Black and cream transparent top

SAM_4112_LRRemember I went shopping in Amsterdam Utrechtsestraat? At the shop Centre Neuf this black and cream transparent top got my love. It has the required sleeves over the elbow, it is classic and cute and  has a bow (always a plus in my book).  In spring it is best worn with a top which has 3/4 sleeves as in this post. When it is summer it needs a little tank top underneath it, otherwise it will shock people. I am transparent enough: my life is an open book, everybody always knows everything about me. No need to overdo it.

These skinny jeans (brand Denham) are becoming the best thing I bought in ages. They go with so many things. I adore them. Funny thing is, this top looks totally bad on one of my black skinnies: while being (pregnantly) wide at the front it is giving me a strange bottom at the back. When I wear it with these jeans it is fine. Strange but I will just accept it without asking questions.

And of course, my silver slingbacks!! Thanks to my stepdaugther Nicky who searched and found them for me. By Michael Kors. I love them too. They have what we call, a toe cleavage, meaning they are cut at the front in such a way you can see the beginning of your toes. Some people hate that. I am not too fond of it, but they are also cut wide across (love that), have  the right pointy toe, a gorgeous heel and I can walk on them. SOLD.

You will also see my Prada low heeled black pump with these jeans. That is for comfort.

All photos were taken by my husband at his allotment / (vegetable) garden, which is quite big. He loves it there. Experimenting with all sorts of things and no wife to tell hem to clean after him. Below: me from my left side (watch the bow and the heels!).

SAM_4110_LRBelow: me from my right side haha.SAM_4109_LRBelow: my husband eating an apple, dressed in sensible working clothes and clogs.SAM_4138_LRBelow: I am helping him. Whahahaha. .. do you believe it????SAM_4143_LRBelow: with dog Charlie, who always accompanies the boss. And black Prada slingbacks (so comfortable). (Brrr…. feet are getting old.)SAM_4152_LRBelow: looking reasonable from the back.SAM_4157_LRBelow: this picture is really to show you three old pear trees. The pendant is a leaf dipped in gold, bought in Paris last year.SAM_4172_LRBelow: lovely green garden my husband has. We also have a garden behind our house, but his own garden is bigger and as I said, no interfering wife.SAM_4155_LRI am linking up with Sacramento (Mis Papelicos) who is host to numerous bloggers. The theme is red.


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  1. 24 May 2014 / 20:37

    That is a really lovable top, Greetje! ( it could be my style too…) on you is very pretty! I like the combination of a classic piece with jeans, and your shoes are both wonderful!
    It’s nice to see you working in the garden 🙂 you look so light-hearted! ( hope I have chosen the right word to express my thought!)
    Charlie is an affectionate dog…so sweet!

    • Greetje
      24 May 2014 / 22:53

      I believe it is the right word, although my English is certainly not perfect either. Yes, we often have similar taste in clothes.
      Have a nice weekend my dearest.

  2. 24 May 2014 / 21:50

    I like the silver shoes best, they’re fun! MK is great. Good to see how your hubbie always participates in your blog!

    • Greetje
      24 May 2014 / 22:54

      My husband did not always participate in my blog, but he is getting more and more supportive. Lucky for me.

  3. 24 May 2014 / 21:52

    Why doing garden work in crocs when you have silver heels… brilliant 🙂
    Love the faux wrap blouse and the bow is such a cute detail!

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Greetje
      24 May 2014 / 22:54

      Can you image me doing hard work in silver heels hahaha. Never. Gardening is not my thing. Neither is camping etc.

  4. Mrs D of Hello the Mushroom
    25 May 2014 / 11:07

    Love the top and the silver shoes!

    • Greetje
      25 May 2014 / 19:23

      Hi Sara, thanks for dropping by. I got hooked on silver shoes, after I saw them on other blogs.

  5. 25 May 2014 / 13:37

    Greetje these jeans look absolutely amazing on you… proves that we don’t always have to wear dark rinse jeans as we get older (which is what “they” always tell us to do). And you’re right – they totally work with the blouse! You rock, hun!!

    Catherine x

    • Greetje
      25 May 2014 / 19:25

      Hi Catherine, lovely that you visited and commented. Much appreciated.
      I do love my skinnies. And if I would really be a little too old for them….. tough.

  6. 25 May 2014 / 15:29

    Lovely outfit and great sharp photos. Your husband is really good at this. Definitely keep encouraging him to take part!

    • Greetje
      25 May 2014 / 19:26

      I do, I do, I do… Taken on ” automatic” and via Lightroom (!!) I adjusted some light and dark.

  7. 26 May 2014 / 03:43

    Yes, now I see how you do your gardening, in your beautiful silver high heels. Good thing I didn’t snap a picutre of what I look like while gardening, haha. You did great at finding those silver sling backs, they’re lovely. Don’t you just catch yourself wanting or at least being able to wear them with just about everything? Very fun blouse as well. I really enjoyed seeing this paired with your skinny jeans instead of black, great twist on a lovely blouse, especially when paired with those incredible shoes. Well done, my friend.

    • Greetje
      26 May 2014 / 11:21

      Yes, I can wear those silver shoes with everything. I wonder how gold shoes would work. I bet they are less versatile but I am not sure. Why don’t you try this out for me hahaha.

  8. Happiness at Mid Life
    26 May 2014 / 08:55

    I love everything from head to toe about this outfit. The bow details are perfect! And I am very envious of your garden, I wished I could grow my own veggies. And before I forget, these jeans fits you so well.


    • Greetje
      26 May 2014 / 11:23

      There are lots of trees, bushes, plants and a big pond in this garden Alice. Very few vegetables. My husband likes to experiment but not on a big scale. At the moment he is trying to grow his own rice. His own little sawa (1 square meter)….. in The Netherlands. LOL

  9. 26 May 2014 / 16:19

    What a lovely blouse Greetje. It elevates de jeans and with the bow detail it’s sooooo nice. You did great not wearing it with black pants (what was expected), it was a twist.
    Those silver shoes are to die for…….., well a bit high for me now, but I could manage it (lol).
    Nice to see your husband, such a lovely thing he did, taking part of something you like.
    All the best, dear.

    • Greetje
      26 May 2014 / 17:15

      It took me quite a while before I had “my” silver shoes, but they live up to my expectations. I can wear them with so much. Thanks for all the compliments.

  10. 26 May 2014 / 18:24

    That’s a sweater that will get better over time- love the bow, and the back- that pleat in the back hangs in such a lovely way. Also- shiny pointy pumps = one hell of a good time. You look cool and chic, amiga.

    • Greetje
      26 May 2014 / 21:10

      I should participate in your next Shoe Shine with these silver beauties, shouldn’t I? I will note the next one down in my agenda. Love you.

  11. 27 May 2014 / 00:21

    Loving those jeans and the heels. I can see where they would go with everything you own.

    The cut of the blouse is so unique.

    Your husband’s photo blows me away. I seriously thought people only wore clogs in comics! LOL His feet look massive in those!

    Next I want to see you wearing the clogs ; P maybe paired with a pencil skirt and a fitted jacket!


    • Greetje
      27 May 2014 / 09:21

      Me in clogs… Coming up soon. We took photos of another outfit and he made me wear the clogs!
      And no, hardly anyone wears clogs in The Netherlands. Just farmers and my husband in the garden. They are great for walking on land with lots of chicken shit, mud and the like. You slip them on as you go outside and back off when you go inside. Never having to worry about cleaning them.
      Glad I made you laugh with this post. You make me laugh so often.

  12. 27 May 2014 / 19:23

    Great top. Classic and innovative all at once. Again, you wear tough shapes with absolute aplomb. Love your thinking in pairing it with jeans and saucy silver shoes!
    Yes, such a convincing photo of you and the wheelbarrow. Made a darling photo, though!
    I’ve never seen a real person doing real things in tradtional Dutch clogs. Very, very cool. Like a man in a kilt … they never look better than in ethnic-traditional dress.

    • Greetje
      27 May 2014 / 20:17

      My husband uses clogs often. Every night he puts them on in our street as well. To walk the dog. Must be a very nostalgic sound for our city neighbours. Nobody wears clogs anymore. Apart from farmers with muddy land or chicken shit on their land. They are very handy in such circumstances.
      And hubby is the one with the styling ideas: “how about you pushing that wheelbarrow?” Just wait for a couple of weeks and you will see me in clogs as well. Another idea from him. But first… next week… the yellow skirt, that wanders around the world.
      Thanks for catching up on all posts. That was a very pleasant surprise.

  13. kim
    28 May 2014 / 02:59

    The garden looks pretty… but you look prettier (and I love gardens). Love the wheelbarrow shot, the “behind” shot… and the the hubbie shot. He’s a cutie!!! I always love to see people’s spouses! So cute that he was giving art direction. But, the blouse – it’s gorgeous and both pairs of shoes look fabulous. Looks like you are taking to wearing lots of skinny jeans 😉 which look amazing on you and your long legs!
    xo ~kim & chloe

    • Greetje
      28 May 2014 / 11:18

      When I saw some of the photos of me in skinnies I decided that was MY look. Now I have many of them. Emphasizing the one thing I do have: long legs. And I also like these spouse and family photos. It is such fun for me that my husband is participating more and more in photographing for the blog. He is indeed very creative and comes up with lots of good ideas.

  14. 28 May 2014 / 03:37

    Beautiful top, which works perfectly with your skinnies. Both pair of sling backs look great with your jeans too. Can’t decide which pair is my favorite; it’s very nice to have options.

    Thanks for sharing the photo of your gardener husband who gives beautiful gifts! I am also drawn to the leaf pendant.

    • Greetje
      28 May 2014 / 11:20

      I am a necklace woman and have many, many necklaces. But it took me a while before I found the right one with this blouse. And rats…. now it is broken (not the pendant itself fortunately). Have to have it repaired.

  15. myemptybag
    28 May 2014 / 10:35

    first of all, thank you very much for your last comment in my blog, I’m impressed! and your email, I have to reply you as soon as possible!
    I really like your post for today with these funny photos and your husband! hahaha I have laughted a lot with his shoes. And you are so nice in jeans, I really like casual outfits, you know it!



    • Greetje
      28 May 2014 / 11:21

      Skinnies had my name on it. I love them. Don’t start thinking everybody in The Netherlands is still wearing clogs as that is not true. Very few do. Really only farmers do. And my husband…

  16. 28 May 2014 / 15:16

    Lovely. Gorgeous outfit. The blouse is so chic. I see hubby’s getting in on the photo action. And, I know you weren’t gardening…lol. But, you sure look glamorous holding that wheelbarrow….xo

    • Greetje
      28 May 2014 / 19:07

      You know what they say: never judge by appearance as looks can be very deceiving. LOL

  17. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    28 May 2014 / 15:43

    That top is a winner… the details & the fact that you could transform it from formal to sexier in just seconds. And I noticed that you’re a fan of slingbacks….I was a fan too years back & you just made me think to getting back on the slingback heels trend! And so that is Ron….the very generous hubby….nice to see him on your blog!


    • Greetje
      28 May 2014 / 19:18

      Yes, hubby graciouly consented in showing his picture. I have showed him twice before, but you probably missed that. He is really sweet, getting involved in my blog.

  18. 28 May 2014 / 15:43

    Looking good, Greetje. Both heels are pretty! Ron looks slim and good too. Ok, and Charlie too, but that dog’s a natural..hahaha!

    • Greetje
      28 May 2014 / 19:19

      Ron is very creative (you know that), so his ideas for photography usually work out very well.

  19. Elle
    29 May 2014 / 05:17

    A cuter woman behind a wheelbarrow, we shall never see!
    I do love this blouse so much and I must say I am a big fan of the little bow.
    Those silver slingback shoes are simply stunning and fit you perfectly. Cleavage or no.!!
    And those black Prada pumps are beautiful also. I must say it looks like you’re having a lot of fun and you look so classic in this black and white top. Those skinny jeans I love, you know that. Kisses, Elle

    • Greetje
      29 May 2014 / 10:04

      Thanks Elle, for all these compliments. It is nice to photograph for the blog together with Ron. He has nice ideas, is very creatice and the photos turn out better than the boring selfies in my garden.

  20. niewidzialna kobieta
    31 May 2014 / 12:48

    Great look, very nice shirt.I like it.Greetings 🙂

    • Greetje
      31 May 2014 / 17:37

      Thank you very much. It was a lucky catch.

  21. 8 July 2014 / 19:37

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I am sooooooooooooooooo glad you join us, yeahhhhhhhhhhhh
    I love, love, love the silver shoe so perfect for working in the garden, jajajajajjajaja
    You are geniussssssssssssssssssss

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