Cream booties

Cream booties (9 van 14)I hit the jackpot with these cream booties. Because…:

  • I love cream booties. No…, I adore cream booties and boots
  • they have an elegant heel and some height but feel like flat shoes
  • I can wear my support soles in them
  • they are modern and look awesome with skinnies
  • and most of all…. I can wear them with bare feet and from the moment I put them on, I could shop on them all day long

Now isn’t that fantastic? I love them to death. They are by a Duch brand called Eijk, based in Amsterdam, but are also sold in more places. And online. OK, they are not cheap. Stupid me, I forgot to check the price before trying them on and found out how much they were at the pay desk. But perhaps that was faith. Because I might not have tried them, had I known the price beforehand. And missing out on them would have been a shame as they are so worth the price. No, I do not get any money or gifts for this review. I bought them myself. Just being very enthusiastic. Every woman should have such shoes.

The day these pictures were taken I went out in Haarlem for coffee with my friend Yvonne, below:Yvonne (1 van 1)For some strange reason, all my friends are really good looking. And Yvonne is no exception.

Anyhow, after the coffee I put the camera in her hands, told her what to do and we went ahead. Below: in front of the coffee shop (one that actually sells coffee…).Cream booties (5 van 14)Below: front shot of my skinny jeans (Denham), the cream boothies and my black sheer knitted top (seen before here).Cream booties (7 van 14)Below: after seeing this photo of the back I knew I had to put another type of top underneath it. As I really dislike this tanktop. In future I am wearing a black T-shirt with exactly the same neckline underneath it. But I had to show the photo because of the heels…Cream booties (8 van 14)Below: details of the necklace (handmade present from Daniela, The Pretty Cute). The sleeves of the knitted top have open-work. Cream booties (4 van 14)Below: close-up of the booties.

Cream booties (3 van 14)

Cream booties (6 van 14)Below: I also tried these booties with my DvF dress. I don’t like this look. Apart from the fact my legs look ridiculously brown, I think I look like a nurse. In my opinion the dress looks far better with the pumps. Cream booties (1 van 14)Perhaps I should wear opaque tights and a pencil skirt with the booties? What do you think?


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  1. 20 September 2015 / 17:31

    Very nice shoes and they go well with skinny jeans. If you can wear them with bare feet … they are perfect!
    For the dress, I would prefer a pair of pumps too, or flats ( I know, you don’t wear them with dresses … )
    Your hair looks different and very beautiful…


    • Greetje
      20 September 2015 / 19:55

      Just been to the hairdresser… it is different again. More shades of brown in it and shorter. A pity as I liked the blond, but it did become a little bit of a helmet. And at the front my hair wanted to go straight all the time. Very annoying.

  2. 20 September 2015 / 17:40

    Perfect booties both with skinny jeans and with your gorgeous dress.

    • Greetje
      20 September 2015 / 19:55

      Ah well you see, I would never wear the booties with the dress. Too much of a nurse.

    • Greetje
      20 September 2015 / 19:56

      I know, I have to stop myself. Otherwise I would wear them every day.

  3. Fiona
    20 September 2015 / 18:47

    Love the booties … you look sensational in skinny jeans!

    • Greetje
      20 September 2015 / 19:56

      yep, we old women can sometimes still rock that boat haha.

  4. 20 September 2015 / 19:02

    Yellow pencil skirt and red top with the white booties – that’s my vote. Or what about your black and white leggings you bought in Vancouver?
    I laughed at the nurse reference. Wouldn’t that be amazing if nurses wore DvF? I’d worry about how the government is spending my healthcare dollars though. Haha.
    But those booties, wow, they are awesome! I’m so glad you bought them even with the sticker shock. The styling is so unusual and they look spectacular with your casual outfit. What a bonus that they are comfy as well, with no socks even.
    Cheers to Yvonne for her photography. You have gorgeous friends because like attracts like, birds of a feather, and all that.

    • Greetje
      20 September 2015 / 20:01

      Hahaha… like attracts like… you are so sweet. Thank you, even though I never see myself like that.
      The booties are my favourite at the moment. I could wear them every day (but I don’t). I will try and wear them with blue opaque tights, a black pencil skirt and ehmmm…. what colour top? And what colour little belt? I have fuchsia and yellow in small belts.
      As for yellow pencil skirt and red top… hmmm. I have that red pencil skirt (dress) I bought with you in the thrift shop. And I have yellow tops. I suppose it will also work the other way around? What colour tights then?
      The black and white leggings would be good !!! Thanks for reminding me.

      • 21 September 2015 / 03:19

        I think any kind of colour blocking would be great with these booties, with each piece a different bold colour. I like your idea of blue tights and the black skirt. I imagine a top in a completely different colour with it. Have fun playing – you’ll find what works best.

  5. elle
    20 September 2015 / 20:10

    Love the cream booties!!! Perfectly styled with the black tunic and skinnies, and also very fetching with that print dress … What a minute .. did i say print dress! Greetje, you are always surprising me! I am so glad you got those shoes… they passed the walking test and are gorgeous … so they are worth every penny and more.

    I recently got white brogues, in patent leather, a bit out there, but they also passed the walking test, and In Manhattan that is saying something !
    Looking great!! Adore the shape of those booties, sleek and modern!!

    xx, Elle

    also love that necklace….

    • Greetje
      20 September 2015 / 20:17

      Oh white patent leather brogues…..lovely. Doesn’t matter that they are a bit out there. They should be. I am very much enjoying my new booties, but will never wear them with this print dress. Ever.

  6. 20 September 2015 / 21:18

    Great booties. I think they look best with pants; I wouldn’t wear them with a skirt. Interesting heel.

    • Greetje
      20 September 2015 / 21:50

      I totally agree with you. But I will try them with opaque tights and a pencil skirt.

  7. 20 September 2015 / 21:34

    Every woman needs, and deserves, shoes she can walk in. And they’re always worth the price. Smart woman, you snapped them up before someone else did.

    • Greetje
      20 September 2015 / 21:52

      Sometimes a purchase disappoints you in use. This time I was pleasantly surprised.

  8. Elaine
    21 September 2015 / 00:05

    I love your cream booties. Would not mind having a pair myself. They were perfect with the jeans and sheer black top. The DVF dress is beautiful but after you pointed out the “nurse” feeling the booties evoked in you it’s probably a wise decision to wear it with different shoes. Maybe black patent pumps? Please show us the booties again with other looks. In the mean time I’ll be looking for some here in the US. Thanks!

    • Greetje
      21 September 2015 / 20:31

      Well Elaine, in my post of last week I showed the DvF dress with red pumps. I think I will stick to that as it rather pops lovely.
      But I will try and find different outfits with these booties. And will show them.

    • 3 October 2015 / 13:43

      Dear Elaine,

      When you want to have the cream Joan booties Also, you can check out if your size is still there. Or mark down the notification.
      Then I Will have a look in the stores for you!
      We ship would wide, because we want all women to be able to walk 24/7 elegant and stylish.

      Enjoy your weekend!
      Jolanda van Eijk

      • Greetje
        3 October 2015 / 17:51

        I wore them again today. Every store I walked into, every person I talked to, commented on the booties. Positively. Everybody thought they were fantastic to see. I told them how fantastic they are to walk on.
        I am your walking and talking billboard Jolanda. LOL
        Of course I tell everybody where to get them. And Elaine.. she does not sponsor me. Honestly. All my own enthusiasm.

  9. 21 September 2015 / 02:00

    Terrific booties! Come share this look at Vis Monday? xox

    • Greetje
      21 September 2015 / 20:31

      Of course I shared them on Visible Monday. Just did.

  10. 21 September 2015 / 02:19

    Oh you definitely scored well with this gift to yourself, those are some amazing booties. I’m going to try that trick of not checking the price next time I want to fall in love with a new pair of shoes. But seriously, those are some increbily gorgeous, yet edgy booties. Love them with your skinny jeans and by the way, the tank underneath the sheer sweater looks just fine, its the style right now.
    Agree, I don’t care for them with your dress, but with a pencil skirt and tights they would look great. Personally I would wear cream tights (the same color as the booties) with your red skirt and red top would look amazing. If you wear them with your black skirt I would wear black tights, but that’s just me speaking here. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

    • Greetje
      21 September 2015 / 20:35

      It is a tricky trick Trina. You might find yourself bankrupt one day. Like me (almost). LOL
      I think the tank underneath the sheer sweater looks messy and askew.
      The pencil skirt outfit will be a challenge for me. Which I accept. But I am against cream tights (just one of these things I don’t like for myself. We are all different).

      • 22 September 2015 / 03:52

        Ok, my friend, then let’s go for some really fun color of tights . . . can’t wait to see.

  11. 21 September 2015 / 06:18

    I say YES to opaque tights and a pencil skirt with those beautiful booties! I LOVE the heel. Unique without being overly unusual. It looks like you had a lovely outing with your friend. And yes, your friends are all gorgeous! If you tips on keeping cream boots or shoes clean, please let me know. As you now know, it rains here, and that is the worst for footwear.

    • Greetje
      21 September 2015 / 20:37

      Tips on how to keep cream boots clean:
      Spray them with water resistant spray first.
      Never wear them in the rain
      Always take other flat shoes with you and change when you are inside
      Work in an office where there are loads of other people so you have enough indoor audience to show your stuff.
      If you have a smudge (like from the black rims…..!!!) remove it immediately with a suede stain remover thingy.

      That’s it.

  12. 21 September 2015 / 06:28

    Definitely cool. For some reason they remind me of The Beetles…or maybe just that era. Personally, I don’t really remember the Beetles, but I’ve heard of them. For sure a pant shoe.

    • Greetje
      21 September 2015 / 20:39

      OK rub it in …. I am older hahaha. I remember the Beatles vividly. And although you say “for sure a pant shoe”… I am going to try them with a pencil skirt. Might not work, but I’ll try.

  13. 21 September 2015 / 06:32

    Lovely booties and they look great with your jeans. Even though I probably would like them even more with cream or white pants. I agree that they don’t look great with the dress. Perhaps these booties are just more suited for pants looks although you could try them with a shirt dress.

    • Greetje
      21 September 2015 / 20:41

      I have a red shirt dress, but need to wear something underneath it as it is a little short. And I know you don’t like the contrast between the jeans and the cream boots haha. Didn’t expect anything else. But I ADORE them.

  14. 21 September 2015 / 07:10

    The heels of these shoes are awesome. You look great in that outfit. Have a nice week.

    • Greetje
      21 September 2015 / 20:42

      Thank you Nicole. I love this outfit and the booties tremendously.

  15. nancy
    21 September 2015 / 09:10

    Gorgieus shoes, i think They are great with a denim pencilskirt and statement necklace. I love DvF, but i think that dress looks better with a black or blue shirt under it instead of white.

    • Greetje
      21 September 2015 / 20:49

      OK Nancy, a black or blue shirt instead of white… hadn’t thought of that. I though white would brighten things up a bit. I can try though. And thanks for the compliments on the shoes.

  16. 21 September 2015 / 11:00

    Nice shoes Greetje, they are great with your jeans but absolutely not with the dress!

    • Greetje
      21 September 2015 / 20:50

      Totally agree, not good on the dress. Oh well, you try but it is not always a hit.

  17. 21 September 2015 / 15:48

    I can see why you bought the booties. They are unusual and cool, plus if they are that comfy I’d be tempted to get them in two colours.

    I agree I’m not as fond of them with the dress. I think it is the old problem of shoes visually cutting our bodies above the ankles. That is why pumps look so much better. I often have the same issue.


    • Greetje
      21 September 2015 / 20:53

      Totally agree, give me pumps anytime. But I will try them opaque tights and a pencil skirt. Who knows. Otherwise I save them for my trousers. I have enough of those.
      (PS.. I am tempted to buy them in two colours too… but my savings are down to zero.)

  18. Marianne
    21 September 2015 / 17:13

    Finaly your gloves shoes, that’s how I call them because they fit like a glove and they are oh so soft.
    I specialy like the shape of the heel. Great sweater and I am very curious to see what you will come up with combining it with skirt and tights.

    • Greetje
      21 September 2015 / 20:54

      I have bought bright blue opaque tights. With a black pencil skirt and a ???? colour top. Any ideas? What colour belt?

      • Marianne
        22 September 2015 / 15:06

        Black or blue [same as tights] belt depending on the color of your top. Otherwise you get perhaps too many colors, because your booties will still be the eye catcher.

  19. Curtise
    21 September 2015 / 21:31

    Those ankle boots are fantastic – such great heels. And sometimes, I do think it’s worth paying a bit more to get shoes which are really, truly comfortable. I’m at an age when my feet are more delicate than they used to be, and they require comfort! You look so good in skinnies, I am jealous (I can’t wear jeans, I look awful in them!) xxx

    • Greetje
      22 September 2015 / 05:50

      Ah, but we all have clothes we do look good in. As you well know it is the trick to put on those things. But I know the feeling of yearning for the things we cannot wear. LOL

  20. 22 September 2015 / 00:13

    Oh these are fabulous. Love the shape of the heel. Definitely a pencil skirt and I love the colours Melanie suggested. And yes, you are Nurse Greetje when you wear them with the dress. Isn’t it funny how with one outfit they look divine but with another they just don’t work at all. But you have great taste in shoes!

    • Greetje
      22 September 2015 / 05:51

      That is a big compliment as I don’t have a great taste in shoes. Quite the contrary, but I did work on it. Went out of my comfort zone of pumps.

  21. 22 September 2015 / 14:18

    Oh, those booties are FABULOUS! I’ve rarely regretted spending on good shoes; they pay for themselves over time, I think. I agree, these are better with jeans or pants.

    • Greetje
      22 September 2015 / 19:11

      I will seach my closet for more trousers to go with the cream booties. Glad you like them so much. I am quite pleased with myself LOL

  22. 23 September 2015 / 17:43

    Okay, these are some SERIOUSLY statement-y shoes, Greetje!! They really caught my eye in my feed – I love how you forgot to look at the price, you’re a girl after my own heart :))

    Thank you for linking up to #iwillwearwhatilike! Hope to see you again next Monday (no theme, anything goes as I’ll be on holiday… Oh you knew that already – there I go rubbing it in again! hehe sorry, I’m naughty)

    Catherine x

    • Greetje
      23 September 2015 / 20:42

      I do not begrudge you the holiday my dear. Hope you have a lovely time.
      And I will try and link up next Monday for sure.

  23. Happiness at Mid Life
    24 September 2015 / 07:41

    As you know, I do love these shoes on you and it’s fab wit those jeans. I have to agree with you that it doesn’t look right with the DVF dress.


    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

    • Greetje
      24 September 2015 / 11:08

      I am going to try them with different trousers. And with a pencil skirt.

  24. Jane
    24 September 2015 / 08:56

    What gorgeous boots! I think they can be worn with a dress – you just need the right sort of dress. At this time of year they would look great with a vibrant sweater dress and opaque tights. Perhaps with a cream slouchy scarf at the neckline to balance them out?


    • Greetje
      24 September 2015 / 11:11

      Thanks Jane. You gave me some good ideas. I have an outfit in mind with elements from your comment.

  25. 24 September 2015 / 23:33

    You should love them … they work for you in amazing ways. Very nice, in both outfits. I like them only slightly less with the dress, but still beautiful there. I don’t do white (or even cream) shoes well … they always look like gunboats on me unless they are very delicate and strappy. Sad for me, huh? When the cream starts looking more like light flesh tone, they become more do-able.
    I thought of you Monday night while watching “Dancing with the Stars”. Louis Van Amstel is one of the pros, and stuck this season with a dreadful partner. He noted that he “tells it like it is” because he’s Dutch … from a little town just outside Amsterdam.
    How often have you said that? If you want to know the truth, I guess … go find someone from Amsterdam and ask!

    • Greetje
      25 September 2015 / 18:23

      If you find somebody who is really born and bred in Amsterdam, you will get an even more honest answer with a dose of pickled humour. I adore Amsterdam humour. Lucky for me I am married to a born and bred Amsterdam guy so I laugh a lot.

  26. 24 September 2015 / 23:34

    I have to amend that last post by explaining that I though of you because of Louis’ frank nature as a national character trait … not that you’d make a terrible dance partner.
    NOW you can laugh.

    • Greetje
      25 September 2015 / 18:24

      I did, I did laugh. But I would make a terrible dance partner too. I cannot dance. At all.

  27. 25 September 2015 / 15:04

    I’m playing major catch-up, and happy to be back to lust after your cream booties. Very unusual, with the heel and shape. At this point in my life I look for the unique, and that’s what you have here. A bonus that they’re comfortable too.

    Loving your DvF wrap dress! You make it shine!

    • Greetje
      25 September 2015 / 18:25

      I am doing quite well aren’t I Judith? I am so pleased I am purring like a kitten.

  28. 27 September 2015 / 20:25

    Those booties have the most lovely heel – they look great with your jeans. It’s true, they don’t work as well with the wrap dress, which I think needs a more delicate shoe. You could definitely wear them with a funky black and cream outfit.

    It’s almost impossible to find well-made, interesting and comfortable shoes that are inexpensive anymore, unless you happen upon an amazing sale somewhere. I spend waaay too much money on shoes.

    • Greetje
      27 September 2015 / 21:48

      They are not cheap, but they are the best booties I have ever had. This brand also makes pretty cool pumps with a similar heel.
      Today I have tried the booties with an A-line skirt and with pencil skirts. Yeah! That works.

  29. 27 September 2015 / 22:37

    They are very cool, especially the heel from the side view. Now, knowing me, I would wear them with cool socks scrunched down and a dress. They would look devine. Or knee socks, or over the knee socks. Wow, too cool. Just try it. woo-hoo.

    • Greetje
      28 September 2015 / 14:27

      Yesterday I tried them with a couple of skirts and opaque tights. Worked very well, even though I have to get used to my image in the mirror. Old school images in my head. With pumps and the such.

  30. 28 September 2015 / 16:38

    Such a cool pair of boots…..Love them with the jeans and black sweater, they really are the star of the outfit!! xx

    • Greetje
      28 September 2015 / 20:10

      I saw them and immediately fell in love.the fact they are so comfortable is such a bonus.

  31. 2 October 2015 / 22:12

    Hurrah! Have just discovered your website and I love, love, love these cream boots. They look amazing with your skinnies, but I did get what you mean about them with the dress. Your idea of a pencil skirt might be the thing though. However, I’d be happy to wear them with any jeans, leggings or even smart trousers. They’re utterly fab, and this comes from a long time lover of brogues, so am feeling slightly unfaithful just saying this.
    Great to meet you.

    • Greetje
      3 October 2015 / 08:54

      Before I approved your comments, I “checked you out” and I can understand why you say hurray over finding my blog. I had the same feeling when I went through your posts, thinking ” here is a woman with very similar taste to me”. You can expect return visits, even though I can hardly manage all the social media involved in blogging. My boss likes to see some work done as well…

      • 3 October 2015 / 23:01

        Greetje, I’m so pleased to have made contact with you. You too, are my kinda gal! Love your sense of style, sense of fun and how you put your outfits together. I know what you mean about time spent on blogging, but this has been time well spent.

  32. 4 October 2015 / 15:44

    I’m not a big fan of these booties, but under the pants they work.

    You are right about wearing them under a dress or skirt. Don’t!!!;-)

    • Greetje
      4 October 2015 / 20:11

      I will wear them under pencil skirts with opaque tights. I tried that and I think it is fun.
      You and Sylvia are on your own, not liking cream booties haha. I wore them again yesterday and people (well… women) fell over themselves complimenting me. (That was very nice.)

  33. 4 October 2015 / 22:08

    Liebe Greetje,

    Gut dass du nicht erst nach dem Preis der Booties geschaut hast. Es wäre zu schade, wenn du sie nicht mitgenommen hãttest. Es sind ganz besondere Schuhe, für einen Frau mit einem besonderen Style, so wie du. Wunderbar!
    Grüße Cla

    • Greetje
      5 October 2015 / 20:27

      Too much praise Cla. (But keep it coming haha). They are my favourite pair at the moment. Getting loads of compliments.

  34. 11 October 2015 / 19:34

    Greetje- I’ve just realized a bit late in the game how you are so good at exploring style but always looking and “feeling” like you. Those booties are so great- edgy but not trendy, and I do appreciate that buying quality often means “not cheap.” What makes them economical is that you’ll be wearing them comfortably for years. Lately, I’ve been buying “new” shoes at the thrift stores, new but not great quality- more trendy stuff, in particular TWO platform oxford lace-ups- as I love the look and can’t afford to buy fancy versions. Well, both wore out within a couple of months of wearing. Something a quality shoe or boot wouldn’t dare dream of doing! So I applaud you championing local (Dutch) makers and showcasing a quality footwear option. You and your friends are good looking but best yet they look smart and intelligent. a refreshing thing to include in fashion. Thankyou.

    • Greetje
      11 October 2015 / 21:49

      Ahhh you are so nice. Such a lovely woman. Thank you for your kind words.
      Am I always looking and feeling like me? No idea. As I love so many styles I always think I am all over the place. The shoes are indeed great and I wear them a lot. I now have a little connection with the lovely lady who designed them. Her company is young and for creating such good shoes she deserves some support.
      What you say about cheap and expensive shoes isn’t always true I am afraid. There are brands that rather put the extra margin in their pockets than spending it on good quality. It is a jungle out there in shopping land. LOL

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