Yellow polka dot blouse

Yellow polka dot blouse (3)Another present from my husband: a yellow polka dot blouse. He mailed me a photo of this blouse when he spotted it in the shop. “Would you like this?”… Yes I would! And please could I also get that strange tie-thing they were displaying the blouse with on the mannequin? No idea what it was. It turned out to be a string of hair. ARTIFICIAL hair, mind you. Funny!! The shop was kind enough to give me this shop display item although it was not for sale. (They have a very good stylist.) The blouse is by SpijkersSISSpijkers, two Dutch female designers, who also designed my eye blouse.

So further down you will see the blouse with the hair-tie. But first the leather skirt. I had it shortened to knee length. When it was still at ankle length it was never to my liking. Even though Heather of The Style Confessions came up with a very good solution. As I was also searching for a pencil skirt to wear this polka dot blouse with….. one and one is two. The seamstress cut off the skirt to knee length et voila: a pencil skirt and a nice one too. It wraps and closes with a knot at the side. I suppose it is a bit matchy-matchy to add my yellow bag, but I am a matchy-matchy person. I try to control it, but it is hard to keep it down.

To give the outfit a more modern look, I also wore my black suede booties with this skirt. And hated it. Perhaps I should have worn different tights with it, but I found the photos so ugly I didn’t even want to put them on my blog.

Oh… don’t know if you noticed, but I am blond again. And letting my hair grow a bit longer.

Yellow polka dot blouse (2)

Yellow polka dot blouse 2

Below: now for the hair-tie……. Tararara Tara… drum roll:

Yellow polka dot blouse (4)

Yellow polka dot blouse (8)

Yellow polka dot blouse (7)

Yellow polka dot blouse (9)One day I wore this outfit with the hair-tie to the office. I was talking to one of my (male) colleagues when, after a minute, he spotted the tie and recognized what it was. He buried his face in his hands and nearly cried with laughter. We had such a great afternoon together. He kept coming back with remarks like: “You used to have hair on your teeth!” Or: “Do you shave it as well?” And: “Or are you trying to grow a beard?”

All in all.. wearing a thing like this, needs confidence, as you are bound to get só many comments. I think it is a great joke and I don’t care what people think or say about it. It gives me a great time laughing.


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  1. Barbara
    4 May 2014 / 17:23

    so crazy!!!! that string of hair…..that’s really a first…..and I guess you could combine it with many other items as well. I’m kinda curious how people will react to this:)

    • Greetje
      4 May 2014 / 17:39

      I haven’t combined it with anything else yet. Believe it or not but I am not very good at thinking up different combinations. And as you can read at the bottom of my post… it got quite a laugh. But no weird or disapproving reactions though. Oh blast I forgot to say the blouse is by SpijkersSISSpijkers, the Dutch twin designers. I will quickly add that.

  2. josep-maria
    4 May 2014 / 19:49

    A wonderful look, Greetje, but I prefer the look with the skirt. You know, well, I really like the way you get tight pants, but when compared with this lovely skirt, no comparison, I think. The blouse is wonderful, great gift again, I love the polka dots and the color scheme. I love the skirt, the length is wonderful and appropriate to give an elegant and feminine touch. The skirt design is very nice and the whole look is very elegant and very attractive. Hanging hair can be fun, but I do not like and damages wonderful blouse. Hair and hairstyle, fine.

    • Greetje
      4 May 2014 / 20:41

      I know J-M, I should start acting according to my age by now. But I cannot help it… there is this urge in me for strange things. And I knew of course that the skirt would be much higher up your list my friend.

  3. 4 May 2014 / 20:03

    Oh my goodness! Even when I got to the photo with the hair tie, I couldn’t quite believe it! What a way to add intrigue to an outfit! You wore it to work? You do have a sense of humour my friend! You look fabulous Greetje, and your matchiness is never overly done.

    • Greetje
      4 May 2014 / 20:43

      I can wear nearly anything to work. They don’t like flip flops or cut-off shorts but they don’t have to fear that with me. But a bright yellow dress which makes me look like an egg? Oh yes. Or this hair piece? Oh yes. I know I should start acting my age, but I am afraid that is not going to happen.

  4. nicky
    4 May 2014 / 21:32

    Is it really a tie? Or a piece you put around a ponytail?

    • Greetje
      5 May 2014 / 09:59

      I have no idea. There is a little comb in it and a ribbon to tie it. Perhaps for both?

  5. Charlene
    4 May 2014 / 23:38

    Oh, I love the polka dot blouse with the pencil skirt. Such an elegant, classic look. What a nice husband you have! And I also like your blonde hair. Not so keen on the hair thing, other than for a joke. btw: Even though this is only my second comment, I just wanted to say that I love your blog and always look forward to it. I just started following blogs this past fall, and yours was one of the first I followed.

    • Greetje
      5 May 2014 / 10:01

      Oh how nice. Thanks Charlene, you just made my day. And I very much appreciate your honest opinion. I know the hair thing is not for everyone. It just is my (strange) sense of humor it appeals to.

  6. fashmr paul
    4 May 2014 / 23:51

    The blouse is really nice and love it styled with both outfits.
    I think the leather skirt outfit looks wonderful. Glad you have been able to turn the skirt into something workable.
    I also think the trouser outfit is also really really nice – Its good to see the blouse un-tucked and in all its glory.

    • Greetje
      5 May 2014 / 10:02

      I was wondering weather the blouse was not a bit too short for these skinnies. (Or the skinnies too tight for such a blouse…).

  7. 5 May 2014 / 01:08

    Wow, that worked our wonderful, the shortening of the skirt. It improved 200% and I love it now on you. It is utterly flattering and contemporary this way. The blouse is nice and both combinations look good.

    There’s nothing wrong with what you call matchy-matchy.

    The hairpiece is funny as a joke, but I don’t like it as an accessory. That has nothing to do with age. It is just too long and not a nice shape. I probably would cut it and wear it shorter. That might work.

    • 5 May 2014 / 01:10

      If you were to cut it, I would do that in a rounded way.

      • Greetje
        5 May 2014 / 10:03

        I appreciate what you say but I am not going to cut it haha.

  8. Elle
    5 May 2014 / 01:13

    I really love that blouse and I am so amazed that you have a husband who shops for you, takes pictures for your approval. And then buys things for you! That is so awesome. I absolutely love the leather skirt on you. The length is perfect at the knee and you’ll get so much more wear out of it at this length!
    I also like very much with the denim, but I think it would look better with the collar open when you wear it with the denim, so that the outfit is more casual. I like the texture of the hair necklace, but I do think that it obscures the lovely blouse a bit.
    I really think this is one of the prettiest leather skirts I have ever seen. I love the polkadot blouse, it is trendy, and overall this outfit is just excellent.
    XX, Elle

    • Greetje
      5 May 2014 / 10:06

      You are right about the blouse leaving it a bit open at the top. Added bonus would be that it doesn’t pull that much at the bosom. I might have to elongate the ribbons to tie the hair in that case. I love strange jokes like this.

  9. 5 May 2014 / 04:30

    That is a one of a kind skirt and you look good in it, but I love the top & hair thingy with the pants. You are so lucky to have a Man who shops for you. Age appropriate is overrated. . . Enjoy your Life!

    • Greetje
      5 May 2014 / 10:08

      Thanks Neti, both for your visit as for your comment. Yes my husband is a gem. With or without presents. I like the “age appropriate is overrated” haha.

  10. 5 May 2014 / 06:32

    First off, I absolutely love your hair, great color and cut. Now for the outfit post, you do have a super great husband, he’s always looking out for you. This was a wonderful find. You know me, I love anything with polka dots and this one takes the cake. It’s perfect with your newer length leather pencil skirt, great length, by the way. I personally like it with your classy pumps, sometimes its best to just keep things classy like you did.
    It also looks great paired with your skinnies. I’m not really loving the tie but it does make for a fun conversation statement piece.

    • Greetje
      5 May 2014 / 10:09

      Not an aweful lot of tie lovers I guess haha. I just fell in love with it instantly. It is my weird sense of humor.

  11. 5 May 2014 / 09:06

    Funny “necklace” indeed! And I am sure you wore it with confidence! You have a great sense of humor, Greetje!
    The blouse is very pretty and I like it both with the skirt and the pants. Yes, the first outfit is more classic, but I find it is not very you…
    The good side, nowadays is that everyone can wear what he pleases ! So if you prefer a younger style…the second outfit is also very nice! And details can make the difference!
    Your yellow bag is beautiful and, I love this “matchy-matchy”!.

    • Greetje
      5 May 2014 / 10:12

      You are right, the skirt and the classic look is not really my style. I should add “anymore”, as it was a couple of years ago. On the other hand, there are a lot of sides to my character and this is one of them.

  12. 5 May 2014 / 16:43

    The skirt looks fabulous Greetje. Wonderful that you can now wear it more often. It looks beautiful with the blouse. I love how you are having fun with fashion and keep trying new things! Although I’m not a huge fan of the ‘tie’ I can see that it would get a lot of comments and how it is a great conversation piece. Would be good to wear to a fashion event! Hair looks fabulous too.

    • Greetje
      5 May 2014 / 19:45

      I am very curious to see what you have been up to at the hair dressers.

  13. 5 May 2014 / 20:26

    First of all, thank you so much for visiting and your nice comment on my blog 🙂

    Very, very elegant and feminin style with the leather skirt.. a gorgeous peace. I love leather skirts. The polka dott blouse fits perfect. The hair-necklace is awesome!! 🙂
    I love your shoes you are wearing to the pants. The pants-outfit also very elagant.
    Also love the color of you bag.. great to the blouse.. well done!

    have a wonderful evenening
    Dana 🙂

    • Greetje
      7 May 2014 / 17:12

      Thank you very much Dana. I have been looking at your outfits a couple of times, but never took the time to comment.

      • 7 May 2014 / 17:23

        That is very unfortunate. I did not know that you were there and if you have liked my outfits.

  14. 5 May 2014 / 22:17

    I seriously love your leather wrap skirt, Greetje and your blouse and heels are perfect with it!
    You have a very thoughtful and loving husband 🙂

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Greetje
      7 May 2014 / 17:13

      I am quite a lady with the skirt and the heels aren’t I? Just to spoil it all immediately with the hair tie hahaha.

  15. 5 May 2014 / 22:32

    Love how the skirt was made into a knee length pencil skirt. And, it looks really smart with the fun blouse!

    • Greetje
      7 May 2014 / 17:14

      Yes my seamstress thought this was an elegant length and she knows best. Glad I finally took some action on that skirt.

  16. 6 May 2014 / 02:59

    The leather pencil skirt – very chic, lovely look! It look fantastic on you as a knee-length look, great decision!

    • Greetje
      7 May 2014 / 17:15

      The skirt was hanging in my closet for ages. I am glad I finally did something with it.
      I can tell you are not a fan of the hair tie (grin…LOL).

  17. Happiness at Mid Life
    6 May 2014 / 07:20

    Thank you for making me smile!! I have never seen a hair tie before and I can just imagine the comments you got (hairy chest, long beard etc..). I love your confidence and sense of humor!

    Great yellow top and I really like it paired both ways. I am 100% sure I could not wear the hair tie to the office and wear it as well as you do.


    • Greetje
      7 May 2014 / 17:16

      The rules at your office are much more strict than in my office. Most people just wear whatever they like, although no shorts or flip flops. Usually smart casual stuff: jackets and jeans. Men as well.

  18. myemptybag
    6 May 2014 / 13:30

    OMG!!! I like the outfit but I don’t like the tie….


    • Greetje
      7 May 2014 / 17:17

      Yes, the tie is a piece which is not loved very much. But I will take tender love and care of it hahaha. So it doesn’t feel left out. LOL

  19. 7 May 2014 / 05:35

    Your husband is very generous! He has a great eye for gifts for you and I think it’s very romantic. The blouse is gorgeous.

    You never cease to amaze me with your sense of humor!

    • Greetje
      7 May 2014 / 17:18

      We can safely say Judith, that I have a strange sense of humour haha.

  20. niewidzialna kobieta
    7 May 2014 / 22:21

    You look fantastic ! What a spectacular necklace :))

    • Greetje
      8 May 2014 / 05:41

      The stylist who came up with the idea of this hair piece as a tie, is good in her profession.

  21. 8 May 2014 / 10:09

    You daring you, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Love and WANT THE BLACK SKIRT, AND THE NECKLACE is quicky GORGEOUSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
    yes, I am screaming.
    Ps: don´t forget we have Share-in-Style: pink on Saturday ( lasting until Monday night)

    • Greetje
      9 May 2014 / 08:57

      Don’t know whether i can make it Saturday, but will do my utmost.
      I knew you would appreciate the tie haha.

  22. 9 May 2014 / 08:41

    You look great in blonde! I love the first look especially–way to rock that midi-length leather skirt! xx

    <(') Hoda || JooJoo Azad ~ Free Bird

    • Greetje
      9 May 2014 / 08:58

      Thanks Hoda. Nice of you of. Always great having new people commenting.

    • Greetje
      10 May 2014 / 21:54

      hahaha… nobody is going to hit me or anything. So what can happen?

  23. 12 May 2014 / 14:36

    My favourite thing aside from the fact that you have the balls to wear a hair piece around your neck is that super sexy skirt. It looks like it was made for you.

    Sharing a good laugh with people make life so much easier. I can’t wait till we do it in real life.


    • Greetje
      12 May 2014 / 21:06

      I knew you would appreciate it haha.

  24. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    16 May 2014 / 06:07

    OMG I literally cracked up at the hair tie Greet…..but only you can really pull it off! Seriously what a sweet hubby you have…..that top is a versatile one & I like it with the pants!


    • Greetje
      16 May 2014 / 18:14

      I am so glad I made you laugh… my life’s purpose. 🙂

  25. 27 May 2014 / 18:59

    Catch up day! Hello, darling Greetje! I’m behind in all my blog comments for a lot of reasons, but one of them is that I didn’t quite know what to say about the hair on your chest. Hmmm. I’m not even sure what I think of it. Yes? No? But what is true about it is this: if anyone can wear it successfully then it would be you. The only thing I know for sure is that it is an item best worn in winter!

    What a post. Your husband (Ron, isn’t it?) is one amazing shopper to get that with the blouse.

    Lovely blouse, but an amazing skirt. Really sleek, really chic, and smart in every possible way! Clever, clever girl for having that alteration done.

    • Greetje
      27 May 2014 / 20:06

      Let’s say that the “hair” is an acquired taste hahaha. No need to like it my darling. It is just this streak in my character…loving to poke fun at things.

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