Green leather jacket with cream skinnies

SAMSUNG CSCWe have had a post with skinnies, then one with a skirt, skinnies, skirt, so time for skinnies again. As promised, herewith another styling of this versatile piece: my green leather jacket. This time with cream skinnies. Sylvia (40+Style) did a whole series with light coloured pieces for winter and I loved her cream trousers. Couldn’t find them myself. When she was over in The Netherlands we hunted together. With success. They are very comfortable and brighten things up a bit.

The jacket is a no-brainer with these trousers, really. Dead easy styling. I hesitated whether my new booties (seen before here) with the leather would make the look common, but decided it was OK. You might disagree and I wholeheartedly invite you to speak your mind in the comments. Don’t be polite.

Let’s go through the photo shoot… Ron and I first tried out the camera and the light. As we had had camera lessons that very morning, we were keen to get it right this time.

Below: Ron found a wall with fun graffiti as background for my outfit in a “sheltered” place. Yeah right…… In the dunes. What did he mean by “there is hardly any wind”? Fortunately I was wearing my trusted parka. Not that stylish or colourful, but ever so good when it is cold.SAMSUNG CSCBelow: although my mood was getting foul, the photo is fun. You can see Ron taking my picture in the glasses.SAMSUNG CSCBelow: Ron told me to step back, towards the wall, because the light was better there. No direct sunshine on my head. Which caused me to question his judgement. As in “What were you thinking? Do you think the location is “good”, when my high heels are sinking into the ground?”SAMSUNG CSCBelow: we got into a good old fight being very cross with one another. (We don’t work well together, you see. Not on any subject. We could never start a business together. Yes, yes I agree, I can be quite a bitch…) The “fight” ended with laughter when Ron said “When we get home, the first thing you are going to do, is reread the LINDA”. Explanation: LINDA is a Dutch magazine. That morning we had been discussing one of their articles on how to keep your longterm relationship healthy. The remedy is: every time you tell the other one off, you have to give two compliments as well. So now, every time I am nagging him, Ron says: “Uh.. LINDA!” Meaning I have to counterbalance hahaha. It actually works very well.

Below: the rest of the photo shoot went in harmony. Isn’t it funny that the graffiti doll is waving a white flag saying “End war now!”hahaha.SAMSUNG CSCBelow: some more graffiti for those who like this SAMSUNG CSCBelow: COLD !!!SAMSUNG CSCBelow: usually, my bum is covered, so I am taking a risk here…. Fortunately the trousers are giving me some shape. SAMSUNG CSCBelow: close-up of the necklace, which is a gift from my dear Scottish friend Pat.SAMSUNG CSCNext week Sabine and I at the flea market.


PS, want to see something more sunny and happy? Have a look at Share in Style of Mis Papelicos. Japanese inspiration this time.

No Fear of Fashion



  1. 15 February 2015 / 19:32

    You two are quite entertaining. I’m loving the LINDA lesson, I think every couple needs to incorporate this advice. You mentioned camera lessons, are you taking them together? If so, how fun is that?
    I actually love the one photo of your face in the bright sunlight, the soft tones is quite beautiful.
    Ok, now for the outfit part, splendid and perfect! I would wear every piece of this ensemble just like you did. Your cream skinnies fit you like a glove and I personally love how they pair with your fantastic booties (which I’m dieing to have) as well as that lovely leather jacket. Color choices are awesome, necklace is awesome, really I just love this look.

    • Greetje
      15 February 2015 / 20:47

      Yes, I would see you wearing it at well. The booties are not very comfortable though. The right boot is, but the left boot isn’t. I also ordered a size up, but they were far too big. This size is good, only the toes area is a bit small and as my right foot is larger than my left… I have problems. Perhaps they will stretch in time. I have already taken to my cobbler for a stretching session. Twice.

      • Greetje
        15 February 2015 / 20:52

        Oh and yes, we had the “teacher” come to our house (he has his shop just around the corner) and he teaches the both of us for a couple of hours on a Saturday morning.

  2. 15 February 2015 / 19:48

    Yes, I love the LINDA lesson as well!
    In fact, your serious faces (pissed off faces, which I too am good at), look like biyatch model faces. Well done! Heh. Especially the one where you talk about your heels sinking into the ground. I love that photo. So in fact, you and Ron are highly suited to each other for photo-taking.
    I like your outfit and I love your cream skinnies. Fantastic outfit. I like light colours in the winter and I’m glad you and Sylvia had success shopping.

    • Greetje
      15 February 2015 / 20:51

      Ron and I are quite a pair haha. We do get into “fights”. I am a pussycat only to be handled with gloves. And he is not that easy either. At the same time we laugh so much with eachother. I suppose this counter balances enough. So far we have been together for 26 years, so we must be doing something right. Neither of us wants to change anything.

  3. 15 February 2015 / 20:11

    I tried on booties very similar to those. They are HOT! I couldn’t keep mine…too hard to walk in : (

    I think you guys found the perfect spot for taking photos of this edgy outfit.

    That necklace is killah too.

    I’m glad Robert doesn’t take my photos any longer. Too much conflict! LOL


    • Greetje
      15 February 2015 / 20:54

      Fortunately Ron and I have fun taking them as well. We are both impatient and pigheaded. Not a good combination. Still… the result is nice. Oh… and those boots are very uncomfortable. Mainly because my right foot is larger than my left foot. So left is doing well, right is hurting.

  4. Elle
    15 February 2015 / 20:36

    This is my favorite post of yours. It is partly because of the outfit, which i lOVE, but mostly because you told a story, one with photos which are not your best,, and with side splitting truth.

    So this is going to be ONE long response, sorry in advance,
    I love your outfit, every bit, every stitch. Love the color palette, and am glad you found cream trousers.
    Of course the skinnies look great on you and now is the time to say it: I am giving it up to your bum!
    A derriere to be proud of.
    Perfect styling, yes this was easy, but obtaining the cream skinnies was not, I do disagree on one point,
    The parka is very stylish.
    I love the graffiti wall, and found it perfectly ironic to see the white flag.
    Love the necklace, it is contemporary and is the perfect finishing touch.
    I will remember the Linda rule! It is a good one.
    Cheers to you, Ron, and a perfect photo shoot.
    My idea of perfection, anyway, and you will see why in the next month or so…
    you do look stunning, and inspirational!
    xx, Elle

    • Greetje
      15 February 2015 / 20:59

      I never know how people will react to a post and readers keep amazing me. This one is not that different from other posts, is it? Or is it because I am publishing a photo which is me not at my best? Did that before as well (like in The station of Haarlem).
      Never mind, as long as you like it, I am happy.
      There will be graffiti in the post in two weeks time as well. And then graffiti will be out for a while.
      Oh I never mind a long respons. Quite the contrary.

  5. 15 February 2015 / 23:10

    Greetje….This look is absolutely fantastic for you….very hip! You and your bum pull it off well!!! Totally honestly, the pants bulge a tad above the boots….it might look better if they didn’t (any way to tuck them into your socks so they are tighter, or cuff them right above the bootie?—not sure but it’s not a deal breaker…just a tiny detail) And the necklace….smashing!!! Jodie

    • Greetje
      16 February 2015 / 05:45

      I hadn’t seen the bulging of the trousers yet, but you are right. Thanks. I will pay attention to that.

  6. 16 February 2015 / 04:28

    Great outfit and great story. Not sure if it’s such a good idea to share the Linda with the husband though… When I ask my hubby to take pictures I know that I can’t be too demanding. It needs to be quick and I definitely can’t give him too many directions. Sometimes it works though as I was happy with last week’s pictures. As you know I love the jacket, and in fact will feature its cousin today. I just saw that this color green was featured quite a bit at New York Fashion Week, so we are actually ahead of the trend!

    • Greetje
      16 February 2015 / 05:48

      Yeah… Ahead of a trend… That makes a change for me haha.
      I cannot give Ron many directions. But if I don’t like the result, I won’t use it and he is not pleased either. Looking forward to your photos.

  7. Happiness at Mid Life
    16 February 2015 / 07:29

    Very edgy outfit – I love it! I am the same way with my hubby. We thought about opening a small business together but both are too conservative to take the risk.


    • Greetje
      16 February 2015 / 18:22

      So are we. But when my husband left his company on an early retirement, he did start his own business (no risk anymore) and is quite successful.

  8. 16 February 2015 / 08:21

    Oh, this post is so funny! And the white flag is priceless!

    Great, great look Greetje! Your skinnies are super flattering! As I mentioned on my blog, I’ve been really looking closely at how women are wearing their skinny jeans, and one way was to roll them just to the top of the bootie. Have you tried that? You’ve got the long legs to carry off really any look!

    • Greetje
      16 February 2015 / 18:28

      Me and booties…. A difficult relationship. When I roll my skinnies up, I want pumps underneath them. It looks so nice: trousers, a bit of skin of the foot (not the leg) and then (preferably but not necessary) a pointy toe. Rolling my skinnies up to just above my booties… I don’t know. Hmmm wait a minute… I am going to try that right now… Hang on… OK I am back. Verdict: no way. It shortens my legs. Cuts them in pieces: the boots, the rim of the rolling up and the trousers themselves.
      While I don’t mind wearing f.i. white shorter booties over trousers, I do mind this look. Sorry.

      • 16 February 2015 / 18:53

        Oh, no apology please! 🙂 I’m grateful for your explanation! When I look at images on the internet, there is no way to tell if the model is 6′ tall or otherwise, and things can be misleading. I’ve got a few pairs of booties this season, and I am finding them a bit tricky to wear in a complimentary way. Having said that, they’re fun and comfy. I could probably unroll my new dark skinny jeans and tuck them right into the booties as you’ve done here. Thanks Greetje!

        • Greetje
          16 February 2015 / 20:26

          When you find a few tricks, please share them as I find them tricky to style too. And it also depends on you personal taste. Anja and Sylvia both love boots which are very narrow around the ankle and wear them with a skirt. I love them wider around my legs, sort of opening up like a flower, which they find terrible. So many people so many different tastes. And I am 5ft74, so quite tall.

  9. 16 February 2015 / 08:54

    That leather jacket is a WANT, WANT, WANT, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
    I have never seen anybody soooooooooooo good in skinnies.
    You go girl.
    Tons of love.

    • Greetje
      16 February 2015 / 18:29

      Haha, thank Sacramento. Have you seen Sylvia? She is showing two similar leather jackets today. Very nice too.
      Everything alright with hubby?

  10. MyEmptyBag
    16 February 2015 / 10:13

    I like the photo with the sun and your outfit it’s perfect with these trousers the jacket works really nice!


    • Greetje
      16 February 2015 / 18:30

      Thank you. In the near future I will show those booties with skinny jeans and a big wide top (I am wearing it as I type). Looks even better.

  11. Mrs C
    16 February 2015 / 10:44

    Green and cream is a yummy combination! That makes me thinking, do I have something of such in my closet? Time to consider! I think your booties are far from the cliche tight top booties we see these days (guilty of cliche myself) therefore they do not make you look ordinary especially with this pairing.

    • Greetje
      16 February 2015 / 18:33

      I always have to be careful not to dress commonly. I do have that in my character haha.

  12. 16 February 2015 / 11:51

    The background perfectly matches your outfit! That confirms Ron is a great photographer!!
    Funny story about Linda and the counterbalance…the tip is precious! I will keep it in mind!!
    Very modern look and the jacket is really versatile! Green and cream colour go so well together! I am not a fan of skinnies, but on you they work…what about a cream skirt and heels? ( you already knew I would have said something of the kind!!! ) 🙂

    • Greetje
      16 February 2015 / 18:34

      I have tried that too.. Because of you…. Coming up in the near future. The jacket looks very nice indeed with a cream pencil skirt.

  13. Katrien
    16 February 2015 / 12:11

    Ha ha ha ha ha , I love the honesty of how you and Ron get the pictures taken, I can just hear the two of you. I told Marc already about the Linda as soon as I got back from Holland:) Love every single item of your item an its colors. Necklace is beautiful.

    • Greetje
      16 February 2015 / 18:36

      Thanks Katrien. You know the jacket is from your favourite shop in Haarlem?

  14. Marianne
    16 February 2015 / 14:21

    I prefer you wearing your lacket with skinny jeans instead of skirts. Because I think skinnies are just made four your figure. Love your new cream skinnies. The model of your booties are great, shoes are getting there pointed noses back, so a little more painfull then the round ones. Your necklace is a beautifull present and match great with your outfit. I have one advantage I don’t have to read the Linda, since I have no one to argue with, and my cat is quite devoted to me.P.S. Great sunglasses.

    • Greetje
      16 February 2015 / 18:37

      There are more people devoted to you Marianne. You are a lovely person.

  15. Mel Reardon
    16 February 2015 / 17:02

    I absolutely love urban graffiti! Perfect photo spot for that outfit.

    • Greetje
      16 February 2015 / 18:37

      More graffiti from Amsterdam in two weeks! We found a great spot.

  16. 16 February 2015 / 20:32

    Greetje! I like these photos- show your bum more often! The necklace is a charmer as is the great mural behind you. I don’t like light colored jeans on me- I try to wear them but they never look good. Mixed feelings over all about them. However I do think you do them justice. Your legs, lady are top notch!

    • Greetje
      17 February 2015 / 06:00

      There are a lot of things I am insecure about (like all women) but my legs … I acknowledge.. they are good. Which is why I emphasize them. The bum … hmmm sometimes it works but it is not my best feature. So nice to hear from you again Bella. Hope everything works fine for you in the vintage business.

  17. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    17 February 2015 / 00:30

    OMG you guys are so entertaining I swear – I could literally imagine your hilarious exchanges! I could also take a page off that LINDA lesson. Well on a style note I prefer you wearing that moto jacket over your cream skinnies and matching booties!


    • Greetje
      17 February 2015 / 06:01

      Ron and I are a good pair although sometimes a bit tireing haha. Glad you like the outfit Rebecca.

  18. 17 February 2015 / 15:40

    Sounds like the “Linda” solution is working, because your photos are outstanding. Love how you and Ron work together in a real way, and it becomes part of your blog process. Very entertaining, I might add. But then, that’s what you’re known for!

    I am crazy for your leather jacket. It works well with the graffiti background!

    • Greetje
      17 February 2015 / 20:03

      We have “done” another photo shoot which you will see in two weeks with graffiti in the background. Ron found a spot in Amsterdam which is really quite good. It is a run-down area in a rather expensive street. Lots of tourists were taking pictures as well. I have the idea that Ron doesn’t mind these photo sessions as much as he says he does. LOL

    • Greetje
      17 February 2015 / 20:04

      Hé Patrizia, how lovely to hear from you. And thank you for the compliment.

  19. 20 February 2015 / 05:03

    I love the Linda advice. There have been times when I and the hubby get cross with one another during these photo shoots. They should have a support group for husbands who are the photographers for their wives blogs.

    Dark green and cream is delicious together. So right, like toast and jam. But oh my goodness that statement necklace is too cool. Love it!

    • Greetje
      20 February 2015 / 05:59

      I am afraid if there ever was a support group, they would never attend haha.
      And fortunately most of the times things go smoothly. We are just both very pigheaded and we both use exactly the wrong tone of voice haha.

  20. 26 February 2015 / 18:09

    Love the jacket and the necklace, Greetje!!
    So funny to read about your photo shoots… it is easy when Jasmin takes my photos but more difficult with Alena 😉

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Greetje
      26 February 2015 / 19:44

      That is because there is not enough (polite) distance between the two of you. You are so close, you will say anything.

  21. 5 March 2015 / 17:19

    Love it! Before I saw this post, I pictured the boots with pants just like the ones you’re wearing. Perfect combination.

    I’ve been keeping up with you on Facebook.


    • Greetje
      5 March 2015 / 19:18

      Thanks for keeping up with me on Facebook. But I do love seeing you here too. I try and write in a way it makes you laugh, but I don’t know whether you had the time to read it.

  22. 5 March 2015 / 19:34

    I absolutely read it, and loved all the humor you injected into it. It’s so great that you and your husband share this adventure together.


  23. Jill
    23 August 2015 / 23:45

    Loved the pics. You are a natural classy lady! Now, do you want to sell that green leather jacket? It’s smashing on you!

    • Greetje
      24 August 2015 / 08:24

      Hahaha, too much honour, but thank you. And no I don’t want to sell the jacket. Certainly not after your compliments.

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