Isabel Marant necklace, Anke and Sabine

Isabel Marant necklaceThere it is, my Isabel Marant necklace, present from Ron when we were in Maastricht. It is such an unusual thing. The cream leather strings can move up and down and by doing so, the golden part in the middle will sit lower or higher on your body. I fell in love with it. As the jeweller (Clio) gave details about the necklace, in my mind I could see the price going up and up. Turned out it was affordable. I was ready to purchase when Ron beat me to it.

I wore the necklace on a little coffee expedition with Anke and Sabine on a Sunday in Amsterdam. We knew it would be the last time we could meet before Anke’s baby would arrive.

Below: Meeting Sabine at the coffee place. She is a natural poser. Love her sun glasses. And her new furry coat.Sabine
Below: Sabine took some outfit photos for my blog before Anke arrived.

Isabel Marant necklace

Below: This fuchsia is the way I like it: bright as the devil. Great background for the necklace.

Isabel Marant necklace

Isabel Marant necklace

Below: And enter… Anke

Anke and Sabine

Below: The first thing we do is look at her baby belly. “Look at you, you are gorgeous!” Just a few more weeks to go.

Anke and Sabine

Below: Anke is very relaxed. Although only two weeks to go, she came to meet us on her bike.


Below: Sabine. A mischievous woman haha.


Below: The boots Sabine was wearing.


Below: Anke uses her common sense and still wears sneakers.

Below: I was wearing a top by Essentiel, jeans by Denham, boots by EIJK. And the Isabel Marant necklace of course. We were having lovely coffee and tea.

Isabel Marant necklace

Below: Close-up of the necklace. Cream leather and golden ornaments.

Isabel Marant necklace

Below: For lunch we needed to move. On our way to the lunch place, Sabine discovered this bike hanging on its side on the bride. She did a “tower of Pisa” picture, pretending to hold it up with her vinger.

Anke and Sabine

Below: I was wearing my long blue coat. I find it a tad boring, but it is very useful. It looks better unfastened and without a scarf but that is so cold.

During lunch Anke’s friends sent her a message by accident, totally ruining a surprise baby shower haha. So Anke went home and had such a lovely party (she told us afterwards).

Below: Sabine and I went on doing what we do best: shopping. This skirt didn’t make it.


Below: A street in Amsterdam. For the ambience.


Below: Nice building. I’d say art deco.

Below: Shoes had our special attention. Sabine was smitten by these sneakers. I don’t like sneakers like this. Call me old-fashioned.

Below: This was more my taste. The price wasn’t.

Below: Hey…??? Hudson’s Bay has a store, a big store, in Amsterdam as well. Here we are on their… shoe department.

Isabel Marant necklace

Below: Those boots were worth trying as I wanted elegant boots with a sturdy heel, not too high, not too low, to wear with my new wide trousers. I have hesitated a long time over EIJK boots (these) but decided to try the ones at The Bay first.

Isabel Marant necklace

Below: Hmm… are these the ones I am looking for? Front view…

Isabel Marant necklace

Below: Side view. Looks nice and tough underneath jeans. Not my initial goal, but it makes the deal even better.

Isabel Marant necklace

Below: Close-up. They have two rows of black buttons at the back. The darlings came home with me. (So sorry Jolanda of EIJK shoes.)

Below: After trying some lipstick downstairs, Sabine and I went home.

Isabel Marant necklace


Anke gave birth to a beautiful daughter. They are both fine.


No Fear of Fashion




  1. 5 November 2017 / 17:39

    Congratulations to Anke!

    That necklace is wonderfully unusual. I can see why both you and Ron thought it was worth the cash.

    Fuchsia is truly your colour.

    I’m really glad you didn’t get those red boots. They would make your legs look like tree stumps.

    Love the boots you did go with, very chic. So funny to hear you are shopping at the Bay. Our iconic Canadian department store.

    Sabine’s boots are fabulous.

    Another fun day out with girlfriends although I’m sure Anke won’t manage another for a while now.


    • Greetje
      5 November 2017 / 18:14

      I hear The Bay is a bit boring in Canada. Is that true? As it is certainly not boring here in The Netherlands. I have no idea how long it will take Anke to get back on her feet. We will see her next week (to bring presents). But I guess her priorities won’t be with shopping for a while. On the other hand…. you never know.
      And no, I don’t think I would have bought the red boots. I think you are right.

      • Jane
        12 November 2017 / 00:05

        The Bay is classic in Canada. Perhaps we might say it’s not avant garde. It did start out as a fur trading company. However if you want good value under one roof, it’s the place to go. The sales are fabulous.

        • Greetje
          12 November 2017 / 10:08

          Thanks for pointing out the sales to me Jane, I will be on the look-out. There concept is shop-in-shop so you can find a lot of brands in their stores.

  2. 5 November 2017 / 17:59

    That necklace really is fabulous, and the fact that it’s adjustable means that you can wear it with many different necklines. Two thumbs up on for the boots too!

    So happy for Anke!! Congratulations to her and her family.

    • Greetje
      5 November 2017 / 18:17

      Anke is in happy place now (at least I hope she is haha). We will see her next week. Thanks for the thumbs up on the boots. They are very comfortable too. I can shop on them. Which is a relief as I was hesitating very much between these and the EIJK ones. I was a close call.
      The necklace is nice with the golden part at the bottom on a long sweater (I bought a green one). Now I must not forget to wear “our” necklace haha.

  3. 5 November 2017 / 18:54

    How fabulous—another day of shopping with friends!! I would love to join you guys one of these days. You are such incredible women!!
    That necklace is indeed quite the find! I think having unique items is so refreshing!!
    ps…I would have bought the boots too!!!

    • Greetje
      5 November 2017 / 20:19

      The boots are very comfortable. Wasn’t really expecting that. I did something smart: I bought half a size larger than usual because my normal size felt tight. What a wise decision.
      Ah, you got your friends and shopping days too, I know. But if you ever come over….
      As for the necklace: not only unique but also a present from Ron, doubly nice.

  4. 5 November 2017 / 19:41

    Congratulations on Anke! I love the boots you are wearing and the skirt that didn’t made it!

    • Greetje
      5 November 2017 / 20:21

      Sabine already had such a skirt in her closet, so she decided against it. Which pair of boots do you like? The pink ones? Or the black ones? I bet the black ones, you metal rocker.

  5. 5 November 2017 / 20:32

    Greetje, what a fantastic boots! I absolutely love the details at the back of your boots. You know how I feel about details, right. They absolutely matter! Love, Lieske

    • Greetje
      5 November 2017 / 20:36

      I have already been able to create many good outfits with those black boots. Unfortunately you never know when you buy something, whether it is going to be a hit or will let you down. Only after a while you know.

  6. 5 November 2017 / 21:59

    Congrats to Anke on her baby girl!

    The fuchsia top, the Marant necklace, and those funky black boots separately are all things I’d totally identify as being your personal style. Put together, they really are the perfect Greetje cocktail.

    • Greetje
      6 November 2017 / 06:42

      Oh fantastic. Do I have a Greetje style? That is nice. Can you pinpoint what that is? I always say I am all over the place. Stylewise that is. 😉

  7. 5 November 2017 / 22:33

    Your necklace is very unusual, it looks great with the fuchsia top. I love the skirt Sabine is holding up, nice style. Your new boots are fabulous, chic and a bit edgy. Congratulations to Anke!

    Emma xxx

    • Greetje
      6 November 2017 / 06:43

      Thankyou for the nice compliments. Chic and a bit edgy is a perfect combination as far as I am concerned.

  8. 5 November 2017 / 22:45

    Congratulations to your friend, Anke! Glad she and baby are doing well. I love your outfit. That pink is so pretty and the necklace is beautiful. What a great time with friends! – Amy

    • Greetje
      6 November 2017 / 06:45

      I try and spend as much time as I can with friends. Most of my friends love to shop. You think I picked them because of that 😂? So shopping is something I do a lot with friends. Which leaves me broke.

  9. Marilee Gramith
    5 November 2017 / 22:55

    Hooray!!! Another future shopping buddy for your crew of girlfriends and a joyful occasion for Anke and family.
    Your new boots look SO HOT! They also appear to have great versatility which is such a winning combination. I also like Sabine’s boots. She is a woman of great humor ( like you) . Even seeing the opportunity for a funny photo with the bike balanced on her finger showd a creative, playful mind. I have no doubt that the two of you laugh a lot when you’re together.
    You look expecizlly lovely in these photos Greetje. I think that fuschia color is one of your best. The necklace is really unique. That’s the kind of jewelry that draws my eye. Minimal but with umpact ( kind of a contradiction eh?)
    I loved this post Greetje. Perhaps you’ll share the name of Anke’s baby girl next time?

    • Greetje
      6 November 2017 / 06:50

      Oh yes we do laugh a lot the three of us. Actually I do that with all my friends. And indeed Sabine is very creative. My black boots turned out to be comfortable too. Yay. I can even shop on them.
      The name of Anke’s baby girl is Roosmarijn. You pronounce it something like this: Rose-mah-rhine.

  10. Wendy
    5 November 2017 / 23:59

    Once again I agree that you look great …..fuschia is your colour. Love your necklace and new boots. Also love Sabine’s boots as well.

    Congratulations to Anke.

    • Greetje
      6 November 2017 / 06:52

      Fuchsia is certainly my colour. But so is red. And orange. And green. As long as it is bright. I think you call that saturated. Or jewel tones. But I am bot sure of that.
      Sabine’s closet holds many treasures haha. Like mine.

  11. 6 November 2017 / 12:14

    At last THE Isabel Marant necklace! Yes you were right to buy this of course – Ron I mean 😉
    IM jewellery is amazing, so unique & unexpected, I totally jelly. Also in love with Sabines boots, yum yum.
    Big congrats to Anke, she looks amazing xxx

    • Greetje
      6 November 2017 / 16:25

      I so agree with everything you say. Ron spoils me rotten. He has given me soooo many presents over the years, the sweetheart. That is not why I love him, but it is a very nice side effect haha.
      Sabine will see these comments and her boots are loved by many. We will visit Anke next Saturday (with gifts) and tell her about everyone congratulating her.

  12. 6 November 2017 / 18:05

    Stunning necklace and I love the colour of your sweater

    • Greetje
      7 November 2017 / 06:14

      If there is anything with this colour around I will spot it and be drawn to it. Very much my colour. Anything gold has the same effect 😊😎.

  13. 7 November 2017 / 13:33

    Looking great Greetje. Lovely necklace and booties. Congrats on all your features on the web lately and thanks for mentioning me in the latest one 🙂

    • Greetje
      7 November 2017 / 22:08

      I was going to let you know I mentioned you, but you already saw it. However do you do that? I was being genuine, you know me. Credits where credits are due.

  14. 10 November 2017 / 16:10

    I always love your escapades with your friends. They appear as unloving as you!

    Yes, the boots are darling. And so is Ron for gifting you that gorgeous necklace!

    • Greetje
      10 November 2017 / 18:24

      Whahaha… this must be a typing error. You said that my friends appear as unloving as me…. Now I know you don’t think I am unloving. So I suppose you meant to type “loving” or so? Glad you liked the post.

  15. 28 November 2017 / 03:46

    I’m sure that as soon as Anke’s daughter is old enough, she will become a shopping fan too! Glad all is well with Anke and her baby. I love the shape of your new ankle boots, and wish I could wear boots like that. The sneakers that Sabine liked are something I would like too. I’m having to lean more and more towards shoes like that now that my feet have so many problems.

    The necklace is very cool, and will look good with so many things. It was so nice of Ron to buy it for you.

    • Greetje
      28 November 2017 / 06:17

      Yes, Ron is a gem, he spoils me rotten. Anke and her husband are over the moon with their daughter Roosmarijn. I have found out that the necklace works i deed very well with many outfits. You never know in advance when you buy something. Well I never know. This one turns out very well.
      The boots are surprisingly comfortable for such high heels. OK, after I have been to town, I do take them off at home, but that is very good. My feet don’t gove me problems (yet) but the high heels that Sabine usually wears are out of the question for me.

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