Doesn’t this piece of colour blocking burst from the page? I love bright colours, so Kitty and I decided to go to the tulip fields before all the flowers were cut.
Below: Tulips are such lovely flowers and our national pride.
Below: One more because I love them so much. Great shot Kitty.
Below: There was a little road running beside a field of tulips and many tourists had discovered that little road. It was busy but I managed to photoshop most of them out of the pictures.
I hadn’t counted on walking through black sand with my cream boots, but they cleaned up well when we got back. It was so bright and sunny that I had to wear sunglasses most of the time.
Below: Same photo without sunglasses and a far less active pose.
Below: Outfit details: pink trousers and green belt by Essentiel Antwerp (both 2020), green mini bag from a sale (2019), orange and beige polo from Essentiel Antwerp this year (they also sell them in two other colour combinations). The cream boots are by Eijk Amsterdam.
Below: I saw an opportunity to sit, although not very comfortable. Beggars can’t be choosers.
Below: Dark green earrings by Lara Design. (I haven’t heard you complain about me mentioning Lara Design so much, so I’ll continue haha.)
Can you see that the polo has narrow bright pink piping along the collar and the front?
Below: So beautiful. I have to add two more photos of the field.
Below: Kitty couldn’t resist a selfie.
Below: And how about this photo of her!
Below: We went back and stopped along the way when we saw this portrait created with flowers.
Below: Close-up of the flowers used for the portrait. Isn’t it incredible that you can create something like this with flowers?
Below: Next to the portrait we found this mosaic bench. Very pretty.
We had planned to shoot some more photos at sights with flower sculptures but then my side mirror got broken in the little road incident; remember? After the paper hassle, we just drove home. I am glad to say that indeed the other party was ‘guilty’ and I got my repair money back.
What happened in my life this week
Strange week. No visit to mum as I had seen her the Friday before plus my brother and sister-in-law visited her on Sunday. We, on our part, visited bonus daughter and sun in law in their new house. They gave us birthday presents and we had a little celebration. Ron and SIL planted a lot of ivy and (with consent of the neighbour) weaved it through the lattice fence. That was a lot of hard work. After dinner (lovely burritos), on our way home, we heard that the neighbour didn’t like the ivy after all and she wanted everything removed. She was going to cut everything on her side the next day, which would totally have destroyed the plants. Big upheaval as you can imagine. It sorted itself out as Nicky and Randolf got the plants back into their garden, bought a bark fence and put that against the lattice fence. Such a shame when neighbours are like that. Good or bad neighbours are so important for your living enjoyment.
I saw Marita again and we always have a great afternoon. As she is as interested in clothes as I am, she dresses up for our get-together. This time she wore a black suit (below), bought at kpa.haarlem as we both love the clothes Karlijn sells.
Marijke and I visited Marianne and had coffee with cake in the garden. It was very hot in that garden with no wind and the sun blasting. Below Marian, Marijke and then me.
I am wearing sunglasses from the sixties or seventies. They are not so dark and with my eyesight getting worse and worse (cataract), they are just right. The cataract operations are scheduled for the end of June and the beginning of July. After my holiday with the girls to Spain. (Link to original outfit post.)
I was sitting underneath a purple sunscreen, which made my hair look purple.
Marcella came over for the weekly video and we ‘did’ these earrings (below). Easy to wear; they will go with nearly anything.
Below: Marcella demonstrating the orange ones.
I wore my green jumper in combination with my cream trousers (link to original post). One of my favourite combinations.
Wednesday I finally met Tanja for lunch and a bit of shopping, after postponing our date two or three times. She is a former colleague (actually my boss) from my last job and somebody I really like. She has a kind heart.
Below: I wore this that day. (Link to original post with silver pumps.)
Ron and I saw the new movie of Downton Abbey. Love it. It is so well written and so well played with an eye for the smallest details. I can recommend it but I am a big fan of Downton Abbey so I might be biased.
We had our neighbour Monique over for coffee and we invited her to stay for dinner, which was nice. It is a blessing to have neighbours who become friends.
Friday Loes and I were out on a photo shoot. It was lovely weather and the spot I picked is pretty special (and run-down). You will see it next week.
Marcella picked up the cute little bag I bought from Bella, The Citizen Rosebud (see her shop on Etsy: Bloomtown Vintage). It is much nicer in reality than on the photos, but also smaller. Because it is small I want to make it into a crossbody bag and use it as an accessory rather than a bag. Marcella is going to fix loops on the handle so I can put a satin ribbon through it and use that as a crossbody handle.
In the evening Ron and I went to the theatre to see a comedian. We love to laugh and that’s exactly what we did. Strange but nice week.
Below: The weekly video. The gentleman with the orange shirt completes the colourful scene.
Pink and orange are fabulous together aren’t they? And I love that your sweater has pink edging on the collar too – cool! The fields of tulips are wonderful and such a treat to see. Congratulations on these beautiful shots.
I do love to see you in jeans Greetje – the shot with the green and yellow top is so good – these fit you so well and are really flattering. How I wish I had legs like yours x
The funny thing is, we always see that one thing another woman has, which we don’t. Immediately our eyes zoom into that.
I will admit my legs are my assets LOL, but my hair for instance is my Achilles heel. So I always see someone’s hair first, or their bum (I have no bum) etc.
I don’t have to tell you that being pleased with your good points is the best way. You know that. Have a lovely week Anna.
Love your colour-mixing here, Greetje, and thank you for the close-up of the pink piping on the polo shirt. I am just “jaw-drop” stunned at that field of tulips – they are one of my favourite flowers.
Such wonderful pictures of you and your friends! Great black suit, love Marian’s shoes too.
Well…I do like my colours bright. And when it is tulip season, it would be a shame not to show them.
Oh what gorgeous colors…both your outfit and the tulips!!
You know I like my colours bright. But I have to admit I don’t like the striped polo that much anymore after seeing the photos. I don’t know why that is, but it is.
How wonderful is this field of flowers, the tulips are very beautiful. Your outfit is unorthodox, the mix of pink, orange and green is a bit hard for classical minds like mine to assimilate. But I understand that, if nature mixes them, the problem is mine, not the natural color balance. I love Kitty’s dress, easier for me to understand. And Marita’s outfit! That already comes very close to my concept of feminine elegance. I loved Marianne’s sweater and Marijke’s dress. Your video is very nice and clearly shows that this was a great tourist show.
I am a bit extravagant with colour mixing, I agree. I never used to be, right? 9 years ago I was far more classic.
What I wore in this post is not feminine elegance haha. (PS, I don’t really like the striped polo that much in hindsight.)
There were far more people in the field and really, the tulips growers don’t want people stumping around in their flower fields.
I cannot understand why they don’t put a fence around it.
Great post. I love the photo of you in the tulip field. Great shot. These fields are so cool.
Nice earrings. They really go with almost everything.
I am very pleased with my new collection of earrings. They really bring an outfit to a higher level.
Next year I will try and do a shoot at the Keukenhof.
I think tulips are the loveliest flowers so thanks for sharing the photos of the beautiful fields. So gorgeous! I like all of the tops in your fashion photos. Such great colors! Love Kitty’s red shades.
p.s. I can identify with neighbor problems and a shared fence.
What a pity Linda, that you have neighbor problems. It so spoils your living.
Next year I think I will do the Keukenhof so I have even lovelier photos.
The tulip fields are just stunning! Thanks so much for sharing these.
I think I will do the Keukenhof next year. I have never been, despite the fact I live nearly on their doorstep.
And everybody tells me it is fab.
Omg Greetje wat een fijne foto’s van jou in de tulpenvelden! Genieten
Geweldig look ervoor
Ieder jaar weer een makkie om een leuke post te maken als er zulke prachtige bloemenvelden zijn. Ik denk dat ik volgend jaar de Keukenhof ga doen.
Perfect! One of the things I think about the Netherlands is the tulips, such a “riot”of color, this is it!
And isn’t it wonderful that flowers never clash in colour? They are a fantastic source of inspiration.
I’ve been following you for years and this is my favorite post. The colors are vibrant, outfits are beautiful — all in all a very uplifting visual treat! Thank you.
Thank you very much for being such a loyal reader. Much appreciated.
These flowers make it very easy to create a nice blog post. Did you miss last year’s post among the tulips? If so, here is the link.
Love all the beautiful, colorful photos especially the tulip ones. Have a great week!
Thanks Anne. It is very easy to create a nice blog post when you have such flowers to show.
Thank you for the trip to the tulip fields if there is a heaven…… A lovely read, as always.
They are so beautiful, which is why Keukenhof is so popular with tourists. I am ashamed to say I have never been myself and it is so close. I will go next year.