Cream wide skirt with two tops

Cream skirt Marella with two tops (8 van 8)Right… let’s start at the bottom this time and show you these awesome shoes I bought in Turin when I was with Daniela. They are by Max Mara and photographed by Shoshanna, the girl who also photographed my checked black and white peplum top with the black trousers. The angle Shoshanna chose is brilliant. You can see the screw through the perspex and .. through the left heel you can see the point of the right shoe. I love this photo and ignore the fact that my vains are getting more visible every day (note to self: get rid of them this winter). The shoes are one of two pairs which I combine with a cream wide skirt in this post. Makes the skirt modern (IMO).

Below: this is the skirt with a bright blue silk top (both Marella) and a necklace which I copied from Sylvia (40+Style). More details later. The dog is borrowed from a friendly guy who passed us. Such a cute dog with his tongue out. The sunshine was rather harsh as it was noon, so you can hardly see the shoes. But hey, you got a close-up up front. Don’t complain. Cream skirt Marella with two tops (5 van 8)Below: from the side you get a closer look at the Furla bag. I use it much more than in previous years. No idea why. It was (again) a present from husband Ron.Cream skirt Marella with two tops (6 van 8)Below: a close-up of the necklace. Sylvia of 40+style showed this necklace on her site more than a year ago. I really liked it and as it so happened there is a shop (Goedd) in Haarlem who sells these necklaces. You can make them as long (or as short) as you like by adding more (or less) elements. The elements come in different colours and are made of synthethic material and steal joints. After I bought it last year I just couldn’t find the right outfit to wear it with. Until this day. Ta-da….Cream skirt Marella with two tops (7 van 8)Below: one last picture of the dog. So cute. He is yawning. I should have tucked in the front of the top better, but I had to change outfits in the car with no mirror. Need I say more? Looking at these pictures again, I might have to reconsider how to wear this blouse with the skirt and especially what kind of bra to wear it with. Since these boobs started growing, the bra shop assistant sells me big bras which make them look like the spoiler of a car… They might be good quality and a good fit, but I told her I prefer a different silhouette. Working on it.Cream skirt Marella with two tops (4 van 8)Below: Shoshanna also took pictures of this skirt with a cotton black and white jumper (also Marella). You have seen it before in the Turin post, but now I am wearing different shoes and added a purple necklace. (I should have changed my earrings as I never combine attention drawing earrings with an attention drawing necklace. Again… changing in the car and not checking in a mirror caused this.) Say cheese….Cream skirt Marella with two tops (2 van 8)Below: the purple necklace above is from a little shop in Turin, called Soy Sauce. The owners redesign stuff from the seventies. I have shown you some examples before in my Turin post. Here are some more, but check out their website too. Google will translate. If you are interested you might have to send an email.necklaces by Soy Sauce (1 van 2)

necklaces by Soy Sauce (2 van 2)Below: full view with my new white patent leather pumps. The background is an old tram depot.Cream skirt Marella with two tops (1 van 8)Below: and a view from the backCream skirt Marella with two tops (3 van 8)Till next time folks.

Oh, and with these shoes I am proud to joing other bloggers showing their shoes in Shoe and Tell by Style Nudge.


No Fear of Fashion



    • Greetje
      6 July 2015 / 05:51

      Thank you Gaby. Doing my best LOL.

  1. 5 July 2015 / 17:41

    Both tops are really striking on you, especially the blue one. That’s such a rich colour. And those necklaces are really unusal and totally make the outfits! I love the purple one – it’s really fun against the black and white jumper. You’re going to have to make sure you have a dog in every post you do now. It’s going to become your signature!

    • Greetje
      6 July 2015 / 05:54

      If I am out on a photoshoot and somebody passes with a dog, I always ask. Gives me something to do with my hands. As I still feel awkward, not knowing what to do with them. And our own dog is in many posts as well. Glad you liked the outfits.

  2. 5 July 2015 / 21:33

    Fun shoes and fabulous you.
    Love the blue top.
    I bow down to you after seeing you wearing your bikini. Fearless woman indeed

    • Greetje
      6 July 2015 / 05:55

      That was a spontaneous move on IG Sacramento. Not sure whether I would do it again haha. So far so good.

  3. Marianne
    5 July 2015 / 21:58

    I like the blue top but I prefer the second combination better. I tell you why. with the blue top your upper part seems much shorter then the lower part. So a bit out of balance. The second combination is better because of the belt that lenghten the top and balance the lower part. I am sorry, probably what I am saying doesn’t make any sense. Anyway I do like all your new purchases, including your necklaces.

    • Greetje
      6 July 2015 / 05:57

      You are absolutely right. The blue top can work too, but I have to change the way I wear it with the skirt. And wear a different bra with it. And don’t be sorry. I value your honest opinion highly.

  4. 6 July 2015 / 01:22

    Oh my, those heels! I love those heels, what a fun statement they make. Love both ways you styled this skirt but the first is really drawing my full attention. Obviously I adore the shoes and that statement necklace is amazing, I sure wish we had a shop here that sold those. I just like the nice clean lines and overall feel of this first look, but don’t get me wrong, the second is fabulous as well. I mean, look at your shoes AGAIN!
    I’m still laughing that you actually dare ask a stranger to use the dog as part of your photo, you are one brave and funny woman.

    • Greetje
      6 July 2015 / 06:01

      There is not much bravoury needed for a question to borrow a dog.. Most people will not say no to a simple request when asked kindly and politely. What have you got to lose? He might say no. And then what? You didn’t have a dog to start with anyway. No sweat,

  5. 6 July 2015 / 01:40

    I am completely in love with those lucite heel shoes!!!

    • Greetje
      6 July 2015 / 06:01

      That happened to me too. I saw them and fell in love.

  6. 6 July 2015 / 02:41

    Love both of your shoes! The first ones look like they should be in an art gallery.

    The white with the blue top is very striking. As is that cool necklace.

    The puppy is adorable.

    I didn’t know you could get rid of veins. I need that.


    • Greetje
      6 July 2015 / 06:02

      No you don’t need that (veins removed). It involves doctors and needles.

      • 6 July 2015 / 14:33

        You are right then : ) Not for me.

  7. 6 July 2015 / 03:04

    WOW! I love that shade of BLUE!! Suits you very well Greetje. The skirt is a fabulous style and I like the last photo which shows how beautifully it flares! The shoes are quite unique!

    Have a great week!
    ♥ carmen

    • Greetje
      6 July 2015 / 06:03

      i am getting better in the shoe department Carmen. Is sometimes a difficult thing for me. Thanks for the compliments.

  8. Happiness at Mid Life
    6 July 2015 / 03:54

    I like both ways you’ve styled this skirt. The first pair of heels are just stunning – such a work of art!


    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Greetje
      6 July 2015 / 06:04

      When I saw those shoes Alice, I fell in love. So great when they do actually have your size.

    • Greetje
      6 July 2015 / 06:05

      Thanks Nora. I just have to put some more time and effort into the way I wear the blue top with the skirt. The way I did it now makes my upper body too short.

  9. 6 July 2015 / 06:46

    Ooh, you certainly got my attention with that opening shoe shot. Acrylic heels are a favourite. I love that you change in the car. Hehehe. A model through and through. Both of these outfits look great. The blue is wonderfully intense. Spoilers? Ha, I’ve never heard that expression in that context before. And I’ve never seen a necklace like the first one. Very cool concept.

    • Greetje
      6 July 2015 / 21:03

      Spoiler… bumper… loaf.. you name it. Meaning one big bump going from left to right.
      The changing in the car was rather…. what shall I say? Reveiling? Fortunately my car was not surrounded by any other cars, and there were only a handful of people crossing that area either on foot or by bike. If they paid close attention, they could have seen me in my underwear haha. I just ignored any of such thoughts and nobody looked. (I think.)

  10. 6 July 2015 / 13:06

    The necklaces are so much fun! They can really change up any simple outfit. Looks like you are having fun!

    • Greetje
      6 July 2015 / 21:03

      Like you I am a necklace lover.

  11. 6 July 2015 / 13:32

    You are very classy and sophisticated lady!
    Interesting necklaces!

  12. 6 July 2015 / 18:41

    I really love the looks, Greetje! The shoes in the first look remind me of a pair of shoes I saw in an episode of Sex and the City. I think it was Charlotte who wore a pair of mules with the plexy heel. Very cool. The circle skirt and electric blue top work beautifully together and with the heels. Well done. And what a photo-ready pet 🙂

    • Greetje
      6 July 2015 / 21:07

      One of my friends pointed out though (and I think she is quite right) that the blue top is making my upper body too short. At least the way I wear it here, tucked in. So I have to work on it.

  13. 6 July 2015 / 22:09

    Both great looks Greetje and both shoes are just fabulous. Both they and your necklaces make these outfits hip and modern!

    • Greetje
      7 July 2015 / 05:29

      Thanks Sylvia. I will work on the proportions though. The way I wear the blue top in this post, makes my upper body very short

  14. 6 July 2015 / 23:14

    I adore the flared skirt with the gorgeous cobalt blue top! It looks fantastic with your amazing shoes! Fabulous look 🙂 hugs, Beata x

    • Greetje
      7 July 2015 / 05:31

      Thank you Beata. I am pleased with it myself, but I think that I need to find a better way to wear that blue top, it does make my upper body a bit short.

  15. 7 July 2015 / 17:02

    Your narrative is quite funny Greetje!!
    I will say I like the casual half tuck of the blue shirt…it looks more spontaneous instead of pre-planned!! And how funny to borrow the dog for the photo shoot!!!
    And that purple necklace…kiss, kiss!! jodie

    • Greetje
      7 July 2015 / 22:53

      Your comment is very flattering. Thank you very much. Made my day.

  16. 8 July 2015 / 12:39

    I love everything! And, just to let you know, they are exposing the new fall-winter collection at the outlet !
    The skirt is a beauty on you, ( I just bought a similar one for me ) and both shoes are great!
    Wonderful and stylish, my dear!! And …I am missing you!

    • Greetje
      8 July 2015 / 19:45

      You little seducer…. I am already bankrupt. But missing you too.

  17. 8 July 2015 / 18:53

    Greetje friend, I love your cream skirt, but I see white, but since you laughed at me a few days ago because of confusing black with green. L O L. The skirt is beautiful, with that long so elegant, and that volume, so pretty. The two tops are beautiful, I can not pick one. The two necklaces are really few cuties. And I love both shoes, the first, with transparent heels are really beautiful. Two proposals, very nice, very smart, and very style I prefer. I really like the post. Greetje elegant and distinguished.

    • Greetje
      8 July 2015 / 19:16

      I know that style is your favourite. You have Daniela of The Pretty Cute to thank for the fact you see me in that style more often these days. She was the one that gently nudged me to dresses and skirts.

      • 8 July 2015 / 19:21

        Well, I thank Dan, by push you, a little more, to my favorite style. She always wears beautiful dresses, simple and elegant. Two beautiful and distinguished friends.

        • Greetje
          8 July 2015 / 19:51

          And all through blogging…

  18. 9 July 2015 / 05:42

    The shoes are stunning! Both pair. I love the transparent heels and the second pair are very unique. Both look beautiful with your cream wide skirt. So much to see and admire in this post. The dog contributes to the action! You live life with exuberance and that is very appealing!

    • Greetje
      9 July 2015 / 20:41

      And here am I, thinking I live such a sheltered boring life haha.

  19. 11 July 2015 / 06:40

    These outfits contain all the elements I look for in a blogger post…beautiful clothing, shoes, and accessories! Of course, cute doggies are a bonus. I wish I were bold enough to *borrow* one of the many dogs that my husband befriends while we are out taking photos! Maybe next time! It does make the photos seem more natural when one’s hands are occupied. So interesting…the concept of redesigning jewelry from another era. I may have to consider that myself. I really enjoy browsing the jewelry sections of my local thrift stores!

    Till SOON!!!!

    • Greetje
      11 July 2015 / 09:01

      Did you see that I have a proportion “problem” with this outfit? The tops make my upper body short and the bra I am wearing with the blue top make my breasts look like the spoiler of a car. Hanging too low as well, which is totally untrue. (I like to specifically point that out haha.)
      So I have to re-examine how to wear the skirt with the tops. Or perhaps with different tops. Or lengthen my upper body with a belt in the colour of the top. I don’t know. But it is not right yet.
      Borrowing a dog is easy. You just tilt your head a little to the side, smile and say: “what an adorable dog. Would you mind awefully if I borrow him or her for a minute to be in the picture?”

  20. elle
    17 July 2015 / 01:46

    Greeetje, I love these two outfits. But first lets start with the shoes! I love them and am grateful for the close up shot. Love the heels.
    My favorite of these looks is the first. I love the brilliant blue blouse with the cream. Simple, and perfect!
    I love each necklace and look forward to checking out the links.
    There first necklace, is my favorite and you did well to wear it with the blue silk!
    Love the narrowed dog!
    xx, Elle

  21. Greetje
    17 July 2015 / 07:02

    It is a very versatile skirt. Funily enough I don’t reach for it as often as you would think. I wonder why. But thanks for the compliments.

  22. 13 August 2015 / 09:53

    Nice combinations and pictures. Love both pairs of shoes!

    • Greetje
      13 August 2015 / 20:46

      Catching up on blogs are you? Much appreciated dear.

  23. 4 October 2015 / 12:08

    Hi Greetje, I adore the the first pair of shoes with the perspex heels. I think anything perspex has a very contempory look which always helps to add a bit of pazazz to an outfit. I’m starting to see veins in my shoe shots too, so am having to be selective to focus on the shoes rather than close ups of the legs. However, that’s no reason to hold back. At the end of the day you look fabulous and really people see the overall image rathen than our shortcomings. Lovely pooch photos too xxx

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