Just like last week, this outfit of a navy blue jumper with cream trousers, is a combination of items already in my wardrobe. Nothing new. I am finally getting the hang of it. (Or is it temporarily? Let’s hope not.) You have seen the navy blue jumper (with a hint of green in it) in a monochrome outfit in this post, the trousers here, the boots here and the bag here. The belt is ancient as I never throw away or give aways belts unless they don’t fit anymore.
Kitty was my photographer and she suggested an area near a tennis court with nice houses for the photo shoot. Turned out that the houses were built on what was once the tennis court.
Below: This is Overveen, a village adjacent to Haarlem. To be more precise, it is the Maria Louiselaan in Overveen. I particularly liked this photo because of the clouds in the sky. Like dots of cotton wool.
Below: Two photos of the Maria Louiselaan, close up. No idea whether you will like these newly built houses as much as the historic buildings I usually show, but some variation doesn’t hurt. This is rather a posh area.
Below: I was trespassing by stepping into the garden of this house. Nobody came screaming at me to get out though. The leopard summer coat has been in my wardrobe for a long time and it will always stay.
Below: Kitty wanted to take my picture in the acute sunshine, which caused the need for sunglasses.
Below: Kitty at work. She wore an awesome coat and awesome trousers.
Below: Kitty spotted the bench and directed me to it. Not my fault or choice LOL. The white tote is ever so handy and by O Bag. You can get them in different shapes and all colours with endless choices of handles and collars.
Below: Showing the back and the shape of the jumper. This is a typical photo by Kitty. She likes photos which are skewed. I usually rectify that, but this time I let it be. Good view of the heels too; these boots are so comfortable.
Below: Wearing my antique gold jewellery. In this photo the green in the navy of the jumper is more obvious.
Below: The earrings photographed close up. They are yellow gold (14 carat) with white gold. Until I took this photo I never realised that the white gold bits above and next to the diamant pendant are sloped. Like little hills. Must be art deco.
Below: I also took a close-up of the necklace pendant, a warmer colour piece, probably 18 carat gold. (The chain is 14 carat). This is a signet stamp which has never been used. The bottom of the stamp is still waiting to be engraved with my family crest. As my family doesn’t have a crest, we will just leave it blank, don’t you agree?
Below: The road leading up to Maria Louiselaan, Ernst Casimirlaan, is ever so beautiful, even better when the leaves are back on the trees. Here I come marching in.
Below: Spring was in the air. Buds everywhere.
Below: A bit of water at the end of Ernst Casimirlaan. I needed the sunglasses again.
Below: That is better…give me some shade.
The outfit was captured, so onwards to the restaurant for lunch.
Below: Restaurant Klein Centraal in Overveen. It used to be the railway station.
Below: At the back of the restaurants there is a terrace, a small one, very close to the tracks and the dingalingaling of the crossing gates. I have done a post here before.
Below: It was a bit too chilly to sit outside in our opinion. Kitty took this strange selfie haha.
Below: This is a better photo of Kitty. Underneath that awesome coat, Kitty wore two more treasures: the velvet top and the print jacket.
I love such days.
What happened in my life this week
Saturday I had coffee with Misja on a terrace near the big water, called Spaarne. We had a lovely two hours of catching up and Misja took the video you saw last week.
Sunday mum’s grandson and great-grandson visited her, so I stayed away, making it less busy for her.
Monday was one of these uninteresting days with not much to do except for getting a repeat booster shot. Yay. Mum and Ron already have had theirs. Neither of us have any bother from the vaccination. And I had my fringe cut that day (very important…NOT).
Tuesday the gardener came. Poor cat had to be locked in the bathroom the whole morning. Well, it isn’t a party for us every day either. If I don’t lock her up she would escape through the front door and that is very dangerous.
Below: I wore this outfit that day (link to original post with sneakers instead of boots.)
Below: Close-up of the earrings by Lara Design. The stone is green glass, cut with facets.
Wednesday I was busy arranging all sorts of things for mum. In the afternoon I went to the cobbler (again) and visited Marianne to reset her watch to summertime. Changing the time on her watch is difficult and it seems I am the only one who can do it haha. Always nice to see her and have a coffee of course. I twisted her arm to take the weekly video of me in her garden (at the end of this post). We had to do it twice (which is not too bad) as my feet disappeared out of sight the first time (my fault). That is why you hear me say “You got me? Including the shoes?” And Marianne confirming. I could have erased that bit of course but I purposely didn’t. The weather was turning colder but in her garden it was still nice. Below: Wearing my branch earrings (yes, also from Lara Design) as they look so good with a bare neck.
Thursday morning there was snow on the roof. Temperatures dropped from 18 to 4 degrees Celsius in a couple of days. From laying in the sun in the garden to putting on a winter coat and boots. We have sayings in the Netherlands about March and about April, indicating that the weather is extremely fickle in these months. These sayings don’t translate as they rhyme in Dutch. But they are so true. Anyway, it was a boring day with nothing else to do but blogging and reading. And a visit to the pelvic floor therapist. I am still not executing my pelvic floor exercises the right way, but I am getting better. Early days yet. The problem should be solved in three months at the utmost.
Below: This is what the garden looked like on Wednesday with new young plants. It needs water and sunshine.
Below: This is what the garden looked like on Friday. It is the second time the weather changed dramatically two days after the gardener worked on our garden. I know twice is not enough to come to a conclusion but I have my suspicions 😂😱.
Friday I finally saw my friend Selma. Our date was postponed four times I think. Three of those dates had lovely sunshine and of course this Friday it was cold. It didn’t matter, seeing friends warms the heart. And the weather wasn’t too bad after all. Cold, but a lot of sunshine and no more snow.
Below: Selma and me having coffee in The Hague. We had such good laughs the whole day. Nothing better than laughing all the time.
Below: Being in The Hague, I took a photo of Hotel des Indes as I had forgotten to do that for this post with Marjolein.
Below: The weekly video, with Marianne behind the camera. Now I have to remember to create videos in landscape format instead of portrait.
As you move into spring, we head towards winter. I see your weather is keeping you on your toes with sunshine one day and snow the next! Over Easter it was sunny and a top of 28C on Sunday, (I am in Melbourne, Aust.) but today it pelted rain and struggled to get above 14C! I do enjoy your posts very much and they transport my mind to another country. I like to see your outfits and the scenery. I like the snippets of news from your daily life. I do like your philosophy of ‘shopping your wardrobe’ too.
Thanks for so many compliments. The philosophy of shopping your wardrobe is fantastic. Such a shame I don’t like it and hardly know where to begin. Next week I have another one though, inspired by a true stylist of another blog. Did I say inspirec? I meant copied haha.
Lots of cute to appreciate! And your hair–I love it. Or maybe it’s a combination of hairstyle and smile. Anyway, you look cute, cute! I like the pants with the rolled cuff. In denim, the rolled cuff we call boyfriend jeans. They are comfortable. I wear sneakers with them, not heels but your heels elevate the look I think.
Most of the time, if not all the time I wear sneakers or low heeled boots with boyfriend jeans as well. High heels have my undying love.
Very cute outfit – I appreciate that you are trying to remix and rewear and recombine things in your wardrobe instead of shopping and the allure of new things (I know, it’s so tempting!).
Awesome pictures. New-ish semi-detatched houses look exactly the same here – not a lot of creativity in the design!
Have a good week, Greetje, and I hope it gets warm for you again soon!
The days we were in Paris weren’t bad at all. Back in the Netherlands it is storm, rain and low temperatures but all is going to change for the better again next week.
I am doing my best to remix and rewear but I failed in Paris.
Love the outfit, and the new scenery. I always like seeing restaurants or shops that have been re-purposed from other public spaces.
Can’t wait to see you in a couple of days!!!
The outfit is very much your capsule for spring. I thought of this outfit myself, but next week (I think) I am showing the same trousers with a navy blue blazer and that came about thanks to you.
Classic outfit, and so interesting to see the new houses! Looks like a lovely area to live. I love Kitty’s outfit – so chic.
We too are suffering from strange weather fluctuations, but at least our snow is almost gone. Last week we had another 3 cm. but now it appears we may yet have spring 🙂
We are going to Paris tomorrow. The weather forecast is not that good. Rain and not too high temperatures. The week after however, 21 degrees Celsius and sunshine. AAgghhrr. In the Netherlands it is rain, rain, rain. Nothing new here.
Love those trousers and am looking for the same sort of shape – off-white, high-waisted, slim but not skinny. Seems quite hard to find. Is Just a Dutch brand? We’ve had similar weather to you – a quick change from warm to cold but without the snow. You look great and so does Kitty – love the trousers. Have a great week!
No Just (Female) is a Danish brand. I give you the link to their website but I think my trousers are sold out (sorry):
Rolling them up a bit was the idea of Karlijn of kpa.haarlem.
Your navy pullover (jumper ) and cream pants are great together..I always think those colours are classic.. Love the modern architecture..
You are so right, blue (navy) and cream go very well together. Nice to hear that the modern architecture wasn’t boring.
Love this outfit – one of my favorites ever! Now that my hair is silver, I’ve been wearing a lot of dark blue. I think it looks better on me now than it did with my black hair. Those trousers are perfect, and they look so great rolled up. I also love the leopard coat.
Also love the before and after snow pictures of your garden – thanks for posting them.
Have a wonderful week!
Really? One of your favorites ever? Goshm I would never have thought that. I do have my favourites but they are almost always very colourful.
The blue with the cream looks very nice, the combination is cute. I like the coat. Beautiful the look of Kitty, a girl with style. Nice jewelry too. I like those newly built houses, I think they keep the Dutch style very well. I love to see you moving…
I think I will try and keep on creating videos in which I move. Hopefully I can find people to operate the camera.
Gorgeous outfits and love Kittys jacket too!
Weather here in the UK very similiar to yours, we enjoyed lunch in the garden last Sunday, today the padded coat is back on – I am so over winter clothes!
I hear you! Same here, totally over winter clothes. Even though they hide more lumps and bumps than summer clothes haha.
I love the video
Marianne saying yes
Then Marianne saying yes again to your chirpy, you got the shoes. Made me laugh 😆
Love the outfit and I’m the same with heels now, luckily flat shoes are so plentiful
Glad the start of the video made you laugh. I was hoping for that; it is the reason why I left it in. Could have easily shortened the video by removing that bit, but no.
There are many flat shoes. Alas my feet are narrow, they are flat feet and I have a very low instep. These things make that flat shoes really do not suit me. When they are high up the instep, it is not so bad. And sneakers are good as well. But I so love high heels… sigh.