Teal booties, skinnies and the Angela Caputi necklace

Teal Unisa shoes and Angela Caputi necklace 1In December my stepdaughter and I went shopping together at The Bijenkorf, a large department store in Amsterdam. A sensible choice as we both carried gift cards for this store, courtesy of Ron (my husband and Nicky’s father). As I have a lot of black clothes, especially this year, some pop of colour and some interest, like with these teal booties, seemed very welcome. Also, in the weekend, I like to wear low heels as I walk a lot. They are very comfortable and so different from what you normally see. Which always attracts me.

These booties are by a brand called United Nude.  In The Netherlands they are renowned for their uniqueness, their strange and daring heels. Here is the link to their online shop.

Trying to make the outfit a bit more colourful I suddenly remembered the orange T-shirt/top I bought last year from Filippa K, a Scandinavian brand. Very comfortable and fashionable clothes.

The necklace is the one from Angela Caputi, which you have seen with my green skinnies and cream Acne tunic. The cuff is faux gold and the other, smaller bracelet was a lovely present from my friend Marianne. She sent me a parcel without telling me. Totally surprised, thinking it was a mistake, I opened the parcel and in there was this lovely silver/gold bracelet saying: The Power of Friendship. Tears to my eyes (I am a big softy, but don’t tell anyone). 

Below: see why the orange T-shirt works? There is a pink/orange line in the boots.Teal Unisa shoes and Angela Caputi necklace 2

Teal Unisa shoes and Angela Caputi necklace 2aBelow: Alexandra is good with props. This was a picture to try out a blurred background and focus on the bracelets.Teal Unisa shoes and Angela Caputi necklace 3

Teal Unisa shoes and Angela Caputi necklace 4

Teal Unisa shoes and Angela Caputi necklace 5

Teal Unisa shoes and Angela Caputi necklace 6One day I feel like a million dollar wearing skinnies and the next day I think: “What are you doing? You are nearly 60!! You look like mutton dressed as lamb, you idiot”. On the third day I couldn’t care less. These pictures were taken on the third day. LOL

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  1. 26 January 2014 / 22:12

    I love this outfit…would wear it in a heartbeat…and the jewelry is stunning! The necklace…amazing. You did a great job from teal booties to the top!!

    • Greetje
      27 January 2014 / 05:40

      Thank you Pam. And this time I thought of it all by myself. So proud.

  2. 26 January 2014 / 22:43


    • Greetje
      27 January 2014 / 05:41

      Yes these boots are a great purchase.

  3. fashmr paul
    27 January 2014 / 00:11

    What a great outfit – Love the top and also the shoes – Love the offset heal on them – how cool!

    • Greetje
      27 January 2014 / 05:43

      The minute I saw them, I thought “mine!”. One minute later they were gone….bought by the lady who was trying them on at that time. Last pair in my size. Fortunately they had more online.

  4. 27 January 2014 / 01:08

    Hey there, some good booties and a grand color! They look so comfortable and very stylish. I think you
    look great in skinnies with this type of sweater. Add a bold necklace and it’s fabulous!

    blue hue wonderland

    • Greetje
      27 January 2014 / 05:44

      OK I will remember the addition “with this type of sweater”.

  5. 27 January 2014 / 01:40

    Oh, you always give me a smile with your commentary Greetje! You look fabulous at any age. Funny, we are wearing sweaters today with a similar style. I love your pops of colour, especially the booties.

    • Greetje
      27 January 2014 / 05:46

      And teal is not my colour at all, but as long as it is not near my face it is alright. I was quite proud of myself for coming up with that orange T-shirt. Which, by the way, is totally pinned to the sweater with five safety pins. I usually have safety pins on my clothes somewhere haha.

  6. 27 January 2014 / 01:54

    Well I don’t know why you tell yourself that. Your legs are meant to be in skinnies.

    Those booties are wild. Fantastic colour too. I love the unusual heel.

    I’m still waiting for the size of your head : )


    • Greetje
      27 January 2014 / 05:49

      Thank you Suzanne. And about the size of my head. I have been looking how to measure it properly. Or wanted to go to a proper hat shop. Hat shops are hard to find. But I will do it this week. Would be such a waist to let a present slip LOL.

  7. 27 January 2014 / 03:51

    Fabulous outfit. Wearing the orange top underneath is just brilliant and those booties are just awesome! It looks like you finally found the perfect outfit for your necklace too!

    • Greetje
      27 January 2014 / 05:51

      Yes I did. And I thought of this outfit myself for a change. Including the orange T-shirt. Which makes me very proud.

  8. Happiness at Mid Life
    27 January 2014 / 06:30

    I always love your unique eye for gorgeous shoes and these are no exception! I don’t think there’s any age to wearing skinnies and you show us well how to wear them at any age 🙂


    • Greetje
      27 January 2014 / 14:45

      I might have to watch what I wear with skinnies. Perhaps it should always be a bit a longer?

    • Greetje
      27 January 2014 / 17:56

      Thanks Heather. For stopping by and leaving a nice comment.

    • Greetje
      27 January 2014 / 18:10

      And the booties are by United Nude, not by Unisa. Little mistake.

  9. Lorraine
    27 January 2014 / 10:34

    You are so funny Greetje! When I see you I will be searching for safety pins! The orange detail is very clever and subtle. How interesting about Unisa. I didn’t know the brand but bought some turquoise sandals online and love them!

    • Greetje
      27 January 2014 / 18:09

      You won’t have to search far for those safety pins haha.
      And I have to correct a mistake. The booties are not by Unisa but by United Nude. I have changed the links in the post. So sorry.

  10. 27 January 2014 / 18:56

    Greetje, you look like art in motion. So many cool pieces…wow! Your boots remind me of ice skates. Very cool. And of course, that necklace is amazing. Have a great week!

    • Greetje
      27 January 2014 / 20:23

      Ice skates….. you are so right. That is what they remind me of. And I always loved ice skates.

  11. Nanne
    27 January 2014 / 19:30

    Hi Greetje,

    You look fabulous in this outfit, young and cool! So who cares what age you are. Those shoes are just excellent, and I love how the orange color repeats itself in the shoes.

    • Greetje
      27 January 2014 / 20:20

      Hey Nanne, how lovely to hear from you. Thank you so much for these lovely compliments. Hope you are well.

  12. 27 January 2014 / 20:51

    Beautiful, artistic look, Greetje! I need those booties : > Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

    • Greetje
      27 January 2014 / 21:59

      The link in my post of United Nude is for the online shop in the USA. Feel free to copy.
      I do it all the time. LOL

  13. josep-maria
    27 January 2014 / 22:22

    I like the look. Pants I will not say anything more, you know, well, that’s what I think, of skinnies, and you. But, god, I can not shut up, I love your legs! Let us, again, to be serious. I like this jersey, with the curious design on sleeves and edging color. The boots are beautiful, the color and also the spectacular design of the sole. They are comfortable to walk? Love the necklace and bracelets. You’re a lucky woman, few gifts …

    • Greetje
      28 January 2014 / 05:37

      Indeed I am a lucky woman, you are right. And yes the booties are very comfortable to walk in. I have my support soles in them as well.

  14. 28 January 2014 / 03:35

    I think you look great in those skinnies, and those shoes are a fun pop of color with an unique heel detail!

    • Greetje
      28 January 2014 / 05:38

      At last I have something on my feet that is not normal. Glad you like them.

  15. 28 January 2014 / 05:53

    I think your attitude for the third day is the best way to ALWAYS be. Now, you already know what I think of those booties. I’m online right now (just kidding) I’ll let them be all yours but dang, they are fabulous! Love the unique heel or wedge cut. This is one great combo and it’s not surprise you put it together all by yourself, you are much better than you give yourself credit for.

    • Greetje
      28 January 2014 / 21:54

      I wish that was trueTrina. Never mind. I get by with a little help of my friends (to quote the Beatles). And feelabsolutely free to copy the booties. I copy all the time.

  16. 28 January 2014 / 14:57

    you look so chic, In love with your booties!

    • Greetje
      28 January 2014 / 21:55

      And here am I thinking I look casual!! LOL

  17. Marianne
    28 January 2014 / 16:09

    I just like the combination skinnies with oversized tops. I think that is my way of dressing myself too. Only it looks much better on you. It is the standing up that makes the look totally in balance. Very beautiful necklace but then all your necklaces are very special and unique. So just continue to dress yourself this way, you have my blessing.

    • Greetje
      28 January 2014 / 21:56

      And your bracelet. I am wearing it nearly every day. Kisses.

  18. 28 January 2014 / 17:20

    Wot! Wot! Another winner here!! Stunning and I love the colors against all black outfit, you are one stylish lady, G!

    Mrs Jack Of All Trades
    Dubai UAE

    • Greetje
      28 January 2014 / 21:57

      Black is so easy to combine.
      Combinations of several colours without black or white… that is difficult but more rewarding. Just don’t know how.

  19. 28 January 2014 / 22:06

    You look great, and can be very proud about your figure!! So I think you can wear skinnies, if you find yourself confortable in them!
    Very cute booties and I also like your necklace…a very contemporary outfit, that really suits you!!

    • Greetje
      29 January 2014 / 07:45

      And it is so comfortable to wear. Which is great. Most of the times something in my outfit is not so comfortable, like high heeled shoes, or a waistband which is too tight. Things like that. With this outfit, everything is comfortable.

      • 31 January 2014 / 22:58

        Yes, fashion is not very confortable sometimes! Now that I am nearly 50 I don’t wear anymore unconfortable clothes or shoes!!

  20. 29 January 2014 / 06:49

    Lovely legs!! Black is always classy, but I love it with pops of colour!! Great outfit!!

    ♥ carmen

    • Greetje
      29 January 2014 / 07:47

      Yes I always try to incorporate some colour near my face. I know it is better for me. Still I keep buying black. LOL

  21. Katrien
    29 January 2014 / 20:01

    A winner this combination on all fronts, color, style, comfort, personality, jewelery,…. And where can I sign up to look like this when I get to 60?

    • Greetje
      29 January 2014 / 20:16

      You said something similar 10 years ago. So I am still your rolemodel hahaha..

  22. Marie S
    29 January 2014 / 21:13

    You look fabulous and certainly not mutton dressed as lamb. I love the boots. They are so unusual. Marie

    • Greetje
      29 January 2014 / 22:37

      Well… I will happily continue my skinnies then. Thank you so much for your comment.

  23. Elle
    30 January 2014 / 03:46

    Love the shoes! it does look the heel would be wobbly! but very cool! You should always wear skinnies and stay one days one and three,
    XX, Elle

    • Greetje
      30 January 2014 / 07:12

      The heel can be wobbly but very little. As a matter of fact, knowing I have to be a tiny bit careful makes me walk much more elegantly. I tend to stump like an elephant on flat shoes/boots.

    • Greetje
      30 January 2014 / 07:14

      No need to apologize, I do the same. Especially when I comment via my iPhone without reading glasses haha..

  24. 30 January 2014 / 19:32

    I really thought I said something already about this WONDERFUL combination, but it seems not. So I’ll say how much I love it. The silhouette rocks on you, darling Greetje. I think you make the little teal booties pretty edgy, especially with this very cool-girl vibe you’ve constructed. It’s like mini-color blocking with the hints of definite color.
    Did I hear you right in another post … did you cut your hair?

    • Greetje
      31 January 2014 / 07:03

      You did say something (nice) about this outfit before…. on Facebook haha. Thank you for both. And yes I cut my hair, but I have a lot of photos waiting for me to show as Alexandra photgraphed several outfits in one session. I will see whether somebody can snap a picture of me (one that I approve) with this shorter hair.

  25. 1 February 2014 / 01:30

    You really look fabulous and the booties are so cool, love them!!!

    Thank you for linking with Très Chic Style Bits.


    • Greetje
      1 February 2014 / 10:10

      I have to stop myself from wearing them every weekend.

  26. 4 February 2014 / 03:45

    love these shoes
    the color is fab

    • Greetje
      4 February 2014 / 05:30

      Thanks Brett. The fact they are also very comfortable is a bonus.

  27. Lisa @ Fun Money Finds
    23 March 2015 / 06:54

    I think you look fabulous in the skinnies and I love the necklace too!

    • Greetje
      23 March 2015 / 11:51

      Thanks Lisa. I discovered the brand of the necklace by accident when I was in Rome. And I love so many of their stuff.

    • Greetje
      23 March 2015 / 11:49

      No…. not really. Bad girl, aren’t I?

  28. 24 March 2015 / 21:55

    Such great booties Greetje! And, I love them paired with the all black. That necklace is stunning! It’s amazing how one item like that can make an outfit. Great look!
    Thank you for linking up with SHOE AND TELL on Style Nudge!


    • Greetje
      25 March 2015 / 07:29

      I was my pleasure entirely Cherie. And I really should wear these boots more often as they so unusual. But apart from an all black outfit I have no clue how to style them.

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