Eye blouse worn on skinny jeans

Eye blouse 1 Right ladies and gentlemen …a photo session with my husband (Ron)… what a treat. Normally Ron just clicks a couple of shots (5 or 6) and is bored to death with it. “Is it alright now? Is it done?” and off he goes. This time he was really interested, suggested a nice environment and took loads of pictures. Even accepted my help when we did a couple of shots not on automatic. It would be very nice if we could continue this. Subject of this shot was an eye blouse worn on skinny jeans. Location: Landgoed (Estate) Beeckestijn, a beautiful estate where your dog can run free, believe it or not.

The skinnies are a new acquirement as I went hunting for new boyfriend jeans. Only to find out that “the new boyfriend jeans” were skinny. Bummer. What I do like about them is the length of the legs. I can actually turn them up. The brand name is Denham.
The blouse is by Spijkers-SIS-Spijkers as seen before on my shopping tour through the Haarlemmerstraat in Amsterdam. I was wearing it with black skinnies then and low booties. And I had the blouse tucked in at the front of the trousers. Modern as it may be, I don’t think that is a very good look for me. My tummy is not flat enough. (I took several photographs… they all confirmed this.)

OK, I did tuck this blouse in a little bit at the side and I did like that. Let’s say it depends. The eye blouse is a present from Ron. He saw this in a shop, photographed it (and more) and mailed it to me with the message “if you like it, I’ll bring it home with me”. Do I have you girls green with envy now? Yes? I thought I would.
The brooch is by the same brand, bought in the sale (also the shoes I am wearing) when we were shopping in Haarlemmerstraat. The bag is by Coach and you have seen it many times before: always a nice statement piece. The shoes were inspired by Jan of Fort Smith Stylista, a very funny blogster. Ever since her post of November 4 where she showed her fabulous black shoes I wanted similar ones. The ones I bought come close enough. Mine are by Unisa.

Any more facts to mention? Dog is by my husband and called Charlie; brand: Korthals griffon.
Any funny events to tell? Nope.. not really unless you count this little story:
Ron was kidding with a few friends about me… “Sometimes in the morning, while we are in the bathroom, she tells me she has nothing to wear. I just look at her appreciatively and say: “… Jolly good as far as I can see. I say … keep it this way.”  Eye blouse 2

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Eye blouse 7Below: you cannot put a soft yellow bag on the floor in the mud, now can you? This was a handy place while shooting photos.Eye blouse 8Most photos are a bit light, a bit overexposed. I did that by developing them in Lightroom, a new programme I am using to improve my photos. Or rather said: to correct the mistakes I made while shooting. Still learning dears. Bear with me.

Linking up with so many other lovely bloggers, hosted by Patti of Not Dead Yet Style, at Visible Monday.


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  1. 9 March 2014 / 19:05

    I MUST be the first one to say it: all eyes are on you when you wear this blouse! Yes, Ron is indeed a wonderful huz for bringing you this blouse! So, you got the brooch after the blouse? How cool is that? Really a wonderful pair of pieces! You look fabulous in it. Jeans are
    Oh, YES to the shoes. They do look good, and I love ‘um. Thank you for the shout out, Greetje. Glad you get a chuckle out of my blog! I do mean to entertain. My wardrobe isn’t that interesting.
    The jeans are excellent on your sleek figure, and I love all the tassels! Yellow bag is brilliant for tying the whole thing together. Every element is yummy.
    You should be proud of the photos! Dog bomb is great, lovely boy.
    Thanks for the heads-up. Made my Sunday morning very nice. I’m off to The Big City to get into shopping mode at a new store! Wooohooo. A very big deal, here. More on Visible Monday!

    • Greetje
      9 March 2014 / 19:56

      Hope you “score” a lot of nice new things Jan. Thanks for your lovely comment.

      • 10 March 2014 / 05:07

        Sigh. Nevermind … the store was AWFUL. Oh well, got shoes elsewhere that I really like. And dinner. And wonderful asian fabric and a skirt pattern … so life goes on in good ways.

        • Greetje
          10 March 2014 / 05:38

          What a pity about the store. But nevertheless, you turned the trip into something good.

  2. 9 March 2014 / 19:22

    Look at you all sexified!

    Those jeans are HOT on you. You need to wear them all the time. And maybe sleep in them. Okay your husband might not like that idea but you get what I mean.

    The shoes and that bag are amazing too. No doubt you have an eye shirt cause all eyes will be “on you” in this outfit.

    Ba dum dum ; )

    My husband does the same thing when he travels, takes photos and asks me if I want him to buy it. That is how I got that stunning necklace from Australia.


    • Greetje
      9 March 2014 / 19:58

      We did pick the right ones, didn’t we? I never knew it would work out sooo well. He is so sweet.
      Not just with gifts, but also personality wise. Comes with an instruction book, but once you have read it, no problems.

  3. 9 March 2014 / 19:57

    Greetje, this was such a pleasure to read! It’s nice that Ron is behind the camera and Charlie is by your side. Don’t get me wrong…the photos snapped by your friend are expert, and I love them…but you can tell these photos are taken by someone very much in love with you! It shines through in the pictures! And bonus points for hubby buying this fun shirt. It’s whimsical, but still bold, and the yellow handbag further powers it all up! Nothing to wear! Ha! I still remember all those little post-it notes on the wardrobes! You are all dears, you and Ron and Charlie!

    • Greetje
      9 March 2014 / 21:40

      I am so glad we could amuse you. That is the whole point of this blog. Thank you for leaving such a nice comment.

  4. 9 March 2014 / 20:27

    When I read your comment (thank you!) I was just checking your post.
    The jeans fit you like a glove and your shoes are beautiful! I love that style and they even look very comfortable.
    And a great handbag – see, you can wear yellow 😉

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Greetje
      9 March 2014 / 21:42

      You are a dress girl and I am a jeans girl, or better said, a trousers girl. But I do like dresses as well. (I will let you in on a secret… the shoes are not that comfortable.. yet.)

  5. 9 March 2014 / 22:46

    This is such a fun casual look and I love how you picked up the yellow! The handbag is beautiful! I am jealous you can wear those heels…my feet are done with them…and I miss them!

    • Greetje
      10 March 2014 / 05:40

      It is not going to be very long and my feet will give up as well Pam. I am making the most if it while it lasts. And I don’t run marathons on shoes like these… oh no.

  6. Ann
    9 March 2014 / 22:57

    What a great look Greetje! Your husband has a good eye, pun intended, to get this necklace. Great outfit and wonderful fit. I appreciate seeing how perfectly your clothing fits, this is important to things looking right. Now you know I love this bag, the yellow is gorgeous.

    blue hue wonderland

    • Greetje
      10 March 2014 / 05:43

      He gave me the blouse Ann, not the brooch, but that is a minor detail.
      Yes he does have the eye to spot really great things. I am such a shopaholic that I buy clothes by myself. But I could leave it up to him.

      • Ann
        11 March 2014 / 03:15

        That’s pretty cool, a husband that gets your style! My husband and I match perfectly art wise, but he doesn’t have a clue when it comes to clothing for me.

  7. Fashmr Paul
    9 March 2014 / 23:56

    That’s a great outfit. Love the jeans and what a stunning blouse and brooch

    • Greetje
      10 March 2014 / 05:44

      Thanks Paul, I am quite grateful to my husband for finding (and buying) it for me.

  8. 10 March 2014 / 01:58

    Lovely outfit Greetje. Fits you like a glove and suits you so well. You are indeed lucky with Ron Greetje. My husband never even looks at shops, let alone buy anything haha. I also love the photos. These are some of the best photos you have published here so give your compliments to Ron and ask him to do more! I don’t think they’re over exposed. They look a lot better than the darker images. So you’re doing well with Lightroom. It really does make a difference!

    • Greetje
      10 March 2014 / 05:47

      Thanks Sylvia. I will pass the compliment on. I had the settings of the camera not quite right so the photos were a bit green. Didn’t know yet how to fix that in Lightroom. I tried three times and then decided for now this result was OK. But the blouse is a bit more black than it shows.

    • Greetje
      10 March 2014 / 05:50

      That is my signature style… I always go for unique pieces and end up with a wardrobe full of unique pieces which cannot be combined with eachother as they all demand the attention. LOL

      • 10 March 2014 / 05:52

        You can adjust each color individually in Lightrroom, either by moving it to the left and right or desaturate that color. You can also adjust the white balance (right at the top)

  9. 10 March 2014 / 05:56

    Jan beat us all to the best punch line. But hubby did a great job picking out the blouse and taking this photo shoot. I have loads of fun when my husband is around to play photographer, he’s the one who I feel most comfortable around and can always make me laugh.
    Greetje, so glad to see you kept those skinny jeans, they are fabulous and look wonderful on you. You’re going to get lots and lots of wear out of those skinny things.
    And, do you seriously say you don’t have anything to wear? Ha ha, and your ever ending closet is just staring at you.

    • Greetje
      10 March 2014 / 18:39

      I know. Of course it is most nonsense my husband is saying, but sometimes I don’t know what to choose.
      And I am going to get rid of everything I do not feel fabulous in. That will clear out the closet.

  10. Happiness at Mid Life
    10 March 2014 / 07:19

    This is one of my favorite outfit of yours!! Really love these jeans on you – they are so flattering to your figure. And yes, I am green with envy with how attentive our hubby to your clothes and shopping for you. He did good on this top!


    • Greetje
      10 March 2014 / 18:40

      Yes, he is a lovely guy. In more ways than just this. And I will continue to wear skinnies. They were made for me. I am sure.

  11. 10 March 2014 / 07:56

    Great outfit, the jeans fit like a glove. Your husband is a gem, not only a good shopper but a good photographer as well. My husband has taken shots for me on a couple of times, it is fun to share.

    • Greetje
      10 March 2014 / 21:24

      I hope he keeps on making photos. All your compliments might help haha. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. Much appreciated.

  12. 10 March 2014 / 09:04

    Liebe Greetje,
    Sie sehen toll aus, gefällt mir super! Leider kann ich nicht auf so hohen Schuhen laufen! Ihr Mann hat doch alles super in Szene gesetzt, sehr schön!
    ganz liebe Grüße

    • Greetje
      10 March 2014 / 21:26

      Walking on high heels is getting more difficult for me as well, I must admit. I am determined to make the most of it while I still can. But if I have to walk longer distances I put on little ballerinas (I am no fool haha).

  13. 10 March 2014 / 09:35

    I love, love, love this outfit, Greetje. I love everything about it! Modern, stylish, flattering, playful, original…what’s not to like? And Ron did a great job with the pics, as did you with the post-editing.

    • Greetje
      10 March 2014 / 21:43

      And here I was doubting whether it was not too young for me (I decided it wasn’t haha).
      Learning Lightroom is another challenge I tell you.

  14. 10 March 2014 / 09:39

    Useless to say that your jeans fit you perfectly! And the shirt is very nice…a day out with your husband and dog turned out to be very productive!
    Beautiful photos and wonderful bag!

    • Greetje
      10 March 2014 / 21:26

      Yes, it was a nice outing. And thank you for the compliments.

  15. 10 March 2014 / 09:53

    That eye blouse is so me, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Wonderful shoes and bag too.
    You look fantastic in jeans.
    Love and sunshine Greetje

    • Greetje
      10 March 2014 / 21:28

      Sunshine is what we are getting here in The Netherlands Sacramento. Some people already have a sun stroke (honestly). And yes, the eye blouse would be perfect for you too, I agree.

    • Greetje
      10 March 2014 / 21:44

      Thanks… It was something I might never have seen if it wasn’t for my husband. He has the eye haha.

  16. Marianne
    10 March 2014 / 17:32

    What a great shoes, so elegant and feminine. I am sure your brooch gave me a wink. The blouse is a piece with humour I like that. Your handbag was worth the effort and the money.

    • Greetje
      10 March 2014 / 21:45

      It is always fun to weave some humour in your life. And you might be right about the brooch giving you a wink LOL.

  17. josep-maria
    10 March 2014 / 22:00

    I love the look and I love the blouse is lovely. I like the combination of jeans with yellow bag and black shoes, is perfect with the print blouse. The shoes are cute.

    • Greetje
      11 March 2014 / 05:43

      I know you like me in jeans. And so di I. Thank you for the compliments.

  18. 11 March 2014 / 01:11

    Fantastic outfit, Greetje! I really like the eye blouse, and those skinnies are HOT on you. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

    • Greetje
      11 March 2014 / 05:44

      I would never have thought that somebody would call me HOT at the age of 59 haha. But it finally happened. Thank you.

  19. Elle
    11 March 2014 / 05:28

    Yes, every shade of green with envy!! You look amazing, go back and get another pair of these jeans … This look is fantastic on you with your long gazelle legs. I love the shirt, it has such personality…and I can not get over h your gem of a hubby did this for you , of occurs enough deserve it…still. My hubby takes 4 or five shots and that is it. I do have a friend who is more patient when she is available ,
    This is such a good look Greetje, and I love the last photo!
    XX, Elle


    • Greetje
      11 March 2014 / 05:48

      Improving a little bit at the time with this blog. My big challenge now is Lightroom. It is a better programme to improve your photos than PicMonkey, but it takes time to learn. For somebody with little patience… Thanks for the lovely compliments.

  20. 13 March 2014 / 01:04

    The shirt print is so “eye catching” (lol) 🙂
    What a lovely and playful shirt indeed, your husband did it well. You look stylish and young.
    But with your fabulous figure is there something that doesn’t look good on you…. I doubt!
    Well, I never do any editing with my pictures, just some crop but not with bright and light or anything else.
    On another note how can you be like that outdoors? I guess spring went there earlier…. here this winter is driving me crazy!!!! .
    All the best

    • Greetje
      13 March 2014 / 05:46

      I don’t improve photos by removing wrinkles or things like that. Only brighter, sharper, darker, shadows.. things like that. More or less improving the camera settings afterwards.
      I find that the nicer the pictures, the more people are attracted to read the article.
      As for the weather… we have lovely weather in The Netherlands at the moment, really springtime. It will not last of course as it is too early but we are enjoying 15 degrees Celcius. In the south of the country even 18. All during winter we have had mild temperatures as well. No snow, no ice… very strange and very welcome.

  21. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    14 March 2014 / 15:38

    Haha so Ron must be having a good day that day……and I dont blame him, you are wearing a very fun & flirty outfit Greet….and that bag of course!


    • Greetje
      14 March 2014 / 16:34

      My lips are sealed. LOL

  22. Diane
    15 March 2014 / 19:47

    Hi Greetje,

    Your long legs,wonderful smile and attitude rock all your outfits.Great photographer to have on call.The yellow bag really pops the look up a notch.Gorgeous locale.


    • Greetje
      15 March 2014 / 22:49

      Thanks Diane. Your kind words are much appreciated.

  23. 19 March 2014 / 07:08

    Eye yai eye!! You look fabulous and this is a great photo shoot!

    Here’s looking at you, kid!!

    ♥ carmen

    • Greetje
      19 March 2014 / 08:46

      Thanks Carmen. I was quite surprised that everything turned out so well. Pleasantly surprised of course

  24. 19 March 2014 / 16:43

    That yellow bag is gorgeous!!!

    Laura Lily
    Latest Giveaway: $400 Anniversary Giveaway!
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    • Greetje
      19 March 2014 / 22:10

      I fell for it completely. Although I still think the tote was even better.

  25. barbara
    2 May 2014 / 09:14

    aha…..my idea stands confirmed: Dutch fashion is really great! thanks for the reminder! I’ll be on the lookout for your Dutch stuff, as you may understand, we foreigners need to learn:) I had no idea about the shift to King’s Day! makes sense though….:)
    i think this is one of your most fun outfits ever…..Keep on blogging! Your dedication is admirable (I read in your blog: ‘try to have a life outisde of blogging’ which is hard….) and thought: that says it all! that is one dedicated blogger!:)

    • Greetje
      2 May 2014 / 22:57

      It is readers like you who make it so much fun. Thanks for the thumbs up.

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