Cream sweater

Green skinnies cream sweater 5Oh gosh … this is going to be such a boring post…. Again… me in skinnies, again the coated skinnies which you have seen a thousand times before (here, here, here and here…. I rest my case). Maybe I can turn it into a good thing and say “they are very versatile”? Agreed? This time I am wearing them with a cream sweater. Brand name: Marc by Marc Jacobs and a present from my husband. He even picked it from the clothes rack. 

Yes my husband is a gem. For more reasons than the above.

I laughed when I tried it on. This is a spring sweater and it is thicker and warmer than the thin blouses I have seen (and bought) in winter. The fashion world is a strange world. Mind you… spring or no spring, you can see by my face that the pictures were taken on a COLD day. And a fierce wind blowing does not make my hair look nice either. The cuff bracelet I wore before with my red tunic and studded belt. (I forgot about that outfit which is a shame as it looks good. Mental note: wear it again.)

There is one annoying thing about the sweater. At least annoying for me. I am a necklace person, owning loads of necklaces. And these zippers draw all the attention to themselves, making a necklace impossible. Even a scarf is too much. On the other hand, it gives me the opportunity to wear the bracelet and the python shoes (worn before, here, here, here and the best: here).

If you look at all the “here-links” in this post, you see that I am using my stuff more than once.

Green skinnies cream sweater 1Above and below: all photos with the green skinnies were taken by Ron in my mother’s garden.Green skinnies cream sweater 4

Green skinnies cream sweater 8Below: the pictures with my burgundy skinnies and top were taken by Alexandra.Burgundy skinnies cream sweater 1Above and below: oh…so cold.Burgundy skinnies cream sweater 3Below: all right.. I admit.. rather corny: it says “Hands in hair” on the barbers window, so I put my hands in my hair… not funny at all. Burgundy skinnies cream sweater 2I really have to think of something funny next time. Or perhaps this short story? In the elevator at work, a man pointed at my trolley suitcase which I use to schlepp around all sorts of stuff, and said: “are you going on holiday?” I replied: “No, this trolley holds my high heels and my lunch.” He looked at me and came back with: “In that case, you either have very large feet or an enormous appetite.”


No Fear of Fashion




  1. 5 April 2014 / 21:12

    I love this sweater…its really cool and nothing about it annoys me! You look great in it!

    • Greetje
      6 April 2014 / 09:12

      Haha, thanks Pam. I will call it : “my not annoying sweater”.

  2. 5 April 2014 / 21:17

    Greetje! I really love this cream sweater! Very nice design! I agree, the zippers do a lot of talk here, and a necklace would be competing with them. Big earrings, which I myself don’t wear much, might be fun, and of course, the sleeves are a great length for adding bracelets to your look. My favourite here are the burgundy skinnies with the top peaking out at the sleeve cuffs! Totally adds a polished look! How ’bout the python shoes with this look?

    So what is it? Big feet, or big appetite? 🙂

    • Greetje
      6 April 2014 / 09:16

      It must be big appetite as I have size 38,5 (EU), no idea what size that is in USA. But is is rather small.
      The burgundy top is exactly the same colour as the trousers. That is what you get when you buy items in the same season. Fashion designers have all taken the same colours for their materials.

  3. Ann
    6 April 2014 / 02:49

    It’s a cool top with the zippers and you look fabulous in coated jeans. If anybody should wear them it’s you. I like all the different colors you have in your closet! Nice bracelet that looks good with so many outfits. Your jeans look great with the pumps. Funny story!

    blue hue wonderland

    • Greetje
      6 April 2014 / 09:17

      Yes indeed, I have many colours and styles in my closet. I seem to be all over the place, fashionwise. A multi sided character LOL.

  4. fashmr paul
    6 April 2014 / 07:46

    Love the look of the top – its got a great texture. It looks good with both outfits. I particularly like it layered over the maroon top and with maroon trousers

    • Greetje
      6 April 2014 / 09:21

      Sue (of A colourful canvas) said the same. I had not noticed the efffect of the maroon top that much. I put it on because the sweater is a bit wide and short, so you need something underneath for warmth and to avoidi revealing too much (…).

  5. 6 April 2014 / 09:24

    Really great top on you, the colour really suits you and goes so well with your skinies, which you wear so well.What a clever husband you have.

    • Greetje
      6 April 2014 / 21:18

      Yes indeed… I love skinnies and I love my clever husband. LOL Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  6. Happiness at Mid Life
    6 April 2014 / 10:36

    i really liked how you did without the necklace and made the sweater the statement. And the adding of the cuff bracelet and python heels is brilliant! Cute joke by the way 🙂


    • Greetje
      6 April 2014 / 21:19

      And it is not even a joke. It really happened. I killed myself laughing in that elevator as I did not see that one coming.

      • Happiness at Mid Life
        7 April 2014 / 09:58

        I can’t believe that really happened! Now that makes this even funnier. Thank you for sharing your story!

  7. 6 April 2014 / 18:13

    What a nice sweater. I think a necklace will compete with the zippers and they are the details that make it.
    Your burgundy skinnies are gorgeous and I like the way the burgundy top picks out the sweater.
    Have a nice week.

    • Greetje
      6 April 2014 / 21:20

      Yes everybody notices the burgundy top with the burgundy trousers. I never thought it looked that special, but I’ll take your word for it.

  8. josep-maria
    6 April 2014 / 20:29

    That lovely jersey, I love the volume and design. It has a very soft and delicate color, too. I like you, with skinnies pants, you know, and I like the two colors, green and maroon. I can not choose which. But the shoes, if I choose, I like animal print. I really like the bracelet first look.

    • Greetje
      6 April 2014 / 21:21

      Thank you Josep-Maria. Always nice to get your thoughtful comment.

  9. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    6 April 2014 / 22:17

    As I said in FB…I’m not complaining seeing those coated skinnies again and again. I’m really looking for a great pair for quite a while now but no luck, so I would just have to wear it vicariously thru you!


    • Greetje
      7 April 2014 / 10:53

      Hahaha… If we could get just as much satisfaction from that… how happy we would be.

  10. 6 April 2014 / 22:31

    I haven’t seen your pants before ( or I don’t remember ) … in any case I am glad to know that you have already posted them ( when I do, always feel a little guilty!)
    Skinnies are very nice on you as they suit well to your silhouette…I like both green and burgundy colour, but find that the second one is perfect with your light sweater! Besides ( if I can see well ) you are wearing also a long sleeve T-shirt in the same colour!
    I like your short story… very witty man!
    not a boring post for me, but a nice occasion to meet you!

    • Greetje
      7 April 2014 / 10:57

      You have seen these skinnies 4 times before and commented on them haha. Apparently it is not so obvious to others as it is to me, when I combine them with another top. Which is good. Means they are versatile and can be used many times. Don’t ever feel guilty about that because this is what we should do.

      • 7 April 2014 / 17:00

        Fantastic! And that means:1st :I am a quite absent minded person, and 2nd: on the blog I can wear more than once the same clothes ( mixed in a different way )!!
        yes, you are right about wearing many times the clothes, besides, if they are of good quality can last very long!

        • Greetje
          7 April 2014 / 21:28

          I don’t agree with 1. It just means they look completely different when you combine them with something else which is a very good thing as you get more wear out if them. And 2. Of course you can!

  11. Elle
    7 April 2014 / 04:53

    This is such a fun list, which I love mostly for your humor! I really laughed with you at that sign and the story of the trolley. Now I do love this outfit ,too, and hear you, sad no necklace, but look ma, cool cuff!
    And I LOVE LOVE LOVE those skinnies, I can’t see them enough , they are perfect on you.
    XX, Elle

    • Greetje
      7 April 2014 / 13:39

      I am so glad I did not bore you. Keeping you amused and making you laugh is my goal.

  12. Marianne
    7 April 2014 / 11:41

    Love your sweater , zippers are totally in. I can visualise how you laughed after the remark of your co passenger in the ellevator. What would we wear if there weren’t any skinnies?

    • Greetje
      7 April 2014 / 15:56

      Aileen asked me the same question on Facebook…. we will have to think of something else. Let us enjoy it while we can.

  13. 7 April 2014 / 20:24

    I think these posts with things you have already worn are even more fun! They really show how you can mix and match your clothes and look very different while wearing the same things. Another great combi with your fabulous skinnies!

    • Greetje
      7 April 2014 / 21:26

      Thanks Sylvia. Dan thought she had never seen them before haha. But she commented on them four times. I am finally doing well on combining clothes and wearing them in different ways. Yeah.

  14. 8 April 2014 / 04:25

    Well Tori is sitting right next to me as we read your fun post and we are both fighting over that sweater and its not even ours. Ron sure has some incredibly great style taste. My husband is a gem (usually just laughs at my shopping bags I try to sneak in the house) but he could never pick out an item like that, EVER. Love the way you wore it with both outfits but I’m really partial to the layering with the wine color. It will make a great throw on sweater for evening wear all through the summer. You are one lucky lady.

    • Greetje
      8 April 2014 / 20:36

      Do you do that too? Sneaking your purchases into the house haha? I do too. Ron says: “what kind of a marriage do we have that you feel the need to do that? Do I hit you or what? Stop that nonsense”. It is my own feeling of guilt that makes me do it.

      My skin needs a bit more tan, especially in my neck, but I really like this sweater too.
      Imagine, I lost it three weeks ago.. LOL. Could not find it anywhere. I knew I had picked it up from the dry cleaners (yes… a cream sweater with “Dry clean only” on the label!!). For three weeks it was gone. I went to all the shops in my neighbourhood and asked whether they had found it. Went through all my closets. Twice. And Ron did that too. Then I decided to go through my closets again, piece by piece and more thorough. Sure enough, there it was, hiding between two other items. What a relief. But I definitely have too many clothes.
      Lovely that Tori is with you. With cute miss Molly.

    • Greetje
      9 April 2014 / 09:59

      Now all I need is a tan.

  15. 9 April 2014 / 17:12

    Ha ha! Loved the elevator story : )

    I do love those coated jeans and I know why you wear them so much. They look amazing! Also those shoes are HOT!

    The sweater is not one of my favourites of yours. Kudos to your man, not everyone gets fashion presents! I love the zippers but the lack of colour near your face and the extra volume aren’t my favourite. You know how I like something fitted with lots of colour ; ) That said, I’m not the one wearing it…so I’ll just shut up now.


    • Greetje
      9 April 2014 / 17:23

      I very much appreciate your honest opinion, keep them coming. You are with Anja.. she doesn’t like it either. Unlike you two, I quite like the extra volume. But I do agree with the lack of colour near my face. That is a problem. Being without a tan doesn’t help.
      You know by now that I am going to get a tan, despite the risks. See whether that improves things. I tried a scarf but that is a problem as well with the zippers. Perhaps a shirt with a collar? No, on second thoughts, don’t think so. If you have any suggestions, I am open for them.

  16. 11 April 2014 / 12:45

    You have panache, my dear greetje .
    See you tomorrow sharing your style.

    • Greetje
      11 April 2014 / 15:52

      That will be the day after tomorrow dear Sacramento. It feels great to know somebody thinks you have panache!

  17. Greetje
    13 April 2014 / 17:27

    Thank you both. Ah yes, shoes… where would we women be without shoes? LOL

  18. 14 April 2014 / 20:59

    Hi! I really love your colorful style. No fear of color, no fear of fashion. Go ahead like this, I like it. Bye Philo

    • Greetje
      14 April 2014 / 21:04

      Hi deary.. funny you should say that with an outfit which is not that colourful haha.

      • 15 April 2014 / 21:04

        🙂 You’re Right! I was reading several posts of you, and my comment was placed wrong. Fact is, I like your style 🙂 Greetings from Philo

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