After hitting the Max Mara outlet, Daniela and I visited the Marella shop in Turin. We both like this brand and last time I was there I came away with really good items. This time I couldn’t resist this bright pink floral blouse with matching pumps (both in the sale) and a pair of wide white trousers. Funnily these white trousers are from the autumn collection. I am planning on wearing them with boots and a jumper further in the season.
The plan was to show you this outfit next spring, but the weather was so beautiful and warm on this last summer Saturday that I asked Loes to photograph it now. The antique market near the park provided the background.
Below: It wasn’t easy to come up with a handbag to go with the outfit. This transparent green bag by Essentiel Antwerp is serving me well. A white or fuchsia bag was a bit off. Black or blue too dark. Etc etc. In this photo I am explaining to the stall owners what we were doing. Of course the outfit was rather conspicuous. Nobody who goes to a vintage/antique market is dressed like this. You cannot haggle when you look fancy.
Below: Handing my blog calling card. Not too bad, that rear end of mine in these trousers, right?
Below: This is a clear head-to-toe shot. Loes is getting better and better. I think I should have pulled up my sleeves for a better look, but I forgot.
Below: Husband Ron called, asking me to app him a phone number. Of course I respond immediately (…).
Below: A nearby park provided beautiful light. I love sunshine through leaves.
Below: Back at the antique market this woman and I had a good laugh over our bold colour choice.
Below: By this time my stiletto heels had picked up a few leaves. Very useful shoes, they clean the place up while you are walking. I must have looked like one of those chickens with feathers on their feet haha.
Below: This market is held in the summer twice a month on Saturdays and once a month in April, May and October. Check the dates if you are planning to visit. The man you see in the photo below sold me a pair of earrings for my mother. They had a pair just like the ones she lost.
Below: These earrings, simple but nice. (We were trying to get my ring into the picture as well.)
Below: Talking to friends who have a stall on this market. They always have the best display. As they were in the shade from early that morning, they needed something warmer than what I was wearing.
Below: Switching shoes to a pair by Fratelli Rossetti. I told you last week I bought them 70% marked down when I went shopping with Anke and Sabine. This brand knows how to make shoes. Boy oh boy are they soft ! Like a baby’s skin. And elegant (Daniela approved). You know I hate flat shoes, but I really like these. And no blisters this time.
Below: Time for coffee at a nearby restaurant. (Resting bitch face.)
Below: “Walking on sunshine, yeah yeah”.
Below: Close-up of the oh-so-pretty shoes.
Below: Finishing this post with green, slowly turning yellow and brown. Autumn is coming fast.
Totally forgot to take a photo of Loes. Which is not nice. I remembered as we got home but she said “don’t bother, it wasn’t special what I was wearing”. It didn’t feel right.
What happened in my life this week
Saturday: a lot of little things to do: have my mother’s necklace repaired, pick up trousers from the seamstress etc. And (drum roll)…. from 3 p.m. we had our annual street party. I had set a date, registered the party at the city council, typed and multiplied an A4 informing neighbours of the planned event.
The children in the street put the announcements through all letter boxes a month in advance and on the day itself, closed off the street with red and white tape. That was it. I had written that there was nothing organized, just bring your own food, drinks and chairs. Also pointed out that there are people who love to cook and there are people who love to eat and I am the latter. As always there was a lot of food and more than enough drinks. A few people had put their big table in the middle of the street, the owners had moved their cars in time and all prayers for good weather worked as it was lovely. Another lovely street party.
Sunday: Ron and I took dog Watson for another time on the boat as it was sunny weather. He doesn’t mind waves at all. Lovely day. Two photos:
Monday: work and fitness, nothing special. Wore my red tiger suit to work and found a colleague in a zebra suit! Later that day I spotted another colleague with snake print trousers and one with leopard booties. We make things roar.
Tuesday: work and a visit to the jaw physiotherapist. Did you know such therapists exist? I didn’t. Anyway, I clinch my jaws too much and this may cause headaches as well. He did say my jaws were tense and started the treatment (massaging). Gosh that hurts. As soon as he stops the pain is gone, but while he is working on your jaws you want to slap him. I said: when do you decide you want to be a jaw physiotherapist? He said it helped when you are a bit sadistic hahaha.
I stained my cream pleated skirt and when I picked up a pair of trousers at the dry cleaners, I took my skirt off there and then for them to clean. I was wearing a coat and a slip underneath, so no funny business. But I had the staff giggling.
Wednesday: a lovely day with my friend Marjolein in the old city of Delft. We did a lot of photographing, eating and laughing. It was a very good day with sunshine.
Thursday: just work.
Friday: again just work. This time from home, which is always very relaxed. Wore stretchy jeans and a corn coloured shirt (below). Crummy iPhone photo.
Till next week.
Tiger suit is always my favorite… and I must say you look great in that last picture In comfy clothes.
And you’re hair has looked fantastic lately- just have to tell you!
Thank you for all the compliments and most of all about the hair. You get me laughing with that comment as well. My hair is such a worry for me. As soon as the wind blows just a little bit I will scream “My Hair!”, run into the bathroom and start backcombing (and straightening) my hair. Usually it only wants to go down as fast as it can and not stay big and luscious around my head haha. Never trust a photo.
It’s a Zoo at your work, hahaha!
Another lovely post!
How lucky you all were with the good weather for the street party! Those trousers are nice on you and the shoes are lovely!
That is quite accurate haha.
That bright pink, daisy print blouse is simply joyful and your styling of it is perfect.
How cool that you were able to snap up those replacement earrings for your mom. Ill bet you’re great at haggling too!
Looks like Watson is calm and cool for boat time with Ron! Gosh, he’s really become a little doggie gentleman!
To tell you the truth, I am not that good at haggling. I feel easily ashamed. Unless I am in a flow like with renovating the house. We needed a lot of material and I got very good in getting the best deal. But that was the only time.
Ron is thrilled that Watson is a boat dog. He is still growing as he is only 8 months. A lot bigger than our Charlie was.
Wow that blouse is stunning – and so pretty with the bag and the bright sunshine (how do you organise the weather like that??? Glasgow doesnt have such weather so often). Your photos are always amazing
Believe me, I do not organize the nice weather as you will see next week and as I experienced on this week’s little break: rain, rain, rain.
Which is why I published this outfit in the sunshine before other posts as autumn has definitely set in.
The quality of my photos is thanks to my two photographers for which I am very, very grateful.
What a beautiful blouse, Greetje! And I, too, like the outfit best with the flat shoes, although that is probably a reflection of my preference for flats on most occasions. I also love the pop of colour from your green bag.
The antique market looks a great place to visit; I think I must start making a list for a future mini-break! Have a good week : )
In my top navigation you will find the button Haarlem. Every post which was shot in Haarlem is in there to help you make a list for a mini break. Hope you will visit Haarlem, it is such a lovely place. Unfortunately there are already so many tourists visiting Amsterdam (and Haarlem as well), that I cannot charge anything for my tourist attraction posts haha.
These flat shoes appeal to me very much as well. And that is a first.
What wild suits you were both wearing! It’s like a zoo in your office! LOL I LOVE it!
I think the pop of the green handbag is fab. You are looking wonderfully svelte Greetje! I think you look best with bright colours near your face.
Every day in the office is like a zoo. Spotted (pun intended) a leopard blouse today.
The green handbag was the only one that suited the outfit: transparent, summery and the complementary colour to red (bright pink).
And you are right, bright colours near my face is the best look. Sometimes I ignore it, but that is knowingly.
What a gorgeous outfit! I really love it both with the bright green sculpture, and the green backdrop of the park. Those flat shoes are outstanding, two thumbs up.
And I’m so glad that Watson seems to be a good “boat dog.” Ron must be so happy!
Red (bright pink) and green are complementary colours so the park and the sculpture are very good backgrounds. You could have bought these flat shoes as well, I am sure. It is a brilliant brand.
Watson is a very cheerful, happy dog. Strong and wild too and we try and manage that. Taking him running for hours doesn’t help enough. He has so much energy. The fact that he is a good “boat dog” pleases Ron immensely.
I love the color of that blouse! I wear a lot of pink. I could not use that green bag! I take too much junk in my bag! haha I also love the flats you are wearing! How is your knee? I see you are wearing heels again. Oh oh, the animal prints are too daring for me! I just could not wear that! I guess that is why your blog is entitled, No fear of fashion! ha ha
I have a lot of junk in my bag as well, but nowadays I keep the most important stuff in this little bag and if I think I might need the rest too, then I will carry that along in a tote haha. These flat shoes are going to be such a good investment, I just know.
My knee is so so. Some days it is fine and some days it is bad. But…it is much much better than last year (seeing the sunny side). Wearing heels or flats doesn’t affect my knee. Three orthopedists told me if I could walk on heels, I should just do that. Of course flat shoes are easier to walk on, that has always been so.
The animal print suits are very bold and not everybody’s taste, I get that. I am an extreme extrovert.
Hi Greetje, I really like this outfit, particularly with the flat shoes. Love you and your colleague in your animal suits too. So glad that your header is no longer taking up half of the screen and ruining my view of your lovely outfits. Lise
The header! You should have told me! Now my husband told me and it occurred on his iPad when he held it landscape. It was fine when holding it portrait. My IT lady fixed it for me. Thanks for the compliments. I am always very pleased if I got it right. If you think I haven’t, you can tell me as well. I won’t be offended in any way.
The green bag is a very Vogue way to accessorize. I’m always at risk of matchy-matchy…I must try more options because I love this bag with your stunning outfit!
And those white flats! Gorgeous!
Watson is looking much more grown up. Handsome and more than a bit roguish looking!
Watson is still a pup in the body of an adult dog. Very cheerful and playful. And very strong. Ron is teaching him how to walk beside us instead of pulling us the whole way. He is using a gentle leader as it is called. Of course he gets to run for hours as well.
I am in danger of matchy matchy too. I am forcing myself to come up with a different colour. After a few times you get the hang of it.