Hahaha, so you don’t respect this effort, you just think I am mad. You are so right. It was still 6 degrees Celcius above zero. Does that help understanding?

      • 6 January 2014 / 12:57

        I suppose I think you’re a little mad, in a particularly brave sort of way. It does just sound very cold. They’re lovely photos, though.

        • Greetje
          6 January 2014 / 18:21

          I aim at being a bit mad Maya. So I am very content when I succeed. LOL

  6. Elle
    6 January 2014 / 00:50

    Greetje. I love the hat, ti looks just right! I do believe that you can carry a more dramatic one, too, if you choose! Love the burgundy skinnies, you were so wise ot buy them in two colors: maybe a third in winter white? Love that scarf, too!
    XX, Elle

    • Greetje
      6 January 2014 / 09:57

      I have two pairs in winter white, not the best ones, but I am not going to buy a better pair as they look too much like Long Johns. I prefer more normal trousers then. Perhaps 7/8 length and tapered?

    • Greetje
      6 January 2014 / 18:19

      Thank you Lisa. I feel confident in them as well. And a Happy New Year to you too.

  7. Ann
    6 January 2014 / 03:51

    The hat looks great, good to try a new element. I must say the jeans and shoes definitely tickle my fancy! They fit you beautifully and I love the clean line of the shoes and jacket. Add the scarf for some color and I think you have a great outfit. One that so many women could wear in all age groups. Great pictures too, clear and crisp!

    blue hue wonderland

    • Greetje
      6 January 2014 / 09:59

      Getting better aren’t we? Still a long way to go, but improving. After our indoors photo shoot without extra light, we decided that the cold (+6 degrees Celcius) was not bad enough to stop us taking pictures with better light outside.
      Glad you like the outfit. Thought you would.

  8. 6 January 2014 / 06:21

    Love the sign, and I know Josep will appreciate it too! You know what I love about this outfit/photos of you? You look confident, happy, comfortable. {Cold too, 🙁 the things you do for us!} The hat looks great, the skinnes, blazer, and scarf look great. Importantly, you look great!

    • Greetje
      6 January 2014 / 10:01

      You are such a dear. Thank you for all these compliments. I have to say, I started this year being confident and cheerful. Now it is a matter of keeping these things up.

  9. 6 January 2014 / 07:17

    Welcome to the hat club, my friend, you look like a natural hat wearer. And, to top it off, the hat looks natural on top of your cute little head. I think you might just get into this hat trend, it’s a fun and easy way to spruce up an outfit and an incredible way to keep warm outdoors.
    I do not think we will tire of seeing these coated skinnies, every color is amazing on you. I actually bought Tori (my daughter) a pair in burgundy for Christmas and really wanted to keep them for myself, they were so dang cute. But, I was disciplined and they are now living in Nebraska. I told her to pull up this post for another great idea on what to pair them with. Love both options with your shoes, and it’s always a pleasure to have you add the funny photo’s.

    • Greetje
      6 January 2014 / 10:02

      They might still have another pair of those burgundy skinnies you bought for Tori … even in the sales? Or are you on a restricting budget too?

      • 7 January 2014 / 06:36

        I’m more on the signs your cute hubby hung on your closets. Running out of room. I really need to learn to simplify (maybe that should be my word for 2014).

        • Greetje
          7 January 2014 / 20:57

          I am so with you….

  10. Happiness at Mid Life
    6 January 2014 / 07:38

    I think this is such a fun hat and it looks great on you. I have a couple of hats but don’t use them nearly enough. I just feel a bit like playing dress up when I wear them.

    I am really liking that scarf, it adds a great contrast to the darker colors that you are wearing.


    • Greetje
      6 January 2014 / 10:03

      And that scarf is an inexpensive scarf from the grandmother of a friend of mine. You never know where the top stuff in your wardorobe is coming from LOL.

  11. 6 January 2014 / 19:42

    Are you kidding? Those boots look FAB! In fact if you ever need to “get rid of them” I will gladly take them off your hands/ feet ha ha! : )

    I actually like the boots the best. Probably because they look warm, sexy and comfortable. The fashion trifecta!

    I agree that hats can give serious hat hair but personally I love them. I think they take an ordinary outfit and make it look extraordinary.

    This hat is fun. I like it. A bit of a vintage vibe. Quite a contrast with the coated jeans…which I love. They look amazing on you. No wonder you want to wear them all the time.

    Happy New Year!


    • Greetje
      6 January 2014 / 20:49

      Happy New Year to you too Suzanne. And thank you for the compliments. I will put a red sticker on the inside of the boots, saying: “claimed by Suzanne”. Just in case I will throw them out. Do you have a size 39 (European size)? The next hat to arrive is similar but pink. Yeah!! I am working on a Fedora because it seems to look so good on so many people (perhaps you know them too haha). Which does not mean it looks good on me. I know I need a big brim.

  12. 6 January 2014 / 19:45

    The shoes are sleek but I think the style of these boots makes them equally striking with a different vibe, and I’d have more skinnies like that too if they looked that good on me. The hat is fantastic as well, especially how you’ve worn it with those splashes of colour in the scarf. I look forward to seeing where your hat experiment takes you. I’m trying to expand my hat repertoire as well. Looks like you had fun time on your outing.

    • Greetje
      6 January 2014 / 20:50

      I did have a fun time, even though we were out in the cold 2 of the 3 hours. Brrr… Nevertheless, it was still 6 degrees Celcius above zero, so not too bad.

  13. josep-maria
    6 January 2014 / 21:04

    Oh, dear Greetje, advertising Catalan wines, thanks! Another wonder of Amsterdam! LOL. I love your look. The straws are beautiful, and you are seen … as always, wonderful. The scarf is cute, I like it so much that I would be for me. LOL. They hope that you like the Catalan wines are very good!

    • josep-maria
      6 January 2014 / 21:05

      Sorry, did not mean “straws”, I meant “skinny jeans”

      • Greetje
        6 January 2014 / 21:45

        I thought you would appreciate this haha. I would not know whether they are good wines, because I don’t drink wine, not really. Sometimes a bit of champaign or sweet bubbly wines, but not the real stuff. To a Spanish person this is probably unbelievable, but I am afraid it is true. Slowly learning though. Never too old to learn.

  14. 6 January 2014 / 23:15

    Oh I love wine and Spanish wine is excellent!
    Those photos are lovely, Greetje! Love seeing you with a fur hat and Burgundy and black is one of my favourite colour combinations – to be seen on my next post too.

    Annette | Lady of Style
    100$ adea Everyday Luxury Giveaway

    • Greetje
      7 January 2014 / 05:30

      As you know, you have inspired me to create this outfit. Well…. I just copied it really LOL

  15. 7 January 2014 / 02:34

    Greetje, I’m going to tell you what we say in California when hats look great on you…”You have a hat head!”

    • Greetje
      7 January 2014 / 05:32

      Thank you Glenda. It is not true as many hats don’t look good on me, but it is a nice compliment. Judith is the one who has a hat head.
      (My previous reply was not meant for you but fot Annette…..)

    • Greetje
      7 January 2014 / 05:47

      No sorry Glenda. My mistake. I copied it from Annette.

  16. 7 January 2014 / 16:10

    Dear Greetje, Thank you for your kind words and I am honored that you have begun to experiment with hats. Your beautiful black hat adds so much to this gorgeous outfit and you wear it with self confidence and panache. Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!

    I love the skinnies on you, the color and the fit. They look great with heels and the brilliant scarf that gives the ensemble a vibrant feel. May 2014 bring you all that your heart desires.

    • Greetje
      7 January 2014 / 20:59

      My desire is love, laughter and happiness. Hope that 2014 will bring this to you too.
      My second hat should arrive tomorrow. For next month.

    • Greetje
      9 January 2014 / 16:38

      Thank you very much Becky. One of my first hats. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Much appreciated.

  17. Rosemary
    10 January 2014 / 21:26

    Love those burgundy skinnies and the lovely shoes. Totally your style. I couldn’t wear a pair of skinnies if my life depended on it. I see you are examining the wines in the spirit of research and medicinal benefits!

    Much love from England,
    Rose of http://www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.blogspot.com

    • Greetje
      10 January 2014 / 23:43

      We all have our strong points and lesser points, don’t we? It is all about how we make good use of the strong points. And eh….I don’t drink hahaha. This might surprise you, but I actually do not like the taste.

  18. 13 January 2014 / 00:09

    What size of hat do you wear Greetje? Or send me the diameter of one of the hats you are wearing. I may have something to send you : )


    • Greetje
      13 January 2014 / 12:37

      What an incredibly sweet thought of you. I have absolutely no idea. I will measure it at a proper hat shop so I know for certain.
      By the way, I went round some thrift shops last Saturday. As requested by you. Found a few good ones. Will be on my blog in February.

  19. 19 January 2015 / 13:21

    Those skinnies are awesome!! You look great and I love where you took your pictures!

    • Greetje
      19 January 2015 / 21:26

      Hah… you found this old post through Share-in-Style. Yes I do love my skinnies. I know they suit me, which is why I totally abandoned skirts and dresses. But I am slowly moving back.

  20. 20 January 2015 / 21:41

    Thank you, in advanced for those candles.
    We have been in hospital since the 13th getting ready for the big op on Thursday.

    • Greetje
      20 January 2015 / 22:38

      I have written in down in my agenda….. good luck.

  21. 22 January 2015 / 12:08

    It’s time to vote on Share in Style, dear friend.

    • Greetje
      22 January 2015 / 19:58

      Oh dear, didn’t know that. I am over to look, choose and vote. Thanks for the nudge Rosy.

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