Boyfriend jeans with jacket

Boyfriend jeans with jackets (7 van 9)Friday was the start of my short holiday: 10 days. Hurray. My friend Marjolein was coming and we were to hit the town. Which means in my book: flat shoes. The day before I had been in tight skinny jeans and on high heels from very early morning till late in the evening. Even went out to dinner. Which meant a great need for comfort the next day. Starting with the shoes, I chose my white sneakers by Marco Polo (they are white, really they are. I have cleaned them now). And for more comfort, my boyfriend jeans with jacket.

As I had no outfit photos left for a post, I decided to use my tripod again and take some pictures in my garden. (I could hear what Ron was thinking when he came home and saw this. He hates my garden pictures.) But no photos, no post. And you, my dear readers, are not really following me for my art photos, now are you?

I knew my trusted boyfriend jeans were very comfy. A fitted jacket was a must to balance things. First I tried my purple velvet jacket. Dismissed by Ron who didn’t like it with the jeans. Then I tried a lime corduroy jacket but … saw my Kermit green jacket.

Below: I thought I had nailed it. Colourful, just what we needed for springtime.Boyfriend jeans with jackets (2 van 9)Below: not bad from the side either.Boyfriend jeans with jackets (3 van 9)Below: trying to look nonchalant by putting my hands in my pockets. But I noticed that my stomach was showing a lot more than two years ago. I knew I had put on some weight. Now I also knew where……..  Not funny.Boyfriend jeans with jackets (1 van 9)Below: I decided not to publish the photos where my stomach was bulging and to hide it by adding a blouse. A bit better, but I was getting a very manly vibe by then. This was not elegant enough. In hindsight I think the problem was caused by the sneakers. Boyfriend jeans and sneakers is just a bit too much for me.Boyfriend jeans with jackets (5 van 9)Below: detail of the necklace (gift from Daniela, The Pretty Cute). And on the left (my right hand), my new wedding ring. Gift from my husband Ron for our 20th anniversary.neckace green and blackBelow: I went back upstairs and grabbed my bright blue Karen Millen jacket, being in a hurry now as Marjolein was about to arrive at the station. Quickly ….what necklace? Oh the white one (gift from Anja, the Curly Traveller). Why not, it is certainly feminine…. OK BETTER.Boyfriend jeans with jackets (8 van 9)Below: details of the white flower necklace. white flower necklaceBelow: and last but not least, these same boyfriend jeans with a black&white jacket and (sort of) Oxford shoes. Taken June 2013. The same white T-shirt, but with less weight on me. BummerBoyfriend jeans with black and white jacket Well…. back to tummy exercises and living on lettuce and water… sigh. …… Only joking… yes, I have to do more exercises, but living only on lettuce?? No. I have to restain myself from chocolate Easter eggs and the such.

And looking at all these photos…. I need a new smile, fooks. This one is getting stale.


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  1. 5 April 2015 / 17:42

    Jeans and a jacket are my favorite uniform. I even great away with it at work if the jeans are dark washed like yours. You look great in each picture and I love the green one for a touch of Spring!

    • Greetje
      5 April 2015 / 21:03

      Still Pam, I would feel more comfortable with a little heel instead of these plump sneakers.

  2. Sue
    5 April 2015 / 18:21

    There’s nothing wrong with your smile. I like the blue, I also like the green outfit with the shirt and green necklace. I think you’re wrong about it looking too masculine. You are too critical of yourself. Love your posts.

    • Greetje
      5 April 2015 / 21:04

      Yes I admit, we women are quite severe with ourselves. But I think that with a little heel the outfit would have been better.

  3. 5 April 2015 / 18:28

    I like the garden photos Greetje!! I agree with Sue though…you are too critical of yourself! The green jacket & white t-shirt looked fabulous (what tummy,really!)—I did like it better than the button down–not sure why! But the blue & white looked fantastic also!!! Nice & modern yet comfortable!! The real question is did you have a fun day? jodie

    • Greetje
      5 April 2015 / 21:05

      I normally are not that shy in publishing photos which are not that flattering, but today I decided to leave them out hahaha. Oh yes, as I get older my stomach it sticking out ! The things your body does as it grows older!
      And yes I had a fun day. It is always ever so nice to be with friends.

  4. Marianne
    5 April 2015 / 19:39

    I like both combinations too. It isn’t the colour of the jacket that matters but the fact that you combine the boyfriend jeans with something fitted. Although if you really want to go sporty an oversized sweater will do the trick too. And what stomach, you can still close your jackets mine are always wide open.

    • Greetje
      5 April 2015 / 21:07

      Hahaha… you know what I mean. Old age is not passing me by as you know.
      I just would have been better combining it with a little heel. Or as you say… go completely casual and put an oversized sweater on.

  5. 5 April 2015 / 19:47

    I like your garden photo’s but then again I’m immensely curious about how other people live ! No need to worry about a stomach sticking out, I couldn’t see it anyway, you look absolutely fine and happy in these pictures! I really like the bright blue jacket, looks a bit like a KLM-uniform jacket 🙂
    Have a good Easter, Irmin

  6. 5 April 2015 / 20:03

    Hi Greetje…what fun to read about your ‘process’. {I hope you were able to pick up Marjolein on time, LOL.} First up…I love the relaxed boyfriend jeans and runners look in general, AND, on you! I really love the green jacket with the shirt, but agree that it leans toward the androgynous look. I find a lightweight silk scarf always brings a feminine element!

    PS You look awesome, so don’t fret about a little tummy.

    • Greetje
      5 April 2015 / 21:12

      Yes Marjolein and I had a lovely day. Too short, as always.
      And I won’t fret Sue, promise (though I didn’t show the pictures of course).
      Glad you agree with my point of view on the look.

  7. 5 April 2015 / 22:52

    We are always our own worst critics aren’t we?

    I like the outfit with the green. I also find it a challenge when trying to wear sneakers with an outfit. I think we are too accustomed to seeing ourselves in heels.

    Glad you had a girlfriend’s day. Those are the best!

    Have a great vacation! Are you off to Paris soon?


    • Greetje
      5 April 2015 / 23:29

      No I am off to Torino, Italy. Next Thursday.Looking forward to it. Are you going to Paris?

  8. 6 April 2015 / 01:17

    Greetje I’m crazy for the green blazer. It’s such a lovely shade and really pops against the dark denims and white tshirt. At first I thought the floral necklace was a part of the top…a ruffled collar. Either way, it’s very pretty.

    • Greetje
      6 April 2015 / 15:48

      Thanks Glenda. I love the green jacket, but I prefer to wear it on skinny or straight jeans, black, white or blue. Much nicer.

  9. Happiness at Mid Life
    6 April 2015 / 07:23

    You have a great figure and you don’t need to worry about a little tummy (I honestly don’t even see it). I like both outfits, I think they look great on you. I prefer to have blazers open with casual wear since it looks more relaxed.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Greetje
      6 April 2015 / 15:50

      No you don’t see the tummy, because I didn’t publish the photos where it was showing haha. And yes I like to wear blazers open as well. But the trousers oroved to be a bit of a challence with sneakers. Had I put on heels, I would have left the jacket open.

  10. Marjolein Bruens
    6 April 2015 / 10:02

    You really looked lovely in the blue jacket and because your atitude nothing looks “manly” on you

    my dear friend. We had a great time in Haarlem and i finally found my balletshoes thanks to you!

    Seeing the pictures i must say that i still love you silver oxford shoes with the jeans.

    Enjoy your weekend.


    • Greetje
      6 April 2015 / 15:50

      I will dust my Off my Oxfords haha

  11. Katrien
    6 April 2015 / 10:41

    Green blazer with t-shirt and necklace and the tummy that I can’t see is definitely my favorite so is the old post from 2013 with the shoes with a tiny heel. Somehow the closed blue blazer with the sneakers work less well for me as it is a bit more very ‘netjes’ on top and very casual at the bottom.
    Enjoy Italy!

    PS: Am probably coming to Europe for 3 weeks in july.

    • Greetje
      6 April 2015 / 15:51

      I like “netjes” on top and casual at the bottom. Or the other way around. But I agree, this was not my best styling. Better luck next time.

  12. 6 April 2015 / 20:47

    Ahh we are the same – changing parts of our outfits till we like the whole look. Both jackets are fabulous, btw! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

    • Greetje
      7 April 2015 / 09:35

      If I were to do that more often Patti, I would have even better outfits. But I am pretty lazy and not very creative.

  13. 6 April 2015 / 20:50

    A blazer and a pair of jeans is a good casual outfit and always works! I am a fan of high heels, but I know that not always are the best solution… both jackets are beautiful . Are they of cotton?? Your look seems very spring!!

    I can’t wait to see your outfit next Thursday in Turin!!!

    • Greetje
      7 April 2015 / 09:40

      The blue one is 74% cotton and 26% of something I have never heard of. The green one is cotton with polyester. The green one is spring and the blue one summer. I am now throwing all my clothes on the bed trying to find out what to bring to Turin…. so difficult when you cannot choose high heels.

  14. 6 April 2015 / 21:01

    Love this look, it’s right up my everyday alley. And you hit it right on the nail with both blazers, they look wonderful paired with your boyfriend jeans. I actually prefer the green with the tee and causual looking beeded necklace the best, gives off a confident yet stylish vibe. Your Marco Polo sneakers are fantastic, practical, fun and still stylish.
    Hope you had a fun filled day, (oh I know you, so I’m certain you did). And enjoy your short holiday!

    • Greetje
      7 April 2015 / 09:43

      Yes we had a wonderful day (too short as always). I am now in the process of trying to come up with outfits to take to Turin (in two days) where I am meeting blogger Daniela. It is 6 degrees Celcius there in the morning and evenings and 21 degrees Celcius in the afternoon…. Difficult! And she can walk on high heels for 10 hours on end. I only last for an hour. So I have to bring flat shoes and you know I am don’t like them. Clothes are everywhere in the bedroom….

  15. 7 April 2015 / 08:27

    You really have a great collection of blazers. I think because the blue blazer is slightly shorter I prefer it. Does it matter? Not in the least. You still look fantastic in both the green and the blue. I don’t get a manly vibe at all. At least you have shape up top.
    Lately I’ve worn my sneakers and jeans and even a blazer too.
    What’s wrong with the smile?! I love your smile.

    • Greetje
      7 April 2015 / 09:49

      Blazers look good on me, like skinnies do to. So I tend to buy a lot of them LOL.
      When you said the blue blazer was shorter I was really surprised, but then I got it… it is longer at the back.
      I might have shape on top but I am an inverted triangle which is very manly.
      Are you going to show the combination of sneakers, jeans and blazer on your blog? I have seen it with a jeans jacket, but not with a blazer yet.
      And there is nothing wrong with the smile as such, but I look exactly the same in all photos, which makes it a little dorky and artificial.

  16. MyEmptyBag
    7 April 2015 / 10:16

    uhmmmm not for me this time Gretje, I don’t like boyfriend with this kind of jackets.. I really like masculine style but with a feminine touch if you put a suit jacket with a boyfriend to me is so much masculine! hehehe


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    • Greetje
      8 April 2015 / 16:43

      I totally agree with you. This outfit will not be repeated. I really need to look into this. Thanks for your honesty. Much appreciated.

  17. elle
    7 April 2015 / 22:00

    First the opening shot made me smile!
    Love both looks and I agree after a full day of heels, one needs comfort.
    The two jackets added polish to your otherwise casual look.
    I love both the blue and green jackets, and each necklace is perfect with them.
    Love the texture of the white one that you wore.

    Not to be contrary,
    I WOULD follow you for your art photos!

    And I do not see where you have put on any weigh.
    Love your hands in your pockets : nonchalant and casual >

    Thumbs up!
    xx, Elle

    • Greetje
      8 April 2015 / 16:45

      Still, I wouldn’t repeat this outfit. I will try and combine it differently. And you didn’t see where I put on weight as I didn’t post those photos haha. As for art photos… we are still a long way away from that. Never mind, I like the learning path.

  18. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    8 April 2015 / 06:19

    Totally my kind of ensemble – a blazer with jeans! So understatedly sexy and comfy in one look!


    • Greetje
      8 April 2015 / 16:45

      I didn’t think it was sexy at all. At least not on me. With heels yes. With sneakers? No.

  19. 8 April 2015 / 08:54

    Very nice style with colourful jackets and beautiful necklaces on top, and great jeans below! Both outfits have a spring feel, but the blue one is my favourite. That white flower necklace is gorgeous 🙂

    • Greetje
      8 April 2015 / 16:47

      yes the white flower necklace is indeed very beautiful. A real eye catcher. My friend Anja knew exactly I would fall in love with it. A great present. Although I have to say that I also got necklace presents that were out of my comfort zone, but proved to be really good.

  20. 10 April 2015 / 15:08

    Love the blue and green jackets for spring. And your smile – never stale!

    The white flower necklace is interesting and unique, and adds texture as well as beauty to your composition!

    • Greetje
      13 April 2015 / 17:43

      I am wearing the green jacket today with black skinnies, black top and leopard high heels… much better.

  21. 14 April 2015 / 02:35

    You sure know how to style a blazer.

    I love them all, especially how you pair them up with sneakers and flats. It’s such a relaxed, chic look and comfy look.

    • Greetje
      15 April 2015 / 19:20

      Comfy yes, chic… no, not really. Not in my eyes. Too manly, too masculin. I will never wear my boyfriend jeans like this again.

  22. 17 April 2015 / 04:38

    The jeans and sneakers are fine, but I don’t like the jackets on top of it. Like Marianne says: either go all ‘comfy’ and choose an oversized sweater in a cool design, pattern or material. Or choose something flowy, and feminine.

    Btw: I like you as a blond (in regards to your other post)! And hey, you revamped your blog-design; great!

    • Greetje
      17 April 2015 / 07:31

      Yep, I agree, this was not a good look. Glad you like my new blogdesign.

  23. 25 April 2015 / 21:25

    I envy how great you taller girls all look in jeans and any color sneakers or flats. I’ve just not got the hang of it. Part of that is getting used to look like I’m standing in a hole.
    You look grand … love the tweedy black/white jacket with the oxfords the best, I think, but I’m pretty taken by your first photo, as as well. Looking sharp, as always.

    • Greetje
      26 April 2015 / 10:33

      Being rather tall, I take this feature for granted most of the time. Thank you for reminding me I should be grateful. It is true that it has benefits. Love the way you express yourself …. “I look like I am standing in a hole” haha.

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