Red sweater from Ally

Red sweater white skinnies sneakers (1 van 1)One Sunday late afternoon, Ron and I went to a nearby estate to walk our dog Charlie. She loves that park and I thought it would be a good photo opportunity. Because…. I was wearing the red sweater gained at the clothes swap during the 40+ Blogger meet-up. It used to be Ally’s who is a transgender and blogs as Shybiker. Ally picked my black pleated skirt with a coloured rim from the swap. I hope it was a fair trade as I really enjoy this sweater with its see-through hem. 

As we arrived Ron wanted some action photos and threw his cap at me (it is his latest thing…). He made many, many photos of this “event” as I do not have any hand-eye coordination. At all. As you can see below. I don’t think I caught the darned thing more than once. Charlie was very interested to join the game.Red sweater white skinnies sneakers (4 van 22)

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Below: pathetic… honestly.Red sweater white skinnies sneakers (2 van 22)To our surprise and delight there was a little fair going on. Some of the merchants were already packing up, but we were still able to see most of the stalls. I was very tough with myself and did not buy any jewellery or scarfs. I am a sucker at fairs… nearly every stall I am game.

Below: the pink calling card I am holding is the only thing I took from the jewellery stall.Red sweater white skinnies sneakers (6 van 22)Red sweater white skinnies sneakers (15 van 22)Below: plants and flowers for sale.Red sweater white skinnies sneakers (5 van 22)Below: icecream from a cute van.Red sweater white skinnies sneakers (10 van 22)Below: all sorts of meat products. I bought a French sausage and some spread.Red sweater white skinnies sneakers (8 van 22)Below: the mansion of the estate Beeckestijn. The weather was a bit unpredictable. BeeckestijnBelow: in front of the house there is a sort of a grass dip with a path around it. That day filled with vans and stalls. Most of them selling food.Red sweater white skinnies sneakers (14 van 22)

Red sweater white skinnies sneakers (16 van 22)Below: biological chips, french fries, whatever you call them.Red sweater white skinnies sneakers (12 van 22)Below: I went for a waffle. A real Belgian one. Delicious.Red sweater white skinnies sneakers (9 van 22)Below: as I said.. delicious. Some cream on my nose thanks to Ron.Red sweater white skinnies sneakers (13 van 22)Below: this guy was lifting the mood with some old fashioned music.Red sweater white skinnies sneakers (11 van 22)Below: as the stalls were really packing up we went further down the park, to a formal garden. See how great a green background is with a red sweater?Red sweater white skinnies sneakers (19 van 22)Below: some photos of the flowers and the statue.Red sweater white skinnies sneakers (22 van 22)

Red sweater white skinnies sneakers (1 van 1)-2Below: Ron’s favourite: now you see me, now you don’t.Now you see me now you dontBelow: one last one…. I love these little tree tunnels. Oh yes and the outfit: red sweater with black see-through hem (Ally’s), white skinnies (Adriano Goldschmied), All Stars sneakers, black and white bracelet (Etsy shop by Bella, the Citizen Rosebud) and a little thrifted leather bag.Red sweater white skinnies sneakers (20 van 22)Greetje

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  1. 6 September 2015 / 17:52

    A fun look for a fun day! And so nice to see Charlie out and about with you too! I’m pretty sure I would have gone for the Belgian waffle too!

    • Greetje
      6 September 2015 / 20:22

      Mind you Sue, it was hard to choose as there was much delightful food.

  2. 6 September 2015 / 18:09

    What a nice outfit and beautiful location for this shoot! Very nice pictures Ron!

    • Greetje
      6 September 2015 / 20:22

      So nice to have a photographer at hand Misja.. haha

  3. 6 September 2015 / 18:47

    Hahaha, I love how Ron was throwing the hat in the air and your efforts to catch it, especially the lunge shot – your legs look a mile long, and I write that as a compliment. What did you expect when you were wearing running shoes? Your writing made me laugh out loud.
    There are many fantastic photos of you here. You’re right – the red against the green background is a winner.
    I like how you’ve styled this top from Ally. The see-through hem is an unexpected and nice touch. The perfect outfit for a fun day out.

    • Greetje
      6 September 2015 / 20:24

      Actually I am quite proud I came up with the trousers and sneakers. It does make the outfit casual but stil different and somehow elegant. (Ssssthttt…do you think I am learning how to style??? Might that be possible?)

    • Greetje
      6 September 2015 / 20:26

      Well Gaby I will say my life is indeed rather good and fun. But as my mother always said to me when I was young: photos are deceiving. I am presenting the best and most successful shots. And I do not publish a story that make you cry haha.

  4. Anke
    6 September 2015 / 21:16

    Really enjoyable your Beeckesteijn experience Greetje! Paul and I have considered Beeckesteijn as a for our wedding..
    And I like your outfit, especially your Black sneakers are a good match!

    • Greetje
      6 September 2015 / 22:13

      I can imagine you have considered Beeckestijn for your wedding. There is another “orangerie” in the estate behind it, which lends itself perfectly for such an event (Waterland?)
      Nice of you to comment.

  5. Jill
    6 September 2015 / 23:40

    You look lovely in red! Looks like a fun event!

    • Greetje
      7 September 2015 / 05:58

      Yes red looks good on me. I don’t have much red in my wardrobe though. If it isn’t a popular fashion colour, it is hard to get. Apparently this winter season I can get lucky in finding red and green items.

  6. Elaine
    7 September 2015 / 00:30

    I love your post. It feels like we readers were along for the ride. Your outfit of red sweater, white skinnies was perfect for the occasion. I love your sneakers too. Keep showing us your style. It’s great!

    • Greetje
      7 September 2015 / 05:59

      Oh thanks Elaine. What a nice compliments. I will do my best to keep you amused.

  7. 7 September 2015 / 00:42

    That vibrant red is such a gorgeous color on you! I love the sheer hem and how you’ve styled with the white jeans. Great park pictures.

    • Greetje
      7 September 2015 / 06:00

      Hopefully the shops will offer me more red items this winter. It has not been a popular colour for a long long time.

  8. 7 September 2015 / 00:46

    That sweater is so cool. I didn’t realize the sheer black was apart of it. Nice. And you put it all together so well too. Luv the action shots. What a beautiful place for a fair. We certainly don’t have anything like that in Chicago! Although this long weekend is the free Jazz Fest down at the lake front. Millions of people come in from all over to hear bands play non-stop. I think around 2 million. It happens every September. The Blues Fest happens every July, same thing. I never go to either – too many people for me.

    • Greetje
      7 September 2015 / 06:02

      I love these events and I don’t mind crowds. But I do find myself not being bothered as I get older. And that worries me.

  9. 7 September 2015 / 01:21

    Lovely outing – and that sweater is perfect for you. Wasn’t the Swap so much fun?

    • Greetje
      7 September 2015 / 06:04

      The swap was a perfect idea and a very fun happening indeed.

    • Greetje
      7 September 2015 / 06:05

      Spot on Rebecca. Both colours are my favourites. It is just hard to get red items when it is not a fashion colour. Perhaps this winter?

  10. marjolein
    7 September 2015 / 08:51

    The pictures on the bottom- now you see me…- reminds me of a film with the titel
    “don’t look back’. It looks like a great day with your hubby. Red is always so nice to you.

    • Greetje
      7 September 2015 / 21:13

      Don’t know the film (my mistake I am sure). And you are right, red is one of my best colours. Apparently this winter there will be a lot of red, dark red and green. I am looking forward to that.

  11. 7 September 2015 / 11:41

    Those photos of you and the cap are funny! Charlie seems to puzzlle… 🙂
    Red is nice on you… I can imagine your sweater with a pen skirt and high heels…cute bag as well … ( as far as I can see )
    Can’t wait to see you again!!


    • Greetje
      7 September 2015 / 21:55

      The sweater on a penil skirt??? Hmmm thanks Dan. I will try that.
      And yes red is my colour.
      Sent you an email about visiting.

  12. 7 September 2015 / 12:19

    You action shots are great! And Charlie’s a good sport. Well, Ron, too, but Charlie’s cuter.

    • Greetje
      7 September 2015 / 21:56

      Ahhh.. well, Ron is very cute too hahaha. No I am joking. Ron has a great sense of humour. He makes me laugh so much.

  13. 7 September 2015 / 18:58

    Photographic wonderful, nice and fun look photo report with spotted nose. I like, like you, the combination of white, black and red, are three basic, balanced and modern colors to combine in casual looks. A beautiful appearance, youth, fun and friendly. The more casual Greetje.

    • Greetje
      7 September 2015 / 21:57

      Next week Josep-Maria, I will show you an elegant dress. As instructed by Daniela. And as you like it: elegant.

  14. 7 September 2015 / 21:33

    You saved the best for last.

    I love the outfit with those sneakers. I’m so jealous that my feet won’t allow those type of shoes.

    Looks like a fun day. Apart from having to catch a flying hat! Ha ha!


    • Greetje
      7 September 2015 / 21:59

      The things people get jealous about… ha.. I would never have thought that sneakers would be one of them. I am always jealous of good hair. I think I caught the hat once…
      Having a good time in NY? (Another jealousy thing. In a good way. I don’t begrudge you this.)

  15. elle
    8 September 2015 / 02:55

    What fun you and looking chic Grretje! I loved the photos of you trying to catch the cap, I love motion shots. Wonderful causal outfit, and I love that you added this red sweater, that it was Ally’s who I also follow, and especially love the chiffon trim which gives it bit of elegance. The sneakers are great too.
    Pretty bag, great shape ( you and the bag ) !!
    xx, Elle
    cudos to Ron, these are really good shots, and I do the the hide and seek, shots, too.

    • Greetje
      8 September 2015 / 20:20

      Thanks Elle. The sweater is a real gem. And so is Ron haha.

  16. 8 September 2015 / 16:53

    You are a brave woman for walking and playing with the bog in white. But it pays off as you look smashing and that top was the perfect swap for you!

    • Greetje
      8 September 2015 / 20:23

      You know I never even think about my clothes and the dog? Which has lead to the tragic loss of my orange leather perforated jacket. She jumped up and her nails got caught in the perforations…. So I am not brave, just stupid.
      Did you get anything at the swap?

  17. Marianne
    8 September 2015 / 17:37

    My kind of sweater. Loose fit and the hem gives it that little extra. Red is your colour , but I think burgundy is going to be the red for this winter. Beeckestein is a lovely place . In the summer there is a big fair. Great place to be. Holland seen through the camera handled by Ron and two great models is a fun place to be.

    • Greetje
      8 September 2015 / 20:27

      Do they still have that summer fair at Beeckestijn? I don’t know.

  18. Shawna
    8 September 2015 / 19:14

    The red sweater looks great on you! That was a good choice. I am wearing one of my swap items today too-the magnifying glass necklace made my Wendra! Your day looks delightful, the landscape, the market, the food! Even the hat tossing-lol. Charlie is thinking ‘well if you can’t catch that hat I know I can!’ xoxo

    • Greetje
      8 September 2015 / 20:31

      And Charlie did….. she did run alway with the hat. Me yelling: “don’t allow that dog to chew on that hat !!!!??!!”

    • Greetje
      10 September 2015 / 05:58

      Red suits me well. Fortunately there is more red in the stores, which had led to the purchase of a orange/red silk shirt dress (….).

  19. Mrs C
    10 September 2015 / 14:27

    You know your thing.. red is your color and you grab it! You look really good in red, you compliment the color and vice versa! Hope you are well and enjoying whatever left of summer

    • Greetje
      10 September 2015 / 19:25

      I am my dear, I am. And you are back too? Just bought an orange/red shirt dress beause of this red sweater. All your comments reminded me how much I love red. And it is now in the shops (finally).

    • Greetje
      13 September 2015 / 14:20

      Thanks Chaicy. This outfit was a bit of a surprise to me, but a happy one.

  20. 13 September 2015 / 23:45

    Can’t believe I forgot to comment, probably because I remembered commenting on instagram. This is hands down my favorite look and outfit ever! I would seriously wear this, every item copied to a T. in a heartbeat. It’s so much fun yet, stylish, hype, and fashionably fun all in one complete package. I truly love your shoes and the layering and just how much fun you were having in this outfit. I wanted to join in and play.

    • Greetje
      17 September 2015 / 19:29

      And I came up with this combination myself!! Yeah!! Am I improving or what? To tell you the truth I was rather surprised when I saw the result but instantly knew it was good. You give it much praise dear.

  21. Happiness at Mid Life
    14 September 2015 / 01:50

    Love these fun photos! Looks like a great and that sweater is so pretty on you. I like seeing the more casual side on you.


    • Greetje
      17 September 2015 / 19:30

      Haha, that is funny. In my experience I am nearly always casual with my skinnies. And need to step up to more feminine dresses. But I will gladly accept your compliment.

  22. 14 September 2015 / 20:43

    You look so good in this sweater! And thanks for the skirt; it’s on my list to be shown on my blog.

    • Greetje
      17 September 2015 / 19:31

      Ah.. there you are. I was beginning to wonder. I hope the skirt fits or can be altered. Give me a shout when you show it, will you?

      • 18 September 2015 / 16:36

        Sure. And I’m sorry I overlooked this (fabulous) post. Sometimes my work gets hectic and I miss following blogs for a day or two; then my bloglist piles up so high I can never get back to see what I missed. I appreciate your nice mention. P.S., I’m going to see Suzanne in Niagra Falls in two weeks!

        • Greetje
          18 September 2015 / 17:48

          I know, I know. My work means overtime as well these last months. And a lot of it, so I totally get you. Don’t worry about it. And have fun with Suzanne.

  23. 17 September 2015 / 13:55

    Hi Greetje,

    I love this outfit. It’s so easy but cool looking at the same time. What a score with Ally’s sweater. I’m wondering about this skirt you traded. Do you have any posts of it.

    Markets are kind of rare in Hong Kong–of this variety anyway. I’m the same; it’s hard for me to go into a market and not come away with at least one trinket of some variety.

    It’s fun to start pulling out sweaters isn’t. We have a while over here, but at least the humidity has decreased.

    Have a great day!

    Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

    • Greetje
      17 September 2015 / 19:35

      No I don’t have any posts of the skirt I swapped. It was A-line, smooth and solid black at the back. Pleated and black at the front with horizontal red and blue lines at the bottom front. And it closed with two flaps… oh too hard to explain. Ally is going to show it on her blog soon, she said.
      I am very cross with the weather here in The Netherlands. Probably only two months of decent sunshine and good temperatures. I mean two months… out of 12. We are already down to 15 degrees and rain on September 14. Bummer.

    • 19 September 2015 / 16:22

      Ann, if you want to see the cute skirt Greetje contributed to the swap, swing by my blog later today. It’ll be on display!

      • Greetje
        19 September 2015 / 17:20

        You posted this message to Ann on my blog you silly haha.

  24. 4 October 2015 / 15:30

    Entertaining reportage…again.

    It’s lovely that Ron, you and Charlie all enjoy these outings.

    I went to Beeckesteijn once and I loved it.

    • Greetje
      4 October 2015 / 20:09

      Well, you are not having such a rotten time either …..

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