Blue white yellow summer shirt

Blue white yellow summer shirtA very short post today. About this blue white yellow summer shirt which I bough last year. It is by an Italian brand called Caliban and very thin and soft (silk). With sleeves. Very good for a hot summer’s day and still covering my arms (which I prefer).

Today (Sunday) I will be on my way to London to meet other bloggers. I am very excited about that. Finally meeting a lot of bloggers whose blog I have been following. Of course I will show you pictures of the day next week. As I suppose all of us will do. But first this outfit..

I wore it last Sunday (Mothers Day) when it was very hot. All of a sudden the temperatures went from 15 degrees C (59 F) to 25 degrees (77 F)…. Pfff… Not my cup of tea. I need to adjust gradually. Can’t really deal with such sudden jumps.

We picked up my mother (who lives an hour’s drive away) and went to the new home of my niece, mum’s granddaughter, where we met the rest of the family. They are not very excited about being on my blog (to use an understatement haha), so you will see little of them.

Below: my mother, 87, going on 88. Love her madlymy motherBelow: picture of the house of my niece and her boyfriend. They were smart… invited everybody to look at the house while it is still empty. No damage danger. The rug is a present they got that day. From left to right: sister in law, mum and niece. This is the niece who prints my lovely T-shirts like the one with the flamingo. Niece is pregnant at the moment….. Hence the need for another house.New home A & HJBelow: on to the outfit… as I said silk shirt Caliban, capri trousers Cambio, bag Marina Rinaldi, blue patent leather pumps Unisa.Blue white yellow summer shirtBelow: as the light wasn’t very good indoors we went outside and niece did some pretty good photographing. I love it when my hair decides to cooperate.Blue white yellow summer shirtBelow: close-up of shoes and bag. As if you need that. The items are clear enough in the other photos. But I have to show you something more than just one or two photos.

If you are wondering what those spots on my legs are… simple..: old age spots. Too much sun exposure doesn’t help either.bag Marina RinaldiBelow: I wore the outfit in Spain last year, wearing ballerinas. That day my hair did not cooperate but I am the only one who gets upset about that.Blue white yellow summer shirt in Spain

Short post this time… isn’t it? Feels weird.


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Have a look at Catherine’s (Not Dressed as Lamb) link-up. Showing a lot of purple items in I will wear what I like.



  1. 15 May 2016 / 17:48

    I must admit this is a fantastic shirt–I love the darker part of the print at the bottom (it’s like it’s print mixing on it’s own!!!)
    And I’m glad you included the picture of the time with the flats—good example of how you can switch out nicely with capris!!
    It’s so nice to meet your mother—I think you should include her in your blog more often (then I won’t feel so different with my two moms!!)
    And don’t you love a good hair day? I wouldn’t know—I can’t remember one of those– ha ha!!
    Happy Sunday and I’m quite jealous you get to go meet up with the bloggers!!

    • Greetje
      16 May 2016 / 08:18

      I have included my mum once before but she lives too far away to really include her like you do. I rather like this shirt with flats too, but would prefer a pointy toe one. Have to “hunt” for that. Now I am off to meet the other bloggers. Yay.

  2. Trish
    15 May 2016 / 19:18

    I love the silky shirt, it goes well with your capris, but I am not a fan of the big weather changes we are having either. After warm and muggy last week we are back to cold and windy this. I hope you brought your woolly jumpers with you! Enjoy London. By the way I see where you get your good genes from. Your Mum looks fantastic for 87.

    • Greetje
      16 May 2016 / 08:15

      I will tell my mum. She will probably say you need glasses, as she is convinced she is bad looking. Can’t get that out of her head. The upside is: she doesn’t care haha.
      And yes I did bring warmer clothes with me to London but it is a lot warmer here than in The Netherlands, even though the temperature says 17 degrees. Fortunately I can just leave out a few things and be cooler.

  3. 15 May 2016 / 19:56

    She is pretty stylish too. Great look that you put together. I love the bag!

    • Greetje
      16 May 2016 / 08:20

      She loves tops which are very comfortable and have a fun print. I dare say she has a lot of them. I got my shopping genes from my mother in her later years and from my father in his younger years.

  4. 15 May 2016 / 19:59

    So fun to see your fabulous Mother here rocking the same white trousers! LOL

    Talking about weird weather, it was 26 last week and tonight we might get some snow showers! The weather is going to Hell in a handbasket.

    Have a fantastic trip! Can’t wait to read all about it.


    • Greetje
      16 May 2016 / 08:21

      From 26 to snow is much worse. Incredible. I get so confused when the weather fluctuates like this. Love the expression Hell in a handbasket haha. Didn’t know that one.

  5. 15 May 2016 / 20:49

    So nice to “meet” your mom!

    I really like your blouse – great colors & it looks fabulous with the white capris! And I like seeing the outfit with your fabulous heels as well as the cute flats.

    Have a wonderful time in London! Looking forward to seeing lots of photos and reading all about it!

    • Greetje
      16 May 2016 / 08:23

      Even though I prefer high heels I don’t mind ballerinas with these capris but I want a pair with a pointy toe. I am on the look-out. Preferably made of cloth instead of leather (softer on my feet).

  6. 15 May 2016 / 22:24

    Have a great and unforgettable time in London! I am a bit jalouse 🙂

    • Greetje
      16 May 2016 / 08:24

      I will, thank you. It will happen in a couple of hours. Excited!

  7. 15 May 2016 / 22:25

    Looks like a great outfit for a day of shopping. Blue and yellow is always so pretty together. Love the tote!

    • Greetje
      16 May 2016 / 08:27

      Until the fashion industry started putting yellow and blue and white together, I hadn’t done that myself very often. Now I have a lot in this colour combination. The tote is one of those items I grab at the last minute when I am in the Max Mara outlet in Turin. They have such good bags.

  8. 15 May 2016 / 22:29

    🙂 That look suits you very well!
    Both, blouse and handbag are made for each other – and you!
    Have a very HAPPY Sunday 🙂

    • Greetje
      16 May 2016 / 08:28

      Thanks. I tried the shirt with longer trousers and somehow that wasn’t as nice as with capris. Don’t know why. It will probably have something to do with proportions.

  9. 15 May 2016 / 23:15

    What a beautiful shirt. And, hey, your mom’s got some fashion-sense, too! Age has left marks on my legs which is why I prefer (whenever possible) to wear hosiery and tights.

    • Greetje
      16 May 2016 / 08:30

      Oh Ally, age has left a lot of marks on my legs too. So wearing tights (or hold-ups as I do) is much nicer. But when it is really hot I just think: “tough”, and go bare legged. I will forward the compliment to my mum.

    • Greetje
      16 May 2016 / 08:31

      Indeed, tht is the right description, fresh and summery. See you in a couple of hours. Yay.

  10. 16 May 2016 / 01:17

    Your Mom is lovely! The print on the blouse is a great colour combination – perfect for summer.

    • Greetje
      16 May 2016 / 08:32

      I will pass the compliment on to my mother. I am sure she is going to disagree haha. As I know she doesn’t see herself like that.

  11. 16 May 2016 / 03:34

    Short but sweet Greetje. You look fantastic in this outfit. So relaxed. I absolutely adore that top. By the way your mum looks very stylish too! Enjoy your time in London. Such a pity I can’t be there with you all…..

    • Greetje
      16 May 2016 / 08:34

      Thanks Sylvia. And it is an easy and very comfortable outfit for a hot day (how to be elegant when the weather is hot haha). I will tell mum what you said about her. And it is indeed a pity you cannot be here.

  12. Marjolein. Bruens
    16 May 2016 / 09:41

    Love this outfit Greetje, beautiful blouse and matching bag. These coulors do you well. It is always nice to see how strong your mother looks and how well she is taking care of her self.

    • Greetje
      17 May 2016 / 10:16

      I agree. My mum is really doing well. She puts in quite some effort, bless her.
      Glad you like the outfit. It is so comfortable too. Bonus.

  13. Marianne
    16 May 2016 / 14:44

    First of all I hope you have a wonderful weekend in London with the other bloggers. I like this top very much. I saw it from close by and you are right the material is great. By the way about last week, I am in love with your ring, just beautiful.

    • Greetje
      17 May 2016 / 10:17

      Yes, it is really nice here in London. Met so many awesome bloggers.
      Thanks for all your compliments.??

  14. 16 May 2016 / 21:30

    25degrees is a nice temperature and allow to wear summery clothes! The same temperature we had here last Sunday… ( but I wore a dress and a jacket!! )
    Lovely light weight shirt! It has the same colours of your bag!
    Enjoy your staying in London!!

    A hug to your mother…

    • Greetje
      17 May 2016 / 10:19

      I will pass the hug on to my mother, thank you. And the bag is really a very good buy. Glad I grabbed it at the last minute haha.??

    18 May 2016 / 15:42

    Lovely genes run in the family – momma looks great at 87! Love your easy breezy top too Greet!

    Come check out my latest collab with Los Angeles-based brand TOBI – I am sure you’ll love it! Happy Wednesday!


    • Greetje
      18 May 2016 / 20:47

      And we all get very old, both sides of the family haha.

  16. 19 May 2016 / 10:06

    I really like the shirt and bag, are beautiful.

    • Greetje
      19 May 2016 / 20:54

      Thank you my friend. Always a pleasure to get a compliment from you.

  17. 12 June 2016 / 10:31

    Lovely blouse, beautiful mum!

    • Greetje
      12 June 2016 / 11:18

      Mum will appreciate your compliment although I know she will disagree haha. I am very pleased with this blouse.

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