Admittedly, the jumper looks wrinkled in this photo, but what a beauty of a photo with that autumn light. I had to use it as the first photo for this post about my pair of wide brown trousers.
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Kitty was my photographer and the Groenendaal estate served as our background. Lots of trees and lovely plants in autumn; Kitty loved taking photos with this light and the autumn colours.
Below: As it was still a bit chilly I had put on my pink coat which is actually for spring but why not wear it in autumn as well? It is by Filippa K (see original post when I wore it in Paris).
Below: This is the best shot, better even as the first one, but I am a bit too small in this photo to serve as first shot at the top.
Below: Let’s talk details. The colourful scarf is by Essentiel Antwerp (first seen in this post). The pink jumper is by Kontatto and bought at kpa.haarlem
Below: The mint green earrings are by Lara Design (first seen in May in this post).
Below: I totally forgot to change my earrings while wearing this statement necklace. Now the two of them are fighting for attention. You will have to use your imagination and pretend there are only studs in my earlobes. The statement necklace is part of a series which I bought from a friend who unfortunately has passed away years ago. See the collection Chunky necklaces post.
Below: The only variation for this outfit post are the scarves and necklace. Below a necklace which unfolded, shows a hamburger.
Below: Close-up of the scarf. Again, had I thought of it, I would have changed the earrings. The laughter is caused by a car nearly running me over. Not really a laughing matter but the driver joked about it.
Below: I love this photo (overlook the earrings). The pink croc print boots are by EIJK and they go with nearly every colour.
Below: The scarf is old and one that I have never worn as I think it is too frumpy but with this outfit I kinda like it. The trousers are Samsoe and Samsoe, also bought at kpa.haarlem.
We thought it was a bit chilly to have our coffee outside and ventured inside. The restaurant manager told us that inside was only for lunch not for just coffee (it is a very chic place – see below).
We told her that we would have lunch after our coffee and upon that promise we were invited to sit by the fire. Below: Kitty looking sweet.
Below: Kitty in her new jumper.
After our coffee, we got the menu for lunch and just as in Hotel L’Europe (see this post), there were only dishes on the menu which we regard as dinner. There was NOTHING on the Groenendaal menu that could pass as a light lunch (like a sandwich). We looked at each other and decided to leave.
I handed the menus back to the manager and told her we had something entirely different in mind for lunch. She smiled and said: “Yes, that is Groenendaal for you”. The manager and I thought our promise for lunch turned out to be a clever way of getting coffee indoors rather than on the cold terrace haha. She was ever so sweet. Half an hour later Kitty and I were having a sandwich in a much, much less chic place.
What happened in my life this week
Saturday. We had coffee at our friends Georg and Marla in the afternoon with delicious butter cake. Bye bye diet and losing weight.
Sunday: visit to mum, chatting and forgetting to take a photo.
Monday: Besides the exercises and bike ride, nothing but household chores, blogging and researching things for mum and for Marcella.
Tuesday I had a lovely Facetime conversation with Anja (living in Spain), followed by a visit to the seamstress. (Defrosting the freezer isn’t worth mentioning, is it?) The seamstress did a brilliant job, taking in two pairs of trousers.
Did some blog work and at the end of the afternoon Ron and I were off to a restaurant for dinner with a trip to the theatre afterwards. Below you see me (bottom right) in the restaurant, just before leaving for the theatre. Lovely vague photo taken by Ron haha. The cabaret performance was hilarious and I killed myself laughing. (I wore the outfit of this post but without the big brooch.)
Wednesday was busy. After my fitness exercises I was putting on my make-up when friend Jilske sent me a message: “Are you home? I am in the neighbourhood and want to come over for a quick cup of coffee.” That was fun, seeing her for about an hour. It meant I had to run a few errands in a hurry as Loes and I were going out for lunch as a little thank-you for last week’s photo shoot. Below: Loes, looking like a young woman – good genes.
Below: She took a photo of me too. Hmm…strange face.
Below: I was wearing this outfit. Similar as the main outfit of this post, with a different pink jumper and with a brown belt instead of a scarf.
Got my flu vaccination in the afternoon and ran some more errands, like buying hold-ups (thigh-highs) at Stemm Voetiek. The owner (a lovely and gorgeous lady) had put some attention drawing pieces in front of her store. So funny, those dogs with socks on (below). The signs on their back tell you about the shop but also warn you not to sit on the dogs. Their backs cannot handle that LOL.
Ended up at kpa.haarlem for a chat with Karlijn.
Thursday. A day of sunshine in the morning and rain in the afternoon. Read a bit, blogged a bit, did some research; all in all, a very quiet day. Found this photo on my iPhone, taken two weeks ago; cat Sophie hiding in the hydrangea.
Ron wanted to go clothes shopping, so we got in the car to a particular shop he thought would be good. Upon arrival we didn’t even get out of the car. Ron took one look at the shop window and said: “I don’t like the look of these clothes; I don’t want to go inside.” And we drove back home haha. That was a useless trip.
Friday I accompanied Marianne to the hospital to have her painful shoulder checked. Below: Marianne.
Nothing really exciting happened this week. Nevertheless I hope you enjoyed the post.
The blush pink of that first jumper is sooo flattering on you! It does go very nicely with brown.
I’m sorry to hear Marianne is having shoulder trouble. I love the shape and colour of her eyeglasses – do you know what brand they are? I am on the hunt for new eyeglass frames.
It surprised me that the pink looked good as it isn’t a bright colour. On the other hand it isn’t a pastel either. Someone who knows about colours can probably explain why this hue suits me.
I will ask Marianne about the brand of her glasses.
Aw, look at Sophie, so cute.
You look great in this shade of pink, Greetje! I love all the variations of scarves you tried out.
Good work on the clever ruse to get lunch inside, but how frustrating not to have anything lunch-like on the menu!
If we had checked the menu of the place before we decided to have lunch there, we would have known. Just one of these things and it worked out great by accident.
Looking good! The dogs with socks–hilarious.
You rushed by, I take it haha. Thanks for your comment Linda.
Looking great in strong pastel colors. Good choice of slacks color. Great necklace. Loes looks resplendent in the picture.
That is a great description: “strong pastel colours”. I will use that in future. And thanks for teaching me another English word (resplendent). I will tell Loes you said so.
I’m loving that big statement necklace, Greetje! It’s almost tribal in design. I did laugh about the earrings though (you forgetting to take them out).
It sounds like you had a busy week! I defrosted my freezer too lol!
That necklace does have a tribal-like design, I agree. Because it was so busy last week, I am slowing down a little this week. I will have less to tell on the blog but the post itself will be long anyway as it will be a report of my day with 4 friends.
Great booties! You are the Queen of great footwear! The coat is a great sleek classic piece. The vertical pocket entries are so posh. The photo with the cat is such a great snapshot. Cats are so funny.
Thanks for commenting Nicole and with such nice words. I do have many shoes and boots, I cannot deny that haha.
The coat is a couple of years old, but as you say, rather classic, so I hung on to it. Actually I have quite a few good (expensive) coats that are slightly going out of fashion, but I cannot bear to part with them.
Such a sweet post Greetje – the restaurant story could have been me – hahaha.
Have a wonderful week and lets speak soon.
Thanks Yvonne. The restaurant story could have been you?? I would have thought you’d order a dish without blinking your eye. Switerland is bordering France and Italy and they are used to such meals.
I love your coat and also the soft pink tone of your shirt. The earrings, the ethnic necklace and the scarf as a belt are very cute accessories. And the next scarf adorning your neck is also beautiful, I love that aesthetic proposal. I love Kitty’s sweater
Again, I did well with this week’s post. Thank you very much. Trying to be elegant as well and not just live in jeans all the time.
You keep me on my toes.
I enjoy all your posts. Thank you for sharing them.
Every post I learn something new. Brown makes pick less girly. i need to check out Samoe Samoe. Fall light makes the world look softer. My list of places to visit in the Netherlands gets longer.
I am a fan.
You do realize that there are lots of ugly places in the Netherlands as well, don’t you? I don’t show them of course, but nothing is good all the time. Well, with the exception of Italy perhaps.
We Dutch love the Scandinavian brands. Samsoe and Samsoe is only one of them.
Thanks for another fun weekly update. You really have a wonderful group of friends! Please tell Marianne how flattering her glasses are, both in colour and shape. Your pink and brown combination is excellent – I think it makes the pink less ‘girly’.
Marianne is such a stylish woman. I will tell her you like her glasses.
I think this kind of pink is not too girly to begin with, but you are right, the combination also counts.
I heard there was a battle going on between your earrings and your necklace so I came to take a look. My money is on the earrings. 🙂
Hahaha.. bad news always travels fast. I have to say, I like the earrings as well as the necklace, as well as the scarves. I am spoiled for choice.
I never think of putting pick and brown together but it looks great, and great on you! Your “old” scarf looks perfect with the color combination. Hope Marianne is feeling better soon.
I wouldn’t have thought of pink on brown either. Probably would have chosen cream or green. It was Karlijn of kpa.haarlem who came up with the combination.
My ‘old’ scarf will finally have some outings as I agree with you, it looks good.
Those photos with the autumn light are just gorgeous. I remember years and years ago I had a pink and brown suit which I wore forever. Now I have neither of those colours in my closet! No idea why. You do look lovely in pink, and those boots are so chic. The socks on the dogs made me laugh!
Sometimes you just forget about a fabulous combination. Usually because the colours or the shape aren’t for sale anymore.
I am pleased you like the outfit but even more pleased I could make you laugh with the socks on the dogs.
Love the pink and brown and the beautiful autumn light. You look gorgeous! Now that my hair is all silver, I’ve been wearing more pink, and I think it’s a great color. I also love the dogs and their socks.
Hope Marianne’s shoulder is better. I’m battling sciatica at the moment, and I can sympathize.
Have a great week.
Sciatica… ai, that is no fun. I hope it will get better with rest and that you don’t need an operation.
Marianne’s shoulder has had to do too much work. She operates her motorized wheelchair with her right hand and consequently when she needs to pick something up, like a cup of coffee, to take it through to the living room, she needs her left hand and arm for that.
And I am glad you like this week’s outfit.
I love to hear about your week, even down to the socks on those dogs, and visiting with friends. Your pink and brown looks great together, and I love the pink croc boots. I remember the post on the necklaces and am happy you are still wearing them all. You reminded me that I have to get my hubby out shopping for some new jeans. I enjoy every story you have to tell.
You remember the post on the necklaces???? That was 2013! I was only blogging half a year. Were you already following me then? Or did you see them after I put a link in a previous post?
Thanks for all the compliments. Much appreciated.
I love the pink and brown combo, and how the colors in the scarf (worn as belt) tie everything together with the earrings & bag. All of these combos look great (but agree the statement necklace is fighting a bit with the earrings).
Glad you were at least able to wrangle a coffee inside the chic joint. 😉
Thanks for the compliments Susan.
I am good at wrangling haha.