Green and blue in a mix and match

Max Mara blouse with green skinnies 1Mixing and matching this time. Not that I am any good at that, but I try. The silk blouse is by Max Mara as well as the pattern skinnies in the second outfit. Those two pieces together is my favourite combination as you have seen before. But… it would be a pity not to make more use of such lovely clothes. So herewith green and blue in a mix and match: the blouse with green skinnies and the pattern skinnies with a black sweater. I know, I know… no rocket science here.

The second outfit was taken in my garden again. Alexandra my photographer is very busy at the moment and I did not want to wait as I am keen on showing you my new necklace. It is a present from my Scottish blogging friend Aileen.

I heard through Facebook that Aileen was going to Rome……. Rome the place where I bought my favourite yellow necklace. Too good an opportunity to pass up. Immediately  I asked her a favour (very cheeky, yes). Could she go to the shop where I bought the yellow necklace and buy me a red one and a green one? Aileen liked “a mission” and agreed. Poor thing walked for miles before she discovered that the shop was out of business and no longer there. However, at the address I gave her, was another shop which also sold necklaces. And she bought me this one as a present. I tried to protest, but she insisted. I had done her a favour in the past …. etc, etc.

It is actually a short necklace but I elongated it by adding a piece at the back.

Max Mara blouse with green skinnies 2Below: I just had my hair cut in a slightly different way. I didn’t like it but fortunately it is settling quite well and the style is improving.Max Mara skinnies with teal necklace 2Below: the trousers are green (with a hint bit of blue in them). They turn up rather blue in these photos.Max Mara skinnies with teal necklace 1a Below: the necklace is teal (blue/green) and lavender. You can either show both colours or just one. (A question of fiddling a bit.) Max Mara skinnies with teal necklace 3The grey booties are also by Max Mara. The black suede booties are by Panara.
Till next time my dears.

No Fear of Fashion



  1. Aileen
    16 February 2014 / 17:20

    Ah, yes I remember it well; the long walk around Rome looking for the shop, but I have to say, you wear it well!
    Very nice photos Greetje.
    Meant to ask, did the cards arrive safely?

    • Greetje
      16 February 2014 / 21:02

      Yes your lovely cards arrived safely. They all look so nice with your paintings.

  2. 16 February 2014 / 17:25

    Really like that second look so much…I am jealous you can wear these high heeled boots. Those are in my past…but they look great!

    • Greetje
      16 February 2014 / 21:05

      My heels are getting lower but if I don’t have to walk far (and preferably on carpet) I can still wesr high heels as in HIGH. The black boots are not that high and very comfortable. The grey ones are steep.

  3. fashmr paul
    16 February 2014 / 18:16

    I really like the first outfit – the blouse and trousers go together really well and its a very nice look !

    • Greetje
      16 February 2014 / 21:06

      Thank you Paul. It was an easy match to make.

  4. Lorraine
    16 February 2014 / 18:36

    Both of these outfits look great Greetje! They really suit you.

    I REALLY love the necklace. I am thinking of going to Rome for the day……How lovely of Aileen to get it for you.

    • Greetje
      16 February 2014 / 21:08

      Isn’t it just? Glad I saw her Rome message to you haha.
      I can highly recommend Rome, but for at least 3 days. Perfect city.

      • 16 February 2014 / 22:14

        Lorraine, you must go for three days as Greetje suggests. One day to travel, three there and another whole day to come back. Have a wonderful time, it’s a fabulous place.

        • Lorraine
          17 February 2014 / 10:43

          I have been but sightseeing not shopping! Wrong!

          • 17 February 2014 / 15:07

            Lorraine, don’t ask Greetje’s advice about shopping in Rome; you’ll end up with no money xxxxa

  5. 16 February 2014 / 20:32

    You leggy gal!

    I’m so jealous. What I wouldn’t give to have longer legs.

    I really love those textured trousers and your necklace. Very chic lady!


    • Greetje
      16 February 2014 / 21:09

      And I want your curves. But we both have to make do with what we have got.

  6. josep-maria
    16 February 2014 / 20:56

    Two pretty looks, the blouse is really nice and green pants, too. I like the oversize jersey design, and its fabric. The necklace is cute.

    • Greetje
      16 February 2014 / 21:12

      You are such a loyal and charming man. Glad I could show you something you like.

  7. 16 February 2014 / 22:09

    Both your outifits suit you and have very nice colours. My favourite is the second one , and I find the blouse goes great with the beautiful pants. Their pattern is lovable and I have seen it also in the Piazza Sempione collecion.
    Is it the first ( the one visible in the second photo ) or the second necklace, the one that your friends bought in Rome?

    • Greetje
      17 February 2014 / 20:12

      The second one Aileen bought in Rome. In the big last picture. Similar to your light green one. The one I commented on. I love Piazza Sempione as well. I once had a beautiful black trouser suit by this brand. Wore it to death.

  8. 16 February 2014 / 22:39

    Oh, those beautiful long legs of yours. I’m very partial to the first outfit, I love the simple color combination of how well the blouse, pants, and shoes all blend so well together. And, that background scenery couldn’t get any better. Just a really lovely picture. I really like both necklaces but that turquoise and lavender is quite a gem. You have one very special friend.

    • Greetje
      17 February 2014 / 20:13

      I have so many friends, it makes me so happy!! And the background is Amsterdam. Just to tempt you.

  9. Happiness at Mid Life
    17 February 2014 / 02:49

    I really like your Max Mara top with the Max Mara pants in the original post – it’s very bold pattern mixing and it works so well. With these two outfits, I prefer the 2nd outfit – I like the play on the textures on this outfit. What a sweet friend to hunt down the closed down shop and still find a great necklace for you.


    • Greetje
      17 February 2014 / 20:15

      I agree with you. Together is the best combination (I am warming up to this pattern mixing haha). But it is lovely to have a choice.

  10. Ann
    17 February 2014 / 05:00

    I like both outfits. You look great in pants, tall and slim! Beautiful colors and great fit on all items. Blue and green look good on you. I love the style and design of both boots, elegant. This boot design seems hard to find here in the US, I don’t know why? I like the necklace too. I can see why you would want it in more colors!

    blue hue wonderland

    • Greetje
      17 February 2014 / 20:16

      I know I look tall and slim in such outfits. That is why you see so much of these outfits haha. Cannot get enough of it. This year is the year of the skinny jeans for me.

  11. 17 February 2014 / 07:52

    Both looks are great, love the pants in the second on you. Others are right, they show off your great legs. Your boots are indeed elegant, love the toe shape.

    • Greetje
      17 February 2014 / 20:18

      To me that is a normal toe shape, but Ann (of “blue hue wonderland”) said the same. And that they are hard to find in the States. Strange… I would think it is universal.

  12. Elle
    17 February 2014 / 08:36

    Greetje, I love both outfits and thing y did a great job mixing, and styling. I love those skinnies and am glad to see them again. Did you buy them in two colors? If you did that was smart, they are great one you, or rathe, you look great in them,
    Love teal and lavender together, that necklace is so pretty.
    The other necklace from your friend is Lovely, too, that was quite thoughtful!
    XX, Ells

    • Greetje
      17 February 2014 / 20:20

      The teal and lavender necklace is the gift from my friend. The first one is a gold necklace which I bought years ago from my savings… (Not a smart thing to do, but I survived).

  13. Nanne
    17 February 2014 / 21:43

    You look great in both outfits, I love the green-teal-black color scheme. Those green pants are amazing, are they coated or otherwise treated? I think your new haircut suits you really well 🙂

    • Greetje
      17 February 2014 / 21:50

      Yep, they are coated jeans. I bought them in burgundy as well because I was so fond of them. Have a look:

      I don’t like this haircut, but you always look differently at yourself than others do. And it is fine now (2 weeks later).

  14. 17 February 2014 / 22:41

    I like both outfits, maybe more the second and i like so so much your garden!!!


    • Greetje
      18 February 2014 / 05:39

      You like my garden? In winter? Just to make sure you are not mistaken, only the last pictures were taken in my garden. The first pictures are taken in a park.
      If you want to see my garden in summer, just type the word Garden in the search box of my blog.

      • 18 February 2014 / 16:36

        isn’t a mistake, your last photos in your garden are really beautiful! I don’t have garden, if you were living in my flat maybe could understand my comment… hehehehe


        • Greetje
          18 February 2014 / 20:12

          I understand 🙂

  15. 18 February 2014 / 02:54

    I adore that black sweater of yours, I think the shape is fantastic – it’s a bit unusual, forgiving and flattering. Love it!

    • Greetje
      18 February 2014 / 05:36

      Totally agree with you. I even tried to get it in more colours. Alas.

  16. 18 February 2014 / 16:54

    I love your pants! Both of them.. the first pair is coated, isn’t it? Look so good!

    Mrs Jack of All Trades
    Dubai, UAE

    • Greetje
      18 February 2014 / 20:26

      Yes that first pair is coated and I love it too. So much that I bought another pair in burgundy.

    18 February 2014 / 18:35

    Love your style……thumbs up to you! xx

    • Greetje
      18 February 2014 / 20:30

      Thank you very much for your nice comment.

  18. 18 February 2014 / 20:29

    You and skinny pants are a match made in heaven. You really wear them so well, Greetje. I like your pattern play and the color combos you chose- very flattering to you.
    What a sweet friend- and how sad the place had gone out of business, things are hard for shops these days. xo.

    • Greetje
      18 February 2014 / 21:59

      Yes you are right.. life is hard for retailers at the moment. Especially for the little shops with their unique offerings . And we like those the most.
      And thank you for your compliments. I am not that good in mixing and matching, but I do know I have to emphasize my legs. LOL

  19. 19 February 2014 / 00:33

    Love your pants, all the both 🙂
    The necklace is very nice and it was a lovely gift.
    You look amazing in both outfits.

    • Greetje
      19 February 2014 / 22:40

      I like them both as well, but the original combination is still the best in my eyes.

  20. 19 February 2014 / 04:40

    The combination of green and blue pleases my eye, and you mix and match with creativity. And I must say that skinnies were made for you!

    • Greetje
      19 February 2014 / 22:45

      You are very kind but not right I am afraid. This was too easy, not a real achivement haha.

  21. 19 February 2014 / 08:18

    You have a photogeapher?, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh How wonderful
    it must be every bloggers dream.
    I have to beg my husband every time.
    You are always fabulous and the outdoors suits your blue and green.
    Love and sunshine, dear Greetje.

    • Greetje
      19 February 2014 / 22:51

      Thank you Sacramento and yes it is fun and nice to have a photographer. Indeed a bloggers dream. Alexandra is studying to be a photographer and I am her subject for trials haha.

  22. popcosmo
    19 February 2014 / 17:10

    I actually like your hair a lot in the 2nd post! Maybe it’s the lighting or just one of those days… or maybe I’m just having complete and total hair envy right now. (I’m hating mine completely unless it is in a bun). I do like the blue and green in both posts and those green pants in the 1st are right up my alley. From the photo they look leather, but whatever they are – they look fabulous on you and those amazing legs 🙂
    xo ~kim

    • Greetje
      19 February 2014 / 22:52

      The first trousers are coated cotton. And I think my head looks like an egg in the last photos. LOL

    • Greetje
      20 February 2014 / 21:26

      Didn’t just? I love necklaces.

  23. 23 February 2014 / 03:42

    You sure know how to pose. You look fabulous. I love the bit of blue worked in with the green and that necklace is simple and gorgeous. Thumbs up for the oversized black sweater. You know I love oversized clothing….xo

    • Greetje
      23 February 2014 / 10:32

      Oversized jumpers are so comfortable. But I do have a few friends who protest against them and want to see me in fitted, tailored clothes. Just depends on my mood and the things to do that day.

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