You all wanted to see me wear these python print boots more often so I styled them with this black shirt dress. For comfort I am wearing a soft yellow sleeveless dress underneath. You can see the sleeveless dress styled in three ways in this post, so this is the fourth way. Never thought that second-hand thing was going to be so versatile.
I should of course talk about a black leather shirt dress, but I am afraid to use that word as I already have a lot of fetish obsessed men downloading my photos on Pinterest. I block them but that is after they have pinned me next to pictures of women in bondage gear or far worse. The guy tied up in bed wearing a nappy was a bit of a shock.
Anyhow, I am meandering. The photos you are about to see are not the best quality as we had to take them indoors at Marianne’s apartment. Not a lot of light and sometimes bright sunshine. Both are bad. Marijke accompanied me visiting Marianne and she took the photos of me. Both women had put on a nice outfit, knowing I would bring my camera. Love them.
Below: Close-up of Marianne’s boots. I swear, she is much more fashionable and on trend than I am.
Below: Trying a new pose. This one is called ‘I am just hanging here’.
Below: And this one is called ‘Peek-a-boo’.
Below: You have seen these earrings before, but I still think they deserve a close-up. Again from Lara Design.nl
Below: I had to include this photo as well. This is soooo me… killing myself laughing. And yes, I have an overbite. My teeth are straighter now after wearing the braces, but it didn’t correct the overbite. That would have meant breaking my jaw and putting the lower one forward. Too scary. Besides, perfection is grossly overrated. Who wants to be with a perfect person? You would always feel inferior. You won’t have that with me haha.
Below: Marijke tried on a coat from Marianne and ‘struck a pose’. I think she said ‘cheese’. The coat was too big, so I got it. Unfortunately it wasn’t a good coat for me either so it stayed with Marianne.
Below: “Yes dear, how about a little dance and then strike a pose…” Being at a distance from each other didn’t prevent us from having fun.
Below: See? We were at a safe distance.
Below: I yelled at Marianne: TOO CLOSE… go back.
Below: I wasn’t the only one laughing. Saying cheers with coffee.
Below: The three of us sat in a triangle, with me in the far corner near the window.
I know we are not supposed to visit each other, but sometimes I do, taking all sort of precautions. Two people visiting was allowed at the time we got together (not advised but allowed). Now it is down to 1.
What happened in my life this week
It surprises me that anything did happen as life is getting more and more boring. I don’t think this is news to you.
I took mum to be vaccinated. Hurray, she has had her first shot and it didn’t bother her a bit. Not afterwards either. The second one will be three weeks later. Of course we had a nice chat together as well.
Below: Mum again haha.
I had Facetime conversations with my friend Lia and with Susan of Une femme d’un certain âge. Always great and very safe.
Despite the pandemic, the builders and plumbers and gardeners have a lot of work. Or perhaps it is because of the pandemic. We had made an appointment with ‘our’ gardener a long time ago and he showed up. He trimmed the tree and the bushes, cut the jasmine and generally cleaned the garden to bloom again in spring. He will be putting in new plants this autumn or in spring next year. If he can find a moment in his agenda. He is fully booked until May 2022. Talking about being popular.
Below: Wore this outfit on Tuesday and found out my husband doesn’t like it at all. Tsss… He is especially against “that flap”, meaning the scarf. Link to original post.
I had to go back to the optician as one of my new lenses isn’t right. I will get a new one. Bought some hair tiaras as the hairdresser will be closed until the 2nd of March or longer. Ron doesn’t like them.
Below: Another outfit of this week. You have seen this jacket combined with boyfriend jeans in this post. Below I am wearing it with my flared jeans from Paige.
Below: This time I wore new earrings with the white jacket (Lara Design.nl). I told you I made a killing. This photo is for Joseph-Maria, my loyal Spanish friend.
Below: And this photo is for you to see the earrings clearly. The material of the oval pendant is (sting)ray.
Then on Thursday I met with Marjolein in The Hague to go for a walk in the park. I wore something comfortable that day. Almost the same as in the original post, just different white sneakers. When I took this photo in the morning my hair still looked the way I like it. After taking the garbage out, it totally collapsed. A visit to the hairdresser is long overdue.
Below: Marjolein and her cat Ben who came to hug her.
Below: Ben is a very friendly cat and gave me a kiss. His sister Bella is equally lovely. I was eating my gluten-free sandwiches in case you are wondering.
Below: On our way to the park we saw this big ginger cat sitting outside a snack bar, being so full of hope. Such a scream. As we walked into the park we passed a statue with a cat. You can see by the puddle around the statue, that it has been very wet in the Netherlands. Going back to Marjolein’s house I had to take photos of the cute dogs as well.
It was such a beautiful day. Sunshine and ‘warm’, especially after such a cold and rainy period. It was heaven to walk through the park. A (decaf) cappuccino plus sweet added to the joy.
Below: A quicky usie of us soaking up the sun on our way home.
Friday was a busy day doing uneventful things. Like getting my outfit together for the shoot on Saturday (I had to hem the trousers to the right length). Fitness exercise and cycling, which I still do three times a week and some minor grocery shopping. We are preparing for very bad weather: ice and snow.
The day did have a highlight in an hour Zoom-conversation with Sylvia of 40PlusStyle. We stumbled upon the topic of bots creating a lot of traffic to my blog (in Google Analytics) but they are just computers, no real people. Sylvia gave me a manual to prevent this, which I still have to implement. Very kind of her.
Below: My Friday outfit. Easy does it. You have seen it before in this post with golden boots.
Below: For variation I wore my red booties with this outfit and the red and pink earrings from Lara Design, which you have seen for the first time in this post with the Dries van Noten sweater. My hair decided this week to give up. It just hangs limp. Oh well, we are all in the same boat.
In case you are wondering, I am not sponsored by Lara Design and neither do I get earrings for free, which is my choice. I bought them all myself and just love her work.
Till next week.
Oh, how I love that black leather dress! I know, I get those leather people commenting and emailing me too – do not even get me started on the men who want pictures of my feet!
I would steal those boots from your closet.
I love seeing you hanging out with your friends and your Mum. Excellent earrings in this post too.
Men want pictures of your feet? Ha ha, luckily they haven’t found me (yet?).
It is a bit of a shame we aren’t the same size and shape, otherwise we could swap now and again.
I am very pleased with all my new earrings.
Greetje, you are always a delight to behold. Love all these outfits, especially the black dress worn open over lovely pale yellow dress. I DO like the scarf (flap, ha) worn with cream sweater. I just think it would look better tied so that it ended higher up on your body. You are a born model – you wear clothes so well. And your fabulous , engaging smile is the crowning touch of every picture. Love the landscape and buildings in your photos, but especially enjoy the critters! Thank you for continuing to post.
If somebody would have said I were a born model eight years ago, I would have laughed my head off. But..practice does make perfect. I am used to being photographed now. And I always put a smile on my face as my normal face is “a resting bitch face”. Nobody will love those photos. Besides, I am sick and tired of fashion models looking like they just heard they have been fired.
It is not that I wear clothes so well, I just know what sort of shapes and colours compliment my strong points. Anyone can do that, but it takes a lot of time and dedication.
That leather dress is one of my favourite pieces in your wardrobe. I would wear it open over everything!
I have quite a prominent overbite as well, and while I did wear removable braces on my teeth for a while that helped a bit, like you, I would have to have my lower jaw broken and moved forward. At this point in my life, that’s not going to happen!
You have an excellent earring collection!
I quite like the leather dress as a dress itself as well. With sneakers or white boots (always good as far as I am concerned haha).
When I was a lot younger (38) I contemplated on having my jaw broken and correct the overbite. But then I read a full page newspaper story about a 17 year old girl who had been through that operation and the nurse took away her suction tube and she choked. Horrible story and I saw it as a sign. Somebody or something is warning me not to go ahead with it.
And yes my earring collection is finally to where I want it to be: big and colourful.
What a lovely happy post! Nice to meet you. x Calling by from Suzy Turner – Do stop by my blog and join my #linkup Chicandstylish Jacqui x
I will pay your blog a visit Jacqui and I am glad you enjoyed my post.
I love those red ankle boots. Try them with ‘the flap’ outfit, they might go better than the white ones. That white blazer looks amazing too. I would never have thought to put a belt on with a blazer. Thanks for the idea! x
To be honest (and I always am), the idea of putting a belt on my blazer is not mine. I got it from fashion magazines and other bloggers who brought me the latest fashion trends. I just happened to have ordered a blazer which was long enough to do that with.
That leather dress is just stunning on you. The style and length suit you perfectly. I also loved the black and white sweater with the red boots. I am short, pear shaped with short legs, totally different from you, but find inspiration in your outfits. Fun!
My husband hates my leather dress; he asked me to bring it back to the shop haha. I looked in the mirror and thought: Nah… I am not gonna do that.
I find it amazing that you find inspiration in my styling when you have such a different body shape. I am still searching for a blogger with style and my body shape.
I too love the dress over dress — so clever! My favorite outfit is the white blazer with flared jeans — so chic! And Marianne’s boots are great too. I’m so glad your friends allow you to share their photos — Marijke’s outfit is lovely too!
It wasn’t so much clever to wear that sleeveless dress underneath is as practical. I had torn the leather where the button gets the most pressure, somewhere around the fourth button from the bottom. My cobbler repaired it, but I wanted to wear the leather dress more open after that. This is a way I can do that.
The blazer with flared jeans is one of my favourites too. I prefer it to my initial styling with the boyfriend jeans. Marianne is my style example. And I am also very glad my friends indulge me in my hobby. I do have a few friends who don’t like it and of course I respect that.
Those python boots are fabulous. I like how you’ve layered the dresses, makes it more interesting than just a column of black. And all of those earrings are so good, very “Greetje.”
I’m envious that you’re able to visit with friends. We’re still not supposed to visit indoors with anyone outside of our household. I really enjoyed our Zoom, thanks again!
I need a haircut too, but it will be a few weeks. I took matters into my own hands and trimmed my bangs (fringe) this morning.
Yes, I trim the fringe as well, but I wouldn’t touch the rest of my hair. I am so hoping that the salons open again on March 2. I have an appointment on March 5.
The python boots will make their entrance again in two weeks. And some more earrings for you to see.
Love the dress under the leather coat. The boots are total killers!!! The contrast with the demure dress! Fabulous!!
The earrings are unique, great designs, colors and textures! does she ship to US??
Your mom is always stylish and soigné! Makes me nostalgic thinking about my late mother, who owned a very fashionable boutique in San Francisco and who dressed accordingly till the very end to age 89!! She was always dressed to meet the queen of England!!
I agree with Ron on your choice of neckerchief. Not working!
Red top, white necklace, a winner. Your friends and their pets are delightful, great to have them near, especially now.
A lovely summary, keep them coming, adds some spark to an otherwise Covid filled Newsweek.
Although mum always makes a point of dressing nicely every day, also when she knows nobody will visit her, I don’t think she is dressed like your mum was, ready to meet the queen of England haha.
I am sad you (and Ron) don’t like the long Essentiel Antwerp scarf as I love it so much. It brings colour near my face. Quirky I thought.
Not all my friends live close, but that is probably also our perception. Marjolein lives an hour’s drive away. That is pretty far according to Dutch standards. Still, it is only an hour.
I will keep the posts coming dear, have no fear.
The leather dress is fab with the tall boots and so are your other outfits. You have such stylish friends too and your mum looks lovely. Like the pics of Ben the cat – he’s gorgeous!
Sounds like you liked the whole post, which pleases me a lot. You know I am in it for the entertainment. The leather dress is much more versatile than I originally anticipated.
You know what, I love your pale yellow dress and see you with it, like a delicate and elegant lady. LOL. No kidding, I love that soft dress with that original pleat at the bottom. But let’s go to today’s outfit. Of course the black shirt is very pretty and your originality when mixed with the soft yellow dress, too. Boots go a bit beyond my conception of style, but I understand that they are very special and you like them very much. I love your earrings, they are beautiful and they match perfectly.
I’m very happy that your mother is already vaccinated, I hope this is the solution to this shitty problem that attacks us and prevents us from moving freely.
And, of course, your close-ups!
You are in luck with the close-ups as I bought so many new pairs of earrings. I am glad you like most of my outfit, everything but the boots. You cannot like everything all the time, right?
I am also very pleased mum got her vaccination. In 14 days I will accompany her for the second shot.
I love most if not all of the outfits in this post. You really did a great job! Multiple great jobs! I’m glad you found your earring maker match made in heaven.
The poses work very well!
You’re friends look great and are lovely. That cuddling cat is super sweet.
Well done, girl. I’m proud of you!
So glad you enjoyed it. I have come a long way, haven’t I? (Wink wink.)
Your earrings and python print boots are very fabulous. Amusing post, I have the same problem with perverts on Pinterest, they keep saving to a board called “Fashion for Old Women.” Thanks guys!
You had me laughing with your comment… “Fashion for Old Women”… how dare they haha. I am sure I am in the same section, but I never look too close. As soon as I see boobs and bottoms bulging out of underwear, I hit the Block button. I am glad you thought the post was amusing. That is what I aim for.
Killer outfit! Perfection, nothing more to say. 2nd favourite is the final outfit, the unexpected pops of red totally make it.
Thanks. The responses to this leather dress are very good. Had not expected that. The final outfit is a black and white outfit. I always add a bright colour to that as it is not a favourable combination near my face.